Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

2011 Poppies are up


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 TM2 Dinobot

TM2 Dinobot

    Be true to yourself... Even if that means being 'normal.'

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,514 posts

Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:07 AM

http://www.mwctoys.c...spicks_2011.htm

DST is up for nominations in three categories I believe. Best company, best female figure (MS Black Widow) and best minifigure line (Mininates)

If we don't dominate the Minimate category, we are all shamed.
Posted Image

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.


#2 The Geohound

The Geohound

    OMACTIVATE

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,445 posts

Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:20 AM

They also have best vehicle for the Minimate pirate ship.

And best designer / vinyl for the R2-D2 bank

Edited by The Geohound, 20 January 2012 - 08:22 AM.


#3 youbastards

youbastards

    I like griping.

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,461 posts

Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:29 AM

Posted Image

═════════My WANTS & HAVES Trade Thread Post═════════My PARTS EXCHANGE Thread Post═════════





#4 Lobsterman

Lobsterman

    Some guy

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,048 posts

Posted 20 January 2012 - 09:42 AM

There are some really random nominees in those categories. And it kills me that, ten years on, Minimates are still just tossed in the "building figures" category like an afterthought. How did individual SHS and Action League figures make the cut in the Under 5" category while no Minimates did? I think if DCAL Kilowog deserved a spot in that category, Beta Ray Bill or Galactus most certainly did.

Edited by Lobsterman, 20 January 2012 - 09:43 AM.

Posted Image

#5 DSTZach

DSTZach

    Marketing Supervisor, DST

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,455 posts

Posted 20 January 2012 - 11:16 AM

There are some really random nominees in those categories. And it kills me that, ten years on, Minimates are still just tossed in the "building figures" category like an afterthought. How did individual SHS and Action League figures make the cut in the Under 5" category while no Minimates did? I think if DCAL Kilowog deserved a spot in that category, Beta Ray Bill or Galactus most certainly did.


Minimates are technically block figures, and block figures are with construction figures. I certainly hope we win this year, but I don't see how we can. It's an unfortunate categorization, and I'd love to remove the construction set component to level the playing field, but you can't compare a Minimate to a fully sculpted 3.75 inch figure, they're too different.

But thank you guys so much for your support.

Edited by Zach Oat, 20 January 2012 - 11:16 AM.


#6 luke314pi

luke314pi

    Stuck in Minimate Form

  • Administrators
  • 6,681 posts

Posted 20 January 2012 - 11:22 AM

Every year in the comments I suggest that Michael add a Best Block Figure category for individual figures, similar to all of the other figure categories. I think it would give minimates more of a chance to shine if people were comparing some of the really stand out minimates from the year against other figures.


#7 Lobsterman

Lobsterman

    Some guy

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,048 posts

Posted 20 January 2012 - 11:47 AM

[you can't compare a Minimate to a fully sculpted 3.75 inch figure, they're too different.



I agree that a separate block figure category would be ideal, but if lines like Glyos and Super Hero Squad are in the running for Best Under 5", I see no reason why Minimates aren't. And I do think a lot of the Minimates you guys produced could stand toe to toe with a lot of the 3.75" stuff that was done this year. In my mind, it's not a judgement on best sculpt, it's a judgement on best toy in that size range.
Posted Image

#8 Dio

Dio

    Mini-Maniac

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,464 posts

Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:10 PM

Voted.

#9 groundhog7s

groundhog7s

    nuttier than squirrel poop

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,741 posts

Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:24 PM

Wow, I don't think I've ever seen a year when his choices are so skewed. :angry:

Posted Image


#10 hellpop

hellpop

    Vootie!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,124 posts

Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:23 PM

Every year in the comments I suggest that Michael add a Best Block Figure category for individual figures, similar to all of the other figure categories. I think it would give minimates more of a chance to shine if people were comparing some of the really stand out minimates from the year against other figures.


I do this too. :biggrin:

I like Michael Crawford and his reviews, but minifigs clearly aren't his priority. He's a high end toy guy, and if he wants to spend all that money, more power to him. But it does bug me to see Superhero Squad listed as a choice in the "low end" category and Minimates not be there as well. Personally, I don't think there's any toy line that can compete with Minimates when it comes to quality vs. affordability. But that's preaching to the choir, I know....

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

Great. there will be no living with him now.rolleyes.gif

#11 Urban Saboteur

Urban Saboteur

    Mini-Fiend

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 416 posts

Posted 20 January 2012 - 03:24 PM

I voted on the following categories.
Best Overall Company
Best Overall Line - High End & Low End.
Best Female Figure 5-11"
Best Vehcile or Playset
Best Block Figures/Building Set Figures

Hope DST does well! :smile:

It's an unfortunate categorization, and I'd love to remove the construction set component to level the playing field, but you can't compare a Minimate to a fully sculpted 3.75 inch figure, they're too different.
But thank you guys so much for your support.


I definately think the categories should be more suited to scale. I could understand comparing figures in the 3.75 inch range, with other figures of that size but really think it sucks that Minimates are lumped in with them. It would be similar to me comparing a built to rule gijoe figure with a street fighter from sota. two different scales.

Ah well, I voted, lets hope they'll change it at some point in the future to better reflect the scale. :smile:

Personally, I don't think there's any toy line that can compete with Minimates when it comes to quality vs. affordability.


I think that is spot on myself. :smile:

Edited by Urban Saboteur, 20 January 2012 - 03:24 PM.

My Minimate Gallery: MiniMates
Superiorville Toy Blog: superiorville
My Wants List
Parts Exchange List
Facebook
Flickr
Youtube

"And now I reveal my latest project" *Whips off sheets*
"ZOMG that thing is huge"
"That's what she said"

#12 MINI_MYTE

MINI_MYTE

    Prepare for the return of...

  • MMC
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,488 posts

Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:21 PM

Voted for DST in every category they were nominated in. Good luck y'all.

The Minibar mixes it up with the new Star Trek Legacy minimates. Beam on over to Shots From The Minibar to check it out
See where all the comic craziness began at Tales From The Minibar.

 

 

#13 DarkRedShadow

DarkRedShadow

    I've posted about 1000 times here; Regret 900 of those posts

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 971 posts

Posted 20 January 2012 - 07:45 PM

I Voted!Hopefully the mates win! :biggrin:
Posted Image

#14 TM2 Dinobot

TM2 Dinobot

    Be true to yourself... Even if that means being 'normal.'

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,514 posts

Posted 20 January 2012 - 09:01 PM

Yeah, I love MC, but he's never been concerned with the stuff I buy. Which is fine. I love his reviews and they're really my only chance to ever see some really expensive stuff.
Posted Image

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.


#15 Mirymate

Mirymate

    furry blue monkey man

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,382 posts

Posted 20 January 2012 - 09:25 PM

did my part. We'll see how it plays out.

Posted Image

Sell me what I want - Parts needed list - Or trade with me
(all updated 11-19-12)
Proud member of the Kang Kadre! Always!


#16 hellpop

hellpop

    Vootie!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,124 posts

Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:25 PM

Well, the results are in:

http://www.mwctoys.c...plepicks_11.htm

The good news is that Minimates, with 22% of the vote, took 2nd place in the block figure category. The bad news is that Lego took first with 50% of the vote. :confused: But, hey, when you consider the relative profile of Lego and Minimates, I'd say this is a really good showing. DST did very well overall, finishing 2nd in the best company category and placing figures in other lines. I think our "get out the vote" movement here was probably a big success. :highfive2:

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

Great. there will be no living with him now.rolleyes.gif

#17 MINI_MYTE

MINI_MYTE

    Prepare for the return of...

  • MMC
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,488 posts

Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:43 AM

Congrats on your second place finishes DST! But just know that you'll always be first... er... second place in our hearts. :biggrin:

The Minibar mixes it up with the new Star Trek Legacy minimates. Beam on over to Shots From The Minibar to check it out
See where all the comic craziness began at Tales From The Minibar.

 

 

#18 Nessex

Nessex

    Aaaaand Kang beat Toad. Crushed :(

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,296 posts

Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:58 AM

Congrats DST. 2nd place to an established toy like Lego is damn impressive! Hopefully this helps raise their profile even more.

Current Top 10 Wish List: Spiral; Stryfe; Silver Samurai; GSXM Sunfire; Mojo; Toad; Wasp Enchantress; Strong Guy & Deathbird.
MMMV-CW-Gideon.jpg
Haves/Wants UPDATED October 21st, 2014 (REALLY want a White Funko Pop Phoenix)





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users