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October 23, 2010

Minimate Spotlight #25 Back to the Future

Filed under: Minimate Spotlight — Donny B @ 12:36 am

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.

As the Minimate line grows, Art Asylum continually pushes the boundaries of what their block figure line is defined by. One of ways that they have begun branching out recently is the addition of “mini-vehicles” to accompany certain licenses. Among their more popular offerings is the oh so famous Delorean┬átime machine to compliment their line of Back to the Future Minimates.

Back to the Future is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and what better way to honor such a monumental film series than to feature an iconic image in Minimate form, to coincide with the bluray release of the BTTF trilogy?

Behind the Image:

Anyone familiar with the original poster can tell that this isn’t a straight-up recreation. Art Asylum has already given us a wonderful Minimate homage to Back to the Future, so I felt a little less constrained to make my image an exact duplicate. That came in handy, since I sorta decided to do this image at the last minute (seriously though, it just fit too well. The 25th Minimate Spotlight just days before the BTTF 25th anniversary bluray anthology is released? too good to pass up), and this was a pretty labor intensive image.

I’m not going to get into the editing details, except to say that there was a whole lot of work involved. It’s unfortunate, too, because I don’t feel that the result was worth the amount of time I invested. But such is life… Still, I kinda like the overall look. It’s worth a quick glance, I suppose…

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1 Comment »

  1. i think this came out great, man! great movie to pay homage to with this pic.

    Comment by Doorman — October 29, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

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