Two of Valiant Entertainment's greatest warriors join an impressive pantheon this spring when the first batch of Minimates based on the publisher's stable of characters hits stores. Diamond Select Toys has provided CBR News with the exclusive first look at official images of the Battle Damaged figures, featuring a bloodied Bloodshot and his 2-pack partner, the armor-wearing X-O Manowar.
As you can see in the images, Bloodshot arrives with a rifle as well as a head that twists around to reveal what happened to him when he fought Harada in "Harbinger War" #2. Meanwhile, fans can recreate X-O's armor application process thanks to the inclusion of the sentient suit in its spherical form. The figure also features a bearded face for a more rugged look.
Minimates are 2-inch tall action figures with 14 points of articulation. The line offers collectors a variety of characters from dozens of properties and licenses ranging from Valiant and Marvel superheroes to the stars of films like "Clerks," "Pulp Fiction" and the Godzilla franchise.
New York Comic Con attendees might remember that Diamond Select Toys previewed an earlier version of this set as well as another 2-pack that features a shirtless version of Bloodshot and a helmeted X-O. The figures pictured here will be available for purchase at online retailers, comic shops and specialty stores, while the other one -- which has yet to be fully revealed -- will be a retailer exclusive.
Here's the full solicitation information from Diamond Select Toys:
Valiant Minimates Battle Damaged X-O Manowar and Bloodshot 2-Pack
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Prepare to enter the world of Valiant Entertainment! The Valiant Universe has been reborn, and heroes X-O Manowar and Bloodshot are back in new monthly comic-book adventures! Kick off your collection of Valiant heroes with this two-pack of X-O Manowar and Bloodshot fresh from a skirmish, maybe even against each other! Each two-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum!
2-packÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â SRP: $9.99