When the SDCC 08 exclusive toys were announced last year, I practically reached through my computer monitor and grabbed the MINI MATES INVADERS 4 pack. Prior to that, I was the owner of a lone Mini- Captain America. Now I could get the whole team in one fell swoop.
Or could I? There were, after all, five
I grabbed whatever 2-pack of MINI MATES at TARGET, stripped off the extra gear, and tossed it into the primer spray booth. I sculpted flame from putty, trying to match the same body regions that the HUMAN TORCH had flame, just less. I used a nice Italian Red and then detailed orange and chrome yellow on the edges of the flame.
The Invaders set was very nice- I removed the bracelets from Namor, which were Silver Age additions, and the ammo/ utility belts that Cap and Bucky were given. Both Cap and Bucky were given shoulder straps to hold a shield, so I removed Bucky's. Finally, I selected the Golden Age shield- with the blue stripe- for Cap. Torch came with a translucent flame stand, which I may have to duplicate for Toro at some point.
The set comes with three shields and two masks for Cap. Luckily my old Cap Mini was perfect for creating a FA figure. The original Cap figure has less detailed boots and body. I used the FA "cap" mask and three-edged shield. It worked out great!
Did they ever make a Red Skull Mini?