Animal Crossing Backpack Buddies – Paladone

Animal Crossing Backpack Buddies by Paladone

Company: Paladone

Release: March 2020

Size: ~7 cm

Main distribution: Europe

Barcode: 5056577700176


This is a keychain collection from Animal Crossing. They are blind bags that exist out of a ‘backpack buddy’; a keychain with a plastic clip on, and has a plastic 3D Animal Crossing character figure on it. There are 8 different ones to collect, and 1 chaser; a Timmy & Tommy duo.

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Animal Crossing New Horizons Tomodachi Doll – Bandai

Animal Crossing New Horizons Tomodachi Doll by Bandai

Series: Animal Crossing New Horizons

Company: Bandai

Size: +/- 5cm

Year: 2020+

Main distribution: Worldwide


Tomodachi Doll, or Friend Doll, are small flocked figures of the Animal Crossing characters, officially licensed by Nintendo, made by Bandai and distributed by Bluefin and Bandai Namco. They come out in waves, each a mix of Special and Villager Characters.

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Mario Kart Hot Wheels – Mattel

Series: Mario Kart

Company: Mattel

Year: 2019+

Size: +/-6cm

Main distribution: Worldwide


Hot Wheels have a Mario Kart line running since 2019 featuring a variety of Super Mario characters in a variety of karts. These come in several packaging; singles, with gliders, 4-packs, 8-packs, blind boxes etc.

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Kirby’s Terrarium Collection, Game Selection – Re-ment

Kirby's Terrarium Collection, Game Selection - Re-ment Poster

Company: Re-Ment

Release: November 2019

Size: 6~10 cm

Main distribution: Japan

Barcode: 4521121204857


Re-Ment makes various blind boxes with cute little items and / or scenes of a multitude of IPs. This series is called “Game Selection” featuring Nintendo’s Kirby. It’s part of the Terrarium Collection. The set exists out of 6 parts.

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Nintendo Classic Console Backpack Buddies – Paladone

Company: Paladone

Release: 2017

Size: ~7 cm

Main distribution: Europe

Barcode: 5055964708993


This is a keychain collection from ‘retro’ Nintendo controllers and handhelds. They are blind bags that exist out of a ‘backpack buddy’; a keychain with a plastic clip on, and has a plastic Nintendo controller or handheld on it. Most of the buttons can actually be pressed. There are 8 different ones to collect, and 1 chaser; a golden Gameboy, which makes for 9 total. I got 7 of them.

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Kirby’s Cafe Time – Re-ment

Kirby's Cafe Time leaflet

Company: Re-Ment

Release: 2017

Size: various

Main distribution: Japan

Barcode: 4521121203638


Re-Ment makes various blind boxes with cute little items and / or scenes of a multitude of IPs. This series is called “Kirby’s cafe time” featuring Nintendo’s Kirby. The set exists out of 8 parts.

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