The Marvel.com website has an offer for a free (you pay $2.59 shipping and handling) Iron Man Minimate – and while I couldn’t find where to get the promo code for it, presumably it will come with the Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United movie that is available today on Blu-Ray and DVD.
For another $9.99, you can also pick up 2 more Marvel Minimates – Hulk in the Iron Man armor that he’ll somehow get to wear in the movie, and the Hulk-Buster Iron Man that is cool and will likely fight Hulk if we get the expected ”first we fight, then we become friends” plot line.
Update: found it in the fine print on the offer page – movie purchase is required to get the free Iron Man Minimate.
I’m too grumpy to deal with crowds and waiting in line, so on Black Friday I’m happy to look for online deals. The official Marvel Store is holding a 20% off sale, with its standard free shipping for orders of $50 or more. It’s the standard fare there – mostly Marvel Select and Marvel Minimates, but they also have some Sideshow Collectible items (including the black-suited Spider-Man from Emo 3) and Funko bobble-heads.
There’s a Deadpool bobble-head there that I’ve been thinking about getting for some time now. Excelsior!
If you were looking to fill the void that the non-existent Thor Marvel Legends has left in your heart, perhaps the upcoming Marvel Minimates from Thor: the Dark World will do so, 2-inches at a time. This wave of Minimates will round out the supporting cast that returned from the first movie, with Heimdall, Darcy, and Selvig. Selvig will come with his No Pants Friday alternate legs.
Darcy and Selvig will come with army builder Dark Elves, and Thor, Loki, and Malekith round out the assortment, naturally. These Thor Minimates are expected at comic book shops and specialty retailers in just a few weeks. Thor accepts your surrender.
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This is just a small sampling of the great pics of the upcoming Tomb Raider Minimates that DST posted on Facebook recently. Having never really played one of the many Tomb Raider games, I have no idea who the secondary characters are, but there’s a bunch of them who look like great bad guy fodder. Zombie-looking samurai are cool!
Tomb Raider Minimates
Coming soon to your local comic shop, online retailers and Toys “R” Us!
via Tomb Raider Minimates.
It’s time for Summer CustomCon again! CustomCon 35 Day One is up, hosted by our good friend Joe Acevedo.
CustomCon is a fictional toy show, showcasing the work of action figure customizers. You won’t find these toys in your local toy store – at least not right away. I’ve heard from several toy makers that they often get inspiration from customs. So you never know! (Check out previous CustomCons and see for yourself.)
Day 1 features three entries: Young Justice Minimates, a Marvel Legends Fearsome Flyers 2-Pack, and Game of Thrones Busts. Enjoy!
The Marvel Store has free shipping for the 4th of July. There’s a bunch of Marvel Select and Marvel Minimates in the Toys section, including the cutest Dazzler and Longshot Minimates ever.
If the toy prices are a bit high for you, check out the t-shirts that are on sale. With free shipping, they’re a pretty good deal. Happy 4th!
If you can’t get enough of zombie Minimates, then you’ll want to get to San Diego Comic-Con (or ask a friend) to pick up this exclusive 4-pack of Walking Dead Minimates. Sure, SDCC is a great time for this set, but I think Diamond Select Toys missed an opportunity to release these on Father’s Day – after all, you’ve got crotchety old Hershel and his zombie son Shawn here. Come to think of it, they could have included “gut-shot” Carl in this set to really nail the theme. Arm-chair product management is fun!
The Walking Dead Minimates Return to Hershel’s Farm at SDCC!
At Comic-Con International in 2012, Diamond Select Toys released the first two-pack from their line of The Walking Dead Minimates, based on the best-selling Skybound comic book by Robert Kirkman. The two-pack quickly sold out, and DST swore to top themselves in 2013. Now, with the third full series of Walking Dead Minimates in stores, DST and Skybound are proud to announce a new exclusive four-pack for this year’s Comic-Con!
This year’s Comic-Con exclusive Walking Dead Minimates box set is titled Hershel’s Farm, and it includes four different Minimates based on the famous farmhouse story arc. Included in the set are Hershel, his deceased son Zombie Shawn, Lookout Duty Rick and a Barn Zombie. The Minimates come in a blister-carded four-pack, and each stands 2 inches tall, with a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories, including a pitchfork and a blanket. The set will be limited to only 3000 produced.
The set will be available at the Diamond Select Toys booth, #2607, as well as from various retailers around the show floor. Comic-Con International takes place July 18-21 at the San Diego Convention Center. For more information, visit artasylum.com!
via The Walking Dead Minimates Return to Hershel’s Farm at SDCC! | Art Asylum Blog.
Sometimes I wish that Minimates didn’t exist – because with independent comics they present a much lower risk option. And for a comic like Invincible, I would love a Marvel Legends-scaled and articulated action figure line. But the days of Legendary Comic Book Heroes from Toy Biz are long gone, so I suppose Invincible Minimates are much better than nothing at all. Click through to Comic Book Resources – they have all the Invincible Minimates design sheets, and an Atom Eve statue too.
EXCLUSIVE: DST Gets “Invincible” With New Minimates, Statue – Comic Book Resources
The pages of Robert Kirkman and company’s Image Comics/Skybound series “Invincible” may itself be in a constant state of expansion (and bloodshed!) as the writer reveals new heroes and villains in almost every monthly issue. But soon, the Invincible Universe will be expanding into our world.
This fall, Diamond Select Toys will debut a number of products inspired by the “Invincible” comic starting with a four-pack of Minimates based on series lead Mark Grayson, Omni-Man, Atom Eve and Allen the Alien. CBR News got an exclusive first look at the designs for the figures as well as the picture of their final form.
via EXCLUSIVE: DST Gets “Invincible” With New Minimates, Statue – Comic Book Resources.
Entertainment Earth is hosting a great opening act for the big show – they’ve got a Buy One Get One Half Off sale on San Diego Comic-Con exclusives. The catch? It’s for the exclusives from past years. What, you didn’t expect them to put this year’s exclusives on sale before the show, did you?
There’s nearly 60 items on sale, from toy makers like Funko, Diamond Select Toys, Bif Bang Pow!, Underground Toys, Diamond Select Toys, and even Mattel (who hasn’t sold exclusives through Entertainment Earth, as far as I can recall.)