Art Asylum/ Diamond Select Toy's Star Trek: The Original Series minimates
by Mr. Stinkhead
I love minimates. I love their look and feel. I love how Art Asylum knows exactly how to minimize the detail. I also dig Star Trek. I'm not a Trekkie or Trekker. I don't own any of the series or movies on DVD. I enjoy watching it if it's available, but I don't go out of my way. But then... I got these figures, and I'm as giddy as if you handed me a box of shiny new playmobil. Minimates depicting the favorites from Star Trek the Original Series. They look great and clean. The streamlined faces really capture the personality of the beloved characters. You get Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, and even Capt. Pike and that green intergalactic hussy Vina.
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These figures have the well known minimates' 14 points of articulation, so you can display them in a variety of stances. Speaking of posing and displaying, I got so inspired, that I designed this easy to assemble Transporter display base. It's real easy. You can print it out and tape it together right now to display your minimates, or you can do like I did, and grab some mis-burned compact discs (we all have extras lying about. Even more if you have a company supply closet). I glued six together to give it a platform. Anyway, go ahead and download this PDF and print it out on cardstock. That'll make your display just as handsome as mine.
On top of cleanly executed minimates, you get some sweet accessories. Kirk comes with a phaser rifle, phaser pistol, and communicator. Scotty and Bones each get a phaser and communicator. Bones also has a tricorder. Spock comes with a phaser, over-the-shoulder tricorder and replaceable hand that you can swap out to give a Vulcan salute. (That sounds dirty) His pack-mate Captain Pike comes with an older styled phaser.
I think the packing choices on this series is perfect. If you buy one pack, you get a good pair, but you'd do best collecting them all. They're all logically joined. Spock comes with Pike. Kirk comes with the girl. Scotty comes with Bones. I'm looking forward to Wave 2. I'd love to get Uhura, Sulu, and Chekov, and I gotta get a Klingon, Romulan, and Gorn. And if they make a City on the Edge of Tomorrow or Amok Time set, I could see designing additional printable backdrops.
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So pick these figures up... put together my transporter, and you're on your way to commemorating the fortieth anniversary of some of the most iconic figures in sci-fi history. I'm not a big Trek fan, but I can't deny how cool it is having these star hustlers on my desk, ready to beam down and take control of some inteplanetary chicks. Check out the rest of our Star Trek coverage, including an interview with Wil Wheaton! We have all of our minimate reviews in one section, and don't forget to check out MinimateHeadquarters.com.
You can pick up these figures from our friends at YouBuyNow.com, and pre-order series 2.