Having missed the boat on getting anywhere near a full collection of the ongoing and successful Marvel Minimates series, I was extremely excited when DC Direct came out with their own version, and like many other people extremely disappointed when in its own inimitable fashion DCD pulled the plug on the line without getting anywhere near completing the DCU.
But hey, you know, that’s how the cookie crumbles, right? You win some, you lose some you move on. And I did, until DCD announced this monstrosity….
Yes, ladies and germs, this is the future of DCD mini-figures. Bizarro toys that look like absolute, total, utter crap. Blammoids was obviously chosen as a name because it’s reminiscent of the sound your puke is going to make when it hits the toilet after seeing these things. That’s all I can think of, folks.
But hey, we don’t just have Haemorrhoids – I mean Blammoids – to look forward to – we have Cosbabys and Uniformz coming up as well. Fabulous! More series of smaller figures that we will only get a handful of before DCD tells us there wasn’t enough “support to continue the line”. Uniformz are obviously trying to capture some of the Mighty Muggs market, and Cosbabys…… well I have no idea on that one guys.
Now, while it may cause me physical harm, your intrepid reviewer is going to be picking up some of each of the first series of these just to give you an idea of what they’re like, but I can guarantee you that while some of the Uniformz may catch my eye (hurry up with the Aquaman please!) I will not be collecting Cosbabys or Pukeoids on a regular basis because A) They look like utter crap and B) does DCD honestly think people are going to continue to get sucked in to lines that we know damn well they won’t stick with? What a sucky kick in to the face to all the poor mugs like me with “complete” DC Minimates collections. Piffle to you, DCD.
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