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#1 MisterPL

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 04:52 PM

Someday, perhaps in my lifetime, Hasbro will grant the license for Star Wars Minimates. Until then they're giving us Fighter Pods.

These could be pretty addicting thanks to their cuteness but I have a pretty low tolerance for blind packaging. My daughter's into Star Wars (she bought into Galactic Heroes big time) and also spent a year collecting Gomu erasers. I think she's on the fence about Fighter Pods but that may change once she sees them at retail.

As for me... my wallet's thanking the maker these aren't Minimates.

For now.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 04:55 PM

What was wrong with Galatic heroes? i don't get it. hasbro has canned every incarnation of that line.

It goes without saying though that I want boba fett. :P

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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 - 05:06 PM

these look to be competition for "Squinkies"
Galactic heroes/Super hero squad etc have been replaced by the superior hasbro/playskool "heroes" line

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...... unfortunately my 2" doesn't match up with 2" anymore leastways the 2" I used to know .


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Posted 30 December 2011 - 05:18 PM

But, aren't Squinkies hasbro as well?
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 06:29 PM

Squinkies are from Blip Toys. If they're associated with Hasbro it's a Scooby-Doo mystery, especially considering they'd be cannibalizing themselves.

As for the demise of Galactic Heroes, I think they wanted figures that had more articulation and therefore more play value. Costs have been going up and I'm sure key retailers have been pushing for added value given the price increases.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 10:18 PM

Hhhmmm.....Star Wars and Micro Collectibles....... my interest has slightly peaked. :unsure:


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Posted 30 December 2011 - 11:14 PM

"With great characters like... Jek Porkins."
No no... I'm fine without these.
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:39 PM

At least these are better than suppositories, I mean Mighty Beanz.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:00 AM

After a visit with some very young relatives over the holidays, I was made aware of these Squinkies and their apparent popularity. A Star Wars incarnation does not surprise me at all. Star Wars Minimates = huge win...

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:32 PM

I'm trying real hard not to get sucked into another line of figures, especially ones that are about $2 each and in blind packaging. I know my "Collect The All!" weakness and I did my best to resist but when I saw a 4-pack at TRU today that included Chewbacca and a stormtrooper (two figures that started my 3 3/4" addiction back in '78), I chalked it up to kismet and caved.

Apparently a good chunk of the "exclusive" figures are offered in the blind bags but I noticed some come with the vehicle sets. Personally I'd rather have the vehicles than a bunch of super-deformed Princess Leia figures. Actually I'd rather avoid the blind packaging altogether but that might not be an option without resorting to *gasp!* trading.

Anyone else giving these micro-Galactic Heroes a try?

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:13 PM

I also saw these last night and really wanted a Darth Vader but the only one in the open window package has his helmet off and I didn't see any Yodas or Boba Fetts (just Jango) So I didn't buy any of the big packs. I had my son pick one of the blind packages (I HATE blind packaging) and I got a Commander Cody and a Chewbacca. I probably won't buy anymore but can now say that I did buy one pack just so I could see them first hand.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:26 PM

The blind packaging wouldn't bother me so much if they included army builders.

Did the bag come with the checklist of figures? That lists which ones are "exclusive" though I'm a little confused as to what that means. I thought it meant exclusive to the blind bags since the text says something about including an exclusive figure but some exclusives are pictures with vehicles sets. For example, the 4-pack I bought included Chewie and Cody, though it might not be the same Chewie.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:38 PM

What was wrong with Galatic heroes?


On a sidenote, there were a TON of Galactic Heroes taking up an entire endcap at TRU last weekend as if they were the latest thing. WTF?!

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:58 AM

No checklist included in the blind packaging. My TRU also had a hoard of Galactic Heroes. They still have the GH ATST set at my store and I want it but there is no way I will pay 38$ for it!

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 02:04 PM

I resisted the temptation to start buying these. I actually walked around with some last night before realizing I decided not to buy these types of figures when they were called Squinkies. If they were released cheaper and in set sets of figures I'd buy into these but the price and randomness stopped me.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 06:10 PM

My wife has a shadowbox for her modest thimble collection. It's only got about 25 thimbles in it (with room for 100) but someone added four Fighter Pods figures recently. :whistling:

The blind exclusives are killing my interest in this line but my daughter – who collected Gomu erasers – loves them. She can spend her money on them and I'll collect vicariously through her. B)

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:39 AM

I'd do the same, but I had to enact a 'no Squinkies' rule in the house, so no living it out through my son this time.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:12 PM

I want a Boba Fett. That's about it.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:10 PM

I couldn't help noticing that opened blind packaging bags are littering the shelves at Walmart and TRU. One display had six out of 18 of them ripped into. I know there are collectors out there who LOVE this gimmick but when it leads to this, then I REALLY don't get it.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:52 AM

I want a Boba Fett. That's about it.


I couldn't help noticing that opened blind packaging bags are littering the shelves at Walmart and TRU.

Coud there be a connection?

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