Diamond Select brought some amazing stuff to Toy Fair—here’s the best of the best
I think Toy Fair is my favorite show. As fun as a good comic con is, most of the floor space is taken up by vendors selling stuff you saw at the con you went to a few months ago. But Toy Fair? Toy Fair is all about what’s new, and let me tell you—Diamond Select Toys brought a lot of stuff that was new—at least to my eyes. Friend of—and occasional podcast contributor to—Comics Now Zach Oat is Diamond’s Director of Marketing, and he took me on a tour of the booth on Saturday. Evidently, a lot of these new products have appeared at other trade shows, but if you’re like me, then this will be your first time getting a peek. Here are my favorites:
Green Goblin Premier
I absolutely love the Premier Magneto I reviewed a few months ago, so when I saw a wall of these $150 resin beauties, I got pretty excited. When I turned my gaze to the bottom shelf and saw this murderous madman, I was positively giddy. This Gobby looks amazing.
DST has done some amazing stuff with PVC (I should know—I review a ton of them), but every once in a while, they produce one that’s just on another level, and I think this is one of them. Zach thinks this handsome Punisher evokes John Romita, Jr.’s artwork, and I agree. I love the stubby body and thick legs—Frank manages to look pretty imposing, even though he doesn’t have a weapon raised.
The Atom (Ryan Palmer) Gallery
I don’t think I saw a cooler concept at Toy Fair than this Atom statue. I mean, look at the notepad base! How amazing is that?
When I reviewed the Superman Gallery last year, I emailed Zach and told him they really needed a Darkseid. Well, here we have him, complete with two interchangeable heads, and I think the result is stunning. Can’t wait to get my hands on this one.
Those are the top items from the Diamond booth, in my humble opinion. Let me know in the comments which ones strike your fancy.