Battle Beasts Series 1 Hits Toys "R" Us with New Battle Beasts Animated Short!
February 2013 - The Toys "R" Us-exclusive assortment of Battle Beasts Minimates has started to pop up in stores, and Diamond Select Toys is celebrating with a new stop-motion animated short film!
Featuring alternate paint schemes from the specialty assortment, as well as two different characters, fans of the existing figures will want to expand their Battle Beast collections with this new batch of Beasts from Toys "R" Us! The line-up includes:
- Vorin the Ram vs. Scorpus the Scorpion (new decos)
- Merk the Falcon vs. Spidron the Tarantula (new decos)
- Gruntos the Walrus vs. Scalpus the Snake (new decos)
- Antalor the Moose vs. Nychirix the Bat (exclusive)
On Sale This Week: Battle Beasts Minimates Series 1!
January 16, 2013 - The long wait is over! This week, New Toy Day will finally bring to the masses Series 1 of Battle Beasts Minimates! With characters and paint schemes exclusive to comic shops and specialty stores, plus new packaging with artwork by Dan Brereton, this assortment of Diamond Select Toys' most detailed Minimates ever is not to be missed!
This assortment of two-inch warrior animals includes four different two-packs: Vorin the Ram with Vachonus the Scorpion, Merk the Falcon with Fenruk the Tarantula, Gruntos the Walrus with Tate Reynolds and Strictus the Rattlesnake with Bliss Reynolds. The Beasts are all depicted in exclusive comic- accurate color schemes, and human characters Tate and Bliss are only available in this assortment – they each come with one of the two Dread Weapons, so don't miss out!
Toys "R" Us-Exclusive Battle Beasts Minimates Revealed!
November 21, 2012 - You've seen the Battle Beasts that are coming to comic shops and specialty stores -- featuring characters and paint schemes inspired by the hit IDW comic book, they will be a must-own for anyone who's read the action-packed story. But there are more Beasts on the way! In addition to the specialty assortment, there will be an exclusive assortment of Beasts that are only at Toys "R" Us and http://toysrus.com this December! Featuring characters and color schemes not found at comic shops, these two-packs will help you build your beast army!
Vorin vs. Scorpus
The heroic ram leader faces off against a notorious desert bandit -- a massive scorpion who preys on all who cross his path!
New York Comic-Con's Minimates Tenth Anniversary Exhibit a Big Hit
October 2012 - Minimates celebrated their 10th birthday with a bang, as over 100,000 fans attended this past weekend's New York Comic-Con, where the Minimates-related festivities were in full swing! An art exhibit, panel and two signings drew thousands of attendees, from die-hard Minimate fanatics to casual enthusiasts, and thousands of Minimates, pins and posters were given out over the course of the weekend. Manufacturer Diamond Select Toys also gave fans a glimpse at the future of the line!
Diamond Select to Hold Battle Beasts Signing at New York Comic-Con
October 2012 - The Battle Beasts have invaded San Francisco in the pages of IDW's comic book mini-series, and now they're invading Zoo York! Diamond Select Toys will hold a Battle Beasts signing at their booth at New York Comic-Con with Brooklyn-based artist Ulises Farinas, the artist behind the wraparound cover (and the SDCC exclusive cover) for Battle Beasts #1 from IDW Publishing. Farinas will sign free full-sized posters featuring the wraparound cover's detailed battle scene from issue #1, and will also sign Battle Beasts comics for fans at no charge. The signing will take place on Saturday from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Diamond Select Toys booth, #2156.
In Stores This Week: Ultron, Silver Surfer and the Battle Beasts!
September 19, 2012 - If it's Wednesday, it must be New Toy Day! Diamond Select Toys has a couple of new products shipping to comic shops this week -- both of them Marvel Comics-based -- and there's also an actual comic book they want you to check out! It's not Marvel, but it's quite possibly the awesomest comic you will read this week. Let's see what's coming out!
Marvel Select Ultron
Battle Beasts Minimates Series 1 Revealed!
August 17, 2012 - After years of planning, Diamond Select Toys has opened up pre-orders for their first series of Battle Beasts Minimates! Appearing in the September issue of Previews, the first series of specialty figures will follow the IDW Publishing comic book mini-series, with characters and color schemes that will only be found at comic shops and specialty stores.
Vorin the Ram vs. the Scorpion
The leader of the the heroic band of rebels faces off with the leader of a nasty band of desert Beasts!
Merk the Falcon vs. The Tarantula
Vorin's deadly comrade takes on one of the creepiest Beasts he's ever encountered!
Battle Beasts #2 from IDW Attacks Your Comic Shop Today!
August 15, 2012 - One month ago, the world was introduced to the world of the Battle Beasts, ferocious animal warriors from space who have descended on Earth for reasons unknown. Well, Issue 2 of the IDW Publishing mini-series arrives in comic shops this week, and we begin to learn the answers to some of our questions, as well as meet some bloodthirsty new Beasts! The issue has a regular cover featuring the three main characters by the series' interior artist, Valerio Schiti (TMNT), but one in ten covers is a rendering of Vorin by Jeff Zornow (Jurassic Park, Godzilla). Connect it with the chase covers of Gruntos and Merk on issues 3 and 4 to form an awesome triptych!
Battle Beasts Conquer Comic-Con!
Diamond Select Toys, IDW, Peavey and Coffin Case Launch Battle Beasts With New Toys, Comics and One-of-A-Kind Prizes at SDCC 2012!
July 2012 - At Comic-Con International 2012 in San Diego, Diamond Select Toys launched their latest original property, Battle Beasts, across multiple platforms, including toys, comics, animation and music. Each release of the weekend showcased a different aspect of the Battle Beasts brand that will make it a property to watch out for in the coming months.
The first Battle Beasts toys, utilizing Diamond Select's popular Minimates mini-figure body, went on sale at Comic-Con, in the form of a two-pack featuring protagonist Vorin and a show-exclusive character, Zik.
June 2012 - If you're coming to Comic-Con International in San Diego this year, be sure to stop by the Diamond Select Toys booth (#2607). Yes, there'll be plenty of exclusive toys on sale, from The Walking Dead, The Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers vs. X-Men and more (see the full list here). And yes, there will be display cases full of new prototypes from their Battle Beasts, Knight Rider and Expendables toy lines. But there will also be a few key events that you can't afford to miss out on!
Battle Beast Giveaways!