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  1. It's honestly OK Zach I'm actually moving to the lake , in a house that I've been building for the last 2 years . I'm actually getting quite good at it now. Mon Repos. If I appear egocentric ...Amen ! That however isn't my goal , ICGAF about being officially associated with this dream box set but if I'm paying I'm choosing... with an awful lot of help from my friends (or foes) ....Chef Duff got his way so why can't I .
  2. Thanks for the candid reply, please note that I am serious about this ,so I'll remind you that I'm not 12 years old & that I am quite aware that the market for my Minimates set would be the US & not the UK . I'm a fan-boy not fucking stupid. I have no e-tailer warehouse & no barn but I've just sold (a barn) again so, for a little while, I am fairly rich & still not stupid. Luke would undoubtedly be my first port of call , I think he would take me seriously bearing in mind that he has supplied me with a case of every box set ever made & 4 cases of every wave of nigh on every line that DST has ever produced. That might imply that I actually am stupid. Perhaps now is the time to say that I have at the very least 6 unopened packs of every production Minimate ever made. Now that is stupid . I also have others I would be more than happy to sponsor ( right word? ) my own choice of Minimates , it will be cheaper than buying dozens of sets from some of the woeful releases that I've found myself enduring over the years . My choice nobody forced me. I'm sorry I picked on such a difficult idea for my re-run figure , heaven forbid us some new tooling for a 12 year old Minimate's helmet . If a yellow painted Minimate with a newly-tooled' helmet is going to be a hurdle then I am beginning to see what I'm up against! So let's start again ........
  3. Inevitably tooling influences choice but I see no real reason to hold back too much , this is about achieving a small dream rather than a huge profit . My 'actual' dream-list of Marvel Minimate characters would include,for example, a 'Mimic' but he's unlikely to be saleable enough .....this is about achieving a small dream rather than losing my shirt I've mentioned the AIM guy, I honestly feel that that one character is simple enough & saleable . Tooling-minimal . The 2nd. character I'd want is, coincidentally in many ways , The Super Adaptoid who is undoubtedly my most wanted Minimate . Tooling obviously exists, just buy in a can or two of green paint & off we go. So far so good ? One compromise ,one grail ,little or no tooling . The 3rd. character is the hardest choice because it might define a theme , it seems that a theme is essential .....but this is a fan-boy box-set so in many ways I may want to change my mind ..... MODOK is the commercial decision but I'm not sure.
  4. Some of my favourite villains would come with 'my' wishlist box set , I have a long-term wish to be involved in a fan-boy (albeit old fan-boy) box set . I'd invest $$$ but i get to pick the figures & only one would be a re-run ... an AIM guy ....obviously. Seems a bit harsh to me that Luke had to sign up for 3000 sets now that a 1000 run, SDCC exclusive has been announced ! Zach ,should I now be encouraged to formally pursue a 1000 run fan-boy box-set ?
  5. Mute button ! All this time &.....who knew ? I'm smiling broadly as I recall several or two incidents where I have lost my patience with Minimates, DST officials, fellow-members being pricks , fellow-members implying that I might be a prick(the very thought ?),other pricks * , Moderators (....obviously not TBT), the weather , unpainted FF characters , flavour of the day Gold promos, *Digger, occasionally myself & just about anything I fancy moaning about. I've actually spent hours typing (with my regulatory 2 fingers),my generally, venomously witty ,often hilariously sarcastic, responses to the occasionally half-witted numpty who has rattled my cage with some inane banal drivel ................only to find it all gone AWOL the following day . Deleted from history . My point ? I wouldn't change a thing . buttheadsmute ?
  6. thereasonsy : Zach doesn't make the choice of figures , he is the guy that delivers the news . You know that, as do I & I was, perhaps,remembering ourselves, to not shoot the messenger. I looked back on Zach's post &, from where I sit ,the 'expectation', his expectation ....was expected
  7. In retrospect.... succinct. I've said it before ,you are between a rock & a hard place .
  8. I had my second jab yesterday & that might be slowing me down , I generally spot sarcasm but I am genuinely unsure what you are saying . I'm also aware that I am also perceived as being sarcastic , I can be ....& I'm not in this instance. So here's the question ....are you saying that SDCC exclusives have been historically hard to get hold of ...or are you saying that IYO they weren't particularly elusive? I was going to PM question to you but if we all did that then there'd be no forum would there ?
  9. Spoilers Despite my omnipresence on this forum I originally avoided any BSG thread for quite some time , I had every BSG 'mate release way before I'd seen an episode of the show. What a show !
  10. I loved BSG & I would have loved to have seen this hex/6 concept back in the day .
  11. Oh ...that need Subtlety (that really is a shit word to spell) can mean everything to a sometimes cynical collector . I'm not a big fan of NBX 'mates but I do appreciate them , this set I understand .
  12. Different facial expressions make these a bit more desirable . Although I know exactly what it is between the Clown's legs , I still can't help myself giggling like Beavis .
  13. The NBX set is a bit more logical & that Clown is a bastard to find in the wild . 1000 sets ! I've said it for years but here's some actual confirmation of how limited many Minimate releases are.
  14. SDCC always brings out the best in all of us .... people Fortunately,this year, there appears to be an absence of those great joy-bringers that unite the common man ,promos. Who can forget the joy that those Gold Alligators & Vorins brought us Oh how I wish I could have been at one of those private parties with good ol' Digger. I'm not sure whether I commented at the time ? Lessons were learnt & at SDCC2017 DST gave us the last Turtle to complete our collections ,that worked well , I remember it being Nickelodeon's fault ,not DST's. There won't actually be anybody at SDCC this year will there ,so selling 2000 of these on line might be a good decision ? Scalping Diamond Cardboard Collectors exclusive might be a winner. -butthurtsmate
  15. The fact is that the last Marvel minimate box set was Avengers Endgame , that was 2 years ago . Personally, I have kept up my Marvel Minimate collecting in the last 2 years with Walgreen releases & quite why WG 'mates aren't revered is yet another mystery to me . IMHO WG 'mates are that 'pinnacle' that I alluded to in an earlier post, they're stunning . An SDCC ,updated ,Endgame set is the first box-set after a 2 year drought , when compared to what I'm seeing in the WG waves , they look ordinary , very ordinary. I'm going to a pub next week for a beer ,the first time in many a long day . Despite the wait & despite the novelty I will still want good beer not just any ordinary beer . BTW ..........Ou est Le Falcon ?
  16. Did I forget 'our' 81st. Iron Man ? I wasn't sure whether he'd be our 81st. or 82nd. I've read that there will be 1000 sets of these (source : Dorkside Toys) & ,each & every site I am finding, limits your spending to one set .......there is one ebay seller however that is prepared to sell you a set for $154.98 & appears to have 8 cases of 12 in his future inventory. 1000 sets ? IMHO that wouldn't be the first time DST has produced such a small number of Minimates . Obviously.
  17. I hear you. Those of us that weren't late to Minimates might add to our collections our 15th Hawkeye or Black Widow ,our 31st Thor ,our 49th Hulk & our 50th Captain America. A boxed set of A+list SDCC Marvel Minimates should be the pinnacle of everything that has come before , here's the rub (for me at least) none of them is going to be a classic or a must-have & that speaks volumes .
  18. A nice bunch of 'mates, that said...... 2 years after Endgame, so I'm a little surprised at the choice of characters , obviously these are A+ big hitters but surely Marvel has moved on since then ? Or not?
  19. The POA kubricks were amongst the first released by Medicom & are accordingly quite naive . Regards buying them ,I would suggest buying a 'collection' rather than hunt them as individual box sets. Collections often appear on ,very reasonably priced . Many people here would love POA Minimates but I think it is a bit too late to hope for them . If we did get POA Minimates I can't believe we'd get a Minimate horse . Kubrick collectors got a kubrick POA horse 20+ years ago .
  20. 2 factors must always be considered when deciding whether a Minimate licence did well many were produced & how many were sold , that might sound obvious but it's not quite as simple as it sounds. IMHO Godzilla sets were produced in relatively low numbers ,command high prices with comparatively few listings years later. I'd guess that they were produced in very low numbers . Whether Godzilla 'mates were a commercial success for DST is debatable but if they sold out then,I guess, they did well .
  21. The Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero . Who knew ? I happily remember reading the Master of Kung Fu comics (early 70's) & I'm wondering if I still have them in the vault ? I wish the film well & some 'mates would be nice.
  22. I've just gotten hold of Wave 12 & the Winter Soldier 'mates . WG Mates are undoubtedly difficult to obtain but it is most definitely worth the effort because the quality is just stunning , a credit to DST . I'm not convinced that the artwork on the reverse of each pack is worthwhile ? It's nice to see but I can't help thinking that a bit more imagination could be employed .
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