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A big year and a big convention
Diamond Select Toys will once again be at C2E2 this year, but this year is a little more special than most since it marks the 15th anniversary for two of DST's biggest lines: the always-impressive Select figures and Minimates...

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Monogram

Do you have enough coins for Monogram's latest bank busts?


A reason to keep your small change
Apr 10
// Scarecroodle
Monogram International, makers of some of my favorite paperweights, has released images and details for some of its recently released and upcoming bank busts. The bank busts, which seem to retail for around US$20, include a r...

DST does it again! Check out their incredible upcoming items

Apr 10 // Scarecroodle
This year is shaping up to be one of the most exciting movie years in recent memory, with new installments in the Marvel, Alien and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises, and Diamond Select Toys is there with the merchandise you need! From Minimates to Vinimates to Gallery PVCs to Select action figures, DST has the gear you’ll want from your soon-to-be-favorite movies, as well as past film favorites, TV shows and comics! Read on to see what hits in fall of 2017, and pre-order through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer!   Aliens Covenant Movie Minimates Series 1 Asst. A Diamond Select Toys Release! The most anticipated sci-fi film of the year is almost here, and DST is celebrating with a new assortment of Minimates! Springing out of the successful Alien and Aliens Minimates lines, this new assortment for Alien: Covenant will include four different two-packs based on the film, including crew members David, Tennessee, Daniels and a variety of new creatures! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Each two-pack comes packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item # APR172627, SRP: $9.99/ea.)   DC Gallery Deluxe Batman TAS Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary PVC Diorama A Diamond Select Toys Release! Harley Quinn is turning 25, but you get the present! The first-ever Deluxe DC Gallery PVC Diorama celebrates Harley’s 1992 debut on Batman: The Animated Series with a new diorama of the Joker’s gal pal sitting on top of a gift-wrapped Batman – an anniversary present to Harley from her Puddin’! Measuring almost 10 inches tall, this diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item # APR172648, SRP: $60.00)   Dark Tower Movie Minimates Series 1 Box Set A Diamond Select Toys Release! The epic novels by Stephen King are now an epic feature film, and DST is epically excited about it! This all-new box set of four Minimates mini-figures features four characters from the upcoming film – Jake, the Gunslinger, the Man in Black and one top-secret character – each with up to 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts and accessories. All four figures come packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item # APR172628, SRP: $24.99)   Marvel Gallery Captain America Sam Wilson PVC Diorama A Diamond Select Toys Release! Interest in the Marvel Gallery line of PVC dioramas has gotten so high that DST’s newest offering needs wings! Sam Wilson, the former Falcon and current Captain America, spreads his wings in his modern-day patriotic costume. This highly detailed sculpt features exacting paint details, as well as a removable shield that can be placed on his arm or on his back. In scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC dioramas, FalCap measures approximately 10 inches tall by 9 inches wide and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item # APR172655, SRP: $45.00)   Marvel Gallery Civil War Movie Black Panther PVC Diorama A Diamond Select Toys Release! The son of T’Chaka stalks his prey in the newest cinematic release in the Marvel Gallery line of PVC dioramas! T’Challa, the Black Panther of Wakanda, wears his distinctive movie outfit from Captain America: Civil War as he crouches on a rubble-strewn street base. Measuring approximately 6 inches tall and 9 inches wide, he is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC dioramas and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item # APR172656, SRP: $45.00)   Marvel Gallery Netflix TV Daredevil PVC Diorama A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Netflix-based series of Marvel Gallery PVC dioramas continues with none other than Daredevil himself! Joining Luke Cage and the Punisher, this approximately 11” sculpture depicts the TV version of the horned hero of Hell’s Kitchen in amazing detail. Capturing the likeness and costume of actor Charlie Cox, this diorama sees Matt Murdock standing on a rooftop pedestal, his billy clubs at the ready. Daredevil is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC dioramas, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item # APR172653, SRP: $45.00)   Marvel Netflix Minimates Iron Fist Box Set A Diamond Select Toys Release! The next Marvel Netflix TV show is powering up, and DST is expanding their Marvel Netflix universe with an all-new Minimates box set capturing the main characters! Based on the upcoming Iron Fist, the four 2-inch mini-figures include Danny Rand, Colleen Wing, Iron Fist and Thunderer. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. All four figures come packaged in a full-color window box with original Minimates artwork. (Item # APR172654, SRP: $24.99)   Marvel Premier Collection Psylocke Resin Statue A Diamond Select Toys Release! Hello, ninja! The X-Man Psylocke has been a fan-favorite ever since her 1990s makeover into a psychic ninja, and now DST has created the ultimate Psylocke collectible! This full-size resin statue depicts Betsy Braddock on a burning rooftop, surrounded by ninja arrows. Measuring approximately 12 inches tall, the statue is limted to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! (Item # APR172652, SRP: $150.00)   Nightmare Before Christmas Resin Busts A Diamond Select Toys Release! Move over, elf – there’s a skeleton and a rag doll on the shelf! These highly detailed resin busts of Jack Skellington and Sally the Rag Doll from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas each measure approximately 6 inches tall and sit atop detailed bases depicting the buildings of Halloween Town. Limited to only 3,000 pieces each, they each come packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Sculpted by Joe Menna! Jack Bust (Item # APR172629, SRP: $59.99) Sally Bust (Item # APR172630, SRP: $59.99)   Nightmare Before Christmas Deluxe Cloth Dolls A Diamond Select Toys Release! The deluxe cloth Nightmare Before Christmas doll line continues with two new characters! These large-scale dolls of Zero the Ghost Dog and Santa Claus are in scale to the previously released Jack, Sally, Finkelstein and the Mayor, and look like they came straight from the movie! Based on the classic Japanese imports, Santa Claus measures approximately 10 inches tall and features a real cloth costume and multiple points of articulation, while the fully sculpted Zero hovers over a doghouse diorama atop a clear support stand. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box. Zero (Item # APR172632, SRP: $49.99) Santa (Item # APR172633, SRP: $49.99)   Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Series 4 2-Packs Asst. A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s a new series of Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates and they’re a dream come true! The cast of creepy characters expands with three new 2-packs: Snowman Jack with glow-in-the-dark Oogie Boogie, the specialty-exclusive Devil and Corpse Boy, and the also-exclusive Saxophonist with Undersea Gal! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation with fully interchangeable parts, including a removable snowman costume! Each 2-pack comes packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item # APR172631, SRP: $9.99)/ea.   The Nightmare Before Christmas Select Action Figures Series 3 Asst A Diamond Select Toys Release! Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is the gift that keeps on giving! Three new figure sets are coming your way for Halloween, including the Pumpkin King, Santa Claus, and Lock, Shock and Barrel, each sculpted in an approximately 7-inch scale with character-appropriate articulation. Plus, each figure set includes an exclusive figure or diorama piece – Lock, Shock and Barrel come with their walking bathtub, Santa Claus comes with an Elf and part of the town square diorama, and the Pumpkin King comes with part of the central fountain! Connect the Santa and Pumpkin King bases with other releases to make a larger diorama! Sculpted by Dave Cortes! (Item # APR172634, $149.94 per case) Pumpkin King (Item # APR172635, SRP: $24.99) Santa Claus (Item # APR172636, SRP: $24.99) Lock, Shock & Barrel (Item # APR172637, SRP: $24.99)     Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Select Action Figures A Diamond Select Toys Release! Avast, me hearties! Having dazzled audiences for over a decade, the swashbuckling Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise is headed into uncharted waters with the fifth installment, Dead Men Tell No Tales! These 7-inch scale action figures of stars Jack Sparrow and Barbossa are based on the new film and feature each actor’s likeness as well as approximately 16 points of articulation. They also include diorama bases that can combine to build the deck of the famous pirate ship the Black Pearl! Each figure comes packaged in the display-ready Select figure packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! Jack Sparrow (Item # APR172650, SRP: $24.99) Barbossa (Item # APR172651, SRP: $24.99)   Pulp Fiction Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst. A Diamond Select Toys Release! Bring the coolness of Pulp Fiction home with you! Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 movie masterpiece is now a highly detailed line of 7-inch collectible figures, bringing the film’s cool-as-ice cast to your shelf! The first series includes go-for-broke boxer Butch Coolidge, born-again hitman Jules Winnfield and fearsome mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Each character is 7-inch scale, with detailed paint applications and the actor’s likeness, as well as 16 points of articulation and character-specific accessories. Plus, each comes with a diorama piece: Jules includes the room where the big shootout takes place, and Butch and Marsellus each come with a piece of sidewalk from their chase scene! Packaged in display-ready Select packaging with spine artwork for shelf reference. Assortment includes two of each figure. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item # APR172649, SRP: $24.99/ea.)   Wonder Woman Movie Vinimates Vinyl Figures A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Vinimates vinyl figure line explodes into the DC Comics cinematic universe with two vinyl figures based on the Wonder Woman movie! With one figure depicting Diana in her training gear, and one in her full Wonder Woman outfit, these two figures will kick off a line that will eventually unite the entire Justice League! Each 4-inch vinyl figure is sculpted in a pose straight from the movies, with an articulated neck to customize each pose. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box. Wonder Woman Vinyl Figure (Item # APR172646, SRP: $9.99) Wonder Woman Training Gear Vinyl Figure (Item # APR172647, SRP: $9.99)
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Oh, Psylocke, must you be so expensive?
Few companies have consistently impressed me as much as Diamond Select Toys, which has once again released details for some absolutely incredible upcoming products. Whether you're drooling over the Marvel Premier Collection P...

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More fun than a game of Quidditch
Spring is here and magic is in the air... and will also soon be on the shelves, as Funko has a series of Harry Potter Rock Candy figures set to release this May. Expect to see Ron, Hermoine, Beatrix Lestrange, "Loony" Luna Lo...


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I find your lack of Hobgoblin disturbing
Is there such a thing as too many Mystery Minis? My shelves are beginning to think so! However, all the same I'll be happy to add a few figures from Funko's upcoming Classic Spider-Man series to my collection. The Classic Spi...

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Warning: May tear through your wallet
If I have a weakness for one Wolverine costume, it's for variations of his brown/tan outfit first introduced during John Byrne's' X-Men in the 80s. While variations of the yellow/blue outfit would ultimately prove more preval...

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2016 was a pretty good year
With all of the excitement surrounding Toy Fair and Wonder Festival this year (which fell on the same weekend again), naturally some things slipped between the cracks. One major announcement that we missed* was that the 2016 ...

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Wishing I was there
Diamond Select Toys has released preview images and information for the products which it will have on display at Toy Fair in NYC this weekend. It's a LOT of information (just see all of the photos in the gallery!) but highli...

How HBO saved Valentine's Day (A gift guide)

Feb 09 // Scarecroodle
How deep is your love? Is it a deep bond between souls or is it more of a puppy love? Either way, you'll love these direwolf puppies... err, cubs.  Summer, Shaggy Dog, Grey Wind, and Lady are all available as adorable 9-inch plushies. Can't choose between them? Why not buy all four? (Oh, right, money...) Perhaps equally eye-catching is this Drogon plush, which would look equally at home on a shelf, couch, or spewing flames on a fleet of ships. He stands 8-inches tall with a 14-inch wingspan. The HBO Store also carries a lot of Funko collectibles, including this Pop! Rides Dany on Drogon. And yes, they somehow still have series 1 Game of Thrones Mystery Minis if you missed grabbing them when they came out. Do you like Funko but are indifferent about Game of Thrones? How about a Pop! John Oliver? The star of Last Week Tonight (and guy who replaced Jon Stewart on the Daily Show for an entire summer) is ready to bring his British wit and self-deprecating sense of humor to your shelves (or your partner's, but honestly, you're going to want to keep this one for yourself). At any rate, you'll be surprised by the stuff you find at the HBO Store (I know I was). Some things make for very practical gifts (after all, who doesn't love a plushie?) while other things are impractical (but that just makes it more of a surprise, right?). And yes, the HBO store also has conventional gift ideas like mugs, shirts, shot glasses, and even jewelry, if you feel like being boring. [ Check out everything at the HBO Store ]
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(Or might save it. Who knows?)
Hey guys & gals, it's just five more days until Valentine's Day. Have you bought anything nice for your partner? (Or for yourself?) If you're sick of giving jewelry (and who isn't?), maybe it's time to head over to the HBO Store to check out their wide array of... okay, well, it's mostly a lot of Game of Thrones stuff. But it's neat stuff! Honest! Check out the full gift guide after the jump.

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Ladies (and Bats) Night
Diamond Select Toys has an array of outstanding collectibles on the way to a comic book (or specialty) store near you. These items -- likely available right now as you're reading this -- are as follows:   (US$150 MSRP) ...

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He's crazy for you.. and also just crazy
Last month, Kotobukiya unveiled and opened pre-orders for an absolutely insane-looking ArtFX+ Carnage guaranteed to drive fans crazy. This stunning 1/10 scale figure stands over 7-inches tall and captures the villain's look i...

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Exclusives

Walgreens picked up another exclusive Marvel Minimates series


Now, not when you feel like it!
Jan 14
// Scarecroodle
Walgreens has nabbed yet another exclusive wave of Marvel Minimates, adding Marvel Minimates Series 4 to its already sizable selection of exclusives. In addition, the previously announced Marvel Animated Minimates Series 3 is...
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Oh, Kidrobot, you so cray(on) cray!
Kidrobot seems to involve itself in some unusual pairings. In fact, one of the things I love about the company is that you never seem to know what's coming next. Case-in-point? Kidrobot has teamed up with Crayola (that's righ...

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Who doesn't want a DCAU Scarecrow bust?
Still hunting for last minute gifts? (If so, why'd you wait so long?) Diamond Select Toys has the perfect items for those of you who might be in last-second panic mode while looking for the collector in your lives. (Or gifts ...

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A chance to save
Matty Collector started its Black Friday & Cyber Monday celebration on Wednesday, with a 40% off sale on an array of older items and -- to top it off -- free shipping on all orders. While the savings are slightly less tha...

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Who doesn't love a sale?
Long-time readers probably know that, while I'm a fan of the Marvel Legends line, the price hikes over the years have been insane. Back when Hasbro re-launched the line, the figures were about US$13 but since then the MSRP ha...

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Say Alola to the Alola region
The long-anticipated release of Pokemon Sun & Moon is finally upon us! As Pokemon trainers get ready to visit the Alola region, some fans may want a less-digital version of some of the new Pokemon for their shelves. Thank...

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The pony doctor is in
Whether you're into cartoon ponies or cartoon versions of superheroines, Diamond Select Toys has you covered. DST recently released three new My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic vinyl banks alongside a DCAU Hawkgirl resin bus...

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Kinky... I think?
Are you excited for the new Logan movie? If so, you may be happy to learn that Funko is commemorating the film with 3 new Pop! figures. If not, well... you can still look forward to 3 new Wolverine-themed Pop! figures. The li...

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Iron Giants may be less giant
November is a BIG month for Diamond Select Toys, as the company has started taking pre-orders for some very big collectibles. (Figurative big, not literal big. They're normal-sized!) This includes a DC Gallery DCAU Poison Ivy...

Funko's Pop! line is about to get Stranger.... Things

Nov 04 // Scarecroodle
Full press release: (Spoilers) Funko is bringing the Netflix Original Series Stranger Things to collectors and fans in 2017! Coming in early next year, fans of this amazing show will be able to take home Pop! vinyl versions of their favorite characters, including Eleven, Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Will, Barb, and, of course, the terrifying Demogorgon from the Upside Down! In September, Funko posted two concept images of Eleven and Barb in an effort to gauge the interest of fans and customers. The images - which were shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - resulted in a huge amount of interest from fans around the world with everyone saying one thing: “When can we get these?!” “Bringing Stranger Things to Funko is symbolic of our connection to our customers as mutual fans of pop culture”, said Mark Robben, Funko’s Director of Marketing. “We feel grateful for the privilege to create our version of these wonderful characters, but we never forget it starts with the collectors. These figures would not have been possible without every single share, like, and comment from you. Friends don't lie.” The Stranger Things figures are available for pre-order now and should hit retail shelves in early 2017 with an MSRP of $9.99 USD. Pop! vinyl figures are sculpted vinyl collectibles, approximately 3-4” inches high and packaged in a windowed display box.
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Spoilers?
Have you seen Netflix's hit original show Stranger Things? If so, don't tell me anything because it's still on my queue! Funko, however, hasn't just seen the show, but they've also gone ahead and created a wave of Television ...

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Are you as X-tastic as I am?
Funko has released images and details for a number of X-Men collectibles including the first-ever dedicated Mystery Minis series, additional Pop!s, and some new Dorbz. Obviously the show-stoppers here is the incredible-lookin...

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Bored of the pet sets yet?
Funko has released some images and details for an array of DC Comics-related collectibles, including a new Mystery Minis series, Batman: The Animated Series Pop!s, and Dorbz. While usually I'm the first (and loudest) to rave ...

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Bringing the party to the party
Can't wait for NYCC? Neither can Diamond Select Toys, which has gone ahead and released photos of some the items that will be on display at NYCC! These reveals include the finished DCAU Huntress figure (which looks fantastic!...

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Perfect for (almost) taking over world
What are you doing tomorrow night? How about in November? Funko has a selection of Animation Pop!s based on the hit cartoon Animaniacs on the way in November. These upcoming figures consist of the megalomaniacal mouse Brain and his stupid side-kick Pinky (Pinky & The Brain) as well as siblings Yakko, Wakko, and Dot. This only leaves one question: When can we expect Goodfeathers Pop! figures?

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The Million Dollar Mystery Mini
A second series of Funko's WWE Mystery Minis are on the way and, despite including the "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, the figures are expected to retail for the usual US$6 or so. The roster for this wave is a mix of legend...

SDCC: Diamond Select Toys panel

Aug 03 // Scarecroodle
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Yes, we were there
Diamond Select Toys' non-Minimate SDCC panel included a few announcements, a loot at some upcoming items, and a lot of excitement. Major highlights included the news that the DC Animated Universe Huntress is going to be added...

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Faster & bluer than the average hedgehog
Tomopop (or, more specifically, our ace reporter Tian) wasn't able to make it to every booth at SDCC and, as such, we (again, Tian) weren't able to see Kidrobot's Sonic at the event in person. However, we were assured that it...

SDCC: Diamond Select Toys

Jul 27 // Scarecroodle
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Wowzers!
DST's booth never fails to leave me with a smile. The company always has a good variety of great-looking collectibles on display. Case-in-point this year includes a very unexpected Iron Giant Vinimate, some new Batman busts, ...

SDCC 2016: NECA

Jul 24 // Scarecroodle
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Action, action, and more action!
NECA's display featured the expected slew of movie collectibles as well as some more surprising items (like a Superman vs Muhammad Ali 2-pack!). Highlights included the amazing-looking 1/4-scale Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...


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