In “Amazing Spider-Man 2,” the web-slinger faces his greatest battle yet: Electro (Jamie Foxx), the Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan), and… Paul Giamatti without pants? That’s what we found out when we checked out Diamond Select’s offerings at Toy Fair New York, as well as a good (miniature) look at the Green Goblin, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” hero The Falcon, and one surprise we’ll leave to the end.
First off, we previously revealed most of Diamond’s “Winter Soldier” line, with the exception of The Falcon, so here you go:
On to “Amazing Spider-Man 2,” Diamond will be releasing busts of the main characters, including a detailed look at Green Goblin we can’t show you. Suffice to say, he’s got some tall, tall hair. But we can show you their line of Minimates.
Releasing in April, the set comes in pairs including Electro and Spider-Man with firehat on (a scene directly from the movie); and Peter Parker, with Gwen in an outfit familiar to comic book fans. We wont spoil the classic scene, but suffice to say it’s one of the most divisive in the character’s history:
More importantly, there’s the first really good look at the Green Goblin, though in block-like form. This confirms the previous glimpses we’ve had of the character in trailers, that he’ll wear some sort of green/tech armor, and have a hideously mutated face. Though you can’t see it here, DeHaan’s ears were pointed in the bust, as well:
And here’s Paul Giamatti, who suits up as the villainous Rhino. But first, please notice that he has only underwear on, and you can add his pants later. That’s because according to a source at Diamond, he apparently loses his pants at some point in the movie. No, we’re not joking:
More items you can’t see yet, but do exist:
» “X-Men: Days of Future Past” Minimates, which will retail in June for $9.99 per 2-pack. We spied a Wolverine (you could change him from old Wolvie, to Wolverine with his shirt off in the past); Charles Xavier in past and future wheelchair, and Rogue in a white costume, with classic comic book hair. Though she was reportedly cut out of the movie, seems we’ll get some toys anyway.
» “Guardians of the Galaxy” toys, including Karen Gillan as Nebula, all of the Guardians, and a teeny, tiny Rocket Raccoon. These will also hit in June for $9.99 per 2-pack.
Last bit we’ll show you from Diamond’s upcoming collection, which is totally unrelated but cool nonetheless… A to-scale replica of Mr. Fusion from “Back to the Future:”
We want to stress that this is a prototype only, because it may change. And under no circumstances should you stuff plutonium into it in order to time travel. But still, pretty cool. Release date and price point TBD, pending licensor approval.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” hits theaters on April 4, “Amazing Spider-Man 2″ on May 2. “Back to the Future” came out years ago.