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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!


New Items from Diamond Select Toys: Batgirl, Clerks, Slimer and more!

New Items from Diamond Select Toys: Batgirl, Clerks, Slimer and more!

It’s time for a new batch of toys and collectibles from Diamond Select Toys! As seen in this month’s Previews catalog, the following new items are now available for pre-order from your local comic shop or specialty store, as well as your favorite online retailer. Read on for new items from Ant-Man, Batman, Clerks, Ghostbusters, Hack/Slash, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Marvel, My Little Pony, Nightmare Before Christmas and Predator! It’s our most diverse set of offerings yet! Find your nearest store at comicshoplocator.com and pre-order today!

 

Batman Classic TV Series Premier Collection Batgirl Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Batgirl of your dreams is now the centerpiece of your statue collection! The first full-size statue in our Batman Classic TV Series line, the Premier Collection edition of Batgirl depicts actress Yvonne Craig as the unforgettable sidekick to Batman and Robin, the way she appeared in the third season of the classic TV show. Sculpted by the legendary Clayburn Moore in her distinctive purple-and-yellow crimefighting costume, this resin statue of TV’s Barbara Gordon stands approximately 12 inches tall atop a Bat-logo base. Packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Limited to only 1,966 pieces! (Item # APR152297, SRP: $199.99)

Batman The Animated Series Batman Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Evildoers beware – Batman is kicking off the next big bust line from Diamond Select! Based on the iconic and revolutionary Batman: The Animated Series, this line of 6-inch resin busts will depict Batman and his friends and foes just as you remember them from the cartoons! The Caped Crusader himself will be the first release in the series, with his arms crossed atop an art-deco base inspired by the show’s distinctive style. Packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Limited to 3,000 pieces. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios! (Item #APR152298, SRP: $59.99)

Clerks Select 20th Anniversary Action Figures Series 2 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! We assure you – this toy line is open! DST continues their line of action figures based on Kevin Smith’s classic film Clerks with RST Video employee Randal Graves and subvocal spectator Silent Bob! Each 7-inch scale action figure is captured in the film’s famous black-and-white palette, and includes film-accurate accessories, as well as a diorama base that can be used to re-create the exterior and interior of RST Video. Complete the shopping center diorama started by Dante and Jay! Sculpted by Patrick Piggott, and packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. (Item #APR152301, SRP $149.94/case)

Randal B&W Figure (Item #APR152299, SRP: $24.99

Silent Bob B&W Figure (Item #APR152300, SRP: $24.99)

Ghostbusters Slimer Pizza Cutter

A Diamond Select Toys release! Pizza need cutting? Who you gonna call? How about the Ghostbusters’ resident foodie, Slimer? As a focused, non-terminal repeating phantasm, Slimer tends to eat his food by the handful, with no cutting required, but the overall shape of this Class 5 full roaming vapor is perfect for housing a pizza wheel! A three-dimensional sculpt of Slimer stuffing his face with a whole pizza acts as the handle for a palm-sized blade, perfect for carving out a New York slice. Blade is easily removable for cleaning. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #APR152304, SRP: $14.99)

Femme Fatales Hack/Slash Cassie Hack PVC Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Supernatural slashers beware! If you’re an undead monstrosity, or an seemingly unstoppable psychopath, you might just be Cassie Hack’s next victim. The star of the hit Image comic series Hack/Slash, Cassie is the newest 9-inch PVC statue in the Femme Fatales statue line from Diamond Select. Walking along an axe head, Cassie holds her partner’s mask in one hand, and a bat with nails in it in the other. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell, based on a design by creator Tim Seeley! Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #APR152308, SRP: $45.00)

Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back Bluntman and Chronic Tumbler Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Another innovative product from the world of Kevin Smith! In the film “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” the release of “Bluntman and Chronic” on the big screen was an important pop-culture event, but did you know the Mooby’s fast food chain released a pair of commemorative drinking glasses to mark the occasion? Well, they did, and now those glasses are available outside the View Askewniverse for the first time ever! Own a piece of film-within-a-film history as DST expands their Reelware line of meta movie merchandise! Packaged in a full-color window box.

Bluntman Glass (Item #APR152302, SRP: $9.99)

Chronic Glass (Item #APR152303, SRP: $9.99)

Marvel Hulk Plastic Gelatin Mold

A Diamond Select Toys release! There ain’t no party like a Hulk party, because a Hulk party cannot be stopped! By anyone! Not even Thor! Make your next get-together unstoppable with this plastic gelatin mold in the shape of the gamma-irradiated Avenger’s face. Measuring approximately 8 inches tall, this mold works with any color gelatin, not just red and green, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #APR152306, SRP: $14.99)

Marvel Minimates Ant-Man Movie Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! The smallest Marvel movie of all time is almost here! This four-pack of Minimates based on Marvel’s Ant-Man movie includes four different 2-inch mini-figures – Scott Lang as Ant-Man, Hope Van Dyne, Hank Pym and Yellowjacket! Each Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #APR152307, SRP: $19.99)

My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Vinyl Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! Equestria’s greatest flyer is now the greatest bank ever! This dynamic 7-inch sculpture of the speedy pegasus Rainbow Dash, as she appears in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, may look like a high-end statue, but it’s actually a vinyl bank! With a coin slot in the back of her cloud, and an access door in the base, you can set her up on a high shelf, and watch your savings soar into the stratosphere! (Item #APR152305, SRP: $22.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington 16" Coffin Doll

A Diamond Select Toys release! Halloween is coming, and so is Jack Skellington! The star of Tim Burton’s stop-motion masterpiece, The Nightmare Before Christmas, this 16-inch tall doll of Jack is a must for any home that embraces the spirit of Halloween. With a fully articulated body and a real cloth costume, this exacting re-creation of the classic Jack figure will rest comfortably in his coffin-shaped window box until the times comes for him to rise once again! Limited to 1994 pieces! (Item #APR152291, SRP: $49.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is finally getting the Select action figure treatment! The Select line is known for its detailed sculpts, larger scale and its diorama bases, and NBX promises to put all of those features to the test! Jack Skellington, Sally and Oogie Boogie will make up the first series of figures, each sculpted to a 7-inch scale with character-appropriate articulation. Jack Skellington will come with a cemetery environment, Sally with a Halloweentown environment and alternate kneeling legs, and Oogie will come with a stone floor base and a removable face! Each figure will come packaged in the Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Dave Cortes! (Item #APR152296, SRP: $149.94/case)

Jack Skellington Figure (Item #APR152293, SRP: $24.99)

Sally Figure (Item #APR152294, SRP: $24.99)

Oogie Boogie Figure (Item #APR152295, SRP: $24.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Foil Bag Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Christmas is coming early this year! Each foil-bagged mini-figure in our display of Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates is like a little present to open, and there are eight different figures you can get! The first series includes Jack Skellington, Sally, Oogie Boogie, The Mayor, Dr. Finkelstein, and three exclusive figures – a Skeleton Reindeer, a glow-in-the-dark Jack, and a rare, one-per-case glow-in-the-dark Sally! With 18 packs to a display, there’s a full set in every one! (Item #APR152292, SRP: $5.99/ea.)

Predator Unmasked Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! DST goes deeper into the jungle with this vinyl bust bank of an unmasked Predator! With his mandibles out and his shoulder cannon at the ready, this hunter is protective of his prize, and his prize is your loose change! Insert coins through a slot in the back and remove them through an access door in the base. With a detailed, collectible-quality sculpt by Eli Livingston, you’ll take one look at this bank and you’ll say, “You are one ugly money-saver!” Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #APR152309, SRP: $22.99)

 

 

Hawkeye Takes Aim With a New Marvel Select Action Figure at Marvelshop.com!

Hawkeye Takes Aim With a New Marvel Select Action Figure at Marvelshop.com!

Clint Barton is often dismissed as “the guy with the bow and arrows,” but as one of the few non-powered members of the Avengers, he stands alongside super-soldiers, armored knights and living gods. To honor a man who regularly fights above his weight class, Diamond Select Toys and marvelshop.com have teamed up to create an exclusive, all-new figure of the avenging archer, Hawkeye!

Wearing his newer Marvel NOW! outfit, Avenging Hawkeye comes with his bow, arrows, crossbow pistol, alternate hand, alternate bandaged head and his canine companion Lucky. Lucky was introduced in the 2012 Hawkeye comic series, by Matt Fraction and David Aja, in which Hawkeye dealt with street-level crime in and around his New York City neighborhood.

This new Hawkeye figure was sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios, and stands 7 inches tall with 16 points of articulation. Like all Marvel Select action figures, he comes packaged in display-ready packaging with comic artwork down one side, for handy shelf reference.

Look for the figure to make its debut exclusively on marvelshop.com on March 23rd, and to arrive in Disney Stores and on disneystore.com by April 6.

Thor joins previous marvelshop.com exclusive figures Mighty Thor, Unleashed Hulk, Superior Spider-Man, Unmasked Captain America, Bleeding Edge Iron Man and Electro. All are currently available on marvelshop.com and disneystore.com!


Diamond Select Toys and Valiant Debut New X-O Manowar/Bloodshot Minimates Two-Pack – Exclusively at Toys“R”Us®

Diamond Select Toys and Valiant Debut New X-O Manowar/Bloodshot Minimates Two-Pack – Exclusively at Toys“R”Us®

Two of the greatest heroes of the Valiant Universe have stepped into the three dimensional world for the first time with an all-new Valiant MiniMates two-pack from Diamond Select Toys (DST), now available exclusively at Toys“R”Us® stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com! The alien-armored, Visigoth hero X-O Manowar and indestructible commando Bloodshot make their MiniMate debut in a specially designed two-pack that comes complete with both heroes’ signature accessories, alternate parts, and an exclusive, never-before-seen Valiant comic book insert. Each Valiant MiniMates two-pack also includes a free comic book digital download offer, powered by comiXology. 

“Valiant's fans around the world have continuously requested figurines of their favorite characters," said Russell A. Brown, President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales for Valiant Entertainment. "We are thrilled to bring two of our classic heroes to Toys“R”Us for the first time with Valiant MiniMates, giving fans old and new an opportunity to get to know our exciting line of characters with value added offerings. And, we are delighted to join the ranks of the top intellectual property characters to be represented in MiniMates form.”

“The Valiant Universe is one of the premier comic book universes, with a history of creative storytelling, detailed  character design and fantastic artwork,” said Chuck Terceira, President of Diamond Select Toys. “The fact that it has not had more merchandise has always been a mystery to me, and when the opportunity arose for DST to create some of Valiant’s first collectible toys, we were all excited to be on board.”

Born into battle, Aric of Dacia, the fifth century Visigoth now called X-O Manowar, has never known peace. Abducted and enslaved by the savage alien empire known as The Vine, Aric finally escaped his captors after stealing their ultra-powerful X-O Manowar armor and then returned to Earth…only to find that more than a thousand years had passed in his absence. Stranded in the modern day, the most primitive man on Earth now wields the most powerful weapon in existence as X-O Manowar.

Brought back from the dead and infused with cutting-edge nanotechnology, Bloodshot’s nanites made him a nearly unstoppable killing machine. His enhanced strength, speed, endurance and healing made him the perfect weapon, and he served his masters at Project Rising Spirit – a private contractor trafficking in violence – very well. But after defying his programming and escaping his captors, Bloodshot now fights to rediscover to the secret of his true identity – but remains haunted by the past that nearly destroyed him.

MiniMates, owned by Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, are two inches tall, with 14 points of articulation, and feature multiple interchangeable parts and accessories. They were first released in 2002, and have grown into the largest and most diverse line of block figures in the world. 

Plus, coming to comic book stores this April, don’t miss the X-O Manowar and Bloodshot MiniMates Battle-Damaged two-pack (below) – a Previews-exclusive offering featuring combat-hardened alternative looks for two of Valiant's most formidable heroes, from the best-selling story arcs Harbinger Wars and Planet Death!

About Valiant Entertainment:

Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

About Diamond Select Toys:

Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, LLC, was founded in 1999 by sister company Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. Created to design unique and exciting collectibles for children and adults alike, the company has licensed a wide variety of pop culture properties to be turned into merchandise. With partners such as Marvel Enterprises, Universal Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon and Sony Pictures, Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles produces a diverse range of products, and is headquartered in Hunt Valley, MD. 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. For more information, visit www.diamondselecttoys.com and www.artasylum.com.


On Sale This Week: Cable, Mechagodzilla, Mr. Stay-Puft and The Borg!

On Sale This Week: Cable, Mechagodzilla, Mr. Stay-Puft and The Borg!

It’s another big New Toy Day for Diamond Select Toys, as new DST products are once again hitting comic shops and specialty stores across North America. This week, new banks of classic Godzilla foe Mechagodzilla and Ghostbusters opponent Mr. Stay-Puft ship to stores, as well as our Borg Cube silicone tray from Star Trek: The Next Generation and our highly anticipated Marvel Select action figure of Cable! Read on for more details, then check out your local shop or favorite online retailer! Find the nearest shop at http://bit.ly/findcomicshop!

Ghostbusters Toasted Mr. Stay-Puft Vinyl Bank
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Nobody steps on a church in our town! DST has taken their popular 11-inch bank of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters, put it on a large stick and held it over a roaring fire to create this scorched, battle-damaged edition! With a coin slot in the back and a removable head that hides an access door, this bank is a mouth-watering addition to any Ghostbusters collection! Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #MAY142237, SRP: $29.99)

 

Godzilla Classic Mechagodzilla Vinyl Figural Bank
A Diamond Select Release! Godzilla’s greatest foe is launching his attack! A cybernetic copy of Godzilla with superior firepower, this vinyl figural bank of Mechagodzilla is based on how the robotic kaiju appeared in 1974’s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Standing 12 inches tall, the bank features a coin slot in his back, as well as a removable head for coin retrieval. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!  (Item #NOV142176, SRP: $29.99)

Star Trek TNG Borg Cube Silicone Tray
A Diamond Select Toys release! Time to assimilate some snacks! This silicone rubber mold will allow hungry Star Trek fans to cast up gelatin and chocolate in the shape of a 1.5″ Borg cube, thereby turning one of the Federation’s greatest threats into a bite-size morsel of deliciousness. Or make a Borg ice cube, and keep your beverage of choice as cold as the depths of space! Refreshment is futile! Comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #SEP142254, SRP: $9.99)

Marvel Select X-Men Cable Action Figure
A Diamond Select Toys release! From the distant future he came, the son of Cyclops, the bane of Stryfe, the man called Cable! The founder of X-Force, Cable always comes ready for battle, with big guns and even bigger ammo, and since his debut he has loomed large in the Marvel Universe. Now, he’s the latest 7″ Marvel Select figure from DST! Wielding multiple weapons, including one that can be mounted on his shoulder, Cable comes with a detailed display base, referencing his most famous foe. Figure and base come packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. (Item #OCT142189, SRP: $24.99)

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Now in Stores: Lt. Worf, Buddy Christ, Godzilla, Aliens and My Little Pony!

Now in Stores: Lt. Worf, Buddy Christ, Godzilla, Aliens and My Little Pony!

It’s a big New Toy Day for Diamond Select Toys! Hitting comic shops today are a whole bunch of new products, including banks, Minimates, bottle openers and action figures based on Godzilla, Aliens, Star Trek, My Little Pony and the films of Kevin Smith! Pick them up at your local comic shop, or order online from your favorite retailer! Find your nearest comic shop with the Comic Shop Locator!

Aliens Minimates Series 1 Two-Packs Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! Colonial Marines, move out! The first assortment of Minimates two-packs based on the classic 1986 sci-fi movie “Aliens” is getting ready to drop, and it’s simply bursting with all-new Marines and xenomorphs! The four 2-packs include Wounded Cpl. Hicks with Ripley, Pvt. Drake with Battle-Damaged Attacking Alien, Sgt. Apone with Alien, and Cpl. Dietrich with Infected Colonist. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts. Packaged on a blister card. (Item #DEC142213, SRP: $9.99/2-pack)

Godzilla Burning Godzilla 12″ Vinyl Figural Bank

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Godzilla is more than just a giant lizard – he’s also a walking nuclear reactor! This new vinyl bank of the King of All Monsters depicts him as he appeared in 1995’s Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, when his atomic heart began to overheat. With an all-new black-and-orange color scheme, this 12-inch-tall, full-figure bank features collectible-quailty paint applications, as well as a coin slot on his back and an access door hidden in the tail. Godzilla measures 18 inches long, from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail! Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #OCT142184, SRP: $39.99)

Godzilla Classic Godzilla Metal Bottle Opener
A Diamond Select Toys Release! From out of the burning sun it came, a monster called… Thirst! Godzilla stands ready to defeat Thirst with this 4″ solid metal bottle opener, which will pry off a bottle cap easier than Godzilla tearing the roof off of a skyscraper. When Thirst has been defeated, simply hang the King of all Monsters on your refrigerator door, using the handy magnets on the back, until the world has need of him again. Thirst doesn’t stand a chance! Comes packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #OCT142185, SRP: $18.00)

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Applejack Vinyl Bank
A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s a new line of vinyl banks from Diamond Select Toys! My Little Pony is beloved by fans young and old, and now both groups of fans can get a MLP collectible that’s just for them! For the older collectors it’s a detailed representation of Applejack, with high-quality sculpting and paint applications, but for the younger collectors it’s a durable vinyl bank, with a coin slot for change and an access door in the base! And the price is right for everyone! This bank is the first in a series, so get in on the ground floor! Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #JUL142032, SRP: $22.99)

Star Trek Select TNG Lt. Worf Action Figure
A Diamond Select Toys release! Today is a good day for a new Star Trek Select action figure! The next Star Trek action figure release from DST is the Enterprise’s Chief Security Officer, Lt. Worf. The Klingon officer, who would later transfer to Deep Space Nine, comes with extra arms, weapons and hairstyles, to customize him in a variety of iconic poses, as well as a diorama base that is compatible with the previous Star Trek Select release, Captain Jean-Luc Picard! Comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. (Item #NOV142174, SRP: $24.99)

 

View Askew Buddy Christ Vinyl Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! Show your faith in Kevin Smith with this 10-inch vinyl bank of Buddy Christ, as seen in the films of the View Askewniverse! With a coin slot in his back and an access door on the bottom, this vinyl bank brings new meaning to the phrase “Jesus Saves!” (Item #JUN142094, SRP: $22.99)

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