Well, today was a busy day, as I spent the day going to 5 Disney Stores “near” me (would have been 7 if the crowds at two places didn’t frustrate me to no end). A note to the guy at the Palisades Mall who insisted that the spot I was parked in was his and not mine: I wouldn’t have moved and ended up not going to the mall if you didn’t scream and carry on so much that I feared what you would have done to my car had I left and went shopping. I hope your kids see how great of a guy daddy is by being an obnoxious bully. Be that as it may, now I’m at home with my Kentucky Grilled Chicken and ready to share with you some of the awesomeness that Diamond Select Toys has for us in 2012.
First off, I would like to thank Zach Oat, Marketing Director for DST. Due to a miscommunication, I started taking pictures and he had to stop and question me about what I was doing. However, after we talked, he was very nice in letting me continue taking pictures and getting information for you all. He even let me take pics of stuff that was marked for “No Photography”. Yea, he’s a pretty awesome guy. I remember seeing back in the day when he was editor of Toyfare at the Wizard World conventions. Ah…. the memories….. oh, right. You came here to look at pictures of Minimates. Here you go!
HALO Series 4– Release Date: Toys ‘R’ Us- March; Box Set- June. This will probably be the last of the series.
Universal Monsters- Awesome line, which also includes larger figures and a line of The Munsters figures (didn’t get a chance to take photos of them). Series 3 will be released in September. The Munsters Koach will be released in July.
Marvel- Lines include the basic Heroes wave, The Avengers wave, and The Amazing Spider-Man wave. The will be released between April and June.
Marvel vs. Capcom Series 3- This will be most likely the last series of this line. Released in April.
Star Trek- No release date on this beauty yet. This is “Pending Licensor Approval”.
The Expendables- Also “Pending Licensor Approval”, Series 1 will be out in April and Series 2 in June.
Now, there were a few things that I could not take pictures of: Tomb Raider (Released TBD), Street Fighter X Tekken (Released in June), and The Walking Dead (Released in September & November). Now, The Walking Dead did not have a “No Photography” sign, but Zach mentioned after pictures were taken that there should have been. So, those will remain for my eyes only. Oh, btw, they are awesome.
Time was limited, as I had to get to my appointment with LEGO, but I was able to get shots of two more properties.
World of Warcraft Series 4– looks like some awesome looking figures coming out this year.
Magni Bronzebeard & Sylvanas Windrunner
Moonkin: Wildmoon & Hallow’s End Nemesis: The Headless Horseman
Alice: Madness Returns Action Figures- Based off the sequel to the hit video game Alice, this set of 3 figures (with two Alice variants) are the only ones scheduled to be produced. Release Date: May (except for Royal Suit variant which is TBD). I love the look of these figures.
Alice- Regular and ‘Hysteria Mode’ Variant
‘Royal Suit’ Variant & Card Guard
Before I let you go, I wanted to share some photos of a few of the things Diamond Comic Distributors will be releasing this year. Don’t know specifics on most of them (lost my notes), so i am just going to show them off. I knwo the TMNT and Funko stuff you have all seen in my previous articles. The Nightmare Before Christmas figures are from WDCC, I believe.
Tomorrow is the final day of coverage. I will feature a few fun things for the family that I found in my travels and give a recap of my impressions and feelings about Toy Fair. See you all tomorrow!
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