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    The Alien™ Franchise

    DST should approach Target with an assortment. We’re still one Ripley short (Alien: Resurrection) so she can anchor it. Progressive Target will love the emphasis on the athletic female character. (Make sure to include a basketball.) A brand new xeno in the form of the Runner from Alien 3 will attract veteran collectors. After that add Bishop, Ferro, Clemens, and Dr. Gediman (because Brad Dourif!).
  2. Now that DST is finally allowing photography of these things and a release date has been revealed, I thought it was time to give this highly anticipated line its own thread. Check out the images of Ripley, Newt, and the xenomorphs from NYCC 2013 in Toyark's gallery right here!
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    When are we getting a Stan Lee minimate?

    It was my understanding that likenesses aren’t legally an issue since the portraits are noseless caricatures protected by parody law. Technically, DST could offer a box of “comic book creators” that just happen to look like Stan and Jack and Joe and Jerry. They simply wouldn’t be able to use their names. That said, any attempt to circumvent a proper license to produce anything based on Stan “The Man” Lee (or any other beloved comic book creator) would likely be met with litigation from more than one corner. It simply wouldn’t be worth the effort. Get the license. Tie it to a charity. DST can write it off and those of us who want one can get an official Stan Lee Minimate.
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    DC Vinimates

    I've shied away from all other vinyl figures because, when it comes to stylized pieces of plastic, Minimates is my aesthetic. I typically go for photorealism when it comes to my collecting, which is why I like movie-based products, but Minimates are the only block figures I care for. Not LEGO, not Kubricks, not MegaWhatever, and certainly not Mez-Itz; Minimates. Consequently (and fortunately for my wallet) I've managed to stay away from Funko Pop figures and others that may have scratched an itch, or in this case a phantom limb. However, in the absence of DC Minimates, my interest in DC Vinimates is growing. Characters like Dr. Manhattan are a given because they're larger and complement my Minimates. Even a Plastic Man might find a place in my collection. But the more I see of what DST has in store for DC Vinimates – covering the gamut from films and television to comics and video games – the more I'm compelled to give them a shot. I mean, look at these: That's just the tip of the DC iceberg. How can I resist?
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    DC Vinimates

    ... that lights up. Seriously, I've been interested in light-up Minimates for years. Seems like Vinimates could do that.
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    The Alien™ Franchise

    They could have easily included Bishop in another Alien 3 assortment. My LCS loved the last assortment. They had no problem selling it because, as the owner told me, "it has lots of Aliens." He'd probably go for youbastards' army dump, too.
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    Vinimates – 4" Vinyl Minimates

    We might as well start talking about these. I have no idea what to call them. Not sure if DST does either. I suppose it's a brand extension of Minimates and an answer to all the other vinyl inaction figures out there but for now they're just "Podcast Pals" specific to the apparently all-encompassing line of Kevin Smith collectibles. This is a slightly different product category for DST so it could open doors for other licensed properties. Probably not anything that Funko has anytime soon but if there's something they've missed, it gives DST the chance to jump on it with more than banks, bottle openers, and action figures. Of course I'd love fully articulated Minimates this size or taller but I'd settle for a Giant Man in this format if it were possible. Maybe even an Alien Queen. What do you think? Is it deformed enough for you?
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    The Alien™ Franchise

    It's epic because it's true. They always leave something waiting in the wings to anchor the next assortment but as we've seen time and time again there are no guarantees. In all fairness, this time I blame TRU. Still, it would have been nice for DST to at least TRY to offer another assortment to retailers. What I do know is that with Alien and Predator going away, I'm buying far fewer Minimates.
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    Captain Marvel Movie Minimates

    It may not work well with the sculpted hair anyway.
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    Captain Marvel Movie Minimates

    Some neat artwork.
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    Captain Marvel Movie Minimates

    If they were making room for a BAM it would have made sense. As it is, I'll be putting a jacket on her. The trick will be that cool design on the back. Fortunately I have access to that art. 😎
  12. The mini-statues are a slightly higher price point and probably enjoy a bigger margin than Minimates. I'm just looking at what Gentle Giant Studios has to offer and wondering, as with any acquisition where there's the perception of duplication, what's staying and what's going. To end consumers they're different products. To retailers who don't have to stock both, one may be more lucrative. To DST... who knows?
  13. I noticed them in the latest email from TOYCHESTnews. Here's Deadpool.
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    Wave 78

    How about $5 single packs instead?
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    Captain Marvel Movie Minimates

    Goose is a huge deal. I mean, he's not Jar Jar Binks huge but Marvel's putting him on a lot of product.
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    Wave 78

    I blame the colors. As much as I love the movie assortments, the comic-based stuff is so toyetically vibrant, it catches the eye. They're like fresh boxes of crayons.
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    DC Vinimates

    I've picked up Cthulhu, Iron Giant, and Dr. Manhattan, too. Still on the fence about Godzilla. If DST offered Elasti-Girl from Doom Patrol, I'd be down with that.
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    Cover/scene recreations?

    Ka-Zar #1 with Zabu!
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    Cover/scene recreations?

    Ghost Rider #1 with a motorcycle-shaped stand!
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    John Wick

    Courtesy of Bark Asylum.
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    Happy Little Figure

    I’m pretty sure ToyFare ceased publishing years ago 😉 but, yeah, that Bob Ross figure and accessories got my attention, too! I’ll take a PBS 4-pack of Bob, Mister Rogers, Big Bird, and Spider-Man from the Electric Company, please!
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    John Wick

    With the alternate parts, it looks like I'm gonna need a couple sets. 👍
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    DC Vinimates

    The whole line of DC Vinimates has been like that for me, Shane, but especially this pair. 😞
  24. Marvel Mini Heroes PVC statues that retail for $12.99. (Thanos, Spider-Gwen, Iron Man...)
  25. They didn’t appear to be. Might be a line DST is finishing before phasing out. Guess we could “Ask DST!”
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