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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!

Diamond Select Toys Announces Panels, Party and Promos For Comic-Con International 2015

Diamond Select Toys Announces Panels, Party and Promos For Comic-Con International 2015

It’s that time of year again, the time when San Diego explodes into a ball of white-hot fire, and Diamond Select Toys is planning to be at the center of that fire! Once again, DST will set up shop at Comic-Con International, at the San Diego Convention Center, from July 8th through the 12th. They’ll be showing off new products and selling exclusive toys at booth #2607, as well as hosting panels, throwing parties and giving away cool swag! Read on for the details!

On Preview Night, July 8, be sure to stop by Booth #2607 first, to check out Diamond Select’s new setup, with larger display cases and a more navigable floor space. Exclusive toy products will be on sale (see a complete list here), as well as plenty of our regular releases, and many upcoming items will be on display! And if you’re looking for an in-stock, non-exclusive item that we don’t have in our booth, you’ll be able to order it from our website, right there on the show floor, and get free shipping!

On Thursday, July 9, Diamond Select Toys will kick off Comic-Con with a party at the DST Lounge, hosted by Taste and Thirst on Fourth, at 715 4th Avenue. Starting at 10:00 PM, the venue will be open to the public, and visitors can enjoy drinks and wings while surrounded by images from the world of Kevin Smith’s View Askewniverse, including a life-size backdrop of the Quick Stop from Clerks! If you can’t make it that night, come back for food, drink and photo ops all weekend!

Continuing the View Askew theme, each morning at 9:30, from Thursday July 9 through Sunday July 12, DST will give away a limited number of Mallrats promotional Minimates at booth #2607 – our first Mallrats product! Simply ask a DST team member, and they will let you know where in the booth they are being given out. But come by early, because they go fast!

Additionally, free full-size posters will be available on DST’s front table throughout the weekend, featuring artwork of Jay and Silent Bob, Back to the Future II and Aliens by our talented Minimates designers! A different design will be put out each day, so keep checking back to get them all. The information table will also be where you can pick up information cards about our online store and our two panel presentations.

Speaking of panels, here’s where you can get more info about what’s on the horizon, and ask your most burningest questions:

Minimates Mini-Figures: From Ant-Man to Zombies, Saturday, July 11, 1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m., Room 8

Chuck Terceira (President, Diamond Select Toys), Jason Wires (Prototype Painter) and Brian Felgar (Prototype Painter and Customizer) discuss what's coming up for the toy line, including new series based on Marvel Comics, movies and animation, plus The Walking Dead, Gotham, Jay and Silent Bob, Back to the Future, Muppets and more! Zach Oat (Marketing Supervisor, DST) will moderate a Q&A, reveal new artwork, and award prizes for the best questions!


Diamond Select Toys Round-Up, Sunday, July 12, 3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m., Room 24ABC

Chuck Terceira (President, Diamond Select Toys), Adam Van Wickler (Gentle Giant Studios) and Jason Wires (Prototype Painter) discuss DST’s diverse product lines, from 7-inch Select action figures to electronic vehicles to role-play items to vinyl banks. Topics include Marvel Comics, The Walking Dead, PVZ, Jay and Silent Bob, Muppets, Ghostbusters, Gotham, DC Animated and more! Zach Oat (Marketing Supervisor, DST) will moderate a Q&A, reveal new products and award prizes for the best questions!

Have a question but can’t make it to the panels? Ask a DST staffer at the booth!

See you on the show floor!


On Sale This Week: Deadpool, Cthulhu and the Jupiter 2!

On Sale This Week: Deadpool, Cthulhu and the Jupiter 2!

It's a new week, and a new shipment of goodies is on its way to comic shops everywhere from Diamond Select Toys! This week, New Toy Day brings the Cthulhu Idol Vinyl Bank, the Deadpool Gelatin Mold, and the Lost in Space Jupiter 2 Metal Bottle Opener! Read on for images and details, then reserve yours at your local comic shop, your favorite online retailer, or in our store!

CthuluBank

Cthulhu Idol Vinyl Figural Bank

Save some money for the mother of all rainy days with this vinyl bank of literary and cinematic deity Cthulhu! Originating in the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, the octopus-faced enslaver of worlds is now an 8-inch vinyl bank. Display him on your desk or shelf to signify your devotion to the Elder Gods! WARNING: Idol possesses no supernatural properties. Comes packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #JAN152172, SRP $22.99) LostinSpaceOpener

Lost in Space Jupiter 2 Spaceship Metal Bottle Opener

A Diamond Select Toys release! Travel to the farthest reaches of your refrigerator with this 3-inch metal bottle opener of the famous Jupiter 2 spaceship from Lost in Space! You won't need a helper robot to open your bottles anymore, and magnets on the underside will allow it to hover in place on your refrigerator door, or on the dashboard of your lunar rover. Packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #FEB152164, SRP: $18.00) DeadpoolGelatin

Marvel Deadpool Plastic Gelatin Mold

Nothing burps better than Deadpool! Put the Merc with a Mouth inside your stomach using this plastic gelatin mold of Deadpool's head! Cast up an approximately 8-inch by 6-inch chilled gelatin dessert in the likeness of X-Force member and hired killer Wade Wilson, complete with squinty eyes and partially exposed brain. But you might want to eat it fast – the self-regenerating mutant could be back on his feet in no time! Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #FEB152163, SRP: $14.99)

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Comic-Con Preview: Muppets, The Flash, Back to the Future and More!

Comic-Con Preview: Muppets, The Flash, Back to the Future and More!

Comic-Con is fast approaching, and Diamond Select Toys has revealed a ton of new items coming to stores this fall that will be on display there! With their first-ever product from The Muppets, several new products from Back to the Future, plus new items from Marvel Comics’ Secret Wars, Aliens, Batman, Justice League, Nightmare Before Christmas, Tarot and Sponge Bob SquarePants, it’s the best of all worlds! Read on for pictures and details, then pre-order through your local comic shop, your favorite online retailer, or diamondselecttoys.com!

Aliens Minimates Deluxe Power Loader & Alien Queen Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! These Minimates are monstrous! For the first time in DST’s line of Minimates based on the Aliens franchise, collectors will 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! Each set comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #JUL152206, SRP: $14.99/ea.)

Batman The Animated Series Joker Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys Release! “Hey, Batman! You stink so bad, I can smell you from here!” The first vinyl bank from DST based on Batman: The Animated Series is none other than the villainous Joker! Depicted in his famous animated look, the Joker features high quality collectible sculpting and paint applications, and also has a coin slot on the back to store his ill-gotten gains! An access door in his base returns the money to its rightful owners, and the bank comes packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios. (Item #JUL152191, SRP: $22.99)

Batman The Animated Series Femme Fatales Harley Quinn PVC Statue

A Diamond Select Toys Release! DST continues their line of Femme Fatales statues based on Batman: The Animated Series, and Poison Ivy and Batgirl are now joined by the Clown Princess of Crime, Harley Quinn! This 9” 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! Statue comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios. (Item #JUL152194, SRP: $45.00)

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 Classic TV Series Batmobile Vinyl Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! Everyone knows that the Batmobile has a lot under the hood, but now it’s got something else under there: your change! This vinyl version of the Batmobile from the Batman Classic TV Series measures 9 inches long, and has a coin slot between the seats and an access door in the base, meaning this high-quality vinyl replica is also a bank, for storing your non-giant pennies and scarred silver dollars. Park it in your home Batcave! Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #JUL152195, SRP: $22.99)

Justice League Flash Logo Metal Bottle Opener

A Diamond Select Toys release! When you need a bottle opener, there’s no time to dilly-dally. Show your friends how fast you are at fulfilling your hosting duties with this metal bottle opener in the shape of the Flash’s logo from Justice League! Cast in solid metal and measuring approximately 4 inches long, this opener also has magnets on the back, so you can stick it to your refrigerator or global threat monitoring station for a more rapid response time. Thirst never waits! Packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #JUL152192, SRP: $18.00)

Back to the Future Iced Time Machine Collector Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! 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. (Item #JUL152196, SRP: $59.99)

Back to the Future Monopoly Board Game

A Diamond Select Toys release! 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)

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 Trilogy Glass Tumblers

A Diamond Select Toys release! Ring in the new year(s) in style with these three Back to the Future Reelware glass tumblers, featuring all-new artwork capturing the most exciting moments of the BTTF trilogy! From the first movie, Doc Brown connects the crucial power cords in 1955! From the second film, the Time Machine cruises the skyways in 2015! And from the third film, the arrival of the Time Train from 1885! Collect all three glasses to complete the trilogy – you’ll feel like you’re drinking in a different century with each one! Package in a full-color window box.

Part I Tumbler (Item #JUL152199, SRP: $9.99)

Part II Tumbler (Item #JUL152200, SRP: $9.99)

Part III Tumbler (Item #JUL152201, SRP: $9.99)

Femme Fatales Raven Hex 15th Anniversary PVC Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s been 15 years since the debut of the comic book Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose, so DST is reteaming with Broadsword Comics for a new statue of Tarot’s sister, Raven Hex! Featuring an entirely new sculpt, this PVC statue of Raven Hex, sister of Tarot, measures approximately 9 inches in a sultry black dress. With the goblin Mudwart by her side, she stands atop an open-book display base, which combines with her sister Tarot’s base to form the complete tome. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell! (Item #JUL152209, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Minimates Villain Zombies vs. Age of Ultron Secret Wars Box Set

A Secret Wars tie-in! A Diamond Select Toys release! Every year, DST unleashes a horde of Marvel’s Villain Zombies on the world, in the form of a new four-pack of Marvel Minimates! This year, with worlds colliding over in Secret Wars, even our zombie box set is not immune to the effects! Villain Zombie versions of Pyro, Bullseye and the Vulture have been invaded by an Ultron Drone from the Age of Ultron. No matter who wins, we lose! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #JUL152208, SRP: $19.99)

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

Muppets Minimates Series 1 Two-Pack Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to light the lights! DST is proud to introduce the very talented Muppets to the Minimates 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. (Item #JUL152202, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Coffin Doll Limited Edition

A Diamond Select Toys release! 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 home that embraces the spirit of Halloween. With a fully articulated body and a real cloth costume, this exacting re-creation of the classic Sally figure features a unique head sculpt and will rest comfortably in her coffin-shaped window box until the times comes for her to rise once again! Limited to 1994 pieces! (Item #JUL152205, SRP: $49.99)

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.)

 

SpongeBob SquarePants Minimates Two-Packs Series 2 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy… UNITE! The superheroes of SpongeBob SquarePants’ undersea world have joined the SpongeBob Minimates line, and this assortment couldn’t get any more super! Super-chums Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy make up one 2-pack, with another dedicated to Super Acquaintances SpongeBob (as Quickster) and Patrick (as Elastic Waistband). Mr. Krabs’ daughter Pearl comes with happy fish Harold, plus be on the lookout for a rare, one-per-case 2-pack of Robot Mr. Krabs with an angry Harold! Each Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and accessories, and each 2-pack comes packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #JUL152203, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Pre-order today through your local comic shop!


On Sale This Week: Predator, Green Goblin and the Comic Book Men!

On Sale This Week: Predator, Green Goblin and the Comic Book Men!

With Comic Book Men slated to return for a fifth season in the fall, there’s never been a better time to celebrate, so why not do it with some of the geekiest bottle openers known to man? This week, three new items hit comic shops and specialty stores from Diamond Select Toys: our Comic-Book Men Minimates Box Set, featuring all five of the Men; our metal bottle opener of the Green Goblin on his glider; and our metal opener of the Unmasked Predator! Read on for more details, then pick yours up at your local comic shop, or order through your favorite online retailer!

Predator Unmasked Metal Bottle Opener

A Diamond Select Toys release! Predators love the heat, and nothing beats the heat like a cool, refreshing drink. Whether you’re slogging through an impenetrable jungle or hiding out in a Los Angeles barrio, use the mandibles on this metal Predator bottle opener to pop the cap off of your favorite bottled beverage. Plus, magnets on the back will hold it fast to your refrigerator or trophy case, so you’ll never have to “hunt” for an opener again! Packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #FEB152158, SRP: $18.00)

Marvel Green Goblin Metal Bottle Opener

A Diamond Select Toys release! Unmask your beverage with this sculpted metal bottle opener of Spider-Man’s greatest foe! Measuring 3 inches tall, the Green Goblin stands atop his famous Goblin Glider, his legs forming the lever to remove the bottlecap from your bottle. And magnets on his back keep him hovering on your refrigerator until it’s time to strike! Comes packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #JAN152174, SRP: $18.00)

Comic Book Men TV Minimates Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! The gang’s all here! The five stars of AMC’s hit reality TV series Comic Book Men combine to form the most powerful Minimates box set in the galaxy! Kevin Smith, Walt Flanagan, Bryan Johnson, Ming Chen and Mike Zapcic each get their own 2-inch Minimates mini-figure in the first five-pack dedicated to the Comic Book Men. Each 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 #FEB152151, SRP: $24.99)

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Ant-Man Scores Big With an Exclusive Marvel Select Action Figure at Marvelshop.com and the Disney Store!

Ant-Man Scores Big With an Exclusive Marvel Select Action Figure at Marvelshop.com and the Disney Store!

Even though Ant-Man himself is relatively low to the ground, anticipation for his movie is higher than ever! With the uncanny ability to shrink in size and increase in strength, Ant-Man is poised to infiltrate the Marvel cinematic universe on July 17th, in his own feature film. And now Diamond Select Toys, marvelshop.com and the Disney Store are poised to release an exclusive Marvel Select action figure based on his film appearance!

Only available through marvelshop.com and the Disney Store, this new Marvel Select collector’s action figure of Unmasked Ant-Man measures 7 inches tall and comes with an exclusive interchangeable unmasked head of Scott Lang! It also includes a masked head, six interchangeable hands, and a tiny, 1.75-inch version of Ant-Man in his shrunken form! The figure was sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios, with 16 points of articulation, and comes in display-ready packaging with movie artwork down one side, for handy shelf reference.

Pre-orders open on June 22 at marvelshop.com, disneystore.com, and disneystore.eu. The figure will ship to customers later in July, at which point it will also be made available at Disney Store locations across North America and Europe.

Scott Lang first appeared in Marvel Comics as the thief who stole Dr. Hank Pym’s Ant-Man costume, planning to use it to commit crimes before becoming a hero and Avenger in his own right. In the new Ant-Man movie, Lang (played by Paul Rudd) and Pym (Michael Douglas) team up to prevent the Ant-Man technology from falling into the wrong hands.

Unmasked Ant-Man joins previous marvelshop.com and Disney Store exclusive figures Hulkbuster Iron Man, Avenging Hawkeye, Mighty Thor, Unleashed Hulk, Superior Spider-Man, Unmasked Captain America, and Bleeding Edge Iron Man. All are currently available on marvelshop.com, disneystore.com and disneystore.eu!


Ask DST #284: Minimates Milestones!

Ask DST #284: Minimates Milestones!

Only 2 inches tall in real life, Minimates mini-figures cast a giant shadow that stretches back 13 years and spans the worlds of comics, movies, TV, video games and more! Diamond Select Toys president DSTChuck is back to answer more questions about Minimates, including Aliens and Avengers, Mortal Kombat and Mass Effect, X-Men and X-Files and more! Read on to see the status of your favorite series!

 

Dan W.

Were the series one TMNT Minimate keyring blind bags that were available at Kmart stores sold anywhere else?  I'm trying to track down an extra Kraang and Mutagen Mike but there are very few Kmarts in my area and I've already racked up over 400 miles trying to find them.

DSTChuck: Dan, they should be available at come comic book stores and some online retailers now. We’re going to bring some to SDCC as well – but no fondling the bags.

 

Hank F.

The new Avengers Minimates look super, but now that Age of Ultron is out, what are the chances of seeing a final form Ultron Minimate? The Ultron prime figure is great, but it'd be awesome to see a more bulked up Ultron.

DSTChuck: There will be a more imposing Ultron in the Age of Ultron 5-pack at Action Figure Xpress, that may be what you’re looking for. At this time I do not see us making more A2 product after the upcoming TRU assortment and specialty Series 63, but never say never.

 

Ken R.

Hey Chuck! Any word on how the Big Bang Theory sets did for Entertainment Earth?  Do you think we might see any more sets from any of the Big Bang Pow properties, like, oh, THE BIG LEBOWSKI?  Pretty please? Thanks, Ken Raining

DSTChuck: Honestly, Ken I have not heard – I will have to ask when I see them at SDCC.

 

Bernie M.

I saw the pictures for the Aliens power loader. Any chance of a Minimates Aliens apc or drop ship? Also more vehicles! I buy them every time I find them. They are so cool! My favs so far are the BSG VIPER and the pirate ship. Just a thought.

DSTChuck: Bernie, I really like the vehicles we have done and would love to do more. We have talked about Aliens, so we’ll have to see how it goes along.

 

Jacob B.

Hi Chuck! I just want to ask a question about the walking dead Minimates and my question is will there be TV series Minimates for the walking dead because I LOVE the TV series just as much as the comics but I actually like the TV series a tiny bit more so I was wondering about it because I think it would be cool to see a 2-pack of Sheriff Rick Grimes and Bicycle Girl or something. Just wondering, thanks. :)

DSTChuck: Jacob right now our deal is with Robert Kirkman directly, so we have no plans to go after the AMC series – but never say never.

 

Joey R.

Hey Chuck, wanted ask if there’s a chance at getting Prometheus mates down the line? Another question: Is there any chance at getting 'The Thing' Minimates? Thanks!

DSTChuck: We have not talked to Fox about those properties at this time.

 

David V.

Hi. Love the Mass effect line.  I heard series 2 is in the works.  Could we ask for a Miranda and Jack?

Thanks.

DSTChuck: David, at this time we’re thinking we will do a follow-up 4-pack at some point in the not-too-distant future.

 

Nate E.

Hi Chuck & DST Crew,

The upcoming Secret Wars waves at Specialty & TRU look awesome. I'm thrilled to see new characters and gaps in other teams/collections be filled. Will DST be looking at another Specialty wave or Box Set dedicated to the Secret Wars event? It's a great opportunity to add characters from rosters you've already started like Age of Apocalypse, Marvel Zombies & the in-humans.

 

DSTChuck: Nate, it’s too early to say for sure, but for now it’s just those two waves, but I have to say it was tons of fun pulling those characters for these waves. Also, the upcoming Zombie Villains vs. Age of Ultron Box Set is based on the Secret Wars book, so you may find some of what you want there!

 

James S.

Hey Chuck! Love the product, been collecting for a few years now with a near-complete collection of Marvel Comic Minimates. I’m a big Marvel Comics fan and what drew me to this line was the character selection, plus the fact that you guys do characters no other toy lines would touch. I noticed over the past couple years that the Marvel Movie Minimates have gradually begun taking over the release schedule of the Marvel Comic assortments. I think it’s great for people that are interested in movie stuff, but I can’t say I’m in that audience. I realize you have restrictions, but it would be great if you could run the movie stuff as a quasi-side line to the comic line. That way everyone gets what they want. The recent Marvel Animation announcement has me worried that comic assortments are going to be fewer and further between. Just wanted to let you know that us comic fans are still out there! I was also wondering if you guys have been thinking outside the box for ways of getting some classic comic characters into our collections if they can’t be squeezed into regular waves or box sets. PS, Series 60 is the best series you’ve ever put together. Thanks for your time! - James

DSTChuck: James, as the Marvel presence in movies and TV has grown over recent years, we have had to reflect that in our product mix. We do understand each line we do is not everyone’s cup of tea.

We do the best we can to keep the comic-oriented lines coming several times in the year to keep those fans happy. We’ll keep doing the best we can.

 

Robert P.

Hey! Love Minimates. With all your new DC products including the Gotham Minimates, will you have the rights to make Minimates for the upcoming Batman vs Superman movie?

DSTChuck: Robert, we will not be making products for the new movie. Sorry.

 

Cade G.

Hi. I love the character Spider man 2099 and Spider-Gwen. To start off, will you, Diamond Select Toys, be making another 2099 Spidey? I would buy the old one but I want to make sure you will not end up making a newer update and then i will be stuck with two very similar Minimates. I would love to see a new one but i am just taking precautions. Next and finally, the newfound popularity of the Spider-Gwen character made me wonder if you will be doing a Minimate of the character. I think it's a great character and would love to see it in this form. Thank you for taking the time to consider and answer my question.

DSTChuck: Cad, I think you will be very happy with our upcoming line-ups. Spider-Man 2099 will be in Marvel Animated Minimates Series 1 at Walgreens this September, and Spider-Gwen is currently scheduled for Toys”R”Us Series 21.

 

Ross N.

Two questions

1.  Since wave 60 looks to have been a huge success, any thoughts on doing a best of series with the x-men in their costumes from X-Men #1 from the 90s?  I know the best of waves are meant to be iconic and recognizable costumes, and what is more recognizable than those costumes.  Also as someone who has just recently started collecting Minimates, I missed out on many of these characters and they now go for close to $30 on the internet.

2.  Along the same lines since you are doing a five character boxset for SDCC, any plans to release a 5 figure boxset for 90s X-Factor with Havok, Polaris, Multiple Man, Wolfsbane, and Strong Guy?  If you can tell I love 90s X-Men Minimates.  That recent X-Force boxset was awesome by the way.

DSTChuck: Ross, while series 60 did well, I would not necessarily say it was a huge success. I would doubt we would do an all X-Men “Best of,” and I don’t see us doing a similar mix and match plan for a best of wave. On the other hand, we’re overall pretty happy with the way series 60 was executed and received by fans.

I really don’t know what we will do with the 4-packs, I’ve been resistant to them in the past as the price crosses the $20 line, but I guess we’ll have to see.

 

Jesse S.

The X-Files and Twin Peaks are coming back - I, for one, would welcome multiple Minimates sets!

DSTChuck: I suppose anything is possible.

 

Dylan B.

How About Making Mortal Kombat Minimates for gamers and fans of Minimates?

DSTChuck: Sorry, Dylan, right now we have no plans for MK Minimates.

 

Laurie A.

I just have a few questions:

1. Any possibility on some x-men Minimates such as toad, rogue, spyke, or x-force deadpool?

2. The amazing spider-man 2 Minimates are incredible!!! Is there ANY chance of seeing the rhino armour from amazing spider-man 2 as possibly a vehicle, what about electro in his hoodie?

3. Any possibility of seeing non marvel heroes such as spawn and hellboy?

4. Since you guys have licences to both Alien and Predator does that mean there could be AVP Minimates (not sure how the licenses work) if so could we see the predation? As for just aliens is there any chance we could see the runner from Alien 3? What of the super predator's? Thank you for your time and consideration

DSTChuck:

1. X-Men are always possible.

2. We are no longer producing product based on ASM2.

3. We do work out deals with other comic creators from time to time, but neither of those are planned right now.

4. Believe it or not, AVP is a SEPARATE license. But there are lots more Predators and Aliens we’d like to do in the main movies, so hopefully the line keeps selling.

 

Brandon D.

Any chance of you guys finishing up some of the glaring holes in the Age of Apocalypse roster in the next few years? Iceman, Quicksilver, Gambit & Storm especially?

DSTChuck: The door is not closed to them, but it’s not in the line plan at this time.

 

Brendan W.

Hey diamond select toys it would be awesome if you guys could try to see if you could make some Dead Space Minimates. Seeing as you already acquired the license to EA's Mass Effect maybe you could see if Dead Space blind bags exclusive at GameStop would be an idea thanks have a great day.

DSTChuck: Brendan, we have no plans right now to go after that license, sorry.

 

Shawn G.

Hey Chuck, I love your Minimate product lines a lot. I just have a couple quick questions. With next year being the 50th anniversary of the Batman TV show, is there any chance that you guys might be able to do a special Minimate box set from the show? My last question is have you ever considered doing some of the Marvel vinyl banks but as Minimate versions of the characters. I would love to see a Minimate Galactus vinyl bank that would tower over the regular sized Minimates! Thanks for listening. - Shawn G.

DSTChuck: Sorry, we do not have the rights to Minimates for the 1966 TV show. Would be cool though.  Unfortunately, we do not have rights to Marvel banks, either.

Got your own question for DSTChuck? Send us an e-mail!


Exclusive Marvel Minimates Animated Line to Launch at Walgreen’s Stores this Fall!

Exclusive Marvel Minimates Animated Line to Launch at Walgreen’s Stores this Fall!

In the long history of the Marvel Minimates line, there have been waves dedicated to both Marvel comics and Marvel movies, but never the world of Marvel animation. Now, Diamond Select Toys is launching an all-new series of Marvel Minimates, exclusively at Walgreen’s, and it’s all about the Marvel Animated Universe!

Starting September 4, Marvel Minimates Animated Series 1 will be available at Walgreen’s stores nationwide, and will feature Diamond Select’s first cartoon-based Marvel Minimates. The first Minimates ever to be offered at the Walgreen’s chain of stores, this new line will include characters from Avengers Assemble, Ultimate Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy!

Marvel Minimates Animated Series 1 will feature four different two-packs, each with show-specific packaging design:

  • From Avengers Assemble, that show’s two-pack will pair Hulk and Captain America, with alternate faces for both, plus a shield and an unmasked hairpiece for Steve Rogers.
  • From Guardians of the Galaxy, a two-pack of Star-Lord and Groot will come with a 1-inch micro-figure of Rocket Raccoon, as well as a blaster and a mask for Star-Lord.
  • From Ultimate Spider-Man; a two-pack matching up Spider-Man with Electro will come with an alternate Spidey head, a webline, lightning blasts and an energy base. Plus, Electro glows in the dark!
  • Also from Ultimate Spider-Man, a second two-pack will include Spider-Man 2099 and Agent Venom, with a webline.

Minimates mini-figures stand approximately 2 inches tall, and each features 14 points of articulation. Body parts and accessories are fully interchangeable, so you can trade gear, helmets and even body parts between characters.

Look for the assortment in stores starting on September 4. This is only the first series of the new Marvel Minimates Animated line, so expect to hear more about future assortments as the year progresses!


Ask DST #283: For All the Marvels

Ask DST #283: For All the Marvels

Welcome to Battleworld! Each week, Diamond Select Toys president DSTChuck strides into the arena to take on all comers, answering questions from the four corners of the globe, and this week the questions are all about Marvel toys! As the questions are primarily Marvel Select action figure-related, DSTChuck talks about Secret Wars, Captain America: Civil War, and the ongoing war between those who want new characters and those who want new versions of popular characters. Let the battle commence!

 

Lewis R.

I heard you were sign up to make products for the secret wars 2015 do you intend to make any of your 7 inch figures of any of the secret wars 2015 figures and if so can you tell me what figures you will make

DSTChuck: Lewis, we will be making product for Secret Wars, but not Select figures, sorry.

 

Matt M.

Hello, my names Matt and I would like to start off by saying huge marvel movie selects collector.  Love your works, my favorite is the dark world Thor so I for one am happy to get an aou Thor.
Two questions for you:
1. With your new Gotham line (very excited) does this mean that there is an effort going on to get more shows in the lineup, I'm talking about daredevil, agents of shield, agent carter and all the other shows coming down the pike? These shows are becoming a huge part of the MC so I know I would love a select Coulson.
2. I know your license states you can't go back to a movie. However most MCU movies are accompanied by 1 maybe 2 comics, could you go back and use those as your source? I know you have been asked the going back question a ton, but I don't know if I have ever seen this one posted. THANKS

DSTChuck:

1. Matt we are always looking for new fun and exciting properties to make products. I do not think the Gotham line signals an emphasis in any direction.

2. If you are asking could we do the comic costume, then yes, but it would not have movie logos and could not have the actor likenesses.

 

Shiva K.

Can We Expect More Marvel Select Spider-Man Line Figures Next Year? After Watching What You Did To The Recently Released Carnage Figure, I Really Want You Guys To Focus On Figures Like Comic Spider-Man & Black Costume Spider-Man 2.0 (Both With More Articulations), Spider-Man 2099, Mysterio, Doc-Ock ETC !

DSTChuck: Shiva, I am a big fan of Spidey so he is always near the top of my list. We’ve locked about ½ of the 2016 figures, so we’ll have to see what we come up with for the rest.

 

Christian Y.

Hi, I was wondering if you guys could sell packs of those black foot stands that came with the newest Select Thor.

DSTChuck: We do not sell anything like that right now, but there has been some talk in the office about making some type of Select base down the road.

 

James C.

HEY WHAT'S UP CHUCK?  I GOT A FEW QUESTIONS FOR YA.  IN THE AVENGERS AOA TRAILER# 3, TONY STARK IS WEARING A NEW MARK 45 ARMOR.  ANY CHANCES OF MARVEL SELECT MAKING AN ACTION FIGURE OF THE MARK 45 ARMOR?  ALSO WHAT ABOUT A COMIC-BASED VISION, SCARLET WITCH, QUICKSILVER, A MUCH BETTER SPIDER-MAN, NAMOR (IN GREEN SPEEDOS)?  SINCE THE X-MEN: APOCALYPSE MOVIE COMES OUT NEXT YEAR,  WILL MARVEL SELECT MAKE A COMIC-BASED APOCALYPSE, ARCHANGEL, BLACK & GOLD CYCLOPS, JEAN GREY, (JIM LEE ERA) BISHOP  LET ME KNOW.  THANKS!

DSTChuck: James, we are done with the Age of Ultron figures, so we’re on to Captain America: Civil War, and we’ll have to see what we can make happen for that movie.  I think comic-based figures at the same time the movies are out might be tricky. In the past that was an easy go-to, but as the new contracts are written, it’s getting more and more complicated.

 

Andy H.

Hi, as a loyal Diamond Select customer I was hoping I could get some information regarding future products. Will you guys be producing a Captain America figure as well as an Iron Man figure for the Upcoming Civil War film? Also, do you guys plan on producing a Daredevil figure based on his new red costume in the Netflix show? I would really like to know because as an avid toy collector of many different toy lines I like to plan out my budget for collecting as soon as possible. If you can shed any light on these inquiries, please let me know, thank you. 

DSTChuck: I think it’s safe to say we will make a Cap figure from Captain America: Civil War, but beyond that we’ll have to see. I do not think at this time we will be making a Netflix DD. The way they film and air these Netflix shows is very cool and fun but is not conducive to making merchandise.

 

Mike D.

Hello DST, now that Avengers Age of Ultron is out and is set to make all kinds of ludicrous money can we at least have an old school Comicbook style, 616 Vision action figure please. The debut of my favorite synthezoid avenger on the big screen will up his popularity, so can you have it sculpted by the same person who made that awesome Thor with the swirling hammer and not make it a Disney exclusive because there is no Disneystore here in Australia (this coming from an Ex New Yorker). Thanks, Mike

DSTChuck: It is certainly possible we could make a Vision figure down the road.

 

Felipe Q.

Hello, I wonder if you have plans to release for the film Captain America: Civil War, the figures of Captain America and Iron Man for Marvel Select line. Thanks.

DSTChuck: We fully expect to have something from that movie.

 

Robert B.

With my old Toy Biz Marvel Legends slowly disintegrating and Hasbro's focus on movie and modern, what say you to a comic Silver Centurion Iron Man?  I'm sure with some creative tooling choices you could probably get a Classic red/gold out of it and all the permutations based off of that (stealth, horned helmet, red/yellow with Rhodes head, etc.).  My TB Silver Centurion lost its head this past weekend and it's my favorite IM armor!  I'll definitely be grabbing your Hulkbuster armor in anticipation of my TB one turning to dust soon!

DSTChuck: We’re big fans of Iron Man here, so he will always be on our short list, including the Layton look.

Bryan B.

Hello DST! I LOVE DST's Marvel Select line.  Its totes my fave. I just want to thank you for a really stellar 2015! The Cable figure is awesome!  The surprise announcement of a new Hulkbuster Iron Man Armor is fantastic!  The recent Hawkeye was an unexpected surprise.  Also, I'm especially stoked for the upcoming Dr. Strange figure! Those 4 figures in particular speak to a diversity in character selection that many of us collectors are always hoping for, so thanks for that. Now is the time when I'd like to post a few of my wish list items, so here we go.

#1. Iron Man.  Now, I'm reluctant to ask for ANOTHER Iron Man figure...but if you were/are going to sculpt a new one, I'd love to see a gold Mark II from Avengers issue #1, so as to round out the original Avengers line-up.  Or my second choice would be a Silver Centurion Armor Iron Man.  That could be great!

#2. Thor.  Same deal.  ANOTHER one?  Yeah yeah...BUT if you HAD to sculpt a new one...I would LOVE to see a Walter Simonson style Battle Armor Thor, (straight out of Issue #378).  Or as a spinoff idea, a Destoyer Thor, or maybe just The Destroyer itself, (though that might be a little boring)?

#3.  Human Torch or Sue Storm to round out the FF? 

#4.  A Namor figure would be pretty great.

#5.  A Kingpin figure could be cool.  Not on Hulks scale, but bigger than, say...Daredevil?

There are others I'd like to see, but I'll leave it up to you talented folks.  Last thing, I'd like to say is to please stay vigilant on scale.  Some of your sculptures seem to throw scale to the wind, so please stay on top of that aspect. Again, I love your products, and I look forward to more greatness, although 2015 will be hard to top.  Good luck!  We're watching.

DSTChuck: Thanks for the kind words. Glad you’re digging it.

Yes it very funny some fans get sick of all the Iron Man, Hulk and Spideys BUT those are the most requested from retailers, write-ins and trade show visits. Thor is getting up there as well. For now we have no plans for any Select FF characters, down the road we’ll see.  I do think if we did a Kingpin it would be pretty big but not HUGE. Maybe like Amazing Spider-Man #51 or #60.

 

Jesus T.

The work MS has been doing recently is just stunning; I'm at about 40 select figures right now. A request: more X-MEN. In particular Rogue. Hope this is in the plans!

DSTChuck: We have talked about Rogue a couple times, I would think her time will come. Thanks so much for the support.

 

Jim W.

I was disappointed to see the DoFP Mystique figure cancelled, and was wondering if Marvel Select figures based on the X-Men movie designs were still a possibility for the future? I'm a big fan of Jubilee, and would love to see her upcoming movie appearance made into an action figure. Though if not a movie version, would a classic comic book version of the character be up for consideration?

DSTChuck: Jim, we’re pretty stubborn here, but I think we’ve given up the idea of a movie figure from the X-Men movie franchise. But never say never.

 

Ryan C.

Hi guys! I am an adult collector of Marvel Select figures - fantastic figures by the way!

I was just wondering if we were likely to get any more Iron Man armors from the movies. Would love a mark 46 from Age of Ultron ;) Cheers, Ryan.

DSTChuck: Ryan the way our license is written, once a movie has come out on DVD you will not see product from DST. It’s been that way for a few years now.

 

Tiago F.

Hi how are you all? Any chance of re-releasing the Marvel Select figures Marvel Girl, Logan days of future past, Emma Frost, She Hulk, and Mephisto? And the Disney exclusives Capt. America (classic avengers), Elektro, savage hulk, winter soldier will they have a normal release? Thank you so much, keep the amazing work.

DSTChuck: For the figures released in the regular line, we are always talking to sales about figures that could have the demand for a new production run. For the Disney figures, that is an ongoing discussion we have with them. They have been very kind to let the figure go into the main line at a certain point. [FYI, Savage Hulk has recently been offered to comic shops. - DSTZach/MSWord.]

 

David R.

Any chance of an Anna Maria as a future pack in with a Spider-Man? Like what we saw with Zombie Gwen Stacy and Carnage or Death with Thanos? Thank you.

DSTChuck: I would suppose at some point it’s possible, but it would have to just the right situation.

 

Chris P.

How about some different characters or versions of more popular figures? I realize the movie versions of figures are DST bread and butter but a lot of us also love the comic versions of characters even more. Also, Mr. Fixit Grey hulk with tattered shirt, jacket and hat accessories, Marvel now Bagley hulk with mohawk and goatee, Howard the duck, and Death's Head II. My list of characters could go on and on.

DSTChuck: I would not say the movies are our bread and butter, I really think we do the best we can to keep a fair mix of 616 and movie and classic and current looks.

 

Kyle R.

Hey Chuck, now, I know Marvel Select isn't a team-building line, but come on, please? We have Dr. Strange coming. We have Silver Surfer. We have umpteen versions of the Hulk. Can we have Namor to finish off the classic Defenders line? Please? Valkyrie too, since she was their first new member and looks awesome! Please again? Thanks!

DSTChuck: For the time being, we are going to be skipping FF characters, but certainly no door has been closed on ever doing a Namor figure.

 

Shiva K.

I Absolutely Loved Marvel Select Venom & The Recently Released Carnage Figures! I Hope you Do LOTS & LOTS Spider-Man Figures in the years to come. My Question Is: What Are The Chances Of Seeing Marvel Select Spider-Man 2099 Figure In The Next Two Years? Can We Expect Him By The End Of 2016?? BTW, When You Guys Do Him, I Seriously Hope He'll Get His Details Such As Face, Spider Logo in His Chest ETC In Sculpted Form & Not Just Painted like Marvel Select Electro! Thank You!!

DSTChuck: Glad you like them, I’m a big Spidey fan too. I do not think you will see 2099 in 2016, unfortunately.

 

Shandon W.

So a while back, when you guys sculpted Elektra and her Skrull copy, you did an interesting interchangeable lower half.  Are you guys considering that for any future figures?  I think it would be great for Dr. Strange to have an unarticulated lower half in his meditation pose.  Although I think the ball is already rolling too far on that. As for requests, I'd really like to see the following get the proper treatment:
1.  Nova - Richard Rider, not the hokey classic
2.  Maybe a villain for Civil War, either Baron Zemo or a Grillo Crossbones.  I know we're probably getting an Iron Man and Cap, but I'm sure Civil War will be just as big as AOU so maybe we'll see 3 figures.
3.  Black Costume Spidey resculpt (I know spidey is always on the table)
4.  Another Spidey Villain;  Shocker, Mysterio, Morbius, Hob/Demogoblin
5.  Another X-Men villain; Omega Red, Silver Samurai or Onslaught
Thanks for taking the time to do this and tell me at least one of the above is in the works.

DSTChuck: I think we did a few things like that in the early days. We’ve been refining our look for the last 10 years, so I don’t think that’s a direction we look, but we did do that with the Star Trek Select figures, so never say never. I do not think any of the ones you are asking about will happen in 2016, and I can’t answer anything yet on Cap 3.

 

Bernie M.

I know you are producing a Hulk Buster figure, but how about an Avengers Age of Ultron Version like in the movie, maybe 10 inches. I am not sure about other fans but I cannot afford the high end collectors version and your company makes really great figures.  Even at a higher price, it still would be cheaper than the collector’s versions, but with the same quality you put into all your figures.

DSTChuck: I think we’ll stick with the comic version of the Hulk Buster. It’s a very expensive figure to develop and produce.

 

Mauricio F.

Hi, do you have plans to release the Marvel Select Captain America with the uniform used in the movie Age of Ultron? I was disappointed with the current Marvel Legends version; it's just a bad repaint of the C.A Stealth Suit from the Winter Soldier movie.

DSTChuck: We are not producing any more figures for Age of Ultron, and it’s too soon to comment on Cap 3.

 

Christian Y.

Please please pleaaase make a movie Deadpool for the Marvel Select line. Gentle Giant sculpt and articulation too with alternate Ryan Reynolds Wade head.

DSTChuck: I do not think we have any plans for more Select figures based on the X-Men family of movies.

                                                                                                                                                         

Dave C.

Hey DSTChuck! Thank you for taking the time to answer fan questions! Between you and MSWord, Diamond Select continues to be one of my favorite companies due to the communication with the fans... and the awesome figures! I have finally picked up the Bleeding Edge Iron Man, Mighty Thor and Avenging Hawkeye and they are amazing! The new movie Hulk has some of the best paint apps on any Hulk figure - keep it up! The new Dr. Strange is one that I am looking forward to as you guys nailed Stephen's classic look! I have a few questions regarding Select:

1. With the new Age of Ultron repaint of Thor, does that open you to do simple repaints of characters going forward as the characters movie looks seem to have stabilized. For instance, Captain America going into Civil War is the same from Age of Ultron which is a slight modification of the Winter Soldier stealth suit (an amazing figure!!) or Iron Man's Mark 43? Does that type of repaint count as one of the year slots?

2. I was reading the Minimates Q&A and I noted that you were told to stay away from the Fantastic Four... hopefully that is just the film and not the comic book versions. I would still love to see the rest of the FF in the Select line to join the Thing figure from a few years ago. The Human Torch with a gorgeous flame base and the Invisible Woman with a static Reed Richards stretched out ready for exploration. Just a thought.

3. With the Select line expanding in properties (The Gotham line looks lovely) is there any chance to see a some Jedi and Sith join in on the fun?

4. Thank you for finally making the film version of the Black Widow! She is one of my most anticipated buys of 2015! Thank you!!!! Any chance for the Scarlet Witch/Vision in 2016???

5. As far as the future of the Disney/Marvel Store exclusives, any chance for a new Marvel Now Captain America (with Steve Rogers head) and an Extremis Iron Man inspired by Steve McNiven from the Civil War story line? Along with more female figures like Captain Marvel or classic Ms. Marvel/Scarlet Witch? Actually, I would love to see more female figures in general as Marvel has some of the most compelling female characters.

Thank you again for all of the amazing figures you guys plan! - Dave

DSTChuck: Glad you like what we’re doing. I think as long as fans want to buy product we make and care about it enough to ask questions and send comments, the least I can do it take the time to answer as best I can. 

  1. I suppose repaints are possible, that’s nothing new – we did it with Iron Man before, however in the case of Thor I wanted to do a little more, so we made the all-new base. Repaints do count in this line as a new release.
  2. I think for now we’ll stay away from all FF stuff, but it’s just for now. Things could change down the road.
  3. Hasbro has SW pretty locked up – I will say we’ve tried a couple times, but there are no cracks there to exploit.
  4. It’s funny, we’ve wanted to do her for a long time, so it just had to be done.
  5. We have NO idea the direction the Disney Store will want to take in 2017, but I think for the most part we’ve locked in what they want to see in 2016.

 

Abdullah M.

Can you guy please make a Jim lee Style Rouge figure & from the Classic X-men? That void was never really fulfilled.

DSTChuck: For SURE she has been considered, as has Psylocke – just not sure if it will be in 2016.

 

Lewis R.

Even though this is off topic, I would appreciate an answer - Are you going to make marvel select figures from the secret wars 2015 for Horus the God or Marcus the Centaur?

DSTChuck: For the MOST part, we do not do current editorial for Select , due to the time it takes to get a figure done and in stores, so I do not think so.

 

Tasin J.

Are you guys going to make Marvel Select X-Force Wolverine? Also, how about creating a Hulk Action Figure based on Edward Norton's Hulk?

DSTChuck: We are no longer allowed to make product based on that movie. As for any version of Wolverine... never say never.

 

Richard R.

Good day! I was just wondering if there were any plans in the docket to release a 7" Nova Centurion (or Prime) action figure in the future. Your 7" action figure collection is consistently well designed, with nearly immaculate articulation. A Nova figure, in my humble (yet very biased) opinion, would be a high demand product.

DSTChuck: I am glad you like the line, but that figure is not planned for 2016.

 

Ryan C.

I am just wondering... how many Marvel Select figures, including movie figures, do you all release a year? Thank you for a great 2015 by the way. The character selections and details of the figures have been outstanding. As an adult collector who sometimes gets laughed at (in good sport of course), I even have non-geeks admiring these works of art lately.

DSTChuck: I don’t think I can really say, since that involves the Disney Store, and I never know how many they will want each year. But as you know we are limited in how many releases we do in a year for a number of reasons.

 

John T.

Hey again! I wanted to address all the complaints of "too much Spider-man" from some people lately. I want you guys to know that I love the work that is put into the figures, and it's obvious you have a love, and passion for Spidey, and all your other works. Please don't ever stop! In fact, I hope that eventually we can get a Spider-man 2099 figure, and a few villains like Mysterio, and Scorpion. Thanks again, and I hope you guys had an awesome Memorial Day weekend! P.S. Hulkbuster looks shockin' mint!

DSTChuck: John, we get just as many “Can you please do more Spideys” as we do “Please don’t do any more Spideys.”

 

Kalon S.

Hi Chuck and DST Team.  Great job on your 2015 Marvel Select figure releases and upcoming ones...which brings me to my next question.  How many Marvel Select figures will be released for 2015?  How many for 2016 and is it a standard same every year?  Also most recent reveals of your 2015 MS line is in July Comic Hulkbuster Iron Man and September Doctor Strange.  Can you let us know what other figures will be released for 2015 and if not possible at least drop some good hints for us. Thanks! Your loyal fan, Kalon

DSTChuck: I do not think there are any Marvel Select figures left that you do not know about. [The last Disney Store exclusive for 2016 will be announced June 22. – DSTZach/MSWord]

 

Claus K.

Dear DST. Thank you for the awesome Marvel Select figures. I currently count 5 in my collection and 1 more on the way come payday. I wish that would have been Black Panther, since he is my all-time Marvel favorite. Any plans on making this character, or will you base it on movies forth? Kind Regards, Claus Kikkenborg - Denmark

DSTChuck: I certainly think it would be possible, especially with his new role in the Marvel movies. Never say never!

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