D23 had a magical run of announcements over the past few days, from a WestWorld like Star Wars hotel, to Toy Story 4…but for the litlgeeks, the most exciting announcement came in the form of our favorite medium, PLASTIC!
MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 12-INCH BLACK PANTHER Figure
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: Spring 2018)
Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.
2017’s blockbuster season has just started, but the countdown has already begun for one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2018 – Pacific Rim Uprising from Legendary and Universal Pictures. In 2013’s Pacific Rim, director Guillermo del Toro unveiled the first chapter of this spectacular universe of monsters and mechs, in which human-piloted machines called Jaegers rise to defend humanity against gigantic otherworldly monsters called Kaijus. The long-awaited sequel Pacific Rim Uprising takes the action to the next level with a sleek new generation of technologically advanced Jaeger mechs; a ferocious new breed of Kaiju monsters and of course a massive new line of toys and collectible merchandise from Diamond Select Toys!
Diamond Select Toys (DST) will offer a wide range of Pacific Rim Uprising products starting in 2018, including Select action figures, Minimates mini-figures, Vinimates vinyl figures, Gallery PVC dioramas, vinyl coin banks, replicas with lights and sound, and housewares. The movie will premiere in U.S. theaters on February 23, 2018, and DST plans to have the first products ship in time for the premiere.
“We’re incredibly excited to work on Pacific Rim Uprising, and we’re honored that Legendary came to us with this amazing opportunity to work on such a thrilling franchise property,” said DST president Chuck Terceira. “The original film was an epic, visually enthralling work of art, and we’ve had a blast working with the new Jaeger and Kaiju designs, turning them into some of the most detailed products we’ve ever made!”
All of DST’s products are available through independent comic shops, specialty stores and online toy retailers, with selected items also available at Toys”R”Us and toysrus.com. Certain styles and characters will be available at all locations, while some will be exclusive to specific retailers.
In addition to new Jaegers and Kaiju, Pacific Rim Uprising will also showcase exciting new characters, as actors John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad) join returning cast members Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman alongside some exciting new faces.
Produced by Guillermo Del Toro, Pacific Rim Uprising will be directed by Steven S. DeKnight, original showrunner for Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix. DeKnight was also the creator of Spartacus on Starz,and was previously a writer and director on both Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and Angel. Diamond Select Toys previously created products for Marvel’s Daredevil as well as for Buffy and Angel.
ABOUT DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles has designed merchandise for the comic specialty market for over 17 years, and now also offers their products through retail chains like Toys“R”Us, GameStop and Walgreens. 2017 marks the 15th anniversary of both the 7” Select action figure line and the 2” Minimates mini-figure line. Find out more at diamondselecttoys.com
ABOUT PACIFIC RIM UPRISING
John Boyega (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Detroit) leads the cast of Pacific Rim Uprising, the follow-up to 2013’s cinematic epic of monsters and mechs, inspiring a new generation to become the biggest heroes to ever walk the earth. The film also stars, Scott Eastwood (The Fate of the Furious), Tian Jing (Kong: Skull Island) and Charlie Day (Pacific Rim, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia).
Directed by Steven S. DeKnight, and written by DeKnight, T.S. Nowlin, Emily Carmichael and Kira Snyder, the film is a Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures production. Joining returning Pacific Rim producers Thomas Tull, Guillermo del Toro and Mary Parent are Femi Oguns, Cale Boyter and John Boyega. Eric McLeod serves as executive producer. The film will be released on Friday, February 23, 2018.
Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to mainstream audiences with a targeted focus on the powerful fandom demographic. Through complete or joint ownership, Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world’s most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $13 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit: www.legendary.com.
It’s Marvel vs. DC in this month’s Previews catalog! With a new bust, bank and Vinimates from DC, and new Minimates action figures, statues and bottle openers from Marvel, this is one that’s gonna get settled at retail! Read on to see what’s scheduled to ship in late 2017/early 2018 from Diamond Select Toys! Pre-order through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer!
Batman Beyond Bruce Wayne Resin Bust
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Time to go back to the future… the future of Gotham City! Not long from now, Gotham has transformed into a high-tech town, and a high-tech Batman has risen to fight the criminal element. Bruce Wayne is retired, but he mentors the new Batman and keeps him informed on old threats when they resurface. This approximately 6-inch resin bust of Bruce Wayne depicts him as he appears in Batman Beyond, and sits on top of a pedestal base inspired by the city’s ultra-modern architecture. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item # JUL172790, SRP: $59.99)
Justice League Movie Vinimates Vinyl Figures
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Complete the League with this all-new assortment of Vinimates vinyl figures based on the new Justice League feature film! Superman, Aquaman and Cyborg team up to take on the forces of evil in this new batch of figures from the highly anticipated movie. Each 4-inch vinyl figure is sculpted in a block-figure style, striking a pose straight from the movie. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box.
Superman Vinyl Figure (Item # JUL172792, SRP: $9.99)
Aquaman Vinyl Figure (Item # JUL172793, SRP: $9.99)
Cyborg Vinyl Figure (Item # JUL172794, SRP: $9.99)
Marvel Minimates X-Men vs. Brotherhood Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s the 15th anniversary of the Marvel Minimates line, and to celebrate, we’re going back to where it all began! This four-pack of Minimates captures two classic X-Men and two classic Evil Mutants in the 2-inch mini-figure form. A classically-styled Marvel Girl and Professor X team up to take on Quicksilver (in his green costume) and Toad – one of the first Marvel Minimates ever designed, in his first-ever release! Each Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, including unmasked hair for Jean Grey, a Cerebro helmet for Professor X, and alternate parts to turn Professor X into Mastermind! Packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #JUL172800, SRP: $24.99)
Marvel Minimates Thor: Ragnarok Movie Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys release! Get ready for Ragnarok! The third Thor movie, Thor: Ragnarok, will hit theaters this fall, and DST is celebrating with a new box set of Marvel Minimates based on the film! This 4-pack includes four all-new mini-figures, including Gladiator Thor, villainess Hela, Asgardian Loki and Bruce Banner! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features approximately 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item # JUL172801, SRP: $24.99)
Marvel Hydra Symbol Metal Bottle Opener
A Diamond Select Toys release! Hail Hydra! Ever feel like every time you open a bottle, two more take its place? Well you’ll be able to make short of those pesky bottles with this solid metal bottle opener in the shape of a Hydra logo! With powerful magnets on the back, it will hang on your refrigerator, waiting, until it is activated to fulfill its purpose – opening bottles! Packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #JUL172796, SRP: $18.00)
Marvel Gallery Netflix Jessica Jones PVC Diorama
A Diamond Select Toys release! Defenders Assemble! Joining Luke Cage and Daredevil, Jessica ones is the third member of the Defenders to join the Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama line-up! Measuring approximately 11 inches tall atop a New York City-inspired diorama base, Jessica Jones wears her trademark scarf and jacket, and features the likeness of actress Krysten Ritter from the Jessica Jones Netflix TV series. She is in scale to other Marvel Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC Dioramas, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #JUL172795, SRP: $45.00)
Marvel Premier Collection Venom Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! Brains! Venom is back, and DST is celebrating his rebrth with this approximately 12-inch resin statue of the original symbiote! Breaking out of a glass tank, Venom is at his full power here, and is a must-have item for any Venom fan. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color window box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! (Item # JUL172797, SRP: $150.00)
Marvel Select Thor Ragnarok Movie Action Figures
A Diamond Select Toys release! They’re friends from work! Send your Marvel Select collection to the distant reaches of the galaxy with these two new 7-inch scale action figures based on the new Marvel Studios film, Thor: Ragnarok! Depicting Thor and the Hulk in their gladiator gear, each figure features 16 points of articulation and includes weapons seen in the film. Each figure comes packaged in the famous Select action figure packaging, with side panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!
Gladiator Thor Figure (Item # JUL172802, SRP: $24.99)
Gladiator Hulk Figure (Item # JUL172803, SRP: $24.99)
Marvel Spider-Man Homecoming Movie Resin Busts
A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s almost time for Homecoming! The first Spider-Man film to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is almost here, and DST is commemorating the occasion with to resin busts based on the film! One depicts Spidey in his high-tech suit, with web wings, while the other shows him in his homemade suit. Each measures approximately 6 inches tall and sits atop a pedestal inspired by New York architecture. Each comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!
Web Glider Spider-Man Bust (Item # JUL172798, SRP: $59.99)
Homemade Spider-Man Bust (Item # JUL172799, SRP: $59.99)
Superman The Animated Series Vinyl Bust Bank
A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s a bust, it’s a bank, it’s Superman! The Man of Steel joins DST’s line of vinyl banks based on the DC Animated Universe, with this approximately 7-inch-tall portrait of Superman as he appeared in Superman: The Animated Series! With a coin slot on the back and an access door in the base, you’ll be able to save some dough even as you save the day! Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item # JUL172791, SRP: $22.99)
It’s the day after Independence Day, but it’s still a big day for independent retailers, as Diamond Select Toys is shipping a bunch of products to comic shops and specialty stores across the USA (and Canada)! Only available at these fine stores, the third series of Muppets Select action figures is out today, as well as new Vinimates vinyl figures from Back to the Future, Caddyshack and Pirates of the Caribbean! Find a store at comicshoplocator.com, or visit your favorite online retailer!
Muppets Select Action Figures Series 3 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys Release! It makes us very happy to introduce to you the next assortment of Muppets Select action figures from DST! Muppet Show and Up Late star Miss Piggy comes with her precious dog Foo Foo and a Penguin, while Electric Mayhem bassist Floyd Pepper comes with guitarist/love interest Janice, and pianist Rowlf comes with Mahna Mahna and the certifiable Crazy Harry! Each multi-pack of 4-6” figures comes with accessories, including guitars, a movie camera, a detonator and plenty of sheet music! Packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for shelf display. Not available at Toys”R”Us! Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!
Floyd & Janice (Item #MAY168099, SRP: $24.99)
Rowlf, Crazy Harry & Mahna Mahna (Item #MAY168098, SRP: $24.99)
Mis Piggy, Penguin & Foofoo (Item #MAY168097, SRP: $24.99)
Back to the Future Vinimates Vinyl Figures
A Diamond Select Toys release! Great Scott! Marty McFly and Doc Brown have just jumped forward in time, and they can’t believe how much the Vinimates line has grown in such a short time! These 4-inch vinyl figures based on the first Back to the Future film are sculpted in the Minimates block-figure style, wearing their classic outfits and striking poses straight from the movie. Both feature articulated necks for further posing options. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box.
Doc Vinyl Figure (Item # FEB172602, SRP: $9.99
Marty Vinyl Figure (Item # FEB172603, SRP: $9.99
Caddyshack Vinimates Vinyl Figures
A Diamond Select Toys Release! For years, fans of Caddyshack have been told they’ll get nothing and like it, but now they’re here – the first-ever collectible figures based on the classic comedy film! Wild and crazy Al Czervik and stuffy Judge Elihu Smails each measure about 4 inches tall, are sculpted in the block-figure style, and have poseable heads. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box.
Al Czervik Vinyl Figure (Item #NOV162419, SRP: $9.99)
Judge Smails Vinyl Figure (Item #NOV162420, SRP: $9.99)
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Vinimates Vinyl Figures
A Diamond Select Toys release! Vinimates ahoy! DST dives deeper into Pirates of the Cribbean with a line of Vinimates vinyl figures! These 4-inch vinyl figures of ack Sparrow, Barbossa and Salazar are based on the new Pirates of the Caribbean film, wearing outfits and striking poses straight from the movie, and are sculpted in the Minimates block-figure style. All feature articulated necks for further posing options. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box.
Jack Sparrow Vinyl Figure (Item # FEB172608, SRP: $9.99
Barbossa Vinyl Figure (Item # FEB172609, SRP: $9.99
Salazar Vinyl Figure (Item #FEB172610, SRP: $9.99
Find your nearest store at comicshoplocator.com!
In Stores Now: Watchmen, Predator and Forbidden Planet!
Another New Toy day has arrived, and a new shipment of Diamond Select Toys items have arrived at your local comic shop! Multiple sets of Minimates mini-figures, from Watchmen, Predator and Forbidden Planet, as well as a popular Back to the Future Time Machine vehicle, are in comic shops now, as well as the fifth assortment of Ghostbusters Movie action figures! Reserve your favorites at your local comic shop, or order through your favorite online retailer!
Back to the Future 2 Hover Time Machine Electronic Vehicle
It’s time to go back… back to the future! DST has upgraded their bestselling electronic 1:15 scale Time Machine from Back to the Future with the additions shown in Back to the Future 2! Having just arrived in our time from 2015, this Version 2 Time Machine has adjustable hover wheels, the iconic Mr. Fusion fuel device and opening gull wing doors. Vehicle measures approximately 14 inches long, and time-travel lights and sounds are triggered at the push of a button. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item # FEB172621, SRP: $59.99)
Forbidden Planet Minimates Robby the Robot & Crewman 2-Pack
From the distant world of Altair IV comes Robby the Robot, the most technologically advanced Minimate mini-figure ever made! Based on the robot’s iconic appearance in the classic sci-fi film Forbidden Planet, this 2-inch mini-figure of Robby comes packaged in a two-pack with a crewman from the spaceship C-57D. Robby features articulated arms and legs, while the crewman features 14 points of articulation and a laser pistol. Packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #JAN172655, SRP: $9.99)
Ghostbusters Select Action Figures Series 5 Asst.
Anybody seen any ghosts? The hit toy line based on the horror-comedy classic movie Ghostbusters is back with a fifth series of action figures, and this series is spectrally delicious! Series 5 unleashes three spirits from the original 1984 movie: the Library Ghost, the Taxi Driver Zombie and a Terror Dog! Each 7-inch scale figure features up to 16 points of articulation, as well as character-specific accessories: the Library Ghost comes with a stack of books, the Taxi Driver comes with a steering wheel and the Terror Dog comes with interchangeable horns so it can be either Zuul or Vinz Clortho! Plus, each figure comes with a piece of the rooftop diorama – these are the last three figures you need to complete the whole shebang! Packaged in the trademark Select display packaging, with side panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #NOV162416, SRP: $24.99/ea.)
Predator Minimates Series 4 2-Packs Asst.
The hunt is back on! The epic fourth series of Predator Minimates is based on films from across the popular movie franchise! This assortment includes four exclusive two-packs: Predator Hound with Isabelle (from Predators), Cloaked Elder Predator with Detective Lambert (from Predator 2), Poncho with Cloaked Unmasked Predator (from Predator) and a rare, one-per-case variant 2-pack with Anna and the Cloaked Unmasked Predator! Each two-pack contains at least one figure that is available nowhere else! Each Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation, removable accessories and fully interchangeable parts. Packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item # FEB172624, SRP: $9.99/ea.)
Watchmen Movie Minimates Box Set
We may not know who watches the Watchmen, but now fans of the epic superhero film can watch the Watchmen join their Minimates mini-figure collection! This new box set features four of the movie’s heroes and anti-heroes: Dr. Manhattan, Nite Owl, Rorschach and The Comedian! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts and accessories, including alternate unmasked heads. Plus, Dr. Manhattan glows in the dark! Packaged in a full-color blister card. (Item # FEB172622, SRP: $24.99)
Reserve your favorites at your local comic shop, or order through your favorite online retailer!
Hasbro is bringing the thunder with their Thor Ragnarok Product lineup, launching in Fall 2017!
MARVEL THOR: RAGNAROK FALL 2017
Gear up for other-worldly adventures with a thundering cast of Super Heroes and Super Villains as Marvel’s THOR: RAGNAROK hits theaters in November 2017! Fans can recreate their favorite movie moments with HASBRO’s new line of Marvel’s THOR AND HULK electronic figures and innovative role play.
New MARVEL THOR: RAGNAROK products for Fall 2017 include:
MARVEL’S THOR: RAGNAROK THOR RUMBLE STRIKE HAMMER
(Ages 5 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2017)
Wield THOR’s hammer and channel the powers of the Asgardian god of thunder! With each swing, kids can feel and hear the hammer rumble and shake to better act out their favorite THOR moments. The hammer has foam edges and lightning deco. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.
MARVEL’S THOR: RAGNAROK HULK-OUT MASK
(Ages 5 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2017)
Kids can easily pretend to transform into the mighty HULK with this chin-activated mask! The mask has movable eyebrows and mouth so kids can change HULK’s expressions. The wider kids
open their mouth, the angrier HULK appears! Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.
MARVEL’S THOR: RAGNAROK HULK SMASH FX FISTS
(Ages 5 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 2017)
HULK SMASH! Battle like the HULK with a pair of SMASH FX FISTS armed with gladiator deco. The right fist includes accelerometer technology that can detect different movements and responds with sound effects. Kids can move the right fist up and down for certain action sound effects or repeatedly smash a surface to increase the sound of Hulk’s roar. Requires 2 AA batteries, included. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.
MARVEL’S THOR: RAGNAROK THOR ELECTRONIC Figure
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2017)
Kids can imagine THOR summoning lightning with this 12-inch electronic figure that has 5 points of articulation and movie styling! With the push of a button, THOR says signature phrases and there are action sound effects. Includes 1 hammer. Requires 3 AA batteries, included. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.
MARVEL’S THOR: RAGNAROK HULK GLADIATOR INTERACTIVE Figure
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $34.99/Available: Fall 2017)
Smash into action with this 13-inch electronic HULK figure! With the push of a button, kids can hear HULK’s signature phrases and sound effects. This electronic HULK figure recognizes and interacts with the electronic THOR figure (sold separately). Includes movie-inspired gladiator deco and battle accessory. Requires 3 AA batteries, included. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.