Toy Review: Age of Ultron Marvel Minimates Box Set (Diamond Select)

Last year Marvel released the 10-issue limited series comic book crossover storyline Age Of Ultron.

The story revolved around the return of Ultron and his conquest of the earth. And it was supposed to be writer Brian Michael Bendis magnum opus, as he left the Avengers franchise.

Diamond Select was gracious enough to give us a Minimates box set based on the storyline.

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As always, it’s a 4 pack, and it includes Conqueror Ultron, Nick Fury, Iron Man, and Angela. Once again stands for the Minimates. Always nice to see, and plenty of accessories.

First up is Conqueror Ultron. This Ultron has 6 arms, similar to the previous released 6 armed Spider-Man. There’s still lots of articulation here. I didn’t find the arms getting in the way of each other. His head is removable to show an energy head. The only minor issue I had with this figure is his feet just couldn’t fit into the peg of the stand. But the figure is pretty much perfectly balanced and he’s be standing on my shelve without the stand, and hasn’t fallen over.

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Next is Nick Fury. THE REAL NICK FURY! Not the Ultimate version, or Jr. The original, and best, Nick Fury. The last time we had a Minimate Fury was back in 2006, so this is the figure that I’m really excited about. Such an improvement on the face here. Details from his stubble to the old weathered look he has. Love it. Fury comes with a bunch of accessories too. He has a pistol that you can also put in his holster on his right side. A larger gun/cannon. And a jet pack on his back, complete with a flying flame stand. Now the jet pack itself isn’t removable, but the entire vest does come off. He’s definitely my favorite in the set.

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We have Iron Man, in what they are calling his Age Of Ultron armor. To me, it looks very similar to the Iron Man 2.0 armor that Jim Rhodes used recently in the Iron Man series. The helmet is removable to show Tony Stark’s head. This is just another great armor to add to your Iron Man Minimates armory collection.

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Finally we have Angela. Now some of you that are reading this might be thinking, isn’t she a Spawn character? Yes and no. She was actually created by Neil Gaiman and not Todd McFarlane, so after a court battle, Gaiman owns the rights to. So Gaiman has allowed her to join the Marvel Universe. Her Minimate is just a beautiful work of art. And a nice amount of detail here as well. She comes with a sword she can hold, or you can put the sword in her scabbard on her back.

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Once again Diamond Select just shows why they are the masters of the mini-figures. Not just design but character selection.

Even if you’re not a fan of the storyline, I highly recommend going out and getting this set.

Thanks to Diamond Select for providing us with this to review.

Age of Ultron Marvel Minimates Box Set is available now at comic book shops and specialty stores.

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.