Tagged: Deep Thoughts

Possible Customs from Upcoming Minimates

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 some possible customs using all of the upcoming minimates that we know about.

Customizer Advantages

Back when I was working on my Watcher minimate, an interesting thought popped into my head. I don’t remember the exact words, but it was something like “I’ll bet DST wishes they could make a Watcher minimate like this.” Because while DST is limited to the 2″ size (plus a little height for accessories), I was free to make a 2.5″ minimate with a 3″ minimate head. The Watcher simply wouldn’t be the Watcher without a giant head. This train of thoughts continued on to other areas in which customizers have an advantage over official minimates.

As customizers, we usually try to copy the official product. But there are areas in which we can surpass official minimates by stepping outside of the restrictions that DST faces. Realizing this can help you in many ways. Click the title to read a few examples of what I mean.

Deep Thoughts: How to make Hisako Ichiki?

A few weeks ago, I showed pics of my Danger and Ord customs. I wanted to have all of the major players in Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men run. One character that is missing is Hisako Ichiki (Armor). I have been trying to wrap my brain around the problem of her armor, and I can’t seem to find a good solution. Click the title to read some of my thoughts on this matter.