In Stores This Week From DST: Aliens, TMNT, Batman and More!
December 2, 2014

It’s almost New Toy Day, and comic shops and specialty stores around the world are getting in a bunch of new products from Diamond Select Toys! The first Aliens bank! The Batarang bottle opener! The official Back to the Future lighter! Bluntman and Chronic retro action figures! And new Minimates from Pathfinder and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! There’s something for everybody in stores this week! Find your nearest shop here, or order at diamondselecttoys.com!

Aliens Alien Warrior Vinyl Bust Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! What’s inside an alien besides acid blood, a metal tongue and spite? Your money! This 8″ vinyl bank of a warrior-class xenomorph from the sci-fi classic Aliens may have a coin slot on the back and an access door on the bottom, but it looks just like a high-quality collectible bust! A detailed sculpt and paint job make this a must-have item for any Aliens collection. (Item #JUN142092, SRP: $22.99)

http://diamondselecttoys.com/aliens-alien-warrior-vinyl-bust-bank

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Back to the Future 2 Biff Tannen’s Pleasure Paradise Zippo Lighter
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Zippo lighter is one of the most distinctive lighters ever made, and we can imagine this all-new Zippo design being sold in Biff Tannen’s hotel and casino, located in the heart of Hill Valley. Flip open this metal Zippo lighter sporting the Pleasure Paradise logo, and it’s sure to warm the dampest spirits. Comes packaged in a full-color collector case. (Item #DEC138390, SRP $29.99)

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/back-to-the-future-2-biff-tannens-pleasure-paradise-zippo-lighter

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Batman Classic TV Series Batarang Metal Bottle Opener
A Diamond Select Toys Release! An essential item for any utility belt! In the Batman Classic TV Series, the Batarang served a multitude of purposes, from grappling hook to boomerang to cutting tool, and now we’ve given it another job! This 4-inch solid metal replica of the classic Batarang is actually a bottle opener, using the points and talons of the most famous Bat-tool to pry the cap off of any bottle. With two magnets on the back, it will hang on your Bat-fridge until it’s needed! Comes packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #JUL142039, SRP: $18.00)

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Bluntman and Chronic Retro Cloth Action Figure Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Look, up in the sky, it’s Bluntman and Chronic! The comic book heroes created by director Kevin Smith and featured in “Jay & SIlent Bob Strike Back” are now a pair of Retro-style 8″ action figures! Each figure includes a real fabric costume and a removable weapon, and will fit into your 8″ retro collection like it was made in the 1970s! Designed and sculpted by EMCE Toys! (Item #MAR141946, SRP: $19.99/ea.)

http://diamondselecttoys.com/bluntman-chronic-retro-cloth-action-figures

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Pathfinder Minimates Series 1 Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys Release! From across the world of Golarion come representatives of four of the most well-known races of the Pathfinder RPG! This four-pack of 2-inch Minimates mini-figures includes the heroic Valeros, Human Fighter; the heavily armed Harsk, Dwarf Ranger; the mysterious Merisiel, Elf Rogue; and a vicious Goblin Warrior. Each Minimate features interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #JUN142089, SRP: $19.99)

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/pathfinder-minimates-series-1-box-set

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates Blind Bag Series 1 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The heroes on the half-shell are joining the Minimates family, and we’re offering them in a whole new way! Each countertop display contains 18 blind-bagged pouches, and each pouch contains one 2-inch Minimates mini-figure, featuring interchangeable parts and accessories. Each display holds nine different Minimates, including Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, April O’Neil, Shredder, Foot Soldier, Footbot and a rare, one-per-case translucent Raphael! There’s a full set in every case! Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #JUL142033, SRP: $5.99/ea.)

http://diamondselecttoys.com/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-minimates-blind-bag-series-1-asst

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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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