DST Returns to San Diego Comic-Con, with Two Great Panels and Three Free Posters!
July 11, 2014

San Diego is the city so nice they gave it one name and decided to stick with it. But for one week out of every year, it unofficially becomes known as “Geek Paradise!” As the team at Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum are all geeks themselves, they are happy to announce that they will once again be setting up a booth at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 24-27, and hosting two panels for their fans!

Come by booth #2607 to check out the newest products, pick up the various exclusives, and fill some holes in your collection from the DST store! Build your own Minimate at the Build-A-Minimate booth, and pick up posters of original Marvel, Sin City and Jay & Silent Bob Minimates artwork that will be handed out throughout the weekend. Then come to two panels spotlighting DST’s upcoming releases!

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Minimates Mini-Figures: From Marvel to Clerks to TMNT!
Saturday, 1:30-2:30, Room 8
Minimates may be tiny, but 2014 may be their biggest year yet! Diamond Select Toys President Chuck Terceira, prototype painter Jason Wires and Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat will discuss what’s coming up for the popular 2-inch mini-figure line, including new series based on Marvel Comics, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Godzilla, The Walking Dead, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Clerks, Sin City, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Pathfinder, Aliens and more! Check out new photos and artwork, sit in on a Q&A session, and stick around for a Minimates prize drawing at the end of the panel!

Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds
Sunday, 3:00-4:00, Room 7AB
The creative minds at Diamond Select Toys are known for their diverse product lines, from 7-inch Select action figures to electronic vehicles to role-play items to vinyl banks. With Minimates represented elsewhere, the DST team will attempt to cover every non-Minimates item they have coming up, from such brands as Marvel Comics, Sin City, Godzilla, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Batman, The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Star Trek, Universal Monsters, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Clerks, Lost in Space, Aliens and more! Panelists will include Diamond Select Toys President Chuck Terceira, Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat and prototype painter Jason Wires. They’ll also hold a Q&A, announce a brand-new product line, and hold a prize drawing at the end of the panel!

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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