interview

BatmanBust1a

Holy Bat-Interview! Batman Classic TV Product Designer Barry Bradfield Opens Up

Diamond Select Toys has been cranking out piece after piece in their Batman Classic TV Series product line for over a year now, including resin busts, vinyl banks and metal bottle openers, and by now fans of the TV show should be cowl-deep in some of the greatest Batman collectibles ever made! We sat down with product designer (and lifelong Bat-fan) Barry Bradfield to talk about what went into the creation of some of these items, and to hear his own shocking origin story. Then head over to 13thDimension.com to read sculptor Jean St. Jean’s thoughts, followed by a bust-by-bust breakdown of the line with both artists. To the Bat-phone! Continue reading
venom2

Interview with the Sculptor: Marvel Select Venom’s Jean St. Jean

The toy collecting community was thrown for a loop recently when Diamond Select Toys unveiled their upcoming Marvel Select figure of popular Spider-Man foe Venom. Instead of a decorative display base — a common accessory to most standard-sized Select figures — the 7-inch Venom will come with a variety of interchangeable parts to re-create several of the anti-hero’s more popular looks over the years. Continue reading