Toy Stories – April 28th 2014
In case you didn’t know, C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) took place this weekend in Chicago. While most of the news coming out was related to comics, we did get a few cool toy reveals. The object of much of my devotion, Diamond Select Toys, had a pair of cool new items to show off.
That’s right, TMNT Minimates! I’m a huge TMNT fan and while I’m not up to speed on the newest show, it’s amazing to see Miniamtes of the turtles. April, Shredder, and Foot Clan Soldiers are also seeing release later this year. I am super excited for the possibilities these bring up. DST has shown how creative they can be with reusing assets for other figures. A quick repaint and we can easily get an 80’s cartoon or Eastman and Laird comic book box sets. Perhaps I’ll tweet DSTZach @CollectDST every week until it happens.
DST also showed off a LukesToyStore.com exclusive: Deadly Foes of Spider-Man Marvel Minimates Box Set. The set features Carnage, Doc Ock, Sandman, and Lizard. Most of the pieces look to be re-used from earlier figures and updated with new paint jobs and accessories. Lizard appears to feature the most new parts, including a new head sculpt. Carnage hasn’t had a new figure in years, so the added tendrils and a new paint deco are certainly welcome. Due for a September release, you can pre-order this set now.
DC Collectibles also put a out an interseting video called: Batman: 75 Years, 75 Action Figures. The video doesn’t actually feature 75 figures (I was disappointed) but it does show of some of the cool Batman figures DC Collectibles (Formerly DC Direct) has made over years. A few of the sales stats that come up in the video are interesting too.