AFi 7th Anniversary Scoop Week Day 7 -The Walking Dead Minimates: Series 1 – Toys R Us Assortment
May 1, 2012

We close out our week of reveals with one from the gang at Diamond Select who this year are celebrating 10 years of Minimates magic.  The hits keep on coming with the recently announced “The Walking Dead” minimates based on the original  Image/Skybound comic book.


We’ve already shown you the comic-shop assortment of Walking Dead Minimates Series 1, based on Robert Kirkman’s long-running comic book. That assortment of two-packs, due at comic shops and specialty stores in September, includes:

– Rick with Roamer Zombie
– Herd Zombie Two-Pack
– Dale with Roamer Zombie (exclusive)
– Winter Coat Dale with Roamer Zombie (exclusive rare variant)


But now, thanks to our friends at Diamond Select Toys we have the first pictures of the Toys “R” Us assortment for Series 1, which should hit stores around the same time:

– Rick with Roamer Zombie
– Herd Zombie Two-Pack
– Glenn with Lurker Zombie (exclusive)
– Shane with Roamer Zombie (exclusive)

Standing 2 inches tall, each 2-inch mini-figure sports 14 points of articulation and comes with interchangeable parts and accessories, including weapons for the human characters and body parts for the zombies.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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