The Breakdown of Astrojax MX

You've laughed with it, cried with it, shared awkward moments at the drive-in where it tried to get fresh with you, but today, in no uncertain terms, we'll be exploring the intricacies of the Astrojax MX line and why it's one of our favorites here at the office! But first? A little history...


The MX was so named due to its being the first implementation of Modular JaX. While everyone has a fondness for the original Astrojax, as Jaxologists the world over became more proficient, the desire to make that style into a more personal experience became palpable. So this was realized with the MX's easy customization without the use of tools, allowing players to fine-tune their sets to make it truly their own and even trade parts with friends.

Initially, several variations were prototyped, but ultimately scrapped having not met the final approval of the inventor and our most ardent Astrojax supporters. Our ongoing commitment to a quality skill toy experience is often a maddening road as we go through one iteration after another until we have that 'aHA!' moment when everything comes together. In this case, a year after concepts began in 2011, the MX was finally ready to head to retailers in January of 2012, much to our (and players') delight.

So let's take a look at the different types of MX and how they differ from other 'Jax™. But first a little background...

Features and Distinction

For starters, the MX series features detachable String Buds like the AQUA Astrojax. Also, it weighs in slightly larger and heavier than the PLUS, V-MAX, and SATURN, though not quite as large or heavy as the AQUA. This was also the first series to offer 2 differing materials.

However, by far the most unique feature of the MX, setting it apart from the rest of its Jaxorian brethren, is its easy disassembly. This lets players swap parts to their liking and allowed us to offer a play experience and connection to Astrojax to truly make it your own. Check out the breakdown below for a better understanding of how this works:

Modularity Breakdown

Astrojax MX Diagram


Aerodynamics is the order of the day for the MX SPORT with its golf ball-like dimples. Despite appearances and its more cushioned feel, the MX SPORT is actually slightly heavier than the original Astrojax PLUS (18g), weighing in at a mind-boggling 22g on average. Also, the polyurethane body of the MX SPORT makes it more conducive to rebound tricks. This bad boy is available in red and baby blue.


Currently we carry a couple of different colors of the MX POP in our online store, and both really do 'pop' due to the bold color scheme. Available in yellow and orange, POPs feature an slightly transparent ribbed body made of a thermoplastic resin, a safe rubber substitute with a distinctive texture.


The Dock is specifically designed for the Astrojax MX line (although it does fit the AQUAs pretty well). Simply click each ball into the dock to keep your Astrojax organized. You can also wrap up your Jax™ as featured in this post.

So that's a quick look at the types of MX Astrojax that we offer here at US ASTROJAX. While one isn't necessarily better than another, it does make sense to take a hard look at the types of tricks that you like to perform and decide what set matches up best with your requirements as a player. Because each experience is unique, we want to make sure that we're offering solid information for you to stay on top of the latest and greatest in the Astrojax community.

So thanks for stopping by to take a look at the different types of MX available, and make sure to check back often for the latest news and other exciting developments in skill toys!

Astrojax MX Comparison Cart




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