Ask DST #426: Star Wars, Marvel, Lord of the Rings and More!

Ask DST #426: Star Wars, Marvel, Lord of the Rings and More!

Posted by DSTZach on 02/15/2021

It’s a new Ask DST with Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. president DSTChuck, and this week the questions come from all corners of the DST universe! Star Wars, Marvel, Lord of the Rings, Godzilla, Sonic, Nightmare Before Christmas and more are discussed, and DSTChuck does his darnedest to answer everything! Read on to see if your question was answered, and if it wasn’t, Ask DST!

Don W.

Are there going to be future action figures from the Star Wars jumbo line? More than 1 or 2 a year?

DSTChuck: I do think it will be more than two a year, starting this year.

Jonathan M.

Are you not doing DC anymore? They don't even show up in shop by brand.

DSTChuck: The new website only shows items that are in stock at our warehouse , and we do not currently have any DC items in stock.

Hovik S.

Will you guys make deluxe lord of the rings figures? Like the balrog, horses, trolls, tree beard, the Ringwraith with rider etc.?

DSTChuck: We have had some discussions on how we might handle some of the larger characters.

Kristofer F.

Where are all the Minimates? I don't see any in your store and there is only 1 series coming out this summer. What gives? Thanks for the time.

DSTChuck: The new website only shows items in stock. The other issue is Minimates are very small to process, so we are working with our warehouse on ways to process and how we might be able to offer the 2-packs to fans. The website is still evolving.

Maddie T.

Hello! I was wondering if by chance in the future we would get any more NBX dolls? (I know for action figures series 10 is releasing in October of 2021) I was hoping maybe we would get a 20” Oogie doll similar to the Jun planning release.

DSTChuck: Right now, we do not have plans for something larger like that, but we would like to produce more action figures; if there is support for Series 10, we will look at a possible Series 11.

Mark E.

I really like your Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ - Darth Vader Milestones Statue. Are there plans to pair this statue with a companion piece of a disarmed and traumatized Luke Skywalker on the rafter? It would be amazing to complete this piece of the most important moment in the franchise.

DSTChuck: I’m not sure if we’ll do that, it might be tricky to pull off, but if there’s demand, I’m sure the team can figure it out. Glad you like that Vader, it was bucket list for many of us!

Braulio A.

1)any chance for hitman agent 47 select Figure. He would go great with John Wick Select figures. Plus with all his different suits and Disguises could be awesome.

2)any chance for Gargoyles figures. U seem to be doing Disney figures and Gargoyles are something collectors have wanted for a long time. A Goliath with huge wings would be Amazing.

Thank you and best of luck in 2021

DSTChuck: They are not in the plans at this time, but I agree both would be very cool.

Adam L.

With the great releases of the two diamond select star wars figures, Darth Maul and Boba Fett, are you guys allowed to do figures of characters from the animated shows like the clone wars? An animated Ahsoka and assortment of clone troopers would sell like hotcakes!!! Also, are you guys limited in making a certain amount of figure per year like the marvel selects? Thanks and keep up with the amazing work!

DSTChuck: Glad you like them! There is no limit to characters or releases, BUT we work directly in partnership with the Disney Store on those, and they only have space for so many releases and are a big part of the character selection. Hopefully, if these do well for them, they can expand the number of offerings.

Bob S.

Would you guy's ever consider doing an Avatar the last Airbender Minimates line? I'm sure fans of the show would love them, and due to the popularity of the show they'd sell really well.

DSTChuck: That is absolutely something we have discussed and will consider.

Dean P.

When will we see the sonic the hedgehog figures? Classic sonic figure? Will we see anything this month or next month and when will they be available?

DSTChuck: Development is still ongoing, they will not be seen this month but we still very much expect them in stores this year.

Terry O.

Now that neca have lost the License the godzilla would DST be interested in picking up where they left off with there 7 inch figure line.

DSTChuck: We would love to do any Godzilla items Toho would want to partner with us on.

Jason C.

Hello. Are there any plans to make a Thor figure based on his new comic look? Thank you!

DSTChuck: I honestly don’t know. In the Gallery line we are focused on the VS line right now and once that is set, we’ll be able to turn our attention elsewhere.


Hello. I was very curious if the Teen Titans Go pvc statues are still going to be released? I tried ordering them for my son (future collector) and I last year and still no word. Fell in love with them as soon as I saw them at NYCC.

DSTChuck: I am sorry, we had to cancel that line due to lack of retail interest.

Jeremy B.

Are there currently anymore symbiote figures in the works besides Carnage and Venom?

DSTChuck: Not at this time BUT we have not ruled making more out.