Let’s play catch-up a bit on some Minimates news that came out over the holiday weekend. Art Asylum has given us new looks at upcoming Marvel Minimates Packaging starting with Series 41, new photos of the Halo Minimates Warthog, and news on the Real Ghostbusers and MAX Minimates.
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MAX: Mobile Action Xtreme Minimates Series 2 Revealed!
By now, you’ve hopefully gotten the chance to play with the incredibly detailed real-life heroes of Mobile Action Xtreme (MAX) Minimates Series 1, and are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Elite Heroes four-pack next week. Well, get ready for more MAX! This fall, Series 2 will hit Toys ‘R’ Us, and not only will you get a second chance to buy the Fire and Police sets, you’ll also get two new sets “” Search & Rescue and Undersea Operations! The two Search & Rescue specialists come with a flashlight with strap, a medical kit, a coiled rope and a satellite phone, while the two SCUBA divers come with a scuba tank, a flashlight, a spear gun, a knife with a leg sheath and extra hair. And look for a new MAX vehicle, the APC, to appear in this fall’s third series of Minimates Vehicles!
New Marvel Minimates Packaging to Debut With Wave 41!
With Series 41 only a month away, we thought we’d show everyone what the new Marvel Minimates packaging will look like! The larger window will better show off the figures and their accessories, and the brighter colors were scientifically chosen to make them look awesome. Coming to comic and specialty shops in early August!
Storming the Beaches: New Halo Minimates Warthogs Photos
The new Halo Rocket Warthogs are hitting Toys ‘R’ Us stores soon, so we thought we’d take one out for a test-drive! I loaded a Rocket Warthog and a regular Warthog up with some Wave 2 Halo Minimates (in TRU now) and some figures from the upcoming specialty store-exclusive Wave 3 four-pack, took them out to the beach and did some donuts. That’s some sweet handling. Check out the gallery here!
In Stores July 6: Real Ghostbusters, MAX and Retro Star Trek!
It’s a big day for Diamond Select Toys this week at comic and specialty shops! Not only do the 8-inch Retro Star Trek Captain Pike and Salt Vampire come out, there’ll also be two new Minimates box sets on the pegs! One is Real Ghostbusters Series 1, with Ray Stanz, Egon Spengler, and exclusive figures of Janine Melnitz (civilian outfit) and Slimer, and the other is Mobile Action Xtreme (MAX) Series 1, with a fireman, a smoke jumper, and the set-exclusive policewoman and special ops soldier! Anyone looking to relive classic TV memories or expand their ranks of real-life mini-heroes, this week is the week to hit the local comic store!’