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The Miniest figure is often the Mightiest.

The Diamond Select Minimates are some of the best figures ever made. The designers at Art Asylum have created hundreds of characters from a wide variety of comic books, movies, video games and TV shows. The Marvel Minimates are by far the most popular and have been seeing steady releases for over 10 years! To celebrate, Diamond Select is releasing a 3rd wave of the “Best Of Marvel” series.

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The series will consist of:

  • Marvel Now Captain America & Modern Spider-Man
  • Transforming Grey Hulk & Extremis Iron Man
  • Classic Hawkeye & Ant-Man
  • Luke Cage Power & Iron Fist

Diamond has been including a lot more accessories of late and this “Best Of” wave stays the course. Grey Hulk has extra pieces to allow a transformation from Banner into Grey Hulk (a series first) and Ant-Man comes with a lab coat to rock a Hank Pym look. The Luke Cage and Iron Fist set includes accessories from looks the characters have had during their long histories. The biggest score from the series is probably the Hawkeye. A Modern Hawkeye was recently released in a Toys R Us 2-pack, but this one is a great update of the Classic Hawkeye release we saw 6 years ago (not including the hard to find Disney Exclusive Avengers Box set). The “Best of Marvel” Wave 3 arrives this summer.

In a nice Minimate double-dip, we get our first look at the set from X-Men: Days of Future Past. The newest X-Men film seems rather light on the merchandise, and these minimates might be all the figure love we get from our merry mutants’ latest romp.

The serieDays-of-Future-Past-Minimatess will consist of:

  • Future Professor X & Past Magneto
  • Future Magneto & Past Mystique
  • Future Wolverine & Future Storm
  • Past Logan & Past Charles Xavier

It’s a little funny how the 8 figures actually represent only 5 characters. Time travel is great! The pairings are also a little odd, mixing the future and past versions of different characters together. Also, Storm? Really? I’m pretty sure, oh, KITTY PRYDE plays a bigger part in the film than Storm. Oh well. Like other minimate sets, the X-Men: Days of Future Past figures will come with movie-specific accessories for each character. Look for these to arrive this summer.

Preview: The Future Brotherhood Returns This May in All-New X-Men #27!

This May, the future Brotherhood of Evil Mutants has returned, and Marvel has released a first look at All-New X-Men #27 – from the creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen. Last seen in the blockbuster Battle of the Atom, Raze, Molly Hayes, Charles Xavier III and the Ice Hulk have gone underground, plotting their next move against the All-New X-Men! Jean Grey returned from space different, manifesting new and uncontrollable powers. Could it be that the Brotherhood was right about her? As they prepare to make their devastating move against the original X-Men, these two teams will come to Earth shattering blows once more! When the dust settles, who will be left standing? Find out when All-New X-Men #27 explodes into comic shops this May!

ALL-NEW X-MEN #27 (MAR140734)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
75th Anniversary Variant by ALEX ROSS (MAR140735)
Alex Ross Sketch Variant Also Available (MAR140736)
FOC – 04/21/14, On-Sale 05/14/14

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Heroclix X-Men – Days of Future Past Delayed

XMenDoFP-logo-300x210Wizkids has announced the anticipated X-Men: Days of Future Past Heroclix set has been delayed due to international customs. While most of the product did arrive at various staging areas on time, to ensure a more uniform rollout to all retailers the company is adjusting the release dates of the following products:

  • Marvel HeroClix: X-Men – Days of Future Past Gravity Feed – SKU 71143:
    • The original release date was 23 April 2014.  The new release date will be 21 May 2014
  • Marvel HeroClix: X-Men – Days of Future Past Sentinel Pack  – SKU 71145:
    • The original release date was 23 April 2014.  The new release date will be 21 May 2014 

We can’t wait to get our hands on these figures, no matter when they’re released.

 

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It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited about?

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Spinoff Online – Channing Tatum Has Met With X-Men Franchise Producer About Playing Gambit – Not sure what I think of him playing the role.

CBR – “Hanna” Scribe To Adapt “Who is Jake Ellis?” For Film – Could be a solid film.

Bleeding Cool – The War Of Attrition In Comic Book Relaunches – Some solid numbers showing relaunches aren’t that great an idea.

The Beat – What is it like to be a man in comics? – Amen.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

The Beat – Hinterkind Vol. 1 The Waking World

Fyrefly’s Book Blog – Graphic Novel Twofer: Freshman / Monster on the Hill

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The weekend is here! What are all of the geeky things you’re doing to enjoy the weekend?

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Spinoff Online – Multiple ‘X-Men’ Spinoff Films May Be In The Works – When do we hit comic movie overload?

The Mary Sue – Quicksilver Is a Giant Doofball, Bryan Singer Teases New (Old) Mutants for X-Men: Apocalypse – Unlike the rest of the internet, we’ll wait to see the movie to make a judgement.

Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Deadpool #27

Talking Comics – Deadpool #27

CBR – Lumberjanes #1

X-Men: Days of Future Past Toys come to Carl’s Jr.’s Cool Kids Combo

Toys based on X-Men: Days of Future Past are coming to Carl Jr.’s Cool Kids Combo. Check out images below of them…. they’re interesting.

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Behind the Scenes with X-Men Quicksilver & Colossus

Go on set with Colossus and Quicksilver as they film commercials for the Western X-tra Bacon Thickburger & the X-tra Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit. Only at Hardee’s.

Bendis Teases Uncanny X-Men: The Last Will And Testament Of Charles Xavier

Brian Michael Bendis posted the below cover to his Tumblr page with this text:

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK!

this is the cover to uncanny x-men 23. by chris bacholo

You guys were so nice and supportive of the trial of Jean Grey I got special permission this morning to post this cover.  not only is our original sin tie in but it is also probably the most incendiary X-Men story, maybe ever.

boom!

We can’t wait!

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Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine: The Musical

Hugh Jackman performs Wolverine The Musical for The Matt Edmondson Show. The humorous segment takes Les Miserables ‘Who Am I’ and adds some new lyrics.

New X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer

X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters this summer.

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