Blog posts of '2015' 'May'

Diamond Select Toys and Action Figure Xpress Team Up for Four Comic-Con Exclusive Products!

Diamond Select Toys and Action Figure Xpress Team Up for Four Comic-Con Exclusive Products!

In their quest to get new and unique products into the hands of collectors, Diamond Select Toys has frequently teamed up with retailer Action Figure Xpress on exclusive items that expand on DST’s existing lines in very exciting ways. And at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, AFX will offer four new items developed by DST, each more exciting than the last! With new items from Alien, Predator, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Justice League Unlimited, there’s something for every kind of fan! Pre-order at, and arrange to pick it up at the show at booth 3345, or have it sent straight to your home after the con!

Predator Exclusive Masked Predator Metal Bottle Opener

An Action Figure Xpress Exclusive! Predators love the heat, and nothing beats the heat like a cool, refreshing drink. Whether you’re slogging through an impenetrable jungle or walking the beat in a Los Angeles barrio, this AFX-exclusive Masked Predator metal bottle opener will pop the cap off of your favorite bottled beverage faster than you can say “Get to the choppah!” Plus, magnets on the back will hold it fast to your refrigerator or trophy case, so you’ll never have to “hunt” for an opener again! Packaged in a full-color slipcase. Limited to 1500 pieces! (PRICE: $20.00)

Alien Minimates 1979-Style Exclusive Retro Single Pack

An Action Figure Xpress Exclusive! In 1979, a nearly 2-foot tall Alien action figure appeared on toy store shelves, kicking off global excitement for the Alien film franchise and its numerous toy tie-ins. Now, 35 years later, Diamond Select Toys has created a 2-inch Minimates mini-figure of the Alien that pays tribute to that classic action figure! Contained in a classically styled window box, this single-packed Alien Minimate features 16 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, as well as a translucent skull dome with glow-in-the-dark skull, just like the original toy! Celebrate 35 years of horror! Limited to 2000 pieces! (PRICE: $7.00)

Avengers: Age of Ultron Minimates Exclusive Box Set

An Action Figure Xpress Exclusive! The biggest Marvel movie yet continues to conquer the Minimates Universe! This five-pack of Minimates based on Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron features new characters and new looks that fans of the movie have been waiting for! Tony Stark, Nick Fury, Iron Man Mk. 45 and Iron Legion #01 take on a more powerful Final Form Ultron in the must-have box set for any Marvel movie fan! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, as well as a clear display stand. Packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to 2000 sets! (PRICE: $28.00)

Justice League Unlimited Femme Fatales Exclusive Supergirl PVC Statue

An Action Figure Xpress Exclusive! Diamond Select Toys kicks off their line of DC Animated Universe products this fall, but AFX is kicking things off early with an exclusive Femme Fatales statue of Supergirl! Featuring Kara In-Ze in her blue-and-red uniform from later seasons of Justice League Unlimited, this statue of Supergirl poses above an icy arctic landscape, ready to hurl herself at the next foe to threaten her adopted planet. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall atop her sculpted base, Supergirl comes packed in a full-color window box, and is in scale with other Femme Fatales PVC statues. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios. Limited to 1500 pieces! (PRICE: $50.00)

Pre-order at, and arrange to pick it up at the show at booth 3345, or have it sent straight to your home after the con!

DST’s Marvel Retro Wolverine Figure Expands the Original Mego Line!

DST’s Marvel Retro Wolverine Figure Expands the Original Mego Line!

The Marvel Retro line continues! So far, Diamond Select Toys and EMCE Toys have resurrected the classic Mego figures of Spider-Man and Captain America, neither of which have been produced since the early 1980s. Now, those two legendary toys are joined by a Mego-style figure that has never ever been made! Retro Wolverine is in stores now, and it marks Wolverine’s first appearance in the 8-inch scale!

Despite making his debut in 1974, and gaining popularity after joining the X-Men in 1975, Wolverine didn’t get an action figure until 1984, after Mego closed its doors. So in order to re-create what an 8-inch, cloth-costume Mego action figure of the mutant would look like, EMCE and DST looked at other toys of that era, and created their own! The 1970s-style Wolverine action figure wears his classic blue-and-yellow costume, which is fully removable, including a removable mask. Once you take off that costume, you can dress him up in his brown costume or his civilian togs!

Wolverine’s Logan accessories include a bomber jacket, jeans, tank-top, boots, clawed hands and a unique unmasked head sculpt. Wolverine’s brown costume comes with a sculpted masked head and open and closed claw hands. The set includes a vintage-style window box for the classic Wolverine figure, as well as a booklet about the history of Wolverine in comics and toys, all packaged in a displayable gift tray.

Each box set is limited to 3,000 pieces, and you can order today through your local comic shop, your favorite online retailer or Wolverine is only the first all-new character planned for the line. The next figure to be released will be Thor, and you can look for a new figure to be unveiled at Comic-Con International in San Diego!

Ask DST #280: Minimate-ize Me!

It’s an all-new Ask DST with DSTChuck! The president of Diamond Select Toys takes on your questions one at a time, one topic at a time, and this week’s topic is Minimates! The 2-inch mini-figures have been around for 13 years, and the list of licenses we’ve made as Minimates is almost as long as the list of those we haven’t! Minimates fans ask about Punky Brewster, Godzilla, The Lord of the Rings, Marvel, Stan Lee and The Fast and the Furious! Read on to see what we’re working on, and what we aren’t! Then submit your own question above, or via e-mail!


Rick H.

Hello Mr. Chuck, I got rather disappointed after looking through all the Toy Fair photos of your upcoming products.  I was hoping to see new Punky Brewster Minimates.  Since this is the 30th Anniversary year, I figured new Punky product would be an easy win.  Especially with how similar your Minimates logo is to the Punky titles logo.  Any chance we could see a box set of Punky, Henry, Cherie and Betty? There are plenty of secondary characters to fill out another set with Brandon the Wonder Dog. A refrigerator accessory would be awesome. Or maybe you could make the animated versions? The world needs more Glomer. What's it going to be? Guess we'll just wait and see.

DSTChuck: Rick, at DST we like to say “never say never,” BUT… I don’t think Punky is in our immediate plans, sorry.


Matt S.

Hi Chuck, I was wondering what the chances are of some classic Marvel characters being made. All the movie and modern Marvel stuff is fine and all but there are some glaring holes in line-ups. What I've loved about you guys and 'mates from the beginning is the opportunity to get characters in two-packs that aren't "main liners". With that said, a classic Jack Kirby red/white Falcon, Avenger alum Black Knight come to mind as my two still-most-wanted characters. If leisure suit Wonder Man and Union Jack can do well at TRU, why not these guys? Plus, Falcon's star has never been higher on the public-radar than now! West Coast Avengers Tigra are long overdue... as is using that cool "Tinkerbell" tiny-mini to replicate our beloved Wasp! I also like having a variety of villains, so how about Constrictor and Toad? A bulked-up Abomination? How's about the Molten Man? I'd also love another Strange Tales boxed set with Man-Thing, Brother Voodoo, Damien Hellstrom and Count Dracula! I understand that you need to put out movie stuff to make a hit with the audiences who may not be long-time comic readers who know all about the lore... but c'mon, don't forget to throw us old-timers (I'm 33) a bone too! Also, hoping that we'll see one more Godzilla minimate set. It's incredibly disheartening to hear that they haven't sold as well as you guys were hoping... as I was really hoping for a big success too! If there's ANY way to get one more boxed set out, could we forego having Godzilla in it? I know he's the strong point but... we need those last 4 slots to get the remaining characters that would "complete" the line:

- Megalon. He featured in his own "Godzilla vs. _____" title! Plus, we have Gigan and Jet Jaguar! That's like having a peanut butter pie sandwich with no peanut butter!

- Anguirus. The first monster Godzilla fought and a long-time pal of his that'd go perfectly with MechaGodzilla as well as the following two choices.

- Rodan. Another early first-foe then staunch ally of Godzilla that has as much name-brand recognition as Mothra and is perfect to fight.

- King Ghidorah. C'mon, we've even seen the design specs at a Con for this guy! He's GOTTA get made! The original love-to-hate-him Godzilla villain!

DSTChuck: I can say on the Marvel stuff that we have not planned out 2016 yet, but I’m not sure if we will be looking in that direction. I think we very well might do a third Godzilla set, but I can’t see us doing a set without Godzilla.


Chris P.

What are the chances of getting a Stan Lee Minimate? I know you don't pick up licenses just for Minimates so you could roll out a few different Stan Lee products like a vinyl bank and an updated 8" classic retro style figure. It’s just that we have all these great Marvel Minimates and yet we don't have the "face" of Marvel Comics to join them. I know I'd buy several so I could create all of his Marvel movie characters. Perhaps a convention exclusive 2-pack of Stan Lee and Spider-man or a box set of Stan Lee in some of his most memorable movie costumes ("Hugh Hefner" from Iron Man, the security guard from Winter Soldier, hot dog vendor from X-Men)? Thanks! Chris Polansky

DSTChuck: Chris, we did ask Marvel if our rights to the movies did include the characters that Stan Lee has played, and we were told we were not cleared to do product of him, so sorry, it’s a no-go for now.


Kostis F.

I know this is probably a longshot, but here goes: With Secret Wars merging all of the different universes together, what are our chances of seeing some more Ultimate Minimates? I was and still am a big fan of it, despite, the uh, questionable choices that were made in recent years. Look, I'm not asking or hoping for characters like Ultimate Rhino, but I'd love to see the remaining Ultimate’s. Maybe something like this would work:

LCS Wave (Ultimates):

Quicksilver/Scarlet Witch

Captain Britain (parts for both)/Thor (with his new armour from the latest run) Vision/Captain Marvel Black Panther/Black Widow (heads for both)

TRU Wave (Ultimate X-Men):


Beast/Jean Grey



Ultimate Fantastic Four 4-Pack:

Sue Storm

Reed Richards w/th extra "Maker" parts (namely the helmet, a new face and probably torso) Johhny Storm (regular, not flamed, as we have tons of flamed Torches) Doctor Doom

We already have tons of Things, so I figured Doom would fit better. The F4 have a new movie coming on so that could tie in there, the Ultimates wave has mostly the same Avengers from the movies and the X-Men are all big names. Obviously I don't expect 2 Ultimate themed waves to happen right now, but I'd love to get at least some. Honestly, is there any chance that we'll be seeing ANY Ultimate mates?  Thanks a ton! PS: Any info on when some new Valiant mates will be announced?

DSTChuck: I do think we will do several Minimates from Secret Wars, but I do not see us focusing on the Ultimates. Sorry. We have also been asked to stay away from the Fantastic Four for now, so those will not be possible either.

Dani H.

Hi! I would just like to thank you guys for working so hard for us! I absolutely love Minimates and have been collecting for a few years now (You can check out my Instagram page REDACTED) I'm a toy photographer and they are amongst my favorites to pose and capture.  I have a few questions for ya so thank you for taking the time to answer.

1. Any chance of revisiting the Max Heroes line? Perhaps include a doctor/nurse/EMT set?

2. Being a Minimate collector and toy photographer, I'm always looking for accessories in scale with the Mates. Would y'all ever release a series of accessories? I know quite a few buddies who would stock up on those!

3. Plans on releasing more vehicles?

4. Since you've released a few mates from MIRAMAX films, any chance of doing more? From Dusk till Dawn, The Crow, Scream, to name a few? Thanks again! -Dani Hernandez


1. We’d love to, and look for ways to bring them back constantly.

2. We’ve talked a little about that, but I don’t think something like that is coming anytime soon.

3. Yes.

4. None of those are planned at this time.


Angela B.

Any chance you'd consider doing up a collection of Minimates in honor of the Fast and Furious franchise??  We'd luv to see Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, and many more of the cast.  If you do we're also in to carry them via our store and website Fingers crossed!  And toes!!

DSTChuck: Very cool series of movies, but no plans right now to go after the license.


Brandon D.

Just wondering with all the Black Widow minimates released especially the ones based on Scarlett Johansson. Were the eyes on the minimates are always blue even though the actress has green eyes i think it's a little interesting as to why that is. Other than that the figures always turn out really great just the eye color thing  is the only thing off about them and could make them more accurate if the eye color was the correct color of green instead of blue.

DSTChuck: That’s a good question. I always thought they were hazel, but I can see green more than blue.


Robert G.

Will there be any new Marvel Zombie characters created this year?

DSTChuck: Yes, I think the yearly box set will continue this year.


Adam S.

Will it ever be possible for you to do more Lord of the Rings Minimates? Either as a completely new series, or as a continuation?

DSTChuck: I don’t think this is a property we are looking at, at this time. In the lea- up to the new movies, there was some talk for a little while, but nothing came of it.


Duane B.

With your "older" movie Minimates lines (Kill Bill, Sin City, etc.) doing so well, how about considering another property that's doing well with action figures: Firefly/Serenity. With Funko releasing both their Retro and Legendary line, the time might be right to bring your special Minimates touch to this property. You could even do a Minimates vehicle of a Firefly ship akin to the Enterprise. Please? I absolutely love my Godzilla Minimates! What a great line! Thanks.

DSTChuck: Glad you like the Godzilla line. We did some product for Serenity back when the movie came out, but we never did Minimates. Right now, we’re not looking at doing anything with that property.


Michael P.

Hello, after finishing the amazing Daredevil series on Netflix, I was wondering if you had plans to do a series of minimates based off of the series. Or at least release one of the new Daredevil costume. Being a minimate collector for some time now, I would love to see a wave of Marvel Minimates based on the Daredevil Netflix series. - A fellow fan - Mike Palozzi

DSTChuck: Right now, no, but with season two greenlit, it might be a direction we look at going into 2016.


Kostis F.

Hey there! I recently re-read my Young Avengers comics, and it got me thinking how cool a YA wave would be. I mean, you could market it as an Avengers wave and most of the characters look like their adult counterparts, so why not?



Hawkeye (Kate)/Speed

Vision/Iron Lad


Plus a TRU pack of Miss America/Teen Loki

Oh, and when are we getting more NOW! Designs? I need Moon Knight and the Uncanny X-Men, like, yesterday.

DSTChuck: Some cool stuff there, but honestly, 2016 is not set, so I can’t say which ones would happen or not happen.


Got a question for DSTChuck? Ask DST via e-mail!

On Sale this Week: Lost in Space’s B9 and Age of Ultron Hulk!

On Sale this Week: Lost in Space’s B9 and Age of Ultron Hulk!

It’s a big week for comic shops, because even though there are only two new items shipping to stores from Diamond Select Toys, they’re both a pretty big deal! Our new electronic B9 robot from Lost in Space ships to stores this week, as does the newest edition of our Marvel Select movie Hulk action figure, updated for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Read more about them below, then cfind your nearest comic shop at, or order online at your favorite toy retailer. B9 is also available at!

Lost In Space Electronic Lights & Sounds B9 Robot
Danger, Will Robinson! DST is known for their incredibly detailed electronic cars and starships, and now they’ve built their first-ever electronic robot! This 10-inch rendition of B9, the friendly helper robot from Lost in Space, features lights and sounds taken straight from the classic sci-fi TV show. Lights on his head and chest blink constantly while B9 is on, and additional lights and dialogue are triggered with the push of a button, including “I will accompany you, you may need protection,” “Cannot compute, programming data insufficient,” and his famous cries of “Danger!” You can also manually raise and lower his head, open and close his claws, extend his arms and turn his torso to the left and right. He even has wheels so you can roll him around! Comes packaged in full-color window box with try-me feature. (Item #AUG142281, SRP: $49.99)

B9 speaks the following dialogue:

"The function of an environmental control robot is to supply all data pertinent to this particular field."
"Cannot compute, programming data insufficient."
"I will accompany you, you may need protection."
"Due to worn condition of memory bank, compliance impossible."
"My power supply is getting very weak."
"Emergency! Emergency!"
"I am a cybernetic servo mechanism and computer."
"Astronomical scanning data indicates that you are now observing Omega Nebula!"
"It would be against the prime directive of robotics to expose human beings to danger of any kind."
"Warning! Warning!"
"Launch time, T-minus 1 minute and counting."
"I do not sleep, it is not one of my functions."
"Danger Danger Will Robinson!"
"I must warn the others there is a dangerous alien among us."

Marvel Select Avengers Age of Ultron Movie Hulk Action Figure
A Diamond Select Toys release! Hulk smash puny toys! The Hulk returns in a new look for “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and DST is revisiting their award-winning action figure from the first Avengers movie with all-new sculpted details! Standing almost 10 inches tall, this Hulk figure sports 16 points of articulation and a spot-on likeness of the Hulk from the film, and comes packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #DEC142218, SRP: $24.99)

Find your nearest comic shop at!


Ask DST #279: The Marvel Saga Continues!

Ask DST #279: The Marvel Saga Continues!

Diamond Select Toys president DSTChuck continues his long march to 300 Q&A sessions, and his 279th is all about Marvel action figures ­-- mostly Marvel Select, but also Marvel Retro! If you have your own question for DSTChuck, submit it via e-mail, or the "Ask" form at!


Bryan P.

Will there ever be a Marvel Select Iceman action figure to be made? Been waiting for this since the Toy Biz Marvel Legends line went south. Huge fan of your MM & Marvel Select lines. Thank you!

DSTChuck: For sure he has been considered, it’s on our list, yes.


Tiago F.

Hi how are you all. I’m a big fan of the Marvel Select Line but I’m from Portugal and here your products are impossible to find so we have to import them. Yes, our comic book and Disney stores are a shame. I was able to pre-order Cable back in December but the Carnage figure was and is sold out for pre-order in every store that i know. My question is: will you guys release a second run of the figure shortly after the first run like you did with Venom? And if i may, will you guys re-release the Marvel Select Marvel Girl figure? Thank you so much

DSTChuck: I’m good – thanks for asking. I am sorry you have trouble finding our figures. Carnage is sold out and we are not making more at this time, BUT for SURE it’s something we would consider down the road.


Betsy B.

I was wondering the other day: Since you all made Thor's girlfriend, would you all consider Mary Jane, Peter Parker (without the suit), or Bruce Banner? They are good friends of mine. Also, please make me. It would be neat to have my very own figure.

DSTChuck: I would say neither of those are on the short list, but they have not been ruled out.


Felipe Q.

Hello, I wonder if you have plans to release for the movie Captain America 3 the figure of Hawkeye Marvel Select. Thank you.

DSTChuck: We’ve just started to talk about what we might want to do for Cap 3, so we’ll have to see.

Christian Y.

Hi, is it possible to get a new comic style Hulk like the Kotobukiya statue but given the kind of articulation as either movie Avenger Hulks or better? I know we've gotten a bunch of Hulks, but would love a definitive comic style Hulk that's not exactly based on any specific style or armored. If armored I'd hope swappable parts or removable so he can still be a basic Hulk. Also would love a Now Cap done the same way as the new sexy Thor and Hawkeye. Thanks!

DSTChuck: I don’t think we will ever rule out the idea of doing another Hulk. It’s true we have done several, but I still think there are some great ones out there.


Steven S.

First off, thanks for releasing the new Hawkeye and Pizza Dog figure. I bought it the second you announced it. Second, I love the Mighty Thor figure; it was the first one my wife complemented without me bringing it up to her first. Last, and the real reason I'm writing in: Please make a Beta Ray Bill figure. I know your releases are limited through the year and that Marvel has to approve it, but that's #1 on my wish list right now. I'd love for the Mighty Thor figure to stand beside BRB as oath brothers. Thanks for all the great figs and ensuring that my shelves never stay empty. Also, last thing: I got Jim Starlin to sign the back of my Thanos figure. He had big complements about the fig and said he loved the one sitting on his shelf at home :)

DSTChuck:  I don’t think Beta Ray is tops on our list, but it’s not ruled out, so maybe. Cool that Mr. Starlin likes Thanos and has one at home!


Antonio C.

Any chance we can get Ms. Marvel w/ the lightning bolt costume, Hercules, Beta Ray Bill, Walt Simonson' s armored Thor, Quasar, Odin, Vision, Gladiator, updated Thing (preferably Byrne' s Version) or She-Hulk, Hulkbuster for the select line? Oh Namor is cool too.

DSTChuck: One of those for sure will happen and maybe two by end of 2016. Hulkbuster is up for pre-order at right now.


Carmen W.

Hey Chuck, I'm a huge Spider-Man fan and I love what DST has done with the Symbiots Venom & Carnage... My question is will you complete the symbiots with a new Black Suit Spider-Man figures... Hopefully with the articulation of Venom & Carnage? Also, we do need an articulated Classic (comic) Spider-Man figure. Thank you.

DSTChuck: Seems Spidey is a character folks like OR one they get sick of us doing, but lucky for you I’m a big Spidey fan, so you never know.


Steve G.

With the announcement at Toy Fair of DST doing the Gotham TV series 7" Select figures does this open the door to possibly doing more TV series Select figures such as any of the Marvel's Netflix series, Marvel's Agents of Shield or Marvel's Agent Carter? While it may be a bit early to say on any of these I was just curious if there had been any serious discussions around this and, if so, which one(s) of the above? I think many of your fans would agree that based on how the early Gotham Select figures looked that you guys would "nail it" on any figures from the above TV series. Thanks.  

DSTChuck: I don’t think Gotham is connected to the Marvel Netflix stuff as much as we’re connected to Netflix due to our long standing relationship with Marvel. You are right it’s a little early, BUT with the great reports on DD and the early green light to a second season, of course we’re going to look at it.


Christian Y.

Hi, will the Marvel Select “The Wolverine” sequel figure ever be re-released?

DSTChuck: We never say never, BUT currently our license does not allow us to re-issue movie figures.


Wyatt M.

Is there any chance of there being a Marvel Select Marvel Now Captain America to go along with the new Marvel Select Thor and Hawkeye figures?

DSTChuck: It has not been ruled out, so we’ll have to see, since we have just started to plan 2016.


David A.

Firstly I'm a huge fan of Marvel Select figures and I love the new 'The Mighty Thor' and the 'Avenging Hawkeye'. I was wondering if these figures are the beginning of a new theme and if we're going to see more modern versions of other marvel comic characters? I'd particularly love to see a Wolverine, Cyclops and Magneto in more modern costumes (i.e. no underpants on the outside). Regards, D.A.

DSTChuck: No, I don’t think it’s a theme, its more how it worked out with what we had planned and what Disney told us they wanted and we were able to work with them on. We do try and mix classic, movie and new looks.


Paul D.

Is the upcoming Disney Store Exclusive from the Marvel movie a variant of an already announced figure, or an entirely new figure? (I.e. like a battle damaged, unmasked head variant) Just asking, so I know whether or not to preorder another one.

DSTChuck: Which are you referring to?? I THINK the next one we ship to them will be an ALL new figure. If I have my timing right.


Vincent G.

Hello DST! It’s been a long while since I’ve sent a question. First I want to say the latest Marvel Select figures, especially the Disney Store variants, are incredible!! Please keep up the amazing work! :D My question for you involves two figures I would love to see as Marvel Select. Is there any chance we will be able to see Agent Coulson, as well as a Classic Iron Man mark I as Marvel Select? The Iron Man I’m referring to is based on the original comic version, I would love to see that armor made and designed by you guys! As for Coulson I would love to see made to be with the Avengers, and fellow shield agents. I know Clark Gregg would love to see it made. Other than that, please keep up the awesome work, I hope to hear from you soon, have an awesome day!

DSTChuck: Welcome back! I do not think we’ll do a Coulson but I can tell you for SURE a “Classic” Iron Man based on Layton has been on the table and in talks several times, it’s just not worked out yet. That run is the first at-home mail subscription for a comic I ever had.


Terry D.

Thank you SOOOOO much for the Avenging Hawkeye/Hawkguy figure!!!  Any chance we may see a Kate Bishop figure in the future?  Oh, and a Psylocke figure would be most welcome as well.  Thanks for your time!!!

DSTChuck: Psylocke and Rogue have long been on our list of figures we would like to do. Right now there are no plans for a Kate Bishop figure.


Arthur E.

Hi, I'm a brazilian Marvel Select collector. Usually, when a Marvel movie is released I always wait for some new action figures. But I have been a little disappointed with DST, mainly because you did not announce figures of important characters from the movies Guardians of the Galaxy and Averngers: Age of Ultron. Do you still intend to make new adverts? My suggestions: Ultron, Hulkbuster and Vision.

DSTChuck: We had hoped to do some figures for GoG, but the way some stuff worked out and the timing it was not possible. I am sorry you do not like the figures we picked for AoU, but I know lots of fans have been asking for a Black Widow figure.


Christopher J.

I know you guys and the public are probably tired of spiderman, but make Mysterio! I don't think there is a single figure of him that's actually worth buying or does the character's unique look justice.

DSTChuck: I can NEVER be tired of Spidey – even after the third Sam Raimi movie.


Nick C.

Hi Chuck, was the Select Movie Iron Man Mark 4, 6 and 42 Stark heads all official authorized Robert Downey Jr. likenesses? They do look like him. Also The Disney Store Battle damaged Captain America Winter Soldier figure included the regular masked head and the Steve Rogers head, was that Rogers head sculpt an official Chris Evans likeness? Please let me know. Thanks.

DSTChuck: All our Marvel movie figures are likeness and are approved by Marvel as well as the talent or their representatives.


Dominic D.

Hi, DST! I know I've asked you this question via your FB page but will there be a chance to have regular release of Marvel Select figures to Asia (or in my case, The Philippines) again? I do miss getting them regularly especially the releases last year, 2014 and the recent ones this year. Also, kudos to you guys for being really consistent with how you guys bring out your products (in general) to us. -Advocate Pinoy, Philippines

DSTChuck: I do know our sales folks are always looking for as many distributors as they can find in new territories, so hopefully as we move along Select figures will be available in more territories.


Augusto B.

Hey guys DST! First I would like to say how Cable, Carnage and the new Hawkeye are incredible. Great job makes me very happy that I made the right choice! But here we go.
-Many of us are acutely bored with the amount of Spider-Man, Hulk, and Captain America, among other heroes, that sounds repetitive. Since there are plenty of interesting heroes, and many could be launched with further improvements. Being perfectly honest I do not like the Phoenix was launched, much less Marvel Girl and Cyclops ... are characters that could re-surfaced with all, Jim Lee "Era" is full of good options. It would be nice, since many people come asking new X Men (I will not mention about Rogue, Psylocke, Beast and Angel) you surely know what to do (Jim Lee "Era" right, please?!  And let the girls beautiful!!! Black Cat is certainly the most sexy and beautiful figure of all)
-Another fact that bothers a little, why has not made a Hulk Buster?! Would be the best news of the year, the new Thor (Movie Version) is disappointing and almost identical to the previous one and the new Hulk disappointing..... There are times when it sounds like a collection of Barbie.... just change clothes and the hair, the rest is the same. Surprise us more, we will be here with you to the collection grow. But listen, more fans. I'm from Brazil and participate in groups with people from Italy, Canada, Spain, Chile and the United States.... these issues came of discussion exactly. Anyway THANK YOU! You are incredible!

DSTChuck: As I said earlier in this Q&A some folks want MORE Hulk, Spidey and such, we’ve even seen some folks ask for a new Wolverine. We’re always looking to the X-men for inspiration so we’ll see. I am sorry you are disappointed in some of our character selections as of late.


Shandon W.

Really digging the latest Carnage with the modern/classic heads.  Which leads me to wonder what type of Beast figure we're going to get.  I'm not asking if, but when, we see Beast in the proper Marvel Select form, can we get interchangeable heads as well. For instance, an aggressive open mouth head and an intellectual/deep thought head with the black frame glasses, like the 90's cartoon.  I know I mentioned interchangeable feet w/ a base to hang from a while ago, so I'm really hoping you show Beast some love the way you did you Carnage and the recent Disney Thor & Hawkeye.  Thanks.

DSTChuck: Since Beast is not planned at this time I can’t say how we will handle design, but he has been on the list we’ve looked at for line planning.


Bartek K.

Hi, Chuck and DST crew! Can I ask you to commission Gentle Giant to sculpt every Marvel Select figure till the end of time? With the recent Hawkeye and Thor, and upcoming Black Widow and Ant-Man, their execution seems flawless. Sculpts are amazing, accessories wonderful and articulation spot on (although Hawkguy could've used double elbows instead of knees). While I like Jean St. Jean's work and I'd appreciate an occasional figure from him, I think his sculpts are too stylized. On the other hand, GG's are clearly inspired by certain comic books but at the same time generic enough that they can fit in with any and all other figs. I guess my question is, why do you work with multiple different artists instead of partnering with only one studio?

DSTChuck: I am sure GG appreciated the love, but I really like working with different artist and styles. I think for the most part with our run of making Marvel products, we’ve tried to take our own or our artist’s take to the universe. The movies we look at more a faithful representation. Right now we work with Jean and GG and Phil and while we have worked with others in the past, I think that’s our current line-up.


Wes P.

Hi! I was really happy to hear again in the last Marvel Q&A that Rogue and Psylocke are always on your list as possible Marvel Select figures. If we see either (or both!) of these gals soon, could they please, please, please be in their 90s Jim Lee era costumes? I'd love for them to match up with previous releases, like Wolverine, Colossus, Gambit, etc. Same goes for Beast too. I'd love to see him blue, furry, and in the Jim Lee trunks. Keep up the awesome work!

DSTChuck: Nothing is decided yet, but I think it’s possible that is the direction we would take.


Raymond A.

I just saw your Mego Retro Captain America in a local comic shop and I just wanted to take a minute to tell you how disappointing it is. I understand the realities of having to offer it at the price point it is, but with increased expenses come increased expectations. The way you choose to affix the chest star to both costumes looks terrible. Why not screen print the star like the Retro Captain Action Captain America suit? Choosing to secure it in one spot, in the center, leaving the tips of the star to hang off the costume just looks shoddy. I was on the fence about buying it because of the price but seeing how that important detail was handled allowed me to decide to pass on it. It's too bad because I was initially excited when I saw it at NY Comic Con.

DSTChuck: I am sorry you don’t like it, we had trouble determining the best way to attach the star in a way that would hold up with frequent costume changes. I think this line is always going to be tricky, how do we make a “modern” product but honor the look and feel of the past – it’s an ongoing process.


Gabriel S.

Dear DST, warm regards. Does Marvel Select have the license to do figures based on X-Men: Apocalypse? If so, they should seriously consider doing Angel/Archangel with the recently revealed movie look. He is a requested character, has a large fan base, and his new badass movie costume is looking very nice. And since they would probably only do one movie figure (please let it be Angel/Archangel), they could also do the requested comic Apocalypse to go with it. Thanks and keep up the great work.

DSTChuck: Right now we do not, but the movie situation with Marvel is very fluid. That said I think we’re unlikely to make figures based on the Fox movies going forward.


Nick R.

I think the Marvel Select Venom, Carnage, and Anti-Venom figures all look great and I would love to see a Marvel Select "Toxin" figure as well by Jean St. Jean. P.S. A new mold Marvel Select classic Spiderman with 16 points of articulation, a bunch of hand options and being a little larger than past Spideys would also be awesome.

DSTChuck: Thanks for the love and request noted.

Luke D.

Now that the Daredevil Netflix series is out and we have gotten our first look at the red suit.

1. What are the chances we will see a Daredevil Marvel Select based on the television show?

I expect it to be slim to none or at least for now. We never know what the future has in store, especially with Defenders coming in the near future.

2. Is there a chance we will get any other version of Daredevil; from comics or graphic novels?

3. Also is there a possibility of ever seeing Kingpin and some of Daredevil's foes such as Bullseye and Mister Fear?

4. Are we ever going to see any form of Nick Fury; whether it is classic comic Nick Fury, Ultimate Nick Fury, or MCU Nick Fury?

DSTChuck: I think for 1-3 as reflects the Netflix series, time will tell. I don’t see a Nick Fury figure in the immediate future, but you never know.


Gabriel S.

With a new Captain America movie coming out, is it safe to assume we will get a new Marvel Select Captain America figure based on his appearance in that movie? Thanks in advance. Gabriel

DSTChuck: I guess we’ll have to see how he looks in the movie, we’re just now starting to figure out what we want to do with that movie.


Alex C.

I LOVE the work you've been doing with the Marvel Select figures but feel terrible every time I tear open one of your figures and throw all that plastic packaging away. Are there any plans to move toward a more environmentally friendly package design for the Marvel Select figures? Thanks!

DSTChuck: We’ve looked at ways to make the package smaller and such, but it’s not very practical, for the most part, with the figures we do and the large bases. Also, as it is, the large figures already have trouble with tearing the package, so I’m not sure how a smaller package would work.

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Coming this Fall: Gotham, Ghostbusters and Zombie Silent Bob!

Coming this Fall: Gotham, Ghostbusters and Zombie Silent Bob!

The new Previews catalog is in comic shops now, and inside is a long list of new products coming your way from Diamond Select Toys! Due out this fall, the new offerings include items from the Batman Classic TV Series, Batman The Animated Series, Gotham, Ghostbusters, Jay and Silent Bob, Marvel Select, Predator, Pulp Fiction, Star Trek, Universal Monsters and more! It’s the best of all worlds! Pre-order today through your local comic shop, your favorite online retailer, or here at! Find your nearest comic shop at!

Batman Classic TV Series Catwoman Resin Bust
A Diamond Select Toys release! Batman's rogues gallery continues to grow as Catwoman joins the Riddler and the Joker in DST's line of busts, based on the Classic Batman TV Series! This 6-inch-tall resin bust depicts Julie Newmar as Catwoman, perched atop a colorful base inspired by the show's animated opening credits. Even with her mask on, Catwoman's hypnotizing beauty will have Batman baffled! Packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #MAY152172, SRP: $59.99)

Batman Animated Series Femme Fatales Poison Ivy PVC Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! DST’s line of Femme Fatales PVC statues based on the women of the DC Animated Universe continues with Poison Ivy! Based on her appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, this PVC statue of the plant-loving Pamela Isley stands 9 inches tall atop her diorama base, and depicts the villainous vixen visiting with a vine-like friend, perhaps discussing how best to entangle the Dark Knight. Packaged in a full-color box window box. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios! (Item #MAY152173, SRP: $45.00)

Gotham TV Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! One of the hottest shows on TV is Gotham, a look at the crime-ridden streets of Batman’s hometown. Now, the hit show is an all-new line of Select action figures! Each 7-inch scale figure comes with character-specific accessories, as well as a deluxe diorama base representing a location in Gotham City: The Penguin comes with a pier, Jim Gordon comes with an alleyway, and Selina Kyle comes with a fire escape – connect Jim and Selina’s bases to form a larger scene! Each figure features approximately 16 points of articulation and comes packaged in the famous display-ready Select packaging, with spine art for easy shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item # MAY152171, SRP: $24.99/ea.)

Ghostbusters Movie Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! After years of producing a variety of quality Ghostbusters products, DST is finally tackling 7-inch-scale Select action figures! With 12 releases planned in the line, the first three will be Ray Stanz, Winston Zeddemore and Louis Tully, each with detailed sculpts, exacting likenesses and character-specific accessories. Each figure will also include a diorama piece – collect all twelve to build the rooftop battle scene from the end of the film! Each figure features approximately 16 points of articulation and comes packaged in the famous display-ready Select packaging, with spine art for easy shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! Coming in Series 2: Peter Venkman and Egon Spengler! (Item #MAY152168, SRP: $24.99/ea.) 

Ghostbusters Logo Metal Bottle Opener

A Diamond Select Toys release! You have the tools, you have the talent… but do you have a bottle opener? When you’ve defeated an invasive supernatural entity, and it’s time to celebrate with a cool beverage, be sure you have this 3” metal bottle opener handy. Scultped in the shape of the Ghostbusters logo, this opener has magnets on the back so it will stick to your refrigerator, containment grid or the hood of the Ecto-1. Packaged in a full-color slipcase.  (Item #MAY152169, SRP: $18.00)

Jay and Silent Bob Minimates Zombie 2-Pack

A Diamond Select Toys release! Jay and Silent Bob will never die! Literally! This all-new 2-pack of Minimates mini-figures features undead versions of America’s favorite comedy team, as seen in the movies, comics and cartoons of  writer/director Kevin Smith. This set includes zombie-specific accessories, including a hunk of meat and the severed heads of four familiar victims. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable (and removable) parts. Packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #MAY152176, SRP: $9.99)

Marvel Select Dr Strange Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth! Marvel’s Secret Avenger, supernatural Defender, Sorcerer Supreme and soon-to-be cinematic superstar Dr. Stephen Strange is the newest comic-based action figure in the Marvel Select action figure line! Measuring approximately 7 inches tall with 16 points of articulation, Dr. Strange comes with a diorama display base depicting part of his Sanctum Sanctorum. Packaged in Select-style display packaging with spine artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #MAY152177, SRP: $24.99)

Predator Minimates Foil Bag Counter Display Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release!! Get to the chopper! It’s a whole new line of Minimates mini-figures, based on the cinematic world of Predator! This first blind-bagged assortment features Billy and the Jungle Predator (masked, unmasked and thermal) from the first film, the City Predator (regular and battle-damaged) from Predator 2, and Edwin and Cuchillo from Predators! There are eight different figures in all, with a full set in every display case of 18 foil bags, but Edwin is the rarest figure, with only one per case! Let the hunt begin! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed by Art Asylum!  (Item #MAY152178, SRP: $5.99/ea.)

Pulp Fiction 20th Ann. Minimates Bring Out the Gimp Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Bring out the gimp!! No more wondering if the gimp is sleeping – the famous Pawn Shop scene from Pulp Fiction has finally been made into Minimates form! The fourth box set based on Quentin Tarantino’s iconic 1994 film captures the main players in the famous dungeon sequence: Butch, Marsellus Wallace, Zed and the Gimp! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum!  (Item #MAY152174, SRP: $19.99)

Pulp Fiction Red Apple Red Metal Zippo Lighter

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Zippo lighter is one of the most distinctive lighters ever made, and has starred in a thousand movies, including the legendary Pulp Fiction. This new, all-red edition metal Zippo sports the logo of director Quentin Tarantino's favorite cigarette brand, Red Apple Cigarettes ­– flip it open and you'll identify yourself as a lover of both fine films and timeless design. Comes packaged in a collector case. (Item #FEB158126, SRP: $29.99)

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)

Universal Monsters Select Mummy Version 2 Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Response to DST’s revisited Creature and Frankenstein figures has been so positive, we’re going back to ancient Egypt for our next release! Not seen since the first series of Universal Monsters Select action figures, the Mummy returns in an all-new edition, completely resculpted by Jean St. Jean with approximately 16 points of articulation, as well as an all-new diorama base depicting the inside of an Egyptian temple. The figure comes packaged in the famous Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork for easy shelf reference.  (Item #MAY152180, SRP: $24.99)

Universal Monsters Select Wolfman Version 2 Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Clap for the Wolfman! One of the first figures made in DST’s Universal Monsters toy line, the Wolfman has not been seen in several years… until now! This all-new sculpt by Jean St. Jean features approximately 16 points of articulation, and comes with an all-new diorama base featuring the ruins of a tomb, including skulls and a broken columns The figure comes packaged in the famous Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork for easy shelf reference.  (Item #MAY152179, SRP: $24.99)

Monster Hunter Lucy Westenra Select Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Joining fellow monster hunter Abraham Van Helsing, Lucy Westenra is the next original figure creation from DST! Re-imagining the classic character from Bram Stoker’s Dracula as a fierce warrior woman, this wholly original sculpt by Jean St. Jean features approximately 16 points of articulation, various monster-fighting weapons, and an all-new diorama base depicting a ruined church doorway. The figure comes packaged in the famous Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork for easy shelf reference.  (Item #MAY152181, SRP: $24.99)

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Corral Your Favorite My Little Pony Characters at Comic Shops This Week!

Corral Your Favorite My Little Pony Characters at Comic Shops This Week!

Whoa, there! This week, your local comic shop is turning into a regular rode o, as two new banks based on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are galloping into stores! Released by Diamond Select Toys, these vinyl banks of Fluttershy and Rarity join the previously released Applejack, with even more characters on the way!

Each vinyl bank measures approximately 7 inches tall, and features a different pony atop a sculpted base: Rarity stands on a giant jewel, Fluttershy canters through a field of flowers, and Applejack stands on a haystack with a bucket of apples. Each base has a coin slot in the side and an access door underneath, so you can store your loose change under each pony’s feet! Each bank comes packaged in a clear polybag, to protect the display-quality paint and sculpting, and is available to order through your local comic shop, your favorite online toy retailer, or in the DST store.

Later this summer, two more banks will join the stable, as Pinkie Pie rides in on a giant cupcake, and Rainbow Dash soars to stores on a fluffy cloud. Both are available for pre-order now, and stay tuned later this month, when we reveal the sixth pony (and first boy pony) in the line!

Pricing and ordering information are below, and you can find your nearest comic shop at!


My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Fluttershy Vinyl Bank (SRP: $22.99, item #AUG142284)

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Rarity Vinyl Bank (SRP: $22.99, item #SEP142257)

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Applejack Vinyl Bank (SRP: $22.99, item #JUL142032)


My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Pinkie Pie Vinyl Bank (SRP: $22.99, item #MAR152064)

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Rainbow Dash Vinyl Bank (SRP: $22.99, item #APR152305)

Diamond Select Toys and Announce Exclusive Marvel Select Hulkbuster Iron Man Action Figure!

Diamond Select Toys and Announce Exclusive Marvel Select Hulkbuster Iron Man Action Figure!

In one of the most anticipated scenes in Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tony Stark goes toe-to-toe with the Hulk in a massive new suit of Iron Man armor, one long-time comic readers may recognize. Dubbed the “Hulkbuster” armor, this massive suit was designed with one purpose in mind – stopping the Hulk in his tracks ­– and now Diamond Select Toys and have designed a brand-new figure of the famous armor as it appeared in the comics!

First appearing in Iron Man #304, released in 1994, the Iron Man Mk 14 “Hulkbuster” armor was an add-on to Tony Stark’s modular armor, one that would allow him to stop the Hulk from tearing apart a factory that was manufacturing gamma bombs. While the battle was a misunderstanding, Stark kept the armor in case he ever needed it again, and it has occasionally been shown as part of his “Hall of Armor.”

This new, fully poseable action figure was sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios, and stands 8.5 inches tall with 16 points of articulation. Like all Marvel Select action figures, he comes packaged in display-ready packaging with comic artwork down one side, for handy shelf reference.

Pre-orders are open now at, and the figure will ship to customers later this summer. It will also be made available at Disney Stores across North America at that time, as well as on

Hulkbuster Iron Man joins previous and Disney Store exclusive figures Avenging Hawkeye, Mighty Thor, Unleashed Hulk, Superior Spider-Man, Unmasked Captain America, Bleeding Edge Iron Man and Electro. All are currently available on and!