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#1 matthewf1tz

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 01:46 PM

After the recent pretty unsuccessful relaunch of MIMP I found it interesting that the line was also relaunced in 2003 here in the UK (I have no recollection of this though).

I'm usure if it was ever actually released but the line consisted of various 6" poseable figures, 150 mono-color, non-poseable 2" figures (possibly the original figures?), cards, accessories and 26 episodes of a CGI cartoon.

While the above is of relative interest what I have really found interesting is the attached document. It appears to be promotional material for the makers to market to other companies rather than the end consumer stuff we usually see. It gives a nice insight in to what was happening in the boardroom of Peak entertainment (they bought the 'in my pocket' rights in 2002)

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 01:59 PM

After the recent pretty unsuccessful relaunch of MIMP I found it interesting that the line was also relaunced in 2003 here in the UK (I have no recollection of this though).

I'm usure if it was ever actually released but the line consisted of various 6" poseable figures, 150 mono-color, non-poseable 2" figures (possibly the original figures?), cards, accessories and 26 episodes of a CGI cartoon.

While the above is of relative interest what I have really found interesting is the attached document. It appears to be promotional material for the makers to market to other companies rather than the end consumer stuff we usually see. It gives a nice insight in to what was happening in the boardroom of Peak entertainment (they bought the 'in my pocket' rights in 2002)


Nice find Matt' :wacko:

What im most curious about is the relaunches failure i.e. why did it fail (or for that matter why do all miniature lines fail or succeed)?

The story line seems simple yet engaging (see Power Rangers for that formula lol. I dont know if the MIMP had explosions in the background), it succeeded before and it has icons that are marketable...so what gives?

The backstory....was it a new creation or was this morlock/warlock biz' part of the original story line?
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Posted 28 March 2007 - 02:08 PM

thanks A'nut, this article nicely gives some background and even opinions on why the line failed in 2003:

In 2003, Pyramid Films in England created a CGI animated series that changed the concept considerably. It dealt with monsters trapped in a cloak that was shredded in battle with the now-good Warlock and his evil brother, "Morlock". A few good monsters, including Vampiress and The Monster side with Warlock and his young apprentice to recapture the monsters, including Vampiress's evil brother, Vampire. One addition to the series, according to its bible, was Mothman, which had previously not been represented. The series was intended for U.S. release on Cartoon Network, but it was never picked up. Apparently, with the human figures more in control of the monsters than ever before, it looked too much like Pokemon for its own good, with some Harry Potter thrown in for good measure. Its earlier X-Men influence had been only subtle and teasingly knowing


Blame Pokemon!!! :wacko: Maybe that's why the makers of MIMP got so pissed and took out a lawsuit against Nintendo over Pokemon when they were originaly branded in the west as 'Pocket Monsters'
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Posted 29 March 2007 - 06:57 AM

Some time ago yowiemaggi had put some pictures online of those cancelled MIMP Quest toyline. Those pictures are from the Toy Fair.

http://www.yowiemagg...imp_returns.htm
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Posted 26 August 2020 - 02:10 PM

Sorry for reviving this long-dead thread, but does anyone still have the series bible for The Quest around? I didn't have it stored with my old MIMP files and I'm worried it's been lost to time. :(


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