Diamond Select Toys Announces Minimates 10th Anniversary Event at NYCC
September 28, 2012

In celebration of ten years of Minimates, Diamond Select Toys will be holding a 10th Anniversary Minimates celebration in the toy line’s birthplace, New York City! Reed Exhibitions’ New York Comic-Con will host the event October 11-14, and the festivities will include an exhibit, a panel, a signing and three separate Minimate giveaways!

Located in room 1B02 of the Jacob Javits Center, the exhibit will showcase Minimates, artwork and animation from throughout the line’s 10-year run, from their rock-and-roll beginnings at the NYC-based Art Asylum in 2002 to their multi-brand empire with Diamond Select Toys today. It will be open during Comic-Con show hours all four days, and attendees will receive one free promo Minimate from the company archives, while supplies last. (One per person for the weekend.)

The Minimates panel, taking place on Sunday at 10:45 in Room 1A06, will be attended by Product Manager Robert Yee, Minimate designers Uriel Caton and Barry Bradfield, and Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat. The presentation will focus on current and upcoming product, with a Q&A session to follow. Any attendee with a children’s badge will receive a free Battle Beast Minimate, while supplies last. It will be followed by a free Universal Monsters poster signing with Uriel and Barry in the exhibit room.

The anniversary will be additionally commemorated with a white Minimate blank featuring the Minimates 10th Anniversary logo, to be given out at the Diamond Select Toys booth, #2167. The giveaway will start at 10:00, Friday through Sunday, and will stop when the day’s allotment has been given out. The same Minimate will be given out all three days, one per person. Ask a DST staffer at the booth for your Minimate.

Stay tuned for more info about DST signings and exclusives at NYCC!

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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