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  1. With a few minutes to go until midnight, with a new year beckoning, I'd like to wish everybody a Happy New Year. Happy New Year .
  2. Its such a pity that I have one in a bag because I have always been unable to open it & truly enjoy it.
  3. Thanks -buttnohead4max (Ol'Bob) A 4-pack Black Hole set would surely be a winner . As you may realise Medicom produced Bob,VINCENT & Max as kubricks , what you may not realise is that they are amongst that vast class of kubrick that bears no real resemblance at all to a kubrick ! Not cheap now but they never were.
  4. Many thanks for the info , I've taken the plunge on the regular releases of Max & Vince/Bob The Walgreens' versions are therefore NOT variants of the above ??
  5. I'm sure things will get better for us all next year. Merry Christmas. Regards a definitive Thing , I think the outlook is grim. -bensoddheadsmate
  6. IMHO it is no coincidence that most of the vinimates that sell through best are the ones that least resemble the whole 'block-figure' idea ! This set is one of those . All I can offer you is the hope that nigh on every other vinimate that sold well....a repainted re-issue Can anybody clarify whether the (other) DST Black Hole action figures that appear at Walgreens differ from the 'regular' releases? Thanks.
  7. Daleks . Not universally realised, 'daleks' were once a separate licence from Doctor Who & the ability to sell 'daleks' without even mentioning Doctor Who is still a very grey area. After nearly 60 years daleks, of nearly any description, are still fantastically popular . Maybe not so much in the US but in ol' blighty they most definitely are. I'm actually not a Dr.Who 'nut' but I have never really beaten off my adoration of the daleks & I am far from being alone. Daleks 'fit' with just about any licence going . Daleks are the nastiest ,most violent,pitiless , merciless cyborg aliens of all . Kirk ,Vader ,Stark & Batman would collectively shit themselves confronting a single dalek . Daleks work well with nigh on anything ( any toy) as they themselves are so alien (to anything else ). I have some minimate-scale daleks & they look bloody superb with almost any minimate from any licence . Daleks . Panini has just released 'The Daleks bookazine'. The stories aren't new to me but I just had to have it . It is something that any SF fan must have . Forget 'Doctor Who' this graphic novel has no reference to him whatsoever. Superb artwork & just an awesome addition to your collection , Available in the US soon. -buttexterminimate
  8. Forgive me ..........the above post was an (obviously ,very poor) attempt at humour. BTW ......... How to climb a ladder: Step 1 : Step 1 Step 2 : Step 2 Step 3 : Step 3 Step 4 : Step 4
  9. I ordered one of these recently but it arrived sans 'little ladders' . I contacted Ikea several times ,I rung & rung & rung . This morning I received a message from Ikea saying that they could forward me "just one ladder " I was not happy & I have told Ikea that I will take further steps -buttreadsmate
  10. It's ironic that I get an email from Walgreens on an almost daily basis , I have considered blocking them but I live in hope that one day they'll announce a minimates wave online Walgreens is , I assume, a store you'd visit to perhaps rid yourself of a headache or nausea . It seems that most people here would enter (Walgreens) quite happily & leave with a headache or nausea . If it weren't for the kindness of fellow collectors I wouldn't be collecting Minimates,period.
  11. You have hit the nail on the head with that post. Bravo. I really got into X-Files Palz , I still hate their 'hands' but apart from that they sometimes get elevated to 'my most-loved' . The most loved of my most-loved are a set of 4, Series 2 , Autopsy Scullys , each one is a different colour . They are sublime .
  12. A warm welcome to you Pineapple Statesman from the Elder Statesman . So many things in your post that I can relate to .
  13. Any information about Walgreen Minimates is totally welcome IMHO. The article has its flaws but its mere existence alerts the likes of me that there is something new 'minimate' that I can collect else would I know ? I appreciate that there are announcements on the DST website but they are rarely 'news' . I have come to accept the mentality of DST that it is considered pointless announcing new Walgreens minimates when it would seem (from what I read) that almost nofucker can find them in many (most) Walgreen stores until maybe months after their existence is actually acknowledged. That apparently is WG's fault , once DST get their money it's perhaps up to WG to promote the product ? Do they ? Believe it or not I have learnt to shutthef*ck up about the Walgreens Minimates that I have 'gathered' because I consider it almost seems like I'm thumbing my nose at my fellow minimate collector ! I posted recently about the latest Gameverse 'mates & when I read my post again I actually realised that it was almost disrespectful to anybody that will struggle finding them now or ever. Any information about Walgreens Minimates is totally welcome IMHO from any source ,poorly written or not.
  14. I would love to know 'officially' how many sets were produced, I'm convinced that it was a very small run.
  15. I just watched a trailer for the upcoming Hulu Modok animated series , a bizarre show for a bizarre character & obviously far too bizarre for DST to produce an official comic-version Minimate Once you've seen the trailer you'll surely be wondering why ,after 11 years, we've never had a re-run of those wonderful AIM Minimates ?
  16. It's probably for the best that everybody also forgets 'Alice through the looking glass' & 'Kingdom Hearts' Minimates . Neither line is going to help DST get a Star Wars licence IMHO. Then there's Muppet minimates which personify everything that I said in an earlier post in this thread. I'll use Kermit for example . Kermit is the most easily recognisable character in the Muppet line , he is based, as you know on a wide-mouthed frog hand-puppet . His most-identifiable feature is his massive wide-open mouth which almost bisects his head when opened . What did we get ? You know what we got The Muppet line was generally OK . 'OK' won't cut the mustard with prospective Star Wars fans . DST have produced some beautiful Minimates , Star Wars Minimates are unlikely to be amongst them .
  17. You are kidding ,Zach? I'm guessing I've misunderstood your post ? My bad. The limited history between Disney & Minimates ?
  18. The expression "Never say never " was perhaps recorded in a Charles Dickens novel in 1837 (thank you Google) . I'm not a well-read person but even I know that that guy wrote several great books , several , not one or two . "Never say never" aint gonna bring in new blood to a toy-line hovering on the edge in an industry hovering on the edge in a world hovering on the edge. "Please ,sir, I want some more" is maybe what our mutual friend, Chuck Dickens ought to be saying to Disney despite the hard times down at bleak house in tiny Tim-onium. I have always had great expectations for the minimate line but lately it seems that you can rarely find them for sale except in an old curiosity shop. Minimate fans? "We were always more or less miserable" not how I want to remember my Minimate collecting days.
  19. It would be great if we had another run of the minimates .
  20. My Gameverse sets arrived today ....I love that Hulk.
  21. A Land-Speeder ,AT-ST & a Pro-bot were the BAFs in aforementioned line. Jabba was another BAF & if you were lucky you had access to obtaining some pretty card dioramas. There were of course Speeder-bike box sets . I see no reason why DST couldn't accomplish any of the things we are mentioning .
  22. The Minimate design rule book just needs to be put to one side rather than thrown away if these actually got the go-ahead. Even Medicom couldn't quite bring themselves to do away with the trade-mark non-articulated kubrick arms & legs . Nigh on every SW figure has identically sized arms & legs, a kubrick Chewbacca is barely taller than a kubrick Leia ! There is huge potential for a Star Wars minimate line , dozens of iconic characters but ,& it is a big BUT , each Minimate needs to become that character not just be a Minimate that looks a bit like a Star Wars character .
  23. I'm not a Star Wars fan,far from it,yet (almost) the jewel in the crown, in my fairly adequate collection of mini-figures, is my Star Wars kubrick collection . There are a few duds but many of them are just sublime . I hate to say it (again) but I'm not sure DST could actually emulate the SW kubrick line . Very few Star Wars kubricks actually have interchangeable parts whilst many of them are just unique, unchangeable characters . It would seem to me that DST have been unchangeable for far too long relying too much on 'interchangeability' which of course works well with many characters but is completely farcical in certain circumstances ...I'm yet again thinking of my old favourite 'Thing' with his tangerine barnet & orange head . What other minimate would benefit from the Thing's hairpiece ? The only character that would benefit would be a Thing with a matching coloured hairpiece & head forf**ksake When I think of a prospective Chewbacca 'mate I kinda cringe when I conjure up in my mind's eye a Minimate much like Sasquatch or ( omigosh) Man Thing . Godsave us from those 2 monstrosities or something similar. Moulded heads are almost de rigeur throughout the evolved SW kubrick line although when they did use a standard 'cylinder' they used it to great effect .....notably the Darth Vader with Luke's head 'secret' . DST use moulded heads when they have to,or perhaps when all else fails . Enough.
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