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April 23, 2011

Minimate Spotlight #49 Thor Movie

Filed under: Minimate Spotlight — Donny B @ 8:50 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.

With the Thor movie coming up, Art Asylum has released a large number of Thor Moviemates to cover just about every main character featured in the film.
Following the formula that DST has seemingly ‘perfected’ for marketing their movie tie-ins, we have been given one full wave of all the main characters, along with a few TRU exclusives, and one “army dump” of single-packs. The army dumps usually have 3 or 4 different “hench men” and maybe an important character or two. The Iron Man 2 army dump included the different assault drones, plus a “short packed” Justin Hammer.
The Thor army dump gave us some Asgardian Royal Guards, 2 different versions of Frost Giants, and the short packed Laufey (King of the Frost Giants) and Selvig.

For this week’s Minimate Spotlight, we’re looking at the fan favored Frost Giants (with Laufey leading the pack):

Behind the Image:

I wanted to take this image back to the formula I used for the A.I.M. soldiers (Minimate Spotlight #4), and it was a whole lot of “fun” … okay, no, it wasn’t. It took me 2 hours to get them all into position, because, just like with the A.I.M. soldiers, one wrong movement would cause a domino effect and I’d have to start from scratch. And I literally only took one photo because the second after I hit the shutter, all 26 Minimates fell over. I was too frustrated to begin again – but fortunately, the one photo I took was good enough 😉

On Ebay: Thor
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1 Comment »

  1. wow! that took a lot of patience. looks great!

    Comment by Doorman — April 25, 2011 @ 11:43 am

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