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Diamond Select Toys New to Pre-Order: GI Joe, JCVD, Power Rangers and More!

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and the folks at Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant LTD want to thank you for being so awesome! That’s why they’re continuing some of their most popular product lines with new releases in 2023. G.I. Joe Gallery Dioramas, Invincible action figures, Jean Claude Van Damme action figures, Power Rangers busts and a variety of products from Marvel and Star Wars – it’s the best of all worlds!

GI Joe Gallery Storm Shadow PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Enter the ninja! Cobra operative Storm Shadow has his sights on the GI Joe team, particularly his blood brother Snake Eyes! Leaping out of a wintry landscape, sword drawn and throwing stars flying, this approximately 11-inch sculpture of Tommy Arashikage is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza! SRP: $59.99

Invincible Deluxe Monster Girl Action Figure Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Meet Invincible’s biggest ally! Monster Girl, a member of the new Guardians of the Globe, has the ability to transform into a monster, but when she does her human form gets younger. This two-figure set includes a 4-inch figure of Amanda in girl form and a 9-inch figure of her hulking monster form. Each figure features multiple points of articulation, and the monster form features interchangeable parts. Both figures come packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Chris Dahlberg! SRP: $39.99

JCVD Jean-Claude Van Damme Deluxe Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Hold a legend in your hand! For the first time, actor and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme has been made into a 7-inch scale action figure, and DST has done it! This movie-inspired figure captures Van Damme in his underground fight gear, with black-and-yellow trunks, bandaged hands and over 20 points of articulation. Plus, he features an interchangeable screaming head! This deluxe action figure comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by Jean St. Jean! SRP: $24.99

Marvel Animated Green Goblin 1/7 Scale Mini-Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Beware, Spider-Man! The Green Goblin is on the hunt, and he’s got a pumpkin bomb with your name on it! This 1/7 scale mini-bust of Norman Osborne’s alter ego is based on the villain’s appearance in Spider-Man: The Animated Series. It stands approximately 6 inches tall and features detailed sculpting and animated-style paint applications. Limited ot only 3000 pieces, it comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Paul Harding! SRP: $90.00

Marvel Legends in 3D Comic Daredevil 1/2 Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Daredevil is a legend in Hell’s Kitchen, and now he’s a Legend in 3D! The blind vigilante based out of New York City is the newest half-scale bust from DST. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this impressive bust of lawyer Matt Murdock’s alter ego features a detailed church spire as a base, complete with angelic statuary. Limited to only 1000 pieces, it comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! SRP: $175.00

Marvel Select Iceman Collector’s Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! The coldest X-Man is now one of the coolest Marvel Select action figures ever! Cast in translucent plastic, this 7-inch figure of Bobby Drake, a.k.a. Iceman, is the newest entry in the Marvel Select line. In addition to an ice slide diorama base, this figure will include multiple interchangeable parts. It comes in display-ready Select action figure packaging. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by May Thamtarana! SRP: $29.99

Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Legends in 3D Green Ranger 1/2 Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s Morphin’ time! The latest Legends in 3D half-scale bust is none other than the Green Ranger, as he appeared on the classic Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers TV show. Standing approximately 10 inches tall, this highly detailed bust is limited to only 1000 pieces, and comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. SRP: $200.00

Star Wars Return of the Jedi Admiral Ackbar Milestones 1/6 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant LTD release! The hero of the Battle of Endor has arrived! One of the key minds behind the attack on the second Death Star, Admiral Gial Ackbar has become an icon of military leadership and trap identification. Now, he’s the latest Milestones statue from GG LTD! This 1/6 scale, approximately 12-inch-tall statue features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and is limited to only 1000 pieces. It comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. SRP: $250.00

Star Wars Book of Boba Fett Krrsantan1/6 Scale Mini-Bust

A Gentle Giant LTD release! Let the Wookiee win! Your chances of victory in any battle are increased tenfold when you have a Wookiee on your side, and the black-furred Krrsantan proves the rule. A former gladiator employed by the Hutts, Krrsantan came over to Boba Fett’s side and aided in the defense of Mos Espa from the Pyke Syndicate. This approximately 6-inch resin bust features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and is limited to only 1000 pieces. It comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. SRP: $150.00

Star Wars Clone Wars Animated Mace Windu 1/7 Scale Mini-Bust

A Gentle Giant LTD release! The Jedi council has spoken! Mace Windu is the next animation-based 1/7 scale mini-bust! Standing approximately 6 inches tall (8 inches with lightsaber) the leader of the council and wielder of the purple lightsaber is captured in his Clone Wars animated look in this all-new bust. Limited to only 3000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color window box. SRP: $90.00

Underrated: Daredevil: No Devils, Only God

This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. Whether that’s a list of comic book movies, ongoing comics, or a set of stories featuring a certain character. The columns may take the form of a bullet pointed list, or a slightly longer thinkpiece – there’s really no formula for this other than whether the things being covered are Underrated in some way.

This week: the multi-part crossover event Daredevil: No Devils, Only God


Daredevil is one of those characters that I’ve heard a lot about, but haven’t really delved into his history and stories on a consistent manner – the one miniseries I own is Daredevil: End Of Days, which is good, but probably not a solid indication as to what to expect when starting to get into the character. Indeed, most of my exposure to Daredevil probably comes from the Netflix TV show rather than the comics, and so I didn’t delve into this run for quite some time – it wasn’t until a couple of friends effectively forced me to read it that I finally did (and if you listen to Those Two Geeks, you’ll know Joe has been insisting I read this for awhile).

As I said, the Daredevil I’m most familiar with is the one from Netflix, and so for me this was a perfect starting point. No, I had no idea what came before – and it didn’t really matter – but the series, written by Chip Zdarsky, seems to be geared toward those more familiar with the live action series rather than with a deep knowledge of the character. Again, I could be wrong, and maybe the comics had been more closely aligned to what I’m familiar with before the first issue of Zdarsky’s run.

So welcome to the second part of my read through of Zdarsky’s Daredevil. I’m told it’s excellent as far as Daredevil comics go, and while I can’t speak to that, I can say that I didn’t want to stop reading after the final issue in this volume to write this column.

No Devils Only Gods, drawn by Lalit Kumar Sharma (issues 6-9) and Jorge Fornes (issue 10) and coloured by Jay Leostan (issues 6-9) and Jordie Bellaire (issue 10), picks up where Know Fear left off with Matt Murdock having hung up the mask and focusing on his normal life. The snyopsis for the arc, taken from Comixology, reads “the Man Without Fear is missing! Daredevil has disappeared from Hell’s Kitchen — and in his absence, the real devils are starting to come out to play. Detective Cole North may think he’s stopped Daredevil, but there are bigger problems coming his way! Meanwhile, Matt Murdock has emerged from his recent ordeals a changed man — but has he changed for better or worse? As he faces up to the choices he has made, Matt grapples with who he is and who he wants to be. Can he truly live a life without the suit?”

Zdarsky uses this arc to explore what happens after a hero hangs up the mask. What happens when he still has the drive to do the right thing, but doesn’t want to be the vigilante he once was? We see Matt Murdock questioning his faith quite a lot over the course of this arc, and as in life, he never gets an answer. Rather, he has to look for and interpret the signs he sees around him to find the answer he seeks, much as I imagine you would do in your daily life if you were going through the same crises of faith (as an atheist, this was an interesting part of the story to read, because while I couldn’t relate on a spiritual level, it did resonate to me on a mental health scale as I’ve had some skirmishes with depression over the last couple of years).

It’s the internal conflict and struggle that really elevates this chapter in Zdarsky’s run, because there’s very little Daredevil appearances in costume, and I think the arc is stronger for that. There’s no clear cut ending to this arc, either, with Zdarsk’s writing leaving you in a moment where you’re not sure if the chapter is over or if you should be picking up the next issue – it’s a very fitting ending for a story that doesn’t offer any black and white answers.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got the next volume of this underrated gem to check out. Whether Zdarsky’s run on Daredevil will be held in the same esteem as Bendis, Nocenti and Miller, well only time will tell. But I bloody love it.


Join us next week when we look at something else that is, for whatever reason, Underrated.

Underrated: Daredevil: Know Fear

This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. Whether that’s a list of comic book movies, ongoing comics, or a set of stories featuring a certain character. The columns may take the form of a bullet pointed list, or a slightly longer thinkpiece – there’s really no formula for this other than whether the things being covered are Underrated in some way.

This week: the multi-part crossover event Daredevil: Know Fear


Daredevil is one of those characters that I’ve heard a lot about, but haven’t really delved into his history and stories on a consistent manner – the one miniseries I own is Daredevil: End Of Days, which is good, but probably not a solid indication as to what to expect when starting to get into the character. Indeed, most of my exposure to Daredevil probably comes from the Netflix TV show rather than the comics, and so I didn’t delve into this run for quite some time – it wasn’t until a couple of friends effectively forced me to read it that I finally did (and if you listen to Those Two Geeks, you’ll know Joe has been insisting I read this for awhile).

As I said, the Daredevil I’m most familiar with is the one from Netflix, and so for me this was a perfect starting point. No, I had no idea what came before – and it didn’t really matter – but the series, written by Chip Zdarsky, seems to be geared toward those more familiar with the live action series rather than with a deep knowledge of the character. Again, I could be wrong, and maybe the comics had been more closely aligned to what I’m familiar with before the first issue of Zdarsky’s run.

Know Fear, drawn by Marco Checcheto and coloured by Sunny Gho, finds Matt Murdock at one of the (many) low points in his life as he tries to get back into the hero game again after a near death experience. The first issue leads off with Daredevil struggling against three robbers, and sets up one of the driving plot points of the story as one of the robbers dies at the hospital – but how? And who could want to frame Daredevil for murder?

Zdarsky uses this run to take a look at the career of a hero as they bounce back from a traumatic accident, and through that lens we can see our own struggles to get back to where we want to be after suffering a setback or two. Of course, most of us don’t put on red tights and run around rooftops, but that’s neither here nor there when you look at the spiritual and emotional turmoil that Matt Murdock is going through – and that’s where Zdarsky’s able to relate the character to the audience so well. We’ve all struggled to pick ourselves back up, and we’ve all tried to do the best that we can in the face of overwhelming odds…

There’s a couple of key reasons why I wanted to highlight this volume today; the first is that it’s a very accessible volume for new readers coming from the Netflix show, like myself. Secondly, it’s a really introspective dive into a character that left me feeling as if I’d been reading Daredevil for years. Thirdly, it’s got a grim, dark sense to it that’s oddly beautiful in its way as Daredevil struggles to find himself amidst the chaos of his new life.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got the next volume of this underrated gem to check out. Whether Zdarsky’s run on Daredevil will be held in the same esteem as Bendis, Nocenti and Miller, well only time will tell. But I bloody love it.


Join us next week when we look at something else that is, for whatever reason, Underrated.

Diamond Select Toys New to Pre-Order: AEW, D&D, Marvel Select and More!

It’s almost November, and you know what that means! The new Previews catalog is almost out! And that means there are a bunch of new Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant LTD products going up for pre-order. A new Gallery Diorama from All Elite Wrestling; new Minimates from Dungeons and Dragons; new busts, statues and Jumbos from Star Wars; and new busts, statues and action figures from Marvel! It’s the best of all worlds!

AEW Gallery Jon Moxley PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Wild Thing has entered the building! Looking at this approximately 10-inch Gallery Diorama of All Elite Wrestling champion Jon Moxley, you can practically hear his entrance music! Standing on a chair with one foot up on a barricade, Moxley holds his belt draped over his shoulder and points at his would-be challenger. Made of high-quality PVC, this sculpture features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Gariel Cassata and sculpted by Patrick Piggott! SRP: $59.99

Dungeons & Dragons Minimates Animated Heroes Deluxe Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Enter the Dragons! Diamond Select Toys’ first product from Dungeons & Dragons comes to you from the animated world of the D&D cartoon of the 1980s! This deluxe box set of six 2-inch Minimates includes the entire team of heroes: Bobby the Barbarian, Diana the Acrobat, Eric the Cavalier, Hank the Ranger, Presto the Magician and Sheila the Thief! Plus, get a tiny figurine of Uni the Unicorn! Each Minimate features multiple points or articulation and character-specific accessories, and all parts are fully interchangeable! They come packaged in a full-color, book-styled window box with a fifth-panel cover. Designed and illustrated by Barry Bradfield! Coming Soon: The Villains! SRP: $50.00

Legends in 3D Marvel Dr Strange Movie 1/2 Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! By the Vishanti! Doctor Stephen Strange is a legend in this dimension, and now he’s a Legend in 3-Dimensions! This approximately 10-inch, ½ scale bust depicts Doctor Strange as he appears in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, including his cape, Eye of Agamotto amulet and a fiery pedestal base. It features actor likeness, including detailed sculpting and paint applications. Limited to only 1000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color window box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. SRP: $200.00

Marvel Comic Gallery Electro PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Unleash the Sinister Six! Electrically powered supervillain Electro joins fellow Spider-foes Kraven, Vulture, Mysterio and Doctor Octopus to continue to build the Spider-Man-hating Sinister Six! Wearing his classic green-and-yellow lightning-bolt costume, Max Dillon charges up his fists as he stands over a pair of moneybags. This approximately 10-inch sculpture is made of high-quality PVC and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton! SRP: $59.99

Marvel Movie Gallery Black Panther Wakanda Forever Namor PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The long wait is over! Not only is the highly anticipated Black Panther sequel, Wakanda Forever, almost here, we’re this close to the debut of Namor the Sub-Mariner in live action! To celebrate, DST is offering a new Gallery Diorama of the crown prince of Atlantis, coming to stores next year! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this sculpture is made of high-quality PVC and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Leo Silva, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! SRP: $59.99

Marvel Animated Style Peter Parker Statue

A Gentle Giant LTD release! As a teen, Peter Parker had the worst of both worlds. Disrespected as a teenager and demonized as a superhero, he still found a way to make both halves of his lives work. Now, Gentle Giant LTD has captured that duality in this all-new animated-style sculpture of Peter Parker! Based on the Marvel cover artwork of Skottie Young, this approximately 4-inch statue features art-accurate sculpting and painting and is limited to only 3000 pieces. It comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Casen Barnard! SRP: $59.99

Marvel Comic Daredevil 1/7 Scale Mini-Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Hell’s Kitchen is burning, and Daredevil is there to stop it! This 1/7 scale, approximately 6-inch diorama of the Man Without Fear depicts him wielding his billy clubs, with a ninja star stuck in one of them, all atop a base depicting a flaming New York City neighborhood. Limited to only 3000 pieces, this bust comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Juan Pitluk! SRP: $90.00

Marvel Select Blade Collector’s Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Vampires beware! The fearless vampire hunter Blade has arrived in the Marvel Select action figure line, and he is ready for war! Equipped with an arsenal of weapons, including sword, guns, stakes and more, the Daywalker also includes interchangeable normal and vamped-out heads. Standing approximately 7 inches tall, this collector-edition action figure features 16 points of articulation and comes in display-ready Select action figure packaging, with side panel artwork for shelf reference. Designed by Yuri Timg, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! SRP: $29.99

Star Wars The Mandalorian Ahsoka Tano 12″ Jumbo Figure

A Gentle Giant LTD Release! That’s one big Togruta! Ahsoka Tano, former padawan to Anakin Skywalker, is now Jumbo-sized, as the newest Jumbo figure from Gentle Giant LTD! Standing 12 inches tall with 5 points of articulation, Ahsoka is based on her Mandalorian appearance and sculpted in a retro “Kenner” style. She includes her two lightsabers as accessories and comes packaged on a retro-style cardback inside a resealable blister card. SRP: $80.00

Star Wars Obi Wan Kenobi Grand Inquisitor Premier Collection 1/7 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant LTD Release! Begin the Inquisition! The Jedi-hunting Grand Inquisitor, as seen in Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, is now the latest Premier Collection Statue from GG LTD! Standing approximately 11 inches tall, this 1/7 scale resin statue depicts the Inquisitor holding up his double-bladed lightsaber, as if daring his opponent to attack. Limited to only 2000 pieces, it comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. SRP: $200.00

Star Wars A New Hope Yoda Milestones 1/6 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant LTD Release! When 900 years old you reach, look this good you will not! The wizened Jedi master who trained Luke Skywalker until his death, Yoda is now the latest 1/6 scale statue in the Milestones line. Measuring approximately 5 and ½ inches tall, leaning against a rotted tree stump on Dagobah, this sculpture is in scale to other Milestones statues, and is limited to only 1000 pieces. It comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. SRP: $200.00

Preview: Daredevil #4

Daredevil #4

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Rafael De Latorre (CA) Marco Checchetto
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 12, 2022
SRP: $3.99

A PERILOUS TREK! For months, Elektra Natchios has been developing a plan to save the world from the violent and ruthless HAND by rebuilding its opposite equal – the FIST. And with the world at large believing he’s dead, Matt Murdock has become her most trusted ally. But Elektra needs more than just an ally – she needs a partner. And in this issue, Matt and Elektra will grow closer than ever before…

Daredevil #4

Those Two Geeks Episode 187: Bloody Hurricanes…

The two geeks are back, and spend the entire show talking about toys. Mostly.

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on Twitter respectively @karcossa and @FirstRonin4 if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on Twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Music by AlexGrohl from Pixabay

Preview: Daredevil #4

Daredevil #4

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Rafael De Latorre (CA) Marco Checchetto
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 12, 2022
SRP: $3.99

A PERILOUS TREK! For months, Elektra Natchios has been developing a plan to save the world from the violent and ruthless HAND by rebuilding its opposite equal – the FIST. And with the world at large believing he’s dead, Matt Murdock has become her most trusted ally. But Elektra needs more than just an ally – she needs a partner. And in this issue, Matt and Elektra will grow closer than ever before…

Daredevil #4
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