What’s new this week from Diamond Select Toys?! As usual we see some awesome looking Minimates, a couple of cool bottle openers, and a Clone Trooper bank from Star Wars! Also keep reading below to check out what Diamond Select will be offering up at New York Comic Con this year, October 10th-13th!
Releases for September 18th
It’s another New Toy Day at comic shops across North America, and Diamond Select Toys has delivered some exciting new products! Fans thrilling to the latest goings-ons in the Walking Dead comic book and current Marvel Comics titles will want to pick up the latest assortments of Minimates for both series. The vinyl Commander Appo Bank will bring the Clone Wars to your house, and the Ghost Rider bottle opener is jaw-droppingly awesome!
Walking Dead Minimates Series 4 Asst.
Here comes the Gov! The toy line based on long-running comic series The Walking Dead is proud to introduce the series’ most famous villain, the Governor, along with two of his henchmen! The assortment includes four different two-packs, including The Governor with Bruce, Michonne (Poncho) with Gabe, and two short-packed, specialty-exclusive sets: Prison Lori with Shoulder Zombie and Alice with Shoulder Zombie. Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall and includes a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #MAY131782, SRP: $9.99)
Star Wars Commander Appo Vinyl Bust Bank
One of the most notorious Clone Commanders in the Empire’s history is memorialized as the newest vinyl bust bank from DST! Commander Appo (born CC-1119) was in charge of the famous 501st Legion, which aided Darth Vader in the purge of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant and went on to become one of the most respected and feared units in the Imperial Army. This 8-inch vinyl bust bank features a detailed sculpt and paint, as well as a coin slot for inserting loose change. Sculpted by Oluf Hartvigson! (Item #APR131739, SRP: $22.99)
Marvel Minimates Series 51: Marvel Now
The Marvel Universe will never be the same! With major team shake-ups across the Marvel Universe, DST is kicking off another ten years of Marvel Minimates with updated costumes and characters! Series 51 includes Spider-Man and Nova (Sam Alexander), Shanna the She-Devil and Sauron, Nick Fury Jr. and Heavy SHIELD Agent and a rare variant set, Maria Hill with Heavy SHIELD Agent. Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of removable and interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum!(Case asst. item # FEB131532, SRP: $9.99 Ea.)
Walking Dead One-Eyed Zombie Metal Bottle Opener
It’s another new Walking Dead product from DST! This 3.5-inch solid metal bottle opener depicts a dispatched zombie head from the smash hit comic book series, and way it opens bottles is as gruesome as the book itself! Simply insert any bottle in the zombie’s gaping eye socket and bottle caps will come off with ease! This opener also features magnets on the back for easy refrigerator door display. (Item #APR131737, SRP: $18.00)
Marvel Ghost Rider Metal Bottle Opener
It’s another awesome Marvel bottle opener from DST! This time, the designers have turned the Spirit of Vengeance into a bottle cap-removing force of nature. Simply insert the cap between Ghost Rider’s upper and lower jaw and vengeance is served! This 4-inch solid metal opener features magnets on the back for easy refrigerator door display. (Item #APR131743, SRP: $18.00)
[box_light]Diamond Select Toys is gearing up for their next convention, and it’s New York Comic-Con in the Art Asylum’s home town of New York City! Not only will DST have a cool new exclusive product — as well as the ever-popular Build-A-Minimate station — at booth #2036, they’ll also be hosting two panels full of hot new reveals!
First things first: the exclusive! DST will be offering an extremely limited variant on their 9-inch Femme Fatales PVC statue of David Mack’s Kabuki. Only 100 pieces have been made of an unmasked Kabuki statue, showcasing Kabuki’s facial scars. The individually numbered statues will be sold in a window box for $45, and will go on sale on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the start of the show. DST will also be selling three different bags of Minimates stands for $4 each, and don’t forget that if you purchase $20 worth of Minimates in our company store, you get to build your own Minimate at the Build-A-Minimate station! Ten years of parts are just waiting for you to create your own one-of-a-kind Minimate to take home! New parts added daily!
And now the panels! On Saturday, October 12, at 12:15 pm in room 1A01, DST will host the first of two panels, titled “Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds.” This panel will attempt to cover all of DST’s non-Minimates product lines, from Select-scale 7-inch action figures to electronic vehicles to busts to role-play items to vinyl banks. Diamond Select Toys Director Chuck Terceira, Product Manager Robert Yee and Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat will talk Marvel, Batman, Walking Dead, Star Wars, Star Trek, Universal Monsters, Godzilla, Pulp Fiction, Clerks, Lost in Space, Aliens, Sin City and more! Special guests will include sculptors Jean St. Jean and Eli Livingston! They’ll also hold a Q&A, announce some brand-new products, and there will be a prize drawing at the end of the panel!
And on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 1:30 pm, in room 1A08, DST will host their second panel, “Marvel Minimates: A Toy Line Turns Ten.” Wrapping up the tenth anniversary celebration of the Marvel Minimates line, Chuck, Robert and Zach will talk about Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier and their plans for the next decade! Plus, they’ll also share info about the other DST Minimates lines, including The Walking Dead, Sin City, Aliens and Battle Beasts, as well as submit to a Q&A session and show off new artwork! Special guests include artist Uriel Caton and animator Alex Kropinak! Plus, there’ll be a Minimates-themed prize drawing at the end of the panel!
So be sure to attend one or both panels, and come by booth #2036 to see the newest prototypes and products from Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum!
See you in at NYCC Towelites!
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