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buttheadsmate

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  1. At the head of the MMMV page is a tab "activity" which will take you to "search" which will give you a "member search" option which in turn is activated at the bottom of the page with "search''
  2. Please ,in a nutshell ....what should my surrogate hunter be hunting for at Walgreens with regards to new Minimates ? I get that there are 2 Gamer packs ( 4 Minimates) & ???
  3. I think that this a sign of the times , I too cringe at what I am having to pay & ,in many ways, I am pleased that the bulk of my collecting days are over . I'm not sure that everybody realises that stuff coming from the States to the UK (esp.) arrives in the hold of a plane ,the same hold that used to be 'ballast' for the people that used to be flying in the planes ....who now aren't flying in those planes ! It is inevitable that we must all pay more for fucking everything to keep us safe from whatever they tell us to be scared of next .
  4. Each time I post in this thread I reiterate that I am not a `Trek fan but I have huge respect for the tenacity of those that want more Trek mates . I am therefore looking from the outside in & it has always been the case that Star Trek 'mates suffer from their 'homelessness' ....a dire need for a purpose-built diorama . Crowd-funding for a scaled Trek diorama (or 2)would get my attention, somewhere finally to put all those black-legged legions. I might even learn to love them. When I get the time I still get a kick out of arranging various 'mates alongside /inside/ in front of various 'dioramas and backdrops' & it is worrisome that DST has never figured out that there is undeniably a huge market for dioramas for nigh on all of their mate licenses . It took years for them to suss out that people wanted their mates to actually stand up ,not fall apart or have more than one accessory, current minimates are ,IMHO ,in terms of quality, superb if not perfect. I don't think it is outrageous to suggest that Chuck ,& it is Chuck, who has been so successful in keeping the line going has failed to give Minimates a world for them to live in . For emphasis I recently invested in a couple of Eaglemoss Vipers which immediately re-ignited my passion for BSG Minimates , actually seeing Galen Tyrol 'working 'on a similar-scaled Viper whilst Helo & Hot Dog look on , is immensely more interesting than seeing them in zip-locks or lined up on some acrylic staircase. "Let my people go " -buttmosesmate (Exodus 5:1) ....after extra time
  5. C'mon ,cheer up things could be worse Much to my surprise Minimates are still being made .....that's good . As a long-time online purchaser ........everything in my collection was sent to me......I don't miss 'stores' although I understand why many people do.
  6. I hadn't realised that ,then that is the way forward . I wish that DST could produce just one 'FF Thing' that doesn't have three different looks in a single figure .
  7. I referred to MMDB before posting ...er... my...er... spectacular post & Janaway is the only undefined female ST character .
  8. 'Shipping ' became the main driver behind Ol' butt buying 'multiples' of every minimate release . That began in earnest about 12 years ago & the rest is history . I convinced myself that I was 'saving' money by buying multiples because shipping for 6 items was often as much as shipping a single item. There is a glaring flaw in that argument but needless to say I refused to see that flaw. Logically (Ol'butt logic) I would be able to sell on my eventual 'surplus' at a small profit & regain my initial outlay So here I am, 14 years after buying my first Minimate, wondering why that idea never quite panned out
  9. What you said . I've been really lucky with the Walgreens stuff & my benefactor has been magnificent . I have all the WG waves but 'out of pure habit' I still scan US eBay every day & I can confirm that WG Minimate listings are sparse ....very sparse .
  10. Try as I may I have to agree completely with Zach There has never been cheaper or more easier to acquire (con exclusive) Vinimates than those available this year . 'Shipping' for me requires me to use a 'friendly' US address initially as #1 delivery address .........from there 'the goods' get sent to me in Old Blighty . Just saying .
  11. Yes ......$14 to ship 6 vinimates to LA address.
  12. Obtaining Convention exclusives has never been easier Thanks for the heads up Zach & Nando.
  13. Was anything ever going to happen with those 2 licenses?
  14. I was recently trawling through all of my BBTS order history which amazingly goes back to 2007 .......now that makes me sad
  15. I'm invariably behind the times , I watched 'Joker' at the weekend with little anticipation , the years have seen me tire of the whole 'superhero' film genre . What a film ...what a stupendously brilliant film . Regards DC Minimates ? Sigh . Anybody made a Joker (2019) custom ? I was thinking a 'Tuxedo Beetlejuice' 'mate would be a fine basemate?
  16. Whatever I wish for ! I love the look of these apart from the same ol' thing . Why oh why can't we get a Thing with a one-piece moulded head ? Get your paint brushes out , hunt out your parts bin for Thing parts & sharpen your sharpies. Same ol' problem I'm guessing.
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