#Marvel Animated #Minimates Series 2.5 Revealed as Series 2 Hits @Walgreens !
April 5, 2016

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The Marvel Animated Universe is expanding at Walgreens! With Series 2 of Marvel Animated Minimates shipping to stores now, Diamond Select Toys is ready to officially announce Series 2.5 of the Walgreens-exclusive mini-figure line! The all-new assortment features two-packs from Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and Ultimate Spider-Man, including Super Heroes, Super Villains and the first-ever Minimates of the Squadron Supreme!

Series 2.5 will include four different two-packs, each containing two 2-inch Minimates mini-figures. The assortment includes:

–          From Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Thor will come packaged with the Squadron Supreme’s Nighthawk. This is the first Minimate of Nighthawk ever made! Thor will include an alternate hair piece and his hammer Mjolnir, and Nighthawk will feature a removable mask.

–          Also from Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Iron Man faces off with the Squadron’s Power Princess. This is the first poseable figure of Power Princess ever made in any toy line! Both characters’ helmets are removable, and Power Princess will include her hammer and an alternate hair piece.

–          From Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, SHIELD Armor Spider-Man comes with his teammate Power Man! Spider-Man comes with a blaster, and Power Man includes an alternate head with a new facial expression.

–          Also from Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, the medieval hero Spyder-Knight teams up with Man-Thing, one of SHIELD’s Howling Commandos. These are the first Spyder-Knight and Man-Thing Minimates ever made!

Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features fully interchangeable parts, so you can trade accessories and create custom looks. Minimates also feature a standard 14 points of articulation, to strike a variety of poses, and each Minimate comes with a clear disc base that pegs into the character’s foot to support dynamic poses.

Look for Series 2.5 to arrive in all Walgreens stores in summer 2016. Series 2 is shipping to stores now, with Gamora and Drax from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy; Iron Spider and Taskmaster from Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man; and Black Widow, Thanos, Dark Thor and Dark Iron Man from Marvel’s Avengers Assemble! Find your nearest store at Walgreens.com!

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About Diamond Select Toys

Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles was founded in 1999 by sister company Diamond Comics Distributors to develop new and exciting products for collectors of all ages. Minimates first appeared in 2002, and they assumed their current 2-inch scale in 2003, with the launch of the Marvel line. There are currently over 2,400 Minimates, spanning over 60 different licenses, including The Muppets, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Ghostbusters, Aliens, Predator, The X-Files, Gotham, iZombie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek and more!

About Marvel Entertainment, LLC

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit marvel.com.© 2016 MARVEL

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, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.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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