Did anyone else collect this line? I'm not talking about the larger MicroMachine playset heads that opened up, but the smaller, walnut sized mini-heads from Galoob that open up and have a single Galoob MicroMachine figure in them with a nifty little background, that corresponds to the head of the character in which it is contained. This was a very cool line of miniatures that I really wish had continued on...
This is suprisingly a rather challenging little collection to put together, actually. There were originally 4 carded sets with 3 heads each, available here in the States. There were additional single heads of Vader and C-3PO available as parts of larger sets (and as a WM mailaway with the TPM DVD).
Here's where it gets tricky... There were 5 additional carded sets with 3 heads each - ONLY available abroad (possibly only in Asia). These things will generally run you about $20-$25 a set on eBay (or at least they used to when I was shopping for them)! (the earlier U.S. ones were about $5 a piece) I snagged sets 5, 6, 8 & 9 for about $75 (shipped) from a fella in Singapore a couple years ago. Then there were 12 single heads (individually bagged) that were given out in very limited numbers in a Pizza Hut promotion a few years ago (all of which were included in 4 of the 5 foreign sets - just not Coll. 7).
I've been trying to get 2 of each mini-head, so I can display them next to eachother - one closed, and one open with the figure displayed inside. Scored 9 of the HTF foreign heads in a trade just 2 weeks ago, and now just need one more Coll. 5 and two of the VHTF Coll. 7...
Here's a breakdown of the sets from the back of one of my cards:U.S. Carded Releases:
Collection 1: Boba Fett, Admiral Ackbar, Gamorrean Guard
Collection 2: Nien Nunb, Greedo, Tusken Raider
Collection 3: Jawa, Yoda, Boussh
Collection 4: Bib Fortuna, Figrin Daan, Biker Scout
Darth Vader (available in a large set with 6 of the above heads)
C-3PO (available individually bagged for Walmart's TPM DVD promotion, and in a larger set with 6 of the subsequent foreign release heads)Foreign Carded Releases:
Collection 5: Bossk, Duros, Stormtrooper (actually a Sandtrooper inside)
Collection 6: 2-1B, Weequay, Imperial Royal Guard
Collection 7: Zuckass, X-Wing Pilot Luke, Snowtrooper (the TOUGHEST set to find)
Collection 8: Wampa, Wickett, Tie Fighter Pilot
Collection 9: Salacious Crumb, Jabba, AT-AT Driver
Pizza Hut (individually bagged): All 12 heads from Collections 5, 6, 8 and 9 - which explains why the foreign carded Collection 7 is so expensive and in such high demand.
So basically you're looking at 29 heads in total
Here's a nice photo reference at RS on these spiffy little miniature noggins:Galoob Mini Head Collection
Did anyone else dig these cool little things? Or just me...?