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1:00 AM on 07.28.2014

SDCC 2014: Mattel - Matty Collector Panel / Mattypalooza

The Matty Collector panel at SDCC (or "Mattypalooza") was described as featuring a lot of new Masters-related announcements and, well, little else. However, some major non-Masters news came in the form of an announcement that...


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Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.

11:00 AM on 07.25.2014

SDCC 2014: QMx

If you're a sci-fi fan, you should really know about QMx (Quantum Mechanix). Their entire existence is like a love letter to all of my favorite sci-fi TV franchises. At SDCC this year, the marquee features were two large scal...

Tianxiao Ma

Funko announces first batch of SDCC exclusives photo
Funko announces first batch of SDCC exclusives
by Vanessa Cubillo

The countdown to SDCC is now underway! Funko has just announced their first batch of SDCC exclusives. If you recall last year, you know that they will have plenty of exclusives to offer.

So this first reveal is dedicated to Ghostbusters. Funko will have exclusive Pop! sets that feature Dr. Peter Venkman covered in slime and a metallic Slimer, and the entire ghost hunting team covered in Stay Puff’s goo. There will also be a six inch, glow in the dark, Stay Puff Pop! figure available.

The last exclusive in this batch comes from The Rocketter. There will be a black and white Rocketter ReAction figure. He will come with a removable helmet and a jetpack.

Now after this announcement, Funko will reveal their exclusives every Monday and Wednesday until SDCC begins. They also will be giving away these exclusives on their social media accounts, so you can win them without having to go to SDCC. 

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DST announces first Stay Puft photo contest winner, more to come as contest continues photo
DST announces first Stay Puft photo contest winner, more to come as contest continues
by Scarecroodle

Diamond Select Toys has announced the first winner in its 24-inch Stay Puft Marshmallow Man vinyl bank photo contest and it's.... Jon Tilson of Alabama! (Okay, that probably didn't warrant a big reveal.) Jon Tilson won US$200 in prizes which include a Godzilla bank, a Knight Rider vehicle, an Amazing Spider-Man movie bust, a Slimer bank, Slimer gelatin mold, a Ghostbusters Silicone Tray, as well as some other Ghostbusters items.

What was Tilson's winning photo? A shot of his "angry" Stay-Puft next to a giant peanut character in the center of Dothan, AL, the peanut capital of the world. If nothing else, it proves that the playing field is wide open so all contestants have a decent shot at the prize (and that incorporating local landmarks into the photo is probably plus). The lesson? Diamond Select Toys' totally awesome 24-inch Stay Puft Marshmallow Man vinyl banks may cost a sizable US$110 (Entertainment Earth will ship it for free), but you can definitely get some return on your investment.

The contest is still ongoing (a new winner will be announced every month until... well, it's an open-ended contest) so now might be a great time to pick up one of these banks.

[ Pre-order the (standard) Stay Puft at Entertainment Earth | Big Bad Toy Store ]

[ Pre-order the Angry Stay Puft at Entertainment Earth ]

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7:00 AM on 05.15.2014

Amazing Spidey 2 Green Goblin, Mecha Godzilla Bank, and 15 more new DST offerings in Previews

Diamond Select Toys has chosen to inundate fans with SEVENTEEN new offerings that will appear in the Previews catalog. While a few items are more "recent" than "new", the roster includes several items unveiled at C2E2 last mo...


Need more incentive to buy DST's 24-in Stay Puft MM? How about the chance to win prizes? photo
Need more incentive to buy DST's 24-in Stay Puft MM? How about the chance to win prizes?
by Scarecroodle

Diamond Select Toys' 24-inch tall Stay Puft Marshmallow Man vinyl bank recently started to ship and, to celebrate, DST will be hosting a series of monthly contests where all fans need to do to win is take a photo of their 24-inch Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (either the good or evil version) somewhere outside and then email that photo to collectdst@gmail.com. Easy, right?

Winners will score prize packages which consist of $100 worth of toys and collectibles from DST. Considering that Stay Puft himself retails for US$125, the figure could almost pay for itself.

The rules are stated as follows: "Photos must be at least 600 x 800 pixels. One entry per person per monthly cycle. Duplicate entries will not be included in the drawing. If you do not win, a new photo can be submitted after the start of the new month. A previously submitted picture cannot be submitted again. All entries become the property of Diamond Select Toys, and can be used on various Websites and social media sites. Prize package value is based on suggested retail price of all items combined. Winners are prohibited from entering any DST contest again for one year."

There's currently no word as to when this contest will end. It's certainly one way to promote a very cool, very high-ticket collectible.

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5:00 PM on 03.27.2014

DST's really big Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Vinyl Bank and Godzilla Vinyl Bank on sale this week

See how tiny a banana looks in DST's over-sized Stay Puft Marshmallow Man's hand! The 24-inch vinyl bank begins shipping this week alongside the slightly smaller 12-inch Godzilla vinyl bank. The Stay Puft vinyl bank (vinyl? C...


6:00 PM on 03.11.2014

Funko officially unveils Pop! Ghostbusters, Winston to drive Ecto-1

Back in January, we stumbled upon images of Funko's Pop! Ghostbusters figures, but at the time one of the teammates was missing. Winston Zeddemore, the fourth Ghostbuster (the one who answered a 'help wanted' ad), will be inc...


9:00 AM on 02.17.2014

Toy Fair 2014: Funko - Pop! figures

Funko has shown off their entire catalog of figures they plan to release this year in their Pop! line. As a big fan of their figures, there is just so much to be excited for. There is guaranteed to be a series everyone will ...

Vanessa Cubillo

3:00 PM on 01.31.2014

Funko ain't afraid of no Pop! Ghostbusters

Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family seen a spook, specter, or ghost? If the answer is yes, you may want to call...


9:00 PM on 01.30.2014

Attention, Ghost hunters: LEGO Ghostbusters set is coming

Today, LEGO officially announced that they will be making a Ghostbusters set. Announced on LEGO’s CUUSOO site, a place where people can pitch LEGO set ideas, they decided to green light Brent Waller’s project. To...

Vanessa Cubillo

9:00 AM on 12.16.2013

December is the Matty month of castles and pink rabbits

Matty Collector's December sale begins in a few hours. Hit the jump for details.