Review & Giveaway: GotG Vol. 2 Minimates (Diamond Select)

For today’s review, I’m taking a look at a fun collectible from the 2017 hit movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. For this movie, Diamond Select Toys once again teamed up with Marvel for a series of Minimates based on the characters from the movie. Check out the video below and then continue down for close up pics of the Minimates.

Included in the specialty/ comic book store release are four 2-packs: Star-Lord/ Yondu, Gamora/ Rocket with Groot, Taserface/ Mantis, and Ego/ Ayesha. Notably missing from this assortment is Drax, who is in the Toys ‘R’ Us assortment packed in with Nebula.

Each 2-pk comes with display stands for the characters (minus the mini Groot) and most come with accessories. The Ego/ Ayesha 2-pk comes with no additional accessories aside from any special clothing pieces. Featuring roughly 14-pts of articulation each, all of the parts of the Minimates are interchangeable… so if you wanted to make a half Rocket, half Star-Lord hybrid you could.

Here are shots of what each 2pk comes with:

Overall, a somewhat decent assortment. I am not a fan of the lack of accessories with some of the characters, and Taserface is a weak inclusion into the series. However, I understand the need to sometimes fill in the series with these movie-centric packs.

Special thanks to Diamond Select for sending these over for me to review.


Want to win a set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Minimates? Thanks to Diamond Select Toys and, you can!

Winning is simple. Just comment below here on the website with your favorite scene from the movie. We will be accepting entries through July 19, 2017 and then choosing a winner. Contest is open to US residents only, and must be shipped to a valid US address.

Good luck to those entering, and we will see you next time!


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Living in the NYC area, Travis has grown up loving a multitude of things, from Disney to Broadway to the fine arts… and beyond. He is the Press Reporter for such events like the NY Toy Fair and New York Comic Con. Additionally, he is also an amateur puppeteer, toy collector, avid movie goer, and carries his camera around wherever he goes.


  • Edward

    I loved Rocket, Yondu, Groot, and Kraglin screaming and their faces all becoming distorted when they teleported across several planets!!

  • Congrats on winning Edward! Please email travis (at) popvinyls (dot) com with your mailing information.

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