Monday, April 30, 2012

Day 486

Day 486 April 30th

Day off for rest

            Sorry fans but today is going to be a day off for rest and recovery after the Calgary comic Con…the regular posts will return tomorrow!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Day 485

Day 485 April 29th

Sundays with my Son



Saturday, April 28, 2012

Day 484

Day 484 April 28th

Day one – Calgary Comic Con

            I was not expecting to find much minimates at the show but I had some plans at least for one minimate themed encounter.  Peter David is a guest at the con and I had to meet him.  I love so much of his work and X-Factor is my current favourite monthly comic…I literally can’t wait for it to come out every month!  So I knew his booth was a must and I found the only extra set of Jean Dewolf minimates I could in my area, a Daredevil/Sin Eater set.  Had I known he was going to the con when the series was released I would have snagged another Spidey/Jean set.  He was super awesome to meet and talked very highly about how much he loves the minimates and how he has several of the Multiple Man ones, since you know that is just him using his power!  I did find a seller who was selling minimates too, grabbed some Hand Ninjas and a few sets for KyeZ that he would like and some fodder sets too!  I also brought some minimates along for photo adventures in the downtime but those will be on their own post!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Day 483

Day 483 April 27th

Gold and Silver blog banner variant

            A little fun variant of the new blog banner with some gold and silver friends!  Today is the opening day the Calgary Comic Con and my first ever comic con…you bet there will be pictures!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Day 482

Day 482 April 26th

AFX Exclusive
Professor X

            The timing behind this release was perfect as it came out right around the same time as the Giant Size X-Men box set so we had two more great X-Men characters to go with it!  I love the Profs little wheelchair and cerebro helmet too!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Day 481

Day 481 April 25th

AFX Exclusive

            I remember freaking out when I first heard of this exclusive set and how much I wanted it.  It still is one of my favourite 2-packs.  The smirk on Magnetos face is great and the look in his eye give a hint that he has something up his sleeve!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Day 480

Day 480 April 24th

Luke’s Toy store Exclusive Custom
Skeleton Warriors: Skeleton Knight

            The brave and fearless knight!  Well brave and fearless because he is an undead skeleton knight!  Love it!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Day 479

Day 479 April 23rd

Luke’s Toy store Exclusive Custom
Skeleton Warriors: Skeleton King

            I have loved these Customs from Luke’s Toy store from the first time I laid eyes on them.  Sadly I missed the boat on getting them and thought the Mage and Warrior were destined to be my only ones.  That is until a package arrived the other week from a friend and among the goodies in it was two more of Luke’s skeletons!  This Skeleton King is fantastic and has some great extra pieces added to it.  I need to do a bit of gluing but nothing too serious!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Day 478

Day 478 April 22nd

Sundays with my Son

            Hagger comes with the lead pipe!  Maybe he stole it from the Clue game!  I like his little dash cloud base, looks like he is kicking up some dust while running!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Day 477

Day 477 April 21st

Test Shot parts

            Another round of test shot parts has come my way, this time with most of the parts coming out of the Marvel line.  I like the clear parts most of all especially the clear stretching rock fist from the original Super Skrull Minimate.  Another nifty piece is the black flesh tone head that still has part of the tree tab attached to it!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Day 476

Day 476 April 20th

NYCC Exclusive Deadpool Corps:

            A bonus Minimate akin to the zombie Wasps head from the Marvel Zombies box set, which is kind of ironic since it is the zombie head of Deadpool from the zombie universe!  What a great bonus!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Day 475

Day 475 April 19th

NYCC Exclusive Deadpool Corps:

            I think this has got to be one of my most favourite Minimates to just play around with in a long time.  There is just something about it that for some reason I have a lot of fun just tinkering around with it on my desk!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Day 474

Day 474 April 18th

NYCC Exclusive Deadpool Corps:

            It seems somewhat fitting that they create a female version of Deadpool for the Deadpool Corps.  DST does a great job capturing the look of Ladypool for this Minimate.  Nothing too over the top yet they get it dead on!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Day 473

Day 473 April 17th

NYCC Exclusive Deadpool Corps:

            I have not read anything to do with the Deadpool Corps stories so my only information about this character comes from the bio on the back of the box.  Once I was playing with this guy the thing that got me was through DST’s work he comes off as being really big, a bruiser powerhouse for sure and I really dig it!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Day 472

Day 472 April 16th

NYCC Exclusive Deadpool Corps:

            At first I was not too sure how much enjoyment I would get out of this set but was I ever wrong!  This Deadpool may very well be my favourite one yet.  The details and the swords are amazing!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Day 471

Day 471 April 15th

Sundays with my Son

            I really like the way Dante looks.  His coat is very neat looking and that sword of his is awesome!!  I like having him and Trish go after the dread Dormamu!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Day 470

Day 470 April 14th

Test Shot Clear Blank Minimate

            This one of those random bits of Minimate history or lore that has ended up in my collection.  It is a great looking 100% clear 2 inch minimate and the pictures just don’t do it justice!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Day 469

Day 469 April 13th

Custom: Storm Shadow

            The second of the pair of customs I got from the great and talented Les at Squallworks.  You can’t have Snake Eyes without Storm Shadow! My childhood G.I. Joe love is in overdrive with these two now!  I am planning out some fun battle pictures with these two, stay tuned for those!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Day 468

Day 468 April 12th

Custom: Snake Eyes

            I do love getting some custom Minimates made from some of the super talented folks that have honed their skills with these small scale toys and Les – Squall is just one of those people.  His work with detail and sculpting is amazing and he has produced some amazing pieces of work.  Check out his stuff here: Squallworks and see for yourself.  When I had the chance to get some stuff from him I had to go with 2 of my childhood favourites that I would love to see in Minimate form.  Snake Eyes looks amazing; I cannot use enough words or the right ones to convey that so the pictures will have to speak for me!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Day 467

Day 467 April 11th

X-Men First Class: Havok

                        This was one of the examples of changes made to the history of the character but really I am not too picky about having the movie match the comics perfectly.  I liked how they had made Havoks character in the movie, very similar in attitude to the comics version and DST captured the look perfectly!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Day 466

Day 466 April 10th

X-Men First Class: Beast

                        I was glad to see them include Beast in the movie as it helps connect this to the previous movies timeline and history, if that was indeed what they had wanted.  DST did a great job with the Minimate, the look and colours look great and I love how they used the hands and feet from the Wolf man Minimate to give a more animalistic look to them.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Day 465

Day 465 April 9th

X-Men First Class: Mystique

                        This was a very different Mystique from the previous movies or the comics.  A more reserved and withdrawn Mystique as opposed to her more harsh and villainous usual portrayal.  I thought it was very well done and a great way to show character progression.  DST did a great job getting the look for this Minimate and I am thinking of ways to use her outside of jus the standard display.