There’s more than meets eye in the new fall preview from Diamond Select Toys (DST)! For the first time in years, the company has new products on the way for two fan-favorite Hasbro brands: Transformers and G.I. Joe — along with Marvel, Star Wars, and more.
The preview, which DST released late last week, features 10 new items from DST and Gentle Giant. For G.I. Joe fans, there is a G.I. Joe ARAH Gallery Destro PVC Diorama ($49.99), pictured above. The arms dealer kicks off a new diorama line based on G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. This diorama measures about 10 inches tall and features Destro in an action pose, making his getaway in an underground river.
As previously mentioned, the iconic robots in disguise are part of the lineup, too, taking their newest form as 2-inch Minimate figures ($29.99). The first series includes four classic characters in their robot forms: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Starscream, and Shockwave. Each figure features multiple points of articulation, along with a metallic color scheme that mimics the original toys from the ’80s. The figures come as a set of four, packaged on a blister card with weapon accessories.
The fall lineup also features three Marvel-inspired collectibles. For the Marvel Comic Premier Collection, there is a new Black Widow Resin Statue ($175). This statue is about 11 inches tall, is limited to 3,000 pieces, and features Natasha Romanoff charging into battle. There is also a Marvel Animated X-Men Sabretooth 1/7-Scale Mini Bust ($89.99), which features the villain in his classic ’90s costume and stands about 6 inches tall. This collectible is also limited to 3,000 pieces. Finally, the latest Marvel Gallery Diorama will be a 10-inch Marvel Comic Gallery VS Dark Phoenix PVC Diorama ($49.99), featuring Dark Pheonix emerging from a flame phoenix in her classic red costume.
Heading to a galaxy far, far, away, there are three new Star Wars items on the way. First is the Star Wars: A New Hope Darth Vader 1/6 Scale Mini-Bust ($120), pictured top. This Gentle Giant release is limited to 2,500 pieces and features Vader with his cape in one hand and his lightsaber in the other. Staying with busts, there is also a Star Wars Legends in 3D TIE Pilot 1/2 Scale Bust ($175) from Gentle Giant. It stands about 10 inches tall atop a mechanical-inspired pedestal and is limited to 1,000 pieces. For fans of The Clone Wars, there is the Star Wars Clone Wars Bo Katan Premier Collection 1/7 Scale Statue ($175), which is limited to 3,000 pieces and features the Mandalorian freedom fighter taking off. The statue is also customizable, with interchangeable heads and arms.
Finally, the fall preview lineup wraps up with a 10-inch Legends in 3D Movie The Crow Eric Draven 1/2 Scale Bust ($175) , which is limited to 1,000 pieces, and a Bruce Lee Gallery Earth PVC Diorama ($49.99) that features the action star shattering a stone tablet with his feet.
To learn even more about these upcoming releases and to find a local comic book shop that will carry them, visit diamondselectoys.com.