September 3, 2009
- Project Date:July 21, 2007
There were various artsy/craftsy type challenges as well. They included "Create a 'shoebox house' for your Minimate" and "Create a Minimate movie poster for a movie beginning with the letter 'S'". DST had created various popular Minimate movie posters for several of their upcoming licenses (including Spider-Man 3 and Rocky) and this challenge was an extension of that theme. I wanted my entry to stand out. I wanted to choose something that the judges would remember. The movie that had the best balance of notoriety and Minimatizability was 'Showgirls'.
I thought it came out pretty well. I printed up a full 8.5" x 11" on glossy photo paper and took it with me to San Diego. Ended up using half the ink in my printer cartridges, but that was better than trying to explain it to the girl at the Kinko's counter.
All said and done, I didn't win the grand prize. Not enough Storm Troopers in one of my photos I guess. I did win a consolation prize that included a bunch of promo Minimates and an iPod Shuffle. I think I still have it around here somewhere.
The best thing about that year's SDCC for me was meeting all the Minimate Multiverse regulars (Timbo, Shane, Nervous, Aaron, JL, Storm, Jatta, Eagle). We had a meet-up at a San Diego pub and had a great time. It was surprising to get that many hardcore Minimate-fans together at the same time. Looking back, I remember that night more than any of the Hunt photos I took.
All my fond memories are in sepia.