It’s a mad monster party in comic shops this week

Diamond’s selection of cool stuff shipping this week is all about the things the go bump in the night.

The company has a lot of great toys on the way this week, but my pick has to be that awesome black & white The Walking Dead set for Halloween ComicFest. This is the first year for the celebration that joins All Hallows and all things comic book. What better way is there to kick it off than with a really awesome collectible from a comic book that actually does classic horror right?

Great stuff- here’s your Diamond rundown for this Wednesday:

Mad Monster Party Select Action Figure Assortment
The classic Rankin/Bass holiday film is back from the grave! Featuring the iconic stop-motion animation of Rankin/Bass and starring every famous monster you can think of, Mad Monster Party roared into theaters in 1967 and has been a cult classic ever since. Now, the film gets the toy treatment it deserves with movie-accurate action figures of The Baron, Fang and Dracula! Each 7-inch scale figure includes a display base and movie-accurate accessories, and comes in its own display-ready collector packaging. Sculpted by Tony Cipriano!

Battle Beasts #4 (IDW Publishing)
The final chapter of the Battle Beasts mini-series comes to its teeth-gnashing conclusion! The entire Beast invasion force descends on our heroes as they attempt to reclaim the Dread Weapons from the last man on Earth who should wield them — the megalomaniac boss of Bliss Reynolds! Can Vorin, Merk and Gruntos stand against the newly empowered rageaholic? Can any Beast? Can the world? They’re going to try! Words by Bobby Curnow, art by Valerio Schiti, variant cover by Jeff Zornow! Toys coming this winter from DST!

The Munsters Select Eddie and Marilyn Figure Two-Pack
Voted Best New License of 2011 by Cool Toy Review, DST’s hit 7″ Munsters line continues with the next two figures in the family, Eddie and Marilyn! The two youngest members of the Munster clan come as a pair, side-by-side in display-ready Select figure packaging, along with Eddie’s stuffed animal Woof-Woof and an exclusive accessory: Spike’s enormous collar! The missing piece in your Munsters collection! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!

The Munsters B&W Family Figure Box Set
You’ve collected them in color, now we’ve collected them in black-and-white! This deluxe collectors’ box set presents the entire Munsters clan — Herman, Lily, Grandpa, Marilyn and Eddie — as they looked in their original black and-white TV appearances on The Munsters! The Black-and-white versions of Eddie and Marilyn will only be available as part of this set, and all of them come with bases and accessories in a display-quality window box. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!

The Munsters B&W Munster Koach Minimate Vehicle
Everybody’s been talking about The Munsters lately, from DST’s popular 7-inch figures to the upcoming TV special. Well, now the Munsters are going Mini! The first-ever Munsters Minimates vehicle is the Munsters Koach! It comes in an exclusive black-and-white color scheme, with an excusive figure of Herman Munster in his racing outfit. The Koach can accommodate multiple 2-inch Minimate figures, and is packed on a blister card.

Universal Monsters Hunchback of Notre Dame Minimates Box Set
Meet the newest Mini monster! The popular Universal Monsters line of Minimates expands its line-up to the classic film The Hunchback of Notre Dame with this all-new box set! The set includes Quasimodo, Phoebus, the set-exclusive Esmerelda and the set-exclusive King of Fools Quasimodo! Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of removable and interchangeable parts and accessories.

Walking Dead Minimates B&W Halloween ComicFest 2-Pack
The Walking Dead comic book has reached its landmark 100th issue, and Diamond Select Toys is celebrating with an exclusive black-and-white two-pack of Walking Dead Minimates! Winter Coat Dale and the Female Zombie come colored in shades of grey, in honor of the long-running black-and-white series, and will only be available through retailers participating in Halloween ComicFest. Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of removable and interchangeable parts and accessories.

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