Minimates are Skybound with New Invincible and Thief of Thieves Box Sets!
July 3, 2013

Comic book writer Robert Kirkman may be best known to the world for creating The Walking Dead, the comic series that inspired the smash hit TV show. But in the world of comic books, where he has his own imprint at Image Comics – Skybound Entertainment – he’s equally well-known for his sprawling superhero creation, Invincible! The series recently passed its 100th issue, and now Kirkman has re-teamed with Diamond Select Toys, makers of the Walking Dead Minimates line, to make Minimates based on Invincible, as well as his newest hit comic, Thief of Thieves!

Telling the story of Mark Grayson, the son of an alien superhero, Invincible follows Mark as he develops his own powers, discovers the truth about his father, and becomes a superhero in his own right. The first set of four Minimates, designed by Art Asylum, includes Invincible, his father Omni-Man, his super-powered love interest Atom Eve and his frequent sparring partner Allen the Alien. Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, interchangeable parts and a flight stand.

With Walking Dead Minimates on shelves and Invincible Minimates in the works, it was with a no-brainer to make Minimates of Kirkman’s other hot comic, Thief of Thieves! With a rotating team of writers and a TV pilot in development at AMC, Thief follows professional burglar Redmond as he attempts to use his abilities for good. This four-pack includes main character Redmond, his apprentice Celia, his son Augustus and FBI agent Cohen, and each fully articulated 2-inch Minimate comes with a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories.

These boxed sets will only be available at comic shops and specialty stores this fall, and can be pre-ordered in stores or online. To find your nearest comic shop, visit!

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,,, 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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