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Tidewater Comicon 2016

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Tidewater Comicon is a smaller con with quite a big bite. First of all, the location doesn’t hurt. The convention center is three miles away from a nice beach with a small boardwalk, amusement park, and all the seafood restaurants and bars your little tourist’s heart could desire. There is plenty to do when you’re not standing in line for creators or panels.

That’s correct. I didn’t have to wait in line for any panels or to meet comics creators even industry legends like Jae Lee (Inhumans, Batman/Superman) or Gerry Conway (creator of The Punisher, killed off Gwen Stacy, basically only Stan Lee and Jack Kirby have created more characters than him). I also had great seating at all the panels I attended, including the Punisher one featuring Conway and Mike Zeck (Secret Wars, the original Punisher miniseries) and a hilarious Q and A featuring actors Brian O’Halloran (Dante, various Hicks family members) and Marilyn Ghigliotti (Veronica) from Kevin Smith’s cult 1994 comedy Clerks.

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The creators of Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat and me. (Picture by Katie Thompson.)

Definitely the biggest highlight of Tidewater Comicon was getting to chat with comics creators (Most of whom I’ve had various interactions with on social media.) and support their work in person. Jae Lee was as kind as he was talented and signed my copy of the recent Dynamite Django/Zorro crossover comic. His covers are examples of iconic storytelling in a single image. I geeked out way too hard over meeting the creative team of my favorite Marvel title Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat, which consists of writer Kate Leth, artist Britney Williams, and colorist Megan Wilson. I got a print of a cover of future issue featuring Jessica Jones in Alias Investigations with Hellcat on her desk and found out from Leth that editorial wanted Jessica to show up in the series, and they didn’t have to fight for her inclusion. It will be nice to see Jessica off the couch in a couple months.

I also met artist Eryk Donovan and picked up a copy of the miniseries Memetic (BOOM! Studios) that he did with James Tynion. It’s a series set during an apocalypse set off by a meme of a sloth and features a gay, deaf protagonist, who finds a little love before the world comes to a dark end. I chatted with Josh Frankel, the publisher of Z2 Comics, about their upcoming slate of titles, including Legend and Hyper Force Neo. Z2 is a fun indie publisher with a wide variety of comics from spooky, Southern fried all ages comics (Welcome to Showside) to black and white noirs (Carver) and even fantasy parodies (Allen, Son of Hellcock), and I look forward to seeing what they publish in the future. On Sunday, I got to talk with comics legend Gerry Conway about his Amazing Spider-Man run, and his fight for comics creators to get fair royalties when their creations are used in films and TV shows. I even chatted with Steve Orlando about his upcoming Supergirl series while commiserating over the loss of Midnighter. (He signed the panel where Midnighter and Apollo kiss in Midnighter #12 almost immediately after having a serious conversation with someone who wanted to break into comics.)

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And while I wasn’t perusing the quarter bins or looking for manga or trade paperbacks (I picked up two volumes of Y The Last Man for $7 and picked up the complete Codename Sailor V series), a nice little oasis in the middle of the show floor was the Video Game Zone. It was basically just a bunch of tables with various sponsors, some free swag including Jurassic World Legos and Legend of Zelda soundtrack albums, and loads of video games consoles from mini arcade cabinets to Xbox One and PS4’s with the latest Mortal Kombat game or Fallout 4. I stuck to the old school playing the classic Super Mario Bros 3 on the Super NES, struggling at Marvel vs. Capcom 2 on a tricked out Sega Dreamcast, and good ol’ Frogger (which there was never a line for) while waiting for a creator interview. This area was one of the highlights of Tidewater Comicon and did a nice job integrating gamers and comics fans in one happy corner.

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Welcome to Showside Live panel

On Saturday, I went to two panels: Welcome to Showside Live and the Action Lab panel because indie comics are the best. Welcome to Showside live was all about Ian McGinty‘s all ages comic Welcome to Showside about a little green monster named Kit, who wants to eat food, play video games all day, and hang out with his friends, but is actually the son of the Cthulhu-esque Shadow King. It’s a comic from Z2 comic as well as an animated pilot. Unfortunately, there were technical difficulties, and the pilot couldn’t be shown, but creator Ian McGinty, co-writer Samantha “Glow” Knapp, colorist and letterer Fred Stresing, and colorist Meg Casey put on quite an energetic panel with help of moderator Tini Howard (Poseidon IX). The team provided some great insights into the themes of the series (Basically, not being what your parents want you to be: namely evil and friends becoming a surrogate family.) as well as the process from going from a comic worked on by 3 or 4 people to a big animation project. McGinty talked about how working on licensed properties like Bravest Warriors or Adventure Time, helped him build an audience for a creator owned comic.

The Action Lab panel was pretty small and featured Action Lab publisher Bryan Seaton, writer Bob Frantz (Monty the Dinosaur), and artist/animator Sam Ellis (Archer, Bravest Warriors). Ellis is also the head of Action Lab’s relatively new animation division. Seaton laid out some of Action Lab’s summer releases, including the comics version of Nickelodeon’s Miraculous Ladybug, which is the number 1 show in France, the UK, and South Korea, and the number 3 show in the United States. Action Lab also has the license for the Miraculous Ladybug card games, which was designed by Ellis. Other comics coming up include Franco’s (Itty Bitty HellboySpot on Adventure, Sam Ellis’ Monster Dojo, and the comics adaptation of Peter David’s novel Artful, one of his rare non-Marvel comics. After announcements, Seaton, Frantz, and Ellis gave very in-depth answers to questions about the comics submission process, especially matching your comic to the company you’re pitching to. They also talked about Action Lab’s innovation in all ages comic starting with the critical acclaim of Princeless, and Seaton promised that there were more volumes of Fight Like A Girl, their mythical fight comic featuring a black teenage girl as a protagonist, coming down the line.

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The Punisher panel

On Sunday, I went to a couple panels in the big panel room. The first one was about the Punisher and featured Gerry Conway and Mike Zeck. It was pretty well-attended probably due to the fantastic reception Jon Bernthal got for his performance as the character in Daredevil Season 2. Conway talked about how the Punisher was originally intended to be a one issue villain while he set up a larger storyline featuring the Jackal and Gwen Stacy in the first “Clone Saga”. The character was rooted in the 1970s when law and order was hard to come by in New York City, and the idea of vigilantism didn’t seem so bad in the wake of the real life actions of Bernard Goetz as well as the films Death Wish and Dirty Harry and Don Pendleton’s Executioner novels. Conway gave the Punisher a moral code to make him a more balanced character, and this led to him becoming a fan favorite character, who featured in Marvel’s black and white adult comics line and eventually had a miniseries and two ongoing series. Conway summed up the essence of the Punisher by saying he was a “Rorschach test for writers and artists”, who wanted to deal with the problems of their era. He said he liked a variety of takes on the Punisher from Garth Ennis’ realism in Punisher MAX to the more over the top violence of Steven Grant and Mike Zeck’s Punisher miniseries and graphic novel.

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Both Conway and Zeck said that Jon Bernthal’s Punisher was their favorite on-screen version of the character and although Bernthal is a short actor, he brings presence to the role. Conway said that if they made a Punisher film in the 1970s when the character was first created that he would have cast “tough guy” actors, like Soylent Green-era Charlton Heston, Clint Eastwood, and of course, Death Wish‘s own Charles Bronson. On the artistic side, Zeck talked about his own design for the Punisher in the 1980s and said that he wanted to make him truly look like a killer while taking inspiration from Joe Kubert’s WWI and WWII-era German anti-hero Enemy Ace. Zeck also said that the Punisher was ripe to become a breakout character in the 1980s with the popularity of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone’s ultraviolent action films.

Conway and Zeck also talked a little about other characters they have worked on in response to fan questions with Zeck saying his dream character to work on for Marvel was Captain America, and he was happy that the character had a main role in the original Secret Wars. Conway said he was a big fan of Spider-Gwen and was glad he got the opportunity to write a story featuring her in Spider-Verse Team-Up saying that her new role as a superhero was much more fleshed out than the “nice girl” that she was back in Amazing Spider-Man in the 1960s and 1970s. He talked about enjoying the creative freedom of writing B and C list characters, like his current work on Marvel’s Carnage. Gerry Conway and Mike Zeck provided some great insights into these iconic characters drawing on their decades of work in the industry. (Conway sold his first story to DC Comics as a 16 year old!)

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Brian O’Halloran did want to be here at the Clerks panel.

The final panel I went to was a Q and A with Brian O’Halloran and Marilyn Ghigliotti. O’Halloran played Dante in the cult comedy Clerks, directed by Kevin Smith, and has played various Hicks family members in virtually every Kevin Smith film set in his cinematic universe, the View Askewniverse. Ghigliotti played Dante’s girlfriend Veronica in Clerks (Of the “37 dicks” and lasagna fame) and now works in the film industry as a makeup artist. She will be reprising the role of Veronica in the upcoming Clerks III film. O’Halloran and Ghigliotti told wildly hilarious stories about working on Kevin Smith’s films and meeting various celebrities, like Mark Hamill, George Carlin, and Alan Rickman, who gave O’Halloran some advice when he flubbed a line in Dogma. O’Halloran showed up off his Dante-esque nerd cred and gave his opinion on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including roasting the Starkiller base while saying that Lord of the Rings and Star Wars are equally good trilogies in a riff off some dialogue from Clerks II. Brian O’Halloran is a naturally funny person, and it was easy to see from his personality why he is such a good fit for Kevin Smith’s style of writing and filmmaking. The crowd was very animated, and it showed how Smith’s films and his down to Earth, slightly nerdy protagonists have resonated with fans even 22 years after Clerks was released.

Tidewater Comicon was a nice, relaxing convention that covered a wide gamut of fandom from anime voice actors to cult comedy actors, big time Marvel and DC artists, and indie comics darlings. One slight critique was that exhibitors mostly sold single issues and not trade paperbacks, but Tidewater Comicon is a great palate cleanser after going to huge, crowded shows like New York Comic Con.

Be on the look out for my upcoming articles about Tidewater Comicon cosplayers and interviews with comics creators Tini Howard (Skeptics) and Ian McGinty (Welcome to Showside).

Clerks Select 20th Anniversary Action Figures In Stores Now!

They’re not even supposed to be here today! Oh, wait – yes, they are!

For 20 years, director Kevin Smith has been entertaining us with his tales from the View Askewniverse, populated by the dysfunctional residents of Leonardo, New Jersey. Now, at your local comic shop, Diamond Select Toys has released four Select-scale action figures based on the film that started it all, Clerks!

Each 7-inch scale, fully poseable action figure is captured in the film’s famous black-and-white palette, and includes film-accurate accessories as well as a diorama base. Quick Stop employee Dante Hicks and perpetual loiterer Jay each come with half of the Quick Stop, while RST Video employee Randal Graves and spectator Silent Bob each come with half of RST Video! The cardboard backdrops fit into the sidewalk bases, and can be reversed to show the interior of each store! Collect all four to build the shopping center!

Sculpted by Patrick Piggott, each figure comes packaged in oversized Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork for easy shelf reference. Look for them at your local comic shop (if they don’t have them, they can order them) or order through your favorite online toy retailer!

Dante B&W Figure (Item #MAR152061, SRP: $24.99)
Jay B&W Figure (Item #MAR152062, SRP: $24.99)
Randal B&W Figure (Item #APR152299, SRP: $24.99)
Silent Bob B&W Figure (Item #APR152300, SRP: $24.99)

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New Items Coming from Diamond Select Toys: Batgirl, Clerks, Slimer, NBX and More!

It’s time for a new batch of toys and collectibles from Diamond Select Toys! As seen in this month’s Previews catalog, the following new items are now available for pre-order from your local comic shop or specialty store, as well as your favorite online retailer. Read on for new items from Ant-Man, Batman, Clerks, Ghostbusters, Hack/Slash, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Marvel, My Little Pony, Nightmare Before Christmas and Predator!

 

Batman Classic TV Series Premier Collection Batgirl Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Batgirl of your dreams is now the centerpiece of your statue collection! The first full-size statue in our Batman Classic TV Series line, the Premier Collection edition of Batgirl depicts actress Yvonne Craig as the unforgettable sidekick to Batman and Robin, the way she appeared in the third season of the classic TV show. Sculpted by the legendary Clayburn Moore in her distinctive purple-and-yellow crimefighting costume, this resin statue of TV’s Barbara Gordon stands approximately 12 inches tall atop a Bat-logo base. Packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Limited to only 1,966 pieces!

(Item # APR152297, SRP: $199.99)

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Batman The Animated Series Batman Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Evildoers beware – Batman is kicking off the next big bust line from Diamond Select! Based on the iconic and revolutionary Batman: The Animated Series, this line of 6-inch resin busts will depict Batman and his friends and foes just as you remember them from the cartoons! The Caped Crusader himself will be the first release in the series, with his arms crossed atop an art-deco base inspired by the show’s distinctive style. Packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Limited to 3,000 pieces. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios! (Item #APR152298, SRP: $59.99)

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Clerks Select 20th Anniversary Action Figures Series 2 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! We assure you – this toy line is open! DST continues their line of action figures based on Kevin Smith’s classic film Clerks with RST Video employee Randal Graves and subvocal spectator Silent Bob! Each 7-inch scale action figure is captured in the film’s famous black-and-white palette, and includes film-accurate accessories, as well as a diorama base that can be used to re-create the exterior and interior of RST Video. Complete the shopping center diorama started by Dante and Jay! Sculpted by Patrick Piggott, and packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. (Item #APR152301, SRP $149.94/case)

Randal B&W Figure (Item #APR152299, SRP: $24.99

Silent Bob B&W Figure (Item #APR152300, SRP: $24.99)

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Femme Fatales Hack/Slash Cassie Hack PVC Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Supernatural slashers beware! If you’re an undead monstrosity, or an seemingly unstoppable psychopath, you might just be Cassie Hack’s next victim. The star of the hit Image comic series Hack/Slash, Cassie is the newest 9-inch PVC statue in the Femme Fatales statue line from Diamond Select. Walking along an axe head, Cassie holds her partner’s mask in one hand, and a bat with nails in it in the other. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell, based on a design by creator Tim Seeley! Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #APR152308, SRP: $45.00)

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Ghostbusters Slimer Pizza Cutter

A Diamond Select Toys release! Pizza need cutting? Who you gonna call? How about the Ghostbusters’ resident foodie, Slimer? As a focused, non-terminal repeating phantasm, Slimer tends to eat his food by the handful, with no cutting required, but the overall shape of this Class 5 full roaming vapor is perfect for housing a pizza wheel! A three-dimensional sculpt of Slimer stuffing his face with a whole pizza acts as the handle for a palm-sized blade, perfect for carving out a New York slice. Blade is easily removable for cleaning. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #APR152304, SRP: $14.99)

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Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back Bluntman and Chronic Tumbler Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Another innovative product from the world of Kevin Smith! In the film “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” the release of “Bluntman and Chronic” on the big screen was an important pop-culture event, but did you know the Mooby’s fast food chain released a pair of commemorative drinking glasses to mark the occasion? Well, they did, and now those glasses are available outside the View Askewniverse for the first time ever! Own a piece of film-within-a-film history as DST expands their Reelware line of meta movie merchandise! Packaged in a full-color window box.

Bluntman Glass (Item #APR152302, SRP: $9.99)

Chronic Glass (Item #APR152303, SRP: $9.99)

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Marvel Hulk Plastic Gelatin Mold

A Diamond Select Toys release! There ain’t no party like a Hulk party, because a Hulk party cannot be stopped! By anyone! Not even Thor! Make your next get-together unstoppable with this plastic gelatin mold in the shape of the gamma-irradiated Avenger’s face. Measuring approximately 8 inches tall, this mold works with any color gelatin, not just red and green, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #APR152306, SRP: $14.99)

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Marvel Minimates Ant-Man Movie Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! The smallest Marvel movie of all time is almost here! This four-pack of Minimates based on Marvel’s Ant-Man movie includes four different 2-inch mini-figures – Scott Lang as Ant-Man, Hope Van Dyne, Hank Pym and Yellowjacket! Each Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #APR152307, SRP: $19.99)

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My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Vinyl Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! Equestria’s greatest flyer is now the greatest bank ever! This dynamic 7-inch sculpture of the speedy pegasus Rainbow Dash, as she appears in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, may look like a high-end statue, but it’s actually a vinyl bank! With a coin slot in the back of her cloud, and an access door in the base, you can set her up on a high shelf, and watch your savings soar into the stratosphere! (Item #APR152305, SRP: $22.99)

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Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington 16″ Coffin Doll

A Diamond Select Toys release! Halloween is coming, and so is Jack Skellington! The star of Tim Burton’s stop-motion masterpiece, The Nightmare Before Christmas, this 16-inch tall doll of Jack is a must for any home that embraces the spirit of Halloween. With a fully articulated body and a real cloth costume, this exacting re-creation of the classic Jack figure will rest comfortably in his coffin-shaped window box until the times comes for him to rise once again! Limited to 1994 pieces! (Item #APR152291, SRP: $49.99)

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Nightmare Before Christmas Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is finally getting the Select action figure treatment! The Select line is known for its detailed sculpts, larger scale and its diorama bases, and NBX promises to put all of those features to the test! Jack Skellington, Sally and Oogie Boogie will make up the first series of figures, each sculpted to a 7-inch scale with character-appropriate articulation. Jack Skellington will come with a cemetery environment, Sally with a Halloweentown environment and alternate kneeling legs, and Oogie will come with a stone floor base and a removable face! Each figure will come packaged in the Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Dave Cortes! (Item #APR152296, SRP: $149.94/case)

Jack Skellington Figure (Item #APR152293, SRP: $24.99)

Sally Figure (Item #APR152294, SRP: $24.99)

Oogie Boogie Figure (Item #APR152295, SRP: $24.99)

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Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Foil Bag Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Christmas is coming early this year! Each foil-bagged mini-figure in our display of Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates is like a little present to open, and there are eight different figures you can get! The first series includes Jack Skellington, Sally, Oogie Boogie, The Mayor, Dr. Finkelstein, and three exclusive figures – a Skeleton Reindeer, a glow-in-the-dark Jack, and a rare, one-per-case glow-in-the-dark Sally! With 18 packs to a display, there’s a full set in every one! (Item #APR152292, SRP: $5.99/ea.)

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Predator Unmasked Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! DST goes deeper into the jungle with this vinyl bust bank of an unmasked Predator! With his mandibles out and his shoulder cannon at the ready, this hunter is protective of his prize, and his prize is your loose change! Insert coins through a slot in the back and remove them through an access door in the base. With a detailed, collectible-quality sculpt by Eli Livingston, you’ll take one look at this bank and you’ll say, “You are one ugly money-saver!” Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #APR152309, SRP: $22.99)

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New Diamond Select Items Coming This Summer!

New York Toy Fair is over, and Diamond Select Toys is ready to start production on some of the brand-new items that were unveiled at the event! Nearly a dozen new items are in the new issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ Previews catalog, including Godzilla, Supergirl, Shredder, Sabretooth and Rick Grimes, and you can place your pre-orders today through your local comic shop, your favorite online retailer, and the official DST website!

Clerks Select 20th Anniversary Action Figures Series 1

A Diamond Select Toys release! They’re not even supposed to be here today! DST kicks off a line of action figures based on Kevin Smith’s classic film Clerks with Quick Stop employee Dante Hicks and perpetual loiterer Jay! Each 7-inch scale action figure is captured in the film’s famous black-and-white palette, and includes film-accurate accessories as well as a diorama base that can be used to re-create the exterior and interior of the Quick Stop. Sculpted by Patrick Piggott, and packaged in oversized Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork.

Dante B&W Figure (Item #MAR152061, SRP: $24.99)

Jay B&W Figure (Item #MAR152062, SRP: $24.99)

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Godzilla 1974 Figural Vinyl Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! Watch out, MechaGodzilla! The newest full-figure bank in DST’s line of 12-inch vinyl kaiju is your old foe Godzilla, exactly as he appeared in 1974’s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla! And you know what happened in that movie! This 12-inch rendition of the King of All Monsters in his full 1970s glory features a coin slot on his back and a removable tail that reveals an updated and improved access door. Measuring 18 inches long from nose to tail, he is the perfect addition to any Godzilla collection! Sculpted by Gentle Giant. Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #MAR152065, SRP: $34.99)

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Marvel Minimates Series 63 Avengers Age of Ultron Wave 2 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The biggest movie of 2015 is slowly becoming the biggest Minimates assortment of the years, as well! With so many characters and looks to choose from, DST is offering a second, completely different assortment of 2-inch Minimates mini-figures based on Avengers: Age of Ultron! With three different two-packs, plus a rare, one-per-case variant two-pack, this assortment will complete your Age of Ultron collection with a vengeance! The line-up is still top-secret, but each Minimate features 14 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged in a full-color window box! (Item #MAR152071, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

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My Little Pony Pinkie Pie Vinyl Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! The fun and energetic Pinkie-Pie is the next vinyl bank in DST’s line of banks based on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic! Perched atop an environmental base, the hyperactive Spirit of Laughter has a coin slot in her base for inserting coins, and an access door underneath to get them out again. Save up for a trip to Sugarcube Corner or to throw a party for your friends! Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios. Packaged in a clear polybag.(Item #MAR152064, SRP: $22.99)

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Plants Vs. Zombie Garden Warfare Select Action Figure Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Get ready for a second weird war! The killer plants and zombies of Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare are back, and this time, they’ve got even more gear to bring the fight to their opponents! The deluxe assortment includes All-Star Zombie (now with Imp Bomb) vs. Shadow Flower (now with Heal Flower), Foot Soldier Zombie (with Commando Head) vs. Camo Cactus (with Potato Mine), Engineer Zombie (with Turret) vs. Chomper (with Spike Weed), and Scientist Zombie (with Healing Station) vs. Gatling Pea (with Chili Bean Bomb). These deluxe 5-inch scale action figure two-packs will come in oversized Select packaging, and each zombie will come with his trademark weapon. (Item # MAR152055, SRP: $199.92)

All-Star Zombie vs. Shadow Flower Select Figure (Item #MAR152056, SRP: $24.99)

Foot Soldier Zombie vs. Camo Cactus Select Figure (Item #MAR152057, SRP: $24.99)

Engineer Zombie vs. Chomper Select Figure (Item #MAR152058, SRP: $24.99)

Scientist Zombie vs. Gatling Pea Select Figure (Item #MAR152059, SRP: $24.99)

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Superman TAS Femme Fatales Supergirl PVC Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! DST is finally entering the world of the DC Animated Universe! Their first release takes them all the way to Metropolis, the home of Superman: The Animated Series – and the adopted home of Superman’s “cousin” from Argo, Supergirl! Supergirl rests atop a rocky outcropping, ready to hurl herself at the next foe to threaten her friends, her city or her planet. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall atop her sculpted base, Supergirl comes packed in a full-color window box, and is in scale with other Femme Fatales PVC statues. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios. (Item # MAR152063, SRP: $45.00)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates First Appearance Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! With this box set, DST is taking the TMNT back where it all began! Based on the Turtles’ appearances in the original Mirage Comics issues that launched a worldwide phenomenon, this four-pack includes Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael in their trademark red bandannas, each with their signature weapons. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, and features interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #MAR152069, SRP: $19.99)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! The next vinyl bank based on the hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series is here, and it’s gonna give the Turtles some trouble! Oroku Saki, a.k.a. The Shredder, makes his vinyl bank debut, standing approximately 8 inches tall with a coin slot in the back, an access door in the base, and the detailed sculpting of a collectable bust! Where the Shredder goes, can the Foot Clan be far behind? Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #MAR152068, SRP: $22.99)

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Universal Monsters Legacy Series 4 B&W Action Figures Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Universal Monsters are back, with an all-new Legacy Series Box Set! Capturing three recent Universal Monsters Select action figures in glorious black-andwhite, this set brings together Quasimodo (from The Hunchback of Notre Dame), a Mole Person (from the Mole People) and a transforming figure of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (from Abbottt and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). The figures look like they just stepped off of the silver screen! Each 7-inch scale figure features 16 points of articulation and a small diorama base. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #MAR152066, SRP: $50.00)

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Walking Dead Rick Grimes B&W Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! Keep your money safe from zombies (and the living) with the unyielding glare of Rick Grimes! Based on Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic book, this 7-inch vinyl bust bank of Rick Grimes has been rendered in black-and-white, just as he appears in the pages of the comic! With a coin slot in the back and an access door in the base, he’s a bank as well as a collectible-quality bust! Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #MAY138201, SRP: $22.99)

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Marvel Select Zombie Sabretooth Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! From the world of Marvel’s Villain Zombies, it’s wolverine’s deadliest – and deadest! – foe, Sabretooth! Looking like he went a couple hundred rounds with Wolverine (and the rest of the X-Men), an eviscerated Victor Creed joins Magneto as the second Villain Zombie figure in the Marvel Select line. Standing nearly 8 inches tall, the figure comes packaged in oversized Select packaging with spine artwork, and includes a diorama base that features a damaged chunk of Green Goblin’s Goblin Glider. Sculpted by Phil Ramirez! (Item #MAR152070, SRP: $24.99)

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Diamond Select Toys This Week: New toys from Clerks, Marvel, Godzilla and PvZ!

It’s another big week for comic shops, as Diamond Select Toys has delivered another super-exciting batch of new products! Their Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare action figures continue to roll out to stores, along with their Clerks 20th Anniversary Minimates set, an all-new Best of Marvel Minimates series, and the highly anticipated Mechagodzilla Vinyl Bust Bank!

Clerks Minimates 20th Anniversary B&W Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! These Minimates aren’t even supposed to be here today! It’s the 20th anniversary of Clerks, the legendary first movie by the godfather of geeks, Kevin Smith, and DST is celebrating with a box set of four Minimates! Dante, Randal, Jay and Silent Bob are each lovingly rendered in black-and-white, standing approximately 2 inches tall with a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #MAY142230, SRP: $19.99)

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A Diamond Select Release! The best Marvel Minimates DST has ever made are back for a third series! Four more two-packs of Marvel’s most famous heroes get the ultimate Minimate treatment, including Marvel Now Captain America with Spider-Sense Spider-Man, Transforming Grey Hulk with Mark 29 Armor Iron Man, Classic Hawkeye with Lab Attack Ant-Man and Luke Cage Power Man with Dragon Attack Iron Fist! Each Minimates mini-figure stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum!  (Item #MAY142222, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

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Godzilla Classic Mechagodzilla Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Release! Godzilla’s greatest foe is launching his attack! A cybernetic copy of Godzilla with superior firepower, this vinyl bust bank of Mechagodzilla is based on how the robotic kaiju appeared in 1974’s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Standing 8 inches tall, the bank features a coin slot in his back, as well as an access door in the base. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!  (Item #MAY142233, SRP: $22.99)

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Action Figure Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Can’t get enough of the acclaimed third-person shooter Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare? Stage your own battles using the brand-new assortment of action figures from Diamond Select Toys! Each two-pack includes a  5″ scale Zombie and an opponent Plant figure, each with multiple points of articulation. Free Garden Warfare bonus content download code in every package!

Scientist Zombie & Gatling Pea 2-Pack (Item #MAR141940, SRP: $19.99)

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Foot Soldier Zombie (with bonus Commando head) & Camo Cactus 2-Pack (Item #MAR141941,  SRP: $19.99)

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Engineer Zombie & Chomper 2-Pack (Item #MAR141942, SRP: $19.99)

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All-Star Zombie & Shadow Flower 2-Pack (Item #MAR141943, SRP: $19.99)

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SDCC 2013: Diamond Select Announces View Askew Minimates Line and Comic-Con Exclusive!

JSBWhen a new Minimates toy line is born, it’s a special time for everybody. So Diamond Select Toys is going to give birth at the most special time of all! A new line of Minimates is debuting at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and it’s from the cinematic world of Kevin Smith!

The first exclusive two-pack includes Jay and Silent Bob in black-and-white, just as they appeared in Smith’s groundbreaking debut film, Clerks. Future sets will be in black and white as well as full-color, and will be based on all of the View Askew universe films: Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Clerks 2 and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back! Each Minimate mini-figure stands approximately 2 inches tall, with interchangeable parts and accessories.

The set will be available at the Diamond Select Toys booth, #2607, at a price of $10. San Diego Comic-Con runs from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday July 21, with a Preview night on Wednesday.

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