Diamond Select Toys Announces Comic-Con 2012 Exclusives
June 4, 2012

It’s almost that time of year again… the time of year when Diamond Select Toys hops on a plane across the country to attend the biggest pop-culture convention in America! San Diego’s Comic-Con International 2012 will run from July 12-15, and DST will have a ton of fun events for you to attend, including a Minimates panel, a Battle Beasts signing, our Build-a-Minimate station and some cool, cool giveaways. But this year will also be a huge year for DST’s exclusive toys! In partnership with Diamond Comics Distributors and the Previews catalog, DST will have the following exclusive items available for sale at their booth this year, and there’s something for everyone!

 

AVX: Avengers Vs. X-Men Marvel Minimates Box Set
The hottest comics crossover of the summer is now the coolest con-exclusive Minimate 4-pack! Hope Summers may be humanity’s destroyer or mutantkind’s savior, but whichever it is, three of the most powerful mutants in the X-Men army have united to protect her from Captain America and the Avengers. Hope’s first-ever Minimate 2-inch minifigure is joined by three brand-new Minimates of Cyclops, Emma Frost, and Colossus in his new Juggernaut-inspired look. Available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607).

 

Amazing Spider-Man Sewer Battle Marvel Minimates 2-Pack
In this summer’s blockbuster movie, the Amazing Spider-Man and the ferocious Lizard did battle under the streets of New York City, and Diamond Select Toys is adding to their popular movie assortment with two new Minimates! Tiny two-inch minifigures of Spidey and the Lizard get a splash of sewage in this exclusive two-pack. Available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607).

 

Walking Dead Minimates Rick and Zombie 2-Pack
The first two Walking Dead Minimates from Diamond Select Toys are only at SDCC! This two-pack of 2-inch minifigures includes a “battle-damaged” version of Officer Rick Grimes and a casual-attire zombie! Available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607).

 

 

Battle Beasts Minimates Vorin and Zik 2-Pack
The first series of Battle Beasts Minimates won’t be out until this fall, but Diamond Select Toys is offering fans a preview set that’s only at SDCC! The fully painted two-pack of 2-inch Beasts includes the heroic ram Vorin, star of the IDW comic series, and an all-new villainous dragonfly character, Zik! Available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607).

 

Amazing Spider-Man Movie Metallic Bust
Diamond Select Toys’ bust of Spider-Man from the new Amazing Spider-Man movie just got even more amazing! This SDCC-exclusive version sports a metallic paint scheme, stands almost 10 inches tall and is limited to only 600 pieces! Available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607). Limited to 600 pieces.

 

 

Star Wars R2-R9 Vinyl Bank
From Diamond Select Toys’ popular line of Star Wars banks comes a new, exclusive droid! Only available at SDCC, this 10-inch vinyl bank of R2-R9 from “Episode I: The Phantom Menace” has a slot in the back for storing your loose change, not to mention your secret battle plans. Best of all, this 1/4 scale figure fits in perfectly with your Ultimate Quarter Scale action figure collection! Available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607).

 

 

Femme Fatales Apparition Darkchylde Variant PVC Statue
This sneak-peek version of Diamond Select Toys’  upcoming Femme Fatales statue  is a dream come true! Featuring comic book heroine Darkchylde in stunning white, this 11-inch-tall statue is based on artwork by creator Randy Queen, and limited to only 100 pieces. Available only at the Diamond Select Toys booth (#2607)! Limited to 100 pieces.

 

 

Battle Beasts #1 with Exclusive SDCC Cover
The first issue of IDW’s new Battle Beasts comic book mini-series is here, and SDCC will have its very own cover! Depicting heroic beasts Vorin, Merk and Gruntos about to do battle on the steps of the San Diego Convention Center, this souvenir edition will be available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607), as well as numerous retailers on the show floor.

Check back soon for more info about DST’s giveaways and other retailer exclusives!

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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