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  1. Imagine being offered an X-men First Appearance box set at LCSs without Angel & then finding its being offered as the variant in a contemporary wave.
  2. Medicom also used 'cloth' which enhances the displayability ( is that a word?) but their playability/durability is limited .
  3. So say we all. That particular pack is, I believe,an homage to the original Kenner pack. Medicom did the same with kubricks,several years ago ...they however produced a big 400% f8cker as well as the normal sized version,both had almost identically styled packaging. I mention this because it is fascinating to have watched, over the years ,some ebay sellers contriving to photograph their 'normal-sized' packaged item in such a manner that the uninitiated might think they are buying the big 'un. Just saying.
  4. I think I've posted at length about what Kirk variants I'd be interested in so I'm happy to say it all over again date we have had 14 Kirks ,13 of which have black pants/feet/boots/crotchpiece . Star Trek isn't my favourite line but I do appreciate that it is a line with legs albeit black legs. The above is lighthearted hereon I am being pragmatic as usual. Isn't it about time that DST released a set of generic pieces , a customising package, that fans old & new could utilise ? Regards the 'shirtless' ....... I can think of several bare-chest Minimate characters who could donate.
  5. Thank you guys ....I'm smiling from ear to ear & y'know I'm laughing at myself. I continue to replay that youtube link continually ..... what an inspiration.
  6. For those of you in the US who are looking for Series 4 ,the TRU wave that never got sold at TRU, they are fairly plentiful on UK ebay .....& cheap.
  7. The last year has been pretty weird ,the lack of Minimates not helping , I have however been pretty successful at hunting down some kubricks that were missing from my collection . The damnedest thing about kubrick collecting is that you're never sure what is actually available or been available . There are also some kubricks that, by rights, you are unlikely ever to own purely because they were issued as part of a package or promotion . Ol' butt had just about given up on ever seeing them but collecting is all about patience & just recently I have scored 2 out of the 6 or so 'impossibles' & I'm inclined to believe that both came from sources that had no idea what they were actually selling ! Do I feel guilty ? Nope , I like to think that I am a fairly decent human being but when it comes to toy-collecting....... . Both of those kubricks are from the Ultraman licence & although I knew little about it ,I'm becoming more & more intrigued by it. Anybody into it?
  8. Over the years I have read that many people collect 'Minimates' because they can be displayed 'easily' . Your looking for your 4th shelf & I said..... I am in absolute awe of your collection ...I look forward to seeing your 5th & 6th Me? I'm building my 2nd warehouse for my sad collection of unopened Minimate cases.
  9. I still buy the occasional old Minimate from ebay if it's cheap enough it interests me, 'dump' chases always come into that category . This week I received 6 Alien dump cases which included the 3 human figures which I always go for . They were described as 'new' & the 3 human figures were as described BUT ol'butt nearly threw his toys out of the pram when he noticed that the Alien figures were almost bursting out of their little cases! On inspection I noted that they were still taped,obviously unopened, so WTF had gone on ? You know...but I didn't ....that back in 2014 somebody must have realised a bit too late that the box was a wee bit too small for the xenomorph , Ivan's site confirms . The reason for posting this is that it's kind of sad that it's taken 7 years for me to realise this ....I must also add that I had the TRU xenomporphs versions (in hand) way before I had the dump cases so there was little reason for me to inspect mine. ITS BEEN A SLOW NEWS DAY HERE.
  10. I recall 3 TRU Michonne releases & I am discounting the 'Riot' of those packs is the most prolific 2-pack that I have in my entire inventory collection but I am damned if I can remember which one it is ? If any body is wondering why (?) well .....that's because of's infamous salesmanship often seemed that whatever I ordered they just sent me what they wanted. In this particular instance somebody was just having a f*cking laugh at my expense . I laugh about it now. That aside ..... that custom is bloody stunning especially as all this talk about Michonne's hood accentuates the amount of customising Luke has done to it !!
  11. I'd no idea who Mr.Geppi was until that wonderful Minimate promo arrived on the scene but I took the opportunity (then) to read 'his' wiki page . I am long enough in the tooth to not absorb & believe everything I read on a wiki page but it is worth reading . Penguin ,the new distributor, is also an interesting company to read up on but I'm guessing that by the time you've got your head around Geppi then you'll be less interested in Penguin. My personal conclusion is that on the face of it nothing much will change with the actual distribution of the merchandise. BTW you might also want to read up on the Sherman Antitrust Act which the US congress passed in 1890 which has no bearing at all on the distribution of comics. No sarcasm was used in my post .
  12. Unusually ...I have been lost for words (about your collection) ....let's try 'stunning'. Wonderful.
  13. I see that there is GI Joe Retro range , are the vehicles, Minimate compatible ?
  14. I really appreciate your swift post Zach & I also apologise unreservedly for shooting from the hip .
  15. In my mind one of the best if not the best vinimate so far. In other news from BBTS , Iron Giant (attack mode) vinimates were just added to my pile of loot
  16. Always look on the bright side .......the Marvel Avengers Endgame box set was re-run . However .......can you believe how DST continually pisses on its own fireworks ? Instead of encouraging fans old & new to look forward to a new Minimate licence, they perpetuate this lunacy of making their previously poorly-selling toy-line hard to get hold of! Just sell the damn things to whomever want them.....that is good business . If this BBTS newsbite is irrelevant & misleading then forf%cksake ,Zach, diss it immediately because it f£cking doesn't enthuse people it just kicks them straight dead-centre in the bollocks.
  17. I'm betting that these won't be limited in Schaumberg .
  18. Currently I know almost nothing about GI Joe ....bear that in mind as I begin my quest to acquaint myself . So my 'search engines' are in warp drive trying to figure out (for me) what we actually have here (above) & from what I am discovering I am becoming confused. Can someone help ? These are based on Hasbro GI Joe figures , correct ? I am aware that there are various versions of each character but I, the uninitiated, can't pinpoint immediately which Hasbro version each is based on ? It would seem that Scarlett & Storm Shadow are possibly based on the '25th. anniversary' figures ? Then there's Cobra Commander ? I am amongst knowledgable people ,please bring me up to speed a kindly way. Thanks. -buzzer?headsmate
  19. In my daily ebay trawl I noted the Cosbaby version of the Wandavision Halloween pre-sale Witch . Like I said above I haven't seen the show but I was more than surprised irritated to see that the colour scheme of Wanda's leg apparel looks identical to that of the earliest Minimate version . Maybe it's me ??
  20. My customising skills are lame so I shan't be in touch but that is one awesome project & I hope it finds the right home. It would also be a wonderful pattern for somebody who is into making further articulated large minimates ?
  21. I haven't seen the show but the reviews are very good. Regards a 'Wandavision' two pack ? It still might happen . Regards both characters as Minimates , Wanda has been portrayed 5 times , 2 of them are amongst the worst Marvel Minimates ever made . Vision has had enough versions IMHO & it is perhaps because I dislike Bettany's portrayal of the Vision that I dislike all the movie versions , they're nice Minimates but they don't hit the spot with me . BTW I struggled to get my fix of the SDCC 2016 versions, they were initially tough (for me) although I'm now covered. Despite my comments above I liked that set & the fact that it exists is perhaps why we are not getting a 'Wandavision' pair...too similar?
  22. A little research showed me that non-transforming Transformer merchandise is common, I shot from the hip, I accept that. I have ordered them , that's the best that I can add .
  23. A dropship would be great but a 'bridge too far' in the current climate whereas a 2-pack series finisher would seem far more realistic . I have tried to feel some love for Minimate vehicles , the BSG items came close , but I have little . I would ,for example,have much preferred all of the Munsters family rather than the 2 Munsters koaches & 2 Hermans that we got !!
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