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    New Orleans, LA
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    The Incredible Hulk, Minimates, Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Horror Movies.

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  1. NYCC exclusive Contest of Champions 'mates

    That is quite poetic Rob.
  2. Ask Zach

    You had me at Pacific Rim action figures...
  3. Agreed. I really thought TRU was doing the right thing by ramping up a supportive web presence to solidify their brick and mortar presence. However, both continue to have problems.
  4. Ask Zach

    That new Amazon series. The Tick, looks like it would make mighty fine Minimates. Zach, as we all know, there were some cool movie 4-packs made over the last several years. Platoon, The Man with No Name, Silence of the Lambs... Is that the kind of thing that we might get more of?
  5. Create Your Ideas Contest

    Wow, nice work guys!
  6. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

    I have my eye on Irma. Weather folks say she is going to go up the east coast (sorry east coast), but I never trust a hurricane until it is no longer a hurricane. I am supposed to leave town on Sunday, but I must wait until I know the Gulf Coast is out of danger.
  7. The Alien™ Franchise

    The Hicks/Ripley combo was a good one and they should have played it out (with regard to original script). Newt was a perfect opportunity for a future heroine with a reason to hate the "bugs". I agree that there is still room for characters from the films, but they will undoubtedly be packed with Aliens and I already have legions. Dropship? Hell yes, its one of my favorite parts. If you don't have the NECA Die Cast version, you are missing out IMO.
  8. The Alien™ Franchise

    You must be young. Alien was the first movie I ever watched on the new fangled cable tv that finally arrived in my suburban neighborhood. It scared the piss out of me and still does. IMO, if there are other species out there in the galaxy, aliens if you will, they are likely adapted in crazy ways, like we are. Having an "exoskeleton" and being hard to kill are good adaptations. Just imagine if just one of those things somehow made it to our planet. I saw Aliens in the theater with a friend and loved having a look at that "armed human versus alien" scenario. I only wish the original screenplay got made instead of the prison planet film that got made. All just my opinion.
  9. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

    Its very wet here in New Orleans, but not as wet as it is in Houston. Its VERY windy and its never windy here, so its easy to tell something is brewing. It hurts to see Houston struggling because us New Orleanians know how it feels. Now Irma is threatening.
  10. Licenses We Are Developing But Haven't Announced

    I will spill the beans... Star Wars Battlefront II Minimates. Please, don't throw things at me.
  11. The End of Minimates?

    I see it the other way around. If I had a Vinimate of a character I loved and discovered an even smaller articulated version exists, I'd go after it. Just me though. However, if they are not connected, why bother making them look like "larger inarticulate" Minimates?
  12. The End of Minimates?

    Well, Marvel seems to still be going strong. DC Comics is not on the table. DST still seems to be testing the waters with the different licenses they get. Maybe I am a pessimist, but I didn't give much hope to some of the properties. At the same time, I feel DST didn't give much effort with others. Granted, they do research and poll retailers for what will sell and they know better than I do, I just think the research does not always show the markets actual interest, just what retailers are banking on. Frankly, I accept that my personal opinion is not worth magic beans in the scheme of things, so I do not get butthurt and respect the direction these things go. Do I think Lost in Space should have gone forward? Yes, but its not up to me and I am okay with that. Vinimates seem to be doing great. I think that is good for Minimates. Some of the things that get made into Vinimates are also made as 2 inch Minimates and I think interest will flow down in many cases. I also believe any success for DST will create opportunities for more Minimates lines. I do not see any "writing on the wall" for Minimates. DST keeps pitching them, even to folks who are saying no (for now) and they know they have a product with a nice fan following. Why abandon it?

    I'll never do that again.

    Some people spent thousands on this. A real shame. I lost a couple hundred, which I'd love to have back.
  15. Yet another upgrade.

    Yes, a security issue forced me to do another upgrade this morning.