Diamond Select Toys has released information regarding the upcoming series of Marvel Minimates.
The Semi-Final brackets for the Four Horsemens’ “March Mauling” are now up and awaiting your vote at FANtastic Exclusive (http://www.FANtasticExclusive.com), and we’re down to the “Fatal Four” as chosen by action figure fans worldwide.
The voting was fast and vicious this time around, lasting only a week, and the four victors mercilessly pummeled their competitors by a considerable amount. After more than 1,500 votes, the four characters chosen to compete in the next set of brackets are the Wolfbat, the Vampire Lady, the Raven and the Ministry of Hunters.
The Four Horsemen had this to say, “With some of the characters, the public already knew to which properties they belonged, but when it came to the new characters added this year, we purposely kept which properties they were from a secret just to see how action figure fans would vote simply based on the characters themselves.”
“You can’t imagine how astounded we are that all of the characters that made it into the “Fatal Four” are from our property, Gothitropolis. That kind of popularity seems to give legitimacy to the strength of Gothitropolis as a property.”
If you haven’t voted in FANtastic Exclusive yet, you’ve still got a chance to help to decide which two characters are going to survive and make it into the championship round beginning next Monday, and which two characters are going to be left broken and bloody on the Horsemens’ studio floor.
FANtastic Exclusive. Pray that you make it out alive…
DCUC Series 8a !!!!! One of the real joys of my job here is that I have the opportunity to present new toys to you all. It’s something I’ve felt is a true priveledge, especially since at the end of the day I’m just a fan & collector like everone reading this. Series 8a arrived, and I’m really amazed how Mattel & the Horsemen crank up the intensity & quality with each new wave. Series 7 marked a noticeable improvement in paint & quality control, series 8 is even better. Get a peek at what’s coming down the pipe in the very near future: you will notice that Gentlemen Ghost (not pictured) includes a mini figure of Atom, just because 🙂
Mer-Man is far and away my favorite Masters of the Universe character, and the 1980s figure went everywhere with me for about three or four years. Thus, I was extremely excited, yet a little anxious over the release of this figure; like Mattel’s DCUC Blue Beetle less than a month before, I wanted this the figure to be perfect. Well, I am happy to say that he is pretty darned close and I really believe he is the best overall Masters of the Universe Classics figure we have gotten yet – even edging out the fantastic Skeletor.
The Deadpool figure from the X-Men Origins: Wolverine line (whew, that’s a mouthful) is probably my favorite Marvel figure in the 3 3/4-inch scale from Hasbro. It doesn’t hurt that Deadpool is one of my favorite Marvel characters. He’is a kickass ninja who, in the hands of a talented writer (no, I’m not talking about Daniel Way), would beat you into submission with in-fight banter. The stock figure is a pretty good rendition of him, but given how much I like the character, I couldn’t leave good enough alone.