Diamond Select Toys seems bent on making the most comprehensive Marvel action figures line ever with their Marvel Minimates figures. The Marvel Minimates line has been running now for over a decade, and includes hundreds upon hundreds of different figures. At this point, the Minimates Marvel Universe even includes multiple versions of some characters that otherwise haven’t gotten action figures in many years–and we can add several more to the list with this latest box set! The Classic X-Force Minimates box set of figures is now up for order!
As the headliner of the series, Cable has gotten his fair share of Minimates figures in the past. In fact, this will be fifth Minimates Cable figure released (sixth if you count that crazy Cable-pool Minimates Deadpool figure–I don’t).
While the original releases of these characters depicted them in their outfits from the beginning of the X-Force comic book, these new Marvel Minimates Classic X-Force versions of the figures are featuring their costumes from the middle of the first volume of X-Force (including Shatterstar’s sweet orange and white costume).
Siryn has been shafted by company after company over the years, so it’s sad to see her being ignored even within the Marvel Minimates line. We can only hope that DST is aware of Siryn’s omission and has her planned for an upcoming Toys R Us Exclusive Minimates wave (cross your fingers).
The Marvel Minimates Classic X-Force figure set is now available for order, and is expected to be released in December 2014. I’m a total mark for figures of the New Mutants and Peter David’s X-Factor roster, so I’ve got this set on pre-order just for the new versions of Shatterstar and Cannonball.
What do you think of Diamond Select Toys’ latest Minimates box set, Marvel collectors? Are you excited for new versions of some of the classic X-Force members, or would you have preferred a set that included some never-before-done characters?