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    John Wick

    From ToyChestnews, DST is apparently producing a line of John Wick Minimates. Nothing shown:
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    Kingdom Hearts

    Light Cycle came in today! Disappointed that for a $15 "Deluxe" set, all it has is Sora and the Light Cycle. No accessories, not even a repainted Kingdom Key or display stand. I think having the Photon Debugger Keyblade, some alternate faces, or maybe a jumping stand for the Light Cycle would have been really cool. Maybe if it were Sora, a heartless, and the Light Cycle it would have been great. As it is though, it is satisfying to have the entirety of Sora's team in the Tron style, since it's by far the best world variant from 2
  3. DST broke the news today of the mystery video game license Zach has been hinting at: Sonic The Hedgehog! http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/2018/02/sonic-merchandise-speeding-to-stores-from-diamond-select-toys/ "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.
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    Kingdom Hearts

    Looks like we got series 4 and some more Vinis at Toyfair: Oof. Regular KH3 Sora and Baymax look awesome, and I'm happy we finally got a new keyblade, but this is disappointing to me still. Mike's going to feel incomplete without a Sully, we should have gotten one of the Toy Story characters to go with Toy Sora. Did we really need an Elizabeth Swan though? Please DST, what do I gotta do for you guys to produce characters originally from KH?
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    Kingdom Hearts

    Just the Kingdom Key. I'm considering looking into how hard it would be to 3D print some other keyblades, since the models from KH2 are easily floating around online. I have no clue where to start with getting them printed or rescaled for Minimates
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    Sonic The Hedgehog

    Surprised nobody is talking about these, I just got mine from Luke today: I had a lot of mixed feelings going into this box set, but I think DST did really well with what they gave us. Seeing Sonic with a printed face was awkward at first, but having him in hand is a lot better. DST must have improved whatever design they were doing for the arm-legs, because these feel a lot more solid and aren't flopping around like most Minimates that use arms as legs. The 4 extra rings are a nice bonus, but I wish there was a Chao or a Badnik accessory too, or Amy's hammer would have been a stellar addition. Also, alongside Ryu and Ken, Sonic makes the third character from Super Smash Bros to appear as a Minimate! I'm hoping these do really well, because I want this line to have the legs it deserves. Bring on Knuckles and Shadow!
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    Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Like Zach said, they simply don't have the license for it. It was separate from the rest of the MCU stuff, and their year is probably already stacked with a lot of Endgame-heavy merch. Couple that with trying to curb back on expenses probably due to their #1 buyer disappearing, maybe they just couldn't afford it. I'm sure they wanted to make Spidey stuff, but it's not that they don't want to, it's that they can't at all. I don't think our outcry will make Chuck rethink a licensing deal, Zach's just trying to put a positive spin on it.
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    Bruce Lee

    DST's new license, they must have announced it at the panel? http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/2018/10/bruce-lees-legacy-lives-on-with-new-products-from-diamond-select-toys/ I remember Zach saying there was an older license that was coming back. Guess this is the one
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    wave 77

    This is the perfect wave to go with Luke's box set from awhile back. Is the Spider-Slayer supposed to be Jameson or something? Looks an awful lot like him
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    Kingdom Hearts

    Ah jeez... I really don't want to look a gift horse in the mouth, because I'm eternally grateful that DST gave us any Kingdom Hearts Minimates, but this wave is...really disappointing to me. Positives: Maleficent looks great. She's been in the games from the very start, so it's awesome to have her to go with Pete. Ralph looks great too, they really nailed the look Negatives: Ralph isn't even technically a character in the game. He's a summon that the player can use during certain moments of a fight, he has no bearing on plot. Everything else feels really...not good. That Donald pack is just bad. I know it's a cost saving measure, but there was no need to make a Jack Sparrow in the KH line when we already had one, even if he is a different color. If they wanted to pair up Jack with someone, it should have been a pirate Sora. Sora himself by all means I should adore, but I don't think the Toy Story form translates well to Minimates. Why are we getting a variant of KH3 sora before a regular KH3 sora? They could have at least included a new Keyblade, but it's still the Kingdom Key. Mickey looks alright, but...Why isn't it Riku? Or anybody else new? I get that DST is trying to appeal to casual fans of the characters, but fans of the games aren't going to want to buy variants of Donald alone. Fans of Kingdom Hearts care more about the characters made for the game: Sora's friends, Organization 13, the BBS trio, etc. All I ever wanted when I heard we were getting these were a Riku and an Aqua, because they are my absolute favorite characters in the games. They're both major characters with multiple starring roles under their belts. This should have been series 2, not 3. I don't mean to post a text wall immediately after a series is announced, but like...Minimates and Kingdom Hearts are by far both my favorite toyline and my favorite video game franchise. I've not really ever been touched by a piece of media like I have with Kingdom Hearts. To see one of my favorite things ever to be handled with what feels like a "1 step forward, 2 steps back" approach is really upsetting to me.
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    wave 77

    Maybe the real wave 77 was the friends we made along the way, a lesson in pateience and perseverance through hardships. 🤔 Then again, if this were the KH thread, I’d be crying for news too.
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    Bruce Lee

    These are really nice, somehow DST makes a box set of the same guy four times interesting. Super stoked for the jumpsuit!
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    Motivational Minimate Contest

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    Motivational Minimate Contest

    I’ll submit soon! This should be fun
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    Kingdom Hearts

    It's good that the future will move onto KH3, and since Donald and Goofy wear their normal outfit it means we don't have to focus on getting more of them. I guess KH merch is a tough sell. Some people just want them for the Disney characters, but don't like the Nomura redesigns or the original characters. Other people probably just want nothing but the original characters, but that then alienates any kind of casual buyer who only recognizes Sora and has no idea who anyone else is. Having only 3 packs in a wave (And no more TRU around to supplement) makes it feel like the line is being drip-fed. I'm ecstatic that we even have KH Mini's in the first place, but I guess I'm jealous that companies like Funko were able to get characters like Riku, Kairi, even really obscure choices like Vanitas out. Then again, we're only into the first year of the line being around, so hopefully the future is bright.
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    Ask Zach

    I have always wondered how "influencers" even go about getting contacts in the industry. It can't really be as simple as "I want to talk about your product, please." I do know there is a market for the young, since I'm like 80% sure that the main demographic of my channel is under 18.
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    Spider-Man PS4

    Looks like we're getting a DST Gallery statue for this bad boy. I'd love a 4 pack with Spidey and some of the rouges, or even a Through The Ages-style set with the suits you can unlock
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    Minimate Holiday Card Contest

    Here's my entry! If the language is a little inappropriate, I have a 'clean' one I can trade it for:
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    Minimate Holiday Card Contest

    I’ll be entering! Should be done by the end of the weekend, hopefully 😘
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    MMC Reviews Discussion

    Is it really Toys R Us wave 26 if it's at Walgreens? Holographic Iron Man and Madame Masque!
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    Kingdom Hearts

    I think a big problem with the Space Paranoids figures is that in series 1 Tron and Donald are a matte finish, but in series 2 Goofy has a metallic paint job and Sark is almost semi-gloss. They're still nice figures, I feel the line has been too lenient on Tron. @DSTZach, any update on series 3? There were prototypes at Toy Fair, but they were mostly designs shown off before the first series came out. Any chance we might be seeing figures for KH3 like the Select stuff and that bust coming out?
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    MMC Reviews Discussion

    It's time we go back to the future with the Time Machine Showdown!
  23. http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/2017/07/diamond-select-signs-license-for-pacific-rim-uprising/ "Diamond Select Toys (DST) will offer a wide range of Pacific Rim Uprising products starting in 2018, including Select action figures, Minimates mini-figures, Vinimates vinyl figures, Gallery PVC dioramas, vinyl coin banks, replicas with lights and sound, and housewares. The movie will premiere in U.S. theaters on February 23, 2018, and DST plans to have the first products ship in time for the premiere" I'm curious to see what DST will put out. I thought the first movie was a lot of fun and had some really neat Jaegers and Kaiju designs, so I'm hoping to see the same for the second movie.
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    MMC Reviews Discussion

    Will the real Gwen Stacy please stand up? It's Gwenpool and Black Cat!
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    MMC Reviews Discussion

    Is Mickey short for Micholas? It's Black Coat Mickey and Soldier Heartless!
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