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  1. I would love it if it were that easy but if Im not completely mistaken....I don't think Lego hats or hair fit on Minimate heads. I unfortunately don't have any lego figures sitting around right now to verify but just looking online even they appear to have different sized heads. I found some knockoff playmobileish styled western figures years ago that had hats that fit ok but they were not easy to find. I wonder if you could make cowboy hats for 1/18 figure heads fit? Dime Novel Legends makes a few styles of hats but not sure they would work. I kept looking for years and hoping someone would post a minimate sized/style cowboy hat on one of the 3d printing sites that I could purchase but never found one. I need to make more friends with 3d printing people hah.
  2. Man, that is one of my biggest wants right now. Cowboy hats. Just a couple of different styles (Wide flat Tombstone style, Curved Lone Ranger Style). I've tried for years to find someone to 3d print minimate size cowboy hats that i could buy some bulk in for customs. The good existing hats are locked behind paywalls for the Dollar Trilogy sets mostly unless im missing some other good options. Great job elhonez! I'd buy that set or any western themed sets in a heartbeat like many others.
  3. An initiative that involves a completely different approach to the line, utilizing some added elements that may broaden the appeal. Helloooooo Vehicle sets! I kid, I kid....though I'd buy a Vamp set with Clutch, Stinger w/Driver, HISS w/Driver, RAM w/Breaker, Ferret w/Firefly, etc..the only question is would they be like the Delorean, KITT, MAX style vehicles or a return to C3 building sets. Hasbro gave up on Kre-O sets so maybe you guys could do some vehicles and environment sets. GI Joe Headquarters! I know it's not likely any of that but my mind sure does wander....I just want more GI Joe mates. Army Builders, New Characters, Old Characters, ARAH, Action Force, Sigma 6, Carded, Loose, Bagged, Crowdfunded...don't care how you do it, just do it!
  4. I'm very similar in that it would be near impossible to separate my fandom of GI Joe from the product as it is the overwhelming reason I purchased them. I am also in the perfect sweet spot for this product. I grew up in the 80s watching the cartoon, reading the comic and collecting the toys. Its one of my top 3 fandoms along with DC Comics and Star Wars. That being said if I try to be objective and merely judge the mates themselves I find that I am still extremely pleased with the product. Granted, I am not a hard one to please when it comes to the minimate realm as i have basically bought everything they've ever put out and loved almost all of it. Even if I knew nothing about it or had no attachment to it like the previously mentioned Plants vs. Zombies, which were fun figures from a property I know nothing about and have no nostalgia I was pleased with the product. Thief of Thieves, Desperately Seeking Susan, iZombie, Kingdom Hearts these were all properties I am not really familiar with but I enjoyed the unique designs and the variety each of these sets provided. I am a fanatical lazy customizer and usually buy 2 or more of every pack so I have parts to swap and make new characters. GI Joe offered me (so far...please keep em coming) four sets that while not robust in character selection, they were very satisfying in design for me. True to the subject matter of course but beyond that I find the designs interesting and unique amongst the rest of my collection. Minimates by their very nature are formulaic and somewhat cookie cutter but I found the new parts in these sets for customizing to be excellent and the weapons provided are perfect to share with other sets. Face and torso tampos were all very sharp in my sets and each figure just jumps out for me much like the Transformer sets with design and coloring. The packaging, while disparaged due to the cost increase and perceived negative affect to the lines success so far, is very well done and the individual carded presentation is miniature art to some of us. I wont try to convince anyone to buy these for the packaging but I assure you there are those of us that did. At the end of the day though I expect many of us buy these toys from some subjective point of view based on nostalgia, our opinion of the quality of the toy, the presentations appeal or a need to complete a collection. If GI Joe isn't your jam then nothing anyone else could say would change your mind. For me, merging a childhood fandom with quality product makes these my favorite minimates I own (until I get my army builders ). Objectively I argue they are good if not great figures and sets but subjectively I say these are the best damn things DST has made and it would be a shame if it doesn't continue on.
  5. Hah, I do! Sorry about that. Hrmm...just replace the one in 6 with Copperhead. Yeah, I'd be good with that.
  6. Bored so gonna throw out my dream thought of the day if I ran this line up to series 10 with trooper sets in between.... Next Release: Trooper Pack #1 (Cobra Trooper, Crimson Guard, Viper, BAT) Series 3: Flint, Lady Jaye, Gung-Ho, Spirit Series 4: Zartan, Firefly, Zaranna, Major Bludd Trooper Pack #2 (Cobra Officer, Snow Serpent, Eel, Red Ninja) Series 5: Hawk, Cover Girl, Beach Head, Stalker Series 6: Tomax, Xamot, Zaranna, Scrap Iron Trooper Pack #3 (Alley Viper, Stinger Driver, Tele-Viper, Techno-Viper) Series 7: Falcon, Jinx, Shipwreck, Dusty Series 8: Serpentor, Dr. Mindbender, Zandar, Wild Weasel Trooper Pack #4 (Joe Greenshirts w/swappable parts to make OG13 members Grunt, Zap, Short Fuze, Breaker etc.) Series 9: Sgt. Slaughter, Low Light, Dusty, Wet Suit Series 10: Buzzer, Ripper, Torch, Road Pig Oh to dream.....
  7. I'm glad they kept Kingpin but sad we lost Echo. Wish Bullseye had been the odd mate out but I'm still buying the set.
  8. The first one on the far left would technically be the correct one from a coloring perspective. The Thunder Fighter in Buck Rogers was all one color, basically a dirty white or gray, other than the engines being a darker gray and the logos and various markings of red and yellow that show up. These look phenomenal and I hope you'll consider printing and selling a few when you're done.
  9. Thanks Zach! No matter what does happen we all appreciate the work you do and I know you advocate for us when you can. Tell them if they release a troop builder pack and a mixed pack with Flint, Lady Jaye, Zartan and Firefly that we will buy them and everyone will see that the line is going to expand and be worth collecting.
  10. I agree. I can't help but feel like if they would just put out a troop pack. ANY troop. Regular, Viper, Crimson Guard, BAT, Eel...I think they would first and foremost see the sales spike as these will sell. Also I think the collector's will be more engaged to collect more of the non troop builders once they can start to really flesh out a collection or shelf. Cobra Commander is awesome. Cobra Commander with Troops behind him and a Crimson Guard on each side is Amazeballs. I think some people are holding out on the individual characters because there are so few (less than 10 individual characters split between two factions) and maybe just maybe a troop set will give them the confidence to collect knowing there will be meat on the bone. So far the duplication of so many characters in sets and the lack of building out the rosters I think may make some people hesitant to jump in to a series that feels like it's not gonna give you much. I know its counterproductive for people to say I wont buy until I know they will give me a bunch of characters while DST is saying we wont give you a bunch of characters until we see you buy...but a troop pack gives us 1 "character" that those interested can turn in to as many troops as they wish to display. I would have a MINIMUM of 10 Cobra Troopers and easily could see more. My Cobra display could instantly with one release go from 5 characters to 15 or more. If they give us a 2pack of different troops or a 4pack then the shelf gets really full really fast and Im not complaining. The Joes may take longer to flesh out as they are individuals (Unless they want to release a greenshirt which I would take) but my Joes have Always been outnumbered by Cobra in every collection. Just seems right. Long story short, give us troops DST! If you make them, we will buy them.
  11. Yeah, me too. I might just put in another order for each this weekend. I'm sure I can come up with some custom use for extras...anything to keep the ball rolling.
  12. It's all good. I've actually been around since the days of yore it seems. Well before DC came and went and in the time of 3" giants like Bruce Lee. I just don't usually post a lot. More of a lurker all of these years but I have close to one of every minimate ever released. Even sets I had no real interest in have gotten purchases like Desperately Seeking Susan (never seen it), 24 (never watched an episode) and iZombie (never watched it)...but I have probably 3-4 sets of each of those properties and have used many for customs. I think other than some promo or convention exclusives I'm only missing Lt. Gorman from the Aliens APC set, the ELF box set, the Netflix Iron Fist box set and the Hawkins from the Predator wave 2 blind bags. Never found those or saw a good deal on any of those. Anyway, I'm just trying to do my part to keep minimates and in this case particularly GI Joe minimates going. I'm a huge Joe fan so this just means a lot to me. I got three new people to buy sets just this last week, 2 co-workers and cousin. None had even heard about these and once I showed them they were interested...of course every one of them asked if there were Cobra Troops to back up the Commander yet. I told them buy a set and maybe soon.
  13. Yup, I mentioned this in my breakdown above for Captain Atom. Just need a dab of silver on each ear and I think it makes the perfect hair piece for him.
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