Diamond Select Toy’s September Previews Offerings

dst-logo1Each month’s issue of Previews always has some fantastic Diamond Select Toys product in it, and September is no exception. Personal favorites of this month’s new listings include the Buck Rogers and Godzilla (that’s 2 different sets…they aren’t together, but that would be pretty cool) as well as the Captain America retro figure set. Below you’ll find descriptions for everything (with links to Entertainment Earth, an AwesomeToyBlog sponsor) as well as a gallery. Any of these items can be ordered at your favorite comic or specialty shop, both online and in real life.

Alien Egg with Facehugger Vinyl Money Bank  – (Item #SEP142249, SRP: $22.99)
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Putting aside a nest egg? why not keep it in an actual egg? This 9-inch vinyl bank resembles an actual xenomorph egg from the Alien film quadrilogy, complete with a Facehugger alien skittering around on its outer surface. With a coin slot on the top and a door in the base, it’s the perfect place to keep your loose change safe from squeamish criminals! Comes packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston! 

Alien Facehugger Metal Bottle Opener - (Item #SEP142250, SRP: $18.00)
A Diamond Select Toys Release! There is nothing more unnerving than the site of a facehugger alien skittering towards you. Those grabbing legs and prehensile tails make them fierce opponents… and great bottle openers! Your next bottled beverage won’t stand a chance once you break out your 3″ facehugger opener. Its solid metal construction will have that bottlecap off in a split second,  and the magnets on the back allow it to hang on your refrigerator door, or the nearest bulkhead, waiting for its chance to strike. Comes packaged in a full-color slipcase. 

Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile Metal Bottle Opener – (Item #SEP142255, SRP: $18.00)
A Diamond Select Toys Release! What’s in the glove compartment of the Batmobile? Probably things that won’t fit in Batman’s utility belt, like Bat-pens, Bat-straws… and this solid metal bottle opener of the Batmobile itself! Depicting the famous vehicle, as seen in the Batman Classic TV Series, this 4″ solid metal opener has magnets on the back, so it can park itself on your refrigerator door until Commissioner Gordon calls. Comes packaged in a full-color slipcase. Designed by Barry Bradfield! 

Buck Rogers Minimates Series 1 Box Set – (Item #SEP142251, SRP: $19.99)
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Warp into the 25th century with the first-ever Minimates box set based on the classic Buck Rogers TV show! This box set includes four 2-inch Minimates mini-figures of Captain Buck Rogers, Colonel Wilma Deering, Princess Ardala and Tigerman, each featuring a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Plus, you get a bonus 1″ micro-figure of TWIKI! Re-create Season 1 of the sci-fi classic in the palm of your hand! Comes packed on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! 

Godzilla Classic Minimates Series 2 Box Set – (Item #SEP142253, SRP: $19.99)
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Classic Godzilla Minimates line continues, with new 2-inch mini-figures of Godzilla and his greatest foes! Series 2 includes tiny versions of Atomic Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Jet Jaguar and Hedorah the Smog Monster, each featuring a variety of interchangeable parts. Mix and match to create your own kaiju hybrids! Comes packed on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! 

Kill Bill 10th Anniversary Minimates Masters of Death Box Set – (Item #SEP142252, SRP: $19.99)
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Beatrix Kiddo was not always a sword-wielding, highly skilled assassin. It took years of training, and the newest Kill Bill Minimates box set features the men who made her what she is today. Pai Mei, Hattori Hanzo and Bill himself join Beatrix Kiddo in the Masters of Death box set, each with 14 points of articulation and a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Comes packed on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! 

Marvel Retro Captain America Limited Edition Action Figure Box Set – (Item #SEP142256, SRP: $80.00)
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The 1970s live again! The response to DST’s new Marvel Retro line has been overwhelming, as fans quiver in anticipation of getting their hands on reproductions of the classic Marvel Mego figures of yesteryear. Now, DST is proud to reveal the next Marvel gift set, featuring Captain America! A reproduction of the vintage Captain America figure comes packaged inside a reproduction window box, alongside two alternate heads, two all-new costumes and a variety of accessories. Dress your vintage Cap figure up as either World War II soldier Steve Rogers or a more realistic version of Captain America! Includes both the original and classic shields, as well as a booklet on the history of Megos! Set comes packaged in a deluxe gift tray. Designed and sculpted by EMCE Toys!  

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Rarity Vinyl Bank – (Item #SEP142257, SRP: $22.99)
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The newest line of vinyl banks from Diamond Select Toys with the fashion-forward Rarity! Joining Fluttershy and Applejack in DST’s line of 7-inch vinyl banks, this rendition of Rarity is not only a beautifully sculpted and painted representation of the generous unicorn, it’s also a durable vinyl bank, with a coin slot for change on the base and an access door underneath! Comes packaged in a clear polybag. 

Star Trek TNG Borg Cube Silicone Tray – (Item #SEP142254, SRP: $9.99)
A Diamond Select Toys release! Time to assimilate some snacks! This silicone rubber mold will allow hungry Star Trek fans to cast up gelatin and chocolate in the shape of a 1.5″ Borg cube, thereby turning one of the Federation’s greatest threats into a bite-size morsel of deliciousness. Or make a Borg ice cube, and keep your beverage of choice as cold as the depths of space! Refreshment is futile! Comes packaged in a full-color window box. 

Universal Monsters Metaluna Mutant B&W Vinyl Bust Bank – (Item #APR148519, SRP: $22.99)
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Metaluna Mutant is back in black (and white)! The horrific monstrosity that served a superior intelligence in the sci-fi classic This Island Earth (as well as the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 takedown) is getting the silver-screen treatment with a new, film-accurate grayscale edition of his vinyl bank! He’ll still make a big impression on your shelf, with high-quality sculpting and paint details, plus his brain alone will hold several dollars in change, thanks to the coin slot on his back! Packaged in a clear polybag. 

Funko’s Sci-Fi Mystery Minis Officially Revealed

funko logoOur pals over at GeekStuff shared some intel with us on this series a little early, but the Sci-fi mystery minis are now officially announced. Featuring characters from a wide range of sci-fi franchises, this assortment of 17 vinyl figures (13 unique characters, 4 chase variant) should be available in September. Of the figures, the Rocketeer and Mars Attacks! alien will be the hardest to grab with him being packed with a rarity scale of 1/72. See details on all the figures, as well as their case pack ratios in the gallery below.

Entertainment Earth Kicks Off Summer Clearance Sale

Entertainment EarthEntertainment Earth has kicked off one of their biggest sales of the year, their summer clearance extravangza! There’s over 1200 items on sale, with discounts up to 90% off. There are some great Bif Bang Pow!, Underground Toys and Funko products on sale including a few amazing Doctor Who items. This sale will be running through September 2nd. Check it out here – and as a bonus, any purchased made through a link on AwesomeToyBlog helps keep the site going!

Diamond Select Toys Offers Exclusive Spider-Man and Electro Marvel Select 2-Pack

dst-logo1In 1964, The Amazing Spider-Man #9 hit comic book racks, pitting the newly minted superhero against the man who would become one of his most legendary foes: Electro! For 50 years, the electricity-wielding supervillain has gone up against Spider-Man, by himself and as a member of the Sinister Six. And while his costume has occasionally changed – most notably in this summer’s movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – the original, iconic lightning-bolt suit has repeatedly returned to the comics page. Now, Diamond Select Toys has teamed up with marvelshop.com to create an exclusive box set featuring Spidey and Electro in their classic outfits!

Starting on August 25th, marvelshop.com will be the only place to order the Marvel Select Spider-Man vs. Electro Action Figure Box Set, featuring a comic-style Spider-Man and an exclusive sculpt of Electro in his classic yellow-and-green costume! Sculpted by Sam Greenwell, who has previously created figures of the Superior Spider-Man, Storm and Silver Surfer for the Marvel Select line, Electro stands approximately 7″ inches tall with 16 points of articulation. Both will come packaged in a window box with comic-book artwork on the front.

After September 8, the Marvel Select Spider-Man vs. Electro box set will be made available on disneystore.com, and will begin to make its way to Disney Store shelves in the U.S. and Canada.

Marvelshop.com carries a wide assortment of Marvel Select action figures, including the exclusive comic-based Savage Hulk figure, the exclusive Winter Soldier action figure, movie-based Unmasked Captain America and Falcon figures (from Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and an Unmasked Spider-Man figure as he appears in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Tamagotchi Digital Pets Returning to Toy Shelves

bandaiTamagotchi, the most famous digital pet, is set to return to stores and your heart. Like the original toy, you hatch your egg and have to feed, care for and play with your pet. How your pet grows up is dependent on how you take care of your pet.  What’s new for this generation of Tamagotchi devices is an all new level of tech, a ‘bump’ with other Digital Friend devices allows it to send text messages and gifts, and even go on a playdate with other Tamagotchi Friends characters.  The more ‘bumps’, the more points and rewards the owner will earn, and the higher their best friend meter will rise.

Tamagotchi Friends are available in six different fashionable trend-inspired designs, and you’ll be able to pick them up at Toys “R” Us and toysrus.com in the United States for a suggested retail price of $19.99. 

In addition to the return of the digital pet, there will be collectible figures and playsets available exclusively at Toys R Us. There are six different Tamagotchi Friends characters are each sold individually with a suggested retail price of$3.99.  The Tamagotchi Friends Character Plus Pack includes unique accessory pieces to play out each character’s personality and has a suggested retail price of $5.99.
The Dream School Classmates Multipack brings together five Tamagotchi Friends characters, each representing a different Dream Class – Music, Beautician, Robot, Chef and Performance – that real girls dream of becoming too.   The Dream School Classmates Multipack feature unique packaging that allows girls to bring the characters with them wherever they go, and has a suggested retail price of $16.99.
Three different playsets allow girls to recreate their favorite scenes from the Tamagotchi Friends webisodes. The two-level Dream Town Music Café Playset comes with a Tamagotchi Friends Pianitchi figure. Upstairs Pianitchi can sit and play on her digital music device.  At the café downstairs, the Tamagotchi Friends characters can chat, drink tea and eat desserts, and head outside to the real working swing for two figures to share.  The Dream Town Music Café Playset has a suggested retail price of $19.99. The TamaMori Accessory Shop set comes with the Tamagotchi Friends character Kiramotchi and three stackable hats/crowns.  The Performing Arts Stage set comes with Tamagotchi character Yumemitchi, and a microphone and keyboard for her next performance.  They have a suggested retail price of $9.99 each.

Power Rangers Super Megaforce Returns With All-New Episodes Saturday, August 30th

power rangers super megaforce logoSaban’s Power Rangers Super Megaforce returns with all new episodes this Saturday, August 30th at 12PM (ET/PT) only on Nickeldeon. The episode, “Power of Six”, sees the Rangers out of action due to an energy sucking monster and Jake must put aside his jealousy of Orion and help him use the combined power of the past Sixth Rangers to defeat this terrible foe. Check out a quick teaser below, and be sure to tune in this weekend!

The Bridge Direct’s Smaug Figure Available for Order Now from WBShop

bridge direct logoDuring the site downtime, The Bridge Direct has provided some details for an exclusive pre-sale for the limited-numbered Smaug large scale figure. Limited to a run of 3000, this dragon has a 22″ wingspan and includes a bonus suprise 1.5″ figure. He is available exclusively at WBShop (and available now) for $69.95.

The official description for the figure is below.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ™  Smaug ™ Large Scale Poseable Action Figure

From the depths of Erebor and the film The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies comes this detailed, limited edition Smaug the dragon large scale action figure, complete with a surprise 1.5″ figure and accessory.  Featuring an impressive 22 inch wingspan, Smaug stands tall, measuring 21 inches.  No details were overlooked as this center piece of any action figure collection was in development.  Smaug boasts ten points of articulation and underwent over 140 painting procedures.  The figure is plastic, but Smaug’s tail and wingtips have a wire core, allowing for additional poses.  This item has a limited edition production run of 3000 units and each box will be labeled with a gold sticker indicating the number.  Please note:  no special requests can be made for specific numbers.  Measurements are approximate and some assembly is required.  Note:  the surprise figure and accessory will be revealed at a later date.  Age 8+.

Hobbit Smaug figure


Congrats To MattyCollector and Club Eternia 2015

Mattycollector TNCongrats are due to MattyCollector and all the MotU fans out there! Following this past weekend’s re-opening of the sub window and the #saveheman campaign, fans can breathe easy as MattyCollector today updated that the goal has been met and the 2015 subscription will go ahead. This is the final year planned for Masters of the Universe Classics and the overall goal is to complete the vintage lines.

motuc final year

Entertainment Earth Offers Exclusive Breaking Bad ‘Burned Face’ Gus Fring Figure

mezco_logoEntertainment Earth has posted a new ‘Breaking Bad’ exclusive from Mezco Toys. The figure, which was previewed at SDCC, is a variant Gus Fring figure. Lifted from the season four finale, this variant captures Gus’ final moments after half his face was blown off in an explosion.

This 6-inch scale Entertainment Earth Exclusive Gustavo Fring Burned Face Action Figure wears one of his trademark suits and his ever-present glasses are removable. The figure is designed so that you can pose him adjusting his tie, keeping his dapper appearance.

The burned variant of Gus is available for order now from Entertainment Earth for $22.99 and will be available in March 2015. Official images aren’t available yet, but below see a preview of the both the regular version of the figure and the burned variant from SDCC.


Funko Finishes First In The Dancing Baby Groot Race

POP LOGOSince the theatrical release of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ there was a ton of buzz around the post-credits scene featuring a potted baby Groot dancing. Funko is the first across the finish line, offering up a Pop! vinyl of baby Groot. But Groot doesn’t travel alone, as Funko is also offering a Howard the Duck Pop! vinyl. Both of these are expected to be available in December and are up for pre-order now. Entertainment Earth has both (Groot  – Howard the Duck) for $9.99 each.

baby groot pop vinyl  Howard the Duck Pop

Diamond Select Toys Digs Up ‘Plants vs. Zombies’ Minimates and Figures

dst-logo1With ‘Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare’ set to hit Playstation 4, Diamond Select Toys is set to release all new Minimates and action figures.

Next month the fine folks at DST will launch “bloom and doom” action figure two-packs will be available at comic shops, specialty stores and Toys R Us. Each set of 5″ figures includes one plant and one zombie, with designs lifted from the new game. The available two packs are: Gatling Pea with Scientist Zombie, Camo Cactus with Foot Soldier Zombie, Chomper with Engineer Zombie, Shadow Flower with All-Star Zombie. Diamond Select Toys will also be releasing two box sets of Minimates, one to comic and specialty shops and one to Toys R Us. The comic shop set includes Engineer Zombie, All-Star Zombie, Cactus, Sunflower, and two Pea Shooters. The Toys R Us set includes Foot Soldier Zombie, Scientist Zombie, Chomper, Sunflower, and two Pea Shooters.

These will be in stores next month, but if you want to win a set of all eight figures and both sets of Minimates, Diamond Select Toys is giving a set away.  Simply share one of the below photos on your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or Google Plus page, and send your name, address, and a link to the page to collectdst@gmail.comThe 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.

Premiere Date Set for Star Wars Rebels

starwarsThe premiere data for the latest Star Wars animated series, Star Wars Rebels has been announced as October 3rd. The hour-long debut will air on the Disney channel at 9PM ET/PT. The premeire will then repeat on Disney XD on Monday, October 6th before settling into it’s regular time slot – Mondays at 9PM on Disney XD. The premiere will be available for digital purchase starting October 4th with a DVD release planned for October 14th.

The creative team behind Star Wars Rebels includes executive producers Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Greg Weisman (The Spectacular Spider-Man) and Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) with the series taking place 5 years before the original Star Wars film. Nestled between trilogies, much of the pre-series focus has been on the Ralph McQuarrie inspired designs – the artist behind the concept artwork of the original trilogy. The series features voice work by Freddie Prinze Jr. as the lightsaber wielding Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as the Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb (based on Chewbacca concept art), Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus and Jason Isaacs as the Inquisitor.


‘Book of Life’ Pop! Vinyl and Legacy Figures On the Way from Funko

funko logo‘The Book of Life’ is an animated comedy from producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez which will be opening October 17th. The film tells the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Funko will be offering both Pop! vinyl and Legacy figures in support of the film. Pop! vinyl figures being offered include two decos of Manolo, Maria, Xibalba and La Muerte. Legacy figures being offered include Manolo, Maria and Xibalba. The Legacy figures do a fantastic job of recreating the unique aesthetic of the film. These all should be available in October.



Mezco Announces Next Two NYCC Exclusives – Pink Posey and Black & White Mummy

mezco_logoFollowing on the weekend announcement of the first three NYCC exclusive, Mezco has announced their next two NYCC exclusives. As the ‘Sweet 16′ for the Living Dead Dolls rolls on, a convention exclusive Pink Posey will be available. Standing 10 inches tall, she’s wearing a pink gown and comes with a pink rose and a special tombstone. Posey was introduced in the first series of Living Dead Dolls, making her perfect for this year’s big anniversary.

The second exclusive announced today is a black & white variant of Mezco’s Mummy figure. Limited to 250 pieces worldwide, this 9″ figure features 11 points of articulation. The Mummy is packaged in a full-color window box.

All of Mezco’s NYCC exclusives will be available online, in limited quantities starting August 22nd. You can find them all here. If you’re attending NYCC, Mezco will be at booth #1855.




Walmart’s Walking Dead Pop! Vinyl Exclusive Black & White Daryl Dixon Now Available

POP LOGOWalmart has an exclusive Pop! vinyl figure and it should be available in store now (or soon). From the Walking Dead line, Walmart’s offering a comic inspired exclusive black & white Daryl Dixon Pop!. You may have to hunt around the store a bit, the reports are that the figure is located in a dedicated Walking Dead display…some report finding it in the toy department and others in the electronics. Happy hunting and be sure to stay clear from the zombies!

B&W Daryl Dixon Pop Walmart

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