Steve Geppi's Diamond Select Toys have purchased key assets from Gentle Giant, one of the leading busts and statues manufacturers. The deal includes the manufacturing and distribution of many of Gentle Giant's licensed lines including Lucasfilm, Disney, Marvel, Warner Bros., Sony, CBS, Legendary, PopCap, and EA.
"This is a great moment for DST," said Geppi, who founded DST in 1999 out of his primary company, Diamond Comic Distributors. "The unification of many of Gentle Giant’s licenses and built-in fan base 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."
In addition to busts and statues, Gentle Giant produces Gallery PVC Dioramas, action figurres, Minimates mini-figures, Vinimates vinyl figures, D-Formz PVC figures, prop replicas and vinyl banks.
"I have been a longtime fan of Gentle Giant’s products, and I am excited to continue their legacy," said Chuck Terceira, president of Diamond Select Toys. "Once we’re up and running, we plan to deliver seamless delivery of existing product lines, so expect to see the same level of quality, as well as some new categories created by this transition."