Ask DST #430: Star Wars, Buffy, Tron, & More!

Ask DST #430: Star Wars, Buffy, Tron, & More!


It’s a new Ask DST with Gentle Giant, LTD. and Diamond Select Toys' president DSTChuck, and this week he is discussing Star Wars, Tron, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel, Muppets, Mortal Kombat, Lord of the Rings and more! Read on for his answers, then submit your own question here!

Ilaria V.

Hi, I wanted to know if you will also produce Spike in addition to Buffy and Angel

DSTChuck: Right now, we are going to see how the Buffy and Angel sell, and if they do well I think Spike would be next!

Adam S.

Is there a possibility of seeing Ghostbusters: Afterlife figures from DST? Love the DST Ghostbusters line!

DSTChuck: I am sorry, we do not have rights to make product based on the new movie.

Benjamin W.

Hello, hope everyone at the company is doing well! I bought your Tron figures last year, (regular release and Walgreens release) and loved them. I also bought the exclusive VHS version, have the box set on preorder, and am excited for the upcoming 3 pack styled after the Tomy toys. I was wondering if there is any interest in making additional characters from the movie like Yori, the guards, the warriors, tank commanders, maybe a build-a-master control program base or light cycle? Or if you guys have any plans for the Tron Legacy license? Sorry for the long read, but thank you guys for making great products!

DSTChuck: Thank you, I think everyone at DST is doing as well as they can, considering. Yes, we would like to make more figures from the first movie, we’re just going to have to see what we can work out with Disney. We have discussed Legacy, but at the moment we don’t have something in the works – but hopefully we can keep the line going.

Zakariah S.

Will you guys do anymore Legends in 3D busts for Justice League Animated Characters? Would love to see Superman and more.

DSTChuck: The DC L3D line is on hold at the moment, but hopefully we can work on more DC stuff SOON.

Ali F.

Hey, I am really into the Kingdom Hearts line you guys did, as they are the go to line for collectors that are in a budget and that are affordable; will you continue this line in the future?

DSTChuck: I am sorry, we are no longer working on KH products but I am glad you liked them! It was a blast to work on!

Joseph R.

Hi, I'm excited about the Spiderman animated series busts coming out shortly. Just wanted to know if you had plans beyond Spider-Man/Mysterio/Dr.ock? Or if you're gonna see how those do. Thanks!

DSTChuck: The animated line has been doing “OK”, we like working on it and interest does seem to be growing as time goes on and we have more releases out for sale. We’d LOVE to keep going with Spider-Man, X-Men and even expand beyond that. We’ll have to see…

Will P.

With the Best of Muppets line seemingly selling really well in online stores and with the arrival of the Muppet Show on Disney Plus, is there any hope for future Muppet releases such as Sam the Eagle, Pepe, and Lew Zealand?

DSTChuck: We continue to try to find ways to keep the Muppet line going, and right now we’re very hopeful we will find a way to release the Sam figure.

Daniel L.

Will we eventually have all the hero rebels in 1/6 scale?

DSTChuck: I think it is very much our intention to get to all or the Ghost crew in 1/6 scale; we are certainly moving in that direction.

Edu Q.

Hello there! With the release of the new Mortal Kombat Movie and the spike of interest/popularity of the MK games again, I wanted to please know if you are considering to create more beautiful statue sculpts featuring the likes of legendary icons like Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage.

DSTChuck: If sales continue to grow, I think it’s likely we will be doing more; we certainly hope so!

Greg L.

I see you have a Marvel Select Scarlet Witch from WandaVision coming out. Any chance for Vision himself as well as maybe more characters from the other Disney Plus shows including the Mandalorian in 7-inch figures?

DST CHUCK: Due to the limited number of releases we can do for Marvel Select, I don’t think there is anyway we can keep movie, TV and 616 fans happy, but we’ll do the best we can to hit the biggest highlights.

Daniel A.

What's the status on the Bespin Luke Mini Bust? I swear you addressed this in a prior Ask DST post, but the posts prior to the start of the year have been removed and I can't find anything relating to it on the website. Thanks in advance!

DSTChuck: I am VERY sorry the old Ask DSTs were not archived, I honestly didn’t notice that. Work absolutely continues on the Bespin Luke!

Chris W.

Great job on the recent Cantina Alien busts. Any possibility for another members vote on a future Cantina patron or perhaps Jabba’s palace/skiff denizen?

DSTChuck: Yes, we plan to keep offering a poll to the PG members to pick the bust gift and it would be a similar selection of characters.

Robert D.

Will there be any more lines of Westworld figures?

DSTChuck: I am sorry, we are not planning any new figures in that line.


Will there be more Castlevania figures coming soon?

DSTChuck: I am sorry, but we will not be producing more figures for Castlevania.

Adam S.

Any chance we’ll see some Lord of the Rings characters get the mini bust treatment?

DSTChuck: We have talked about expanding the LoTR line beyond figures, but we’ll have to see how it goes.