DST: Knight Rider 1/15 KITT and Marvel Select Storm!

Wednesday, a.k.a. New Toy Day, is almost here, and it’s a big day for Diamond Select Toys! In addition to the next figure in their popular Marvel Select action figure line — Storm of the X-Men — comic stores and specialty shops will receive the first electronic vehicles of KITT vehicles from Knight Rider!

Knight Rider 1:15 Scale K.I.T.T. Electronic Vehicle
The Knight Industries Two Thousand (K.I.T.T.) was an experimental vehicle developed by the Knight Foundation as a deterrent to criminal activity. Outfitted with numerous cutting-edge technologies — most of them defensive and nonlethal — the car’s systems were controlled by an advanced artificial intelligence, partnered with a human operator. This 14-inch replica is based on K.I.T.T.’s appearance in the 1984 television series Knight Rider, and is capable of replaying key dialogue and sound effects from the original broadcasts at the push of a button. Features the original voice of K.I.T.T., authentic sound effects, and light-up fog lights, tail lights, sensor bar, voice box, instruments and monitors!

Marvel Select X-Men Storm Action Figure
The X-Men series of Marvel Select figures continues! Cyclops, Colossus and company are now joined by Ororo “Storm” Munroe in her original costume. Standing 7 inches tall, Storm features 16 points of articulation, and comes with a section of the Danger Room featuring saw and torch pieces, which can be displayed alongside the sections that come with her fellow X-Men figures. Retailers who buy a case will get five regular figures and one figure with an alternate pinned-up hairstyle. Storm comes in oversized collector packaging, and is only available on the specialty market! Sculpted by Sam Greenwell!

Visit comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest comic shop, and get regular DST updates on Facebook andTwitter!

Mattel’s Back to the Future™ Hoverboard Replica on Sale 12/3!

A few days ago before Thanksgiving Mattel posted the following news over on MattyCollector.com:

Back to the Future™ Fans,

If you missed your chance to pre-order, we can’t send you back in time… but your future is looking good! We’ll have a small amount of Hoverboard prop replicas available for sale on Monday, December 3rd at 9:00 a.m. PT (12 noon ET). These Hoverboards will be priced at $130 each, and will not include the exclusive mini-Hoverboard offered with the pre-orders. Make sure you transport yourself to MattyCollector.com bright and early because we expect this limited quantity of Hoverboards to fly outta here!

Developed in conjunction with the original films’ special effects supervisor, Michael Lantieri, prop maker/special effects expert, Mary Anne Lantieri, and the co-producer and co-writer of the trilogy, Bob Gale, and fully sanctioned by Universal Studios, this is a 1:1 scale model (measures approximately 28? x 8? x 3?). Our Hoverboard is based on the best features of the more than 30 slight variations of Hoverboard props used in the classic film series, and includes authentic “whooshing” sounds sampled directly from the films and a deco featuring Mattel logos just like in the films. And although full hovering technology isn’t expected until 2015, be assured your Hoverboard will gently glide over most level surfaces (it will not, however, work on water).

A special note for you smart time-travelers who did pre-order: your Hoverboards are gliding toward our warehouse right now and are expected to be on their way to you around December 1st, along with your exclusive mini-Hoverboard! Watch for an email with all the details advising you that your card is going to be charged.

Remember, the future is what you make of it, so if you’d like the chance to get a Hoverboard, mark your calendar for Monday, December 3rd, 2012, at 9 a.m. PT (12 noon ET). And if you want an email reminder sent right to your inbox, click here to register.

–Matty

(Can’t get enough info about the Hoverboard prop replica? Check out the latest video featuring a visit from BTTF co-writer/producer Bob Gale to the Mattel studios! Click to watch.)

Marvel Minimates’ Hulk Box Set is Strongest Box Set There Is!

Only a select few Marvel characters have been given “Through the Ages” box sets entirely dedicated to them: Iron Man, Captain America, Wolverine and soon Venom will make the cut. Well, the next “Through the Ages” set has been announced by Diamond Select Toys, and it features Marvel’s heaviest hitter, the Hulk! Hulk up your Minimates collection with these four legendary and exciting new Hulks!

Four figures representing different eras in Hulk’s life are included in the set:

– Joe Fixit, his grey-skinned enforcer persona from his time in Las Vegas; his Minimate will have a removable jacket, hat and tommy gun;
– Maestro, his evil future self who has defeated all of Earth’s heroes; he will include a removable cape, crown and a trophy display;
– Barbarian Hulk, from his time living in Subterranea among the Moloids;
– Composite Hulk, when he was briefly merged with his red counterpart.

This set will be released in spring 2013 to comic shops and specialty stores only, and will be available for pre-order starting this Friday, so reserve a set with your local shop or your favorite online retailer!

Visit comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest comic shop, and get regular DST updates on Facebook andTwitter!

The Munsters Minimates Get Moving in the New Minimates Koaches!

The Munsters were one of the more unusual families in American television history, and their family car was just as unusual as they were! While the Munsters fused Transylvania with Suburbia, the Munster Koach fused a hearse with a hot rod, combining speed, size and solemnity into one classy package! Was this the world’s first hybrid vehicle? Well, Diamond Select Toys is celebrating the Koach’s place in car culture with two different Minimates vehicles — one in color at Toys “R” Us and one in glorious black-and-white at comic shops and specialty stores. Both come with a Minimate of Herman Munster, but while the color version comes with an extra sad head, the monochrome edition comes wearing his famous drag-racing outfit! Check out the packaging pics below, and pick them both up today!

 

MIMOCO – Star Trek X MIMOBOT Collection

I am a big trekkie so I am loving these.Spock looks the best in my opinion.

(Boston, MA – Stardate November 20, 2012) – Mimoco, creator of the MIMOBOT® line of designer USB flash drives and MIMOMICRO® card readers, sets out to explore new galaxies with the release of the Star Trek X MIMOBOT® Series. Under license by CBS Consumer Products, the first collection features four Star Trek favorites in classic MIMOBOT style and is available with up to 64GB of data storage. The line comes preloaded with exclusive Star Trek Mimory™ content including never-before-seen material from the Star TrekThe Next GenerationTM Blu-ray release, vintage toy commercials, and comics. The line also comes with the MimoDesk™ personalization suite, which includesStar Trek-themed wallpapers, icons and avatars. It also comes equipped with MimoByte™ sound software powered with an offering of iconic sounds and character dialogue that play each time a Star Trek MIMOBOT is inserted or ejected from one’s computer.

Star Trek is one of the greatest science-fiction sagas of all time, and we’re honored to add this revered property to our proud list of MIMOBOT characters.” says Scott Seraydarian, Director of Media at Mimoco. “We’re equally excited by the amazing array of bonus preloaded content that wholly enriches the product line and is sure to delight fans of all ages. Star Trek x MIMOBOT… Engage!”

Captain Kirk MIMOBOT® – In MIMO-form, Captain Kirk MIMOBOT maintains the swagger and smirk that helped make the character a legend as he led the original Starship Enterprise. Nothing can keep Captain Kirk from his mission to explore new life on strange worlds, and Captain Kirk MIMOBOT will take all your digital data right along with it!

Spock MIMOBOT® – The voice of logic. Cool, calculating, but intensely loyal despite himself, Spock proved the perfect foil to Captain Kirk. It was the back and forth between Captain Kirk and Spock as they debated morality and duty which made Star Trek: The Original Series such a compelling treatment of the human comedy. Spock MIMOBOT features the famous Vulcan hand salute. Let your data Live Long and Prosper with your Spock MIMOBOT!

Captain Picard MIMOBOT® – Leading the new crew of the Starship Enterprise on their mission of exploration and discovery in Star Trek:The Next Generation, Captain Picard had the strength and sensitivity to continue the story where Star Trek: The Original Seriesleft off. Plug in your Captain Picard MIMOBOT and Engage!

Data MIMOBOT® – Perhaps the most perfect character to ever be adapted to MIMOBOT flash drive form, Data, the android crew member from Star Trek:The Next Generation, is uniquely suited to storing and transporting your… er, data!

The Star Trek X MIMOBOT® Series is now available online at www.mimoco.com and at select specialty outposts on planet Earth. Download hi-res images HERE.

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About Mimoco

Boston-based design house Mimoco fuses the art of contemporary characters with the functionality of personal data storage devices and is well known in both the pop-culture driven Art Toy underground and the high-tech electronic world. The MIMOBOT USB flash drive line includes original characters and licenses from Star Wars, Hello Kitty®, and DC Comics™, to pop-artists like Gary Baseman, David Horvath, and FriendsWithYou™. MIMOBOT flash drives are available in up to 64GB capacities, are Mac and Windows compatible, and include preloaded bonus Mimory™ content. Learn more atwww.mimoco.com.

Toys “R” Us-Exclusive Battle Beasts Minimates Revealed!

You’ve seen the Battle Beasts that are coming to comic shops and specialty stores — featuring characters and paint schemes inspired by the hit IDW comic book, they will be a must-own for anyone who’s read the action-packed story. But there are more Beasts on the way! In addition to the specialty assortment, there will be an exclusive assortment of Beasts that are only at Toys “R” Us and toysrus.com this December! Featuring characters and color schemes not found at comic shops, these two-packs will help you build your beast army!

Vorin vs. Scorpus
The heroic ram leader faces off against a notorious desert bandit — a massive scorpion who preys on all who cross his path!

Merk vs. Spidron
Vorin’s deadly falcon comrade takes on an unbeatable eight-legged gladiator! Spidron is his name, and battle is his game!

Gruntos and Scalpus
Infiltrating a warlord’s keep, the trio’s good-natured walrus powerhouse clashes with this rattlesnake gatekeeper!

Antalor vs. Nychirix
The solitary moose warrior Antalor has run afoul of one of the deadliest Beast assassins, the bat Nychirix!

Look for these figures exclusively at Toys “R” Us and toysrus.com next month, and look for the comic shop and specialty-store exclusive assortment, with different colors and characters!

Learn more about Battle Beasts at battlebeast.com, and get regular DST updates on Facebook and Twitter!

Amazing Spider-Man #700 Preview

It’s sad to see it end, but in this ashes something Superior will rise.

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Amazing Spider-Man #700, from the blockbuster creative team of Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos. It’s the most anticipated comic of the year, and on December 26th, fans will truly see the end of Amazing Spider-Man! Celebrate the end of Marvel’s year long celebration of an amazing 50 years featuring the World’s Greatest Super Hero with 104 action-packed pages that when all is said and done, will leave you demanding more! Plus stories by JM DeMatteis & Giuseppe Camuncoli and Jen Van Meter & Stephanie Buscema  AND letters answered by Stan Lee! Secrets are revealed, but the twists and turns are not done yet – no fan can miss this!

And when you think all is lost, the must-read story continues in Avenging Spider-Man #15.1 by Chris Yost and Paco Medina! There’s a reason this is the ONLY other Marvel comic on sale December 26th. But the only way you’ll find out is by picking it up!

All-new secrets revealed! An epic conclusion! This is Amazing Spider-Man!

This December, Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos bring us the final issue to Marvel’s longest run inAmazing Spider-Man #700!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 (OCT120626)
Written by DAN SLOTT with JM DEMATTEIS & JEN VAN METER
Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS with GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & STEPHANIE BUSCEMA
Cover by MR. GARCIN

FOC- 11/26/12 On-Sale – 12/26/12

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1 (OCT120625)
Written by CHRIS YOST
Art by PACO MEDINA
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

FOC- 11/26/12 On-Sale – 12/26/12