Diamond Select Toys Details Their SDCC Plans

Comic-Con International is less than a week away, and the Diamond Select Toys team is about to get on a plane to sunny San Diego! But before they left, they wanted to let you know what to look for and what to do at SDCC 2017!

The team will be set up in their usual location (booth #2607) showing off a wide variety of upcoming products, including a number of world premieres! New Minimates and PVC dioramas from Thor: Ragnarok will be there, as well as new items from the DC Animated Universe, Star Trek and Nightmare Before Christmas!

DST will also offer con-exclusive products in their store, including several Vinimates vinyl figures, Marvel Gallery PVC dioramas, DC Animated Universe resin busts and statues, and even special-edition Marvel Comics! (See here for a complete list). Plus, fans can qualify for a free gift – each purchase of $25 earns them a free DST fidget spinner, with a different style available each day!

After that, head over to the Toys”R”Us/Entertainment Earth booth, #2343, to pick up the exclusive Marvel Minimates Spider-Man Homecoming 2-Pack, with a raised-mask Spider-Man (with food accessories) and a civilian-clothes Adrian Toomes (the Vulture)! The set will also be available on the website once the show starts Thursday.

If it’s information you seek, then DST will host two separate panels at the show! “Diamond Select Toys: Minimates” will celebrate 15 years of Minimates mini-figures, at 10:30 on Saturday, in Room 8. It will feature a presentation on all upcoming Minimates and Vinimates, as well as a Q&A with President Chuck Terceira, Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat and prototype painter Brian Felgar. The best questions will win DST swag!

A second panel, Diamond Select Toys: Select Figures & More,” will celebrate 15 years of the Select figure line at 3:00 on Sunday in Room 24ABC. It will cover action figures, Gallery PVC dioramas, resin busts and statues and all other DST products, and end on a Q&A with sculptor Jean St. Jean, prototype painter Jason Wires and Gentle Giant’s Adam Van Wickler. Again, the best questions will win DST prizes!

If you aren’t able to attend SDCC this year, stay tuned to DST’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for regular updates throughout the show. And if you’ll be there, travel safe, and come by and say hi!

Two More SDCC Exclusives from Monogram

The show may be just days away, but I’ve got two more Monogram SDCC exclusives to share with you. Both of these will be available at the Monogram booth at SDCC, #3645.

The Sailor Moon figural key chain set includes Luna, Sailor Moon and Tuxed Mask which will make their debut at SDCC in advance of the blind bag series they are included in. This set is limited to 600 pieces and is priced at $25.

Monogram is also offering a Marvel figural keychain set which includes Gwenpool, Fin Fang Foom and Iron Heart. All three of these characters are making their Monogram debut in this set, which is limited to 300 pieces. This set is priced at $25.

See both of these new exclusives below.


DKE Toys’ 6th Batch of SDCC Exclusives Revealed

DKE has shared details on their 6th and final set of SDCC Exclusives for the show. Keep reading to see the cool low run toys they’ll be offering.

Anthony Lister figure by Anthony Lister

Anthony Lister made a figure of himself.
The figure was cast in resin and he hand painted each one. He also hand embellished each card back and signed and numbered them.
At $120 this is a fantastic opportunity to own a piece of Anthony Lister art.

Darth Trump by Special Ed Toys

Special Ed Toys is back with the third incarnation of his Darth Trump figure. Hand cast and hand painted 3.75″ figure. It is limited to 50 pieces, signed and numbered on the back of the card. $110
Blue GID colorway.

Trump Wars Arcade Cabinet by Timebandits x Special Ed Toys x Carlos Flores

So Special Ed and Timebandits met this guy Carlos Flores who makes the coolest vintage arcade cabinets that are 3.75″ scale. They decided why not make one for Darth Trump to play? Edition of 25. They come boxed with a full color graphics card on top. Each one is signed and numbered by Special Ed. $45

Bluefin Previews Iron Studios’ Superhero & Super-Villain Battle Diorama Set at SDCC

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, details an exciting new series of high-detail Limited Edition products from collectibles brand, Iron Studios, with the forthcoming release of the Battle Diorama Series.

Set to be unveiled for the first time at the 2017 Comic-Con International, these Limited Edition 1/10 scale statues depict an array of beloved heroes and supervillains. Each one is hand-painted and rendered in Polystone and presented on a detailed display base and ready for battle. Combine each 10-inch statue with others in the series to create a kinetic diorama that is sure to become a centerpiece of any fans’ personal collection.

Comic-Con International is one of the nation’s largest comic book, science fiction and pop culture events, and will take place July 20th–23rd at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA. Complete details on Comic-Con are available at: Bluefin will be located in Booth #401

The first statues in the Iron Studios Battle Diorama series will be on prominent display at Bluefin’s booth during the Comic-Con International and will include Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Venom and Carnage! The first of these figures will be available via retail channels beginning in November with additional ones set for release in early 2018. Pre-orders are available now from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from a variety of leading online outlets.
Also set to be showcased for the first time at Comic-Con will be new Batman: Arkham Knight statues along with prototypes for additional upcoming Iron Studios statues based on the recent Wonder Woman movie by Warner Bros. and several Marvel-based characters.

Available in Limited Edition quantities as a 2017 Comic-Con Exclusive will be the Iron Studios 1/10 Art Scale Batman: Arkham Knight Bronze Version. This stunning 10-inch statue is available only from Bluefin for $149.99 and based on original 3D references from the action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Founded in 2010, Iron Studios is headquartered in Brazil and specializes in a wide range of incredibly accurate and lifelike 1/10 scale products. For additional information on Iron Studios, please visit and

Batman: Arkham Knight
Height: Approx. 9 inches; MSRP: $109.99
Available November 2017!
Limited Edition hand-painted statue based on original 3D references from the action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Height: Approx. 10 inches; MSRP: $164.99
Available November 2017!
Limited Edition hand-painted statue based on the concept art of Raphael Albuquerque from Chiaroscuro Studios; includes base display.

Spider Gwen
Height: Approx. 6 inches; MSRP: $129.99
Available December 2017!
Limited Edition hand-painted statue based on the concept art of Raphael Albuquerque from Chiaroscuro Studios; includes base display.

Height: Approx. 10 inches; MSRP: $144.99
Available January 2018!
Limited Edition hand-painted statue based on the concept art of Raphael Albuquerque from Chiaroscuro Studios; includes base display.

Height: Approx. 14 inches; MSRP: $159.99
Available January 2018!
Limited Edition hand-painted statue based on the concept art of Raphael Albuquerque from Chiaroscuro Studios; includes base display.

BBC Shops’ SDCC Exclusive Doctor Who and Sherlock Products

The fine folks over at the BBC Shop sent their SDCC catalog which documents all the products they’ll be offering at the show. Doctor Who and Sherlock are their featured shows with exclusive shirts, mugs, jewelry and more set to be offered. You can browse all 11 pages in the gallery below and pick items up at booth #4129.

DKE Toys’ 5th Wave of SDCC Exclusives

DKE has shared their 5th wave of their SDCC exclusives planned for the 2017 show. You’ll be able to pick up all these indy toys next week at SDCC.

STR WAS: DTH VDR by Mark Todd – $55

Last year we got more attention about Mark Todd’s Chewback figure than just about anything else. Here is his follow up. Mark hand sculpted the piece, it was cast in resin and then he hand painted each one and crafted a cape and saber. The card back is signed and numbered
and is printed on a risograph which is the same type of machine his zines are printed on. Signed and numbered edition of 30.

Starkiller Coffee by Killer Bootlegs– $55

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded figure.
Signed and numbered edition of 50

Bio: Born in the 80s, Killer Bootlegs artist Peter Goral’s childhood was saturated with action figures, cartoons, and classic movies. When he was 4 years old, his father showed him a bootleg copy of The Empire Strikes Back. Little did he know that this would start Peter on the path to being at the forefront of the bootleg toy movement. Today, Peter’s artwork is highly sought after by collectors and has been in galleries worldwide. He has inspired and mentored countless other resin artists to follow in his footsteps. What started as a hobby collecting toys has grown into a full-time career for Peter, letting him do what he loves best every day, play with toys.

A Real American Value Meal by CNE – $65

This one is from a new company on the scene, CNE or Chicken Nugget Enterprises. This is their take on what this cybernetic chicken would look like as a GI Joe style figure. Sculpted by George Gaspar of Double G Toys.
Card art work was an existing painting by Jason Edmiston that they got permission to use and the card back was designed by Carlos Espinoza of MOC Toys. Each piece is hand cast and painted 3.75″ carded figure.
Edition of 100.

Details on ToyNK’s SDCC Exclusives

ToyNK has reached out with details of all their SDCC exclusives from some of your favorite properties. You can find ToyNK at booths #815 and #4437 at the show next week. The exclusives are:

  • Cuphead pin Set of 2 with Cuphead and Mugman – limited to 1000 – $13
  • Fallout Good Luck Vault Boy pin – limited to 1000 – $8
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Groot pin – limited to 2000 – $8
  • My Little Pony SIA pin – limited to 1000 – $8
  • Star Wars 40th Anniversary Bronze pin – limited to 2000 – $10
  • Transformers Sqweeks pin – limited to 1000 – $8
  • Walking Dead Daryl Wings pin – limited to 1000 – $8
  • Walking Dead Negan Air Freshner – limited to 1000 – $5
  • Walking Dead Negan Lucille bat pin – limited to 2000 – $8
  • Westworld Maze & Cowboy pin set of 2 – limited to 1000 – $13

DKE’s 4th Batch of SDCC Exclusives Revealed

Indy toymakers DKE Toys have shared their 4th wave of SDCC Exclusives. See below for details and photos.

Santo Vader by Carlos Ramirez

Carlos Ramirez is formerly a member of the Date Farmer collaborative. Carlos hand made a wooden figure which was cast in resin. He hand painted and decorated each one individually and carded them on a hand painted card back which is cut from plywood. Each one is unique. Signed and numbered out of 30 on the back.
Each figure is about 4 inches tall. At $100 this is one of the best deals of the show. You can’t get a piece of his art for less and when the Date Farmers were still partners paintings ranged in the $5-25k range.

Carlos has worked with many galleries including; Ace Gallery, Los Angeles/Beverly Hills, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, Jonathan Levine, New York,The Luggage Store, San Francisco, Upper Playground, San Francisco

His work has been featured in numerous publications including; Juxtapoz, Modern Painter, Time

The Great Showdowns by Scott C

The Great Showdowns are a series of paintings, art shows, and books depicting classic pop culture good guys and bad guys. This figure was sculpted by George Gaspar of Double G toys who helped bring Scott C’s characters to life.
You get two hand cast and hand painted resin figures on each card featuring Scott C’s signature. He also numbered them out of 50.
$100 each

R2-DPoo by by Random Skull Productions
Signed and numbered edition of 40
Hand cast and painted 3.75″ carded figure

Alex Hallman was born and raised in Pottstown, PA, a small city right outside of Philadelphia. He started Random Skull Productions in the summer of 2013 with two original sculpts one of which was Darth Buddha. With the help of Instagram and a few friends his resin casting and custom toy career took off. Some of his other releases include Sid the Slug and Casey the Coffin.

FX Networks Announce Legion Mixed Reality Experience at SDCC

FX Networks announced an immersive mixed reality (MR) experience – powered by the Microsoft HoloLens – that will bring its critically-acclaimed series, Legion, to life at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Produced by immersive studio HERE BE DRAGONS, “Sessions: The Legion Mixed Reality Experience” will be FX’s main feature at FXHibition 2017, delivering cutting-edge technology to take fans through a one-of-a-kind experience.

“Sessions: The Legion Mixed Reality Experience” will transport fans into the headspace of David Haller, where they will be able to interact with his world and test the boundaries of their own reality. Fans will go through key scenes as seen in Legion season 1, and for the first time, get a sneak peek into season 2. In addition to full use of Microsoft’s HoloLens, the MR experience will feature real-life actors throughout the experience for a full emergence into the world of Legion.

FXHibition once again takes over the Hilton Bayfront Park in San Diego to bring immersive art experiences to fans based off of hit shows including, Legion, American Horror Story, The Strain, Atlanta and more.

Advanced reservations for “Sessions: The Legion Mixed Reality Experience” can be made, beginning July 17. For details and more information on how to be a part of the FXHibition 2017 experience, visit

Playmates Toys Offers SDCC Exclusive Usagi Yojimbo and Metallic Voltron

Playmates is providing two sets of SDCC exclusives and they’ve sent over full details and pictures. Available from Toys R Us (at the Entertainment Earth booth) will be die cast versions of the Voltron lions and a deluxe Usagi Yojimbo at the Nickelodeon booth. Keep reading for full details and pics of these (sure to be hot!) SDCC exclusives.

DreamWorks Voltron Metal Defender Collection from Playmates Toys

Voltron fans can add to their collection with this assortment of Voltron figures from Playmates Toys in premium diecast. Assortment includes fully articulated figures of the Blue, Red, Black, Green, and Yellow Lions.  Collect all five diecast lions to combine to form an 8-inch articulated Voltron figure. The detailed figures are first available from Toys“R”Us at San Diego Comic Con in the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343) from Wednesday, July 19 – Sunday, July 23, and online at from Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23.  The figures will also be available at Toys“R”Us stores and other retailers nationwide later this year.


Samurai Rabbit Usagi Yojimbo Figure from Playmates Toys

In Nickelodeon’s 2017 Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the samurai rabbit Usagi Yojimbo will reunite with the Ninja Turtles once again for a three part story arc that airs beginning July 23, 2017.  A limited edition of the 2017 Usagi Yojimbo new character design action figure, with limited samples available and sold exclusively at San Diego Comic Con, will be offered for $30 each from Thursday to Sunday (July 20-23) at Nickelodeon’s booth, #4113.


This exclusive item features the newly designed Usagi Yojimbo action figure in a 5” scale, dressed in his classic blue robe, and comes with his traditional Samurai swords.  Also included are two additional exclusive, interchangeable Usagi heads, his pet Tokage lizard, and a flag with Usagi’s signature emblem.  All this is presented in a collector edition 5th panel storybook package, with a re-run of the 1987 Comic Book “Leonardo Meets Usagi Yojimbo in Turtle Soup and Rabbit Stew”, and the 1989 Comic Book “The Treaty”.

Activision’s SDCC Panels – Crash Bandicoot, Call of Duty, Destiny 2

Activision has shared details of their three SDCC panels that are planned for the show. The panels are: 

Thursday, July 20thCrash Bandicoot Then and Now

10:30am -11:30am

Room 24ABC

Crash Bandicoot is back! One of the most iconic entertainment characters of the last 20 years, Crash is enhanced, entranced, and ready to dance at SDCC. This fan-focused panel celebrates the world-famous marsupial with a nostalgic look at the original games from the ’90s and rich discussion of this year’s Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, the newly remastered game collection. Panelists from key companies like Vicarious Visions, Naughty Dog, and Dark Horse will share stories from then and now. Topics include the N. Sane Trilogy development process, including the art and character modeling that transformed the beloved classic game into a modern experience. There will also be exclusive giveaways, and a special surprise for fans!

Thursday, July 20thCall of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies World Reveal

11:45am -12:45pm

Room 6BCF

Call of Duty is returning to Comic-Con with a new, dark chapter in Call of Duty’s fan-favorite zombies co-operative mode. Get the first look at this new zombies horror experience from the team at Sledgehammer Games, as they bring their rich horror pedigree to zombies! Be the first to see the popular zombies mode in all its glory, and meet members of the zombies dev team and some of the Hollywood cast of actors who will be surviving this year’s zombies horror. Attendees will receive a limited-edition Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies poster!

Friday, July 21st – Bungie’s Destiny 2’s Narrative Journey

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Room 5AB

Destiny developer Bungie presents an inside look at how game design, writing, acting, and cinematics all work in concert to tell the story of what happens when superheroes lose their powers and their home in Destiny 2. Panelists include Luke Smith (game director), Matt Ward (cinematic lead), Guillaume Colomb (narrative design lead), Gavin Irby (design lead), and Jason Harris (senior narrative lead). This panel is brought to you by Mattel.

All times noted are Pacific Daylight Time. Stay tuned for special announcements about the guests who will be joining us for these panels, you won’t want to miss them!

Factory Entertainment’s Full Slate of Exclusives and In Booth Appearances and Signings

Factory Entertainment, Inc., the Concord, California-based producer of licensed toys and collectibles, today announced their lineup of exclusive products available at San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Factory Entertainment San Diego Comic- Con exclusives are available for advance purchase for the next 48 hours on their website for pick up at the show. In addition, remaining exclusives will be available directly at the booth during regular show hours. For those unable to attend San Diego Comic-Con, they’ve reserved a small quantity of each exclusive that are available for pre-order on their website to ship after the event. In addition to a fantastic lineup of their latest products on display in booth # 2647, they will also have sneak previews of forthcoming products, convention only specials, and in booth appearances and signings with Stan Lee, Deadpool Co-Creator, Fabian Nicieza, fan-favorite artist Randy Martinez and more.

The exciting exclusive line-up is here:

Game of Thrones Limited Edition Plush Dragons
Game Of Thrones fans may not have her armies or ships, but if they act quickly, they can have Daenerys’ dragons! For the first time ever, Factory Entertainment will offer all 3 Game Of Thrones Dragons in a limited edition convention exclusive box set! Featuring cute and cuddly versions of Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion, these 5″ plush dragons are ready to loyally defend their master!

Game of Thrones Hand of the Queen Bottle Opener
The Hand of the Queen is widely known as the closest advisor to the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. No one else is trusted more than the appointed second in command, and when it comes time to crack open a beverage fitting for the leader of a monarch, rest assured that the Hand of the Queen will fulfill anyone’s desires with ease. Now everyone can “drink and know things…” This heavy-duty metal bottle opener features the same antique silver finish as the Hand of the Queen prop worn by Tyrion Lannister.

Justice League Cyborg Metal Miniature™
The Justice League Cyborg Metal Miniature™ features prosthetically-enhanced super genius Vic Stone, one of the featured stars of the Justice League Motion Picture coming this November. This heavyweight collector grade 1:32 scale solid metal collectible features a highly-detailed finish and is spun cast in small batches and hand-painted to exacting standards, perfect for any discerning collector.

Black Panther Metal Miniature™
The highlight of the 2018 superhero movie slate will be Marvel’s Black Panther. The Black Panther Metal Miniature™ features the protector of Wakanda himself, T’Challa, posed in a battle ready position wearing his vibranium weaved suit. This heavyweight collector grade 1:32 scale solid metal collectible features a highly-detailed finish and is spun cast in small batches and hand-painted to exacting standards, perfect for any discerning collector.

The Flash S.T.A.R Laboratories Retractable ID Badge Set and Holder
No need to kick in the door to S.T.A.R. Labs with this San Diego Comic-Con 2017 exclusive, The Flash S.T.A.R. Laboratories Retractable ID Badge Set & Holder! Featuring security badges from fan favorite Flash TV show characters: Barry Allen, Cisco Ramon, Dr. Harrison Wells, and Caitlin Snow! Each set comes with a retractable 36″ length cord attached to a belt clip and vinyl strap to secure the badge.

Back to the Future Time Circuit Keychain
Pop culture enthusiasts can go back to San Diego Comic-Con as many times as they’d like with the 2017 Convention Exclusive Back to The Future Time Circuit Keychain! This sequel to Factory Entertainment’s 2016 SDCC exclusive features this year’s show dates and times of July 19, 2017 6:00 PM to July 23, 2017 5:10 PM. Factory Entertainment’s Time Circuit Keychain will allow anyone to relive the experience over and over and over and over and over… AGAIN!

Back to the Future 18X24 inch print by Randy Martinez
Factory Entertainment is thrilled to offer this Back to The Future convention exclusive 18 x 24 inch print, featuring original and highly detailed artwork by fan favorite Randy Martinez. Experience San Diego Comic-Con with everyone’s favorite time traveling hero in his “hazmat” suit with loyal companion Einstein speeding across the front of the iconic San Diego Convention Center.

Harley Quinn SWAT™ (Soft Weapons And Tactics) Good Night Mini-Bat!
Knock stress out of the park with this San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive, the Harley Quinn SWAT™ Good Night Mini-Bat! Measuring 12″ in length, this plush collectible miniature bat is the perfect size to relieve stress, fidget with or even keep annoying co-workers or family members at bay in a soft and friendly way! This exclusive is based on Harley Quinn’s weapon of choice, her trusty ‘Good Night’ baseball bat from Suicide Squad, and is a scaled version (without sound) of the wildly popular full size SWAT™ Good Night Bat, also available to order on the Factory Entertainment website.

Gotham City 14 Miles Metal Sign
Nothing would look more fitting in a fan’s Batcave (or ‘Mancave’) than this San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive, the “Gotham City 14 Miles” Metal Sign, a replica of the road sign seen outside of the Batcave in the iconic 1966 Batman TV show. This 14″ x 9.5″ collectible metal sign comes straight from the Classic TV Series and is now ready to be displayed! Best of all, included with every purchase of this exclusive is a $100 discount code for Factory Entertainment’s Batcave Desktop Sculpture, good through September 30, 2017, while supplies last!

Stan Lee’s God Woke Signature Edition Graphic Novel
This full color 120 page hardbound graphic novel, offered in partnership with Shatner Singularity, comes hand-signed by creative team members Stan Lee, Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool Co-Creator), Mariano Nicieza and John Herbert. Adapted by comic book veterans including Fabian Nicieza, Mariano Nicieza, Matt Murray, Frank Lovece, Wilson Ramos Jr., Walter Flanagan and many more. Includes hand painted one of a kind variant covers, deluxe leather-look cover, bookmark ribbon, special extras pocket on the inside back cover. Limited to 100 pieces

Mystery Box
This San Diego Comic-Con Convention Exclusive Mystery Box is a real steal of a deal! What’s inside? An awesome assortment of collectibles from fan favorite movies and TV shows. For only $60, fans will get over $200 worth of fantastic geek gear! (Value based on actual retail prices, not a fictional “retail value.”) …but that’s not all! 5% of the Mystery Boxes will also include a special “Golden Ticket” which will entitle the recipient to a free limited edition Factory Entertainment collectible with a retail value of at least $250.00. *Golden Ticket must be redeemed by mail on or prior to September 30th, 2017. Winner will be responsible for shipping and any applicable sales tax. Not available to pre-order for pickup online, only available at booth #2647 during regular show hours.

In-Booth Appearances and Signings with Stan Lee, Fabian Nicieza, Randy Martinez and More!
Factory Entertainment is also very excited to have comic legend Stan Lee appearing at their booth at 12:00 PM Friday, July 21st to greet purchasers of his God Woke Signature Edition Graphic Novel, along with Co-Creators Fabian Nicieza and Mariano Nicieza. In addition, Deadpool Co-Creator, Fabian Nicieza will be signing Factory Entertainment Deadpool collectibles, which may be pre-ordered on their website for pickup at Comic-Con, or for shipment immediately after the show. Lastly, Randy Martinez will be signing a Back To The Future 18 x 24 inch exclusive Back To The Future Print that he created on Thursday, July 17th and Friday, July 18th. Check Factory Entertainment’s booth for specific signing dates and times.

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