The Spirit Coming To Minimates!
October 2, 2008

Some of the most ground-breaking and innovative comic book characters in history will be coming to Diamond Select Toys in 2009!  Based on the immortal works of Will Eisner, we are very excited to announce a new line of Minimates featuring none other than Denny Colt – more famously known as The Spirit!

Beginning in 1940, The Spirit introduced the world to the gritty noir adventures of a policeman turned vigilante, determined to fight for justice no matter the cost.  Along the way he encounters fellow crusaders, duplicitous paramours and ruthless villains capable of terrifying even the heroes of today.  Possessing no super powers per se, the Spirit instead relies on his athleticism and fighting style to punish the wicked and save the day.

Soon to be a major motion picture written and directed by comic book legend Frank Miller, Diamond Select Toys will release Minimates based on both the Eisner-penned comic and the modern retelling.  The debut release will feature core characters as they appear in the big-screen Spirit feature opening this Christmas Day – including the Spirit (Gabriel Macht), former sweetheart Sand Saref (Eva Mendes), the twisted Silken Floss (Scarlett Johansson) and the maniacal Octopus (Samuel L Jackson)!  A special Diamond Previews exclusive Minimates two-pack featuring the Spirit and Sand Saref will showcase some of the duo’s alternate looks.


Comic-based Minimates are currently in development and will showcase The Spirit’s rich 68 year history while more film-centric Minimates could also see release as the line continues. Look for the first Spirit Minimates sets in comic book and specialty stores in early January – just after The Spirit’s film premiere! Click on either image below to pre-order these fantastic sets!


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 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,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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