The Fantastic Four are the Foundation of Marvel Minimates Series 48!
August 30, 2012

With fallen Fantastic Four member the Human Torch recently discovered alive and relatively well in the Negative Zone, Diamond Select Toys has decided to celebrate by making Marvel Minimates Series 48 their most fantastic assortment yet! Available only at comic shops and specialty stores, this series will feature three two-packs, plus one rare variant two-pack that will only be available one per case. With core FF members, old villains and a key supporting character, this will be one series of Minimates no FF fan should miss!

Mr. Fantastic and the Puppet Master
Team leader Reed Richards comes with an classic FF foe, the conveniently named Phillip Masters. Wearing his John Byrne-designed uniform, Mr. Fantastic will sport a new stretching fist and a grabbing arm. Meanwhile, Masters will come with his distinctive apron… as well as miniscule Minimate puppets that he can manipulate, to control the actions of his foes!

“Flame On” Human Torch and Blastaar
Johnny Storm, the hot-headed member of the Fantastic Four, has been captured in mid-combustion, and comes with a new flame-swirl display base. Once he flames on, he’ll be ready to go into battle with one of the Negative Zone’s most lethal residents: Blastaar, the Living Bomb-Burst! Blastaar has the ability to create concussive blasts from his hands, and will sport new blasting hand covers to simulate his power.

The Invisible Woman and a Moloid
The most powerful member of the Fantastic Four, according to some, Susan Richards includes opaque and partially translucent limbs to simulate her invisibility, a new clear display base to simulate her force field powers, and an alternate hairpiece to show off her ever-changing hairstyles! She’ll need everything she’s got to hold off an army of Moloids, dispatched by the Mole Man to conquer the surface world — unless these are the Moloids she makes sandwiches for as part of the Future Foundation.

Alicia Masters and a Moloid
Buying multiple Moloids need not leave you with an arsenal of Invisible Women — the variant two-pack in this wave pairs a Moloid with Alicia Masters, the blind sculptress! She loved Ben Grimm for his inner nobility and hated her step-father the Puppet Master for manipulating the man she loved, and she even comes with a sculpture of her own — a bust of the Thing!

Each Minimates stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation. This assortment is only available at comic shops and specialty stores, so pre-order today!

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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