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Ask DST #307: Everything but the Kitchen Sink!

It’s another Ask DST with Diamond Select Toys president DSTChuck, and this time, it’s about… everything! Okay, so Marvel, Minimates and Star Trek each have their own columns, but X-Files, Lost in Space, Gotham, Justice League, Nightmare Before Christmas, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Universal Monsters, Star Wars and more are all covered right here! Read on, and if you have a question for DSTChuck, submit it in the drop-down form up top, or e-mail us! Or tune in to the Ask DST livechat, right here at artasylum.com on March 28th at 8:30 PM EST!

Matthew N.
I am a huge fan of your bust banks and have collected quite a few and I happened to stumble upon the Han Solo bust bank and was curious why it was not made available as it looks like an amazing product and so I would like to know if there any plans to release the product? Also I was wondering if you will release more star wars characters in your iconic bust bank line like perhaps Luke Skywalker.
Thank you for taking the time to read my email.

DSTChuck: Matthew, I am sorry, but we no longer hold the Star Wars license. It was amazing to work on that property, and it would be great to be able to do so again at some point.


Paul B.
Do the Lucy Westenra, Wolf Man and Mummy figures mark the end of the Universal Monsters line? I was hoping for a Lugosi Dracula and maybe another, better articulated ’31 Frankenstein.


DSTChuck: Paul, I really don’t know. We have no further figures planned at this moment, but I don’t know for sure if we’ve closed the door all the way.


Journalismbyjason
What ever happened to 7 inch Gogo Yubari? It’s been a couple of years since she was revealed. She’s turning into Diamond Select’s version of the Marvel Legends Moonstar figure.

DSTChuck: The Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction figures are still happening. In fact, we’re working on multiple series at once. Once we started, we decided we wanted to do multiple series for each and the best way to do that and not have a long delay between series was to get ALL of it approved and into production before we went out for orders for the first series.


Colby W.
Can you make? The TICK select figures, Monster squad stuff, Willow stuff (Willow Ufgood not Willow Rosenberg), and Pete and Pete stuff.
DSTChuck: Sorry, right now none of those are planned.


Brian M- I was hoping to see some new 1:15 scale vehicles in 2015, by DST (Art Asylum) , to go with my 3.75″ tall action figures, but didn’t see any new releases. Did I miss anything (feeling stupid)? I am aware of The 1/15th Scale Munster(‘s) Koach. I love and own the Back to the Future Delorean, KITT (Knight 2000), and KARR, which have increased my desire for more. Is there any cool an new exciting vehicles to look forward to in 2016, like the Ghostbusters Ambulance, Mad Max Car, Adam 12, Dukes of Hazzard, or even Airwolf?

DSTChuck: We are working on a new vehicle right now, but it was not ready for Toy Fair – hopefully soon.


Brandon S- hey guys, I was just curious if you will keep making the coffin dolls in the future. My girlfriend and I are planning to buy all them. We have the jack and sally two pack so far. We were hoping for you gigs to make the Santa version. Really excited for the pumpkin king and pajamas versions too :)
DSTChuck: Glad you both like them, and yes there are more planned in that line.


Ryan F- What are the chances of you guys getting articulated Bob’s Burger license and make figures with connectable bases that forms Bob’s restaurant? Because that would be FANTASTIC!

DSTChuck: Right now, we have no plans for that license.


Alexander T.
I recently saw the new Select action figures of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully from the new miniseries and I really like the look of them. I have become a big X-Files fan again (well perhaps I should clarify that I never stopped liking, it’s just there were some moments over the course of the series that weren’t great). I was wondering if they’ll be Select Figures of John Doggett, Monica Eyes, Walter Skinner, Deputy Director Alvin Kersh, the Smoking Man and those other great characters in the future.

DSTChuck: Right now, only the two from the new series are in production. BUT if they do as well as we think they will, we would love to do more.


Paul B- Hi there. I already have 2 of your great Lost in Space robots and would like to know if there are any plans to release them in a black & white (1st season version) that was hinted at on a YouTube post. If so, when? Many thanks, Paul

DSTChuck: The black-and-white version mentioned on YouTube is the Anti-Matter version, from “The Anti-Matter Man,” not a Season 1 monochrome version. We would love to release the Anti-Matter version, we are just waiting for a buyer.
Right now, no monochrome version is planned, but never say never!


V Tech.
Just picked up the I- Zombie figure, great job, fantastic amount of accessories, paint job was on point, sculpting was there, articulation was there.
Can we expect the same amount of articulation and accessories for all Diamond Select movie/tv figures? Ghostbusters has a great amount of accessories, but seeing Mulder and Scully was a disappointing with lack of accessories and especially the “muddy face” on Mulder, i feel someone got lazy on that prototype, can you comment on the consistency that future figures will bring, as well as maybe explain how newer “civilian” identity figures for Mulder and Scully, that have poor sculpting and painting beat out ideas like classic X-files Mulder/Scully/Smoking Man and any X-Files alien/creature from 9 seasons worth of stories? Also any shot at a Back to the Future line? Thanks for your time.

DSTChuck: The only pictures we have shown for X-Files so far are early prototypes. Hopefully when you see the final product you will be pleased with the look. I have a Scully in front of me right now, and I think the likeness is very strong. I can assure you no one here is lazy, and I think the comment or insinuation borders on disrespectful to the folks that work on the products. Currently we have no plans to pursue BTTF Select figures.


Curtis X.
I enjoy your diamond select universal monster figures I was wondering can you make a vampire version of Lucy I release a three pack featuring the three brides of Dracula from van Helsing and maybe A diamond select version of Igor

DSTChuck: The Lucy Select figure actually comes with an interchangeable vampire head! No plans for any brides of Igor at this time.


Michael K.
Hi, Firstly who will be in Muppet select series 2? Will Miss Piggy come with her dog Foo-Foo? Will you be making Rizzo the rat? Secondly will you be releasing Dr. Finklestein in your Nightmare before Christmas doll line? Thank you

DSTChuck: Muppets 2 is Statler & Waldorf, Bunsen & Beaker, and Animal with drum kit. We’re still hammering out details on future figures. And yes, we showed Finkelstein at Toy Fair.


Charles A.
Will there be a release of a Bruce Wayne action figure from The TV series Gotham? The actor is David Mazouz. Will he be receiving an action figure like the other characters on the show? I really want to collect these remarkably great looking action figures from Gotham but I am holding out for Bruce Wayne.

DSTChuck: Yes, Bruce is in Series 3 with Mr. Zsasz and Barbara Kean!


Curtis X.
can you please make a classic zombies figure from classic cars I’ll be movies like I walk with a zombie, white zombie, king of the zombies , I eat your skin & revenge of the zombies with John Carradine because they are the first original zombies
DSTChuck: Sorry, we have no plans to do that at this time.


Matheus
Hello! Just one question. Do you have plans to release another colors of Green Lantern Animeted Banks? Like yellow or blue lantern versions?
DSTChuck: For now, we just have the one planned, but YES it’s possible.


Geoff W.
Hi there, Just wanted to ask, i see the figure does not have her necklace on but that in final production it will. is there any new promo shots coming out with that change? Also, will more busts be added to the batman 1966 line after Batgirl? Cheers!

DSTChuck: The Premier collection Catwoman does have the necklace I believe we have updated images of her, I will have to see if DSTZach plans to show them. Yes there are two more bust in the works right now.


Alexander T.
Hi DST,I’m not sure if anyone has asked this before, but given the first film’s immense popularity and the great promise that the second one offers when it comes out later this year, is it possible that there might be a Select Line for the “Independence Day” films? I’ve seen photos of the original products that came out in 1996 and while the aliens look pretty good, the only 3 human characters they released – President Whitmore, David Levienson and Captain Steve Hiller – look really terrible. Keep up the amazing work guys. Looking forward to the new Enterprise NX-01 & Romulan Bird of Prey, and the next round of TNG & TOS crewmembers in the Select Line

DSTChuck: Right now, we have no plans for products based on ID4 or the sequels.


Rob B.
hi, loved your buck rogers Minimates – will we be seeing any more or any other buck rogers products ?

DSTChuck: Sorry, none are planned at this time.


Lance S.
Hi DST, I was wondering if you guys are planning to release 7 inch figures from the upcoming Rambo TV series on Fox or any of the Rambo films with Stallone. I’m a big fan of your Ghostbusters figures and of course the Marvel figures from the comics and films. Thanks

DSTChuck: Sorry, we have no plans at this time for Rambo figures.

If you have a question for DSTChuck, submit it in the drop-down form up top, or e-mail us! Or tune in to the Ask DST livechat, right here at artasylum.com on March 28th at 8:30 PM EST!

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