Kudos to DST for this round of Universal
Monsters Minimates; the pairing of Frankenstein and Dracula is awesome as they
are probably 2 of the biggest names in the monster world as far as the classics
go.Frankenstein’s monster is a simple
enough design but the details on the head are fantastic and I love the new feet
as they give the height boost without being bulky and clunky!
Here we have the partner to Ratchet the
robot Clank.I really dig how DST made
him especially the use of typical arms for legs to match the source material
better.The details are nice and crisp
and overall he looks great!
As part of a deal to produce a line of Sony
Playstation Minimates DST made 2-packs based on various games such as Ratchet
from Ratchet & Clank.Out of the 4
sets in this wave this was the only one I had not been able to get until
recently.Honestly I was not sure what
to expect as I have not played the games or anything so I was basically
approaching this set blind outside of knowing the names from advertisements.Even in the package I was still unsure but one
opened Ratchet really blew me away!He
is solid and seems bigger than a standard Minimate even though he is not; he is
just really well made and looks great!I
love the detailing and the overall feel of him.My only concern is that his one arm seems to be fused at the elbow
joint; I am going to have to take some time when I can to see if I can get that
to open up and move.This is defiantly a
keeper for the random collection!
Originally in the comics Dum Dum is one of
Nick Fury’s closest agents in SHIELD the Captain America movie has him as
member of a select group of soldiers that were rescued by Cap.DST has captured his look perfectly I feel
and I am all too happy to use him as a stand in until they make a comic version
Coming alongside a recap of what was shown at Toy Fair 2012, DST has also released a new M.A.X. animated video! Also it was announced that the M.A.X. line was no longer a Toys R Us exclusive and would be available nationwide; as to if this means more retail stores carrying it or it moving into the specialty/comic book store realm is yet unknown but either way it sounds like a bigger distribution for this great line! Series 3 was shown at Toy Fair and is slated to include Arctic and Night Ops sets, and new Soldier and Smokejumper paint schemes. As well DST had the Armoured Personnel Carrier on display at Toy Fair and it has been updated to double as a battle station as well - a great idea and I feel it will add a great level of extra play to the APC vehicle!
and in case you have not seen it here is the first video:
The way that they handled this costume in
the movie was a great piece of writing!Instead of sending the only super soldier off to fight in the war they
wanted to lock him in a lab to study and attempt to recreate the serum.Instead Cap hooks up helping to tour the
country selling war bonds and helping to keep the countries moral high!
Part of the TRU wave for the Captain
America movie Minimates, Gabe Jones looks great and holds some fun playability
in the recreation of the movie action!I
do love how DST did the hair on the head piece as a tampo instead of trying to
get the helmet to go over top of a hair piece since that would have been way
guys are all the good guy pirates, well almost I still need to get Anne Bonny
and I didn’t have the undercover Anne Bonny yet when I took this picture.I do have her now though so I just need the
This Minimate is a redo of the Huntmate
that DST had done the year before for SDCC, just with the Toy Fair logo on the
back – which I flipped to the front to show the difference between the two in
my display.The reason I chose this
Minimate for today is that I am recapping all the minimate news from Toy Fair
last week today and felt this would be a great Minimate for the regular post!
This is one very interesting looking
character and Minimate.I know nothing
about the character having not read any current Spider Man titles in awhile but
the look and the bio is interesting enough.I do love DSTs use of the separate tie piece to be able to have him
displayed jacket-less and show off the yin yang tattoo on his back as
well.All in all a great Minimate with
great detail, especially for using a black and white colour palette!
To complete the set started with the
Uncanny X-Force box set comes the Fantomex Minimate.While many would rather have him in his
original white costume I rather enjoy this look but that might have to do with
the fact that I am currently reading that comic from start to current right now
to check it out.I think DST has
captured the look from the source material quite well and it is always nice to
round out teams!
This is a bit of an odd Minimate in my
mind.This particular version of Betsy
dates back to her earlier appearances and I can honestly say I did not expect
to get it as a Minimate.It is a
statement like that that shows DSTs level of commitment to the Marvel
line!To top it off I think they did a
great job with such a plain look to begin with!
This is undoubtedly one of the best Magneto
Minimates that have been made to date, in my opinion anyways.The colours are dead on and the facial
expression is great!I have been on the
Marvel Minimate train since the start and I love how DST just keeps getting
better and better with what they do with these guys!
really did a great job with this Zero Minimate from the first wave of Marvel vs
Capcom 3; he looks so cool I am actually interested in playing the Mega Man
games he is in to see what he is all about.The chest piece is a bit on the bulky side and limits the arm movement
which is a downside to this otherwise awesome figure!
really like this undead pirate because he glows in the dark!It is a really cool feature for
minimates!I can’t wait to get his
glowing pirate ship too.Today I am at
the 4 Steps to Stardom bowling tournament, hope I have fun!
Just came across this one USA Today, some pre-toy fair news of what Minimates will be on display:
Diamond Select. Minimates are one of the more popular collectible
mini-figures for comic-book fans, and Diamond Select unleashes a new
set tied to the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man
movie. (The company is also showcasing a new 7-inch resin Spidey statue
designed by Gentle Giant and inspired by the film.) A new wave of MAX:
Mobile Action Xtreme Minimates that are coming exclusively to Toys "R"
Us will be previewed, as well as Minimates based on The Mummy and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which are part of the Universal Monsters line of figures.
It appears that in this storyline Magneto
is a savior of mutantkind and thus making the white knight look a very
appropriate one.While at first look it
might seem a bit too plain or bland; after looking at the source artwork this
is pretty much how he looked.I love the
helmet that he comes with, very knightly looking!I am not 100% sure but I have ideas stirring
in my head and something like this might show up in my comic work.
I am very curious to read the Age of X
story to see exactly how this version of Rogue is written.The bio talks about her being in charge of
preserving dying mutants memories which sounds like a significant change from
her more standard role of powerhouse and I think it warrants some reading.I love how DST got the green to be such a
vibrant shade without being too over the top; it really pops the details
nicely.Speaking of detail I dig that
they added the details to her one hand since in some of the art I have seen she
has a skeletal hand print on the one glove – great work there!
In the Age of X storyline Scott Summers is
held captive by Arcade and forced to execute
has cut of his eye lids and has a remote that controls the opening and closing
of his mask.He does escape obviously
but what a killer story set up right there.It is something like this that gets my attention and makes me want to
check this book out!Again this is a
pretty basic minimate but so is the source material; I think DST did a great
job with the mask piece and love the level of detail like the straps pushing
the hair down – amazing job!
Age of X is an alternate reality X-Men
story that has many fans comparing it to Age of Apocalypse.I absolutely adored AoA but am a bit leery to
try AoX out yet.Now that the collected
version is out I am a lot more interested to pick it up and give it a
read.This costume for Gambit is pretty
plain, nothing too flashy but that could just be how the look is in the books
so I can’t drag it down if it is matching the source material.I actually have an idea for using most of
this minimate for a different character in my comic so will need a spare at
some point.The hair and face are
winners as well!
Another interesting plot twist in the Curse
of the Mutants story was how they turned Jubilee into a vampire in order to
lure Wolverine in.Jubilee was a
mainstay of my younger days and since then had become one of the depowered
sideline characters so this was a way to jump her back into the spotlight.DST did a great job making this minimate
match the source material!
and Dad got me Calico Jacks pirate ship for my birthday and it is great!I love the mast and how you can get inside
the ship and the captain’s room and chair too.I hope my dad can find me the other ships too!