Tag: 2013

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 20, 2013
R2B1bank1-500x750.jpg The team at Diamond Select Toys loves Star Wars, and they love droids, which is why they’ve made a few different droids in their line of vinyl Star Wars banks. R2-D2, R2-R9 and R2-Q5 have all made their way into collectors’ hands, and now there’s a new droid headed to San Diego! This year’s Comic-Con…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 19, 2013
Ever since it made its debut at New York Comic-Con, fans of Wolverine, Minimates and Wolverine Minimates have been clamoring for Diamond Select’s Logan-tastic Marvel Minimates box set. With four different Wolverines in it, how could you go wrong? Well, DST recently announced that it will be this year’s Marvel exclusive at Comic-Con International in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 19, 2013
Y3183_newsPage1.jpg As you will recall, when this set was announced s an SDCC exclusive all Mattel was able to show us was the outer box.  I guess Warner Brothers thought it was too much of a spoiler for us to know one of the last scenes in a giant action movie might be the hero and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 19, 2013
AFiS7SDCCAlienEarly2-500x459.jpg They say “In space no one can hear you scream”, but I’m on Earth and I’m screaming like an 8 year old girl over the overload of AWESOME that is Super 7’s reveal of their 2013 SDCC exclusives.   I’ve had to sit on this information for months, but now we can tell you all the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2013
At Comic-Con International in 2012, Diamond Select Toys released the first two-pack from their line of The Walking Dead Minimates, based on the best-selling Skybound comic book by Robert Kirkman. The two-pack quickly sold out, and DST swore to top themselves in 2013. Now, with the third full series of The Walking Dead Minimates in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2013
HCF_Main_Art_2013-150x150.jpg Event promotes comic shops as great destinations for Halloween activities, shopping and fun!   (BALTIMORE, MD) — (June 17, 2013) — After the success of last year’s inaugural event, Diamond Comic Distributors is pleased to announce the return of the industry-wide collaboration known as Halloween ComicFest. This year’s event will take place at participating comic…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 17, 2013
  When a new Minimates toy line is born, it’s a special time for everybody. So Diamond Select Toys is going to give birth at the most special time of all! A new line of Minimates is debuting at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, and it’s from the cinematic world of Kevin Smith!…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 17, 2013
Diamond Select Toys announced their new line of Minimates based on the classic TV show Lost in Space at this year’s New York Toy Fair, and now they’re announcing where the first set will be available: this year’s San Diego Comic-Con! The Comic-Con exclusive Lost in Space Minimates two-pack includes Dr. Zachary Smith and the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 17, 2013
Monogram International has been slowly announcing their SDCC 2013 exclusives starting last week.   We are up to announcement #4 –   Superman Resin Bank As the Man of Steel rose to action in this summer’s Warner Bros. blockbuster, Superman is here again to save the day! Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 13, 2013
Azog_ComicCon13-Exclusive_TheBridgeDirect-500x342.jpg Today is the day we get our first look at The Bridge Direct’s SDCC 2013 Azog exclusive figure: 7” tall Orc Commander Azog comes in a numbered, limited edition of 2,600 pieces. Azog is depicted as he appears in the prologue scene from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. In the battle between the dwarves and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 13, 2013
AFX just listed their SDCC 2013 exclusives.  Once again it’s an impressive line up with a lot of Minimates, an AMAZING set of Outer Space Men, a Filmation He-Man bust and the next 2 Be@arbricks in their DC Super Powers line.    If you are attending the show you can preorder now to pick up at…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 13, 2013
New York- As the world of fandom collectively counts down to the July 18th start of San Diego Comic-Con International 2013, Mezco adds fuel to the flames of excitement by revealing the details of one of their Summer Exclusives: The Creature From the Black Lagoon 9inch Glow-In-The-Dark Variant figure. Mezco’s award-winning design team journeyed deep…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 12, 2013
45250_DC_6packfigures-with-the-gold-superman-500x532.jpg Monogram International’s SDCC 2013 Exclusive DC PVC 2.75” Set The folks at Monogram International have sent us the information on their third SDCC exclusive, which has a small edition of only 100 pieces!   Monogram International proudly presents a six figure set of DC Miniature PVC Figurines. Heroes and villains include: Batman, Flash, the Joker,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 11, 2013
Mezco’s award-winning design team journeyed deep into the unexplored depths of the Amazon jungle searching for fossils…instead they discovered The Creature! Mezco Toyz brings to life The Creature, from Universal’s sci-fi, horror gem, The Creature From The Black Lagoon.  In tribute to the classic film, this Creature variant features a “black and white” paint scheme that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 11, 2013
G.I. JOE SKYSTRIKER VEHICLE WITH JETFIRE DECO AND V.A.M.P. WITH AUTOBOT HOUND DECO AND 3.75-Inch SNAKE EYES & BARONESS & DECEPTICON BLUDGEON Special Edition Pack (Approximate Retail Price: $99.99; Ages: 4 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)  [nggallery id=102] The third and final installment of G.I. JOE meets the TRANSFORMERS 2013 SDCC…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 11, 2013
troll1.jpg Exclusive Product: Good Luck Trolls Exclusive Design Item Description: 2.5″ “mystery” design Troll figure. Packaged in color box. Price: $7.99 Production Run: 1,000 Availability: Four per person / all days   Trolls became one of America’s biggest toy fads in the early 1960s, and again over the years in various revivals from many toy manufacturers….

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 10, 2013
GOT-STARK-SHIELD-PLAQUE-150x150.jpg JUNE 10, MILWAUKIE, OR—As anticipation for this year’s pop culture main event grows, Dark Horse makes the first of many announcements regarding exclusive products for this year’s Comic-Con International! Every day this week, Dark Horse will reveal one item to be sold at this year’s convention, exclusively on Dark Horse’s all-new NewsFeed! Up first is what…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 9, 2013
I meant to post this during our 8th Anniversary celebration but time got away from me.   But there’s no time like the present!   Shortly after I got back from New York Toy Fair in February I was asked to be a guest on the Bill Leff Show on WGN radio to talk about what…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 7, 2013
BearSPRiddler-300x300.jpg Today news came out that Diamond will have TWO Super Powers themed/carded Be@rbricks as their Exclusives at San Diego Comic Con 2013.  Last year we got Batman and Plastic Man.  The previous year we got the Green Lantern lantern battery on a Super Powers-esque card. Also this year comic shops were able to order Robin […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 7, 2013
New York- As the world of fandom collectively counts down to the July 18th start of San Diego Comic-Con International 2013, Mezco adds fuel to the flames of excitement by revealing the details of one of their Summer Exclusives: Man Of Steel Mez-Itz Tri-Pack The most exciting 2inch Mez-Itz in Metropolis are based on the…

 

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