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1 hour ago, MisterPL said:

Not gonna lie. The minifigure lines picked up from Gentle Giant make me a tad nervous. 

Haven't seen those. Are they articulated?

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There's very little Minimate presence. Those Godzilla Vinimates would be cool if they were articulated. They almost look like they are, but I know Vinimates are notorious for that.

On an unrelated note, ROBBY!

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9 hours ago, Trekker 42 said:

Haven't seen those. Are they articulated?

They didn’t appear to be. Might be a line DST is finishing before phasing out. Guess we could “Ask DST!”

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6 hours ago, SCW said:

There's very little Minimate presence. Those Godzilla Vinimates would be cool if they were articulated. They almost look like they are, but I know Vinimates are notorious for that.

On an unrelated note, ROBBY!

Two waves of Marvel, a set of Bruce Lee, a set of John Wick, two waves of Kingdom Hearts... I think that's a lot. There's more we couldn't show. 

Not sure if the Godzilla heads turn, most non-DC Vinimates have articulated heads, but these are prototypes. 

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11 hours ago, MisterPL said:

Not gonna lie. The minifigure lines picked up from Gentle Giant make me a tad nervous. 

The $80 statues based on Scottie Young art? Not a MM competitor by a stretch. Not sure which else you mean. 

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4 hours ago, DSTZach said:

The $80 statues based on Scottie Young art? Not a MM competitor by a stretch. Not sure which else you mean. 

Marvel Mini Heroes PVC statues that retail for $12.99. (Thanos, Spider-Gwen, Iron Man...)

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Alright I'm sure this is more than over spoken but I think we need just one more Godzilla set at least to finish off the classics. The lineup:

First, to finish off the main Showa monsters

King Ghidorah - of course, Godzilla's lifelong nemesis and he already has blueprints drawn out 

Anguirus - Godzilla's first fight and eventual Ally, he would be a fun Minimate similar to the GB terror dog

And for a Heisei monster:

Destoroyah - Being to blame for Godzilla's first demise to another monster, he would be an amazing figure and a powerful looking addition to the collection. I would want Biollante to be involved but I can't imagine her as a Minimate.

And finally, as a long shot, an alternate, more wild but different version of Godzilla:

Shin Gojira - an absolutely bizarre rebirth of Toho's franchise, a figure of one, or maybe parts to make all, of his forms would be an awesome and unique addition to the series.

To top it all off...a Rocket Raccoon-like tiny figure of Minilla!

Thoughts?

Please please I want this so bad we need to at least have the finishing touches of the Showa figures. I'm awful at customizing molds I really don't know how so DST don't make me do it on my own! Haha

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Honestly can’t think of any Kaiju more deserving than those three except maybe getting a Kong in the place of Destoroyah or Shin as Kong and Ghidorah are solid set anchors without Godzilla in it. But Shin really is a genius variant idea for Godzilla. New head sculpt but you could probably honestly get away with repainting the original Godzilla body. Throw in a nice purple fire blast and you’ve got yourself a neat little figure. 

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King Cesar, they already have the set up with that exact mecha Godzilla they made

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On 2/18/2019 at 12:02 PM, MisterPL said:

Marvel Mini Heroes PVC statues that retail for $12.99. (Thanos, Spider-Gwen, Iron Man...)

I have not seen any at the show or elsewhere.

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I don't consider the PVC mini statues a competitor for Minimates.  I have the Thanos on its way to me and a comparison with Minimates never crossed my mind.  Just my opinion.

Any chance at more Godzilla minis is great news.  Ultraman next please!

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The mini-statues are a slightly higher price point and probably enjoy a bigger margin than Minimates. I'm just looking at what Gentle Giant Studios has to offer and wondering, as with any acquisition where there's the perception of duplication, what's staying and what's going.

To end consumers they're different products. To retailers who don't have to stock both, one may be more lucrative. To DST... who knows?

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I'll probably pick them up,  but I am curious why Mecha Godzilla looks so on point and both Godzillas look odd in the head area. It was the same issue I had with the Minimates. Godzilla just looked strange.

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