Ask DST #399: Kingdom Hearts, Marvel, Alien and… Bueller?

It’s another Ask DST with Diamond Select Toys president DSTChuck, and it’s a single digit away from the monumental 400th edition! That’s 399 times that DSTCHuck has stood at the plate and swung at every question that came his way! Whether you like his answers or not, this week he clobbers questions about Batman, Marvel, Ghostbusters, Kingdom Hearts, Aliens and much, much more! It’s the best of all worlds! If you don’t see your question answered, use the drop-down form up top or e-mail DSTChuck!

Timothy M.
Do you have any plans for a Batman the Animated Series Tim Drake Robin PVC statue at all?

DSTChuck: I would think it’s possible, as long as support is there for the line to continue a little longer.

Arty L.
I have all of your Netflix and MCU statues and trying to get an idea of what the future holds. Are you guys going to make Marvel Netflix characters like Colleen Wing, Misty Knight or Claire Temple? I am hoping you guys do other Avengers like Hawkeye, Vision, Falcon and Scarlett Witch too. Even throw in a Nick Fury, Agent Coulson, Peggy Carter and Maria Hill please. A villain series would be cool too. Ooh and Pepper Potts!

DSTChuck: I do not think they are likely for Gallery, but all have been done as Minimates!

Isaac G.
I’m curious as to what happened to the Netflix Minimates? Jessica Jones season 2, Defenders, Punisher, and Luke Cage season 2 are all missing box sets. And with Daredevil Season 3 possibly featuring Bullseye, I definitely need him. Also, where are the Agents of SHIELD mates?

DSTChuck: The sales for the first batch of sets were not very strong, so we decided to put them on hold. I think it’s possible a mixed set could happen.

Larry C.
I was just wondering with whoever has control or produces the Kingdom Hearts action figures, will there eventually be a Donald Duck with his Royal Court Magician outfit shown in Kingdom Hearts 1, Birth By Sleep, Re:Coded, and Dream Drop Distance? Will he have a new staff weapon with him and whoever he is paired up with? And if so, will the arms, legs, torso, and neck/head be articulated?

DSTChuck: The plans for Kingdom Hearts figures are VERY extensive as long as the line performs, that’s all I can say at this time.

Adam J.
How about a line of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off figures. Its universal appeal, longevity, pop cultural cache, and the fact that nobody else has done it yet could be a winner. You could have all the characters including the Car Parking attendant, and Ed Rooney. You could have vehicles like the Ferrari GT California and playsets like Ferris’s bedroom. So….what do you say?

DSTChuck: Great movie and at one point we had worked up some Minimates, but I do not see it happening in the near future.

John L.
Hi Chuck, the latest assortment of Aliens is one of my favorites. Mixing “Resurrection” with “Alien 3” and tacking on “Isolation” is terrific, especially with all the Xenos in there.
Will we be seeing more Minimates from these corners of the franchise? My penal colony could use more inmates, my Betty needs a full crew, and though I’ve never played it I love the character designs from that video game. (And please, figure out a way to get that Dropship to us. I’d buy more than one!)
Thanks and have a successful SDCC!

DSTChuck: I am glad you like the series! I know the team really wants to do the dropship, but I do not think it is possible for now.

Huston P.
Hi Chuck & Team! I was wondering what the status was on the Kill Bill figures? I would love to get these at some point!
I was also wondering about a Jackson Nick Fury and Captain Marvel from MCU. Would these be able to happen for the new movie? Also:
1. Hela – I love this character and would love to see the Select Treatment of her. Hopefully this could be a possibility…. Yes?
2. Apocalypse – This is a must for our X-Men collections. I certainly hope there is a strong possibility.
3. MCU Thanos – I think this one is a given (and almost certain I hope) to come out for Avengers
4. Magneto from the films – With the Fox Disney merger I only ask that you please at least make this guy to go with our Wolverine. I love this character and it would be an absolute dream come true to have a McKellen Magneto from you guys in scale with Wolverine.
5. X-Men from the films – Any and all you can possibly do from the films when the merger is complete.
6. MCU Wasp and Ant-Man – Please?
7. MCU Vision and Scarlet Witch – Please?
8. Omega Red – I know, totally obscure, but one of my absolute favorite characters.
9. Mysterio – One of the best Spider-man villains. Must have Select treatment.
10. It would be really cool to get a Stan Lee figure. I know Hasbro wanted to do one but it was cancelled. I think this would be better suited for Select.
And lastly, for Sonic the Hedgehog can we please get Select figures? These would be amazing and a must from you guys!
Thank you for all you do! Seriously the best figures out there!

DSTChuck: We would love to get to Kill Bill and Pulp 2 but with TRU closing we are struggling to find retail support for the lines.
1. Select is not planned at this time, but we do have a Hela release planned in another format.
2. Sorry, we are not able to do that character at this time.
3. For sure it’s being considered.
4. We currently have no plans for product from the Fox movies.
5. See #4
6. Very possible.
7. Not planned at this time.
8. Believe it or not, he has been discussed but not in the plans at this time.
9. Same as #9
10. Sorry, we have asked and been told not at this time.
11. As we go along with Sega, and if the product we have planned does well, we’d love to look into that.

Dan L.
Will you still be able to get the real ghostbusters figures without the diorama pieces for 13.99 free shipping somewhere?

DSTChuck: Sorry, not that I am aware of. They will only be in the Select format.

Zoom H.
Hi, your Pacific Rim Uprising figures are amazing! Do you have plan to do 7-inch figure of the first movie such as Crimson Typhoon?

DSTChuck: Not at this time, but we’ll have to see how the products we have planned sell.

Frankie C.
Hi, just wanted to know if you have any plans of making lost in space action figures to go along with your robot figure.

DSTChuck: For the time being we are concentrating on B-9.

Brandon B.
Maybe you guys can’t say, but is there a reason why some companies can make Scoleri Brothers merch while you can’t? Or is the issue holding those figures back strictly related to them being full-fledged action figures?
Also, I finally got all the Beetlejuice Minimates and also picked up 5 of the Vinimates…they’re awesome!!! Any possibility of Cowboy Beetlejuice in Minimate form? Or other characters such as Delia, Juno, Wedding Lydia, Grace, Sandworm, Miss Argentina or even a bowl of shrimp hands accessory?

DSTChuck: I cannot comment on other company’s contracts or plans, all I can tell you is that we were not allowed to do them. We did have some more ideas for Beetlejuice, but the support was not there at retail.

Darren J. Any chance of figures/sets based on the original “Stargate” movie (25th anniversary next year!)?

DSTChuck: Sorry, no plans at this time.

Chris W.
Will we ever get a DST Voyager? From ST Voyager??

DSTChuck: Never say never!

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