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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. I love the idea of RPG minimates. DST will never go for it though. Not enough men in business suits. Haha. But seriously, the non-humanoid and larger scale monsters could be a serious problem. And other than the fairly recent Mojo minimate, DST has been falling kind of short in the ingenuity department.
  4. I would have loved more Invincible and other Image characters, although I’m assuming those just didn’t sell well. Indie comics in general just have so many great characters that don’t have any figures from any other brand. And a ton of them are crossing over into movies and tv now. I really think that’s where minimates could have struck gold.
  5. I just want DST to know that I don’t like this method of packaging the waves. I don’t wish them any ill will. I’m not insulting anyone. But MAYBE the next time they are discussing how to package the wave, someone MIGHT say “Yeah, some people don’t like it when we do it that way”. And that’s all I ask. I don’t know if you’ve realized this, but the way they packaged these figures forces me to spend double on a single team that I want and I end up with a handful of figures that I don’t want. I was not planning on buying the set. With that said, I’m a sucker for army building and @luke314pi exclusive set changed my mind because I want to support the army builder two pack idea. The wave looks great. I love minimates. I’m happy for X-Factor fans. But I still think it’s a shitty marketing decision. And considering several people share my opinion and are talking about it, it obviously adds something to the conversation.
  6. I’ve never read X-Factor, but I bought a set with the Multiple Man pack to support the army builder exclusive. Such a great idea. I didn’t go overboard, but I may buy more in the future if there are any left over.
  7. Complaining about complaining is still complaining. And just because someone’s opinion isn’t positive does not mean that it isn’t valid
  8. Having you tried warming them in hot water, molding them to the desired shape, and then shocking them in ice water?
  9. According to BBTS, each member of the 80s team is packaged with a member of the 90s team. Dick move, DST.
  10. That’s the one, although the movie slip over chests have a similar look. Wave 32 Extremis Iron Man. Thank you. I knew I wanted to make this guy the second I saw the bearded Odin from the BC wave.
  11. Modern Thor with some Dr. Doom, Iron Man, and Odin parts.
  12. I also wonder if the Loki show will give us another shot at getting the Warriors Three.
  13. I’d really like another MCU Scarlet Witch. She’s been in five MCU movies now and has two minimates. And one was an SDCC exclusive.
  14. Wow. Now that’s one cool ass custom.
  15. So why are you coming to the Endgame movie minimates thread? I don’t think anyone is complaining in the X-Factor or Spider-Man threads. Probably because DST delivered a solid product on those fronts.
  16. I mean, the IW costume has been on all the Endgame marketing material since (at least) February. I'm fairly certain that costume was marketed before the QC suits. And the Thor you gave us isn't in the movie at all... So now is the time when minimates decides to shy away from heavily used characters/costumes? Also, I read "are easy QCs" as, "We don't want to give you the minimates you wanted, you make 'em". It is truly baffling to me that a toy company that has provided toy lines for a movie series for 10+ years doesn't bother to have ANY plans to release the most pertinent figures from the epic conclusion of a 22 movie saga that just grossed $1.2 billion in four days. Like, throughout all the meetings and paperwork, etc., etc., no one ever raised their hand and said, "Okay, well, what about when we don't have to worry about spoilers?" Wow.
  17. I gotta say, I am not a fan of how this movie wave was handled. I feel like the decision to do the quantum suits, that have minimal screen time, was more a cash-grab business decision than fan service. I believe most people would gladly trade all of those QS figures in for the epic, final battle costumes of Thor, Cap, Rocket, Pepper, etc., etc. And I know the response will be that DST did not have access to that concept art, but I’d counter and say that I think most fans would happily wait six months for a wave that accurately portrayed the movie. Granted, these characters may be announced down the road, but until then they just seem like massive holes in MCU collections. Not releasing them has pretty much convinced me not to buy any of the movie mates because I don’t like having gaps in my collection.
  18. I personally think exclusives should be characters that are both fun and exciting, but are not integral to a collection. Many people are wanting an updated Infinity Gauntlet-era Thanos without the hassle of it being exclusive to a Con.
  19. Infinity War Thanos w/ Infinity Gauntlet, classic Black Panther, Ronin, Ms. Marvel, Uncanny Avengers Havok, Johnny Blaze Ghost Rider, and Danny Ketch Ghost Rider.
  20. Swarm198

    wave 79

    I’m hoping for a War of Realms themed wave. Thor and Malekith Dr. Strange and Loki She-Hulk and Ulik Valkyrie and Minotaur Laufey BAF I think it’s a solid mix of new characters and classic characters with new costumes. Heroes and villains. Probably a long shot though. Better start getting excited for a hot claws Wolverine...
  21. I want one. Who would you put in a Stan Lee box set?
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