For years, Diamond Select Toys (DST) has been re-creating the classic 8-inch, cloth-costume action figures of the 1970s, but one line has received more requests than any other: the Marvel Comics characters from Mego's World's Greatest Super-Heroes line. Today, DST is happy to announce a line of deluxe gift sets that are inspired by those classic figures, starting with the Amazing Spider-Man!
Painstakingly designed by the craftsmen at EMCE Toys, the Amazing Spider- Man will come as he first appeared in 1973, in his original "circle suit" costume. However, the head and costume will be removable, allowing you to use the additional heads, hands, outfits and accessories in the set to turn him into Daily Bugle photographer Peter Parker, or even a more modern comic version of the wall-crawler!
"Getting the opportunity to make the Marvel toys inspired by my childhood has long been a goal of mine, and kicking the line off with my favorite Marvel hero, Spider-Man, was a no-brainer," said DST director Chuck Terceira. "Offering extra parts and new outfits allow us to stay true to what made the toys great in the first place, while simultaneously updating the figures and making each one into a true collector's item."
They're coming! The newest assortment of The Walking Dead Minimates, based on the hit comic book by Robert Kirkman, is almost here, and Toys R Us will have an exclusive assortment of the 2-inch mini-figures, featuring an array of all-new characters and zombies!
First! It’s a huge month for Diamond Select Toys, with several new licenses and license categories making their debuts in Diamond Comic Distributors’ Previews catalog. The February issue won’t be out for a week or so, but retailers are already offering pre-orders on a bunch of new DST items, including the first Sin City and Amazing Spider-Man 2 Select figures, the first Aliens and Kill Bill Minimates, the first Batman bottle opener and the first Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back bank! It’s a month of firsts!
Batman TV Logo Metal Bottle Opener
Nananananana BATMAN! After a long day of fighting crime and a long night
The new Marvel Select Winter Soldier action figure is officially a hit with collectors, and now Diamond Select and the Disney Store have unveiled their next exclusive collaboration! Starting this week, The Disney Store, DisneyStore.com and MarvelStore.com will offer an all-new Marvel Select figure: The Superior Spider-Man!
Capturing Spidey as he appears in recent issues of The Superior Spider-Man, where he has become the unwilling host body to the consciousness of
Is it the 24th century already? It must be, because this week’s New Toy Day brings one of the 24th’s greatest captains, the commander of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, Captain Jean-Luc Picard! Jean-Luc is the newest Star Trek Select figure from Diamond Select Toys, and he hits comic shops and specialty stores across North America today! This 7-inch scale figure features 7 points of articulation as well as a detailed display base with removable Borg parts.
Star Trek fans who have gotten the chance to play with the first two figures in the Star Trek Select action figure line have been waiting for their chance to get their hands on the next one, and he’s almost here! Captain Jean-Luc Picard, from Star Trek: The Next Generation, will be joining the original series’ Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock in the 7-inch scale, and we’ve got packaging shots!
Diamond Select is coming back to Comic-Con International this year, and while we've already told you about the exclusives and the exhibits and all that, we haven't told you about the panels! Check your busy schedules on Saturday and Sunday, because DST has not one, but TWO panels planned, one all about Minimates and the other all about... well, everything else!
The Star Trek Select line is almost upon us! The new series will feature
the first new 7" Star Trek figures to come out of Diamond Select Toys in
quite some time, and we're pretty excited about it. With detailed
sculpting by Patrick Piggott, each figure comes with multiple
interchangeable parts and a deluxe diorama base, as well as a second,
non-poseable figure to interact with! And now we have packaging pics!
The Avengers. X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The Amazing Spider-Man. The Marvel cinematic universe is constant source of great characters and costumes for the Minimates mini-figure and Marvel Select action figure lines from Diamond Select Toys. This year three films based in the Marvel Universe will make it into Select form, and while all three films are highly anticipated, one has been shrouded in secrecy, leaving fans to only guess at what toys the film might bring. But now DST has unveiled their newest Select figure, for 20th Century Fox's The Wolverine, and announced an assortment of Minimates, as well!
On March 5th, Square Enix launched Tomb Raider, which stars one of the world's most popular video game characters, Lara Croft. The game tells her origin story, and depicts her journey from untried and untested 21-year-old to hardened survivor. To mark this new vision of a global icon, Diamond Select Toys have teamed up with developer Crystal Dynamics to create a line of Tomb Raider Minimates for their long-running toyline.