Blog posts of '2015' 'April'

On Sale This Week: Mr. Fusion, Dragon Age and Buddy Christ!

On Sale This Week: Mr. Fusion, Dragon Age and Buddy Christ!

It’s another big week for Diamond Select Toys at your local comic shop, as eight new items are shipping to stores! Not only are there new Minimates from Dragon Age, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Classic X-Men comics, there are new busts from Sin City and the Batman Classic TV Series, a plush Buddy Christ, a Godzilla pizza cutter and our long-awaited Mr. Fusion prop replica! There’s something for every collector and every fan in stores this week from DST! Find your nearest comic shop here, or order at diamondselecttoys.com!

Back to the Future 2 Mr. Fusion Electronic Prop Replica
A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s almost 2015, which means we’re only months away from inventing Mr. Fusion, the device that turns garbage into energy! Arguably the biggest technological leap between the 1985 we saw in Back to the Future and the 2015 we saw in Back to the Future II, the Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor is now a realistically scaled 18″ electronic replica from Diamond Select Toys, complete with a sound effect to let you know that the sealed processing unit has been opened and is ready to process household waste into 1.21 gigawatts of energy! Runs on included batteries. (Item #OCT142188, SRP: $399.99)

Batman Classic TV Series Penguin Resin Bust
A Diamond Select Toys release! Batman’s rogues gallery continues to grow as the Penguin joins the Riddler and the Joker in DST’s line of busts based on the Batman Classic TV Series! This 6-inch-tall resin bust captures Burgess Meredith as fowl fiend, wielding a deadly umbrella and an equally deadly sneer. Bust sits atop a colorful base inspired by the show’s animated opening credits, and comes packaged in a full-color box. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #DEC142214, SRP: $59.99)


Dragon Age Minimates Series 1 Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys release! On your next Dragon Age quest, why not keep your companions in your pocket? The legendary video game series kicks off an epic line of Minimates with this debut four-pack featuring the Grey Warden Alistair; the bard, Leliana; dwarf rogue Varric Tethras (with Bianca); and Morrigan, Witch of the Wilds. Each 2-inch Minimate mini-figure features 10-14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts. Packaged on a blister card. (Item #DEC142215, SRP: $19.99)


Godzilla 2000 Sculpted Pizza Cutter
A Diamond Select Toys release! Destroy all toppings! A monstrous hunger requires a monstrous slice, and you can cut yourself off a big one with this palm-sized pizza cutter featuring the sculpted face of Godzilla, King of the Monsters. Based on his appearance in “Godzilla 2000,” this menacing utensil will cut a path through a deep-dish pie like Godilla cuts a path through Tokyo! Packaged in a full-color box. (Item #DEC142216, SRP: $14.99)

Marvel Minimates Avengers Age of Ultron Movie Single Pack Display
A Diamond Select Toys release! For a movie as big as “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” one assortment is not enough! This colorful countertop display holds 18 individually blind-bagged Minimates based on the movie, including multiple types of Ultrons, Iron Man’s Iron Legion, plus one-per-case Minimates of Baron Strucker and Nick Fury! Every bag contains one 2-inch Minimate mini-figure, featuring 14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts. (Item #DEC142220, SRP: $5.99/ea.)



Marvel Minimates Series 60 X-Men Vs. Brotherhood Asst.
A Diamond Select Release! Some of the X-Men’s most memorable costumes and memorable foes return in this all-new assortment of Marvel Minimates! Exclusively available through Previews, this assortment has the X-Men’s Strike Force team (as seen in Uncanny X-Men #275) take on that era’s Brotherhood of Mutants, a.k.a. Freedom Force! Plus each two pack of 2-inch Minimates includes bonus parts to create an alternate X-Men character! The two-packs include Wolverine (with Forge parts) vs. Blob, Banshee (with Gambit parts) vs. Pyro, Storm (with Psylocke parts) vs. Avalanche, and a short-packed, one-per-case two-pack of Jubilee vs. Destiny! Each two-pack is packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum!  (Item #NOV142181, SRP: $9.99/two-pack)


Sin City Movie Marv Resin Bust
A Diamond Select Toys release! Sin City is no place for the soft or weak. Luckily, Marv is as hard as they come! We made this collectible 6″ bust of Marv out of high-quality resin, so he and his gun Gladys will blend into your bust collection, no matter how tough a crowd it is. Set into a rocky base, he’ll stand guard on your shelf. your desk or even the bar at Kadie’s Club Pecos! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean. Limited to 1,000 pieces. Comes packaged in a full-color box. (Item #NOV142178, SRP: $59.99)

View Askew Buddy Christ Plush Doll
A Diamond Select Toys release! From the films of Kevin Smith, it’s the most marketable religious icon of all! Buddy Christ is a friend who is always willing to hear your problems, and now he’s also super-cuddly! This 8″ tall plush doll features finely stitched details, is made out of soft plush material, and will fit anywhere you want him to go, including your backpack. Wherever you go, he’s gonna go! Comes packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #OCT142187, SRP: $19.99)

Find your nearest comic shop here, or order at diamondselecttoys.com!


Diamond Select Toys Heads to Chicago's C2E2 with New Reveals and a New Booth!

Diamond Select Toys Heads to Chicago's C2E2 with New Reveals and a New Booth!

From April 24th to the 26th, Chicago will once more play host to one of the fastest-growing pop-culture conventions in America, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, also known as C2E2! Since the show’s debut, Diamond Select Toys has made the annual trek from their headquarters in Maryland to the Windy City, to show off their newest products, talk to their fans, and sample the local cuisine, and 2015 will bring DST to C2E2 yet again!

This year, DST will be setting up a brand-new booth at the show, in location #817, with new display cases and product walls, to better show off many of their upcoming items as well as currently available products! Free posters of Aliens, Ghostbusters and Marvel Minimates will be given out throughout the weekend, so be sure to check back regularly.

DST will also host a panel, on Friday, April 24, from 4:15-5:15 PM in room S402, entirely focused on the Minimates mini-figure line! Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat and prototype painter Jeff Stephens will reveal new series and upcoming assortments based on Marvel comics, movies and animation, including the Ant-Man movie and Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as The Walking Dead, Gotham, Aliens, The Muppets, Comic Book Men, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Dragon Age and more! Check out new artwork, sit in on a Q&A session and stick around for a Minimates prize drawing at the end of the panel!

If you can’t make it to the panel, or want to ask about our many non-Minimates items, come by Booth 817 and ask one of the DST staff members on hand!


On Sale This Week: TMNT Minimates, Pathfinder Bank and the Enterprise-A!

On Sale This Week: TMNT Minimates, Pathfinder Bank and the Enterprise-A!

Minimates based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. A vinyl Goblin bank from the role-playing game Pathfinder. An electronic ship from the Star Trek movies. What do these three very different products have in common? They’re all made by Diamond Select Toys, and they’re all hitting comic shops and specialty stores this week! Read more below, and find your nearest comic shop at comicshoplocator.com to reserve or order yours today!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates Series 2 Foil Bag Counter Display

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Ninja Turtles Minimates are back, with new Turtles, new friends and new enemies! Each countertop display contains 18 blind-bagged pouches, and each pouch contains one 2-inch Minimates mini-figure, featuring interchangeable parts and accessories. The assortment includes nine different Minimates, including new versions of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael, plus new characters Splinter, Casey Jones, Karai, Chris Bradford and a Norman! There’s a full set in every case ­– Karai and Bradford are exclusively available in this assortment, and Bradford is only packed one per case! Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #FEB152156, SRP: $5.99/ea.)

Pathfinder Goblin Vinyl Figure Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! The Goblins of Golarion can be vicious and nasty, prone to violence and greedy beyond measure. So what better way to keep your money safe than inside one? This Goblin also carries a giant die, to show people how much you love the game Pathfinder, and to remind you to save some money for the next campaign. Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #NOV142182, SRP: $29.99)

Star Trek Undiscovered Country Enterprise A Electronic Ship
A Diamond Select Toys release! Finally, the Enterprise-A has left spacedock! After a lengthy refit, DST’s 16-inch model of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A is back, featuring all-new lights and paint, plus dialogue taken from three different films – Star Trek IV, V and VI. It’s the perfect companion to DST’s Klingon Bird of Prey and U.S.S. Excelsior ships! Add the A to your own personal Starfleet this winter! Comes packaged in full-color window box with try-me feature. (Item #AUG142285, SRP: $65.00)

Find your nearest comic shop at comicshoplocator.com!

On Sale This Week: Deadpool, the Joker and Minimates Galore!

On Sale This Week: Deadpool, the Joker and Minimates Galore!

This Wednesday is a huge New Toy Day for comic shops, as a ton of new products are heading their way from Diamond Select Toys! Granted, a lot of those products are 2-inch Minimates mini-figures, but when you bring together sets from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Buck Rogers, Pulp Fiction, The Walking Dead, SpongeBob SquarePants, Grimm Fairy Tales and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, they can be quite a handful! Plus, a new bank of Cesar Romero’s Joker, silicone trays of Deadpool and the Infinity Gauntlet, and the electronic U.S.S. Excelsior from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock! Check out pictures below, and find your nearest comic shop at comicshoplocator.com!

Batman Classic TV Series The Joker Vinyl Bust Bank
A Diamond Select Release! The clown prince of crime is now his own worst enemy! With its ability to store your pocket change, this 8″ vinyl bank of The Joker is the perfect target for The Joker, who loves himself even more than he loves money. Based on the likeness of Cesar Romero as he appeared in the Batman Classic TV Series, this vinyl bust bank has a coin slot on his back and an access door in his base. Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!  (Item #NOV142177, SRP: $22.99)

Buck Rogers Minimates Series 1 Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Warp into the 25th century with the first-ever Minimates box set based on the classic Buck Rogers TV show! This box set includes four 2-inch Minimates mini-figures of Captain Buck Rogers, Colonel Wilma Deering, Princess Ardala and Tigerman, each featuring a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Plus, you get a bonus 1″ micro-figure of TWIKI! Re-create Season 1 of the sci-fi classic in the palm of your hand! Comes packed on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #SEP142251, SRP: $19.99)

Grimm Fairy Tales Minimates Series 1 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! They say fairy tales can come true, and now they have, with Minimates mini-figures of your favorite Grimm Fairy Tales characters! Celebrating 100 issues of the comic series by Zenescope Entertainment, this four-pack of Minimates features four fan-favorite characters: Belinda, Nissa, Sela Mathers and Red Riding Hood. Each 2-inch Minimate features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Comes packed in a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #OCT142191, SRP: $19.99)

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Minimates Series 2 Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys release! Jay and Silent Bob return in a second box set of Minimates minfigures based on their biggest film, “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”! This time, a mask-wearing Jay and Silent Bob come packaged with Federal Wildlife Marshall Willenholly and notorious jewel thief Justice — plus a micro-‘Mate of their orangutan friend Suzanne!  Each 2-inch Minimate mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts. Packaged on a blister card. (Item #DEC142211, SRP: $19.99)

Marvel Deadpool Silicone Tray
A Diamond Select Release! Eat me! That’s what your snack will be screaming at you once you cast up an assortment of chocolate, ice cubes and gelatin (not tacos) in the shape of the Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool! It’s easy to crack wise when you add Deadpool to your diet, and this 4″ by 6″ silicone tray lets you put Deadpool where your mouth is! Deadpool! Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #NOV142175, SRP: $14.99)

 

Marvel Infinity Gauntlet Silicone Tray
A Diamond Select Toys release! The Infinity Gauntlet is the most powerful weapon in the Marvel Universe, allowing the bearer to control time, space and reality. And now it can cool your drink! Cast up six ice cubes in the shape of the Infinity Gauntlet using this 6″x8″ silicone tray, or fill the tray up with chocolate to make six tasty treats! Your guests won’t know what hit them! Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #DEC142217, SRP: $14.99)

Marvel Minimates Series 61 Avengers Age of Ultron Movie Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s almost here – the most anticipated Marvel movie since the last Marvel movie! With the trailer for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” already shattering records, DST is preparing the first assortment of Minimates based on the movie! Four two-packs will feature Iron Man with Black Widow, Thor with Captain America, Hawkeye with Ultron and a rare one-per-case variant pack of Hawkeye in his long coat with a Sub-Ultron! Each 2-inch Minimate mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #DEC142219, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

 

Pulp Fiction 20th Ann. Minimates Bonnie Situation Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys release! You’ve got a dead body in your car, you’re covered with blood, you’re hiding out at your friend’s house, and his wife is on the way home. What do you do? You call the Wolf! Re-creating the famous storyline form Quentin Tarantino’s groundbreaking film Pulp Fiction, the “Bonnie Situation”  Minimates Box Set includes Minimates mini-figures of Bloody Jules, Bloody Vince, The Wolf, and Jimmie. Each 2-inch Minimate features various interchangeable parts and accessories, including guns and coffee mugs. Packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #NOV142183, SRP: $19.99)

 

SpongeBob Squarepants Minimates Series 1 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? It’s SpongeBob Squarepants, the star of a new Minimates mini-figure line! Based on the long-running hit animated series, the first assortment of two-packs includes SpongeBob with Sandy, Patrick with Squidward, Mr. Krabs with Perch Perkins and a rare, one-per-case box set of Grandpappy Redbeard with an orange Perch Perkins! Yarrr! Each Minimate stands approximately 2 inches tall with multiple points of articulation, and each figure features interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #FEB152155, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Star Trek 3 U.S.S. Excelsior NX-2000 Electronic Starship
A Diamond Select Toys release! Hot off the assembly line, it’s the test version of the U.S.S. Excelsior! As seen in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, the NX-2000 Excelsior features button-activated lights, plus all-new sound effects and dialogue taken straight from the film, including lines by the ship’s boastful commander, Captain Styles! Measuring 18 inches long, the Excelsior comes packaged in try-me packaging. (Item #JUN142090, SRP: $60.00)

Walking Dead Minimates Series 7 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! The newest series of Walking Dead Minimates is here, and this time it’s war! Featuring characters from more recent issues of the hit comic book series, this assortment includes three different two-packs: Rick with Jesus, Negan with Dwight, and Hunters leader Chris with Zombie Holly, plus a one-per-case variant set of Scavengers leader Derek with Zombie Holly. Each 2-inch Minimate mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts and accessories, including an alternate head for Holly. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #DEC142212, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Find your nearest comic shop at comicshoplocator.com or click each picture to order!

Diamond Select Toys Reteams with Nickelodeon on SpongeBob SquarePants Minimates!

Diamond Select Toys Reteams with Nickelodeon

on SpongeBob SquarePants Minimates!

Following the successful launch of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collection, Diamond Select Toys announced today the expansion of its Nickelodeon partnership with the release of a brand-new SpongeBob SquarePants Minimates line. The collection will include SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, Grandpa Redbeard, Perch Perkins and Plankton designed as 2-inch-tall mini-figures with multiple points of articulation and interchangeable parts and accessories. 

The long-running animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants, has been a hit for kids and adults since its debut, and is still going strong with new episodes in the works and a hit movie, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, in theaters now.

“Most cartoons come and go, but SpongeBob has truly become an institution,” said Chuck Terceira, President of Diamond Select Toys. “The kids who were raised on him are joining the adults who’ve always loved him, and we’re creating some great toys that are fun for the collectors, as well as for the kids who are just meeting him for the first time. We’ve definitely had fun adapting the Minimates block figure style to crabs and squid and starfish!”

The first assortment of SpongeBob SquarePants Minimates will be available at comic book shops, specialty stores and Toys“R”Us starting this week.

ABOUT DIAMOND SELECT TOYS AND COLLECTIBLES, LLC
Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, LLC was founded in 1999 by sister company Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. Envisioned to create unique and exciting collectibles for children and adults alike, the company has licensed a variety of pop culture properties to be turned into merchandise. In 2007, Diamond Select Toys acquired select assets of the New York-based Art Asylum, creators of the global Minimates brand. Minimates have been recognized as the #1 selling block figure in the world and were the first toys ever to be inducted into the ToyFare Hall of Fame in 2007. With partners such as Nickelodeon, Marvel Enterprises, Universal Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures, Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles produces a large range of products based on a wide variety of properties, and is headquartered in Hunt Valley, MD. For more information, visit www.diamondselecttoys.com and www.artasylum.com

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).


In Stores Today: Marvel Cloth Retro Captain America!

In Stores Today: Marvel Cloth Retro Captain America!

Get ready for the Spirit of ’76! The response to Diamond Select Toys’ new Marvel Retro line has been overwhelming, as fans of classic Mego toys and classic Marvel characters have reacted positively to each new announcement, as well as to the line’s first gift set release, starring Spider-Man. Now, DST is proud to anounce that the second Marvel Retro gift set, featuring Captain America, is in comic shops and specialty stores!

Designed and sculpted by EMCE Toys, this reproduction of the vintage Captain America figure comes packaged inside a reproduction window box, alongside two alternate heads, two all-new costumes and a variety of accessories. Dress your vintage Cap figure up as either World War II soldier Steve Rogers or a more realistic version of Captain America!

The set includes:

  • Retro-style “Mego” Captain America figure in repro box
  • Army uniform
  • Steve Rogers head
  • more detailed bodysuit
  • more detailed masked head
  • round shield with sticker
  • round painted shield
  • triangular shield
  • helmet
  • three sets of gloved hands
  • two sets of boots
  • a booklet on the history of Captain America and his toys!

The set comes packaged in a deluxe gift tray, and all parts are removable and replaceable – simply remove the costume holders and slice three sides of the plastic enclosure to free all the pieces!

Check out some pics of the Captain America figure in action, then find your nearest comic shop at ComicShopLocator.com and pick up Cap and Spider-Man. Or order both in the DST store, and pre-order the next Marvel Retro set, featuring Wolverine!