Diamond Select Toys Announces Minimates 10th Anniversary Event at New York Comic-Con

Anyone remember these? They’re Bruce Lee Minimates, back when they were still 3-inches large, and back when Tower Records still existed and you could find toys at specialty retailers. These Minimates are from my father-in-law’s pop culture collection. He was also into comics, so there was always something cool to read or new to check out. These Bruce Lee Minimates got me hooked on the large Star Trek Minimates, then the small ones, then the Marvel and DC lines.

It’s kind of nuts that Minimates are a decade old. Congrats to the Art Asylum alums and the Diamond Select crew. I can’t wait to check out the Minimates exhibit at NYCC!

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New York Comic Con 2011 – Bif Bang Pow!, Funko, and Toys R Us Exclusives at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment Earth will be at New York Comic Con for the first time this year. They’re continuing their partnership with Toys R Us, so in addition to the Bif Bang Pow! and Funko exclusives, they will also have some of the TRU items, like Minimates, Real Ghostbusters, and an exclusive Rick Grimes from the Walking Dead line of figures from McFarlane.

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Toy Fair 2011 – McFarlane Toys Walking Dead and Halo

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Despite a significant reduction in size last year, McFarlane Toys keeps chugging along. McF recently acquired the rights to the Walking Dead – both the comics and the AMC series. They had 2-ups of series 1 (Rick Grimes, Michonne, and 2 zombies) on display.

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McFarlane The Walking Dead Figures Sneak Peek – MTV Geek

What’s the coolest action figure news to hit pre-Toy Fair? The fact that McFarlane Toys has scored the rights to make action figures based on The Walking Dead comic series AND television series, that’s what!  You read that right, folks!  There are going to be 2 separate toy lines for The Walking Dead, and you all […]

MTV Geek has a first look at the upcoming figures from The Walking Dead comic and AMC series. Check out MTV Geek’s exclusive first look for lots more info.

The first series of deluxe 6-inch figures is releasing in September 2011, includes four fan-favorite characters from the Image comic book including:

THE WALKING DEAD Series 1

  • Officer Rick Grimes
  • Michonne
  • Zombie Lurker
  • Zombie Roamer

The second series of deluxe 6-inch figures is revealed in November 2011 and introduces four figures based on AMC’s original drama including:

THE WALKING DEAD Series 2

  • Deputy Rick Grimes
  • Daryl Dixon
  • Zombie Walker
  • Zombie Biter

Each human figure includes multiple interchangeable accessories and several points of articulation for limitless possibility and customization. Each zombie figure features unique, gory, play action such as exploding heads and removable limbs. Figures are expected to sell for around $14.99 at retailers nationwide.