Halloween Never Ends With New Walking Dead and Universal Monsters Toys from DST!
November 8, 2012

Think Halloween is over? It’s not over! Halloween can never die! That’s why this Wednesday – a.k.a. New Toy Day – will bring four more horror-themed collectibles that the month of October could not contain! Check out what Diamond Select Toys has brought back from the grave, and then dig them up at your local comic book shop or specialty toy store!

Universal Monsters Black-and-White Legacy Series 2 Box Set
Between 1923 and 1958, Universal Studios released over 60 different monster movies, all in black-and-white, that gave the film world some of its most iconic characters. In honor of that legacy, this deluxe collectors’ box set presents three of the most famous Universal Monsters — Dracula, Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein — in their original-black and-white appearances! These exclusive 7-inch scale figures will only be available as part of this set, and come in a display-quality window box. Designed and sculpted by Rudy Garcia, Gabriel Marquez and Jean St. Jean!

Walking Dead Zombie Vinyl Bust Bank
Unlike the characters in Robert Kirkman’s ongoing comic series The Walking Dead, our future isn’t threatened by a zombie apocalypse. So why don’t you start saving for it? Put aside money for your zombie-proof dream house in this 8-inch vinyl bank depicting a lurker (or is it a roamer?) from the Walking Dead comic book, via the change slot in his back. Perched atop the book’s now-famous logo, this gruesome character will keep any weak-stomached burglars from plundering your nest egg. Sculpted by Eli Livingston!

Universal Monsters Frankenstein Bust Bank
Spinning out of DST’s successful line of Star Wars bust banks comes the all-new Universal Monsters series! The most famous monster of all, Frankenstein, will kick off this new line of 8-inch vinyl banks, which features highly detailed sculpts and paint. From the front it just looks like a high-quality bust, but turn it around and there’s a slot to keep your change in! Nobody will want to raid your savings when they’re safe inside this resurrected giant! Sculpted by Gabriel Marquez!

Universal Monsters Creature from the Black Lagoon Bust Bank
The second release in DST’s new line of vinyl banks was a no-brainer. After all, if you were going to make an 8-inch bust featuring highly detailed sculpts and paint, what monster would you want to see done right? The Creature from the Black Lagoon, of course! The scaly mer-monster has never looked better than in this detailed bank, and if you turn him around you can insert your loose change in a slot behind his gills. He’s the next evolution in banks! Sculpted by Bill Mancuso!

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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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