Aliens is one of those movies where, even though some characters are much more minor than others, to the hardcore fans every character is just as important as the next. This is particularly true of the Colonial Marines, a group that just looks cooler if you have every member, even the ones with no lines or even particularly distinguishing features. However, some of the Marines are more distinct than others, such as Private Mark Drake, one of the squad’s two smartgun-wielding soldiers. Let’s have a look at him as he faces off against yet another pesky Xenomorph!
After a little bit of a wait, the first wave of Aliens Minimates has finally found its way to all the various Minimate retailers. Things started off with a bang with heavy hitters Ripley and Hicks, but the rest of Wave 1 is decidedly a bit more low-key on character selection. Today, let’s look at Apone, the most prominent of the also-rans, as he faces off against one of the movie’s titular creatures.
The Aliens line of Minimates started off a little bit differently than other lines; instead of getting right to the principle characters, things were kicked off with a case of single packed Xenomorphs and a few of the film’s more minor characters (and Burke, but who wants that guy, right?). It was certainly a fun start to the line, but it was a little odd to have all those aliens and not have a Ripley to face off against them. Fortunately, DST has followed up the army builder case with a more conventional set of Aliens Minimates, including a set with everyone’s favorite Warrant Officer turned space-faring action hero, Ellen Ripley. And, to top things off, she’s also brought along Colonial Marine Corporal Dwayne Hicks for the ride!
The mutant named Cannonball once trained to use his energy-blasting powers in the same facilities as the X-Men, until he was recruited into a war by time-traveler Cable and his comrade Domino. Now second-in-command of X-Force, Cannonball joined his fellow New Mutants, including the genetically enhanced warrior Shatterstar, in bringing the fight to the Mutant Liberation Front.
Today’s figures, Cap and Scarlet Witch, were released as part of the 16th series of Toys R Us exclusive Marvel Minimates. They were done to sort of tie-in with the release of the Mavel Now!-themed Series 51.
Well, it’s been about 10 years since we’ve seen this pairing of minimates, but Power Man and Iron Fist are finally back together again. You may remember the last time these two teamed up waaaaaaay back in 2004 for the Chicago Wizard World exclusive. Both minimates appeared in their classic 70’s duds. This time around, we’re getting modern incarnations of this classic team-up as part of the 3rd ‘Best Of’ wave.
This new line of Pathfinder minimate figures are based off the role playing game of the same name. If you’re unfamiliar with this game, I recommend you check out Paizo.com. There’s a ton of info, games and more on their site. As for minimate figures there have been several sets released along with exclusive goblins. Up next for review is the Konkrud Goblin.
This new line of Pathfinder minimate figures are based off the role playing game of the same name. If you’re unfamiliar with this game, I recommend you check out Paizo.com. There’s a ton of info, games and more on their site. As for minimate figures there have been several sets released along with exclusive goblins. Up first for review is the Dogslicer Ale Goblin.
Years ago a minimate fan had a vision and created an online store to cater to our minimate needs. In the years since Luke’s Toy Store has brought countless amounts of awesomeness to the minimate community. Now in one bold beautiful epic stroke of awesomeness comes the first ever Luke’s Toy Store exclusive Marvel box set: The Deadly Foes of Spider-Man!!!