Art Asylum Secret Wars Minimates and October Preview Pics

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Two updates from the Asylum.  First, check out the packaged shots of the upcoming Secret Wars Minimates, which have been pushed back to the November timeframe.  Then, check out the previews for October, which include high res shots of Marvel Minimates Series 33 and new Star Trek and Star Wars items.

Also, fans of digital art, check out the Art Asylum blog for a step-by-step review of how Art Asylum creates the character renderings on their Minimates packaging: Marvel Minimates Get the Full Package Treatment.

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Art Asylum September Previews Pics

Diamond Select Toys has had a presence on Facebook for a while now thanks to Matt “Diamond” – now Matt is stepping it up with an Art Asylum Fan Page and a new Twitter account, @DSTMatt.  Expect a new Minimates announcement tomorrow on Twitter.

With the latest Facebook update, Matt’s posted the September Previews.  It’s nice that they’re reissuing Hulk, as it will look great going head to head with the upcoming Marvel Select Thing.

Art Asylum’s Photos – Previews – September 09


via Facebook | Art Asylum’s Photos – Previews – September 09.

Up To Half Off Action Figures, Busts, and Statues During Gentle Giant Labor Day Sale

I am not a statue or bust collector, but Gentle Giant has lots of Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Indiana Jones items up for sale. For me, the gems of the sale are the Hellboy and Abe action figures from the animated movies. They come with lots of accessories, have great articulation, and at $8.50 each are a real steal.

They’ve also got a couple of Halo Kubrick items. I know some folks who go crazy over these, but they’re normally a little too pricey for me.

Labor Day Month Long Sale

We are giving our collectors an early start on our month long Labor Day Sale. Save up to 50% off the regular retail prices on in stock selected items listed below. The sale prices are valid through September 30th, 2009 or while supplies last.

via GentleGiantLtd – Official Blog.

Hasbro Summer Event at Toys R Us – Save Big on GI Joe Pit Mobile Headquarters and More

Hasbro and Toys R Us are holding a sale through this Saturday, August 15.  On selected products, you’ll get free shipping and save:

  • $10 off a $30 purchase
  • $20 off a $60 purchase
  • or $30 off a $90 purchase

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I skimmed the entire selection, and it’s sparse, but one item did stand out – the GI Joe Pit Mobile Headquarters. The Pit normally goes for $99, so you’ll get $30 off, and then the free shipping. If you’re in the market for the Pit, I don’t think you’ll get a better deal than this.

Take $10, $20 or $30 off some of the hottest toys, games and action figures from Hasbro with FREE Shipping from Toys”R”Us! Take $10 off a $30+ Purchase, $20 off a $60+ purchase and $30 off a $90+ purchase of Nerf games and blasters, Tonka and Playdoh for preschoolers, Summer blockbuster movie action figures and toys from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, great looking Star Wars and Star Wars: Clone Wars collectibles plus a huge selection of classic family board games. An amazing money saving deal with FREE shipping from Toys”R”Us and Hasbro!

via Hasbro Hot Summer Sale Event!—Toys.com.

Action Figures Up To 80% Off at Entertainment Earth

DC Universe Classics Killer Moth
Killer Moth

It’s that time of year again!  Entertainment Earth is holding one of it’s big inventory clearance sales, and that includes action figures.

They’re saying it’s up to 80% off – most of the things I am interested are between 30 – 50% off.  That includes DC Universe Classics, Halo, and GI Joes.

For example, at the Mattel DC Panel at San Diego Comic-Con, a very upset fan was lamenting the lack of availability of Killer Moth.  Well, upset fan, Killer Moth is on sale right now for $8.80!  Buy him now!  No more tears!

With sales like these, things sell out quickly, so don’t procrastinate!

Summer Blowout Sale!

Thank you for your business! To show our appreciation, we’re marking down items up to 80% off! Buy action figures, games, and collectible statues and busts at our lowest prices ever! Star Wars, Star Trek, Spider-Man, and more are on sale. But hurry… our limited stock won’t last long at these prices!

via Summer Blowout Sale! Shop – Summer Blowout Sale! Action Figures, Toys, Bobble Heads, and Collectibles at Entertainment Earth.