BATTELSTAR GALACTICA MINIMATES
Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: I LOVE THE NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA SERIES on the Sci Fi network. As soon as I saw the episode "33" I knew I was hooked.
Then you add to that my love of Mini-Mates and you have a match made in heaven.
When Art Asylum showed their first prototypes of the BSG Minimates at Toy Fair two years ago I KNEW they would be mine. At last the wait is over and the 2-packs are in stores.
I never really bought in to the whole block figure craze, but I picked up the first batch of Marvel Mini-Mates and I been hooked ever since. They’re a bit like Pringles where you can’t have just one. The thing that I like about Mini-Mates that I think set them apart from other figures of this kind, is that fact that they are not shy about sculpting new parts for the base figure. It gives you so much more variety when looking at them on a shelf. A lot of other block figures only make their changes with paint and there’s a bit too much uniformity for my tastes. But looking at the BSG Cylon you almost can’t quite believe that there is a Mini-Mate base body at the center of it. In many of the Mini-Mate lines they are now able to use the 2" Mini-Mate base body for larger characters.