2011
07.02

 

So we come to wave 7 of the much missed DC Minimates. We know these figures are old news now, being a couple of years old, but we would certainly be remiss if we did not finish up reviewing the line here at Minimates Central.

DC wave 7 was, as usual for DC, another strange mix of characters, with some more obscure choices alongside a couple of redo’s of Minimates that first featured in the C3 line.

 

Packaging

DC seemed to like to stick to a distinctive look for their mates. The blister card is the same on all releases. I have to confess to having disposed of the packaging for these ages ago, so am unable to review it. However packaging for this line was fairly generic, but if you feel your life is incomplete without seeing it, then please avail yourself of the photos at the excellent Minimate Database. 
 
 


 

The Figures

Lobo

It’s the main man, Lobo. Last of the Czarnians (because he killed all the rest). Intergalactic bounty hunter. And one of the funnest bad guys ever.
 

I like Lobo, I really do. And I want to like this Minimate, I really do. But you know what, despite it being incredibly faithful to the character it’s absolutely ruined by having that huge hunk of hair hanging down the middle of his face. It obscures the features in a terrible way. Then again, maybe that’s not such a bad thing as there’s something ‘off’ about those features. All the elements are there: Vicious grin, black and red eyes, stubble, pasty complexion. But they don’t gel. The mouth needs to be bigger, much bigger, and so do the eyes. Another thing wrong with the hair is the way it flares back. It should frame the face not move away from it.

The rest of the figure looks great, lots of new pieces including the bike jacket with one sleeve missing, a nifty belt with skull emblem and some wickedly chunky boots, both with their own unique sculpts. Turn the ‘mate round and the legend ‘Bite Me Fanboy’ is emblazoned on the back of the jacket. Sadly the figure can’t be displayed without the jacket as the arms are two different colours.

Lobo is accessorised with a meat hook on a length of chain. It’s possible that this is the first time a piece of metal has been used as an accessory. It looks great.

In Conclusion: Lobo should have been awesome as a Minimate. Sadly, this figure isn’t.

MMC Score – 5 out of 10


 

Ambush Bug

I know next to nothing of Ambush Bug. He’s a green guy with antennae.

A quick check on Wikipedia proves that this freaky-looking guy is in fact a joke character, and therefore maybe DC were going for another cult figure to pack with Lobo, but in all honesty, it’s a baffling choice to make this guy as a Minimate when there are so many others in the DC universe more worthy of inclusion.

To be fair, I do like the face. It’s got a whopping great smile on it and I’m all for big expressions on my Minimates. Nice detailing. The only non standard part on this ‘mate is the large antennae that is stuck on his forehead. Initially containing the power to make Ambush Bug teleport, the antennae is a slightly different shade of orange to that of the detailing on his face.

The rest of the figure has minimal detailing, with only a few lines here and there on the chest block and the legs that suggest the outline of his skintight costume. It’s plain and boring, but faithful to the character. Absolutely nothing on the back, either. Just dull.

Ambush Bug has no accessories.

In Conclusion: Yet another unnecessary inclusion to the DCD range. It’s almost like they wanted it to fail.

MMC Score – 5 out of 10

 

Review and pictures by Rad Kerrigan

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