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AlphaFlight.net - Alpha Flight Minimates Exclusives at SDCC 2012
  • Alpha Flight Minimates Exclusives at SDCC 2012 *UPDATED*


    Action Figure Xpress have released some images on their Facebook page of their new exclusive Alpha Flight Minimates range, available to buy at San Diego Comic Con this year!

    Available at Action Figure Xpress Booth 3345! Canada's answer to the Avengers, Alpha Flight is a team of super-powered individuals united by Canada's Department H to deal with threats to their homeland. Led by the battlesuit-clad Guardian, the team also included the aquatic Marrina, the diminutive acrobat Puck and the flying, light-generating mutant Northstar.


    For me the highlight of the pack is the removeable heads for Mac, showcasing the Delphine Courtney version of Guardian.

    This follows on from last Toy Fair's news that Diamond are releasing a Vindicator & Box Minimates two-pack.

    *UPDATE*
    AFX have now released the following information on their website, confirming the removeable heads/hairpiece and hand:

    Limited Edition of 3000
    Canada's answer to the Avengers, Alpha Flight is a team of super-powered individuals united by Canada 's Department H to deal with threats to their homeland. Led by the battlesuit-clad Guardian, the team also included the aquatic Marrina, the diminutive acrobat Puck and the flying, light-generating mutant Northstar. Includes bonus heads and hairpiece for Guardian (one to display as James MacDonald Hudson and the other to display as the impostor Delphine Courtney), extra white hairpiece for Northstar, and extra hand to display Puck doing a hand stand!
    The pack can be pre-ordered to be picked up by SDCC attendees here with a limited possibility for any left to be ordered for mailing from July 16th.

    Comments 31 Comments
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Those are cool!

      Oh, well, way out of my reach.

      - Le Messor
      "If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?"
    1. rplass's Avatar
      rplass -
      removable heads for Northstar too, or is the black/white hair just a coloring thing for these promo images?
    1. Flightpath07's Avatar
      Flightpath07 -
      \m/
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Quote Originally Posted by rplass View Post
      removable heads for Northstar too, or is the black/white hair just a coloring thing for these promo images?
      I was wondering if it was removable hair?

      Oh, and whoever decided to do that has been paying a *lot* of attention to the comics!

      - Le Messor
      "If your parents didn't have any children, there's a good chance you won't have any."
      ~ Clarence Day
    1. Sypes's Avatar
      Sypes -
      Those are just adorable! Is the Guardian with the greenish hair/face Delphine Courtney?
    1. Flightpath07's Avatar
      Flightpath07 -
      No Aurora or Sas?
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sypes View Post
      Those are just adorable! Is the Guardian with the greenish hair/face Delphine Courtney?
      Sure looks that way!
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Quote Originally Posted by Flightpath07 View Post
      No Aurora or Sas?
      Minimates generally come in 4's so I imagine if these do well we'll get a Sas/Aurora/Snowbird/Shaman pack down the line.
    1. DIGGER's Avatar
      DIGGER -
      Yes, Northstar comes with a white hairpiece and Puck comes with an additonal hand for doing a tumbling pose.

      DIGGER
    1. Flightpath07's Avatar
      Flightpath07 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DIGGER View Post
      Yes, Northstar comes with a white hairpiece and Puck comes with an additonal hand for doing a tumbling pose.

      DIGGER
      That's handy!
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Quote Originally Posted by DIGGER View Post
      Yes, Northstar comes with a white hairpiece and Puck comes with an additonal hand for doing a tumbling pose.
      Then they can do Sasquatch as just a big, walking pile of hair.
      Aurora can come in ponytails, and Northstar with shorts and a striped shirt.
      The Hudsons in all black, Mac with a mo'.
    1. Flightpath07's Avatar
      Flightpath07 -
      Was that an Addams' Family reference I heard? Er...read?
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Well, what with that hand running around loose and everything, it was either that or Manos, the Hand of Fate.

      - Le Messor
      "If you're feeling good, don't worry; you'll get over it."
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      More details and purchasing information in the update.
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
      The pack can be pre-ordered to be picked up by SDCC attendees here with a limited possibility for any left to be ordered for mailing from July 16th.
      There's hope for us after all!

      - Le Messor
      "Ignorance is the mother of adventure."
    1. Flightpath07's Avatar
      Flightpath07 -
      with a limited possibility for any left to be ordered
      does this mean we only get Puck's right hand, with a limited possibility of his left?
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      A pic from the display case at SDCC:


      Taken from: http://lukestoystore.com/sdcc-minimate-pictures/
    1. rplass's Avatar
      rplass -
      I detect pointy ears on toy Northstar. Not understanding the white hair thing though.
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      It all stems from

      really, doesn't it.
      Machine Man didn't help.
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      Updated with box artwork.