Ask DST #422: Marvel Select, Muppets & NBX!

It’s an all-new Ask DST with Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. president DSTChuck! As usual, Marvel Select is the topic of the hour, but fans also weigh in with questions about DC, Muppets, Nightmare Before Christmas, Lord of the Rings, Avatar the Last Airbender, Star Trek and more! Read on for answers, then submit your question in the drop-down form up top, or e-mail DSTChuck!

Brandon P.
Hello! My name is Brandon. I am a huge fan of your Marvel Select line! I was wondering if you had any plans to continue the Gamerverse line with the new Avengers game coming out? I would love to see what you guys could do with Captain America, Thor and Iron Man. Thank you so much!

DSTChuck: Brandon, there is nothing planned at this time, but I do think we will continue to look at the Gamerverse for product, including action figures.

Lewis R.
Are you planning on doing any select on the upcoming king in black storyline?

DSTChuck: Not at this time, we have not discussed with Marvel or with our sales team what their thoughts would be on that.

Selina F.
I hope you will have more Marvel Movie Gallery Black Panther Unmasked PVC Diorama figures for sale. Will there be any more available? Obviously, with the death of Chadwick Boseman, everyone wants one.

DSTChuck: We did discuss that, but decided not to at this time. We do plan to look at it again after some time has passed.

Javier T.
Hi! is it true that DC Gallery Teen Titans Go line were cancelled?

DSTChuck: I am afraid so, sorry.

John P.
I’ve been a fan of the marvel select line since it began. I’ve got all the figures & am always excited for the new ones. There’s one figure I’d love to see that you guys have never done. Sleepwalker. A huge 90s icon that’s never had any figure made of him. I imagine him coming with a stand of rick asleep. Any chance this will happen? Thanks.

DSTChuck: Thanks for all the support! I don’t know if there is a Sleepwalker figure in the future, but never say never!

Braulio A.
Any chance for the boys Amazon series figures. Homelander, black noir, butcher

DSTChuck: I am sorry, but we do not have the rights to produce product based on that show.

Kenneth G.
Okay I’m a big fan of Wilson Fisk a.k.a Kingpin I was wondering do you guys have any plans to make a Kingpin figure kinda in the style of the Juggernaut and Abomination figures?

DSTChuck: It has been discussed, so maybe in the future!

Michael K.
Are any more Muppet busts planned, like for example Miss Piggy?

DSTChuck: There is not one planned at this time, BUT more Muppets have been discussed. If we did more, Piggy would be possible, but she would not be next.

Dorde I.
Is there any chance we’ll ever get an updated Marvel Select Deadpool figure? I have the old one, and I love it, but any new addition of this character would be amazing (I also have the Ladypool and all X Men MS figures). The previous DP figure was released at least 10 years ago, and your articulation and overall design and quality of production have improved tremendously since then. I would like to see Jean St. Jean’s take on a new comic version of Wade Wilson, or a GG MCU version.

DSTChuck: A new Deadpool figure HAS been discussed, if I had to guess I would say it’s a matter of “when” not “if.”

Vito A.
I’m sure you get this question a lot. Any chance Gentle Giant will produce a retro Super Powers line of action figures based on the actual size that was produced by Kenner in the 1980s? I know jumbo action figures and mini figures were produced but it would be amazing to get a new line similar to what Mego is doing with their new releases. Thanks for your time, love your collectibles!

DSTChuck: We are not able to do something like that, the way the license is structured. Sorry.

Dillon K.
Hi I wanted to ask if you had any plans of making a stargirl statue from the new cw show to go along with the other cw statues ? Thanks

DSTChuck: We have discussed the idea of adding that show to our license, so we’ll have to see what the future holds!

Marcus M.
Hello, since you guys have done work with Square Enix with Kingdom Hearts items, is Final Fantasy possible? Or is it off the table?

DSTChuck: We have asked several times about the possibility of making product for the FF franchise, but no luck yet.

C. H.-
Any plans to make more 7inch scale Star Trek action figures? Have you considered making kickstarters to possibly keep the line going?

DSTChuck: That has been discussed, and our current feeling is we would struggle to meet the quantity required to go forward with the production. BUT it has not been ruled out as a possibility.

Maddie T.
1. After the releases of series 9 and 10, will there be any more series of the Nightmare Before Christmas? (Since there are still quite a few backgrounders to do! Ex: monster under the bed, the gatekeeper, grim reaper and his crone, evil wreath, the large orange and black snake, green Oogie, unraveled Oogie (just his bugs), skeletal reindeer, Sally’s pet cat, and possibly more Christmas elves!) 2. With the massive popularity of the NBX line, would DST ever consider doing Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride? There hasn’t been figures or dolls made in possibly 10 years. With the long waited arrival of the Funko Pops, I believe it would be a good opportunity to release Corpse Bride dolls and figures. (Who better to do the dolls and figures other than DST?) 3. I believe it should be taken into consideration to release NBX diorama pieces (from past figures) on their own for collectors who can’t afford to buy all 6 pieces, collectors who only seek the diorama pieces, or simply just weren’t able to get them. This is mainly including diorama pieces such as the fountain. Releases like this could be exclusive to Walgreens or such.

DSTChuck: To start, I want to say its an honor and privilege to have been able to work on this line for so long. (I was involved in the Jun Planning Japanese line.)
1. We would love to work on this line forever, or at least as long as Disney and sales allow.
2. Corpse Bride is not a Disney property so we would have to see…
3. That is not generally something we do, we don’t want to hurt collectors that have bought the more deluxe versions to get the pieces, but there might be other ways to get more out there…

Courtney R.
Will we see Jubilee and Storm in the X-Men animated series mini-bust line? Jubilee needs to be made in this mini-bust line!

DSTChuck: We LOVE working on that line and will keep going as long as fan support and sales are there!

Daniel G.
Hi, i wanted to know why you decided not to make the Hela statue? was really looking forward to having this one, will you do it at a later time, or is it just cancelled “forever”? thank you for your time

DSTChuck: Daniel, there were/are several products we solicited orders for before and in the beginning of the pandemic that were short of the orders we needed to go forward, and we have to be extra careful of how much inventory we bring in at this time for many reasons. We hope to re-solicit that and several other items when the future becomes clearer.

Adam S.
Hey, I’m loving the new Avatar The Last Airbender figure line, and I’m super hopeful it continues well beyond wave 4. Any hints on who we might see in wave 5? And are there any plans for a ATLA Minimates line?

DSTChuck: We are in the middle of planning Series 5 & 6 now! At this time, we have not discussed Minimates.

Alex H.
Hi. Thrilled by your new Lord of the Rings Select figures, so I have a couple of questions:
The model of the figures split into pieces or Build-A-Figure has never been to my liking, but with the LoTR Select you have applied it in a good way, will this model continue to be applied throughout the line with other big sized figures or is Sauron the only one planned?.
Why only two figures per wave this time around? Thanks.

DSTChuck: We would love nothing more than for this line to continue for years, and more BAF would be VERY cool. We wanted to start with two per series because, when we gauged retailer interest at New York Toy Fair, some retailers were unsure of the level of interest in the line, so we wanted to start slow.

Damon K.
Hi I’m a massive fan of your starship legends star trek ships and have collected them all since the very first NX 01. My question is with them being highly popular pretty much selling out very fast. Would you consider broadening the line into other series and films? For example gene roddenberrys andromeda, firefly, farscape, stargate sg1 and Atlantis, Babylon 5, or Battlestar Galactica? I can say the desire from fans and scifi collectors is definitely there and could be something that could take legends to the next level.

DSTChuck: We have looked at other properties, but we have not found one we thought could support the numbers we needed. But we’ll see what the future holds!

Mark H.
Has DST considered releasing items (BTAS busts, etc.) like Gentle Giant in a membership program?

DSTChuck: Yes, other programs have been discussed, and once we think we have a handle on that, we would look to develop other ideas.

Eric M.
Any updates on the Star Trek Reliant and Enterprise-C ships? Can you explain the delays in bringing these to market?

DSTChuck: Unfortunately, we have run into all sorts of delays and issues, but we would still like to get that ship and maybe even others out into fans hands – we’re doing the best we can. As soon as we have an update, we will let everyone know.

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