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Mattel has sent along information on their upcoming San Diego Comic Con exclusive TMNT Party Wagon Hot Wheels vehicle!

  • Cowabunga! Hot Wheels® re-creates the original TMNT Party Wagon from the classic cartoon show. This die-cast van pops out of a downtown sewer armed to the half shell with missiles, machine guns, and more. Raise and lower the twin missile launchers. Open the side door to check out your favorite band of heroes getting ready for battle—or the most awesome pizza party ever! 
  • SRP: $25
  • AVAILABILITY: AVAILABILITY: 2019 Convention Exclusive. Pre-order at shop.mattel.com on June 17th or purchase in person at Mattel’s SDCC retail booth starting July 17th. Limited quantities available.
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Diamond Select Toys to Purchase Gentle Giant, Ltd. Assets

Both Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. have long been known for delivering high-quality busts, statues and action figures to collectors worldwide. Now, fans can get the best of both worlds, as DST finalizes the purchase of select assets of Gentle Giant, taking over manufacturing and distribution of many of the company’s key lines. 

Beginning February 12, Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, LLC, will assume operations for all of Gentle Giant’s existing licenses, and release previously developed and newly created busts, statues and scaled-up vintage action figures. Any in-progress and future products will be offered to retailers through the Previews catalog, published by DST’s sister company Diamond Comic Distributors. 

Gentle Giant’s collector club, the Premier Guild, will continue to operate, with exclusive items for members and reserved access to certain products. DST has pledged to fulfill any outstanding exclusives and rewards to current members, and to expand on the club’s scope going forward. 

“This is a great moment for DST,” said Diamond Comic Distributors owner Steve Geppi. “The unification of many of Gentle Giant’s licenses and built-in fan base with DST’s sales and distribution channels is a recipe for success. Two wonderful companies uniting talents to produce the best of the best. I am confident the final product will be well received by both companies’ wonderful supporters and customers.”

“It is a great honor for Gentle Giant to continue our strong creative relationship with Diamond,” said Karl Meyer, VP of Entertainment at 3D Systems. “With great pleasure, I am personally thrilled to have DST uphold the Gentle Giant Ltd brand and work with our artists in bringing entertainment magic from the screen to the collectors’ hands.” 

“I have been a longtime fan of Gentle Giant’s products, and I am excited to continue their legacy,” said DST president Chuck Terceira. “Once we’re up and running, we plan to deliver seamless service of existing product lines, so expect to see the same level of quality, with the added bonus of DST’s broad distribution.” 

In addition to resin busts and statues, DST produces Gallery PVC Dioramas, Select action figures, Minimates mini-figures, Vinimates vinyl figures, D-Formz PVC figures, prop replicas and vinyl banks. 

Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles, LLC, was formed in 1999 by sister company Diamond Comic Distributors as a source of collectibles for all ages, developed primarily for the collector’s market. It has enjoyed relationships with a number of content producers, including Lucasfilm, Disney, Marvel, Warner Bros., Sony, CBS, Legendary, PopCap, EA and many more.
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McFarlane Toys and DC Team Up to Create Collector Figures Starting in 2020

Tempe, Ariz., – February 12,  2019, 2019 – Batman, Superman and the entire roster of DC’s iconic characters have a new place to hang up their capes and cowls. McFarlane Toys, an award-winning toy company, announced today they have entered into a three-year global licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC, to release DC Multiverse collector figures in both mass and specialty retail spaces. Beginning early 2020, McFarlane Toys will bring dozens of the iconic DC comic books, video games and feature films’ near-endless stable of characters to life with 6” – 12” ultra-posable action figures, corresponding accessories and vehicles branded DC Multiverse.

 “This partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC will be great fun for my company, and a chance to deliver products that millions of fans of the DC brand have been asking for,” said Todd McFarlane, Owner and CEO of McFarlane Toys. “The DC universe has captivated the world and to be able to play in that ‘sandbox’ now makes me feel like a kid all over again. I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together.” 

The DC Multiverse collector figures and related toys will be available at major retail locations beginning in 2020.  Fans of both McFarlane Toys and DC can check http://www.mcfarlane.com and the McFarlane Toys social media channels for updates and news, http://www.mcfarlane.comhttp://www.instagram.com/mcfarlane_toys_official; and http://www.facebook.com/mcfarlanetoys.

Grammy-and Emmy-winning producer/director Todd McFarlane, creator of Spawn, is the creative force behind McFarlane Toys, one of America’s top action figure manufacturers. McFarlane Toys has become an industry leader, redefining the standards within the action figure market. For complete information on this pop-culture powerhouse, visit http://www.mcfarlane.com. 

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world.  WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, the Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world. 

Home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, DC is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Warner Media. DC works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. 

*DC and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics.
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Support Pixel Dan and Toysplosion on Patreon!

You can support Toysplosion and The Pixel Dan Channel by visiting Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/PixelDan

Hi. My name is Dan. I like toys.

In fact, I like toys so much that I created a YouTube page to share my love of the toy industry and toy collecting hobby over 10 years ago! I’m still here, and still loving it.

For the past decade I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing various action figures and toys, both brand new and vintage. I’ve traveled around the country covering industry shows like New York Toy Fair and San Diego Comic Con to bring you my unique perspective. And I do it all in the name of fun…because what’s the point in collecting toys if you’re not having fun?!

In an effort to keep moving forward and try new things, I recently launched a new series titled Toysplosion. This is my attempt to bring viewers a more polished and episodic series about toys and the toy collecting hobby. With a heavy influence on retro toys, with just a hint of modern collectible goodness, the purpose of this show is less about reviewing toys, and more about allowing you to reminisce about the enjoyment an old action figure provided you, or possibly introduce you to a toy line you’ve never even heard of.

So, why the Patreon? I don’t think I need to tell you that a lot of time, love, and even money is put into my channel. But that’s really not your problem. And truth be told, I love this and I will always  find a way to keep doing this.

But every little bit helps. So if you enjoy what I do, a “tip” here through Patreon is truly appreciated. But my content will always be free. I want you to really want to support me. I don’t want you to feel obligated.

Regardless, I appreciate any and all support, even if you’re just here to watch my content. Thanks for reading, thanks for watching…and until next time!

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Toysplosion – A new episodic series about toys coming soon to The Pixel Dan Channel!

Back in January I mentioned in an update video that one of my goals for 2018 was to do more episodic content. I wanted to try my hand at an informative series of videos that felt more like a show with a nice dose of vintage toy goodness.

I’ve been hard at work behind the scenes to get this series pieced together, and I’m happy to announce that the first episode of my new show will be dropping VERY soon!

Get ready for TOYSPLOSION! Time to drop the nostalgia bomb. 🙂 Coming soon! to YouTube.com/Pixel-Dan


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