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Minimates

Coming soon: An insane amount of collectibles from DST

Jun 13 // Scarecroodle
It’s June, and the new issue of Previews has a vast array of new items from Diamond Select Toys! Feast your eyes on new items from Marvel Comics, the Doctor Strange movie, Ghostbusters, Alice Through the Looking Glass, the Batman Classic TV Series, Batman: The Animated Series, iZombie, Lost in Space, Predator, Mallrats and the Nightmare Before Christmas! They’re all due out later this years, but you can pre-order them all now through your local comic shop, or your favorite online retailer!   Alice Through the Looking Glass Vinimates Vinyl Figures A Diamond Select Toys release! Off with their heads! The newest movie to join the Vinimates revolution is Alice Through the Looking Glass! Four characters from the much-anticipated sequel – Alice, Mad Hatter, Red Queen and new villain Time – are now part of the Vinimates vinyl-figure army. Each 4-inch PVC figure is sculpted in the Minimates block-figure style, and pre-posed to display their personality. Plus, with their ball-jointed necks, you can add additional attitude to each already perfect pose! Each Vinimate is packaged in a full-color window box. Alice Vinimate (Item #JUN162363, SRP: $9.99) Mad Hatter Vinimate (Item #JUN162364, SRP: $9.99) Red Queen Vinimate (Item #JUN162365, SRP: $9.99) Time Vinimate (Item #JUN162366, SRP: $9.99)   Alice Through the Looking Glass Gallery PVC Figures</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! Gallery figures just went through the looking glass! Based on the new big-screen sequel to Alice in Wonderland, Alice Kingsleigh and the Mad Hatter are now featured in the hot new Gallery figure line from DST, capturing heroes and heroines from the world of pop culture as 9-inch scale PVC statues! Each 9-inch figure features high-quality paint applications, and each stands atop a sculpted base made out of clock gears – interlock the two bases to form one combined diorama! Each figure comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! Alice Gallery Figure (Item #JUN162362, SRP: $45.00) Mad Hatter Gallery Figure (Item #JUN162361, SRP: $45.00)   Batman Classic TV Series Shakespeare Bust Vinyl Bank</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! Quick, to the Bat-poles! Okay, so you haven’t installed those Bat-poles yet, but if you keep your spare change in this vinyl bank, you’ll save up for them in no time! Based on the bust of Shakespeare that unlocked the moving bookcase in the Batman Classic TV Series, this 20-inch tall vinyl bank features a working neck hinge, so you can tilt the head back to reveal a dial and button, as well as a real, working coin slot! With a coin access door hidden in the base, no one will suspect that this realistically painted bust is secretly a bank, or that you’re secretly Batman. Packaged in a full-color box. Sculpted by Paul Harding! (Item # JUN162388, SRP: $85.00)   Batman The Animated Series Gallery Zatanna PVC Figure </br> A Diamond Select Toys release! The sorceress of the DC Universe is the next DC Animated Gallery PVC figure! Based on her appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, this sculpture depicts stage magician and genuine magic-user Zatanna Zatara posed as if in the middle of a performance, on a stage base, pulling a bat out of her hat. This 9-inch scale figure is cast in PVC plastic and features high-quality paint applications, and is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales figures. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #JUN162389, SRP: $45.00)   Batman The Animated Series Joker Metal Bottle Opener</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! You’ll be laughing all the way to the fridge with this fully sculpted bottle opener of the Joker himself! Based on his appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, this solid metal rendition of the Clown Prince of Crime measures approximately 4.5 inches tall, and removes bottlecaps with the greatest of ease. Plus, magnets on the back keep him stuck to your Bat-fridge so you can nab him whenever you want! Packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item # JUN162391, SRP: $18.00)   Batman The Animated Series Scarecrow Resin Bust</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! What frightens the Dark Knight? The Scarecrow knows! Thanks to the Scarecrow’s fear gas, Dr. Jonathan Crane is one of the few foes in Batman’s rogues gallery who can strike fear in the heart of the caped crusader. This approximately 6” resin bust is based on the Scarecrow’s appearance in Batman The Animated Series, and sits atop a pedestal inspired by the show’s art-deco architecture. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it is packaged with a certificate of authenticity, and comes in a full color box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #JUN162390, SRP: $59.99)   Ghostbusters Classic Movie Vinimates Vinyl Figures </br> A Diamond Select Toys release! The boys are back! As we count down to the new Ghostbusters movie, love for the originals is at an all-time high, and this new line of Vinimates vinyl figures is unlike any Ghostbusters toy line that’s come before! Captured in their iconic ghostbusting poses from the original poster, these 4-inch PVC figures of Peter Venkman, Ray Stanz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore are sculpted in the Minimates block-figure style, and feature ball-jointed necks so you can modify their poses. Each Vinimate comes packaged in a full-color window box. Peter Venkman Vinimate (Item #JUN162367, SRP: $9.99) Ray Stanz Vinimate (Item #JUN162368, SRP: $9.99) Egon Spengler Vinimate (Item #JUN162369, SRP: $9.99) Winston Zeddemore Vinimate (Item #JUN162370, SRP: $9.99)   iZombie Reelware Max Rager Pint Glass</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! Get ready for your next iZombie viewing party with this Max Rager pint glass! Inspired by the hit CW TV show iZombie, this pint glass features the official logo of the famous energy drink that is one of the leading causes of zombie-ism. Humans and zombies can come together and rage in the best way possible when they’re both drinking out of a Max Rager glass! Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #JUN162384, SRP: $10.99)   Lost in Space B9 Robot Vinimates Vinyl Figure</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! Danger, Will Robinson! The Vinimates line is expanding at an alarming rate! Based on the classic TV series Lost in Space, this 4-inch Vinimates Vinyl Figure depicts the robot B9 in the style of a Minimates block figure, but in alarmed, arms-raised pose, as if warning your other Vinimates of imminent doom. Figure is cast in PVC plastic, with detailed paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #JUN162377, SRP: $9.99)     Mallrats Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst. </br> A Diamond Select Toys release! They’re not here to shop, they’re not here to work, they’re just here! Finally, after 22 years, fully poseable action figures of the cast of Kevin Smith’s sophomore(ic) masterpiece Mallrats have arrived! Jay and Brody are the first two in the series, each with character-specific accessories – sock full of quarters and baseball bat for Jay; chocolate pretzel and giant cookie for Brody – as well as diorama bases depicting different stores in the mall! Each figure features approximately 16 points of articulation and the actor’s likeness. Packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Patrick Piggott! (Item #JUN162385, SRP: $149.94/case) Jay Figure (Item #JUN162386, SRP: $24.99) Brody Figure (Item #JUN162387, SRP: $24.99)   Marvel Gallery Deadpool PVC Figure</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! The Merc With a Mouth is now a Merc of Art! Joining the Marvel Gallery line of figures, Deadpool leaps from an explosion, wielding twin katanas, to become the latest dynamic display piece to spring out of the Gallery series! Cast in PVC plastic with high-quality paint applications, Deadpool joins Lady Deadpool, Captain Marvel, Thor, and Ant-Man in the 9-inch scale figure line, and is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales figures. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #JUN162394, SRP: $45.00) Marvel Minimates Jessica Jones TV Series 1 Box Set</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! Return to the world of private investigator Jessica Jones in this Minimates mini-figure box set based on the hit Netflix TV series! Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Trish Walker and Kilgrave each stand 2 inches tall and feature 14 points of articulation. Plus, each character comes with removable jackets and alternate parts, including arms and a screaming Kilgrave head, as well as accessories like smartphones, a laptop and Chinese takeout! Includes four display stands. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #JUN162392, SRP: $24.99)   Marvel Minimates Series 69: Most Wanted 2-Pack Asst.</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! After 13 years, the Marvel Minimates line has amassed one of the widest arrays of characters of any collectible toy line. But there are still characters in the Marvel Universe left to make! For Series 69, DST has selected frequently-demanded characters to make up one of the most fan-favorited series in history! Black Knight and Enchantress each make their Minimates debut, and our first-ever Tigra teams up with a Classic Falcon. Then, Iron Man foe Blizzard II takes on an armored SHIELD Mandroid, while a rare, one-per-case set pits the original Blizzard I against that same Mandroid! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, and each two-pack is packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #JUN162395, SRP: $9.99)/ea.   Marvel Select Doctor Strange Movie Action Figure</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! The Sorcerer Supreme and soon-to-be-cinematic superstar is the next Marvel Select masterpiece! This 7-inch action figure depicts Dr. Stephen Strange as he appears in the upcoming Marvel feature film, with a screen-accurate costume and the likeness of actor Benedict Cumberbatch. The figure features 16 points of articulation, and comes with a diorama-style base capturing an environment from the film. Packaged in the display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #JUN162396 , SRP: $24.99)   Marvel Deadpool Deluxe Glue Model Kit</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to make your own Merc, with the first official do-it-yourself model kit of Deadpool! Standing approximately 8 inches tall, this detailed sculpture of Deadpool depicts him standing on a battlefield littered with unexploded bombs, and includes an alternate head so you can display him masked or unmasked. The plastic parts come unpainted -- you paint and assemble them yourself with glue, so you decide how the final piece will look! Comes packaged in a full-color box; paint and glue not included. Sculpted by Paul Harding! (Item #JUN162393, $34.99)     Nightmare Before Christmas Vinimates Vinyl Figures</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! Vinimates are the gifts that keep on giving! The Nightmare Before Christmas makes its grand entrance to the Vinimates vinyl figure format with four main characters – Jack, Sally, Oogie Boogie and the Mayor! Sculpted in the style of a Minimates mini-figure, each 4-inch PVC figure strikes a dynamic pose, and features a ball-jointed neck to further customize each pose. Each Vinimate is packaged in a full-color window box. Jack Skellington Vinimate (Item #JUN162371, SRP: $9.99) Sally Vinimate (Item #JUN162372 SRP: $9.99) Oogie Boogie Vinimate (Item #JUN162373, SRP: $9.99) Mayor Vinimate (Item #JUN162374, SRP: $9.99)   Predator Movie Vinimates Vinyl Figures A Diamond Select Toys release! The hunt is on! Inspired by the 1987 action classic Predator, these two new Vinimates vinyl figures capture the hunter and the prey in the new 4-inch scale! Sculpted in the style of a Minimates block figure, these Vinimates of Dutch and the Predator each strike a pose straight out of the film, with ball-jointed necks to further customize your display. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box. Predator Vinimate (Item #JUN162375, SRP: $9.99) Dutch Vinimate (Item #JUN162376, SRP: $9.99)
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Too much of a good thing?
Diamond Select Toys just released images and details for more than a dozen new offerings that could fill your shelves with joy while emptying your wallet. The overwhelming array of offerings includes a Femme Fatales Zatara (a...

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On Alien Day, nobody can hear you scream
Did you know that April 26th is Alien Day? I sure didn't! Luckily, Diamond Select Toys has reminded fans with a "holiday card" which includes a stop-motion video featuring DST's Aliens Minimates. I don't really get this whole...

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Batman vs Superman vs Spider-Gwen
Pre-orders are starting to open for a wide array of Diamond Select Toys collectibles ranging from superhero statues to video game Minimates. The selection includes a Marvel Premier Collection Spider-Gwen Resin Statue (US$150 ...

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Halloween is just 10 days away!
Just a day after a director confirmed that yes, Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween movie*, Diamond Select Toys' Zach Oat has put together a video showcasing the new Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates. The video expla...


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Did you need more reason to attend NYCC?
Diamond Select Toys has announced its NYCC 2015 plans which include two panels, awesome exclusives, and FREEBIES! The first item that will be on sale at DST's booth (#1644) is an exclusive is a black & white "Almost Got '...

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Animated can also mean enthusiastic
Diamond Select Toys, makers of the popular Minimates line, has announced that Walgreen's will be selling an exclusive Minimates series based on the Marvel Animated Universe. Marvel Minimates Animated Series 1 will be availabl...

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SDCC

AFX bringing awesome DST collectibles to SDCC -- including Supergirl!


Finally, people will enjoy July!
May 23
// Scarecroodle
Diamond Select Toys has revealed that the Femme Fatales Supergirl seen at Toy Fair will an Action Figure Xpress (AFX) exclusive variant --- available at SDCC! The other exclusives to be sold at the AFX booth (#3345) will incl...
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C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: Diamond Select Toys


Bringing Bruce Timm's designs to 3D
Apr 29
// Tianxiao Ma
Diamond Select Toys always brings a smorgasbord of goods to each convention covering a disparate range of properties. Of course, their comic book properties always take center stage. This time it was the Batman and Superman a...
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C2E2

DST announces C2E2 plans


What will it do this C2E2? Same thing as every C2E2: Try to take over the world!
Apr 18
// Scarecroodle
Diamond Select Toys has announced that it will be attending C2E2 next weekend (April 24-26) and will be giving out free Minimates posters at its booth (#817). The company will be hosting a Minimates panel on Friday (April 24t...
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Pulp Fiction

Rob a diner with DST's new Pulp Fiction Minimates box set


Take a credit card out of your wallet that has bad-ass mother f***er written on it
Dec 12
// Scarecroodle
Diamond Select Toys has released another Pulp Fiction Minimates box set, this time exclusively through GoHastings.com. The set recreates the infamous "Diner Showdown", a scene in which actor Tim Roth (who would later star in ...
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DST

DST's newly released collectibles mean War


You want to know what my week was like? It. Was. WAR!
Oct 24
// Scarecroodle
Whether it's fighting plants, zombies, or Kaiju, Diamond Select Toys has some pretty fierce offerings coming out this week. First and foremost is the new Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare packs (not to be confused with the P...
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He's Slimerrific
Not all NYCC-exclusives cost an arm and a leg. In fact, some cost nothing at all; such is the case with Diamond Select Toys' NYCC-exclusive Ghostbusters Minimate which could have been yours for the low, low price of stopping ...

DST to not only attend NYCC, but also giving away Ghostbusters promotional Minimate at the show

Oct 03 // Scarecroodle
FULL SCHEDULE:Thursday, Oct. 912:00 PM - GIVEAWAY: Ghostbusters Minimate1:00 PM - ACTIVITY: Build-A-Minimate Opens (ticket required)5:00 PM - PANEL: Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds (in Room 1A18)7:00 PM - Booth closesFriday, Oct. 1010:00 AM - GIVEAWAY: Ghostbusters Minimate11:00 AM - ACTIVITY: Build-A-Minimate Opens (ticket required)7:00 PM - Booth closesSaturday, Oct. 1110:00 AM - GIVEAWAY: Ghostbusters Minimate11:00 AM - ACTIVITY: Build-A-Minimate Opens (ticket required)3:00 PM - SIGNING: Minimates Designer Uriel Caton4:15 PM - PANEL: Minimates Mini-Figures: From Marvel to Clerks to TMNT (in Room 1A24)5:15 PM - SIGNING: Minimates Designer Uriel Caton7:00 PM - Booth closesSunday, Oct. 1210:00 AM - GIVEAWAY: Ghostbusters Minimate11:00 AM - ACTIVITY: Build-A-Minimate Opens (ticket required)5:00 PM - Booth closes
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Not as cool as those Battle Beast promos, but free promos are always welcome
Diamond Select Toys has announced its NYCC plans which will consist of the usual booth, two panels, signings, giveaways, and FREEBIES! DST's free promo items this time around will include a promotional Ghostbusters Minimate. ...

Turning your garden into a warzone: DST's Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare collectibles explode into a photo gallery and into retailers next month

Aug 19 // Scarecroodle
The series, which was seen at Toy Fair earlier this year, includes eight Minifigures split across 2-packs and two exclusive Minimates packs. The selection for the mini figures is as follows: Gatling Pea with Scientist Zombie Camo Cactus with Foot Soldier Zombie Chomper with Engineer Zombie Shadow Flower with All-Star Zombie The Toys "R" Us Minimates pack includes the Foot Soldier Zombie, Scientist Zombie, Chomper, Sunflower, and two Pea Shooters while the comic/specialty shop one features Engineer Zombie, All-Star Zombie, Cactus, Sunflower, and two Pea Shooters. Want to win all of the above? The rules are as follows: Simply share one of the below photos on your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google Plus page, and send your name, address, and a link to the page to collectdst@gmail.com! The winner will be drawn on September 1, 2014, from all eligible entries, and that person will get sent a complete set as soon as they arrive in the DST warehouse in September! Enter as many times as you like -- each picture posted and link e-mail sent counts as one entry! Good luck!
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This is what we've waited for / This is it, boys, this is war
Diamond Select Toys has released new images for its Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare mini figures. Both the Minifigures and Minimates are slated to hit retail next month, although fans have an opportunity to win both sets. Details after the jump.

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You know, to get rid of that redness
Diamond Select Toys' Kill Bill Minimates box sets, currently hitting retail, will apparently include a bloodied alternate head for Gogo Yubari (but no accompanying plank). The Kill Bill Minimates are broken into a House of Bl...

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Perfect for a very small dose of Rocket Raccoon
Guardians of the Galaxy is theaters now and collectibles are popping up all over. A Toys "R" Us exclusive Minimates configuration currently available for order and it will be followed by some comic/specialty shop exclusives w...

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The days of SDCC are past if you're reading this after July
Diamond Select Toys has released a preview gallery, concept sheets, and more for its upcoming (days away!) SDCC-exclusive X-Men: Days of Future Past comic Minimate box set. The box set will be on sale for US$20 at booth #Boot...

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Posters can be used as a form of currency in some countries
Get ye to the DST booth! Diamond Select Toys will be giving away three free Minimates posters (see all three in the gallery) at booth #2607 during SDCC. Once you've been lured in by the promise of a free poster (or three), st...

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They're blunt-tastic
Bluntman and Chronic, the superheroic creations of director Kevin Smith, will be receiving a Toys "R" Us-exclusive Minimates 2-pack which will be sold exclusively at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343). If that sounds confu...

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Captain America

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Minimates spring into action in a photo gallery


No spoilers
Jun 08
// Scarecroodle
Additional images of Diamond Select Toys' Captain America: The Winter Soldier Minimates have been turning up on the company's Facebook page but now, for the first time, these photos have been placed within one convenient albu...
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Marvel

DST puts the Minimates Infinity Box Set up to a vote


War of the Votes
May 22
// Scarecroodle
Diamond Select Toys is letting fans vote on who they want to see in the upcoming Toys "R" Us-exclusive Marvel's Infinity box set. There are six possible choices although only four will be made into Minimates. Collectors can s...
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Spider-Man

Spidey Minimates to get dangerous with Deadly Foes box set pre-orders


Welcome to the deeeeaadddddllly zone
May 07
// Scarecroodle
If your Minimate Spider-Man has been feeling particularly un-menaced lately, the upcoming "Deadly Foes of Spider-Man" box set might change all that. The Luke's Toy Store exclusive box set features Carnage, Doctor Octopus, Liz...
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Spider-Man

Amazing Spider-Man #1 to feature limited edition Minimates variant cover


Will we eventually see a Minimates issue?
May 01
// Scarecroodle
Peter Parker is back in Amazing Spider-Man #1 (don't ask) and, to celebrate a return to the status quo, there will be a limited edition comic with a variant cover featuring a Minimate Electro fighting Spider-Man (apparently i...
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C2E2 Minimates

C2E2 2014: Diamond Select Toys - Minimates


A half-shell of Minimates
Apr 26
// Scarecroodle
Diamond Select Toys has officially added the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to its immense library, in addition to showing off some new Marvel Minimates, Tarentino movie Minimates, those Godzilla Minimates, and so on.  The...
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Godzilla

Diamond Select Toys is coming out with Godzilla Minimates


Who's a tiny destructive monster?
Apr 25
// Vanessa Cubillo
Godzilla is in the news everywhere now thanks to the new movie that will be coming out next month. It’s such a great time to be a fan! We’re seeing new figures from many companies like Bandai, NECA, and JAKKS Pac...
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Diamond Select Toys

Preview Diamond Select Toys' upcoming Summer releases


Highlights includes Plants vs. Zombies, Sin City, and Batman
Mar 02
// Natalie Kipper
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...
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Aliens

In space nobody can hear you scream about Minimate Aliens


On Tomopop, not all titles fit so commas need to be dropped
Jan 18
// Scarecroodle
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...
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Kill Bill

DST celebrates 10th anniv of Kill Bill with Minimates set


Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids
Jan 16
// Vanessa Cubillo
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...
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Thor

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


Only select retailers are worthy enough to wield these offerings
Dec 19
// Scarecroodle
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...
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Heroes United

New animated Marvel film gets exclusive Minimates offer


The Hulk is always something of an awkward team-up
Dec 05
// Scarecroodle
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...
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Minimates

The dawning of the Age of Ultron Minimates packaging


Not quite as popular as the Age of Apocalypse
Dec 03
// Scarecroodle
[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 ...
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DST

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


Covering the holiday trinity of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday
Nov 25
// Scarecroodle
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...

Tomopop Review: Minimates 'The Trouble with Tribbles' set

Nov 18 // Scarecroodle
Figure Name: Star Trek Minimates "The Trouble with Tribbles" U.S.S. Enterprise setFigure Maker: Diamond Select ToysPrice: US$30 MSRPAvailable at: ArtFX | Big Bad Toy Store The size of the front blister and its contents doesn't leave much room for decoration, but DST managed to fit a small insert in the front that depicts Captain Kirk alongside the Star Trek logo without really blocking anything. Otherwise, the front of the card seems to feature a space backdrop. You'll probably notice that one of the ... orange things (one schematic I'm looking at calls it a "Bussard Ramscoop") has fallen off in box. The units are designed to be detachable so it's not a real defect or anything. The card back appears rather generic, containing no reference to the specific episode and showing off a Kirk from what I assume was the original set. Once you open the package and get everything out on a table, you'll notice that you have a LOT of stuff. The USS Enterprise comes unassembled and includes a sticker sheet for extra detailing. You'll also notice a stand, a Captain Kirk Minimate with accessories, and a bagful of Tribbles. Well, it looks like there's a lot of work ahead. Can Captain Kirk pull it all together? The assembly was surprisingly scary, with a few of the pieces taking quite a bit of effort to snap into place (and doing so with quite a bit of noise). However, nothing broke and everything seems sturdy once fit together so my fears were probably unfounded. The more cartoon-y style flatters the U.S.S Enterprise NCC-1701, as its cuteness is out of this solar system. The Enterprise features a lot of painted on detail as well as some opening compartments. The top of the ship can flip open to reveal the bridge but, since I don't have either the chair or the stickers in yet, let's take a look at the stand. The stand consists of three pieces. The middle piece (closer to the bottom) can be removed which gives you an adjustable height. While I'll probably keep the Enterprise lower down (so it has less distance to fall if I accidentally knock it over), it's great that we have the option of displaying it a bit higher up, which I imagine works well when you have several ships displayed next to one another. Speaking of options, the captain's chair can be placed on either the ship's bridge or, by mounting it on a separate piece, displayed separately outside the Enterprise. The chair itself looks great and features sculpted details instead of just being painted on. It's tiny yet seems to contain a lot of detail. At any rate, I suppose it's time to stop procrastinating and actually decorate the bridge with those stickers. Stickers terrify me. I'm always worried about not placing them properly, which leads to either a wrinkle or the thing being off-center. Sure, you can pull them back a little to reset them, but it messes with the adhesive and makes the other big sticker issue — the risk of tearing the sticker itself — all the more likely. Thankfully, Diamond Select toys has seen fit to include two identical sticker sheets just in case you're, well, me (or I am you?) or equally clumsy. The stickers (thankfully) just consist of two long sheets. At first glance I had assumed that I'd have to individually place about a dozen stickers which is basically just asking for trouble. As it was, the first sticker went on fine while the second had some minor scrunching although the problem is only really noticeable up close; there's definitely some room for failure without messing up the display value of the bridge. The stickers depict various displays and control consoles, as well as a door at the rear of the bridge. The screens are set to all sorts of presumably unrelated stuff (spaceships, planets, star clusters, etc, although one looks like Deep Space Station K-7, which appeared in the episode) which I assume was done to make things more interesting. It does a nice job of providing detail to the bride while fitting in the with the Minimates style. I imagine it may have been even cuter if the spaceships displayed on the screen looked more Minimate-inspired, although that might be a very hard trick to pull off. Having discussed some the particulars of the ship in detail (we'll get into the features in a little bit), I'd like to take a moment to take a look at the accessories. First up is the enterprising Captain James Tiberius Kirk. The dashing captain features a green outfit (meant to depict the greenish-yellow one seen in the episode) and the most adorable smugly self-assured little smirk. This version of Kirk is exclusive to the set. The Creature from the Black Lagoon seen fighting Kirk is sold separately in a completely different Minimates series. Second we have a growing number of tribbles. For those unfamiliar with a tribble (or the concept behind them), these small, furry aliens are considered dangerous despite their relatively harmless appearance since they have the ability to get into just about anything and possess both enormous appetites as well as a speedy reproduction cycle. As such, one tribble quickly becomes ten becomes a hundred becomes a thousand becomes, well, too many to handle at which point you're in big tribble (or in a big pile of tribbles). The set contains around forty tribbles (I say "around" because I have about thirty-nine of them and I assume that I lost no more than one or two... I guess that's the trouble with tribbles?). The tribbles are fabric balls colored brown, gray, or white. While just tiny bits of material, they're surprisingly cute, although that really comes from knowing what they're supposed to represent and, given how few physical features the original tribbles had, these little puff balls are ideal representations. It's certainly a creative way to put together a new set. Both of the "Bussard Ramscoop" (again, I believe this what the orange things are called) are removable and feature some space where you can store tribbles. The engineering section can flip open to reveal the Jeffries Tube which, coincidentally, makes for another good tribble storage place. In short, (and to repurpose a Jay-Z verse) I got forty (or so) tribbles but a place to store them ain't one. All things considered, Diamond Select Toys' Star Trek Minimates "The Trouble with Tribbles" U.S.S. Enterprise is a pretty neat set with around forty reasons why fans may prefer it over other versions. Besides that, it comes with what's probably my favorite version of Captain Kirk so far. [Big thanks to Diamond Select Toys for sending over this review sample]
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DST unveils Thor: The Dark World Minimates packaging


Mere cardboard and plastic can't hold back the might of Thor!
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// Scarecroodle
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NYCC 2013: Diamond Select Toys


Sci-fi, fantasy, monsters, and MiniMates
Oct 14
// Natalie Kipper
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...
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I think I need that Pooka plush
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Minimates

DST talks Tomb Raider Minimates


Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale / A tale of a fateful trip
Aug 28
// Scarecroodle
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...
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B&W Minimates in color

SDCC-exclusive b&w Minimates get colored wide release


Can I say colored?
Aug 12
// Scarecroodle
The NY Post has first images of color versions of colored versions of the Jay and Silent Bob and Lost in Space Minimates previously sold at SDCC in a black & white deco. While the Jay and Silent Bob use the same sculpts a...
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Toys R Us exclusives revealed for Walking Dead Minimates


Available in September
Aug 05
// Vanessa Cubillo
Diamond Select Toys has just revealed their Toys "R" Us exclusives for Series 4 of The Walking Dead Minimates. This exclusive assortment will have six new figures based on the artwork of series artist, Charlie Adlard. The Wa...
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Minimates at SDCC 2013

SDCC 2013: Minimates panel and Headquarters


Enjoy our coverage of SDCC's Minimates panel as well as their off-site HQ
Jul 27
// Natalie Kipper
The Minimates panel at San Diego Comic Con was one that I had been greatly looking forward to. I learned that the franchise had been around for 11 years (10 for the Marvel portion) and I couldn't wait to hear what was coming ...

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