Between Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Wolverine and its regular 17th and 18th Marvel Minimates waves, it's going to be a busy several months at Art Asylum and Diamond Select Toys. At Comic-Con this week DST is displaying dozens of its upcoming 2" figures from the cinematic and comic book corners of the Marvel U. You can take a look at all of the displayed 'mates from the SDCC floor, after the cut.
The final chunk of 2013 should be a boon to Thunderbolts fans and, um, Undeadheads? who dig Minimates. Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum will release a special Marvel Minimates Zombie Villains Box Set in October, followed by a Marvel Now! Thunderbolts Box Set in January of 2014.
Minimates collectors may want to secure some clear shelf space before San Diego Comic-Con on July 17-21, especially if they're keen on Iron Man and Deadpool. Action Figure Xpress has announced an exclusive new "Deadpool Assemble" box set packing Cable-Pool, Captain Ameri-Pool, Thor-Pool and Phonics-Killer Iron Deadpool, plus a massive Iron Man 3"Hall of Armors" 10-pack that stocks eight of Shellhead's most iconic movie suits, along with 'mates of Tony Stark and Pepper Potts.
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While the first three ThunderCats Minimates box sets focused on the original 1985-1989 animated series' best-known heroes and villains, it looks like the newest round of characters will be decidedly more... eclectic. This September Icon Heroes will roll out a Previews-exclusive "ThunderCats, Ho!" box set packing Pumyra, Lynx-O, Bengali and Ratar-O, along with a non-posable Ro-Bear Bert figure.
Animation: The next animated feature from DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation will be Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, an adaptation of the 2011 Flashpoint DC Comics event. It's slated for a July 30 release
Movies: Robert Redford has confirmed that he'll be playing the head of SHIELD in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, although his character's name is yet to be revealed.