What is a Scarecroodle?
~It's a catchier and more memorable name than Scarecrow, which is generally taken anyway. Scarecrow, being a fear-related villain with a catchy costume, is probably one of my all-time favorite villains (just not the movie version).
Beyond that, I'm just your average, run of the mill editor for Tomopop (Destructoid's less successful sibling) and mostly cover western releases.
What does a Scarecroodle like?
~I love fighting games, platformers, horror, and anime. I also collect a lot of Marvel/DC stuff, but most of that interest stems from the old cartoons/movies and the comic interest only came because I thought some of the figures looked insane. Figure-wise, I think the 6\" scale is probably the ideal size for figures. At that size they can make nice display pieces, sick detail, and joints that don't break (like in the crappy smaller scales).
I'm also a massive fan of the really small scales because it usually allows for a lot of incredible-looking scenery (check out stuff like Warhammer, etc). I would love to really get into sculpting, but I'm kinda clumsy which doesn't work well when things need to be exact.
I'd really like to get into statues (because the detailing and paint is usually good), but the pricing is more than a little daunting and you don't get as much variety out of them whereas figures can be posed into elaborate set-ups or whatever.
Was going to post this last week but figured Tomopop would probably mention it anyway. As such, the poll is already into week 2 but that doesn't matter because get a load of this: you can still vote on the week one stuff! (and if Werewolf Captain America isn't one of your two votes you're doing it wrong).
So far the choices haven't been anything earth-shattering, but every week you can pick 2 characters from a selection with distinct themes to vote on:
[i]Over the next four weeks, Marvel.com will present a series of four polls, each representing one group of characters.
Poll #1 will be the Main Assault Team, showcasing the Marvel Universe's star players with updated or distinctly different looks.
Poll #2 will be the Support Team, giving some love to the unsung heroes who have backed up the all-stars over the years.
Poll #3 will be the Primary Targets, villain characters who we've never gotten their own Minimates or who need a re-do.
Poll #4 will be the Cannon Fodder, army-builder characters who you may want to buy more than one of.[/i]
Week 1 featured little of interest other than a Werewolf Captain America (because how do you go wrong with that?). Week 2 has had Songbird (as much as I like Songbird, the minimate format doesn't treat the girls right), Banshee, Winter Soldier (why do they need to put him a poll? It's unfair to the other selections since no matter what they'll make one), a modern Luke Cage, Black Knight II (ie, the one ON the Avengers as opposed to the one fighting them), modern Falcon, Commander Steve Rogers (again, not sure why they have him in the poll since he seems like somebody they would just make), and Gladiator (best remembered for flicking the Juggernaut off into the distance in X-Men TAS)
Given that week 1 is still open, I'm not sure when the polls actually close. At any rate, villain week is next and I would be more excited for that if they didn't mention some of the choices will be re-dos on previously released villains. The most interesting week will be fodder week, although I doubt they'll do configurations with 2 copies of the same fodder character.
While minimates have always been very hit or miss for me, I'm still intrigued by the possibilities.
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