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2.5 Thanos and other tall characters.

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I was looking through the minimates and noticed that Ares is the other character with a 2.5 inch form. Why is that? Characters like Thanos, Hulk, Darkseid and others should be tallee than the regular minimate.

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9 hours ago, PHuds460 said:

I was looking through the minimates and noticed that Ares is the other character with a 2.5 inch form. Why is that? Characters like Thanos, Hulk, Darkseid and others should be tallee than the regular minimate.

The license that DST has with Marvel limits them to only using the 2" base body. They can make it a little bit larger by adding bulked-up parts, but they can't use a 2.5" body. The former DC license didn't have that restriction, and DC requested that certain characters be larger.

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And the first time Darkseid was made they didn’t think of it. So yeah. It was cool while it lasted but it wasn’t a long term thing. 

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When Minimates started they were actually at that size, and you can still find some of those early big figures around. It wasn't until the Lord of the Rings line that they developed the now-familiar 2" body. I'm not sure why exactly they moved to that one, other than just liking the aesthetics better.

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1 hour ago, hellpop said:

When Minimates started they were actually at that size, and you can still find some of those early big figures around. It wasn't until the Lord of the Rings line that they developed the now-familiar 2" body. I'm not sure why exactly they moved to that one, other than just liking the aesthetics better.

Marvel was where they developed it actually. Marvel Series 1 was around a year before LOTR.

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