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  1. hellpop

    WWF Custom Minimate Preorder Thread

    I almost skipped this one because the Big Boss Man was never a favorite, but damn if Luke didn't win me over. The blank tipped it.
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    Kingdom Hearts

    Baymax and Mike are pretty cool, but I agree that having Mike and not Sully is troubling. Hopefully this is a sign that DST is in it for the long haul with this line, and that they are spreading out the characters from the various Disney movies to draw out interest.
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    Diamond Select Toys purchases Gentle Giant

    Obviously the big question around these parts will be if this could lead to Star Wars Minimates. I tend to think that it won’t, as we know the Star Wars people have always rebuffed the idea because Minimates (in their mind) are too close to Lego. But I guess we’ll see. Surely Minimates needs a shot in the arm, which a license like Star Wars would provide.
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    Wave 78

    This thread is like my worst nightmare come to life.
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    Wave 78

    Are you all just reposting your wishlists from the last thread like this?
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    wave 77

    I've made customs of all three! Also just finished Prowler , and was about to put together a Fearful Symmetry Kraven. Oh well.
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    Minimate compatibility thread

    Superhero Squad had some good motorcycles (including a flaming one); they scale nicely with Minimates, but the handlebars are too thick for Minimate hands to grip.
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    DC Minimates & everlasting optimism

    LOL that's amazing, I never knew any of that. Ma Hunkle always stood out as an odd choice; it's nice to know there's a story behind it!
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    Minimate compatibility thread

    I just saw this on Twitter the other day. I would think it fits pretty well with Minimates; I have the Batcave and Hogwarts sets and like them quite a bit. They are a little small, but not so small as to be ridiculous IMHO. Plus at ten bucks it's worth taking a flyer on.
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    Mega Construx Heroes Single packs

    Victim of the TRU closure I bet.
  11. My suggestion: I could see you doing something really clever with those wings.
  12. Are you taking suggestions by any chance...?
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    Kingdom Hearts

    Wow, I didn't even realize wave 2 was out. It's no surprise to me that we might not see a wave 3; this was always a property that was going to struggle without TRU (or someone like Game Stop) to back it up. Honestly, as a backdoor to Disney Minimates it is/was a good idea, but otherwise I don't think it's really got the recognition to be a wide hit. I totally disagree that focusing on the non-Disney characters is a viable strategy; the driver for this line was ALWAYS going to be people buying these sets for Micky, Donald, and Goofy. I guess, if DST isn't going to be able to deliver recognizable versions of these characters anyway, thanks to the contract, it's probably best to move on anyway.
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    Captain Marvel Movie Minimates

    Guessing "Star Commander" is basically Mar-Vell.