Today our partners over at The Realm Kast are premiering their latest episode with a very special guest!
Hosts FANTiM & Yani sit down with Diamond Select Toys to discuss their statues and figures, the process behind making them, and how licensing works in the toy world! In the episode they take a deep dive into all of the important details on how specific characters and designs are chosen for figure lines and specifically ones for the Mortal Kombat franchise.
More information about Diamond Select Toys:
Diamond Select Toys (or “DST”) was founded in 1999 by sister company Diamond Comic Distributors, as a manufacturer of toys and collectibles for kids and adults of all ages. With the acquisition of Art Asylum in 2007 and Gentle Giant Ltd. in 2019, their broad range of products, licenses and talent has earned them the motto “The Best of All Worlds,” and made them one of the top suppliers to the specialty comic market.
Diamond Select toys are known for working with 2-D and 3-D artists from around the world, DST develops items in a diverse array of product categories, including Select action figures, Minimates mini-figures, electronic vehicles, vinyl banks, resin busts and statues, kitchenware and prop replicas. Their licenses are equally diverse, acquired through partnerships with Disney, Universal, Sony, CBS, Fox, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros., Marvel Comics, Toho and more.
In addition to this episode premiere we are excited to announce we are giving away exclusively to our Realm Kast listeners an electrifyingly awesome Mortal Kombat figure, provided to us by Diamond Select Toys, of Raiden the Protector of Earthrealm and everyone's favourite God of Thunder!
This figurine is based on his original appearance in Mortal Kombat from 1992 and features Raiden using his signature lighting abilities. Made of PVC, the diorama is 10 inches (15.24cm) and has detailed sculpting and paint applications. The Raiden figurine comes in a full-colour window box and is a non-articulated (static) diorama of Raiden designed by Nelson Asencio and sculpted by Salvador Gomes.
To find out more information on how to enter for your the chance to win in this giveaway, visit our episode page here where we outline all of our multiple methods of entry!
Get applying, best of luck, and thank you for supporting the Realm Kast!