As much as we hate to think about summer coming to an end, we have to face the fact that winter is coming. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing! Winter means snowball fights, hot chocolate, and new drops from Diamond Select Toys (DST).
After teasing some of their collections earlier this year, DST has rolled out the red carpet for their early 2022 collectibles. The lineup has something for everyone, with toys from fandoms like Marvel, Star Wars, the Muppets, and more.
For fans of Cobra Kai, the TV-series followup to the iconic ’80s movie The Karate Kid, DST is releasing Cobra Kai Deluxe Action Figures Series 1 Asst. ($24.99). This new line of 7-inch action figures includes Johnny Lawrence, Danny La Russo, and John Kreese, each featuring more than 16 points of articulation.
In another almost-’80s throwback, DST is releasing a Muppets Sam the Eagle and Rizzo Action Figure Box Set ($29.99). These 7-inch figures have multiple points of articulation and come with a podium, spotlight, phonograph, easel, and “Sam for President” poster.
For action movie fans, DST is releasing a John Wick Gallery Cassian PVC Diorama ($49.99), which depicts Cassian running full-tilt with his weapon drawn. This 9-inch sculpture is based on Common’s appearance as Cassian in John Wick 2.
Godzilla also returns to the DST ranks with the Godzilla Vinimates Vinyl Figure 2-Packs ($19.99), pairing past Godzillas with their modern-day counterparts. There are three sets of four-inch figures to choose from, each featuring an articulated neck.
Maybe we don’t have the new Spider-Man trailer yet, but we can preorder DST’s Marvel Comic Gallery Spider-Man Lamppost PVC Diorama ($49.99) to fill the void. Spider-Man is depicted atop a lamppost in a rubble-strewn environment in this diorama, which is designed to display on its own or with others in the Marvel Comic Gallery series. Or maybe you can pair him up with DST’s Legends in 3D Green Goblin 1:2-Scale Bust ($175). This version of Spider-Man’s dangerous foe is pictured grinning on top of a smoking pumpkin bomb pedestal.
Lastly, DST is releasing four Star Wars products that are perfect for any Jedi-lover. The Star Wars A New Hope Ben Kenobi Milestones 1:6-Scale Statue ($250) shows Obi-Wan Kenobi in his Episode IV look, captured during his battle with Darth Vader. This statue of Obi-Wan is limited to 2,000 pieces. The Star Wars Mandalorian (Beskar) Jumbo Figure imagines one of the fandom’s newest heroes as a 1:6-scale, 12-inch figure. He features a blaster and a jetpack, clad in his shiny Beskar armor.
DST is also releasing two Mini Busts, featuring Darth Vader at 1:7 scale ($125) and Hope Blue Snaggletooth at 1:6 scale ($120. The 6-inch Darth Vader bust is inspired by his appearance in the Rebels animated series and is limited to 3,000 pieces. For the Web Exclusive Battle-Damaged Version, check out gentlegiantltd.com. The 5-inch Hope Blue Snaggletooth bust shows the Snivvian with his blaster drawn and is limited to 2,000 pieces. Like the Darth Vader bust, DST is releasing the Web Exclusive Holiday Edition of Hope Blue Snaggletooth — with holiday accessories — only at gentlegiantltd.com.
DST’s 2022 collectibles are available for preorder now at diamondselecttoys.com and at specialty retailers. The collectibles won’t ship until February, but the limited pieces and exclusive DST releases are sure to draw virtual crowds — Head over quick!