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  1. MMC Reviews Discussion

    A crossover of epic proportions, it's series one of the Kingdom Hearts Vinimates!
  2. Kingdom Hearts

    I think I get it. DST would have to get the license for each of those individual Disney properties if they wanted to produce stuff for them, which would probably be a hefty undertaking. The Timeless River packs are a way of having classic versions of a few characters. I am curious as to why Tron is good to go. Maybe DST had to pay for them, or maybe Disney let them have access to one movie at the start. I won't complain, Space Paranoids is the best world in KH2 by far. Do we have a release ETA on these yet?
  3. Kingdom Hearts

    From The Fanboy Factor. Timeless River Sora and Goofy, guess these were shown behind-the-scenes. Also wow, that select Sora looks spot-on!
  4. John Wick

    From ToyChestnews, DST is apparently producing a line of John Wick Minimates. Nothing shown:
  5. Sonic The Hedgehog

    I like 'em. I think my biggest problem is that Sonic's head specifically is obviously a Minimate cylinder that sort of has his quills tackled on. The rest of them have heads that seem to mesh the Minimate form well, especially Tails and Amy. I'm not a fan of the arms-as-legs design as a rule of thumb (But I get why they did it), so that would have to be my only real complaint. I can't wait to see where these go!
  6. Kingdom Hearts

    Looks like this is our series 2? While I think what we have looks great, and I can't wait to army build the Heartless, I'm a bit worried. Only 1 new character? Was really hoping to see Riku and some more original KH characters on the roster. Maybe series 3 will deliver some more heavy hitters. That Light Cycle is absolutely to die for, though, I hope Sora has the Keyblade from Space Paranoids with him!
  7. DST broke the news today of the mystery video game license Zach has been hinting at: Sonic The Hedgehog! "The first products will be on display at the International Toy Fair in New York City, with a focus on the core Sonic characters — the speedy hedgehog Sonic, the energetic Amy, Tails the two-tailed flying fox, Knuckles the powerful Echidna, Shadow the anti-hero hedgehog, Metal Sonic the evil robot hedgehog, and the mustachioed mastermind Dr. Eggman. Product categories include Gallery PVC dioramas, Minimates block figures, Vinimates vinyl figures and PVC mini-figures with collect-and-connect racetracks." Between this and Kingdom Hearts, DST is really trying to hit my top gaming franchises.
  8. Kingdom Hearts

    Will we be seeing more of these guys at Toy Fair? I saw an article saying the Select figures and the Vinimates would be on display. Would love to hear about series 2 and onwards.
  9. The Alien™ Franchise

    Alien Series 4, featuring Alien 3, Resurrection, and Isolation. Toys R Us exclusive. From DST's Facebook:
  10. Kingdom Hearts Vinimates

    As someone deep in the Kingdom Hearts fandom, this is so true. Every time I see a post about the Select figures online, it's unconditional bashing the whole time. It seems to KH fans, anything that isn't a $100+ Play Arts Kai Figure is the worst thing ever. Yet they seem to love the Pops coming out
  11. Kingdom Hearts Vinimates

    Series 2 pictures Black Coat Mickey, Pete, and Tron Sora C'mon Zach, you guys are killing me with the good KH merch!
  12. DC Vinimates

    Local Walgreens (Missouri) had the JL set tonight. 2 Battle-Damaged Bats, 1 Wonder Woman, but no regular Batman to be seen.
  13. Predator Minimates

    Picked them up yesterday, here's some in-hand pics:
  14. Kingdom Hearts

    Official solicitation picture: "One of the most popular video game franchises of all time is joining the Minimates family! The 2-inch mini-figure line that brought fans the highly popular Nightmare Before Christmas series will jump back into the world of Disney, with three new two-packs: Sora with , Mickey with Goofy, and Space Paranoids (in his Tron outfit) with the Tron villain Sark!" Is the part about Sark correct? The picture shows Tron himself, and Zach has said Tron before, so is the description just wrong?
  15. NYCC give away

    I've always been into buying toys, but I never was consistent with my purchases. When I started collecting in 2008, though, something about Minimates specifically really struck the right spot. It was like that perfect mix between something customizable, like a LEGO, while retaining a higher level of complexity. It all started with finding a rogue Tony Stark/Iron Monger (A shame that I scrapped Iron Monger for a custom, he was a damn good figure) , then the old Street Fighter set, then a 24 pack from a local store. Even if I didn't know what the license was (I'm looking at you, BSG), the aesthetic was able to capture me in the way other toylines hadn't. The collecting sort of settled in, and back then, it was always the excitement of finding something that was with that brand name, but I had no idea was coming. Of course, now that we're here in 2017 where we can know the exact week a set is coming, my thing keeping me going has sort of evolved from "Hunting for a surprise from that toyline" to "Anticipating what's on the horizon." As my tastes refined, I was fortunate that DST picked licenses I had a previous interest in. Collecting Minimates became something of a part-time hobby to being the sole reason to begin a Youtube channel. Not only was I inspired by other reviewers, but I wanted to show the world what Minimates were like. I kept wanting more new and interesting figures to show off, so I kept buying. As the quality of my videos grew, my appreciation for the brand and where it's taken me grew as well. If it wasn't for my love for reviewing Minimates, I wouldn't have taken video classes in High School that helped me get my career in radio. Am I saying Minimates got me where I am today? Probably not, but it's been a catalyst for much of the decisions in my life. I realize this post was all over the place, but I feel like the reason I collect Minimates to this day is that it's so familiar to me, it's just became a part of my daily routine. Minimates are part of the identity I've shaped, and it's something that makes me feel "safe." There's a certain level of brand loyalty I've had with DST over the years. Throughout the highs and the lows through Middle School, High School, and even well into my college years, I've always had that one constant in my life; and that will always be Minimates.