Diamond Select Toys Turns San Diego Eatery into the DST Lounge!
July 15, 2014

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!

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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.

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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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