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Jessica Alba’s Sin City Select Action Figure is in Stores Now!

In 2004, Art Asylum made the first action figures of Jessica Alba for her TV show Dark Angel. Now, ten years later, Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum have revisited the iconic actress for another figure, based on her role as Nancy in the Sin City movies! With the newest installment in theaters, this all-new

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Ask DST #248: Minimates Aplenty!

It’s the 248th Ask DST, and it’s about everyone’s favorite subject, Minimates! Diamond Select Toys president DSTChuck continues the trek to #250 with a bunch of Minimate-related answers to your questions. Ross N.The Best of Wave 3 Luke Cage and Iron Fist look unbelievable and I am so excited, was wondering if there have been any

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Minimates Revealed!

MTV is on a roll as they just revealed the Amazing Spider Man 2 Minimates! There will be two assortments; one for standard retail (comic and specialty shops) and Toys R Us. Included in the standard release is: Damaged Spider-Man with ElectroSpider-Man with Green GoblinPeter Parker with Gwen StacyAlistair Smythe with Aleksei Sytsevich This set

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Diamond Select Toys Reveals New movie line of figures

MTV debuted new images for the upcoming DST Captain America Winter Soldier toys which includes both the Marvel Select brand and Minimates. Definitely check out the Minimates listing as it contains a MAJOR character reveal. Read on for what MTV posted! Hopefully DST will have these on hand at Toy Fair as I know we would

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Walking Dead Minimates Series 5 New Packaged Photos!

DST is showing off the nest assortment of Walking Dead Minimates! Last week we got loose images and this week we have carded images. Look for these to hit this spring! Comic shops and specialty stores will get the first-ever Minimates of Glenn’s love interest Maggie Greene and the Governor’s spy Caesar Martinez, plus new

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The Walking Dead Minimates Series 5 Are Coming for You!

Diamond Select Toys is getting in the Walking Dead spirit as they just dropped info concerning Walking Dead Minimates series 5 figures! Like previous assortments, this one will be split between comic/ specialty stores and Toys R Us. They’re coming! The newest assortment of The Walking Dead Minimates, based on the hit comic book by

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MARVEL SELECT’S THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 FIGURE

MYV got the first look concerning the new Marvel Select Amazing Spider-Man figure and boy, does he look great! A Diamond Select Toys release! The Amazing Spider-Man is back in an all-new big-screen adventure this summer, and he’s also back in the hit Marvel Select line! This 7-inch-scale figure depicts Spidey in his brand-new costume,

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Entertainment Earth Sponsor Update!

Check out this weeks deals and steals from Entertainment Earth! So much good stuff is coming such as the 6 Million Dollar Man Retro figures and so much more! Click on through!! Entertainment Earth – Call Toll-Free: 1-800-370-2320 | E-mail: cs@entertainmentearth.com | Follow:    Bif Bang Pow! Action Figures Statues Busts Prop Replicas Bobble Heads “Like” Us on Facebook Kidrobot Giveaway! Enter for a

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Ask DST #239: Marvel-ous Questions!

It’s a merry Marvel Ask DST, with a multitude of questions about Diamond Select Toys’ Marvel Select figures! DSTChuck tries to answer every question submitted to Ask DST, and does his level best to keep dream-crushing to a minimum. Shandon W. Hello Chuck, 1) First off, I wanted to say thanks for answering the questions

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Needless Essentials Presents The Top 10 Toys & Toy Lines of 2013!!

Here is our TOP TEN TOYS and Toy lines of 2013! What a year we had and there was some killer stuff that hit. We will have several pieces of criteria in place for both the toys and toy lines. For example, how big a hit was the line at retail? Was the line collector focused or kid focused?  These are important factors to consider. Also note you can have a toy/ figure hit the top ten without the line as a whole breaking into the top 10. #1 MP Soundwave from Hasbro Toys Yeah, we all knew this bad boy was going to be top dog this year and with good reason. This MP was a must have on everyones list AND he also came with 5 cassette tapes. Now he was an exclusive and normally we do not allow exclusives but since a major retailer had him and he was non con related, he made it in.  I mean come on, 5 cassette tapes was included, how could he not make the top spot! Soundwave was indeed a fan fav and he continues to be one of the most viewed topics on the site.   #2 G.I. Joe Retaliation Eaglehawk Helicopter From Hasbro Okay, this one might make a few people mad, especially when you see who comes in at number 3. For me, this was a dream release. Hasbro did not "copy" the original part for part but they actually made the new one better in several ways.  The engine covers pop down and the blades are very easy to put in AND they fold back. I know some fans had issues with the bottom "glass" not being there but I was okay with that. I like the updated machine guns inside the copter and the cockpit was sweet. This to me, was the perfect thank you gift from Hasbro to the fans. That is why this bird made the number 2 spot.   #3 Titan Class Metroplex from Hasbro Toys    What a glorious Transformer this one turned out to be. I must admit something....I have yet to get this one. It's not from trying it's just that I have yet to score one at retail. I know I could order one and I will but I do like the hunt. This my friends is one amazing piece and I have seen him up close. I hope to have one soon but till then welcome to number 3 Metroplex! This one made collectors and kids very happy! #4 Mattel Masters of the Universe Castle Grayskull    Who says playsets are dead? According to the rabid MOTU fans they said hell no and well here you go! This piece was 100% fan supported! In laymans terms, fans had to put their money where their mouth is. This piece would not have made it if fans did not commit to buying this item. Imagine if others would take that same approach. I do not collect MOTU but I sure admire what Mattel has done for the brand. I see more successful years ahead for the might Masters. #5 Hot Toys Loki   My word.....just look at that detail. This my friends is the cream of the crop for high end 12" figures. Hot Toys made a name for themselves for the high workmanship in their collectibles. If you have yet to experience the Hot Toy's phenomenon then start with Loki. What a glorious figure this one turned out to be! Hot Toys captured the Avengers villain perfectly but I do believe he sold out. Still, if you can find one snag it NOW! #6 G.I. Joe Night Viper What can I say about this near perfect figure that has not been said before? Whenever I see the guys behind this piece I plan to thank them in person. This was my favorite G.I. Joe figure of 2013!   #7  DC Collectibles The New 52: Darkseid Deluxe Action Figure   Have you seen this guy yet? This is one giant bad a$$ action figure! DC Collectibles went all in on this release and you can clearly see that in the detail. When this guy hit the shop, he sold out instantly and it took a few months to get him back in. In fact, everytime we get him he sells out. That tells you something right there; fans love big toys and when you get them with this much detail it turns into a big win for everyone. #8 NECA Pacific Rim 7" & 18" Figure (yeah it's a two for one deal)   You take a movie that deals with giant robots fighting giant monsters and you have an instant win with fans. NECA has done a remarkable job with this line and one of the flagship pieces is Gypsy Danger. The detail, articulation and playability makes this one hell of a figure. In fact we liked it so much we could not decide which version to go with. #9 Hasbro Star Wars 6" Boba Fett   This one continues to be a pain in the rear for many collectors. If you take a new size with a new direction and throw the Fett in the mix you will drive fans mad. This is the second release for Boba as the first one was a SDCC exclusive. Do not fret though, if you missed the SDCC version this one will do just fine. I was thrilled to get this figure and I love the line. As a fan of Marvel Legends it was only time before Hasbro added that size to Star Wars. As of now, Boba is a tough find but just know he is well worth the hunt. #10 LEGO Jaba Sail Barge   Please santa, bring this one to me....I promise I was good...well good sometimes so I hope that counts! Right now this bad boy is on my list and I will own it. I have the palace and you can't have the palace without the Barge. A good friend of mine got this and he had a blast building it. You should see that display....it will bring a tear to your eye. When I saw this piece in NY I was in awe. Hopefully I will have it soon.

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New in Previews: The Walking Dead Minimates, Batman’s Robin and More!

Diamond Select toys revealed some of the new items that will grace the next Previews Catalog. Even though the book will not be out for a few weeks, you can preorder them now via your favorite retailer. Read on for more details! The new Previews catalog won’t be out for a couple of weeks, but retailers are

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Age of Ultron Marvel Minimates Box Set

I was saving my first Minimate purchase for the upcoming Aliens line and then I saw this set. I personally loved the Age of Ultron story line and now we can have some fun. Art Asylum released some loose and carded samples of this set and the best part is they will hit this week!

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