In Stores This Week From DST: Captain America Minimates, Deadpool Bottle Opener, Mr. Spock Bank and Ghostbusters Minimates!
February 12, 2014

It’s almost time for New York Toy Fair, when Diamond Select Toys will be showing off a bunch of awesome upcoming products, but today is New Toy Day, which means a bunch of awesome products are hitting stores right now! Check out the list of items based on Star Wars, Star Trek, Ghostbusters, Marvel Comics and Knight Rider, then track them down at your nearest comic shop! Whether it’s Minimates, Banks or bottle openers, there’s something for everybody!

Marvel Minimates Series 54 Captain America Asst.
The new Captain America movie is on the way, but we couldn’t wait to pay tribute to the First Avenger with his own dedicated assortment of Minimates! Series 54 includes four different two-packs, including Fighting Chance Captain America with Robot Red Skull, The Winter Soldier (First Appearance) with The Falcon, Baron Strucker and a Hydra Elite Soldier, and a short-packed variant set with a Hydra Elite and Madame Hydra, a.k.a. Viper! Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #SEP131922, SRP $9.99 ea.)

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Star Trek Spock Bust Bank
Saving is logical, but banks can still be fun! Satisfy your human and Vulcan halves with the first in DST’s fascinating new line of Star Trek vinyl bust banks! This 8-inch rendering of the USS Enterprise’s famous first officer has a coin slot in the back and an access door in the base so you can store your spare change, as well as your conflicting emotions! Sculpted by Patrick Piggott! (Item #JUL131819, SRP: $22.99)

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Ghostbusters Minimates “I Love This Town” Box Set
Ghostbusters Minimates are back! The four main Ghostbusters have re-united… for a four-pack based on the final scene of the classic original film! Each 2-inch mini-figure features a new, removable proton pack and various interchangeable parts and accessories (some of them covered with marshmallow). Set comes packaged on a blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #NOV131817, SRP: $19.99)

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Marvel Venom Metal Bottle Opener
Thirsty for vengeance? Have a cool beverage instead, courtesy of this solid metal bottle opener in the shape of Eddie Brock, a.k.a. the Spider-Man villain called Venom! Just wrap his teeth and tongue around the bottlecap of your drink of choice and voila – that thirst goes away, perhaps replaced by a hunger for juicy brains. Measuring just under 4 inches tall, this metal opener has a polished chrome finish, as well as magnets on the back to keep him on your fridge, plotting revenge. Comes packaged in a collector case with full-color slipcover. (Item #OCT131849, SRP: $18)

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Star Wars Commander Thire Vinyl Bust Bank
One of the greatest Clone Commanders in the Empire’s history is memorialized as the newest vinyl bust bank from DST! Commander Thire (born CC-4477) commanded the Coruscant Guard, elite shock troopers that defended the capital and hunted down Separatists during the Clone Wars. This 8-inch vinyl bust bank features a detailed sculpt and paint, as well as a coin slot for inserting loose change. Sculpted by Oluf Hartvigson! (Item #AUG132040, SRP: $22.99)

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Marvel Deadpool Metal Bottle Opener
Need to wash down your tacos with a tasty beverage? Then why not open that bottle with the most bad-ass bottle opener around? The Merc with a Mouth is now a solid metal opener, measuring just under 4 inches tall with a polished chrome finish. Magnets on the back keep him hanging around on your refrigerator, taco truck or unmarked van. Comes packaged in a collector case with full-color slipcover. (Item #SEP131921, SRP: $18)

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Knight Rider KARR 1:15 Electronic Vehicle
Watch your rear fender, KITT! The evil vehicle KARR (Knight Automated Roving Robot) appeared in two of the most popular episodes of the classic TV show Knight Rider, where he quickly established himself as one of the greatest vehicular bad guys ever! An early prototype of KITT that later became his greatest foe, KARR is now a 1/15 scale electronic replica, measuring 14 inches long with working lights and sound effects, including some of KARR’s classic lines from the show! Packaged in a window box with a try-me button. (Item #NOV131815, SRP: $60)

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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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