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  1. Endgame Thor Mr. Knight WandaVIsion finale (or MoM) Scarlet Witch He Who Remains Sylvie Maya/Echo I also think a proper MoM zombie Strange Minimate with a soul cloak could be really cool, although I think figures like that are outside of DST's tooling budget these days.
  2. It baffles me that this line is 20 years old and currently has licenses to Marvel, the MCU, Transformers, Power Rangers, TMNT, and GI Joe… and has little to no presence on any toy news site. I’m pretty sure that if I didn’t check this site every couple of months, I’d be under the impression Minimates were cancelled years ago.
  3. If you glue Kate's extra head to Hulkling's wings, this is basically an 8-pack. ... I'm sorry I had to. It's all in good fun. In all seriousness, I'm excited for these. I really hope these aren't the last Young Avengers we see. Weren't we supposed to see a TMNT set this weekend?
  4. Some of you all have are acting like cult members. The Kool-Aid is strong here. Imagine going to a public forum and telling people to stop posting their thoughts and opinions because they are "harassing" someone with *checks notes*... valid criticism and a meme... while implying they're drunk and calling them a "miserable cunt". @MattallicaThat meme was funny.
  5. That is borderline insulting. Scott is not a figure. There's not even a body. I'm pretty sure I can make that with two fodder pieces and a marker cap. And you're arguing in favor of charging $8.00 for it? The fact that he has more tooling than the rest of the set is the problem here. If tooling is all that matters, why isn't H.E.R.B.I.E. considered a figure? The marketing lists the FF box set as six figures. I think you'd have a lot less complaints about the prices if the figures were better.
  6. Even at $5.00/minimate, charging $10.00 now is a 100% increase (a year or two after another $1.50 increase pre-pandemic). I love minimates, but that is ridiculous for repainted figures that have already been released. I'm literally holding the Spider-Man figure with a Dr. Strange cape up next to the screen and it looks the same. Some dry brushing and I don't think anyone would be able to tell a difference. Funko, McFarlane, and multiple smaller/indie toy lines have not doubled prices on their products. Even Marvel Select figures have only gone up ~$5.00, from $24.99 to ~$29.99 with some still at the $27.99 price point. DST failed at both of those. A little? The last episode aired on October 6th of last year. That was like like nine months ago. Making this an all zombie set with an extra figure instead of a glorified accessory, closer to the original release would have been the better call. I feel like this is just gaslighting at this point. The figures look great, but they are repaints. I've done plenty of customs. Some are just part swaps and some are paint and sculpting. I have no issue with objectively referring to some of them as "low effort". That is not a slap in the face.
  7. That Spider-Man minimate (minus the cape) is just a repaint. It was originally released in 2017 when Homecoming came out. I bought it for ~$3.50. Five years later, Diamond Select is releasing the same product for ~$10.00 and telling us it’s because “inflation”.
  8. Oof. This is not a $50.00 set. I feel like most of these could be MCU/Walking Dead QCs. I wonder how popular these will be considering there’s no guarantee that people will ever be able to complete a “What If?” team. Maybe next year we’ll get Endgame Thor, Endgame Captain Marvel, Rescue, Captain America (Sam), Kate, Moon Knight, an updated Scarlet Witch, Agatha, Shang-Chi, Wenwu, or Ms. Marvel…
  9. I love that NECA is just rolling in cash right now because of the retro TMNT love, but DST couldn’t get it together long enough to test the waters. If I remember correctly, these were announced way ahead of the TMNT hype bubble that we’re in right now and all the current pops, figures, etc. flies off the shelves. I feel like DST is always looking for “the next big license” that will introduce new customers to the line and… well… this was it.
  10. Sounds like by the time these are bought, shipped from the UK, and then shipped again to their new forever homes, they’ll cost almost as much as the other new minimates going forward.
  11. It really does suck missing some of the MCU’s new characters who are easily some of my favorites. Kate, Maya, The Eternals, Shang-Chi, Wenwu, Xialing, Monica, Agatha, Sylvie, Mobius, Kang… Plus updated costumes for Loki, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Clint, Sam, and Spider-Man. Not to mention a second chance at some returning faces from No Way Home. At least (most of) these characters are guaranteed to show up again, so hopefully there’s future releases. Anybody have any decent quick custom recipes?
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