2016
19.11

widowcrossbones1

Gosh, Civil War feels like two forevers ago, but it really was released just earlier this year.  Back in May, when the movie hit, there was a wave of Minimates dedicated to the film. Given the sheer number of players in the film, one wave wasn’t enough to cover everything, so we got a follow up, Wave 67, which hit at the end of July.  Today, let’s have a look at Black Widow and Crossbones.

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2016
31.10

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Happy Halloween!! One of my all-time favorite movies is The Nightmare Before Christmas; so fittingly I thought it would be fun to review a figure of one of my favorite characters from that movie. And as an added bonus a mini review of DST’s Select figure!

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2016
26.10

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Continuing the line of Pathfinder minimate figures that are based off the role playing game of the same name. If you’re unfamiliar with this game, I recommend you check out Paizo.com. There’s a ton of info, games and more on their site. As for minimate figures there have been several sets released along with exclusive goblins. Up next for review is the Glow in the Dark Goblin.

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2016
22.10

man-thing

Today we’re returning to Walgreens to check out a figure I’ve been waiting for for years to get my hands on: Man-Thing. After being announced and then months and months of nothing, he was finally spotted in the wild. Oh, there’s also a Spider-Man variation too. Let’s check it out!

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2016
18.09

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Aliens makes use of a lot of cool set pieces to tell its story.  Perhaps the coolest of those set pieces is the Power Loader, which is used during the film’s climactic battle between Ripley and the Queen.  The Power Loader has made its way into just about every toyline based on the film.  Aliens Minimates no exception.  In fact DST has created a whole new sub-line of Minimates just to accommodate some of the larger items, including the Power Loader, which I’ll be looking at today.

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2016
04.08

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Two of the more glaring character omissions from the first wave of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates were the Turtles’ master Splinter, as well as one of their longtime human companions, Casey Jones.  Fortunately, both characters found their way into the second wave of TMNT Minimates.  Today, I’ll be looking at the latter character.

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2016
28.07

bttf return to hill valley 1955-mmc

“You know that new sound you’re looking for? Well, listen to this!”

Following the logic of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” DST brings us the fourth of the “Return to Hill Valley box sets” for Back To The Future. So far, each set focuses on a different period in the BTTF timeline, with this one focusing on characters featured in 1955. Marty and Doc reappear along with a new George McFly and newcomer Marvin Berry. Is the set worth it, though? Let’s find out!

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2016
28.06

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“In space, no one can hear you scream…”

Well, unless you’re talking about Lambert, in which case everyone can hear you scream. Constantly. With no end in sight. Ugh. Okay, perhaps that was a bit harsh. May what Lambert was really screaming about was the lack of any action figures. Well, scream no more Lambert, because Diamond Select Toys has got you, along with Brett and Dallas, covered, thanks to the awesome set of Minimates I’m looking at today!

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2016
08.06

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These are the turtles that I remember reading as a kid in the comics and doodling all over my school notebooks. The original Mirage published comic came out in 1984 and was much darker, more along the lines of Daredevil, than the kid friendly 1987 cartoon series (I was a big fan of both). Can these minimates live up to my fanboy nostalgia?

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2016
24.04

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It seems hard to believe that the second Wolverine film came out three years ago.  Wedged in between Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World, and as the last X-Men film before Days of Future Past overwrote the original timeline, it kind of got lost.  It’s a shame; it’s not a perfect film, but it was a fair bit of fun, and fixed a lot of issues presented by X-Men 3 and Wolverine: Origins.  The movie got a handful of Minimates, and today I’ll be looking at the specialty assortment’s Viper & Black Clan Ninja pack, as well as the variant Urban Yukio & Black Clan Ninja Pack.

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