Wednesday, May 17, 2006

COOL STUFF! Battlestar New Series Stuff!

Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles (DST) has announced a partnership with Art Asylum and Universal Studios Consumer Products Group to manufacture products based on SCI FI’s hit original series, Battlestar Galactica. As part of the agreement, Art Asylum will handle development of the resin collectibles and MiniMate block figures for both the groundbreaking classic show and the immensely popular modernized series, while DST will handle the marketing and sales of the new line.

“With Battlestar Galactica, it was an incredibly easy decision to make when Art Asylum approached us,” said DST Marketing and Sales Supervisor Michael Leavey. “Art Asylum quickly added it to their library of properties and, as with our Star Trek line, we immediately began talks to help produce the highest quality products possible."

With designs already well underway, DST and Art Asylum plan to release several resin busts featuring key characters from both series, as well as a miniaturized line of MiniMate block figures. While specific details and images are not yet available, early MiniMate prototypes were featured during February’s American International Toy Fair in New York. The first series of Battlestar Galactica MiniMates is expected to ship later this year.

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