Wave 60 of Marvel Minimates pays tribute to the X-Men of the 1990s, when the team was at its most popular. In addition, it’s also gotten us a full line-up of the late 80s version of the Botherhood of Evil Mutants, who are perhaps the most distinctive iteration of the X-Men’s primary foes.
Days of Future Past is one of the best known X-Men stories of all time. While the original story arc only lasted 2 issues (The Uncanny X-Men #141-142), it’s repercussions have been felt through the x-universe ever since. It is also the inspiration behind the 2014 film, X-Men: Days of Future Past. While a wave of minimates based on the film has also been released, this San Diego Comic-Con exclusive box set celebrates the original source material.
The first wave of Toys R Us exclusive Aliens Minimates have the notoriety of being one of the few waves in recent years not to get any purely exclusive sets. Instead, the wave is a “Best of” wave of sorts, being used to bridge the gap between Waves 1 and 2 of the main line. It also gives us our first look at two of the Marines who will be showing up in Wave 2. One of the two is Smartgunner Vasquez, packed facing off against another pesky Xenomorph.
After almost 7 years of nothing, DC Comics returns to Minimates!…Sort of. Diamond Select has secured the license for the TV show Gotham, which means we’ll be seeing all-new figures of classic Batman characters!…Again, sort of. The first two figures premiered at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 with a two-pack featuring Detective Gordon and Bruce Wayne! Let’s see if they hold up to their namesakes.
The first wave of Aliens Minimates covered a lot of bases in terms of major characters, but there were definitely a few key characters missing. Fortunately, the Toys R Us assortment and Wave 2 are doing their part to fill some of those holes. The TRU wave has added two new marines, including today’s focus, the shell-shocked Marine Hudson, who is packed with another Alien Warrior variation.
Here are two popular characters that are on the opposite side of the coin of good and evil. Loki and Heimdall make up this Thor: The Dark World LCS pack. Let’s see if the figures are as cool as the actors on film…
There’s no denying that the X-Men, particularly the 90s incarnation of the team, have gotten quite a bit of love from DST. The latest comics-based wave of Marvel Minimates has done its best to fill some important holes in the team (and give them a few more foes to fight) while also trying out a new way of distributing some of the characters. Today, I’ll be looking at the guy who’s easily the most well-known X-Man, Wolverine, as he faces of against Brotherhood of Evil Mutants member the Blob!
In 2009, Bioware and EA began the Dragon Age video game franchise. Now, in 2015, Diamond Select Toys brings us the next installment in the Dragon Age franchise: Minimates! Based on designs from 2014’s Dragon Age: Inquisition, there’s only one thing to ask: How do the figures hold up? Let’s find out!