Mass Effect is one of the gaming world’s most epic franchises and minimates are one of the toy world’s most epic line of mini-figures. It only makes sense that game creator BioWare would partner up with collectibles manufacturer to offer a full line of 2-inch Mass Effect Trilogy Minimates. The first series is exclusive to Gamestop stores and gamestop.com. Series 1 includes 8 blind bagged characters, each featuring 12-14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts.
“The opportunity to work on a world as big as the world of Mass Effect is very exciting,” said Chuck Terceira, President of Diamond Select Toys. “Interpreting such a wide variety of human characters, alien races, armors and technology for the Minimates format inspires our designers and allows them to push the line into new and different areas. Factor in that many of us are big gamers, and we’re like kids in a candy store.”
The characters in Series 1 are:
- Commander Shepard: a soldier for the Systems Alliance (male version)
- Commander Shepard: a soldier for the Systems Alliance (female version)
- Liara: An Asari scientist turned information broker
- Tali: A female Quarian and mechanical genius who joins Shepard’s squad
- Garrus: A male Turian and Citadel Security officer who joins Shepard’s squad
- Wrex: A Krogan bounty hunter and mercenary; one of the last Battle Masters
- Ashley: A highly skilled Alliance Marine
- The Illusive Man: A former mercenary; now leader of the pro-human group Cerberus
Each figure includes a display base, and most come with weapons, including the game’s distinctive orange Omni-Tools. The Illusive Man will be the “elusive” character in Series 1, as he will be the rarest figure in the assortment.