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  1. 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.
  2. No, the mechanics are exactly like a typical 2" minimate. Friction baby.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Fully articulated. Every piece that is seperate on a typical Minimate is the same on this one.
  7. This is cruel. Stand by folks, its a possible new dawn for Minimates.
  8. 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"!
  9. Abomination (classic) and The Leader.
  10. This guy... There are like 5 usernames banned from the Multiverse and he is 3 of them...true story
  11. 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!
  12. Shanester

    DC Vinimates

    Love the Keaton Bats. It also kinda hurts because this as a Minimate....
  13. I thought the same thing, but what do I know...
  14. Gentle Giant was doomed once they took on the "rock star" persona. The fanbase was not there for the staff, it was there for the product. Some of it was great, some of it not so much. I have quite a bit of GG stuff and absolutely love most of what I have. I hope this creates new avenues for everyone involved.
  15. Minimates and Lego Minifigs are just not the same to me, but I can understand how license mumbo jumbo might perceive them as such. Regardless, the relationship would need to be lucrative for both parties and maybe it just isn't.
  16. The actual grudge, if there was one, is unknown to me. I had access to a decision maker and asked why they quit on the DC Minimates. I don't remember the exact quote, but it amounted to "don't like them". The person is long gone, but was there for a fairly long time, too. I am not trying to put words in their mouth, but it was said with an arrogant smirk that ended the conversation.
  17. In my modest, non-insider opinion, I have always felt that there were people at DC brand development that just did not like the Minimate medium. One guy in particular practically admitted it to my face. A lot of those folks are gone now, so I still keep hope flickering.
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