Earlier this year, Diamond Select Toys revealed prototypes of their Kingdom Hearts figures at New York Toy Fair 2017.
Now, Diamond Select Toys have shown off improved versions of these figures at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) 2017. Last time they were shown, figures of Sora, Roxas, Axel, Mickey Mouse, Maleficent, Jafar, Iago, Abu, a Dusk Nobody, a Shadow Heartless, and a Creeper Plant Heartless were shown. This time, figures of Sora, Axel, Mickey Mouse, a Dusk Nobody, a Shadow Heartless, and a Soldier Heartless were shown. A Vinimate Sora can be seen in the back as well.
In the image, you can see some of the articulation of the figures. Not all of the figures will have the same amount of articulation, due to the size of the figures and due to how easy it is to hide the articulation in the sculpt. Expect to see 8 - 12 in the character figures, and little or none in the Heartless figures.
UPDATE 1: More detailed photos have been added of the Sora, Axel, Mickey Mouse, and the Soldier Heartless figures by Diamond Select Toys, which were featured about booth #817 at C2E2. You can view these images above.
UPDATE 2: The official Diamond Select Toys Twitter account has released an image of their Vinimates display at C2E2 2017 at their booth #817. In this display, you can see the Sora Vinimate and get a better look at him than in the previous photo. Sora can be seen on the third shelf down and to the right. View the image of the display below:
UPDATE 3: Thanks to @JayCochran on Twitter, we now have a new photo of the Sora figure and a new photo of the Mickey figure. View these images with the other images above.
UPDATE 4: New images of these figures and new information on these figures has been released. It's now known that these figures will be released in two packs which each contain three figures. The first pack will have Axel, Mickey Mouse, and a Shadow Heartless in it, while the other pack will have Sora, a Soldier Heartless, and a Dusk Nobody in it. The figures are between four and seven inches tall. They will be released Fall 2017, and both packs will be $25.00 USD. The figures are sculpted by Oluf Hartvigson, who's also done some work for one of the Star Wars lines at Sideshow Collectibles.
View the new images in the gallery below:
They can each be pre-ordered for 3,500 yen ($31.44 USD). In case you missed it, they will be released in Fall 2017.
UPDATE 7: Pre-orders for these two sets of figures are now available for the United States. Pre-order the Sora, Soldier, and Dusk pack from BigBadToyStore here, pre-order the Mickey, Axel, and Shadow pack from BigBadToyStore here, and pre-order both packs from BigBadToyStore here. You can also pre-order both packs from Entertainment Earth here. Each pack can be pre-ordered for $22.99 USD, and the double pack can be pre-ordered for $44.99 USD.
Read the product description for the single packs below:
A Diamond Select Toys release! Just in time for the 15th anniversary of the Select action figure line, one of the world's most popular video game franchises is getting the Select treatment! Based on the popular Kingdom Hearts II chapter, these action figure multi-packs include some of the franchise's most popular characters. Each figure measures between 4 and 7 inches tall and features up to 16 points of articulation, as well as character-appropriate accessories including Keyblades. Each figure set comes packaged in the display-ready Select action figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!
Read the product description for the double pack below:
A Diamond Select Toys release! Just in time for the 15th anniversary of the Select action figure line, one of the world's most popular video game franchises is getting the Select treatment! Based on the popular Kingdom Hearts II chapter, these action figure multi-packs include some of the franchise's most popular characters: Mickey Mouse comes with Axel and Shadow, and Sora comes with Dusk and a soldier. Each figure measures between 4 and 7 inches tall and features up to 16 points of articulation, as well as character-appropriate accessories including Keyblades. Each figure set comes packaged in the display-ready Select action figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!
Thanks to KHInsider for the tip!
UPDATE 8: Diamond Select Toys' Kingdom Hearts figures have been shown off at SDCC (San Diego Comic Con) 2017. The Mickey, Sora, Axel, Dusk Nobody, Shadow Heartless, and Soldier Heartless figures were shown off there, as well as new Pluto, Valor Form Sora, and Wisdom Form Sora. A Master Form Sora was announced too. The Pluto figure will be $9.99 USD at Walgreens, the Valor Form Sora will be $19.99 USD only at GameStop, the Wisdom Form Sora will be $19.99 USD only at Target, and the Master Form Sora will be $19.99 USD only at Toys "R" Us. Check out photos of the figures at SDCC 2017, provided by @churroz on Twitter, below:
UPDATE 9: Diamond Select Toys president Chuck Terceira, also known as DSTChuck, answered various fan questions about their figures and upcoming figures, which include things like Star Trek, Kill Bill, and of course, Kingdom Hearts, as a part of their Ask DST series. He has confirmed that their plan now is to have the one series out for holiday 2017, instead of the previous goal for fall 2017.
UPDATE 10: Series 1 of the Diamond Select Toys' Kingdom Hearts figures are now available to purchase at Walgreens. Walgreens also has a Mickey Mouse and Pluto pack as an exclusive. Check out images of the Series 1 figures in their store packaging, as well as a photo of the Sora figure posed in a field shown off by the official Diamond Select Toys Twitter account, below:
UPDATE 11: Diamond Select Toys have posted a few photos of the Axel figure on their Twitter account, as well as a few photos of the Sora and Dusk Nobody figures. View them in the gallery with the other photos in UPDATE 10 above.
UPDATE 12: The Kingdom Hearts figures by Diamond Select Toys were shown off at NYCC 2017 (New York Comic Con 2017). Check out tons of photos of the figures at the Diamond Select Toys booth at the convention, shared by the official Diamond Select Toys Twitter account, The Toyark, Toy News International, and Toy Hype USA, below:
UPDATE 13: The Series 1 of Kingdom Hearts figure 3-packs by Diamond Select Toys will be available in comic shops on November 1, 2017! You can locate a comic shop near you here. Take a look at the figures in their 3-pack boxes below:
UPDATE 14: A Series 2 has been announced! You can read about it here. Also, more pictures of Series 1 figures have been released, and Diamond Select Toys have stated that following the release of the Series 1 three-packs today (November 1, 2017), "more exclusive packaging and character variations coming to other retailers in the coming weeks!" You can read the full announcement here.
You can view the new pictures below:
UPDATE 15: As of November 1, 2017, you can purchase Sora Valor Form at GameStop, Sora Wisdom Form at Target, and Sora Master Form at Toys "R" Us for $19.99 USD each!
Keep an eye on this space for updates on future releases of Kingdom Hearts Select Series 1!