Thursday, June 11, 2009

Free Comic Book Day Minimate 2009

Actually I didn't buy this toy. It was a giveaway that some comic book stores gave away on Free Comic Book Day. Unfortunately none of the ones I went to had it.

Fortunately a friend of mine works part time at a comic store where they did, thought of me, and gave it to me this week.

Which is the only way I would ever have gotten one of these, really. It's a nice souvenir, and certainly neat to have, but not something I'd pay a lot of money for or spent a lot of time trying to track down. It's not a character, just a basic plastic template with a logo on it. And not even a logo I particularly admire.

This is the kind of exclusive I like seeing. One where if you can't make it to the event, it just means you miss out on a souvenir that commemorates the event through a bland "you are here" declaration rather than missing out on a desirable character with a dedicated fan base.

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