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And the toy company exclusives for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con keep on coming! Today we have a look at what Diamond Select has in store for attendees, and while their list is a bit light on horror, we’re including everything just so you’ll be in the know and can plan accordingly.

From the Press Release:
It’s almost that time of year again… the time of year when Diamond Select Toys hops on a plane across the country to attend the biggest pop culture convention in America! San Diego’s Comic-Con International 2012 will run from July 12-15, and DST will have a ton of fun events for you to attend, including a Minimates panel, a Battle Beasts signing, our Build-a-Minimate station, and some cool, cool giveaways. But this year will also be a huge year for DST’s exclusive toys! In partnership with Diamond Comics Distributors and the Previews catalog, DST will have the following exclusive items available for sale at their booth this year, and there’s something for everyone!

THE HORROR GOODS:

  • Walking Dead Minimates Rick and Zombie 2-Pack
  • The first two Walking Dead Minimates from Diamond Select Toys are only at SDCC! This two-pack of two-inch minifigures includes a “battle-damaged” version of Officer Rick Grimes and a casual-attire zombie! Available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607).

    San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Diamond Select Announces its SDCC Exclusives

  • Femme Fatales Apparition Darkchylde Variant PVC Statue
  • This sneak-peek version of Diamond Select Toys’ upcoming Femme Fatales statue is a dream come true! Featuring comic book heroine Darkchylde in stunning white, this 11-inch tall statue is based on artwork by creator Randy Queen. Available only at the Diamond Select Toys booth (#2607)! Limited to 100 pieces.

    San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Diamond Select Announces its SDCC Exclusives

    THE REST:

  • AVX: Avengers Vs. X-Men Marvel Minimates Box Set
  • The hottest comics crossover of the summer is now the coolest con-exclusive Minimate 4-pack! Hope Summers may be humanity’s destroyer or mutantkind’s savior, but whichever it is, three of the most powerful mutants in the X-Men army have united to protect her from Captain America and the Avengers. Hope’s first-ever Minimate two-inch minifigure is joined by three brand-new Minimates of Cyclops, Emma Frost, and Colossus in his new Juggernaut-inspired look. Available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607).

  • Amazing Spider-Man Movie Metallic Bust
  • Diamond Select Toys’ bust of Spider-Man from the new Amazing Spider-Man movie just got even more amazing! This SDCC-exclusive version sports a metallic paint scheme, stands almost 10 inches tall! Available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607). Limited to 600 pieces.

  • Amazing Spider-Man Sewer Battle Marvel Minimates 2-Pack
  • In this summer’s blockbuster movie, the Amazing Spider-Man and the ferocious Lizard do battle under the streets of New York City, and Diamond Select Toys is adding to their popular movie assortment with two new Minimates! Tiny two-inch minifigures of Spidey and the Lizard get a splash of sewage in this exclusive two-pack. Available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607).

  • Battle Beasts Minimates Vorin and Zik 2-Pack
  • The first series of Battle Beasts Minimates won’t be out until this fall, but Diamond Select Toys is offering fans a preview set that’s only at SDCC! The fully painted two-pack of two-inch Beasts includes the heroic ram Vorin, star of the IDW comic series, and an all-new villainous dragonfly character, Zik! Available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607).

  • Star Wars R2-R9 Vinyl Bank
  • From Diamond Select Toys’ popular line of Star Wars banks comes a new, exclusive droid! Only available at SDCC, this 10-inch vinyl bank of R2-R9 from “Episode I: The Phantom Menace” has a slot in the back for storing your loose change, not to mention your secret battle plans. Best of all, this 1/4 scale figure fits in perfectly with your Ultimate Quarter Scale action figure collection! Available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607).

  • Battle Beasts #1 with Exclusive SDCC Cover
  • The first issue of IDW’s new Battle Beasts comic book mini-series is here, and SDCC will have its very own cover! Depicting heroic beasts Vorin, Merk and Gruntos about to do battle on the steps of the San Diego Convention Center, this souvenir edition will be available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607), as well as numerous retailers on the show floor.

    San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Diamond Select Announces its SDCC Exclusives

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