Tiny Heist: The New Season of Dimension 20 is About Toys

Tiny heist is another Dimension 20 side quest with Brennan Lee Mulligan at the helm. This blog post was written after watching one episode and explains the crew and initial story.

Tiny Heist: The New Season of Dimension 20 is About Toys
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Author's Note: This article was originally published in January 2020. It's been edited and republished.

Last week, Dropout (formerly CollegeHumor) announced that IAC - their parent company - stopped funding them. The result of the move caused 100+ employees to lose their jobs.

And yet, even in the face of such a big hurdle, the streaming service survives. The day after the announcement, Tiny Heist aired on Dropout.

Now, in case you’re not familiar with Dimension 20 (what? no way!), I have many articles about the show. Check them out here.

Let’s dig in!

Tiny Heist is a Side Quest

Dimension 20 is a game of Dungeons and Dragons. I know, right? It's another creative show that sweeps thousands of people without huge budgets. Brennan Lee Mulligan is the brilliant Game Master behind it. Some fantastic people play as characters.

The cast of each season are brilliant comedians, and watching the episodes is an absolute joy. Tiny Heist is a different matter. The format for shows like Tiny Heist in the Dimension 20 Multiverse (is that a thing? Please tell me it’s a thing) is a short season of only six episodes called a SideQuest. The regular crew does not play in it, but Brennan is still the game master for this one. The players are other people. Usually, it’s a mix of other cast members and fun guests.

The first SideQuest was Escape From The Blood Keep. That SideQuest lasted six episodes. The same as Tiny Heist will be.

The players for Tiny Heist are Lily Du and Jessica Ross, and the McElroy family! The first two are CollegeHumor cast members. I'm so excited to see where they take this season! They posted an update about the situation at CollegeHumor when the episode went live. Releases should be exciting, no? At least there’s a chance that things will get better in the future.

There’s More to Come!

Aside from recorded seasons, Brennan and the cast are doing live episodes on Twitch.

I don’t know the fate of these episodes now that most cast members were laid off. According to Dimension 20’s Twitter, a new live episode will happen this week, and many things are planned for the future.

Now that I got you a little more familiar with Dimension 20 let’s talk about Tiny Heist’s characters and plot!

The Tiny Heist World

Tiny Heist is happening in a small street block. How is that possible? Well, what you must understand about this show is that the characters are no larger than a blade of grass. When you’re that small, a house can become a huge place. So, who’s our cast for this season?

Car-Go Jones

Travis Mcleroy plays Car-Go Jones. He’s a Transforming Car Rogue. A stoic toy who wants to save the child who gave him life. He wants to get into a vault, so he needs his fast friends. As far as I know from the first episode, he is the one rallying the others to heist with him.

Clico Man

Justin McElroy’s character is a “Clico” man (which sounds pretty familiar to Lego, don’t you think?) named Rick Diggins — an additional Rogue. He has many bodies, and no one knows he is the same person when switching between them. You could roll to discover it, but Justin said the rolls to beat would be pretty high.

Boomer Coleoptra

Clint McElroy plays a Hercules beetle named Boomer Coleoptra. Boomer acts as a hired muscle — a Fighter class. ‘acts’ is the important word here because deep down, this beetle wants to be an actor. The first episode featured a sad scene where Clint’s character rolled to perform in an empty theater. He rolled high.


Griffin McElroy plays Bean, a moocher Way of The Shadow Monk. He’s pretty impressive! I’m excited to see what Griffin meant when saying the character was broken (stats-wise). I mean, there is an exciting thing with Bean. He can jump 100 feet into the sky. He’s so tiny that he’s even smaller than the size of a human eye.


Lily Du plays TI-83, or as she likes to call herself, Ty. She’s a bitty-folk moocher and has something with bombs. Ty is the gadget person of the heist (an Artificer class). Although everything she knows, she learned from a 1994 IBM computer at the house. Lily is daring, and I can’t wait to see where she takes mischievous Ty.


Jessica Ross is the “mom” of this heist. Her character, Agnes, is a fairy bard. If you met her, you’d know she’s not the typical fairy. She smokes, has a spy network, and many people do things for her. I guess she’s mighty, but we haven’t gotten a chance to shine some light on that yet.

Are You Excited Like Me?

Tiny Heist is becoming a fantastic show, and I can’t wait for the next episode! The episodes air every Thursday. What are you waiting for? Watch it on Dropout, and let me know what you think!