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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 Gamestop.com. 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 gamestop.com. 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 Minimates.com!

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS AND COLLECTIBLES
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 www.diamondselecttoys.com.

Mortal Kombat X Sub Zero

Toyark sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has posted up pre-orders for Mezco’s Mortal Kombat X 6″ Scale Figures. Along with the pre-orders, we get some new details on the figures. Each will contain 23 points of articulation, and will include themed accessories. Mezco is packing them on collector friendly blister cards as well. Included are:

  • Raiden
  • Sub-Zero
  • Scorpion

They are listed at $18.99 each with a release next May. You can pre-order them Here. Read on for a few new pics and more info.

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NECA Batman NES Figure 016

Toyark sponsor Entertainment Earth has provided us with a NECA NES Style Batman 7″ Scale Figure and we have a full gallery for your enjoyment. The figure is part of NECA’s growing Video Game Series of figures. This is also the first original sculpt in the series, with the prior releases all being repaints of existing figures. I originally shot this and had the review ready prior to the announcement of the Movie Accurate 7″ Scale NECA Batman being released. So I went back and re-edited  the review, so that delayed posting a bit. After the jump, find over 65 photos of the figure.

Related Entertainment Earth Links: NECA NES Batman, All Batman Figures, All NECA Figures

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Chun Li Bishoujo Pink US Release 3

Kotobukiya has revealed that the previous Japan-only release of their Street Fighter Chun-Li Pink Outfit Bishoujo Statue will have a limited North American release. How limited? Only 100 pieces will be made available. They will be available online at the Kotobukiya Store starting at 10:00 AM PST. It will be limited to 1 per person with a release in January 2015.

MGSV Skull Face Play Arts Kai 6

A few more photos of the upcoming Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain – Skull Face Figure have been released. The new images give us our best look yet at the detailed head sculpt and the assorted accessories that will be included. Skull Face will include two interchangeable heads, a removable hat, his gun, a figure stand, and three swappable hands.

Square Enix has also given an official price and release date for the figure. Skull Face ships out in February 2015 at a price of 9,800 Yen (about $83 USD at the current exchange rate). Check out the new photos 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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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Anna Williams Bishoujo Statue 006

Back in July, we shared Shunya Yamashita’s illustration for an upcoming Anna Williams Bishoujo Statue. Kotobukiya has now fully revealed the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Anna Williams Bishoujo Statue. The 1/7 scale statue will stand at 7.5″ tall and will include a themed display base. The statue is due for release in May 2015 and will sell for $69.99 MSRP.

Read on for a bit more info and all of the photos.

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Batman Bronze Age Wall Statue

Pop Culture Shock‘s newsletter has a bunch of new previews. These include the following:

  • Batman Modern Age 1/7 Scale Wall Statue
  • Batman Bronze Age 1/7 Scale Wall Statue
  • Masters of the Universe Skeletor 1/4 Scale Statue
  • Mortal Komabt X Sub-Zero Statue (3D work in progress)

Read on for the photos and a bit more info on the Batman and Skeletor Statues.

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Plants vs Zombies Action Figures 067

The zombies are coming! Actually, they’re already here and they’re hungry for brains. Diamond Select Toys has released a series of action figures based on the characters EA’s shooter; Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare.There are four different 2-Packs currently available:

  • Gatling Pea with Scientist Zombie
  • Cactus with Foot Soldier Zombie
  • Chomper with Engineer Zombie
  • Shadow Flower with All-Star Zombie

They can be purchased at local comic shops, assorted online retailers, Diamond Select Toys and ToysRUs.com. they sell between $14 – $20 depending on where you buy them at. Check out our gallery of nearly 90 photos along with my thoughts on the figures.

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Mass Effect 3 Commander John Shepard Figure 011

Earlier this week, we posted a sneak peek at an upcoming Mass Effect 3 Commander Shepard by ThreeZero. Now ThreeZero has give fans a full gallery for the figure. We also have price, pre-order dates and a list of the accessories. The 1/6 Scale John Shepard will stand approximately 12″ tall. The figure will included multiple interchangeable hands, masked and unmasked head sculpts and three different weapons. In the photos, ThreeZero teases a potential second Mass Effect release…Legion!

Pre-orders kick off on November 20th at 9:00 AM Hong Kong time at www.threezerostore.com. The Commander Shepard 1/6 Scale Figure is priced at $220 USD shipped internationally. You can see all of the photos and more info direct from ThreeZero after the jump.

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