Diamond Select introduces new Avengers Minimates set
I wish I had been at the Chicaco Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) this week to see Diamond Select introduce the Avengers Minimates set, because they’re pretty slick.
The two inch figure set includes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and Black Widow, who are battling a pair of Loki’s soldiers. Additionally, Diamond Select will be introducing a rare General to Loki’s army, as well as the figure Maria Hill. The set is final release #45 of the Avengers series and is schedule to be in stores in time for the Marvel Studios/Paramount blockbuster film starring Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man/Tony Stark), Christopher Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America/Steve Rogers), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk/Bruce Banner), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye/Clint Barton) and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. The film is directed by Joss Whedon (Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
The Diamond Select Minimates toy line is an ultra flexible, although kinda cylindrical set of action figures which are available at Toys R Us and most comic book and collectible stores. They usually come in sets of two and run about $10 a piece. I gotta admit, I was originally not a fan of Minimates, due to their price. I mean $5 a head is a bit steep for what is basically a tall minifig. But they’ve grown on me as I’ve seen more movie properties get licensed to them. What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below.
Hat Tip – AFI