Sony Minimates, Halo: Reach, and Mass Effect 2 Figures at NYCC

The New York Comic-Con is in full swing and has seen a number of reveals and updates to figure lines that I've been talking about for a while. First off, Diamond Select revealed Sony Minimates. These will include Ratchet, Clank, Jak, Daxter, Nathan Drake, Chloe Frazer, Nathan Hale, and a Chimera. Most of them look pretty good, with Clank being downright perfect in Minimate form. Daxter looks too tall, though. Shouldn't he be more Clank's size? Also the Chimera is hard to make out that he's actually a Chimera, but maybe it's just the angle of the photo. According to the sign card, the series 1 assortment will be exclusive to Toys 'R' Us in April 2011.

In another area of the NYCC are Square Enix's Halo Reach figures. We've seen these before at SDCC, but now they finally have painted versions of Kat, Carter, and Jorge. They look fine enough, but the huge ball joints on Jorge's arms bother me. They seem way more pronounced than they are on the Carter figure. It could be the lack of armor on Jorge's ball joints, but now that I've noticed it, the joints are starting to bother me on the Carter figure, too. These three Square Enix Spartans should be out in March 2011, but I'll stick with the McFarlane Toys figures. The McFarlane figures are far cheaper, too.

DC Direct finally has all their Mass Effect 2 figures in one place, with the first look at Miranda and Legion when they're not in an ad in Previews. Unfortunately, Legion is hidden behind Miranda, so they're aren't any quality shots of him. You know, I still can't figure out why DC Direct's Mass Effect 2 figures look so much better than all their other figure lines.

Other figures on display include Solid Snake, God of War, Ratchet and Clank, Dragon Age, and Killzone, but those all look the same as we've previously seen at SDCC. Head to Toy News I for lots more photos from the show.

- Shawn - 10/9/10

Minimate Clank is perfect. Daxter looks a bit awkward.

Are you there, Legion? Oh, you're just checking out Miranda's ass. Understandable.

Kat got a raw deal in Halo: Reach.

Carter is presentable in blue.

Well Jorge, what huge ball joints you have.