As Seen at NY Toy Fair: Plants vs. Zombies, Bluntman & Chronic, Sin City, Batman and More!
February 2014 - Whew! New York Toy Fair is over, and by now you've likely seen all of the brand-new items Diamond Select Toys had on display at their booth. (Well, almost all -- we have to keep a few secrets!) Well, now a bunch of those items are open for pre-ordering, with new product shots and details! Check out what's coming out this summer from DST!
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Select Action Figure Asst.
Diamond Select Toys to Open Minimates Headquarters at Comic-Con International!
July 2013 - For the past year, Diamond Select Toys has been celebrating the tenth anniversary of their Minimates toy line, from the mini-figure line's debut in 2002 with Star Trek and KISS to the launch of the flagship 2-inch Marvel line in 2003. With the anniversary coming to a close, DST is turning things up a notch by transforming one of San Diego's best eateries into Minimates Headquarters for the weekend of Comic-Con International!
Battle Beasts Return to San Diego for Comic-Con International 2013!
July 2013 - Last year, Comic-Con International attendees were present for ground zero of Diamond Select Toys' new Battle Beasts Minimates toy line, with the first-ever two-pack, the launch of the comic book mini-series and a daily giveaway figure! Now, with Series 2 in development and a new comic in the works, Diamond Select will be giving away a new promotional Battle Beast at this year's show!
Shadow Merk is a new figure of Merk, the deadly falcon who forms one-third of the band of Beast heroes at the forefront of IDW's comic book mini-series. Cast in translucent purple plastic, the figure will be given out each morning at the Diamond Select Toys booth, #2607, in a sealed plastic bag. A limited number will be available each day (but not on Preview Night), so make the DST booth your first stop!
Battle Beasts Series 1 Hits Toys "R" Us with New Battle Beasts Animated Short!
February 2013 - The Toys "R" Us-exclusive assortment of Battle Beasts Minimates has started to pop up in stores, and Diamond Select Toys is celebrating with a new stop-motion animated short film!
Featuring alternate paint schemes from the specialty assortment, as well as two different characters, fans of the existing figures will want to expand their Battle Beast collections with this new batch of Beasts from Toys "R" Us! The line-up includes:
- Vorin the Ram vs. Scorpus the Scorpion (new decos)
- Merk the Falcon vs. Spidron the Tarantula (new decos)
- Gruntos the Walrus vs. Scalpus the Snake (new decos)
- Antalor the Moose vs. Nychirix the Bat (exclusive)
On Sale This Week: Battle Beasts Minimates Series 1!
January 16, 2013 - The long wait is over! This week, New Toy Day will finally bring to the masses Series 1 of Battle Beasts Minimates! With characters and paint schemes exclusive to comic shops and specialty stores, plus new packaging with artwork by Dan Brereton, this assortment of Diamond Select Toys' most detailed Minimates ever is not to be missed!
This assortment of two-inch warrior animals includes four different two-packs: Vorin the Ram with Vachonus the Scorpion, Merk the Falcon with Fenruk the Tarantula, Gruntos the Walrus with Tate Reynolds and Strictus the Rattlesnake with Bliss Reynolds. The Beasts are all depicted in exclusive comic- accurate color schemes, and human characters Tate and Bliss are only available in this assortment – they each come with one of the two Dread Weapons, so don't miss out!
Toys "R" Us-Exclusive Battle Beasts Minimates Revealed!
November 21, 2012 - You've seen the Battle Beasts that are coming to comic shops and specialty stores -- featuring characters and paint schemes inspired by the hit IDW comic book, they will be a must-own for anyone who's read the action-packed story. But there are more Beasts on the way! In addition to the specialty assortment, there will be an exclusive assortment of Beasts that are only at Toys "R" Us and http://toysrus.com this December! Featuring characters and color schemes not found at comic shops, these two-packs will help you build your beast army!
Vorin vs. Scorpus
The heroic ram leader faces off against a notorious desert bandit -- a massive scorpion who preys on all who cross his path!
New York Comic-Con's Minimates Tenth Anniversary Exhibit a Big Hit
October 2012 - Minimates celebrated their 10th birthday with a bang, as over 100,000 fans attended this past weekend's New York Comic-Con, where the Minimates-related festivities were in full swing! An art exhibit, panel and two signings drew thousands of attendees, from die-hard Minimate fanatics to casual enthusiasts, and thousands of Minimates, pins and posters were given out over the course of the weekend. Manufacturer Diamond Select Toys also gave fans a glimpse at the future of the line!
Diamond Select to Hold Battle Beasts Signing at New York Comic-Con
October 2012 - The Battle Beasts have invaded San Francisco in the pages of IDW's comic book mini-series, and now they're invading Zoo York! Diamond Select Toys will hold a Battle Beasts signing at their booth at New York Comic-Con with Brooklyn-based artist Ulises Farinas, the artist behind the wraparound cover (and the SDCC exclusive cover) for Battle Beasts #1 from IDW Publishing. Farinas will sign free full-sized posters featuring the wraparound cover's detailed battle scene from issue #1, and will also sign Battle Beasts comics for fans at no charge. The signing will take place on Saturday from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Diamond Select Toys booth, #2156.
In Stores This Week: Ultron, Silver Surfer and the Battle Beasts!
September 19, 2012 - If it's Wednesday, it must be New Toy Day! Diamond Select Toys has a couple of new products shipping to comic shops this week -- both of them Marvel Comics-based -- and there's also an actual comic book they want you to check out! It's not Marvel, but it's quite possibly the awesomest comic you will read this week. Let's see what's coming out!
Marvel Select Ultron
Battle Beasts Minimates Series 1 Revealed!
August 17, 2012 - After years of planning, Diamond Select Toys has opened up pre-orders for their first series of Battle Beasts Minimates! Appearing in the September issue of Previews, the first series of specialty figures will follow the IDW Publishing comic book mini-series, with characters and color schemes that will only be found at comic shops and specialty stores.
Vorin the Ram vs. the Scorpion
The leader of the the heroic band of rebels faces off with the leader of a nasty band of desert Beasts!
Merk the Falcon vs. The Tarantula
Vorin's deadly comrade takes on one of the creepiest Beasts he's ever encountered!