Just earlier today Diamond Select Toys has revealed that they’ll be releasing Select Star Wars figures exclusively at Disney Parks and Disney Stores. If you’ve been on social media the last few weeks you know that these figures were leaked on social media before DST officially revealed. I am very happy that DST has officially revealed the figures now and I am very happy that they have plans to release more.
I’m a big fan of Diamond Select Toys and I’m ecstatic that they are releasing their own line of 7″ Star Wars figures as I’m a big fan of Star Wars as well and it doesn’t hurt to have more Star Wars figures in different scales. Also, I really loved Diamond Select Toys’ previous foray into releasing Star Wars figures the sadly short-lived 18″ Ultimate Star Wars line.
I think that the figures of Boba Fett and Darth Maul are exceptionally well detailed and I can see why they are releasing these characters first as they are incredibly popular among fans. They also come with quite a number of accessories which is a great touch as the 6″ Black Series figures don’t really come with enough in some cases (though I still love the line) so this makes them stand apart from the Black Series ones aside from the scale difference and the slightly higher price point. I would be very interested and curious to see what other characters they’ll release in this line andd if they are any good as Boba Fett and Darth Maul I’ll definitely pick them up!
I personally would absolutely love to get these figures but I’ve been looking at the Disney Store UK site and they don’t have them advertised on there at all. Also, there are not many Disney Stores here in the UK so these figures are already difficult for me to get hold of and I have no idea when these figures will be available here in the UK. I hope that we’ll be able to get them soon as I would love to add these to my collection.
Here’s the official press release from Diamond Select Toys.
The Disney Store Launches New Star Wars Select 7-Inch Action Figure Line
For years, fans of Star Wars have asked for a line of 7-inch-scale Star Wars action figures, both for the added detail and the compatibility with other toy lines. The Disney Store has heard the demand, and has launched a new line of Star Wars Select action figures, made by Diamond Select Toys for the Disney Store!
The line kicks off on October 23 with two releases, Boba Fett and Darth Maul. Each figure stands approximately 7 inches tall with 16 points of articulation, and each comes with multiple interchangeable parts and effects.
Boba Fett, the galaxy’s most famous bounty hunter, is packed with accessories, including a blaster, blast effect, flamethrower effect, twin jet thruster effects, and alternate hands. Darth Maul, one of history’s deadliest Sith Lords, wields a twin-bladed lightsaber with removable blades, twirling blades, and a removable connector peg for double lightsaber action, and also includes alternate hands and a deflecting laser effect.
Both figures come packaged in the famous, display-ready Select action figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference.
Darth Maul and Boba Fett will go up for orders on shopdisney.com on October 23 and will be available in physical stores and Disney park locations on or around that date.