Diamond Select Toys Teams with Kevin Smith on New View Askew Merchandise
August 2014 - With his library of cult-favorite films and regular geek-centric podcasts released through his company SModCo, director and author Kevin Smith is geek royalty, holding court each year in the legendary Hall H at Comic-Con International in San Diego. At this past weekend's Comic-Con, Diamond Select Toys unveiled a number of new products based on Smith's creations, in two new product categories!
At their booth on the show floor, DST displayed several new items from the View Askew universe, including:
- a plush doll of Buddy Christ, the religious icon who appears in many of Smith's films;
- a Mooby ceramic mug, depicting the famous Golden Calf and fast-food mascot;
In Stores This Week: Batman and Robin, Bluntman and Chronic, Spider-Man and Sin City!
August 2014 - Diamond Select Toys just made a bunch of new reveals at Comic-Con International in San Diego, and now it's time for a bunch of new releases! Comic shops and specialty stores across North America are getting in a truckload of new items from DST, and we've got a full list of what's shipping, including Select figures from Sin City and Spider-Man, busts and bottle openers from Batman, and a Minimates box set from Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back! If you've been waiting for these as long as we have, the long wait is over!
Sin City Select Series 1 Action Figures
August 1, 2014 - Listed below are the toy (and child-related) recalls from this week; these links go to the official announcements on the Consumer Product Safety Commission web site.
July 2014 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode up!
Click here to check it out! This episode features expensive toys, including a 2009 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark III action figure and a prototype action figure from Dune.
July 30, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
TRANSFORMERS GIGANTIC MEGAZARAK FIGURE
The first of two 22.8" tall non-transforming figures is Megazarak, also known as Scorponok. He is done in green, purple and orange and comes with a gun and a shield. He is listed at $569.99, $20 off the MSRP.
TRANSFORMERS GIGANTIC BLACK ZARAK FIGURE
Black Zarak shares a body form with his moldmate Megazarak but is done in a black, orange and gold color scheme. He stands 22.8" tall as well, and is also listed at $569.99, $20 off the MSRP.
NEW WEAPON REPLICAS FROM THE HOBBIT FILMS, LOTR
July 23, 2014 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
ROBOCOP VS. THE TERMINATOR 7" VIDEO GAME SERIES 01, 02 - SETS, SINGLES
This line pits these two classic movie characters against one another in all-out battle. Series 01 includes the T-800 with Plasma Rifle at $16.99 and the T-800 Endoskeleton at $21.99, with the Set of 2 priced at $35.99. Series 02 goes to the other side of the battle and includes Flamethrower Robocop at $17.99 and Fire-Damage Robocop at $19.99, and once again the Set of 2 is priced at $35.99.
"MALEFICENT" 1/6 SCALE MOVIE MASTERPIECE MALEFICENT FIGURE
July 22, 2014 - This seems to be a pattern - the boy made just one visit to fast food in the past month, choosing to get his chicken nuggets out of the freezer at home instead of in a retaurant. He came back from his one McDonald's trip with a Mario Kart 8 toy.
Let's see what's out there in restaurants this month! (More after the jump)
A quick check of the web sites for the more popular fast food restaurants reveals the following:
- McDonald's has toys from Mario Kart 8 and Teenie Beanie Boos in their Happy Meals. The next promotion shown is a joint promo of HotWheels and Barbie.
Their McPlay app now has free ebooks in it as well as a game. The ebooks are also available on their web site.
July 2014 - Diamond Comics has announced their top-selling items for the month of June 2014. Head over to the Diamond web site for more details and charts on all of the categories, but here are the top ten toys and the top ten games:
Top 10 Toys
1. DC Comics Bombshells: Black Canary Statue - DEC130358
2. DC Comics: The New 52 Justice League 7-Pack Box Set - NOV138235
3. Batman Black & White: Harley Quinn Statue - DEC130359
4. Marvel Select: Amazing Spider-Man 2 Action Figure - FEB142060
5. Marvel Select: Deadpool Action Figure - MAR101468
6. DC Comics Designer Series 1: Nightwing by Capullo Figure - NOV130286
7. DC Comics Cover Girls: Poison Ivy Statue - JAN140397
8. Marvel Select: Red Hulk Action Figure - MAR088262
9. DC Comics: The New 52: Earth-2 Thomas Wayne Batman Figure - JAN140394
10. DC Comics: Armored Wonder Woman Bishoujo Statue - NOV132032
Top 10 Games
1. Risk Legacy - JUN118204
Applehead Factory Announces their San Diego Comic Con Exclusive for 2014!
July 2014 - Applehead Factory is excited to reveal the details of their Teddy Scares/2014 San Diego Comic Con exclusive! This year, for the first time a 12" Teddy Scare will be made available exclusively at the event. Teddy Scares are back!! A set of 3 new bears will be available in the "Collector's Series" due this summer. To coincide with this release a special Edwin Morose will be available only at Comic Con. The SDCC version will have a special scarf.
Edwin has always been a fan favorite and will disappear quickly. He is limited to only 250 pieces. He is packaged in the classic 12" Teddy Scare windowed box. In addition to our SDCC Exclusive the new "Collector's Series" will be available. Stop by and get them while they last.
The Teddy Scares will be at Booth #4923.
See what Catwoman, Batgirl and Godzilla Have in Common in the July PREVIEWS Catalog
(BALTIMORE, MD) - (July 16, 2014) - MEDICOM Toys and Bear Model offer four new Sofubi characters in the July PREVIEWS catalog, featuring DC Comics' Batgirl and Catwoman and two Godzilla Vinyl Wars (GVW) figures available for fans and collectors to pre-order. Batgirl and Catwoman will release in late November and Godzilla figures are scheduled to release in January 2015 exclusively in comic book specialty shops.
Gotham City is known for its notorious heroes and villains, and fans of Batman characters can now collect one of each with the fearless DC Hero Sofubi Batgirl (Item Code: JUL142350, SRP: $79.99, Page 510) and DC Hero Sofubi Catwoman (Item Code: JUL142351, SRP: $79.99, Page 510). Crafted from soft vinyl to show greater detail, the Catwoman and Batgirl sofubi are unique treasures for collectors to find, as these sofubi are limited to 300 pieces.