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#41 karamazov80

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:50 PM

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I can assure you that someone out there does, in fact, love this set.

#42 Danny

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 02:06 PM

I guess JL and others have raised an interesting question which was again touched on after Rad's Hulk review. Should a review be objective or subjective?

Should an individual Minimate review have no judgements on it apart from the actual figure? Should we rate each Minimate as they come, on their own, full stop. Such reviews would simply be a description of the Minimate with no personalisation, no individual flair. Does the sheer amount of Captain Americas, or Wolverines, or Spideys, or Kirks etc, not have an impact as to how you should view the latest version? Cos if you don't think so, you're gonna hate the wave 24 reviews!

So, then, does that not explicitly lead into the "politics" of character choices in waves. Can a review not take into account the Minimates relative position in a wave. Is it not fair to say "this figure is a better, more accurate representation than another in the same wave", and vice versa?

Minimates Central will ALWAYS be "Minimates according to Danny", or Rad, or karamazov, or anyone doing a review. The review will always simply be the opinion of whoever writes it, and contain all biases and judgements inherent in them.
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#43 Rad

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 02:14 PM

People have objected to a couple of 'controversial' reviews. That's fine, we can live with that. But I won't change a review for fear of upsetting people and I doubt Danny will either. All debate is worthy. All criticism positive or negative is welcome. But just remember we do this out of love for the 'mates.

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 06:30 PM

Yeah, I think they messed up big time with the SI boxset too. Instead painting the heads half Skrull, they should have just left one face on there. I mean, if we really wanted to to turn them into Skrulls we would just use the ones included in the box.

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 07:15 PM

QUOTE (Rad @ Jul 23 2009, 03:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But just remember we do this out of love for the 'mates.

And they are well appreciated, by me anyways thumbsup.gif I think you guys to a good job, just pointed out one thing. (Hey a review doesn't hurt anybody.) I remember a while back when Danny was gonna close out MMC and it's been kept alive since by gentlemen as yourselves taking the time to write these reviews and take pics; I still enjoy them. smile.gif Over the years these reviews on MMC have taught me quite a few things I have missed or didn't know on these fantastic mini-figures we love minimates. For some of us old-times, MMC was the minimate site we first visited. Keep it up!

btw I do agree that they f***** up by not making Rhodes the non-variant figure, it pissed me off but I can see why DST did it this way.
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 08:38 PM

I've done reviews before. My Zombie box set review was quite bitter if I remember correctly. So I think biasness is inevitable. I just remember, back in the day, I'd stare at MMC for hours, looking at all the photos, imagining playing with them, taking Danny's words as Gospel. I Still don't have some mates because of the negative impact I perceived from some of the reviews. I just don't want some little kid to miss out on something great.

Though, that being said, if something sucks it needs to be called on it. No matter what.
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 06:00 AM

But TM2, my words are NOT gospel. Never intended to be. As Rad said, of course people will have different opinions on the reviews and that's all well and good, we'd never discourage that. People should make up their own mind, not be told what to like and what not to like. That's not what we do.

I've always said the pictures are more important than the text or the score. It's why in my mind, Ivan's MMDB will always be a superior resource for Minimate fans.
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 08:55 AM

QUOTE (Danny @ Jul 24 2009, 01:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've always said the pictures are more important than the text or the score. It's why in my mind, Ivan's MMDB will always be a superior resource for Minimate fans.


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Posted 24 July 2009 - 08:58 PM

If I can just say, I think DST SERIOUSLY messed up when making Rhodey the variant. Tony as War Machine is pretty useless to anyone who prefers to keep just one version of each character. I support his review 100%
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 09:13 PM

I was trying to understand the logic, and DST must have figured that Tony is just more popular, and thus better likely to sell, than is Rhodey. But then, is Rhodey so bad that they had to include 2 Tony's in the TRU 2-pack, after both were released as "commons" in regular waves, to avoid the lack of sales that a Rhodey War Machine would somehow cause? I don't get that one.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 06:29 AM

I was thinking about this, as I expressed my incredulity to karamazov at the fact there was a TRU set that had 2 Tony's in it rather than making one of them Rhodey's War Machine.

I bet TRU can't put specialty variants into their sets. So DST's business strategy of key characters all the time has had an impact there.
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 07:02 AM

Chuck has stated publicly on a few occasions that variant minimates will never be re-released.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 07:14 AM

Never rereleased as exactly the same figure but as we have seen redesigned in the case of Black costume Spidey and the proto art for spiderwoman and the little pic of it in the marvel poster.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 07:18 AM

I may appear to be fanning the flames here but unusually I'm not trying to. I'm not particularly up to speed with War Machine's history although I am 'trying ' with the current comic which I must say is hard work. I haven't had the time recently to particularly enjoy my 'mates & it was only by chance that I opened the TRU set the other day & inspected War Machine for comparison in response to Sam's query. My point is ....."what a beautiful bugger" ,it really is cracking & I don't think I'd appreciated how much I'd liked it before. That prompted me to re-read this thread & the review in Central. My conclusions, for what they're worth , are that your review is spot on for just about everbody ...9 out of 10 'as a 'mate' & 5 out of 10 as your OWN 'purist' decision . Nobody loves Minimates more than I (as much perhaps but not more) but bloody hell there have been some munters produced......take the Scarlet Witch & Pio for example .....bloody awful renditions of great characters. That's MY opinion & I know from reading stuff on here that a lot here revere these two Minimates so I accept that we all can't be the same. Just keep doing the reviews & the debates will follow...agreeing & disagreeing.....but just keep 'em coming because I love 'em.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 02:28 PM

QUOTE (Rad @ Jul 25 2009, 08:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Chuck has stated publicly on a few occasions that variant minimates will never be re-released.


I'm gona tattoo that to Chuck's head. mad.gif
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 02:43 PM

Uh, I hate to be the one to bring this up...

... but on karamazov's review of the TRU Gooey Ray/Exploding Stay Puft pack, Stay Puft's review for some reason still bears the title "Susan".
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*But really I'm for anything that'll help Chuck see clearer and diversify the line even more, so that everyone will be happy. Also, I still want Inhumans even though DST said that might take take a while. Also also, I really do not understand DC's decision-making process sometimes. Also also also, the Book of Minimates needs to become a real thing. Also also also also, I'm still looking for Femme Fatales Minimates.

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 02:45 PM

That's what I call him in our more private moments. Sometimes I forget that others don't.

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 02:49 PM

... I can't tell whether that's sweet or creepy blink.gif

... Then again since this is the Marshmallow Man we're talking about, I guess it fits! tongue.gif
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:32 PM

He he he - i just read that smile.gif

The review of the DSS pack was awesome. Glad to see not everyone hated the non-hero minimates thumbsup.gif

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:37 PM

Mr Stay Puft is Susan on weekends.

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