Tag: Art Asylum

 

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…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 8, 2011
Upgrade your collection and defeat unsightly head holes with the Mini-Figure Head Sticker Kit, exclusively at Luke’s Toy Store! This kit includes 45 head stickers in a wide variety of colors and designs, incorporating many suggestions from the collecting community. They are designed to work with popular characters that are in need of an upgrade….

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 24, 2011
Diamond Select Toys have launched a new Facebook page, where you can see news, be notified of updates on the Art Asylum blog and interact with DST.  Also on their page is the news of "The Real Ghostbusters" coming to Minimates.  Check out the post about it below, then head over and "like" the new…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 30, 2010
This past week Diamond Select Toys revealed the packaged samples of their Halo Minimates line on their ArtAsylum.com design blog:  Here is a first look at DST’s new Halo Minimates in packaging. These 2-packs are only available at Toys R Us!   Hot on the heels of the Halo Minimates 2 packs that will be…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 15, 2010
Luke’s latest sticker and decal kits are arriving just in time for Halloween! The Skeleton Lords Sticker Kit and Decal Kit will allow you to raise an army of the undead to add to your Minimates collection. There are 10 unique characters in this kit, and for the first time ever they are not geared…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 3, 2010
Guess who’ll be making an appearance at NYCC? The New Mutants, that who! Here they are. The next place you’ll be able to see them is at NYCC. Luckily you’ll be able to buy them there as well. Cannonball, Sunspot, Wolfsbane, and Karma.  

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 2, 2010
The wait is finally over. Get ready for the arrival of the first ever Mobile Action Xtreme Minimates! This exciting line debuts with your favorite real world heroes: Firefighters, Smoke Jumpers, Law Enforcement and Special Ops! After all your collection be completely made up of Super Heroes. Here are some shots of the figures and accessories in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 1, 2010
Captain America’s History: Minimates Style Have you ever wanted to own all of the most important incarnations of America’s greatest hero in Minimate form? Well, here’s your chance. The set includes World War II, Suspended Animation, Armored, and Reborn version. Look for it soon at your local Toys R Us, because that’s the only place…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 10, 2010
Entertainment Earth has partnered with Diamond Select to bring you a super special Universal Monster Action Figure: The Wolf Man in black and white! He’s not just scary in color anymore… Be afraid. Be very afraid! That wonderful series of Universal Monsters movies revolutionized film and gave us some of the most iconic characters in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 12, 2010
"My favorite things in life (well, aside from my wife and family) are painting toy prototypes and eliminating the zombie scourge…" – Eddie Wires 1972-2010   I’m absolutely devastated at the news that I received this morning that my friend, pioneering prototype painter Ed Wires ("Eddie" to his friends), passed away last night of an…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 10, 2010
Today Diamond Select Toys Announced the next wave of Toys R us exclusive Marvel MiniMates on their Art Asylum blog: This time it’s Toys R Us Minimate Style! Oh yes, in TRU Marvel Series 8, the Fantastic Foursome battles the likes of their most prolific villians…Namor, Doom, and Mole Man!     The 2-pks (with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 13, 2010
A Trinity of Official Show Exclusives, Phenomenal First-to-Buy Opportunity and Special Autograph Sessions by Todd McFarlane, Rob Drydek, Seth Green and Matt Senreich Vault Toys“R”Us to the Top of the “Buy Pile”   Last year, Toys“R”Us® created a titanic team-up with Entertainment Earth to help action figure and comic book fans celebrate Comic-Con International in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 25, 2010
A Diamond Select Release! Art Asylum Designs & Sculpts! Diamond Select continues the longest running collector line in toy history! After 36 series of Marvel Minimates, you might be wondering what is left. How about the always popular Spider-Man!? But this time featuring six arms! And he’s paired with the long-awaited Minimates debut of the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 2, 2010
DST Announces New Ghostbusters Minimates Boxed Set “Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family ever seen a spook, spectre or ghost?” Then call on “We’re ready to believe you”  Ghostbuster Minimates!  Coming soon to ‘Toys R Us’ The newest Ghostbuster Box Set contains the guys doing their famous TV Commercial!   The Set…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 13, 2010
Yesterday Diamond Select posted the line up and box art for the 7th series of Toys R Us exclusive Marvel MiniMates on their Art Asylum blog.  Here’s all the details:  The first EVER man on stilts! This is one crazy series! What with all the Colors, Space Travel, and Super Tall Minimates!      …

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 10, 2010
  As part of our 5th Anniversary we are launching a new feature called "Catching Up With…"  In the course of our 5 years here at AFi we have had the privilege of getting to know a lot of great people in the toy industry.  Some we meet at Toy Fair, some we meet at…

 

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