Look! Isn’t he the cutest? It was probably sheer fate and luck that brought me and him together. I’ve been wondering for the past few days if there was any Carnage merchandise I could get my hands on since I’ve got Spider Man Minimates and also a Venom one (Minimates and Mighty Muggs). Banana Boy P and I saw this little cutie one day and there were no more questions asked: I bought him.
I like Venom but I like Carnage as well. There’s something about characters that are unhinged and have a little imbalance between them that I love. Carnage is way crazier and his Minimates figure just gives that feel.
Venom as a Minimate looks great. The manufacturers did a great job in his overall look. The paint job doesn’t look sloppy; in fact, it shows a great amount of detail especially how the black residue of the symbiote looks against the red. He also has a cool accessory which I think is uncommon for most Minimates – interchangeable hands! He has his character’s “normal” hand which is a hand that has three claws (something which you don’t see in all Minimates), a larger hand with longer claws and a hand that’s shaped as a blade. These hand accessories mimic Carnage’s ability to be a deadly shape shifter, using his body as a weapon itself. It makes the Carnage figure intimidating and overall menacing with the strength to boot.