Each 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!
Each 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.
Titan 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.
I 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 HotTopic.com.
With 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?
Each 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.
As 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).
Entertainment 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 Figure – Firefly Jayne Cobb w/hat – $14.99
- ReAction Figure – Firefly Malcolm Reynolds w/ brown coat – $14.99
- Pop! Vinyl – Ghostbusters Stay Pufy Glow in the dark version – $19.99
- Pop! Vinyl – Ghostbusters Slimed Peter and Slimer – $24.99
- ReAction Figure – Goonies Superman Sloth – $14.99
- Pop! Vinyl – Goonies Superman Sloth – $14.99
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In 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 Lego.com. Bustin’ makes me feel good!
Both 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Diamond Select Toys have sent over the details of their new products this week…and both might let you save some money for a change. Both of these vinyl banks are available now at your favorite comic or specialty retailer and, of course, on-line.
Ghostbusters 24″ Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Vinyl Bank
What did you do, Ray?! Well, we’ll tell you what we did we took our already-popular 12-inch vinyl bank of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man and made it even bigger! At two feet tall, this hard vinyl bank of the classic Ghostbusters character will hold a fortune in nickels, and tower over your other Ghostbusters toys! Bank has coin slot its back, plus access door for coin removal. Comes packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Bill Mancuso! (Item code #NOV131816, SRP: $124.99)
Godzilla Classic 1989 Vinyl Figural Bank
This vinyl bank of the city-destroying and alien-fighting lizard called Godzilla is based on his appearance in the 1989 movie “Godzilla vs. Biollante”! Cast in sturdy vinyl, the bank features a coin slot hidden between the fins on his back, as well as an access door hidden inside his removable tail! Stands 12 inches tall and measures 18 inchesto the tip of his tail! Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #JAN141921, SRP: $34.99)
Revealed at Toy Fair, Funko’s now provided official images and rough release dates for their Ghostbusters Pop! vinyl figures. Peter, Ray, Egon, Slimer and the super-sized Stay Puft Marshmallow Man will all be available in April. The Ecto-1 with Winston will be available the following month. Check all these out below and keep your eyes peeled for these at your favorite Pop! shop or online store (like Entertainment Earth).
Lego today announced their next Cuusoo set that will go into production. There were seven fan created sets that the Lego team consider productizing, but only one met all the criteria and will be productized. While you can watch the entire video below – the “winning” set is the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary set, which will see the release of the Ecto-1 and Ghostbusters minifigs. This will make a great companion piece to the Cuusoo Back to the Future DeLorean.
Funko is celebrating Christmas by teasing 2014’s new products. Toy Fair isn’t until February, but now you can speculate to your hearts content based on these teasers straight from Funko. Obviously there’s no images yet – you’ll need to wait a bit longer for that.
Pop! Vinyl Figures
Arrested Development Pop!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Series Pop!
Hanna Barbera Pop featuring Frankenstein Jr, Hong Kong Phooey, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble
Ghostbusters Pop and an Ecto-1 Pop Ride!
Arrested Development Wacky Wobblers
Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Series Re-Action Figures
Firefly Re-Action(spring 2014)
Firefly Legacy(late 2014)
And yes – I’m over the moon about the Buffy and Firefly announcements.
It’s a new week, meaning new toys from Diamond Select Toys. See below for the full list and, as always, you can find these and other awesome products at your local (or online) comic or specialty shop. Check out all the good stuff below.
Walking Dead Rick Grimes Vinyl Bust Bank
The popular line of Walking Dead banks continues with its first human character! This 8-inch vinyl sculpture of protagonist Rick Grimes is based on his appearance in the acclaimed Walking Dead comic book series, and while it looks like a bust, it’s actually a bank, with a coin slot in the back as well as an opening in the base! Factor in Rick’s collectible-quality paint and sculpting, and your zombie banks won’t stand a chance! Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #JUL131822, SRP: $23)
Marvel Select Thor The Dark World Action Figure
Thor, the Mighty Avenger, returns to the big screen this fall in Thor: The Dark World, and Diamond Select Toys has teamed up with Gentle Giant to capture his new on-screen look! Standing approximately 7 inches tall with 16 points of articulation, the new figure features the latest Thor costume, straight from the set of The Dark World, and an exacting likeness of Chris Hemsworth. The figure will come packaged with a detailed base that combines with Jane Foster’s to re-create a scene from the film. (Jane coming soon!) Comes in display-ready Select packaging, complete with side panel art. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #MAY131784, SRP: $25)
Ghostbusters Light-Up Firehouse Statue
Light ‘em up, boys! The light-up Ghostbusters statue line continues with the famous Ghostbusters firehouse! Lit from within like someone just shut down the containment grid, this 7-inch mini-statue is the perfect accessory for any Ghostbusters fan’s desk. Faithfully re-creating the iconic landmark, it stands atop a black base, and runs on two AAA batteries (included). Limited to only 1,984 pieces! (Item #JAN131636, SRP: $70)