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  1. It's ironic that I get an email from Walgreens on an almost daily basis , I have considered blocking them but I live in hope that one day they'll announce a minimates wave online Walgreens is , I assume, a store you'd visit to perhaps rid yourself of a headache or nausea . It seems that most people here would enter (Walgreens) quite happily & leave with a headache or nausea . If it weren't for the kindness of fellow collectors I wouldn't be collecting Minimates,period.
  2. You have hit the nail on the head with that post. Bravo. I really got into X-Files Palz , I still hate their 'hands' but apart from that they sometimes get elevated to 'my most-loved' . The most loved of my most-loved are a set of 4, Series 2 , Autopsy Scullys , each one is a different colour . They are sublime .
  3. A warm welcome to you Pineapple Statesman from the Elder Statesman . So many things in your post that I can relate to .
  4. Any information about Walgreen Minimates is totally welcome IMHO. The article has its flaws but its mere existence alerts the likes of me that there is something new 'minimate' that I can collect else would I know ? I appreciate that there are announcements on the DST website but they are rarely 'news' . I have come to accept the mentality of DST that it is considered pointless announcing new Walgreens minimates when it would seem (from what I read) that almost nofucker can find them in many (most) Walgreen stores until maybe months after their existence is actually acknowledged. That apparently is WG's fault , once DST get their money it's perhaps up to WG to promote the product ? Do they ? Believe it or not I have learnt to shutthef*ck up about the Walgreens Minimates that I have 'gathered' because I consider it almost seems like I'm thumbing my nose at my fellow minimate collector ! I posted recently about the latest Gameverse 'mates & when I read my post again I actually realised that it was almost disrespectful to anybody that will struggle finding them now or ever. Any information about Walgreens Minimates is totally welcome IMHO from any source ,poorly written or not.
  5. I would love to know 'officially' how many sets were produced, I'm convinced that it was a very small run.
  6. I just watched a trailer for the upcoming Hulu Modok animated series , a bizarre show for a bizarre character & obviously far too bizarre for DST to produce an official comic-version Minimate Once you've seen the trailer you'll surely be wondering why ,after 11 years, we've never had a re-run of those wonderful AIM Minimates ?
  7. It's probably for the best that everybody also forgets 'Alice through the looking glass' & 'Kingdom Hearts' Minimates . Neither line is going to help DST get a Star Wars licence IMHO. Then there's Muppet minimates which personify everything that I said in an earlier post in this thread. I'll use Kermit for example . Kermit is the most easily recognisable character in the Muppet line , he is based, as you know on a wide-mouthed frog hand-puppet . His most-identifiable feature is his massive wide-open mouth which almost bisects his head when opened . What did we get ? You know what we got The Muppet line was generally OK . 'OK' won't cut the mustard with prospective Star Wars fans . DST have produced some beautiful Minimates , Star Wars Minimates are unlikely to be amongst them .
  8. You are kidding ,Zach? I'm guessing I've misunderstood your post ? My bad. The limited history between Disney & Minimates ?
  9. The expression "Never say never " was perhaps recorded in a Charles Dickens novel in 1837 (thank you Google) . I'm not a well-read person but even I know that that guy wrote several great books , several , not one or two . "Never say never" aint gonna bring in new blood to a toy-line hovering on the edge in an industry hovering on the edge in a world hovering on the edge. "Please ,sir, I want some more" is maybe what our mutual friend, Chuck Dickens ought to be saying to Disney despite the hard times down at bleak house in tiny Tim-onium. I have always had great expectations for the minimate line but lately it seems that you can rarely find them for sale except in an old curiosity shop. Minimate fans? "We were always more or less miserable" not how I want to remember my Minimate collecting days.
  10. It would be great if we had another run of the minimates .
  11. My Gameverse sets arrived today ....I love that Hulk.
  12. A Land-Speeder ,AT-ST & a Pro-bot were the BAFs in aforementioned line. Jabba was another BAF & if you were lucky you had access to obtaining some pretty card dioramas. There were of course Speeder-bike box sets . I see no reason why DST couldn't accomplish any of the things we are mentioning .
  13. The Minimate design rule book just needs to be put to one side rather than thrown away if these actually got the go-ahead. Even Medicom couldn't quite bring themselves to do away with the trade-mark non-articulated kubrick arms & legs . Nigh on every SW figure has identically sized arms & legs, a kubrick Chewbacca is barely taller than a kubrick Leia ! There is huge potential for a Star Wars minimate line , dozens of iconic characters but ,& it is a big BUT , each Minimate needs to become that character not just be a Minimate that looks a bit like a Star Wars character .
  14. I'm not a Star Wars fan,far from it,yet (almost) the jewel in the crown, in my fairly adequate collection of mini-figures, is my Star Wars kubrick collection . There are a few duds but many of them are just sublime . I hate to say it (again) but I'm not sure DST could actually emulate the SW kubrick line . Very few Star Wars kubricks actually have interchangeable parts whilst many of them are just unique, unchangeable characters . It would seem to me that DST have been unchangeable for far too long relying too much on 'interchangeability' which of course works well with many characters but is completely farcical in certain circumstances ...I'm yet again thinking of my old favourite 'Thing' with his tangerine barnet & orange head . What other minimate would benefit from the Thing's hairpiece ? The only character that would benefit would be a Thing with a matching coloured hairpiece & head forf**ksake When I think of a prospective Chewbacca 'mate I kinda cringe when I conjure up in my mind's eye a Minimate much like Sasquatch or ( omigosh) Man Thing . Godsave us from those 2 monstrosities or something similar. Moulded heads are almost de rigeur throughout the evolved SW kubrick line although when they did use a standard 'cylinder' they used it to great effect .....notably the Darth Vader with Luke's head 'secret' . DST use moulded heads when they have to,or perhaps when all else fails . Enough.
  15. I hadn't realised that the wave 32 'originals' were that hard to come by bad .
  16. I'm afraid that this 'new' Juggernaut is much like every other minimate Juggernaut we've had.. not imposing enough & unlikely to be able to 'see' through his mask ! Time & time again we have re-runs of certain Minimate characters that are not improvements of the previous incarnation . I have once again checked my facts & studied dozens of images of the character Juggernaut,I also checked out his profile. Juggernaut is arguably one of the tallest Marvel characters,9ft. tall . His helmet ,perhaps the most defining part of his costume is his helmet. The helmet has been drawn differently over the years but in its latest incarnation (Juggernaut issue 1 . Aug 2020) it still shows Cain's nose protruding outside of the helmet which is important when figuring out the thickness of the metal . Real-life noses are generally just over 2" long whilst Minimates't have one. I understand accept the '2" rule' ,I don't accept why the rule seems to be enforced arbitrarily & the inconsistency regarding 'one-piece moulded head/mask/head' is astonishing . Ironically (think X-Factor !) from the waist down this 'mate is more Simon Cowell than Cain Marko , the thickness of the mask ...seriously ?? In a nutshell why on earth can't this 'mate be packed with a normal head with an alternative moulded helmeted head that wouldn't give the impression that the helmet is 4-6" thick . Failing that ....just give us the moulded helmeted head & forget the normal head . If you've got as far as reading to here ...thank you & I'll repay you by not even suggesting that Cyclops & Jean look awfully like the Wave 34 incarnations.
  17. He's just fine , he was unusually pleased to see me again as you can see.
  18. I think I should make it clear that I was outside of an empty store on an empty street & my mask was removed momentarily for the picture . You can see the mask in my hand & despite my hatred of masks & regulations I adhere to them to the letter wherever I may be. Just saying.
  19. RE; a classic Black Panther , I am with you 100% . I hadn't realised, until I studied the zombie version , how accurate (what was left of it) that suit was . Whilst these 'retro' figures aren't my thing I just love the 'Kenner' style packaging , blister-packages are a dream for toy displays...........I'd love to see a line of blister-packed Minimates. Looking at the line-up in the link I couldn't miss Electro ........what an iconic look ....... Retro aint always the way forward but in Electro's 'case' I think it is undeniable that out of the 5 Electro Minimates we have, one is fantastic & the other 4 are ...meh.
  20. Purely by chance I noticed that the site is 'Not secure' , is that always been so or is that just my lack of observation???
  21. Oddly enough ....or perhaps you have me on surveillance......I will be leaving Crete this evening . True! I met up with several of my life-size `Playmobil' 'mates vacation is complete without them . Spooky 'Fiend spooky.
  22. That's a nice looking ship. I have the original Halo Pelican (+others) which I found quite easy to modify the cockpit for Minimates .....ironically BSG Minimates rather than Halo or a Quintet. Old Mega stuff can be fairly cheap if you buy job-lots & aren't too fussed about the boxes which IMHO are way too flimsy too last long other than on a shelf.
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