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!
Welcome once again Marvel Minimates fans! As Secret Wars is ripping apart the current Marvel Universe, today we’re reviewing a two-pack that tied into 1984’s Secret Wars. This two-pack was released in March 2010 as a Toys ‘R’ us exclusive. There was a Toys ‘R’ Us exclusive Secret Wars four pack released before this that featured Beyonder, Photon, Spider-Man and Doctor Doom and this was done to supplement that. If you’re looking at these characters and thinking it’s an odd pairing, you’re right, it is. Back in 1984, Marvel reached a deal with Mattel to produce action figures based on their brand. As part of said deal, Marvel needed to promote the toy-line through a comic event that featured all of their characters. Editor-In-Chief Jim Shooter said that kids always wanted to see a story where all of the heroes and villains fought each other. So several heroes and villains were plucked from Earth and placed onto a “Battleworld” planet where they fought each other over a prize. Storm and Klaw were both on Battleworld so that’s why they paired up here. Let’s take a look!
There’s just one more review left from the first wave of Aliens Minimates! You might not quite realize at first glance, but this particular set is one of those rare instances of two female characters packed together. Of course, one of them is wearing heavy body armor and the other has that whole chest burster thing going on, so it might be easy to miss. Still, it’s at least a little nifty. So, let’s have a look at the Colonial Marines’ resident field medic, Cpl. Cynthia Dietrich and her pack mate, the ill-fated Mary.