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by Daniel Pickett
March 1, 2012
It’s the 10th anniversary of Minimates, and one of the brand’s longest-running lines is about to celebrate its 43rd assortment! Trickling out to retailers now, Wave 43 of Marvel Minimates is entirely based on the “Jean DeWolff Saga” from the pages of Spectacular Spider-Man #107-110, written by the now-legendary Peter David. Bringing us the first…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
February 10, 2012
Robert Kirkman, creator and writer of Image/Skybound’s hit comic, “The Walking Dead,” and writer/Executive Producer on the international hit television show based upon it, has joined forces with Maryland-based Diamond Select Toys, who will handle the toy license.  DST has a 13-year-long history of producing quality toys and collectibles, many based on established comic book…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 30, 2012
DSTMMKitt8-150x150.jpg Diamond Select Toys sent us this peek at their most recent Minimates photo shoot: With Super Pursuit Mode KITT out in stores now as part of Minimates Vehicles Wave 3 (along with the villainous KARR), we’ve been thrilled to see such an overwhelmingly positive response from not only casual Knight Rider fans, but also the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 20, 2012
The Only Thing You Have to Fear is Not Getting These “Fear Itself” Marvel Minimates! One of the biggest comic events of 2011 — one whose effects are still rippling through the Marvel Universe — was Fear Itself. The massive Marvel Comics crossover, which saw eight mystical hammers fall into the hands of the world’s…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 11, 2012
DSTMMKARR1-150x150.jpg The gang at DST gives us a sweet Minimates update: The arrival time for Minimates Vehicles Series 3 is almost here, and we can hardly wait to see the first Knight Rider Minimates hanging on the pegs! Because we couldn’t wait, we took the three cars — the Toys “R” Us exclusive KITT with Michael…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 7, 2012
MvCMM_Spec3a-150x150.jpg The first wave of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Minimates is in stores now, with exclusive figures at both Toys “R” Us and comic shops/specialty stores, and Wave 2 should be arriving next month. But it’s almost time to pre-order Wave 3! Our next wave of MvC3 figures will hit in the Spring, and the line-up…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 21, 2011
Just in Case: Carrying Your Minimates Has Never Been So Easy Can’t bear to be separated from your Minimates collection? We understand. But with over 1,000 Minimates out there, it’s tough to haul them around without drawing some stares. Well, luckily, Diamond Select has re-issued the Minimates carrying case! Not only does it hold up…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 16, 2011
Another wave of Marvel Minimates, another array of classic characters, perennial favorites and ultra-modern noobs! Wave 41 will be anchored by First Appearance Iron Man and Mega-Rage Hulk, one of the beefiest Hulks we’ve ever made, as well as Unmasked Spider-Man and Green Goblin with his glider — re-create the classic cover to Amazing Spider-Man…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 10, 2011
(BALTIMORE, MD) — (June 10, 2011) — For this year’s 2011 convention, PREVIEWS, the comic shop’s catalog, is offering several stunning exclusives in advance of this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 20-24) – seven extremely limited items that fans will want at the industry’s biggest pop culture mecca! Attendees are encouraged to drop by…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 9, 2011
Stormbreaker to be AFX Exclusive Marvel Minimates Set at SDCC As promised, here is the second Minimate box scheduled to debut at San Diego Comic-Con! From the pages of Thor comes… "Stormbreaker"! This set commemorates the storyline in which alien Beta Ray Bill crossed paths with the God of Thunder, hefted the enchanted hammer Mjolnir…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 3, 2011
From the arenas of "Marvel vs. Capcom 3" come the tiniest, deadliest fighters ever! The first Marvel vs. Capcom Minimates will be available in a box set at San Diego Comic-Con 2011, but the first full wave of mini-figures hits stores in October. What’s more, within that first wave there will be some two-packs that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 2, 2011
Diamond Select Toys at San Diego Comic-Con 2011: Minimates and Femme Fatales Exclusives Revealed! Diamond Select Toys is proud to announce the exclusive products they will be offering for sale at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 21-24, 2011. With an emphasis on DST’s popular Minimates brand of mini-figures and Femme Fatales line…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 24, 2011
All month long Diamond Select Toys and Toys R Us have teamed up to bring you a chance to vote on the next Toys R Us exclusive Minimates boxed set. The designers at ArtAsylum have come up with five designs of  former and current heralds of the world-devouring Galactus for you to choose from.  And…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 17, 2011
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water! 300 years ago, real-life pirate Captain John Rackham — called "Calico Jack" — ruled the seas, preying on ships all over the Caribbean. Today, he lives again, in the newest Minimates MAX toy line from Diamond Select Toys! Available exclusively at Toys…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 12, 2011
As we have seen over the past year the folks at DST have expanded their MiniMates line out of all licenesed properties like Marvel and Ghostbusters and into new original properties like their M.A.X. line and now their Pirate Raiders line.  We saw some production samples of this line at DST’s booth at Toy Fair…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 21, 2011
AFi 6th Anniversary Scoop Week Day 2 It’s day 2 of scoop week and this one is juicy and involves some guessing!   I love Diamond Select’s Minimates.   I’ve been collecting them since the original Art Asylum days.  I collect almost all of the lines they have done, Marvel, DC, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Battlestar…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 19, 2011
These Sony Minimates were first revealed in Feb at Toy Fair.  Now we get a first look at the packaging on these.   If they do a second wave I’m hoping to get a Minimates Sackboy from Little Big Planet! Available at a Toys R Us near you. Your favorite Playstation characters come to life Minimates…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 14, 2011
Diamond Select Toys is the only company making product/figures for the upcoming X-men: First Class movie. Today they updated their blog with images of the packaging. Arriving in stores before the release of the new movie are these X-Men First Class Minimates 2 packs. Recreate scenes from the film Minimates style! These Minimates are available…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 13, 2011
Get ready for the upcoming release of Captain America: The First Avenger by picking up these Minimates at a Toys R Us near you! This assortment includes Captain America and Red Skull, Gabe Jones and Hydra Flame Trooper (TRU exclusive), Golden Age Captain America an Dum Dum Dugan (TRU exclusive), and Frontline Captain America and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 21, 2011
While at Toy Fair 2011 we answered fans questions as they came in on Twitter.  One question we got was "is any one making product for the X-Men: First Class movie?"  The answer was yes, Diamond Select Toys will be making a line of MiniMates based on the movie designs.  They had the MiniMates on…

 

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