On Sale This Week From DST: Star Trek, Star Wars and Some Incredible Hulks!
June 18, 2013

It’s another big day for Diamond Select Toys! This week’s New Toy Day brings Minimates, action figures and vinyl banks based on Star Wars, Star Trek and Marvel Comics, which means there’s six reasons (probably more) to visit your local comic shop this Wednesday! Check out what’s new, and find your local comic shop at comicshoplocator.com!

Star Trek Select Kirk Figure
It’s an all-new Star Trek action figure line designed especially for collectors, and the second offering in this series is Captain James T. Kirk! This 7-inch scale figure comes with a section of the engineering room of the U.S.S. Enterprise that’s in scale to your Original Series action figures, and has a reversible wall panel. THe diorama includes a reeling figurine of Khan from the classic episode “Space Seed,” and Kirk can wage combat using his interchangeable parts, including alternate pipe-holding hands, leaping legs and a support peg, for for a variety of display options! Sculpted by Patrick Piggott! (SRP: $24.99)

Star Trek Legacy Minimates Series 1 Assortment
Star Trek Minimates return! With the USS Enterprise getting the Minimates Vehicle treatment next month, DST is bringing back Star Trek Minimates with a full assortment from across two TV shows and two movies! The first series of two-packs includes Wrath of Khan Captain Kirk and Khan, First Contact Captain Picard and Borg Queen, Captain Sisko and Jem Hadar and Captain Archer and Xindi from Enterprise! Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of removable and interchangeable parts and accessories, including show-specific weapons. All of these Minimates will only be available on the specialty market, so order boldly! (SRP: $9.99Ea.)

Star Wars Han Solo in Carbonite Vinyl Bank
No wonder Han Solo was worth so much to Boba Fett – he was full of Boba’s loose change! Standing over 12 inches tall, this vinyl re-creation of Han Solo frozen in carbonite from the end of The Empire Strikes Back features a coin slot and a freezing-chamber-inspired base. Save up your bounties for a rainy day in one of our biggest Star Wars banks yet! (SRP: $23.00)

Marvel Minimates Hulk Through the Ages Box Set
Celebrate ten years of Marvel Minimates with the line’s brawniest box set ever, featuring none other than the Incredible Hulk! This specialty-exclusive four-pack includes the Hulk as Vegas enforcer Joe Fixit, future Hulk incarnation The Maestro, the Red-Green hybrid Composite Hulk and his the Subterranea-dwelling Barbarian Hulk. That’s four Hulking figures in one set! Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, and comes with various interchangeable parts and accessories, including alternate helmets, capes and jackets! (SRP $19.99)

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.
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