Holds Massive Minimates Giveaway!
August 28, 2013

(BALTIMORE, MD)-(August 28, 2013)– ToyChest announces the “Massive Minimates Giveaway” with five lucky winners having the opportunity to win numerous sets of Minimates along with a grand prize package which includes an exclusive hand-painted Venom prototype.  The contest runs from August 28th until September 27th and is only open to those who sign up for or who already receive the E-newsletter.

Minimates may be small (2 in. tall) but they are a BIG deal! Made by Diamond Select Toys, Minimates are miniature models of well-known characters from movies, books, comics, TV shows, video games, which users can mix and match to their liking. From Diamond Select Toys, thousands of Minimates are made, distributed and collected by fans who love owning all their favorite and classic characters from Star Trek, Walking Dead, Avengers, and many more all in their mini sizes.

“Minimates have been popular for over ten years and this contest is great way for fans to have a chance to add to their collection or start a new one,” said Diamond Comic Distributors Consumer Marketing Manager Andy Mueller.

To enter the contest, participants must sign up for the free weekly E-Newsletter that features the latest toys coming to comic shops each week, along with showcasing toy videos and articles. Four winners will receive 12 assorted two-packs of Minimates from Marvel Comics, Iron Man 3, The Walking Dead and Street Fighter X Tekken. One grand prize winner will also receive the same 12 sets, several Minimate show exclusives, as well the exclusive one-of-a-kind, hand-painted Venom Minimate.

One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive:
One Hand-Painted Prototype Vemon Minimate, One 2009 Free Comic Book Day Blank Minimate, One 2011 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Calico Jack’s Pirate Raider Build-A-Box Set, One 2011 New York Comic Con Exclusive Maximum Zombies Promo Minimate, One 2012 Issue 1 Retailer Incentive Battle Beasts Stealth Vorin Minimate, One SDCC 2013 Battle Beasts Shadow Merk Minimate, One SDCC 2013 Battle Beasts Hot Wings Merk Minimate, One Diamond Select Toys Minimates Pouch, *Twelve (12) Assorted Two-Packs of Minimates from Marvel Comics, Iron Man 3, The Walking Dead and Street Fighter X Tekken!
*The Grand Prize Winner’s 12 assorted 2-Packs will be randomly selected from the Minimates pictured above.
Four (4) First Prize Winners will each receive:
*Twelve (12) Assorted Two-Packs of Minimates from Marvel Comics, Iron Man 3, The Walking Dead and Street Fighter X Tekken!
*Each First Prize Winner’s 12 assorted 2-Packs will be randomly selected from the Minimates pictured above.

This is the biggest giveaway of Minimates has ever done. To sign up for the E-Newsletter and to enter the “Massive Minimate Giveaway”, go to and click on the banner featuring the giveaway.


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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 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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