Tag: MiniMates


by Daniel Pickett
March 30, 2012
With two full waves of Diamond Select Toys’ Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Minimates line out in stores, DST decided to hold a photo contest, to see who could stage the best fight scene. The winner would get a set of Minimates from every line DST made, plus some rare Minimate prizes, and that brought out…


by Daniel Pickett
March 22, 2012
The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) runs from April 13-15 this year, and once again Diamond Select Toys (DST) will be in attendance! And since it’s also the 10th anniversary of Minimates, they’ve got some great events planned! First off, Saturday afternoon will bring a special 10th anniversary Minimates panel, focusing on the coming…


by Daniel Pickett
March 20, 2012
You saw a sneak peek of them at last month’s New York Toy Fair, but now the barn doors have been opened wide! Diamond Comics Distributors has opened up pre-orders for Diamond Select Toys’ first wave of Minimates based on the comic book The Walking Dead. Standing 2 inches tall, each 2-inch mini-figure sports 14…


by Daniel Pickett
March 17, 2012
As Diamond Select enters its third year of making officially licensed Universal Monsters toys, they’re expanding their Minimates mini-figure line to include a new monster, as well as resurrecting a monster from the vault! The first specialty-exclusive 4-pack due out this fall is based on The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Universal’s first film adaptation of…


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 14, 2012
The new wave of Minimates mini-figures based on the hit video game Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is in stores now, and they look amazing! Diamond Select Toys wanted to take their product for a test-run, so they threw the entire specialty wave’s line-up into the ring one two-pack at a time and took pictures of…


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 Daniel Pickett
February 24, 2012
Diamond Select Toys New York Toy Fair 2012 Round-Up: Mobile Action Xtreme We’ve got another batch of pictures from the Diamond Select Toys booth at New York Toy Fair 2012 — and this time it’s Mobile Action Xtreme! The rescue-themed Minimates line is back for a third go-round, and this time it’s not Toys “R” Us exclusive — that’s right, MAX is going nationwide! In addition to…


by Daniel Pickett
February 21, 2012
New York Toy Fair is over, and the Diamond Select Toys booth was a whirlwind of activity the whole time, thanks to a bunch of cool new license announcements, as well as some great reveals from their existing lines. Since the show isn’t open to the public, Diamond Select was nice enough to send over…


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
February 6, 2012
Thor, Iron Man, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Incredible Hulk.    Diamond Select Toys has made Minimates for each of the key Marvel movies so far, and now they’re making Minimates for the most action-packed Marvel movie yet! Hitting stores this spring will be two assortments of figures, one exclusively available at Toys “R”…


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 16, 2012
New Minimates Stop Motion Short from Kyle Robers I awoke this morning to find another awesome  stop motion short from Kyle Roberts and his  Reckless Abandonment pictures in my in-box.   This is another “Marvelous Short” using Minimates.   Kyle said,”With excitement for the film this summer, here is a slightly sillier version of what the interaction between Spidey and the Lizard will be!”   Of…


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 10, 2012
DSTMMPiratesA3-150x150.jpg With Minimates Vehicles Series 3 scheduled to sail into comic shops and specialty stores this week, we thought we’d take the two new Pirate Raiders ships out to get some photos of them in action! Robert Deal’s ship The Vendetta comes festooned in red and black, with plenty of skulls, and she comes with an…


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 24, 2011
(BALTIMORE, MD) — (June 24,2011) — For this year’s 2011 convention, PREVIEWS, the comic shop’s catalog, is offering two new additional apparel exclusives in advance of this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 20-24). Attendees are encouraged to drop by the PREVIEWS/Diamond booth (#2401) to view each T-shirt and to receive a listing of Diamond…


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…