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Marvel Vs. Capcom Minimates TRU Wave 3 Review: M.O.D.O.K. & Akuma

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This is odd, because I think I almost might have a schedule for my reviews! Since I don’t want to completely copy OAFE, I’ll just start calling these Minimates Mondays (Transformers Tuesdays are staying for the foreseeable future though). But with all these new Minimates, I feel spoiled. I thought getting MODOK in the Super Hero Squad was amazing, but also getting him as Minimate? Delightful! Read the rest of this entry »

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September 17th, 2012 at 8:00 am

Marvel Vs. Capcom Minimates TRU Wave 3 Captain America & Modern Ryu

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Capcom vs. Marvel is a great idea for Minimates because it allows each pack to appeal to completely different segments. Marvel Fans will grab packs for the heroes and villains, while video game fans will pick them up for their favorite characters. Luckily, this is a pack where I wanted both characters – even though they’ve been released before. Read the rest of this entry »

Marvel Vs. Capcom Minimates TRU Wave 1 Review: Magneto vs Zero

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With the apparent end of Super Hero Squad and Action League, I’m left without many toys to review. While I love LEGO, their release schedule is only a few times a year. So thanks to some constant prodding on Twitter from the likes of Engineernerd and Luke, I have taken the full plunge into Minimates.

I have an assortment of memories of playing a Marvel fighting game on the Sega Saturn as a kid at a friend’s house, but Wikipedia tells me that isn’t possible without importing. So either I’m crazy or… well, I’m probably crazy. But the Marvel vs. Capcom series is one I would love to get involved with but after watching videos of how people play these games now, I’m petrified of even looking at them. That doesn’t stop me from buying the toys though!

Thanks of OAFE, I’ve learned Minimates fans fall into two camps: those who think Minimate designs should be almost entirely paint, and those who think it should be with sculpted elements. While I can appreciate the paint only designs, even LEGO has moved away from that style over the last few years with new parts and pieces. But this two-pack is a great way of showing how the two different styles work. Read the rest of this entry »