San Diego Comic Con will be happening July 24-27th, and us here at DFAT can’t wait to share some coverage of all the crazy, geeky stuff that gets announced. Our good friends over at Diamond Select Toys will there and they have some pretty amazing things planned for their time in San Diego. Below, we have information on the TWO panels that they’ll be holding, and after that, you can hang out at the brand new, Diamond Select Lounge. Sound like the best way for a geek to relax!
Come by booth #2607 to check out the newest products, pick up the various exclusives, and fill some holes in your collection from the DST store! Build your own Minimate at the Build-A-Minimate booth, and pick up posters of original Marvel, Sin City and Jay & Silent Bob Minimates artwork that will be handed out throughout the weekend. Then come to two panels spotlighting DST’s upcoming releases!
[box_light]Minimates Mini-Figures: From Marvel to Clerks to TMNT!
Saturday, 1:30-2:30, Room 8
Minimates may be tiny, but 2014 may be their biggest year yet! Diamond Select Toys President Chuck Terceira, prototype painter Jason Wires and Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat will discuss what’s coming up for the popular 2-inch mini-figure line, including new series based on Marvel Comics, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Godzilla, The Walking Dead, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Clerks, Sin City, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Pathfinder, Aliens and more! Check out new photos and artwork, sit in on a Q&A session, and stick around for a Minimates prize drawing at the end of the panel![/box_light]
[box_light]Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds
Sunday, 3:00-4:00, Room 7AB
The creative minds at Diamond Select Toys are known for their diverse product lines, from 7-inch Select action figures to electronic vehicles to role-play items to vinyl banks. With Minimates represented elsewhere, the DST team will attempt to cover every non-Minimates item they have coming up, from such brands as Marvel Comics, Sin City, Godzilla, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Batman, The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Star Trek, Universal Monsters, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Clerks, Lost in Space, Aliens and more! Panelists will include Diamond Select Toys President Chuck Terceira, Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat and prototype painter Jason Wires. They’ll also hold a Q&A, announce a brand-new product line, and hold a prize drawing at the end of the panel![/box_light]
[box_light]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 the best chicken wings in town, all in a casual atmosphere, Taste & Thirst will be decorated with DST products and artwork during Comic-Con, 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. Taste and Thirst on Fourth is located at 715 4th Ave. in San Diego.[/box_light]
Make sure you check out all the amazing DST festivities while you geek it up at SDCC!