DSTChuck has released a new Diamond Select Toys Q&A over on their Art Asylum website
for your viewing pleasure.
In this weeks edition they reveal such things as when we’ll see the first armored character in the Star Wars Ultimate Quarter Scale line as well as the odds of seeing Jubilee in the Marvel Select line - plus more on the fate of the Indiana Jones and Transformers product lines.
DEAR SIR, PLEASE I WANT TO KNOW THE EXACT HEIGHT AND DIAMETER OF R2-D2 BANK , THANK YOU FOR YOUR EXCELLENT ULTIMATE QUARTER FIGURES!!!!
DSTChuck: While we don’t have exact measurements just yet, the R2-D2 banks stands about 11 1/2 inches tall and about 5 inches around (6 1/2 if you include the his legs).
Hi, I have been seeing numerous pics of Mutt Williams and Henry Jones, Sr. Where can I purchase this and/or will they be available? Are there any more Quarter Scale Indy figures coming out, I just bought the Raiders one, amazing!! If so, please Spalko and Marion (sorry for the turrets demand, haha). Great products! INDY FOREVER (hopefully)
DSTChuck: Mike I am very sorry but we’ve had to cancel those items. The support we expected to have at retail has just not been there. If things turn around we’re anxious to get them in product but we’ll just have to wait and see.
Please I want to know when we have new announcement of Star Wars Ultimate Quarter Scale Clone Troopers figures. Thanks!!
DSTChuck: Hernan, I will say armored characters are a big part of our plans in 2010 and beyond but they take a great deal over time to develop so we’re going to roll them out slowly as they are almost ready at our factory. You should see some cool new stuff at Toy Fair.
Your work on the Marvel Select figures seem to be more amazing with each new figure, especially the upcoming Iron Man 2 figures - the facial sculpts are absolutely fantastic. I was just wondering if there was any possibility of seeing you guys take on Jim Lee’s X-Men? Notably his versions of Jean Grey, Rogue and Jubilee? For some reason, these three girls always seem to be the most ignored X-Men characters when it comes to action figures, but I guarantee you there are people clamoring for them!
DSTChuck: Andrew thanks for the kind words and while we do our best to mix in female characters, there seems to be so much to cover in the Marvel Universe that we’re never going to get to everything. I think it’s unlikely we’d ever do a Jubilee in the line but another Jean Grey and a Rouge would seem possible at some point down the road.
Just wanted to say that I am loving the ultimate quarter scale star wars line. Also, I was wondering are there any plans to make an Episode II version of Anakin in the line?
DSTChuck: Joshua, when we started this line we knew we’d have a had time balancing the prequel with the later 3 episodes, so we tried to pick the versions that would be the most popular. What we found was even fans that did not care of the prequel Anakin thought he was best just before he fully embraced the dark side. If we do go back to Anakin and based on his popularity in the animation we’d be very happy to go with the EP 2 look from the end of the movie.
Transformers busts- is the Transformers bust line over? I hope it’s not.
DSTChuck: Drew that line is on hold, we have one more to take orders and after that it looks like we’re going to have to take a break.
Given your history with Sci-Fi channel properties (Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and BSG), is there any chance of producing figures and replicas for Warehouse 13?
DSTChuck: I think you will see with the properties you listed we’ve waited several seasons to see how the audience grows and build up potential demand for merchandise.
I have a request that I would like to make. Have you guys thought about doing action figures from House, Bones, the CSI shows, ER or Macgyver and Buck Rogers? I think that these would make great figures. thank you so much! June Kramer
DSTChuck: I think the only one of those that has come up in any real discussion is Buck Rogers.
I have every Star Trek figure produced by DST. My question is how to make them stand since they have no peg holes in their feet or bases for them to stand on. thanks John
DSTChuck: We do make sure all of our figures can stand on their own when we work on the production, but due to fan demand as time went on we did add holes in the feet that would be compatible with some of the action figure stands that are on the market.