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Mass Effect S1 Group

Diamond Select Toys has sent along a new press release regarding the upcoming Mass Effect Minimates. These blind bagged series 1 figures will be available exclusively at Gamestop stores and See below for full details and some images after the jump.

BioWare and Diamond Select Toys Partner on Mass Effect Minimates for GameStop Stores

Mass Effect is one of the gaming world’s most epic franchises, with three installments that have taken gamers across the galaxy. Additional books, comics and an animated film have taken fans even deeper inside the world of the game, and now the sci-fi universe of the Mass Effect Trilogy is colliding with another giant universe – the universe of Minimates mini-figures!

Game creator BioWare and collectibles manufacturer Diamond Select Toys are uniting to release a full line of 2-inch Mass Effect Trilogy Minimates, and the first series is exclusively available at GameStop stores and Individually packaged in blind bags, Series 1 will include eight characters, each featuring 12-14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts.

“The opportunity to work on a world as big as the world of Mass Effect is very exciting,” said Chuck Terceira, President of Diamond Select Toys. “Interpreting such a wide variety of human characters, alien races, armors and technology for the Minimates format inspires our designers and allows them to push the line into new and different areas. Factor in that many of us are big gamers, and we’re like kids in a candy store.”

The characters in Series 1 are:

  • Commander Shepard: a soldier for the Systems Alliance (male version)
  • Commander Shepard: a soldier for the Systems Alliance (female version)
  • Liara: An Asari scientist turned information broker
  • Tali: A female Quarian and mechanical genius who joins Shepard’s squad
  • Garrus:  A male Turian and Citadel Security officer who joins Shepard’s squad
  • Wrex: A Krogan bounty hunter and mercenary; one of the last Battle Masters
  • Ashley: A highly skilled Alliance Marine
  • The Illusive Man: A former mercenary; now leader of the pro-human group Cerberus

Each figure will include a display base, and most come with weapons, including the game’s distinctive orange Omni-Tools. The Illusive Man will be the “elusive” character in Series 1, as he will be the rarest figure in the assortment.

First released in 2002, Minimates have been created for a number of video game properties, as well as numerous films, TV shows and comic books. For more information, visit!

Founded in 1999, Diamond Select Toys currently licenses a vast array of pop culture properties and produces a wide variety of collectable merchandise, from poseable action figures to electronic vehicles, and from character banks to kitchenware. In 2007, Diamond Select Toys acquired select assets of the New York design studio Art Asylum, creators of the global Minimates brand. Minimates have been recognized as the #1 selling block figure in the world and were the first toys ever to be inducted into the ToyFare Hall of Fame in 2007. With partners including Marvel Enterprises, Universal Studios, EA Games, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon and Sony Pictures, Diamond Select works with some of the world’s biggest entertainment properties, and is headquartered in Hunt Valley, MD. For more information, visit

001 Marvel Minimates Series 59 All New X Men

Marvel Minimates Series 59 is based on the All New X-Men comic series! The original five X-Men have stepped out of the past and into the present day! This series includes Cyclops & Marvel Girl, Beast & Angel, Iceman & Sentinel and a variant Bobby Drake & Sentinel.

Check out all the new X-Men Marvel Minimates images after the jump.

Marvel Select Avengers AOU Hulk

Check out a bunch of new items coming from Diamond Select Toys. These include the first word on Avengers: Age of Ultron toys from the company, some new Minimates for Aliens, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Walking Dead and Jay & Silent Bob. Here’s the full list:

  • Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back Minimates Series 02 Box Set
  • The Walking Dead Minimates Series 07
  • Aliens Minimates Series 01
  • Batman Classic 1966 TV Bust – Penguin
  • Dragon Age Minimates Box Set
  • Marvel Infinity Gauntlet Silicone Tray
  • The Avengers: Age of Ultron Marvel Select Figure – Hulk
  • Marvel Minimates: Wave 61 – Avengers Age of Ultron
  • Avengers 2 Age of Ultron Minimates Series 01 Counter Display of 18
  • Godzilla 2000 Pizza Cutter
  • Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back Monopoly

You can pre-order these items at Big Bad Toy Store and Entertainment Earth. Read on for available photos and more info.

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Walking Dead Series 6 Minimates 067

With the release of The Walking Dead Minimates Series 6, we begin to get figures based on some of the more recent story lines in the comics. Series 6 introduces us to the survivors as they make their home in the Alexandria safe zone. The surviving people in Alexandria are lead by Douglas Monroe, a former Senator, who does what he can to give his followers a normal life inside the walls. Series 6 also gives us returning characters such as Rick and Michonne, and a great version of Carl Grimes. Here’s the full series 6 breakdown:

  • Constable Rick Grimes with Douglas Monroe
  • Carl Grimes with Burning Zombie
  • Constable Michonne with Winter Zombie
  • Party Dress Michonne with Winter Zombie (1 per case variant set)

The Walking Dead Minimates Series 6 is now in stores and can be found at local comic and specialty shops, as well as your favorite online retailers. After the jump, you can find out my thoughts on series 6, as well as over 80 high resolution photos to enjoy.

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Aliens Minimates Stop Motion Video

Last month we shared our photo shoot and review for the Alien Minimates Single Box Figures. The beautifully sculpted figures feature a few Colonial Marines, assorted Xenomorphs and the loathsome Carter Burke. To celebrate their release, Diamond Select Toys has released a cool Aliens Minimates stop motion video by Alex Kropinak.

TMNT Minimates Art Leonardo

An update from the folks at Diamond Select Toys reveals that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates are now available at Kmart stores. Toys “R” Us, Comic and Specialty shops will be getting theirs soon. Remember, the TMNT Minimates are individually blind bagged and the exclusive look to be be 1 per case. Here’s the entire breakdown, including the specific store exclusives:

  • Leonardo
  • Michelangelo
  • Donatello
  • Raphael
  • April O’Neil (Comic Shop and Toys “R” Us Exclusive)
  • Shredder
  • Foot Soldier
  • Footbot
  • Mutagen Michelangelo (Kmart Exclusive)
  • Kraang (Kmart Exclusive)
  • Mutagen Raphael (Comic shop Exclusive)
  • Mutagen Leonardo (Toys “R” Us Exclusive)

To celebrate the long awaited release, DST has posted the control art for the assorted figures. You can check those out after the jump.

Godzilla Series 1 Minimates 061

Diamond Select Toys has released their Godzilla Classic Minimates Series 1 Box Set. The first set contains some iconic kaiju to go along with the King of Monsters. This is only the first wave in the series. The Godzilla Minimates Series 2 hit in March 2015. Series 1 includes:

  • Godzilla
  • Titanosaurus
  • Gigan
  • Mothra

The set sells for $19.99 and is available now at comic and specialty shops. After all the teaser images, show appearances and reveals, it was nice to finally get my hands on this fantastic set. Today we have a gallery of over 65 high resolution photos for the Godzilla Minimates. Check out the photos and my thoughts after the jump.

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001 X Men Days Of Future Past Marvel MiniMates

The most epic X-Men movie ever made has received the Minimates treatment! Have fun being on the run from the Sentinels who have purged all human and mutant life from the globe.

Marvel Minimates are the tiniest, coolest, most fun way to collect the entire Marvel movie universe, and the newest assortment is based on “X-Men Days of Future Past”! Each Minimates mini-figure is 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, and each pack of two Minimates comes with a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. A Diamond Select Toys release. Designed by Art Asylum!

Check out all the new X-Men Days of Future Past images after the jump.

001 Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel MiniMates

New from Diamond Select Toys the long awaited set of GOTG Minimates has arrived. With the movie being a surprise smash hit, it was only a matter of time before we got to see them in the MiniMates format.

Marvel Minimates are the tiniest, coolest, most fun way to collect the entire Marvel movie universe, and the newest assortment is based on “Guardians of the Galaxy”! Each Minimates mini-figure is 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, and each pack of two Minimates comes with a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. A Diamond Select Toys release. Designed by Art Asylum!

Check out all the new Guardians of the Galaxy MiniMates images after the jump.

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Here’s the list of newly released items from Diamond Select Toys. These items have all hit stores starting October 29th, 2014. Included are:

  • Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Spider-Man Resin Statue
  • Godzilla Classic Minimates Series 1 Box Set
  • Batman Classic TV Series Joker Bust
  • Walking Dead Minimates Series 6 Asst.
  • Pulp Fiction 20th Ann. Minimates Vincent and Mia’s Night Out Box Set
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Foot Soldier Zombie & Camo Cactus 2-Pack Action Figure

You can see all of the photos and much more info on each item by reading on.

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