New Marvel Minimates – Strange Tales and Hulk Through the Ages

I had just read about the TRU exclusive set of Vindicator and Box from Alpha Flight (I’m a fan, sue me) and was curious to see reviews on the other two box sets of Alpha Flight (yes, this obscure team warranted three exclusive sets).

Minimates are the incredibly addictive miniature building toys that have occupied my attention since my first fickle purchase back in 2005 or so (extra points if you can guess what the set was!).

Simple and cute, these little fellas have been crafted on not just comic book characters but film and screen legends as well including Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Ghostbusters, Silence of the Lambs and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.  Honestly, the list goes on and on.

An aborted Doctor Who series in 2007 would have opened the floodgates, but no dice.

I was surprised to see the following images of upcoming sets from Art Asylum (and wonder where I will store them):

Strange Tales

This set really piqued my interest for its sheer weirdness. Werewolf by Night, Tomb of Dracula-era Blade Vampire Hunter, Morbius the Living Vampire and Dr Strange all in one set??? Pinch me!

Hulk Through the Ages 

This one is a little odd but fun. Building on the other two ‘Through the ages’ sets that I can think of (Iron Man and Captain America), this one selects a few interesting choices such as Mr. Fixit, Maestro Hulk (the Hulk from the future complete with Captain America’s shattered shield, Iron Man’s cracked helmet and Thor’s abandoned hammer), composite Red/Green Hulk and of course the Silvestri Savage Hulk from the recent series.

It’s all very strange (mainly because of the inclusion of the composite Red/Green and Silvestri Hulks), but kinda fun.

Wolverine Through the Ages is also on its way but since there have been nearly as many minis based on Logan as Spider-Man or Iron Man, I hardly noticed.  The set will include a Venom variant from that one New Avengers comic…  I’m not sure who this will appeal to as the market is almost as over-saturated by Wolverine as it is by Deadpool.

As you cam see, all of the info is from, which really should be your first stop for Marvel Comics action figure news.

I should also add that the AvX set looks amazing for the Juggernaut/Colossus figure alone!

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