As each SDCC exclusive is announced it hurts just a little bit more that I will not be there. Today we look at some of the Minimates exclusives that Diamond Select toys will have at their booth.
Minimates have become very popular over the last few years, basically they are miniature action figures which include articulation and switchable heads. They come in pairs or four packs. Many of Marvels most popular heros and events have been produced by Diamond Select. The SDCC exclusives continue the trend.
Marvel Minimates X-Men Days of Future Past Exclusive Box Set
If you haven't seen the newest X-Men movie yet then stop reading this post and go out right now to see it, we'll still be here when you get back.
Okay now that we are on the same page, remember how Wolverine went back in time to the 70's Diamond Select is doing the same thing with these minimates exclusives, all the way back to 1981. That is the year comic legend John Bryne brought us Uncanny X-Men #141, the beginning of the Days of Futures Past story arc.
DST is playing homage to this great moment in comic history with a 4-pack of Minimates that includes key characters from the story, Future Wolverine, Future Kitty Pryde, Mystique and a Future Sentinel. Each of these figures stand 2 inches tall and feature interchangeable parts and accessories. They are Limited to 3,000 pieces and will retail for $20.
X-Men #23 “Days of Future Past” Minimates Cover
To compliment the Minimates box set Diamond Select Toys will also have a variants cover of X-Men #23. Cover includes minimates style versions of Wolverine and Kitty Pride, an excellent homage to the original John Bryne cover to Uncanny X-Men #141 (compare it below). The new artwork is by Barry Bradfield and is available at comic retailers for $3.99.
To see more of Diamond Select Toys many great items check out their blog for all their upcoming releases DST Blog
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