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Diamond Select Toys Reveals X-Files Toy Plans for 2016

When it comes to unexplained phenomena, Diamond Select Toys knows their stuff – after all, they’ve been turning zombies, aliens, werewolves and vampires into top-notch toys and collectibles for over 15 years! Now, with quintessential conspiracy-theory show The X-Files returning to FOX this January for the first time since 2002, DST is preparing to delve into that mysterious world with Select action figures, Vinimates vinyl figures and Minimates mini-figures!

Diamond Select will release products based on the fan-favorite TV series alongside items from the new 2016 event series. A two-pack of Minimates captures Mulder and Scully in their new looks, as fully poseable 2-inch mini-figures, and is currently available for pre-order through comic shops. Simultaneously, DST is offering a pair of 4-inch Vinimates – static vinyl figures sculpted in the Minimates style – that capture them in their classic appearances. In the future, DST also will release a series of Minimates 4-packs based on the classic series.

On the action figure side, two 7-inch-scale action figures of Mulder and Scully will kick off the X-Files Select line. Initial figures will be based on the new series, but there are plans to expand into the classic series, as well.

“As a longtime fan of the show, I’m very excited to have finally been granted access to the X-Files,” said Diamond Select Toys President Chuck Terceira. “Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are one of the most widely referenced and recognized pairs in pop culture, and the new show has everyone talking about them again. Plus, we have nine seasons’ worth of supporting cast and creatures to play with in our line planning.”

Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles was founded in 1999 by sister company Diamond Comic Distributors to develop new and exciting products for collectors of all ages. Minimates mini-figures first appeared in 2002, and there are currently over 2,400 Minimates, spanning over 60 different licenses.

Marvel Animated Universe Gets New Minimates at Walgreens in 2016!

The Marvel Animated Universe is expanding at Walgreens! With Series 1.5 of Marvel Animated Minimates in stores this holiday season, Diamond Select Toys is ready to reveal Series 2 of the Walgreens-exclusive mini-figure line! The all-new assortment features two-packs from Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Guardians of the Galaxy and Ultimate Spider-Man, including Super Heroes, villains and even villainous Super Heroes!

Series 2 will include four different two-packs, each containing two 2-inch Minimates mini-figures. The assortment includes:

-          From Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, “Dark Avengers” Thor with his hammer Mjolnir and an alternate helmetless hair piece, and Thanos, the universe-conquering Titan.

-          Also from Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, “Dark Avengers” Iron Man with a removable helmet, and Black Widow with her shock batons.

-          From Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Gamora with her sword and Drax with his knives and baby Groot.

-          From Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, Iron Spider-Man with an interchangeable unmasked head, and Taskmaster with his sword and shield.

Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features fully interchangeable parts, so you can trade accessories and create custom looks. Minimates also feature a standard 14 points of articulation, to strike a variety of poses, and each Minimate comes with a clear disc base that pegs into the character’s foot.

Look for Series 2 to arrive in all Walgreens stores in early 2016. Series 1 is in stores now, and Series 1.5 will arrive in December! Find your nearest store and check inventory at!

About Diamond Select Toys

Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles was founded in 1999 by sister company Diamond Comics Distributors to develop new and exciting products for collectors of all ages. Minimates first appeared in 2002, from design studio Art Asylum, and they assumed their current 2-inch scale in 2003, with the launch of the Marvel line. In 2007, DST acquired Art Asylum and the Minimates mini-figure brand. There are currently over 2,400 Minimates, spanning over 60 different licenses.

About Marvel Entertainment, LLC

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Ask DST #293: Trekking With the Stars!

It's a new Ask DST, with questions about Diamond Select Toys' Star Trek products being answered by DST's very own captain, DSTChuck! Read on to see what he has to say about DS9, bridge sets, the Enterprise C, Retro figures, phasers and more! Submit your own question via e-mail!


Christopher D.

I actually have several questions.

-          I'd like to get some of the DS9 action figures you guys had put out before, but I fear are out-of-stock. Any chance on re-releasing any of those?

-          Are there any possibilities of other ships from the shows, perhaps like the Enterprise-C (see "Yesterday's Enterprise" - Star Trek TNG), so that those who have all the other Enterprise ships can have a full line collection, as well as like the USS Defiant NX-74205 from DS9, or the USS Voyager NCC-74656, perhaps with moving and light-up warp nacelles?

-          Several years ago, Art Asylum / DST had put out a set for the Enterprise NX-01 bridge set. It comprised of the following: Captain's chair / Jonathan Archer action figure Science console / T'Pol action figure Tactical console / Malcolm Reed action figure Helm console / Travis Mayweather action figure. Sadly, I was only ever able to find Archer's and Reed's sets... Any possibility of seeing the set again?

-          Also, any plans on doing something similar with other ship bridges, perhaps like the Enterprise-D or Enterprise-E, or perhaps one of my favorites, the Wrath of Khan Enterprise bridge, perhaps something akin to the the Enterprise-D bridge playset that was put out many years ago by Playmates (which I don't think you can find anymore without shelling out serious $$$$)? That would serve as a great addition with the Wrath of Khan Enterprise ship, I'd think.

DSTChuck: Thanks for all the interest, Christopher. Right now we have no plans to re-release any of the DS9 figures at this time. We are currently working on two ships, and we have a short list to pick from for the next ship, but we have not decided for sure yet. I see no chance we will go back to the Enterprise bridge set. We did do some Captains with their chairs, and we’re working on another captain’s chair for the Select line, but I do not see us doing a complete build-a-bridge playset.


Rob B.:


was very excited when you announced that you were to continue with your star trek retro figures however an disappointed to see that you are just re releasing existing figures - i was looking forward to seeing something new , more of the next gen crew for example , more mirror mirror characters and , as mentioned by one or two other people , nurse chapel and janice rand - ( you really do need to make the effort with more female characters ) please tell me i can look forward to something new !

DSTChuck: We will be releasing NEW Retro cloth Trek figures in 2016, which were just revealed at NYCC.


Brad T.

Hello, I know that this is frequently asked, but I'm wondering if there is a chance that you will ever release the Enterprise-C. Currently, you can purchase two versions of the original 1701, the refit, two versions of the B, the Enterprise-D, the D's future refit, and the Enterprise-E. Essentially, you can buy every Enterprise in different variations, EXCEPT the Enterprise-C.

DSTChuck: I think the limited screen time is the issue that stands in the way of the C, but if you look at past Q&A’s, you will see which ships we consider the best bets for our next ships.



Hello, my name is Justin; long time fan of your various Star Trek products primarily the ships. I had a suggestion and hopefully you have some info regarding a specific class of Enterprise. In an episode of ST:Enterprise called, "Azati Prime", a futuristic Enterprise can be seen in the background. While it has seen no other screen time, the mere design of it as well as letter class of "J" (my name is Justin) hold a special significance and should be recognized. Will we ever see the Enterprise J: Universe Class? I think it is such a sweet part of Star Trek expanded lore that it should hopefully be looked into as a future product. Please let me know your thoughts!

DSTChuck: Never say never, but no plans at all at this time.


Christoper K.

I apparently missed my opportunity to get a wrath of khan phaser (or the TMP variant which honestly I wanted the most) as they are now out of stock. Will new stocks of either be created, or am I out of luck on those items?
May I also express my excitement at seeing that you are finally going to be offering a next generation phaser! I know customer feedback affects your design choices, so may I also express my hope that a next generation tricorder is on your list as well.
Thank you.

ChuckDST: Generally speaking, we look to re-issue our Trek electronic stuff as long as sales indicates there is demand.



Hey Chuck! I'll make this short and sweet. First off, thank you for responding to my messages in the past. My Question; do you know off hand how many Ezri Dax figures were manufactured? I know they were only issued 1 per case for DS9 Wave 1, but I can't find a number anywhere! Many of your other Chase figures are numbered; but not her. I am now the proud owner of ALL Star Trek figures you've made; looking forward to future Ships and Select figures! Keep up the great work!

ChuckDST : Good question, I would need to go back and check old purchase orders for that. I do not recall if we ever officially gave out those numbers.

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20 New DST Items Seen At New York Comic-Con 2015!

At New York Comic-Con 2015, Diamond Select Toys had a wide array of new prototypes on display, some of which had never before been seen in public! Now, many of those items are up for pre-order for the first time, including new products from Batman: The Animated Series, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Godzilla, Image Comics, Mallrats, Marvel Comics, Muppets, Nightmare Before Christmas, Star Trek, Superman: The Animated Series, Valiant Comics, and The Walking Dead! Read on for info below, then pre-order from your local comic shop or your favorite online retailer, and look for them in the spring! It’s the best of all worlds!

Batman The Animated Series Harley Quinn’s Hammer Metal Bottle Opener

A Diamond Select Toys release! There’s no bottle Harley Quinn’s hammer can’t open! Based on the large mallet wielded by Harley Quinn in Batman: The Animated Series, this sculpted metal bottle opener can remove any bottle cap faster than you can say “puddin’”! A must-have for any Harley Quinn fan Measuring approximately 4 inches long, it comes packaged in a full-color collector slipcase. (Item #NOV152180, SRP: $18.00)


Batman The Animated Series Joker Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Clown Prince of Crime joins DST’s line of resin busts based on Batman: The Animated Series! With a fan of cards in one hand and a toy pistol in the other, this bust of The Joker is not just playing around, and is a spot-on representation of the character as he appears in the classic animated series. Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this resin bust is packaged in a full-color window box, with a certificate of authenticity. Limited to 3,000 pieces! Sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #NOV152178, SRP: $59.99)



Batman Classic TV Series Batgirl Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Move over boys – there’s a new Bat-heroine in town! Yvonne Craig’s Batgirl took Gotham City by storm in the third season of the Batman Classic TV Series, and she also turned gender conventions on their ear! A smart, stylish crime-fighter, Barbara Gordon was an equal to Batman and Robin, and saved their bacon on more than one occasion. This approximately 6-inch resin bust depicts Yvonne Craig as Batgirl, in her iconic purple outfit, atop a base inspired by the show’s animated opening. Packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box, this bust is limited to 3,000 pieces. Designed by Barry Bradfield. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #NOV152181, SRP: $59.99)


Back to the Future Minimates Rail Ready Time Machine Vehicle

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s an all-new edition of our famous Minimates Time Machine from Back to the Future III! This never-before-released edition features the Wild West detailing of the third film in the trilogy, with hood-mounted circuitry, “rail-read” train wheels and a generous coating of dust! Plus, the car comes with an all-new version of Marty McFly, in his 1885 cowboy duds! This approximately 4-inch vehicle features rolling wheels, opening doors, and enough room to seat two Minimates mini-figures. Packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #NOV152187, SRP: $19.99)


Ghostbusters Mr. Stay Puft Metal Bottle Opener

A Diamond Select Toys release! You’ve got the tools, you’ve got the talent, but do you have a bottle opener? The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man can open anything: churches, gateways to other dimensions, you name it. Now, this happy-faced version of our 4-inch metal Mr. Stay-Puft will open up your favorite bottled beverage and magnetically stick to your refrigerator door! Packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #NOV152186, SRP: $18.00)


Godzilla Classic Minimates Series 3 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Godzilla is back, and he brought company! This all-new box set of tiny, 2-inch monsters includes a new version of Godzilla, plus four of his greatest friends and enemies! Burning Godzilla features a new orange-tinged paint scheme and removable flame breath, and he comes with all-new figures of Rodan, Megalon and two Mothra Larvae! Each Minimates mini-figure has multiple points of articulation, stands approximately 2 inches tall, and features fully interchangeable parts. Create your own kaiju! Packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #NOV152190, SRP: $24.99)


Comic Book Heroes Minimates 2-Packs Series 1 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! From the world of your local comic shop, it’s the first assortment of Comic Book Heroes Minimates, based on some of the most popular independent titles around! Four different two-packs pair up heroes and heroines from six different comics! From Image Comics, Cassie Hack from Hack/Slash teams up with Em Cypress from Revival! From the world of Valiant Comics, Ninjak takes on Shadowman! From Image’s Chew, FDA agent Tony Chu partners with cyborg John Colby and the fighting rooster Poyo! And from Battle Beasts, Ruminant the Giraffe takes on Spyrnus the Hammerhead Shark! Each two-pack comes on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #NOV152191, SRP: $9.99/ea.)


Mallrats 20th Anniversary Minimates Series 1 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! They’re not there to shop, they’re not there to work, they’re just there! Celebrate 20 years of Mallrats with this four-pack of Minimates mini-figures, featuring characters from writer-director Kevin Smith’s second movie! Jay, Silent Bob, Rene and Brodie come together in this set, styled after their appearances in the film. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. Packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #NOV152188, SRP: $24.99)


Marvel Minimates Series 65 Deadpool Comic 2-Packs Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Merc with a Mouth just got his own assortment of Minimates! Each two-pack in this sure-to-be-popular assortment features a different iteration of Deadpool, paired with a different character from Deadpool’s sordid past! Marvel Now Deadpool comes with Copycat/Domino (with alternate head and chest), Secret Wars Deadpool (with alternate handsome parts) comes with X-Force’s Siryn, Mascot Deadpool (with alternate DP parts) comes with Bob the Hydra Goon, and Zenpool comes with Messiah Complex Cable! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure feature 14 points of articulation, as well as fully interchangeable parts, and most include extra parts to swap out. Each two-pack comes in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #NOV152185, SRP: $9.99/each)


Muppets Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to meet the Muppets! With the new TV series getting big ratings, the Muppets are hotter than ever, and now they’re getting their very own action figure line from DST! Series 1 gets things started with three different multi-figure packs: Fozzie with Scooter, Gonzo with Camilla, and Kermit with Robin and Bean Bunny. Each figure is in the Select action figure scale, and ranges from 2 to 6 inches tall, with multiple points of articulation. Each multi-pack comes in the famous display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for easy shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #NOV152184, SRP $149.94/asst.)

Kermit, Robin and Bean Bunny (Item # SEP158427, SRP: $24.99)

Fozzie and Scooter (Item # SEP158428, SRP: $24.99)

Gonzo and Camilla (Item # SEP158429, SRP: $24.99)


Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Deluxe NYCC Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Now this is Halloween! The first-ever box set in the Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates line is the only place to get those three lovable scamps, Lock, Shock and Barrel, as well as a Battle-Damaged Jack Skellington in his tattered Santa Claus suit!! The three minions of Oogie Boogie each come with a removable mask, and they all fit inside the included walking Bathtub, which features articulated Minimates legs. Formerly a NYCC exclusive, this set is now available to all! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 10-14 points of articulation, as well as fully interchangeable parts. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #FEB158312, SRP: $30.00)


Nightmare Before Christmas Pumpkin King Jack Coffin Doll

A Diamond Select Toys release! DST continues to re-animate the Coffin Doll line of yesteryear with a new re-issue, this time of Jack Skellington as the Pumpkin King! Wearing his Jack O’Lantern mask and tattered clothes, the Pumpkin King stands approximately 16 inches tall, and features multiple points of articulation. Figure includes a sign for Halloween Town, and comes packaged in a coffin-shaped window box. (Item #NOV152183, SRP: $49.99)


Plants vs. Zombies PVZ Garden Warfare Minimates Series 2 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Time for a second helping of combat! Based on the hit video game Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, this new box set of Minimates mini-figures pits new plants against new zombies, and the garden stakes have definitely been raised! The Plumber Zombie (with Plunge Shot) and Wrestler Zombie (with Piledriver) take on the Toxic Chomper, Shadow Flower and Fire Pea! Each zombie stands approximately 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, while the pants stand 1-2 inches tall with one point of articulation, and all parts and accessories are fully interchangeable. Packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #NOV152189, SRP: $24.99)


Star Trek Enterprise NX-01 Electronic Starship

A Diamond Select Toys release!It’s been over a decade since we explored the early days of the Federation in the Star Trek TV series Enterprise, and now DST and Art Asylum are bringing their first-ever electronic starship out of drydock! Not available since 2002, the U.S.S. Enterprise NX-01 has been given a full overhaul, with new paint, new lights, new sound effects and new dialogue straight from the show, featuring Captain Archer! The press of a button triggers the electronic features, as the 12-inch plastic ship rests atop a plastic display base. Packaged in a full-color window box with try-me feature. (Item #JUN058142, SRP: $65.00)


Star Trek TOS Classic Enterprise NCC-1701 Electronic Starship

A Diamond Select Toys release! To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek TV Series, Diamond Select Toys has revisited their best-selling electronic starship and given it an upgrade! Featuring the surface detailing as seen in the HD episodes of the TV show, the new U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 features new lights-on capabilities, as well as longer voice clips, including the full opening monologue! This 14-inch plastic ship sits on top of a plastic flight stand, and a button on the saucer section triggers the electronic features. Packaged in a full-color window box with a try-me window. (Item #SEP088080, SRP: $65.00)


Star Trek TOS Retro Cloth Security & Cheron Figure Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s been almost 50 years since Star Trek: The Original Series debuted on TV, and DST is continuing their line of retro-style cloth-costumed action figures with two brand-new offerings! First up, a red-shirted Security crewman joins the Enterprise away team, with a new head sculpt and two variations to look for: the figure can have brown hair or black hair, as well as officer rank markings. Second, the Cheron alien returns, but in a reversed color scheme, so the black and white halves are on the opposite side! Pair him with our previously released Cheron to re-enact “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield”! Each 8-inch figure features removable clothing and multiple points of articulation, just like the Mego figures of old, and comes in a resealable plastic clamshell with retro-style artwork. Designed by EMCE Toys! (Item #NOV152193, SRP: $19.99/each)


Star Trek TNG Femme Fatales Borg Queen Vinyl Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Resistance is futile! The irresistible Borg Queen has been captured as a 9-inch-scale PVC statue – the next entry in our Star trek Femme Fatales line! With a detailed sculpt and exacting paint applications, this static vinyl figure features a removable head and upper torso, to simulate her on-screen maintenance routine. Displays alongside Seven of Nine, Counselor Troi, and all other Femme Fatales statues! Statue comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #NOV152194, SRP: $45.00)



Superman TAS Superman Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! DST’s line of DC Animated resin busts continues, with the second offering from Superman: The Animated Series – Superman himself! Captured in the timeless animated style, the Last Son of Krypton stands approximately 6 inches tall, striking an action pose atop a pedestal inspired by the art-deco architecture of Metropolis. Packaged in a full-color box, the bust includes a certificate of authenticity and is limited to only 3,000 pieces. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #NOV152179, SRP: $59.99)



Walking Dead Negan Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! This is a $#%&ing great bank! Negan, iron-fisted and foul-mouthed leader of The Saviors, is the newest vinyl bust bank in the Walking Dead line, and will look great sharing shelf space with Rick, Michonne and any number of zombies. Fill him up with half of your spare change, and nobody has to get hurt. Plus, he comes with his beloved baseball bat Lucille, so it’s like getting two characters in one! Just don’t let Lucille get thirsty! Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #NOV152192, SRP: $22.99)

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On Sale Today: Past, Present and Future Products from DST!

It’s Back to the Future Day at your local comic shop, and in addition to all of the great Diamond Select Toys products already on sale there -- including BTTF electronic time machines, Marty hats and OUTATIME license plates – DST is sending over even more cool stuff, because it’s also New Toy Day! Today finds new arrivals racing in from the past (Nightmare Before Christmas Select Action Figures), the present (Ant-Man Movie Minimates Box Set) and the future (Star Trek TNG Worf Bank). So read on for details, then get in your DeLorean and race over to your local comic shop!

Marvel Minimates Ant-Man Movie Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys release! The smallest Marvel movie of all time is almost here! This four-pack of Minimates based on Marvel’s Ant-Man movie includes four different 2-inch mini-figures – Scott Lang as Ant-Man, Hope Van Dyne, Hank Pym and Yellowjacket! Each Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #APR152307, SRP: $19.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack and Sally 16″ Coffin Doll Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! What’s this? What’s this? After a long absence, the stars of the stop-motion animation holiday classic Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas are back, just how you remember them! Re-creating the classic collectable figures of yesteryear, these 16-inch poseable figures of Jack Skellingon and his true love Sally feature real cloth costumes over articulated bodies, and come packaged in a coffin-shaped window box. Limited to 1,000 numbered pieces. Originally designed and created in Japan. (Item #FEB152151, SRP: $99.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is finally getting the Select action figure treatment! The Select line is known for its detailed sculpts, larger scale and its diorama bases, and NBX promises to put all of those features to the test! Jack Skellington, Sally and Oogie Boogie will make up the first series of figures, each sculpted to a 7-inch scale with character-appropriate articulation. Jack Skellington will come with a cemetery environment, Sally with a Halloweentown environment and alternate kneeling legs, and Oogie will come with a stone floor base and a removable face! Each figure will come packaged in the Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork. Sculpted by Dave Cortes! (Item #APR152296, SRP: $149.94/case)
Jack Skellington Figure (Item #APR152293, SRP: $24.99)
Sally Figure (Item #APR152294, SRP: $24.99)
Oogie Boogie Figure (Item #APR152295, SRP: $24.99)

Star Trek TNG Lt. Worf Vinyl Bust Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! Where’s the safest place on the Enterprise? Right behind Worf! Make your money that safe by putting it inside this 7” vinyl bust bank depicting Star Trek’s most famous Klingon crew member, with his phaser at the ready. With detailed, bust-quality paint applications and a coin slot on his back, this functional collectible is torn between two cultures – does he belong to both, or neither? You decide! Comes packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Patrick Pigott! (Item #MAY152170, SRP: $22.99)

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Ask DST #292: Minimates Multitudes!

It’s an all-Minimates Ask DST, where Diamond Select Toys president DSTChuck answers your questions about the most popular mini-figure line in the world! Marvel, Kill Bill, Alien, Star Trek, TMNT, Lost in Space and more get the rundown this episode, so read on and submit your own question!


Joey R.

What’s up Chuck! Have a couple questions to ask is there any chance at going for the dragonball license? DBZ is making a big come back it’d be pretty nice if we could get some dbz Minimates. Could we finally get uncanny cyclops, magneto and marvel now Dr.strange or sheriff Dr.strange from secret wars? Is it possible to get the ninja turtle party wagon down the line if it does well? Power rangers? And any chance at going for more video game licenses like metal gear solid, gears of war, god of war or even uncharted?

DSTChuck: Sorry, right now we have no plans to pursue the DBZ or Power Rangers license at this time. I don’t think we’ve decided yet if for sure we will be making more MM based on the Secret Wars story line.


John L.

I don't usually hemorrhage questions so excuse me for a bit:

1) Does the Deadly Assassins 4-pack signal the end of the KILL BILL line of Minimates or do you think you can squeak out one more set? Maybe variants of key characters in less bloody outfits.

2) Now that Punisher and Elektra are slated to appear on Netflix's DAREDEVIL, is there any chance you might offer 4-packs from that Marvel show?

3) Have you considered offering GODZILLA Minimates at a deluxe price point for popular characters like Ghidorah that require even more extensive sculpting?

4) Be honest: Are LOST IS SPACE Minimates dead? Should I stop holding out hope for a 4- or 5-pack featuring the rest of the cast?

5) Since even crappy movies can yield great toys, will you be offering Minimates based on ALIEN3 and ALIEN: RESURRECTION?

6) Will iZOMBIE Select figures give way to Minimates as well? And could that lead to other CW series like ARROW and THE FLASH?

7) Will we see any new Minimates at NYCC this year?

8) Do you have anything planned for the 50th anniversary of STAR TREK in terms of Minimates for 2016?

Thanks for your indulgence. If you make any TMNT Minimates from the live-action movies, I'm all in. Keep up the good work!

DSTChuck: No problem John I’ll do the best I can for you.

  1. I think for now our Kill Bill line is completed, but never say never.
  2. We still have no plans right now to produce products based on the Netflix shows, but the situation continues to evolve.
  3. Right now the Godzilla line has as much or more new sculpting than any line we have done in the past. With all that, though, we have no plans to charge more for this line.
  4. We do not have plans at this moment for more LiS sets, but for sure never say never.
  5. We have not ruled out any of the Aliens movies, so if the line keeps selling we’ll do anything.
  6. We do not have plans at this moment for iZombie Minimates, but for sure it’s something we’re keeping a close eye on.
  7. By now, you've probably seen all the new stuff we had there!
  8. We have looked at Trek MM for the 50th and run some ideas around, but nothing is settled yet.


Gavin H.

Hi Chuck! I know you have already stated that we will not be getting anything from the Deadpool movie (for which I am very saddened) but do you think you could try to release a comic tie in wave/4-pack like you did with Winter Soldier? Maybe with a Blind Al (using the newest Jubilee hairpeice), Ajax, Weasel, maybe even Bob (agent of HYRDA) Thanks and keep up the good work :)

DSTChuck: I would think you will see some sort of Deadpool MM from us within the next year.


Matt K.

Hello DST!! I was looking at a few of my Minimates today (mainly the ones with masks.) I was wondering if you guys were going to be making anymore hanging mask pieces for future heroes and villains like you did for Wolverine in toys r us series 9 or wave 47?

DSTChuck: Matt, we don’t have any planned, but I don’t think we’ve shut the door on it or anything.


Chris P.

We've gotten some pretty cool "action effects" accessories, like Thor's spinning hammer, Gambit's throwing cards and most recently Michaelangelo's spinning nunchuks as well as various energy effects, flame blasts and flying figure stands. These accessories allow for some very fun and dynamic posing and displays. Will we see more of these in the future? Things like a slicing katana for Leonardo and a "swooshing" effect for throwing Captain America's shield would be awesome.

DSTChuck: I think the response to the Thor hammer on the Minimate and the Select has really resonated with fans, so we might look at it, or try and think in those terms when it makes sense. The bases, I think we started that some time ago, so there is no real change there.


Lance C.

First off, thank you for producing such amazing Ninja Turtles Minimates and accessories from wave 2. Accessories are some we have never seen in any toy line. You guys really knocked it out of the park, can't wait for series 3, Slash, Bebop and especially Rocksteady look amazing! Are there plans to continue the TMNT line beyond wave 3? I have been collecting Minimates for several years now with well over 400 individually different Minimates. The main theme I focus on is Marvel Minimates. Myself and collectors have been wondering for a long time if you plan on coming out with more Inhumans? We are missing key characters from this team, characters such as Medusa, Triton, Gordon and Karnak. If you made these 4 in a box set it would be greatly sought after and sell well, from how much in demand these characters are. The New Avengers are characters that are making a lot of appearances in comics and video games these days. Kamala Khan's Ms. Marvel being one of them is an amazing character and would look so great as a Minimate. Any possibility of getting her in the future to go with her already made/announced teammates of Captain America Sam Wilson, Vison, Sam Alexander Nova and Jane Foster's Thor? Please please make her a Minimate You won't regret it and she herself is an Inhuman. Next year is Captain America Civil War so I am guessing you will be having Minimates for that movie? The Age of Ultron Minimates are great and you gave us so many characters from that movie thank you. Super excited for the Marvel Axis wave. Blazing skull has been making more appearances lately in the comics any chance he will become a Minimate? Well this letter has become long enough so I will leave you with my top three Minimates wish list, Toad, Spider-Hulk and Fin Fang Foom and commend you for continuing the trend of making epic Minimates in each theme you do.

DSTChuck: I don’t see us stopping TMNT at Series 3. As for Marvel, I think we always have fans that want collector stuff, classic stuff and movie stuff, I really can’t say which ones we’ll focus on. We have maybe half of 2016 planned out so far, but for the comic stuff we try and wait as long as we can if we’re going to focus on current stuff.


Garfield A.

So, with Gotham now on the table, is DC back or JUST Gotham? Either way you can still make Poison Ivy and I heard Mr. Freeze is supposed to be appearing? *hint hint* Also, from Marvel can we get an A-Bomb and Devil Dinosaur Minimate sometime? Maybe Caiera, the Red King? Oh and PLEASE is Man-spider possible? You guys love Spidey-mates, why not do a Spider-verse boxset? Man-Spider, Spider-Man Noir, Silk, Spider-Ham? There are a lot of cool spider heroes not made into Minimates yet. If 2017 isn't planned yet, how about Blackheart? Mistress Death? Madame Mask or the most intimidating, most terrifying, the one Iron Man villain that gives us all nightmares... The Unicorn. Thank you for reading!

DSTChuck: DC Gotham and DC comic are not related in any way. Even our deals within Warner TV like iZombie and Gotham are separate deals. I think we do try and mix in characters that have maybe not as wide an appeal as, say, Spider-Man, but we’re not able to make it a focus.


Joe G.

Any plans to make Minimates on the Telltale Walking Dead games?

DSTChuck: No sorry, for now we’re sticking just to the comic-based stuff.


Justin H.

Hi Chuck, I'm writing to ask that you please release another run of the Minimates Collector Case, the 10th Anniversary edition is long sold out, and I need more cases to store my collection! Also, a few members of the MMMV have also stated it would be nice if some of the compartments were bigger to accommodate some of the larger Minimates and accessories we have been getting lately. Maybe it's time for a new design, a three level case with the new level containing the bigger compartments? Thanks, Justin

DSTChuck: That’s a good suggestion. Maybe I can get a peek at that and see if it would make sense.



Justin H.

Hi Chuck, I am writing to ask that you please consider a new wave of Minimates dedicated to comic book Iron Man and his supporting characters and villains.  There are still many iconic characters from the Iron Man corner of the Marvel Universe that could make great colorful 'mates:

Iron Monger
Madame Masque
Fine Fang Foom
Grey Gargoyle
The Unicorn

Plus, a comic Iron Man wave would be a great way to reintroduce one of the most demanded Minimates army builders: A.I.M. Soldiers! I love specific character themed waves of Minimates, while event themed waves like Axis and Secret Wars are fun, dedicated character waves allows DST to dig a little deeper into the mythos. Please consider this, as despite Iron Man being a blockbuster film character, his Minimates Rogue's Gallery and supporting characters really could use a boost. Thanks, Justin

DSTChuck: I think it’s amazing that we have been doing this for so long, and there are so many characters fans really want that would make sense to make. I could never have imagined we’d have a run this long and still have so much cool stuff we could do.


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Cassie Hack Slashes Her Way to NYCC 2015 as an Exclusive Statue!

Cassie Hack has faced a lot of terrifying monsters, and now she’s facing the biggest monster of all – New York Comic-Con! The slasher-hunting hottie of Tim Seeley’s hit horror comic book series Hack/Slash is now a 9-inch Femme Fatales vinyl statue from Diamond Select Toys, and NYCC 2015 will see the debut of a new exclusive variant, only available at the Action Figure Xpress booth!

Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, Cassie Hack strides along an axe head, holding her friend Vlad’s mask in one hand, and a spiked baseball bat in the other. This AFX-exclusive variant features a new red color scheme, instead of her regular blue and grey, including red striped gloves, a red plaid skirt, and red argyle socks. Packaged in an individually numbered window box, this red Cassie will be limited to only 1,000 pieces, and it will go on sale for the first time ever at booth 437 at New York Comic-Con.

Also at the AFX booth, NYCC attendees will be able to pick up limited quantities of AFX’s Comic-Con International exclusives from this past summer, including the Femme Fatales Justice League Supergirl statue, the Avengers: Age of Ultron Minimates box set, a Retro-Boxed Alien Minimate, and the Masked Predator bottle opener.

Clerks Select 20th Anniversary Action Figures In Stores Now!

They’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 action figure is captured in the film’s famous black-and-white palette, and includes film-accurate accessories like hockey sticks, eggs, lasagna, VHS tapes and a boom box. Each figure also comes with 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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