The Expendables Are Back For Another Mission from Diamond Select Toys!
June 15, 2012

By now, you’ve picked up the first two sets of Expendables Minimates mini-figures, one at comic shops and specialty stores, the other at Toys “R” Us. Well, Diamond Select Toys has even more products coming out for the newest action-movie franchise, including action figures and more Minimates, and we’ve got pictures!

First up are two new box sets of Expendables Minimates, this time drawing on the characters of Expendables 2 (opening August 17). Due out in October, the specialty-market box set will include team members Ying Yang, Gunner Jensen and Toll Road, plus the aptly named new villain Jean Vilain (played in the movie by Jean-Claude Van Damme!). At Toys “R” Us, we’ll see another box set starring team leader Barney Ross, Trench Mauser, Mr. Church and Booker (played in the movie by Chuck Norris)!



Then, in November, DST will present the first three figures in their 7-inch-scale Expendables 2 action figure line! The line kicks off with Gunner Jensen (featuring the likeness of Dolph Lundgren), Hale Caesar (featuring the likeness of Terry Crews) and both beret-wearing and beret-free versions of Barney Ross (featuring the likeness of Sylvester Stallone). All are wearing their mission gear, and each will feature character-appropriate weapons and details.

Pre-order the Minimates and action figures today, online or at your local comic shop! To find a comic shop near you, visit <a href=”http://www.comicshoplocator.com” target=”_blank”>ComicShopLocator.com</a>,

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.
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