Tag: DST


by Daniel Pickett
October 30, 2010
This past week Diamond Select Toys revealed the packaged samples of their Halo Minimates line on their ArtAsylum.com design blog:  Here is a first look at DST’s new Halo Minimates in packaging. These 2-packs are only available at Toys R Us!   Hot on the heels of the Halo Minimates 2 packs that will be…


by Daniel Pickett
October 15, 2010
Luke’s latest sticker and decal kits are arriving just in time for Halloween! The Skeleton Lords Sticker Kit and Decal Kit will allow you to raise an army of the undead to add to your Minimates collection. There are 10 unique characters in this kit, and for the first time ever they are not geared…


by Daniel Pickett
October 3, 2010
Guess who’ll be making an appearance at NYCC? The New Mutants, that who! Here they are. The next place you’ll be able to see them is at NYCC. Luckily you’ll be able to buy them there as well. Cannonball, Sunspot, Wolfsbane, and Karma.  


by Daniel Pickett
October 2, 2010
The wait is finally over. Get ready for the arrival of the first ever Mobile Action Xtreme Minimates! This exciting line debuts with your favorite real world heroes: Firefighters, Smoke Jumpers, Law Enforcement and Special Ops! After all your collection be completely made up of Super Heroes. Here are some shots of the figures and accessories in…


by Daniel Pickett
October 1, 2010
Captain America’s History: Minimates Style Have you ever wanted to own all of the most important incarnations of America’s greatest hero in Minimate form? Well, here’s your chance. The set includes World War II, Suspended Animation, Armored, and Reborn version. Look for it soon at your local Toys R Us, because that’s the only place…


by Daniel Pickett
September 10, 2010
Entertainment Earth has partnered with Diamond Select to bring you a super special Universal Monster Action Figure: The Wolf Man in black and white! He’s not just scary in color anymore… Be afraid. Be very afraid! That wonderful series of Universal Monsters movies revolutionized film and gave us some of the most iconic characters in…


by Daniel Pickett
September 2, 2010
Today is exactly one month to the day that we received the terrible, tragic news of  the passing of my friend Eddie Wires.   Today it is our honor at AFi to be able to reprint the tribute that Eddie’s best friend Bill "Billy" Mancuso wrote after Eddie’s passing.   Some of you will remember Bill,…


by Daniel Pickett
August 19, 2010
As I mentioned in my tribute post last week,  when I got the news of Eddie’s passing that morning I reached out to a lot of his friends and colleagues to ask them for their thoughts and memories of Eddie.  We’re all still reeling from the news, so I’m sure there will be more of…


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…