Sony Minimates are Lacking Something

Photos of the Sony Minimates from conventions have been floating on the internet for a while, but Diamond Select has now released official images of the series that should be in Toys 'R' Us stores very soon. I usually like the look of Minimates, but these just aren't doing it for me. The series includes Nathan Drake and Chloe form Uncharted 2, Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter, and Nathan Hale and a Chimera from Resistance. Nathan and Chloe from Uncharted look fine, Jak looks okay, but everything else is just lacking that usual Minimates charm. When I first saw the initial images of Clank last year I said he looked great, but not so much anymore. Also, that Chimera looks like he's wearing a jock strap.

As much as I love the games, I want to like these and I wish I could like these, but I don't. I would still be interested to see what a Helghast Minimate would look like, though. At least we'll have the upcoming Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Minimates and the already released Halo Minimates for some videogame 'mates. (via ToyNewsi)

All these Sony Minimates and not a Helghast in sight.

- Shawn - 5/22/11