News Item from DST: New X-Files, iZombie, PvZ, BTTF Products on Sale 12/30 in Comic Shops
December 30, 2015

 

Ring in the New Year at Your Comic Shop with New Items from DST!

 

The holidays are nearly over, but Diamond Select Toys still has a few more toys to deliver! On December 30th, your local comic shop will get in a sack full of goodies, allowing you to kick off 2016 with new items from iZombie, X-Files, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Back to the Future, Batman: The Animated Series, Marvel Comics, Back to the Future, The Nightmare Before Christmas and H.P. Lovecraft! Read on for more info, then reserve yours at your local comic shop!

 

Back to the Future 30th Ann. 2015 Minimates Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time for Minimates to go back to the future! DST is revisiting their popular Back to the Future Minimates mini-figure line, with new box sets featuring never-before-made characters! First up is a brand new set from 2015, featuring three all-new characters ­­– Griff Tannen, Marlene McFly and Marty McFly, Jr. — plus a new figure of two-tie-wearing Marty McFly, Sr.! Each Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts and accessories, including Griff’s Pit Bull hoverboard. Packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #JUL152197, SRP: $19.99)

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Back to the Future Minimates 30th Ann. Hill Valley 2015 Box Set (Item #JUL152197, SRP: $19.99)
Batman Animated Series Poison Ivy Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Itching to expand on your bust collection? DST is seeding their Batman: The Animated Series line with a brand-new bust of Poison Ivy, the Batman villainess with a soft spot for plants! Dr. Pamela Isley is the third bust in the series, allowing her to team up with Harley Quinn against Batman himself! Capturing Bruce Timm’s timeless design in three dimensions, this approximately 6” tall bust of the bellicose botanist sits atop a decorative base inspired by the show and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Limited to 3,000 pieces! (Item #JUL152193, SRP: $59.99)

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Batman The Animated Series Poison Ivy Resin Bust (Item #JUL152193, SRP: $59.99)
Cthulhu Idol Glow-in-the-Dark Vinyl Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming… and glowing! This new, glow-in-the-dark vinyl bank of the Old God Cthulhu, as described in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft, measures approximately 8 inches tall and is cast in a glowing material that is recharged in sunlight. Bring him along when exploring the tunnels beneath the Mountains of Madness, or even the sunken city of R’lyeh! Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #FEB158317, SRP: $22.99)

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Cthulhu Idol Glow-in-the-Dark Vinyl Bank (Item #FEB158317, SRP: $22.99)

 

IZombie TV Liv Moore Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! You only Liv twice! As a doctor who became a zombie, Liv Moore is the focus of the hit CW show iZombie, in which she solves crimes by eating the brains (and memories) of the victims. And now she’s the newest action figure from Diamond Select Toys! Sculpted in a 7” scale, this Liv Moore action figure includes an interchangeable chopsticks-holding hand, as well as a pipe, coffee cup, hot sauce bottle, and a delicious brain casserole. The figure features approximately 16 points of articulation, and comes packaged on a blister card. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #AUG152313, SRP: $19.99)

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iZombie TV Liv Moore Action Figure (Item #AUG152313, SRP: $19.99)

 

Marvel Captain America’s Shield Gelatin Mold

A Diamond Select Toys release! When Captain America throws his mighty shield, there’s gelatin for everyone! No other dessert will dare oppose a delicious gelatin made using this plastic mold in the shape of Cap’s shield. Measuring approximately 10 inches in diameter, snacktime at Avengers Mansion just got a lot more awesome! Packaged in a full-color window box. Not for use in the oven. (Item #SEP152160, SRP: $15.00)

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Marvel Captain America’s Shield Gelatin Mold (Item #SEP152160, SRP: $15.00)
Marvel Retro Thor Action Figure Limited Edition Gift Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Forsooth, the Odinson approacheth! Capturing Marvel’s God of Thunder in all his 1970s glory, this retro-style action figure set features a cloth-costumed Thor just as he looked when he was released by the Mego Corporation in his first action figure appearance! With his hammer, helmet, and long golden hair, Thor comes packaged inside a vintage-style window box. Thor also comes with two extra heads and outfits to change into his alter ego, Dr. Donald Blake, as well as a more modern take on the hero, complete with an updated hammer. All are packaged in a display-ready gift tray. Limited to 3,000 sets! Designed and Sculpted by EMCE Toys! (Item #JUL152207, SRP: $80.00)

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Marvel Retro Cloth Thor Action Figure Limited Edition Gift Set (Item #JUL152207, SRP: $80.00)
Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Series 2 Foil Bag Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Who says Christmas can only come once a year? This all-new assortment of Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates features eight new blind-bagged figures, including The Pumpkin King, Santa Claus, Santa Jack, the Easter Bunny, Zero, new versions of Jack and Sally, and a rare, one-per-case glowing Zero! There’s a full set in every case of 18 foil bags, and each Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #JUL152204, SRP: $5.99/ea.)

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Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Series 2 Foil Bag Asst. (Item #JUL152204, SRP: $5.99/ea.)

 

Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Select Deluxe Yeti Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Are the Plants winning in your Plants vs. Zombies toy collection? Even the odds a little with DST’s deluxe action figure of the Zombies’ secret weapon, the Yeti! Measuring approximately 8 inches tall, this oversized Zombie comrade features multiple points of articulation, and comes packaged in the famous Select-style packaging, perfect for display or storage, with reference artwork on the spine. (Item #JUN152101, SRP: $24.99)

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Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Select Deluxe Yeti Figure (Item #JUN152101, SRP: $24.99)
X-Files Minimates Modern Mulder & Scully 2-Pack

A Diamond Select Toys release! Mulder and Scully are returning to TV in an all-new mini-series, and this Minimates 2-pack captures the pair in their all-new looks! These Minimates mini-figures of FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are based on their 2016 reunion show, and depict Mulder in his unshaven appearance, and Scully with her new hairstyle. Each mini-figure measures approximately 2 inches tall, with 14 points of articulation, and like all Minimates, their parts and accessories are fully interchangeable. Set includes weapons, badge hand and display bases, packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum. (Item #OCT152185, SRP: $9.99)

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X-Files Minimates Modern Mulder & Scully 2-Pack (Item #OCT152185, SRP: $9.99)

 

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.

Read other articles by Daniel Pickett.

 

 

 

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