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  1. elhonez

    Ask Zach

    I find myself reflecting sometimes on what I feel is the undeserved success of Funko Pop! figures. I'm not a fan of the glassy pupil-only eyes, their giant noggins, and their mostly statue-like function. They are an affront to my sensibilities. Their success seems to be attributable (in part) to a slavish adherence to their preferred mode of proportion-warping, along with an aggressive license-everything approach. To me, Mini-Mates are comparable in servicing the cuteness market (albeit different corners), but they are much more functional and fun. I don't understand why MM couldn't enjoy the same success because they're a much better value - two for less than the cost of one Pop!, and with a buttload of accessories. Questions for Zach: Are they marketed differently? Are there restrictions to marketing that MMs face that Pop! figs don't? Is Funko dropping more coin on marketing? Is it cheaper to license for big-noggin vinyl figures than it is to license for block figs? Why can't MM take over the world in the way Funko has? Am I really just comparing apples to oranges and I should just shut the f up already? Have you thought about giving a bunch of product to that 7-yr old kid on YouTube who made millions of dollars last year reviewing toys? The world needs to know how awesome MiniMates are.
  2. elhonez

    Modifying Marvel Minimates

    Really? I'd love to check that out. This timing was pure coincidence: Shang-Chi Movie?
  3. elhonez

    Modifying Marvel Minimates

    Thanks! I'll probably eventually go back and paint the boots & belt a bright yellow to make them pop a little more, but I was pretty pleased with how the tiger striping came out. There a ton of fun villains from Shang-Chi's past that could be done, to varying degrees of difficulty from easy QC to a little more involved, so I may stay in this lane for a bit...
  4. elhonez

    Modifying Marvel Minimates

    Took a little paint, but otherwise a QC. I don't expect anyone to know who he is - he's an obscure Shang-Chi foe from the 70s, "Tiger Claw." Oh, and btw: Hey DST, make Shang-Chi already.
  5. elhonez

    Predator Minimates

    Is DST done with this license for now? Or can we expect any more Pred mates in 2019? (and/or Aliens?)
  6. elhonez

    wave 77

    Well that is just delightful news on a Friday.
  7. elhonez

    wave 77

    "Tried" past tense? Or "are trying" ?
  8. elhonez

    wave 77

    Could it be a Deadpool 2 box set?
  9. elhonez

    Muppets Minimates!

    Thanks BHM! There are a couple of LCS spots I have yet to check here, so I'm going to make a last-ditch effort to find the two-pack. On the off chance I do, I'll load up in case anyone else is looking.
  10. elhonez

    Muppets Minimates!

    Why is it so hard to find a Zoot/Lips mate or 2-pack? I just want these guys. More specifically: their instruments. Anyone know where I could find them? I've only seen a full S3 set for sale on Amazon. Nowhere else. Not eBay, not Luke's, not ToyWiz (I must be desperate), not BBTS...
  11. elhonez

    Modifying Marvel Minimates

    Great suggestions - thanks! I think Blob will work.
  12. elhonez

    Modifying Marvel Minimates

    Some mates have hair painted on their heads. Zombie-eaten Panther, some Halo marines, etc. Any blond characters with painted-on hair?
  13. elhonez

    Predator Minimates

    He was a blind from Series 2. I regret not buying a whole box - I ended up finding a LCS that sold them and had some luck finding all of the rest, but they ran out before I could find a Hawkins.
  14. elhonez

    Predator Minimates

    1. I'm still hunting for a Hawkins - dude is never on eBay. 2. Will there be more Pred mates? I'd still love to see the final Predator 2 preds, battle-damaged Blain or Dillon, and more (I would not stop buying variations of the main characters, of the first two movies at least).
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    Walmart minimate listing

    Some gems in there though, some fair prices - thanks for sharing Padrino.
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