A New Diamond Select Toys Minimates Q&A

by Jay Cochran
May 17, 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 Battlestar Galactica questions. Check out the entire Q&A below:

Jared Chalfant
Hey Chuck, you answered my question this week and I wanted to clear something up, I think your BSG line of figures is fantastic, as is the articulation. The reference I made to toys was in regard to your Trek ships (ie: made of plastic with lights / sound), I thought it would be great to get a Galactica like that, thats all… Someone else wrote in about whether or not there are any BSG fan sites that discuss the DST figures, and while I’ve never searched for any, I do know that I along with many others comment on the figures and the future of the line often in the Rebelscum forums. If you check out the recent comments, most of the talk is about the Roslin and Adama figures. While we’re on that subject, I know you realize the demand for the Roslin figure to be released - but I want you to see how much the fans want to support her release as well. If I can make a suggestion - based on your comments, the 2-packs do pretty well - so is it possible to do a Roslin and Adama 2-pack? You could release Adama in his Admiral uniform and use the sculpt that is clean-shaven, without glasses, and has grey highlights in his hair. I have a feeling this would be a hit, I would certainly buy multiples! Thanks for your time.

DSTChuck: Jared right now there are no plans for a Galatica ship like we have done for Trek - it is something we have considered many times but when we polled retail the support did not seem to be there. To make ships like that work you really do need to sell a pretty big number.

Janet Hooper
Can you tell me why I have been unable to obtain a Stargate Atlantis figure of Doctor Carson Becket/Actor Paul McGillion? If you have not made one do you have plans to do so? I already have all the other figures including his replacement Dr Keller/Actress Jewel Staite and I look forward to other in the future. As an anecdote I have already purchased all the figures from Stargatet SG1. I am awaiting delivery of Baal and General Hammond from my supplier. Is there an Apophus in the future releases? Hope to hear. Many thanks

DSTChuck: Janet I am very sorry but for right now the Stargate line is on hold. Were still big fans of the line but there is not the demand or interest at retail. Hopefully the new movie gets off the ground and the interest picks up.

Ryan Aston
With the success of the Stargate line and the now-impossibility of acquiring the 6″ figures required to build a Stargate, is it possible that the Stargate can be sold separately itself? I’d love one in scale with all my 6″ figures..

DSTChuck: We have been thinking very hard about a possible re-issue or box set or a pair of two packs to get the Gate back into circulation. Hopefully something works out.

Thanks for the ST Phaers checklist, but when are we getting one for BSG figures? For the love of GOD, I can’t take this anymore. I can’t sleep at night thinking that I am missing a figure from BSG. AHHHHH! I need help. :-)

DSTChuck: Good news. Sleep is coming. The designers are working on one as we speak! Please keep offering more suggestions, we’re happy to help with stuff like this if its something collectors will find helpful.

Mike L
Ok, so I know the BsG line is “on hold/cancelled”, but some friends and I were talking about easy figures that would be extremely cheap to make, and that could maybe boost some sales, and we came up with a list using already exsisting parts… “Kobol Baltar”- Baltar head (with dirt smudges) and Chief body! “Kobol Apollo”- also known as Fat Apollo, Lee’s head on Adama’s body! “Starbuck in Dress Blues”- Easy, Starbuck head, Boomer body! “Dualla in Dress Blues”- again, easy, Dualla head, Kendra Shaw body.. heck, you could even make the fat Lee and Dualla another 2 pack! “Natalie” Gina head, Caprica’s pants, & the unused jacket of D’Anna Beirs! So what do you guys think? Would it be possible? We’d really love to just get some more out there in the collection, and I know you may be sick of hearing this, but we’re sick of not having it….. How about that Roslin?!?!?! ;-)

DSTChuck: Even with just something like a repaint, there is a factory MOQ and a break even number and sorry to say right now BSG is not getting the interest to make either work. Thanks for the ideas we’ll keep them in mind. We’re not giving up yet.

B’ R.
Hi guys, was just wondering if there is any word yet on the Boomer/Athena. We’ve seen the packaged pics, and you said it was in warehouse, but we’re still waiting….were there any problems? Also, can we have a heads up on when to expect wave 4? I know I’d love to get that Baltar! And lastly… How have the other 2-packs sales been doing? Any chance of “resurrecting” the line and getting a wave 5?? haha, get it, ressurect! Look at us, we’re going crazy with no figures, and no Roslin!

DSTChuck: Boomer and Athena two pack is in stores now! Right now I do not have an update on wave 4. The two packs are doing fair not great, I’d have to say they are doing about as well as we expected them to do.


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