Since the Minimates brand itself first launched way back in 2002, there have been very few Minimates lines that have had as much staying power as Marvel. Actually, Marvel is currently the only brand of Minimates with any kind of tenure even close to itself! The first Marvel Minimates were some of the earliest 2″ scale Minimates to hit the Market, and they’re the only licensed brand that has managed to keep itself going straight through for the last 14 years!
This week at New York Toy Fair 2016, the team at Diamond Select Toys showcased some of the newest Marvel Minimates we have to look forward to in the coming year!
Coming in the immediate future is Marvel Minimates Series 66, which is the first wave based on ‘Captain America: Civil War‘! This series has been shown before and is comprised of lots of your favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe characters like Captain America, Iron Man, Winter Soldier, Black Panther, War Machine, and Battle Damaged War Machine! These are hitting stores in May!
Immediately following Series 66, we’ve got Marvel Minimates Series 67, which is a follow-up wave that is also themed around ‘Captain America: Civil War’! This wave is set to hit stores in June and will consist of Battle Damaged Captain America, Battle Damaged Iron Man, Agent 13, Black Widow, Crossbones, and General Ross!
A little bit later in the year for Marvel Minimates Series 68, fans can look forward to a fancy new series based on the classic ‘Giant Sized X-Men #1’! This set is comprised of four figure 2-packs and includes many of your favorite X-Men characters like Cyclops, Wolverine, Banshee, Nightcrawler, Storm, Colossus, Sunfire, and Thunderbird! While some of these characters have been done in this style before, these are all brand new updated versions, so this set is definitely one to keep an eye out for when they hit stores this fall!
One announcement that really gave us a pleasant surprise was the reveal of two all-new Marvel Minimate figure 4-packs based on the two Marvel Netflix television series that have aired so far. This summer fans can look forward to a ‘Daredevil‘ themed set that includes Daredevil/Matt Murdock, Foggy Nelson, Wilson Fisk, and Claire Temple! Then in the fall, we’re getting a ‘Jessica Jones‘ set featuring Jessica Jones, Killgrave, Luke Cage, and Trish Walker!
Finally, Diamond Select Toys have announced another wave of their Walgreens Exclusive Marvel Animated Minimates! This new wave, dubbed Wave 2.5, consists of even more of your favorite Marvel Animated characters like Man Thing, S.H.I.E.L.D. Armor Spiderman, Nighthawk, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Knight Spiderman, Thor, and Power Princess! These should be hitting Walgreens stores this summer!
With wave lineups like these, here’s to hoping that Diamond Select Toys keeps making Marvel Minimates for a long, long time. Be sure to stay tuned to ScienceFiction.com all this week for all of the latest news coming out of New York Toy Fair 2016!