Ghostbusters 24″ Mr. Stay-Puft Photo Contest Continues, as the First Winner is Chosen!
June 12, 2014

DST just announced the first winner of their monthly “Mr. Stay-Puft Photo Contest”

 

We asked you to shoot your 24-inch Stay Puft Marshmallow Man bank somewhere near where you live, and now we’re ready to choose the winner for the month of May! It’s Jon Tilson of Alabama, who shot his Stay-Puft in the center of Dothan, AL, the peanut capital of the world! Mr. Stay Puft seems to have found an ally in the giant, peanut character who serves up his own kind. Who knew marshmallows and peanuts would get along so well!

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Jon will get $200 worth of DST prizes, including a Godzilla bank, a Knight Rider vehicle, an Amazing Spider-Man movie bust, and a variety of Ghostbusters items, including a Slimer bank, Slimer gelatin mold and a Ghostbusters Silicone Tray! Look for your box in the mail, Jon!

But the contest isn’t over! We’ll pick a new winner every month for the rest of the year, so keep sending in your photos! Got an idea for where to shoot your Marshmallow Man near your hometown? Check out the rules below, submit your photo and we’ll pick the next winner in early July!

Here’s what you do: Simply photograph your 24-inch Mr. Stay-Puft (either good or evil variety) somewhere near where you live. It could be the beach, the forest, the desert, the mountains, a city street, or even in front of a sign welcoming people to your town — we just want to see where Mr. Stay-Puft has been! Send the picture off to collectdst@gmail.com, and each month we’ll post a new batch of pictures on our Facebook page. One of the pictures we post will be randomly chosen to win that month’s prize! Prize packages will include $200 worth of toys and collectibles from DST!

Rules: Photos must be at least 600 x 800 pixels. One entry per person per monthly cycle. Duplicate entries will not be included in the drawing. If you do not win, a new photo can be submitted after the start of the new month. A previously submitted picture cannot be submitted again. All entries become the property of Diamond Select Toys, and can be used on various Websites and social media sites. Prize package value is based on suggested retail price of all items combined. Winners are prohibited from entering any DST contest again for one year.

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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