Diamond Select Toys’ Minimates have slowly become a collecting obsession around here and it doesn’t look like that’s gonna change anytime soon now that they’re set to release miniaturized versions of our favorite characters from Image Comics’ The Walking Dead! The first set sees Rick Grimes and Dale facing off against four different zombies– each tiny, and in a different state of decay! Being Minimates, these will not only fit in scale-wise with the other releases from Marvel, etc., but can also share parts. That means all of our superhero Minimates are now at risk of the zombie outbreak! The Walking Dead Comic Series Minimates are planned for September, so we should have them stuffed into our pockets in time to enjoy the Halloween season.
You saw a sneak peek of them at last month’s New York Toy Fair, but now the barn doors have been opened wide! Diamond Comics Distributors has opened up pre-orders for Diamond Select Toys’ first wave of Minimates based on the comic book The Walking Dead. Standing 2 inches tall, each 2-inch mini-figure sports 14 points of articulation and comes with interchangeable parts and accessories, including weapons for the human characters and body parts for the zombies. The first assortment of two-packs, due at comic shops and specialty stores in September, includes:
– Rick with Roamer Zombie
– Herd Zombie Two-Pack
– Dale with Roamer Zombie
– Winter Coat Dale with Roamer Zombie (Rare variant)
Pre-order the specialty wave at your local comic shop, specialty store or your favorite online retailer. And keep a sharp lookout for pictures of the Toys “R” Us-exclusive assortment, which should hit stores around the same time!
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