Minimate Avengers – Assemble!
May 6, 2008

Before they were Mighty, before they were New, before they were Disassembled – they were the Avengers!  Banding together to combat threats too great for one hero to handle alone, the Avengers were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1963 and went on to become one of the Marvel Universe’s premiere super-teams.  Now Diamond Select Toys brings you the ultimate Minimate set featuring four of the team’s founding members!

 

 

The Avengers #1 Minimates box set contains Iron Man in his original gold armor, the winged Wasp, the diminutive Ant-Man and the Jack Kirby-style Incredible Hulk.  Also included with each set, however, are all of the pieces necessary to transform your Avengers Minimates into some of their alternate costumes and secret identities! 

 

  • Change Ant-Man into Giant-Man or unmask either version to reveal Hank Pym!

  • Update the Wasp’s costume with three different looks covering decades of comics!

  • Remove Iron Man’s helmet to reveal Tony Stark!

 

Available in the June issue of Diamond Previews, you can order the Avengers #1 Minimates set from your local comic book or specialty store.  As with past Marvel releases, each two-inch Minimate features 14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts perfect for creating your own Minimate army.  For more information about Minimates and to see what other projects are coming from DST, keep checking 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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