Thundercats and Alpha Flight Join this Year’s Exclusive Minimates at SDCC!
July 6, 2012

Next week’s Comic-Con International in San Diego just got two more awesome Minimates exclusives! Only available at the Action Figure Xpress booth (#3345), two all-new four-packs will make their debut at the show, one from the long-running Marvel Minimates series, and one from the brand-new Thundercats line!

The new Marvel Minimates set is the first to tackle that legendary team from the Great White North, Alpha Flight! The four-pack includes some of Canada’s greates heroes, including Guardian, Northstar, Marrina and Puck, each standing 2 inches tall with a full range of articulation. Plus, each comes with unique accessories — Puck with a cartwheel hand, Northstar with an alternate white hairpiece, and Guardian with removable mask and alternate Delphine Courtney head! This set will be $20, with more Alpha Flighters to come in the future!

The next Minimates set comes from new company Icon Heroes, which is bringing collectors plenty of exciting new Thundercats merchandise. The first ever Thundercats Minimates box set — based on the original 1980s cartoon — includes Lion-O, Panthro, Jaga and Mumm-Ra, each 2 inches tall with full articulation. For accessories, Panthro comes with his nunchucks, Mumm-Ra with a staff and removable cape, and Lion-O with his gauntlet, the Sword of Omens (large and small) an alternate shouting head and a non-poseable mini-figure of Snarf! Selling for $20, it’s the start of an exciting new line!

Be sure to pick up your sets at SDCC — today is your last day to pre-order through

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,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, 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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