Tag: 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…


by Daniel Pickett
May 6, 2010
Earlier in the week Diamond Select Toys posted some new news on upcoming MiniMates series and products on their ArtAsylum blog.  They called them sneak peeks, but there were no pictures included. Below is the text from the two announcements: Here is a sneak peak at next months Previews listing; A Diamond Select Release! Art…


by Daniel Pickett
March 19, 2010
Prepare yourself for the latest Minimates revolution, Minimates MAX! Minimates MAX or Mobile Action Xtreme is an all new line of original creation Minimates being shown to the world for the first time at this years Toy Fair in NY.  This line will include original vehicles that are large enough to contain multiple figures as…


by Daniel Pickett
March 11, 2010
Our 4th annual Charitymates customizing event has begun! Charitymates is an annual charity event held at the Minimate Multiverse. During this event, Minimate customizers (veteran and novice alike) create and donate a Minimate custom based on a theme chosen by the community. These one-of-a-kind creations are then auctioned off on eBay with 75% of the…


by Daniel Pickett
January 28, 2010
91253_247285_3.jpg With the dawn of a new decade comes another exciting year of comic book and pop culture fan gatherings – and 2010 is already shaping up to be one of the biggest and best convention seasons on record!  With both the San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con events already on the schedule…


by Daniel Pickett
January 18, 2010
Luke’s latest decal kit is all about the undead! The Zombie Minimates Decal Kit will allow you to create 6 unique brain-hungry zombies to add to your Minimates collection. You won’t have to worry about hunting for parts, as these horrific characters can be made by combining parts from Minimate sets that are currently available….


by Daniel Pickett
January 14, 2010
In just a few short weeks, fans of Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum will be able to take their Ghostbusters Minimates collections to an entirely new level thanks to the latest batch of exclusive Ghostbusters Minimates only available from Toys ‘R’ Us!  This new assortment will deliver eight new Minimates and complete two sets…


by Daniel Pickett
July 21, 2009
Diamond Select Toys is excited to announce the first playset designed specifically for Minimates is coming to store later this year!  The Minimates Laboratory Playset is perfect for your favorite Minimate lines from Marvel Comics to Battlestar Galactica and as an added bonus can also be reconfigured for three and three-quarter inch toys! Constructed using…


by Daniel Pickett
July 9, 2009
Today the official website for Comic Con International posted a list of the 2009 exclusives for the show.  This is NOT a complete list yet, so far it’s only four pages long,  but starts as a good guide to how much money you will need to bring with you to the con and what lines…


by Daniel Pickett
July 6, 2009
Marvelous Team-Up Offers Items Online at Toysrus.com and In-Show at Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 with a Special Appearance by Todd McFarlane   Attention Marvel Zombies, members of the DC Nation, video game fanatics and everyone else descending on San Diego: Starting Wednesday, July 22, Toys“R”Us will turn its attention to Comic-Con International, for the first…


by Daniel Pickett
June 8, 2009
The oft-rumored return of the Battlestar Galactica Minimates line can now be confirmed, owing its resurrection to The World’s Greatest Toy Store, Toys"R"Us. The first new wave of Battlestar Galactica Minimates, featuring updated versions of fan favorites and never before seen characters, will be available this summer exclusively at Toys"R"Us stores nationwide, and online at…


by Daniel Pickett
May 19, 2009
Toys R Us and Diamond Select Toys today announce a new opportunity for fans across the country to experience the excitement and wonder of San Diego Comic Con as well as to get their hands on the hottest new exclusive featuring the current stars of the Marvel Comics Universe!   Still reeling after the stunning…