“The Avengers” is so close to release, we can almost taste it! Oddly enough, it has a very metallic tinge coupled with a carbon– chalk that up to the explosions. Anyway, since filming first began, rumors of an alien invasion in the film have been all over the internet and this was only compounded a million-fold with the release of this year’s Super Bowl ad. From Skrulls to Chitari, fans have been debating what the invading force is supposed to be. This year’s Toy Fair was no help in the matter as every toy company involved with the franchise kept these warriors under wraps– and in Diamond Select Toys case, small dimly-lit & mirrored boxes. Finally as the film has begun premiering to rave reviews and the fervor for “The Avengers” merchandise is heating up, Loki’s Army has been revealed. The DST toys anyway, not their true identities. For that you’ll have to wait until May 4th… unless some jerk spoils it on Twitter.
Read on for info on the unveiling, and eventual release, of Loki’s mystery warriors!
If you were lucky enough to be at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) this past weekend, you were treated to a major unveiling! The final figures in Diamond Select Toys’ Avengers toy lines were finally shown to the public, providing a detailed look at Loki’s Army from the highly anticipated film!
As part of Marvel Minimates Series 45, a 2-inch minifigure of Loki’s Army Footsoldier will come out in early May as part of a two-pack with Maria Hill. And be on the lookout for a rare variant set, which will pair the Footsoldier with his even more intimidating General! Then, in July, look for the 7-inch Marvel Select figure of the Footsoldier to hit stores, along with a bridge battle display base that connects to Hawkeye’s display base, forming a larger battle scene! These Loki’s Army Minimates and Marvel Selects are only available in comic shops and specialty stores, so visit comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest location, or go to your favorite online retailer!
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