Monday, March 27, 2006


Thank you for enjoying Minimate Headquarters at We have moved to a brand new location.

Please update your links with our new address:


I will keep the old gallery up for a short time, but then it will all come crashing down. Try out the new gallery.

Sunday, March 26, 2006


After Magneto fled Minimate Headquarters, the Board of Directors was forced to make a tough decision regarding their future at that location.

Professor X explains the situation:

“Magneto trashed the place. While we were locked up in prison, he partied non-stop. Keggers, frat parties, Barry Manilow concerts - you name it. Magneto did it all and completely destroyed this place. Our liquor is gone and our home is wrecked.

“We could clean the place up. We could rebuild. We could restore the glory that was once Minimate Headquarters. But seriously, have we ever done anything like that ourselves? Sadly, no.

“Because we are unable to hire engineer Minimates or janitor Minimates, the Board has decided to just pick up and move to a new place. Now gather your things and head over to:


Thank you, and see you soon at the new place!”

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Minimate Headquarters Saved!

JP1000, Fake Gold Spidey, and Prototype 401K Man were stunned to discover today that Minimate Headquarters had already been saved.

“What the?!?!” exclaimed JP1000 as he held up the spring he’d been carrying. “I just traveled thousands of miles to find this spring and free these heroes. What is going on here?!?!”

“Ryu saved us,” cooed Batgirl. “Isn’t he dreamy?”

“He’s soooo handsome,” said Black Cat in a seductive voice. “I wonder if he has a girlfriend?”

“Look at his powerful biceps,” gushed Storm. “He was able to free us with one little Hadouken to the lock!”

“This isn’t fair!” screamed JP1000. “That stupid monkey knew Ryu was going to show up and free everyone. That’s why he did this!”

“Now how am I going to get any friends?” exclaimed Fake Gold Spidey with sadness. “I thought finding the spring would make me popular …”

“Ah, there you are my lovely little creation,” beamed Dr. Richards as he approached JP1000. “Bruce and I were wondering when we’d be able to get back to our science work. We lost a lot of good research time while stuck in prison. We will have to double our efforts to make up for it!”

Friday, March 24, 2006

Lego Monkey Surrenders

After an exhausting months-long chase, JP1000 and his friends finally caught up with the Lego Monkey. The Lego Monkey had been pursued relentlessly for his metal spring, which could open the cage holding the heroes from Minimate Headquarters.

“He’s finally given up!” exclaimed an excited JP1000. “The spring is ours!”

“I’ll finally have loads of friends!” announced friend Fake Gold Spidey. “Everyone will love me now that I’m a hero!”

“I’ll finally get my wish and I’ll be painted as an official Minimate!” cried the gray Prototype 401K Man. “Hurrah!”

“I knew he would eventually give up,” sneered JP1000. “That monkey’s nothing more than a Surrender Frenchman.”

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Evil Ryu!

Exclusives for sale! I managed to get my hands on a few extra.
If you want them, send me an email at Or send me a PM (email is easier/faster to reach me).

The price will be $15.99 each plus shipping. Proceeds are going to pay the monthlies for MMHQ version 2.

I have a very very limited number, so first pay, first serve. Contact me with your address and I will respond with a total and payment instructions.

SideBar Moved?

I woke up this morning and noticed the Sidebars on most Blogger websites have moved to the bottom of the web pages. I don't know if this is a display problem on my PC, or if something happened globally to Blogspot. If you have display problems, post a comment here.

I am researching ...

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Stay Tuned!

Minimate Headquarters will return this Friday, March 24th! Stay tuned!

Friday, March 10, 2006

Darth Vader For Sale

I'm putting up Darth Vader for sale. He will list at 7:00 p.m. PST today, Friday March 10th. You will be able to search for "custom minimates".

This little guy is up for sale on Ebay. You can bid on him here.

Happy bidding! All monies from this sale will go to paying for the new, upgraded Minimate Headquarters. Please give this evil one a great home!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

News Flash: Second Annual Custom Design Contest

I'll take a break from my Spring Break and post a link to this year's second annual Custom Design Contest. Fujis is hard at work again bringing us another cool contest. Check it out here.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Admin Update: Spring Break

Minimate Headquarters will be going on Spring Break for the next two weeks. I know this might seem like a drag, but I am working on many exciting new projects for Minimate Headquarters. I have a lot of content to add, but I need a break from the blog updates to get everything organized. Here are some highlights:
  • Minimate Headquarters version 2.0 - I'm graduating myself to more advanced web design. The new version will be vastly improved. And when I'm finished, I will be able to call myself a real webdesigner!
  • Improved image galleries - My current gallery update method does not work. I am implementing a solution with all of the muscle I need to make this a top rate gallery. The current gallery is a far cry from my dream of a really powerful gallery system.
  • Content - JP1000 and crew will be back. I have already developed the storyline far past where we are today. I don't want to spoil anything but the gang at MMHQ are in for some surprises! I have plans to offer a lot more content in some surprising ways.
  • Services - I don't want to spoil any surprises here but I'm still working on custom community services.
  • Ebay - I will be selling some of my customs on Ebay over the next few weeks. I've never sold anything on Ebay before so this will be my practice for future offerings. Don't worry if you see my stuff on ebay and the blog is silent! I'm not giving up my addiction. This is just the quiet before the storm.

While I am on break, feel free to add comments below for JP1000's improvements. I may put these together into some type of contest for the future. I'll be back soon!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

ECCC Minimate Prototype Pictures

Jaycen from SillyGooserTC released some great pictures of the new Exclusive Emerald City Comic Convention Minimates! Head over to the forums here to see more pictures.

Also, don't forget to give JP1000 your comments below. He needs some type of customization to help him defeat his enemies.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Help Customize JP1000!

JP1000 has been pondering some type of customized enhancement to help him defeat his enemies. Here is your chance to give JP1000 some great advice!

In the comments section below, tell JP1000 what type of custom enhancement he should acquire. He can only get one. For example, maybe JP1000 would have better luck with Wolverine claws. Or Superman's cape. Or Blade's gun. Or something completely new! Tell him what you think!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Eight Questions With Minijeff

The “Eight Questions” column appears regularly at Minimate Headquarters. In it I interview minimate customizers and other fans of minimates. This interview is with Minijeff, maker of the custom Greenarrow pictured here.

1. Of all the Minimates released in 2005, which one is your favorite?
Just one? I was overall impressed with the releases of 2005, even with re-used parts for some, I can understand the $ aspect of that.....if I had to pick one I would fight it down between Thanos, Dark Phoenix and the Ben Rielly Spidey....I would say Ben Rielly because he looks sooo nice for such a simple design.

2. What is your best trick or secret for customizing Minimates?
Find parts that are close to what your making, its easier then having to paint/sharpie them

3. Which two Minimates from the Custom Gallery would be the most fun to watch fight each other?
The Giant foam Sentinel vs the X-men

4. If you could add anything to Minimate Headquarters, what would it be?
I honestly would change anything, frequent news, awsome webcomic, these questions, spotlight on missing mates, great links...its all there

5. If a toy company in a Third World country started manufacturing bootleg Star Wars Minimates and selling them online, would you buy any?
If they looked like the characters they were supossed to be I would have a hard time not buying them....2 inch scale?

6. Which custom or custom design would be the most challenging for anyone to do?
I dont think there is such a thing with all the awsome customizers out there, seriously if one cant there are several that can and will make it....I would like to see the cast of the Starman comic with Jack Knight...I gave Jack a spin but I would like to see some of the big customizers take on those characters...the hawaiian shirt has me stumped

7. Do you own a C3 Batcopter?
Oh I sure do!! I ordered all of that new C3 stuff as soon as Previews had it offered...I love that set, reminds me of the old Super Powers Batcopter...ahh the memories

8. Ryu or Apollo?
Ryu all the way!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


The Emerald City Comic Con is the best thing that ever happened to Seattle

'nuff said.