Blog posts of '2015' 'September'

Diamond Select Toys Brings Panels, Exclusives and More to NYCC 2015!

It’s almost October, and while many people’s thoughts have turned to dressing up for Halloween, some have been aiming for a much closer date. On October 8th, New York Comic-Con kicks off at the Javits Center in New York City, and Diamond Select Toys will be there with their brand-new booth full of prototypes to show off! Plus, exclusive toys, panel presentations, free posters, signings and more!

First up, Diamond Select Toys will have two exclusive products for sale at Booth 1644. One is a limited-edition Batman: The Animated Series resin bust, of Harley Quinn as she appeared in the episode “Almost Got ‘Im”. Painted in black-and-white, this bust is limited to 1,500 pieces, costs $60, and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity. The second is a Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Deluxe Box Set, of Lock, Shock, Barrel and Battle-Damaged Jack Skellington, with the Bathtub! A limited number will make their debut at NYCC for $30, and the rest will be available through comic shops and online retailers at a future date.

On Thursday evening, at 6:45 in room 1A05, DST will host the panel “Minimates Mini-Figures: Where Gotham Meets The Walking Dead.” The panel will feature a slide presentation, a Q&A with the Minimates planning and design team, and a prize drawing. On Sunday, at 3:45 in room 1A18, the creators behind many of DST’s other lines will convene for a second panel, “Gotham, Ghostbusters and Marvel Select: The World of Diamond Select Toys.” The panel will feature a completely different slide presentation focusing on action figures, vehicles and banks, followed by a Q&A and a prize drawing.

Diamond Select Toys will also be giving away a free promotional Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimate every morning of the show. A limited number of translucent red Raphael figures will be given out each day starting at 10:00 AM, or when the doors open, until the day’s allotment has been given out.

Additionally, three full-size posters will be given out throughout the weekend at the DST booth, featuring Minimates-style artwork of Jay and Silent Bob, Back to the Future, and Pulp Fiction! Poster artist and Minimate designer Uriel Caton will be on hand Saturday afternoon starting at 1:00 to sign posters and purchases for attendees.

Visit DST at booth 1644 to see what’s new, pick up exclusives, snag free stuff, check out the events schedule, and fill some holes in your collection in our company store!

Coming in 2016: Deadpool, Catwoman and the Alien Queen!

A new batch of Diamond Select Toys products is up for pre-order at your local comic shop, or your favorite online retailer, and once again DST’s offerings represent the best of all worlds! From Aliens to Batman to Cthulhu, from Gotham to Ghostbusters to Godzilla, from Silent Bob to Star Trek, these new products are just what you never knew you needed. Plus: two returning products from Star Trek and Back to the Future! Read on for details, and pre-order today!

Aliens Xenomorph Queen Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! Talk about protection! Your spare change is safe and sound under the watchful eye of this all-new Xenomorph queen Vinyl Bust Bank. Based on the matriarch’s appearance in Aliens, this beautifully rendered bank features a detailed sculpt by Jean St. Jean and a collectible-quality paint application, and stands alongside some of the finest Alien collectibles. But she also has a coin slot in back and an access door in the base, so she’ll guard your quarters like they were her own children! If you were going to put all your eggs in one basket, this is it! Comes packaged in a clear polybag with dorsal spines. (Item #SEP152158, SRP: $29.99)

Batman The Animated Series Catwoman Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Catwoman just got busted! The master thief, who has been perpetrator, partner and paramour to Batman, is now the newest resin bust in DST’s line of busts based on Batman: The Animated Series. With her feline companion perched on her shoulder, this approximately 6-inch bust of Selina Kyle features detailed paint applications and a purr-fectly formed sculpt atop an art-deco base. The bust comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Limited to 3,000 pieces. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios! (Item #SEP152161, SRP: $59.99)

Batman The Animated Series Femme Fatales Catwoman PVC Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! This cat has nine lives! Robbing the rich and running around on rooftops gets Selina Kyle’s engine racing, and now DST has captured her in the act with this 9-inch scale PVC statue! Standing atop a rooftop base with her feline friend, this PVC statue of Catwoman as she appeared in Batman: The Animated Series comes packaged in a full-color window box, and will fit in with the rest of your DC Animated Femme Fatales statues. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios! (Item #SEP152162, SRP: $44.99)

Batman The Animated Series Robin Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! Even Batman needs a wingman sometimes! There’s nothing more annoying than fighting crime with a pocketful of loose change, so why not give it to your sidekick to hold? This vinyl bust bank of Robin is based on his appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, and features cartoon-accurate details, as well as a coin slot in the back and an access door in the base. Once secured inside the Boy Wonder, your money will be as safe as your secret identity! Packaged in a clear polybag. Batman bank coming soon! Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios! (Item #SEP152163, SRP: $22.99)

Star Trek TNG Femme Fatales Counselor Troi PVC Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Hello, Counselor! Continuing DST’s line of Star Trek Femme Fatales statues, ship’s counselor Deanna Troi makes her debut, wearing the official U.S.S. Enterprise minidress uniform she wore when we first met her in Season 1 of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Standing approximately 9” tall atop her base, this detailed PVC statue comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #SEP152170, SRP: $44.99)

Ghostbusters Slimer Metal Bottle Opener

A Diamond Select Toys release! When Slimer’s thirsty, no bottlecap will stand in his way! The free-floating phantasm from Ghostbusters is known for his love of food, but he also enjoys a good beverage, and this metal bottle opener will pry a cap off of a bottle faster than you can say “He slimed me!” Plus, magnets on the back will hang Slimer on your refrigerator or containment unit until you need him again! Packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #SEP152172, SRP: $18.00)

Godzilla Mechagodzilla Pizza Cutter

A Diamond Select Toys release! When the countryside is smothered in cheese, the government needs a solution! This plastic pizza cutter in the shape of Mechagodzilla’s head is the appropriate response to a large pizza that needs to be cut down to size. Grasp the head, roll the sharp plastic wheel across the pizza, then remove the blade for easy washing! Your pizza parties will be the talk of Monster Island! Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #SEP152173, SRP: $14.99)

Cthulhu Idol Glow-in-the-Dark Vinyl Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming… and glowing! This new, glow-in-the-dark vinyl bank of the Old God Cthulhu, as described in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft, measures approximately 8 inches tall and is cast in a glowing material that is recharged in sunlight. Bring him along when exploring the tunnels beneath the Mountains of Madness, or even the sunken city of R’lyeh! Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #FEB158317, SRP: $22.99)

Gotham City Shot Glasses

A Diamond Select Toys release! In Gotham City, there’s good shots and bad shots. Enjoy the good kind of shot in one of three different shot glasses inspired by famous Gotham City locations! From the TV show Gotham, belly up to the bar at Mooney’s, the bar with the fish logo, inspired by owner Fish Mooney. From Batman: The Animated Series, visit The Stacked Deck, where super-villains go to exchange stories about how they “Almost Got ‘Im.” Then go and earn a degree in mixology from Gotham City University, where the students study hard and party harder. Each shot glass comes packaged in a full-color window box.

Mooney’s Shot Glass (Item #SEP152166, SRP: $5.99)

Stacked Deck Shot Glass (Item #SEP152165, SRP: $5.99)

Gotham City University (Item #SEP152164, SRP: $5.99)

Jay and Silent Bob Bobble Heads

A Diamond Select Toys release! Always wanted to have Jay and Silent Bob head-bang right in your own home? Well, now you can with these all-new bobbleheads of the famous duo! Measuring approximately 7 inches tall, each resin bobblehead comes packaged in a full-color window box. Turn on some Russian heavy metal, set those heads a-noddin', then sit back and enjoy the show!

Jay (Item #SEP152167, SRP: $19.99)

Silent Bob (Item #SEP152168, SRP: $19.99)

Asst. (2 of each) (Item #SEP152169, SRP $79.96)

Marvel Retro Cloth Deadpool Action Figure Gift Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Remember that time in the 1970s when Deadpool got his own action figure? Neither does Deadpool! Realizing that a great injustice had been done, DST and EMCE Toys have teamed up to give the Merc with a Mouth the Mego-style 8-inch action figure he deserves. Arriving inside a retro-style window box, the figure is packaged in a tray alongside two bonus outfits – a more detailed, modernized Deadpool head and suit, and a white X-Force outfit with an unmasked head! Plus, more swords, guns and weapons than you can shake a taco at! Then take off all his clothes and have him dress him up in the costumes of your other Marvel Retro figures! Limited to only 3,000 sets. (Item #SEP152159, SRP: $80.00)

Marvel Captain America’s Shield Gelatin Mold

A Diamond Select Toys release! When Captain America throws his mighty shield, there’s gelatin for everyone! No other dessert will dare oppose a delicious gelatin made using this plastic mold in the shape of Cap’s shield. Measuring approximately 10 inches in diameter, snacktime at Avengers Mansion just got a lot more awesome! Packaged in a full-color window box. Not for use in the oven. (Item #SEP152160, SRP: $15.00)

Nightmare Before Christmas Pajama Jack Coffin Doll

A Diamond Select Toys release! Get ready for the big sleep! This frighteningly tall 16” doll of Jack Skellington in real cloth pajamas reproduces the classic figure of old for a new generation of Nightmare Before Christmas fans. Packaged in a full-length coffin, with viewing window, Jack comes with pajamas, nightcap, and a large book about The Scientific Method. Perfect reading for when you’re trying to catch a few winks! Packaged in a coffin-shaped window box. Limited to only 1,993 pieces. (Item #SEP152171, SRP: $50.00)



Back to the Future OUTATIME License Plate Replica

A Diamond Select Toys release! Turn on your flux capacitor and fuel up your Mr. Fusion, because it’s time for another blast from the past! Long out of print, the Back to the Future "OUTATIME" License Plate Replica is back in the present, and ready for your collection! Recreating the legendary time machine’s famous tag, this full-size replica features window-box packaging perfect for shelf display, wall mounting or just spinning on a corner in between some flaming tire tracks. Packaged in a full-color collector sleeve. Not for street use after 1985. (Item #JUL084900, SRP: $35.00)

Star Trek Retro Cloth Lt. Sulu and Gorn Action Figure Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Demand for more of our Mego-style cloth-costumed Star Trek figures is so high, we had to warp around the sun and go back in time to make more! Back in stock for the first time in several years, this assortment of 8-inch figures includes Lt. Hikaru Sulu, of the starship Enterprise, as well as DST’s screen-accurate reworking of the Gorn! Each figure comes packaged in a collector-friendly plastic clamshell, with a full-color insert. Fill the holes in your Star Trek Retro collection, or start your crew from the ground up right here! (Item #SEP084792, SRP: $159.92, or $19.99/ea.)

Find your nearest comic shop at!


Ask DST #291: Marvel Select & Retro Q&A!

It’s time for another Ask DST with Diamond Select Toys president DSTChuck! We’re only nine away from his landmark 300th Q&A, and this time he's answering all of your Marvel Select and Marvel Retro questions! DSTChuck oversees the Select line and keeps a close eye on the Retro line, and while he doesn’t reveal DST’s full 2016 line-up, he certainly rules some things out. This week's special guest star: fellow Spider-Man fan Lee Burns! If you have your own question, e-mail him!


Phil C.

Hello! The likenesses and bases on your upcoming GOTHAM Select line-up look fantastic. I almost want to buy them and I've never seen the show. My question is normally DST has a "wait-and-see" approach when it comes to new shows/licensing, usually awaiting a third season greenlight before pursuing merchandise. Why is Gotham so special that it has six action figures being released and multiple Minimates before the mid-point of Season Two airs? Just saying... Marvel's Agents of SHIELD is entering Season Three and has no merchandise, and you have an existing relationship with that company. Are you more willing these days to take chances on merchandise from new properties sooner? Thanks!

DSTChuck: Phil that’s a good question! You are correct, for the most part we wait for the second season to be greenlight (I would not say third season). But truly, we felt this show was a very unique opportunity, with all the history behind the characters and strong ratings the show had from the start, and it gave us the chance to jump into an area we had not done before – DCU action figures. I am glad you like what you have seen. For now, we are not planning Agents of Shield, but never say never.


Wes P.

Hi! You have mentioned a few times lately that both Rogue and Psylocke have been on your lists for some time in terms of Marvel Select figures. With Psylocke figuring into the new X-men movie coming out, could 2016 be her year? Also, could both of the ladies (if they come) please, please, please be in their 90s Jim Lee Blue strike force uniforms so that they could display nicely with the already released Gambit? Is there a chance that other X-men big guns like Cyclops, Jean and Storm could be revisited in their 90s looks as well? Thanks so much, and looking forward to more Select figures!

DSTChuck: We are very close to locking down 2016, and hopefully will have new figures to show soon. There will be several movie figures and some 616 as well. I would not, however, call 2016 a strong X-Men year.


Paul D.

1. Beyond the movies, any teases for character choices for Selects for 2016?

2. Is female Thor a possibility?

DSTChuck: Female Thor is not in the plans at this moment but there is still time, so we’ll see.


Jonathan A.

You guys have been hitting it out of the ballpark lately. You guys offer some great figures with cool accessories. I'm a huge fan of your display bases and was wondering why some figures don't come with one and if you guys are planning to do more villains, specifically a modern comic Thanos or an Ultron based on the Djurdjevic cover for Age of Ultron

DSTChuck: Glad you like the recent releases. I don’t think there is a set rule yet (or right now) for bases, aside from the fact that larger figures do not get one. Sometimes we look at a second figure or a bunch of accessories like extra hands, sometimes the character calls for something specific like the spinning Thor hammer or the Pizza Dog. The Ultron we did was fairly recent, so I don’t think we would look at another version for some time.


Bryan V.

Hello this is more of a request rather than a question. Could you guys please do a Marvel Select Figure of SPIDER-GWEN? Thank you.

DSTChuck: That’s a very good suggestion, and honestly, if we can slide one into 2016 we really might consider it.


Drew T.

Hi, with X-Men Apocalypse movie coming it's time for MORE Marvel Select MUTANTS! Classic Professor X w/ wheelchair, Jean Grey Phoenix/ Dark Phoenix variant, Angel red and blue costumes, blue furry Beast, Iceman, Kitty Pryde and Jim Lee Rogue, Psylocke, and Jubilee! Maybe later Jim Lee Cyclops and Jean Grey to round out 90s X-Men! I proudly display my Marvel Select 1975 All New X-men 40th anniversary this year 2015! And 1 more team Fantastic 4 Classic Mr Fantastic w/ stretchy limbs, Invisible Girl/ Clear variant, and Human Torch/ Johnny Storm variant to go with Thing, Dr Doom, and Silver Surfer! F4 just had a movie after all! Thanks

DSTChuck: That’s three or four years’ worth of releases right there. Unfortunately,2015 is more or less finished (just Dr. Strange to go), and 2016 is, as I mentioned, not a strong X-Men year. But we’ll see what 2017 brings!


Drew T.

Thanks for answering my previous questions about DST Retro Mego Marvel sets! I saw the Deadpool set at SDCC! Cool! Pictured on his box were also Daredevil, Punisher, and Spiderman 2099! Marvelous choices! Is that the plan 4 sets per a year? Not enough. If sales warrant it 6-8 sets would be better and we still need a FEMALE (Jean Grey, Spider-Woman) and VILLIAN (Dr Doom, Green Goblin) Can never make enough X-Men and Avengers! Hope single figures can be sold someday!

DSTChuck: Drew, my pleasure, and thanks for your support of the retro sets. They really have been a labor of love for all involved. I think with the limited nature and the higher end SRP, our thinking was not to put too many out on the market at one time, so collectors would have a chance to save up for them. I think if sales warrant, we would like to continue with the plan of four sets per year as a guideline.


Daniel L.

Hi, I just got the Marvel Select Black Widow, I have to say it is the best Marvel Select figure ever (or any action figure). The sculpt and articulation is perfect. I also got the Ant Man movie select, it is great too. I am looking forward to any Select figures you guys will be making, Ghostbusters, Gotham, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction etc. Have you guys decided what/how many characters will be made for Captain America Civil War yet? I am hoping the following movie version will be made:

1) Scarlett Witch

2) Captain America (new)

3) Iron Man Mark? (new)

4) Hawkeye (new)

5) Winter Soldier

DSTChuck: So glad you like her, she really has been the missing piece from the movie line, and I’m so glad we were able to get to her. I kind of like that we ended up waiting. The lessons learned on the unreleased Mystique figure really helped us evolve how we looked at female figures. As to Civil War, that is a very difficult question, as I think by now you all know how many characters there are in the movie. I think we’re looking at three from the movie, but I am SURE that will leave out many characters that fans will really want to see.


Rodney H.

Hello DSTCHUCK: I know you will not be doing anymore AOU FIGURES. I also know that due to you guys budget, you guys are not always able to make every figure that we as fans would like. By the way 2015 was awesome, great job. I just have a few questions I'm hoping you can answer.

1. Why is it that sometimes pre-existing figures are released in the same mold but just in a different color, like AOU Thor which is just a repainted when that slot could have been used for a new character like vision, Scarlett witch, or quick silver or MOVIE Ultron?

2. Would you be able to hint how many reissues we are looking at for in 2016?

3. With civil war on its way, is it a good chance that we will get a quick silver and scarlett witch along with new character. Since we know that the usual slots will surely be taken for CAPT, SPIDEY, THOR, HULK and IRON MAN. Thanks chuck keep up the great work!

DSTChuck: Hey, Rodney! I would not really say it’s budget driven, but for sure there are figures that once we design or sculpt, we find out it’s going to break the budget. In those cases we need to decide if we pull the project back and simplify it to fit the budget, OR we go forward and break the planning model. I have to say more times than not we push forward and figure we’ll make it up somewhere later.

1. For Thor, we figured he was a key part of the franchise and would be a good figure to do, however we didn’t just want to re-paint it so we went forward with the extra expense and created a very large new base from scratch.

2. I do not know how many re-issues we will do, and it’s not to be coy, but that is something that is very much driven by the sales dept. and they let us know when we need to look at a reissue.

3. I think, for now, we are going to stay away from Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, but we’ll see what the future holds. As it stands, I think for a new character Vision would make more sense than those choices.


Fabian C.

Hi Chuck, love your Marvel Select line and especially the big figures Juggernaut, Abomination, Hulk and Thing. 1st I know is hard to make the big figures cause of price points and fitting in the line packaging but please make some more of these if possible. Apocalypse and Skaar are names that are in my head but any you want would be great. 2nd Is it possible you could make an Odin, Vision, Beast, Wonderman, Hercules and Namor? 3rd Some bad guys that would be great are Surtur, Executioner and Comic Loki? These are possible, hopeful suggestions for future because I know 2016 is almost all planned so maybe for end of 2016 or 2017? Let me know what you think. Thanks Chuck for reading this and for your great work for us fans!!! Fabian Cho

DSTChuck: Glad you like the line. I can tell you for SURE there will be another XL figure in the line in 2016.


Fabricio B.

What I really would like to know is if you are planning to launch a marvel select inspired in the X-Men from the 90´s like you´ve done with yellow and blue Wolverine and Gambit. I really would like to have Rogue, Jean Grey and Cyclops. Would also be cool to see some other villains like Apocalypse and Mystique. For me the Jim Lee design is the definitive design for the X-Men. Other characters from the universe are also most welcome.

DSTChuck: I think if we could make it work and plan things out and all things being equal, we would like to do more Jim Lee-era X-Men figures.


Lee B.

Hey Chuck & Co. hope you’re all good, just got my new laptop hence no important questions on my part hehe ;)

1) So guys first up has gotta be Spider-Gwen I kid you not even people who don't always buy action figures will be all over this piece of AWESOMENESS!!! Seriously she is pure epic and something I always enjoy reading absolute PERFECTION! Look's Wit and Charm all the way!!!

2) Cindy Moon aka Silk I love how Marvel have changed the game with Silk it makes sense the spider that bit Pete would bite someone else simple yet so clever and game changing. She feel's fresh as she's not your stereotypical Asian character and for me has already made my top 10 favorite characters, again the look is cool and is something we sorely need as there's not many female select's to be honest #GiveDivasAChance lol

3) Spider-Man 2099 someone with a huge fan base and oh boy Miguel O' Hara would be a KNOCKOUT!!! The look has changed slightly for the new re-launch but says how epic he is that when he was bought back a couple years ago the costume didn't even need to be updated although I am digging the new threads :)

4) Kaine Parker aka Scarlet Spider If I am honest Kaine is one of my top 3 all-time fav's he has come full circle and had more character development than arguably any character in any comic book company! He's a clone yet he is completely different to Peter in every single way!!! Picture this he'd be in between Hulk and Carnage for size! Interchangeable hands (((Stakes coming out his wrists))) He would just ooze Aggression!

5) The Ultimate Spider-Man aka Miles Morales and with Marvel's re-branding, there being One All New/All Different Universe! He's set to be one of the biggest characters going forward. Also it's been a long time coming for many of us... J

6) The Amazing Spider-Man so with Peter Parker taking over the baxter building and finally stepping up, New Look & New Attitude I would love to see this Marvel Select yes we've had to many Peter Parker's and this is a lifelong Spidey Fan talking but idk it just feels right!!!

7) Sam Alexander aka Nova now I know some people actually hate this guy (Dan Hitchings) lol but I love Nova the guy is awesome and like Miles he would be epic and such an appealing action figure due to size, look everything!!! "Small teeny boppers basically" haha still mark my words sales would be HUGE!!! (On Miles btw lol)

8) Thor aka Jane Foster again my friend is sore over this lol but its okay for a frog to be Thor??? Plus we'd get someone new and fresh!!! The Female Select's (Widow and Mystique) look so pretty this could be GOLD!!!

9) Morbius Always digged Michael Morbius as a character again the look is dynamic and someone with a rich history!!! For us Spidey Fan's we would be Heaven

10) Captain Marvel so Carol Denvers feels like Marvel want her to be there Wonder Woman and I like her I just felt the writer wasn't to my taste, but a new writer and someone who is probably Marvel's biggest female character also we've got the movie coming timing is everything!!!

11) Mrs. Marvel got to say again it's something new, fresh and dynamic!!! I like Karma so much diversity these days and that is just awesome! :)

12) Lastly One of the original 5 X-Men Hank McCoy aka Beast!!! Any look and we'd all be massively happy :)

Normally I don't ask for so many characters but hey ho I’ve got to make up for lost time ;) Also again the key word is diversity... Also Chuck I keep saw on the recent q&a that Movie Apocalypse could happen I wouldn't recommend it as let's be honest he's IVAN OOZE LOL not as bad as FF Movie but he look's AWFUL!!! Another thing with 2016 being the most Marvel/DC Movie's EVER does this mean we'll only get a few Comic Book Select’s??? :( One last question would you guys consider doing something similar to The Fearsome Foes pack where we got a lot of New Select's in One Pack ?

DSTChuck: Hey Lee – congrats on the new laptop, I hope you saved some money for more DST products!

1)      She is for sure one to consider, but for this moment she is not planned. IF the character sticks around and stays popular, I would think it’s a matter of when, not if.

2)      No plans for Silk at this time. I think it’s unlikely.

3)      No plans for 2099, but never say never.

4)      No plans at this time for Kaine, and I think he also falls under “unlikely.”

5)      No plans at this time, but never say never.

6)      A new Spidey is always possible, but a Peter in civilian clothes would be very unlikely.

7)      No plans at this time, and I think unlikely.

8)      Female Thor is someone we could consider down the road – again, if the character sticks around and remains popular.

9)      No plans for Morbius at this time, and I would think unlikely.

10)   Captain Marvel is not in the plans right now, but I would think similar to #1 & #8.

11)   No plans at this time, and I would think unlikely.

12)   Beast for sure is one we have considered many times. I would think his time will come at some point.

I do not expect us to make any products for the upcoming AOA movie. Sorry


Got a question for DSTChuck? Send him an e-mail!


On Sale This Week: Hack/Slash, Slimer and PvZ: Garden Warfare!

It’s a new New Toy Day at comic shops everywhere, and Diamond Select Toys is delivering a new batch of toy-based excitement! Not only does this week bring the deluxe Select versions of our popular Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare action figures, it also brings our first ever Femme Fatales statue of Cassie Hack from Hack/Slash, and our fully sculpted Slimer pizza cutter from Ghostbusters! Read on for more details, visit your local comic shop, or order online!

Femme Fatales Hack/Slash Cassie Hack PVC Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! Supernatural slashers beware! If you’re an undead monstrosity, or an seemingly unstoppable psychopath, you might just be Cassie Hack’s next victim. The star of the hit Image comic series Hack/Slash, Cassie is the newest 9-inch PVC statue in the Femme Fatales statue line from Diamond Select. Walking along an axe head, Cassie holds her partner’s mask in one hand, and a bat with nails in it in the other. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell, based on a design by creator Tim Seeley! Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #APR152308, SRP: $45.00)

Ghostbusters Slimer Pizza Cutter
A Diamond Select Toys release! Pizza need cutting? Who you gonna call? How about the Ghostbusters’ resident foodie, Slimer? As a focused, non-terminal repeating phantasm, Slimer tends to eat his food by the handful, with no cutting required, but the overall shape of this Class 5 full roaming vapor is perfect for housing a pizza wheel! A three-dimensional sculpt of Slimer stuffing his face with a whole pizza acts as the handle for a palm-sized blade, perfect for carving out a New York slice. Blade is easily removable for cleaning. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #APR152304, SRP: $14.99)

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Select Action Figure Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The hottest video game of 2014 is now the an all-new Select action figure line! Stage your own battles inspired by the Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare using the first assortment of action figures from Diamond Select Toys. Each two-pack includes a  5″ scale Zombie and an opponent Plant figure, each with multiple points of articulation and special accessories that will only be available on the specialty market!
Scientist Zombie w/Healing Station & Gatling Pea Shooter w/Chili Bean (Item #MAR141940, SRP: $24.99)
Soldier Zombie w/Commando Head & Ghillie Cactus w/Potato Mine (Item #MAR141941, SRP: $24.99)
Engineer Zombie w/Turret & Chomper w/Spike Weed (Item #MAR141942, SRP: $24.99)
  All-Star Zombie w/Imp Bomb & Dark Sunflower w/Marigold(Item #MAR141943, SRP: $24.99)
Assortment of 8 (2 of each) (Item #MAR141939, SRP: $199.92)

Find your nearest comic shop at!

Talia Al Ghul Joins Batman’s Femme Fatales!

Batman's femme fatales are numerous, but none are more fatal than Talia Al Ghul! A member of the Society of Shadows, Talia Al Ghul captured Batman's heart when she appeared in Batman: The Animated Series, even as his mind told him to resist. Now, Batman's forbidden love is the newest Femme Fatale PVC statue in the DC Animated line, and she's exclusively at Entertainment Earth!

 In Batman: The Animated Series, Talia Al Ghul is the only daughter of Ra's Al Ghul, the leader of the organization of assassins known as the Society of Shadows. A highly trained operative and her father’s primary emissary in most affairs, Talia al Ghul first met Batman on a mission to Gotham City, where the two developed strong feelings for each other. These feelings were encouraged by Ra's, who sought a successor in the Dark Knight, but they were denied by Batman, who could not fully commit to a woman with ties to such an amoral organization.

This approximately 9-inch rendition of Talia Al Ghul was sculpted by Varner Studios based on her appearance in Batman: The Animated Series. It is constructed of high-grade vinyl and features a high level of detail and an exacting paint process, packaged inside a full-color window box suitable for display. Exclusively available through, she is in-scale to other Femme Fatales statues, including DC Animated universe versions of Batgirl, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Supergirl, Hawkgirl and Wonder Woman.

Pre-order today for delivery this fall!

Ask DST #290: All Toys Considered!

It’s time for another Ask DST, where Diamond Select Toys president DSTChuck answers your questions about one topic – except once a month, when he answers all of the other topics! This Miscellaneous Q&A covers Batman, Justice League, TMNT, Godzilla, Lost in Space, Buffy, Jurassic Park, Alice: Madness Returns and Ghostbusters! Not all of those are happening, but it never hurts to ask! Read on, then submit your own question!


Tiago F.

Hi how are you? Since you guys can do Minimates and banks from the teenage mutant ninja turtles can’t you do some action figures from the 90s movie? Or the old mirage comics? I would love to have real adult collector’s representations of the TMNT 90s movie, and you guys are perfect to deliver that. Keep the great work guys. P.S. thank you for the normal release of the Marvel Select savage Hulk

DSTChuck: I’m doing OK, thanks for asking! We are not allowed to do action figures, Playmates has that handled. However, we do have some latitude with TMNT Minimates, so we’ll have to see where that line leads us. We recently did a Mirage Comics Minimates set for SDCC and for comic shops.


Andrew L.

I really enjoy your Lost in Space Jupiter 2 bottle opener! It is really more than expected! However, I did notice the alignment of the lower section does not match up to the upper part. An example is the lower window is not directly under the upper windows as it should be. Is there any chance of this being corrected in the future?

DSTChuck: Andrew, the sample I have here lines up fine -- please contact customer service if you need a replacement.


Vlad H.

I love DST and my DST series, however one thing that still bothers me are the gaps, particularly of missing key characters in the 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and 'Angel' lines. Is there ever, EVER, a possibility there could ever be a final release for the die-hard fans? I think it's something that would mean an incredible amount to a lot of fans and collectors. Thanks!

DSTChuck: I really think we covered a massive amount of the characters from Buffy and Angel, but a show like that you can never get to every character. For now, we are not looking at producing more figures, but I suppose never say never.


Moshe M.

I was wondering whether you're planning to make an electronic robot figure of Robby the Robot, similar to the one you made of the Lost in Space B9 Robot.  (As you may know, Robby and B9 are "brother" robots, both designed by the late Robert Kinoshita.)  The two of them would look very cool standing together on my shelf. :-)

DSTChuck: I think Robby would be a great follow up to B-9, so we’ll have to see what the future holds.


Alexander T.

Hi DST! I was wondering if given the truly phenomenal success of "Jurassic World", is it possible you guys could create some products for the Jurassic Park franchise? I've seen all those made by Kenner and Hasbro, they're all terrible. They all look like they're of very poor quality. I think a Select line for Jurassic Park/World would be very successful. Series 1 could be Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler, Dr. Ian Malcolm, John Hammond, Dr. Henry Wu and the T. Rex as they appeared in "Jurassic Park"; Series 2 could be Owen Grady, Clarie Dearing, Dr. Henry Wu, Zach & Gray Mitchell and the Velciraptor 'Blue' as they appeared in "Jurassic World"; Series 3 could be the Spinosaurus from "Jurassic Park III", along with InGen personnel Simon Masrani, Ray Arnold, Vic Hoskins and Peter Ludlow - and so on. It's just an idea of course, but given how legendary the first film is and the amazing success of the fourth one, I think it could be a very successful one. 

DSTChuck: I think the new movie is great, but it would be very difficult for us to find an area that Hasbro has not covered. It’s a huge franchise for them.


Mark D.

For the Femme Fatales line I have a few questions. I am so thankful for the Supergirl Justice League Unlimited Variant of Supergirl & The B/W Haley Quinn. THANK YOU! I see that there will be a Talia Al Ghul (Batman Animated) Exclusive. Are there going to be more planned? I would simply Love a Batgirl season 4 PVC statue ( Black Outfit) as well as a Hawkgirl Justice league Unlimited unmasked Jumpsuit Variant.  Others I beg you to consider are Phantasm, Black Canary, Huntress, Vixen and for those villainous ladies of DC's animated section  GIGANTA, Foxfire, Killer Frost, Star Sapphire, Cheetah, Roxy Rocket!  This more than a fan boy request its also a thank you. I never thought I would ever get a Supergirl Unlimited anything or for that matter a Phantasm mini bust. So if what I saw in those cases at San Diego is it for now I am already Blessed. If there is more to come HECK YEAS!

DSTChuck: Mark, hopefully you and other fans have seen from what we have showed at shows that we are very committed to the franchise. I have to be honest, it’s a life’s dream to work on this. I was a small part of the team behind the Rogues Gallery action figure set when I started at Diamond Comics. I think we have shown a solid line-up for all the way to the end of 2016. We have lots of other cool ideas we could do, so hopefully sales are there. We think they will be.


Quinn M.

What is the likelihood a full size prop of the Ghostbusters proton pack can make it into production? And/Or a Ghost Trap? Thank you. P.S. In unrelated news if there is a working relationship with Universal, please consider making something prop/figure related with the 90s sci fi tv show 'SLIDERS'

DSTChuck: I am sorry, but at this time we are not allowed to make props for Ghostbusters. I loved me some Sliders, but we have nothing planned at this time.


Alan M.

Hello DST! I’m loving the Ghostbusters Select figures you showed at SDCC 2015! The fact you are making a Janine is amazing. Egon Spengler was not shown and I was wondering if he is still going to be in the second wave with Venkman? Thanks and keep up the great work with Ghostbusters!

DSTChuck: We will of course be doing Egon. We have over a two-year plan for the line and will cover the core team and more. We have not locked down the EXACT mix yet, but I am very confident Egon will be in series 2!


Ian K.

This question is towards your newly acquired Ghostbusters licensing: You've already done amazing jobs on the Star Trek toy/props that are not only very accurate, but functional and completely fun. Will you venture into that realm like Mattel did previously with Proton Wands, PKE Meters, Ghost Traps, maybe even the almighty fan-favorite Proton Pack?(Please DO! - maybe with a little backwards compatibility to the Matty Wand)

DSTChuck: Right now, we are not able to make something like that, but never say never. As time has gone on, our rights to Ghostbusters has changed many times.


Tom C.

Any chances of us seeing a re-release of the American McGee Alice figure lines from both Alice and Alice: Madness Returns? The figures are rare and most catch a hefty price when they are found for sale so there is definitely a demand for them. Thanks in advance!

DSTChuck: Sorry, I do not think there is a very good chance we will be making more.


Charles D.

I am very happy with the lost in space electronic b-9 robot, you people did an excellent job on sound and features. I am praying you do a beautiful Jupiter 2 with lights sound and retractable landing gears and other movable features. I will be the first one to buy one! Keep up the good work! Also, from aliens, I would like to see a marine drop ship and a pc tank!

DSTChuck: I suppose a Jupiter 2 is possible, we have tossed around the idea in the office a few times. I think if the sales for B9 are strong, we might consider it. As for Aliens, we have tossed around that idea as well.


Justin L.

Hi. Do you guys have any plans for action figures of the upcoming Ghostbusters (2016) movie?

DSTChuck: Sorry, our rights are restricted to the classic movies, Bandai takes care of the new movie products.


Doug G.

When is the Godzilla 74 bank being released? Are you going to add any others like Godzilla 72, 68, 62 etc? Thanks, Aikidokaiju

DSTChuck: The Godzilla 1974 bank should be out this fall. We have not planned into 2016 yet, so we’ll have to see.


Elijah M.

Will we get a toy of Bud and Lou from Batman?

DSTChuck: We do not make toys for Batman: The Animated Series, but it could be possible they end up on a statue.


Elijah M.

Can we please please please please get a toy of cheetah from justice league doom? That would make an excellent figure and you guys make the coolest toys, so try doing cheetah from justice league doom. Thank you guys

DSTChuck: Our license does not currently cover the DVD movies, but never say never!


Got a question for DST? Then submit it here!

Marvel Animated Minimates Series 1.5 Headed to Walgreens!

With the first series of Marvel Animated Minimates scheduled to arrive in Walgreens stores in early September, it's time to take a look at Series 1.5! Scheduled for a holiday release, this all-new assortment of eight Minimates mini-figures draws on the world of Avengers Assemble and Ultimate Spider-Man, providing a cool mix of animated-style heroes and villains!

The assortment, which is expected to be available in all Walgreens by December, includes the following two-packs:

- From Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man (with web line and interchangeable half-raised mask head) comes packed with Agent Coulson, with fully removable SHIELD armor to reveal his blue suit underneath.

- From Avengers Assemble, a massive Hulkbuster Iron Man, with removable armor pieces and a flip-up helmet, comes with the evil android Ultron.

- From Ultimate Spider-Man, the alternate-reality Spider-Man, Miles Morales (with web line and interchangeable unmasked head) comes with the Harry Osborne version of Venom, with removable parts and an interchangeable head to create the Venom clones from "Venom Bomb."

- From Avengers Assemble, Hawkeye (with quiver, bow and arrows) comes with hired thug Crossbones.

Each Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation, and all parts and accessories are fully interchangeable. Each two-pack comes in show-branded packaging, with a clear display base for each figure. Look for Series 1 in September and Series 1.5 in December, exclusively at Walgreens!

Ask DST #289: A Stardate With Destiny!

It’s time for another all-Star Trek edition of Ask DST, in which Diamond Select Toys president DSTChuck answers your questions about Star Trek action figures, starships, role-play items and more! Read on to see if your question was answered, or submit your question via e-mail!


David E.

Hi DST. What’s the status of the NX-01? Will it be released this year? Also, with the original USS Enterprise filming model being taken off of display for refurbishment, have the guys at DST been down to take a look and maybe take a scan or two for some awesome 50th Anniversary products? I love your TOS Enterprise but to get the chance to use the actual original model to reference one of your toy ships is surely an opportunity you simply can't miss! Thanks!

DSTChuck: The factory is hard at work on the new sounds and deco for the revised NX-01. As soon as we have a nice working sample that we think is decent, we’ll be sure to send it to DSTZach to film for the YouTube channel. I think our plan is to retire our first 1701, re-work what we called the 1701 HD Enterprise a little, and make that the new standard ship for us going into the 50th. But we have not planned to do all new scans or something like that.


James K.

Hello, I would look forward to a new edition of NX 01 Enterprise. And how about a Defiant or the Voyager as a model. And my greatest wish would be a tricorder from Star Trek The First Contact.

DSTChuck: I think the last list we put out, with our top choices for new ships, pretty much nails the ones we’re looking at for down the road. I can honestly say, at this point, we have not looked at the Tricorder from First Contact, but that does not mean we won’t look at it at some point.


Rick B.

Do you have plans to make other Klingon weapons, such as the D'k tahg knife? You did such a nice job with the disruptor - more please! K'pla!

DSTChuck: Right now we don’t have plans for that, but to be honest we don’t have a final decision on which one we will work on after the TNG Phaser.


Tim S.

Hi guys. Love the ships and tek. I know people complain but i don't care i love them. That said, i am probably in a minority but i don’t care if i have to wait for ships because they are cool. I just hate having to wait to hear what you’re making next. Thanks for the ships and tek. Enterprise C and motion picture klingon cruiser please.

DSTChuck: No matter which ship we select , I am sure some of the fans will wish we picked something different, but hopefully we’ll make as many fans possible with each choice.


Richard D.

I just got my Star Trek III Phaser and love it. Would you guys consider doing the version seen in the TNG episode "Final Mission"? The differences are: Weathering, rawhide grip and the lights are all green except the emitter which would be red/orange rather than the red and white lights of the current replica.

DSTChuck: Once we complete the TNG phaser we are working on, I think we can look at other versions or variants. When we do our initial designs and plan, we do keep an eye on future ideas, but it sometimes never get past that initial idea stage.


Wes C.

I just got the Trek 3 Phaser, and wanted to give my compliments. Please consider the Trek 5-6 Assault Phaser for you next release, and also the Original Series Klingon Disruptor and Communicator as a combo set. Thanks.

DSTChuck: Once we get pretty close to wrapped on the TNG, we’ll start to see what could be next.


Roderick D.

Since you guys are doing the Romulan Warbird, is there any possibility that the Mark Lenard Romulan Commander might show up as a select figure?

DSTChuck: We have no plans for him at this time, and I don’t really think we view each line to be connected in that way.


B Llyes.

Dear DST! It would be great if you made Kruge with Klingon officers Maltz or Torg in the Select line.(from Star Trek III) Is there any chance? Thanks

DSTChuck: We have no plans for any of those at this time and I don’t think any of them are near the top of the list at this time.


Joseph A.

I've already preordered the film-accurate Star Trek III phaser (my personal favorite).  And, now, I'm wondering when/if we'll ever see the ILM prototype version of this particular phaser. Any word?

DSTChuck: Joseph, I don’t think at this point we have any plans for any more versions of the Trek 3 phaser, but we never say never.


Danny D.

As you might have guessed, I am here about the Enterprise-C. I have collected all of the Enterprise starships (save for NX-01) and I really am curious to know why the C has arrived yet from the Earth Space Station McKinley Yard. I can understand that you do have other projects in mind, but I've been waiting for 8 years to collect the last ship In my collection. I also am curious about a D'Deridex Warbird for a Romulan Line. Liked the New release Ent-A and Excelsior. But seriously...the Enterprise C needs to be out here, although she only appeared during a single Star Trek: TNG episode (Yesterday's Enterprise), she does have a large impact on history in the Federation and deserves as much of the Spotlight as other ship like the Ent-D, E, and for a small amount; the B. And my rant is over. Love your ships and RP models. Good Day.

DSTChuck: Frankly, our thinking is based on what we hear from buyers and fans, and the ships we have chosen each time is the one we thought might sell the best. Of course, we do have to modify that at times, so we can mix in an alien ship or something else to add diversity to the line. For sure, the C’s short amount of screen time has had an effect on our selection process. I really don’t see how it can be as key as the touchstone D, but I guess that’s what’s fun about being a fan – you can argue that stuff.


Jason I.

I love the new Star Trek III Phaser--I've wanted one ever since the movie came out! I was psyched to see *2* models of it in some trade show pix: The film version already released and the FASA/Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise version. Have you found a retailer who can carry the variant as an exclusive? I hope it's "never say never" on its availability! Thanks for continuing to support the movie era.

DSTChuck: As I said earlier, the version in your hands is the only one we’re in the process of making at this time, but that can change any time, and we are aware of it, and do think there is demand.


John B.

I'm very late to the party but am currently racing to catch up with the Art Asylum ships and props. I'm very much a TNG era fan, especially DS9 and I love what you guys have done so far! With that in mind are there any plans to do a USS Defiant from DS9? Also any chance of a Galor class or Romulan Warbird? I'd also put my support behind a well done Tricorder and Phaser. Thanks for your time!

DSTChuck: I think overall DS9 is my favorite Trek show, so I do bring it up often. Obviously scale would be off, but we really can’t do scale for the ship line. The Defiant would simply be our smallest ship.


Adam M.

Hello, you mentioned last time that you'd look at variants for the Constitution-class given how well the Defiant sold at Comic Con. As an Australian it gets frustrating to see all of these amazing exclusives for Comic Con, but totally out of my reach. Would you consider other convention exclusives around the world? For example, the excelsior could be re-purposed for

- USS Melbourne (Australia)

- USS Berlin (Germany)

- USS Hood (UK - could also be Constitution class)

- Constitution-class USS Endeavour (UK, Aust, NZ)

and so on. Possible? Keep up the great work!

DSTChuck: Adam, yes I am sorry about that, which is one of the reasons we try to do very few that we JUST sell at our booth. Most of the exclusives we do we share with other retailers that do sell to other countries. This year we held onto a few of each exclusive to sell on our website – which unfortunately cannot sell international. Hopefully you can find a retailer that can ship to you, or a friend that can pick one up for you.


Got a question for DSTChuck? E-mail us!

On Sale This Week: Supergirl, Bluntman, NBX and the TMNT!

On Sale This Week: Supergirl, Bluntman, NBX and the TMNT!

Summer may be over, but playtime never ends at your local comic shop! This week, Diamond Select Toys shipped out four new products to comic shops and specialty stores, and each is a must-have for fans of their respective properties. First up, Supergirl is our first full-color Femme Fatales statue from the DC Animated Universe; the Bluntman baseball cap will make anyone feel like a superhero; Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates capture the magic of the movie in 2-inch scale, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates Mirage Comics Box Set remembers the TMNT when they made their comic book debut! Read on for more info, then find your local comic shop at!

Superman: The Animated Series Femme Fatales Supergirl PVC Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! DST is finally entering the world of the DC Animated Universe! Their first release takes them all the way to Metropolis, the home of Superman: The Animated Series – and the adopted home of Superman’s “cousin” from Argo, Supergirl! Supergirl rests atop a rocky outcropping, ready to hurl herself at the next foe to threaten her friends, her city or her 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. (Item # MAR152063, SRP: $45.00)

Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Foil Bag Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! Christmas is coming early this year! Each foil-bagged mini-figure in our display of Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates is like a little present to open, and there are eight different figures you can get! The first series includes Jack Skellington, Sally, Oogie Boogie, The Mayor, Dr. Finkelstein, and three exclusive figures – a Skeleton Reindeer, a glow-in-the-dark Jack, and a rare, one-per-case glow-in-the-dark Sally! With 18 packs to a display, there’s a full set in every one! (Item #APR152292, SRP: $5.99/ea.)

Jay and Silent Bob Bluntman Baseball Cap

A Diamond Select Toys release! You can’t fight crime without the proper headgear! Cover your dome with this official baseball cap, based on director Kevin Smith’s crime-fighting duo Bluntman and Chronic! This black, faux-leather baseball cap features Bluntman’s trademark ears and has an adjustable strap, so one size fits all. It may not offer much in the way of protection while battling evil, but dang if it doesn’t make you look good while doing it! Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #FEB152154, SRP: $24.99)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates First Appearance Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys release! With this box set, DST is taking the TMNT back where it all began! Based on the Turtles’ appearances in the original Mirage Comics issues that launched a worldwide phenomenon, this four-pack includes Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael in their trademark red bandannas, each with their signature weapons. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, and features interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #MAR152069, SRP: $19.99)

Find your local comic shop at!