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December 25, 2010

Minimate Spotlight #32 Ghostbusters

Filed under: Minimate Spotlight — Donny B @ 5:15 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.

The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man’s appearance was a key moment in the first Ghostbusters film, as was his destruction. Aside from an “exploding Stay Puft” Minimate, Art Asylum took that scene as a jumping off point for ‘mated variations of the main human characters. Since Peter Venkman didn’t really get any marshmallow goo on him after Stay Puft exploded, we didn’t get a Minimate of him all covered in sticky ghost entrails. The other three, however, may as well have gone swimming in a pool of Marshmallow Fluff.

Since it’s Christmas, I felt like doing a seasonal image for Minimate Spotlight… and since we’re in the middle of looking at the Ghostbusters movie line, I thought that the “Gooey” releases would fit in well with a snow fight scene. And I also wanted to find a way to work the Dana Barrett Minimate into an image – and this seemed like a perfect opportunity!

Behind the Image:

Again, I took the straight-up-photography approach with this image. I used some snow covered trees from a train set and a blue board for sky, set up lights, and took the photo. Very simple, very quick.

On Ebay: Ghostbusters
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