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Diamond Select Toys and Popcap to Launch Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Toys in September!

Diamond Select Toys and PopcapTM to Launch Plants vs. Zombies: Garden WarfareTM Toys in September!

Get ready to dig into the trenches! After conquering the XBox One and PC platforms, the highly-rated Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is coming to the Playstation 4! Now all Playstation fans will be able to play the newest mine-blowing adventure from Popcap and EA, which delivers the depth of a traditional online shooter blended with the refreshing humor of Plants vs. Zombies. And soon there will be a whole new way to play: with action figures and Minimates from Diamond Select Toys! The toys hit stores next month, and DST is giving you the chance to win a set as soon as they launch!

Next month, DST will launch this line of "bloom and doom" action figure two-packs at comic shops, specialty stores, and Toys "R" Us. Each set of two 5" scale action figures will include one plant and one zombie, both based on designs from the Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare! The assortment includes:

- Gatling Pea with Scientist Zombie
- Camo Cactus with Foot Soldier Zombie
- Chomper with Engineer Zombie
- Shadow Flower with All-Star Zombie

Additionally, two box sets of Minimates mini-figures will be available in early September, one at Toys "R" Us stores and one at comic shops and specialty stores. Those two sets include:

Toys "R" Us set:
- Foot Soldier Zombie, Scientist Zombie, Chomper, Sunflower, and two Pea Shooters

Comic shop/specialty stores set:
- Engineer Zombie, All-Star Zombie, Cactus, Sunflower, and two Pea Shooters

Want to win a set of all eight figures and both sets of Minimates? Simply share one of the below photos on your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google Plus page, and send your name, address, and a link to the page to collectdst@gmail.com! The winner will be drawn on September 1, 2014, from all eligible entries, and that person will get sent a complete set as soon as they arrive in the DST warehouse in September! Enter as many times as you like -- each picture posted and link e-mail sent counts as one entry! Good luck!

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In Stores This Week: Godzilla, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Star Wars, Buddy Christ & Mooby!

In Stores This Week: Godzilla, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Star Wars, Buddy Christ & Mooby!

It's another big week for Diamond Select Toys, as a big shipment is headed to your local comic shop for New Toy Day! But in this big shipment are a lot of small toys! In addition to new vinyl banks for Godzilla and Kevin Smith's Mooby the Golden Calf, there are also a ton of Minimates mini-figures, for Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and Kevin Smith, including Mooby himself! Plus, our newest Star Wars bottle opener! Find your nearest comic shop at comicshoplocator.com, and pick up your toys or order them in today!

Godzilla Classic 1989 Vinyl Bust Bank
Is he monster, or hero, or both? This 8-inch bank of the city-destroying and alien-fighting lizard called Godzilla is based on his appearance in the classic 1989 movie "Godzilla vs. Biollante"! Cast in sturdy vinyl, the bank features a coin slot in his back, as well as an access door in the base. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #DEC131817, SRP: $23.00)

View Askew Mooby Vinyl Bank
Who's a friend to the king of all the monkeys? Who's a pal to the duck who won't fly south? It's Mooby the Golden Calf! This fast-food mascot turned children's entertainment fixture is now a 10-inch vinyl bank! With a slot on his back and an access door underneath, Mooby will keep your spare change safe inside his profit center! (Item #FEB142052, $22.99)


View Askew Minimates Buddy Christ & Mooby 2-Pack
The deities of the View Askewniverse have revealed themselves! As seen in many of Kevin Smith's New Jersey films, dashboard icon Jesus Christ and fast-food mascot Mooby the Golden Calf are the two newest Minimates in the Jay & Silent Bob line. Packaged together on a blister card, each Minimate mini-figure stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, and features interchangeable parts. Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #FEB142053, SRP: $9.99)

Kill Bill Minimates House of Blue Leaves 10th Ann. Box Set
It's been ten years since Quentin Tarantino put his own stamp on the martial arts revenge movie, and now the two-part epic is the newest line of Minimates min-figures! The first box set, based on the fight at the House of Blue Leaves, includes The Bride, O-Ren Ishii, Gogo Yubari and Sofie Fatale. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features interchangeable parts and accessories, and all four come packaged on a blister card. Designed and sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #FEB142054, SRP: $19.99)


Kill Bill 10th Anniversary Minimates Crazy 88 Box Set
This line of Minimates is about to get Crazy! Our first set of Minimates based on Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill started the battle at the House of Blue Leaves, and now we're gonna finish it! This all-new box set includes four different Crazy 88 gang members, each with 14 points of articulation, plus interchangeable heads and hairpieces, to create different fighters from the film's epic swordfight. Mix and match multiple sets to re-create the carnage! Packaged on a blister card. Designed and sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #APR141983, SRP: $19.99)


Pulp Fiction Minimates Jules & Vincent 2-Pack
The first Minimates based on Pulp Fiction, the star-studded movie that made Quentin Tarantino a household name, are here, and the first two-pack features hitmen Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield in their iconic black suits! Each two-inch mini-figure has 14 points of articulation and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories, including pistols, hamburger, shake and the mysterious briefcase! Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #MAR141945, SRP: $9.99)


Star Wars TIE Fighter Magnetic Metal Bottle Opener
This bottle opener is right on your tail! Bottled beverages wont stand a chance against this solid metal bottle opener based on the Empire's tactical TIE fighter! It measures 4 inches long, has magnets on the back and opens any bottle cap with ease. It's also highly maneuverable and can travel long distances – leave it on the fridge, or take it on a mission to your next party! Comes packaged in a collector’s case with a full-color wrap. (Item #MAR141958, SRP: $18.00)

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Toys "R" Us to Carry Exclusive Sin City Movie Action Figures

Toys "R" Us to Carry Exclusive Sin City Movie Action Figures

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is headed to theaters, and the first assortment of Sin City Select action figures, based on the original 2005 feature film, is in stores now! Captured in the film's trademark black-and-white, main characters Marv, Hartigan and Nancy each feature multiple points of articulation, multiple accessories and a detailed diorama base. And now Diamond Select Toys is proud to announce a pair of exclusive figures only available at Toys "R" Us!

For those who prefer their neo-noir in living color, Marv (Mickey Rourke) and Hartigan (Bruce WIllis) are now a pair of full-color action figures in Toys "R" Us stores. Packaged in more streamlined packaging, with smaller street bases, Marv and Hartigan each include their unique accessories and the same high level of articulation. Both the black-and-white Select figures and color Toys "R" Us figures were sculpted by Jean St. Jean.


Check out some photos of the black-and-white figures below, and check back soon for info on our full-color figure of Jessica Alba's Nancy, as well as Sin City Select Series 2! Find your nearest comic shop at ComicShopLocator.com!


Guardians of the Galaxy Gets New Minimates at Toys "R" Us!

Guardians of the Galaxy Gets New Minimates at Toys "R" Us!

One of the most highly anticipated Marvel movies to date, Guardians of the Galaxy, is in movie theaters now, and response has been so great that a sequel is already  in the works for 2017! The newest series of Marvel Minimates based on the film is getting a great response as well, and it is currently available in Toys "R" Us stores and on toysrus.com, with an exclusive Minimate not available anywhere else!

Three two-packs are in Toys "R" Us stores now, as well as on Toysrus.com:
- Star-Lord and Ronan
- Drax and Groot (with Rocket micro-figure)
- Yondu and Sakaaran Trooper (Toys "R" Us exclusive)

Later this month, comic shops and specialty stores will get their own assortment, with two exclusive two-packs of their own:


- Star-Lord and Ronan
- Drax and Groot (with Rocket micro-figure)
- Gamora with Nova Corpsman (specialty exclusive)
- Nebula with Sakaaran Trooper (specialty exclusive)

Visit your local Toys "R" Us store or toysrus.com today, and pre-order the sets you need with your local comic shop or favorite online retailer! Find the nearest shop at comicshoplocator.com!


In Stores This Week: Batman and Robin, Bluntman and Chronic, Spider-Man and Sin City!

In Stores This Week: Bluntman and Chronic, Batman and Robin, Spider-Man and Sin City!

Diamond Select Toys just made a bunch of new reveals at Comic-Con International in San Diego, and now it's time for a bunch of new releases! Comic shops and specialty stores across North America are getting in a truckload of new items from DST, and we've got a full list of what's shipping, including Select figures from Sin City and Spider-Man, busts and bottle openers from Batman, and a Minimates box set from Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back! If you've been waiting for these as long as we have, the long wait is over! Visit your local comic shop today!

Sin City Select Series 1 Action Figures
Walk down the right back alley in Sin City and you can find anything, but you don't need to live in Sin City to get high-quality Select action figures of the movie's main cast! The first series of 7-inch-scale, fully poseable figures from DST includes Marv, Hartigan and Nancy, all based on their appearances in the 2005 feature film. Each figure comes packaged with a deluxe display base and accessories in the famous Select display packaging, complete with spine reference artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!
Marv Figure (SRP $24.99, item #FEB142055)
Hartigan Figure (SRP $24.99, item #FEB142056)
Nancy Figure (SRP $24.99, item #FEB142057)


Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Minimates Series 1 Box Set
Snootchie bootchies! This new four-pack of Minimates features four all-new mini-figures based on Kevin Smith's classic road movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Jay & Silent Bob star as Bluntman & Chronic, and they share the stage with director Chaka Luther King and the dastardly Cock-Knocker! Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #MAR141947, SRP: $19.99)


Batman TV Logo Metal Bottle Opener
Nananananana BATMAN! After a long day of fighting crime and a long night of doing the Bat-tusi, Batman needs to cool off with a frosty beverage. And now you can party like a superhero with this solid metal bottle opener in the shape of the iconic Batman TV show logo! This 4-inch opener comes packaged in a collector case with a full-color wrap. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (SRP: $18.00, item #FEB142059)


Batman Classic TV Series Robin Bust
Holy collectibles, Batman! DST continues their line of busts based on the Batman Classic TV Show, and this time they're making the ultimate wingman! Batman's sidekick Robin, the Boy Wonder (as played by Burt Ward) is the next 6" resin bust in the new series from DST, and is the perfect companion to Adam West's Batman. Pre-order today, because Batman's gonna need all the help he can get once the villains start to arrive! Designed by Barry Bradfield! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #JAN141926, SRP: $60)


Marvel Select Amazing Spider-Man 2 Action Figure With Base
Due to popular demand, the Amazing Spider-Man 2 Select figure is back in a second edition, the same great figure with different accessories! This 7-inch-scale figure still depicts Spidey in his brand-new costume, and features 16 points of articulation, but now it includes a wall-mountable New York City display base! Figure also includes one interchangeable hand and two modular weblines. Comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging with spine reference artwork. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #FEB148390, SRP $24.99)

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Diamond Select Toys Teams with Kevin Smith on New View Askew Merchandise

Diamond Select Team with Kevin Smith on New View Askew Merchandise

With his library of cult-favorite films and regular geek-centric podcasts through his company SModCo, director and author Kevin Smith is geek royalty, holding court each year in the legendary Hall H at Comic-Con International in San Diego. At this past weekend's Comic-Con, Diamond Select Toys unveiled a number of new products based on Smith's creations, in two new product categories!


At their booth on the show floor, DST displayed several new items from the View Askew universe, including:
- a plush doll of Buddy Christ, the religious icon who appears in many of Smith's films;
- a Mooby ceramic mug, depicting the famous Golden Calf and fast-food mascot;
- two double-sided Jay & Silent Bob and Bluntman & Chronic mugs, capturing Smith's alter egos (and their respective partners in crime) in the animated style of Smith's recent "Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie!"


"Kevin has created so many great characters, and they still resonate with fans after all these years," said DST President Chuck Terceira. "We're very excited to be making fun products based in the world of the View Askewniverse, and Kevin has been a dream come true to work with."

Banks and Minimates mini-figures of Buddy Christ and Mooby are currently available for pre-order, with ship dates in the late summer and early fall. The Buddy Christ plush and various ceramic mugs will be offered to retailers and consumers in the coming months, for an early 2015 release.

For more Kevin Smith, visit smodcast.com!


Fairy Tales Come True with Grimm Fairy Tales Minimates from Zenescope and DST!

Fairy Tales Come True with Grimm Fairy Tales Minimates from Zenescope and DST!

Over the last few years, the fairy tales of old have seen a resurgence in the mainstream, with familiar fables getting reinterpreted on TV, in the movies, and on the comic book page. One of the most successful comic books has been Zenescope Entertainment's Grimm Fairy Tales, which recently celebrated its 100th issue, and now Diamond Select Toys and Zenescope have teamed up on a line of Minimates mini-figures based on the title!

The first two Minimates in the line will make their debut at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, at the Zenescope booth, #2301. Minimates of Red Riding Hood and the fairy Dark Nissa will be on sale for $10 each, and each will come packaged in a small window box. Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, and features fully interchangeable and customizable parts.


Look for more Grimm Fairy Tale Minimates to come from Zenescope and Diamond Select Toys!




New Products from Diamond Select Toys Unveiled in Previews!

New Products from Diamond Select Toys Unveiled in Previews!

Comic shops and online retailers around the world have been given a sneak peek at August's Previews catalog from Diamond Comic Distributors, and now we're giving you one, too! DST has several new items up for pre-order now, with release dates ranging from this fall to early 2015. Check out our newest Batman TV bust, Star Trek starship, My Little Pony Bank, Bluntman & Chronic Retro and Sin City Minimates, plus our first ever electronic robot from Lost in Space! Pre-order them today at your local comic shop, or your favorite online retailer!

Batman Classic TV Series Riddler Bust
Riddle me this, riddle me thus -- who will be the next Batman TV bust? The Riddler, as played by Frank Gorshin, is the fourth in DST's line of resin busts based on the Batman Classic TV Show! Joining the Joker in the ranks of Batman's greatest foes, this bust of an unmasked, unhinged Riddler measures approximately 6 inches tall atop a base inspired by the show's famous opening animation. It's the answer to what to get if you're a Batman fan! Packaged in a full-color box. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! Coming this winter! (SRP: $59.99, item #AUG142280)

Lost In Space Electronic Lights & Sounds B9 Robot
Danger, Will Robinson! DST is known for their incredibly detailed electronic cars and starships, and now they've built their first-ever electronic robot! This 10-inch rendition of B9, the friendly helper robot from Lost in Space, features lights and sounds taken straight from the classic sci-fi TV show. Lights on his head and chest blink constantly while B9 is on, and additional lights and dialogue are triggered with the push of a button, including "I will accompany you, you may need protection," "Cannot compute, programming data insufficient,"  and his famous cries of "Danger!" You can also manually raise and lower his head, open and close his claws, extend his arms and turn his torso to the left and right. He even has wheels so you can roll him around! Comes packaged in full-color window box with try-me feature. Coming in 2015! (SRP: $49.99, item #AUG142281)

Bluntman & Chronic Cock-Knocker Retro Action Figure

Originally made in 2001 for the release of the Bluntman & Chronic movie, this 8-inch, cloth-costumed figure of Cock-Knocker was believed lost forever... until now! Rescued from the DST warehouse and being sold for the first time anywhere, Cock-Knocker is in-scale to Bluntman & Chronic, has one giant fist and an energy sword, and is the missing piece in any Bluntfan's retro-style figure collection! Comes in resealable clamshell packaging with full color artwork. Designed and sculpted by EMCE Toys! Coming this fall! (SRP: $19.99, item #FEB148248)

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Fluttershy Vinyl Bank
The newest line of vinyl banks from Diamond Select Toys continues with the kind-hearted Fluttershy! With this 7" bank, you not only get a detailed representation of the animal-loving pegasus from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, with high-quality sculpting and paint applications, you also get a durable vinyl bank, with a coin slot for change on the base and an access door underneath! Comes packaged in a clear polybag. Coming in early 2015! (SRP: $22.99, item #AUG142284)

Sin City Minimates Series 2 Hard Goodbye Box Set
They killed Goldie. And now they're gonna pay. Marv barrels his way into the Sin City movie line, with a four-pack of Minimates based entirely on his storyline, "The Hard Goodbye"!  With Marv, Wendy, Kevin and Cardinal Roark in one box set, this is guaranteed to be one of the most hard-boiled Minimates sets ever made! Each Minimates mini-figure stands 2 inches tall and features a variety of interchangeable parts, weapons and accessories. Comes packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! Coming this fall! ($19.99, item #AUG142282)

Star Trek Undiscovered Country Enterprise A Electronic Ship
Finally, the Enterprise-A is getting ready to leave spacedock! This 16-inch model of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A features all-new lights, sound and paint, all based on the ship's appearance in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, making it the perfect companion to DST's Klingon Bird of Prey and U.S.S. Excelsior ships! Add the A to your Starfleet this winter! Comes packaged in full-color window box with try-me feature. Coming in early 2015! (SRP: $65.00, item #AUG142285)

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Diamond Select Toys Turns San Diego Eatery into the DST Lounge!

Diamond Select Toys Turns San Diego Eatery into the DST Lounge!

Comic-Con International is an experience, to be sure, but sometimes you just need to get out of the convention center! San Diego's nearby Gaslamp District offers a variety of options for fun, food and drink, and Diamond Select Toys has always had their favorite for all three: Taste and Thirst on 4th. So this year, DST is taking it over and turning it into the DST Lounge from July 24-26!

The home of some great food, a wide selection of drinks and some of the best chicken wings in town, all in a casual atmosphere, DST has decorated Taste & Thirst with DST products and artwork, turning it into a celebration of the stories and characters that Comic-Con attendees love, including Star Trek, Star Wars, Sin City, Godzilla, Ghostbusters, TMNT and Marvel Comics! Coupons for food and drink discounts will be given out at the Diamond Select booth (#2607) on the convention floor, so you can take the short walk up 4th for lunch or dinner, or stop by after the convention for drinks in the bar!

The lounge will celebrate its grand opening with a kickoff party starting at 10PM on Thursday night, July 24, open to anyone ages 21 and older. The DST staff will be in attendance, so look for the DST staff shirts if you're hoping to rub elbows with the guys who get their products from the drawing board to store shelves. Plus, illusionist Nick Ivory will perform until 10:45, so be sure to catch some of his amazing slight-of-hand! After that, the Lounge will be open from 11AM-2AM on Friday and 9AM-2AM on Saturday.


Diamond Select Toys Partners with Nickelodeon to Create New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Products

Diamond Select Toys Partners with Nickelodeon to Create New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Products

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are more popular today than ever before. The newest animated series on Nickelodeon is beloved by new and longtime fans alike, creating a diverse audience hungry for new stories, media and merchandise. With that audience in mind, Nickelodeon has partnered with Diamond Select Toys (DST) to create a similarly diverse array of toys and collectibles for fans of the hit franchise, with the first products scheduled to debut at the 2014 Comic-Con International in San Diego.

"The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are one of those brands that any company would love to work on," says Diamond Select Toys president Chuck Terceira. "Not just because it's so popular today, but because it's such a long-lived property, with distinctly different incarnations of the Turtles and their colorful supporting characters stretching back to the late 1980s. Plus, it's just a heck of a lot of fun. They're turtles who fight ninjas, robots, and talking brains. What's not to love?"  

“The depth of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise allows us to continue to create new products that will resonate with both new and loyal fans,” said Manuel Torres, Senior Vice President, Global Toys and Publishing, Nickelodeon Consumer Products.  “Partnering with Diamond Select Toys to create a variety of products is a perfect example of the momentum of the Heroes in a Half Shell.”

Comic-Con International in San Diego, which runs from July 24-28, will see the first physical Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles products from Diamond Select, two translucent Minimates mini-figures of Leonardo and Michelangelo.  These products will be handed out for free (while supplies last) daily during the convention at the Diamond Select Toys and Nickelodeon booths, respectively.   

Products from several different categories will begin to hit stores in September, including:  

    •    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates Series 1: The cast of the animated series has been transformed into a series of 2 -inch block figures as part of the wide-ranging Minimates brand. Each figure in the line features interchangeable parts as well as their trademark weapons. Characters include the four Turtles, April O'Neil, Shredder, Foot Soldiers, Foot-Bot, Kraang and Exo-Armor Kraang and are available in blind bags and two-packs. Sold at comic shops, specialty stores, Kmart, Sears and Toys "R" Us.


    •    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vinyl Bust Banks: The four turtles will be re-created from the waist-up as full-color vinyl money banks. Striking action poses with their trademark weapons, each 7 inch bust is based on 3D data from the animated series, and will feature collectible-quality sculpting and paint, as well as a coin slot and access door. Sold at comic shops, specialty stores and Toys "R"Us.   


    •    Michelangelo Metal Bottle Opener: A classic image of Michelangelo enjoying a slice of pizza, taken from promotional artwork for the 1987 cartoon series, has been turned into a 3D metal bottle opener, with magnets on the back so it can be hung on any metal surface. Sold at comic shops and specialty stores.


    •    Michelangelo Pizza Cutter: Michelangelo's mind is always on pizza, and now his head will help slice it! This pizza cutter shaped like Michelangelo's head is a must-have for any pizza party, Turtle-themed or otherwise. Sold at comic shops and specialty stores.  


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 vast array of pop culture properties to be turned into merchandise. In 2007, Diamond Select Toys acquired select assets of the New York design studio 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 including Marvel Enterprises, Universal Studios, EA Games, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon and Sony Pictures, Diamond Select manufactures a wide variety of collectible products, and is headquartered in Hunt Valley, MD. For more information, visit www.diamondselecttoys.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 almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 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. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).