bruticus

New Licenses, What would YOU like to see Minimated ?

871 posts in this topic

The Hellpop family has been on a big Harry Potter kick recently, and it's stirred up my desire for HP Minimates.  I remember someone asking Chuck in an AskDST about them a few years ago, and he said he thought the time for Harry Potter had passed, which is just crazy talk.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agreed. It's an evergreen. My 12-year-old just got into the books. She watches the film as soon as she finishes the corresponding book. And she loved Fantastic Beasts. Can't wait for the sequels.

 

The Wizarding World ain't going' nowhere.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

harry potter mates would make dst too much money. not sure they want all that money.   

 

 

yes im totally taunting them, prove me wrong dst (;

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was really hoping DST would get on the license to tie in to the Fantastic Beasts movie, but no such luck. 

It's still not too late...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DST doesn't go backward. 

 

Unless it's Back to the Future

 

And Predator.

 

And Alien.

 

And Nightmare Before Christmas.

 

And Clint Eastwood westerns.

 

And Tarantino flicks.

 

And obscure Madonna films.

 

And 1950s sci-fi films with robots.

 

And 1960s sci-fi TV shows with robots.

 

And 1970s sci-fi shows with robots.

 

Otherwise DST does not go backward. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, hellpop said:

The Hellpop family has been on a big Harry Potter kick recently, and it's stirred up my desire for HP Minimates.  I remember someone asking Chuck in an AskDST about them a few years ago, and he said he thought the time for Harry Potter had passed, which is just crazy talk.

The Hellpop family :jawdrop:.......now that grabbed my attention ...........has it really been that long?  F****gwow  :thumbsup:

 

Me ? I'm slowly getting back into 'mates after being finally drowned by them over the last 2 years out of 10 so ..........

 

Buffy.............although not my bag ............ seems almost inevitable so punching for them is unnecessary . Buffy seems likely.

 

 

Asterix is my dream license .  Asterix Minimates would be the best selling minimate line ever.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

On 2/24/2017 at 3:53 PM, Roccothegreat said:

harry potter mates would make dst too much money. not sure they want all that money.   

 

 

yes im totally taunting them, prove me wrong dst (;

It would also COST a lot of money. For the license.

And who said we didn't go backwards? "That time has passed" is not the same thing. Doesn't mean the time won't come around again.

Edited by DSTZach

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yea i'm sure the rights aren't cheap, and you're right the other mini figures don't seem to sell but minimates are better than all other minifigures!  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, DSTZach said:

And who said we didn't go backwards? "That time has passed" is not the same thing. Doesn't mean the time won't come around again.

 

On 3/19/2015 at 7:02 AM, DSTZach said:

Aside from Shiva, Axel, Billy and Thomas, many of those are in the works! We're moving forward, not backward.

 

On 9/6/2013 at 0:28 AM, DSTZach said:

We have no plans to end the line, we like the idea of constantly moving forward and not backward, and the most popular characters with mainstream audiences are from earlier in the comic's run.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah those statements seem contradictory, although to be fair there was quite a bit of time lapse between them. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey, I'm just happy with the concession that DST is willing to go backward. Clearly they have, whether the time was right or not.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hellboy is getting a new movie, hint hint!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm happy about the movie (though I'd prefer a BPRD TV series) but if DST can get any rights to Hellboy, I'm hoping it's from the comics. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well sure, but Comic Minimates > Movie Minimates > No Minimates.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, I'd settle for movie-based 'mates and hope that this incarnation lives up to the source material. I just want it all. :devil:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll have to see what this movie looks like before I get too excited at the prospect of figures from it.

I've ran across some pictures and reviews of the Loyal Subjects Action Vinyls for Masters of the Universe and G.I. Joe lately and as a minimate collector I'm quite jealous. Both properties would be perfect for minimates and wouldn't compete with any product that I'm aware of. If Mattel and Hasbro are willing to license the properties I wonder if DST has inquired?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/27/2017 at 3:54 PM, MisterPL said:

Hey, I'm just happy with the concession that DST is willing to go backward. Clearly they have, whether the time was right or not.

If I'm not mistaken, both those posts you quoted were about The Walking Dead characters, one license out of 50 or so we have. WE didn't want to go back in the storyline, to older storylines, and make tertiary characters, and I don't think Skybound did, either. They liked the waves to be more or less of the same era in the comic.

Nobody has ever said we don't go backwards with LICENSES, as Watchmen, Beetleuice, Iron Giant, 1980s TMNT, KH2, and our other new MM licenses show, although Watchmen, TMNT and KH are still relevant properties, with ongoing stories. I assume your comment was about Harry Potter, which is far from over, but there are more questions about which licenses to get than "is there current media" and "can we afford it".

Does your company have the HP license? DC Comics? TMNT? I know you have Marvel...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/10/2017 at 7:55 PM, stack32 said:

I'll have to see what this movie looks like before I get too excited at the prospect of figures from it.

I've ran across some pictures and reviews of the Loyal Subjects Action Vinyls for Masters of the Universe and G.I. Joe lately and as a minimate collector I'm quite jealous. Both properties would be perfect for minimates and wouldn't compete with any product that I'm aware of. If Mattel and Hasbro are willing to license the properties I wonder if DST has inquired?

In the last 15 years? Sure. We used to make Joe busts and statues. I do not think poseable figures has ever been allowed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, DSTZach said:

In the last 15 years? Sure. We used to make Joe busts and statues. I do not think poseable figures has ever been allowed.

Seems like a fine time to roll out some MOTU and GI Joe Vinimates, if you ask me .... I think this is where my focus is going to be in the near future.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For what it's worth, the figures from The Loyal Subjects are articulated, 9 POA or more depending on the license. That's what made me wonder if Mattel and Hasbro might be taking a different approach to licenses now than in the past.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now