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Ask DST #374: Iron Giant, Batman, Ghostbusters and More!

It’s a new Ask DST with Diamond Select Toys president DSTChuck, and this week he’s taking questions about all of our licenses, including The Iron Giant, the Batman Classic TV Series, Ghostbusters, The Real Ghostbusters, the Muppets, Kill Bill and Cthulhu! Plus: The Tick and the Shaw Brothers! Read on to see if your question was answered, then submit one in the drop-down form up top, or e-mail DSTChuck!

Jeremiah J.
Is there any chance you will make an Iron Giant Select (or bigger) fully articulated figure?
I ask because you are making the Minimate Iron giant figures, and hoped the license extended to larger action figures as well. It’s a great time to cash in on the Iron Giant, with him being featured prominently In Steven Spielberg’s upcoming “Ready Player One” movie. Thank you!

DSTChuck: I have no transparency into the plans for Ready Player One, but I can tell you we are working on more Iron Giant products!
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Dustin Y.
Hi, DST. Is there a release date set for the upcoming Ghostbusters series’ and new Real Ghostbusters line?

DSTChuck: Series 6 should be in Toys“R”Us in late November, and the Select figures with the firehouse diorama pieces should arrive a little after. The Real Ghostbusters figures will be in Series 9 & 10.
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Rick K.
Hi, can we please get Batman 1966 full statues of Penguin and Riddler, and vinyl banks of Riddler and Catwoman? These are very popular characters that can fill a couple big holes in these two great lines. Thank you!

DSTChuck: I think we would love to continue both lines, but the sales on the statues and banks were slowing down. If we see a good push on the inventory we made, we would love to keep going.
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Huston
Hi Chuck, any word on Kill Bill? I am happy to see Pulp Fiction made it. Just wonder where things stand on KB. Will they ever see the light of day? Thank you so much for all that you do!

DSTChuck: We are plugging along on the multi-layered approvals and of course plan for them to be in fans’ hands – the sooner the better.


Declan M.
I consider your Muppet figures one of the greatest toy lines in a very long time but having no dynamite for Crazy Harry is a huge misstep in my opinion. It’s a big part of his character. Couldn’t other accessories have been removed like a couple of stands, a microphone or the triangle?
Is there any way to get it with a future figure? I’m guessing it was removed to budget for Rowlf’s piano (which I am grateful to have!) Thank you!

DSTChuck: The choice to not include the dynamite was not our choice. It was not a budget issue.
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Mark M.
First, let me say, big fan of all your figures. You guys think outside the box and do wonderful things.
I am wondering if you ever thought of Shaw Bros. Kung Fu figures. I know another company tried, but never had the retail traction 10 years ago. I simply thought it is an unexplored, yet ripe, market and territory.

DSTChuck: Thanks so much for the support. I think there would still be resistance at retail, unfortunately.


Mark T.
I’ve bought all of the Batman 1966 mini bust series. Can you tell me which ones you plan to do next?

DSTChuck: I can tell you there are a few more busts in the design stage, but I don’t think we’re ready to say which ones they are just now.
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Jeremiah J.
How are things going with the Select Cthulhu that was displayed at a con a while back? Is that something we will be able to order soon, or has that been cancelled? It looked fantastic!

DSTChuck: Funny, we JUST talked about that last week and are trying to find a way to make it and keep it affordable.


Rick E.
Hey Chuck and the MS Gang! Please, PLEASE tell me that you are considering the new Amazon The Tick series as Selects?? We need Tick, Arthur, Overkill, Superion, and The Terror!!
Please, really consider it! It’s a fantastic show!! Thanks!

DSTChuck: We have not had any talks about the new Tick show at this point – but never say never!

Question not answered? Submit one in the drop-down form up top, or e-mail DSTChuck!
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New in Previews: Deadpool, Ghostbusters, Arkham Asylum & More!

Halloween is on the horizon, and the October issue of Previews is rolling out the frights, with scary-good upcoming items from Diamond Select Toys! Vinyl figures straight out of an insane asylum! Action figures from a scary, slimy sequel! A murderous mercenary who brings his own Halloween costume! All this and more are headed your way in 2018, so read on for details and pics, then reserve yours at your local comic shop or order from your favorite online retailer! Continue reading
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On Sale Now: Gotham, Harley Quinn, Watchmen and More!

It’s a DC-tastic week at comic shops, as Diamond Select Toys ships items from Gotham, Watchmen, Wonder Woman and Batman: The Animated Series! Plus, there’s a new assortment of Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates, but most of them could probably double as obscure members of Batman’s Rogue’s Gallery in a pinch. Read on for details and pictures, then find a store near you at comicshoplocator.com, or order online at shop.diamondselecttoys.com! Continue reading
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In Stores Now: Catwoman, Nightmare and Pulp Fiction!

This week, comic shops will need to turn up the heat, because there’s a cool front blowing in from Diamond Select Toys! Three very cool products are heading to comic shops and specialty stores across North America, and once again, there’s something for every type of fan! Super-cool Catwoman returns to the DC Gallery line, Santa Claus headlines the new wave of Nightmare Before Christmas figures, and the long-awaited Pulp Fiction action figure line finally hits shelves! If your town wasn’t Coolsville already, it is now! Read on for more info and pictures, then reserve your favorites at a store near you, or order through your favorite online retailer! Continue reading
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Ask DST #368: Muppets, Batman, Pacific Rim & More!

It’s a cornucopia of questions this week in Ask DST! We opened the flood gates and sent Diamond Select Toys president DSTChuck everything we had, and he answered them all! Read on for info about busts, banks, action figures, Vinimates and electronic vehicles from Pacific Rim: Uprising, Star Trek, Batman (1966 and animated), Dark Tower, the Muppets, Real Ghostbusters, Pulp Fiction, X-Files, Universal Monsters and more! It’s the best of all worlds! Check for your question below, then submit it in the drop-down form up top or e-mail DSTChuck! Continue reading
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Coming in 2018: DC, Marvel, Kingdom Hearts + More!

While kids across the country are getting ready to crack open their textbooks, comic retailers across the country are getting ready to crack open the new Previews catalog, which is chock-full of the latest items from Diamond Select Toys! Scheduled to ship in late 2017 and early 2018, DST’s offerings include items from Thor: Ragnarok, Kingdom Hearts, Black Panther, DC Comics, Joseph Michael Linsner, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Marvel Comics and the world of H.P. Lovecraft! Study up on the facts below, and reserve your favorites at your local comic shop, or your favorite online retailer! Continue reading
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Ask DST #365: Batman, Star Trek, Ghostbusters & More!

Yassssss! We did it! Diamond Select Toys president DSTChuck has official written 365 Ask DST columns, meaning that if you start at the beginning, you can read one for every day of the year! We’re celebrating this milestone with a double-sized Miscellaneous Ask DST, featuring questions about Star Trek, Gotham, Ghostbusters, the Batman Classic TV Series, Batman Beyond, Battlestar Galactica, Stephen King’s It, Plants vs. Zombie, Adventure Time, Buck Rogers and more! And we don’t even make half of those things! Read on, and if you don’t see your question answered, submit it in the drop-down form above. Or e-mail DSTChuck! Continue reading
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In Stores Now: Dark Tower, the Punisher and Will Shakespeare!

It’s a post-Comic-Con week, and while fans are still buzzing about the upcoming Diamond Select Toys items they saw on display there, there are a ton of new DST items shipping to their local comic shop they can actually buy! From the Dark Knight to The Dark Tower, from mini-busts to Minimates, there’s something for every kind of collector at your local comic shop this week! Read on, and reserve your favorite items at your local comic shop or order through your favorite online retailer! Continue reading