Dorbz Horror and Ghostbusters On The Way from Vinyl Sugar

vinyl sugar iconVinyl Sugar have announced the newest members of the Dorbz family which includes some icons of horror and the Ghostbusters. October will see the release of Freddy Kruedger, Leatherface, Jason Vorhees and Pinhead.
To balance out good vs. evil on your shelf – the Ghostbusters are set for release in December. Ray, Peter, Egon and Winston are all set to release and keep your eyes peeled for the first Dorbz chase variants – marshmallowed Ray and slimed Peter. These variants will be packed 1 out of every 6 pieces.
Check these out below and find them in stores soon!

SDCC 2015: Underground Toys – Ghostbusters, Doctor Who and Star Wars

cc15 tnUnderground Toys will always have a special place in my toy collecting heart, since their Classic Doctor Who line is one of the reasons I started this site. This year, I was thrilled to see Underground Toys introduce some new 5.5″ Doctor Who figure back in the mix with the 12th Doctor and Clara. They had ‘no photography’ signs next to them so I don’t have photos of those, but check out all the cool other products that debuted at the show, including some great Ghostbusters plush, Doctor Who toys, Doctor Who & Star Wars housewares, and more.

Preview’s San Diego Comic-con Exclusives: Minimates, Pop! Vinyl, Statues, Figures and More!

cc15 tnPreviews today revealed their SDCC exclusives. I’ve only included the toys and collectibles in the list below – but there’s a ton of cool cover variants on the way as well. These items will be available at a few booths at the show – the below items are linked to AwesomeToyBlog’s sponsor Entertainment Earth. All these items are available for pre-order now and they’ll ship after the show.


Legendary comics artist Jim Lee has brought his extraordinary vision of Batman to epic stories including BATMAN: HUSH and BATMAN: FOR TOMORROW. Now, that vision of the Dark Knight is brought to life once more in the new DC COMICS BLUELINE EDITION—BATMAN BY JIM LEE ACTION FIGURE.

Based on designs by Jim Lee, this spectacular action figure captures the feel of the artwork that appears on the packaging. Limited Edition!

Note: There is also an extremely limited version of the DC Comics Blueline Edition Batman Exclusive Action Figure, which include a signed unique original sketch by Jim Lee. Limited to 150 pieces.



Superman’s faithful friend Krypto is back in this new, fun plush figure from DC Collectibles! This cuddly canine is available exclusively from Diamond Comic Distributors. Limited to 3000 pieces!


A Diamond Select Toys Release! DST is celebrating the Femme Fatales of Batman: The Animated Series with a line of statues, and Comic-Con kicks the line off with an exclusive variant version of Harley Quinn! Based on her appearance in the episode “Almost Got ’Im,” this statue captures the Joker’s partner-in-crime defacing the Bat-signal in two of her favorite colors: black and white! This 9-inch black-and-white statue is crafted from PVC plastic, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios. Limited to only 4,000 pieces!


A Diamond Select Toys release! You’ve got the tools, you’ve got the talent, but do you have a bottle opener? The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man can open anything: churches, gateways to other dimensions, you name it. Now, this exclusive angry version of our 4-inch metal Mr. Stay-Puft will open up your favorite bottled beverage and magnetically stick to your refrigerator door! Packaged in a full-color slipcase.Limited to only 3,000 pieces!


A Diamond Select Toys release! There’s a pizza party at Spook Central, and the only way to make sure there’s enough pizza for everybody is to slice it up with an official Ghostbusters logo pizza cutter! This exclusive slimed version will divide your New York-style pie however many ways you need it, but do it quick, before Slimer eats it all! Wheel is removable for cleaning. Packaged in a full-color window box.Limited to only 2,000 pieces!


A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s an all-new line of vinyl figures from DST! Vinimates, the first-ever Minimates-style vinyl figures based on pop-culture icons, are making their debut at Comic-Con, and who better to get Vinimated first than comic book icon Kevin Smith? A comic writer, comic-shop owner and unabashed geek, Kevin Smith will be the first static, 4-inch Vinimate in the “Podcast Pals” series of Vinimates, featuring some of the biggest celebrities SmodCo has to offer. Holding a microphone and wearing his trademark “Puck U” hockey jersey, Kevin comes packaged in a full-color window box. The Vinimates phenomenon starts here! Limited to only 2,000 pieces!


A Diamond Select Toys release! The smallest hero of the summer is now Comic-Con’s coolest exclusive – and he’s almost actual size! This exclusive four-pack of Marvel Minimates features four new figures based on Marvel’s Ant-Man, including Shrinking Ant-Man, Shrinking Yellowjacket, civilian Scott Lang and Ant-Thony the Ant! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and accessories! Limited to only 3,000 pieces!


A Diamond Select Toys release! For Comic-Con, DST is taking the TMNT back to their comic-book roots with a four-pack of Minimates that depicts the four Turtles in their classic comic book appearances – and in glorious black-and-white! Based on the Turtles’ monochromatic debut in the original Mirage Comics issues that launched a worldwide phenomenon, this four-pack includes Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael, each with their signature weapons. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, and features interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a full-color blister card.  Limited to only 3,000 pieces!


A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Based on the blockbuster film Guardians of the Galaxy, this flocked POP! Vinyl Figure depicts Rocket Raccoon as he appeared in the film’s climax. Standing 3 3/4″ tall, this figure, available exclusively through PREVIEWS for San Diego Comic Con 2015, features an urban, stylized design. Window box packaging.  Limited to only 3,000 pieces


The Vision has long been a favorite Avenger of Marvel Comics readers, and one of his most popular abilities enables him to become intangible. Now, fans can enjoy a simulation of The Vision’s intangible state with this sparkling, translucent sofubi, which measures 10” tall. This SDCC 2015 edition is limited to 300 pieces.


This Breaking Bad PREVIEWS Exclusive Fight Heisenberg 17″ Talking Figure was made exclusively for San Diego Comic Con. It features a highly distressed version based on the final season of the show. Many classic quotes from the show, and unrated language make this even more exclusive. Limited to 1000 pieces. 

Diamond Select Toys In May Previews

dst-logo1Diamond Select Toys today sent details of their new products listed in the May Previews – and it’s a jam packed issue. Highlights include the first series of both Gotham and Ghostbusters figures as well as new Minimates, a Worf bank, Dr. Strange Marvel Select figure and more. Keep reading for full details and pics and, as always, you can order these items at your local or online comic / specialty shop.

Batman Classic TV Series Catwoman Resin Bust – Item #MAY152172, SRP: $59.99
A Diamond Select Toys release! Batman’s rogues gallery continues to grow as Catwoman joins the Riddler and the Joker in DST’s line of busts, based on the Classic Batman TV Series! This 6-inch-tall resin bust depicts Julie Newmar as Catwoman, perched atop a colorful base inspired by the show’s animated opening credits. Even with her mask on, Catwoman’s hypnotizing beauty will have Batman baffled! Packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!


Batman Animated Series Femme Fatales Poison Ivy PVC Statue – Item #MAY152173, SRP: $45.00

A Diamond Select Toys release! DST’s line of Femme Fatales PVC statues based on the women of the DC Animated Universe continues with Poison Ivy! Based on her appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, this PVC statue of the plant-loving Pamela Isley stands 9 inches tall atop her diorama base, and depicts the villainous vixen visiting with a vine-like friend, perhaps discussing how best to entangle the Dark Knight. Packaged in a full-color box window box. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios!


Gotham TV Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst. – Item # MAY152171, SRP: $24.99/ea.

A Diamond Select Toys release! One of the hottest shows on TV is Gotham, a look at the crime-ridden streets of Batman’s hometown. Now, the hit show is an all-new line of Select action figures! Each 7-inch scale figure comes with character-specific accessories, as well as a deluxe diorama base representing a location in Gotham City: The Penguin comes with a pier, Jim Gordon comes with an alleyway, and Selina Kyle comes with a fire escape – connect Jim and Selina’s bases to form a larger scene! Each figure features approximately 16 points of articulation and comes packaged in the famous display-ready Select packaging, with spine art for easy shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!


Ghostbusters Movie Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst. – Item #MAY152168, SRP: $24.99/ea.

A Diamond Select Toys release! After years of producing a variety of quality Ghostbusters products, DST is finally tackling 7-inch-scale Select action figures! With 12 releases planned in the line, the first three will be Ray Stanz, Winston Zeddemore and Louis Tully, each with detailed sculpts, exacting likenesses and character-specific accessories. Each figure will also include a diorama piece – collect all twelve to build the rooftop battle scene from the end of the film! Each figure features approximately 16 points of articulation and comes packaged in the famous display-ready Select packaging, with spine art for easy shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! Coming in Series 2: Peter Venkman and Egon Spengler!


Ghostbusters Logo Bottle Opener – Item #MAY152169, SRP: $18.00

A Diamond Select Toys release! You have the tools, you have the talent… but do you have a bottle opener? When you’ve defeated an invasive supernatural entity, and it’s time to celebrate with a cool beverage, be sure you have this 3” metal bottle opener handy. Scultped in the shape of the Ghostbusters logo, this opener has magnets on the back so it will stick to your refrigerator, containment grid or the hood of the Ecto-1. Packaged in a full-color slipcase.


Jay and Silent Bob Minimates Zombie 2-Pack – Item #MAY152176, SRP: $9.99

A Diamond Select Toys release! Jay and Silent Bob will never die! Literally! This all-new 2-pack of Minimates mini-figures features undead versions of America’s favorite comedy team, as seen in the movies, comics and cartoons of  writer/director Kevin Smith. This set includes zombie-specific accessories, including a hunk of meat and the severed heads of four familiar victims. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable (and removable) parts. Packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum!


Marvel Select Dr Strange Action Figure – Item #MAY152177, SRP: $24.99

A Diamond Select Toys release! By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth! Marvel’s Secret Avenger, supernatural Defender, Sorcerer Supreme and soon-to-be cinematic superstar Dr. Stephen Strange is the newest comic-based action figure in the Marvel Select action figure line! Measuring approximately 7 inches tall with 16 points of articulation, Dr. Strange comes with a diorama display base depicting part of his Sanctum Sanctorum. Packaged in Select-style display packaging with spine artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!


Predator Minimates Foil Bag Counter Display Asst. – Item #MAY152178, SRP: $5.99/ea.

A Diamond Select Toys release!! Get to the chopper! It’s a whole new line of Minimates mini-figures, based on the cinematic world of Predator! This first blind-bagged assortment features Billy and the Jungle Predator (masked, unmasked and thermal) from the first film, the City Predator (regular and battle-damaged) from Predator 2, and Edwin and Cuchillo from Predators! There are eight different figures in all, with a full set in every display case of 18 foil bags, but Edwin is the rarest figure, with only one per case! Let the hunt begin! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed by Art Asylum!


Pulp Fiction 20th Ann. Minimates Bring Out the Gimp Box Set – Item #MAY152174, SRP: $19.99

A Diamond Select Toys release! Bring out the gimp!! No more wondering if the gimp is sleeping – the famous Pawn Shop scene from Pulp Fiction has finally been made into Minimates form! The fourth box set based on Quentin Tarantino’s iconic 1994 film captures the main players in the famous dungeon sequence: Butch, Marsellus Wallace, Zed and the Gimp! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum!


Pulp Fiction Red Apple Red Metal Zippo Lighter – Item #FEB158126, SRP: $29.99

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Zippo lighter is one of the most distinctive lighters ever made, and has starred in a thousand movies, including the legendary Pulp Fiction. This new, all-red edition metal Zippo sports the logo of director Quentin Tarantino’s favorite cigarette brand, Red Apple Cigarettes ­– flip it open and you’ll identify yourself as a lover of both fine films and timeless design. Comes packaged in a collector case.


Star Trek TNG Lt. Worf Vinyl Bust bank – Item #MAY152170, SRP: $22.99

A Diamond Select Toys release! Where’s the safest place on the Enterprise? Right behind Worf! Make your money that safe by putting it inside this 7” vinyl bust bank depicting Star Trek’s most famous Klingon crew member, with his phaser at the ready. With detailed, bust-quality paint applications and a coin slot on his back, this functional collectible is torn between two cultures – does he belong to both, or neither? You decide! Comes packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Patrick Pigott!


Universal Monsters Select Mummy Version 2 Action Figure – Item #MAY152180, SRP: $24.99

A Diamond Select Toys release! Response to DST’s revisited Creature and Frankenstein figures has been so positive, we’re going back to ancient Egypt for our next release! Not seen since the first series of Universal Monsters Select action figures, the Mummy returns in an all-new edition, completely resculpted by Jean St. Jean with approximately 16 points of articulation, as well as an all-new diorama base depicting the inside of an Egyptian temple. The figure comes packaged in the famous Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork for easy shelf reference.


Universal Monsters Select Wolfman Version 2 Action Figure – Item #MAY152179, SRP: $24.99

A Diamond Select Toys release! Clap for the Wolfman! One of the first figures made in DST’s Universal Monsters toy line, the Wolfman has not been seen in several years… until now! This all-new sculpt by Jean St. Jean features approximately 16 points of articulation, and comes with an all-new diorama base featuring the ruins of a tomb, including skulls and a broken columns The figure comes packaged in the famous Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork for easy shelf reference.


Monster Hunter Lucy Westenra Select Action Figure – Item #MAY152181, SRP: $24.99

A Diamond Select Toys release! Joining fellow monster hunter Abraham Van Helsing, Lucy Westenra is the next original figure creation from DST! Re-imagining the classic character from Bram Stoker’s Dracula as a fierce warrior woman, this wholly original sculpt by Jean St. Jean features approximately 16 points of articulation, various monster-fighting weapons, and an all-new diorama base depicting a ruined church doorway. The figure comes packaged in the famous Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork for easy shelf reference.


First Two MattyCollector SDCC Exclusives Revealed – Ghostbusters, Masters of the Universe

Mattycollector TNMattyCollector announced their first two SDCC exclusives today as well as details on their voucher pre-sale and post-show sales. The first two exclusives announced are a Ghostbusters Egon Spengler in his court room outfit and a Masters of the Universe 2-pack of Rotar vs. Twistoid. The travelling show exclusive Hover Droids will also be available. Bios for all are below.

If you are attending SDCC, the pre-sale voucher sale kicks off May 28th for Early Access and June 1st for everyone. The pre-sale voucher sale will end June 8th.  The post-SDCC sale will be July 27th.

Ghostbusters™ Courtroom Battle Egon Spengler™

Do, re, Egon! When the Scoleri brothers make an unscheduled appearance before Judge Wexler, the professor of paranormal dispenses some justice Ghostbusters™ style. This commemorative 6” figure pays tribute to Harold Ramis, who created the character of the serious scientist.

Masters of the Universe® Rotar™ vs. Twistoid™

Recreate the Second Ultimate Battleground as Rotar™ and Twistoid™ go head to head!

A former palace guard wounded in battle, Rotar™ was merged with an android body resulting in fists of fury fueled by his hyper spin powers. He now protects Eternia® as one of the Masters of the Universe®!

Rotar’s nemesis Twistoid™ is a Gyro Robot who serves Skeletor®. Using super spinning action, Twistoid™ wields a ball and chain, whirling sword, and terror gears to defeat his enemies.

Hover Robots™ 3-Pack

Previously sold only during our February 2015 Early Access sale, everyone’s favorite drones of destruction are joining the list of products available for pick-up at SDCC. Each pack comes with three sets of hands, a sticker sheet, and three stands.

This Month’s New Diamond Select Toys Products from Previews

dst-logo1Each month, Previews magazine showcases upcooming Diamond Select Toys products that can be ordered through your online and local comic and specialty shops. The April issue has a crazy selection of products from a wide range of properties: Ant-Man, Batman, Clerks, Ghostbusters, Hack/Slash, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Marvel, My Little Pony, Nightmare Before Christmas and Predator. There’s something here for everyone (that Batgirl statue!) so keep reading for pics and descriptions!


This Week From Diamond Select Toys: Cable, Ice Cold Borg and More

dst-logo1Each week, Diamond Select Toys beams cool new product into your favorite comic and specialty shops. This week they’ve got the newest Marvel Select figure, a pair of vinyl banks and a new silicon ice cube tray. Check out all the cool new stuff below.

Ghostbusters Toasted Mr. Stay-Puft Vinyl Bank
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Nobody steps on a church in our town! DST has taken their popular 11-inch bank of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters, put it on a large stick and held it over a roaring fire to create this scorched, battle-damaged edition! With a coin slot in the back and a removable head that hides an access door, this bank is a mouth-watering addition to any Ghostbusters collection! Sculpted by Bill Mancuso!

Godzilla Classic Mechagodzilla Vinyl Figural Bank
A Diamond Select Release! Godzilla’s greatest foe is launching his attack! A cybernetic copy of Godzilla with superior firepower, this vinyl figural bank of Mechagodzilla is based on how the robotic kaiju appeared in 1974’s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Standing 12 inches tall, the bank features a coin slot in his back, as well as a removable head for coin retrieval. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

Star Trek TNG Borg Cube Silicone Tray
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!

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 Apocalypse, 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, Cable comes with a detailed display base, referencing his famous foe, Stryfe. Figure and base come packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference.

Toy Fair 2015 – Titan Merchandise

tf15-tnTitan Merchandise is best know for their blind boxed Doctor Who vinyl figures, but at Toy Fair this year, the attention was on the new properties they’re releasing this year. Their display case contained the upcoming Aliens, Breaking Bad, Buffy and Ghostbuster vinyl figures. They also announced that Sherlock vinyls would be coming this year, but they aren’t ready for their debut. See all the new lines in the gallery below.

Hikari Stay Puft Saturday

hikari logo tnI missed posting these Friday, so today’s Stay Puft Saturday as Funko’s introduced two new Hikari premium vinyls of the big ole’ softie. The Ice Stay Puft features a glittery design and will be available at all your favorite Funko retailers in December. The Retro Pastels Stay Puft is a Hot Topic exclusive, limited to just 500 pieces, and will be available soon in stores and on

This weekend, Funko’s giving away an Ice Stay Puft Hikari vinyl. Check out their social media channels for more details (facebook, twitter, Instagram).

Hikari Ice Stay Puft Hikari Retro Pastels Stay Puft

Funko Math: Domo + Ghostbusters + Pop! Vinyl = Awesome Mash-Up

POP LOGOWith Ghostbuster’s 30th anniversary well underway, Funko’s given them a Domo makeover for an upcoming series of Pop! vinyl figures. Targeting a Februrary release, these three Pop!s include a Domo Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, a Domo Ghostbuster and a Domo Slimer.

Check them out below and look for them at all your favorite spots to pick up Pop! vinyls.

And wouldn’t that Domo Slimer be great in glow-in-the-dark?

Funko’s Hikari Friday – Two Versions of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

hikari logo tnEach and every Friday, Funko announces the latest additions to their Hikari premium vinyl line. The new guy on the block this week is the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, available in two versions – a standard colorway and an Entertainment Exclusive pink glitter version. Both will be available in December.

The standard Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Premium Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure stands approximately 8-inches tall and comes in a window box package and is a limited edition of only 1,500 pieces.

The Entertainment Earth exclusive Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man stands 9-inches tall and features a stunning paint job with a hint of pink on his glossy, candylike frame, as if he is just starting to heat up as the Ghostbusters try to stop him.  Limited to only 1,000 pieces worldwide, this Ghostbusters Stay Puft Pink Hikari Sofubi Figure comes individually numbered and packaged in a window box for easy display. He is priced at $79.99 and is available here.

If you want to win each of these be sure to check out Funko’s twitter, facebook and instagram and give your luck a go.


hikari stay puft ee exclusive

hikari stay puft standard


Funko’s Hikari Friday Introduces Burnt Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

hikari logo tnAs part of their ongoing ‘Hikari Friday’ Funko today introduced the Burnt Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Premium Hikari Sofubi Figure. These vinyl toys are inspired by Japanese vinyls and are hand made and crafted. Limited to just 1500 pieces, as part of their weekly series, Funko is giving him away on their social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, instagram). In the event you don’t win, these are available for pre-0rder now at your favorite shops (here he is at Entertainment Earth).

burnt stay puft hakri

Entertainment Earth Posts Pre-orders for Six Funko SDCC Exclusives – Firefly ReAction, Ghostbusters Pop! & More

SDCC 2014 logo bEntertainment Earth has posted pre-orders for 6 Funko Previews SDCC Exclusives. This will ship after the show from available stock, so if you’re not attending and you want a shot at these – you better order fast. The 6 exclusives posted today are:

Reaction Jayne Cobb HatReAction Malcolm Reynolds BrowncoatGitd Jumbo Stay PuftSlimed Peter Venkman PopReAction Goonies Super Sloth Pop Goonies Super Sloth

Of course AwesomeToyBlog appreciates any orders placed through links on this site, as they help keep this place going!

Lego Ecto-1 Now Available

lego logoIn the event you missed it, Lego’s Cuusoo-generated Ghostbusters set is now available! The Ecto-1 features 508 pieces and minifigs of all 4 Ghostbusters (Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston). Priced at $49.99 it is in stock and ready to ship over on Bustin’ makes me feel good!

Lego Ecto 1

Diamond Select Toys Sponsors Mr. Stay Puft Photo Contest

dst-logo1Both the “good” and “evil” versions of Diamond Select Toys’ 24″ Mr. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man are in comic and specialty shops now. To celebrate, Diamond Select Toys is giving fans a chance to showcase their photography skills and will some fantastic Diamond Select Toys prizes. To enter, all you have to do is photograph your Mr. Stay-Puft somewhere near where you live and send the photo to Each month a new batch of photos will be posted to the DST facebook page, and one of those pictures will be randomly picked to win that month’s prize pack, worth $100 of toys and collectibles from Diamond Select Toys. The complete set of rules are after the jump – now get those flashes flashing!



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