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  1. I know it hasn't happened very often (Pacific Rim: Uprising is the only one that leaps to mind) but I'm skeptical about DST getting a license that includes Minimates only to offer everything but Minimates. I have no problem imagining DST offering Select figures, dioramas, D-Formz, busts, and bottle openers but not Minimates. Even then I can see them pulling a John Wick and starting with the second film... which is apparently what they're doing with the Select line. (Although technically Boba Fett now appears in A New Hope thanks to the Special Additions. 🙄 )
  2. The question is, if DST had the license to make Star Wars Minimates, would they?
  3. And he didn't... from a certain point of view. For what it's worth, since what I considered to be a disappointing Episode VI back in '83, I've been less a fan and more of a student of the Star Wars films. I read a few of the novels and comics, thought they were okay as far as official fan-fic was concerned, and even contributed to the EU. The Clone Wars was the highlight of the prequel era for me and I got into Rebels just as the sequel trilogy hit. The Mandalorian was an acquired taste for me but I did enjoy Rogue One and Solo (although I'd still love to have seen Lord & Miller's tak
  4. (Where to start...?) Disney bought Lucasfilm lock, stock, and barrel. Uncle George gets zero revenue directly from merchandising. He has a ton of Disney stock, though. Disney continues to push merchandise based on the previous trilogies. I'm currently looking forward to adding Luke in Stormtrooper Disguise to my collection soon. I already have a Bespin Escape Leia I'm happy with so I don't need her. And while Disney may be the company that portrayed failed Jedi master Luke as a guy who almost killed his evil apprentice (not unlike how failed Jedi master Obi-Wan almost killed his e
  5. I'm pretty sure that pesky pandemic has thrown all that history right out the window.
  6. They are very much still marketing that outfit. She's simply gone from "Slave Leia" to "Hutt-Slayer Leia." 😎 Even as someone who despises the gimmick, I could see blind-bagging an assortment of Stormtroopers but two of them are Luke and Han.
  7. Yes, a variety of price points would be awesome. A Kenner-inspired Imperial Troop Transport with figures would be terrific.
  8. So long as those vehicles are considered "value-added premiums" (IE - pack-ins), it shouldn't be a problem. (You know, the same way DST offers vehicles like the Goblin Glider and Professor X's chair.)
  9. I picked up the Gamerverse 'mates last night. There were only two sets.
  10. I think it'd be a fun challenge to design Star Wars characters for the Minimates aesthetic. However, it would require a significant investment by DST. For every army-builder they leverage (Stormtrooper variants galore) there's the obscure background alien that requires a unique sculpt. I also have to wonder about playsets and vehicles. Hasbro's under-scaled, proportionately adjusted ships could work, either from the 1/18 scale line or Galactic Heroes. I'm not sure DST would need to offer anything beyond figures.
  11. If they offer a Deadpool movie assortment WITHOUT Negasonic Teenage Warhead, I'mma take a trip to Maryland...
  12. From a design standpoint, yes, many Star Wars character designs would be very challenging. Original Trilogy, less so since most of those were simply people in costumes. Still, I'd definitely NEED to see the line use multiple size bodies. Chewbacca needs to tower over Princess Leia. He's a lanky character so I can imagine him using extensions (an elongated torso, extended forearms and shins). But don't try to give me a Wampa that's not on a 3" body. Characters like Artoo-Detoo would require special sculpts but could be reused to amortize the cost over the course of the license agreement.
  13. Well, LEGO didn't suddenly decide to reinvent the wheel by switching focus to 3" minifigs. Hasbro should have stuck to the 1/18 scale figures, vehicles, and playsets. Seems like they lost more collectors than they gained.
  14. If the Disney Store wants DST to make Star Wars Minimates, yes, DST will get to make Star Wars Minimates. The trick is to convince them that there's demand. That means letting them know by shooting them an email:
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