NYCC 2012: Thundercats And Alpha Flight Minimates Make A Return To The Con Circuit With New Exclusives

Following their partnership with action Figure Xpress at SDCC 2012, Diamond Select Toys is once again partnering up to release ThunderCats and Alpha Flight Minimate sets at New York Comic-Con 2012! This time, the evil forces of Thundera have made their presence felt as Slithe, Jackalman, Monkian, and Vultureman can now join the previously released Mumm-Ra in the fight against the ThunderCats. Also on tap is another batch of Alpha Flight members from the often-canceled Marvel comic book. This set includes Sasquatch, Shaman, Snowbird, and Aurora, so the Canadian super team is almost completely filled out. They must feel so sad to have lost Wolverine all those years ago.

Visitors to the Action Figure Xpress booth at the San Diego Comic-Con were treated to two unprecedented Minimates box sets: the first Minimates of the Marvel super-team Alpha Flight and the first Minimates ever for the original Thundercats cartoon! Well, response was so strong for those sets at SDCC that AFX is continuing those two lines at New York Comic-Con!

NYCC attendees will have the chance to pic up an entirely new Alpha Flight-themed Marvel Minimates box set at the show, featuring Sasquatch, Aurora, Snowbird and Shaman. In addition to the SDCC set's Guardian, Puck, Marrina and Northstar, the Canadian superteam will also get a two-pack of Vindicator and Box at Toys "R" Us this fall.

While the first Thundercats set from Icon Heroes consisted of mainly heroes, including Lion-O, Jaga, Panthro and Snarf, the NYCC set is all about the villains! Joining the first set's Mumm-Ra the Ever-Living are his lackeys, the four main Mutants: Slithe, Monkian, Jackalman and Vultureman. Each comes with a signature weapon, and Vultureman even comes with one of his robotic Wolfrats!

Pick up both Alpha Flight sets and both Thundercats sets at the Action Figure Xpress booth, #556! Can't make it? Check out after the show! And follow Action Figure Xpress and Diamond Select Toys on Facebook for more info!

Stay tuned to MTV Geek for all your DST and Minimates coverage from NYCC 2012!