Clerks Select 20th Anniversary Action Figures In Stores Now!


hey’re not even supposed to be here today! Oh, wait – yes, they are!


For 20 years, director Kevin Smith has been entertaining us with his tales from the View Askewniverse, populated by the dysfunctional residents of Leonardo, New Jersey. Now, at your local comic shop, Diamond Select Toys has released four Select-scale action figures based on the film that started it all, Clerks!


Each 7-inch scale, fully poseable action figure is captured in the film’s famous black-and-white palette, and includes film-accurate accessories as well as a diorama base. Quick Stop employee Dante Hicks and perpetual loiterer Jay each come with half of the Quick Stop, while RST Video employee Randal Graves and spectator Silent Bob each come with half of RST Video! The cardboard backdrops fit into the sidewalk bases, and can be reversed to show the interior of each store! Collect all four to build the shopping center!


Sculpted by Patrick Piggott, each figure comes packaged in oversized Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork for easy shelf reference. Look for them at your local comic shop (if they don’t have them, they can order them) or order through your favorite online toy retailer!

Dante B&W Figure (Item #MAR152061, SRP: $24.99)

Jay B&W Figure (Item #MAR152062, SRP: $24.99)

Randal B&W Figure (Item #APR152299, SRP: $24.99)
Silent Bob B&W Figure (Item #APR152300, SRP: $24.99)



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On Sale This Week: New toys from Clerks, Marvel, Godzilla and PvZ!

It’s another big week for comic shops, as Diamond Select Toys has delivered another super-exciting batch of new products! Their Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare action figures continue to roll out to stores, along with their Clerks 20th Anniversary Minimates set, an all-new Best of Marvel Minimates series, and the highly anticipated Mechagodzilla Vinyl Bust Bank! Read on for more details, and reserve yours at your local comic shop!

Clerks Minimates 20th Anniversary B&W Box Set


A Diamond Select Toys Release! These Minimates aren’t even supposed to be here today! It’s the 20th anniversary of Clerks, the legendary first movie by the godfather of geeks, Kevin Smith, and DST is celebrating with a box set of four Minimates! Dante, Randal, Jay and Silent Bob are each lovingly rendered in black-and-white, standing approximately 2 inches tall with a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #MAY142230, SRP: $19.99)





Best of Marvel Minimates Series 3 Asst.
A Diamond Select Release! The best Marvel Minimates DST has ever made are back for a third series! Four more two-packs of Marvel’s most famous heroes get the ultimate Minimate treatment, including Marvel Now Captain America with Spider-Sense Spider-Man, Transforming Grey Hulk with Mark 29 Armor Iron Man, Classic Hawkeye with Lab Attack Ant-Man and Luke Cage Power Man with Dragon Attack Iron Fist! Each Minimates mini-figure stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum!  (Item #MAY142222, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Godzilla Classic Mechagodzilla Vinyl Bust Bank


A Diamond Select Release! Godzilla’s greatest foe is launching his attack! A cybernetic copy of Godzilla with superior firepower, this vinyl bust bank of Mechagodzilla is based on how the robotic kaiju appeared in 1974’s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Standing 8 inches tall, the bank features a coin slot in his back, as well as an access door in the base. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!  (Item #MAY142233, SRP: $22.99)

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Action Figure Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Can’t get enough of the acclaimed third-person shooter Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare? Stage your own battles using the brand-new assortment of action figures from Diamond Select Toys! Each two-pack includes a  5″ scale Zombie and an opponent Plant figure, each with multiple points of articulation. Free Garden Warfare bonus content download code in every package!


Scientist Zombie & Gatling Pea 2-Pack (Item #MAR141940, SRP: $19.99)


Foot Soldier Zombie (with bonus Commando head) & Camo Cactus 2-Pack (Item #MAR141941,  SRP: $19.99)


Engineer Zombie & Chomper 2-Pack (Item #MAR141942, SRP: $19.99)


All-Star Zombie & Shadow Flower 2-Pack (Item #MAR141943, SRP: $19.99)

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New Jersey’s baby boy is now a Minimate

It is no secret that I am a huge Kevin Smith mark. I even write an article where I compare Silent Bob to Alley Sheedy#s character from the breakfast club.

So it is with great honor to say that MiniMates forward this amazing press release to us.

Read below

When a new Minimates toy line is born, it’s a special time for everybody. So Diamond Select Toys is going to give birth at the most special time of all! A new line of Minimates is debuting at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, and it’s from the cinematic world of Kevin Smith!

The first exclusive two-pack includes Jay and Silent Bob in black-and-white, just as they appeared in Smith’s groundbreaking debut film, Clerks. Future sets will be in black and white as well as full-color, and will be based on all of the View Askew universe films: Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Clerks 2 and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back! Each Minimate mini-figure stands approximately 2 inches tall, with interchangeable parts and accessories.

The set will be available at the Diamond Select Toys booth, #2607, at a price of $10. Comic-Con International runs from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday July 21, with a Preview night on Wednesday.

I can’t wait to review these guys and the rest of the series!

Silent Bob in the Breakfast Club

Silent Bob in the Breakfast Club

this was posted on forums June 1 2010

Many of you here on the PCN forums know me as Rob Base, but what a lot of you may not know is that I have been active in the indie film scene now for the better part of ten years. I am currently working on my second feature film.  What does that have to do with Silent Bob?

Maybe almost nothing, but Kevin Smith has been a huge influence on me as a writer/director.

Watching someone like Kevin make a film about losers and stoners at a convenience store makes me realize that there is an audience looking for more than gun shots and cheap humor.

All this time Kevin talks about how much John Hughes affected him as a filmmaker. I never saw it before until I re-watched the Breakfast Club with my wife this past Memorial Day.

I see all the archetype standards usually seen in a Hughes film. None more so than Allison (Ally Sheedy) as the basket case. The non-verbal-hiding-her-body outcast who follows the others just because she has nothing better to do on her Saturday.

But how is this like Silent Bob? Simple, the first time I notice the similarities was in the running around trying to get to Judd Nelson’s locker before the principal sees them. All of them doing this Scooby Doo inspired dash around the halls. If you have ever seen Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back, it’s in there as well as in Mallrats.

There is one scene in particular where they are running back and forth and Allison is just leaning against the lockers. If you put a hat on her it’s Silent Bob all the way


As for the wisdom that Silent Bob inflicts every once in a while …i.e. Clerks and Chasing Amy, one has to simply look to the scene where the Club wants Claire (Molly Ringwald) to open up and she won’t or can’t. Then Allison tells her tales of sex and what can only be called abuse by a therapist until Claire confesses.

Granted, the basket case then tells everyone that she was a compulsive liar. But who’s to say Bob isn’t lying. His hetero life mate, Jay, never once seen anything that Bob claims to have done.

But looking back on a simple film like the Breakfast Club and what it represents as a movie and a culture, it is nothing short of amazing and if it’s good enough to inspire Kevin Smith, it’s good enough to be seen by anyone at any time.