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Ask DST #288: Minimates Through the Ages!

Ask DST #288: Minimates Through the Ages!

It's time for another Ask DST, and this time we're asking Diamond Select Toys President DSTChuck all about Minimates mini-figures! From Marvel to Muppets to Mass Effect, there are plenty of Minimates lines in the works, and a lot to talk about! Got your own burning question? E-mail us!

Sean R.
-Chuck, you mentioned not going after the Daredevil tv show on Netflix for Minimates but what about a comic wave? There has never been more positive attention for DD and it'd be a great way to get some characters we haven't seen yet who have/will be getting recognition and screen time possibly coming up on the show.
-The Marvel movie universe is bursting at the seams and while you are covering the official movies with Minimates, do you see more opportunities for comic tie-ins? For instance, Crossbones is someone who will be playing a role in Civil War and has already had a big role in Winter Soldier, but hasn't had a Minimate in years and seems like a good choice to bring back for a comic themed wave or box set.
-Any news on the 'Best Of Marvel' waves? Always my favorite versions of each character.

DSTChuck: Yes, a Daredevil comic wave is possible and could be something we do. We do the best we can to mix current comics, movies and classic comics, but there is no way to make everyone happy with so much out there. (Although Crossbones IS in the upcoming Marvel Animated Minimates line at Walgreens. - DSTZach) We have not yet planned or decided if we will do a Best Of series for 2016.

Shane K.
Any chance of new Mass Effect Minimates? Loved the first series and would like to see more!

DSTChuck: Yes, I think there will be more ME MM from us.


Gavin H.
After hearing the *cough* disappointing *cough* news that you are no longer or "skipping" all of the Fox owned characters, is there still a chance of a Deadpool movie wave? Please? Please?

DSTChuck: Nothing is set in stone for any of 2016, but I think it’s a long shot at this point.


Ethan P.
Hello. First off, I would like to say that I recently received a complete set of your SpongeBob SquarePants Minimates, and I am very satisfied with them. The most satisfied I have been with any product in a long time. That leads me to my next question. Will we get more of them? They were almost sold out at the store I got them from, so I'm sure they're selling well. Also SpongeBob has a HUGE fanbase, not just with kids, but adults who collect stuff like Minimates as well. I also have some ideas for the next two waves that you can take into consideration, with two box sets included-
Wave 2-
SpongeBob (angry face face) with DoodleBob and magic pencil accesory.
Squidward (band outfit) with Squilliam Fancyson and a Music Stand.
Mr. Krabs (money eyes) with Pearl Krabs and Krabby Patty.
SpongeBob (ripped pants) with Larry the Lobster and weights and interchangeable Muscle Arms (for SpongeBob).
Wave 2 Toys R Us exclusive box set-
Mermaid Man, Barnacle Boy, Man Ray, and the Dirty Bubble, with Orb of Confusion.
Wave 3-
SpongeBob (Eager Face from Band Geeks episode) with Mrs. Puff and Roger the Egg.
King Neptune (movie version) with Mindy and crown.
King Neptune (TV show variant] with Triton and trident.
Karen, Plankton's Computer Wife, with Robot-SpongeBob and Plankton
Wave 3 Toys r' Us exclusive box set- "Now that We're Men" SpongeBob, "Now that We're Men" Patrick, Dennis the Bounty Hunter, and Frozen Mr. Krabs with Plan Z folder.
And those are my ideas. Jeez, that was long. Please take these ideas into consideration, and thank you for your time.

DSTChuck: Glad you like them, Ethan. And those are great ideas. We have actually put Series 2 on hold for the time being, but that does not mean we cannot revisit the line in the future.


Damon K.
Hi, I'm a huge fan of the Minimates especially the marvel movie series.  My big question is in regards to the Avengers Age of Ultron series.  I know in wave 2 there is a hulkbuster which is one of my favorite iron man armors.  Here's the question would it be possible to make a hulkbuster armor that can actually fit a normal Iron man figure inside of it and the hulkbuster still retain the classic Minimates articulation in the arms legs and head?  I think it would be seriously awesome and I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one going crazy to get their hands on one.  

DSTChuck: I think, due the size limits placed on the license, something like that, while very cool, would not be allowed.


Nathan M.
Is there any way we could petition for a re-release of the Thundercats Minimates series 1 set for the 30th anniversary of Thundercats this year? Also, are there any plans on releasing the hover board as an accessory from Back to the Future 2 for any upcoming BTTF sets?

DSTChuck: I do not think we will be asked to do anymore Thundercats Minimates by Icon Heroes. We have several more BTTF MM planned for next year, and the first one includes Marty Jr., Griff Tannen and their respective hoverboards.


Tina P.
I was so excited to hear that you were going to start producing Muppet figures and have been waiting patiently to see what you were going to come up with - oh what a letdown ! I’m sorry to say it but those figures just don’t work. They don’t look right. Muppets just don’t look right as minimates. I don’t know what you have done to miss piggy's face - it looks like somebody wearing a pig nose - it doesn’t look like its part of her face. The Muppets are not the same size as each other, and you seem to have lost all the scale of the characters. Such a shame. Great license, not great toys!

DSTChuck: Sorry you are disappointed. It’s always tricky to try and convert something to a Minimate format -- some stuff like live action can work really well , other formats are much more difficult. That said, Minimates are made to be one size and do not reflect a scale.


Kostis F.
Hey there! With most of the Post Secret Wars titles announced and a lot of new costumes shown, I have one (well, maybe a teeny, tiny bit more) request to make: Can we get the NOW! Uncanny X-Men? It'd take just a 4-pack. The roster is:
Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magik and Magneto
It's as high profile as you can get X-Men wise, so I don't see it "not moving" sales wise. BUT, if such a thing cannot be done, can we please get a Magik, either in her NOW! costume, or her most recent one which she'll be sporting in Extraordinary X-Men (Post Secret Wars title). Poor Illyana's stuck with her New Mutants costume while everyone else's sporting cool and updated gear. PS: Any chance we'll be seeing a new Moon Knight based on his NOW! Redesign(s)? Maybe in an ANADMarvel Wave?

DSTChuck: Kostis, with so many changes going on in the MU right now , I don’t think we’ve settled on anything like that yet. IF we did, it might see stores by end of 2016 at this point.


Joel F.
Really excited about all the stuff that's being shown at Comic Con. Any chance of more Buck Rogers Minimates? A second box set just to finish off the characters that Mego put out when the show was on? A mix with some Season 2 characters? Starfighter or Draconian Raider vehicles? Anything at all? Keep up the great work on all the Minimate lines...my kids and I love them all.

DSTChuck: At this time there is not another set in production, but if the first set does well , we’re open to another set and would love to do it.


Robert P.
Chuck, with your great relationship with Marvel, and now that Marvel is in production of Star Wars comics, any chance we could get a Star Wars themed Minimate line? I know the comics reflect the original movies. A full run of Luke, Chewy, Leia, Han, Boba Fet, Darth Vader, and Storm Troopers would be a hit. And how could you stop there?

DSTChuck: We never say never here, but I think Star Wars, from what they have told me, is as close to a never as we’re going to get – sorry.


Andrew F.
Dear DST, I love what you're doing with the Aliens and Predator Minimates. I was wondering when the Predator Dutch and Lt. Harrigan will be available. Also any chance you will do more human characters from Predator 1 & 2? Thanks

DSTChuck: Glad you like the Aliens, we’ve got lots of plans for Predator, too, and if sales hold up , I am sure you will get your wish. Series 1 with Dutch and Harrigan should hit at the end of the year.


Marcelo C.
Hello Chuck! Is it me or there just doesn't seem to be much love for Marvel's Golden Age characters other than Captain America? Let's see more timely Comics-era Golden Age characters like the Destroyer, the Whizzer, Miss America et al. How about it? Thanks and keep up the great work!

DSTChuck: You are correct, we have not done much with the early Marvel characters. Honestly, I’m not sure that will change this year.


Ness E.
Hi DST, I've just gotten my hands on the Days of Future Past movie Minimates, and they're excellent. My only gripe is that i wasn't more characters from the movie in Minimate form! Will DST be making Minimates for the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse film? And if so, will we see a larger line-up represented in the toys? Perhaps a second wave, or an additional box set?

DSTChuck:  Right now, they are not planned, but we’ll have to see how it goes over the next few months to be sure.


Matt K.
Hello DST folks! I’m super excited for the Muppet Minimates that are coming out. Thanks for making them! With that will you guys be making a special box set of the PIGS IN SPACE!!! :) Just wondering. Keep up the great work!

DSTChuck: We have lots of plans for Muppets , hopefully we get to all of them!


Kostis F.
Hey there! I was wondering, now that the Guardians of the Galaxy are household names, what are the chances of us getting a Guardians wave? I'm thinking something like this (a mix between the current, new, old, 2008):
LCS:
Star-Lord (2008)/Yondu (GotG 3000)
Drax/Phyla-Vell (Martyr look)
Groot/Rocket Raccoon
Gamora (Marvel NOW!)/Moondragon
TRU:
Agent Venom (redesign)/Charlie-27 (GotG 3000)
Thing (new Guardians red suit)/Martinex (GotG 3000)
Vance Astro (GotG 3000)/Star-Hawk (GotG 3000)
It's just that while we have so many Guardians books out right now, we still don't have a complete comic Guardians team.

DSTChuck: Kostis, we did try and do a comic-based series around the time of the movie, and Marvel asked us not to so they could emphasize the movie look. Which makes sense. Down the road a little now, we’ll have to see.


Jason S.
Hi! I just got super into Minimates about a year ago and haven't looked back!  I am really excited about all the upcoming Aliens and Predator Minimates and have to say how impressed I am by the sheer variety of properties you delve into.  Besides Dragon Ball and Star Wars, my next big want from Minimates would have to be the Square-Enix world of RPG's, namely the Final Fantasy games and Chrono Trigger.  Since you've previously worked with Square-Enix on the Tomb Raider line, what are the odds of exploring more of the Square-Enix catalogue of games?  Thanks for all that you guys do!

DSTChuck: Jason, so glad to have you onboard. Right now, we have no plans for Final Fantasy. It’s a great franchise, and for sure we would love to be able to tackle it one day.


Ross N.
I am really excited for the upcoming release of the new animated Minimates and was wondering if there are plans to complete Spider-man's team?  I would love to see Power Man and Iron Fist in their updated Season 3 costumes.
I know you mentioned that due to the distribution model there weren't any plans at the moment to do a Netflix Minimates wave but I was wondering if there had been any talks about doing a TV wave similar to how you are doing animation with sets from the various TV properties making up a wave.  Would be an awesome wave to get AOS and Daredevil and Agent Carter mates to add to my MCU Minimates collection.

DSTChuck: If the product does as well as Walgreens and we hope it will, I think we plan to keep going with the animated lines.
Right now, we are not able to make product based on the current ongoing network TV shows.


Julian A.
Hello my name is Julian and I wanted to know if you will ever be rereleasing the Marvel Max minimates galactus and sentinel again?

DSTChuck: I do not believe we will ever re-release those specific statues again, but never say never.


Tomas C.
Hi, I've been a longtime fan and collector of Minimates(restarted collecting last year). I love Minimates and I hope you guys never stop making them. My question is this: Have there been budget cuts on Minimate production? I have noticed that compared to older Minimates from say, wave 28 or 34 or the infinity gauntlet box set, the newer waves seem to have slightly less detailed faces, less articulate hip joints (the legs have difficulty spreading for wide stances) as well as occasional misaligned prints (giantman/antman helmet, the one with the kree sentry and the wolverine with the brood). I noticed because you have made some amazing designs before like wave 28 deadpool, bishop, juggernaut, moon knight, hercules, terrax, daken. The list could keep going. Just wondering here. But don't get me wrong, I'm definitely not going to stop collecting what I believe to be the best toy line ever. Cheers!

DSTChuck: Thomas, no, there has been no change in designers, factories or budgets with Minimates over the last year. Sorry you have received some products you are not happy with. If there is an issue with some figures you have purchased, please contact customer service and hopefully they can help you.

Got a question for DSTChuck? E-mail him!


On Sale Today: Marvel Minimates! Back to the Future Monopoly! Zombie Sabretooth!

On Sale Today: Marvel Minimates! Back to the Future Monopoly! Zombie Sabretooth!

It's New Toy Day, and this week brings several highly anticipated items to your local comic shop courtesy of Diamond Select Toys! In addition to the time-jumping Back to the Future Monopoly game, comic shops will also receive the new Marvel Select Zombie Sabretooth figure, two new assortments of Marvel Minimates, the Hulk Gelatin Mold, and the latest bust in the Batman Classic TV Series line! Read on for photos and details, and find your nearest comic shop at comicshoplocator.com! BTTF_Monopoly

Back to the Future Monopoly Board Game

Want to travel from 2015 to 1985 to 1955 to 1885 in the comfort of your own home? Well, now you can! This fully licensed Back to the Future Monopoly board game provides hors of fun as you collect locations and time-hop through the world of the BTTF trilogy! The game board features all-new properties taken straight from the films, including Café ’80s and Doc’s Mansion, plus you get new “Chance” and Community Chest” cards, and new die-cast metal game pieces of the time machine, Einstein the dog, the cowboy hat, the futuristic sneaker, the hoverboard and the famous Hill Valley clock! Game comes packaged in a full-color box resembling a case of plutonium. (Item #JUL152198, SRP: $39.99) AvengersMinimates

Marvel Minimates Series 63 Avengers Age of Ultron Wave 2 Asst.

The biggest movie of 2015 is now one of the biggest Minimates lines of all time! With so many characters and looks to choose from, DST is offering a second, completely different assortment of 2-inch Minimates mini-figures based on Avengers: Age of Ultron! Three different two-packs include Hulk vs. Klaue, Hulkbuster Iron Man vs. rampaging Hulk, Vision vs. Hydra Soldier, plus a rare, one-per-case variant two-pack with a translucent Phasing Vision! With multiple looks for the Hydra Soldier so you can army-build the opposition, this assortment will complete your Age of Ultron collection with a vengeance! Each Minimate features 14 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged in a full-color window box! (Item #MAR152071, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Marvel Minimates Series 62: Axis Asst.

The Inversion is upon us, and some of Marvel's biggest heroes and villains have changed their looks, as well as their minds! This all-new assortment of comic-based two-packs includes Sam Wilson as Captain America vs. Red Onslaught, Superior Iron Man vs. Apocalypse, Carnage vs. Hobgoblin, and Sabretooth vs. Kluh, the evil Hulk! Each two-inch Minimates mini-figure features 12-14 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable parts and acccessories. Each 2-pack comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #FEB152165, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

ZombieSabretooth

Marvel Select Zombie Sabretooth Action Figure

From the world of Marvel’s Villain Zombies, it’s Wolverine’s deadliest – and deadest! – foe, Sabretooth! Looking like he went a couple hundred rounds with Wolverine (and the rest of the X-Men), an eviscerated Victor Creed joins Magneto as the second Villain Zombie figure in the Marvel Select line. Standing nearly 8 inches tall, the figure comes packaged in oversized Select packaging with spine artwork, and includes a diorama base that features a damaged chunk of Green Goblin’s Goblin Glider. Sculpted by Phil Ramirez! (Item #MAR152070, SRP: $24.99)

HulkGelatinMold

Marvel Hulk Plastic Gelatin Mold

There ain’t no party like a Hulk party, because a Hulk party cannot be stopped! By anyone! Not even Thor! Make your next get-together unstoppable with this plastic gelatin mold in the shape of the gamma-irradiated Avenger’s face. Measuring approximately 8 inches tall, this mold works with any color gelatin, not just red and green, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #APR152306, SRP: $14.99)

MrFreezeBust

Batman Classic TV Series Mr. Freeze Resin Bust

Everybody freeze! The most cold-hearted of Batman's foes from the Batman Classic TV Series joins DST's line of resin busts! Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this detailed rendering of famous director Otto Preminger in his turn as the villainous Mr. Freeze sits atop a pedestal base inspired by the show's animated opening sequence. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean, he is in scale to DST's busts of Batman, Robin, The Joker, The Riddler, The Penguin and most comic book character busts! Comes packaged in a full color box with a certificate of authenticity. Limited to 3000 pieces! (Item #FEB152152, SRP: $59.99)

Find your nearest comic shop at comicshoplocator.com!


Coming This Winter: New DC, Marvel, Walking Dead and Muppet Items from DST!

Coming This Winter: New DC, Marvel, Walking Dead and Muppet Items from DST!

Winter is coming, and you know what that means -- another season chock-full of awesome products from Diamond Select Toys! In the new assortment of items currently up for pre-order (and hitting stores this fall), DST has new offerings from Aliens, the Batman TV show, the DC Animated universe, Ghostbusters, Godzilla, iZombie, Marvel Comics, Predator, Star Trek, TMNT, The Walking Dead, The Muppets, and Star Trek! Read on for more details, and pre-order at your local comic shop!


Aliens Warrior Alien Ceramic Cookie Jar
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Cookie thieves mostly come out at night, mostly, so make sure your cookies are safe with this detailed ceramic cookie jar in the shape of a ferocious Alien Warrior from the sci-fi classic Aliens! Even if it doesn’t instantly send thieves running from the room, no one will dare lift the jar’s removable skullcap to get at the sweet, sweet cookies inside – there are way too many nasty things inside a xenomorph to take the risk! This approximately 12” tall cookie jar comes packaged in a full-color box. Sculpted by Paul Harding! (Item #AUG152314, SRP: $44.99)


Batman The Animated Series Batmobile Vinyl Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! Where does Batman get those wonderful toys? He saves up for them! In fact, if Batman used a piggy bank, it would probably be in the shape of the classic, streamlined Batmobile as seen in Batman: The Animated Series. This approximately 12” long vinyl bank looks like it just drove off the streets of animated Gotham City, and has a coin slot in the top and an access door underneath so you can save up for that grappling hook you’ve had your eye on. Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #AUG152308, SRP: $29.99)


Batman Animated Premier Collection Mad Love Harley Quinn Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! Time for some Harley Quinn romance! The psychologist once known as Harleen Quinzel may have the hots for The Joker, but the Clown Prince of Crime doesn’t always realize what he’s got! This 12” resin statue of Harley Quinn is based on her look in the timeless New Batman Adventures episode “Mad Love,” and depicts a dolled-up Harley wielding her mallet and pistol. Packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box, this statue is limited to 3,000 pieces and is a must-have item for any fan of Batman, Harley or the Joker himself. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore! (Item #AUG152310, SRP $150.00)


Batman Classic TV Series Batusi Batman Resin Bust
A Diamond Select Toys release! We’ll say this for Batman, the caped crusader sure knows how to party! Based on the very first episode of the Batman Classic TV Series, this resin bust features Batman doing his “Batusi” dance moves, which soon became a pop-culture touchstone. Measuring approximately 6 inches tall and featuring the likeness of actor Adam West, this bust comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Limited to 3,000 pieces. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #AUG152312, SRP: $59.99)


Justice League Animated Femme Fatales Wonder Woman PVC Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! She’s not your ordinary princess! As the daughter of the Amazon queen of Themyscira, Wonder Woman was granted strength and flight by the gods, and stands side-by-side with Batman and Superman as a member of the Justice League! This 9-inch-scale PVC statue of Wonder Woman is based on her appearance in the animated series Justice League, and has her placing a raised foot on a broken column, golden lasso at the ready. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios! (Item #AUG152311, SRP: $45.00)


Godzilla Jet Jaguar Vinyl Figural Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! The robotic hero Jet Jaguar is now the next bank in DST’s line of vinyl Godzilla banks! Originally inspired by a fan submission to Toho Studios, the size-changing Jet Jaguar famously teamed up with Godzilla to fight Megalon and Gigan in 1973’s Godzilla vs. Megalon. Standing approximately 12 inches tall, this vinyl bank has a coin slot in his back, as well as an access door to remove your loose change. NOTE: Bank does not change size. Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #AUG152323, SRP: $24.99)


Ghostbusters Glow in the Dark Slimer Vinyl Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to see one of DST’s most popular banks in a whole new light! Slimer, the slime-dispensing spud from the Ghostbusters movies is back, and this time, this engorged ghost glows in the dark! The original 8” vinyl bank has been given a glow-in-the-dark color scheme, so you can see Slimer hovering nearby in your room at night, but it still has a coin slot in the back and an access door in the base, so he can keep your spare change in his near-bottomless gullet. Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #AUG152325, SRP: $24.99)


IZombie TV Liv Moore Action Figure
A Diamond Select Toys release! You only Liv twice! As a doctor who became a zombie, Liv Moore is the focus of the hit CW show iZombie, in which she solves crimes by eating the brains (and memories) of the victims. And now she’s the newest action figure from Diamond Select Toys! Sculpted in a 7” scale, this Liv Moore action figure includes an interchangeable chopsticks-holding hand, as well as a pipe, coffee cup, hot sauce bottle, and a delicious brain casserole. The figure features approximately 16 points of articulation, and comes packaged on a blister card. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #AUG152313, SRP: $19.99)


Marvel Minimates Series 64 Secret Wars 2-Pack Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! The Secret Wars are upon us! With Earth transformed into a fractured Battleworld, with various regions pulled from a variety of alternate realities, DST has created an assortment of Marvel Minimates that spans the globe! From the Armor Wars world of Technopolis, Iron Man 2020 faces off with Ultron from the Age of Ultron’s Perfection! From the Wastelands, Old Man Logan takes on Dystopia’s Maestro Hulk, from Future Imperfect! From the world of Arcadia, A-Force’s Captain Marvel teams up with the new Thor, of the Thor Corps! And finally, A-Force’s Dazzler partners with New Quack City’s resident detective, Howard the Duck! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure has up to 14 points of articulation and features fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Each 2-pack comes in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #AUG152318, SRP: $9.99/ea.)


Marvel Premier Collection Wolverine Resin Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! He’s the best there is at what he does, and what he does isn’t pretty… except when it really is! The first statue in DST’s revived Marvel Premier Collection series is none other than Wolverine, captured unmasked and mid-stride in a snowy landscape. Meticulously sculpted by Clayburn Moore, this diorama piece depicts the X-Man and Avenger in his brown costume and leather jacket, standing approximately 9 inches tall, on a base that measures 10 inches by 15 inches. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this statue comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. (Item #AUG152317, SRP: $199.99)


Muppets Logos Collectable Pint Glasses
A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to pour a beverage! It’s time to make some snacks! The Muppets are returning to television this fall, which means you’ll need to have a tall beverage handy for when your laugh muscles get sore. Make sure your drink is fully Muppified with these four different styles of Muppet logo pint glasses! Choose from the Muppet Show, Muppet Labs, Pigs in Space and the Electric Mayhem logos. Each glass ships in a full-color window box. Collect them all!
Muppet Show Glass (Item #AUG152321, SRP: $10.99)
Pigs in Space Glass (Item #AUG152322, SRP: $10.99)
Muppet Labs Glass (Item #AUG152320, SRP: $10.99)
Electric Mayhem Glass (Item #AUG152319, SRP: $10.99)


Predator Minimates 2-packs Series 1 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! Clear the LZ, because a chopperload of new Predator Minimates are coming in for a landing! The first assortment of Predator Minimate 2-packs features the original Predator movie’s Dutch vs. Unmasked Predator, Dillon vs. Masked Predator, Predator 2’s Harrigan vs. City Hunter Predator, and a rare one-per-case Mud-Covered Dutch vs. War Cry Predator! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure has 14 points of articulation and features fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Each 2-pack comes on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #AUG152315, SRP: $9.99/ea.)


Superman The Animated Series Supergirl Resin Bust
A Diamond Select Toys release! Criminals of Metropolis beware! While she may not truly be Superman’s cousin, Kara In-Ze hails from the same region of space, making her strong, fast and tough under Earth’s yellow sun. So think twice before committing a crime within the city limits! This approximately 6-inch resin bust depicts Supergirl as she appeared on Superman: The Animated Series, striking a confident pose atop an architectural base. The bust comes with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box, and is limited to 3,000 pieces. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios! (Item #AUG152309, SRP: $59.99)


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates Series 3 Counter Display Asst.
A Diamond Select Release! TMNT fans are loving DST’s line of Ninja Turtle Minimates, and Series 3 kicks things up a notch! Featuring the four turtles in their Vision Quest outfits, this individually foil-bagged assortment also expands on the line’s mutant roster, with Slash, Bebop and Rocksteady, as well as rare, one-per-case figures of Ivan Steranko and Vision Quest Splinter! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure has up to 14 points of articulation and features fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Each full-color counter display contains 18 foil-bagged Minimates, including a full set of all nine characters! Designed by Art Asylum! (Item # AUG152316, SRP: $5.99/ea.)


Walking Dead Minimates 2-Packs Series 8 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys Release! With the hit comic series expanding in new, shocking directions, and a new TV series on the air, there’s never been a better time to be a Walking Dead fan! This all-new assortment of comic-based Minimates mini-figures spans the time-jump, featuring “New Beginning”-era Carl with Sophia, “All-Out War”-era Rosita with Father Gabriel, Hilltop leader Gregory with a Forest Zombie, and a rare, one-per-case two-pack of new Hilltop leader Maggie Greene with a Forest Zombie! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure has 10-14 points of articulation and features fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #AUG152324, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

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Star Trek TOS Retro Cloth Spock & Khan Action Figure Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! With the 50th anniversary of Star Trek approaching at warp speed, the return of DST’s popular Star Trek Retro Action Figure line is highly logical! Back in stock for the first time in several years, this assortment of 8-inch, cloth-costumed figures includes Mr. Spock of the starship Enterprise, as well as the genetically superior Khan Noonien Singh, each packaged in a collector-friendly plastic clamshell with a full-color insert. Fill the holes in your Star Trek Retro collection, or start your crew from the ground up right here! (Item #AUG152331, SRP: $19.99/ea.)


Marvel Super-Heroes Snap-Together Model Kits
A Diamond Select Toys release! Assembling a model kit is now a snap! With these snap-together kits of Wolverine, Hulk and Spider-Man, you can assemble your favorite character with ease, then simply add paint! Wolverine stands atop a Sentinel head, is cast in yellow plastic with chrome claws, and has unmasked and masked head options! The Hulk is cast in both purple and green plastic, and has options for fists and open hands, so you can put different items in his hands to “throw” as he rampages on a rocky base! And Spider-Man is cast in both red and blue plastic, and can stand on a web base, or be hung on the wall! Hulk and Spidey are reproductions of classic 1979 kits! Each model is 1:8 scale, stands between 8 and 10 inches tall, and comes packaged in a full-color box with instructions.
Spider-Man model kit (Item #MAY121887, SRP: $29.99)
Hulk model kit (Item #MAR121670, SRP: $29.99)
Wolverine model kit (Item #JUN131966, SRP: $29.99)

Marvel Super-Heroes Comic Scenes Reproduction Model Kits
A Diamond Select Toys release! Character model kits have been the rage since the boom of the 1960s, and DST is proud to bring back two of the first-ever Marvel model kits, depicting Captain America and Spider-Man! Based on the 1966 Aurora originals, these new editions are enlarged to 1:8 scale, and stand over 8-10 inches tall. Spider-Man, webbing up Kraven the Hunter from a staircase, is cast in red plastic, with a clear web diorama piece. Captain America and his battlefield diorama are cast in blue, with clear water splash pieces. Both require glue and paint for assembly, and each can be placed in front of a full-color cardboard backdrop to complete the scene! Both kits come packaged in a full-color, vintage-style “Comic Scenes” box, with a mini-comic book that contains instructions and an exclusive comic story! Re-create a piece of pop-culture history with your own hands!
Spider-Man model kit (Item #JAN111789, SRP: $34.99)
Captain America model kit (Item #FEB111669, SRP: $34.99)

Find your nearest comic shop at comicshoplocator.com!




Ask DST #287: The Irredeemable Ask-Man!

Ask DST #287: The Irredeemable Ask-Man! 

It’s the start of another week, so let’s start the week off right with an all-new Ask DST, where Diamond Select Toys president DSTChuck answers your letters! This week’s Ask is all about DST products based on Marvel comics and movies, including Marvel Select, Marvel Retro and even Marvel Minimates. Read on to see if your question is answered – if not, submit your question via e-mail!

 

C. Uks

First, I want to you guys to know how Marvelous all your Marvel Diamond Select figures are! So, please, keep up the great work! I have 3-4 questions-

  1. Why aren't more female action figures available or, rather, made?
  2. Will we get to have Black characters, such as Black Panther, Luke Cage, Bishop or M Marvel Diamond Select figures in the near future?
  3. Last question, how come X-Men Marvel Diamond Select figures are modeled after their classic costumes rather than up to date costumes, like most Avengers MDS toys? Thanks in advance for taking the time to answering my questions =)

DSTChuck: Glad you like them.

  1. I can honestly say, for DST, we don’t have any issues with a female figure, when we pick a line plan we try to balance them out with cost and popularity. It never enters the discussion if it’s female or not, and honestly I think we’ve done lots of female characters in Marvel and our other lines.
  2. Pretty much the same answer that I gave to number one.
  3. The Marvel universe is always evolving and costumes change all the time, so we try and pick the most popular, but sometimes we mix in newer looks. If you’re looking for more current editorial content, I think Minimates might be a good place for you to look.

 

Rodney H.

Hey DST I was wondering if you could answer a few of my questions, I'm a huge marvel select fan. I just started collecting them about a year ago, I love the sculpts and art work. My first question is with age of Ultron ending the way that it did. Are there any chances of a Quick silver select? My second question is are there any talks on a Namor select along with Arch angel and Apocalypse.

DSTChuck: Right now there are no plans for more AoU figures. We have for sure talked about the others, but we just have not found a good place for them in the plans.

 

Vincent G.

Hello Hello! :D I know I’ve asked if it’s possible to get an Iron Man Mark 1 from the comics and Agent Coulson as a Marvel Select. However...this time I’m more curious about other characters since the films are coming out by next year to 2018. Is there a strong possibility that we will be getting any characters from Marvel Studio's Guardians of the Galaxy as Marvel Select, as well as a movie version of Thanos? I have a list I would love to throw down but for now this is just something I’m curious to ask about. Thank you for your time, and thank you for all the amazing work! -Vincent G. of Chandler, Arizona

DSTChuck: For the most part, we regularly do figures for the Marvel Studios movies. I think the first GoG was a rare exception, and to some extent that was out of DST hands. For next year, we do plan to do figures for Cap 3 and maybe Dr. Strange. For the most part, we have not gone backwards to previous films, but I guess never say never, just to be safe.

 

Robin J.                                                             

Hi, over the last few weeks there's been reports that Marvel has been pulling the license to make new X-Men merchandise, please say you've not been affected as I'm still wishing for Angel, Beast and Iceman to be made as Marvel select figures.

DSTChuck: I cannot comment on other folks’ licenses, but I fully expect DST will have releases across various categories for the X-Men in 2016.

 

Azalea S.

Hi! I just wanted to know if there is any way we might see Maestro Hulk from Peter David's Future Imperfect, get made into an action figure. Also, speaking of Peter David, I would love to see characters from his recent Secret Wars 2099 comic, like Iron Man 2099,and Captain America, and S-man from the recently ended Spider-man 2099 comic get made into figures too! I don't know how to normally end one of these letters, so thanks and toodles should work!

DSTChuck: For sure we have talked about Maestro, so we’ll have to see. Not sure about the others.

 

Stuart H.

Hi DST, with a wealth of new TV based Marvel series in various stages of development and with Daredevil already on Netflix do you have any plans or desire to expand your Marvel Select range to TV figures to compliment the main range of Comic and Movie figures?

DSTChuck: Right now, we do not have any plans to venture into the TV stuff for Select, but that’s an ongoing discussion.

 

Leonardo L.

Hi, Chuck! I’m new in collecting Marvel select, (I’ve got only Magneto, Sabretooth and Juggernaut) but they're are absolutely perfect! The sculpture is amazing. By now I’m learning to use programs like ZBrush or Maya, and i would love to become able to sculpt like this. I wanted to know if you've got any new X-Men figures in development, Thank you very much!

DSTChuck: Welcome, glad to have you onboard. I think we’ve announced all the figures we are doing in 2015. The announcements should start soonish for 2016. Good luck with Maya and ZBrush.

 

Sam T.

Hello Art Asylum/DST

My name is Sam and I've admired your work for some time (Marvel Select) Im a big Marvel Fan especially in the Spiderman Universe, and I did notice the Spidey figures you have done, amongst others like Juggernaut, Colossus, Sabretooth, Deadpool and black suit "Web Of Spiderman" WOW!! Just to name a few. lol But it wasn't until the this recent Venom and Carnage figures you released, where I was BLOWN AWAY. I purchased them instantly. I must commend you, I have never seen such a great take on these characters, you've captured there likeness perfectly with an Amazing quality to sculpt, paint apps, accessories, and articulation. My question is, because I can go on and on about how much I love these figures lol.

-Do you think you would be interested in producing a "Maximum Carnage” Cast (enemy specific) like DemoGoblin or Shriek, Do you guys remember that SNES game? Sweet! Personally, I would love love LOVE a DOPPELGANGER figure, OR maybe possibly a Re-Masterd “Symbiote" BLACK SUIT SPIDERMAN, one that could stand up in quality to that Venom and Carnage, pretty please?? Your previous one although amazing, seems outdated with what you’re currently producing now, you could Title it "Back in Black" lol I understand the demand for all kinds of characters are high and most may not be made, but a fan can hope right? This message was to just thank you for such great figures and maybe my suggestions could come to fruition. Again guys’ thank you so much, I look forward to seeing your future products. – BigTimeFan SAM

DSTChuck: Glad you like the ones you have picked up! Right now, we have no plans for Maximum Carnage figures, but anything Spider-Man related is never far from our minds.

 

Augusto B.

Hey guys, how are you? First I would like to say that I can't wait for a Rogue Marvel Select. You guys know what to do about that! Also I would like to know about something:

1-How hard is to have a license by any character from movies? Would be AWESOME to have an Ultron - Avengers Age of Ultron, I was sad cause I thought we would have Scarlet and Pietro ...guessed it as not this time.

2-Is there a chance for us to get a Jean Grey 90's MS? I mean, Scott and Marvel Girl are really cool, but the last Carnage and Cable show that MS is far better from where it started ...so much better now!

3-Can we PLEASE have a "Winter Soldier" just like the movie? Just like Sebastian Stan? I mean, I need this for my life!!!!

Also, please guys, work on some more X Men, The movies are trash but I miss then on Marvel Select, so many Peter Parker, Hulk, and Captain. Try to release something good for us! P.S Have a nice and wonderful day. I wish you the best!

DSTChuck:

1.) Every license is different, we’ve had a great working relationship with Marvel for years, so luckily the new movies have not been an issue to date.

2.) Jean is one we have talked about for sure.

3.) Right now there are no plans for Winter Soldier for 2015, but 2016 is a whole new year, so time will tell.

 

Justin O.

Hello DST, I was wondering if we would be seeing a Marvel Select Apocalypse in 2016? Possibly based off of his classic look or his look from the Age of Apocalypse series? Thanks, Justin

DSTChuck: We have tried to find a place for him in the line-up a few times, but we will keep trying!

 

Shandon W.

Hello again Chuck, just wondering, since Black Panther is on the upswing, for 2016 is it more likely we'll get a comic Black Panther first?  Then subsequently get a standalone movie version when that time comes? Also, as a suggestion if the prototyping isn't already complete, for a comic version could we get a removable cape, like the Dr. Doom? Finally, IF we do get the movie version as well, if licensing goes as planned, I feel an unmasked Chadwick Boseman head would be a nice addition. I know popular characters sell very well (otherwise they wouldn't be popular) but can something be done about the recent unmasked/standard variants?  I know Disney allows DST to make additional figures outside of their limited number per year, but I think most would prefer a significantly different version of a character or a different character all together.  I.e. TASM2 Spidey and Unmasked TASM2 Spidey.  I really liked how for CA:TWS, you guys did a standard cap and the unmasked battle damaged version.  I thought we would have had a battle damaged Spidey by now, seeing as he's constantly getting battered and bruised.

DSTChuck: I think, as a model, it’s possible we could follow that template like we are with Dr. Strange. Doing a comic version first and then maybe a movie version. I think the maskless variant for Disney is a template we would look to again for movie figures, if it works. If we can spice it up with battle damage and it makes sense, then we’ll look to that again.

 

Alex D.

Hi Chuck & DST Team, great Marvel Select Figure line up done for 2015.  (1) You said in the last Marvel Ask DST you are half planned for 2016 Marvel Select Figure line up so please tell us some hints or anything for that half planned?  (2) For the other half of 2016 please tell us if you can do a Walt Simonson Thor in beard and full armour, Odin, Namor, Hercules, Beast, Vision, Apocalypse and Wonderman.  Thanks and if can't say much just biggest hints you can help with please. Thanks, Alex

DSTChuck: I can’t do that, BUT I will say 2016 will include several re-issues of previously sold-out figures. There might be something from the Thor comic in the back half of 2016.

 

Nipun S.

Hey guys, just wondering if you'll bring iron man mark 43, hulk buster, and mark 45. Plus all the Age of Ultron figures such as Captain America, Ultron, and Vision. Thanks :)

DSTChuck: Right now we are done with AoU, sorry.

 

Shandon W.

I know we're far out and I'm guessing 2016 is pretty much forecasted.  However, I'm hoping we have enough time to possibly nudge those people at Disney for a Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (4 & 1/2 pack).  I've seen you guys handle the oversize packaging for the Fearsome Foes 4-pack and the Munsters 5 pack.  Considering the packaging could be arranged to display vertically, with 4 figures and a barely articulated Rocket, it wouldn't count against your limited releases per year.  Please, say something to those folks at Disney, or give us the email address of who we, the fans, need to message to make this happen! Thanks Chuck.  I know you can't do everything you'd like with this line, although most of 2015 has been unparalleled, but let's make this happen somehow!

DSTChuck: Right now there are no plans for GoG 1 figures; however, as everyone knows, there is a sequel in the works, so time will tell.

 

Abe K.

Hey Chuck, I always wanted a 7 in scale ARES. Do you think that will be possible soon? Thanks!

DSTChuck: Sorry, he is not planned for 2015, or the front of 2016.

Drew T.

Concerning DST EMCE Mego Marvel 8" figure sets: Most Mego fans have argued the sets are too expensive $80 each and do not like format of 1 retro figure + 2 additional costumes/ heads. And the next set Thor is not due until Nov/Dec 2015 and only 1 new set is to be shown at SDCC 2015 for 2016 release most likely. Is there anyway DST could sell INDIVIDUAL Marvel costumes/heads/accessories for an 8" Mego body like Round 2 did with its 12" Captain Action Marvel costumes that were only $20 each? Just an idea! I am a Mego Marvel Maniac and want to see the license realize its full potential!

DSTChuck: Right now we are concentrating on the box sets. We are also not allowed to release a figure and outfit at a lower retail price. Beyond that, never say never…

 

Colton J.

Is there going to be anything black Widow for captain America civil war? I have a feeling there’s going to be a Minimate of her but what about marvel select? I know you are doing an Age of Ultron widow but why not Captain America? Or even like one of those really cool statues y’all do?

DSTChuck: Colton, we just released a Black Widow figure for AoU, so I doubt we’d do another one so soon. Our statue deal with Marvel is just starting up, so it’s a little early to say, but a Minimate is a safe bet.

 

Drew T.

DST Mego Thor set is not due until end of 2015. Another set may be at SDCC. On Facebook DST replied PLENTY more sets are in the works! Will there be sets between Wolverine and Thor? How often will sets be released? Will ALL original Mego Marvels be re-produced? Are Fantastic 4 and more X-Men possible? At least 1 FEMALE in mix? Jean Grey? Spider-Woman? Thanks!

DSTChuck: Drew, I’m glad you are so excited about the line. The next one up is Deadpool. They will all be released in the order they are promoted. We are working on one more right now and we’ll start the one after that as soon as we see orders for Thor. As long as interest is there we will keep going. We have no idea if we’ll ever be able to cover every figure Mego did, or at what point a female will be worked into the mix.

 

Mario M.

This is all for Marvel Select:

1. Is there a chance we will see a Netflix Daredevil and Punisher for the future season? I am assuming it is too late for any chances for the first season but with the upcoming second season, maybe there is a chance you could get the license to make these figures?

2. Will we ever see Beta Ray Bill?

3. Is there a chance that we would see Gladiator?

4. What about Mysterio or Vulture?

DSTChuck: 1. No plans right now for Netflix but we’ll see.

2, 3 & 4. Sorry, they are not planned at this time, but never say never.

 

 

Joey W.

Okay so I love your Marvel select line and I've recently started a collection of the figures. I am particularly a fan of Spiderman's villains. I kind of wanted to do a set up with Spiderman surrounded by emerging villains. I see that you've released great comic book characters like Rhino, Green Goblin, and Lizard. I was just wondering if we could ever expect to see characters like Kingpin and Kraven for example. I think those would be awesome releases for a set up like that and they'd come out really nicely from Diamond Select. Thanks for considering my question and keep up the great work.

DSTChuck: All versions of Spider-Man and the Spider-Man family are considered at all times.

 

Matt S.

I've written in a few times before and I still love what you guys are doing with the Marvel Select line.  I'm still looking forward to when my movie Black Widow arrives as well as my Ant-Man, pre-ordered them both.  The Hulk-Buster Iron Man is such a fantastic figure, I just picked that one up.  Thanks for a great 2015, really looking forward to what you guys have planned for Captain America next year, with Civil War.  With Cap being my favorite comic character, maybe someday a Marvel Now version of Steve's uniform.  Please keep up the good work.

DSTChuck: Matt, you should have both by now. I hope you like them.

 

 

Chax R.

Hello Diamond Select, I hope I am writing on the right page of your website. I would just like to mention and suggest some interesting stuff for Marvel Select that will definitely be great for fans as well. We love Marvel Select since the early 2000s and we were excited this year with the addition of figures like Modern Hawkeye, Mighty Thor, Hulkbuster. It was awesome! In addition, I would suggest some characters that will really sell and a must have for fans:
1. Ronan the Accuser (movie version)
- we all know that Hasbro released the entire Guardians heroes as well as a previous comic Ronan as BAF. But that figure is so hard to find nowadays but incredibly overrated. It was not great (I owned one but sold already) and I feel that Diamond Select would do a far better job on this especially being in the 7 inch line. The movie version right now stands as the most popular and highly recognized version of Ronan, hence the release of figures in Minimates and Disney's Marvel infinity. You can search around web and see how many people customize this movie version. I mean this character is so hot right now I even sold my Hasbro BAF at a very premium price and hope Diamond Select would make the best version.
2. Groot (Comic version in Guardians blue uniform)
- If you can make this figure this will definitely blow the roof off any toy stores. Collectors have wanting this version but hasbro keeps making the bare naked tree version. Hasbro released two versions of the same mold but without the uniform. Just a bare naked tree. If you can make one for us, this one is no question would be the definitive Groot Action figure. You can even include a plant baby version which would smash hasbro's version because their's only fits with the 4 inch line. This Groot in uniform is also a favorite version for customizers.
3. Ultimate Juggernaut (Ultimate Alliance game version)
- another character that can blow the roof off. With the next X-men movie coming up this will be a great idea. Your previous Juggernaut was the best Juggernaut figure of all. But if you can make an Ultimate version that would possibly even top the masterpiece you have previously created.
4. Ultimate Apocalypse
- just like Juggernaut and upcoming movie, this one would easily knock every Apocalypse Toybiz or hasbro has or will ever make. Being in the Marvel Select size, this character is too perfect. If you will have to choose only 1 between Juggernaut and this, I'd say go with Ultimate Apocalypse. In conclusion, I think Ronan and Groot would be your best choices especially Ronan. Fans need those versions and there is no one left to make those but Diamond Select. The Hasbro Ronan is just bad and it's hard to find. It is up to Diamond Select's creative team and management on what characters to make but as a fan, those are what we genuinely think needs to be done and for sure will sold out pretty fast. Best Regards, Chax

DSTChuck: Chax, thanks for the support and ideas. None of those are planned right now, but are good ideas so I would not be surprised if one or two of them come to pass at some point.

 

Frank P.

Hey Chuck! With the popularity of Deadpool and his movie coming out, can we look for a Deadpool movie Minimates wave? Really interested in Colossus and a civilian Deadpool based off of the images that have been released. Also is it possible to get a Marvel Now or All New, All Different rerelease of Deadpool, possibly with a uncanny Avengers wave?

DSTChuck: Frank, it looks like we will not be doing product for the Deadpool movie. I suppose there is still time, but looks like no.

 

C.H.

There’s long been more than just one Hulk in the Marvel U.  So my question is, when and if a Hulk variation pops up in the MCU what are the chances you would ever pass on the opportunity to make a cinematic Hulk?  My hope is that you would not pass.

DSTChuck: I don’t think that’s how it works. But as everyone knows we love Hulk!

 

Brian M.

After seeing the reveals at SDCC I was saddened to see the lack of Marvel comic-based boxsets. There were 7 Marvel comic-based boxsets in 2013, 4 in 2014 and now only 2 in 2015. What is the cause of the decreasing amount of Marvel comic-based boxsets? Do they not sell well? Is production of other lines limiting the amount that can be released in a year? Or some other reason? I've always been a big fan of the boxsets since they are a great way to team build and get some lesser known characters.

DSTChuck: Brian, sorry you are disappointed. We did have the Iron Man and Ant Man movie sets at SDCC – they could have just as easily been two comic sets, it just worked out that movie ones made the most sense. I guess the Minimates box sets cost a little more, but it’s not a huge difference. While I do think we’ve made an effort to streamline our output, to make the most we can out of every release, I do not recall us settling a goal of two sets. It just kind of worked out that we did less.

 

Got a question for DSTChuck? Submit it via e-mail!


On Sale This Week: Bluntman, Black Widow and Bloodshot, Oh My!

On Sale This Week: Black Widow, Bloodshot and Bluntman, Oh My!

This week’s New Toy Day sees Diamond Select Toys delivering a trio of titanic team-ups to your local comic shop! First up, Marvel Select action figures of Black Widow and Thor team up their diorama bases to re-create a scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron! Next, Bloodshot and X-O Manowar take a licking and keep on teaming up in the super-deluxe Valiant Comics Minimates Battle-Damaged 2-Pack! Thirdly, Bluntman and Chronic team up to take on Cock-Knocker in the Series 2 of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back action figures! Plus: Dwight teams up with the ladies of Old Town to take on the mob, while the Deadly Vipers team up to take down their old friend the Bride! They’re all coming to stores this week from Diamond Select Toys! Read on for more info, then team up with your favorite retailer to order!

Marvel Select Ant-Man Movie Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! The smallest Marvel movie hero is now the next big Marvel Select action figure! From the upcoming Marvel Studios film, “Ant-Man,” this 7-inch scale figure captures Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, with detailed paint applications and 16 points of articulation. The figure comes packaged in the now-famous Marvel Select display packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference, and includes interchangeable hands and a shrunken Ant-Man micro-figure! Figure is in scale to other Marvel Select movie action figures. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #FEB152167, SRP: $24.99)

Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back Select Action Figures Series 2

A Diamond Select Toys release! It's an all-new assortment of 7-inch action figures from the popular Kevin Smith movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back! Comedy duo Jay and Silent Bob dress up like their alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, and face off against the villainous Cock-Knocker! Each figure comes with an energy-sword weapon and part of the Bluntcave set – collect all three to re-create the famous climactic scene of the movie! Each figure comes packaged in a display-ready Select blister card, with spine artwork for shelf reference.

Bluntman Figure (Item #JAN152166, SRP: $24.99)

Chronic Figure (Item #JAN152167, SRP: $24.99)

Cock-Knocker Figure (Item #JAN152168, SRP: $24.99)

Kill Bill Minimates Deadly Vipers Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Black Mamba. Copperhead. Sidewinder. California Mountain Snake. Along with Cottonmouth, these four killers made up the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, commanded by the Snake Charmer, Bill. When Beatrix Kiddo was left for dead, she came back to kill every one of her old comrades, and now Beatrix, Vernita Green, Bud and Elle Driver make up the fourth Kill Bill Minimates box set! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, and features interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #FEB152159, SRP: $19.99)

Marvel Select Avengers Age of Ultron Black Widow Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Finally, the figure fans have been waiting for has arrived! After three blockbuster film appearances, Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow joins the Marvel Select Avengers line-up, just in time for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron! This 7-inch scale figure features her look from the new movie, has 16 points of articulation, and includes a diorama base that connects to Age of Ultron Thor's to create a scene from the film. She comes packaged in the now-famous Marvel Select display packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #FEB152166, SRP: $24.99) 

Marvel Select Avengers Age of Ultron Thor Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! It's time to put the hammer down! Thor, prince of Asgard, returns to Earth in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and DST is revisiting their sold-out action figure from Thor: The Dark World with an all-new paint scheme and an all-new base! Standing almost 8 inches tall, this Thor figure sports 16 points of articulation and a spot-on likeness of Chris Hemsworth from the film, and comes packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #JAN152175, SRP: $24.99) 

Sin City Minimates Series 3 Big Fat Kill Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Sometimes, sticking up for your friends means having to kill a whole lotta people. At least, in Sin City it does! The third storyline from the groundbreaking 2005 movie is now a four-pack of Minimates mini-figures, including Dwight, Gail, Miho and Jackie-Boy! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts and accessories. Comes packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #JAN152170, SRP: $19.99)

Valiant Minimates Battle Damaged X-O Manowar and Bloodshot 2-Pack

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Prepare to enter the world of Valiant Entertainment! The Valiant Universe has been reborn, and heroes X-O Manowar and Bloodshot are back in new monthly comic-book adventures! Kick off your collection of Valiant heroes with this two-pack of X-O Manowar and Bloodshot fresh from a skirmish, maybe even against each other! Each two-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and acccessories. Packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #FEB152162, SRP: $9.99)

In Stores Next Week: Mr. Freeze!

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Ask DST #286: Muppets, Mad Max, the Matrix and More!

Ask DST #286: Muppets, Mad Max, the Matrix and More!

 Ask DST is back with a new installment, and Diamond Select Toys President DSTChuck is answering your questions (as best he can) on a variety of Miscellaneous subjects, from our new B9 robot from Lost in Space to our upcoming Muppets action figure line, and all things in between (many of them merely hypothetical). Read on for the answers to some questions, maybe one of them is yours! To submit your own question, e-mail us!

Dave C.

You guys did such an awesome job with your Knight Rider K.I.T.T. cars I was wondering if there's any chance you could do a Mad Max V8 Interceptor?  Would love a great scaled vehicle of this with Max figure and his dog.

DSTChuck: That’s a car we’ve considered , but nothing brewing yet.

 

Sam F.

With the new licensing restrictions by Marvel, will we continue to see X-Men/Wolverine and FF merchandise?

DSTChuck: Sam, I don’t think I can comment on the extra terms of our Marvel contract. I will say it’s changed many times over the years, but through it all we’ve always had plenty of characters to pick from and still do.

 

Jerry D.

Congratulations on your new B-9 11" Robot -- he is spectacular!  How about doing a similar Robbie the Robot from Forbidden Planet with blinking lights and multiple spoken phrases?  Please!

DSTChuck: I think we’ll see how the sales and fan response on the B9 are, but Robbie would make sense as a follow up.

 

Tiago F.

Hi how are you? Now that everyone is crazy about mad max and no one is taking the license havent you thinking of taking it and release some figures. Maybe 3 series with 3 figures of the 3 movies each, and instead of bases the boxes of the figures had a picture of the movie in the back that could do a backdrop for the figure. You know Max from the first movie with the picture of the V8, ToeCutter with the picture of his bike and his minions, BlasterMaster with the pigs, Max from the second movie with a road and the sunset to recreate the movie poster. I can dream can’t I? :) Have a nice day and continue with the amazing work.

DSTChuck: When we asked about the classic and new movie, we were told they were not interesting in granting an action figure license.

 

Daniel L.

Hi, I am really looking forward to some of the new 7 inch select figures that will be coming out like Ghostbusters, Gotham, Black Widow, etc...

Just wondering any news on Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction?  Also, what are the chances of making the following licenses into the Select lines?

1) Matrix

2) Underworld

3) 24

4) Pirates of the Carribean

5) Die Hard

Thanks

DSTChuck: We are working through approvals at every level on the Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill lines. The product is looking real cool, so hopefully everyone is as excited as we are when they see it.  None of those are in the plans, but we have looked at a couple of them at one point, so never say never.

Michael W.

Will the first wave of Muppet figures include any characters not set to be included in the first wave of Muppet Mini Mates? Also, does the contract only include characters and things from The Muppet Show, or can the line also include things from other Disney-owned Muppet productions (like Muppets Tonight, the movies, the upcoming Muppets TV series, and - probably unlikely - the MuppeTelevison portions of The Jim Henson Hour)?

DSTChuck: The line plan for the Minimates is not the same as the action figures, but of course there will be some crossover, and keep in mind that Minimates, due to the forma,t can go much deeper into a line. As to the second question, sorry, but company policy is we never give out details like that for our contracts.

Got your own question for DSTChuck? Go ahead and e-mail us!


Gen Con is Haunted by a Ghost Goblin Minimate from Pathfinder!

Gen Con is Haunted by a Ghost Goblin Minimate from Pathfinder!

Last year, Gen Con saw the launch of the Pathfinder Minimates line, with a series of Paizo-exclusive two-packs and a veritable horde of exclusive Goblins. This year, the spectre of Pathfinder Minimates has risen again, with an all-new Goblin Minimate available for the first time at this year’s Gen Con in Indianapolis!

This year’s exclusive Pathfinder Minimate is the “Ghost Goblin,” a glow-in-the-dark goblin that will be available for sale for $5 at Scotty’s Brewhouse, Paizo’s official restaurant partner at Gen Con. It will be available from July 29 to August 2, and following the show any remaining stock will be made available on paizo.com.

Check out paizo.com for exclusive Pathfinder Minimates 2-packs, as well as some of last year’s promotional Goblins!


Ask DST #285: Star Trek Revelations!

Ask DST #285: Star Trek: Revelations!

The Ask DST madness is upon us! With our hormones raging in the lead-up to Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, it’s time to once again take up the lirpa and the ahn-woon and prepare to face off with the president of Diamond Select Toys, DSTChuck, in the latest round of Ask DST! Got your own question for Chuck? E-mail us!

 

Arjan K.

Is there any chance you will produce a TNG tricorder, particularly the mark VII? I think it would be pretty popular since there isn't much out there for TNG fans. Only super expensive replica's that are out of reach for most people’s budgets.

DSTChuck: Arjan, right now we have no plans to produce a TNG Tricorder, but never say never.

 

Stephen H.

Dear Sir, Why not build Enterprise C? Thank You.

DSTChuck: I don’t know why not, is that a question?

 

Justin B.

I love the work you've done on the Trek Tech, and Starships, they're all amazing. I have a couple questions:

1.  Have you ever considered doing the shuttles from TNG, DS9, Voyager, TOS, and Enterprise as electronic ships, or Minimate vehicles?

2. Have you ever considered creating sold separately stands for your starships that are made out of medal, possibly with a light up feature, using an AC adaptor?

3.  With the TNG Trek Tech are we going to get a series of communicators, such as the ones warn on TNG, DS9, and Voyager, and maybe a few of the alternate reality versions?  Example of alternate reality might be the communicator seen in TNG's All Good Things.

4.  Is there any possibility of getting bridge models for the MiniMates?  Examples include: USS Enterprise-1, B, D, and E, maybe a Voyager or Defiant bridge, possibly with lights and sounds.

Thanks for being awesome. Justin T.

DSTChuck: Thanks for the support, Justin.

  1. At one point we designed and checked with retailers about a Minimate shuttle, but they did not find enough support.  We’ll have to see if there is interest from retailers in the future.
  2. That is not something we have considered.
  3. Unfortunately, clothing-worn communicators are not possible at this time. Right now, we are focusing on the TNG Phaser, and we have not decided what will come next.
  4. Sorry, we have no plans for something like that right now.

 

Edward C.

Question: Is there any chance, any chance what so ever that other star ships would be released?

Examples:

Nova Class (Voyager)

Andorian Ships (Enterprise)

Akira class (Star Trek First Contact/ DS9) Steamrunner class (Star Trek First Contact) *Personal Favorite*

Thank you very much for your time and I can't wait to see what you guys come up with next! - Ed

DSTChuck: We like to say “never say never,” but I don’t think these are at the top of our list, sorry.

 

Dan L.

Hi, your Star Trek and Marvel Select products are excellent! Can you tell us which characters will be the next Star Trek Select figures?  Also, is there any chance that you will re-release any of the Star Trek Retro Cloth figures?  Thanks for your time and keep up the great work! - Dan

DSTChuck: Dan, we are working on the next sculpt for the Select line right now. Shortly after that we will be working on the designs for the one after that. As for retro cloth – if you were at SDCC or saw coverage, you now know we are going back in production.

 

Andrew M.

Any hints as to when we'll find out which ship is after the Romulan Bird of Prey?

DSTChuck: We’re doing all we can to get the files done and prototyped to show it. We’re hoping for NYCC but it’s been slow going.

 

Justin H.

Hello, I'm A Huge Fan of Your Star Trek Ships and Roll-Play Toys and I like the New Version Of The Enterprise-A. Wonderful Job! And Since I Own All Of My Enterprise Ships That I Collected In 2008, Are You Planning To Release Of The Battle Damage Enterprise-A From The Undiscovered Country? Also, are You Also Planning a Re-Release of the Standard Version of the Classic USS Enterprise that came out back in 2007? Since I Missed Out On It. Just in Time for the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek It would be awesome!

DSTChuck: Justin, we look at re-issues as well as variants we can do on an ongoing basis.

 

Daniel L.

Hi there, I love DST especially your articulated 7 inch line of action figures and proudly display all my Star Trek captains, however my set is incomplete without Captain Janeway in that form. Any plans to release her in the future? Many thanks.

DSTChuck: Hopefully the Select line keeps going strong, and we can get to lots of characters.

 

Nathan M.

I know that with all of Diamond Select and Art Asylum's starships there are usually different variants of a ship. So I'm wondering if there is any chance of maybe seeing a battle damaged variant of the Enterprise-A from The Undiscovered Country? I would really love to see a variant of that ship.

DSTChuck: What we do for the most part is plan several variants, and each time we need more inventory of the main item, we check to see if one of the variants make sense.

 

Jason G.

Would you guys, in the time frame of a million years, ever reissue role-play toys from Star Trek: Enterprise? The original ones are so very hard to get.

DSTChuck: Never say never.

 

Jim T.

Will you ever release the USS Voyager ship? The only good version of it was made by Bandai and sells for over 400 dollars. If you ever did I seriously would buy 2. I know I am not alone.

 DSTChuck: It would certainly be a ship we would consider for the future. I have you down for two, so we just need to line up 20K more friends, or 10K like you that are willing to buy two.

 

Alex G.

Hi DST! Firstly I wanna pass on my thanks for the awesome Star Trek collectables being produced :) I’m the proud owner of a good chunk of the larger ships and recently added the Enterprise D and Future Enterprise D to my collection.

1 - On larger ships - if you were to take something like the Enterprise D...how easy would it be to produce from the work already done something like a Nebula class lights and sounds model with or without saucer separation ? (http://startrekships.tumblr.com/post/92658182156/ertl-nebula-class-uss-honshu-model-kit-with-the) - For example - I see a lot of comparisons and similar parts that can be used from the Ent D sculpt to keep costs down and for something like the Nebula class which is a step into the other federation fleet ships. Well am sure these would be snapped up very quickly, plus it opens up variant models with different registries and mission modules on top hull.

2 - Back to the Enterprise D sculpt....have you considered doing a small run of name variants on this kit.....USS Odyssey, USS Yamato, USS Galaxy....perhaps even with the extra phaser arrays as magnetized options onto of the warp nacelles? If you weren’t able to release this as multiple kits could you release a blank named Enterprise D packaged with transfers?

3 - Scale on Star Ship Legends - I've done a bit of research and i believe the Enterprise D is 1/1500 in scale. As a collector i can’t tell you how important scale is when comparing models ;) Has DST ever considered doing ships or a ship pack of smaller models in scale with the ENT D that perhaps aren’t lights and sounds but pre painted models from all parts of the series? I’m envisioning a small pack of say 3 ships in a box in scale with the ENT D, A USS Voyager, USS Defiant and NX-01 perhaps?

4 – Thank you once again for an awesome line of ships :) - are you able to speculate on ships you'd like to do please? Personally I’m keen to see iconic ships but also a lot more of the other ships. A lights and sounds Akira Class for example would blow people’s minds! Thanks again guys and keep up the amazing work! Alex

DSTChuck: Alex so glad to have your support.

  1. I don’t think we’ve done a breakdown of converting the D to another ship. However with rising costs, even reproducing something as large as the D has been difficult to produce at an affordable price.
  2. We have no plans to produce a version that would be blank, but have multiple transfers. Honestly, we’re worried about doing any variants for the D, now that the price is getting so high.
  3. We try to do relative size, but doing something like actual scale would not really be possible -- as you say, something like the Defiant or the Borg cube would not be possible. A pack with several very small ships would be neat, but we have nothing like that planned.
  4. We’ve had lots of request for ships, but I think if you boil it down to top 7, I think you get the same list we’d be looking at for the most part – in no particular order, Defiant, Voyager, Borg Cube, Enterprise C, Reliant, Romulan TNG or Klingon TOS.

 

R.D.E

Hi, would you guys please re-release the Phase Pistol and Communicator from Star Trek: Enterprise?

DSTChuck: No plans right now, but never say never.

 

Jeff W.

I heard about the Comic Con USS Defiant NCC-1764. Any chance we will see a Regular version of the Defiant also will we see any other Constitution class ship names Like the USS Excalibur from The Ultimate Computer or The USS Constellation from The Doomsday Machine?

DSTChuck: Jeff, I don’t think we’ve considered expanding it, but you never know, the variant at SDCC did very well.

 

David E.

Hi DST!

1) Any news on whether or not you'll be doing any toys (ships, figures, role play) for the next Star Trek movie and/or Star Trek 2009 and Into Darkness?

2) Is the next federation ship from the 24th or 23rd century?

3) Will there be any TNG/DS9/VOY Select figures coming out beyond Picard and Worf?  Thanks!

DSTChuck:

1)       We are still unable to produce products from the new, modern movies.

2)       No comment. We’re still not done with the prototyping, so we don’t want to get anyone upset if anything happens to change plans.

3)       The way we work the Select line is one figure is shipping, one is being sculpted and one is being designed, at a time so as this process goes along I am sure those series have not been eliminated.

 

Dana R.

Is there a starship Reliant in the works?

DSTChuck: No comment. Not being coy, it’s just the next ship has lots of work to do on it so we’re not ready to say. In fact, at one point the Romulan Bird of Prey was NOT the next ship, but it just worked out that way.

 

Diego J.

Dear DST Team, will you ever make an action figure of Star Trek TOS Dr McCoy and Mr. Scott like you did with the ones of Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk with Kahn? It would be great to see Mr. Scott with a part of engineering as well as Dr McCoy with nurse Chapel. With kind regards

DSTChuck: For sure, they are being considered for the Select line.

 

Rob B.

Hi, I just wanted to say - love your star trek figures but I agree with what has been said in previous Q&As - I think it would be great to see the chapel and rand figures released - both are fan favorites, majel barret was the first lady of star trek and grace lee whitney, who has recently passed away, was also there from the start - perfect to celebrate the 50th anniversary! We have been kept waiting years for a retro rand and chapel figure - something you once commented there was a lot of interest in and the pair in their movie uniforms would mean for the first time ever we would have the full crew in their movie uniforms - these 3 lots of figures would complete our sets! I do hope this is given serious consideration - we've been waiting a long time for this now. Thanks.

DSTChuck: For sure, it would be great to get them out to fans. While I do consider the TOS line as was released to be pretty complete, those final figures would have put a nice bow on the line. Never say never.

Got your own question for DSTChuck? E-mail us!


Diamond Select Toys Re-Launches Marvel Comics Statue Line

Diamond Select Toys Re-Launches Marvel Comics Statue Line

After a seven-year break, Diamond Select Toys is proud to announce that they are re-launching their Marvel Comics resin statue line. The Marvel Premier Collection, a line of high-end statues that completed its original run in 2008, will return in early 2016, and will spotlight the many stars of the Marvel Universe through regular releases. Additionally, DST’s Femme Fatales line of PVC statues will introduce an all-new series, focusing on Marvel’s many powerful female characters, with a male-focused PVC statue line to follow.

Both the Marvel Premier Collection and the Marvel Femme Fatales lines will operate under the auspices of DST’s new Art Director, Clayburn Moore. The original sculptor of the Marvel Premier Collection when it began in 2004, Moore himself will handle lead sculpting duties on the revived line, and will oversee development on the Femme Fatales series, working with some of the top sculptors in the industry.

The first Premier Collection piece will feature Wolverine, stalking through a snowy landscape in his classic brown costume; he will be followed by a statue of the classic Thor, and then Gamora, of the Guardians of the Galaxy. The Femme Fatales line will start off with modern heroines such as Captain Marvel, Spider-Gwen and the new Thor, all in a 9-inch scale. They will eventually be joined by a companion line of male Marvel characters, including the Hulk and Spider-Man.

“It feels good to be getting back to Marvel statues again,” said Diamond Select Toys President Chuck Terceira. “They were a big part of our line-up for several years, and while we’ve revisited that world occasionally with our Spider-Man movie product, I’m excited for us to be diving back into the more expansive comic universe. With so many different areas of the MU being explored in new and exciting ways on the print side, I see a lot of opportunities to do the same thing in 3D!”

The Marvel statue lines join Diamond Select Toys’ already-extensive Marvel program, including Marvel Select action figures, Marvel Minimates mini-figures, and a kitchenware line focusing on metal bottle openers, silicone trays and gelatin molds. DST products span the breadth of Marvel’s creative output, from comics to TV animation to feature films, including the “Secret Wars” crossover event, Disney XD’s Avengers Assemble, the feature film Ant-Man, as well as next year’s Captain America: Civil War.

Premier Collection Wolverine is available for pre-order now. Find your nearest comic shop at ComicShopLocator.com!


Ant-Man Movie Minimates Infest San Diego Comic-Con!

Ant-Man Movie Minimates Infest San Diego Comic-Con!

The new Ant-Man movie hits theaters on July 17, and fans are itching to see it on opening night! But before it opens, DST is unleashing a swarm of Ant-Man Minimates on Comic-Con International in San Diego! This new box set features four 2-inch mini-figures, and while they may be a little bigger than ant-sized, they’re even bigger on bonus parts and accessories!

The Ant-Man Movie Minimates Exclusive four-pack features new “shrinking” versions of Ant-Man and Yellowjacket, with translucent limbs and a shrink-effect printed on their chests, plus their own half-inch micro-‘Mates! They also include removable helmets, revealing Darren Cross and a young Hank Pym (with interchangeable hair piece), as well as alternate non-shrinking torsos, two pieces of rubble, and bases printed to resemble a penny and a bottle cap.

Also in the set is Ant-Thony, a 2-inch-long, Minimates-style winged ant with fully articulated legs and a flight support base, so Ant-Man can sit on his back and ride him into battle! And finally, the fourth figure is a civilian figure of Scott Lang, with an interchangeable hat and hair, a removable jacket with interchangeable T-shirt limbs, and a removable backpack. Swap Scott’s head with Hank Pym’s to pass on the mantle of Ant-Man!

Look for the set at the Diamond Select Toys booth, #2607, with a price of $20.00, as well as at other retailer booths on the show floor. And go see Ant-Man in theaters July 17!