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AlphaFlight.net - NY Toyfair 2012: Diamond Select Box & Vindicator
  • NY Toyfair 2012: Diamond Select Box & Vindicator Minimates

    Courtesy of http://www.asmzine.com and http://www.actionfigs.com we have some photos of the Box & Vindicator Minimate firgures announced at this year's Toyfair.

    These mark the first Flight'ers to be included in the series.
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Lol! These are cute - and I love the metallic finish on Box.

      ~ Le Messor
      "Unlock the door to your mind before opening the door to the world."
      ~ John Liepa
    1. -K-M-'s Avatar
      -K-M- -
      Anyone know the date when these come out?
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      They haven't been solicited yet, so no earlier than August.
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Apparently they've been confirmed as a Toys R Us Exclusive, and should be in Wave 14.

      Wave 13 is just launching now, so shouldn't be too much longer.
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
      Apparently they've been confirmed as a Toys R Us Exclusive
      That's good new for me! There's a Toy Saurus around here.
      Keep me apprised of when they come out, will ya?

      - Le Messor
      "I'm just like every modern woman trying to have it all. A loving husband, a family. I only wish I had more time to see out the dark forces and join their hellish crusade."
      ~ Morticia
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Packaged figures showing interchangeable heads.
      Not much longer to wait!

      Attachment 2668
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Cool! How do I ever get them, though...?

      ~ Le Messor
      "Is this true or only clever?"
      ~ Augustine Birrell
    1. Zorara's Avatar
      Zorara -
      Any clue when they are coming out in stores??
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      They're Toys R Us Exclusives and are available in store NOW!

      Attachment 2725

      The limited online stock has gone but they're available at http://www.atomiktoys.com/main.sc & http://lukestoystore.com/ and I'm sure will show up on eBay soon.
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      I'll have to see about getting them imported. Thanks for those links!

      ~ Le Messor
      "It is always the most important leg of a three-legged stool that is missing."
      ~ Finagle
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      I had to do the same, to be fair.
      The international shipping wasn't as bad as I thought...
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Ordering them is something for my to-do list.

      ~ LM
      "It is a poor sort of skepticism which merely delights in challenging those claims which conflict with one's own belief system."
    1. rplass's Avatar
      rplass -
      Got my minimates! Awesome. Yes they are wave 14. Cost was under $9 US. Nice! The box (no pun intended) says:

      BOX
      Madison Jeffries is a mutant who can shape metal, glass and plastic with his mind. He helped upgrade the Box battle suit for Canadian super-team Alpha Flight, and took control of Box when the original pilot went rogue. He can now phase in and out of the armor, as well as alter its shape and size.

      VINDICATOR
      Heather Hudson's husband James was the pilot of the Guardian battle suit, stolen from a weapons supplier and used to start up Alpha Flight. When James was believed dead, Heather modified his battle suit and underwent training with Wolverine to become the Canadian team's new leader.
      Not completely accurate but not bad for a toy description.
    1. Flightpath07's Avatar
      Flightpath07 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rplass View Post
      Got my minimates! Awesome. Yes they are wave 14. Cost was under $9 US. Nice! The box (no pun intended) says:



      Not completely accurate but not bad for a toy description.

      I'd agree, not an accurate description. Jamie "took back" his own Guardian suit, or rather he took back the helmet and left the suit behind and then built his own suit, not, as the box puts it, "stole" his suit.

      I do like how they put him as the "pilot" of the suit; that's amusing.
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Mine arrived today!

      I can definitely recommend Atomik Toys.
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      A screenshot of them 'in action' over at the Marvel Tumblr:



      Rob - I haven't opened mine; what's the 'glowing hair' all about?
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
      A screenshot of them 'in action' over at the Marvel Tumblr:
      Rob - I haven't opened mine; what's the 'glowing hair' all about?
      I love the metallic effect on Box.
      'Glowing hair'? I see nothing like that - unless you mean what looks like rocket fire under Box / jets under Vindicator? Both so they can 'fly'.

      ~ Le Messor
      "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."
    1. rplass's Avatar
      rplass -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
      Rob - I haven't opened mine; what's the 'glowing hair' all about?
      HAven't opened mine either. I guess that's for Madison. I hope there isn't a head there [accessible by lifting off a helmet] to wear the glowing hair because he's supposed to be phased in, not wearing a helmet.
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
      Wow... I dunno. That is weird.

      ~ Le Messor
      "It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so."
      ~ Josh Billings