If you’re a Minimate collector, you’re going to be happy with this week’s selection of offerings from Diamond Select Toys.
For starters, we’ve got the latest assortment of The Walking Dead Minimates, which is a pretty great series that includes zombie Holly, and a bunch of new human characters. Next up is the first release for Spongebob Squarepants as a Minimate.
I can’t believe that Spongebob is still going as strong as it is as a property, but it’s still really popular, and there are a bunch of great mini-figures here in this initial offering. On a more ‘adult’ note, there’s also a new box set for Pulp Fiction hitting that includes some blood-spattered hitmen and more, and an awesome-looking wave of Buck Rogers ‘Mates. Right along side them are Grimm’s Fairy Tales, which also get a series of the little guys this week as do Jay and Silent Bob from the View Askew Universe of writer and filmmaker Kevin Smith.
You might think that’s a lot of Minimates, and you’d be right, but were not done yet because then there’s Age of Ultron. Reflecting what’s sure to be one of the biggest movies of the Spring/Summer season, this lineup has the big three of Cap, Iron Man, and Thor, as well as Ultron himself and that spy-riffic duo of Black Widow and Hawkeye.
As I said though, there’s plenty more to like this week that just Minimates. Star Trek fans have that awesome USS Excelsior to add to their shelf of ship replicas, and snack fans have a few silicone trays to make use of featuring likenesses of Deadpool and the Infinity Gauntlet.
Have a look and then go get your faves!
- Batman Classic TV Series The Joker Vinyl Bust Bank – A Diamond Select Release! The clown prince of crime is now his own worst enemy! With its ability to store your pocket change, this 8″ vinyl bank of The Joker is the perfect target for The Joker, who loves himself even more than he loves money. Based on the likeness of Cesar Romero as he appeared in the Batman Classic TV Series, this vinyl bust bank has a coin slot on his back and an access door in his base. Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #NOV142177, SRP: $22.99) http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/batman-classic-tv-series-joker-vinyl-bust-bank
- Buck Rogers Minimates Series 1 Box Set – A Diamond Select Toys Release! Warp into the 25th century with the first-ever Minimates box set based on the classic Buck Rogers TV show! This box set includes four 2-inch Minimates mini-figures of Captain Buck Rogers, Colonel Wilma Deering, Princess Ardala and Tigerman, each featuring a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Plus, you get a bonus 1″ micro-figure of TWIKI! Re-create Season 1 of the sci-fi classic in the palm of your hand! Comes packed on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #SEP142251, SRP: $19.99) http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/buck-rogers-minimates-series-1-box-set
- Grimm Fairy Tales Minimates Series 1 Box Set – A Diamond Select Toys release! They say fairy tales can come true, and now they have, with Minimates mini-figures of your favorite Grimm Fairy Tales characters! Celebrating 100 issues of the comic series by Zenescope Entertainment, this four-pack of Minimates features four fan-favorite characters: Belinda, Nissa, Sela Mathers and Red Riding Hood. Each 2-inch Minimate features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Comes packed in a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #OCT142191, SRP: $19.99) http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/grimm-fairy-tales-minimates-series-1-box-set
- Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Minimates Series 2 Box Set – A Diamond Select Toys release! Jay and Silent Bob return in a second box set of Minimates minfigures based on their biggest film, “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”! This time, a mask-wearing Jay and Silent Bob come packaged with Federal Wildlife Marshall Willenholly and notorious jewel thief Justice — plus a micro-‘Mate of their orangutan friend Suzanne! Each 2-inch Minimate mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts. Packaged on a blister card. (Item #DEC142211, SRP: $19.99) http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/jay-and-silent-bob-strike-back-minimates-series-2-box-set
- Marvel Deadpool Silicone Tray– A Diamond Select Release! Eat me! That’s what your snack will be screaming at you once you cast up an assortment of chocolate, ice cubes and gelatin (not tacos) in the shape of the Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool! It’s easy to crack wise when you add Deadpool to your diet, and this 4″ by 6″ silicone tray lets you put Deadpool where your mouth is! Deadpool! Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #NOV142175, SRP: $14.99) http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/marvel-deadpool-silicone-tray
- Marvel Infinity Gauntlet Silicone Tray – A Diamond Select Toys release! The Infinity Gauntlet is the most powerful weapon in the Marvel Universe, allowing the bearer to control time, space and reality. And now it can cool your drink! Cast up six ice cubes in the shape of the Infinity Gauntlet using this 6″x8″ silicone tray, or fill the tray up with chocolate to make six tasty treats! Your guests won’t know what hit them! Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #DEC142217, SRP: $14.99) http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/marvel-infinity-gauntlet-silicone-tray
- Marvel Minimates Series 61 Avengers Age of Ultron Movie Asst. – A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s almost here – the most anticipated Marvel movie since the last Marvel movie! With the trailer for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” already shattering records, DST is preparing the first assortment of Minimates based on the movie! Four two-packs will feature Iron Man with Black Widow, Thor with Captain America, Hawkeye with Ultron and a rare one-per-case variant pack of Hawkeye in his long coat with a Sub-Ultron! Each 2-inch Minimate mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #DEC142219, SRP: $9.99/ea.) http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/marvel-minimates-series-61-avengers-age-of-ultron-movie-asst
- Pulp Fiction 20th Ann. Minimates Bonnie Situation Box Set – A Diamond Select Toys release! You’ve got a dead body in your car, you’re covered with blood, you’re hiding out at your friend’s house, and his wife is on the way home. What do you do? You call the Wolf! Re-creating the famous storyline form Quentin Tarantino’s groundbreaking film Pulp Fiction, the “Bonnie Situation” Minimates Box Set includes Minimates mini-figures of Bloody Jules, Bloody Vince, The Wolf, and Jimmie. Each 2-inch Minimate features various interchangeable parts and accessories, including guns and coffee mugs. Packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #NOV142183, SRP: $19.99) http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/pulp-fiction-20th-ann-minimates-bonnie-situation-box-set
- SpongeBob Squarepants Minimates Series 1 Asst. – A Diamond Select Toys release! Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? It’s SpongeBob Squarepants, the star of a new Minimates mini-figure line! Based on the long-running hit animated series, the first assortment of two-packs includes SpongeBob with Sandy, Patrick with Squidward, Mr. Krabs with Perch Perkins and a rare, one-per-case box set of Grandpappy Redbeard with an orange Perch Perkins! Yarrr! Each Minimate stands approximately 2 inches tall with multiple points of articulation, and each figure features interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #FEB152155, SRP: $9.99/ea.) http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/spongebob-squarepants-minimates-series-1-asst
- Star Trek 3 U.S.S. Excelsior NX-2000 Electronic Starship – A Diamond Select Toys release! Hot off the assembly line, it’s the test version of the U.S.S. Excelsior! As seen in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, the NX-2000 Excelsior features button-activated lights, plus all-new sound effects and dialogue taken straight from the film, including lines by the ship’s boastful commander, Captain Styles! Measuring 18 inches long, the Excelsior comes packaged in try-me packaging. (Item #JUN142090, SRP: $60.00) http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/star-trek-3-uss-excelsior-nx-2000-electronic-starship
- Walking Dead Minimates Series 7 Asst. – A Diamond Select Toys release! The newest series of Walking Dead Minimates is here, and this time it’s war! Featuring characters from more recent issues of the hit comic book series, this assortment includes three different two-packs: Rick with Jesus, Negan with Dwight, and Hunters leader Chris with Zombie Holly, plus a one-per-case variant set of Scavengers leader Derek with Zombie Holly. Each 2-inch Minimate mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts and accessories, including an alternate head for Holly. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #DEC142212, SRP: $9.99/ea. http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/walking-dead-minimates-series-7-asst