On Sale This Week From DST: Thor, Ghostbusters and The Walking Dead!
November 5, 2013

Thor fights elves. The Ghostbusters fight ghosts. Rick Grimes fights zombies. It’s a bad week for the supernatural, as Diamond Select Toys rolls out three new products that will give any mythical creature a reason to run! With a new Walking Dead vinyl bank, a new Marvel Select figure and a new light-up Ghostbusters statue hitting comic shops and specialty stores this Wednesday, it’s looking like another great New Toy Day!

Walking Dead Rick Grimes Vinyl Bust Bank
The popular line of Walking Dead banks continues with its first human character! This 8-inch vinyl sculpture of protagonist Rick Grimes is based on his appearance in the acclaimed Walking Dead comic book series, and while it looks like a bust, it’s actually a bank, with a coin slot in the back as well as an opening in the base! Factor in Rick’s collectible-quality paint and sculpting, and your zombie banks won’t stand a chance!  Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #JUL131822, SRP: $23)

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Marvel Select Thor The Dark World Action Figure
Thor, the Mighty Avenger, returns to the big screen this fall in Thor: The Dark World, and Diamond Select Toys has teamed up with Gentle Giant to capture his new on-screen look! Standing approximately 7 inches tall with 16 points of articulation, the new figure features the latest Thor costume, straight from the set of The Dark World, and an exacting likeness of Chris Hemsworth. The figure will come packaged with a detailed base that combines with Jane Foster’s to re-create a scene from the film. (Jane coming soon!) Comes in display-ready Select packaging, complete with side panel art. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #MAY131784, SRP: $25)

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Ghostbusters Light-Up Firehouse Statue
Light ‘em up, boys! The light-up Ghostbusters statue line continues with the famous Ghostbusters firehouse! Lit from within like someone just shut down the containment grid, this 7-inch mini-statue is the perfect accessory for any Ghostbusters fan’s desk. Faithfully re-creating the iconic landmark, it stands atop a black base, and runs on two AAA batteries (included). Limited to only 1,984 pieces! (Item #JAN131636, SRP: $70)

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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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