Ask DST #389: Marvel Select, Gallery and Premier!

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It’s a new edition of Ask DST, and it’s all about Marvel! Diamond Select Toys president DSTChuck answers your questions about Marvel Select action figures, Marvel Gallery PVC Dioramas and Marvel Premier Collection Statues. The answers may surprise you, they may shock you, or they may be pretty much what you expected. Read on to find out, then submit your own question in the drop-down form up top, or e-mail DSTChuck!

Tom V.
You should give some serious thought to making action figures based on some of Marvel’s monsters. I’m thinking specifically of characters like Dracula, Werewolf by Night, and Frankenstein’s Monster. The Dracula figure could be based on his modern Marvel Comics design, and I think the Werewolf by Night figure should be based specifically on his appearance in the 2009 limited series “Dead of Night: Werewolf by Night.”

DSTChuck: We have given them serious thought, and sculptor Jean St. Jean pretty much brings it up every time we are together.

Mike S.
Could we expect reissues of some sold out figures? Mephisto, Silver Surfer, Phoenix, Carnage, War Machine, Falcon, Iron Patriot, Emma Frost, Watcher…any of them?

DSTChuck: Our sales folks are always checking to see which past figures are in demand, so you never know, however none of those are schedule right now.

Seth F.
With the recent acquisition of FOX by the Disney Corp. would the issues that Diamond Select has run into in the past with FOX owned Marvel characters be fixed in any way? Still just really hoping for that Deadpool Movie figure… By the way, an excellent job on the Lady Deadpool figure! It is one of the most poseable Marvel Select figures I own and I hope to see that level of articulation continue!

DSTChuck: Glad you like the Lady Deadpool figure. It’s way too early to tell how the Fox deal will impact folks at our level.

Daniel F.
Can Diamond Select please reissue the Marvel Select Watcher figure? It goes for way too much money on eBay, sold by scalpers. With the upcoming Infinity War movie coming out, it would be a great time to release a figure like this whose presence is to watch the universe.

DSTChuck: I am sorry , there are no plans at this time to re-issue that figure.

Huston P.
Hi Guys! Happy New Year! I have some questions for you.
1. Will we be seeing a Punisher from Netflix? I am dying for him, Elektra, and Kingpin from you guys. If you do these I don’t know how I could ever begin to thank you! What are the probabilities of these three actually happening?
2. I know you have heard this a lot… Is there any possibility that you can tell us the chances of having a movie Thanos? I am really hoping its highly probable.
3. With Disney now owning Fox—please, please, please make a movie-accurate Magneto to go with the Select movie Wolverine. This would be a dream come true! It may be premature, but do you think that this may ever be a possibility?

DSTChuck: 1. I think of those the Punisher is the most likely.
2. We are making a Gallery PVC Diorama, and we have already released a Minimates mini-figure. As far as a Marvel Select action figure goes, we’ll have to see.
3. I have NO idea, honestly but we’re hoping for the same outcome the fans are hoping for.

Andre M.
Are there any plans of doing a MARVEL Select version of Miles Morales/Spider-Man or unmasked Ironheart – I know there’s a Gallery version but your Select versions are so cool!

DSTChuck: Right now there are no plans. But both characters have been considered.

K. T.
Hello! I’m a big fan of diamonds select toys! 1. Do you have any plans to create a Marvel Select Robbie Reyes Ghost Rider in the drama Agents of Shield like Netflix Daredevil? 2. 2018 is the 10th anniversary of Iron Man first movie. All DST collectors want a 7-inch Iron Man figure from the first Iron Man film! Do you have any plans of these movies? Thank you!

DSTChuck: Thank you for the support!
1. Sorry, not at this time.
2. We did consider that, but I don’t think we’re going to be able to

Casey A.
I love the accuracy of the Marvel Select line and am hyped to have just received my Hulk Planet Hulk. Looking around I cannot find any quality Korg figures, do you have any plans to produce this newly loved fan favorite this year?
DSTChuck: I am glad you like the line! I am sorry, but we do not have any plans at this time to do more figures from Thor 3.

Jeff S.
Hi gang! Recently received my Gallery Ragnarok Hulk, Drax and Groot, and comic Daredevil and Sam Wilson Captain America.
Absolutely stellar work as usual.
Is there any chance of a Mantis or Yondu to complete the GOTG vol.2 team?
How about an original Falcon variant for Sam Wilson Cap?

DSTChuck: I am sorry those are not in the plans at this time. The movies have so many great characters that I feel like we’re never going to be able to get to all the ones fans would love, but we do the best we can.

Joseph F.
What’s the reason your GOTG2 Starlord only came with one blaster? It seems odd since he’s almost always portrayed with two. It’d be nice to have it included with a future released character (perhaps from Infinity War).

DSTChuck: Looking back, we probably should have done two, but we started the figure before the movie was out, and we never adjusted based on what was on screen.

Hovik S.
Since marvel legends don’t want to make big figures (even having regular sized bafs) could it be possible to get 12″ or even 18″ figures like Antman Sentinel, etc.? Neca makes 18″ figures for $100 and the old Toy Biz bafs easily sell over $100 and it would be better to get a chance to purchase a large-scale figure for $100-$150 instead of getting more disappointing bafs from other companies.

DSTChuck: I am sorry, but I do not see us making figures that size, even if Disney allowed it. We’re pretty happy with the price point and size of the line.

Nick T.
Hi, I just bought the Marvel Premier Venom Statue. Will do a Daredevil Premier statue? In fact, I wish you could do a Premiere edition of the Diamond Select Toys Marvel Gallery: Daredevil (Comic Version) PVC Figure. This is the best DD statue pose ever. If this get the Premiere treatment will be a real winner. If not that one, something similar.

b>DSTChuck: Thank you for the support! We have an approved design for a Daredevil in the Premier Collection, so hopefully we can get to it soon.

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