Diamond Select Toys To Release Orginal Pat Lee Busts, Statues

by Jay Cochran
July 27, 2004

SAN DIEGO, CA (July 23, 2004) – Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, LLC. (DST) has announced that the toy manufacturer is unleashing an exciting new line of collectible busts and statues based on original concepts from artist-extraordinaire Pat Lee and his publishing company, Dreamwave Productions, in 2005.

Besides being incredibly detailed, fully painted, and ready for display, the all-new releases will also be based on original concepts from the imagination of Dreamwave co-founder Lee, and will boast a Japanese hyper-punk feel to them.

“With his work on Darkminds and Transformers – among his many other best-selling comics releases – Pat has proven himself to be a premier talent,” said Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles Sales and Marketing Coordinator Scott Braden. “Pat’s amazing design sense and cutting-edge art style has made his work sought after by fans, and imitated by peers. Now, DST is proud to offer collectors the chance to own Pat’s latest creations with our much-anticipated line of busts and statues. These high-end, three-dimensional products are collectibles that no true Dreamwave fan will want to miss owning!”

“This will be my very first line of busts and statues, and I'm looking forward to working with Diamond Select Toys on getting highly detailed, high-quality statues and busts out there,” said Lee. “The line is called ‘Rave: Cyber Punk,’ and revolves around futuristic club girls who dance the night away at Rave clubs in Neo Tokyo. The statues will be a ton of fun to design, and I can't wait until they hit the stores!”

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS AND COLLECTIBLES, LLC was founded in 1999 by sister company Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. Envisioned to create unique and exciting collectibles for children and adults alike, the company has licensed a variety of pop culture properties to be turned into merchandise. With partners such as Marvel Enterprises, Dreamwave Productions, Twentieth Century Fox, MTV, Bliss House, and MGM, Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles produces a large range of products based on a wide variety of properties, and is headquartered in Timonium, MD. For more information, please visit www.diamondselecttoys.com.

DREAMWAVE PRODUCTIONS was founded in 1996 by brothers Pat and Roger Lee and exploded onto the comic book scene with its first in-studio offering, Darkminds. In 2002, Dreamwave proved to the critics and fans alike that it was a force to be reckoned with when it resuscitated the Transformers in an all-new comics line, becoming the first non-Premier publisher to debut at #1 in North America. In conjunction with Hasbro, Dreamwave continues to produce top-notch Transformers comics, posters, lithographs, toy packaging art, and more. Their innovative art style transcends all media as the company's creative limbs extend past comic books and into the realm of toys, film, and video. Some recent endeavors include a CD cover for UK rock band Ash, artwork for magazines like ESPN, Playstation, and Nintendo Power, as well as production designs for Janet Jackson's music video "Doesn't Really Matter.” For more information, please visit www.dreamwaveprod.com.


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