Over the years I’ve been collecting Mighty Max, I’ve come to the conclusion that the Max figures themselves were randomly distributed with each set: statistically you could get multiple copies of the same set and end up with a different Max each time.
So if you’re selling on ebay, and you’re not sure which Max goes with which series, use this article as a springboard for research. I link to the articles for Series 1-3 below.
Series 1 Max is an adorable cherub with eight different cap colors. I only have one of #4, #6, #7, and #8. Another recent ebay purchase gave me a second #1, which I don’t much care for due to the awkward pose. These figures were also included with every Mighty Max wristwatch except for the Geela Guts one.
The photos above are of the normal figures that came with Doom Zones, Horror Heads, and Super Doom Zones. Below are the “specialty” Max figures.
Each Max figure from the Shrunken Heads series is totally unique to its set. These figures came with Shrunken Heads Series 1; Series 2’s figures were based on the cartoon and very badly produced. I don’t have Series 2 because it’s as hard to come by as it is expensive, and I don’t care to shell out for garbage. However, it is plainly obvious that the Series 1 Shrunken Maxes are awesome.
The Monster Heads series, which was a joke, came with these ugly things. All of the poses are awkward and none of them stand up very well. I’m missing the slingshot-wielding Max for some reason — never did find out whatever became of him. As far as I’m aware, there are only six possible Maxes in the Monster Heads series.
The Heroes & Villains figures are the ugliest of all. Here we see Max spraying for ants, playing with a licorice-flavored sperm, and making off with a colossal piece of Wheat Chex