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  1. hellpop

    WWF Custom Minimate Preorder Thread

    Just wanted to say I 100% agree with everything you said here, and I think you put it very well. I'd also probably pass on Snuka. Jake looks great, Luke! Nice work!
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    NYCC 2018

    Do you mean, is that the next show where we might see something? Yes, but DST stopped using cons and trade shows as the main place to show off new products ages ago. We hear much more about new 'mates through press releases and Previews solicitations than shows these days. Which is probably smart, since those shows are dominated by the big companies.
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    Bruce Lee

    Huh. Well I never would have guessed that. That's cool, although since they just have a license to produce Bruce Lee's image, I can't imagine we'll get more than one "Through the Ages" style box set.
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    NYCC 2018

    Here's a couple photos from Toyark's DST gallaries: There's a few more, but I don't think anything else had anything we hadn't seen before. I know the NBX 'mates aren't new, but I don't think we had seen them in the package before.
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    NYCC 2018

    I guess this is a style people are into. I dunno, most of these vintage style toys do nothing for me. When I was a kid I was always annoyed that my He-Mans couldn't bend at the knee or elbow, so why would I want them now?
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    MEGO is back!

    I walked by an endcap of these the other day, and they had cut the prices. So yeah, I tend to doubt these are doing that well.
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    NYCC 2018

    In other news...Funko announced this: Some kind of weird hybrid of the old Masters of the Universe figures and DC superheroes. I honestly can't imagine that there's an audience for these, but Funko seems to know what they are doing.
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    NYCC 2018

    Toyark had a post previewing DST's NYCC items: Notably absent are any new Minimate items, or any Minimates at all. The article does say that this is only SOME of their new items, but I gotta say that if Minimates were still a priority you'd think they would at least get a mention.
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    BC Avengers Wave

    FYI for anyone (like me) that hasn't read this story, the trade comes out today.
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    Most importantly, this would reverse the trend of new DST properties skipping Minimates.
  11. Somebody must have had a lot of Invaders box sets.
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    Toys R Us closing all 800+ US stores

    It will never be like it was.
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    BC Avengers Wave

    Now, I'm not going to say that I called in sick today so that I could go to Walgreens for these, but I did call in sick today and go to Walgreens. Completely unrelated. Anyway, my local Walgreens very rarely gets any of the Walgreens exclusives. So not only did I not find the new Minimates, but I didn't find any of the new Pop exclusives (including Spider-Ham! *choke*), or the Marvel Legends Thing figure. Since it was still early in the day, I did a quick map search and learned that there was another Walgreens about 10 minutes away. There I found the Thing, and one of the Pops I was looking for (the Lizard), but no Minimates. I did talk to a very nice employee who told me that she always makes sure to put the exclusives out prominently, because she knows collectors come in looking for them. Anyway, I checked my phone again and found out that there's another Walgreens about 10 minutes from that one, so I drove there but had no luck. That exhausted the Walgreens within a reasonable distance. So anyway, at the end of the day I did get two of the things I was looking for, though no Minimates, and set up a reasonable Walgreens route. So not a total loss I guess. Oh, and I had a candy bar.
  14. So I bought Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl, and unfortunately the figures aren't much better in hand. Wonder Woman's leg popped out in the package; I was able to pop it back in, but it's still a little loose. Her hips are strangely shaped, and her head unfortunately is not great. Hawkgirl is a better figure, but for some reason they decided to put her wings in the box separately, and I've had a hard time getting one of them to stay put. But really, the problem is that they are just figures. I could overlook the flaws of the figures if they had the same amount of accessories as the Batman figures. Hawkgirl doesn't have her mace; Wonder Woman doesn't have her lasso. These are defining features of these characters. And it's going to bug me that every other figure in this collection has a cool stand except for these two. I guess, if Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern, and Flash ever go on sale or something I will get them. I'm assuming that GL at least comes with his ring.