Exclusive: First Look At The New ‘Forbidden Planet’ Minimates

Posted Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 07:26 pm GMT -4 by

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Over the years the look and feel of science fiction films have changed with the times. While many things have evolved into what we know and love to see on the big and small screen today, some parts of science fiction will be forever iconic as they were, and few pieces of this rich history stand out as much as the 1956 classic ‘Forbidden Planet’! There have been plenty of ‘Forbidden Planet’ collectibles released over the last fifty years, but you haven’t seen anything quite like these newest ones! Our good friends at Diamond Select Toys have given us the amazing opportunity to get an exclusive first look at their brand new ‘Forbidden Planet’ Minimates 2-pack!

This new ‘Forbidden Planet’ Minimates 2-pack includes the instantly recognizable Robbie The Robot, as well as a crewman from the spaceship C-57D. This set is expected to release at retail in summer 2017, with a suggested retail price of just $9.99!

Forbidden Planet Minimates Robby the Robot & Crewman 2-Pack

A Diamond Select Toys Release! From the distant world of Altair IV comes Robby the Robot, the most technologically advanced Minimate mini-figure ever made! Based on the robot’s iconic appearance in the classic sci-fi film Forbidden Planet, this 2-inch mini-figure of Robby comes packaged in a two-pack with a crewman from the spaceship C-57D. Robby features articulated arms and legs, while the crewman features 14 points of articulation and a laser pistol. Packaged on a full-color blister card.

2-Pack            SRP: $9.99

forbiddenplanet2pkmm Between this and the fantastic ‘Lost In Space’ and ‘Buck Rogers’ Minimates sets from a few years back, it looks like Diamond Select Toys is delving into the rich history of the science fiction genre to give us some of the coolest new versions of our fan favorite classic robots! There is no word at this time on whether or not we can expect any future ‘Forbidden Planet’ Minimates in this line (although it seems unlikely). In the meantime, we can now start to count down the days until the summer hits and we can add this to our collections!