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Diamond Select Toys had much to show at Toy Fair 2014, and while much of it couldn't be photographed (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates! Guardians of the Galaxy Minimates!), there was still plenty to take in. Coming soon from DST and Art Asylum are all new The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Godzilla, Sin City and The Walking Dead Minimates. There was also a TMNT bottle opener and pizza cutter shaped like Michelangelo, because a party isn't a party without a certified Party Dude. You can check out a selection of what DST had on display after the jump.
Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum's first series of Battle Beasts based on the IDW comic book by Bobby Curnow and Valerio Schiti introduced fans to a fresh take on the revived 1980s anthropomorphic animal adventure, but there's a whole lot more where that came from. This summer eight new dimension-displaced beasts will join the fray, including two warriors fans didn't see in the comic -- and we've got an early first-look.
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Humans are back, baby!... at least in Series 5 of The Walking Dead Minimates line from Art Asylum and Diamond Select Toys. No, the tide isn't really turning in the war between humans and zombines in the TWD narrative in comics or on AMC's TV adaptation, but the latest Minimate two-packs at least focus primarily on the living. Seven survivors and just one zombie are coming in June -- and it's just a "Geek Zombie." Glenn, Maggie, Tyreese, Michonne, Morgan and Martinez should have no trouble surviving his attacks. What's he going to do? Talk to them about continuity errors to death (like we would)?
Marvel Minimates series 51 is spilling over into the Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum's 17th series of Toys "R" Us exclusive toys, but with only two crossover figures from both lines. Set to arrive at TRU by the end of 2013 are two-packs pairing Marvel NOW versions of Hawkeye and Black Widow, Superior Spider-Man 2.0 and Ultimate Electro, Venom and the new Nova Sam Alexander, plus Rescue with Robot Hulk (the comic one, not the Ang Lee movie one).
With the Thor: The Dark World movie release date just around the corner on November 8, Art Asylum and Diamond Select Toys have rolled out a close look at their full line of Marvel Minimates for the film. Originally previewed at SDCC 2013, the 2" Thor 2 figures come in the usual 2-pack configurations. Thor will come with the main movie villain Malekith, Loki will be packed with Heimdall, Dr. Erik Selvig will come with a Dark Elf, and Darcy Lewis will also be packed with a Dark Elf.
While fans got a glimpse of Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum's Minimates plans for the recently wrapped Age of Ultron storyline in the form of Wolverine and a golden Ultron Drone at SDCC 2013, Marvel's revealed four more characters from the event that will soon join the line in one fell swoop. Coming to comic and specialty stores in early 2014 will be a proper Age of Ultron box set packing 2" tall versions of Nicky Fury, Iron Man, new Marvel U resident Angela and a hulking six-armed Ultron.