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Diamond Select Toys and Popcap to Launch Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Toys in September!

Get ready to dig into the trenches! After conquering the XBox One and PC platforms, the highly-rated Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is coming to the Playstation 4! Now all Playstation fans will be able to play the newest mine-blowing adventure from Popcap and EA, which delivers the depth of a traditional online shooter blended with the refreshing humor of Plants vs. Zombies. And soon there will be a whole new way to play: with action figures and Minimates from Diamond Select Toys! The toys hit stores next month, and DST is giving you the chance to win a set as soon as they launch!

Next month, DST will launch this line of “bloom and doom” action figure two-packs at comic shops, specialty stores, and Toys “R” Us. Each set of two 5″ scale action figures will include one plant and one zombie, both based on designs from the Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare! The assortment includes:

  • Gatling Pea with Scientist Zombie
  • Camo Cactus with Foot Soldier Zombie
  • Chomper with Engineer Zombie
  • Shadow Flower with All-Star Zombie

Additionally, two box sets of Minimates mini-figures will be available in early September, one at Toys “R” Us stores and one at comic shops and specialty stores. Those two sets include:

Toys “R” Us set:

  • Foot Soldier Zombie, Scientist Zombie, Chomper, Sunflower, and two Pea Shooters

Comic shop/specialty stores set:

  • Engineer Zombie, All-Star Zombie, Cactus, Sunflower, and two Pea Shooters

Want to win a set of all eight figures and both sets of Minimates? Simply share one of the below photos on your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or Google Plus page, and send your name, address, and a link to the page to collectdst@gmail.com! The winner will be drawn on September 1, 2014, from all eligible entries, and that person will get sent a complete set as soon as they arrive in the DST warehouse in September! Enter as many times as you like — each picture posted and link e-mail sent counts as one entry! Good luck!

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Jessica Alba’s Sin City Select Action Figure is in Stores Now!

In 2004, Art Asylum made the first action figures of Jessica Alba for her TV show Dark Angel. Now, ten years later, Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum have revisited the iconic actress for another figure, based on her role as Nancy in the Sin City movies!

With the newest installment in theaters, this all-new assortment of black-and-white figures is available now at comic shops and specialty stores, and we thought we’d show off Nancy in some new action photos! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean and possessing over 16 points of articulation, this figure can strike a wide array of poses, just like Nancy did on stage at Kadie’s Club Pecos.

Order your Nancy figure, along with Marv and Hartigan, at Diamondselecttoys.com, your favorite online retailer, or your local comic shop!

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Diamond Select Toys This Week: Godzilla, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Star Wars, Buddy Christ & Mooby!

It’s another big week for Diamond Select Toys, as a big shipment is headed to your local comic shop for New Toy Day! But in this big shipment are a lot of small toys! In addition to new vinyl banks for Godzilla and Kevin Smith’s Mooby the Golden Calf, there are also a ton of Minimates mini-figures, for Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and the films of Kevin Smith! Plus, a newest Star Wars bottle opener!

Godzilla Classic 1989 Vinyl Bust Bank

Is he monster, or hero, or both? This 8-inch bank of the city-destroying and alien-fighting lizard called Godzilla is based on his appearance in the classic 1989 movie “Godzilla vs. Biollante”! Cast in sturdy vinyl, the bank features a coin slot in his back, as well as an access door in the base. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #DEC131817, SRP: $23.00)

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View Askew Mooby Vinyl Bank

Who’s a friend to the king of all the monkeys? Who’s a pal to the duck who won’t fly south? It’s Mooby the Golden Calf! This fast-food mascot turned children’s entertainment fixture is now a 10-inch vinyl bank! With a slot on his back and an access door underneath, Mooby will keep your spare change safe inside his profit center! (Item #FEB142052, $22.99)

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View Askew Minimates Buddy Christ & Mooby 2-Pack

The deities of the View Askewniverse have revealed themselves! As seen in many of Kevin Smith’s New Jersey films, dashboard icon Jesus Christ and fast-food mascot Mooby the Golden Calf are the two newest Minimates in the Jay & Silent Bob line. Packaged together on a blister card, each Minimate mini-figure stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, and features interchangeable parts. Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #FEB142053, SRP: $9.99)

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Kill Bill 10th Ann. Minimates House of Blue Leaves Box Set

It’s been ten years since Quentin Tarantino put his own stamp on the martial arts revenge movie, and now the two-part epic is the newest line of Minimates min-figures! The first box set, based on the fight at the House of Blue Leaves, includes The Bride, O-Ren Ishii, Gogo Yubari and Sofie Fatale. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features interchangeable parts and accessories, and all four come packaged on a blister card. Designed and sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #FEB142054, SRP: $19.99)

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Kill Bill 10th Anniversary Minimates Crazy 88 Box Set

This line of Minimates is about to get Crazy! Our first set of Minimates based on Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill started the battle at the House of Blue Leaves, and now we’re gonna finish it! This all-new box set includes four different Crazy 88 gang members, each with 14 points of articulation, plus interchangeable heads and hairpieces, to create different fighters from the film’s epic swordfight. Mix and match multiple sets to re-create the carnage! Packaged on a blister card. Designed and sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #APR141983, SRP: $19.99)

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Pulp Fiction Minimates Jules & Vincent 2-Pack

The first Minimates based on Pulp Fiction, the star-studded movie that made Quentin Tarantino a household name, are here, and the first two-pack features hitmen Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield in their iconic black suits! Each two-inch mini-figure has 14 points of articulation and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories, including pistols, hamburger, shake and the mysterious briefcase! Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #MAR141945, SRP: $9.99)

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Star Wars TIE Fighter Magnetic Metal Bottle Opener

This bottle opener is right on your tail! Bottled beverages wont stand a chance against this solid metal bottle opener based on the Empire’s tactical TIE fighter! It measures 4 inches long, has magnets on the back and opens any bottle cap with ease. It’s also highly maneuverable and can travel long distances – leave it on the fridge, or take it on a mission to your next party! Comes packaged in a collector’s case with a full-color wrap. (Item #MAR141958, SRP: $18.00)

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Gen Con 2014: Warpo Debuts with Legends of Cthulhu

Hot on the heels of the successful Kickstarter to launch their first project, the Legends of Cthulhu retro action figure line, indie toy company Warpo prepares to make their debut at Gen Con Indy, the largest hobby game convention in North America.

The Warpo team, comprised of toy industry veterans Bryan Katzel, Eric LeFeber, and Tommy Baldwin, will be hosting a panel about creating the Legends of Cthulhu line, and their “method manufacturing” process. They will also be walking the show with Cthulhu, giving for many fans, their first chance to see the new figure in person. When the Warpo team Tweets their location, fans are encouraged to track them down, take a selfie with Cthulhu, and Tweet the photo for the chance to win Warpo prizes. The winner will be chosen at the Warpo panel.

WHAT: Gen Con Panel: Creating the Legends of Cthulhu Toy Line and Beyond
WHEN: Sunday, August 17, 9am
WHERE: Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Conrail Station Event Room

Legends of Cthulhu is a retro-styled, 3.75” action figure line, the first based on the iconic characters of H.P. Lovecraft and created by sculptor Eddy Mosqueda, and artist Ken Kelly, the pioneers of the look and feel of beloved action figures from the 1970s and 1980s, to bring Legends of Cthulhu to life.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Gets New Minimates at Toys “R” Us!

One of the most highly anticipated Marvel movies to date, Guardians of the Galaxy, is in movie theaters now, and response has been so great that a sequel is already  in the works for 2017! The newest series of Marvel Minimates based on the film is getting a great response as well, and it is currently available in Toys “R” Us stores, with an exclusive Minimate not available anywhere else!

Three two-packs are in Toys “R” Us stores now, as well as on Toysrus.com:

  • Star-Lord and Ronan
  • Drax and Groot (with Rocket micro-figure)
  • Yondu and Sakaaran Trooper (Toys “R” Us exclusive)

Later this month, comic shops and specialty stores will get their own assortment, with two exclusive two-packs of their own:

  • Star-Lord and Ronan
  • Drax and Groot (with Rocket micro-figure)
  • Gamora with Nova Corpsman (specialty exclusive)
  • Nebula with Sakaaran Trooper (specialty exclusive)

Visit your local Toys “R” Us store or toysrus.com today, and pre-order the sets you need with your local comic shop or favorite online retailer!

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Get Transformers Vinyl Toys from Ript Apparel

I’m a fan of Transformers, and I’m also a fan of vinyl figures. Luckily Ript Apparel has the two in one handy way, as they have Transformers: The Loyal Subjects collectibles for a limited time. Costing just $15.99 the figures are perfect for fans of Transformers to add to their collection.

Transformers: The Loyal Subjects collectibles available for a limited time at RIPTapparel.com. Buy now!

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Diamond Select Toys This Week: Batman and Robin, Bluntman and Chronic, Spider-Man and Sin City!

This week has a lot of new releases from Diamond Select Toys and we’ve got a full list of what’s shipping, including Select figures from Sin City and Spider-Man, busts and bottle openers from Batman, and a Minimates box set from Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back! If you’ve been waiting for these as long as we have, the long wait is over!

Sin City Select Series 1 Action Figures

Walk down the right back alley in Sin City and you can find anything, but you don’t need to live in Sin City to get high-quality Select action figures of the movie’s main cast! The first series of 7-inch-scale, fully poseable figures from DST includes Marv, Hartigan and Nancy, all based on their appearances in the 2005 feature film. Each figure comes packaged with a deluxe display base and accessories in the famous Select display packaging, complete with spine reference artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!
Marv Figure (SRP $24.99, item #FEB142055)

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Hartigan Figure (SRP $24.99, item #FEB142056)

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Nancy Figure (SRP $24.99, item #FEB142057)

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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Minimates Series 1 Box Set

Snootchie bootchies! This new four-pack of Minimates features four all-new mini-figures based on Kevin Smith’s classic road movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Jay & Silent Bob star as Bluntman & Chronic, and they share the stage with director Chaka Luther King and the dastardly Cock-Knocker! Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #MAR141947, SRP: $19.99)

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Batman TV Logo Metal Bottle Opener

Nananananana BATMAN! After a long day of fighting crime and a long night of doing the Bat-tusi, Batman needs to cool off with a frosty beverage. And now you can party like a superhero with this solid metal bottle opener in the shape of the iconic Batman TV show logo! This 4-inch opener comes packaged in a collector case with a full-color wrap. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (SRP: $18.00, item #FEB142059)

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Batman Classic TV Series Robin Bust

Holy collectibles, Batman! DST continues their line of busts based on the Batman Classic TV Show, and this time they’re making the ultimate wingman! Batman’s sidekick Robin, the Boy Wonder (as played by Burt Ward) is the next 6″ resin bust in the new series from DST, and is the perfect companion to Adam West’s Batman. Pre-order today, because Batman’s gonna need all the help he can get once the villains start to arrive! Designed by Barry Bradfield! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #JAN141926, SRP: $60)

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Marvel Select Amazing Spider-Man 2 Action Figure With Base

Due to popular demand, the Amazing Spider-Man 2 Select figure is back in a second edition, the same great figure with different accessories! This 7-inch-scale figure still depicts Spidey in his brand-new costume, and features 16 points of articulation, but now it includes a wall-mountable New York City display base! Figure also includes one interchangeable hand and two modular weblines. Comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging with spine reference artwork. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #FEB148390, SRP $24.99)

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SDCC 2014: Diamond Select Toys Teams with Kevin Smith on New View Askew Merchandise

With his library of cult-favorite films and regular geek-centric podcasts released through his company SModCo, director and author Kevin Smith is geek royalty, holding court each year in the legendary Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. At this past weekend’s Comic-Con, Diamond Select Toys unveiled a number of new products based on Smith’s creations!

At their booth on the show floor, DST displayed several new items from the View Askew universe, including:

  • a plush doll of Buddy Christ, the religious icon who appears in many of Smith’s films;
  • a Mooby ceramic mug, depicting the famous Golden Calf and fast-food mascot;
  • two double-sided Jay & Silent Bob and Bluntman & Chronic mugs, capturing Smith’s alter egos (and their respective partners in crime) in the animated style of Smith’s recent Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie!

Banks and Minimates mini-figures of Buddy Christ and Mooby are currently available for pre-order, with ship dates in the late summer and early fall. The Buddy Christ plush and various ceramic mugs will be offered to retailers and consumers in the coming months, for an early 2015 release.

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SDCC 2014: Diamond Select Toys Partners with Nickelodeon to Create New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Products

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are more popular today than ever before. The newest animated series on Nickelodeon is beloved by new and longtime fans alike, creating a diverse audience hungry for new stories, media and merchandise. With that audience in mind, Nickelodeon has partnered with Diamond Select Toys to create a similarly diverse array of toys and collectibles for fans of the hit franchise, with the first products debuting at San Diego Comic-Con.

“The depth of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise allows us to continue to create new products that will resonate with both new and loyal fans,” said Manuel Torres, Senior Vice President, Global Toys and Publishing, Nickelodeon Consumer Products.  “Partnering with Diamond Select Toys to create a variety of products is a perfect example of the momentum of the Heroes in a Half Shell.”

Comic-Con International in San Diego, which runs from July 24-28, will see the first physical Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles products from Diamond Select, two translucent Minimates mini-figures of Leonardo and Michelangelo.  These products will be handed out for free (while supplies last) daily during the convention at the Diamond Select Toys booth (#2607) and Nickelodeon booth (#4113), respectively.

Products from several different categories will begin to hit stores in September, including:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates Series 1: The cast of the animated series has been transformed into a series of 2 -inch block figures as part of the wide-ranging Minimates brand. Each figure in the line features interchangeable parts as well as their trademark weapons. Characters include the four Turtles, April O’Neil, Shredder, Foot Soldiers, Foot-Bot, Kraang and Exo-Armor Kraang and are available in blind bags and two-packs. Sold at comic shops, specialty stores, Kmart, Sears and Toys “R” Us.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vinyl Bust Banks: The four turtles will be re-created from the waist-up as full-color vinyl money banks. Striking action poses with their trademark weapons, each 7 inch bust is based on 3D data from the animated series, and will feature collectible-quality sculpting and paint, as well as a coin slot and access door. Sold at comic shops, specialty stores and Toys “R”Us.
  • Michelangelo Metal Bottle Opener: A classic image of Michelangelo enjoying a slice of pizza, taken from promotional artwork for the 1987 cartoon series, has been turned into a 3D metal bottle opener, with magnets on the back so it can be hung on any metal surface. Sold at comic shops and specialty stores.
  • Michelangelo Pizza Cutter: Michelangelo’s mind is always on pizza, and now his head will help slice it! This pizza cutter shaped like Michelangelo’s head is a must-have for any pizza party, Turtle-themed or otherwise. Sold at comic shops and specialty stores.

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