Thursday, October 25, 2012

Custom Battle Beasts Minimates: Vorin as Bighorn Sheep

Nifty!  On eBay right now, you can see a swell Vorin Battle Beasts Minimates Custom Figure which has been painted up to look like the vintage Battle Beasts figure "Bighorn Sheep."  Note the blue fur!  Fantastic.  I was wondering how one of these would look!

It's up for sale right now, so be sure to click over to buy and/or check it out.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Armorvor Attack - October Series Sells Through in 12 Minutes

Another quick sell-out for Armorvors!  Onell Design posted Armorvor Spectre, Armorvor Veraxxan, and Armorvor Neo Nebula for $8 each last night with a limit of 1 per customer.  The run sold through completely in about 12 minutes. 

A new, larger run of newly-decorated figures is slated for next month so if you missed these so far (there have been 6 to date), hold tight-- more are on the way!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Gallery: NYCC Diamond Select Toys Minimates Gallery

Friend of this (and other) site(s) Nik was kind enough to go to New York Comic Con, phone in hand, to snap about 66 great pictures of the Diamond Select Toys Minimates 10th Anniversary Display, which you can see on

Big thanks to Nik for his time, to Diamond for letting us trudge through your space as always, and uh... to you for reading.  Thank you.  ("You're welcome, Adam!")

Saturday, October 13, 2012

NYCC Battle Beasts Minimates: New Deco, Weapons

Friend of the blog (and all blogs, really) Nik fired off some shots of the Diamond Select Toys booth in New York from Comic Con!  While no new characters (other than the moose) seem to be on display, you'll note the Scorpion, Tarantula, and Gruntos seem to have alternate deco and weapons!  Vorin appears to be done up in his metallic paint, too, which probably means we're seeing the Toys R Us versions.  (I'm just working from pictures, facts I don't have handy.)  We really haven't seen a lot of the figures' gear yet, so this is a most pleasant surprise.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Battle Beasts Invade New York Comic Con, Minimates Festivities Galore

Diamond Select Toys sent us an email informing us of some exciting festivities in New York next week!  We won't be able to make it to New York Comic Con this year (as we are on another coast due to business), but here's a rundown of what you may find when you hit them up at booth #2156!

  • Signing: Ulises Farinas, the artist behind the wraparound cover (and the SDCC exclusive cover) for Battle Beasts #1 from IDW Publishing
  • Battle Beasts Minimates panel Sunday, October 14 at 10:45 AM in room 1A06. All child attendees (must be wearing a child badge) will get a free Battle Beast promo Minimates figure.  
But wait, there's more!  Action Figure Xpress will have exclusive ThunderCats and Alpha Flight Minimates, and given that this is the 10th Anniversary of Minimates one might expect other fun surprises.  (For example, we've seen pictures of a 10th Anniversary Promo Minimate floating around.)  And if that weren't enough, Diamond says...

"Located in room 1B02 of the Jacob Javits Center, the [Minimates 10th Anniversary Exhibit] will showcase Minimates, artwork and animation from throughout the line’s 10-year run, from their rock-and-roll beginnings at the NYC-based Art Asylum in 2002 to their multi-brand empire with Diamond Select Toys today. It will be open during Comic-Con show hours all four days, and attendees will receive one free promo Minimate from the company archives, while supplies last. (One per person for the weekend.)"

More as we have it!