I probably said exactly the same thing when the last 'best of' wave came out, but these 'mates are fantastic and I'm absolutely looking forward to getting hold of them, even as someone who has been collecting for the best part of ten years.
These are bright, colourful, and (for me) that perfect sweet spot between simplicity and detail. While the 'intended target' may be the new/casual buyers starting collections or buying gifts, all the little extra parts completely feel like a cheeky nod to long term collectors... just a nice reminder we're being thought about.
These figures and pairings, as well as the previous waves (especially Spidey/Goblin from the first wave) really take me back to the first time I saw minimates in real life. I'd never heard of them before, but absolutely loved this big display of Marvel and DC figures, tiny and instantly recognisable. I bought a load, took them straight home and played with them. I was 19 and hadn't played with toys in years. As silly as it may sound, I try and imagine how I'd feel if I'd never seen a minimate before, then saw one of these waves in my LCS... I'd grab them all without a second thought.