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“Diamond Select Toys” Toy Fair 2019 Walk-through

Zach Oat from Diamond Select gives us a tour of the new products seen at NY Toy Fair 2019.

This includes figures, statues, and minimates for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Bruce Lee, Nightmare before Christmas, Castlevania, Sonic the Hedgehog, Westworld, John Wick, and more.

We also learn how their acquisition of Gentle Giant has affected their offerings, with DST having the Star Wars license for the first time ever.

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Diamond Select Toys Purchases Gentle Giant – Toy Fair 2019

So much big news happening ahead of NY Toy Fair 2019, and this story is pretty huge! Diamond Select Toys just announced they have finalized the purchase of Gentle Giant, another great toy company that has been making some stellar products over the years.

Here is the official press release:

Both Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. have long been known for delivering high-quality busts, statues and action figures to collectors worldwide. Now, fans can get the best of both worlds, as DST finalizes the purchase of select assets of Gentle Giant, taking over manufacturing and distribution of many of the company’s key lines.

Beginning February 1, Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, LLC, will assume operations for all of Gentle Giant’s existing licenses, and release previously developed and newly created busts, statues and scaled-up vintage action figures. Any in-progress and future products will be offered to retailers through the Previews catalog, published by DST’s sister company Diamond Comic Distributors.

Gentle Giant’s collector club, the Premier Guild, will continue to operate, with exclusive items for members and reserved access to certain products. DST has pledged to fulfill any outstanding exclusives and rewards to current members, and to expand on the club’s scope going forward.

“This is a great moment for DST,” said Diamond Comic Distributors owner Steve Geppi. “The unification of many of Gentle Giant’s licenses and built-in fan base with DST’s sales and distribution channels is a recipe for success. Two wonderful companies uniting talents to produce the best of the best.  I am confident the final product will be well received by both companies’ wonderful supporters and customers.”

“It is a great honor for Gentle Giant to continue our strong creative relationship with Diamond,” said Karl Meyer, VP of Entertainment at 3D Systems. “With great pleasure, I am personally thrilled to have DST uphold the Gentle Giant Ltd brand and work with our artists in bringing entertainment magic from the screen to the collectors’ hands.”

“I have been a longtime fan of Gentle Giant’s products, and I am excited to continue their legacy,” said DST president Chuck Terceira. “Once we’re up and running, we plan to deliver seamless service of existing product lines, so expect to see the same level of quality, with the added bonus of DST’s broad distribution.”

In addition to resin busts and statues, DST produces Gallery PVC Dioramas, Select action figures, Minimates mini-figures, Vinimates vinyl figures, D-Formz PVC figures, prop replicas and vinyl banks.

Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles, LLC, was formed in 1999 by sister company Diamond Comic Distributors as a source of collectibles for all ages, developed primarily for the collector’s market. It has enjoyed relationships with a number of content producers, including Lucasfilm, Disney, Marvel, Warner Bros., Sony, CBS, Legendary, PopCap, EA and many more.

They also included this Industry FAQ to answer some concerns:

What will change when DST takes over Giant Gentle?

Very little. Most products already developed will move forward, and new products will be developed to follow them. Many of the existing designers, sculptors, painters and factories will continue to be involved. You can expect to see some new artists that DST has worked with in the past start to work on traditional Gentle Giant Ltd. products. Convention attendance will remain largely the same, and the Premier Guild will continue to operate as it did. 

Will Gentle Giant be changing its name?

Gentle Giant Studios are not involved in this acquisition and will continue to operate, performing sculpting services for a variety of clients, including DST. The Gentle Giant Ltd. brand will be joining the DST family.

Will DST take over Gentle Giant’s licenses? Including Star Wars?

Yes, DST will take over the majority of the Gentle Giant Ltd licenses and will continue the existing lines that Gentle Giant has started, releasing already-developed items and developing new items. Each license will be reviewed and discussed, and we will update you as soon as possible on their status.

What should fans of Gentle Giant look forward to?

A continuation of everything that they know and love about the company, with the addition of some new product categories, an injection of new artistic talent, and more ways to get the products they care about.

UPDATE: We reached out to DST with a few questions of our own, and found out that some of the Gentle Giant staff will be retained after the purchase is completed, and that the DST booth at NY Toy Fair will now include some GG products on display next to the DST products.

There have been a lot of reveals leading up to NY Toy Fair. Some of the highlights so far have included Hasbro’s “Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures” figuresMcFarlane Toys picking up the Wizarding World of Harry Potter license, Mezco’s new One:12 Captain Marvel figureMego announced new 14″ Star Trek figures, and a new line based on characters from Stan Lee’s vault, and Neca debuted a great looking Shredder and Karate Kid set.

Stay tuned this weekend as our exclusive NY Toy Fair 2019 coverage begins on Saturday! 

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Diamond Select Gives Sneak Peek Of NY Toy Fair 2019 Line-Up: DC, Marvel, Kingdom Hearts, Bruce Lee and More

It’s that magical time of year, when toy companies from around the world descend on New York City for the International Toy Fair! Pictures of the newest toys splatter across the Interwebs, and we all get to go gaga over products that may not see the light for many months.

Diamond Select Toys is one of those companies, and here are some images of products that will be on display, and are currently up for pre-order, but won’t hit stores until summer or fall. And be on the lookout for more DST reveals leading up to the show!

Bruce Lee Minimates Series 1 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Bruce Lee returns to the Minimates mini-figure line! One of the original Minimates licenses when the line first began, the acclaimed martial artist makes his 2-inch debut in this all-new box set! The many looks of Bruce Lee are on display here, as his Dojo, Clawed, Track Suit and Casual looks make up the four-pack. Each has interchangeable parts and accessories, and the set includes bonus accessories to create alternate looks. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (Item #FEB192441, SRP: $24.99)

DC Comic Gallery Batman PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The guardian of Gotham City has arrived! This highly anticipated entry in the DC Gallery line depicts a modern comic-style Batman atop a Gotham City rooftop, his cape flaring out behind him. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this PVC diorama features detailed sculpting by Alterton based on a design by Caesar. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #FEB192439, SRP: $49.99)

DC Movie Gallery Shazam PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Shazam! Newly powered teenager Billy Batson transforms into the hero Shazam in this new PVC Diorama based on the upcoming feature film! With lightning arcing from his chest, this sculpture features the likeness of actor Zachary Levi, and features detailed sculpting and paint. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #FEB192438, SRP: $49.99)

DC Movie Vinimates Shazam Vinyl Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! What are your super powers? Billy Batson is ready to find out in the new Shazam movie, and this smiling Shazam vinyl figure is ready to join the DC Vinimates line! Standing approximately 4 inches tall, this vinyl figure is sculpted in the Minimates block-figure style, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (Item #FEB192440, SRP: $9.99)

Kingdom Hearts Minimates Series 3 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Kingdom Hearts Minimates line moves into the all-new third game in this all-new assortment of 2-inch mini-figures! Three two-packs based on Kingdom Hearts III make up the assortment, featuring Toy Story Sora with Wreck it Ralph, Pirates of the Caribbean’s Captain Jack Sparrow with Pirate Donald, and Mickey Mouse with Maleficent! Each two-pack features fully interchangeable parts and accessories, and each comes packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (Item #FEB192442,SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Legends in 3D Comic Marvel Iron Man Half Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Tony Stark is a legend in his own time, and now he’s a Legend in 3D! Iron Man joins the half-scale line of resin busts with this shiny portrait of the Avenger, measuring approximately 10 inches tall atop a technological base. Limited to just 1.000 pieces, this bust features detailed sculpting by Joe Menna based on a design by Joe Allard. Packaged in a hand-numbered box with a full-color image and a weblink to additional images. (Item #FEB192444, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Comic Gallery Dazzler PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Disco never dies! The mutant Dazzler has had a number of looks over the years, but her most famous look is still her disco outfit from 1980. In her silver jumpsuit, the pop starlet has a microphone in one hand and her trademark light effect emanating from the other. And who can forget her roller skates and disco ball necklace? Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this PVC diorama was sculpted by Alejandro Pereira based on a design by Uriel Caton. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #FEB192445,SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Mystique Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The shapely shape-shifter revealed! A frequent X-Men foe and member of the Brotherhood and Freedom Force, Raven Darkholme joins the Marvel Premier Collection with this gorgeous statue, hand-sculpted by Clayburn Moore based on a design by Caesar! Standing approximately 11” tall, this detailed piece is limited to an edition of 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged in full color, hand-numbered box with a certificate of authenticity. (Item #FEB192446, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Minimates Series 77 Spider-Man 2-Packs Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The record-breaking 77th series of Marvel Minimates is here, and it’s dedicated to the friends and foes of the Spectacular Spider-Man! Four two-packs feature Black Costume Spider-Man with Kraven the Hunter, Miles Morales with Prowler, Mysterio with Hydro-Man, and Vulture with Molten Man. Plus, if you buy all four sets, you get the parts to build the Spider-Slayer! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (Item #FEB192443, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Marvel Movie Gallery Black Panther Okoye PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Her kingdom for a Starbucks! Okoye, leader of the Dora Milaje and protector of T’Challa, defends her homeland against incursion from the outside world – and other worlds entirely – with her impressive spear. Preparing to let loose with her chosen weapon, Okoye stands approximately 9 inches tall and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella based on a design by Nelson. (Item #FEB192447, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Video Game Deluxe Gallery Rhino PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Let the wild rampage begin! Classic Spider-Man villain The Rhino charges into the Marvel Gallery line, pushing over a pillar in his pursuit of the wall-crawler. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this Deluxe sculpture is based on his appearance in the new Spider-Man video game and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Cortes Studios. (Item #FEB192449, SRP: $69.99)

Marvel Select Psylocke Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! You don’t have to be psychic to know that Marvel Select have been requesting a Psylocke action figure for a long time, and now DST has delivered! Joining the legion of X-Men Select figures, Psylocke measures approximately 7 inches tall and comes packaged in the display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #FEB192448, SRP: $29.99)

Marvel TV Gallery Netflix Defenders Iron Fist PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Face the power of the Iron Fist! Danny Rand unleashes his energy-packed punch on a New York City rooftop in this PVC diorama based on The Defenders on Netflix! Standing approximately 8 inches tall, this detailed sculpt features collectible-quality paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box with an opening front panel. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella based on a design by Nelson X. Asencio. Previously a GameStop exclusive. (Item #FEB192450, SRP: $50.00)

Also joining the line-up is a statue of Okoye from Black Panther, and new minimates of Mysterio, Prowler, Hydro-Man, Kraven, Vulture, and some other cool Spider-Man characters, just in time for the release of the new movie.

DST is not the only company dropping reveals ahead of Toy Fair, as Mezco has shown off a new Captain Marvel figureMego announced new 14″ Star Trek figures, and a new line based on characters from Stan Lee’s vault, and Neca debuted a great looking Shredder and Karate Kid set.

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Star Trek DS9 Captain Sisko & Gul Dukat Minimates Review

They’re Best Frenemies, the Emissary of the Prophets and the vessel of the Pah-Wraiths! In todays episode of Trekback Tuesday, we look at Diamond Select Toys Minimates, specifically their Star Trek series 5 set of Captain Benjamin Sisko and Gul Dukat. Are these little guys worth hunting down to add to your Trek collection? Watch the video to find out!

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Everybody’s favorite, the USS Enterprise-D from Next Generation – https://amzn.to/2B8PsXW

Here is a link for the Enterprise-A which we also reviewed recently – https://amzn.to/2PxALTm

And this personal favorite of mine, – the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 “Final Flight” Exploding Starship Legends SDCC 2017 Limited Edition ship – https://amzn.to/2C5Bms4

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“Starship Legends: USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A” Review

Continuing our look at the Diamond Select “Starship Legends” series, this time we look at the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A ship!

Featuring lights and sounds, including sound effects of the ship and dialogue from Captain Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Chekov, Sulu and Uhura, we also discover a hidden feature to unlock some additional sounds on this great item. Check out the review to see how this beautiful Enterprise looks and sounds!

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Here is a link for the Enterprise-A on Amazon – https://amzn.to/2PxALTm

Fan of the original series ship? Grab the HD version that we reviewed recently at this link here – https://amzn.to/2Ba6K7b

Everybody’s favorite, the USS Enterprise-D from Next Generation – https://amzn.to/2B8PsXW

And this personal favorite of mine, – the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 “Final Flight” Exploding Starship Legends SDCC 2017 Limited Edition ship – https://amzn.to/2C5Bms4

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SDCC 2018 Exclusive Cloaked Romulan Bird of Prey Review

Today we take a look at the SDCC 2018 exclusive “Starship Legends: Romulan Bird of Prey” model from Diamond Select Toys. This variant features transparent plastic to give it a cloaked look, making it invisible to their foes as they traverse the Neural Zone. Is this ship worth hunting down, or will their be a balance of terror on your bank account if you do? Watch the video to find out!

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Here is the non-cloaked version of this ship from DST – https://amzn.to/2Surqhk

And here is the cloaked SDCC 2018 version – https://amzn.to/2Pi59RO

Fan of the original series ship? Grab the HD version that we reviewed recently at this link here – https://amzn.to/2Ba6K7b

Everybody’s favorite, the USS Enterprise-D from Next Generation –
https://amzn.to/2B8PsXW

And this personal favorite of mine, – the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 “Final Flight” Exploding Starship Legends SDCC 2017 Limited Edition ship – https://amzn.to/2C5Bms4

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“Starship Legends: USS Enterprise” Review

On this episode of Trekback Tuesday, we take a look at the Starship Legends line of starships from Diamond Select. Kicking things off, we have the original series ship itself, the NCC-1701 USS Enterprise. This electronic ship includes a ton of light and sound effects, and lines of dialogue from Captain Kirk. Should you beam this up into your collection? Watch the video to find out!

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Here is a link for the Enterprise-A on Amazon, which we will review in the coming weeks – https://amzn.to/2PxALTm

Like what you saw in this video? Then grab this ship here – https://amzn.to/2Ba6K7b

Everybody’s favorite, the USS Enterprise-D from Next Generation –
https://amzn.to/2B8PsXW

And this personal favorite of mine, – the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 “Final Flight” Exploding Starship Legends SDCC 2017 Limited Edition ship – https://amzn.to/2C5Bms4

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Beetlejuice Minimates Review

It’s showtime! Take a look at these superb mini-figures from the classic horror comedy ‘Beetlejuice” by Tim Burton!

On this episode, we review Beetlejuice Minimates from Diamond Select Toys. Surprisingly, this is our first time ever reviewing Minimates by DST, and we think this was a perfect way to kick things off.

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Brainiac bust review from Diamond Select Toys “Superman: The Animated Series” line

One of the greatest arch-rivals of Superman, we check out Brainiac from Diamond Select Toys “Superman: The Animated Series” line of busts. An iconic character from the 90’s cartoon show, how does this statuette compare? Watch the video to find out!

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Darkseid bust review from Diamond Select Toys “Superman: The Animated Series” line

Straight from Apokolips to your toy shelf, we check out this Darkseid bust from Diamond Select Toys “Superman: The Animated Series” line. Is this statue awesome, or better left to the anti-life equation? Watch the review to find out.

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