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No, but there are bad articles. Not once does that article mention the name of the toy line (maybe it's on purpose, so as not to promote said toy line for free?). And they assume the character is an antagonist because its in a two-pack with a hero. Poorly written.

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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 ........how 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.

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11 hours ago, buttheadsmate said:

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 ........how 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.

Yeah, I wouldn't be too quick to pin the total blame on Walgreens. I spent three years working with them and this minimates phenomena is not something I have ever encountered-- even when launching a new product, product line or a store opening. Maybe things have changed since I know there have been a couple changes in how corporate is run (especially with the Duane Reade/Rite Aid acquisition). I do find it frustrating for fans that they can't access the products that they want so I am always willing to help out. Currently on the hunt for a Peggy for a friend and always looking for a few of my fellow Common Wealth Club fans. 

I agree for the most part any press is good press and driving impressions for the brand overall is always a positive given how awareness seems to be another key issue.

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1 hour ago, thereasonsy said:

Yeah, I wouldn't be too quick to pin the total blame on Walgreens. I spent three years working with them and this minimates phenomena is not something I have ever encountered-- even when launching a new product, product line or a store opening. Maybe things have changed since I know there have been a couple changes in how corporate is run (especially with the Duane Reade/Rite Aid acquisition). I do find it frustrating for fans that they can't access the products that they want so I am always willing to help out. Currently on the hunt for a Peggy for a friend and always looking for a few of my fellow Common Wealth Club fans. 

I agree for the most part any press is good press and driving impressions for the brand overall is always a positive given how awareness seems to be another key issue.

if you happen across any/all of these

Cap/Agent Carter

black panther/shuri

Ghost/Ironman

Miles/Prowler

spidergirl/doc ock

i am in need of them

 

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18 hours ago, buttheadsmate said:

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 ........how else would I know ? I appreciate that there are announcements on the DST website but they are rarely 'news' .

Ususually I post a story and send it to press the minute a new set has been spotted. I promoted Series 12 a little late, but I have not seen them in stores yet.

18 hours ago, buttheadsmate said:

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 ?

Walgreens does not promote that I know of, which is why I do. I announce all Walgreens sets once they have been found, but usually not before, because I do not want people running around looking for them. Some people seem to not like this plan, I may change it. Falcon and WS sets hit early, so I will not be promoting them for a while (embargoes).

15 hours ago, bofox said:

Zach- any reason behind the new shield mold for the Cap 'mates? I didn't really mind it for the Black Widow sets but I'm more just curious as to the change.

I am not sure, sorry. I can think of a few possible reasons, but I have not asked.

13 hours ago, Dave said:

What walgreens were these found at? Is this the movie set that was being talked about? @DSTZach

This is not the movie set.

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2 hours ago, DSTZach said:

I announce all Walgreens sets once they have been found, but usually not before, because I do not want people running around looking for them.

Zach, can you please re-announce wave 12 in 14-16 months so I can start looking for them?  Thanks!  :thumbsup:

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