Marvel Minimates are In the Now With Two Marvel NOW Assortments!
April 19, 2013

As if the Marvel Universe couldn’t get more exciting than it was, the universe-wide reshuffling known as Marvel NOW has made things even cooler in the MU! Not only are we seeing team-ups we’ve never seen before, we’re seeing brand-new looks for some of the universe’s biggest heroes. And Diamond Select is bringing those looks to the Marvel Minimates line!

Series 51, which is exclusive to comic shops and specialty stores, will include the following two-packs:
– Superior Spider-Man and Nova (Sam Alexander)
– Shanna the She-Devil and a Reaper
– Nick Fury Jr. with Heavy SHIELD Agent (includes Commander Rogers
– Maria Hill with Heavy SHIELD Agent (rare variant)

Additionally, Toys “R” Us and will dedicate most of their 16th series of Minimates to Marvel NOW, with updated looks for:
– Iron Man and Hulk (with R.O.B.)
– Wolverine and a Reaper
– Captain America and Scarlet Witch
– Phoenix Five Emma Frost and Colossus

Check out the pics, and pre-order the specialty assortment at your local comic shop or favorite online retailer. To find your nearest location, visit! Shipping in June!

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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