Ask DST #439 - Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Marvel, & More!

Ask DST #439 - Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Marvel, & More!


It’s a new Ask DST, and this week Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. president DSTChuck is answering your questions about a whole bunch of topics! Star Wars, Robby the Robot, DC and more are addressed in this installment. Read on for his answers, then submit your own questions at!

Arinjoy M.: Are there chances for more Pirates of the Caribbean figures? Jack Sparrow was awesome, and I hope you make figures like Davey Jones and Captain Barbosa at least.

DSTChuck: There are no plans right now but if we could get the interest YES, we do want to do more.

Adam S.: Hello, I was a big fan of the Ghostbusters figures Diamond Select produced. I was wondering with the release of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, could we see some Diamond Select figures based on this movie?

DSTChuck: Right now, Hasbro holds that license so it’s not possible for us to do action figures.

Brandon T.: Will we ever get Star Wars Minimates? Those would sell great. Been wanting some for years.

DSTChuck: We’d LOVE to do them! Right now, we are not allowed, but I do ask every chance I get.

Alex H.: What's happening with the re-release of the Marvel Watcher figure? Sure, it was due for release at least a month ago but nothing’s been mentioned

DSTChuck: We hit some issues with the production and are working to resolve that and hope to have an update for everyone soon.

Scott P.: Where is Robby the Robot that you showed us 3 years ago???

DSTChuck: We sadly no longer hold the rights to Forbidden Planet action figures.

Dave P.: Hi! It has been a while since we've had any updates on your DC line. I am still holding out hope that your DC Gallery line, at the very least, will continue. When can we expect to hear an announcement about this, either positive or negative? Your fans have been waiting a very long time for solid information on this, and we'd appreciate anything more that you can tell us!

DSTChuck: The line is on hold right now and not in design or development, but we do still hold out hope that something can be worked out.

Jimmy M.: Besides the already announced Sam and Rizzo figures, are you planning any new Muppet characters we haven't seen yet?

DSTChuck: We do not have any more currently in development, but if the line keeps doing well, we would like to keep going.

Jonathan W.: Hello. Will you be coming out with a Toph Gallery Diorama Statue (Earth) from Avatar: The Last Airbender to complete the set of the 4 elements? Thank you!

DSTChuck: There are more Avatar dioramas in development!

Jack H.: Do you guys have any interest in possibly making Hellboy/Mignolaverse comic action figures? He has some cool characters and even concept art of stuff like robot Hellboy, monkey with a gun, and a bunch of creatures that haven't ever been made as a statue or action figure.

DSTChuck: Many of us are HUGE fans, and we did do some product for the movie back in the day, but we currently do not hold rights to the comic.