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#1 MINI_MYTE

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:27 PM

The time has come again Minimate Multiverse for your voice(s) to be heard. Voting for The Best and Worst Minimates of 2011 has begun . For those of you who have participated in this event before, you know the drill. For those of you new to the MMMV, here a rundown of what you gotta do:

Posted below is a list of every minimate produced in 2011 (194 mates by my count) and the 17 categories for which they are eligible to be voted in. You will submit your top 3 choices per category (unless otherwise indicated) in descending order. The standard 3 points, 2 points & 1 point award system will be used as it has in past Best & Worsts.

I'd like to keep the results a surprise for the "big award show" in February, so please send me your votes via PM. But I know there are some of you who want to publicly showcase your picks, so to you guys, you can post them in the thread. Voting will take place starting today and run to the end of January, as many of you are still awaiting minimates released in December. Voting will officially be over January 31, 2012. Shortly afterwards I will post all the winners and losers in a grandiose awards show. And don't worry, the red carpet pre-show will make it's return as well


Here are the 17 categories to be voted on this year:
  • BEST MINIMATE (top 3 choices)
  • WORST MINIMATE (top 3 choices)
  • BEST ACCESSORY (top 3 choices)
  • WORST ACCESSORY (top 3 choices)
  • BEST ACCESSORIZED MINIMATE (top 3 choices)
  • BEST WAVE OR BOXED SET (top 1 choice)
  • WORST WAVE OR BOXED SET (top 1 choice)
  • BIGGEST SLEEPER- "Didn't see that one coming" - unexpectedly good, an unsung hero (top 3 choices)
  • BEST VARIANT- not just a labeled variant, but an alternate version of a previously released figure (top 1 choice)
  • WORST VARIANT- not just a labeled variant, but an alternate version of a previously released figure (top 1 choice)
  • SEXIEST MINIMATE - male, female, robot or other (top 3 choices)
  • UGLIEST / SCARIEST MINIMATE * (top 3 choices)
  • FAVORITE TOYS R US or CON EXCLUSIVE* (top 3 choices) single mates, not pairs.
  • BEST FACIAL EXPRESSION- That particular minimate face you thought was hilarious or just darn right perfect for that particular character (top 3 choices)
  • BEST HAIRPIECE (top 3 choices)
  • BEST MINIMATE VEHICLE (top 1 choice)
  • BECAUSE THEY DESERVE IT (BEST VIDEO GAME MINIMATE)- This year there was a slew of video game based mates and what better time to resurrect this category (top 3 choices)
* New categories for 2011

Here are all the minimates released in 2011 that are eligible for voting:

Marvel

wave 38
  • Big Time Spider-Man
  • Shadowland Iron Fist
  • Evil Daredevil
  • Elektra
  • Hand Ninja
  • White Tiger (female)
  • Classic White Tiger
wave 39
  • Thor (movie)
  • Destroyer (movie)
  • Loki (movie)
  • Odin (movie)
  • Agent Coulson (movie)
  • Jane Foster (movie)
  • Frost Giant #1 (movie)
wave 40
  • Frontline Captain America (movie)
  • Bucky (movie)
  • Captain America (movie)
  • Red Skull (movie)
  • Howard Stark (movie)
  • Peggy Carter (movie)
  • HYDRA Soldier (movie)
wave 41
  • Unmasked Spider-Man
  • Green Goblin
  • First Appearance Iron Man
  • Hulk
  • Mr. Sinister
  • Mr. Sinister (AoA)
  • Nimrod
wave 42
  • Civil War Captain America
  • Arnim Zola
  • Armored Thor
  • Beta Ray Bill (metallic colors)
  • Thunderstrike
  • Eric Masterson Thor
  • Kronan Stone Man
Toys R Us Marvel

Thor movie wave
  • Lady Sif
  • Volstagg
  • Civilian Thor
  • Asgardian Guard
wave 10
  • Danger Room Wolverine
  • Omega Red
  • AoA Sabretooth
  • AoA Blink
  • AoA Nemesis
  • AoA Morph
Captain America movie wave
  • Golden Age Captain America
  • Dum Dum Dugan
  • Gabe Jones
  • HYDRA Flame Trooper
X-Men First Class movie wave
  • Xavier
  • Shaw
  • Magneto
  • Mystique
  • Azazel
  • Beast
  • Emma Frost
  • Havok
wave 11
  • Betsy Braddock
  • Mr. Negative
  • Fantomex
wave 12
  • Secret Wars Captain America
  • Crossbones
  • First Appearance Thor
  • Balder The Brave
Marvel Boxed sets, Con exclusives and army builder sets

Uncanny X-Force
  • Wolverine
  • Deadpool
  • Archangel
  • Psylocke
Excalibur
  • Nightcrawler
  • Captain Britain
  • Meggan
  • Juggernaut
The Mighty Thor: Stormbreaker
  • Thor
  • Sif
  • Beta Ray Bill
  • Loki
Future Foundation
  • Mr. Fantastic
  • Thing
  • Invisible Woman
  • Spider-Man
X-Men First Class (comic)
  • Cyclops
  • Marvel Girl
  • Angel
  • Ice Man
Curse Of The Mutants
  • Blade
  • Dracula
  • Vampire Jubilee
  • Vampire Wolverine
Deadpool Corps
  • Deadpool
  • Lady Deadpool
  • Championpool
  • Kidpool
  • Headpool
Heralds Of Galactus
  • Galactus
  • Nova
  • Terrax
  • Morg
Age Of X
  • Magneto
  • Legacy
  • Gambit
  • Basilisk
Thor single packs
  • Selvig (movie)
  • Laufey (movie)
  • Frost Giant #2 (movie)
Captain America single packs
  • Red Skull in HYDRA uniform (movie)
  • HYDRA Pilot (movie)
  • HYDRA Infantry (movie)
Marvel vs Capcom 3

wave 1
  • Iron Man
  • Arthur
  • Phoenix
  • Morrigan
  • Dante
  • Deadpool
  • Dormammu
  • Trish
Toys R Us Marvel vs Capcom 3

wave 1
  • Hulk
  • Mike Haggar
  • Magneto
  • Zero
Marvel vs Capcom 3 boxed sets and con exclusives

SDCC boxed set
  • Arthur (player 2)
  • Deadpool (player 2)
  • Phoenix (player 2)
  • Dante (player 2)
SDCC TRU boxed set
  • Iron Man (player 2)
  • Morrigan (player 2)
  • Red Hulk
  • Mega Man Zero
Back To The Future

25th Anniversary boxed set

  • Marty McFly
  • Biff Tannen
  • Dr. Emmett Brown
  • Principal Strickland
Back To The Future Vehicles
  • Mini-Time Machine (Hover Conversion) with Doc Brown
  • Mini-Time Machine (Phasing Hover Conversion) with Jennifer Parker
HALO

series 2
  • Brute Chieftan
  • Spartan (teal)
  • Jackal Major (red shield)
  • Spartan Rogue (green)
series 3
  • Jackal Sniper
  • Spartan CQB (khaki)
  • Spartan Rogue (cobalt)
  • Elite Combat (gold)
Toys R Us Halo

series 2
  • Jun
  • Emile
  • Jackal Major (violet shield)
  • Spartan Scout (green)
  • Elite Assault (blue)
  • Spartan (active camouflage)
  • Spartan ODST (blue)
  • Arbiter (active camouflage)
series 3
  • Carter
  • Kat
  • Spartan CQB (green)
  • Brute Stalker
  • Brute Stalker (active camouflage)
  • Spartan ODST (white)
  • Spartan Mark VI (blue)
  • Elite Combat (blue)
HALO Vehicles
  • M12R1 LAAV "Rocket Warthog" with Spartan CQB (red)
  • M12 FAV "Arctic Warthog" with Mark VI Spartan (white)
  • M12 LAAV "Warthog" 3-Pack
  • M12 FAV "Warthog" 3-Pack
Real Ghostbusters

series 1
  • Ray Stanz
  • Egon Spengler
  • Janine Melnitz
  • Slimer
series 2
  • Peter Venkman
  • Winston Zeddemore
  • Louis Tully
  • StayPuft (translucent)
series 3
  • Spectral Peter Venkman
  • Spectral Ray Stanz
  • Spectral Egon Spengler
  • Spectral Winston Zeddemore
Toys R Us Real Ghostbusters

series 1
  • Ghostbuster Janine
  • Ghostbuster Slimer
  • Sam Hain
  • Egyptian Ghost
  • Boogieman
  • Energy Terror Dog
series 2
  • Stay Puft (angry or happy face)
  • Ghostbuster Louis Tully
  • Evil Slimer
  • Killerwatt
  • Sandman
  • Buster the Logo Ghost
Universal Monsters

Dracula boxed set
  • Dracula
  • Renfield
  • Mina Harker
  • Dr. Van Helsing
Frankenstein boxed set
  • Frankenstein's Monster
  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • Dr. Henry Frankenstein
  • Elizabeth
Toys R Us Universal Monsters

series 2
  • Angry villager
  • Darcula B&W
  • Frankenstein's Monster B&W
Femme Fatales

series 1
  • Lady Death
  • Dawn
  • Darkchylde
  • Tarot
Alice: Madness Returns
  • Alice
Calico Jack

series 1
  • Calico Jack
  • Tom Brown
  • Johnathan Barnet
  • Nukpana
  • Charles Vane
  • Old Dad the Cooper
  • Robert Deal
  • Nicholas Vanhoorn
Calico Jack Pirate Vehicles
  • Pirate Ship with Bearded Pirate
  • Pirate Ship (glow in the dark) with Undead Cartographer
Minimate Carrying Case
  • Alligator Red
  • Undead Cartographer (glow in the dark)
Minimate MAX Elite Heroes

boxed set 1
  • Fire Fighter Chief 3
  • Smoke Jumper Chief 3
  • Special Ops 3
  • Law Enforcement Officer3
Toys R Us Minimate MAX Elite Heroes

wave 2
  • Fire Fighter
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Search and Rescue
  • Undersea Recuer
NYCC exclusive
  • Fire Chief MAX
  • Spider-Man
Minimate MAX Vehicles
  • M.A.X.-Tech Stealth Jet (Translucent Black) with pilot (black)
  • M.A.X.-Tech Stealth Jet (Translucent Blue) with pilot (blue)
Playstation Minimates
  • Ratchet
  • Clank
  • Nathan Drake
  • Cloe Frazer
  • Nathan Hale
  • Advanced Hybrid
  • Jak
  • Daxter

Maximum Zombies

  • Zombie Surgeon
  • Zombie Biker
  • Zombie Civilian (NYCC give away)


If I have accidentally neglected to mention a minimate, please tell me and I'll add it to the list.

Edited by MINI_MYTE, 19 February 2012 - 06:46 PM.

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#2 Punisher

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:08 PM

Voted! Thanks a ton for putting this together, MINI-MYTE! :highfive2:

One thing -- you forgot the SONY mates as well as the NYCC exclusives (Zombies and Firefighter Spidey packs).

Also, i've realized -- I hardly bought any minimates this year! :ohmy:

Edited by Punisher, 29 December 2011 - 09:09 PM.


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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:19 PM

Oh this is gona suuuuck...
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No, he's right -- not making that one character doomed the line. Doomed, I tell you. The minute we left him out of Series 1 a raven flew through our window. And killed an intern.


#4 MINI_MYTE

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:23 PM

Voted! Thanks a ton for putting this together, MINI-MYTE! :highfive2:

One thing -- you forgot the SONY mates as well as the NYCC exclusives (Zombies and Firefighter Spidey packs).

Also, i've realized -- I hardly bought any minimates this year! :ohmy:


The list has been UPDATED. Thanks Punisher. Two plus hours of typing makes one forget a mate here and there. Glad you guys are keeping me on my toes.:thumbsup:

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:26 PM

SEXIEST MINIMATE (top 3 female characters)

:blink: Was this always a female only category?
I don't want to be 'that guy' who can't help Nitpicking, but I feel like i remember Nightwing winning a mention in this field?
We have a few androphile's on the board here , so maybe this category could be opened up to minimates of any gender (which will also help include some of the 'mates without specific genders like the Jackal Sniper . . . because i know you all find it totally hot!)?

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:37 PM

SEXIEST MINIMATE (top 3 female characters)

:blink: Was this always a female only category?
I don't want to be 'that guy' who can't help Nitpicking, but I feel like i remember Nightwing winning a mention in this field?
We have a few androphile's on the board here , so maybe this category could be opened up to minimates of any gender (which will also help include some of the 'mates without specific genders like the Jackal Sniper . . . because i know you all find it totally hot!)?

Yeah, last year it wasn't gender specific.
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No, he's right -- not making that one character doomed the line. Doomed, I tell you. The minute we left him out of Series 1 a raven flew through our window. And killed an intern.


#7 MINI_MYTE

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:46 PM

SEXIEST MINIMATE (top 3 female characters)

:blink: Was this always a female only category?
I don't want to be 'that guy' who can't help Nitpicking, but I feel like i remember Nightwing winning a mention in this field?
We have a few androphile's on the board here , so maybe this category could be opened up to minimates of any gender (which will also help include some of the 'mates without specific genders like the Jackal Sniper . . . because i know you all find it totally hot!)?


Sexiest minimate is a touch and go category. Yes, at one point Cappy did split the category into male and female. I tried to keep that alive last year, but hardly anybody voted for any male contenders. I believe I received votes from 2 forum members and neither of their picks matched up, so I scrapped the category. Believe it or not, a handful of forum members don't even like voting for sexiest minimate and omit it altogether from their vote.

I was the one who created this category back in 2007 and thought it would be more of a gag category and not taken too seriously. I like to think the results reflect who minimates would consider sexy and not the actual people casting the votes. If that makes any sense.

By all means vote for whoever you want in this category. No need to twist my arm. It's all in good fun and I'm game. I have one set of votes submitted already and there are 2 women and 1 man listed. So go nuts people and have some fun with this category.

UPDATE: Sexiest Minimate category amended. :thumbsup:

Edited by MINI_MYTE, 29 December 2011 - 09:54 PM.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:21 PM

You know, I was going through the list, and thinking to myself "I don't think there's any that qualifies as worst Minimate this year". Then I remembered the Femme Fatales box set... :yucky:

EDIT: you missed the Zombie giveaway from NYCC this year.

Edited by hellpop, 29 December 2011 - 10:30 PM.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: HELLPOP GETS IT.

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#9 Punisher

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:36 PM

I have one set of votes submitted already and there are 2 women and 1 man listed.


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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:17 AM

Damn. Can't believe its been a year since the last one already. Thanks for putting this together again MM.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 07:49 AM

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 10:14 AM

I love this. :)

Thanks for putting it together again!


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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:11 PM

No best army builder?
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No, he's right -- not making that one character doomed the line. Doomed, I tell you. The minute we left him out of Series 1 a raven flew through our window. And killed an intern.


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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:22 PM

Sine the Hand Ninjas would win it so easily this year, there's not much point.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:53 PM

lol :P
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#16 MINI_MYTE

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:35 PM

Under the category of Favorite TRU or Con exclusive, please indicate single mates and not sets. I know some sets are great pairings, but c'mon... you favor one over the other(s). Thanks.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:39 PM

I await these results with joy and trepidation.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 07:31 AM

I await these results with joy and trepidation.

I hope you're not just going to sit on the sidelines and wait to see who the rest of us picked. Even though you work for DST you are still a member of this forum and thus eligible to vote. I await your list of choices Mr.Oat. Your picks will be kept strictly confidential.

Speaking of votes, I only have a small handful so far, so... if you want your voice heard forum members, send me those votes. :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 09:06 AM

i will be voting today.
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 09:06 PM


I await these results with joy and trepidation.

I hope you're not just going to sit on the sidelines and wait to see who the rest of us picked. Even though you work for DST you are still a member of this forum and thus eligible to vote. I await your list of choices Mr.Oat. Your picks will be kept strictly confidential.


I wouldn't want to skew the results. But thank you.




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