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Marvel Minimates Series 36 Review: Modern Mandarin & Dreadnought

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There isn’t anything quite like stumbling upon a random clearance sale at a local shop. Having recently changed jobs (which explains the lack of posting lately), I now walk past not one but two different comic shops every day on my way home from work! Toss in the fact that I’m now hunting for Minimates constantly, and I couldn’t say no to a pack at $2. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 8th, 2012 at 8:00 am

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 »

Lord of the Rings Minmates Review: Sauron

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Minimates are one of those toy lines that I absolutely adore but actively avoid usually. I know that if I allow myself to buy more than a handful of them, I will quickly end up overwhelmed and buy them all. But when LEGO announced they have the Lord of the Rings license, I remembered that Minimates made their own LOTR figures a long, long time ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 21st, 2012 at 12:00 am

Marvel Minimates Review: Unmasked Spider-Man & Green Goblin

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I feel like I should love Minimates more than I already do. They combine two of my favorite things: tiny toys and LEGO-compatibility. But for some reason, I never got the Minimates bug in quite the same way. Either way, when I see a little Green Goblin for sale I tend to buy him. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 19th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Battlestar Galactica Minimates Review: Cylon Raider with Cylon Commander

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Thanks some recent sales, I managed to pick up a handful of sets I had been ignoring for ages on the shelf. One of them was the Cylon Raider Minimates set! While most of my time has been going to LEGO recently, there’s something appealing about these little guys.

The Cylons were created by man. They rebelled. They evolved. They look and feel human. Some are programmed to think they are human. There are many copies. And they have a plan.

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July 8th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Battlestar Galactic Minimates Review: Athena & Cylon Centurion

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It finally happened, thanks to incessant praise by yo go re over at OAFE.net, I broke down and picked up my first Minimates set. The last thing I needed was getting hooked on another toy line, but I figured these were on clearance and what was the worst that could happen? Well, besides doing everything in my power to resist running back to Toys “R” Us and buying the rest of the figures. They’re small, adorable and exceptionally awesome.

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August 3rd, 2010 at 12:00 am