In Stores This Week from DST: Mad Monster Party, Universal Monsters and The Munsters!
October 24, 2012

One more week until Halloween, and Diamond Select Toys has turned up the terror on New Toy Day! This week, they’re shipping plenty of horror-themed items to comic shops across America, as well as a new issue of the Battle Beasts comic book from IDW, so check in with your local store to see what they’re getting!

Mad Monster Party Select Action Figure Assortment
The classic Rankin/Bass holiday film is back from the grave! Featuring the iconic stop-motion animation of Rankin/Bass and starring every famous monster you can think of, Mad Monster Party roared into theaters in 1967 and has been a cult classic ever since. Now, the film gets the toy treatment it deserves with movie-accurate action figures of The Baron, Fang and Dracula! Each 7-inch scale figure includes a display base and movie-accurate accessories, and comes in its own display-ready collector packaging. Sculpted by Tony Cipriano!

Battle Beasts #4 (IDW Publishing)
The final chapter of the Battle Beasts mini-series comes to its teeth-gnashing conclusion! The entire Beast invasion force descends on our heroes as they attempt to reclaim the Dread Weapons from the last man on Earth who should wield them — the megalomaniac boss of Bliss Reynolds! Can Vorin, Merk and Gruntos stand against the newly empowered rageaholic? Can any Beast? Can the world? They’re going to try! Words by Bobby Curnow, art by Valerio Schiti, variant cover by Jeff Zornow! Toys coming this winter from DST!

The Munsters Select Eddie and Marilyn Figure Two-Pack
Voted Best New License of 2011 by Cool Toy Review, DST’s hit 7″ Munsters line continues with the next two figures in the family, Eddie and Marilyn! The two youngest members of the Munster clan come as a pair, side-by-side in display-ready Select figure packaging, along with Eddie’s stuffed animal Woof-Woof and an exclusive accessory: Spike’s enormous collar! The missing piece in your Munsters collection! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!

The Munsters B&W Family Figure Box Set
You’ve collected them in color, now we’ve collected them in black-and-white! This deluxe collectors’ box set presents the entire Munsters clan — Herman, Lily, Grandpa, Marilyn and Eddie — as they looked in their original black and-white TV appearances on The Munsters! The Black-and-white versions of Eddie and Marilyn will only be available as part of this set, and all of them come with bases and accessories in a display-quality window box. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!

The Munsters B&W Munster Koach Minimate Vehicle
Everybody’s been talking about The Munsters lately, from DST’s popular 7-inch figures to the upcoming TV special. Well, now the Munsters are going Mini! The first-ever Munsters Minimates vehicle is the Munsters Koach! It comes in an exclusive black-and-white color scheme, with an excusive figure of Herman Munster in his racing outfit. The Koach can accommodate multiple 2-inch Minimate figures, and is packed on a blister card.

Universal Monsters Hunchback of Notre Dame Minimates Box Set
Meet the newest Mini monster! The popular Universal Monsters line of Minimates expands its line-up to the classic film The Hunchback of Notre Dame with this all-new box set! The set includes Quasimodo, Phoebus, the set-exclusive Esmerelda and the set-exclusive King of Fools Quasimodo! Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of removable and interchangeable parts and accessories.

Walking Dead Minimates B&W Halloween ComicFest 2-Pack
The Walking Dead comic book has reached its landmark 100th issue, and Diamond Select Toys is celebrating with an exclusive black-and-white two-pack of Walking Dead Minimates! Winter Coat Dale and the Female Zombie come colored in shades of grey, in honor of the long-running black-and-white series, and will only be available through retailers participating in Halloween ComicFest. Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of removable and interchangeable parts and accessories.

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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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