Toy Fair was this week in New York City, and a lot of amazing new minimates were revealed. If you haven’t seen the images yet, I recommend the pictures over at ASMzine. Today I am going to take a look at possible customs using some of the upcoming minimates we know about.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Let’s get the most obvious one out of the way first! Diamond Select Toys revealed some highly detailed pirate minimates at Toy Fair, along with a small pirate ship vehicle. I think these would work really well as bases for Pirates of the Caribbean minimates. I have toyed with the idea of customizing these for years, but never got around to it. Once these come out, I will be fresh out of excuses!
Arctic Armor Iron Man
I’m not sure if DST will get around to making some of the more obscure Iron Man armors, the way that they have with Spider-Man. Even so, it will be a long wait until we would get Arctic Armor Iron Man, and the new Silver Centurion Iron Man seems like a nice base for him. A few customizers have already made some nice customs of this armor variation using older figures, and the colors and style look great on a minimate.
Mainframe is a robotic replica of Tony Stark’s Iron Man armor. Stark used this android creation in part to store back-ups of all his data. The other Iron Man armor in Wave 36 could work here, with a few modifications. I would be surprised if DST ever made this character, but I suppose anything is possible.
After Doctor Octopus’s death during the Clone Saga, Carolyn Trainer took up the mantle for a while. The tentacles and body from the upcoming Doc Ock minimate would serve her very well. Any ideas for a good hair piece?
Blackie Drago as the Vulture
When the original Vulture, Adrian Toomes, was dying, he told his cellmate, Blackie Drago, the location of his Vulture costume. And thus began a short run with a new Vulture. It wouldn’t take much to modify the new Vulture minimate into this alternate version. The original Vulture also wore a black costume that might look good on a minimate too.
In Asgard, Hela is goddess and ruler of the northernmost realms of the dead. As a goddess of death, Hela holds the power of life and death over the gods of Asgard. With a little paint, she could be fully created from pieces from the controversial Broadsword Minimates Box Set.
As grounhog7s mentioned over at MMV, the upcoming Wolfman minimate from the new Universal Monsters line bears a strong resemblance to Teen Wolf, the star of the 1985 film by the same name. If you are a fan of the movie, it seems like an easy custom to make.
Speaking of the Universal Monsters, why not make a Young Frankenstein using parts from the Frankenstein box set? The good part is having a Gene Wilder minimate on your shelf. The bad part is waiting until Fall 2011 to get this set.
Although this Helicarrier isn’t nearly large enough, I think it would make an awesome display for minimates. You can get an idea of its size by looking at the Super Hero Squad figures on top of it, and there is also a picture of someone holding it here. I am only including it in this list because I think it needs a paint job to look more like the comic version. Specifically, that blinding red color has to go away. Its hard to know what other modifications it will need without having it in person, but I fully intend to give it a shot once it hits stores. I will, of course, post all about it here. 🙂
Do you have any other ideas for possible customs based on upcoming minimates? Post below!