Diamond Select Toys has slowly but surely been building one of the largest presences in the modern Marvel statue collecting world, with multiple new resin and PVC statues being released practically every month of 2017. DST is becoming a major player on the statue scene with their low-priced, high-quality releases–and this fall, they made an impact with three more major statues! The Marvel Gallery Civil War Black Panther, Netflix Daredevil and Punisher statues have now all been released! Let’s take a look at the finished products…
The DST booth has quickly become my favorite booth to visit at New York Toy Fair and conventions, and I’m hugely anticipating grabbing an Astral Doctor Strange statue at NYCC 2017 this week. But while I wait to see their freshest upcoming releases in person, let’s take a look at some of their statues released over the past month…
In a perfect world, I would have infinite space and infinite money and could display and buy every Marvel figure that comes out that I like. Alas, I have even less space than I have excess money, and I haven’t been able to keep up with the breakneck speed of the Diamond Select Marvel Gallery line this year.
Of these three, my favorite is definitely the Marvel Gallery Civil War Black Panther statue. I was gaga for this when it premiered at Toy Fair last winter, and the production piece looks just as good.
Because this is a movie-licensed statue, that also means that this Black Panther is a limited run, as DST’s movie licenses only last for one year. If you want Black Panther—and I’m going to have this one now myself—make sure you don’t delay too long. This will likely get expensive as soon as it’s sold out.
The only real complaint I’ve heard about this release is that Daredevil is slightly too short compared to Punisher, but I think both figures are so well-executed that most collectors will be willing to look past the slight scale issue.
All three of these Marvel Gallery PVC statues have now been released and are available online, although Daredevil and Punisher are so recently released that not all retailers have received theirs yet. The Marvel Gallery Sam Wilson Captain America is scheduled to be the next new statue shipped in the line according to the most recent DST shipping update.
Who out there has been collecting the Diamond Select Toys Marvel Gallery series, and what do you think of the pieces you’ve gotten from it so far? What do you love about these figures, and in what ways would you like to see future releases improved?