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Marvel Villains Zombie Minimates #2

From marvelousnews.com.

A new Marvel Box Set has been revealed following the Zombie Theme. Again all villains,  and the line-up is as follows:

-Morbius (Who looks just like normal Morbius)

-Kingpin (Lookin’ awesome)

-Dr. Doom (Again, very cool)

-Sabretooth (Cool)

I like the line-up, but I can’t help but wish we received the iconic Wedding Dress Mary Jane, the Zombie Venom, or Mr. Fantastic. But hey, the fact that these exist beats literally every other action figure line out there. (Marvel Legends, Marvel Select, Marvel Universe…). If you have collected the other zombie box set and the previous figures, then this should be very cool. I know I’ll be picking it up.

Note: A friend told me Morbius plays a pretty big part in the fourth chapter of Marvel Zombies, so, awesome!Minimates_Zombies_Boxset__scaled_600


Please posts your ideas, questions, or thoughts in the comments below.


Amazing Minimates #1

Minimates invade the cover of Amazing Spider-Man #1 with an awesome variant cover by Minimate lead designer Barry Bradfield.

courtesy of Art Asylum

courtesy of Art Asylum

Deadly Foes of Spider-Man coming to Luke’s Toy Store

At the Minimates Panel at C2E2, Zach officially announced that the Deadly Foes of Spider-Man 4-Pack is a Luke’s Toy Store exclusive! This set includes Carnage, Doctor Octopus, Sandman, and Lizard. It features several newly sculpted pieces, including towering arms for Doc Ock, a classic Lizard head, and new symbiotic parts for Carnage – his first Minimate release in over 10 years! It also comes packed with a tray full of swappable accessories, including an unmasked Carnage head and hair, parts to make Lizard into Curt Connors, and non-powered parts for Sandman.


“This set has been in the works since December, and I couldn’t be more excited,” says Luke. “This is a very big deal for our store, and I have to thank DST for offering it to us, and all of our customers and fans who have helped us get to this point!”

This set is limited to 3,000 pieces and is expected to arrive in September 2014. It is up for preorder here: http://lukestoystore…imates-box-set/

Upcoming Minimates

Here are some pictures of some upcoming minimates, from bigbadtoystore.com 

Marvel Minimates Wave 58: X-Men: Days of Future Past

It’s worth noting that instead of the Storm pictured earlier this picure has Rogue. We do not yet know which one will be released.

EDIT: Storm will be released, not Rogue. Also, no TRU assortment for this wave.

-Future Prof. X with Past Magneto

-Future Magneto with Past Mystique

-Future Wolverine with Future Storm/Rogue

-Past Logan (Wolverine) with Past Xavier


DOFP2 (from Marvelousnews.com)

The Walking Dead Series 6:

-Constable Rick and Douglas

-Carl and Burning Zombie (side note, they never say zombie in the comic or show, yet this and McFarlane’s charred zombie use the word.)

-Constable Michonne and Winter Zombie

-Party Dress Michonne and Winter Zombie (Variant)

It’s worth noting that Michonne and Rick seem to be the stars of the Walking Dead Minimates, with multiples of both in every series.



Godzilla Boxset

-Godzilla, Mothra, Gigan and Titanosaurus


Marvel Minimates Wave 59: All- New X-Men

-Cyclops and Marvel Girl

-Beast and Angel

-Iceman and Sentinel

-Bobby Drake and Sentinel (Variant)

An extremely quick turnaround from comic to minimate, and, barring Tony Stark and Bruce Banner, I believe this to be the first “full civilian” version of a superhero character. Hopefully snowballs are included.


Dante, Randal, Jay and Silent Bob


Best of Marvel: series 3

Marvel.com has the first look at the upcoming 3rd assortment in the Best of Marvel Minimates line.


The lineup will include:

  • Marvel NOW! Captain America & Modern Spider-Man
  • Transforming Grey Hulk & Extremis Iron Man
  • Classic Hawkeye & Lab Coat Ant Man
  • Luke Cage & Iron Fist

Grey Hulk, Ant Man, and Luke Cage will all feature parts to change their appearance.

Caption Contest: Boss Fight

Agh… It’s been over a month since the last contest. Other ideas building as well as general work got in the way, sorry about that. Also, no prize was suggested, so if one is not, I don’t know what to do. Please leave suggestions in the comments. Well, here we go…

This one is fairly simple. All you need to do is pose some mini mates fighting against a larger figure, hero or villain. Rules are as follows:

1. Use minimates as a main focus. This is not a promotion for NECA or Hasbro.

2. Use a caption. Before these were optional, but a caption, no matter how concise, is necessary.

3. Send it to minimateheadquarters@gmail.com by midnight next Tuesday.

4. Keep it appropriate.

I hope this brings new entries, and suggestions for new features on the site as well as contest ideas are always welcome.

Luke’s Toy Store: Hologram-Style Light-Up Displays

Luke’s Toy Store unveiled a new line of light-up Minimate displays inspired by the holographic displays seen in countless movies and shows. Each translucent display is 2-sided, and the ultra-bright LEDs look great under any lighting conditions. The first release includes two different displays: The Green Laboratory Light-Up Display shows schematics and 3D armor views. The Red Targeting Light-Up Display features an aerial view of a metropolitan area on one side, and Manhattan on the other side, both with ominous targets preparing for an attack.
These displays are available individually for $11.99 each, or as a 2-pack for $19.99. They are available exclusively at Luke’s Toy Store.
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Guardians of the Galaxy revealed

Marvel has the first look at the upcoming Minimate series based on the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

courtesy of Marvel

courtesy of Marvel

The line-up, due in specialty stores by August, will feature:

  • Star Lord & Ronan
  • Groot (with Rocket Raccoon) & Drax
  • Gamora & Nova Corps Centurion
  • Nebula & Sakaaran Trooper

Caption Contest Results

Here they are… the results everyone has been waiting for! I received eight entries this time, so prize, yay! I don’t have a concrete idea as to what it will be, so sound off in the comments below with ideas, and the one with the most buzz will be chosen and shipped to the winner. Here they are, from top to bottom, with criteria on top.

1. Must be a couple

2. Must have non-customized minimates

3. Decisions are made by me, so any questions can be voiced in the comments or by email.

4. The race for number one was close, so sorry to second place, so maybe next time. Please keep submitting though!

Here they are…

1.IMG_0185 From hardkandee

2.photo-6 From Elliot Sablan

3.photo 1 From Nate Xopher

4.ben_alicia From Feroz Nazir

5.photoNote From Max Ellentuck

6.image-1 From Ryan Ramey

7.photo 2 From Francis

8.IMG_4327 From Emily Ellentuck

Please comment about the different pictures and give new ideas for future contests. Thanks to everyone, and please submit!


Toy Fair ’14: Walking Dead, Marvel, more

Toy Ark has several galleries posted of images from Toy Fair of all the Minimate goodness that’s allowed to be shown. I’d recommend checking out the links below to check out all the images.

Here’s what we know (so far):


courtesy of Toy Ark

courtesy of Toy Ark

The previously announced Aliens assortment was out. There also seems to be sets from the original Alien movie, though these seem to fall under the no-photo clause, so other than a 35th anniversary “something” not much is known.

Amazing Spider-Man 2

As reported previously by Onslaught, Marvel series 56 will be based on the new Amazing Spider-Man movie and will feature:

  • Graduation Peter & Gwen
  • Spider-Man & Green Goblin
  • Battle-Damaged/Firefighter Spider-Man & Electro
  • Aleksei (pre-Rhino) & Smythe

There’s also reportedly an accompanying TRU series, which will likely feature some overlaps and perhaps a few more of the thousand or so villains that seem to be showing up in the movie.

Battle Beasts

courtesy of Toy Ark

courtesy of Toy Ark

The recently announced second series of Battle Beasts was also on display.

Big Bang Theory

courtesy of Toy Ark

courtesy of Toy Ark

New license Big Bang Theory had its first two box sets on display with what appears to be a Minimate-sized couch.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

courtesy of Toy Ark

courtesy of Toy Ark

A Marvel series will also be devoted to the new Captain America movie, with the pairings of:

  • Steve Rogers & Winter Soldier
  • Black Widow & Falcon
  • Batroc (?) & Pierce (?)
  • Crossbones (?) & Captain America


courtesy of Toy Ark

courtesy of Toy Ark

New license Godzilla had its first box set on display, featuring Godzilla, Mothra, and two character that I hope someone in the comments can verify for me.

Guardians of the Galaxy

There will be another Marvel series for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, but there seems to be a no-images policy in place for this one, so not much is known other than that there will be one.

Kill Bill

Two more box sets from Kill Bill were displayed, featuring:

  • The Crazy 88
  • The Bride, Bill, Pai Mei & Hattori Hanzō

Also on display was the previously announced box set.


courtesy of Toy Ark

courtesy of Toy Ark

A “Best of” series 3 is in the works, featuring updated versions of:

  • Gray Hulk (with a new raging Bruce Banner underneath) & Iron Man
  • Luke Cage & Iron Fist
  • Captain America (Ultimate?) & Spider-Sense/Sun God Spider-Man
  • Ant Man (with lab coat) & Hawkeye

Luke Cage and Iron Fist are clearly the stars of the series, as Luke is a badly needed revisit of the less-than-stellar New Avengers version, and Iron Fist comes with enough new stuff to make him worth another purchase for anyone who already got the Shadowland version of him. The new Hulk is also a great revisit also. The rest will depend on your completionist status, but to be fair, this is a “best of” assortment, so you can’t expect them to reinvent the wheel for everyone.

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare

courtesy of Toy Ark

courtesy of Toy Ark

The previously announced box set for Plants vs Zombies was on display.

Pulp Fiction

We finally got our first look at the forthcoming Pulp Fiction Minimates, with two box sets based on various parts of the story:

  • “Vincent Vega & Marcellus Wallace’s Wife” with Vincent, Mia, Lance & Jody
  • “The Bonnie Situation” with Vincent, Jules, the Wolf & Jimmie

Also on display was a two pack featuring Vincent and Jules.

Sin City

We also got our first look at the upcoming Sin City Minimates, with box sets featuring various storylines:

  • “The Yellow Bastard” with Hartigan, Nancy, Roark Jr & Senator Roark
  • “The Hard Goodbye” with Marv, Goldie/Wendy, Kevin & Cardinal Roark

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

A series will be based on the new Nickelodeon cartoon, but with no images, not much beyond that is known.

View Askew

A box set is planned based on the original Clerks movie, featuring Dante, Randal, Jay, and Silent Bob.

There’s also assortments planned for Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back featuring:

  • Jay & Silent Bob (with Susanne)
  • Justice & Marshal Willenholly
  • Bluntman & Chronic
  • Chaka & …well, let’s just say it’s Mark Hamill

Walking Dead

Series 6 of the Walking Dead was on display, featuring Carl for the first time, as well as more Rick, Michonne, Glenn, Maggie, and zombies, plus a few characters I admit to not recognizing.


Overall, a pretty good showing.