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September 25, 2010

Minimate Spotlight #21 Team Up

Filed under: Minimate Spotlight — Donny B @ 8:29 pm

 Action figures have long been a perfect compliment to comic books, since every kid (or kid at heart) has that natural desire to act out adventures with their favorite heroes off the drawn page. Every so often, a unique style of figure comes along that breaks the mold, so to speak. Each Saturday, Donny B will be showcasing various offerings from Art Asylum’s take on the ‘block figure’, with a weekly spotlight on Minimates.

One thing that every kid loves is taking all their favorite heroes and teaming them up together for a big fight against an ultimate evil. And you can see that in all of the big crossover comic events (Final Crisis; Secret Invasion, etc) and tv shows  (Justice League Unlimited; Batman the Brave and the Bold) and movies (the building Avengers movie universe) that comic book companies give us on a regular basis… but invariably, there will always be team ups that you will never see from an official source. For example, you will never see a movie where Yoda has to recruit Mega Man and Darkwing Duck to take down the Borg before they infiltrate the Batcave and foil James Bond’s mission.

It just won’t happen…
Unless you imagine it, that is.

That’s the beauty of creativity, and resources like action figures. It allows kids (or kids-at-heart) to live out the adventures that they would love to see but may not have the chance to via the companies that own those properties.

This week’s image is simply an homage to the enjoyment of being able to say “I know this team up may never really happen, but I think it’d be cool”.

Behind the Image:

No magic with this shot. I placed the Minimates in the positions I wanted them in, layed out a solid sheet of black paper as the background, set a lamp, and utilized my camera’s macro mode. Voila 🙂

On Ebay: Hulk, Iron Man, Angel, Scarlet Spider

1 Comment »

  1. Well, you’ve certainly put together a strange match of heroes. I’m quite sure this is a team that’s never been assembled … except at your place :-p

    I like how you’ve got it so that it appears that Archangel is hovering in the background.

    Comment by Doorman — October 17, 2010 @ 11:22 am

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