Calico Jack's Pirate Raiders Minimates Make their Animated Debut!

by Jay Cochran
October 18, 2011
Minimates may be little, but they're big on action. Don't believe us? Making its debut at the Minimates panel at the New York Comic-Con this past weekend, the newest "Mini-mation" from Diamond Select Toys spotlights their popular pirate-themed Minimates line, Calico Jack's Pirate Raiders! The fist episode, which runs a little over two minutes long, is animated using actual Minimates toys and an exacting stop-motion process. More episodes of Pirate Raiders are forthcoming, as are new adventures of the MAX team, Diamond Select's rescue-themed Minimates line.

For those who don't know about Calico Jack's Pirate Raiders, here's a quick history lesson: "The time is the early 18th century, an era of both magic and science, and the golden age of the Pirate Raiders! Pirate Calico Jack and pirate hunter Jonathan Barnet have teamed up to protect the seas from pirates, and to protect Jack from the supernatural evil of Captain Charles Vanes and his undying crew! Standing two inches tall with 14 points of articulation in every figure, this new line of interchangeable Minimates mini-figures and ships is fun for kids of all ages!"

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