Kotobukiya Posts New Luke & Leia ARTFX+ Statue Pictures

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Published on: September 26, 2014

Kotobukiya Luke and LeiaKotobukiya has posted new pictures of the painted ARTFX+ Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia statues that will be available next year.

We don’t believe that pre-orders are available for the set yet, but they will probably be priced in the same ballpark as the Han Solo and Chewbacca set, which is about $100 depending on the retailer.

Hot Toys Han Solo & Chewbacca Available for Pre-order

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Published on: September 26, 2014

Hot Toys Han Solo and ChewbaccaAlthough they were just announced early Wednesday, Sideshow already has the new Hot Toys Han Solo and Chewbacca available fore pre-order.  There are four ordering options available.

Han Solo is available three ways, as a regular edition for $224.99, an exclusive edition that adds a Stormtrooper belt and blaster for $229.99, and as part of a 2-pack that includes both accessories along with Chewbacca for $479.99.

That 2-pack also includes an additional heavy blaster for Chewbacca.  Chewbacca can be order by himself for $254.99 but there is no exclusive option so if you want him with the heavy blaster, you’ll have to order the 2-pack.

It’s notable that the 2-pack is about $5 less than buying the exclusive Han and Chewbacca separately and the bonus accessories add value to that set.

Both Han and Chewie come with additional hands and headsets for piloting the Millennium Falcon.  Each has a display stand and while Han has a tailored outfit, Chewbacca has a full fur body.  Both the single orders and 2-pack are scheduled for an April 2015 release date and payment plans are available for all of the ordering options.

New Diamond Select Pre-orders

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Published on: September 25, 2014

Diamond Select is winding down September with new pre-orders for banks, a Mr. Fusion replica and a set of Grimm Fairy Tales Minimates.  Keep reading for pics and descriptions with prices.

The future is now! By which we mean that a bunch of future releases from Diamond Select Toys are now up for pre-order from your local comic shop or specialty retailer! Although some of them are pretty futuristic, too: our long-gestating Mr. Fusion prop replica, starship Captain James Kirk, time-traveling mutant Cable… the chronal energy in this blog post is off the charts! Plus: Godzilla, Spider-Man, Buddy Christ, Mooby and Grimm Fairy Tales! Read on for details, and pre-order today at your local comic shop!

Back to the Future 2 Mr. Fusion Electronic Prop Replica
A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s almost 2015, which means we’re only months away from inventing Mr. Fusion, the device that turns garbage into energy! Arguably the biggest technological leap between the 1985 we saw in Back to the Future and the 2015 we saw in Back to the Future II, the Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor is now a realistically scaled 18″ electronic replica from Diamond Select Toys, complete with a sound effect to let you know that the sealed processing unit has been opened and is ready to process household waste into 1.21 gigawatts of energy! Runs on included batteries. (Item #OCT142188, SRP: $399.99)
http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/back-to-the-future-2-mr-fusion-electronic-prop-replica

Godzilla Burning Godzilla 12″ Vinyl Figural Bank
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Godzilla is more than just a giant lizard – he’s also a walking nuclear reactor! This new vinyl bank of the King of All Monsters depicts him as he appeared in 1995′s Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, when his atomic heart began to overheat. With an all-new black-and-orange color scheme, this 12-inch-tall, full-figure bank features collectible-quailty paint applications, as well as a coin slot on his back and an access door hidden in the tail. Godzilla measures 18 inches long, from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail! Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #OCT142184, SRP: $39.99)
http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/godzilla-burning-godzilla-12-vinyl-figural-bank

Godzilla Classic Godzilla Metal Bottle Opener
A Diamond Select Toys Release! From out of the burning sun it came, a monster called… Thirst! Godzilla stands ready to defeat Thirst with this 4″ solid metal bottle opener, which will pry off a bottle cap easier than Godzilla tearing the roof off of a skyscraper. When Thirst has been defeated, simply hang the King of all Monsters on your refrigerator door, using the handy magnets on the back, until the world has need of him again. Thirst doesn’t stand a chance! Comes packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #OCT142185, SRP: $18.00)
http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/godzilla-classic-godzilla-metal-bottle-opener

Marvel Spider-Man Gelatin Mold
A Diamond Select Toys release! There’s always room for Spider-Man! Make your next dessert a hit with kids of all ages with this Spider-Man gelatin mold, featuring the distinctive face of the world-famous wall-crawler! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, the plastic mold is perfect for chilled desserts, and a must for any superhero-themed shindig. Comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #OCT142190, SRP: $15.00)
http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/marvel-spider-man-gelatin-mold

View Askew Buddy Christ Plush Doll
A Diamond Select Toys release! From the films of Kevin Smith, it’s the most marketable religious icon of all! Buddy Christ is a friend who is always willing to hear your problems, and now he’s also super-cuddly! This 8″ tall plush doll features finely stitched details, is made out of soft plush material, and will fit anywhere you want him to go, including your backpack. Wherever you go, he’s gonna go! Comes packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #OCT142187, SRP: $19.99)
http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/view-askew-buddy-christ-plush-doll

View Askew Mooby the Golden Calf Ceramic Mug
A Diamond Select Toys release! Get ready for a long day working at Mooby’s with a drink… straight out of Mooby’s head! The beloved fast-food mascot and children’s television icon is now a 5″ ceramic mug, perfect for hot or cold beverages. Use it for your morning coffee before your shift starts, or for warm milk as you drift off to sleep at shift’s end. Comes packaged in a full-color box. (Item #OCT142186, SRP: $14.99)
http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/view-askew-mooby-the-golden-calf-ceramic-mug

Grimm Fairy Tales Minimates Series 1 Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys release! They say fairy tales can come true, and now they have, with Minimates mini-figures of your favorite Grimm Fairy Tales characters! Celebrating 100 issues of the comic series by Zenescope Entertainment, this four-pack of Minimates features four fan-favorite characters: Belinda, Nissa, Sela Mathers and Red Riding Hood. Each 2-inch Minimate features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Comes packed in a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #OCT142191, SRP: $19.99)
http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/grimm-fairy-tales-minimates-series-1-box-set

Star Trek TOS Captain Kirk Vinyl Bust Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! Joining first officer Mr. Spock, here’s the second bank in DST’s Star Trek line – Captain James T. Kirk! The stalwart captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise levels his phaser at anyone who would even think about stealing the money you keep inside this vinyl bust bank. With a coin slot on the back and an access door in the base, this 8″ bank features collectible-quality painting and sculpting. Make owning it your prime directive! Sculpted by Patrick Piggott! Comes packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #OCT142192, SRP: $22.99)
http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/star-trek-tos-captain-kirk-vinyl-bust-bank

Marvel Select X-Men Cable Action Figure
A Diamond Select Toys release! From the distant future he came, the son of Cyclops, the bane of Stryfe, the man called Cable! The founder of X-Force, Cable always comes ready for battle, with big guns and even bigger ammo, and since his debut he has loomed large in the Marvel Universe. Now, he’s the latest 7″ Marvel Select figure from DST! Wielding multiple weapons, including one that can be mounted on his shoulder, Cable comes with a detailed display base, referencing his most famous foe. Figure and base come packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. (Item #OCT142189, SRP: $24.99)
http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/marvel-select-x-men-cable-action-figure

Offered Again:Star Trek TOS NCC-1701 Enterprise Electronic StarshipA Diamond Select Release! Designed by Art Asylum! The U.S.S. Enterprise has seen more than her share of interstellar adventures over the years and now the classic starship that started it all can be yours! Featuring a design based on the digitally remastered original “Star Trek” television series, this 16-inch starship sports additional details now visible on the classic U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701! Ship includes light-up elements, sound effects and classic TV dialogue, plus a removable display stand. (Item #SEP088080, SRP: $65.00)http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/star-trek-ships-star-trek-hd-enterprise-1701-ship

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Banks at Comic Stores

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Published on: September 25, 2014

Diamond Select is releasing a set of vinyl TMNT banks to comic and specialty stores and they’re available starting this week.  Priced at $22.99 each, the Turtles represent their appearance in the recent Nick cartoon and not the new live-action movie.  Details and pics below.

Cowabunga! Before they were huge TV stars, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hung out in a lot of comic book stores, and now the animated Turtles are coming back to comic shops in a whole new way! Diamond Select Toys’ new line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vinyl bust banks is finally hitting comic shops, specialty stores and online retailers this week!

Measuring approximately 7-8 inches tall, these four vinyl bust banks of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael are based on their most recent Nickelodeon cartoon appearances, and each wields his trademark weapons. With a coin slot in the back and an access door on the bottom, you can save your money for a rainy day — or your next pizza craving!

Leonardo Bank (Item #APR141973, SRP: $22.99)
Michelangelo Bank (Item #APR141974, SRP: $22.99)
Raphael Bank (Item #APR141975, SRP: $22.99)
Donatello Bank (Item #APR141972, SRP: $22.99)*
*Some retailers may receive Donatello on 10/1

Reserve your favorite Turtles at your local comic shop, or your favorite online retailer! Find the nearest comic shop using the Comic Shop Locator: http://bit.ly/findcomicshop

Hot Toys Announces 1:6 Han Solo & Chewbacca Figures

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Published on: September 24, 2014

Hot Toys Han Solo and ChewbaccaAlthough Hot Toys released a 1:6 scale Luke Skywalker a couple of years ago, it wasn’t until this year’s San Diego Comic-Con that they officially announced they’d acquired the Star Wars license.

Now, they’ve debuted the first releases under this new license agreement; Han Solo and Chewbacca.

Both figures represent their appearance in Star Wars: A New Hope and will include accessories such as their iconic blasters, extra hands, pilot headgear, and stands.  Chewbacca features “real” fur while Han is wearing his classic, tailored outfit. There will be exclusive items available in select markets.

Pre-order dates and prices have not been announced yet but we’d recommend keeping an eye on the Hot Toys Facebook page for additional details.

Sideshow Pre-orders for Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike Are Live

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Published on: September 18, 2014

The highly anticipated Scout Trooper and Speeder Bike 1:6 scale offerings from Sideshow are now available for pre-order.  The Scout Trooper is priced at $189.99 and comes regular and exclusive editions with the exclusive being an E-11 Long Rifle.

The Speeder Bike also has regular and exclusive editions, both priced at $299.99, with the exclusive edition featuring a Aratech 74-Z Speeder Bike Specification Card with its own stand.

Both the Scout and Speeder have plain black bases with additional forest themed attachments much like the Hoth attachment that the Probe Droid came with.

If you order before July 1, 2015, you can bundle the two together and save $25.  Both are scheduled for a July 2015 release.

New Diamond Select Offerings in Stores This Week

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Published on: September 18, 2014

This week’s new releases from Diamond Select include Plants vs Zombies and Sin City Minimates along with Universal Monsters Select figures and new ice trays.

It’s New Toy Day at comic shops across North America, and Diamond Select Toys is kicking off the countdown to Halloween with a delivery of monsters, zombies and other creepy customers! New Minimates from Sin City and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare join action figures from the Universal Monsters films and DST’s first-ever original-concept action figure, Van Helsing! Plus two new silicone trays, inspired by the X-Men and the Classic Batman TV Series, that will make any Halloween party a success! Find your nearest comic book shop using the Comic Shop Locator (http://bit.ly/findcomicshop), or order via your favorite online retailer!

Batman Classic TV Series Silicone Tray
Bang! Zok! Pow! Add some punch to your punchbowl with this silicone tray inspired by the Batman Classic TV Show! This bright green tray casts up ice, gelatin and chocolate in the shape of the iconic Batman logo, as well as the show’s famous sound effects. Unless you’re Mr. Freeze, freezing things has never been so fun! Comes packaged in a full-color box. (Item #APR141981, SRP: $15.00)

Marvel X-Men Symbol Silicone Tray
A Diamond Select Toys Release! You don’t need Iceman to chill your drinks for you any more! This silicone tray featuring the famous “X” logo is great for ice, gelatin and even chocolate, so you can cast up some refreshments for your next baseball game or extinction-level event! Comes packaged in full-color box. (Item #MAR141959, SRP: $15.00)
http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/marvel-x-men-symbol-silicone-tray

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Minimates Series 1
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The brand-new PvZ console game is now the craziest set of Minimates mini-figures ever! Two zombies and four plants from Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare come together in this battle-ready six-pack, as the Cactus, Sunflower and two Pea Shooters take on the All-Star Zombie and Engineer Zombie. Each Zombie Minimate mini-figure is 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. A Diamond Select Toys release. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #MAR141938, SRP: $19.99)
http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-minimates-series-1

Sin City Movie Minimates That Yellow Bastard Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The most dangerous city on Earth is now a far less dangerous line of Minimates mini-figures! The first assortment of black-and-white Minimates based on Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s hit movie Sin City includes four different mini-figures from “That Yellow Bastard”: Hartigan, Nancy, Senator Roark and the Yellow Bastard himself. Each 2-inch mini-figure features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed and sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #MAR141948, SRP: $19.99)
http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/sin-city-movie-minimates-series-1-box-set

Monster Hunter Van Helsing Select Action Figure
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Monsters beware! Diamond Select Toys is unleashing a fearsome foe upon every monster action figure in your collection, and it’s none other than famous monster-hunter Van Helsing! Based on an original design, this 7-inch action figure comes armed to the teeth with stakes, axes and a crossbow, making him more than a match for any and all supernatural creatures. Van Helsing includes a deluxe cemetery base, featuring a female vampire rising from the grave, and comes packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #APR141978, SRP: $24.99)
http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/monster-hunter-van-helsing-select-action-figure

Universal Monsters Select Son of Frankenstein Figure
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The monster returns! Diamond Select Toys revisits Frankenstein’s Monster with this all-new figure depicting the monster in his outfit from 1939′s Son of Frankenstein. This 7-inch-scale action figure features an all-new sculpt with all-new articulation, and can strike multiple poses on his deluxe display base, featuring equipment from Dr. Frankenstein’s lab. The Monster and his base come packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #APR141979, SRP: $24.99)
http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/universal-monsters-select-son-of-frankenstein-figure

Universal Monsters Select Creature from the Black Lagoon Figure
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water! Diamond Select Toys revisits the Black Lagoon with this all-new figure depicting the world-famous Creature, first seen in 1954′s Creature from the Black Lagoon. This 7-inch-scale action figure features a new sculpt with over 16 points of articulation, and can strike a wide variety of poses on his deluxe display base, which features a skeleton and an undersea rock formation. The Creature and his base come packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #APR141980, SRP: $24.99)
http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/universal-monsters-select-creature-from-the-black-lagoon-ver-2-figure

Gentle Giant Offers Pre-order for Jumbo Boushh

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Published on: September 18, 2014

Gentle Giant Jumbo BoushhGentle Giant has posted a pre-order for a Jumbo version of Princess Leia in her Boushh disguise from Return of the Jedi.  The figure is slated for a 2015 release and is priced at $80 directly from Gentle Giant.

New Banks from Diamond Select Including Darth Maul

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Published on: September 13, 2014

Diamond Select has been putting out nicely detailed banks of Star Wars characters for a couple of years and that trend continues with their excellent Darth Maul release.  The figure represents his appearance in Star Wars: The Clone Wars with his lightsaber and shirtless appearance.  He joins Anakin, Obi-Wan and Cad Bane.

Also in bank form is King Ghidora from Godzilla.  Both are available now at comic and specialty retailers or from the Diamond Select online store.

It’s another New Toy Day at comic shops across North America, and Diamond Select Toys is delivering new products, specifically two highly anticipated vinyl banks! One is the long-awaited Darth Maul Vinyl Bust Bank from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and the other is the King Ghidorah Vinyl Bust Bank from Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah! Read on for more details, and look for them at your local comic shop! Find your nearest shop using the Comic Shop Locator! http://bit.ly/findcomicshop

Godzilla King Ghidorah Vinyl Bust Bank
Hail to the King! Godzilla has met his match with this vinyl bust bank depicting Ghidorah, the three-headed alien monster, as he appeared in 1991′s Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. Measuring approximately 8 inches, tall, the bank has a coin slot on its back for inserting your loose change, and an access door underneath. Have him battle your Godzilla bust bank for shelf supremacy! Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #Item #APR141987, SRP: $22.99)
Store link: http://diamondselecttoys.com/godzilla-king-ghidorah-1991-vinyl-bust-bank

Star Wars Clone Wars Darth Maul Bust BankThe most exciting villain in the Star Wars universe has been re-animated! Darth Maul is back in the Clone Wars universe, and now the legendary Sith apprentice is the latest bank from DST! Measuring 8 inches tall, this vinyl bust bank features collectible-quality paint and sculpting, a removable lightsaber blade, plus a coin slot for depositing your loose change! Designed by Barry Bradfield. Sculpted by Oluf Hartvigson. (Item #JAN141923, SRP: $22.99)Store link: http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/star-wars-banks-star-wars-clone-wars-darth-maul-vinyl-bust-bank

New Universal Monsters Toys from Diamond Select

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Published on: September 13, 2014

It’s almost that time of year again. The time when creatures and monsters roam the night, and haunt the aisle of your local toy stores! The newest assortment of Universal Monsters action figures is out now at Toys “R” Us and is coming soon to comic shops and specialty stores, as well as an all-new figure of the greatest monster hunter of all time!

Currently at Toys “R” Us are two brand-new 7-inch-scale action figures: Frankenstein’s Monster as he appears in Son of Frankenstein, and a super-poseable version of the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Both feature entirely new sculpts by Jean St. Jean, and both come packaged on a blister card with a small display base. Additionally, the Monster comes with the prosthetic arm of Inspector Krogh.

As a bonus, hanging alongside the Creature and Monster is Diamond Select Toys’ original take on the famous monster hunter, Van Helsing! Also sculpted by St. Jean, Van Helsing stands around 7 inches tall, and comes armed with an axe, a sword, a crossbow and a rifle, all of which can be carried on his back. It’s the perfect companion figure to your Universal Monsters collection!

If you don’t have a Toys “R” Us near you, sleep with one eye open, because all three figures are also coming to your local comic shop in deluxe Select versions! On September 17th, the Universal Monsters Select editions of the Monster and Creature arrive, and each comes with a larger diorama base. The Monster’s base replicates the laboratory wreckage from the end of the film, and the Creature comes with an undersea rock formation, complete with tropical fish and a human skull!

The Select version of Van Helsing includes a cemetery base, featuring two headstones and a female vampire rising from the grave. All three Select figures come packaged in larger, display-ready Select packaging, which has spine artwork for easy shelf reference.

Pick up the Toys “R” Us figures today, or pre-order the Select figures at your local comic shop! Find the nearest one on the Comic Shop Locator!

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