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  1. From the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars comes this new Ahsoka statue! The heroine of The Clone Wars makes her Premier Collection Debut with this 1/7 scale statue. Welcoming her convor friend Morai with raised arm, this statue is sculpted in a realistic style, and is limited to only 3,000 pieces. It comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant Ltd. You can pre-order this now from our sponsor BigBadToyStore.com.
  2. “Your greatest gift to me, and I’m killing him. I must already be dead.” *DISCLAIMER*: This review is not sponsored. I’m a massive fan of Castlevania. My dad introduced me to Symphony of the Night on the original PlayStation when I was 3, and I’ve played multiple entries since; from Circle of the Moon to Lords of Shadow 2 — hell, I even played the most recent mobile release, Grimoire of Souls. It’s the game series of my childhood. When I heard there was an anime being picked up by Netflix, I damn near cried nerd tears of joy — having waited seven years since first finding out of an initial live-action movie adaptation. And once I saw it and found out it was actually good, I was massively thrilled. It was so good, in one hell of a peak Reddit moment, I personally messaged the showrunner, Adi Shankar; asking if a figure line was coming out, to which he replied: “it’s coming”. Suffice it to say, I was very excited when this figure line was formally announced by Diamond Select Toys almost a year later. I had some understandably high hopes because, finally, we were gonna get some decent Castlevania figures that were advertised to be more poseable than the NECA figures of yore (which I also have lol). The prototype figures all looked great, and proudly boasted 20 points of articulation. And now that I have the set of three; Trevor, Sypha, and Alucard — I can only say these figures fell out of a bull’s ass. Once again, Castlevania gets crapped on by the toy industry. These figures are so disappointing that I held off on this review for so long. To put into perspective just how long, I got these figures about three weeks before I got my Dante. It was too depressing to even think of, that I couldn't bring myself to take photos of these figures til JUST recently. I’ll explain exactly why in this review. I’ll start off with the only good things these figures got going for them: the sculpt and paint job. They’re really nice. But because of the figures having embellishments (coattails and robe detail) made of hard-but-pliable plastic, the sculpt gets in the way of a lot of the articulation. Just as well, the paints are decent, but Sypha’s got a rat mouth thing going, and Trevor’s eyes look a bit lazily done rather than just lazy. However, in certain lighting, the paint jobs are perfect. Anyways, going back to the articulation: these figures are articulated like trash. They were all advertised to sport double jointed elbows (except Sypha), but for some reason, DST had gone cheapo and went back on that; giving us single-jointed elbows that’re also sleeved. I can’t put Alucard into his trademark en-garde pose from the anime because the elbows can’t bend further than 45 degrees. FORTY-FIVE FRIGGIN DEGREES. Sypha’s robes all get in the way of her poseability as well, so she can’t really look like she’s casting spells. Trevor’s the best articulated out of all of them, but that really ain’t saying much because his arms also suffer the 45-degree syndrome. These figures come with way too many accessories than they can pose with. Granted, most of them are hands, but these accessories won’t do any good if the figures can’t be posed nicely with them. Alucard doesn’t come with any form of hand to hold the sheathe of his sword. Additionally, I had to RIP off a throwing knife from one of Trevor’s throwing knife hands just so he can hold his whip. You read that correctly, Trevor didn’t come with ANY hands to hold his weapons until I unwillingly (and forcefully) damaged one of them after exasperatedly exclaiming out loud “are you actually serious?”. Exhibited in this photo is is said hand holding the morning star whip, with the scar the knife I ripped off left on his thumb. It looks like peanut butter. Good thing that throwing knife was just soft plastic. Imagine if it wasn’t — we’d be having an angrier conversation right now, possibly with more expletives. Their excuse for this as I quote on the comment section of one of their posts is it’s a factory error. I guess the elbows are a factory elbow too, huh? I digress; he also comes with two swords and sheathes that can NOT be placed anywhere on him, and his whips can’t be stowed on his person either — which sucks because the figure itself has loops on its belt as though to store them. To top it all off, Trevor was also advertised to come with his cloak — but just like the elbow articulation, DST went back on that and replaced it with something stupider: a bland medieval bucket that doesn’t even have holy water or salt sculpted into it, or even a goddamn handle for Trevor to hold. Was this also a factory error? We consumers didn’t even get news for ANY of these changes during production. It’s borderline criminal. Honestly, the only good thing I can say for these figures is that they look very nice. Other than that, I can’t recommend anyone buy these figures for the $25 price point. McFarlane is making a Wonder Woman figure for WW1984 in the same scale that’s going for $19, and it’s even MORE poseable than this tragedy of a toy line. This is exactly what happens when you give a mature license to a manufacturer whose audience is veered more toward younger ages. It’s very evident they didn’t know if they wanted to cater to kids or adults with these figures. There are so many accessories — small enough that a kid can choke on them, yet the figures can’t be posed worth a damn. There’s a very obvious lack of passion that went into the figures. The abundance of accessories does NOT make up for the lack of articulation. As I said earlier, accessories aren’t worth it if the figures can’t be posed with them. There has to be a justified BALANCE. If there isn’t, what’s the point? DST should stick to statues, plain and simple. Do not give DST your hard earnings for this. You as fans and consumers deserve better. This line should’ve gone to Bandai’s FiguArts or Max Factory’s Figma, or hell — even McFarlane; people who actually care about the products they’re releasing, who have actually made good anime figures. I can’t even sell these if I wanted to because of the box design (which is un-reusable) and the damage I had to cause to Trevor. If they come out with 2.0 versions of these figures that are closer to what was advertised, I’m actually gonna be pissed. In the album, I’ll provide prototype images so you know what I’m mad about. It sucks because with Castlevania, fans have come to the mindset that crappy figures are better than nothing — something I’ve personally fallen victim for as well. Only difference is a good number of them go on to praise these things because of that mindset. Thing is, Castlevania’s only ever gotten crappy figures (besides that amazing F4F statue, but that’s a statue). This franchise deserves a bone. + good sculpts + decent paint apps - heavily hindered articulation way more accessories than the figures deserve - figures were falsely advertised - Trevor’s lack of designated weapon holding hands - Also his cloak got switched to a generic medieval bucket - Bucket don’t even have a handle -Sypha’s somehow got even less articulation than the other two figures I’m really salty about those elbows. They’re the sole reason these figures can’t look good while posed. I got these figures at BigBadToyStore, but I’m not providing link to them specifically like normal because consumers deserve better than this garbage. Your money would actually be better spent on something else. Here’s the homepage instead: https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/ Here's a link to my Facebook page for more reviews and photos! https://www.facebook.com/FranksFigurePage/
  3. How did it feel, strapping that thing to your back and flying like a bat out of hell? Here’s your look at the Diamond Select The Rocketeer Collectible Figure!
  4. From The Lord of the Rings saga, the epic Select Series begins with the original odd couple, the dwarf Gimli and the elf Legolas! Each 7-inch scale figure features 16 points of articulation, detailed sculpting, and a full range of accessories. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box with hangtag, and also comes with a piece of Sauron - collect the whole line to build the 13-inch villain. You can pre-order these from our sponsor BigBadToyStore.com.
  5. Diamond Select Toys has released a new Q&A segment where they attempt to answer questions from their customers. A couple of key takeaways from today's segment includes an update on their Tron figures with the Recognizer Build-A-Vehicle, the status of their Ghostbusters Select line and their ability to do products based on the new Star Trek shows that stream on CBS All Access which includes Discovery and Picard. Click here to read over the entire Q&A.
  6. Just posted are the Diamond Select Toys Showroom Images From Toy Fair 2020! Check out the new 7-inch Select Lord of the Rings figures as well as the coming 3 waves, and Sauron Build-A-Figure in the gallery now.
  7. Luke Skywalker strikes one of his most famous poses for this Star Wars Premier Collection statue. Standing in 1/7 scale, Luke is gazing at the Tatooine horizon as he holds his macrobinoculars in this highly realistic piece. You can pre-order this from our sponsor BigBadToyStore.com.
  8. Jean Grey’s Clone gets her long overdue Spotlight. Here’s your look at the Diamond Select Toys The Goblin Queen Gallery Statue!
  9. A Diamond Select Toys release! That's a big Marshmallow Man! The Villain of the original Ghostbusters film gets captured in his largest scale ever, with this approximately 10-inch resin bust! Sculpted in half-human-scale, this portrait features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Limited to only 1,000 pieces! Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. Look for this to be released in June.
  10. A Diamond Select Release! The Nightmare continues! Series 9 of the hit Nightmare Before Christmas action figure line brings the music with the Halloween Town band! Three figure sets feature Jimi the Bass Player, Jimmy the Accordian Player (with James the Sax Player), and Snowmobile Jack Skellington in his goggles! Plus, when you collect all three sets, you can build the Snowmobile, sled, and gift sack! Each 7-inch-scale figure features multiple points of articulation and comes packaged in display-ready Select action figure packaging. Sculpted by Cortes Studios. Look for these to be released in June 2020.
  11. A Diamond Select Toys release! The original Pennywise the Clown from the 1990 TV Mini-Series It is now in the line of horror-inspired Gallery Dioramas. Depicting the clown in mid-transformation, this approximately 9 inch sculpture is made of high-quality PVC, and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. You can pre-order this from our sponsor BigBadToyStore.com.
  12. Diamond Select Toys has released solicitation info for two new Star Wars busts coming from Gentle Giant. One of the busts is based on the Mandalorian from the Disney+ The Mandalorian series. The second one is based on the Sith Trooper from Rise of Skywalker movie. Both are due out in June. STAR WARS MANDALORIAN MK1 1/6 SCALE BUST A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! People can't stop talking about The Mandalorian on Disney+, and now the highly requested mini-bust is here! Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this 1/6 scale bust depicts the bounty hunter with blaster and flamethrower at the ready, and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Bust comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. STAR WARS EP9 SITH TROOPER 1/6 SCALE BUST A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! The Rise of Skywalker has come! The new Star Wars movie introduced the world to Sith Troopers, with their distinctive red armor, and this new mini-bust depicts one wielding a matching blaster rifle. Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this 1/6 scale bust features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios.
  13. A Diamond Select Toys release! The horror, the horror! Three horror legends unite for the first assortment of Stylized D-Formz PVC figurines! Pennywise, Annabelle, the Nun and Regan from The Exorcist fill out the assortment, along with rare variant Nun and Regan figures! Each figurine comes packaged in a blind box, with 12 boxes in each counter display. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Gentle Giant Ltd. Look for these to be released in June.
  14. A Diamond Select Toys release! Complete the Trinity! Wonder Woman joins Superman and Batman as the next animated-style statue in the Premier Collection! Measuring approximately 12 inches tall, this dynamic sculpture shows the Amazonian warrior wielding her golden lasso, and is limited to only 3,000 pieces. Featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Varner Studios. Look for this to be released in June.
  15. A Diamond Select Toys release! The hunt continues! The Predator line of Gallery Dioramas moves on to Predator 2, capturing that movie's City Hunter in a moment of triumph! Raising a skull and spine over his head, this sculpture of a masked Yautja warrior stands approximately 11 inches tall with detailed sculpting and paint applications. Made of high-quality PVC, it comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, hand-sculpted by Eli Livingston. Look for these to be released in June.
  16. News just in from SDCC 2019 Diamond Select Images from Preview Night!
  17. Here are images from the Diamond Select Toys booth this weekend's C2E2 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.
  18. It was announced today that Diamond Select Toys will be acquiring Gentle Giant Ltd.. A move that will certainly bolster DST on the statue market front. See the press release below: 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. Here is a FAQ list that DST has released as well: 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.
  19. A Diamond Select Release! Resistance is futile! No Star Trek fan can pass up the opportunity to own the ultimate Borg action figure! This 7-inch, fully poseable action figure is based on the Borg's appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and includes multiple interchangeable parts, including human and Klingon heads, various eyepieces, different tool arms and a removable vest. You can create dozens of different configurations and build an army of Borg! With a full 16 points of articulation, this figure comes packaged in display-ready Select figure packaging with side-panel artwork. Sculpted by Patrick Piggott! Look for this to be released in February 2019.
  20. Shown below are images from the 2018 New York Comic Con Diamond Select Toys. Among other things shown are their latest Star Trek, Kingdom Hearts and Ghostbusters Select offerings as well as a wide assortment of statues.
  21. For 22 years, the world of Castlevania has enthralled video game enthusiasts with its adventure-oriented take on the Dracula mythos. Then, in 2017, an animated series based on that world debuted on Netflix, receiving an overwhelmingly positive reception from old and new fans alike. With a second season bowing on October 26, Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, LLC, is honored to have been selected as the master toy licensee for the series, with multiple collectible lines planned. Beginning in 2019, DST will offer products in a number of different categories, including Select action figures, Gallery PVC dioramas, Vinimates vinyl figures, Minimates mini-figures, resin statues and more. Products will be offered at multiple major retail chains, as well as through independent comic book shops via Diamond Comic Distributors. “The Castlevania franchise has a rich, deep history, and the new animated series takes all of it to a new, vibrant, visually superb level,” said Diamond Select Toys president Chuck Terceira. “I’m personally a fan of the show, and I can’t wait to help execute some of its amazing character designs in 3-D.” Based on the game Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, the Netflix series follows Trevor Belmont as he and other vampire hunters defend the nation of Wallachia from the demonic forces of a vengeful Count Dracula. he Castlevania. It was written by Warren Ellis, writer of a number of acclaimed comic books, including Transmetropolitan, Planetary, The Authority, Global Frequency, Astonishing X-Men and Red, as well as the video games Dead Space, Cold Winter and Hostile Waters. Animation for the anime-influenced series is by Powerhouse Animation Studios. Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, LLC, is a mid-sized company dedicated to creating pop-culture items for collectors of all ages. In operation since 1999, “DST” sells to major US chains, as well as independent retailers worldwide through its sister company Diamond Comic Distributors. Its product output is diverse, spanning over a dozen different collectible categories and price points; that and its broad licensing spectrum have earned the company its motto, “The Best of All Worlds.” Licensors include Disney, Universal, Fox, Warner Bros., Sony, Electronic Arts, Lionsgate, Legendary and more.
  22. A Diamond Select Toys release! How super is your Gallery? The Girl of Steel breaks into the DC Gallery line of PVC dioramas with this dynamic new sculpture of Kara Zor-El! Shattering a set of chains, Supergirl flies out of an explosion and onto your shelf in a 10-inch diorama by James Marsano based on a design by Caesar. This sculpture features detailed paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Look for this to be released in March 2019. You can pre-order this now at BigBadToyStore.com.
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