The Avengers video game from Square Enix is out now, and fans everywhere are immersing themselves in its epic storyline. But what do they do when they’re not playing the game? They play with Minimates! The 2-inch mini-figure line has a new assortment available at Walgreens stores, and they’re based on the Avengers team’s new Gamerverse looks!
Two 2-packs are available, featuring Iron Man with Hulk and Black Widow with Captain America. Iron Man includes a removable helmet and interchangeable hairpiece, plus a flight stand. Captain America includes his trusty shield and a removable helmet with analternate hairpiece, while Black Widow has two batons and two pistols.
Each 2-inch mini-figure features 14 points of articulation, for a variety of action poses, and parts are fully interchangeable for endless customization. Find a Walgreens near you at Walgreens.com!
We’ve got some big entries to tackle this time, readers. The latest Marvel Legends Riders, Squirrel Girl, and Cosmic Ghost Rider, have hit, and I finally got the third Dani Moonstar I needed to complete that trio of New Mutants. We’ll lead off with that . . .
Marvel Legends Dani Moonstar (Walgreens Exclusive): This figure was both a glorious offering and a pain in the ass. I love the idea of offering extra accessories to convert a figure into another character. However, between six Walgreens in my area (in and around Indianapolis), I saw exactly zero over several months. Over time, I did manage to get three on eBay for not-terrible prices. I tried to order on Walgreens.com more than once, only to have the orders fail for various reasons. However, a few days back, I managed to get ahold of the third so that I could put together Dani, Karma, and Wolfsbane.
Dani Moonstar: As the base figure, Dani Moonstar has been a long time coming. One was originally supposed to appear in a wave as far back as 2013. On the upside, it’s finally here, and it looks good. The basic costume and look of the characters comes from New Mutants vol. 2 #1 from 2009. In the case of Dani, the bow and double-ponytail is directly from the wraparound cover. I’m satisfied with the sculpting overall and the team did a nice job on the bow and arrow, distinguishing them from other, similar accessories in the line.
Karma: Similarly, Karma’s look is taken right from the same cover. I like the head-sculpt and the eye effect; the hands are similar to other sculpts that have been emblematic of psychic or magic powers (see Emma Frost, for example). I’m wouldn’t be surprised to see a variant Karma with the cybernetic leg turn up sometime in the future, but I think I prefer this version.
Wolfsbane: Not bad overall, but it lacks a certain flair. The head and clawed hand sculpts are good, but I wish that we had a “human” Rahne head. I would definitely like there to be a Stroman-esque X-Factor Woflsbane in the future to go with Havok, Polaris, Madrox, and the forthcoming Strong Guy BAF. But as far as representing the character for the New Mutants, it’s adequate.
Really, the best part of the Dani Moonstar figure is seeing all three versions together. We have literally never had all three characters in figure form, and it’s great to see. It makes me want to see a similar figure for the boys with heads/hands for Cypher, Sunspot, and Cannonball. Just maybe make them easier to get.
Moving on . . .
Squirrel Girl: This is pretty delightful. A great sculpt (that tale is hilariously huge) and a sense of fun are all over this set. Sure, the scooter is basically the same as the Deadpool version, but it does have the basket. The three squirrels are appropriately cute. Do I wish that they would have done the character as a regularly priced figure with the 3 squirrels still packed in? Sure. But I understand that occasionally certain things are done due to the realities of getting things on the market.
Now, I realize that there are some people out there that don’t like, even hate, Squirrel Girl. Frankly, don’t care. If you don’t like it, don’t buy. This is a great rendition of a character co-created by the immortal Steve Ditko that appeals to a lot fans. They like it, and so do I.
Cosmic Ghost Rider: I’m not going to beat around the bush here. This is AWESOME. I love everything about this set. The cycle is an incredible design. The figure looks great independent of the bike, and the faux metallic finish is nice. There’s an insane of amount of new tooling on this thing; I can’t peg anything from the bike that’s been used before. The giant energy ball “front tire” is great. This is one of those rare occasions that I’m going to write less and let the pictures speak for me.
Personal Note: We
all know what’s up out there. Figure reviews might be few and far between for a
bit. Everyone stay in and stay safe. The column is no fun without you.
It’s official – new Marvel Animated Minimates have hit Walgreens! More heroes and villains from the Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Avengers, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxyare now available as 2-inch Minimates mini-figures, in exclusive designs only available at Walgreens stores!
Series 10 features four two-packs from across the Marvel animated universe, including:
From Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars, Crimson Widow with Dracula, and Doctor Strange with Ghost Rider
From Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket with Adam Warlock
From Marvel’s Spider-Man, Venom with Hammerhead. This is the first Hammerhead Minimate ever made!
Series 11 is hitting simultaneously, with four all-new two-packs. The assortment includes:
From Marvel’s Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man with Peter Parker, and Spider-Girl with Doctor Octopus;
From Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest, Black Panther with Shuri, and Captain America with Peggy Carter
Plus, Walgreens is also selling two 2-packs based on Marvel’s Spider-Man: Maximum Venom! The assortment includes:
Symbiote Spider-Man with Venomized Hulk
Venom with Venomized Captain America
Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figures features fully interchangeable parts and comes with a clear display base.
Avengers Assemble! The Endgame is upon us, and everyone is on the edge of their seat! We may not know what’s going to happen, but one thing’s for sure, when we come out of the movie we’re going to want some cool collectibles of our favorite characters! Luckily, new Avengers Endgame Minimates have just assembled in Walgreens stores and comic shops nationwide!
Four two-packs are now available exclusively at Walgreens stores, each pairing two cast members from the sure-to-be-blockbuster film – Iron Man with Thanos, Black Widow with Hawkeye, Hulk with War Machine, and Quantum Suit Captain America with Quantum Suit Rocket. That last pack also includes alternate parts to turn Captain America into Thor, complete with Stormbreaker!
In comic shops now, a special exclusive Marvel Minimates box set brings four more figures – including alternate looks to create more characters – into the game! The set includes Tony Stark in his Quantum suit, with alternate heads for Hawkeye and Ant-Man; Black Widow with an alternate head for Nebula; Quantum Suit Hulk and Quantum Suit War Machine. Buy two sets to get all the bodies you need to make all the characters!
Each 2-inch block figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts.
So, I lied. Okay, not lied, but I did change the schedule. I have in-hand the Kingpin assortment, but didn’t have time to take on the whole thing. I’m pushing that to next week. What I also got, which is relevant to your interests, is the new Walgreens exclusive Marvel Legends Mystique. Let’s talk.
and best thing, the ML Mystiques are arriving at Walgreens locations across the
country and in solid numbers. And the bonus? There’s a sale on (which appears
to be chain-wide) with Marvel Legends for $13.99 until March 30th. That’s a
solid deal! I picked up mine and got a bonus $2 off at the register which we’d
apparently earned on our Walgreens card. So I had that going for me, which is
As to the figure itself, this is top-flight work. This is a
Great. Figure. I feel like the team really nailed the look of Mystique from the
Claremont-Byrne days. It’s also a not-so-coincidentally great time for the
figure to be released since a) she first appeared in the pages of the Carol
Danvers Ms. Marvel book in the 1970s,
and b) Mystique once again figures into the forthcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix film.
The figure comes with three heads: regular, shapeshifting-into-Rogue, and Shi’ar Empress Lilandra. The head sculpts are superb, Lilandra in particular. There’s a popular trend forming already of collectors getting an extra Silver Sable and replacing the head with the Lilanadra for a completely “new” figure. Some have gone so far as to do the boil-and-pop method to remove the Sable belts and enhancements for a cleaner look; I’ve also seen spare capes (like the Black Knight cape) added. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with making Mystique Mystique; as Bob Ross said, it’s your painting.
If you have the original ML Mystique and you’re happy with
it, that is totally fine. If you missed that one, this one is just about
perfect. It’s a great pick-up no matter how you display it.
Target Captain Marvel (Starforce): The Target Exclusive ML Starforce Captain Marvel is available to order online right now. I am absolutely getting this one to turn it into Dr. Minn-Erva with the included head, hands, scarf, and other accessories. Doing the figure in this manner was a GREAT idea. I would have passed without the means to turn it into a secondary character. Mine isn’t due to arrive just yet, but I’ll have pictures when it does. For now, you can place your own order. If you have a Target Red Card, you can get 5% off if you use it when you place your order online.
Okay, kids, that’s all we’re doing this week. How do you
feel about Exclusive figures? It’s been my experience that the Walgreens
figures aren’t hard to find, but that the Walmart ones are a giant pain in the
ass. Target lands somewhere in the middle. Thoughts? Do you buy second copies
of a figure if you can turn them into a different character? Let’s talk.
Since the start of the Kingdom Hearts action figure line by Diamond Select Toys, Walgreens has carried their own single-pack assortments, each with an exclusive figure. Now, with the third Kingdom Hearts game out now, a new assortment of figures has arrived!
Series 2.5, available exclusively at Walgreens, features a figure of hero Sora in his Drive Form, a unique color scheme exclusive to this assortment. Also in the series are exclusive single packs of a Dusk — one of the Heartless Nobodies — and hero Donald Duck with side characters Chip and Dale, Disney’s lovable chipmunks.
Previous exclusives have included Pluto (Series 1), Final Form Sora (Series 1.5), Birth By Sleep Mickey (Series 1.5) and Timeless River Sora (Series 2). Future exclusives include Timeless River Pete (Series 3).
For 15 years, and over nearly 400 characters, Marvel Minimates have been building the Marvel Universe one assortment at a time. But one assortment of characters was nearly lost forever! Originally slated to be released at Toys”R”Us, TRU Series 26 was all but cancelled, until a new retailer stepped in to make it available to collectors. Series 26 can be found exclusively on Walgreens.com!
Available only online, Series 26 includes three different two-packs, from three different areas of the Marvel Universe. The assortment includes:
The new Iron Spider, Hobie Brown, with the teleporting super-villain The Spot. Iron Spider features three additional, removable arms, while The Spot includes an alternate head and multiple black discs and bases that represent his teleportation portals.
Holographic Iron Man with masked villainess Madame Masque. An artificial intelligence inside a classic Iron Man armor, Iron Man has a translucent Tony Stark head under his removable helmet; Madame Masque includes a blaster.
Marvel Now Cyclops with Marvel Now Rogue. The former leader of the X-Men, now public enemy number one, faces off against the reformed X-Man and Uncanny Avenger, who coms with an alternate hairpiece with her hood raised.
Each Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, and comes with a clear display stand for advanced posing. The two-packs will be sold individually, and each is in short supply, so order early.
Visit your nearest Walgreens to find exclusive Minimates based on Avengers One Million B.C., Marvel’s Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and the animated series Marvel’s Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Secret Wars.
Walgreens stores have long been the place to find exclusive Marvel Minimates assortments based on Marvel’s various animated series and movies. Now, Walgreens is the place to find an exclusive assortment of Minimates based on Marvel Comics!
In stores now, the first comic-based assortment to be offered at Walgreens features the Avengers of 1,000,000 B.C.! Each two-pack features at least one member of the prehistoric superteam, and all are exclusively at Walgreens stores. The assortment includes:
Phoenix with Agamotto, with alternate flame hair, flame-hands and fiery base for Phoenix and spell-casting hands for Agamotto.
Odin with Iron Fist, with the hammer Mjolnir for Odin and flame-hand accessories for Iron Fist.
Black Panther with Starbrand
Ghost Rider with the Fallen, with flame-hands for Ghost Rider.
Each Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, and comes with a clear display stand for advanced posing.
Diamond Select Toys recently released Series 4 of its Marvel Animated Minimates collection, the latest assortment in an exclusive mini-figure line only available at Walgreens stores. Now they’re ready to unveil the next assortment in the line! This upcoming fifth series of figures features all-new two-packs from Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble, including new variations on your favorite Super Heroes and Super Villains, as well as two never-before-made characters!
Series 5 will hit on July 1, 2017, and will include four different two-packs, each containing two 2-inch Minimates mini-figures. The assortment includes:
From Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Girl faces off with Hulk Carnage! May “Mayday” Parker is the daughter of Peter Parker from an alternate Earth, while a Carnage-possessed Hulk ravaged New York City in “The Symbiote Saga.” Spider-Girl includes a webline accessory.
Also from Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel battles Kang the Conqueror! Teenage Inhuman superheroine Kamala Khan comes with an interchangeable stretching arm and giant hand to challenge the master of time himself! This is the first Marvel Minimate of the new Ms. Marvel!
From Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Iron Man’s Mark II armor goes up against Proxima Midnight, a super-strong lieutenant of Thanos. Iron Man features a removable helmet and flight stand, while Proxima comes with her spear. This is the first Marvel Minimate of Proxima Midnight!
Also from Marvel’sAvengers Assemble, Bruce Banner puts on his very own Hulkbuster Armor to take on the gamma-irradiated genius The Leader! The Hulkbuster Armor is removable, and Bruce includes alternate parts so you can display him in his Stark Industries T-shirt!
Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features fully interchangeable parts, so you can trade accessories and create custom looks. Minimates also feature a standard 14 points of articulation, to strike a variety of poses, and each Minimate comes with a clear disc base that pegs into the character’s foot to support dynamic poses.
Look for Series 5 to arrive in all Walgreens stores on July 1, 2017. Series 4 is in stores now, with Deep Immersion Spider-Man and Anti-Venom, Green Goblin with Scarlet Spider, Speed Energy Hulk with Speed Demon, and Iron Skull with Doctor Spectrum!
The Marvel Animated Universe is expanding at Walgreens! With Series 1.5 of Marvel Animated Minimates in stores this holiday season, Diamond Select Toys is ready to reveal Series 2 of the Walgreens-exclusive mini-figure line! The all-new assortment features two-packs from Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Guardians of the Galaxy and Ultimate Spider-Man, including Super Heroes, villains and even villainous Super Heroes!
Series 2 will include four different two-packs, each containing two 2-inch Minimates mini-figures. The assortment includes:
From Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, “Dark Avengers” Thor with his hammer Mjolnir and an alternate helmetless hair piece, and Thanos, the universe-conquering Titan.
Also from Marvel’sAvengers Assemble, “Dark Avengers” Iron Man with a removable helmet, and Black Widow with her shock batons.
From Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Gamora with her sword and Drax with his knives and baby Groot.
From Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, Iron Spider-Man with an interchangeable unmasked head, and Taskmaster with his sword and shield.
Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features fully interchangeable parts, so you can trade accessories and create custom looks. Minimates also feature a standard 14 points of articulation, to strike a variety of poses, and each Minimate comes with a clear disc base that pegs into the character’s foot.
Look for Series 2 to arrive in all Walgreens stores in early 2016. Series 1 is in stores now, and Series 1.5 will arrive in December! Find your nearest store and check inventory at Walgreens.com!