Spiderman Week Day 4- Spiderman Movie MiniMates
May 4, 2007

One of the exclusives last month at the WizardWorld Los Angeles comic book conventions was the Exclusive Spider-Man3 MiniMate 2-pack.  This pack featured both the Red Spider-Man and Black Costume Spiderman.

These new versions of Spider-man use the standard size MiniMate body and it is the first time that the movie costume has been used for a MiniMate. 

 MiniMates are a joint venture between Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum.

 

 

 

The level of detail on these two is great. The texture on the blue (and black) parts of the costume is printed on the figure and this is the first time I have seen printing on the hands and feet of a Minimate.

SPIDERMAN

 

BLACK COSTUME SPIDER-MAN

 

 

 

Other MiniMate SpiderMen 

 

 

At Toy Fair 07 Diamond Select Toys showed a wave of Spider-Man MiniMates that were not based on the Spider-Man3 movie, but it had many of the same characters as appear in SM3. On the back of the box it mentions Spider-man3 MiniMates coming Summer of 2007.

 

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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