There aren’t a whole lot of Marvel action figures that hit stores every year that I hadn’t known all about for weeks (or months) beforehand, so when I walk into a store and see something I had no idea even existed, it’s sort of like Christmas! And while I was out today looking for a, uh… Jedi Holocron (don’t laugh), Christmas arrived early: a Toys R Us Exclusive Ultimate Spider-Man Minimates have now been released!Continue Reading →
The single-biggest toy shopping day thus far in 2015 is nearly upon us, but for a change, Marvel won’t be the impetus for collectors going wild tomorrow: Star Wars will be! But while Marvel won’t be at the eye of the storm this time, Walgreens Marvel Animated Minimates Series 1 will be hitting stores–which means that now is the perfect time to talk about things to come: Animated Marvel Minimates Series 1.5!Continue Reading →
Before this summer’s mega-blockbuster Secret Wars comic book event even began, we already knew that Disney/Marvel had lined up all of its biggest licensees to create tie-in merchandise for the crossover storyline. And while the biggest Marvel toy company–Hasbro–hasn’t gotten around to revealing any of its Secret Wars Marvel Legends plans yet, smaller licensees like Gentle Giant Ltd. and Hot Wheel have already begun. And now, we can add a new line of tie-in figures to the list: the Diamond Select Toys Marvel Secret Wars Minimates figures have now been revealed!Continue Reading →
No matter how much I fuss and insist I’ll never buy certain lines of Marvel items, the best companies usually find a way to drag me in. Kotobukiya did it with their Bishoujo Jubilee statue, Medicom baited my with their Retro Rocket Raccoon Sofubi, and now, Diamond Select has somehow managed to lure me in for zombies (yes, zombies)! Coming this fall: the Minimates Marvel Zombies Age of Ultron box set is now up for order!Continue Reading →
With somewhere around a thousand Marvel Minimates figures released over the years (no, seriously–there’s right around a thousand), it might seem like there’s not a lot of fresh directions for Diamond Select Toys to take the mini figures line in.
But in a real surprise move, it was announced today that there actually is a new frontier of untapped potential for Marvel Minimates. An all-new line of Minimates Marvel Animated figures is on the way–and it’s exclusive to Walgreens!Continue Reading →
Yesterday I talked about the first San Diego Comic-Con 2015 exclusive Funko figure, but that’s not the only exclusive already announced! There have been exclusive Marvel Minimates box sets at San Diego Comic Con for so many years in a row that there was never really a question of whether there would be SDCC 2015 Exclusive Minimates figures–the only real question is how many there will be! And while we still can’t answer with certainty how many total exclusives will be at the event, we do know at least two exclusive sets that will be on sale there: the exclusive SDCC 2015 Minimates Ant-Man & Avengers Age of Ultron Sets!Continue Reading →
Yesterday I talked about the Toys R Us Exclusive Avengers: Age of Ultron 3 3/4″ two-packs, which contain the only super-articulated Hasbro Marvel Universe-scale AOU figures. But those aren’t the only notable exclusives new to Toys R Us shelves! They’ve also got exclusive dibs on what I expect to be the hottest of all the Avengers Age of Ultron Minimates sets–the Marvel Minimates Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch figures!Continue Reading →
I’m a homebody and try my absolute hardest not to go any further away from New England than New York (although London is looking good next summer).
Luckily, I’ve got friends without those compunctions, and one of them was kind enough to take photos of the new Marvel figures at the Diamond Select Toys booth at C2E2 2015 today–including the Marvel Select Doctor Strange and the big reveal of the two top-secret Avengers Age of Ultron Minimates figures!Continue Reading →
Diamond Select Toys can be pretty hit or miss with releasing movie Marvel Minimates in time for a new flick’s theatrical release, as corresponding Minimates sometimes hit months after a film’s release.
But the first set of Avengers Age of Ultron Minimates was right on schedule and is currently on store shelves–and now we can look forward to Avengers Age of Ultron Minimates Wave 2 arriving late this summer, including Vision, Bruce Banner, Hulk and Hulkbuster Iron Man!Continue Reading →
If there’s one action figure line in all the land that keeps up with the current happenings in the Marvel Universe better than any other, it’s the Diamond Select Toys Marvel Minimates. So, even though the Avengers & X-Men: AXIS comic book series just wrapped up last month, DST already has a whole series of AXIS Marvel Minimates lined up for this summer! Headlined by Marvel Minimates Falcon Captain America and the Red Onslaught, the Marvel Minimates Wave 62 AXIS figures are now up for order!Continue Reading →
With just three and a half months until the theatrical release of the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” movie, the time for secrecy is over, and merchandise for the film is finally being revealed in droves! And while Diamond Select Toys put the Avengers Age of Ultron Minimates figures up for order long ago, we hadn’t gotten to see the actual Minimates Age of Ultron figures themselves–until now! And, oh yeah, there’s also this exclusive pair of super-powered siblings coming…Continue Reading →
Earlier today I posted about the surprise set of Marvel Minimates Wave 19 Toys R Us Exclusive figures that’s going to be released later this month–but those aren’t the only new Marvel figures Diamond Select Toys has lined up for us before the end of the year! Way back in May 2014, DST held a vote to determine the four figures who would appear in the Marvel Minimates Infinity Box Set. The set went off-the-radar following the vote, but now Diamond Select has not only revealed the winning characters today–but the figure set itself has already begun to start hitting stores!Continue Reading →
2014 has been an unusually heavy year for fans of movie-based Marvel Minimates, as the year has been positively crammed with Amazing Spider-Man 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men Days of Future Past and Captain America The Winter Soldier Marvel Minimates movie figures. Consequently, we’ve gotten far fewer comic book-based Marvel Minimates this year. But out of nowhere and totally unexpectedly, Diamond Select Toys has swept in with a final set of 2014 Toys R Us Exclusive Marvel Minimates Wave 19 figures–including favorites like Quicksilver, Vision and Mysterio!Continue Reading →
Most of the exhibitors at New York Comic Con 2014 put out all of their new Marvel collectibles on the first day of the show, but at least one company held something glorious back in reserve. Diamond Select Toys had a great booth and display case full of Marvel toys when NYCC 2014 opened, but the display case got even better later on in the show, when an all-new wave of Marvel Minimates figures appeared–the Marvel Minimates Wave 60 Classic X-Men and Brotherhood of Evil Mutants series!Continue Reading →
It was fun while it lasted, but now it’s time to put the craziness of SDCC 2014 behind us and get back to business as usual–and that means new toys hitting stores! The Marvel Minimates Guardians of the Galaxy figures series is running late, and won’t make it into stores in time for the movie… or so we thought! While perusing my local Toys R Us, I did a double-take when I walked past their exclusive blue-skinned, red-mohawked figure, accompanied by (most) all his friends! The Guardians of the Galaxy Minimates figures have now been released, including the exclusive Yondu figure!Continue Reading →