Diamond Select Toys Celebrates Halloween ComicFest with a Horde of Horror Toys!
November 1, 2012 - Happy Halloween! Over the past few years, Diamond Select has established itself as the preeminent purveyor of horror toys, and this Halloween they're pulling out all the stops! In addition to a black-and-white Walking Dead Minimates two-pack that's exclusively available at comic stores participating in Halloween ComicFest, they have a horde of haunted merchandise that's available in comic shops everywhere!
At comic shops and specialty stores now:
Alice: Madness Returns Select Figures Series 1
Mad Monster Party Figures Series 1
Munsters Select Eddie and Marilyn Figures
Muntsters Family Black-and-White Figure Box Set
Munsters Minimates Black-and-White Munster Koach with Hot Rod Herman
Universal Monsters Hunchback of Notre Dame Minimates Box Set
After 45 Years, Mad Monster Party Action Figures Are Finally Here!
October 26, 2012 - Watch your back, Rudolph -- the Mad Monster Party has begun! Released in 1967 by stop-motion magnates Rankin-Bass, Mad Monster Party is the horror buff's bedtime story, the Halloween equivalent of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and a benchmark in the grand tradition of stop-motion animation. Now, 45 years later, Diamond Select Toys is giving the film the toys it so richly deserved! The first series includes Baron Boris Von Frankenstein, the Baron's creation Fang and the vampiric Count Dracula. Sculpted in a 7-inch scale (the creature is over 9 inches tall!) by Tony Cipriano, each figure comes with a display base and a variety of accessories. Check out the gallery below, then pick up a set at your local comic shop, or order one from your favorite online toy store today!
In Stores This Week: Mad Monster Party, Universal Monsters and The Munsters
October 23, 2012 - One more week until Halloween, and Diamond Select Toys has turned up the terror on New Toy Day! This week, they're shipping plenty of horror-themed items to comic shops across America, as well as a new issue of the Battle Beasts comic book from IDW, so check in with your local store to see what they're getting!
Mad Monster Party Select Action Figure Assortment
RSVP Today for the Mad Monster Party Action Figures!
May 2012 - The stop-motion holiday specials of Rankin/Bass Productions are legendary. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Year Without a Santa Claus, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town... each has been remembered as a Christmas classic. But not everything Rankin/Bass did was reindeer and candy canes. In 1967, they unleashed on theaters the stop-motion feature film "Mad Monster Party?," a kooky love letter to the classic monster movies featuring pretty much every famous monster you can think of and then some. A cult favorite, the movie has gone 45 years with almost no tie-in merchandise... until now!
DST x NYTF Round-Up: Mad Monster Party!
February 24, 2012 - Diamond Select Toys revealed a bunch of cool new licenses at New York Toy Fair, and one of the most awe-inducing reveals was the classic Halloween property Mad Monster Party! Based on the 1967 Rankin/Bass feature film, the movie featured all of the famous monsters in the studio's classic stop-motion style, and so will the action figure line from DST! The first assortment of 7-inch-scale figures should be out in September, and will include Dracula, the Monster and Baron Boris Von Frankenstein, based on the likeness of vocal performer (and horror legend) Boris Karloff! Check out these shots from the DST booth!
Diamond Select Toys to Host "Mad Monster Party" as Toy Maker for the Classic Rankin/Bass Film
February 2012 - Diamond Select Toys knows monsters -- after all, the Maryland-based collectibles company has been making toys and statues of vampires, aliens and werewolves for almost 13 years. But they are especially proud to announce the latest property to join their horror line-up: Mad Monster Party, the classic film by Rankin/Bass, animators of Rudolph and the Island of Misfit Toys and Santa Claus is Comin' to Town. Using the same stop-motion animation style they used for their Christmas specials, Rankin/Bass brought all of pop culture's most famous monsters to the big screen in 1967, and now Diamond Select Toys will bring them to the toy aisle as a line of fully poseable action figures.