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NYCC 19: Diamond stocked with exclusives, Hiya Toys, Mondo and more

Diamond Select is, of course, a distributor. Mainly for comics sure, but they also distribute some relatively huge toy lines. Here’s a peek from NYCC.

So many toys

DST is a stealthy booth in some ways. It’s not flashy, or even all that interesting. Usually, Diamond simply puts up some black cubes, encased in clear plastic, showing wares.

This year was exactly the same as always. And that also means that, while the displays are dull, the products enclosed are most definitely not.

One:12 Collective

Mezco’s One:12 Collective is a favorite here at BG. Apparently that holds true for Diamond too, since the company issues quite a few exclusives. The NYCC booth showed off a few choice upcoming releases, including Hal Jordan, Magneto, Batman and more.

Mondo

An interesting company, Mondo made a name for themselves making prints. In recent years though, they’ve branched out into action figures of the collector level.

Their Masters of the Universe line has been a bit controversial. It’s expensive, set in the 1/6th scale, and highly detailed. What’s so controversial? The sculpts and the included exclusive items mainly. Honestly though, after seeing them up close and personal, I find those arguments somewhat lacking.

Both He-Man and Skeletor are great looking in my opinion, and I am a huge Masters fan. Likewise, the followups of Faker and Merman are looking great too. Check ’em out-

Also from Mondo, the new Mondoids line spins out of the classic Madballs form factor. These are a bit different than the classics that you know though. They’re smaller than the versions from the 80s (and the ones from a few years ago by NECA), they’re not foam, and they comes with stands.

They also have some impressive licenses (much like those NECA ‘Balls). Have a peek in the gallery below.

Hiya Toys

Another somewhat lesser known company, Hiya Toys has been quietly making some really cool stuff on the 1/18th scale. Aliens, Predator, and DC superheroes from the Injustice series of fighting games are their primary product.

NYCC 19 saw Predators galore on display, including a really cool clear version.On the DC side, Wonder Woman, Joker (from IJ2), and Flash were available to gawk at.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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