We are closing in on the release of Marvel’s next big summer movie blockbuster with Iron Man 3 in theaters on May 3rd, 2013. And that also means we are probably months, maybe even just weeks from an onslaught of movie related merchandise too. Included in that merchandise will be some Marvel Select and Minimates from Diamond Select Toys. First up are two new movie-based Marvel Select 7-inch figures, Iron Man in his new armor and War Machine sporting the “Iron Patriot” armor. They will both feature 16 points of articulation, along with interchangeable unmasked heads of Tony Stark and James “Rhodey” Rhodes.
Also coming are a new assortment of Iron Man 3 Minimates, which includes two 2-packs shared between comic shops and Toys R Us. The 2-packs will consist of: Iron Man with the Mandarin and Iron Patriot with an undisclosed figure. There will also be two specialty store exclusive sets featuring: War Machine with Maya Hansen and Aldrich Killian with “Cowboy” Tony Stark, along with two Toys R Us Exclusive sets to be revealed at a later date.
There are no images available of the Marvel Select figures or Minimates yet, but we are told to keep an eye out for them to arrive soon enough. You can pre-order the specialty store assortment today at your local comic shop. Stay tuned for more information and images as they become available. (Source: Art Asylum Blog)