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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)


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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 EntertainmentEarth.com, 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 comicshoplocator.com!

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)

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Ask DST #288: Minimates Through the Ages!

Ask DST #288: Minimates Through the Ages!

It's time for another Ask DST, and this time we're asking Diamond Select Toys President DSTChuck all about Minimates mini-figures! From Marvel to Muppets to Mass Effect, there are plenty of Minimates lines in the works, and a lot to talk about! Got your own burning question? E-mail us!

Sean R.
-Chuck, you mentioned not going after the Daredevil tv show on Netflix for Minimates but what about a comic wave? There has never been more positive attention for DD and it'd be a great way to get some characters we haven't seen yet who have/will be getting recognition and screen time possibly coming up on the show.
-The Marvel movie universe is bursting at the seams and while you are covering the official movies with Minimates, do you see more opportunities for comic tie-ins? For instance, Crossbones is someone who will be playing a role in Civil War and has already had a big role in Winter Soldier, but hasn't had a Minimate in years and seems like a good choice to bring back for a comic themed wave or box set.
-Any news on the 'Best Of Marvel' waves? Always my favorite versions of each character.

DSTChuck: Yes, a Daredevil comic wave is possible and could be something we do. We do the best we can to mix current comics, movies and classic comics, but there is no way to make everyone happy with so much out there. (Although Crossbones IS in the upcoming Marvel Animated Minimates line at Walgreens. - DSTZach) We have not yet planned or decided if we will do a Best Of series for 2016.

Shane K.
Any chance of new Mass Effect Minimates? Loved the first series and would like to see more!

DSTChuck: Yes, I think there will be more ME MM from us.


Gavin H.
After hearing the *cough* disappointing *cough* news that you are no longer or "skipping" all of the Fox owned characters, is there still a chance of a Deadpool movie wave? Please? Please?

DSTChuck: Nothing is set in stone for any of 2016, but I think it’s a long shot at this point.


Ethan P.
Hello. First off, I would like to say that I recently received a complete set of your SpongeBob SquarePants Minimates, and I am very satisfied with them. The most satisfied I have been with any product in a long time. That leads me to my next question. Will we get more of them? They were almost sold out at the store I got them from, so I'm sure they're selling well. Also SpongeBob has a HUGE fanbase, not just with kids, but adults who collect stuff like Minimates as well. I also have some ideas for the next two waves that you can take into consideration, with two box sets included-
Wave 2-
SpongeBob (angry face face) with DoodleBob and magic pencil accesory.
Squidward (band outfit) with Squilliam Fancyson and a Music Stand.
Mr. Krabs (money eyes) with Pearl Krabs and Krabby Patty.
SpongeBob (ripped pants) with Larry the Lobster and weights and interchangeable Muscle Arms (for SpongeBob).
Wave 2 Toys R Us exclusive box set-
Mermaid Man, Barnacle Boy, Man Ray, and the Dirty Bubble, with Orb of Confusion.
Wave 3-
SpongeBob (Eager Face from Band Geeks episode) with Mrs. Puff and Roger the Egg.
King Neptune (movie version) with Mindy and crown.
King Neptune (TV show variant] with Triton and trident.
Karen, Plankton's Computer Wife, with Robot-SpongeBob and Plankton
Wave 3 Toys r' Us exclusive box set- "Now that We're Men" SpongeBob, "Now that We're Men" Patrick, Dennis the Bounty Hunter, and Frozen Mr. Krabs with Plan Z folder.
And those are my ideas. Jeez, that was long. Please take these ideas into consideration, and thank you for your time.

DSTChuck: Glad you like them, Ethan. And those are great ideas. We have actually put Series 2 on hold for the time being, but that does not mean we cannot revisit the line in the future.


Damon K.
Hi, I'm a huge fan of the Minimates especially the marvel movie series.  My big question is in regards to the Avengers Age of Ultron series.  I know in wave 2 there is a hulkbuster which is one of my favorite iron man armors.  Here's the question would it be possible to make a hulkbuster armor that can actually fit a normal Iron man figure inside of it and the hulkbuster still retain the classic Minimates articulation in the arms legs and head?  I think it would be seriously awesome and I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one going crazy to get their hands on one.  

DSTChuck: I think, due the size limits placed on the license, something like that, while very cool, would not be allowed.


Nathan M.
Is there any way we could petition for a re-release of the Thundercats Minimates series 1 set for the 30th anniversary of Thundercats this year? Also, are there any plans on releasing the hover board as an accessory from Back to the Future 2 for any upcoming BTTF sets?

DSTChuck: I do not think we will be asked to do anymore Thundercats Minimates by Icon Heroes. We have several more BTTF MM planned for next year, and the first one includes Marty Jr., Griff Tannen and their respective hoverboards.


Tina P.
I was so excited to hear that you were going to start producing Muppet figures and have been waiting patiently to see what you were going to come up with - oh what a letdown ! I’m sorry to say it but those figures just don’t work. They don’t look right. Muppets just don’t look right as minimates. I don’t know what you have done to miss piggy's face - it looks like somebody wearing a pig nose - it doesn’t look like its part of her face. The Muppets are not the same size as each other, and you seem to have lost all the scale of the characters. Such a shame. Great license, not great toys!

DSTChuck: Sorry you are disappointed. It’s always tricky to try and convert something to a Minimate format -- some stuff like live action can work really well , other formats are much more difficult. That said, Minimates are made to be one size and do not reflect a scale.


Kostis F.
Hey there! With most of the Post Secret Wars titles announced and a lot of new costumes shown, I have one (well, maybe a teeny, tiny bit more) request to make: Can we get the NOW! Uncanny X-Men? It'd take just a 4-pack. The roster is:
Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magik and Magneto
It's as high profile as you can get X-Men wise, so I don't see it "not moving" sales wise. BUT, if such a thing cannot be done, can we please get a Magik, either in her NOW! costume, or her most recent one which she'll be sporting in Extraordinary X-Men (Post Secret Wars title). Poor Illyana's stuck with her New Mutants costume while everyone else's sporting cool and updated gear. PS: Any chance we'll be seeing a new Moon Knight based on his NOW! Redesign(s)? Maybe in an ANADMarvel Wave?

DSTChuck: Kostis, with so many changes going on in the MU right now , I don’t think we’ve settled on anything like that yet. IF we did, it might see stores by end of 2016 at this point.


Joel F.
Really excited about all the stuff that's being shown at Comic Con. Any chance of more Buck Rogers Minimates? A second box set just to finish off the characters that Mego put out when the show was on? A mix with some Season 2 characters? Starfighter or Draconian Raider vehicles? Anything at all? Keep up the great work on all the Minimate lines...my kids and I love them all.

DSTChuck: At this time there is not another set in production, but if the first set does well , we’re open to another set and would love to do it.


Robert P.
Chuck, with your great relationship with Marvel, and now that Marvel is in production of Star Wars comics, any chance we could get a Star Wars themed Minimate line? I know the comics reflect the original movies. A full run of Luke, Chewy, Leia, Han, Boba Fet, Darth Vader, and Storm Troopers would be a hit. And how could you stop there?

DSTChuck: We never say never here, but I think Star Wars, from what they have told me, is as close to a never as we’re going to get – sorry.


Andrew F.
Dear DST, I love what you're doing with the Aliens and Predator Minimates. I was wondering when the Predator Dutch and Lt. Harrigan will be available. Also any chance you will do more human characters from Predator 1 & 2? Thanks

DSTChuck: Glad you like the Aliens, we’ve got lots of plans for Predator, too, and if sales hold up , I am sure you will get your wish. Series 1 with Dutch and Harrigan should hit at the end of the year.


Marcelo C.
Hello Chuck! Is it me or there just doesn't seem to be much love for Marvel's Golden Age characters other than Captain America? Let's see more timely Comics-era Golden Age characters like the Destroyer, the Whizzer, Miss America et al. How about it? Thanks and keep up the great work!

DSTChuck: You are correct, we have not done much with the early Marvel characters. Honestly, I’m not sure that will change this year.


Ness E.
Hi DST, I've just gotten my hands on the Days of Future Past movie Minimates, and they're excellent. My only gripe is that i wasn't more characters from the movie in Minimate form! Will DST be making Minimates for the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse film? And if so, will we see a larger line-up represented in the toys? Perhaps a second wave, or an additional box set?

DSTChuck:  Right now, they are not planned, but we’ll have to see how it goes over the next few months to be sure.


Matt K.
Hello DST folks! I’m super excited for the Muppet Minimates that are coming out. Thanks for making them! With that will you guys be making a special box set of the PIGS IN SPACE!!! :) Just wondering. Keep up the great work!

DSTChuck: We have lots of plans for Muppets , hopefully we get to all of them!


Kostis F.
Hey there! I was wondering, now that the Guardians of the Galaxy are household names, what are the chances of us getting a Guardians wave? I'm thinking something like this (a mix between the current, new, old, 2008):
LCS:
Star-Lord (2008)/Yondu (GotG 3000)
Drax/Phyla-Vell (Martyr look)
Groot/Rocket Raccoon
Gamora (Marvel NOW!)/Moondragon
TRU:
Agent Venom (redesign)/Charlie-27 (GotG 3000)
Thing (new Guardians red suit)/Martinex (GotG 3000)
Vance Astro (GotG 3000)/Star-Hawk (GotG 3000)
It's just that while we have so many Guardians books out right now, we still don't have a complete comic Guardians team.

DSTChuck: Kostis, we did try and do a comic-based series around the time of the movie, and Marvel asked us not to so they could emphasize the movie look. Which makes sense. Down the road a little now, we’ll have to see.


Jason S.
Hi! I just got super into Minimates about a year ago and haven't looked back!  I am really excited about all the upcoming Aliens and Predator Minimates and have to say how impressed I am by the sheer variety of properties you delve into.  Besides Dragon Ball and Star Wars, my next big want from Minimates would have to be the Square-Enix world of RPG's, namely the Final Fantasy games and Chrono Trigger.  Since you've previously worked with Square-Enix on the Tomb Raider line, what are the odds of exploring more of the Square-Enix catalogue of games?  Thanks for all that you guys do!

DSTChuck: Jason, so glad to have you onboard. Right now, we have no plans for Final Fantasy. It’s a great franchise, and for sure we would love to be able to tackle it one day.


Ross N.
I am really excited for the upcoming release of the new animated Minimates and was wondering if there are plans to complete Spider-man's team?  I would love to see Power Man and Iron Fist in their updated Season 3 costumes.
I know you mentioned that due to the distribution model there weren't any plans at the moment to do a Netflix Minimates wave but I was wondering if there had been any talks about doing a TV wave similar to how you are doing animation with sets from the various TV properties making up a wave.  Would be an awesome wave to get AOS and Daredevil and Agent Carter mates to add to my MCU Minimates collection.

DSTChuck: If the product does as well as Walgreens and we hope it will, I think we plan to keep going with the animated lines.
Right now, we are not able to make product based on the current ongoing network TV shows.


Julian A.
Hello my name is Julian and I wanted to know if you will ever be rereleasing the Marvel Max minimates galactus and sentinel again?

DSTChuck: I do not believe we will ever re-release those specific statues again, but never say never.


Tomas C.
Hi, I've been a longtime fan and collector of Minimates(restarted collecting last year). I love Minimates and I hope you guys never stop making them. My question is this: Have there been budget cuts on Minimate production? I have noticed that compared to older Minimates from say, wave 28 or 34 or the infinity gauntlet box set, the newer waves seem to have slightly less detailed faces, less articulate hip joints (the legs have difficulty spreading for wide stances) as well as occasional misaligned prints (giantman/antman helmet, the one with the kree sentry and the wolverine with the brood). I noticed because you have made some amazing designs before like wave 28 deadpool, bishop, juggernaut, moon knight, hercules, terrax, daken. The list could keep going. Just wondering here. But don't get me wrong, I'm definitely not going to stop collecting what I believe to be the best toy line ever. Cheers!

DSTChuck: Thomas, no, there has been no change in designers, factories or budgets with Minimates over the last year. Sorry you have received some products you are not happy with. If there is an issue with some figures you have purchased, please contact customer service and hopefully they can help you.

Got a question for DSTChuck? E-mail him!


On Sale Today: Marvel Minimates! Back to the Future Monopoly! Zombie Sabretooth!

On Sale Today: Marvel Minimates! Back to the Future Monopoly! Zombie Sabretooth!

It's New Toy Day, and this week brings several highly anticipated items to your local comic shop courtesy of Diamond Select Toys! In addition to the time-jumping Back to the Future Monopoly game, comic shops will also receive the new Marvel Select Zombie Sabretooth figure, two new assortments of Marvel Minimates, the Hulk Gelatin Mold, and the latest bust in the Batman Classic TV Series line! Read on for photos and details, and find your nearest comic shop at comicshoplocator.com! BTTF_Monopoly

Back to the Future Monopoly Board Game

Want to travel from 2015 to 1985 to 1955 to 1885 in the comfort of your own home? Well, now you can! This fully licensed Back to the Future Monopoly board game provides hors of fun as you collect locations and time-hop through the world of the BTTF trilogy! The game board features all-new properties taken straight from the films, including Café ’80s and Doc’s Mansion, plus you get new “Chance” and Community Chest” cards, and new die-cast metal game pieces of the time machine, Einstein the dog, the cowboy hat, the futuristic sneaker, the hoverboard and the famous Hill Valley clock! Game comes packaged in a full-color box resembling a case of plutonium. (Item #JUL152198, SRP: $39.99) AvengersMinimates

Marvel Minimates Series 63 Avengers Age of Ultron Wave 2 Asst.

The biggest movie of 2015 is now one of the biggest Minimates lines of all time! With so many characters and looks to choose from, DST is offering a second, completely different assortment of 2-inch Minimates mini-figures based on Avengers: Age of Ultron! Three different two-packs include Hulk vs. Klaue, Hulkbuster Iron Man vs. rampaging Hulk, Vision vs. Hydra Soldier, plus a rare, one-per-case variant two-pack with a translucent Phasing Vision! With multiple looks for the Hydra Soldier so you can army-build the opposition, this assortment will complete your Age of Ultron collection with a vengeance! Each Minimate features 14 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged in a full-color window box! (Item #MAR152071, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Marvel Minimates Series 62: Axis Asst.

The Inversion is upon us, and some of Marvel's biggest heroes and villains have changed their looks, as well as their minds! This all-new assortment of comic-based two-packs includes Sam Wilson as Captain America vs. Red Onslaught, Superior Iron Man vs. Apocalypse, Carnage vs. Hobgoblin, and Sabretooth vs. Kluh, the evil Hulk! Each two-inch Minimates mini-figure features 12-14 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable parts and acccessories. Each 2-pack comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #FEB152165, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

ZombieSabretooth

Marvel Select Zombie Sabretooth Action Figure

From the world of Marvel’s Villain Zombies, it’s Wolverine’s deadliest – and deadest! – foe, Sabretooth! Looking like he went a couple hundred rounds with Wolverine (and the rest of the X-Men), an eviscerated Victor Creed joins Magneto as the second Villain Zombie figure in the Marvel Select line. Standing nearly 8 inches tall, the figure comes packaged in oversized Select packaging with spine artwork, and includes a diorama base that features a damaged chunk of Green Goblin’s Goblin Glider. Sculpted by Phil Ramirez! (Item #MAR152070, SRP: $24.99)

HulkGelatinMold

Marvel Hulk Plastic Gelatin Mold

There ain’t no party like a Hulk party, because a Hulk party cannot be stopped! By anyone! Not even Thor! Make your next get-together unstoppable with this plastic gelatin mold in the shape of the gamma-irradiated Avenger’s face. Measuring approximately 8 inches tall, this mold works with any color gelatin, not just red and green, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #APR152306, SRP: $14.99)

MrFreezeBust

Batman Classic TV Series Mr. Freeze Resin Bust

Everybody freeze! The most cold-hearted of Batman's foes from the Batman Classic TV Series joins DST's line of resin busts! Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this detailed rendering of famous director Otto Preminger in his turn as the villainous Mr. Freeze sits atop a pedestal base inspired by the show's animated opening sequence. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean, he is in scale to DST's busts of Batman, Robin, The Joker, The Riddler, The Penguin and most comic book character busts! Comes packaged in a full color box with a certificate of authenticity. Limited to 3000 pieces! (Item #FEB152152, SRP: $59.99)

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Coming This Winter: New DC, Marvel, Walking Dead and Muppet Items from DST!

Coming This Winter: New DC, Marvel, Walking Dead and Muppet Items from DST!

Winter is coming, and you know what that means -- another season chock-full of awesome products from Diamond Select Toys! In the new assortment of items currently up for pre-order (and hitting stores this fall), DST has new offerings from Aliens, the Batman TV show, the DC Animated universe, Ghostbusters, Godzilla, iZombie, Marvel Comics, Predator, Star Trek, TMNT, The Walking Dead, The Muppets, and Star Trek! Read on for more details, and pre-order at your local comic shop!


Aliens Warrior Alien Ceramic Cookie Jar
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Cookie thieves mostly come out at night, mostly, so make sure your cookies are safe with this detailed ceramic cookie jar in the shape of a ferocious Alien Warrior from the sci-fi classic Aliens! Even if it doesn’t instantly send thieves running from the room, no one will dare lift the jar’s removable skullcap to get at the sweet, sweet cookies inside – there are way too many nasty things inside a xenomorph to take the risk! This approximately 12” tall cookie jar comes packaged in a full-color box. Sculpted by Paul Harding! (Item #AUG152314, SRP: $44.99)


Batman The Animated Series Batmobile Vinyl Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! Where does Batman get those wonderful toys? He saves up for them! In fact, if Batman used a piggy bank, it would probably be in the shape of the classic, streamlined Batmobile as seen in Batman: The Animated Series. This approximately 12” long vinyl bank looks like it just drove off the streets of animated Gotham City, and has a coin slot in the top and an access door underneath so you can save up for that grappling hook you’ve had your eye on. Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #AUG152308, SRP: $29.99)


Batman Animated Premier Collection Mad Love Harley Quinn Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! Time for some Harley Quinn romance! The psychologist once known as Harleen Quinzel may have the hots for The Joker, but the Clown Prince of Crime doesn’t always realize what he’s got! This 12” resin statue of Harley Quinn is based on her look in the timeless New Batman Adventures episode “Mad Love,” and depicts a dolled-up Harley wielding her mallet and pistol. Packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box, this statue is limited to 3,000 pieces and is a must-have item for any fan of Batman, Harley or the Joker himself. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore! (Item #AUG152310, SRP $150.00)


Batman Classic TV Series Batusi Batman Resin Bust
A Diamond Select Toys release! We’ll say this for Batman, the caped crusader sure knows how to party! Based on the very first episode of the Batman Classic TV Series, this resin bust features Batman doing his “Batusi” dance moves, which soon became a pop-culture touchstone. Measuring approximately 6 inches tall and featuring the likeness of actor Adam West, this bust comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Limited to 3,000 pieces. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #AUG152312, SRP: $59.99)


Justice League Animated Femme Fatales Wonder Woman PVC Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! She’s not your ordinary princess! As the daughter of the Amazon queen of Themyscira, Wonder Woman was granted strength and flight by the gods, and stands side-by-side with Batman and Superman as a member of the Justice League! This 9-inch-scale PVC statue of Wonder Woman is based on her appearance in the animated series Justice League, and has her placing a raised foot on a broken column, golden lasso at the ready. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios! (Item #AUG152311, SRP: $45.00)


Godzilla Jet Jaguar Vinyl Figural Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! The robotic hero Jet Jaguar is now the next bank in DST’s line of vinyl Godzilla banks! Originally inspired by a fan submission to Toho Studios, the size-changing Jet Jaguar famously teamed up with Godzilla to fight Megalon and Gigan in 1973’s Godzilla vs. Megalon. Standing approximately 12 inches tall, this vinyl bank has a coin slot in his back, as well as an access door to remove your loose change. NOTE: Bank does not change size. Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #AUG152323, SRP: $24.99)


Ghostbusters Glow in the Dark Slimer Vinyl Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to see one of DST’s most popular banks in a whole new light! Slimer, the slime-dispensing spud from the Ghostbusters movies is back, and this time, this engorged ghost glows in the dark! The original 8” vinyl bank has been given a glow-in-the-dark color scheme, so you can see Slimer hovering nearby in your room at night, but it still has a coin slot in the back and an access door in the base, so he can keep your spare change in his near-bottomless gullet. Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #AUG152325, SRP: $24.99)


IZombie TV Liv Moore Action Figure
A Diamond Select Toys release! You only Liv twice! As a doctor who became a zombie, Liv Moore is the focus of the hit CW show iZombie, in which she solves crimes by eating the brains (and memories) of the victims. And now she’s the newest action figure from Diamond Select Toys! Sculpted in a 7” scale, this Liv Moore action figure includes an interchangeable chopsticks-holding hand, as well as a pipe, coffee cup, hot sauce bottle, and a delicious brain casserole. The figure features approximately 16 points of articulation, and comes packaged on a blister card. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #AUG152313, SRP: $19.99)


Marvel Minimates Series 64 Secret Wars 2-Pack Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! The Secret Wars are upon us! With Earth transformed into a fractured Battleworld, with various regions pulled from a variety of alternate realities, DST has created an assortment of Marvel Minimates that spans the globe! From the Armor Wars world of Technopolis, Iron Man 2020 faces off with Ultron from the Age of Ultron’s Perfection! From the Wastelands, Old Man Logan takes on Dystopia’s Maestro Hulk, from Future Imperfect! From the world of Arcadia, A-Force’s Captain Marvel teams up with the new Thor, of the Thor Corps! And finally, A-Force’s Dazzler partners with New Quack City’s resident detective, Howard the Duck! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure has up to 14 points of articulation and features fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Each 2-pack comes in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #AUG152318, SRP: $9.99/ea.)


Marvel Premier Collection Wolverine Resin Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! He’s the best there is at what he does, and what he does isn’t pretty… except when it really is! The first statue in DST’s revived Marvel Premier Collection series is none other than Wolverine, captured unmasked and mid-stride in a snowy landscape. Meticulously sculpted by Clayburn Moore, this diorama piece depicts the X-Man and Avenger in his brown costume and leather jacket, standing approximately 9 inches tall, on a base that measures 10 inches by 15 inches. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this statue comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. (Item #AUG152317, SRP: $199.99)


Muppets Logos Collectable Pint Glasses
A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to pour a beverage! It’s time to make some snacks! The Muppets are returning to television this fall, which means you’ll need to have a tall beverage handy for when your laugh muscles get sore. Make sure your drink is fully Muppified with these four different styles of Muppet logo pint glasses! Choose from the Muppet Show, Muppet Labs, Pigs in Space and the Electric Mayhem logos. Each glass ships in a full-color window box. Collect them all!
Muppet Show Glass (Item #AUG152321, SRP: $10.99)
Pigs in Space Glass (Item #AUG152322, SRP: $10.99)
Muppet Labs Glass (Item #AUG152320, SRP: $10.99)
Electric Mayhem Glass (Item #AUG152319, SRP: $10.99)


Predator Minimates 2-packs Series 1 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! Clear the LZ, because a chopperload of new Predator Minimates are coming in for a landing! The first assortment of Predator Minimate 2-packs features the original Predator movie’s Dutch vs. Unmasked Predator, Dillon vs. Masked Predator, Predator 2’s Harrigan vs. City Hunter Predator, and a rare one-per-case Mud-Covered Dutch vs. War Cry Predator! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure has 14 points of articulation and features fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Each 2-pack comes on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #AUG152315, SRP: $9.99/ea.)


Superman The Animated Series Supergirl Resin Bust
A Diamond Select Toys release! Criminals of Metropolis beware! While she may not truly be Superman’s cousin, Kara In-Ze hails from the same region of space, making her strong, fast and tough under Earth’s yellow sun. So think twice before committing a crime within the city limits! This approximately 6-inch resin bust depicts Supergirl as she appeared on Superman: The Animated Series, striking a confident pose atop an architectural base. The bust comes with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box, and is limited to 3,000 pieces. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios! (Item #AUG152309, SRP: $59.99)


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates Series 3 Counter Display Asst.
A Diamond Select Release! TMNT fans are loving DST’s line of Ninja Turtle Minimates, and Series 3 kicks things up a notch! Featuring the four turtles in their Vision Quest outfits, this individually foil-bagged assortment also expands on the line’s mutant roster, with Slash, Bebop and Rocksteady, as well as rare, one-per-case figures of Ivan Steranko and Vision Quest Splinter! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure has up to 14 points of articulation and features fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Each full-color counter display contains 18 foil-bagged Minimates, including a full set of all nine characters! Designed by Art Asylum! (Item # AUG152316, SRP: $5.99/ea.)


Walking Dead Minimates 2-Packs Series 8 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys Release! With the hit comic series expanding in new, shocking directions, and a new TV series on the air, there’s never been a better time to be a Walking Dead fan! This all-new assortment of comic-based Minimates mini-figures spans the time-jump, featuring “New Beginning”-era Carl with Sophia, “All-Out War”-era Rosita with Father Gabriel, Hilltop leader Gregory with a Forest Zombie, and a rare, one-per-case two-pack of new Hilltop leader Maggie Greene with a Forest Zombie! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure has 10-14 points of articulation and features fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #AUG152324, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

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Star Trek TOS Retro Cloth Spock & Khan Action Figure Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! With the 50th anniversary of Star Trek approaching at warp speed, the return of DST’s popular Star Trek Retro Action Figure line is highly logical! Back in stock for the first time in several years, this assortment of 8-inch, cloth-costumed figures includes Mr. Spock of the starship Enterprise, as well as the genetically superior Khan Noonien Singh, each 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 #AUG152331, SRP: $19.99/ea.)


Marvel Super-Heroes Snap-Together Model Kits
A Diamond Select Toys release! Assembling a model kit is now a snap! With these snap-together kits of Wolverine, Hulk and Spider-Man, you can assemble your favorite character with ease, then simply add paint! Wolverine stands atop a Sentinel head, is cast in yellow plastic with chrome claws, and has unmasked and masked head options! The Hulk is cast in both purple and green plastic, and has options for fists and open hands, so you can put different items in his hands to “throw” as he rampages on a rocky base! And Spider-Man is cast in both red and blue plastic, and can stand on a web base, or be hung on the wall! Hulk and Spidey are reproductions of classic 1979 kits! Each model is 1:8 scale, stands between 8 and 10 inches tall, and comes packaged in a full-color box with instructions.
Spider-Man model kit (Item #MAY121887, SRP: $29.99)
Hulk model kit (Item #MAR121670, SRP: $29.99)
Wolverine model kit (Item #JUN131966, SRP: $29.99)

Marvel Super-Heroes Comic Scenes Reproduction Model Kits
A Diamond Select Toys release! Character model kits have been the rage since the boom of the 1960s, and DST is proud to bring back two of the first-ever Marvel model kits, depicting Captain America and Spider-Man! Based on the 1966 Aurora originals, these new editions are enlarged to 1:8 scale, and stand over 8-10 inches tall. Spider-Man, webbing up Kraven the Hunter from a staircase, is cast in red plastic, with a clear web diorama piece. Captain America and his battlefield diorama are cast in blue, with clear water splash pieces. Both require glue and paint for assembly, and each can be placed in front of a full-color cardboard backdrop to complete the scene! Both kits come packaged in a full-color, vintage-style “Comic Scenes” box, with a mini-comic book that contains instructions and an exclusive comic story! Re-create a piece of pop-culture history with your own hands!
Spider-Man model kit (Item #JAN111789, SRP: $34.99)
Captain America model kit (Item #FEB111669, SRP: $34.99)

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