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#SDCC17: Diamond Select Comic-Con Exclusives Include The Dark Tower, Ghostbusters, and More

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The 2017 San Diego Comic-Con is fast approaching, and Diamond Select Toys has a ton of new exclusive items they’ll be offering at the show! We have the horror highlights – which include The Dark Tower, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Ghostbusters – for you here.

If you’re interested in products from Star Trek, Marvel Comics, Justice League, Batman Beyond, and the like, visit DiamondSelect.com.

And if you’ll be joining the mayhem at the SDCC, be sure to head over to Booth #2607 early because all editions are limited, and they will not last long!

Vinimates Vinyl Figures:

The Dark Tower Movie Vinimates Tracker Vinyl Figure
The highly anticipated film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series now has an ultra-secret Vinimates vinyl figure! This 4-inch figure of one of the Tracker creatures from the film features an articulated neck for different posing options and comes in a full-color window box. Limited to 1500 pieces. $10

The Nightmare Before Christmas Vinimates Battle-Damaged Santa Jack Vinyl Figure
It’s a Christmas catastrophe! This exclusive 4-inch vinyl figure from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas depicts hero Jack Skellington after his disastrous evening as Sandy Claws. With an exclusive battle-damaged paint job and sad facial expression, the figure features an articulated neck for different posing options. Packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to only 1500 pieces. Only at Booth #2607! $10

Ghostbusters Vinimates Battle-Damaged Stay-Puft Vinyl Figure
The ‘Busters have someone to battle with this exclusive new Vinimates vinyl figure of Mr. Stay-Puft! Bearing exclusive battle damage, the Marshmallow Man stands approximately 4 inches tall, with an articulated neck for more posing options. He comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to only 1500 pieces. $10

Ghostbusters Vinimates Battle-Damaged Glow-in-the-Dark Slimer Vinyl Figure
Is he friend or foe? Whichever he is, he glows! The Ghostbusters get their little buddy with this exclusive new Vinimates vinyl figure of Slimer! Cast in an exclusive glow-in-the-dark material, Slimer stands approximately 4 inches tall on his stand and comes package in a full-color window box. Limited to only 1500 pieces. $10

Forbidden Planet Vinimates Robby the Robot with Blaster Vinyl Figure
From the Forbidden Planet comes one of the most advanced robots of all time: Robby the Robot! This exclusive 4-inch Vinimates vinyl figure holds a blaster pistol and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to 2000 pieces. $10

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UK Toy Fair 2018: Entertainment Earth Unveils a Nosferatu Glow in the Dark ReAction Figure

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Toy Fair 2018 is officially under way in the UK, and we’re honored to team up with Entertainment Earth to reveal their exclusive Nosferatu Glow in the Dark ReAction Figure. It’s a variant of the “regular” Nosferatu, which is the most popular figure in this line.

We have the full details and a few images below so dig in!

About the Nosferatu Glow in the Dark ReAction Figure:
Count Orlok comes complete with eerie green glow. The Nosferatu Glow in the Dark ReAction Figure – Entertainment Earth Exclusive takes his inspiration from years gone by, bringing the famous monster to “life” as a 3-3/4-inch scale action figure – but with an evil aura.

Packaged on a retro 6-inch x 9-inch cardback, classic figure collectors can’t miss this awesome figure! Ages 14 and up. It’s being produced in a limited quantity.

CLICK HERE for more info and to pre-order yours now! It’s scheduled to arrive in February 2018.

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Funko Giving Jurassic Park the Pop! Treatment as Only They Can

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It is no secret we’re BIG fans of Funko’s Pop! Vinyl line here at DC HQ, and now they’ve announced a new series that has made our hearts just about burst… read on for a look at Pop! Movies: Jurassic Park, heading our way in February. The regular figures are awesome on their own, but wait until you see the exclusives!

From the Funko Blog:
Jurassic Park fans, get excited! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic film’s appearance on the silver screen, Jurassic Park is coming to Pop!

This series of Pop! features paleontologist Dr. Grant, Jurassic Park CEO John Hammond, mathematician Dr. Malcolm, and embryo-smuggler Dennis Nedry. (Keep an eye out for Dr. Ellie Sattler in Pop! Rides coming soon.)

We couldn’t forget the Jurassic Park dinosaurs! Featured in this line are the great T. rex, Velociraptor, and Dilophsaurus. Look for the Dilophosaurus chase, a rarity of 1-in-6.

Be on the lookout for exclusives. At Target you can find a wounded Dr. Malcolm, and the Dennis Nedry and Dilophosaurus 2-pack is available only at Entertainment Earth.

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Vintage Toy Finder ALERT! If You Collect This Is a MUST-READ!

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Anyone who knows me knows that when it comes to collectibles, I’m like a moth to a flame. Especially vintage toys. I, like many of you, grew up in a dysfunctional family circus. When I reached a certain age, my parents saw fit to take my most beloved toys and give them away to younger kids or just trash them completely. I’m still devastated. My childhood was pretty much nil, and I’ve been swimming in chaos ever since.

Once things finally “calmed down” a bit, I began reclaiming these relics of happier times. Damned straight I got an 18″ Kenner Alien, a Stretch X-Ray doll, a Mighty Men and Monster Maker, the Bermuda Triangle board game, etc. I revel in them as few items make me as happy as they do. As a result I always keep my eye out for things, specifically horror related toys I may have missed.

Enter 1967’s Ka-Bala, the most insane and intricate Ouija board I’ve ever seen. I don’t use Ouijas, but once I saw this, it was love at first shiver. The problem with collecting toys like this is that rarely can you find them complete. For Christmas Debi tracked down Ka-Bala for me, BUT we were missing the instructions. There’s not much sense in playing or having a board game if you don’t know said rules.

I scoured the Internet but only came up with a few sites that were charging astronomical prices for replacement parts and/or instructions. It was ludicrous. So I busted out my Creepy resources and asked our resident board game loony David Hahn, who writes Last Meeple Standing for us, for some help. Within days he and his wondrous wife, Tiffany (who also works with David on Meeple), led me to a site called Lost and Found Vintage Toys maintained by Brenda Roudabush.

Brenda, who says she has “gotten to play happiness broker several times reuniting vintage kids with their old long lost toys,” got right to work and sent me some amazing scans of the instructions and more.

After piquing my interest with her knowledge of such things, I can’t recommend her more. If you’re a collector, and chances are very good that you are because, well you’re reading this, make sure to check out the site listed above. It’s like an encyclopedia of happiness! Enjoy, and tell her Creepy sent ya!

For even more fun check out my other go-to toy site, Raymond Castile’s Gallery of Monster Toys. Quick trivia re Ray… He’s the spitting image of Coffin Joe and played young Zé do Caixão in José Mojica Marins’ 2008 film Embodiment of Evil. How friggin’ cool is that? It’s a small and sometimes wonderful world, I tell ya!

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