I tout Minimates as the best toy ever because of its adaptability & versatility. There are a few things that someone has to get past to see it; you have to enjoy block figures and you can't be preoccupied with scale. Dottie is a perfect example of this. In the Cartoon Dottie is half the size of the Gang because she's half their age. Needing a sculpted hair piece and and a belt piece to extend her baggy shirt even the slipper feet she uses can't take away enough from her height to keep her from being the same height as Larry & Pepper. Oh well. She stays at home anyway and isn't much more than face on their TV screen. Scale be damned, I love her.
A Custom A Day....
I began toy collecting as a hobby back in 1990 I have always had a
need for custom figures. Toy companies begin action figure lines, begin
to release individual characters to create teams and, more often than
not leave them incomplete. Many collectors find that custom figures
pollute their collection's authenticity by not being mass produced
creations from the toy companies that created the preexisting toy lines.
I disagree. I feel a quality custom action figure enhances a
collection and help create a complete picture.