The one beef I have with MM is there are currently two scales...one is Kubrick like the Star Trek ones they did and the other is smaller like the Marvel (and hopefully upcoming DC ones) are...I guess I don't follow AA stuff as close as say MisterPL does...John any knowledge as to standardizing on a scale for all MiniMates?
That's the bad news: Unfortunately, Marvel Minimates set a precedent for the smaller 2" scale. It was a contractual sticking point with Marvel, so for AA it was 2" or nothing. The good news is that the DC Minimates will also be in the 2" scale. Of course THAT contract stipulates that the figures be sold as part of construction block sets (ala Lego), so in order to get Batman & Robin, you'll have to buy a Batmobile.
The LOTR Minimates are also in a unique scale. Hobbits and dwarfs will be 2" (Marvel), Uruk Hai and Elves will use the 3" bodies (Trek), but humans and wizards will utilize a new 2.5" body. Yes, they look great, but I'm only going for the comic book characters since they're all compatible.
Had AA been able to do ALL the lines in a common scale, Minimates would have been the second coming of Mego. (And owned the rest of my wallet.)