Ask DST #363: Miscellaneous

It’s a new Ask DST with Diamond Select Toys president DSTChuck, and this week it’s all about… everything! From Star Trek to superheroes, from Kingdom Hearts to Kill Bill, it’s a miscellaneous maelstrom of missives! If you don’t see your question answered here, submit it in the drop-down form up top, or e-mail DSTChuck!

Stephen T.
With the recent announcement of McFarlane Toys getting the Trek license are you guys still doing Starship Legends?

DSTChuck: Absolutely – full speed ahead from DST. We are also continuing to develop new products in the action figure and role-play categories.

khset1_final Jeremiah J.
Hello, I am very excited about the Kingdom Hearts figures. I placed a pre-order for the two sets as soon as they were announced this morning. I have a few questions:
1) It was revealed that there would be more figures in the first series. What happened to the rest? The missing figures that were previously revealed were: Roxas, Maleficent, Jafar with Abu and Iago, and Creeper Plant Heartless.
2) What are our chances of getting a Beast figure (from Beauty and the Beast)? He was included in that game in his purple cowl.
Besides people, myself included, have been asking for a Marvel Select Beast for a long time. I want Beast however I can get him! Joking aside, you could make the end all beat all version of Disney’s Beast. It would be an epic figure.

1) The situation of which characters we can do and from which games is constantly evolving. As we go along, we will get more characters OK’d, or get clarity on what is allowed. What we showed at Toy Fair was mostly to show what we were doing and to gauge interest.
2) For now, the Beast is not planned, but we’d love to include him!

jla_sdcc_flashbustGreg B.
I see that you are offering an animated Flash bust exclusive at the SDCC, only 650 pieces. Will this be the only Flash you offer or will there be another one in the future, the ones where you make only 3,000? Thanks.

DSTChuck: Greg, we do not have one planned at this time, but it’s certainly possible. Based on past experience, the quantity we are making for SDCC should allow for these to be available from retailers after the show, as well as our website.

beetlejuicemmgroupAndrew F.
Really excited to see the Beetlejuice Minimates. Any chance for Beetlejuice Select 7″ figures? Thanks.

DSTChuck: That would be very cool to do, but they are not planned at this time.

Hi Chuck, I hope you are doing well! A few questions:
1. Will we be seeing more Pirates Select figures aside from Jack and Barbosa? I’d love to get a Davy Jones, a regular Barbosa, Captain Salazar, etc. your work is too good to not see this happen!
2. Will you be attempting to try and obtain a Star Wars License for Select? I know Hasbro has the toy license but perhaps you can do what you do with Marvel Select? Just a thought.
3. When do you think Kill Bill figures will be out? I’m stoked for these!
4. Are Thanos, Vulture, and Thor Ragnorak from the MCU on the horizon to be revealed?
5. Kingdom hearts looks amazing! When will these beauties be released?
Sorry for so many questions. It has been awhile! Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

1) Unfortunately, we were not able to produce our Pirates Select figures as planned.
2) The Star Wars license for Select is not possible, Hasbro has it pretty covered.
3) They are in final stages of approval – in fact, some are fully approved – so we expect 2018 is the year!
4) Thor Ragnarok figure were unveiled at SDCC, and we have just begun planning out our Infinity War offerings. We will not be doing a Vulture figure, unfortunately.
5) Glad you like them! Our plan is to have one series out for holiday 2017 and several series in 2018.

Ellie H.
You gotta get the Escape from New York license, you gotta!

DSTChuck: We have looked into that a couple of times, but nothing is planned at this time.

Rob P. We just got a pretty great looking trailer for Star Trek: Discovery! Though if I’m honest the Klingon look still isn’t working for me. But, now that we have new characters, uniforms, props and ships, the question remains: Does Star Trek: Discovery fall under your current Trek license? Fingers crossed. Hoping for a yes! Thanks!

DSTChuck: Sorry, no, we do not have rights to Discovery, but we have recently renewed our contact and expanded our rights.

Diego S.
Is there any chance you could make DC 7-inch Injustice 2 video game figures?

DSTChuck: Sorry, no, DC and Mattel control all those rights. But we are looking at Injustice and other DC games for our Vinimates vinyl figure line.

I was wondering if you guys might consider making toys for Seaquest DSV?

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

KITTFront Abdul K.
Greetings, I purchased The Delorean Time Machine Mark 1 and KITT from Knight Rider and absolutely loving them! I just have 2 queries.
(1) Do you guys plan to do an “Ultimate Version of KITT” where it transforms into the “Super Pursuit Mode” version by the push of a lever/button or some mechanism instead of buying to separate KITT’s?
(2) As a fan of 80s TV/movie stuff i along with a lot of “fans” out there would love to have an “Airwolf” toy with lights and sounds alongside KITT from Knight Rider, that would make a great companion piece! Are there any hopes that an Airwolf might see the light of the day exiting from its lair!

1) We are pretty happy with the products we put out – a fully transforming KITT would have been pretty ambitious – and we have no plans for more KITT at this time.
2) We’ve looked at Airwolf, but for the time being, sales does not think the support would be there.

Hi! I’m a collector of the Nightmare Before Christmas deluxe collector dolls, I have them all. Just two questions, will you have the Oogie Boogie doll for this line? And will you include the bathtub as an extra with the Lock, Shock and Barrel dolls? Thank you.

DSTChuck: I don’t know if we’ll be able to get to Oogie, that piece would potentially be very expensive. The Deluxe Lock, Shock, and Barrel dolls do not come with a tub, but our 7” Select action figures and 2” Minimates do.

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