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MisterMiracle

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  1. I just can't imagine Rocketeer Minimates doing well if 80's TMNT and Bruce Lee couldn't get enough collector interest.
  2. Well...now we know how cool MOTU Minimates would be!
  3. But...Hasbro makes Marvel figures too and we have Marvel Minimates. Or was Toy Biz still in charge of Marvel back when Marvel Minimates started and they were grandfathered in?
  4. Those were cancelled. They're only doing the Bruce Lee Vinimates now.
  5. Yeah, it sounds like the Sonic line is already dead.
  6. So what is the issue with Star Wars Minimates? Does LEGO have a stronghold on that license?
  7. Sonic may have more characters...I just think Mario has more recognizable characters. I'm pretty sure if I were to survey my middle school students that most of them would be able to identify ALL of the Mario characters while they would probably know Sonic and maybe would know Tails, Knuckles or Eggman.
  8. You're definitely right about that! I still have that entire Jakks line. I think the only figure they didn't make was a Clubber Lang in blue. There are multiple looks for each character though (street, training, pre-fight, post-fight, etc.) which should be plenty for at least a box set from each movie or multiple waves. I didn't even know Minimates existed back when the original Rocky stuff was released.
  9. I always preferred Sonic over Mario as a kid but I'm pretty sure all of the Mario characters are way more recognizable than any of the Sonic characters and you could get a lot more mileage out of that license. It's definitely interesting to see how these licenses play out. I would've never guessed that Nightmare Before Christmas would get as many sets as it did while something like 1980's TMNT or Bruce Lee couldn't even make it to production. I think these would work for well for tentpoles (some are never going to happen like you mentioned though): * Nintendo * Mortal Kombat * Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers * Star Wars * DC * He-Man * GI Joe * WWE * Harry Potter You can probably get a least a box set or wave of 2-packs out of these: * Indiana Jones * Austin Powers * James Bond * Rocky * Horror (Freddy, Jason, etc.) * Princess Bride * Goonies * Home Alone * Die Hard * Jurassic Park * Warriors * Gremlins * Rambo * Dumb & Dumber * Ace Ventura * The Neverending Story * Karate Kid * Dark Crystal * Labyrinth * Captain Planet * Tick * Kick-Ass * Dick Tracy
  10. Youbastards...you are right on the money. I always thought a Mortal Kombat or a Power Rangers line would also be great for Minimates. I think it would be a great idea for DST to try and jump on stuff before it blows up. As a teacher, I had students talking about Minecraft, Roblox and Fort Nite at least a full year before clothes and toys started showing up in stores.
  11. I think Minimates are sold at Walgreens and through Luke's and that's about it. I buy a lot of my action figures from Gamestop and Think Geek since Toys R Us shut down. I'd love to see Minimates make their way back there. (I think at one point there were blind bags sold there of a videogame license that I wasn't familiar with .) I would definitely like to see new licenses and new retailer outlets. I was really disappointed when the 80's TMNT and that Bruce Lee set were scrapped.
  12. 100% agree. My first memories of Minimates date back to seeing the LOTR figures and the DC C3 stuff at Media Play. I eventually went all in and started collecting these back in 2006 with Marvel 13. I have a huge collection after 13 years. I love these things as much as everyone else on here but I've noticed my Minimates purchases have greatly decreased over the past two years which is probably not a good sign if other hardcore collectors have been slowing down too.
  13. https://marvelousnews.com/23-23530 Images 59-64
  14. So, that first comment was directed at me. I have to disagree with you on that in that I do think it adds something to the conversation. Look, I love Minimates and I've been collecting them for YEARS...it's just getting harder and harder to justify buying them. I never said anything about wanting Minimates to die but personally it's a little annoying to have to buy an entire wave just to get the few figures that I'm actually interested in. Especially now that you can't even find these in stores and you have to pay additional shipping costs on top of having to purchase two sets instead of just one. We're talking what...almost $25 after it's all said and done for two figures that are maybe slighter better versions of figures I already own? I feel like X-Men fans aren't necessarily X-Factor fans but X-Factor fans are probably X-Men fans so you can get away with different pairings and probably sell even more sets since the people that just want the X-Men characters could just buy the set they want and then the X-Factor fans would still buy an entire wave anyways to build their precious Strong Man.
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