I've never had any Mini Mates before. It's not because I never wanted any, but because they usually were more expensive, or inaccessible (mail order only, etc.), or some combination of the two.
Strangely, these are not the first Mini Mates I have purchased, but they are the first to have made it into my possession. Let us just say that there is a pending internet order.
On a quasi related note, this is the last day to vote in the 'Arm An Ogryn Bone 'Ead' poll. You can read about the options here.