Well, this is quite the occasion, isn’t it? Today, I’m wrapping up my latest round of Marvel Minimates reviews by taking a look at the very first Minimates Build-A-Figure. Build-A-Figures aren’t a new concept, of course, but Minimates, a brand defined by their mix-and-match capabilities of the line, are just getting in on the bandwagon. It’s about time. So, let’s have a look at Daisy Johnson, aka Quake!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Quake is the Build-A-Figure for Series 75 of Marvel Minimates. The assortment is themed around the Defenders, a theme that Quake doesn’t quite fit. That being said, as a star of Agents of SHIElLD, she fits the loose television-based theme of the assortment, as well as going along with the included Robbie Reyes figure. She’s built on the standard ‘mate body, so she stands 2 1/4 inches tall and has 14 points of articulation. She’s got four add-on pieces, for her hair, her harness, and her gauntlets. All of them are re-used, with the hair coming from Oswald Cobblepot, the harness coming from Maria Hill, and the gauntlets come from Tekken‘s King. It’s an eclectic selection of pieces to say the least. It makes for a pretty good representation of her comics design, though I’m not super crazy about the hair. Quake’s paint work is pretty solid; the detailing is all pretty sharp, and I like that the palette matches with the SHIELD Agents from Series 43 and 51, so that’s good for inter-mingling. Quake includes no accessories of her own, but since she’s just an accessory herself, that’s fairly reasonable.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
You’ve read the other four reviews, right? Good, then you know where this figure came from. Clever you. I wasn’t really buying this assortment to assemble her or anything, but Quake was a nice little bonus for getting the whole set. I like this concept a lot, and I’m interested to see what DST is able to do with it going forward.