Rocks & Bugs & Things. The good folks at ToyFinity actually managed to purchase the rights to these guys and have been cranking out Mordles left and right beginning this summer. Selling for $1 each and $10 for ten packs, the Mordles are some of the coolest little minifigure monsters you're likely to find. They're adorably creepy and go great with plenty of toylines. Today I'm looking at one of the newest color schemes for the line, the red and black "Sect of Rand Edition." I'm also looking at one of the Explorer Mordles that comes free with each order. Ready to take a look at these tiny terrors? Then join me after the break....
The Mordles are pretty tiny and hover a little above or below the 1 inch mark (some are a bit shorter and some a bit taller). They're made of a soft plastic that gives them a bit of a rubbery feel but seems to be of a very high quality. They're completely unarticulated minifigures and they came in a clear plastic bag. Since they're little monsters the possibilities are endless as to how you could use them? They could easily fit in as formidible monsters in lines like M.U.S.C.L.E., OMFG, and Mystical Warriors of the Ring or serve as vicious pack animals in 1/18th lines like Star Wars or G.I. Joe. Of course, I'll probably end up using mine as some sort of impish, Tribble like race along with my Masters of the Universe Classics figures. These guys will look awesome swarming all over Castle Grayskull.
There are ten different Mordle sculpts and I'm including a picture and a brief description of each figure. All of them are molded in the same red colored plastic and feature painted black mouths, eyes, and toenails. All of the paintwork is extremely neat and clean and the names sound kind of like heart medication your grandpa might take or 17th century venereal diseases.
Caborux is a nastly little guy with rounder ears and a scowl on his face. He doesn't look too happy and is actually a bit frightening. That scowl could be him trying to show he's happy, but I doubt it.
PS: That's Caborux on the right. That's Gandalf the Grey on the left. if you don't know that, you're probably on the wrong website.
Erixmes is probably the most unique of the Mordles because he has a really small body but really long legs. He's the tallest figure and seems like he'd be quite fast.
Grvnt is also pretty tall, but has a more standard Mordle body shape. He also looks extremely grumpy with a giant frown on his face. Perhaps he's so upset because he doesn't sport a thigh gap like the rest of the Mordles. Yup, his legs are connected together. It's ok, Grynt.
Rellun is a stout little fellow that for some reason reminds me of one of the Ghostbusters Terror Dogs more than the rest of the Mordles. I'd love to see him in sparkly blue or purple plastic.
Serikachen is another unusal looking Mordle that stands out from the crow a bit. With medium sized legs and a smaller, thinner body, and some funny ears that seem longer than his Mordle brethren, Serikachen is an unusual fellowthat kind of resembles a Mordle version of Bert from Sesame Street. I'm sure there is a Mordle that looks like Ernie somewhere....
Talmesca has a body shaped like a tomato and is bearing his teeth in an incredibly menacing way. He looks kind of like a pig from the front. A pig made from a tomato. All he needs is a piece of lettuce since he's two thirds of the way to being a BLT.
Something about Vlain's shape reminds me of the Moblins from The Legend of Zelda. Maybe it's that thick jawline and the furrowed brow,or the fact that he sometimes gives me rupees and tells me "it's our little secret."
Yorzwurl kind of reminds me of an evil version of the Jelly Belly mascot. Consequently, he also seems like he'd be delicious. Maybe fruit punch or strawberry flavored?
Zerak is the smallest Mordle, but that doesn't mean he isn't nasty. I actually think he's showing the most teeth of any of the Mordles. He probably is like a land pirahna with legs and no sense of compassion or decency. None at all. He probably doesn't even replace the toilet paper when he uses it all. In fact, he probably doesn't even wipe. That's the kind of Mordle he is.
You can order a set of Mordles at ToyFinity's store now!