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  1. Now we’re talkin DST! Wave 80 & 81 are great. As long as the accessories stay at a high amount I’ve got no issues w the BAF going away. Hopefully with two waves being shown at once we are going to have more releases per year.
  2. Decided to make a custom Spidey & Mysterio Far From Home minimates since we’ll never get any. Spidey is made from parts of Homecoming & Superior with some paint. Mysterio’s helmet & blasts are from two different bootleg LEGO minifig. Chest armor is a modified Penance chest piece.
  3. The new LEGO Vader helmet is oversized and there’s a new bootleg LEGO Vader w the large helmet and sculpted torso control panel. They might fit w minimate scale. Just search eBay or aliexpress they are all over for a couple bucks.
  4. Even though it doesn’t change the situation I do find it cathartic there are others here who don’t think DST has been doing a good job and offer real-life examples/corrective actions. Will it change anything? Probably not, but it’s slightly comforting that there are others who will not go gentle into that good night but will rage, rage against the dying of minimates.
  5. DST better have new plans for minimates if they don’t want to do boxset anymore since there’s no license they have or can get that can support waves of two packs. Only SW & DC could and they aren’t happening. If there are no new ideas that makes minimates Marvel only and with 2 waves of 7 and a few Walgreens releases per year interest will dwindle and minimates will die within 1-2 yrs. You can already see the disinterest on the board as releases have become less common and the amount of figs per release decrease. Also, I’d make the argument that it’s what’s been in the boxsets that’s causing the low sales look at the last few releases: John Wick: The only pull from John Wick is him and a dog. There was no dog in the pack and the others characters aren’t enough to get people to buy a boxset. Wick should have been a two pack not a boxset. Asking people to pay $25 when only one fig is desirable was a mistake. Bruce Lee: There’s been other Bruce Lee DST products cancelled. It looks like demand for Bruce Lee merch is less than expected. Sonic: These were really ugly. Same design style on the head as Muppets and they were ugly too. Characters like this need a fully sculpted head. Just look at the Mickey from KH wave 1 to wave 2. The sculpted head is way better. No surprise these didn’t sell well enough to get more. Endgame: A boxset of inaccurate Quantum suits. This boxset was boring and the quantum suits weren’t important or very interesting. DST got burned by inaccurate concept art. Captain Marvel: Captain Marvel merch didn’t sell well not just for minimates. You could see it in stores everywhere. Also, this was released way late. I’m guessing DST will make Widow for Walgreens if not they surely won’t make Eternals and why would a store want to hold space but not have any new merch for over 1.5 yrs especially with a new buyer. Unless DST has some pleasant surprises in store for Toy Fair I’m not expecting anything but Wave 80 & Widow. Also, I find myself not caring about any of their current licenses or potential new ones because we won’t get any minimates from them.
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    wave 79

    Everything on the list is cancelled.
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    wave 79

    I wouldn’t be surprised given the way things have been going. It was a really weak wave and the move to 3 packs per wave didn’t make any sense. I echo what Swarm said this would have been better as some kind of full GOTG team w a BAF Cosmic Ghost Rider not a random assortment of cosmic characters. Also I agree w YB that DST’s thinking w minimates for the past year or more has been garbage. They say boxset are easier sells so where the @$&! are some marvel boxsets? DSTChuck says they couldn’t make more Endgame sets cause of “the schedule” yet a year later they are still making all kinds of endgame products and so are other companies. Make a damn Endgame boxset w final battle cap, Thor, iron man w gauntlet and Cap Marvel. That will sell. Why they haven’t tried blind boxes/bags again I have no idea. They can’t get into stores w their current way so try it with something that stores actually buy. Also, there’s no attempt to try anything “Kickstarter-like” or more modern ways. And who knows what’s next w Walgreens. They have a new buyer and he’s inherited an animated series that consists of the last scraps of characters from some unpopular animated shows and a movie series that doesn’t have enough movies per year now to support year round releases. Both of these series need to be revamped/replaced can DST actually offer him something good? Minimates is in desperate need of some kind of revamp/reintroduction w some new ways for them to be released and I don’t think DST current leadership has it in them to come up w anything.
  8. Found these in PA today. 2x each per case I agree with @Trekker 42 they would be better if they were fully venomized. However, the promo art shows everyone in a half/half state so I’m assuming that’s all DST had to work with. One thing DST could do is update the ”bleepin” insert. It’s still just stuff from 2017 and TRU waves. Minimates are on life support at least show stuff that can be bought to potential customers.
  9. Similar thing happened to me. Found them this morning and they wouldn’t ring up also the cases were all mixed (2x strange 2x Dracula and 2x strange 1x Dracula 1x Rocket).
  10. I can beat that. I checked local stores this weekend and found several restocked w wave 6. Stores are now packed w such great minimates such as animated iron fist, armor Spider-Man 🤮, Iron Patriot, etc. this wave is 2 yrs old why is this garbage being stocked now?
  11. So DST has Avatar now and we aren’t getting minimates. Booooo! This is torture! DST now have some of my favs Castlevania, Mortal Kombat, Avatar and we aren’t getting squat! Maybe they can get Hellboy next and not make minimates just to drive me over the edge. 🤯
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    wave 79

    Finally a cosmic wave! Yay! 👍 Some of the characters/costumes aren’t what I would have chosen but it’s still good. Definitely need another cosmic wave to finish up the guardians, watcher & gladiator would be nice too.
  13. Panel is at noon PST today hopefully wave 79 will be shown. I wouldn’t hope for anything more than that.
  14. I’m not surprised there’s no minimates for any other DST lines because they don’t have any other licenses, except Castlevania, that could make even one boxset that has a chance of being produced. Rocketeer? Black Hole? No chance too niche. After TMNT, Bruce Lee, Kingdom Hearts and Sonic all died I’m sure they are reluctant to try anything else. Although I believe the Sonic set didn’t do well due to really bad designs (except Robotnik they were ugly) Horrible character selection, along w an ugly Mickey design and the numerous quality issues w Wave 1 doomed Kingdom Hearts. The only positive is Walgreens is still getting new product (that’s a lot of sales) though the animated waves have become weaker (10 & 11) and since they are based on shows which aren’t very popular I wonder how much longer they will last. The lack of product worries me because people will move on without a steady stream. If we are down to 3-4 waves (only 6 plus a BAF) and a couple Walgreens waves per yr how many people will loose interest and what are the chances of bringing in new customers? There’s a Scorpion and Sub-zero bust in the DST display so they have MK in some manner but I wouldn’t bet on minimates being made. Although I’d sure like to be wrong.
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