While they make a vast number of different collectibles, Diamond Select Toys is perhaps known best for their namesake line, the ‘Select’ series of figures. There are many different variations of the ‘Select’ line, with the only thing that truly remains common being phenomenally well-sculpted figures in a 7″ scale! Almost every time that Diamond Select Toys acquires a new license, it’s usually safe to say we can probably expect some fantastic new ‘Select’ figures from that brand in the near future (although sadly not always). Over the years, the ‘Select’ brand has grown to encompass many of your favorite licenses, with sub-lines in the series like ‘Marvel Select’, ‘Star Trek Select’, ‘Ghostbusters Select’ and ‘Universal Monsters Select’ just to name a few!
This year at New York Toy Fair 2016, Diamond Select Toys had quite a few ‘Select’ pieces on display, with some new figures, some previously announced figures, and some figures that were incredibly unexpected, to say the least! Today we’re taking a look at some of the coolest pieces that were on display at the Diamond Select Toys booth during New York Toy Fair 2016:
Nightmare Before Christmas Select
What’s this? What’s This? There’re new figures everywhere! From their already popular ‘Nightmare Before Christmas Select’ line, DST has revealed quite a few new figures! ‘Nightmare’ fans can look forward to adding some of their favorites to their collection later this year as with the addition of Santa Claus Jack Skellington, Dr. Finklestein, and The Mayor to the line!
In case those aren’t enough for you, we can also look forward to a few more of our figures that are sure to fill us with holiday glee and terror with Pumpkin King Jack, Santa Claus, and Lock, Shock and Barrel!
Star Trek Select
While there aren’t many announced new offerings in this line for 2016, the one that DST did reveal certainly is a doozy! You’ll soon be shouting “KHAAAAAAN!” at the top of your lungs when you enter the toy aisles, as the latest figure is none other than Khan Noonien Singh straight out of ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan’! This figure looks to be taking it to the limit with some great accessories including a captain’s chair display base and alternative arms!
Diamond Select Toys’ new ‘Muppets Select’ toyline showed up at Toy Fair in full force! We got a great look at the soon to be released Series 1 figures like Gonzo, Fozzie, Scooter, Kermit, Robin, and more! While these figures are slightly smaller (yet still in scale with other ‘Select’ figures), they are each sold in sets so that you’re definitely getting your money’s worth with each set.
Also, on display at New York Toy Fair was the all new ‘Muppets Select’ Series 2! In the new wave, we can expect even more fan favorites like Statler and Waldorf, Animal, and Bunsen with Beaker! These are due out a bit later in the year.
Another line that looks to be quickly strengthening in numbers, ‘Gotham Select’ was heavily represented at Toy Fair as well! On hand, we had figures that have already been released, as well as a few new surprises! From the already released ‘Gotham Select’ Series 2 we had both Edward Nygma and Alfred Pennyworth on site to showcase just how detailed these figures really are! The displays packed in with these figures are highly detailed and make for great display pieces.
Another figure from the already released “Gotham Select’ Series 2, Harvey Bullock! This figure really shows just how dynamic the poses you can reach are thanks to all of the well-implemented articulation. Great sculpts, fantastic articulation, fun characters, and some of the best display bases of any line on the market! There really isn’t much to dislike about this line!
All new from the streets of Gotham City, we’ve got the upcoming Mr. Zsasz! Zsasz comes with another piece of the Gotham Alleyway for his display piece. This figure is set to be a part of ‘Gotham Select’ Series 3, which hopefully is coming to stores sooner rather than later!
Two more pieces that people are going to be very excited about from ‘Gotham Select’ Series 3, Bruce Wayne and Barbara! Bruce comes packed with a large bookcase for his display piece while Barbara includes the gates of Arkham Asylum (which are sure to be highly sought after!).
While these three have been announced for a while, this is the first time we are getting a good look at them! On display at Toy Fair 2016 were Iron Man, Captain America, and The Winter Soldier, straight out of this year’s upcoming blockbuster ‘Captain America: Civil War’!
Finally, we’ve got a closer look at the fully painted and assembled Rooftop Diorama collect-and-connect playset from the ‘Ghostbusters Select’ line! This Rooftop Diorama will be comprised of twelve pieces, with most figures in the line including one of these twelve pieces so that you can complete the Diorama if you buy the entire line. This thing looks insane in the best way, we just have to hope that the line comes out fast enough to get this thing built sooner rather than later!
There’s plenty more to be seen from Diamond Select Toys this year, but if the ‘Select’ brand is any inclination of what we’ve got in store, it certainly is a great time to be a collector! Be sure to stay tuned to ScienceFiction.com all this week for all of the latest news coming out of New York Toy Fair 2016!