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Ask DST #312: Marvel!

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Got a burning question about Diamond Select Toys? Submit it to Ask DST, and it will be answered by DST president/product manager/fan DSTChuck himself! This week, Chuck is tackling all questions about Marvel, from Marvel Select to Marvel Gallery to Marvel Minimates! Read on to see if your question was answered, then submit a new one at the link above, or send us an e-mail!

Lawrence S.
Hey there DST, hope all is well I am wondering if there’s any plans for a Scarlet Spider Man into Marvel Select seeing how you guys nailed your recent Speculator Spiderman Mold. Seeing a Ben Reilly or Kaine Spiderman would be pretty badass.

DSTChuck: Not at this time, but Spider-Man is never far from our thoughts.


Shandon W.
So I was reviewing the movie figures we have and comic figures and realized we have 2 War Machines and an Iron Patriot from the movies and we don’t have a comic War Machine. Same could be said for Ant-Man. We’ve got two from the movie and from the comics, we only have a micro figure that came from the comic Black Widow. Also, will we happen to see any comic related Dr. Strange characters any time soon? I’d like to see a Dormammu with an interchangeable larger flame head or different colored hand flames, blue/red two of each color for each hand. It’d probably be one of the best figures to date since you guys don’t slack on the details.

DSTChuck: Shandon, at this time we have all of 2016 planned, and none of those are in the plans, but we have not started to really look at 2017 yet, so we’ll see.


Trev T.
hello i was wondering when/if there will be more marvel select venom figures coming out and, if so, when?

DSTChuck: Yes, we will be making another production run of Venom and expect it in stores this summer.


Justin M.
Any chance DST will be releasing a Marvel Select movie Deadpool? I am sure the answer is no with the ridiculous marvel/fox merchandise licensing, but one can only hope.
PS please follow what Hasbro is finally doing with the new Marvel Legends X-wave and release more Jim Lee X-men members! I hope to you back from you. Thanks.

DSTChuck: Sorry, we are not going to be making a figure for the Deadpool movie. The Jim Lee era is a favorite of ours, so never say never.


Andreas S.
I was just wondering if you were possibly considering to make more Marvel select comic based figures, particularly IRON-FIST, THE FALCON WITH RED-WING THE HAWK NOT THE DRONE FROM THE UP COMING CAPTAIN AMERICA:CIVIL WAR, AS WELL AS THE BLOB FROM THE BROTHER HOOD OF EVIL MUTANTS AND THE FINANCIAL WIZARD OF WALL STREET Mr.LELAND OWSLEY A.K.A THE OWL. YOU CAN REACH ME AT MY E-MAIL

DSTChuck: Sorry, Andreas, none of those are planned at this time.


Ulises
Would you PLEASE re-release the Marvel Select Rhino???? D:

DSTChuck: I think for sure that is something we would look at.


Kevin R.
HelloBeing a fan of the Marvel Select line I was wondering when we’ll see The Kingpin (Wilson Fisk)? and a new model of the punisher?

DSTChuck: Right now they are not planned, but it’s possible in the future.


Asheq
Hi Is it possible to have any news or update about the following characters ever to be released through the Marvel Select figure line?
1. Liev Schreiber : Sabretooth 2. Ian McKellen: Magneto 3. Michael Fassbender: Magneto 4. Benecio Del Toro : The Collector (Guardians of the galaxy )

DSTChuck: Sorry, but our license does not currently allow us to go backwards, movie-wise. But for future movies, who knows?


Tiego
Hi how are you? Let me tell you that the Disney store marvel select black panther is amazing, and i love that you guys chose the classic look. Now my questions:
1-Any chance of an updated marvel select Punisher? maybe with a more classic black and white outfit?
2-And a new marvel select Ghost Rider, this time with a bike?
3-And the rest of the Fantastic 4 to get along our marvel select Thing? Thank you so much. Keep the amazing work.

DSTChuck:
1. For the most part, while it’s an older figure, we’re pretty OK with the Punisher we have and how it sells.
2. We’ve looked at Ghost Rider several times, and there is no way to make a figure and motorcycle work in our costing model.
3. We have no plans for FF product at this time.


Jeff S.
Hi, I was absolutely blown away by your Marvel Gallery PVC statues reveal! I think this line is going to be huge for you! I immediately pre-ordered the Femme Fatale ones and even turned my LCS guy onto it and he is going to be bringing a bunch into his store, and he is not a toy/statue stocker. My question is this, I LOVE your Atom Eve Femme Fatale. Is there any chance of more Invincible characters getting done?

DSTChuck: Right now, we have no plans for another one, BUT if the other figures in the line do well, maybe that will create enough interest to expand all the lines.


Rodney H.
Hello Dst Chuck! My question is do ever get more excited about making certain marvel select figures then others? This excludes Spiderman of course, because we all know how you love spidey. If you had to pick, what marvel select figures did you take the most joy in working on? Just your top ten favorites. My last question would be where do you rank this 2016 line of selects figures coming as oppose the past year releases. Also, what would be the top 5 marvel select characters that you your self would love to work on? Thanks for taking the time out to answer my question.

DSTChuck: I’m not sure, really. Doing the spinning hammer on Mighty Thor was cool, but I also like the challenge of the movie figures. I also like working on the oversized figures and finding a way to make them work in the costing model. I kind of like the build-a-diorama stuff, I always liked displaying them like that in my collection – I still do. I really kind of still want to do an Ice Man figure with a big ice slide. I think that would be cool. Rogue could be cool, too – I always liked that character, as well.


Phil J.
Hi! Just wondering if your Select line of figures might ever see the return of double-jointed elbows? The biceps on some of the guys are so big that they can’t raise their arms up very high, and that’s no fun. Gotham Gordon can’t put his gun in all the positions I’d like and he doesn’t have big biceps. If it’s a choice between the extra articulation in either the knees or elbows, I vote elbows, please! Thanks!

DSTChuck: I think that’s something we look at on an ongoing basis.


Ricky G.
Hello DST,I not sure if you could answer this but, will these characters from Captain America Civil War be made into Minimates?
1. Spider-Man (Or Peter Parker)
2. Scarlet Witch
3. Ant/Giant Man
4. Falcon
5. Hawkeye

DSTChuck: Hawkeye (with Vision) is at Toys“R”Us stores right now, as an exclusive, and Falcon/Ant-Man will be exclusive to TRU later this summer. We have not yet announced how we will be releasing Scarlet Witch, but she will be made. No plans for Spider-Man at this time, but we will for sure have more shots at that character.

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