It was just about a year ago that Diamond Select Toys announced that they had acquired a license for Aliens, a property that toy company NECA has been making their own awesome contributions to of late. One of Diamond Select's most popular style of toys is their Minimates, 2" tall block-style figures that have the simplicity of LEGOs, and properties ranging from Silence of the Lambs to The Walking Dead have thus far been immortalized in the unique style. Up next, the Colonial Marines and their Xenomorph pals get their very own Minimates, which have just been unveiled and are soon headed into our lives.
As reported by Figures.com, the first wave of Aliens Minimates will be packaged together in a marines vs. aliens 12-pack box set, featuring Colonial Marine Wierzbowski, Dropship Pilot Spunkmeyer, Carter Burke and nine Xenomorphs, which will come in three different varieties - closed mouth, tongue out and battle damaged. Each of the figures measures 2" tall, with 14 points of articulation, and will feature interchangeable parts and accessories.
This is only the beginning of the Aliens Minimates line, which will in the future include electronic military transport vehicles. Keep your eyes on Diamond Select Toys' website for release details.