Ask DST #413: Marvel Select, DC Gallery and More!

It’s a new Ask DST with Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. President DSTChuck, and he’s taking questions about anything and everything! Read on to see if your question was answered, then submit it in the drop-down form up top or e-mail DSTChuck!

marvelselectherohulk John S.
Why hasn’t there been any announcement regarding Marvel Select figures from Avengers Endgame? In the past, we would have at least had an idea of what figures would be offered, and perhaps even a silhouette of each one with preorder information. The movie’s been released, so when will we hear something? Also, what about Marvel Select figures for Spiderman: Far From Home? I saw an earlier post to the effect that you weren’t able to secure licensing to produce figures from that movie – is that correct? Seems like you are abandoning the Marvel Select line in favor of the PVC statues. Isn’t there a market for both?

DSTChuck: By now you’ve seen pictures of our A4 Hulk figure, but some of the products for A4 were not allowed to be discussed until post-movie. Also, if you have followed this line in recent years you know some of our partners do not like to promote figures until closer to on sale date. I have no idea why you would think we are abandoning a line just because we have not announced some figures that you want. We have announced several Marvel Select figures over the last few months so there is no indication we are not working on this line.

Samuel M.
I recently heard that there’s a Ghost Rider tv series being developed on HULU. my question is will there be any merchandise for the upcoming series? Maybe a Marvel Select figure?

DSTChuck: It is way too early for us to even discuss that with Marvel.

Dylan O.
Are there going to be any Minimates from Spider-Man: Far From Home. I know Wave 77 is supposed to be a tie-in wave but it would be extremely upsetting to not receive Stealth Spidey and his Red and Black suit and an MCU Mysterio.

DSTChuck: I am sorry, but we do not have any plans for a FFH Minimates line.

Peter L.
Is it true that the Minimate line is failing? Does that mean that the end of the Minimate line is coming?

DSTChuck: I do not know how someone can discuss if something is true, when it’s just a statement that has no position. We just shipped A4 MM and have Marvel 77 & 78 as well as new animated figures shipping. Jason Y.
Thanks again for taking time to answer our questions.
1) The CW shows have been a very popular series and a few Gallery statues were made based on the shows of Flash, Arrow and Supergirl. However, for some reason DC’s Legends of Tomorrow haven’t been sharing much love. Does Diamond have the the license for Legends as well? Would love to see PVC statues based on White Canary, Heat Wave, ATOM, Zari, JSA Vixen, etc.
2) Will there be any more Gallery PVC figures based on the Flash TV show like Reverse Flash, Vibe, Killer Frost?
3) Has Powergirl been discussed for a Gallery PVC statue?
4) Have there been any interest in adding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the Gallery PVC statues line? I think there is a market for an affordable statue line based on the original Mirage Comics, the new IDW comics and the 90s movies.
5) Does the current license for DC statues include elseworlds? Would love to see a vampire Batman based on the Red Rain series with Kelly Jone’s art style.
6) Are there any new updates you can share for the Kill Bill Select action figures series? Also will it be possible to see Gallery statues based on the Kill Bill movie?

DSTChuck: Happy to do it!
1) So far sales has not shown an interest with their customers for more CW Gallery pieces, but for sure we keep asking.
2) Not at this time, but we would LOVE to see demand from retail for more.
3) We did an animated Gallery of her, so not right now, but for sure she is on the list.
4) For sure we have discussed it, so never say never.
5) We really can’t comment on that type of question, but being honest, I would have to ask, I don’t even know the answer to that.
6) I am sorry, but I do not think we will be able to release any more Kill Bill products.

Levent K.
I love your products (especially Marvel Select ones). I just want to know if you guys have any plans for a Classic Sabretooth diorama?

DSTChuck: I can say some Sabretooth products are in the works.

Steve M.
What kinds of figures can we expect in future Ghostbusters releases?

DSTChuck: We have some releases planned, and we are looking at what else we might want to do for Ghostbusters.

Raneet B.
Are there plans for an Omega Red action figure in the near future please?

DSTChuck: He has been discussed, but we’ve been a little X-heavy lately so would not be for a little while at least.

Matthew B.
Is there a chance that there will be a Wave 2 of Avengers Endgame Minimates? It seems like there are a ton of possibilities.

DSTChuck: Yes, for sure there are tons more cool things we could do, but sadly based on timing we have no more releases planned.

Michael M.
I saw that last year it was announced that Star Trek Fans would see an Enterprise C version of your amazing Star Trek ship line up. Just curious has there been any news?

DSTChuck: Progress is being made. Nick V.
Hi, I was wondering if there are plans to make a figure for every ‘evil batman’ from dark nights metal. So far there is red death, batman who laughs, the drowned and dawnbreaker, but will you also release the other ones?

DSTChuck: We would LOVE To do the rest, we’re just waiting to see how what we have announced sells and what DC has planned on the editorial front.

Shannon B.
The 1966 Yvonne Craig Batgirl vinyl bank bust was scheduled to be released & then never arrived in stores. What is the reason why it was delayed & will it go back into production?

DSTChuck: Due to the tragic passing of Ms. Craig, we were not able to go forward with the item.

Tony R.
Are there any plans for a Premier Collection Classic Thor or Hulk? They would look lovely with your Classic Cap, Iron Man and Spider-Man that I own.

DSTChuck: For SURE those characters would be on our list!

Andrew T.
Could we see any products based on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? I think Select figures of the characters would be amazing!

DSTChuck: Sorry, nothing planned directly from the movie.

Brian N.
Love the real Ghostbusters figures you have made. Any chance you will be releasing more? I have always thought Samhain, The Sandman and The Boogeymen needs to be in the line. That would be an awesome series.

DSTChuck: We have a few other figures planned for the RGB line at this time, hopefully you like them.

Courtney R.
My question is about the Gentle Giant/ Star Wars line. I am very excited about you guys continuing the line, but I must ask… Will you guys be continuing the mini bust line? I LOVE Hera, but we need Sabine to hang with her and Ahsoka and of course, we need Qi’ra from the Solo movie. Thank you!

DSTChuck: Yes, we have already announced that their 1/6 scale bust line will continue.

James Y.
Are there plans for a Comics Gallery version for She-Hulk, Elektra, Big Barda, Psylocke, Emma Frost or Poison Ivy?

DSTChuck: For sure some of those are happening. Emma Frost is up for pre-order at Gamestop, and Poison Ivy is in Gamestop stores as well.

Eber N.
Do you have any plans to make figures based on Young Justice?

DSTChuck: Sorry, no plans for Young Justice at this time.

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