Diamond Select are just about the best there is at what they do and that especially goes for their extensive and enduring Minimates, mini action figure line. You are going to want to get your hands on this must have, reissued set, of their Giant-Size X-Men wave!
Although they were originally created in 1963, the X-Men comic book had a hard time finding an audience. It wasn’t until 1975, when Giant-Size X-Men #1 was released, that the world came to embrace the super-powered Mutants. Giant-Size X-Men # 1 was a 68 page special issue that served as a bit of a reboot of the original X-Men title. It featured a new team including; Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Banshee, Sunfire, Thunderbird, and of course the soon to be fan favorite, Wolverine. This new team of X-Men’s leader in the field was Cyclops, one of the original team’s founding members. Professor X tasks this new team with rescuing original X-Men; Marvel Girl, Angel and Iceman, as well as new trainees Polaris and Havok. This would be the jumping off point for many classic stories to come, including historic run of beloved writer, Chris Claremont. Giant-Size X-Men is remembered as the very foundations of what would become a massive cultural phenomenon that continues to this very day.
Originally released in 2004, this fantastic Minimates, mini action figure set, is truly a great way to commemorate such an important piece of Marvel Comic’s history. Each set comes with 4 Minimates two-packs. You will receive Wolverine with Thunderbird, Cyclops with Banshee, Colossus with Nightcrawler, and Storm with Sunfire. Every Minimates, mini action figure stands at 2 inches tall and comes with 14 points of articulation, extra interchangeable parts , and a base for display. Each two-pack is packaged in an ultra snazzy, full color window box, for all of you “mint in boxers”.