Bluefin Spot Lighting Mortal Kombat at C2E2

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, announces its participation Chicago’s premier pop culture and comics convention – Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2).

C2E2 takes place April 6th to April 8th in the South Building at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. Bluefin will be located in Booth #227.

This year, Bluefin’s presence at the convention will be highlighted by a series of special events celebrating the venerable action property – Mortal Kombat.

Fans are invited to visit the Bluefin booth to meet actor and acclaimed martial arts phenom, Daniel Pesina, who played the original sprite characters of Johnny Cage, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Reptile, Smoke, and Noob Saibot in the world’s most popular videogame franchise, Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat II. 

A variety of Mortal Kombat collectible action figures by Storm Collectibles will also be available for purchase during C2E2 in Bluefin Booth #227. Special in-booth signings are scheduled where fans can get purchased products signed by Mr. Pesina in addition to photographs being offered at the table.

Browse Bluefin’s comprehensive catalog of Storm Collectibles products at:


Saturday, April 7th

All Day – Daniel Pesina Signing (Bluefin Booth #227)

Catch Mortal Kombat actor and martial arts extraordinaire Daniel Pesina at the Bluefin booth where he will sign purchased Storm Collectibles product/photographs and take pictures with fans. No other entry fee required.

Sunday, April 8th

11:00am – 12:00pmMortal Kombat Official Panel (Room S401)

Join Bluefin and Storm Collectibles as they participate in an official C2E2 panel for all things Mortal Kombat. Learn about the history of the game, the latest new collectibles for the property and also catch commentary from special guest, Daniel Pesina and other original actors from the game including Jax, Kano, Sonya Blade, Shang Tsung, Kitana and more! All actors will be signing items after the panel as well.

Additional information on Daniel Pesina is available at:


For more information on a wide array of Mortal Kombat products available from Bluefin, please visit: http://bluefinbrands.com/tag/mortal-kombat/.

Diamond Select Toys Heads to C2E2

It’s that time of year again, when fans from all over head for Chicago, for the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, a.k.a. C2E2! Diamond Select Toys will be there as well, showing off the latest prototypes, selling some of their newest products in their store, and presenting a panel where fans can ask their deepest, darkest questions!

DST will be set up at booth #807 on the exhibit floor, with one side of the booth dedicated to display cases of upcoming products — some being seen for the first time! Marvel, DC, Pacific Rim Uprising, Ghostbusters, Kingdom Hearts, Nightmare Before Christmas and more will be on display, most available for pre-order. The other side will offer a variety of Select action figures, Gallery PVC figures, Minimates, Vinimates, statues and busts. Fill some holes in your collection or try a line for the first time!

On Sunday, April 8, at 4:00 in Room 405b, representatives from Diamond Select Toys will present their line-up for 2018 in the panel “Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds.” New licenses John Wick, Sonic the Hedgehog, Aquaman, Ant-Man & The Wasp, The Predator and Avengers: Infinity War will be discussed, and a visual presentation will be followed by a Q&A, with awards for the best questions.

So go visit DST at booth #807, come to their panel, or simply keep an eye on the interwebs for pictures from the show! DST will keep fans updated on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, so keep checking back!

Diamond Select Toys Celebrating 15 Years of Minimates and Select Figures at C2E2

They call Chicago “Second City,” but it’s always first in the hearts of Diamond Select Toys, as they head back to Chi-town on April 21-23 for C2E2, the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo! Celebrating 15 years of Minimates mini-figures and Select action figures, DST will be setting up a booth at the show to show off their latest prototypes and sell some of their most popular collectibles, as well as hosting a panel where they’ll show off even more upcoming items and give away some sweet prizes!

Booth #817 will be your first stop, as new prototypes from Marvel, DC, Justice League, Gotham, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dark Tower, Alien: Covenant, Predator, Pulp Fiction and more will be on display, including some never-before-exhibited items! The DST store will also be open for business, with Select action figures, Gallery PVCs, Minimates mini-figures, vinyl banks and more waiting to fill holes in your collection. Plus, pick up exclusive free postcards featuring Marvel Minimates artwork!

Friday night will also be the time to come to the Diamond Select Toys panel! Titled Diamond Select Toys: 15 Years of Minimates and Select Figures,” the panel will take place on Friday, April 21, from 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM in Room S402. Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat will be there to talk about upcoming products, answer questions and give away prizes to randomly drawn attendees. He’ll also reveal the line-up and images of Marvel Animated Minimates Series 5, which hits Walgreens stores next month!

And if you can’t make it to the panel that night, you can catch Zach on C2E2’s Twitch stage Friday afternoon at 3:30!

See you in Chicago!

Diamond Select Toys Trekking To C2E2 And Streaming Live

dst-logo1Diamond Select Toys loves the Windy City, so the Maryland-based company is making the trek once again to this year’s Comic Convention and Entertainment Expo, C2E2 2016, from March 18-20! In addition to a full booth presence, DST will present a comprehensive DST panel with reveals, a Q&A, and prizes and more!

On Sunday, March 20th, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM in room S402, DST will present the panel “Gotham, Ghostbusters and Civil War: The World of Diamond Select Toys.” At the panel, DST’s Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat will be joined by creative team members Jean St. Jean, Jason Wires, Jeff Boyd and Brian Felgar to talk about their upcoming products, including never-before-seen items from Ghostbusters (2016), Spider-Gwen, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. There will be a Q&A, as well as a door prize drawing.

At Booth #815, the Diamond Select Toys will have dozens of new prototypes on display, from licenses including Gotham, The Muppets, The X-Files, iZombie, Ghostbusters, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alien, Predator, Batman: The Animated Series, Superman, Justice League, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mallrats, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, Star Trek, Back to the Future and more. They will also operate a retail store, offering select in-stock items at retail prices, and DST staffers will be on hand to answer any questions about the DST products on display.

If you are not attending C2E2, tune in to C2E2.com/livestream to watch a hosted feed live from the show floor, and look for DSTZach to talk toys from 2:00 to 2:15 on Sunday!

Diamond Select Toys Heading to C2E2

dst-logo1 The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, or C2E2, is set to kick off April 25th and run through the 27th. Diamond Select Toys is planning to be at the show, at their booth #713.  In addition to showcasing their latest products and having items for sale, they’ll be having two panel discussions:

Minimates: Marvel Comics, The Walking Dead, Clerks and More!
Saturday, April 26, 11:15am-12:15pm, Room #S401CD

Minimates may be tiny, but they’re getting even bigger in 2014! Diamond Select Toys President Chuck Terceira, Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat and prototype painter Jeff Stephens will discuss what’s coming up for the popular 2-inch mini-figure line, including new series based on Marvel Comics, Marvel movies, The Walking Dead, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Sin City, Aliens, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more! Check out new artwork, sit in on a Q&A session, and stick around for a Minimates prize drawing at the end of the panel!

Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds
Saturday, April 26, 3:00pm-4:00pm, Room #S401CD

The creative minds at Diamond Select Toys are known for their diverse product lines, from 7-inch Select action figures to electronic vehicles to role-play items to vinyl banks. With Minimates represented elsewhere, the DST team will attempt to cover every non-Minimates item they have coming up, from such brands as Marvel Comics, Plants vs. Zombies, Batman, The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Star Trek, Universal Monsters, Godzilla, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Clerks, Lost in Space, Alien, Sin City and more! Panelists will include Diamond Select Toys President Chuck Terceira, Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat and EMCE Toys co-founder Paul “Dr. Mego” Clarke. They’ll also hold a Q&A, announce a brand-new product line, and hold a prize drawing at the end of the panel!

If you go, say hi to Zach for me!

C2E2 Hosts ‘The Hunger Games’ Costume Tour

Hunger Games Logo

Fans of ‘The Hunger Games’ who are attending C2E2 this weekend are in for a treat as Blacksparrow Auctions is bringing their ‘Hunger Games’ Costume Exhibit Tour to the show at Booth #1209. The exhibit includes screen-worn costumes of Katniss, Peeta, Cinna and others. Debuting at C2E2 will be Katniss’ “Fire Chariot” costume. To celebrate the tour, Blacksparrow is conducting two raffles – one at the show and one on-line. To enter the online raffle, go here: https://apps.facebook.com/sweepstakeshq/contests/316920 and you have a chance of winning a pair of movie companion books and 6 posters. For full details on the tour and the contests, read the entire press release after the jump.


Diamond Select Toys at C2E2!


Diamond Select Toys has published details of their events at Chicago’s C2E2 event, this April 26th to 28th. See all the goings-on below:

  • At booth #603, DST will have upcoming products on display. They’ll be giving away free posters, and selling selected items in the company store. Spend $18 and you can build your own Minimate at the Build-a-Minimate station! (Station open after 1:00 each day.
  • Booth #1509, you can check out the Minimates Museum, an exhibit of Minimates past and present celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Minimates line. The exhibit will be open during show hours, so stop by, pick up a program and take a trip through mini-history, from Lord of the Rings to The Expendables, and everything in between!
  • On Saturday, at 12:15 pm, in Room W470a, DST Marketing Supervisor (and cool dude) Zach Oat will talk Minimates, unveil never-before-seen artwork, debut some never-before-seen product and answer questions. Also there’s going to be a giveaway to one lucky attendee of the panel.

If you’re going to be at C2E2 – check it out!

Incredible Toy Auction at C2E2 – Catalog Available to Review

Auction TN Blacksparrow Auctions has an amazing auction planned for Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at the end of the month – and there’s a fantastic assortment of classic collectibles on the auction block. There’s a bit of everything ranging from some awesome comics, boxed vintage Masters of the Universe toys, rare Star Trek merchandise and a 1978 hand-painted hardcopy 15″ Darth Vader with lightsaber. You have to check out the PDF of the catalog, which you can find here. Read the full press release after the jump.



DC Direct now DC Collectibles

It a bit of re-branding news from C2E2 – DC Direct is dead!  Well, not really, DC Direct is re-launched into the brand DC Collectibles. Other than a name change, they will be launching a full on-line store giving consumers more outlets to get their DC wares.  Check after the jump for the full text of the announcement press release.



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