On Sale This Week From DST: Batman, B9 and Marvel’s Villain Zombies!
December 17, 2014

It’s another New Toy Day at comic shops and specialty stores across North America, when the latest toys and collectibles get delivered. And this week four new Diamond Select Toys items are shipping, just in time for the holidays! DST’s vinyl bust banks of Batman and Robin from the classic 1960s TV series have arrived, as has their metal bottle opener of the robot B9 from Lost in Space, and the latest Marvel Minimates Zombie Villains Box Set! Read more about them below, and call up your local shop to see if they have them in stock!

Batman Classic TV Series Batman Vinyl Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! This is one bank the Joker won’t dare to rob! Standing 8 inches tall, this vinyl bank depicts Batman as he appeared in the Batman Classic TV Series. With a coin slot on the back and an access door on the bottom, this bust bank of Batman also features collector-quality sculpting and paint applications, and is the perfect addition to any Batman collection. Packaged in a clear polybag. Designed by Barry Bradfield, and sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #JUN142088, SRP: $22.99)

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Batman Classic TV Series Robin Vinyl Bust Bank
A Diamond Select Toys Release! They say a good sidekick is worth his weight in gold, but is he worth his weight in pennies? This 8-inch bust of Robin as he appeared in the Batman Classic TV Series is actually a vinyl bank, with detailed sculpting and paint to make it resemble a high-end collectible. With a coin slot on the back and an access door in the base, you’ll be saying “Holy savings, Batman!” Packaged in a clear polybag. Designed by Barry Bradfield, and sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #JUL142040, SRP: $22.99)

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Lost in Space Robot B9 Metal Bottle Opener
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Class M-3 Model B9 General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental Control Robot is the most important piece of equipment on the Jupiter 2 mission. In addition to running air and soil tests on the planets they visit, it also opens all of their bottles! This 4-inch sculpted metal opener has magnets on the back, so it will stay on your refrigerator or lunar module until you’re in danger of getting thirsty! Comes packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #JUL142035, SRP: $18.00)
http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/lost-in-space-robot-b9-metal-bottle-opener

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Marvel Minimates Zombie Villains Series 2 Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys release! The Villain Zombies are back, to take another bite out of the Marvel Minimates line! This time, Zombie Dr Doom, Zombie Morbius, Zombie Kingpin and Zombie Sabretooth make up the box set, which should have your Marvel heroes quaking in their boots. Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall and features interchangeable parts and accessories.  (Item #JUN142082, SRP: $19.99)
http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/marvel-minimates-zombie-villains-series-2-box-set

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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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1 Comment »

  • Batfanatic says:

    The 66 Batman banks are really nice but not sure if they’re worth the price listed. I was able to pick them up from TRU for $9.99 a piece due to a discrepancy on the shelf tag.

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