Diamond Select Toys ( @CollectDST )to Sell Star Wars Products Under the @GentleGiantLtd Line 
April 8, 2019

Diamond Select Toys to Sell Star Wars Products Under the Gentle Giant Ltd. Line 

 

Gentle Giant Ltd. has long been known for its connection to the Star Wars brand, delivering high-quality busts, statues and action figures to collectors worldwide. Diamond Select Toys has their own connection to the brand, having created merchandise for Star Wars in the past. Now, DST will be returning to the Star Wars galaxy with the acquisition of select assets of Gentle Giant Ltd., taking over manufacturing and distribution of many of the key Star Wars product lines.

 

Beginning in Spring 2019, Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, LLC, will release previously developed and newly created busts, statues and scaled-up vintage action figures in Gentle Giant Ltd.’s Star Wars lines. All 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 Ltd.’s Star Wars collector club, the Premier Guild, will continue to operate including items available only to 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.

 

“I have been a longtime fan of Gentle Giant Ltd.’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, including Star Wars and Marvel, so expect to see the same level of quality, with the added bonus of DST’s distribution channels.”

 

Diamond Select Toys previously made Star Wars products from 2008-2012, including action figures, vinyl bust banks and bottle openers. In addition to 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.

 

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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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