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Diamond Select Toys New in Previews: Iron Giant, Birds of Prey and More!

A new issue of Previews is almost in stores, and a new batch of products is now up for pre-order from Diamond Select Toys! The new line-up includes action figures from Castlevania and the Iron Giant; new L3D busts of Bruce Lee, the Rocketeer and the Mandalorian; new Marvel Minimates; new Gallery Dioramas; new busts, statues and more! It’s the Best of All Worlds!

Castlevania TV Action Figures Series 2 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! We’ve seen the heroes, now meet the villains of Castlevania! From the hit Netflix animated series come three all-new action figures of Dracula and two of his generals, Carmilla and Godbrand! Each figure features up to 16 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Each comes packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by Richard Force. (Asst. #DEC192334, SRP: $19.99/ea.)

DC Comic Gallery Penguin PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Oswald Cobblepot gets the Gallery treatment in this new diorama of the Penguin! Batman’s feather-loving foe looks menacing with his umbrella piercing a Batarang, and a rocket-propelled penguin by his side. Made of high-quality PVC and featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, it comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton. (Item #DEC192332, SRP: $49.99)

DC Movie Gallery Birds of Prey Harley Quinn PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Harley’s back, and this time she’s got her mallet! The star of Suicide Squad returns for Birds of Prey, and this all-new DC Gallery PVC Diorama captures her in one of her all-new looks! Wearing roller skates and holding her trademark mallet, this approximately 9-inch sculpture of Harley is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #DEC192333, SRP: $49.99)

Horror Movie Gallery Annabelle PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Annabelle is coming home! The Gallery line of PVC Dioramas dives into the world of horror movies with this sculpture based on the Annabelle series! Depicting the doll Annabelle sitting in a rocking chair, this sculpture measures 9 inches tall and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #DEC192338, SRP: $39.99)

Iron Giant Select Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Iron Giant has landed, and he’s the newest Select action figure! Based on the classic 1999 animated film, this approximately 9-inch action figure features approximately 16 points of articulation, has light-up eyes, and features removable Hogarth Hughes and “S” Shield accessories! Packaged in display-ready Select action figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. (Item #DEC192335, SRP: $29.99)

Legends in 3D Movie Rocketeer 1/2 Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The high-flying Rocketeer is now a Legend in Three Dimensions! The newest Legends in 3D Half-Scale Bust captures the hero of 1991’s The Rocketeer in a heroic 10-inch portrait, showcasing his distinctive art-deco helmet. Cast in resin and featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, it is limited to only 1000 pieces and includes a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Packaged in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #DEC192336, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Movie Bruce Lee 1/2 Scale bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Just in time for Bruce Lee’s 80th birthday, this half-scale bust captures the martial-arts legend’s portrait, measuring approximately 10 inches tall atop a dragon pillar. Cast in resin and featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, it is limited to only 1000 pieces and includes a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Packaged in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #DEC192337, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Movie Star Wars The Mandalorian ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The most hotly anticipated TV show of possibly ever is here, and DST is celebrating with a bust of its titular star, The Mandalorian! This half-scale resin bust measures approximately 10 inches tall and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, it comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. NOTE: This item is currently exclusively available for ordering by the Star Wars Premier Guild; join the Guild before Wednesday, November 27, 2019 to get access! Any remaining inventory will be offered to non-members on November 27. (Item #DEC192331, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Movie Star Wars The Mandalorian ½ Scale Bust

Marvel Animated Elektra Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Capturing Marvel’s pre-eminent assassin in a moment of joyous celebration, sais raised above her head, this 5-inch statue depicts Elektra Natchios in the super-cute style seen on variant covers of Marvel comics. Cast in resin and limited to 1200 pieces, this adorable statue comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Paul Harding. (Item #DEC192339, SRP: $39.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Weapon X PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Marvel Gallery line explores the origins of Wolverine with the new Weapon X PVC Diorama! Depicting Wolverine as he appeared while under the control of the Weapon X program, this approximately 9-inch sculpture is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. (Item #DEC192341, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Juggernaut Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Nothing can stop the Juggernaut! The X-Men’s most unstoppable foe is captured mid-charge in this approximately 11-inch resin statue. Featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, this sculpture is limited to an edition of only 3,000 pieces and comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Sam Greenwell. (Item #DEC192342, SRP: $250.00)

Marvel Minimates Series 79 Guardians of the Galaxy Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Guardians of the Galaxy unite in the record 79th series of Marvel Minimates! The assortment includes three two-packs, featuring Starlord with Adam Warlock, Gamora with Darkhawk, and Cosmic Ghost Rider with Angela. Plus, if you buy all three packs, you get the parts to build Moondragon! Each 2-inch mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, and each two-pack comes packaged in a full-color window box. Assortment includes 12 two-packs, four of each style. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (Item #DEC192340, SRP: 9.99/ea.)

Kingdom Hearts Gallery Pete PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The popular Kingdom Hearts game series joins the popular Gallery PVC statue format with this sculpture of the classic Disney villain Pete, who has menaced Mickey and his pals since “Steamboat Willie”! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this Gamestop-exclusive PVC diorama shows Pete in an Agrabah environment, and features detailed sculpting and collectible-quality paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Oluf W. Hartvigsen. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (Item #DEC192343, SRP: $49.99)

Sonic the Hedgehog Gallery Sonic PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The boy in blue is kicking it into overdrive in this dynamic Diorama! Part of the Sonic the Hedgehog Gallery line, this piece shows Sonic carrying a gem and leaping to grab a ring as he races through the Green Hill Zone. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, the sculpture is cast in high-grade PVC with collectible-quality paint applications. Sculpted by Varner Studios! Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (Item #DEC192344, SRP: $49.99)

Sonic the Hedgehog Gallery Sonic PVC Diorama

Sonic the Hedgehog Gallery Tails PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Sonic’s twin-tailed pal takes flight in this dynamic Diorama! Part of the Sonic the Hedgehog Gallery line, this piece shows Tails hovering over a gem preparing to snatch it away. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, the sculpture is cast in high-grade PVC with collectible-quality paint applications. Sculpted by Varner Studios! Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (Item #DEC192345, SRP: $49.99)

Sonic the Hedgehog Gallery Tails PVC Diorama

Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends X-Men Caliban Wave

Every year for the past three, the X-Men wave has been one of the most hotly anticipated arrivals in the world of Marvel Legends. This year generated particular excitement, as a number of long-requested characters either got new versions or finally joined the ranks with their first interpretation. Let’s dive in for a look at what’s sure to be a strong seller. But first, we need to thank Hasbro for sending us these figures for free for the purposes of review. We certainly appreciate their assistance.

The wave comes with seven figures; of the group, Gambit contains no BAF piece. The remaining six are Weapon X Wolverine, Jubilee, Forge, Blink, Skullbuster, and Beast (Jim Lee-style). The BAF is Caliban in his X-Force iteration. This is a very, very ‘90s-inspired wave with a particular emphasis on the Silvestri/Lee runs on the book (indeed, this version of Forge, Skullbuster, Jubilee, Gambit, and Beast come right from that era). It hits a lot of sweet spots for obvious reasons. Let’s dig.

Jubilee: It sort of blows my mind that there has never been a classic Jubilee that captures her early appearance from the comic and the celebrated animated series. In the original Toy Biz line, there was a Generation X version and a sort of anime-inspired version (in the Robot Fighters assortment), and Marvel Legends had the scarce BAF the featured the black outfit prominently seen in stories like “Curse of the Mutants.” But the vaguely-Robineseque original look never got committed to Legends plastic. Until now.

This figure is an automatic winner. The body is appropriately teen-scaled. The second head that sports a bubble-gum-bubble is absolute genius. Removable glasses are a solid idea. And the trenchcoat sculpt is tight. In short, Hasbro killed it. I can’t believe that this figure FINALLY exists after literal decades. If the internal goal is to produce the entire line-up seen in the biggest selling single issue of all time, they’ve almost got on. Good on Hasbro, and great work.

Weapon X: I might be the least excited about this figure, because I was pretty happy with the one produced for the line several years ago. However, I love one thing in particular, and that’s the height. Wolverine is SUPPOSED to be short. He’s roughly 5’3” in the comics, but he’s gotten progressively taller in extra-media protrayals, particularly by Hugh Jackman. Still, this is a great sculpt, and I’m well aware that many collectors may have missed the original version. It’s well done, but it didn’t check any boxes for me.

Forge: Similarly, Forge is a redo of a figure made years ago in an exclusive two-pack. Of the two, THIS is the superior figure. It’s a really strong version of the character as he appeared in the issues transitioning from Silverstri to Lee; it’s also appropriate that he appears in the wave with Skullbuster, as Forge and Banshee kicked huge Reaver ass on Muir Island when they began to search for the then-missing X-Men. I love the look of the figure, down to the boots and the two weapons. The original Forge is decently rare, so this is actually a much-needed upgrade that a lot of X-fans are going to scoop up. Another really solid job.

Beast: Holy crap, man. It’s been YEARS since we got a Beast (what, like OG Legends wave 5?). This is a massive, massive improvement and absolutely captures the Jim Lee look. It’s frankly stunning. The figure has size and heft, too. It also comes with two spare hands to give closed fist and open hand options. My singular, minor regret is that there isn’t an extra bespectacled head. But, again, that’s minor. This is a really, really good, much-demanded figure, and it’s, not to be repetitive, another home run.

Gambit: In the wider span of Marvel Legends history, there have been a few Gambits. The “best Gambit” question has now been answered. This one. Part of that comes from the sculpt, which is rock-solid. Part of that comes from the hand attachments, which are perfect. One is a splay-fingered card throwing attachment. Another accessory is a “charged card” that slides between another hand’s index and middle fingers. The staff is well crafted, and it’s a good height. I also like the flair of the trenchcoat and the facial expression. This one’s pretty immaculate, kids.

Skullbuster: I was pretty happy to see Skullbuster. He never got made in the OG Toy Biz days, and he’s never been represented in Legends. In fact, the only extant Reaver in the line is a years-old Lady Deathstrike. As I said, the figure plays a role alongside Forge, so that’s really cool. I LOVE that there’s a second head for Reese, another Reaver; as I’ve said in the past, those little touches make for great value-adds. The ammo belt is well-done, and the pistol is comic-accurate. What a cool, surprising figure.

Blink: OH MY GOD. Blink is beautiful. This is exceptional. Blink has one of the best faces in the line, period. The teleportation portal is great, the “energy knives” look really cool, and the sweep of the tunic/skirt is nicely realized. The figure is also sculpted in such a way that you can pose her in a position that makes it look like she’s emerging from the portal. That’s just nuts. I didn’t know how much I wanted a Blink in the line until I saw it revealed, and now that I see it in person, I’m just crazy about it. My favorite figure from the wave, and one of my favorite Legends this year. A must-buy.

Caliban: I’ve heard a few people say that Caliban wouldn’t have been one of their choices for the BAF. That’s fine; I dig him. The powered-and-sized-up X-Force version is rather cool, and the sculptors obviously had a field day. The head/face is just great, and I like the general mass of the figure. I’d really like to see more X-Force/X-Factor figures realized in the line, and with Caliban, the updated Cannonball, and Boom-Boom, it seems like Hasbro is committing to it. We really need Sunspot, Feral, Siryn, and Rictor, but I get that it takes time. Nevertheless, I like this figure and it was probably the best opportunity for Hasbro to execute on it, so good for them.

It’s a tough call, but this might be my favorite Legends wave of the year so far. It’s a really strong set of sculpts that leverages in some much-requested characters along with a couple of surprises. A whole lot of collectors are going to be saying, “To me, my X-Men!”

Preview: Weapon X #27

Weapon X #27

(W) Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (A) Luca Pizzari, Alberto Alburquerque, Ibraim Roberson, Roberto Di Salvo (CA) Rahzzah
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

WEAPONS OF SELF-DESTRUCTION!
• Two roads diverged in a blood-soaked wood. For a time, Sabretooth took the one less traveled. In this issue, he pays for it.
• Everything changes here.

Preview: Weapon X #26

Weapon X #26

(W) Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (A) Luca Pizzari (CA) Rahzzah
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

SABRETOOTH AND WEAPON X-FORCE BURN IN HELL!
Weapon X-Force needs to go to hell! But the only one who can take them there is the devilish lothario called Azazel! He can…but will he? It’ll take every trick in Mystique’s book to make him see the light!

Preview: Weapon X #25

Weapon X #25

(W) Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (A) Luca Pizzari (CA) Rahzzah
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 07, 2018
SRP: $3.99

SABRETOOTH AND WEAPON X-FORCE BURN IN HELL!
Weapon X-Force needs to go to hell! But the only one who can take them there is the devilish lothario called Azazel! He can…but will he? It’ll take every trick in Mystique’s book to make him see the light!

Preview: Weapon X #24

Weapon X #24

(W) Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (A) Luca Pizzari (CA) Rahzzah
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 03, 2018
SRP: $3.99

A SHALLOW GRAVE FOR WEAPON X-FORCE!
• The head of the satanic cult raising hell for mutants is revealed! Just in time to give Sabretooth and his crew their last rites…

Preview: Weapon X #23

Weapon X #23

(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Yildiray Cinar (CA) Rahzzah
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

GUEST-STARRING DEADPOOL!
• When a secret clan of Satanists wants hell on Earth for mutants…
• Weapon X-Force is the only team standing in their way! You won’t believe who’s moving heaven and hell to end mutantkind this time!

Preview: Weapon X #22

Weapon X #22

(W) Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (A) Yildiray Cinar (CA) Rahzzah
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $3.99

A FRESH START FOR WEAPON X!
They were hunters who became the hunted… They were enemies forced to become allies… They were a ticking time bomb that had no choice but to fall apart… Out of the ashes of Team Weapon X, a new crew is borne! Sabretooth is putting together a team that is willing to do what other X-Men won’t, willing to wade into blood and filth to protect mutantkind! But who will make the cut? Don’t miss the debut of WEAPON X-FORCE!

Preview: Weapon X #17

Weapon X #17

(W) Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (A) Yildiray Cinar (CA) Rahzzah
Rated T+
In Shops: May 02, 2018
SRP: $3.99

SABRETOOTH’S IN CHARGE Part 1
• After the shocking events of the last issue, Old Man Logan can’t lead the team anymore!
• This ain’t a popularity contest, it’s about who’s the biggest dog in the yard…
• …and Warpath won’t be happy about it!

Preview: Weapon X #16

Weapon X #16

(W) Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (A) Roland Boschi, Andrea Sorrentino (CA) Eric Canete
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 18, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“OLD MAN LOGAN VS. SABRETOOTH” CONCLUSION!
• Savage action as Old Man Logan and Sabretooth fight alone in a containment facility filled with horrific beasts! But who will prove himself the biggest monster?
• Witness the true fate of Sabretooth from the Wastelands of Old Man Logan’s past!
• Sets up a huge status quo change for Marvel’s deadliest team of mutants!

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