Each Diamond Choose Toys and Light Big Ltd. have lengthy been recognized for delivering high-quality busts, statues and motion figures to collectors worldwide. Now, followers can get the very best of each worlds, as DST finalizes the acquisition of choose property of Light Big, taking on manufacturing and distribution of lots of the firms key strains.
Starting February 1, Diamond Choose Toys and Collectibles, LLC, will assume operations for all of Light Bigs current licenses, and launch beforehand developed and newly created busts, statues and scaled-up classic motion figures. Any in-progress and future merchandise will likely be supplied to retailers by the Previews catalog, printed by DSTs sister firm Diamond Comedian Distributors.
Light Bigs collector membership, the Premier Guild, will proceed to function, with unique objects for members and reserved entry to sure merchandise. DST has pledged to satisfy any excellent exclusives and rewards to present members, and to develop on the memberships scope going ahead.
This can be a nice second for DST, mentioned Diamond Comedian Distributors proprietor Steve Geppi. The unification of a lot of Light Bigs licenses and built-in fan base with DSTs gross sales and distribution channels is a recipe for fulfillment. Two great corporations uniting abilities to provide the very best of the very best. I’m assured the ultimate product will likely be nicely acquired by each corporations great supporters and prospects.
“It’s a nice honor for Light Big to proceed our sturdy artistic relationship with Diamond, mentioned Karl Meyer, VP of Leisure at 3D Techniques. With nice pleasure, I’m personally thrilled to have DST uphold the Light Big Ltd model and work with our artists in bringing leisure magic from the display screen to the collectors fingers.”
I’ve been a longtime fan of Light Bigs merchandise, and I’m excited to proceed their legacy, mentioned DST president Chuck Terceira. As soon as were up and working, we plan to ship seamless service of current product strains, so count on to see the identical stage of high quality, with the added bonus of DSTs broad distribution.
Along with resin busts and statues, DST produces Gallery PVC Dioramas, Choose motion figures, Minimates mini-figures, Vinimates vinyl figures, D-Formz PVC figures, prop replicas and vinyl banks.
Diamond Choose Toys & Collectibles, LLC, was shaped in 1999 by sister firm Diamond Comedian Distributors as a supply of collectibles for all ages, developed primarily for the collectors market. It has loved relationships with a variety of content material producers, together with Lucasfilm, Disney, Marvel, Warner Bros., Sony, CBS, Legendary, PopCap, EA and plenty of extra.
What’s going to change when DST takes over Big Light?
Little or no. Most merchandise already developed will transfer ahead, and new merchandise will likely be developed to comply with them. Most of the current designers, sculptors, painters and factories will proceed to be concerned. You may count on to see some new artists that DST has labored with previously begin to work on conventional Light Big Ltd. merchandise. Conference attendance will stay largely the identical, and the Premier Guild will proceed to function because it did.
Will Light Big be altering its title?
Light Big Studios will not be concerned on this acquisition and can proceed to function, performing sculpting providers for quite a lot of purchasers, together with DST. The Light Big Ltd. model will likely be becoming a member of the DST household.
Will DST take over Light Bigs licenses? Together with Star Wars?
Sure, DST will take over the vast majority of the Light Big Ltd licenses and can proceed the present strains that Light Big has began, releasing already-developed objects and growing new objects. Every license will likely be reviewed and mentioned, and we’ll replace you as quickly as potential on their standing.
What ought to followers of Light Big sit up for?
A continuation of every little thing that they know and love concerning the firm, with the addition of some new product classes, an injection of recent creative expertise, and extra methods to get the merchandise they care about.