A New Diamond Select Toys Miscellaneous Q&A

Jay Cochran - September 27, 2010
DSTChuck has released a new Diamond Select Toys Q&A over on their Art Asylum website for your viewing pleasure.

In this weeks edition focuses Miscellaneous questions. Check out the entire Q&A below:

Leondeluz
hi, are you aware that your most successful sales by marvel select line, are the big guys, because the great majority of collector are looking to complete the existing collections, so the watcher, red hulk, juggernaut, the thing, etc, are great to our marvel legends slots in blank, but the medium size like Deadpool, Cyclops and other are a a great problem to fit in, so my question is why donít focus on heroes of bigger size than normal, like colossus, sentry, Drax the destroyer, blaastar, dragonman, etc.-these will be great to be done, thks a lot

DSTChuck: Hey Leondeluz glad youíre a fan. I think Iíve been over this in the past but maybe its been a while so it might be time to address it again. Marvel Select was not created to be a companion line to Marvel Legends. In fact we came up with the idea for MS before Marvel Legends was a line. At that time most Toy Biz figures were 5 inches not 6 inches. Part of our agreement also regulated the price we could charge for a figure, that combined with the rise of 7Ē figures in the collector market made the 7Ē scale an easy decision in our minds. Once ML caught on, yes there was of course some outcry for MS to become a companion line to ML: i.e., to do characters collectors thought would never be done in ML. That was not our intention; our intention was to give the specialty market a line of figures they could stock and not worry about big box retailers having and selling for less than they paid for it. We had many request from retailers for standard figures of the major Marvel heroes that they could stock on their shelves.

To address your question directly NO the ones you list are NOT all the best sellers we have done, in fact Watcher is one of the worst and Deadpool looks like he will be one of the best sellers. You are correct that some of the larger figures have done quite well and we will continue to do them as we can, but we have heard the reason many collectors buy them is the great vaule they present, though I am sure some buy them to go with their ML collection.


Hector Rosas
Hello DST as you may know, Deadpool is hot right now! I was wondering if we would see a re-release of the 90ís Deadpool. its in such high demand right now! its going from 60-70 bucks on the bay! its crazy! thanks!

DSTChuck: I am not sure which DP figure you mean but I can assure you we are working as hard as possible to get the MS Deadpool in stores as soon as possible.


Josh Waddle
Hey, I was wondering if you know if the upcoming Marvel Select Juggernaut will have traditional style ball jointed hips or the kind of faux-ball jointed hips like Abomination had? That Juggernaut might very well be my favorite figure, not just from Marvel Select, but from any company, and I would hate to see it marred with missing articulation.

DSTChuck: Yes I believe that is the intention. Some changes had to be made with the Abomination to compensate for the high cost and weight of the figure as we entered production. Also MS is strictly limited by contract to the number of points of articulation a figure may have.


James Sawyer
Hey! Iím a huge fan of your Wolverine figure! I think itís probably the best action figure representation of the character ever made. Quick question- I noticed that the brown version of the figure has hips that are significantly different from the blue/yellow and first appearance versions. The brown version has very smooth outer hips, while the other versions have a spherical bulge on the outside top of the hip. In my opinion, the brown version of the hip is much nicer. Is there any chance that the second production run of the blue/ yellow version will have the same improved hip sculpt used on the brown version, or does it use the same hip as the first blue/ yellow version? Iíd order another of the blue/ yellow to replace my first one if I knew it had the improved hipÖ Keep up the great work! canít wait for Gambit!

DSTChuck: Thatís a good question, Iíd have to go back though the project logs to see why it was done differently. Sad to say though because of the cost of creating the master steel mold required to make an action figure, we would not be able to go back and cut new steel for a future production run.


Scott Adams
Will you be releasing the Obi-Wan Episode III Ultimate Quarter Scale figure? Itís not listed on the page that has the other figures from the series, including the Mos Eisley Han. I was curious if itís coming soon, delayed etc. Thanks , Scott

DSTChuck: Sorry for the delay but both are in transit right now from Asia and there should be no further delays.


Bridget Ryan
Hello, I have noticed that there is not one, but two websites that have pictures of the blue glow in the dark Stay Puft bank with the happy face not the prototype youíve posted with the angry face and on one site it is listed as a New York Comic Con exclusiveÖany truth to this and do you mind spilling the beans on when we can get this awesome variant!? Thank you.

DSTChuck: The GID blue Staypuft will be offered at NYCC this October and on the DST website after the show (if there is stock left) and it will have the angry face.


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Comments...

Last 10 comments - ( Read All Posts )
Mike - 2008-08-13 @ 2:20 am

nope, not me.

someone's being a sneaky mod, and not alerting their actions like they should be

Wheeljack35 - 2008-08-12 @ 9:43 pm

Mike are you putting these threads invisible?

Mike - 2008-08-12 @ 6:48 pm

ok that's enough

SUPREMEQUEEN - 2008-08-12 @ 4:59 pm

Arrow altho I find your post long & boring, your are quite correct about one thing. I need to stop talking about it & start being about it!

& when I'm rich & famous for all my cutting edge movis you & all the rest of man kind will fall & grovel at me feet. & the sky will crack with thunder & lighting, & the dark clouds will block out the sun & plung this planet in to...............DARKNESS MWHAHAHAHAAHA!!!!!!!

me cyborg/starscream & shia laboauf will all hump each others stumps! it will be a STUMP HUMPING ORGY!!!!!!!!!!

Cyber Bishop - 2008-08-12 @ 2:14 pm

Hmmm.... Kitty Rose???

Mike - 2008-08-12 @ 4:59 am
Starscream49 - 2008-08-12 @ 2:50 am

Ill be the plug if you be the socket. Im not sure I want it the other way. I wonder if I need an extension cord??? haha

ARROW - 2008-08-11 @ 7:35 pm
No wonder people complain about how there's no new scripts in Hollywood these days. You guys are SOOOOOOO busy clutching & holding on to your lil formula for what makes a movie successful, you can see past the box much less think out side of it.

Your holding on to these old out dated cinimatic formulas like a wine-o clutching his last bottle of booze. let go people. its like if you've ever tried to write an original song of your own. & with out meaning to, you keep ending up with music that sounds like all your favorite songs. So much so that if you were to publish them you'd get sued.

Oh geez, is that what you fall back on?? I figured as much.

If you knew what you were talking about.......if you understood what I was talking about.......you'd know that the old " there's no new stories in Hollywood" is simple BS.

We see certain stories time and again because they derive from root stories in our culture that tend to have the most meaning to people.

If you took the time to read the books I mentioned above, you'd see the 12 points of mythic structure in stories, and understand that they are root elements that cover all of the stories we see.

Here's the reader's digest version for ya......

The 12 points of mythic structure distill down to a allegory about a human journey. Its the most compelling theme because it mirrors each of our own lives.

It resonates in a lot of people especially if we can see elements of ourselves in the character(s).

Almost without exception, the characters we care about most are human, because they are the closest representation to ourselves.

We want to see stories about people.........which is why we see so many of the same stories told much the same way over again.

This not a trend exclusive to Hollywood, EVERY culture tells the same stories repeatedly ( look at the material that comes out of Bollywood, or anime from Japan.....most of it contains the same themes), and has been doing so for thousands of years.

Creation is by no means an easy proccess. But I know for certain if the TFs were fleshed out (no pun intended), then we'd hang on every word & ever movie they made. But, like with anything that's worth a damn, all the "planets" will have to be in sync for the "magic" to happen.

Well, if you "know for certain" put pen to paper and write up this "fleshed out" interpretation you are so certain about.

I know you will not do it, and even if you tried.....you'd not do it successfully.

I can say that because you do not understand the processes, or the structures. You know this too, in your gut. All you hold on to is a wish, a hope........which makes your "certainty' a farce.

I know you will not do it because as passionate as you think you are about TFs you are not passionate enough to make the leap to being a creator, to putting your own ideas on the line and seeing them through.

Sadly, this is why your voice......doesn't really matter.

You'll never see your vision realized, and certainly never see it realized successfully because of that.

RC_rika - 2008-08-11 @ 7:18 pm

Yeah, considering there is nothing new under the sun.. You could slave away FOREVER and never get anything "new" out...

Mike - 2008-08-11 @ 7:08 pm
No wonder people complain about how there's no new scripts in Hollywood these days.

who complains?

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