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  1. Explained perfectly Probably .....although I think it is more likely that the adhesive used was incompatible with the surface of the card which had been 'varnished '. The card part of the packaging is undoubtedly UV varnished which IMVHO ( 30 years a printer) can create problems if a non-compatible adhesive is used . In my day ( & it is a mere rumour that I drank with Gutenburg & Heidelberg) we would not varnish the areas on the card that would (ultimately) take the adhesive , we would thereby reduce incompatibility between surface of the printed sheet & the adhesive between the blister. -boringheadsmate I ,generally, have nothing but praise for the printing & packaging of Minimates but my observation (above) was a very basic mistake which went on for far too long & became ridiculous.
  2. disclaimer : It's not that I'm not looking forward to these it's just that I know little about GI Joe . That said I am intrigued by the packaging . Over the years (I believe) DST has been restricted by licensors in the way that Minimates are 'shown' in their still seems incredible to me that (for example) Marvel Minimates have yet to be 'shown' in a format as we are seeing with GI Joe. The art on the Joe package may work well for 'us' Minimate fans but ....& I might be being obtuse......does it work well for first time buyers ? Artwork (however good) does not beat seeing the toys in their yays (sic). On the other hand maybe the flap cover may well be the new answer to an old licensing restriction ?
  3. Great stuff...I've not seen that before . The more you look the more you see .
  4. Fantastic choice of interests SC , palz & kubricks being passions of mine. Re: Stanley K. The Shining features in bizarre stuff I collect ,I recently purchased an Adler typewriter nigh on identical to Jack's & nothing would give me more pleasure than to see some Stanley Kubrick .....awesome licence IMHO . Imagine having several identical Spartacus Minimates ( much like the existing Star Trek Minimate line) .....all declaring that they are Spartacus ?! It could even be a scene from Toy Story 5 * I am not an avid fan of Dr.Who despite my love of daleks . This in't as odd as it may seem especially when you read up about the daleks' creator Terry Nation . Bearing in mind I am on vacation ,having little to do , I have just checked out ebay listings for 'Docter Who' .....sure enough there are a few there Sadly Dr.Hugh items are thin on the ground although Dr.Wu (Jurassic Park ) is there. These GI Joe 'mates best turn up soon otherwise Hugh knows WTF we'll be talking about? * Check out "Shining references buried in Pixar films"
  5. Bidding on misspelled auction names ? Sounds like a dastardly chap . I've also heard that the same scoundrel picked up on the fact that TRU Marvel Wave 7 brought with it a notable character with a very notable space between the word 'Buster' & 'Hulk' ....big red armoured guy . Hulkbuster would almost always go (on ebay) for more $$ than Hulk Buster .....quite simply because the ebay search engine failed to pick up the nuance . Who knew ? There has (according to Ivan & DST packaging) been just the one Hulk Buster Minimate although several Hulkbusters. -buster hulksmate BTW My recent passion has been tracking down old dalek toys . You'd think that a D-A-L-E-K toy would be easy enough to list on ebay ....not so...there are always dozens of listings on UK ebay for DARLEKS....they often sell cheaply .
  6. After filling in several forms ,applying for certificates to prove that the certificate we have for our double-vacs are real, I decided that we might as well have tests before we flew to Greece on vacation . We declare on forms where we are going,where we are staying & who we are with in Greece & when we return to the UK. Passport,money,passes,forms,cerificates,etc.etc. Of course wearing a mask is mandatory on a plane & public transport , I do all these things because I have to & to a certain extent because I think it is necessary to protect myself & others. Judgmental looks ?? You'll really see 'judgmental ' when,on 'the faces of authority' , you show them your 'pieces of paper' .....instead of your mobile(cell) phone app/etc. ....that you don't own,don't want & have no real use for. Wonderful bits of kit but no thanks not for me. -buttappsmate If their is a conspiracy it is not in the mask.
  7. I recall one particular member who ,anal about spelling, became extremely frustrated as members continually mispelt the name of the DC villain Darkside (sic) . Who knew ?
  8. "Never say never" would be the saying (yaying?) that has never made sense .
  9. A very nice vinimate of the best . Unfortunately...for me... it also personifies the actual moment when the shark jumped .
  10. Eaglemoss have a Dropship up for pre-order .......but at 200mm long it's not going to be minimate scale .
  11. "Plato's Stepchildren" might also fit into that statement . -buttmostlyawake
  12. I'd say they were similar in respect of no limb-joints . I think the heads are longer & the legs are shorter,the hands are different & there are no tell-tale holes on the top of the feet. The Disney kubricks (7 waves ) had kubrick style feet,legs,arms & hands ,most everything else is unique moulded heads ,bodies etc. & look nothing like typical kubricks. These Adventurer figures are perhaps what many people think of as 'typical kubricks'
  13. Not bootlegs ,official Disney merchandise They aren't too special IMHO but somebody here might be interested in the tiger
  14. A valid point although I question most ? Leg articulation (with Minimates in general) is a sore subject with me , so many minimates have separate feet parts for almost no reason at all ( unless you want to pose the feet 'a la penguin' or Charlie Chaplin .....whilst many others have rigid 'bootlike' appendages which are totally inarticulate ( TMNT /Iron Man etc.etc.) !? Then there's the Minimate knee joint that will only bend 90 degrees .....a gentle redesign to increase the angle would make so much difference to poseability but it seems like I'm the only person that it bothers.
  15. I'm not sure whether I can voice a supportive voice..or not... for the Shang-Chi movie & subsequent Minimates . It's been fairly obvious...leastways from my perspective ....that DST's Minimate direction has been completely rudderless for somewhile f@cking years.
  16. OK you got me with the IMTTA box set . That said I'd like to add that, out of the many Iron Man 'mates that we have had, very few are 'yellow' . Whether or not the DIAB comic version is actually yellow it is yellow in my memories About the closest is the 10th.anniversary Best of version (?)
  17. I yearn for a 'Demon in a bottle' Iron Man minimate ......whether or not he could be classed as a 'missed opportunity' is debatable but he was... .....generally legless. Great comic run.
  18. We'll see whether or not my new openness is going to be a good idea or not . I have an Elf Spock army which,when decanted from their life-support baggies, are ready to take on just about anybody "boldly going" . How big is the army ?
  19. I shan't give up but this is obviously not the right platform for my discussion.
  20. ...& the dough . What a great set of mates they were I wonder if any of his tooling remains available for re-use ?
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