Thursday, May 31, 2012

Day 517

Day 517 May 31st

Marvel Minimates Series 4:
Battle Damaged Daredevil

            Looking back in the long history of Marvel Minimates this Daredevil shows one thing that the designers had right waaaaay back at the beginning; what a good battle damaged figure looks like!  Lots of scratch and scuff marks sure, but actual ripped costumes and exposed skin – details like this make me love the battle damaged look on toys!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Marvel Minimates Series 50 fan poll #2

Fan poll number 2 is up here!  Loads of goodness in the b-list poll, it is going to be hard to pick just 2!

Day 516

Day 516 May 30th

Halo Minimates:
Active Camouflage Arbiter

            These crazy looking aliens from Halo look pretty cool in Minimate form; and of course in my mind you can’t really go wrong with some clear Minimate action!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Day 515

Day 515 May 29th

Halo Minimates:
Active Camouflage Spartan

            While I am not a big Halo fan I do love playing around with the clear Minimates so this active camouflage Spartan makes for some good fun!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Day 514

Day 514 May 28th

Marvel Minimate wave 45/TRU Avengers:
Iron Man

            While I am not too sure about the overall look of this particular version of the Iron Man armour I am glad they made it look different from the previous movies so it stands out apart from them a bit.  I really like how DST has evolved the Minimates over the years especially with the addition of the sculpted arms and legs if need by; really adds to the awesomeness of them!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Day 513

Day 513 May 27th

Sundays with my Son

            I wonder if the wings on her head help her fly or if just the other wings do.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Day 512

Day 512 May 26th

Marvel Minimates Wave 45/TRU Avengers wave:

            It seems that Hulk has no luck in the Marvel movie scene until now!  I haven’t seen Avengers yet but from what I have heard this is THE Hulk in the Marvel Movie landscape.  I do have to say that this is one great looking Hulk Minimate even though I still prefer the brighter comic green colour!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Day 510

Day 510 May 24th

Marvel Minimates Wave 45/TRU Avengers wave:

            I kinda dig this more casual look for Thor; it was nice to see them give him a bit different look for part of the movie at least since his main costume is pretty much the same.  While this released versions hair looks a bit better than the initial designs I find it still does not quite capture the look from the movie.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Day 509

Day 509 May 23rd

Marvel Minimates Wave 45/TRU Avengers wave:
Captain America

            To be completely honest the Avengers movie version of the Captain America costume does not really thrill me.  This might change after I see the movie but over all I am not too sold on it.  However in the Minimate form it looks amazing!  I also love how DST gave his shield a real metallic look; it’s a fantastic touch!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

10th Anniversary Fan Poll day 1


Head on over to this page on to cast your vote for 2 of the listed characters to be part of the fan poll for wave 50 of Marvel Minimates!  The characters in this round are: Cap-Wolf, Savage Grey Hulk, Blue Ghost Rider, Team X Wolverine, Iron Man 2020, Hydro armour Iron Man, Cyborg Spider-Man and Mutated/Spiky Thing!  Go now and cast your vote!!

Day 508

Day 508 May 22nd

Marvel Minimates TRU Avengers wave:
TRU exclusive Hawkeye

            DST really knocked this one out of the park, not only getting the look of Hawkeye in the movie but also adding the detail of a quiver that can actually hold the loose individual arrows!!!  This is fast becoming one of my favourite Minimates!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Day 507

Day 507 May 21st

Marvel Minimates TRU Avengers wave:
TRU exclusive Black Widow

            This is the second movie version of Black we have gotten as a Minimate.  While I thought the first one was pretty decent this one is even better!  The design team at DST really did a great job putting this one together.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Day 506

Day 506 May 20th

Sundays with my Son

            The Marvel vs Capcom 3 line is so much fun!  I really like that this Deadpool comes with 2 swords and 2 guns for all kinds of crazy fun fights!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Day 505

Day 505  May 19th

Marvel Minimates TRU Avengers wave:
TRU exclusive Nick Fury

            I totally dig the new holster piece that DST has designed; it’s not too bulky and holds the gun nice and snug!  They did a great job that this Nick Fury Minimate sure is one BMF!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Day 504

Day 504 May 18th

Fun Photo Friday!!

            Welcome to a new feature here on Portrait of an Addiction: Fun Photo Friday!  I am going to grab some random Minimate(s) and do just some fun photos as opposed to the standard fare.  Hope you enjoy!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Day 503

Day 503 May 17th

Marvel Minimates TRU Avengers wave:
TRU exclusive Loki

            I totally dig how they updated Lokis look for the Avengers movie.  The cloak and new helmet look great and DST nailed the look of the staff!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Day 502

Day 502 May 16th

Marvel Minimates wave 44:

            I have always liked this look for the Hulk but was not very happy with the previous Minimate in this look.  Something about it just didn’t sit right for me but this one is awesome!  I love the fact that he can even hold the chunks of rock!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Day 501

Day 501 May 15th

Marvel Minimates wave 44:

            I have just started to read the Avengers book that this wave of Minimates is said to be based around and I have to say that I am already impressed in the way that DST has captured the looks that Perez did.  This bearded Thor is fast a fave of mine, go figure, and I love the spinning hammer accessory!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Day 500!!!!

Day 500 May 14th

Video Review: C2E2 Battle Beast Promos

            I celebrate the 500th day of this blog with a video review of a pair of great looking promos courtesy of Zach at DST!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Day 499


Day 499 May 13th

Sundays with my Son

            Thor and Beta Ray Bill tag team!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Day 498

Day 498 May 12th

Universal Monsters Dracula Box Set:
Mina Harker

            The classic silver screen damsel, Mina Harker!  I think DST did a great job with this Minimate and love the details in the skirt!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Day 497

Day 497 May 11th

Universal Monsters Dracula Box Set:

            I absolutely love how DST pulled of the crazed look in Renfields eyes on this Minimate!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Day 496

Day 496 May 10th

Universal Monsters Frankenstein Box Set:

            This is a character I can say I don’t recall from the movie but honestly it has been a long time since I watched it so I am sure there is more I have forgotten too.  One thing I can say, DST really did some thing awesome with this design…I find it very well done and somewhat enchanting for a toy!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

You will Believe a Minimate can Fly!

                                                 You Will Believe A Minimate Can Fly

Luke's Toy Store released two new stands today that open up new action poses for Minimate heroes and villains. The Tall Flight Stand is as tall as a Minimate, which allows flying characters to soar over their non-flying companions. Two foot pegs hold almost any Minimate snugly atop this lofty base. The Dueling Flight Stand gives bitter enemies a new way to battle in mid air. Each swirling arm has a strong foot peg at the end of it. Even non-flying characters can use this stand, as most comic book battles involve plenty of jumping and dodging. Both of these stands were designed using 3D CADD software, and then printed by a 3D printer. Each piece is cast in translucent white resin by hand by Luke Porter, who has been making custom action figures for over a decade.

These two new stands compliment the store's previous releases, the Launching Flight Stand, and the Ice Sled, which are both still available. You can view all of the unique stands made by Luke's Toy Store, as well as their other Minimate items, at their online store here:

Day 495

Day 495 May 9th

Exclusive Peter Parker

            Another one of my favourite classic Minimates has got to be this Peter Parker Minimate.  It really captures the feel of the character and I love the book and backpack accessories!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Day 494

Day 494 May 8th

Exclusive Mary Jane

            Coming in one of the first ever convention exclusive 2 packs is our first Minimate of Peter Parkers long time girlfriend/wife; Mary Jane!  I thought this was a very cool way to release her, and this set is still a favourite of mine!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Day 493

Day 493 May 7th

Giant Sized X-Men Box Set:

            For the longest time this was head and shoulders high my favourite Wolverine Minimate.  I just really liked how it all came together and in all honesty it took a long time before they released another one that could take that top spot away.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day 492

Day 492 May 6th

Sundays with my Son

            Looks like Bucky is in some trouble with the Red Skull and Hydra!!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Day 491

Day 491 May 5th

Happy Free Comic Book Day!!!

Giant Size X-Men Box Set

            I have always thought this to be one of the best done Minimates ever.  Even the re-do of Nightcrawler recently only is a bit better than this classic one!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Day 490

Day 490 May 4th

Before hitting the meat and potatoes of why you are here please allow me to take a moment to say – May the fourth be with you!  A little shout out for Star Wars day today, being born on this day I was destined to be a geek!

Giant Size X-Men Box Set

            I am very excited to see the new Colossus Minimate coming up in wave 47 since I consider this version to be an absolutely awesome Minimate!  It will be interesting to see how the new one will stack up to it.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Day 489

Day 489 May 3rd

Giant Size X-Men Box Set

            Another classic X-Men character in her classic look; this Storm is an amazing piece of work without a doubt!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Day 488

Day 488 May 2nd

Giant Size X-Men Box Set

            As the first release of the regular Marvel universe X-Men this box set was amazing.  For being mostly plain this is still a great classic Cyclops Minimate and still one of my favourites!