In Stores this Week: Marvel Minimates, Munsters Vehicles and Star Trek Retro!
December 5, 2012

The holidays are fast approaching, and you can check off a couple more people on your shopping list by heading to your local comic shop for New Toy Day! In addition to case assortments of their Marvel Select Storm action figure, Diamond Select Toys is shipping three more brand-new items to stores that would be perfect for the TV or comic geek on your list.

The Munsters Munster Koach 1:15 Electronic Vehicle
Fans of ’60s television rejoice, because this 1/15 scale replica of the Munster family Koach has arrived! From the popular TV show The Munsters, the half-hot rod and half-hearse designed by auto legend George Barris measures 14 inches long and features working lights and sounds from the show, including a revving engine and squealing tires! With fully detailed moving parts, you’ll find yourself humming the theme song every time you look at it. This kar is a klassic!

Marvel Minimates Venom Through the Ages Box Set (Previews Exclusive)
It’s time to form a symbiotic relationship with your local comic shop! Why? Because that’s the only place you can get the this box set of Marvel Minimates focusing on the symbiote-wearing anti-hero known as Venom. This Previews-exclusive 4-pack includes Classic Venom, She-Venom, Transformation Venom and Flash Thompson as Venom. Each Minimate stands 2” tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of removable and interchangeable parts and accessories. Set comes packed on a blister card.

Star Trek Retro Cloth Mirror Universe Kirk & Spock
DST’s popular line of classically styled 8″ figures returns to Star Trek: The Original Series! This assortment depicts Kirk and Spock in their mirror-universe looks from the classic episode “Mirror, Mirror.” Both feature real cloth costumes in the retro 1970s style, as well as episode-specific accessories and facial hair! Designed and Sculpted by EMCE Toys!

Visit comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest comic shop.

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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