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5:00 PM on 03.02.2014

Preview Diamond Select Toys' upcoming Summer releases

After their attendance at last month's Toy Fair, fans of Diamond Select Toys are no doubt wondering when we will get more news on the goodies the company had on display. DST recently released additional information on many of...

Natalie Kipper


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2:15 PM on 01.18.2014

In space nobody can hear you scream about Minimate Aliens

A product image of Diamond Select Toys' Aliens Minimates has shown up on io9. We saw some concept art during a panel at SDCC '13 and the figures themselves were on display at NYCC that same year. The first series of 2-packs i...

Scarecroodle

6:00 PM on 01.16.2014

DST celebrates 10th anniv of Kill Bill with Minimates set

It’s actually been 10 years since Quentin Tarantino released Kill Bill in theaters. Time really goes by too fast. To commemorate this milestone, Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum are coming out with a special set of M...

Vanessa Cubillo

7:00 AM on 12.19.2013

DST's MS Jane Foster, Thunderbolts Minimates, on the way

Diamond Select Toys has announced that its upcoming Thor: The Dark World Marvel Jane Foster, along with other offerings, should be hitting stores this week. Expect to see Jane Foster, the Marvel Now! Minimates Thunderbolts bo...

Scarecroodle

7:00 AM on 12.05.2013

New animated Marvel film gets exclusive Minimates offer

Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United, the most recent animated Marvel flick, is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Those who pick up a copy can expect to find a coupon code for some movie-themed Minimates. The coupon code entitl...

Scarecroodle

5:00 PM on 12.03.2013

The dawning of the Age of Ultron Minimates packaging

[UPDATE: The set is apparently hitting retail this week. It's unknown whether the BBTS and EE listed their release date wrong or if they're shipping later. The gallery also now features the concept arts for the set.] Diamond ...

Scarecroodle

5:00 PM on 11.25.2013

Diamond Select Toys to offer 10-20% savings this weekend

Diamond Select Toys has announced that it will be running a "Thank you" sale on its website starting Thanksgiving Day and running through Cyber Monday. All in-stock items will be available for 10% off with the code DSTX10 whi...

Scarecroodle



Tomopop Review: Minimates 'The Trouble with Tribbles' set photo
Tomopop Review: Minimates 'The Trouble with Tribbles' set
by Scarecroodle

Space: the final frontier to be filled up on your shelves. These are the voyages of the website Tomopop. Its ongoing mission: to explore strange new toy lines, to seek out new collectibles and new companies, to boldly let you know about really cool stuff.

One such cool line is Diamond Select Toys' Star Trek Minimates series, which recreates the characters and vehicles of the iconic Star Trek TV series in Minimate form. DST has released a few different USS Enterprise sets so far and the one we'll be looking at today is specifically based on the episode, "The Trouble with Tribbles," which introduced the concept of a tribble to both Star Trek and pop culture at large.

Full review after the jump.

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3:00 PM on 11.09.2013

DST unveils Thor: The Dark World Minimates packaging

Diamond Select Toys has unveiled the packaging for its upcoming Thor: The Dark World Minimates. In addition to the packaging photos, DST Zach uploaded a video discussing the company's various Thor: The Dark World (or Thor 2) ...

Scarecroodle

3:00 PM on 10.14.2013

NYCC 2013: Diamond Select Toys

New York Comic Con may be over but our coverage of the event just keeps on coming! This time, we'll be looking at the booth belonging to Diamond Select Toys. A good many of the toys on display at the con were previewed i...

Natalie Kipper



Diamond Select Toys previews early 2014 releases photo
Diamond Select Toys previews early 2014 releases
by Natalie Kipper

Diamond Select Toys has really grabbed my attention with their latest list of previews, this time for items to be released in early 2014. The company has announced their first plush release, Pooka the goblin cat from Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose! The spooky familiar has lovely, leathery goblin wings on its back and comes with a winged mouse that it seems to have been captured. Including Pooka's tail, the life-size plush measures about 16 inches long. This plush will retail for US$29.99. I can't wait to buy one for myself!

Are plushies not your cup of tea? That's fine; Diamond Select has you covered. Two new sets of their popular Minimates line of figures, designed by Art Asylum, were also previewed. The first being the Marvel Minimates Ironman 3 Hall of Armor Box Set (US$50), the largest Minimates box set in ten years. The set contains 10 figures (Mark I to Mark VII suits plus the Mark 42 suit along with Tony Stark and Pepper Potts figures) displayed in an extra-long display box. The second set is the Marvel Minimates Age of Ultron box set (US$19.99), containing Iron Man, Nick Fury, Angela, and a three-armed Ultron. Each Minimates figure stands 2 inches tall with at least 14 points of articulation. 

Looking for more of the classic hero look? The Marvel Select Classic Thor and Hawkeye action figures (US$24.99 each) may be more up your alley. The Thor figure was sculpted by Gabriel Marquez while Hawkeye was sculpted by Jean St. Jean. Both figures are 7 inches with 16 points of articulation. Each character has a themed base ( an asteroid for Thor and a battlefield featuring the fallen Ultron for Hawkeye) plus either Thor's Mjolnir or Hawkeye's bow and arrows.

There are also a few miscellaneous goodies for fans of Sci-Fi, classic horror, and comic book baddies. The Star Trek Electronic Battle Damaged Enterprise B (US$60), designed by Art Asylum, has features movie-accurate lights and sounds, all at the push of a button. The piece is 16 inches long and comes with an adjustable display stand. Two Universal Monsters banks, the ride of Frankenstein (sculpted by Gabriel Marquez) and the Wolfman (sculpted byEli Livingston), were also previewed. The banks will cost US$22.99 each and range in height from 8 to 9 inches, with the Bride being the taller of the two. Rounding up the previews is the Marvel Venom Metal Bottle Opener (US$18). The nearly 4 inch long tool is sculpted in the likeness of Spiderman villain, Venom. It also has magnets on the back so you can store it on your fridge for easy access.

Whew! That was quite a list. See anything you like?

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2:00 PM on 08.28.2013

DST talks Tomb Raider Minimates

A Diamond Select Toys interview that discusses the upcoming Tomb Raider Minimates (as well as some general commentary about the line) has popped up on the Tomb Raider Tumblr. The interview briefly touches on the Minimates lin...

Scarecroodle