On Sunday, we brought you the first look at Hasbro’s upcoming line of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” movie toys, but those weren’t the only toys based on Logan’s big-screen solo project to make their debut at Toy Fair 2009. Yesterday, MTV News toured the showroom of Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles, and got a sneak peek at a few new Snikt!-savvy products.
The makers of the ever-popular “Minimate” line of miniature figures, Diamond took us through their line of miniature “Wolverine” movie figures, as well as some figures from their line of Marvel Comics Minimates inspired by Wolverine and X-Men history. Read on for full-size images of some of the highlights of our tour.
The only non-Minimate offering in Diamond’s “Wolverine” movie line, the Hugh Jackman-inspired Wolverine figure pictured in the photo below is based on a scene that, according to our tour guide, plays an extremely important role in the upcoming film. Let the speculation begin!
The following two photos provide a peek at several other characters from the film, including Deadpool (as played by Ryan Reynolds), Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber) and The Blob (played by a much-padded up Kevin Durand). Of course, the fact that the movie-based Deadpool figure isn’t wearing his mask and doesn’t seem to be sporting the character’s trademark scarred face probably doesn’t do much to calm fans’ fears about how faithful the movie character will be to his comics counterpart.
Diamond is also producing a line of Minimates based on Wolverine at different points in the character’s history, including his “James Howlett” youth from the “Wolverine: Origins” story (the Minimate’s crybaby facial expression and bloody fists are priceless on this one), his “Weapon X” period and the recent “Old Man Logan” storyline.
Fans looking for a more comics-faithful Deadpool need look no further than Diamond’s other line of Marvel figures, which includes a masked version of the “Merc with a Mouth,” as well as Gambit (who’ll be played in the film by Taylor Kitsch) and the old yellow-costumed Sabretooth.
and while they don’t exactly have a movie connection, I had to include a shot of this last group of Marvel Minimates, which includes the redesigned Captain America, a Red Skull figure and (my favorite) a random A.I.M. Soldier in yellow “beekeeper” mask.
Keep an eye out tomorrow for the rest of our Toy Fair 2009 news, including a roundup of all the coverage thus far, and a few extra photos that didn’t make the cut but were too cool to be left out.
What do you think of the “Wolverine” movie products hitting shelves? Anything here catch your eye? Let us know in the comment section!