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Ask DST Live Chat Round-Up!

The live chat last night was a great time, and DSTChuck and DSTZach did their best to answer your questions. Hopefully those who were able to login were happy with the answers, and those who were not able to log in, we are sorry for the difficulty. We’ll do another chat in a couple of months!

 

  • Last time I asked, I think you guys said the only [Marvel Select] villain we're getting is a bit of a hero and villain. Is that comment still true or is the last figure for 2016 a legit villain?

DSTChuck: The next to last could be both - Zach would you call the last one a Anti -Hero?

DSTZach: I did not know who it was, but now I would say yes, anti-hero. The next to last is a villain AND a hero, though.

DSTChuck: Hmm sorry thought I told you who SHE was...

DSTZach: I just looked it up. Very exciting! Not a villain, though. But the other guy is a villain.

 

  • Any plans for a Mockingbird Marvel Minimate? She definitely has a rising star at the moment.

DSTChuck: I have not seen a list with her as a consideration but that does not mean we will not do something if she is big in the editorial.

 

  • The supernatural corner of the marvel universe has little representation in the Minimates world. Can we see more releases like the Strange tales boxset to help fill out these wonderful characters?

DSTChuck: We have not planned 2017 MM, we just wrapped 2016 planning. To be honest not sure how much cosmic stuff we would do though.

 

  • After your experience with select for the last X Men film, did you choose not to try for Apocalypse?

DSTChuck: I have never given up on a challenge but sometimes they don't let you come to the plate again.

 

  • With Battle Beasts Minimates returning in the Indy Comics line, are there any plans to release more Calico Jack or M.A.X. Minimates? I would still love to see a line of unlicensed Monsters. Skeletons, Sasquatch, ghosts, etc...

DSTChuck: I would LOVE more Calico Jack and Max but the climate does not seem right for it at this time.

 

  • Can you release what we can expect to see in the second series of Ghostbusters 2016 Minimates? And Can we expect new GB'84 Minimates? maybe missed opportunities like first movie Janine?

DSTZach: Jay Tigran, more characters and ghosts in GB 2016 MM Series 2. And we want to make a 1984 Janine, along with the Ecto-1.

DSTChuck: To be honest the reference for 2016 has been tough to come by. We'll see. Ecto 1 is still happening. Just taking FOREVER. I don't now if more classic movie will be happening.

  • Is there a chance of revisiting the Real Ghostbusters cartoon Minimates, with maybe a boxset of the PeopleBusters?

DSTChuck: I don’t think we have looked at RGB for some time.

  • Can you please elaborate, has something changed with GB84 Minimates? I thought you were moving forward with an ‘84 Ecto-1?

DSTZach: YB, Chuck just confirmed Ecto-1, I think he considers 2-packs and the like a separate concept.

  • What about Extreme Ghostbusters, or IDWs Ghostbusters comic book? Both are ripe with different characters, costumes, and ghosts.

DSTZach: Jay, I think Extreme and IDW GB Minimates are less likely than more 1984 or RGB. But never say never.

DSTChuck: Correct - we are not looking at GB IDW at all..

 

  • Any chance for a Marvel Select Beast? You guys could make the best version, I know it!

DSTChuck: Right now Beast is not planned but I do know there are request and only the move stuff has even been discussed for 2017.

 

  • Is there a second series of X Files being worked on with classic looks and characters?

DSTChuck: X-Files classic will depend on how 2016 X-Files does when it gets to stores.

 

  • Any cosmic Marvel Selects for 2016?

DSTZach: I think one or maybe two, right?

DSTChuck: Zach I think so BUT I don’t think I cosmic that folks mean when they say cosmic. I wish we had it for C2E2.

 

  • What other ghosts will be included in the 15 figure GB lineup aside from Slimer, Gozer, and Terror dogs? Something like Library ghost and taxi ghost?

DSTZach: Yes, those are the two ghosts we are doing in Series 5.

 

  • Would there be a possibility to get DC TV licenses like Flash or Arrow or the film universes or are they unavailable like the comic license? Is Gotham a special case?

DSTZach: Guest 43011, there are no plans for CW shows. They are separate from the Gotham license, and currently being worked on by others.

 

  • Any chance for a second wave of Indy-Mates?

DSTChuck: I think we have some ideas for a second series but we'll have to see how the current series does in TRU and specialty.

 

  • I have pre-ordered both series of muppets figures. Any hints for what's coming in series 3?

DSTChuck: Hmm Well the sculpts are approved and paint should be soon. So we can show all of them very soon. BTW S2 is in tooling already. Zach if you wan to announce a figure go for it.

DSTZach: Miss Piggy is in Muppets Series 3.

 

  • Will you guys be able to release a pack of foot stands? Like the ones that came with the TRU GBs.

DSTChuck: I don't think we have any plans for something like that - sorry.

 

  • There was a list of Pulp Fiction figures posted on a board by someone saying he saw them at TF. It included Jimmy and Captain Koons as well as 2 versions of Vince. Is this true?Mia, The Wolf and Jules in suit and t shirt were also listed.

DSTZach: Conor, all of those Pulp figures are in the works. Series 1 is Jules, Butch and Marsellus, the rest are farther out.

  • Perhaps a Pulp Fiction Build-A-Base, a la Ghostbusters?

DSTZach: Conor, there are a couple of things like that planned, nothing as elaborate as ghostbusters.

DSTChuck: If I did a build a base like GB again - I think folks would lock me out of the office.

 

  • Do you have a sense yet of whether or not we will see more Mass Effect minimates?

DSTChuck: Sorry no more ME products are planned.

 

  • Now that the alien queen and power loader have been done, could this deluxe format be used in more lines to release more large characters? Such as King Ghidorah (and possible variants) for the godzilla line?

DSTZach: Guest 43010, Chuck said in today’s Ask DST column that Godzilla Minimates is coming to a close.

  • The ask DST for today said no more Godzilla planned, in this case is it done or can it be picked back up and more planned later?

DSTZach: Arnim, I believe Godzilla MM is done done once Set 3 hits Wednesday. Correct, Chuck?

DSTChuck: Correct no more Godzilla MM plans at this time- The license is too complicated at this point.

 

  • Any chance for a Chris Evans maskless head on the new Cival War Marvel Select Captain America?

DSTChuck: yes there is a CHANCE depends on a couple thing..RDJ and Evans for two.

 

  • Are the Selects from Civil War already in production and are there any modifications or additions from what has been shown in Toy fair or is pretty much that? Have you considered any of my suggestions like some sort of fitting for Cap's Shield to be placed in his back, some more accessories form Bucky and an alternate head for Iron Man. ·

DSTChuck: CW Select are in production. Every figure maxes out the budget to every penny. Sometimes more. I don't know how current what we showed at TF was.

 

  • Hey Chuck, any update on the Minimate Accesorie bags?

DSTChuck: YES I think out plan is for new bags at SDCC. There will be a new stand bag, not random accessories.

 

  • Hi, I've been hearing the GB Egon and Peter will come with extra connections for the proton stream, is that correct?

DSTChuck: I have to check on the extra streams and connectors, if they did not make it contact CS and Heather will send you some on us.

DSTZach: Egon and Peter should come with extra connectors, yes. They hit April 20.

 

  • I understand that you can only make a limited number of Marvel Select figures each year. In the past repreints did not count towards that number,, but this year Carnage and Venom Do. How come?

DSTChuck: Re-run, repaints everything count to the Select total.

 

  • You've probably already expected this, but what's happening with Daredevil Netflix Selects?

DSTChuck: There will be NO Netfix Select figures. We have no plans for NetFlix Select for many reasons.

 

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is filming now, any chance the Minimates might get a larger selection this time around? It looks like the re will be a considerable amount of new characters.

DSTChuck: I thought we hit GoG hard last time. If we can read a script we'll see how deep we can go. For sure they will be some GoG love next year!

 

 

  • Hi Zach, has there been any progress in the graphics for Brodie and Jay's shirts on the select figures? Also, when are they going up for po?

DSTChuck: I have my doubts movie accurate shirts will be allowed- but I can check with legal.Clearing logos and shirts for movies is not the same as merch, but if we can we will. All the figures have been approved by Kevin, and Shannon [Doherty] approved today (Zach does not even know that yet).

 

  • Are there plans to make a Marvel Select Groot, and if so, Movie version or comic version?

DSTChuck: Both are possible, early plans are underway for 2017 , we have just one more to do for 2106 and designs on that will start soon.

 

  • Which the next Star Trek Select figure after Khan?

DSTChuck: I have to be honest we have not 100% set the next Trek Select figure but we are leaning in a certain TNG direction.

DSTChuck: Thanks for caring enough about what we do to hang out here. We can do this again around SDCC just let Zach know if you would rather we do it before or after.

DSTZach: We'll do one a month before SDCC, and one right after!

 

  • how many more figures, more or less, can we expect for 2016? I mean MArvel Selects. I am almost completing the line, despite all difficulties we have to get them in Brazil.

DSTZach: 43023, it's hard to say. If you count variants, maybe a half-dozen.

 

  • any chance a Star Trek Select figure from the Undiscovered Country?Thanks the answers!!

DSTZach: 43024, next is probably TNG, but anything is possible.

 

  • Just hoping you guys could complete the entire GOTG line over a short time. Perhaps a Groot. Throw Rocket in there with another standard sized character and make it similar to the old Selects with just like 5 POAs. Ball neck, shoulders and thighs.

DSTZach: SAWilley, If we dipped into GOTG, we would try to do multiple.

DSTChuck: Marvel Select can never be a team building line - wish it could, but we're happy with what we CAN do and don't focus on what we can NOT do.

 

  • well, my question is: Can you guys give a better hint on the XL marvel select planned for 2016?

DSTZach: Guest43023, we'll show him soon enough, I think.

 

  • Will MM Ghost Rider ever get his bike? He is tired of riding the bus.......

DSTChuck: A GR bike for Select GB is not practical. We've tried. And Marvel would not like it.

DSTZach: GMonkey, the answer is the same for MM, I think.

 

  • Anychance for a Marvel Select Rocket Racoon? And if so would he come by himself with accessoris, or be an accessorie to another figure?

DSTChuck: Lots of GoG planned for 2017 so something for Select is very possible.

 

  • Chuck, regarding scale with Minimates, you said you aren't a fan, does that mean we might finally get a full-size articulated Rocket Raccoon? He seems really out of place with a full-size Howard the Duck.

DSTChuck: I don't know - I would have done a full articulation Rocket to start but I thought the PVC was a cool idea.

  • In doing an Ecto-1 for the Minimates, are you also considering an Ecto-1A from Ghostbusters 2 for the Minimates?

DSTChuck: I honestly off the top of my head do not recall BUT for sure we would not look at that until classic vehicles were done.

 

  • I know it's early, bu have orders for the Muppet Select line been succesful? I really want that line to do well, and for you to be able to go deep in the character selection.

DSTZach: Christian, we have four Muppets waves sculpted, and I think response has been positive so far, so we plan to keep moving forward.

 

  • Ever looked into waves of Select figures based on Romero's Dead films? I'd love to see you guys take a crack at more horror!

DSTChuck: I don't think we have every looked at that type of horror movie. Nothing wrong with it and I think some might do really well but not at this time were not looking there.

 

  • Hellboy in indymates?

DSTChuck: We've done some HB in the past and yes I'd like to do more but I have not talked to Mike in years...I think I've just been focused in other directions.

 

  • On the Star Trek subject, any chance for figures in a near future with diorama base pieces for building a ship bridge set or something like that or just the current specific bases from given episodes or movies?

DSTChuck: Vilas, Star Trek is a one-figure at a time line right now, and Khan will come with the Reliant command chair, but we are not currently building anything.

 

  • I can’t remember if this was answered but will Pulp Fiction Select S1 be going up for PO soon?

DSTZach: Conor, you should see PO on Pulp S1 this year.

 

  • Any potential plans for Select and MM Star Wars lines?

DSTZach: Shelfdiver, that is highly unlikely.

 

  • Do you have any infromation about Disney store Marvel select figures that will be released later this year? Perhaps the number of new figures if not names?

DSTZach: Christian, we cannot say anything about them, sorry.

 

  • Chuck, have you given any more thought to that new run of Minimates Collectors Cases?

DSTChuck: Same as before Zach wants to do one and I have not had the time to focus on it.

 

  • Any exclusive Minimates at SDCC?

DSTZach: Gmonkey, there will be MInimates at SDCC, we will announce closer to the show.

 

  • Wait,one more question. Any surprise video game licenses at SDCC? For Select?

DSTZach: Blanka, I do not believe we have any video game licenses beyond the new Garden Warfare 2 figures, and those will be at SDCC, most likely.

 

  • Black Cat Through the Ages box set? Are those still a thing?

DSTZach: Guest 43020, no TTA sets planned at this time.

 

  • I know you have released various Stay Puft Banks, which are awesome, but what about a giant Stay Puft Minimate? Similar in idea to the old Minimate Max line.

DSTZach: Chuck, no plans for a big Stay-Puft Minimate? That would pretty much be our bank, right?

DSTChuck: Yea I think our bank really covers it and honestly I am NOT a fan of scale in MM.

 

  • A Grail of mine has always been figures of the three heroes from Jaws. The bases could make up the Orca deck! Any interest?

DSTChuck: I think there has already been a cool Jaws "figure" so no plans in the near future.

 

  • And the new Star Trek figures will have more articulation? Just following that other questions just answered.

DSTZach: Vilas, the Star Trek Select line is focused on interchangeable parts for dynamic poses, not a high level of articulation. We have made many fully articulated Trek figures, this is something different.

 

  • Any SDCC Exclusive Selects?

DSTZach: SAWilley, there will be an exclusive action figure at SDCC, but not Marvel.

 

  • Are there plans for MS comic Iron Fist and Luke Cage?

DSTZach: Shelfdiver, those two are not currently on the schedule, but 2017 is not fully planned yet.

 

  • When will the solicit for the Cthulhu figure go out so I can pre-order it How tall is it by the way?

DSTZach: Cthulhu action figure is in very early stages, Christian. Size and details are not final.

 

  • Will there be a 4th wave of Gotham @SDCC?

DSTZach: Conor, Gotham Series 4 is in the planning stages, but I do not know if it will be ready by SDCC. Chuck?

DSTChuck: I doubt it wlll be ready but SDCC but Robert has surprised me before.

DSTZach: I think he meant Selects.

DSTChuck: OH Gotham 4 - I REALLY doubt it . Three all new figures from scratch that we have not even started...

 

  • Any plans for Doctor Strange? I know its a ways off..

DSTZach: Yes!

 

  • Are Cthulhu Mates a possibility to go with that sweet bank?

DSTChuck: We are considering several more Cthulhu products.

 

  • Any chance for 7" Back to the future figures? It seems like such a hot franchise and I'm surprised full blown action figures were never made by anyone

DSTZach: We are not currently pursuing it, but our Minimates line keeps getting bigger and more comprehensive.

 

  • Can we know the lineup of Alice in the Wonderland Select?

DSTZach: Blanka, we are not announcing that lineup tonight. Still in approvals.

 

  • The rights to Chasing Amy and Dogma are with Miramax. Are you planning on continuing the line and getting those rights?

DSTChuck: I don't think we're looking at the Miramax KS movies at this time, but we have talked to him about his new movies.

 

  • Will you release someone of the Enterprise crew in their red-black uniforms from Star Trek TOS movies as a Select figure?

DSTZach: The next figure is looking to be TNG, but anything is possible down the road.

 

  • I have a general question if I may still ask anything. Do you at DST plan on acquiring new licenses or are set with what you have?Because you have ceased some products and I don’t know if you plan to expand to other areas like video games and things like that

DSTZach: Vilas, we are constantly signing new licenses. There are licenses we have we have not announced, although not necessarily for action figures.

 

  • Can you share any pics of in progress Tarantino figures?

DSTZach: Conor, we've shown prototypes at past shows, but no pics here tonight. We showed protos at NYTF 2013 and C2E2 that year. The pics are out there, although they are not final.

 

  • How many drum pieces will be included with the Muppets Animal? Not much of the drumset was shown at Toyfair. Will there be more pieces than that? It replaces a figure after all. A full set perhaps: kick, two toms, hi-hat, 2 cymbols, snare, and bass drum?

DSTZach: Christian, we showed the full Animal drum kit at NYTF and C2E2. I think it had all you listed. It will be smaller at TRU.

 

  • Have you ever looked into Select figures for Die Hard? Willis has approved two figures for you by now from two separate films.

DSTChuck: We have not look at Die Hard and I do not think we have plans to look there soon.

 

  • Would Spawn be possible in the Indymates line or the creator just not interested?

DSTChuck: I think we ASSUME no Spawn BUT to be honest I have not talked to Todd in a few years. I suppose when the time comes I can ask him I'd kind of like to do one.

 

  • Any more iZombie products planned besides the minimate set and 2 Liv figures?

DSTZach: Chuck, can I announce more iZombie products?                                   

DSTChuck: I think we WANT to do more IZombie but none are approved are they?

DSTZach: Not yet, still concepting, but we're hoping to do more, right?

DSTChuck: YES we are for SURE!

 

  • Will we get more Pathfinder mates at some point? The various monsters are easily some over my absolute favorite mates!

DSTZach: Arnim, DSTChuck wrote in today's Ask DST that Pathfinder is done.

 

  • If, IF, CBH's does good, would G-Man (Image) be in the running for a two-pack? Its probably my favorite comic characters (Yes even more than Deadpool)

DSTZach: GMonkey, not sure if G-Man is high on our list for CBH MM S2, but anythign is possible.

 

  • Any chance you might be considering other Tarantino fair? Reservoir Dogs? Inglorious Basterds? Django Unchained?

DSTChuck: We have six series of QT figures in the works, so we’re not looking at any more.

 

  • when will be the next marvel select reveal?

DSTZach: 43016, we just teased a few figures hard, but we won;t reveal anythign for a littel while at this point. Maybe before SDCC.

 

  • For the Comic Book Heroes, does that have a separate TRU wave or is it the same as specialty?

DSTChuck: Comic and TRU are the same for comic book heroes 2

 

  • Will any of the upcoming GBs come with removable proton packs?

DSTZach: Currently, the packs are all permanently affixed.

 

  • I see Jim Lee X Men heavily requested. You are aware you're sitting on a potential goldmine right? I'm talking full sets pre-selling out!

DSTChuck: Again, 2017 is not planned yet for MS.

 

  • Have you figured out how you will package the Statlor and Waldorf Muppet balcony? I know at toyfair it was said that you were still trying to figure it out.

DSTChuck: YES Statler & Waldorf will have the balcony.

 

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New DST Items from Alien, Batman, Marvel, Predator and TMNT!

The new issue of Previews is in comic shops now, and pre-orders are open at your local store for the newest batch of items from Diamond Select Toys! Check out the first Dragon Age Select action figure, new Minimates from Alien, Predator and TMNT; a new bank from Alien; new statues and busts from the Marvel and DC Animated universes; a new Back to the Future mini-vehicle; and a new Marvel Retro Cloth action figure set! Plus, the return of a sold-out Marvel Select figure! Read more below, find your nearest shop at comicshoplocator.com, and pre-order today! Then check back next week for our big Toy Fair sneak peek!

Alien Big Chap Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s very cold in space, so what better place to keep your cold hard cash than in this Alien bank? Based on the “Big Chap” xenomorph from the 1979 Alien movie, this approximately 8” long vinyl bust features detailed sculpting and paint, as well as a coin slot and access door that turn it into a fully functioning coin bank! Keep financial predators at bay! Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #FEB162463, SRP: $22.99)

 

Aliens Minimates Mini-Figures Series 3 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the Nostromo, DST has returned to the doomed space ship for a full assortment of Minimates based on the original Alien movie! This assortment of two-packs features Narcissus Ripley with Narcissus Space Suit, Space Suit Dallas with Space Suit Lambert, Ash with Frozen Alien and a rare, one-per-case variant set of Battle-Damaged Ash with Frozen Alien! Each 2” Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation, and features fully interchangeable parts. Each two-pack is packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #FEB162464, SRP: $9.99/ea.

 

Batman The Animated Series Gallery Batman 9” PVC Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! He is vengeance! He is the night!He is Batman, the first Batman: The Animated Series Gallery figure from DST!Based on his appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, this 9-inch scale static PVC figure of Batman depicts him alighting on a rooftop, with a Batarang at the ready. Batman is in scale to previously released Femme Fatales PVC figures, including Batgirl and Catwoman, and is sculpted with a high level of detail with exacting paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #FEB162458, SRP: $45.00

 

Back to the Future 30th Ann. Minimates Hover Time Machine Mini-Vehicle

A Diamond Select Toys release! Where you’re going, you don’t need roads! Why? Because this mini-vehicle of the Time Machine from Back to the Future Part II is in hover mode, that’s why! With its tires locked in hover position, this 4-inch Time Machine glides across the floor on a second set of hidden wheels, and its gull-wing doors open to seat two Minimates mini-figures. It even comes with a new mini-figure of Future Doc Brown in his wraparound sunglasses, plus a brand-new, non-poseable micro-figure of his dog, Einstein! Doc features 14 points of articulation and has fully interchangeable parts. Packaged in a full-color blister card. (Item #FEB162472, SRP: 19.99)

 

Batman The Animated Series Premier Collection Poison Ivy Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Every villain has that time they “almost got” Batman, and Poison Ivy is no different. Based on her appearance in the classic Batman: The Animated Series episode “Almost Got ‘Im,” this approximately 12” resin statue depicts the plant-loving Pamela Isley wearing a black outfit and holding one of her poisonous pumpkins, while standing in Gotham City’s pumpkin patch. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this resin statue comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore! (Item #FEB162457, SRP: $150.00)

 

Dragon Age Inquisition Select Morrigan Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! From out of the world of Thedas comes the first-ever Select action figure based on the hit video game series Dragon Age! This 7-inch scale figure of Morrigan, a Witch of the Wilds, features approximately 16 points of articulation, as well as an accessory of her trademark staff and a diorama base. It comes packaged in the display-ready Select packaging, with side panel art for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #FEB162473, SRP: $24.99)

 

Marvel Gallery Lady Deadpool 9” PVC Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! She’s beautiful! She’s deadly! She’s Lady Deadpool, and she’s the newest Marvel Gallery PVC figure based on the heroes and heroines of the Marvel Universe! The most lethal of the Marvel ladies so far, Lady Deadpool stands approximately 9” tall and wields twin katana swords and a pretty killer ponytail atop a small diorama base. She is in scale to Captain Marvel, Lady Thor, and all other Marvel Gallery PVC figures. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! (Item #FEB162462. SRP: $45.00)

 

Marvel Retro Cloth Daredevil Action Figure Gift Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Finally, the devil has come to the Marvel Retro line! Never released in the classic Mego toy line of yester-year, streetwise superhero Daredevil is the latest Marvel character to get the Retro action figure treatment from DST! This gift set features one classically-styled red-costume Daredevil figure, in a vintage-style box, plus two additional heads and outfits: his original yellow costume and his alter ego, blind lawyer Matt Murdock! With interchangeable heads, hands, costumes and accessories, you can display your Daredevil however you want! Packaged in a full-color gift tray with a booklet about Daredevil, retro-style figures, and the creation process! Designed and sculpted by EMCE Toys! (Item #FEB162460, SRP: $80.00)

 

Predator Minimates Series 2 Two-Pack Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Time to head back to the jungle, for another assortment of Predator Minimates! This all-new assortment of 2-inch Minimates mini-figures features characters from all three Predator films! Royce from Predators comes with that film’s Berserker Predator, Predator’s Blain comes with Predator 2’s Shaman Predator, and Predator’s First Appearance Dutch faces off with the Cloaked Jungle Predator. Plus, be on the lookout for the rare, one-per-case variant set of Final Battle Dutch and Cloaked Jungle Predator! Each Minimate features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, and each two-pack comes on a full-color blister card. (Item #FEB162471, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

 

Superman The Animated Series Lex Luthor Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Everyone has their heroes, and to some, that hero is Lex Luthor! Determined to expose the alien Superman for the false god he really is, the focus of Metropolis businessman Lex Luthor is captured in this approximately 6-inch resin bust, which places him on a pedestal inspired by the architecture of his city in Superman: The Animated Series. Limited to 3,000 pieces, this numbered bust comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #FEB162459, SRP: $59.99)

 

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates Foil Bag Series 4 Counter Display

A Diamond Select Toys release! The newest series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates is out of this world! Based on the newest season of the hit Nickelodeon animated series, this counter display of 18 foil-bagged mini-figures includes nine different characters: Space Leonardo, Space Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo, Fugitoid, Triceraton, Exo-Armor Kraang, and rare, exclusive figures of Baxter Stockman and Oroku Saki! There’s a full set in each display, and multiple army-building Kraangs and Triceratons! Each Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation, as well as fully interchangeable parts. (Item #FEB162474, SRP: $5.99/ea.)

 

Offered Again:

Marvel Select Venom Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Back by popular demand, it’s what many have called the greatest Venom action figure ever made! This 7-inch scale action figure of symbiotic Spider-man foe Venom features 16 points of articulation and almost a dozen interchangeable parts, including hands, heads, a removable tongue, and a back attachment, so you can re-create his classic, modern and “Madness” appearances! Packaged in the display-ready Select packaging, with side panel artwork for easy shelf reference. Don’t miss out on this sought-after figure! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #AUG121762, SRP: $24.99)

Find your nearest shop at comicshoplocator.com, and pre-order today!

 

 

Exclusive Avengers Figures Bring the Battle to Marvel Shop and Disney Stores!

This time it’s war! Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War is coming to theaters this spring, and the Avengers are expanding their roster at marvelshop.com and the Disney Store, with three exclusive Marvel Select action figures from Diamond Select Toys! New for 2016, Avenging Captain America and Black Panther join the previously sold-out Winter Soldier, who returns for a new run!

The three figures are:

-          Avenging Captain America, a.k.a. Steve Rogers, features the First Avenger in his more modern “Marvel Now” outfit from recent comics, and includes a diorama base depicting a section of castle wall with the Hydra logo. His shield is removable, and can be held on his arm via two straps on the reverse side.

-          Black Panther, a.k.a. T’Challa, Prince of Wakanda, wears his timeless classic costume, which he has worn some variation on since his first comic-book appearance in 1967. He includes a diorama base featuring a section of Wakandan jungle.

-          Winter Soldier, a.k.a. Bucky Barnes, Captain America’s brainwashed former partner and close friend, sports his short-haired “Agent of SHIELD” look from the comics, and comes with a circular window diorama, with pistol, machine gun and sniper rifle.

All of the figures feature approximately 16 points of articulation, and come in the display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for easy reference during on-shelf storage.

The Winter Soldier is in stock now at marvelshop.com and some Disney Store locations, and Captain America and Black Panther are available for pre-order at Marvelshop.com, disneystore.com and disneystore.eu. Captain America and Black Panther have an expected delivery date of February 29, and will also be available in brick-and-mortar Disney Store locations at that time.

Captain America, Black Panther and Winter Soldier join other marvelshop.com and Disney Store-exclusive Marvel Select figures, including Hulkbuster Iron Man, Unleashed Hulk, Bleeding Edge Iron Man, Avenging Hawkeye, Mighty Thor, Umasked Ant-Man and the recently announced Spectacular Spider-Man.

 

Spectacular Spider-Man Swings Into the Marvel Shop With an All-New Marvel Select Figure!

The Marvel Shop has teamed up with Diamond Select Toys for many past exclusive Marvel Select figures, but this is the one everyone has been waiting for! Starting January 12, Marvel Shop customers can pre-order a new, exclusive 7-inch action figure of the Spectacular Spider-Man, in his classic comic-book costume, with multiple interchangeable parts!

Arguably the Marvel Universe’s most famous citizen, Spider-Man is a perennial favorite for toy collectors, with everyone seeking out the perfect Spider-Man figure for their toy display. This all-new Marvel Select figure of the wall-crawler wears his world-famous red-and-blue tights, stands exactly 7 inches tall and features 16 points of articulation, allowing him to strike a variety of crouching, web-shooting and web-swinging poses.

 

And did we mention interchangeable parts? In addition to his basic pair of open hands, Spider-Man comes with three bonus sets – fists, grabbing hands and web-shooting hands. He also comes with an interchangeable Peter Parker head, a camera accessory that hangs on his shoulder, and a bunched-up Spider-Man mask that he can hold in his grabbing hand! All of this comes packaged in slimmed-down, display-ready Marvel Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference.

Pre-orders will open on January 12, 2016, exclusively at marvelshop.com, and then further pre-orders will open on February 1 at disneystore.com and disneystore.eu. The figures will ship to customers and to Disney Store locations on or before February 29, 2016.

The Spectacular Spider-Man joins the roster of exclusive Marvel Select figures at the Marvel Shop, including Captain America, Hulkbuster Iron Man, Unleashed Hulk, Bleeding Edge Iron Man, Mighty Thor, Avenging Hawkeye and Unmasked Ant-Man. And stay tuned for even more exclusive Marvel Select news!

Plan for a Happy New Year with New Items from X-Files, Civil War and Ghostbusters!

The new year is upon us, and 2016 is already looking pretty great! That’s because the new issue of Previews has another dozen new items from Diamond Select Toys, all scheduled for release sometime this summer. With products from The X-Files, The Muppets, Batman: The Animated Series, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Marvel, Captain America: Civil War and Star Trek, there’s something for everybody! Read on for details, and pre-order at your local comic shop!

                          

X-Files 2016 Mini-Series Select Action Figures Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The monsters are back, and Mulder and Scully are there to face them! With the new 6-episode event series ready to re-open The X-Files for the world, DST is launching their line of X-Files Select action figures, featuring Mulder and Scully in their new mini-series looks. Each 7-inch action figure features up to 16 points of articulation, and comes packaged with character-specific weapons and accessories, as well as diorama parts, including an office floor and wall for Mulder and a desk and chair for Scully. Each figure comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for easy shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #JAN162247, SRP: $24.99/ea.)

 

X-Files 2016 Mini-Series Vinimates Vinyl Figures

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Want to investigate the X-Files with some style? These stylized Vinimates PVC figures depict Mulder and Scully in their new looks from the 2016 mini-series, but captured in the geometric shapes of a Minimates mini-figure! Striking an action pose, with weapons at the ready, each 4” static figure has a ball-jointed neck, and comes packaged in a full-color window box.

Mulder  (Item #JAN162248, SRP: $9.99)

Scully (Item # JAN162249, SRP: $9.99)

 

Muppets TV Up Late with Miss Piggy Ceramic Mug

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Tonight on Up Late with Miss Piggy, the show will welcome a very special guest star – you! With this ceramic mug featuring the Up Late logo, you’ll feel just like a guest on Miss Piggy’s late night talk show – or perhaps like the hostess herself! Justify your diva behavior with this mug telling people that you run the show, and it’s your way or the highway! Packaged in a full-color window box. Hand-wash only. (Item # JAN162258, SRP: $15.99)

Back to the Future 30th Ann. Minimates 1955 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! You know that new Minimates box set you were looking for? Well, listen to this! DST is going back to 1955 with their next BTTF Minimates set, featuring four never-before-made Minimates! Cowboy Marty comes with a tombstone and hatless hair, Casual Doc Brown comes with his dog Copernicus and the Brain Wave Analyzer, Young George McFly comes with binoculars, and the first-ever Marvin Berry figure comes with a guitar and non-injured hand! Each Minimates mini-figures stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, and features fully interchangeable parts. Packaged in a full-color blister card. (Item # JAN162259, SRP: $24.99)

Back to the Future Reelware Mr. Fusion Logo Pint Glass

A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s the drinkware of the future! With 2015 in the rear-view mirror, Mr. Fusion mania has taken over the nation, and this new pint glass from DST proudly displays the Mr. Fusion logo! Fill it with your favorite blended beverage, and turn your kitchen into a futuristic café, an Old West saloon, or a mad scientist’s lab! WARNING: Will not turn garbage into a delicious beverage. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item # JAN162260, SRP: $10.99)

 

Batman Classic TV Series Penguin Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Start saving for a rainy day with this umbrella-toting Penguin bank! Based on the criminal character’s appearance on the Batman Classic TV Series, this approximately 8” vinyl bank features the sculpting and paint of a high-quality bust, but the coin slot on his back and the access door in the base make it a great place to keep your loose change! Pair the Penguin with your Joker bank for the ultimate coin heist! Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean. (Item # JAN162241, SRP: $22.99)

 

Batman: The Animated Series Bane Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The man who broke the Bat is back as a bust! Joining the already-epic resin bust line based on Batman: The Animated Series, this bust of Bane measures approximately 7” tall, and sits atop an art-deco pedestal inspired by the architecture of the timeless cartoon. Limited to an edition of only 3,000 pieces, this bust comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item # JAN162242, SRP: $59.99)

 

Batman: The Animated Series Batmobile Metal Bottle Opener

A Diamond Select Toys Release! One of the most iconic redesigns to come out of Batman: The Animated Series was Batman’s sleek, elongated Batmobile, and now you can hold it in the palm of your hand! This approximately 4” long metal bottle opener is based on its appearance in the timeless 1990s cartoon, and it has magnets in the tires to keep it on your refrigerator or Bat-armory when not in use. Packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item # JAN162243, SRP: $18.00)

 

Ghostbusters Movie Select Action Figures Series 2 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! We’re getting the team back together! Joining Series 1’s Winston, Ray and Louis, Series 2 of Ghostbusters Movie Select action figures features none other than Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler and Dana Barrett as Zuul! Each 7-inch scale action figure features approximately 16 points of articulation, and Peter and Egon each include their proton packs and wands. Plus, each figure includes a section of the rooftop temple diorama -- collect all 15 figures in the line to re-create the original movie’s final scene! Each figure is packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with side panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item # JAN162250, SRP: $24.99/ea.)

Marvel Lady Thor PVC Figure

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Time to put the hammer down! The second release in DST’s all-new Marvel Femme Fatales PVC Figure series is none other than the goddess of thunder herself, the all-new, all-different Thor! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this PVC figure of the mysterious new Thor perches atop a rocky outcropping, as if preparing to take flight or summon a lightning bolt from the heavens. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell! (Item # JAN162257, SRP: $45.00)

 

Marvel Minimates Greatest Hits Series 1 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The greatest Marvel Minimates ever made are back, in a new assortment! Marvel Minimates Greatest Hits Series 1 re-assembles some of the line’s biggest characters in four two-packs: Wolverine vs. Sabretooth, Spider-Man vs. Green Goblin, Thor vs. Loki, and Iron Man vs. Hulk! Each Minimates mini-figure stands 2” tall with 14 points of articulation, and features fully interchangeable parts. Most figures feature an alternate hair piece, for an unmasked look, and the Hulk fully transforms into Bruce Banner! Each two-pack comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #JAN162255, SRP: $9.99/two-pack)

 

Marvel Minimates Greatest Hits Series 2 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The hits just keep on coming! Even more of the greatest Marvel Minimates ever made have been assembled in this second Greatest Hits assortment! Series 2 features four completely different two-packs: Daredevil vs. Punisher, Captain America vs. Deadpool, Hawkeye with Ant Man and Power Man with Iron Fist! Each Minimates mini-figure stands 2” tall with 14 points of articulation, and features fully interchangeable parts. Most figures feature an alternate hair piece, for an unmasked look, plus Ant-Man has a lab coat and Power Man fully transforms into Luke Cage! Each two-pack comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item # JAN162256, SRP: $9.99/two-pack)   

Marvel Minimates Series 66 Captain America Civil War Movie Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Civil War has begun! The first assortment of Marvel Minimates based on the movie Captain America: Civil War features both sides of the oncoming superhero conflict! Four different two-packs include Captain America with Winter Soldier,Iron Man with Black Panther, the comic shop-exclusive War Machine with Navy Seal, and a rare, one-per-case variant two-pack with a Battle-Damaged War Machine and Navy Seal. Each Minimates mini-figure stands 2” tall with 14 points of articulation, and features fully interchangeable parts. Each two-pack comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item # JAN162251, SRP: $9.99/two-pack)

 

Marvel Select Civil War Movie Captain America Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Whose side are you on? In Captain America: Civil War, the Sentinel of Liberty comes down on the opposite side of the law, pitting him against Tony Stark’s Iron Man in a superhero battle for the ages! This 7-inch action figure of Cap features him in his newest uniform, as seen in Civil War, and features 16 points of articulation, as well as a detachable shield and an Avengers Base diorama section. Collect all three Civil War figures to build the full diorama! Packaged in display-ready Select figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item # JAN162253, SRP: $24.99)

Marvel Select Civil War Movie Iron Man Mark 45 Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Whose side are you on? In Captain America: Civil War, Tony Stark’s Iron Man takes his friendly rivalry with Cap to the next level, opposing his teammate in an all-out war for the safety of the world! This 7-inch action figure of Iron Man is based on his newest Mark 46 armor, as seen in Civil War, and features 16 points of articulation, as well as an Avengers Base diorama section. Collect all three Civil War figures to build the full diorama! Packaged in display-ready Select figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item # JAN162254, SRP: $24.99)

Marvel Select Civil War Movie Winter Soldier Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Whose side are you on? In Captain America: Civil War, Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier, joins his old friend Steve Rogers in opposition to Iron Man and other Avengers, leading to a superhero battle for the ages! This 7-inch action figure of the Winter Soldier features him in his newest look, as seen in Civil War, and features 16 points of articulation, as well as a rifle accessory and an Avengers Base diorama section. Collect all three Civil War figures to build the full diorama! Packaged in display-ready Select figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item # JAN162252, SRP: $24.99)

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Ring in the New Year at Your Comic Shop with New Items from DST!

The holidays are nearly over, but Diamond Select Toys still has a few more toys to deliver! On December 30th, your local comic shop will get in a sack full of goodies, allowing you to kick off 2016 with new items from iZombie, X-Files, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Back to the Future, Batman: The Animated Series, Marvel Comics, Back to the Future, The Nightmare Before Christmas and H.P. Lovecraft! Read on for more info, then reserve yours at your local comic shop!

Back to the Future 30th Ann. 2015 Minimates Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time for Minimates to go back to the future! DST is revisiting their popular Back to the Future Minimates mini-figure line, with new box sets featuring never-before-made characters! First up is a brand new set from 2015, featuring three all-new characters ­­-- Griff Tannen, Marlene McFly and Marty McFly, Jr. -- plus a new figure of two-tie-wearing Marty McFly, Sr.! Each Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts and accessories, including Griff’s Pit Bull hoverboard. Packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #JUL152197, SRP: $19.99)

Back to the Future Minimates 30th Ann. Hill Valley 2015 Box Set (Item #JUL152197, SRP: $19.99)

Batman Animated Series Poison Ivy Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Itching to expand on your bust collection? DST is seeding their Batman: The Animated Series line with a brand-new bust of Poison Ivy, the Batman villainess with a soft spot for plants! Dr. Pamela Isley is the third bust in the series, allowing her to team up with Harley Quinn against Batman himself! Capturing Bruce Timm’s timeless design in three dimensions, this approximately 6” tall bust of the bellicose botanist sits atop a decorative base inspired by the show and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Limited to 3,000 pieces! (Item #JUL152193, SRP: $59.99)

Batman The Animated Series Poison Ivy Resin Bust (Item #JUL152193, SRP: $59.99)

Cthulhu Idol Glow-in-the-Dark Vinyl Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming… and glowing! This new, glow-in-the-dark vinyl bank of the Old God Cthulhu, as described in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft, measures approximately 8 inches tall and is cast in a glowing material that is recharged in sunlight. Bring him along when exploring the tunnels beneath the Mountains of Madness, or even the sunken city of R’lyeh! Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #FEB158317, SRP: $22.99)

Cthulhu Idol Glow-in-the-Dark Vinyl Bank (Item #FEB158317, SRP: $22.99)

 

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)
iZombie TV Liv Moore Action Figure (Item #AUG152313, SRP: $19.99)

Marvel Captain America’s Shield Gelatin Mold

A Diamond Select Toys release! When Captain America throws his mighty shield, there’s gelatin for everyone! No other dessert will dare oppose a delicious gelatin made using this plastic mold in the shape of Cap’s shield. Measuring approximately 10 inches in diameter, snacktime at Avengers Mansion just got a lot more awesome! Packaged in a full-color window box. Not for use in the oven. (Item #SEP152160, SRP: $15.00)

Marvel Captain America’s Shield Gelatin Mold (Item #SEP152160, SRP: $15.00)

Marvel Retro Thor Action Figure Limited Edition Gift Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Forsooth, the Odinson approacheth! Capturing Marvel’s God of Thunder in all his 1970s glory, this retro-style action figure set features a cloth-costumed Thor just as he looked when he was released by the Mego Corporation in his first action figure appearance! With his hammer, helmet, and long golden hair, Thor comes packaged inside a vintage-style window box. Thor also comes with two extra heads and outfits to change into his alter ego, Dr. Donald Blake, as well as a more modern take on the hero, complete with an updated hammer. All are packaged in a display-ready gift tray. Limited to 3,000 sets! Designed and Sculpted by EMCE Toys! (Item #JUL152207, SRP: $80.00)

Marvel Retro Cloth Thor Action Figure Limited Edition Gift Set (Item #JUL152207, SRP: $80.00)

Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Series 2 Foil Bag Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Who says Christmas can only come once a year? This all-new assortment of Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates features eight new blind-bagged figures, including The Pumpkin King, Santa Claus, Santa Jack, the Easter Bunny, Zero, new versions of Jack and Sally, and a rare, one-per-case glowing Zero! There’s a full set in every case of 18 foil bags, and each Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #JUL152204, SRP: $5.99/ea.)

Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Series 2 Foil Bag Asst. (Item #JUL152204, SRP: $5.99/ea.)

Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Select Deluxe Yeti Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Are the Plants winning in your Plants vs. Zombies toy collection? Even the odds a little with DST’s deluxe action figure of the Zombies’ secret weapon, the Yeti! Measuring approximately 8 inches tall, this oversized Zombie comrade features multiple points of articulation, and comes packaged in the famous Select-style packaging, perfect for display or storage, with reference artwork on the spine. (Item #JUN152101, SRP: $24.99)

Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Select Deluxe Yeti Figure (Item #JUN152101, SRP: $24.99)

X-Files Minimates Modern Mulder & Scully 2-Pack

A Diamond Select Toys release! Mulder and Scully are returning to TV in an all-new mini-series, and this Minimates 2-pack captures the pair in their all-new looks! These Minimates mini-figures of FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are based on their 2016 reunion show, and depict Mulder in his unshaven appearance, and Scully with her new hairstyle. Each mini-figure measures approximately 2 inches tall, with 14 points of articulation, and like all Minimates, their parts and accessories are fully interchangeable. Set includes weapons, badge hand and display bases, packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum. (Item #OCT152185, SRP: $9.99)

X-Files Minimates Modern Mulder & Scully 2-Pack (Item #OCT152185, SRP: $9.99)

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide from Diamond Select Toys!

It’s getting pretty late in the game, but there’s still time to shop locally for that last-minute gift idea! Luckily, Diamond Select Toys is shipping a whole variety of new products to comic shops nationwide on Wednesday, December 23rd! This week’s New Toy Day sees the arrival of products from Aliens, Marvel, Back to the Future, The Muppets, Batman: The Animated Series, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Godzilla, Tarot, and Universal Monsters! Read on for details, then find your nearest comic shop at comicshoplocator.com, and see what they have in stock!


Aliens Minimates

The game is not over, man! DST returns to the world of the classic 1986 action movie Aliens with an all-new assortment of 2-packs, including include Pvt. Vasquez with Pvt. Hudson, Jumpsuit Ripley with Newt, Pvt. Frost with Burning Alien and a rare, one-per-case set that has Pvt. Crowe with Attacking Alien and Eggs! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts and accessories. And if you’re ready to level up, you can get two deluxe-sized sets containing two deluxe-sized Minimates! Ripley’s Power Loader comes with Ripley and a Battle-Damaged Alien Warrior, while the Queen Alien comes with Bishop (who can be impaled on her tail) and an Alien Warrior. Plus, both sets come with Alien eggs, facehuggers and chestbursters!

Aliens Minimates 2-Packs Series 2 Asst. (Item #JUN152094, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Aliens Minimates Deluxe Power Loader & Alien Queen Asst. (Item #JUL152206, SRP: $14.99/ea.)

 


Back to the Future

Is it hot? No, it’s ice cold! DST revisits their bestselling Electronic 1:15 Scale Time Machine from Back to the Future in a new, 30th Anniversary edition box set! Having just arrived in our time from 1985, this Version 1 Time Machine features lights and sounds, plus a thin coating of “frost” over its entire surface, to replicate the effects of time travel. Bonus accessories include flaming tire tracks, a license plate you can pose like it’s spinning, and a case of plutonium! (Not actual plutonium.) Set comes packaged in a full-color window box.

Back to the Future Iced Time Machine Collector Set (Item #JUL152196, SRP: $59.99)

 

Batman: The Animated Series

Gotham City’s gorgeous guardian is the next Femme Fatales PVC Statue to come out of Batman: The Animated Series! Based on Bruce Timm’s timeless designs, this 9-inch scale statue depicts Batgirl, a.k.a. Barbara Gordon, in full crimefighting mode, and is the perfect addition to your Femme Fatales statue collection. And the line continues when Batgirl is joined by the Clown Princess of Crime, Harley Quinn! This 9” scale PVC statue captures the Joker’s partner-in-crime standing on top of the Bat-signal after defacing it with a can of spray paint! That oughta impress Mr. J! Also available: Supergirl and Poison Ivy! (Item #JUL152194, SRP: $45.00)

Batman The Animated Series Femme Fatales Batgirl PVC Statue (Item #JUN152097, SRP: $45.00)
Batman The Animated Series Femme Fatales Harley Quinn PVC Statue (Item #JUL152194, SRP: $45.00)

 

Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose

The original Tarot Femme Fatales statues were some of DST’s most popular ever, so DST is reteaming with Broadsword Comics for an all-new take on the titular enchantress and her sister! Featuring entirely new sculpts, these PVC figures of Tarot and Raven Hex measure approximately 9 inches tall atop open-book display bases, which combine to form the full tome. Raven includes a sword and her pet cat Pooka, while Raven comes with the goblin Mudwart. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box.

Femme Fatales Raven Hex 15th Anniversary PVC Figuree (Item #JUL152209, SRP: $45.00)
Femme Fatales Tarot 15th Anniversary PVC Figure Item #JUN152099, SRP: $45.00)
 

Godzilla

Whether you be a friend, foe, or Godzilla himself, beware the coming of Rodan! The giant winged pteranodon began his film career as a threat to Godzilla and the world, but since then has become one of Godzilla’s occasional allies, battling invaders from outer space to protect his home planet. This 8” vinyl bank is based on Rodan’s appearance in 1993’s Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla II, and has a wingspan of 10 inches! With a coin slot on the back and a removable head, the recipient will be able to save their change for the next Godzilla bank release!

Godzilla Classic Rodan 1993 Vinyl Figural Bank (Item #JUN152102, SRP: $29.99)

 

Justice League

Know someone who always wanted to join the Green Lantern Corps, but couldn’t afford the gear? Now you can save the galaxy and save some green at the same time! This nearly 12” tall vinyl bank is designed after the Green Lantern power battery seen in the Justice League animated series, but with a coin slot on top and an access door in the base, making this more than just your average prop replica. It’s just like a real power battery, except instead of storing energy, it stores your change! Packaged in a clear polybag.

Justice League Animated Green Lantern Battery Vinyl Bank (Item #JUN152104, SRP: $29.99)

 

Marvel Select

Based on the character's earliest appearances, this all-new Savage Hulk action figure wears the tattered outfit that harkens back to his origins, when nuclear scientist Dr. Bruce Banner was caught in an atomic blast and first transformed from a man into a monster. Sculpted by superstar Marvel Select sculptor Gabriel Marquez, this Hulk figure stands approximately 9 3/4" inches tall with 14 points of articulation. He comes packaged in oversized Select-style packaging, perfect for display or storage, with reference artwork on the spine.

Marvel Select Savage Hulk Action Figure (Item #JUN152106, SRP: $24.99)

 

Muppets Minimates

For the Muppet fan in your life, which should really include everyone, it’s the launch of a new Minimates mini-figure line! This first series of two-packs features the Muppet Show’s greatest stars, including Kermit with Miss Piggy, Fozzie with Scooter, Gonzo with the Swedish Chef, and Stunt Show Gonzo with a “Batter-Damaged” Swedish Chef. Each Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Each two-pack is packaged on a full-color blister card.

Muppets Minimates Series 1 Two-Pack Asst. (Item #JUL152202, SRP: $9.99/ea.)
 

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The beautiful creation of Dr. Finkelstein, Sally now has her very own coffin to relax in! The star of Tim Burton’s stop-motion masterpiece, The Nightmare Before Christmas, this 16-inch tall doll of Sally is a must for any loved one who embodies the spirit of Halloween. With a fully articulated body and a real cloth costume, this exacting re-creation of the classic Sally figure will rest comfortably in her coffin-shaped window box until the times comes for her to rise once again! Limited to 1993 pieces!

Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Coffin Doll Limited Edition (Item #JUL152205, SRP: $49.99)
 

Universal Monsters

For the monster kid in your life! Not seen since the first series of Universal Monsters Select action figures back in 2010, the Mummy and the Wolf Man return in all-new editions, completely resculpted by Jean St. Jean with approximately 16 points of articulation, as well as all-new diorama bases depicting the inside of an Egyptian temple and the ruins of a tomb, respectively! Plus, the newest original monster character from DST is none other than Lucy Westenra, the would-be bride of Dracula turned vampire hunter. Each figure comes packaged in the famous Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork for easy shelf reference.

Universal Monsters Select Mummy Version 2 Action Figure (Item #MAY152180, SRP: $24.99)

Universal Monsters Select Wolfman Version 2 Action Figure (Item #MAY152179, SRP: $24.99)

Monster Hunter Lucy Westenra Select Action Figure (Item #MAY152181, SRP: $24.99)

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New DST Items Coming Summer 2016: iZombie, Muppets, X-Files & More!

Another issue of Previews is out, and it's full of new items coming your way from Diamond Select Toys! Characters from iZombie, The Muppets, X-Files, Marvel, My Little Pony, Batman, Back to the Future and more are now up for pre-order, in the form of action figures, Minimates, banks, busts and even cookie jars! Read on for more info, and pre-order at your local comic shop, or here at diamondselecttoys.com!

Batman The Animated Series Batman Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! The battle for the loose change of Gotham City has begun! This approximately 8” vinyl bust of Batman, as he appears in Batman: The Animated Series, is actually a bank, with a coin slot in the back and an access door in the base. But it features detailed sculpting and exacting paint details that make it look like a high-end collectible! With Batman, Robin, The Joker, Harley Quinn and the Batmobile now available as vinyl banks, there’s never been a safer place in Gotham City to keep your money! Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #DEC152118, SRP: $22.99)

Batman The Animated Series Robin Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Batman needs his Robin, and so does your bust collection! Dick Grayson, the original Robin, is the latest addition to DST’s line of busts based on Batman: The Animated Series. Posed triumphantly atop a pedestal base, he’ll fit right in on your shelf, next to Batman and his rogues! Measuring approximately 5.5” tall, Robin comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity, and is limited to 3,000 pieces. (Item #DEC152119, SRP: $59.99)

Back to the Future BTTF 30th Anniversary Minimates 1885 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to go back in time… again! The newest 30th Anniversary Minimates box set based on the Back to the Future trilogy takes you all the way back to 1885! Four new Minimates, including Celebration Marty with his pistol and pie plate, Festival Doc Brown with the framed photo, and two never-before made characters – Clara with her telescope and Seamus McFly with Marty’s gun and belt! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. Set comes packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #DEC152115, SRP: $24.99)

iZombie Liv Moore Full On Zombie Mode PX Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! The iZombie action figure just got a power-up! This Previews-exclusive variant on DST’s action figure of Liv Moore from iZombie features Liv in full-on zombie mode, with red eyes, veiny skin and a mad-on for some brains. Based on the hit CW TV show, this 7-inch scale figure includes interchangeable hands and accessories, and comes packaged on a full-color blister card. Only available at comic shops and specialty stores! (Item #DEC152114, SRP: $19.99)

Justice League Animated Green Lantern Battery Metal Bottle Opener

A Diamond Select Toys release! Let those who need a drink tonight, call on the power of Green Lantern’s light! This 4” sculpted metal bottle opener is in the shape of Green Lantern’s power battery from the Justice League Animated Series, and will remove a bottle cap almost as fast as you can think about it. Plus, magnets on the back keep it locked to your refrigerator so you don’t have to wait to recharge! Packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #DEC152120, SRP: $18.00)

Nightmare Before Christmas Femme Fatales Sally PVC Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! She’s no nightmare! This static vinyl figure of Sally from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas depicts the shy, stitched-together girl holding her basket of food on a stony path in Halloween Town. With a detailed sculpt and exacting paint applications, this approximately 9” scale figure is in scale with other Femme Fatales statues. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #DEC152124, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Femme Fatales Captain Marvel PVC Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Prepare to marvel at the new series of Femme Fatales PVC figures based on the heroines of the Marvel Universe! DST’s Marvel Femme Fatales line kicks off with none other than Captain Marvel herself, the heroine who lives up to her name alongside the Avengers, as well as on her own, thanks to her alien-derived super-powers. This static plastic figure of Carol Danvers is in 9” scale, and features a detailed sculpt and an exacting paint process. She comes packaged in a full-color window box, and will soon be joined by more of the women – and men – of the Marvel Universe! Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! (Item #DEC152122, SRP: $45.00)

Muppets Minimates Two-Packs Series 2 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The show must go on! The most sensational, inspirational, Muppet-tational Minimates line ever is back, with another assortment of Muppet characters! Series 2 includes four new two-packs – Reporter Kermit with Rowlf, Dr. Teeth with Animal, Statler with Waldorf and Crazy Harry with Mahna Mahna! Each 2-inch Minimates-mini-figure is fully poseable and fully interchangeable with other Minimates! A must-have for fans of the new TV hit or the old TV classic! Each two-pack is packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #DEC152116, SRP: $9.99/2-pack)

Marvel Hulk Retro-Style Aurora 1/8 Scale Model Kit

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s a smash from the past! This model kit of the Hulk depicts the occasional Avenger in a full charge, racing across a rubble-strewn landscape. A reproduction of the original 1960s Hulk model kit by Aurora, this re-creation scales it up from 1/12 scale to 1/8 scale, making it nearly 11 inches tall! Assembly is required – simply glue the pieces and paint the figure, and this retro-style Hulk will be smashing his way across your desk in no time! Packaged in a full-color box with retro artwork. (Item #DEC152123, SRP: $34.99)

My Little Pony Trixie Vinyl Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! Behold the great and powerful Trixie! Famous magician Trixie Lulamoon is the next vinyl bank in the My Little Pony series. With a detailed sculpt and paint, this cartoon-accurate rendering of Trixie is not only a beautiful collectible, it’s also a bank –your loose change will magically disappear into the coin slot in her base, and a hidden access door makes it re-appear when you need it! Now that’s magic! Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #DEC152125, SRP: $22.99)

Predator Masked Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! No more hunting for loose change! Simply keep this detailed bust of a masked Predator from the classic film in a convenient location, and the coin slot on his back will provide a handy place to leave your pennies and nickels, while the access door lets them out again. The detailed sculpt and exacting paint applications make this a high-quality collectible, as well as a fully functional bank! Approximately 8” tall. Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #JUL148445, SRP: $22.99)

Superman The Animated Series Ceramic Logo Cookie Jar

A Diamond Select Toys release! You’ll feel more powerful than a locomotive every time you grab a cookie out of this cookie jar in the shape of Superman’s shield logo from Superman: The Animated Series! Measuring approximately 12” long, this ceramic cookie jar has a removable lid and holds plenty of your favorite Kryptonian treat. Packaged in a full-color box. (Item #DEC152121, SRP: $39.99)

X-Files Classic TV Minimates Series 1 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s been almost 23 years since Agents Mulder and Scully began investigating strange phenomena, and now they’re one of the strangest phenomena of all! This Minimates box set includes 2-inch mini-figures of Mulder, Scully, Flukeman, and the Cigarette-Smoking Man with removable trenchcoat, all based on the original episodes, and each with 14 points of articulation. Packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #DEC152117, SRP: $24.99)

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Star Trek TOS Retro Cloth Uhura & Mugato Action Figures Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The 50th anniversary of Star Trek continues with our re-releases of two more classic 1970s Star trek figures! Uhura and the Mugato are exact reproductions of the original Mego figures, complete with Uhura’s tights, and the Mugato’s stylin’ outfit! Each 8” figure has a real cloth costume, and comes packaged in a re-closeable clamshell, so you can play with them and still keep them on the card! Accurately re-created by EMCE Toys! (Item #MAR084551, SRP: $19.99)

Marvel Minimates Series 20 Makes a Splash at Toys“R”Us!

Diamond Select Toys is celebrating 20 series of Marvel Minimates at Toys“R”Us! Since 2008, Toys“R”Us stores have gotten their own unique assortments of Marvel Minimates, featuring heroes and villains from across the Marvel comic book universe, and even the world of Marvel films. The landmark 20th series dips into the realm of Marvel TV, and Toys“R”Us is offering collectors an amazing deal!

Beginning Friday, November 6 through Friday, November 20, Toys“R”Us will offer a Buy One, Get One deal on all two-packs of Marvel Minimates Series 20*. That means that for every two-pack of Marvel Minimates Series 20 you buy, you get one absolutely free! That’s four Minimates mini-figures for the price of two!

The assortment, based on the animated series Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, includes three different two-packs: Spider-Man with Nick Fury, Nova with Carnage, and Stealth Suit Spider-Man with Sandman. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation, as well as fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Spider-Man comes with a web line, Nick Fury comes with a pistol, Nova comes with a hairpiece and flight stand, Sandman comes with shape-shifting hands, and Stealth Spider-Man comes with an alternate chest block!

Once Series 20 is gone at Toys“R”Us, it’s gone, so grab your set soon, and get ready for Marvel Series 21, featuring Secret Wars! Coming this holiday season!

*Quantities limited, no rainchecks.

 

 

Ask DST #294: Muppets, Ghostbusters, Pulp Fiction and More!

It’s time for another Miscellaneous Ask DST with DSTChuck! This week, the president of Diamond Select Toys is fielding questions about Ghostbusters, Muppets, X-Files, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and more – there’s a lot more miscellaneous to come, so submit your own question today!

 

Ryan D.

Hello,

Any plans on making any merchandise or action figures based on the IDW Ghostbusters comic? Maquettes or figures based on Dan Shoening's art would amazing!

DSTChuck: Right now our rights are limited to the movies and animation. I do not think we have plans to expand that to the IDW comics at this time.

 

Harry N.

Hey! First off, I just want to say that I'm super excited for the Muppet Selects line. I had a couple of questions, some of which you may not be able to answer, but I figured it'd never hurt to try!

1. Since the figures are in two-packs, figuring out the scope of the line is a bit difficult. I've heard rumblings that the first wave will have three figures - does this mean six characters broken up into three two-packs?

2. Is the line going to stick entirely to the two-pack format, or is there the chance for larger characters to be released individually? I mean, it wouldn't be the Muppets without the odd giant monster or two.

3. If the Muppets line does well, have you guys considered looking into other things Henson has worked on? The rights situations would be different, but something like Fraggle Rock or Sesame Street would lend itself well to this treatment.

4. This one isn't a Muppets-related question, but have you guys ever considered looking into the license for Eraserhead? There probably isn't enough there for a whole series of figures, but a single Select of Henry with accessories like the baby and one of the goop-spewing chickens would be a dream come true.

Thank you once again for hearing me out! Can't wait to see the prototypes!

DSTChuck:

  1. For the most part, each two-pack will have two figures and each series of releases will have three two-packs, so that’s 6 characters for each series, but that’s only in general.
  2. Yes there is a chance there could be one-packs, or even three-packs, like Kermit, Bean and Robin, but we’ll have to see.
  3. We have not looked past Muppets, we’ve just started to scratch the surface of that line.
  4. I am sorry, but we are not looking at Eraserhead at this time.

 

David H.

Hi! I remember hearing news about a 1/15th electronic ecto-1 from ghostbusters. I was wondering if this is still in development and when we might see it at earliest. Thanks! Also is 1/4 star wars a possibility with the new films? A 1/4 boba fett would be awesome! \m/

DSTChuck: Yes, we are still working on the lights and sound Ecto-1. It’s been a long road, for sure. But we no longer have the rights to produce Star Wars figures.

 

Jason Y.

I really loved how the Mirage comic book style Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles minimates turn out. I'm looking forward for possible future Mirage comics based 4 packs with characters like: Shredder, Oroku Saki civilian look, Splinter, Foot ninja and another Foot ninja. And then April O'Neil, Baxter Stockman, mousers, and even Rat King!

I'm sure there's demand for more Mirage based figures.

Thanks!

ChuckDST: For sure, it’s something we’re keeping an eye on, and we’d like to do more, too.

 

Michael S.

Any chance of Judge Dredd Minimates? That would really rock my world!

ChuckDST: Sorry, no plans at this time to take on that license.

 

Chakor C.

I was wondering if Diamond Select has any licenses with MGM. It doesn't look that way from what I've come to research, but there's an awful lot of DST products out there. The reason why I'm asking is because MGM owns the rights to the 1988 horror movie Pumpkinhead. If DST has any licenses with MGM, would there be any chance of seeing a Select-style action figure of the Pumpkinhead movie monster?

Demand for such a thing probably isn't high enough since Pumpkinhead hasn't gained the type of cult following that more popular movies such as Aliens has. The only two companies that have given us figures of the Pumpkinhead monster were McFarlane in their Movie Maniacs series 2 in 1999 and Sota in their "Now Playing" mega scale series in 2006. However, McFarlane has actually managed to beat Sota in regards to articulation with their Pumpkinhead. But, they both still are very lacking in true action figure style articulation and both suffer terrible paint inaccuracies.

Jean St. Jean, sculptor of the Marvel Select Venom and Carnage figures (as well as many more I'm sure), did in fact sculpt the Sota Pumpkinhead, and his sculpt was fantastic. It was just in the hands of a company that didn't care for articulation or movie accurate paint. With the great amount of skill and hard work that Diamond Select has done in these past years, I'm sure if they did a Pumpkinhead movie monster action figure, it would have great articulation, movie accurate paint, and it would probably be interesting for Jean St. Jean to recreate his Pumpkinhead sculpt for the DST Pumpkinhead in a 7" scale. It would also look extremely impressive and fantastic to all Pumpkinhead fans, as well as Stan Winston, designer of the monster himself I'm sure.

PS: Pumpkinhead has returned in three (not very well made) sequels, but they alter the appearance of the monster in each movie. If DST was going to do a Pumpkinhead monster, I'd recommend only using photos of the creature from the 1988 movie for reference, as people will at least recognize the monster's classic appearance and probably wouldn't recognize it's appearance from the Syfy TV sequels at all.

ChuckDST: We have done many MGM properties in the past, however no plans to look at Pumpkinhead at this time.

 

Mike J.

I enjoy your Dollars Trilogy and BTTF3 Minimates as I enjoy Westerns. Have you thought about doing some more Minimates figures based on Western film and TV shows? There's Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Lone Ranger, Alias Smith and Jones, Hell on Wheels, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Wild Wild West, The Searchers, Maverick, Broken Trail, Appaloosa, Cowboys and Aliens and Django Unchained, they're all great Western films and TV shows.

(Massive list redacted by DST)

What do you think?

ChuckDST: While we had lots of fun doing the Eastwood Minimates, and while sales were solid , they were not such that we’d run out and sign all the westerns out there. Doing the Eastwood stuff was more a result of the overreaching deal we reached with MGM.

 

Rick E.

Hey there, Chuckery! How are things? Alright, a few things about your various Selects...

1) Is the second series of Sin City dead?

2)Likewise for Pulp Fiction?

3) Ditto for Kill Bill?

4) You know X-Files Select need to happen, yes? Yes, you know that...

Thanks, have a good one!

ChuckDST:

1. Right now Sin City 2 is not in production.

2/3. Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction are moving forward with all the various approvals.

4. As for X-Files, hmm, you might have something there.

 

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