Minimates introduces the first series of Mass Effect mini-figures

The iconic gaming experience is here in 3D miniature form! Check out the Mass Effect Minimates Series 1, the very first collection of pint-sized heroes from the popular video-game trilogy. Diamond Select Toys brings us these tiny pals that measure just two inches each! They’re the ideal pick-me-up for your collection.

Designers Art Asylum have brought us Commander Shepard (with John and Jane heads), Cerberus officer Miranda Lawson, “Pirate Queen” Aria T’Loak and a zombified human Husk. Each character features 14 points of articulation, as well as fully interchangeable parts and accessories. So what are you waiting for? Order them before they’re all gone!

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GHOSTBUSTERS: The Slime Blowers Box Set

The Ghostbusters Slime Blowers Box Set is shipping out this month and you can pre-order it to make sure you’re one of the first Ghostbusters fans to get your hands on it!

“Featuring Ghostbusters II versions of Peter Venkman and Egon Spengler, complete with proton packs, this set also includes “Slime Blower” equipped versions of Ray Stanz and Winston Zeddemore! Each Minimate stands 2″ tall and has 14 points of articulation.”

14 points is a pretty decent amount of articulation, but when you think about the size of these little guys and compare it, it’s all the more impressive. Definitely snag ’em if you’re a fan or check out the rest of the Ghostbusters collection for more!

CAPRICA Returns Early! Plus, BSG Figures!

Big Caprica fan? Then you’ll probably be very, very pleased to know that the SyFy hit’s highly-anticipated return is going to be happening even sooner than originally planned! Here’s the story direct from the source at SyFy!

NEW YORK – September 9, 2010 – The highly anticipated return of Syfy’s critically-acclaimed series Caprica will come even sooner than anticipated. The second half of season one will now premiere on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 10:00PM ET/PT, the channel announced today. Fans will no longer have to wait until January to watch the series exciting kick-off, as the citizens of Caprica deal with the chaotic aftermath of the mid-season finale’s harrowing events.

The second half of season one will transport us from stunningly vivid, twisted Virtual realities to the fascinating outer worlds of the 12 Colonies. Along the way, revolutionary tensions rise, family power shifts and our characters grapple with the physical and emotional consequences of their questionable decisions. As the season races towards its stunning conclusion, each episode lays the groundwork for the inevitable (and brutal) clash between the new Cylon race and its human creators.

“Though we initially announced the January return of Caprica, we still had hopes of finding a way to get the series back on the air sooner,” said Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions. “We’ve been able to successfully re-work our schedule, and are thrilled to bring the show back during what is traditionally Syfy’s most-watched time of the year. The outcome should also please fans who expressed their wishes for a shorter mid-season hiatus.”

Caprica stars Eric Stoltz (Daniel Graystone), Paula Malcomson (Amanda Graystone), Esai Morales (Joseph Adama), Polly Walker (Sister Clarice Willow), Alessandra Torresani (Zoe Graystone), Magda Apanowicz (Lacy) and Sasha Roiz (Sam Adama).

Caprica will immediately follow new episodes of Stargate Universe (Tuesdays @ 9PM).

The third season premiere of Sanctuary will now launch in its former timeslot on Friday, October 15 at 10:00PM ET/PT immediately following Friday Night Smackdown on Syfy at 8:00PM ET/PT.

Now, fans for whom Caprica does not fill the void left by Battlestar Galactica’s departure might want to check out the collection of action figures we’ve got for sale over at CmdStore! From Baltar to Six, Stabuck to Tigh, we’ve got 2-packs, adorable Mini-mates and much, much more! Check it all out in our Battlestar Galactica figure section or click the links below to take a look at each individual section!

Coming in September… Halo Minimates and REACH

This September, we tart shipping out a series 1 box set of Diamond Select’s Halo Mini-Mates figures! A group of four 2.5-inch figures (with 14 points of articulation!!) based on the hugely popular video game, the Mini-Mates feature video game-accurate armour and accessories while still being anthing BUT game-accurate in terms of form! Master Chief, a UNSC Marine, a Spartan in White Scout Armour, and an Elite in cobalt Assault Armour make up this first series, but given the “collectibility” of something like this, I’m pretty sure you can expect this PX Exclusive to be the beginning of something big–and small.

We’ve also got some brand new stuff coming in from Halo Reach! These items start shipping in September, but you can already take a look at what’ll be out there with individual action figures, 2-packs and vehicles! Click the pic below to check ’em out!

And if you’re still salivating over REACH, we’re pleased to see thatKotaku.com has a look at the latest live-action game trailer, but not a lot of good to say about it:

The Halo universe is famous for explosions and the colour purple. But pregnant British women? Never seen one of them in a Halo game before.

This is yet another live-action trailer for Halo: Reach, showing the lives of some of the citizens of Reach the day before the Covenant invasion.

They’re OK, but Microsoft, the more of these you put out, the worse they’re getting, and the less impact they’re having. The pointiest tip of the Halo fanbase may get off on seeing bickering civilians, but the majority of customers are in this for the explosions.

Watch it here!