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Diamond Select Toys on Sale this Week: X-Men Movie (and Comic) Minimates!

Marvel’s mightiest mutants have been shrunk to only 2 inches tall! Can they escape the comic shop and find their way into the collections of X-Men Fans everywhere? It’s an episode we could only call “New Toy Day!” With two full assortments of Marvel Minimates hitting comic shops and specialty stores this week – the first toys based on the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past and the comic book All-New X-Men – it’s a great week to swing by your local comic shop and pick up some mini-mutants! Read on for more details, then re-enact your favorite scenes from the movie and the comic in a very, very small area!

Marvel Minimates Series 58 X-Men: Days of Future Past Asst.

A Diamond Select Release! The most epic X-Men movie ever made is getting the Minimates treatment from DST! Four different two-packs depict the past and future worlds of X-Men: Days of Future Past, featuring Mystique with Young Magneto, Bone Claw Wolverine with Charles Xavier, Future Wolverine with Future Storm and Professor X with Future Magneto! Each Minimates mini-figure stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories, including an alternate head for Storm, alternate hair for Magneto and an alternate torso for Wolverine. Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #MAY142223, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

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Marvel Minimates Series 59 All-New X-Men Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The five original X-Men have been brought to the present day, and a new decade calls for new costumes! This assortment based on the Marvel Now! comic title All-New X-Men features four two-packs, including Cyclops with Marvel Girl, Beast with Angel, Iceman with a Sentinel and a rare, short-packed Bobby Drake with Sentinel! Each Minimate mini-figure stands approximately 2 inches tall and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories, incluing multile alternate heads and hair pieces, energy blasts and flight stands! Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #MAY142224, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

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Diamond Select Toys This Week: Batman, X-Men, Plants vs. Zombies, Sin City and Universal Monsters!

It’s New Toy Day at comic shops across North America, and Diamond Select Toys is kicking off the countdown to Halloween with a delivery of monsters, zombies and other creepy customers! New Minimates from Sin City and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare join action figures from the Universal Monsters films and DST’s first-ever original-concept action figure, Van Helsing! Plus two new silicone trays, inspired by the X-Men and the Classic Batman TV Series, that will make any Halloween party a success!

Batman Classic TV Series Silicone Tray

Bang! Zok! Pow! Add some punch to your punchbowl with this silicone tray inspired by the Batman Classic TV Show! This bright green tray casts up ice, gelatin and chocolate in the shape of the iconic Batman logo, as well as the show’s famous sound effects. Unless you’re Mr. Freeze, freezing things has never been so fun! Comes packaged in a full-color box. (Item #APR141981, SRP: $15.00)

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Marvel X-Men Symbol Silicone Tray

A Diamond Select Toys Release! You don’t need Iceman to chill your drinks for you any more! This silicone tray featuring the famous “X” logo is great for ice, gelatin and even chocolate, so you can cast up some refreshments for your next baseball game or extinction-level event! Comes packaged in full-color box. (Item #MAR141959, SRP: $15.00)

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Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Minimates Series 1

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The brand-new PvZ console game is now the craziest set of Minimates mini-figures ever! Two zombies and four plants from Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare come together in this battle-ready six-pack, as the Cactus, Sunflower and two Pea Shooters take on the All-Star Zombie and Engineer Zombie. Each Zombie Minimate mini-figure is 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. A Diamond Select Toys release. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #MAR141938, SRP: $19.99)

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Sin City Movie Minimates That Yellow Bastard Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The most dangerous city on Earth is now a far less dangerous line of Minimates mini-figures! The first assortment of black-and-white Minimates based on Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s hit movie Sin City includes four different mini-figures from “That Yellow Bastard”: Hartigan, Nancy, Senator Roark and the Yellow Bastard himself. Each 2-inch mini-figure features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed and sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #MAR141948, SRP: $19.99)

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Monster Hunter Van Helsing Select Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Monsters beware! Diamond Select Toys is unleashing a fearsome foe upon every monster action figure in your collection, and it’s none other than famous monster-hunter Van Helsing! Based on an original design, this 7-inch action figure comes armed to the teeth with stakes, axes and a crossbow, making him more than a match for any and all supernatural creatures. Van Helsing includes a deluxe cemetery base, featuring a female vampire rising from the grave, and comes packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #APR141978, SRP: $24.99)

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Universal Monsters Select Son of Frankenstein Figure

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The monster returns! Diamond Select Toys revisits Frankenstein’s Monster with this all-new figure depicting the monster in his outfit from 1939’s Son of Frankenstein. This 7-inch-scale action figure features an all-new sculpt with all-new articulation, and can strike multiple poses on his deluxe display base, featuring equipment from Dr. Frankenstein’s lab. The Monster and his base come packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #APR141979, SRP: $24.99)

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Universal Monsters Select Creature from the Black Lagoon Figure

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water! Diamond Select Toys revisits the Black Lagoon with this all-new figure depicting the world-famous Creature, first seen in 1954’s Creature from the Black Lagoon. This 7-inch-scale action figure features a new sculpt with over 16 points of articulation, and can strike a wide variety of poses on his deluxe display base, which features a skeleton and an undersea rock formation. The Creature and his base come packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #APR141980, SRP: $24.99)

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Marvel HeroClix: X-Men 2014 Monthly Organized Play Angel Preview

Marvel HeroClix X-Men 2014 Monthly Organized Play Angel CardWizkids has released a preview of the Angel miniature from the Marvel Heroclix: X-Men 2014 Monthly Organized Play kit. The kits feature 4 copies of 3 limited edition figures that you can’t find anywhere else and all three of the figures interact with the X-Men team base from the Marvel Heroclix: Wolverine and the X-Men set.

Angel features not just a new dial, but also a sculpt unique to this play kit. The other two figures will feature sculpts previously released, but will have new dials.

Angel is a cheap 65 points the figure can be used in the #T002 X-Men Gold Strike Force team base and when attached the figure may now use Energy Shield/Deflection.

Angel is a quick support/attack character, carrying teammates around or using his move and attack ability with Hypersonic Speed. He also comes with Force Blast for the first two clicks.

Angel has 3 clicks of damage for his first two clicks, and his

On the first two clicks of Angel’s damage slot he can dish out 3 clicks of damage to opposing characters. He also has Aerial Recon and Assault, which allows him use Close Combat Expert. Additionally, Aerial Recon and Assault lets the character help his teammates as well by by preventing opposing characters within 4 squares from using Stealth. Angel has the Toughness power to help him absorb some of the damage dealt to him.

Once he’s off his first two clicks Angel gains Charge and picks up Quake in his attack slot. Defensively, Angel switches from Toughness to Super Senses. Aerial Recon and Assault sticks around on Angel’s third click, then is replaced with Exploit Weakness on his last two clicks.

Basically Angel is a solid member of a team, especially an X-Men one since he has that team ability. Your force won’t be built around him, but he’s solid support acting as a taxi to get you to close the gap quicker or as a third attacker.

 

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Comic Vine – All-New X-Men #30

Comic Vine – Avengers Undercover #8

Talking Comics – Batgirl #34

Comic Vine – Batman #34

Talking Comics – Dark Ages #1

Comic Vine – Deadpool #33

Talking Comics – Delinquents #1

Comic Vine – Fantastic Four #8

Comic Vine – Green Lantern Corps. #34

Comic Vine – New Suicide Squad #2

Comic Vine – Original Sin #7

Comic Vine – Spider-Man 2099 #2

The Beat – The Star Wars

Comic Vine – Superman/Wonder Woman #11

Comic Vine – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #37

ICv2 – Theseus and the Minotaur

Comic Vine – The United States of Murder Inc. #4

Comic Vine – Unity #10

Talking Comics – X-Men #18

Every ‘X-Men’ Film in Less Than 3 Minutes

Some people just don’t have the time to watch all 7 films in the X-Men franchise. This is a completely unbiased, 100% accurate and heavily researched (well… sorta) summary of every thing you need to know about X-Men courtesy of Mashable.

Preview: The Secret Time Traveling Tale of Eva Bell Revealed in Uncanny X-Men Annual #1!

This December, spinning directly out of the pages of the New York Times Bestselling Uncanny X-Men, superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis teams with critically-acclaimed artist Andrea Sorrentino to finally answer one of the burning questions on fan’s minds – what happened to Eva Bell?! Revealed this past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, the answers you’ve been waiting for are in the oversized Uncanny X-Men Annual #1 – and the accidental adventures of the young, time-travelling X-Man will shock you!

In an interview with Marvel.com, Bendis said:

It is the utmost grandest X-Men tradition to have your mutant power be the coolest thing about you and the scariest thing. It was only a matter of time before [Eva] was thrust into a situation that revealed the scary side of time related powers.

Unable to fully control her powers, Eva Bell, Codename: Tempus had disappeared in the blink of an eye during an X-Men training mission. Though she re-appeared moments later, she had aged many years. Trapped in her own time bubble, Tempus embarked on a journey into the far future of the Marvel Universe. A journey that would change the young X-Man forever! This oversized annual also marks the first ever Marvel project for critically acclaimed artist Andrea Sorrentino (Green Arrow).

How long was Eva trapped inside her temporal sphere? What horrors did she witness in an uncertain and dangerous future? And more importantly – why would she keep it a secret from her teammates? All will be revealed when Eva Bell takes center stage in Bendis and Sorrentino’s Uncanny X-Men Annual #1 – and she’ll never be the same again!

UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO
Coming in December!

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Listen to the archive episode of Kieron Gillen on Graphic Policy Radio

This past Tuesday was a special episode of Graphic Policy Radio with writer Kieron Gillen. Gillen is a comic book writer who has worked on the X-Men, Thor, Journey Into Mystery, his critically praised Phonogram, Three, and is currently writing Iron Man, The Wicked + The Divine, and more!

For almost an hour and a half we chatted comics from the beginning of his time growing up listening to music, how he got into the industry, how the loss of his dad impacted his latest work, and more.

There’s tons of interesting tidbits, especially insight into how he sees diversity in comics (and helps make it happen), the thoughts on commercial success, class, his process, and so much more.

So listen in below, or download a copy and listen to it on the go.

Ex-Men: Jean Grey

Pete Holmes has a new X-Men spoof. Professor X tries to convince Jean Grey to ditch Wolverine and Cyclops and hook up with him instead.

Fashion Spotlight: Iron Aran and The Iron Sentinel are Metroid and X-Men Awesome

Ript Apparel has two designs today mixing Iron Man with Metroid and X-Men with The Iron Giant. Iron Aran and The Iron Sentinel from CoinboxTees and DJKopet will be for sale on June 14, 2014 only!

Iron Aran by CoinboxTees

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The Iron Sentinel by DJKopet

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DIY X-Men: Pyro Flamethrowers

Colin Furze, who made the amazing DIY Wolverine claws, continues his X-Men creations with Pyro flamethrowers.

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