The Black Panther Springs into Action from Diamond Select Toys!
November 22, 2017

 

The first Marvel Studios film of 2018 will take us deeper into the world of Wakanda, and Diamond Select Toys is getting ready to sink their claws into the amazing costumes and characters of Marvel’s Black Panther! New Marvel Minimates, Marvel Gallery PVC dioramas and a new Marvel Select action figure are all on their way, but none have been seen… until now!

First, the Black Panther conquers the Marvel Minimates universe with two assortments of two-inch mini-figures plus a box set, with exclusive characters at three retail locations!

At Walgreens, an assortment of four 2-packs will include:

  • –       Black Panther & M’Baku
  • –       Killmonger & Ulysses Klaue
  • –       Tactical Killmonger & Casino T’Challa (Exclusive to Walgreens)
  • –       Powered Up Black Panther & Everett Ross (Exclusive to Walgreens)

 

At Toys“R”Us, a partially shared assortment of three 2-packs will include:

  • –       Black Panther & M’Baku
  • –       Killmonger & Ulysses Klaue
  • –       Dora Milaje Nakia & Okoye (Exclusive to Toys”R”Us)

 

At comic shops and specialty stores, a box set of four characters will feature:

  • –       Black Panther
  • –       M’Baku
  • –       Powered Up Killmonger (Exclusive to comic shops)
  • –       Shuri (Exclusive to comic shops)

 

Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation, character-appropriate accessories, and fully interchangeable parts. Each set comes packaged in a full-color window box, and all should be in stores by early 2018, with the box set hitting comic shops in December.

In the Marvel Gallery line, two new PVC dioramas will capture the hero and villain of the film, Black Panther and Killmonger. Each will stand approximately 9 inches tall, and when placed together, they can face off in a battle inspired by the film! Packaged in full color window boxes, they are in scale to other figures in the Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC lines, and both were sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! Look for these dioramas to release in the spring at comic shops and specialty stores.

Finally, the king of Wakanda joins the Marvel Select action figure line, allowing you to recreate the action of the movie! This 7-inch scale action figure of T’Challa features 16 points of articulation, and comes packaged with a diorama combining Wakanda’s technology and rocky terrain. It will come packaged in the famous Select action figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for easy shelf reference, and it was sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. Coming this spring exclusively to comic shops and specialty stores!

 

In the meantime, get your Thor: Ragnarok Minimates at Walgreens, Toys”R”Us and comic shops, with Marvel Gallery PVC Dioramas and Marvel Select action figures coming soon!

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Daniel Pickett

Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since.

In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features.

He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced.

In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com.

Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s
“Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com,
Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official
Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many
others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows.

But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.

Read other articles by Daniel Pickett.

 

 

 

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