For the 2012 Toy Fair, I decided to break into a few company specific posts in order to showcase some of the offerings that we got to see. This post in particular lends to the coolness from the Diamond Select Toys folks. The company was formed by it’s sister company Diamond Comics Distributors and they have been making high quality collectible figures that span a number of different and exciting character properties. Among these are the Marvel Select figures, Mini-Mates and more which I shall share some with you in the photos below.
One of the most anticipated movies of the year is clearly “The Avengers”, well, in my book at least so we were happy to find a couple of the characters that shall be on the big screen setup around the Diamond Select Toys showroom. Just take a look at this Incredible Hulk. It’s actually modeled after actor Mark Ruffalo. Not a bad job on this at all.
Also coming out later this year is the rebooting of the Spider-Man movie franchise with “The Amazing Spider-Man” and its going to pit him against the perils of youth and a very dangerous foe in The Lizard. This was my own first glimpse at what the character was going to look like and as you lifelong Spidey fans might see, this Lizard looks a little different and a whole lot more dangerous. Watch out Webhead.
Here’s another great Spider-Man product but this one is a statue and not an action figure. You can almost feel the heroism in this one.
Check out this awesome Storm from the X-Men and she is in the Danger Room to test her skills….
This was a favorite from their upcoming line, a terrifying and evil Ultron. You should know about his skullduggery if you are a fan of The Avengers. If not, time is wasting and you should be reading up on him. Man would he make a great villain in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film.
The next group of photos are focused on the Mini-Mates line and wow these are awesome. I liked so many of them and fear I will run out of space if I add these little guys to my collecting. How many can you name? I will help you along by giving you the family that each line belongs to.
Some expanded Marvel Universe Mini-Mates figures here. I loved The Rhino and wow check out Vindicator from Alpha Flight.
Here are some more Avengers themed Mini-Mates, there is even an Ant-Man one which is funny since his Mini-Mate is practically real life scale 🙂 Rumor has it that he will get a movie of his own somewhere down the line. He was an Avenger after all but I don’t believe he is in the upcoming film at all.
Now this was cool. I grew up on this movie, and its one of my very favorite animated features. The Mad Monster Party now has action figures care of Diamond Select Toys. Pictured from left to right are Baron Von Frankenstein, The Count and The Monster. Just seeing these is going to find me watching this film once again. You might notice that there is a book in the photo as well, and yes there is now a book about this classic. I think I need to investigate that in the near future.
I’ll admit that I was not too up on the video game “Alice: Madness Returns” but that sure didn’t stop me from thinking that these figures were sick. Among the characters in the photo below are Alice Liddell and the Cheshire Cat.
“Lilly!!!!” “Lilly!!!” Yes my fiends you are not imagining these super cool figures for The Munsters. One of the best shows ever if you are a fan of monsters and comedy and bad jokes. I grew up on the exploits of Herman Munster and his family, and now you can act out these classic stories in the comfort of your own home. “Spot” not included……
Growing up I remember the old Aurora models that featured some of the classic Universal Monsters and back then I always had wished that they were action figures. Now I have my chance as Diamond Select Toys presents their Universal Monsters line. Here are a couple of the figures. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and just below a Metaluna Mutant from “This Island Earth”.
There’s a lot more to be enjoyed from this company and we didn’t get to show you all of it but that is why the link is below. Get some clicking on to peruse the goods and I shall be back with more of my inside look at the Toy Fair 2012. Thanks Diamond Select Toys for keeping the comic book and Science Fiction fans entertained.