Tag: MiniMates

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 2, 2010
Today is exactly one month to the day that we received the terrible, tragic news of  the passing of my friend Eddie Wires.   Today it is our honor at AFi to be able to reprint the tribute that Eddie’s best friend Bill "Billy" Mancuso wrote after Eddie’s passing.   Some of you will remember Bill,…

 

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 29, 2010
Charitymates is proud to announce that our first wave of custom Minimate auctions is now live and ready for bids!  This year our group of generous customizers was tasked with creating unique robot characters. The resulting customs are amazing in both their creativity and their craftsmanship. A second wave of auctions will begin next week,…

 

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…

 

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…

 

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