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Minimates Go Vinyl With Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes “Podcast Pals”



Hey kids, do you like Minimates? How about Minimates, only made of vinyl and unarticulated…but the same size? two inches taller?

I confess I have trouble seeing the point – when I first saw these, I figured they’d be substantially bigger. I guess the goal is to put them in poses that aren’t quite possible for the standard base body, but if that’s the case, I might have expected somebody like Spider-Man before Kevin Smith.

Nevertheless, as a budding podcaster myself, I can only find it a good sign that the field is now a gateway to toys of one’s own…even if one has to be both a famous director AND talking specifically about Batman for it to happen. Now bring on a Chris Hardwick one so I can enjoy having him eaten by the Walking Dead Minimates, over-analyzing it as he goes.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist