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  1. Incredibles is definitely my #1 most wanted Minimate line. I made a Mr. Incredible custom at one point, but haven't made the rest of the family. I should. Not to mention converting a Blizzard figure to Frozone is pretty easy....
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    Toys R Us closing all 800+ US stores

    I have four TRUs within a reasonable distance, so I've been visiting them with alarming regularity over the last few weeks. I somehow still manage to find something each time. Lately I've been buying those Mega Construx Call of Duty sets, to pair up with my GI Joe customs. Only built the little jeep, but it works pretty well. Somehow that Lockjaw hasn't come home with me yet. Lockjaw and Star Wars Black Series set with Admiral Ackbar have been the two overstocked items I've had my eye on all this time, but I've only bought the latter. I guess, until I get Lockjaw, I know there's at least one more thing for me to buy at Toys R Us. This whole thing makes me so sad. I've been going to the Toys R Us in King of Prussia, just north of Philadelphia, since I was a little boy. At that time, they weren't all over, and we would go to the King of Prussia Mall (then the biggest in the country) once or twice a year. It was magical. I bought my first Super Powers figures (Green Lantern and Robin) at that Toys R Us. I found Wheeljack, my favorite Transformer, at that Toys R Us, and he BROKE IN THE CAR on the way home. It's safe to say I wouldn't be a toy collector today if it wasn't for Toys R Us. Really going to miss it.
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    WWF Custom Minimate Preorder Thread

    He is stunning. Second head is also my favorite.
  4. Very nice work! That Wasp is especially great.
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    wave 77

    I also wonder how sustainable that model is, since lots of those figures end up selling at bargain prices (just take a look at Amazon if you don't believe me). But the economics for DST and Hasbro are completely different, and I don't know if you can really compare the two. Hasbro is able to get away with releasing so many pegwarmers because they are Hasbro, and DST simply can't afford to make those kind of mistakes. I like the approach DST has taken to some recent waves of basing them around stories with lots of characters in them. I'm surprised that they haven't gone this route with an Avengers wave, using a classic storyline like Under Siege or Operation:Galactic Storm as a way get out some cool new characters and mix in some old favorites. I also think it's weird that they've never done comics Guardians. We've gotten numerous Star-Lords, but never a comics Star-Lord. I'd love to see an Annihilation wave (pun intended) including Star-Lord. And of course I really want to see the classic original version of the team, if only because I expect they will just use Lobsterman's amazing customs as their designs.
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    Modifying Marvel Minimates

    Quite well.
  7. You should include copies of the comic he appeared in!
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    Minimate compatibility thread

    Similar ones, but a bit bigger. The ones I use are utility boxes that usually have 24 compartments (6 rows of 4). Finding the ones I like can be a bit tricky, so when I come across them I tend to buy them in bulk. Usually, though, when I find them it's at Dick's or Modell's.
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    Minimate compatibility thread

    The reviewer included Kubricks among the figures these would work for, but there’s no way. Mega blocks are much smaller than Minimates or Kubricks, and they don’t look to have much headroom in there. Anyway, I will stick with my utility boxes.
  10. I make a lot of obscure characters, myself. Particularly with Marvel, I'm much more interested in creating oddballs like Oddball than I am the big guns.
  11. Huh. Well Luke, that's one that I haven't made!
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    Minimate compatibility thread

    I was out at TRU today and found the Batcave for $15. Haven't opened it yet but I'll let you guys know when I do.
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    Minimate compatibility thread

    Dang, that if pretty cool! It's only 20 bucks on Amazon, so I picked one up. I've actually made more than a few Harry Potter customs, so I can't wait to see how they look in there. They also have a very cool looking Batcave that I'll check out if I like this one. I don't really display my Minimates, but it is nice to have these things around.
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    Yanny Vs Laurel (Audio Clip)

    I listened to it on Vox and heard Yanni, then on a different site and heard Lauren, so I don't know what to think.