The partnership between Diamond Select Toys and director/author Kevin Smith continues to grow, as new DST View Askew products debuted at SDCC. The new items in the DST booth at SDCC included:
– a plush doll of Buddy Christ, the religious icon who appears in many of Smith’s films;
– a Mooby ceramic mug, depicting the famous Golden Calf and fast-food mascot;
– two double-sided Jay & Silent Bob and Bluntman & Chronic mugs, capturing Smith’s alter egos (and their respective partners in crime) in the animated style of Smith’s recent “Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie!”
“Kevin has created so many great characters, and they still resonate with fans after all these years,” said DST President Chuck Terceira. “We’re very excited to be making fun products based in the world of the View Askewniverse, and Kevin has been a dream come true to work with.”
These new products join banks and Minimates mini-figures of Buddy Christ and Mooby which are currently available for pre-order, with ship dates in the late summer and early fall. The Buddy Christ plush and various ceramic mugs will be offered to retailers and consumers in the coming months, for an early 2015 release.