Diamond Select Toys Celebrates Two Anniversaries at Chicago’s C2E2
April 12, 2017

 

They call Chicago “Second City,” but it’s always first in the hearts of Diamond Select Toys, as they head back to Chi-town on April 21-23 for C2E2, the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo! Celebrating 15 years of Minimates mini-figures and Select action figures, DST will be setting up a booth at the show to show off their latest prototypes and sell some of their most popular collectibles, as well as hosting a panel where they’ll show off even more upcoming items and give away some sweet prizes!

Booth #817 will be your first stop, as new prototypes from Marvel, DC, Justice League, Gotham, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dark Tower, Alien: Covenant, Predator, Pulp Fiction and more will be on display, including some never-before-exhibited items! The DST store will also be open for business, with Select action figures, Gallery PVCs, Minimates mini-figures, vinyl banks and more waiting to fill holes in your collection. Plus, pick up exclusive free postcards featuring Marvel Minimates artwork!

Friday night will also be the time to come to the Diamond Select Toys panel! Titled Diamond Select Toys: 15 Years of Minimates and Select Figures,” the panel will take place on Friday, April 21, from 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM in Room S402. Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat will be there to talk about upcoming products, answer questions and give away prizes to randomly drawn attendees. He’ll also reveal the line-up and images of Marvel Animated Minimates Series 5, which hits Walgreens stores next month!

And if you can’t make it to the panel that night, you can catch Zach on C2E2’s Twitch stage Friday afternoon at 3:30!

See you in Chicago!

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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