Another week of fantastic releases from the kiddos over at Diamond Select this week! They have bit more of the Halloween with two more Universal Monsters Figures. For all of your Star Wars fan, there’s a fantastic bank of Obi-Wan Kenobi from The Clone Wars. Finally, with the next big Marvel film, Thor: The Dark World coming out next month, we have a ton of new stuff! Check it all out below!
Everyone’s favorite Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi, now uses the force to keep your coins inside his body! He’ll be joining some other great banks from DST!
Star Wars Clone Wars Obi-Wan Vinyl Bust Bank
Joining his padawan Anakin, Obi-Wan Kenobi is the second Clone Wars-inspired release in DST’s popular line of Star Wars vinyl banks! Anakin’s co-star in the hit Cartoon Network show, and the only Star Wars character to appear in all seven feature films, Obi-Wan measures 8 inches tall, not including his removable lightsaber blade, and includes a slot on his back for inserting loose change. Sure to be one of our most popular Star Wars banks ever! Designed by Barry Bradfield! Sculpted by Oluf Hartvigson! (Item code #JAN131644, SRP: $22.99)
The Man of 1000 Faces, Lon Chaney, played The Phantom of the Opera; and that figure will forever haunt my dreams. I remember watching the film as a child and being horrified. He’s paired up with Metaluna Mutant from The Island Earth. A foreboding pair, indeed.
Universal Monsters Retro Cloth Series 4 Asst.
The 1970s cannot be stopped! The next two figures in DST’s Mego-style action figure line based on classic Universal Studios monster movies includes the original Phantom of the Opera, featuring the authorized likeness of Lon Chaney, and the Metaluna Mutant from This Island Earth! Each fully poseable 8-inch figure has real fabric clothing, and comes in resealable retro-styled packaging! Designed and sculpted by EMCE Toys! (Case assortment, item code #APR131738, SRP: $20.00)[/box_light]
I can’t wait to see what happens when Thor: The Dark World hits theaters. I enjoyed the first movie, but always wanted more on Asgard. Well, in this film we’re getting a lot of Asgard, and a ton of Dark Elves run by Christopher Eccelston. DST is unleashing some awesome Minimates and new figures to go along with the film!
In November, an entire series of 2-inch Marvel Minimates will be dedicated to Thor: The Dark World! The 53rd Marvel assortment at comic shops and specialty stores will include four different two-packs: Thor with Malekith, Loki with Heimdall, Dr. Erik Selvig with Dark Elf and Darcy Lewis with Dark Elf. Designed by the team at Art Asylum, each Minimate stands 2 inches tall and includes a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories, including an alternate head for Malekith, hands for the Dark Elves, a helmet for Loki and bare legs for Selvig.
For those who like their toys a little bigger, Thor and Jane Foster will each get a 7-inch-scale figure in the Marvel Select action figure line, featuring the likenesses of Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman! Designed by Gentle Giant Studios, each figure will have 16 points of articulation, and each will come packaged with half of a detailed diorama based on the film. Connect them together to re-create the movie at home! Look for Thor to hit comic shops and specialty stores starting in November, followed by Jane later in the month.
I can’t wait to get my hands on the Thor 2 Minimates! It’ll be great when all the films come out and I can have a Phase 2 Minimates collection! Stay Tuned to DFAT next week, when we reveal more Diamond Select merchandise!