In Stores This Week From DST: Aliens, Batman, Godzilla, The Walking Dead and More!
February 5, 2015

It’s a huge week for Diamond Select Toys, with plenty of toys, kitchenware and office supplies heading to comic shops and specialty stores for New Toy Day! Starting Wednesday, you’ll be able to pick up Michonne’s sword as a letter opener, Spider-Man’s head as a gelatin mold and even the Batmobile as a bottle opener, as well as new Minimates sets from Godzilla, Kill Bill and Sin City! Check out the full list of items below, and find your nearest comic shop at ComicShopLocator.com!

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Alien Facehugger Metal Bottle Opener
A Diamond Select Toys Release! There is nothing more unnerving than the site of a facehugger alien skittering towards you. Those grabbing legs and prehensile tails make them fierce opponents… and great bottle openers! Your next bottled beverage won’t stand a chance once you break out your 3″ facehugger opener. Its solid metal construction will have that bottlecap off in a split second, and the magnets on the back allow it to hang on your refrigerator door, or the nearest bulkhead, waiting for its chance to strike. Comes packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #SEP142250, SRP: $18.00)

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/alien-facehugger-metal-bottle-opener

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Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile Metal Bottle Opener
A Diamond Select Toys Release! What’s in the glove compartment of the Batmobile? Probably things that won’t fit in Batman’s utility belt, like Bat-pens, Bat-straws… and this solid metal bottle opener of the Batmobile itself! Depicting the famous vehicle, as seen in the Batman Classic TV Series, this 4″ solid metal opener has magnets on the back, so it can park itself on your refrigerator door until Commissioner Gordon calls. Comes packaged in a full-color slipcase. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (Item #SEP142255, SRP: $18.00)

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/batman-classic-tv-series-batmobile-metal-bottle-opener

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Batman Classic TV Series Riddler Bust
Riddle me this, riddle me thus — who will be the next Batman TV bust? The Riddler, as played by Frank Gorshin, is the fourth in DST’s line of resin busts based on the Batman Classic TV Show! Joining the Joker in the ranks of Batman’s greatest foes, this bust of an unmasked, unhinged Riddler measures approximately 6 inches tall atop a base inspired by the show’s famous opening animation. It’s the answer to what to get if you’re a Batman fan! Packaged in a full-color box. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! Coming this winter! (SRP: $59.99, item #AUG142280)

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/batman-classic-tv-series-riddler-resin-bust

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Godzilla Classic Minimates Series 2 Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Classic Godzilla Minimates line continues, with new 2-inch mini-figures of Godzilla and his greatest foes! Series 2 includes tiny versions of Atomic Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Jet Jaguar and Hedorah the Smog Monster, each featuring a variety of interchangeable parts. Mix and match to create your own kaiju hybrids! Comes packed on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #SEP142253, SRP: $19.99)

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/godzilla-classic-minimates-series-2-box-set

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Kill Bill 10th Anniversary Minimates Masters of Death Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Beatrix Kiddo was not always a sword-wielding, highly skilled assassin. It took years of training, and the newest Kill Bill Minimates box set features the men who made her what she is today. Pai Mei, Hattori Hanzo and Bill himself join Beatrix Kiddo in the Masters of Death box set, each with 14 points of articulation and a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Comes packed on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #SEP142252, SRP: $19.99)

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/kill-bill-10th-anniversary-minimates-masters-of-death-box-set

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Marvel Spider-Man Gelatin Mold
A Diamond Select Toys release! There’s always room for Spider-Man! Make your next dessert a hit with kids of all ages with this Spider-Man gelatin mold, featuring the distinctive face of the world-famous wall-crawler! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, the plastic mold is perfect for chilled desserts, and a must for any superhero-themed shindig. Comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #OCT142190, SRP: $15.00)

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/marvel-spider-man-gelatin-mold

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Sin City Minimates Series 2 Hard Goodbye Box Set
They killed Goldie. And now they’re gonna pay. Marv barrels his way into the Sin City movie line, with a four-pack of Minimates based entirely on his storyline, “The Hard Goodbye”! With Marv, Wendy, Kevin and Cardinal Roark in one box set, this is guaranteed to be one of the most hard-boiled Minimates sets ever made! Each Minimates mini-figure stands 2 inches tall and features a variety of interchangeable parts, weapons and accessories. Comes packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! Coming this fall! ($19.99, item #AUG142282)

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/sin-city-minimates-hard-goodbye-box-set

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Star Trek TOS Captain Kirk Vinyl Bust Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! Joining first officer Mr. Spock, here’s the second bank in DST’s Star Trek line – Captain James T. Kirk! The stalwart captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise levels his phaser at anyone who would even think about stealing the money you keep inside this vinyl bust bank. With a coin slot on the back and an access door in the base, this 8″ bank features collectible-quality painting and sculpting. Make owning it your prime directive! Sculpted by Patrick Piggott! Comes packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #OCT142192, SRP: $22.99)

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/star-trek-tos-captain-kirk-vinyl-bust-bank

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo Pizza Cutter
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Each of the Ninja Turtles wields his own signature weapon, but there is one weapon shared by them all: the pizza cutter! Designed to resemble Michelangelo’s grinning head, this kitchen accessory can spell victory or defeat for the TMNT, so be sure you have one on hand to help feed the entire clan! Packaged in a full-color collector box. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #MAY142228, SRP: $14.99)

http://diamondselecttoys.com/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-michelangelo-pizza-cutter

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Walking Dead Michonne’s Sword Letter Opener Set
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The bad news: Your mailman is a zombie. The good news: Opening letters just got awesome! This letter opener is a 10-inch metal replica of Michonne’s sword from The Walking Dead comic book, and its holder is a 7-inch resin zombie head. Sink the blade deep into the walker’s skull every time you use it, and you’ll feel like a hardened zombie killer every time you go to the mailbox! Packaged in a full-color box. (Item #JUL142042, SRP: $89.99)

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/walking-dead-michonnes-sword-letter-opener-set

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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, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.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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