Ask DST #402: Marvel Select, Minimates and More!

Ask and ye shall receive answers! Diamond Select Toys president DSTChuck is back for his 402nd Ask DST column, answering your questions about Marvel Select, Marvel Minimates, Marvel Gallery, DC Gallery, Ghostbusters, Pacific Rim Uprising, Star Trek and more! If you don’t see your questions answered below, use the drop-down form up top or e-mail DSTChuck!

Huston T.
Hi Chuck & Team, I wanted to ask if we would be seeing Spider-Man from the new Video Game getting the Select treatment? He seriously needs it…
Also, do you think we will see any Captain Marvel Selects?
Thanks for all you do!!

DSTChuck: Right now, we do not have a Select figure planned, but we do have product planned for the game, and we’ll see from there. As for Captain Marvel, time will tell…

Jason C.
Hello, I was just wondering if there are any plans on making an Odinson figure? Particularly how he looked in the Unworthy storyline. Other Odinson figures just don’t do him justice. I know I can rely on DST to deliver. Thank you for your time.

DSTChuck: There is not one planned at this time. But we’ve enjoyed making various Thors in the past, so perhaps in the future!

Brady B.
Hello, I know you have the license to make Nightmare Before Christmas action figures. Would there be a possibility that we could see action figures from the Corpse Bride movie? This is another Tim Burton production, so I didn’t know if you had the rights to this as well. I’m interested in knowing if this is coming in the hopefully near future.

DSTChuck: Sorry, the rights to Corpse Bride are not linked to Nightmare, so there are no plans at this time.

Samuele T.
I really appreciate the work that you do with the Marvel Select Action Figures line, especially the zombie figures. Are there any plans to release more of this zombie Marvel figures, like an Iron Man or a Wolverine? Also, with the upcoming Captain Marvel movie, will you guys make some action figures based on this movie?

DSTChuck: There are no plans at this time to make any Zombie heroes for the Select line.

Henry L.
Hi, I really like the Marvel Select figures, especially the bigger ones like Hulk and Hulkbuster. I know you have recently released a new Thanos figure inspired by the Infinity War movie, but will you issue another Thanos figure based on the movie appearance?

DSTChuck: Time will tell. Never say never.

Antony C.
Love your Marvel Select figures and been collecting for a while, what I would like to know is why are there a lack of villains? Also, the movie versions of these characters seem to be taking over, any chance of going back to the comic style?

DSTChuck: I think we have done a fair number of villains, but the heroes, especially in the movies, have always been very popular.

Matthew D.
Hey there! Love your products!! I finally got my Mallrats figures in the mail and I was curious if you were planning on releasing any Chasing Amy, Dogma, or even Clerks II figures in the future?
I would absolutely love to complete my Kevin Smith collection.

DSTChuck: Thanks, Matthew, glad you like them. The rights to those movies are held by other studios, so for now we are not able to make figures from those movies.

Conor B.
Just wondering if you have any plans for Hellboy 2019 or original 2004 movie?

DSTChuck: Sorry, at this time we do not have the rights to the upcoming movie.

Don T.
Hey DST I was wondering if we will ever get a DST classic look Mysterio figure someday?

DSTChuck: For sure he has not been ruled out, but he is not in the plans right now.

Paul J.
I love the images of the new 1966 Batgirl Bust Bank and I was looking forward to buying one. However, I have heard that the Bank may be cancelled. Based on the image it is my opinion that the bank is an exact likeness of Yvonne Craig. Can you tell me if you will be still producing the bank? If not, why?

DSTChuck: I am sorry to say we are no longer planning on producing that bank.

Dominick C.
I was wondering. Do you by any chance have any plans for releasing more Marvel Netflix Minimates Box Sets aside from Daredevil? Like, are we getting Season 2 Box Sets for Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist in the future?

DSTChuck: Right now we do not have any planned – the prior sets just did okay, but not great.

Levent K.
I’m a diehard fan of Sabretooth from X-Men series and I would love to see his PVC in his classic costume. Do you have any plans for him yet?

DSTChuck: He has for sure been discussed for several of our lines.

Could we expect more Kaiju from the Pacific Rim line??? Mega Kaiju… Slattern… Onibaba- just curious if there’s a chance we will see more.

DSTChuck: Looks like we will just be doing the one, but if sales are great we would be open to doing more.

Ian C.
Dear DST, Mega blocks is doing MOTU figures (Masters of the Universe) they look good. But I know DST can make MOTU characters look great. I can envision characters armors mimicking the classics line being (removable) Head sculpts, helmets, hairpieces, weapons etc. that makes Minimates so great.
Please let your fans know if this is something that will happen in the near future, before we spend money on another company just to satisfy our fandom.

DSTChuck: We have asked about MOTU in the past and were told it was not an option; we do not have plans at this time to ask again.

Jason Y.
1.I know you guys have no plans for the upcoming Venom movie. However, will DST take this opportunity for put out some Venom related productions like more symbiote Select figures?
2. Since the last Marvel Select Ghostrider was a while ago. Any chance we can consider a new Ghost Rider figure?
3.Has there been thoughts for an accessories pack that maybe includes a desk and chair for Janine, energy effects for the ghost trap. Maybe a containment unit diorama, etc.? I understand accessories pack can be tricky to market but curious about were their thoughts about it.
4. Big fan of Power Girl. Are there any plans for a PVC statue or not yet?
5.Also huge fan of the Batman movies. Does the current license include the Tim Burton Batman movies?

1) Yes, we have lots of Venom products in the works.
2) We have some Ghost Rider products planned, but not a new action figure.
3) Sorry, we do not have anything like that in the works. But we’ve put out some nice desks and chairs with our Gotham and X-Files action figures.
4) She has absolutely been discussed.
5) Time will tell.

Stephen B.
1. Any chance of us getting a Silver Surfer PVC in the Marvel Gallery Line? People would be lining up online to get him. He sells very well, no matter how he is released.
2. Chances of getting more Spider-Man / X-Men villains/heroes in figure or statue form (Marvel Gallery)… Apocalypse/Juggernaut/Sentinels/Gambit/Sabertooth/Mysterio/Rhino.

DSTChuck: Sorry, at this time we do not have any FF products in the works. But we are always looking to mine the worlds of Spidey and X-Men for products!

Justin T.
I was wondering if you ever considered doing versions of the Star Trek Shuttles and auxiliary craft, in scale with each other? I picture starting with the TNG shuttles onward. TNG – Type 6 is 6 Meters long. TNG – Type 7 is 8.5 Meters long. TNG – Type 8 is 6.2 Meters long. VOY – Type 9 is 8.5 Meters long. DS9 – Type 10 is 9.6 Meters long. INS/NE Meters – Type 11 is 16 Meters long. DS9 – Danube Runabout is 23 Meters long. VOY – Delta Flyer is 21 Meters long. INS – Sovereign Captain’s Yacht is 33 Meters long. I’m thinking that each of these could be cut in half, so the Type 6 would only be about 3 inches long, and the Captain’s Yacht would be about 16.5 inches long, this would keep all of the smaller ships in scale with each other, plus it would be pretty cool to see all of them displayed on a shelf together.
Keep making awesome ships DST, and I’ll keep buying them.

DSTChuck: We’ve considered just about everything at one point or another, but right now we are not looking at the shuttles. We’ve got two ships in the works now, and once we’re in a good place on those we’ll see what is next.

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