Battlestar Galactica Minimates Return as Toys"R"Us Exclusive
June 8, 2009

The oft-rumored return of the Battlestar Galactica Minimates line can now be confirmed, owing its resurrection to The World’s Greatest Toy Store, Toys"R"Us. The first new wave of Battlestar Galactica Minimates, featuring updated versions of fan favorites and never before seen characters, will be available this summer exclusively at Toys"R"Us stores nationwide, and online at Toysrus.com, with additional waves coming later this year.

The Battlestar Galactica Minimates line began in 2007, and during its production run, over 60 different Minimate versions of the hit series’ robotic Cylons and human crew were released. However, when the line was discontinued, fans were left without several key characters featured in the later seasons of the epic sci-fi adventure – including the human-model Cylons and the Final Five survivors of Earth. In addition to all-new characters, these Toys"R"Us exclusive waves will include new versions of the show’s main cast – such as Admiral William Adama, Lt. Kara “Starbuck” Thrace and Lee “Apollo” Adama.

“We’ve been searching for the right partner to help continue the Battlestar Galactica Minimate line for a while, and working with Toys"R"Us on this project has been a dream come true for all of us,” remarked Chuck Terceira, Director of Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles. “The truly exciting part about this announcement is how new fans of the show will be able to experience Battlestar Galactica Minimates for the first time, while customers familiar with the original line will finally be able to complete their collections.”

The first assortment of all-new Battlestar Galactica Minimates is scheduled to arrive at Toys"R"Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com beginning in June and will feature the following figures:

  • Leoben aka Number Two & Kara “Starbuck” Thrace
  • D’Anna Biers aka Number Three & Lee “Apollo” Adama
  • Admiral William Adama & Razor Cylon Warrior
  • John Cavill aka Number One & Tylium Mine Cylon
  • Aaron Doral aka Number Four & Stealth Cylon

Each two-pack will be available for $6.99 and includes two Minimates – each standing over two inches tall, with an incredible 14 points of articulation. As always, the Minimates feature removable and interchangeable parts that unlock endless combinations, while parallel Minimate lines allow fans to combine their favorite television, movie and comic characters in one cohesive set – including characters based on Marvel Comics, Ghostbusters, Terminator 2, Star Trek, Back to the Future and more!

Further Battlestar Galactica offerings are also in the works, including a second assortment of Toys"R"Us exclusive Minimates as well as a few surprises that long-time fans of the break-out toy line will recognize. For more information about what the future holds for this growing line, please visit www.artasylum.com and www.diamondselecttoys.com.

 

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 www.ActionFigureInsider.com. 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 MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, 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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