‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Star Dave Bautista To Attend Wizard World Comic Con Portland, Philadelphia and Chicago

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Star Dave Bautista To Attend Wizard World Comic Con Portland, Philadelphia and Chicago

‘Drax the Destroyer’ To Appear Saturday at Three Of Wizard World’s Longest Running Events

LOS ANGELES, January 16, 2018Dave Bautista , who wowed fans as “Drax the Destroyer” in Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014 and in last summer’s blockbuster sequel, will make triumphant returns to Wizard World Comic Con events in Portland (April 14), Philadelphia (May 19) and Chicago (August 25). Bautista, whose budding film career has also included a role in the Sony feature Spectre, the 24th installment of the James Bond series, will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct interactive Q&A sessions at his Saturday appearances at each show.

In addition to his Guardian and Spectre roles, Bautista also appeared on-screen last year in the much-anticipated Blade Runner 2049 , the sequel to the science fiction cult classic. In 2016, he appeared in several films including Kickboxer: Vengeance and Marauders , and the year prior he was also in the action film Heist starring opposite Robert DeNiro and Jeffery Dean Morgan .

Bautista can also be seen in last year’s independent film Bushwick starring opposite Brittney Snow, and has numerous films scheduled for 2018 release, including Avengers: Infinity War and Final Score .

A more complete current roster of celebrities for each event is available along with dates, times and other information at www.wizardworld.com , with additional headliners to be announced.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The Portland show, held at the Oregon Convention Center, is set for April 13-15. The Philadelphia event is set for the Pennsylvania Convention Center, May 17-20. Wizard World will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, August 23-26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. At all shows, kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com ) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Fans can interact with Wizard World at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally.

The 2018 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon .

On Sale This Week: Avengers, Kill Bill, Valiant, Sin City and Jay & Silent Bob!

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This week’s New Toy Day sees Diamond Select Toys delivering a trio of titanic team-ups to your local comic shop! First up, Marvel Select action figures of Black Widow and Thor team up their diorama bases to re-create a scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron! Next, Bloodshot and X-O Manowar take a licking and keep on teaming up in the super-deluxe Valiant Comics Minimates Battle-Damaged 2-Pack! Thirdly, Bluntman and Chronic team up to take on Cock-Knocker in the Series 2 of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back action figures! Plus: Dwight teams up with the ladies of Old Town to take on the mob, while the Deadly Vipers team up to take down their old friend the Bride! They’re all coming to stores this week from Diamond Select Toys! Read on for more info, then team up with your favorite retailer to order!

 
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Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back Select Action Figures Series 2

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s an all-new assortment of 7-inch action figures from the popular Kevin Smith movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back! Comedy duo Jay and Silent Bob dress up like their alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, and face off against the villainous Cock-Knocker! Each figure comes with an energy-sword weapon and part of the Bluntcave set – collect all three to re-create the famous climactic scene of the movie! Each figure comes packaged in a display-ready Select blister card, with spine artwork for shelf reference.

Bluntman Figure (Item #JAN152166, SRP: $24.99)

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Chronic Figure (Item #JAN152167, SRP: $24.99)

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Cock-Knocker Figure (Item #JAN152168, SRP: $24.99)

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Kill Bill Minimates Deadly Vipers Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Black Mamba. Copperhead. Sidewinder. California Mountain Snake. Along with Cottonmouth, these four killers made up the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, commanded by the Snake Charmer, Bill. When Beatrix Kiddo was left for dead, she came back to kill every one of her old comrades, and now Beatrix, Vernita Green, Bud and Elle Driver make up the fourth Kill Bill Minimates box set! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, and features interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #FEB152159, SRP: $19.99)

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Marvel Select Avengers Age of Ultron Black Widow Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Finally, the figure fans have been waiting for has arrived! After three blockbuster film appearances, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow joins the Marvel Select Avengers line-up, just in time for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron! This 7-inch scale figure features her look from the new movie, has 16 points of articulation, and includes a diorama base that connects to Age of Ultron Thor’s to create a scene from the film. She comes packaged in the now-famous Marvel Select display packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #FEB152166, SRP: $24.99)

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Marvel Select Avengers Age of Ultron Thor Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to put the hammer down! Thor, prince of Asgard, returns to Earth in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and DST is revisiting their sold-out action figure from Thor: The Dark World with an all-new paint scheme and an all-new base! Standing almost 8 inches tall, this Thor figure sports 16 points of articulation and a spot-on likeness of Chris Hemsworth from the film, and comes packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #JAN152175, SRP: $24.99)

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Sin City Minimates Series 3 Big Fat Kill Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Sometimes, sticking up for your friends means having to kill a whole lotta people. At least, in Sin City it does! The third storyline from the groundbreaking 2005 movie is now a four-pack of Minimates mini-figures, including Dwight, Gail, Miho and Jackie-Boy! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts and accessories. Comes packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #JAN152170, SRP: $19.99)

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Valiant Minimates Battle Damaged X-O Manowar and Bloodshot 2-Pack

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Prepare to enter the world of Valiant Entertainment! The Valiant Universe has been reborn, and heroes X-O Manowar and Bloodshot are back in new monthly comic-book adventures! Kick off your collection of Valiant heroes with this two-pack of X-O Manowar and Bloodshot fresh from a skirmish, maybe even against each other! Each two-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #FEB152162, SRP: $9.99)

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In Stores Next Week: Mr. Freeze!

Find your nearest comic shop using ComicShopLocator.com, or order through DiamondSelectToys.com!

Diamond Select Toys and Marvelshop.com Announce Exclusive Marvel Select Hulkbuster Iron Man Action Figure!

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In one of the most anticipated scenes in Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tony Stark goes toe-to-toe with the Hulk in a massive new suit of Iron Man armor, one long-time comic readers may recognize. Dubbed the “Hulkbuster” armor, this massive suit was designed with one purpose in mind – stopping the Hulk in his tracks ­– and now Diamond Select Toys and marvelshop.com have teamed up to offer an exclusive figure of the famous armor as it appeared in the comics!

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First appearing in Iron Man #304, released in 1994, the Iron Man Mk 14 “Hulkbuster” armor was an add-on to Tony Stark’s modular armor, one that would allow him to stop the Hulk from tearing apart a factory that was manufacturing gamma bombs. While the battle was a misunderstanding, Stark kept the armor in case he ever needed it again, and it has occasionally been shown as part of his “Hall of Armor.”

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This new, fully poseable action figure was sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios, and stands 8.5 inches tall with 16 points of articulation. Like all Marvel Select action figures, he comes packaged in display-ready packaging with comic artwork down one side, for handy shelf reference.

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Pre-orders are open now at marvelshop.com, and the figure will ship to customers later this summer. It will also be made available at Disney Stores across North America at that time, as well as on DisneyStore.com.

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Hulkbuster Iron Man joins previous marvelshop.comand Disney Store exclusive figures Avenging Hawkeye, Mighty Thor, Unleashed Hulk, Superior Spider-Man, Unmasked Captain America, Bleeding Edge Iron Man and Electro. All are currently available on marvelshop.com and disneystore.com!

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Avengers Age of Ultron review

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At some point well before the close of “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, it’s hard to shake the fact that Marvel has created a real, modern day mythology.  Even before seeing a literal rendering of The Avengers as marble statues, it’s a safe bet that nearly everyone in the audience understands that we’re not watching a movie about heroes and villains; we’re watching a movie about gods and monsters.  Long gone are the days of the strongmen and minotaurs, the gods up high and the chimera plaguing the innocents.  Long live the Age of Ultron – the days of Iron men and thunder gods, protecting a world not too different than our own from a villainous and hyper intelligent robot.

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is exactly what every fan has hoped for since the close of 2012’s landmark film “The Avengers.”  It’s quite possibly what every non-fan and “general audience” member expected it to be since the first teaser last year.  A giant, loud, popcorn machine of a movie reuniting all of your favorite heroes and actors that have played them since 2008’s “Iron Man.”  Robert Downey Jr?  He’s back and reprising his role as the figurative godfather of the franchise.  Chris Hemsworth?  Marvel couldn’t let audiences forget about their favorite Norse god, especially since it’s been two years since we last saw in “The Dark World.”  Don Cheadle?  Wait, Lt. Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes is in this?  And he’s War Machine??  Yes sir, Cheadle’s back too.  By now you should already be getting the point of how large the scope is of Joss Whedon’s “Age of Ultron”, cast alone.  As for the story?  The climax to phase two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (with an epilogue of sorts to be found in this July’s “Ant-Man”) provides every bit of fan service that you could possibly hope for in a giant, comic-book movie kicking off the summer movie season.
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Opening where “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” left off (during the mid credit scene) we are reintroduced to the Avengers as they strike Baron Strucker’s (Thomas Kretschmann) fortress in Slovenia.  They’ve been successful in dismantling the last vestiges of Hydra, and Strucker’s fortress of technological weird science is the last wall that needs to come down.  In a brilliantly shot and choreographed battle, we not only have each member individually highlighted, but we get a complete “nerd-gasmic” moment (as Mr. Downey Jr would say) in a frame that shows all the Avengers alongside one another in the snowy forest.  It’s a scene we’ve glimpsed in the numerous trailers and t.v. spots, but when seen in continuity and relation to the rest of the film, it pays off even more.  They return home after battling Strucker, Hydra, and the Maximoff’s (Elizabeth Olsen & Aaron Taylor-Johnson), only to face a newly created threat – Ultron (James Spader).
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Clocking in over two hours, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is an ultimate celebration of everything our digital and social media savvy generation of theater goers have come to enjoy out of event movies of this size.  Director and writer Joss Whedon doesn’t just follow a color-by-numbers format for creating en exciting and engaging picture – he creates his own coloring book!  “Age of Ultron” is a visual spectacle filled with flawless special effects.  Be it our most current rendered version of The Hulk, which is incredible, the quickness of Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver, or that of the animated life of Ultron, it’s hard to find any marks outside the lines.  Each scene is filled with something to look at and be in awe of – the Avengers Tower set, the arms of Thor, the mesmerizing quality to Scarlet Witch’s powers, everything is awesome.  “Avengers: Age of Ultron” succeeds in more ways than just being a pretty picture filled with pretty people.  There is a story and heart beating at the very center of Marvel’s machine, just like Ultron himself.  The exploration of heroes and what it means to be one is still at the forefront of Marvel’s eleventh film.
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Make no mistake that “Avengers” and the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the closest kind of movie series we’ll get to that of the success that Star Wars had back when the three original films were released.  “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is a proper summer blockbuster that will certainly drive box office sales in the coming weeks.  It’s only right that people flock to the theaters.  We need more than heroes and villains to inspire, entertain, and caution us.  Long gone are those days.  Welcome to the new age of gods and monsters returning, only this time in the form of Robert Downey’s Iron Man, Chris Evans Captain America, and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow.  The “Age of Ultron” may be over.  But the Age of Avengers is everlasting.  Just like any classic myth!
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MARVEL TAKES OVER HOLLYWOOD FOR MARVEL’S “AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON” PREMIERE

 

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MARVEL TAKES OVER HOLLYWOOD FOR MARVEL’S “AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON” PREMIERE

 

Watch the red carpet world premiere of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on Monday, April 13!

 

Marvel proudly invites one and all to experience the World Premiere of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” LIVE from Hollywood! On April 13, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. ET visitmarvel.com/AvengersPremiere and watch as your favorite stars arrive at the legendary Dolby Theater. Plus, stay until the end of the live stream to see the debut of an EXCLUSIVE clip from Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”!

 

Sponsored by Hasbro, this LIVE event will get you up close and personal with the cast of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” like no one else can!

 

Co-Hosted by Marvel.com’s Tamara Krinsky and Lorraine Cink, hear directly from the biggest names in the biz. Scheduled to appear are: Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), and many more.

 

While you’re watching you can also tweet using the hashtags #AgeOfUltron and #AvengersPremiere, follow @Avengers on Twitter and like Marvel’s Avengers on Facebook at Facebook.com/avengers.

 

MARVEL TAKES OVER HOLLYWOOD FOR MARVEL’S “AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON” PREMIERE

 

BBTS News: Bandai, Marvel Legends, Age of Ultron, Batman, Star Wars, Transformers, TMNT & More!

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NEW AND RESTOCK BANDAI

We have 18 new and restock pre-order listings from Bandai. This menu includes figures like S.H. Figuarts Super Sailor Moon for $37.99 and Sea Dragon Kanon from Saint Cloth Myth EX for $87.99. We also have listings for lines such as Digimon, Ultraman, Soul of Chogokin, and Attack on Titan, Gundam, Kamen Rider and more!

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PLAY WITH THIS TOO!
KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

Check out this awesome new Kickstarter campaign just launched by our friends over at Play With This Too! These 6” figures have tons of play value with interchangeable heads and weapons, so pledge today on Kickstarter.
LOST PROTECTORS – PLAY WITH THIS TOO! KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN
BATMAN 1/6 SCALE GOTHAM KNIGHT FIGURE
STAR WARS DIGITAL COLLECTION
MARVEL AVENGERS INFINITE LEGENDS SERIES 02 BAF THANOS
MP-25 Masterpiece Tracks
GX-69 GOLDYMARG
SEA DRAGON KANON
AGE OF ULTRON HOT TOYS HULK AND DELUXE HULK
S.H. FIGUARTS SUPER SAILOR MOON
DANCING GROOT SOLAR POWERED BODY KNOCKER
ASMUS TOYS 1/6 NAZGUL AND STEED
MAFEX AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 DELUXE SET
SIXTH SCALE JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME
SIXTH SCALE BATTLE BRUCE SHARK BUST
TMNT PRIME 1 STATUES
TMNT PRIME 1 STATUES
Sideshow Collectibles and Prime 1 Studio are pleased to present the Donatello, Raphael, and Leonardo Poly-stone Statues from the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014). These very large and amazingly detailed statues feature movable eyes and themed bases that can be connected together for a truly impressive display. We have Donatello listed at $749.99 with Leonardo and Raphael priced at $699.99 each.
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GLENN RHEE MINI BUST
GLENN RHEE MINI BUST
Continue your amazing collection of The Walking Dead mini busts by Gentle Giant with the all new Glenn Rhee Mini Bust! Digitally sculpted using photographic reference directly from the set of the hit TV series, this limited edition and individually numbered statue is made of high quality polystone and hand painted. This bust comes with a matching certificate of authenticity.
$80.99 Preorder
REVOLTECH MICRO VENOM SNAKE
REVOLTECH MICRO VENOM SNAKE
Venom Snake from “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” is now a Revoltech Mini figure from Kaiyodo! Standing about 4” tall, this rugged looking snake has a prosthetic arm and shrapnel stuck in his head. He’s fully articulated for all kinds of sneakin’ around action, and he’s fully equipped with a pistol, knife, bazooka, iDroid, goggles, a cigar, multiple interchangeable hands, and a base. His one remaining eye is even movable!
$44.99 Preorder
NEW TRANSFORMERS RID FIGURES
NEW TRANSFORMERS RID FIGURES
We have several new figures in the Robots in Disguise line. In the Series 03 Legion figures we have Underbite and Fixit priced at $23.99, and in the Hyper Change Series 02 we have Optimus Prime and Steeljaw priced at $44.99.
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ARROW BOOKEND
ARROW BOOKEND
Oliver Queen defends Starling City in this all-new bookend from the hit CW show Arrow: The Television Series! Standing on a clock tower base, Arrow dons his mask and draws his new bow as seen in Season 2. This bookend is made of high quality polystone and stands approximately 9 inches tall.
$134.99 Preorder
INTIMIDATOR UPGRADE KIT
INTIMIDATOR UPGRADE KIT
Is your Fan’s Project Intimidator just not intimidating enough? Well, we’ve got just what you need to upgrade this already impressive figure. This add-on kit provides updated elbow joints for the Fan’s Project Intimidator combiner figure.
$9.99 Preorder
MR POTATO HEAD MASH UP MARVEL
MR POTATO HEAD MASH UP MARVEL
Now your Mr. Potato Head can save the day disguised as your favorite Marvel superhero. We have the Classic Scale Case of 2 up for pre-order for $23.99 that includes Spider-Man/Peter Parker and Iron Man/Tony Stark. We also have a new collector four-pack in the mini scale for $14.99 that includes Captain America, Wolverine, Iron Man and Spider-Man.
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GORDIAN ACTION FIGURES
GORDIAN ACTION FIGURES
This cool 12” tall die-cast and plastic robot figure by Marusan Toys is from Gordian Warrior (Toshi Godian), a Japanese Anime television series that aired from 1979-1981 with a total of 73 episodes. The human pilot Daigo Otaki controls the smallest robot named Protteser which fits inside a bigger robot named Delinger, which fits into the largest robot named Garbin; and joins an organization of law enforcers to defend Victor City.
$394.99 Preorder
AGE OF EXTINCTION DRIFT STATUE
AGE OF EXTINCTION DRIFT STATUE
At last; there is hope, after all. Sideshow Collectibles and Prime 1 Studio are proud to present the Drift Polystone Statue from Transformers: Age of Extinction. Drift is a master of ancient weaponry who long ago, fought for the Decepticons. The scars of battle changed his thinking, and now Drift wields his swords as a member of the Autobots.
$1099.99 Preorder
TOHO KAIJU GODZILLA AND BARAGON
TOHO KAIJU GODZILLA AND BARAGON
These intricately sculpted and hand painted 8” resin statues by Albatross Japan would be a great addition to any Godzilla or kaiju collection. We have Godzilla 2001 and Baragon 2001.
$214.99 Preorder
MARVEL FILM CELLS AND WALL ART
MARVEL FILM CELLS AND WALL ART
Enhance your home theater or Marvel collection with these limited edition film cells and other wall art from The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man Trilogy, and Guardians of the Galaxy. This menu includes the double-matted and framed film cells of characters and scenes from the top Marvel franchises. We also have bookmarks that contain a piece of real film from the movies, as well as the new photo-quality MightyPrint Wall Art.
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NEW JAPANESE IMPORT ITEMS
NEW JAPANESE IMPORT ITEMS
X-Plus brings you the Toho 12” Vinyl Mothra 1964 for $244.99 and the Godzilla 1991 for $314.99, as well as the Fairy Tale Gigantic Lucy Heartfilia for $184.99.
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S.H. FIGUARTS IMPERIALDRAMON PALADIN MODE
S.H. FIGUARTS IMPERIALDRAMON PALADIN MODE
The renowned holy knight is realized in a spectacular white pearl paint and comes with a highly detailed Omega Blade accessory. Along the blade reads the DigiCode for the word ‘Initialize’. This figure comes with 3 interchangeable hands, display stand, and a support joint.
$57.99 Preorder
FIGUARTS ZERO ONE PIECE 5TH ANNIVERSARY FIGURES
FIGUARTS ZERO ONE PIECE 5TH ANNIVERSARY FIGURES
FiguartsZERO is celebrating its 5th anniversary with a special line-up of stunning new One Piece statue figures. These figures feature clear material throughout to create a more dynamic quality, and meticulous detailing adds depth and realism. They also come with sound effect option parts and special display bases that make them appear to come straight out of the manga. Get your hands on everyone’s favorite pirate, Monkey D. Luffy or the adorable Tony Tony Chopper.
$29.99 Preorder
ULTRA-ACT X S.H. FIGUARTS ULTRAMAN
ULTRA-ACT X S.H. FIGUARTS ULTRAMAN
This collaboration of cosmic proportions combines the superior articulation technology of S.H. Figuarts and the exceptional sculpt detail of Ultra-Act in this incredible 6” Ultraman Figure. He comes with 3 interchangeable wrist accessories, 2 interchangeable hands, Spacium Ray effect with attachments, and interchangeable chest piece.
$40.99 Preorder
ATTACK ON TITAN TAMASHII BUDDIES
ATTACK ON TITAN TAMASHII BUDDIES
Grab your Three Dimensional Maneuver Gear and get in on the action because Attack on Titan is coming in a cool, compact and collectible size to TAMASHII BUDDIES! Protect your desk from nasty Titans with your very own member of the Survey Corps. Each TAMASHII BUDDIES product comes with an attached stage, display card, and frame set. You can also stack with any other BUDDIES you own! We have Eren Jaeger and Levi up for pre-order.
$12.99 Preorder
S.H. FIGUARTS KAMEN RIDER TRY CHASER
S.H. FIGUARTS KAMEN RIDER TRY CHASER
Kamen Rider Kuuga’s police bike inspired TryChaser 2000 is coming to S.H. Figuarts. The body is meticulously colored in Kuuga’s signature red and gold. Clear parts are used for the headlights, embodying the same level of realism from the show. Use the included joint piece to display Try Chaser in action packed, mid-air poses! Set comes with hand piece gripping the handle and back wheel support display.
$37.99 Preorder
TAMASHII EFFECT IMPACT SETS
TAMASHII EFFECT IMPACT SETS
Ideal for enhancing battle scenes with extreme collateral damage caused by being kicked through walls, explosive impact, or massive power build up cratering effects, these extensive effect accessory sets will be initially available in either gray or beige and can be used with Tamashii STAGE support stands (sold separately) and action figure lines such as S.H. Figuarts to create extreme action sequences.
$15.99 Preorder
BREAKING BAD 1:64 SCALE DIE-CAST VEHICLES
BREAKING BAD 1:64 SCALE DIE-CAST VEHICLES
New to the Greenlight Collectibles Hollywood Series, these 1:64 Die-Cast vehicles from Breaking Bad are sure to enhance any die-cast car or Breaking Bad collection! We have the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 and the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT-8 both listed for $5.99 each. We also have the 1986 Fleetwood Bounder RV known as “The Crystal Ship” for $12.99.
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REALM OF THE UNDERWORLD SERIES 03
REALM OF THE UNDERWORLD SERIES 03
These 6” tall figures by Zolo World feature interchangeable bodies and heads, weapons, and some may even have glow-in-the-dark parts as well as bonus SLIME. This set of 4 includes Toxic Terror Hercules, Sinister Sludge Archfiend, Krystal Kry-sis, and GROOZE-SUM.
$119.99 Preorder
FWI-04M METALLIC UPGRADE KIT
FWI-04M METALLIC UPGRADE KIT
This aftermarket accessory kit is a flight pack upgrade kit meant to make your figure resemble Optimus Prime from “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”. It will work with both Striker Optimus Prime and Revenge of the Fallen Leader Optimus Prime (both sold separately) and has a metallic finish.
$99.99

New Diamond Select Items Coming This Summer!

New York Toy Fair is over, and Diamond Select Toys is ready to start production on some of the brand-new items that were unveiled at the event! Nearly a dozen new items are in the new issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ Previews catalog, including Godzilla, Supergirl, Shredder, Sabretooth and Rick Grimes, and you can place your pre-orders today through your local comic shop, your favorite online retailer, and the official DST website! Find your nearest comic shop at http://www.ComicShopLocator.com!

Clerks Select 20th Anniversary Action Figures Series 1

A Diamond Select Toys release! They’re not even supposed to be here today! DST kicks off a line of action figures based on Kevin Smith’s classic film Clerks with Quick Stop employee Dante Hicks and perpetual loiterer Jay! Each 7-inch scale action figure is captured in the film’s famous black-and-white palette, and includes film-accurate accessories as well as a diorama base that can be used to re-create the exterior and interior of the Quick Stop. Sculpted by Patrick Piggott, and packaged in oversized Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork.

Dante B&W Figure (Item #MAR152061, SRP: $24.99)

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Jay B&W Figure (Item #MAR152062, SRP: $24.99)
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Godzilla 1974 Figural Vinyl Bank

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A Diamond Select Toys release! Watch out, MechaGodzilla! The newest full-figure bank in DST’s line of 12-inch vinyl kaiju is your old foe Godzilla, exactly as he appeared in 1974’s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla! And you know what happened in that movie! This 12-inch rendition of the King of All Monsters in his full 1970s glory features a coin slot on his back and a removable tail that reveals an updated and improved access door. Measuring 18 inches long from nose to tail, he is the perfect addition to any Godzilla collection! Sculpted by Gentle Giant. Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #MAR152065, SRP: $34.99)

 

Marvel Minimates Series 63 Avengers Age of Ultron Wave 2 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The biggest movie of 2015 is slowly becoming the biggest Minimates assortment of the years, as well! With so many characters and looks to choose from, DST is offering a second, completely different assortment of 2-inch Minimates mini-figures based on Avengers: Age of Ultron! With three different two-packs, plus a rare, one-per-case variant two-pack, this assortment will complete your Age of Ultron collection with a vengeance! The line-up is still top-secret, but each Minimate features 14 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged in a full-color window box! (Item #MAR152071, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

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My Little Pony Pinkie Pie Vinyl Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! The fun and energetic Pinkie-Pie is the next vinyl bank in DST’s line of banks based on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic! Perched atop an environmental base, the hyperactive Spirit of Laughter has a coin slot in her base for inserting coins, and an access door underneath to get them out again. Save up for a trip to Sugarcube Corner or to throw a party for your friends! Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios. Packaged in a clear polybag.(Item #MAR152064, SRP: $22.99)

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Plants Vs. Zombie Garden Warfare Select Action Figure Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Get ready for a second weird war! The killer plants and zombies of Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare are back, and this time, they’ve got even more gear to bring the fight to their opponents! The deluxe assortment includes All-Star Zombie (now with Imp Bomb) vs. Shadow Flower (now with Heal Flower), Foot Soldier Zombie (with Commando Head) vs. Camo Cactus (with Potato Mine), Engineer Zombie (with Turret) vs. Chomper (with Spike Weed), and Scientist Zombie (with Healing Station) vs. Gatling Pea (with Chili Bean Bomb). These deluxe 5-inch scale action figure two-packs will come in oversized Select packaging, and each zombie will come with his trademark weapon. (Item # MAR152055, SRP: $199.92)

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All-Star Zombie vs. Shadow Flower Select Figure (Item #MAR152056, SRP: $24.99)

Foot Soldier Zombie vs. Camo Cactus Select Figure (Item #MAR152057, SRP: $24.99)

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Engineer Zombie vs. Chomper Select Figure (Item #MAR152058, SRP: $24.99)

Scientist Zombie vs. Gatling Pea Select Figure (Item #MAR152059, SRP: $24.99)
Superman TAS Femme Fatales Supergirl PVC Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! DST is finally entering the world of the DC Animated Universe! Their first release takes them all the way to Metropolis, the home of Superman: The Animated Series – and the adopted home of Superman’s “cousin” from Argo, Supergirl! Supergirl rests atop a rocky outcropping, ready to hurl herself at the next foe to threaten her friends, her city or her planet. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall atop her sculpted base, Supergirl comes packed in a full-color window box, and is in scale with other Femme Fatales PVC statues. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios. (Item # MAR152063, SRP: $45.00)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates First Appearance Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! With this box set, DST is taking the TMNT back where it all began! Based on the Turtles’ appearances in the original Mirage Comics issues that launched a worldwide phenomenon, this four-pack includes Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael in their trademark red bandannas, each with their signature weapons. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, and features interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #MAR152069, SRP: $19.99)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! The next vinyl bank based on the hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series is here, and it’s gonna give the Turtles some trouble! Oroku Saki, a.k.a. The Shredder, makes his vinyl bank debut, standing approximately 8 inches tall with a coin slot in the back, an access door in the base, and the detailed sculpting of a collectable bust! Where the Shredder goes, can the Foot Clan be far behind? Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #MAR152068, SRP: $22.99)

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Universal Monsters Legacy Series 4 B&W Action Figures Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Universal Monsters are back, with an all-new Legacy Series Box Set! Capturing three recent Universal Monsters Select action figures in glorious black-andwhite, this set brings together Quasimodo (from The Hunchback of Notre Dame), a Mole Person (from the Mole People) and a transforming figure of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (from Abbottt and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). The figures look like they just stepped off of the silver screen! Each 7-inch scale figure features 16 points of articulation and a small diorama base. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #MAR152066, SRP: $50.00)

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Walking Dead Rick Grimes B&W Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! Keep your money safe from zombies (and the living) with the unyielding glare of Rick Grimes! Based on Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic book, this 7-inch vinyl bust bank of Rick Grimes has been rendered in black-and-white, just as he appears in the pages of the comic! With a coin slot in the back and an access door in the base, he’s a bank as well as a collectible-quality bust! Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #MAY138201, SRP: $22.99)

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Marvel Select Zombie Sabretooth Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! From the world of Marvel’s Villain Zombies, it’s wolverine’s deadliest – and deadest! – foe, Sabretooth! Looking like he went a couple hundred rounds with Wolverine (and the rest of the X-Men), an eviscerated Victor Creed joins Magneto as the second Villain Zombie figure in the Marvel Select line. Standing nearly 8 inches tall, the figure comes packaged in oversized Select packaging with spine artwork, and includes a diorama base that features a damaged chunk of Green Goblin’s Goblin Glider. Sculpted by Phil Ramirez! (Item #MAR152070, SRP: $24.99)ZombieSabretooth

MARVEL: THE AVENGERS VAULT – CAPTURING OVER 50 YEARS IN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE

MARVEL: THE AVENGERS VAULT

 

CAPTURING OVER 50 YEARS IN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE

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This March, Thunder Bay Press takes fans and first-timers alike through half a century of Avengers history, from the first comic in 1963 to the modern Marvel Cinematic Universe, in Marvel: The Avengers Vault by Peter A. David. A comprehensive guide, this is the perfect way to get up to speed before Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters in May 2015!

 

The handbook is divided into chapters focusing on the core four Avengers: Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and the Hulk, discussing their origins both behind the scenes and on the page. A complete roster featuring other Avengers who will soon be getting their own blockbuster films – such as Ant-Man, Captain Marvel, and Black Panther – rounds out the collection. Each page features full-color artwork in the comic book style, original panels from the canon, and ten collectible pullouts: a Thor poster, concept art for Iron Man, Captain America’s Sentinels of Liberty membership card, original art by Jack Kirby, and more – perfect for the superfan’s bedroom wall.

 

Just in time for the next phase of Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbusters, brush up on your trivia and history with an inside look from long-time Marvel writer Peter A. David. Marvel: The Avengers Vault is ideal for fans of all ages and experience levels.
About the Author: Peter A. David is a writer of comic books, short stories, films, novels, and television programs, with over two decades of experience. David wrote The Incredible Hulk for 12 years, he is the author of the novel The Incredible Hulk: What Savage Beast, and he coedited the short story collection The Ultimate Hulk. David has also worked on titles such as Supergirl, X-Factor, Star Trek, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Aquaman, and many others. He lives in Bayport, NY.

 

About the Publisher:

Thunder Bay Press (www.thunderbaybooks.com) is an imprint of Baker & Taylor Publishing Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Baker & Taylor, the global leader in the distribution of traditional and digital media. Thunder Bay publishes across a wide and varied range of formats and categories, from fun, interactive activity titles and kits on subjects such as origami, cooking, crafts, games, and art to reference books suitable for gift-giving in categories such as art, fitness, pets, travel, history, culture, sports, and nature. Thunder Bay Press celebrates the book in all its forms, and publishes something for everyone.

 

MARVEL: THE AVENGERS VAULT

March 2015

ISBN: 978-1-62686-299-9

Paper Over Board

$34.95