I just received this little bundle of action in the mail, the latest Art Asylum Classic Avengers Miniamates set.
Sculpted to match the characters’ appearances in the first issue if the Avengers, the set includes four characters with interchangeable parts allowing for even more variation. The Mk I Gold Iron Man armor comes complete with the special hammer attachment used to battle the Space Phantom, Hulk has two sets of feet (not sure why), Janet Van Dyne alias the Wasp has two separate masks and two bodices to choose from in addition to her wavy locks but the real clincher is that Hank Pym has the option of donning his Ant Man helmet or Giant Man face mask, complete with a separate torso piece.
There has been a lot of excitement over the Avengers in and outside of the comic book community lately. The Secret Invasion mini-series will more likely than not involve a new revamped Avengers team and of course the movie viewing public waits with bated breath for the Avengers feature film franchise to take flight.
The miniature action figures from Art Asylum are lots of fun, easily collectible and with such a wide variety stretching out as far as the ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ set and ‘For a Few Dollars More’ figures, the company has miniaturized quite a bevvy of famous characters. Their latest offering of Marvel Comics super-super-team is no slouch and if anything the quality far exceeds anything I have seen thus far.
Despite the fact that there are not only comic book characters being released as minimates, primarily the Super-Heroes of the Big Two have gotten the spotlight in this format. Marvel has been leading the march in this department with DC Comics all but declaring the contest over as it has stopped releasing minimates with its last line. It’s a shame because I was really enjoying the little JLA that I was building, but to be honest the Marvel Universe characters have been far more fun.
Pick up a set at your local comic shop by special order today!