The latest Marvel series of Minimates is series 69 and features an Avenger who has been waiting a long, long time for his Minimate debut. It’s kind of crazy to think it’s been 69 waves of the line and we have the entire cast of Alpha Flight but not one of the main Avengers of the 1980’s.
Of course that’s one of the reason the line has lasted so long. Marvel has an endless supply of heroes and villains to choose from. Well the Black Knight waited and he got a pretty nice figure for the wait. The gold on the paint really shines and makes his helmet really pop. His cape is a very well made to not limit poseabilty although it doesn’t hold the figure up as many previous capes in the line have. Thankfully Diamond has continued to supply stands for all current Minimates.
The second character in the two pack is the Enchantress another big Marvel persona to never have a release. She is a good sculpt, and resembles her very well. She comes with two green blast accessories and a flight stand.
I really don’t mind blind box toys when they are just casual buys. I hate them for minimates which are the only things I collect. Blind bags make it really hard to get what you want and as someone who budgets for his toys it sucks to get one you already have. Which is why when I got a second Leo I decided to paint him like the old school comic turtles. He came out okay and now I have a black and white turtle that no one else does.
Here’s a shot of my minimates and the new two tiered stand Jess built for me today from some poplar wood at Lowes. Minimates do a few things for me. They fill my need to collect something. They are small so they don’t take up too much space. And they cover lots of my fandoms all at once, including Marvel, Star Trek, and BSG. The cool Ghostbuster ones don’t hurt either. And they actually act as a small bit of inspiration for my creature paintings. So anyway, heres a shot of some of my little plastic men and women, making sure I don’t grow up.