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Friday, December 11 2015 23:29

MUPPETS Minimates & Action Figures are Coming Soon...

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It's odd for a new toy announcement to land in my inbox at 11:15 on a Friday night, but the folks at Diamond Select Toys hit me with a new product listing tonight that had a few things to pique my interest. The main one, however is the reveal of Muppets Minimates Series 2, set for release in the summer of 2016. Thing is, I somehow missed the announcement that there was a Series 1 slated for spring... or the fact that Muppets Action Figures should be arriving around May. Yes, ABC's MUPPETS is a growing hit at this point, but Kermit and the gang are timeless - and not since the fabled Palisades Toys line of the early 2000's (mine currently being played with by The Rock Daughters) has there been this much Muppets excitement in toy form.

Muppets Minimates Two-Packs Series 2

A Diamond Select Toys release! The show must go on! The most sensational, inspirational, Muppet-tational Minimates line ever is back, with another assortment of Muppet characters! Series 2 includes four new two-packs – Reporter Kermit with Rowlf, Dr. Teeth with Animal, Statler with Waldorf and Crazy Harry with Mahna Mahna! Each 2-inch Minimates-mini-figure is fully poseable and fully interchangeable with other Minimates! A must-have for fans of the new TV hit or the old TV classic! Each two-pack is packaged on a full-color blister card.

Muppets Minimates Two-Packs Series 1
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It’s time to light the lights! DST is proud to introduce the very talented Muppets to the Minimates line!

This first series of two-packs features the Muppet Show’s greatest stars, including Kermit with Miss Piggy, Fozzie with Scooter, Gonzo with the Swedish Chef, and Stunt Show Gonzo with a “Batter-Damaged” Swedish Chef. Each Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Each two-pack is packaged on a full-color blister card.

Muppets Select Action Figures: Series 1
It’s time to meet the Muppets! With the new TV series getting big ratings, the Muppets are hotter than ever, and now they’re getting their very own action figure line from DST!
Muppets Select Action Figures

Series 1 gets things started with three different multi-figure packs: Fozzie with Scooter, Gonzo with Camilla, and Kermit with Robin and Bean Bunny. Each figure is in the Select action figure scale, and ranges from 2 to 6 inches tall, with multiple points of articulation. Each multi-pack comes in the famous display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for easy shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

Look for more MUPPETS news very soon...

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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