With the Marvel Minimates Series 26 slated to be released exclusively by Toys"R"Us, some thought the series would be forever lost in the ether. Luckily, a new retailer - Walgreens - stepped in to make the lot available to collectors. Available only online, Series 26 includes three different two-packs, from three different areas of the Marvel Universe. The assortment includes: Iron Spider (Aaron Davis) and super-villain The Spot; Holographic Iron Man with masked villainess Madame Masque; Marvel Now Cyclops with Marvel Now Rogue.
Walgreens stores have long been the place to find exclusive Marvel Minimates assortments based on Marvel’s various animated series and movies. Now, they're where you can pick up an exclusive assortment of Minimates based on Marvel Comics - the Avengers of 1,000,000 B.C.
Each two-pack, from Diamond Select Toys, features at least one member of the prehistoric superteam, and all are exclusively at Walgreens stores. The assortment includes:
- Phoenix with Agamotto, with alternate flame hair, flame-hands and fiery base for Phoenix and spell-casting hands for Agamotto.
- Odin with Iron Fist, with the hammer Mjolnir for Odin and flame-hand accessories for Iron Fist.
- Black Panther with Starbrand
- Ghost Rider with the Fallen, with flame-hands for Ghost Rider.
Diamond Select Toys has announced a number of new releases that will be dropping in October 2018.
Marvel Comic Minimates Series 76 Maximum Carnage 2-Packs Assortment
Celebrating its 15th year, the Marvel Minimates line has dedicated its 76th assortment to the epic Spider-Man crossover, Maximum Carnage. Four specialty-exclusive 2-packs make up the assortment: Spider-Man with Black Cat, Venom with Doppelganger, Carnage with Demogoblin, and Cloak with Dagger. If you collect all four, you get the pieces to build Shriek.The two-packs run $9.99 each and are available beginning today.
Kingdom Hearts Vinimates Halloween Town Vinyl Figures
The adventure continues, as the stars of the Kingdom Hearts game series travel to Halloween Town. In the home of Jack Skellington, first seen in Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sora, Goofy, and Donald each don a fantastically nightmarish costume, and now each is a 4-inch tall Vinimates vinyl figure. Available on October 24th 2018, you'll be able to pick these up for $9.99 each. (You can currently pre-order these from Amazon.com)
Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Town Square Box Set
The NBX Minimates line continues with this new, exclusive box set, featuring new versions of Jack Skellington, Sally, the Mayor, an exclusive Harlequin Demon figure, and an exclusive Town Square fountain diorama piece. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. The set will be released on October 24th 2018 and will be priced at $24.99. (You can currently pre-order these from Amazon.com)
Diamond Select Toys has announced that a pair of lines will now features the likes of John Wick.
John Wick Vinimates Vinyl Figures
Vengeful assassin John Wick and his former employer Viggo Tarasov are the latest additions to the Vinimates series - John striking a walking pose in his first-movie duds armed with a pistol and Viggo holding a switchblade. Each 4-inch figure has a fully articulated neck for additional posing options and comes packaged in a full-color window box. They'll be available for $9.99 each.
John Wick Select Action Figure
This 7-inch Select-scale action figure captures modern action icon Wick as he appears in his first film outing, dressed in a suit and with multiple weapon accessories as well as his faithful dog, whose death spurs the action of the movie. You can grab this figure for $24.99.
If you're interested in pre-ordering these, check out Amazon.com.
Diamond Select Toys has announced their Ghostbusters Select Action Figures Series 10. This assortment continues to build the world of The Real Ghostbusters – and the firehouse diorama – with three new figures of Peter, Ray, and the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. Peter and Ray measure approximately 7 inches tall, while the first-ever fully articulated Mr. Stay-Puft measures approximately 8 inches tall. Currently, you can pre-order them over at Amazon.com for $24.99 each.
New York Comic Con 2018 runs October 4-7, and Diamond Select Toys will be in attendance at the show (Booth 1644), with cases of advance prototypes, shelves of products for sale, a panel, two signings and an exclusive.
Starting Thursday, October 4th 2018, DST will offer an exclusive Battle Beast Desmodius Minimate. Measuring approximately 2 inches tall, and featuring 14 points of articulation, it is fully interchangeable with all Minimates mini-figures. It will come packaged in a clear polybag with hangtag and sell for $6.00.
Also, DST’s panel and signings will happen on Saturday, October 6th, and feature designers Nelson X. Asencio (Marvel Gallery, Milestones, Premier) and Caesar (Marvel Gallery, DC Gallery), and sculptors Eli Livingston (Alien, Predator, Cthulhu) and Jean St. Jean (Classic Batman, Marvel Select, Premier). DST President Chuck Terceira will also be on hand for the panel from Noon to 1PM in Room 1C03.
Following the panel, the designer signing will run from 1:30PM to 2:30PM, and the sculptor signing will happen from 2:30PM to 3:30PM, both at booth 1644. There will be free postcards on hand for them to sign, but fans are welcome to bring their own items, as well as purchase items in the DST store.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is turning 25 this year, and Diamond Select Toys is celebrating with a new line of cloth-costumed, fully poseable action figures. The Nightmare Before Christmas Silver Anniversary Deluxe Action Figures measure approximately 10 inches tall, with each figure featuring a real fabric outfit, multiple points of articulation, and character-specific accessories. Jack comes with a podium; the Mayor comes with a telescope; Pumpkin King Jack comes with a sign and torch; and Sally comes with her oven and cauldron.
Look for these to be available for $50.00 each. And you can actually pick them all up at Amazon.com, now.
Diamond Select Toys has released an assortment - Series 9 - of Ghostbusters Select Action Figures based on the classic Real Ghostbusters cartoon. Egon, Winston, and Slimer make up the assortment, with the two ’Busters wearing their color-coded jumpsuits and packing cartoon-accurate gear. Slimer comes with a support stand and three interchangeable faces. Plus, each figure includes pieces to build a larger diorama – collect all 15 figures in Series 6-10 to construct the firehouse headquarters’ sign and front doors.
You can currently pre-order them over at Amazon.com for $24.99 each.
Diamond Select Toys has announced that their Real Ghostbusters Select Action Figures Series 9 will be available for pre-order on June 20th 2018. Based on the hit 1980s cartoon series, the Series 9 assortment will be made up of Egon, Winston, and Slimer. The two ’Busters are wearing their color-coded jumpsuits and packing all-new, cartoon-accurate gear, and Slimer comes with a support stand and three interchangeable faces.
Diamond Select Toys will be at C2E2 this weekend - Booth #807 - with one side of their booth dedicated to display cases of upcoming products. Marvel, DC, Pacific Rim Uprising, Ghostbusters, Kingdom Hearts, Nightmare Before Christmas and more will be on display, most available for pre-order. The other side will offer a variety of Select action figures, Gallery PVC figures, Minimates, Vinimates, statues and busts.
On Sunday, April 8th at 4PM in Room 405b, representatives from Diamond Select Toys will present their line-up for 2018 in the panel "Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds." New licenses John Wick, Sonic the Hedgehog, Aquaman, Ant-Man & The Wasp, The Predator and Avengers: Infinity War will be discussed, and a visual presentation will be followed by a Q&A, with awards for the best questions.