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  1. Is there any way to get a single movie Minimate thrown into a pack with Marvel home releases on Blu-ray/4K? DC used to do this all the time with their animated movie and the figures/statues were usually crap quality.
  2. @DSTZach For what it’s worth, the Minimates that we do get are usually awesome. I recently got wave 75 and 77 and was very happy with them overall. Even that wonky Moon Knight hood grew on me after awhile. I do need to get off my ass and preorder 79 because Cosmic Ghost Rider is worth the price of the set to me. I also think fans could and should help spread the word about Minimates on social media. I rarely see cool setups on the r/actionfigures page of Reddit (which is currently the only social media platform I can tolerate). Thank you for putting up with our grumbles and responding.
  3. This makes me happy. I’m going to have a Taskmaster, Winter Soldier, Killmonger death squad. Haha.
  4. When I got into Minimates, it was because DST were doing things other toy lines weren’t. The big draws for me were Dark Avengers, Thunderbolts, Future Foundation, X-Force, Bucky Cap, etc. that were really cool new costumes/characters that no one else seemed to be making. The line seemed to have a cult-like following of lesser known characters from more current comic runs. I collected Marvel Legends at the time, but they seemed to do more mainstream characters and finding the lesser known ones at retail was a nightmare. So Minimates filled a very specific want. I bought a couple for the characters, but was instantly hooked, once I had them in my hand. Now, I feel inundated with Wolverine, Spider-Man, Venom, and mediocre movie waves. Where is HoX Xavier? Where is Mr. Knight? Where is Iron Doom or God Doom? Where are the Abnett and Lanning GotG? Maybe a Tom King Vision family box set? Loki, Black Panther and Dr. Strange have gotten huge bumps in popularity from the movies and gone through numerous costume changes in the comics. No Legends, no Pops, no Marvel Select, aaaaand no Minimates. Fantastic Four just experienced a huge resurgence in popularity with new costumes and we got another Spider-Man wave at that time. There’s been a new Hulks, new X-Men costumes, etc. and DST releases ANOTHER sweatsuit Spider-Man... It’s just so frustrating. Do something different.
  5. After watching the trailer, I can’t help but imagine DST releasing an entire wave of Black Widow bodies with interchangeable heads à la quantum suits or Kree soldiers. But I am genuinely excited for some updated Black Widows, Taskmaster, Red Guardian, and maybe even some army builder henchmen or something. Hasbro is knocking it out of the park on product for this movie. That deluxe Widow with the extra accessories is killer. It does really highlight DST’s accessory shortcomings lately though.
  6. Has anyone made any successful modifications to the wave 75 Moon Knight hood? I was considering adding some apoxie sculpt to it to eliminate that gap between the hood and cape.
  7. Swarm198

    wave 79

    Minimates enthusiasts do not need to treat every release as vital to the continuation of the line. That is 100% DST's job. My whole point is that their product is just meh and has been for awhile. Endgame was a HUGE letdown, the other movie lines are littered with "guy in suit minimates" or minimates that are near identical to one another (Endgame, Captain Marvel), wave 76 was almost entirely rereleases, wave 77 had four rereleases and that WTF-no one wants this Miles Morales figure, wave 78 had terrible packing decisions (which personally turned me off), 79 was a weird line-up that would just add holes to completionist collections, I haven't ever seen several of the animated packs I want, and they still haven't released a line-up for series 80 to look forward to.
  8. Swarm198

    wave 79

    I was pretty indifferent to this series. I probably would have picked it up eventually. At this point, I'm more worried about the line as a whole than this particular series. It just seemed like a hodge-podge of cosmic characters built around Cosmic Ghost Rider with no real cohesion. I get that it incorporates new GotG members, but considering what characters got left out, I highly doubt we'd be getting the rest of the current line-up anytime soon. Hopefully this just makes DST rethink the three packs and a BAF idea. I can't help but feel like this wave would have sold better with a full line-up like: Cosmic Ghost Rider and Adam Warlock Starlord and Phyla-Vell Beta Ray Bill and Moondragon Guardian and Darkhawk mohawk Groot BAF I think I've mentioned this before, but the main draw to minimates for me is getting an entire team for around $40.
  9. I still get hot under the caller when I see how EVERYTHING retro TMNT related is flying off the shelves, but those absolutely perfect 80s turtle minimates got cancelled.
  10. After watching the new trailer, I really hope we get a movie wave. Red Guardian and Taskmaster are must haves.
  11. Swarm198

    wave 79

    Reducing the number of characters in a series was a very smart idea. I’m really happy to have another incomplete team.
  12. I think a “Titans” wave would be cool that features bigger (or just stronger) characters. I think it would offer a lot of variety while filling a lot of holes or updating characters that need a new release. My ideal lineup would be: Groot w/ alt Mohawk head & Drax Juggernaut & Gladiator Immortal Hulk & She-Hulk Thing & Rhino Thanos BAF w/ Infinity Gauntlet
  13. I know there's a compatibility thread, but it seems a little dead. I'm just going to post this here and mods can remove if its inappropriate. Just trying to be helpful. Anyway... I think this new 6 in. Galactus Funko Pop will serve as an awesome stand-in for a minimate Galactus with Fantastic Four minimates. I pulled my Funko Pop Thanos (since he's a bigger Pop) out of storage and set him up against some minimates to check out how they scaled, and I think it'll be really cool looking once Galactus is released. I'll put the link for the Galactus below. What do you guys think? https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/103569
  14. Yep. Fegenbush and Outer Loop. I only grabbed Ghost Rider and Dr. Strange.
  15. Spider-Man/Stan Lee FA Iron Man (bulked up)/Wasp Namor/Black Panther Thanos/Death BAF Watcher
  16. Swarm198

    wave 79

    Didn’t the cost of a two-pack go up to $10 too though?
  17. Swarm198

    wave 79

    This line-up really suffers from the missing two-pack. A Groot, Beta Ray, or Gladiator really would have tipped the scales in this wave’s favor, in my opinion.
  18. How come everyone gets Venomized and no one gets Carnage-ized?
  19. Capullo X-Force, Kyle/Yost X-Force, Uncanny X-Force, Uncanny Avengers (two separate line-ups), Bendis Uncanny X-Men, ANAD X-Men, and Phoenix Five are all unfinished. No Beast, Namor, Danger, Magik, Pixie, or Armor from newer X line-ups. No Future Foundation Doom or any other of their members. Avengers are missing modern costume updates for heavy hitters like Dr. Strange and Black Panther. I know it seems like nitpicking, but think about how many of these characters are popular and how many of them have now been around for years with no other toy versions. I think DST taking a chance on these characters might act as a gateway for new collectors who buy a favorite new character that isn’t available in other toy lines. But like I said before, I know they’ve tried this before, so maybe it doesn’t work out how I think it would.
  20. I actually want to add that not finishing teams, to me, is a HUGE drawback of every toy line. DST has an awesome opportunity to release 6-8 figures in a series with BAF. That is huge potential for full teams and possibly a villain or two.
  21. I just think they need to do a better job of releasing product related to other popular comics events. Marvel has now released Damnation, War of Realms, Secret Empire, Spider-Verse, and Venomverse events with no coinciding minimates. I think having event-specific minimates on the shelves in LCS for six months while the single issues are being released is an awesome marketing strategy for impulse buys. I know this has been tried before though, so maybe it doesn’t work out like I imagine. Still I think DST producing one-off event specific costumes or costume updates and new characters are often what sets them apart from Marvel Legends and similar toy lines. JUST PLEASE GIVE ME GOD DOOM AND THE REST OF THE PHOENIX FIVE.
  22. Swarm198

    wave 79

    I think (and hope) we’re getting a supernatural wave. It would line up with the Ghost Rider Hulu stuff and Dr. Strange 2 hype. Magik, Dormammu or Mephisto could be the second version in 10 years. Dr. Strange and Ghost Rider could use redos. Loki could also use a redo. That just leaves the new characters. Daimon Hellstrom, Brother Voodoo, Vengeance, Blackheart, etc. My fingers are crossed for: modern Dr. Strange/modern Loki modern Magik/Daimon Hellstrom Ghost Rider/Brother Voodoo BAF Blackheart
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