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  1. Like many of you, I have been collecting these things since 2003. I have seen many a post about the demise of the line and what AA/DST are doing wrong. First, I think many of the ideas, suggestions and insights provided here are valid and this is an open community to discuss these things. That said, I can say with absolute certainty that Minimates are in a far better place now than they were before DST bought AA and I also feel confident that DST wants the line to succeed and they listen to us. What I believe to be keeping Minimates out of more common retail outlets is the POTENTIAL for profit on individual sets (both 2 packs & box sets). Retail outlets want a high profit margin based on MSRP and if they don't find it in a product, they pass. What that means is either higher per pack prices or fewer outlets for the retail buyer. I could be way off, but this is my speculation on the issue of retail availability.
  2. Thanks to the DST guys, especially Chuck and Zach, for making this happen for us fans.
  3. Maybe "ask DST", but would likely be speculation. If the reason they were not made is lack of interest, I am not sure why they would try another route.
  4. I added a spoiler tag in the title of this thread. At this point, spoilers are inevitable with the level of discussion we are at. The longer the film is out, the tougher it is to dance around details. Thanks for all the diligence so far. The gates are open.
  5. I would create another thread titled "Spoilers" or use tags. Simply out of an abundance of courtesy.
  6. Um, yes, we made that agreement that time in that place when we were drinking and you assured me it was all quite official.
  7. One thing I have learned to accept over the years is that the companies making the stuff we like to collect are in the game to be profitable and they can't always talk about the hows and whys of production/decisions. I think they often want to, both because they are usually fans and because they would feel better by clearing the air on what is usually presumption and/or misunderstanding. This is not always fact, but is generally true. More and more, owners of IP are restricting what producers can do and talk about openly. I am not taking sides. Its simply that I used to get very aggravated with situations and lack of explanation that I felt I was somewhat owed as a fan. Ask questions and hope for answers, but try to expect little. Its how I get by in this passion. Zach and Chuck have been pretty good to us considering how much they interact with us. Folks have a right to be upset by things they are passionate about and discussing them here with civility is part of what makes this hobby fun.
  8. No, the mechanics are exactly like a typical 2" minimate. Friction baby.
  9. I always like the "What if..." comics. They were one off stories just to shake things up a little and I found them fun and harmless since they were, by definition, not canon. Fan-boys thinking out loud, if you will.
  10. Obviously, folks are very passionate about spoilers. I myself, am the same way. NO SPOILERS. If you have a comment that you feel might contain info about a plot point in a film, book or TV show, use the spoiler tag. Click the eyeball and use it to hide your content from those who wish to not see the potential spoiler info. Its easy to use.
  11. This is a huge no-no. We have spoiler tags that are added with one simple click that hides the text for those who don't want your poilers. Use it or don't post here.
  12. Fully articulated. Every piece that is seperate on a typical Minimate is the same on this one.
  13. This is cruel. Stand by folks, its a possible new dawn for Minimates.
  14. I got one too. I was floored when I saw it. I was so stunned, my wife asked me what the big deal is. I don't want to post a picture because I think the creator will be inundated with requests. As BHM said, "Bloody-wow"!
  15. Abomination (classic) and The Leader.
  16. This guy... There are like 5 usernames banned from the Multiverse and he is 3 of them...true story
  17. I don't consider the PVC mini statues a competitor for Minimates. I have the Thanos on its way to me and a comparison with Minimates never crossed my mind. Just my opinion. Any chance at more Godzilla minis is great news. Ultraman next please!
  18. Shanester

    DC Vinimates

    Love the Keaton Bats. It also kinda hurts because this as a Minimate....
  19. I thought the same thing, but what do I know...
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