This is the single weirdest piece of Dragon Quest merchandise that I own. A few years ago, I spotted these blind boxes in an anime/manga store in Little Tokyo. Apparently there’s a few different series and these feature some of the iconic villains and bosses from the series. I got Mortamor/Deathtamoor’s first form from Dragon Quest VI. I wanted to go back and get more, but I never saw them in the store afterwards. I’m guessing they didn’t sell well there. The weird thing is, I must have bought this in 2013-2014, yet the copyright says it’s from 2004. This makes sense since the bosses/monsters only go up to DQVII.
A bug…? I got to form three and used the sands of time, then when I finished form one off with hatchet man, the boss disappeared but the fight didn’t continue onto the next form. The music was still playing and the background was still moving. I had to reset… It sucks because I won a happy hat from some liquid metal slimes on my way here.