Diamond Select to Honor the History of the Universal Monsters This Fall
May 25, 2012

This fall will be a great season for Universal Monsters fans. Not only will Universal release eight classic Universal Monsters movies on Blu-ray for the first time, Diamond Select Toys will also be paying tribute to the origins of the most famous monsters on Earth. True, you’ve already seen DST’s upcoming assortments of 7-inch action figures and 2-inch Minimates, as well as their new line of 8-inch vinyl bust banks, but they aren’t done yet! There are still two more DST products to announce for the Universal Monsters in 2012, and they’re both a blast from the past.

Last year, DST honored the cinematic origins of the Mummy, the Wolfman and the Creature from the Black Lagoon by releasing them as a boxed set of black-and-white figures — the way they were originally seen in theaters — dubbed the Legacy Series. Well, this year, DST is adding to the legacy with a boxed set of Dracula, Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein, all in stunning black-and-white! With sculpting by Gabriel Marquez, Rudy Garcia and Jean St. Jean, these 7-inch figures will come packaged in a beautiful display box, but each will also come with a base for out-of-package display.

The final Universal Monsters products to hit in 2012 will be from the past, as well — this time the distant 1970s! DST’s 8-inch Retro Cloth Series 3 will bring us the Bride of Frankenstein and the Creature from the Black Lagoon in the style of vintage 1970s toy lines like Remco’s Universal Monsters or Mego’s World’s Greatest Monsters. With real fabric clothing designed by retro experts EMCE Toys, these figures will bring out the kid in you… or at least show you how your parents lived way back when.

Pre-order today from your local comic shop or your favorite online retailer! To find your nearest comic shop, visit comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest comic shop,

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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