On Sale This Week from DST: War Machine, The Walking Dead and the U.S.S. Enterprise!
July 3, 2013

Wednesday is New Toy Day at your local comic shop, and this week, three highly anticipated items will make their way to comic shops and specialty stores from Diamond Select Toys! No matter what your interest, there’s probably something there for you, because this particular New Toy day brings a figure, a bank and a ship from Iron Man 3, The Walking Dead and Star Trek, respectively! Find your local comic shop at comicshoplocator.com!

Star Trek: The Original Series U.S.S. Enterprise Minimates Vehicle
After a long absence, DST has brought back Star Trek Minimates, but they’re not alone. This time, they’re coming out alongside the most spectacular Minimates vehicle yet — the starship Enterprise! With an opening bridge dome, a removable command chair and a hidden Jefferies tube in the engineering section, the ship measures 10 inches long and has an adjustable display base. Includes an exclusive Minimate of Captain Kirk, with phaser, phaser rifle and communicator accessories. Designed and sculpted by Art Asylum! (SRP: $29.99)

Marvel Select Iron Man 3 Movie War Machine Figure
The War Machine armor just got an upgrade! Piloted by Tony Stark’s longtime confidant James “Rhodey” Rhodes, War Machine is an even more heavily armed version of the Iron man armor, and while Iron Man 3 saw the suit get a new red, white and blue paint job, DST is putting him out in his classic grey color scheme! This highly detailed Select figure stands over 7 inches tall, features 16 points of articulation and comes with an armor bay display base, all packaged on a collector-friendly Select-style blister card. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant! (SRP: $24.99)

Walking Dead Pet Zombie Vinyl Bust Bank
DST’s popular line of Walking Dead bust banks is adding another walker to its zombie horde! Based on one of Michonne’s chained pet walkers, this zombie measure 8 inches tall atop the famous Walking Dead logo, and is crafted in durable vinyl with a slot in the back for your loose change. This bank features detailed sculpting and paint applications, making it not just a cool bank, but an amazing bust, as well! Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (SRP: $22.99)

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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