Both Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. have long been known for delivering high-quality busts, statues, and action figures to collectors worldwide. Now, fans can get the best of both worlds, as DST finalizes the purchase of select assets of Gentle Giant, taking over manufacturing and distribution of many of the company’s key lines, including Star Wars.
Beginning on February 12, 2019, Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, LLC, has assumed responsibility for the release of many of the previously developed and newly created busts, statues, and other products of Gentle Giant Ltd.
“This is a great moment for DST,” Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc.’s owner Steve Geppi said. “The unification of many of the Gentle Giant’s licenses and built-in fanbase with DST’s sales and distribution channels is a recipe for success. Two wonderful companies uniting talents to produce the best of the best. I am confident the final product will be well received by both companies’ wonderful supporters and customers.”
“I have been a longtime fan of Gentle Giant’s products, and I am excited to continue their legacy,” DST President Chuck Terceira said. “Once we’re up and running, we plan to deliver seamless service of existing product lines, so expect to see the same level of quality, as well as some new categories created by this transition.”
In addition to resin 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. It has enjoyed relationships with a number of content producers, including Lucasfilm, Disney, Marvel, Warner Bros., Sony, CBS, Legendary, PopCap, EA, and many more.