Diamond Select - Brand Review
In the vast world of pop-culture, one of the many factors that affects buyers is the brand that creates and distributes their own merchandise; statues included. The reputation of the brand, the level of quality associated with their statues and collectibles, and even the retail prices attached to their products can make or break said brand. As time passed, multiple statue related brands have been established and they’ve managed to make a name for themselves. One such brand is Diamond Select.
A veteran brand with a wide range of collectibles with good quality prices, Diamond Select is considered as the foundation for new collectors to purchase from. When it comes to their statues however, that is where they come under scrutiny. Throughout my time as a statue collector, I’ve associated the brand’s statues as something you give to either beginners or those with a relatively tight budget. Basic looking statues, but with that occasional diamond (no pun intended) tossed into the mix. Despite having good paint application and reasonable pricing, the overall designs have given me mixed reactions over the years.
You can either have a statue that looks cool from a distance, but falls flat when observed up-close (Movie Gallery Aquaman) or an awesome looking statue that will end up selling quickly to the point that it ends up becoming extremely rare and difficult to find (Diamond Select Mortal Kombat 11 Scorpion and Movie Gallery The Flash) or even a statue with a weird design that doesn’t do the character justice to the point that it more or less ruins the statue altogether (Diamond Select Marvel Gallery Moon Knight and DC Comics Red Hood).
All of this is why I consider Diamond Select to be an entry level brand within the world of statue collecting. If you want to start collecting statues, then this brand is the best place to start from. Overall, I’d give Diamond Select a 7 out of 10.
Malta Statue Collectors
Official Columnist and Reviewer