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by Daniel Pickett
May 2, 2012
The next series of Halo Minimates is hitting comic shops tomorrow and Toys “R” Us stores any day now, so we thought we’d show you the packaging for this amazing assortment. The two-packs will only be at TRU, the four-pack is only at comic shops and specialty stores — both have Master Chief and Cortana,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 1, 2012
Just in time for the Avengers movie, it’s Marvel Minimates Series 44! Featuring the comic-book versions of some of the most famous Avengers, these two-packs will be available exclusively at comic shops and specialty stores starting tomorrow! Each Minimate is 2 inches tall, fully poseable and comes packed with accessories and interchangeable parts. Thor comes…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 30, 2012
Only days remain until Marvel’s The Avengers hits U.S. theaters, but U.S. toy stores are already getting in some of the most fun Avengers toys we’ll see this year! The movie-themed wave of Marvel Minimates is hitting Toys “R” Us stores now, with four two-packs featuring Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 19, 2012
On-screen, the stars of the instant-classic action film The Expendables are all larger-than-life, but in the real world, many of them are no bigger than you or me. Jason Statham? Five-foot-nine. Sylvester Stallone? Five-foot-nine-and-a-half. Jet Li? Five-foot-six-and-a-quarter. So translating all of them into 2-inch Minimates minifigures was a piece of cake! This summer, DST will…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 16, 2012
The second wave of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Minimates minifigures is in stores now, and they’re spoiling for a fight! Spider-Man, Chris Redfield, Wolverine, Viewtiful Joe, Crimson Viper, Super Skrull, Jill Valentine and Storm have joined Series 1 on the pegs, which means there are now 24 Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Minimates in all! Even…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 7, 2012
While one high-profile superhero movie is hogging all the attention right now, another one is waiting in the wings, ready to swoop into the spotlight once it has the summer all to itself. That movie is The Amazing Spider-Man, and it looks like it’s going to take the Spider-Man film franchise to a whole new…

 

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…

 

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