Today I picked up the first waves of Star Trek and Rocky.
I'll start with Rocky. Rocky is a "ok" line for me. There isn't much with this line that impresses me. Matter a fact I'm a little peeved by the line personally.
The "Boxing Gear" Rocky does not come with a separate hair piece. I'm stuck having to use the hairpiece that has the hood from his robe. I cannot believe DST would make a slip up like this especially advertising the removal of the robe on the actual product's box.
Also: apparently "Boxing Gear" Rocky is missing a piece making it so his torso falls off.
Oh well... Rocky is an "ok" wave of minimates overall.
EDIT: Please read more below on more on the Rocky minimates.
Now Star Trek... the Star Trek wave is a wave I've been waiting for quite a while now. DST has done a fantastic job with these mates and bringing them down to the 2-inch scale. Their faces reflect each character very well and so do their uniforms.
Spock's Vulcan hand is a pretty slick accessory.
Captain Pike is cool.
And the accessories that come with our mini-Starfleet friends:
I really like the Star Tek wave and hope it ends up becoming as big as our mini-Marvel universe - with characters not just from the Original Series but The Next Generation and beyond. Trek in minimate form is awesome.
Just wanted to share these with you guys. I have super hi-res images of all these but resized them so it doesn't take 2 hours to view this post (seriously, that's how big the pics were originally). If hi-res is wanted, let me know and I'll put some up.
In regards to my Rocky wave - I may take them back and exchange them for another set but that will fix "Boxing Gear" Rocky's missing piece but won't fix the fact he doesn't come with a standard hairpiece without the hood. Ugh. Not sure what I'm going to do or if its even worth the hassle of having to drive quite a ways back to my comic book shop.
EDIT 8/18: I wanted to add a few more things to this tiny review. I centered most of the review of the Rocky Minimates off the missing hairpiece and to be honest after spending more time with the Rocky Minimates - just because its missing it doesn't mean the minimates aren't good. Matter a fact, I'm beginning to like this line more and more and I don't know why. I am impressed by facial art of Rocky - it really does capture Stallone's face which is awesome. Rocky got me thinking about my own transition away from action-figures (except Trek of course, love their action figures). I am finding myself wanting things in minimate form and less in action figure form. I might have bought Rocky figures a few months ago. Today I say forget the action figures, minimate form rocks. Rocky demonstrates DST/AA's ability to transform other licenses into minimate form and really really well. Trek does the same thing. Kudos to DST on this line and I can't wait for Back to the Future - one of my most favorite series of movies of all time.
ADDED MORE PICTURES ON PAGE 2!