Tag: DST


by Daniel Pickett
August 12, 2010
"My favorite things in life (well, aside from my wife and family) are painting toy prototypes and eliminating the zombie scourge…" – Eddie Wires 1972-2010   I’m absolutely devastated at the news that I received this morning that my friend, pioneering prototype painter Ed Wires ("Eddie" to his friends), passed away last night of an…


by Daniel Pickett
August 10, 2010
Today Diamond Select Toys Announced the next wave of Toys R us exclusive Marvel MiniMates on their Art Asylum blog: This time it’s Toys R Us Minimate Style! Oh yes, in TRU Marvel Series 8, the Fantastic Foursome battles the likes of their most prolific villians…Namor, Doom, and Mole Man!     The 2-pks (with…


by Daniel Pickett
July 13, 2010
A Trinity of Official Show Exclusives, Phenomenal First-to-Buy Opportunity and Special Autograph Sessions by Todd McFarlane, Rob Drydek, Seth Green and Matt Senreich Vault Toys“R”Us to the Top of the “Buy Pile”   Last year, Toys“R”Us® created a titanic team-up with Entertainment Earth to help action figure and comic book fans celebrate Comic-Con International in…


by Daniel Pickett
June 27, 2010
Wow… Some surprise news from the gang at Diamond Select Toys over at their Art Asylum blog. Just when you thought we didn’t have any more Original Series figures up our sleeves! Surprise! Series 5 is coming out! What does it contain exactly? Star Trek The Original Series: Series 5 is made of 3 very…


by Daniel Pickett
June 25, 2010
A Diamond Select Release! Art Asylum Designs & Sculpts! Diamond Select continues the longest running collector line in toy history! After 36 series of Marvel Minimates, you might be wondering what is left. How about the always popular Spider-Man!? But this time featuring six arms! And he’s paired with the long-awaited Minimates debut of the…


by Daniel Pickett
June 2, 2010
DST Announces New Ghostbusters Minimates Boxed Set “Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family ever seen a spook, spectre or ghost?” Then call on “We’re ready to believe you”  Ghostbuster Minimates!  Coming soon to ‘Toys R Us’ The newest Ghostbuster Box Set contains the guys doing their famous TV Commercial!   The Set…


by Daniel Pickett
May 13, 2010
Yesterday Diamond Select posted the line up and box art for the 7th series of Toys R Us exclusive Marvel MiniMates on their Art Asylum blog.  Here’s all the details:  The first EVER man on stilts! This is one crazy series! What with all the Colors, Space Travel, and Super Tall Minimates!      …


by Daniel Pickett
May 10, 2010
  As part of our 5th Anniversary we are launching a new feature called "Catching Up With…"  In the course of our 5 years here at AFi we have had the privilege of getting to know a lot of great people in the toy industry.  Some we meet at Toy Fair, some we meet at…


by Daniel Pickett
May 6, 2010
Earlier in the week Diamond Select Toys posted some new news on upcoming MiniMates series and products on their ArtAsylum blog.  They called them sneak peeks, but there were no pictures included. Below is the text from the two announcements: Here is a sneak peak at next months Previews listing; A Diamond Select Release! Art…


by Daniel Pickett
April 15, 2010
I know a lot of us fans of Diamond Select’s Battlestar Galactica line were worried that the line was going to end before we saw "the old man," but DST came through for us and Commander William Adama is now available at Toys R Us.  The trick is he’s only one per case, in a…


by Daniel Pickett
March 19, 2010
Prepare yourself for the latest Minimates revolution, Minimates MAX! Minimates MAX or Mobile Action Xtreme is an all new line of original creation Minimates being shown to the world for the first time at this years Toy Fair in NY.  This line will include original vehicles that are large enough to contain multiple figures as…


by Daniel Pickett
January 28, 2010
Diamond Select Toys updated their Art Asylum blog with the latest packaged images of the new, upcoming 2-packs in their Battlestar Galactica line. Battlestar Galactica the TV show might be over… but it lives on in Comic Book stores!  I’m a big fan of this line so I’m really glad to see the line continue…