Thor: The Dark World To Get Some Mighty Toys from DST!
October 1, 2013

The summer’s over, and everyone is back at school, but soon it’ll be time to go back to Asgard! November will bring the new Thor movie, Thor: The Dark World, and Diamond Select Toys is on board once again to make even more awesome toys. Check out what’s coming your way later this year!

In November, an entire series of 2-inch Marvel Minimates will be dedicated to Thor: The Dark World! The 53rd Marvel assortment at comic shops and specialty stores will include four different two-packs: Thor with Malekith, Loki with Heimdall, Dr. Erik Selvig with Dark Elf and Darcy Lewis with Dark Elf. Designed by the team at Art Asylum, each Minimate stands 2 inches tall and includes a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories, including an alternate head for Malekith, hands for the Dark Elves, a helmet for Loki and bare legs for Selvig.

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For those who like their toys a little bigger, Thor and Jane Foster will each get a 7-inch-scale figure in the Marvel Select action figure line, featuring the likenesses of Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman! Designed by Gentle Giant Studios, each figure will have 16 points of articulation, and each will come packaged with half of a detailed diorama based on the film. Connect them together to re-create the movie at home! Look for Thor to hit comic shops and specialty stores starting in November, followed by Jane later in the month.

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These figures will not be available at Toys “R” Us, so reserve your set today! Find your nearest comic shop at http://www.comicshoplocator.com!

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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