Lego? With articulation like action figures? Is there such a thing? Of course! They’re called Minimates!
Minimates are from Diamond Select, they are only 2 inches tall, but what they lack in height, they make up for it with accessories, amazing details, and 14 points of articulation!!! These toys…ehem… Figures, pack a punch! Who knew that these figures that stood 2 inches tall could have so much to offer!
These action figures come in many variations, including characters from: Marvel, Star Trek, Street Fighter, Tekken, Tomb Raider, Ratchet and Clank, Battle Beasts, Ghost Busters, and many more! (I would love to include DC, but they already discontinued their line, but some stores still sell them, though they are a tad more expensive than the regular Minimates.)
And just like Lego, you can also customize your own figure by swapping pieces from other Minimates! Yes! You can mix and match! Cool, right? DUH!!!
I love Lego, and no other toy can ever compete with Lego and win, but in terms of articulation and being able to pose them in different positions, Minimates will win over Lego by a landslide.
The Minimates you see below are from my own personal collection, and these are only a few of what I have.
As a tip to future Minimate collectors, start by buying loose figures, they are way cheaper than the boxed ones or join groups on Facebook that are dedicated to buying and selling Minimates so that you can find very cheap figures.
Tell me what you think of Minimates by commenting below!