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DC Collectibles Reveals New 2018 ‘DC Artist Alley’ Line At Five Points Festival

Designer super hero toys — meet street art. Announced over the weekend via an exclusive reveal at designer toy and comic convention, Five Points Festival, DC Collectibles is teaming up with some of the most talented independent artists in the industry to launch the new line, DC Artist Alley.

Inspired by the popular comic convention experience, DC Artist Alley will serve as an artist-focused vinyl statue line that merges indie design with the most iconic characters in the DC Universe. Serving up highly detailed, limited edition PVC figures, the first wave of releases will launch in 2018 and will feature a reimaging of seven classic characters – three from each artist, with more artists to follow.

“The motivation to create a line celebrating radical new artists stems from years of visiting cons and being impressed by the raw talent and artwork on display,” says Jim Fletcher, Executive Creative Director, DC Collectibles. “When we decided to launch DC Artist Alley, we approached visionaries we felt would best represent the line, while bringing their own creative signature to our classic characters.”

Designs will include illustrator Chris Uminga’s offbeat interpretations of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, Barcelonian-bred artist, Sho Murase’s stylish designs for Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and HaiNaNu “Nooligan” Saulque’s exaggerated designs on The Joker, Batman and Harley Quinn. Each figure will also be accompanied by a print showcasing its original artwork.

Funko’s Justice League Pop!s Hitting In August

A few of DC’s heroes are getting together this fall on the big screen for the debut of the Justice Leauge. The release of the movie will be accompanied by a series of Pop!s that include Batman, Aquaman, Cyborg, the Flash, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Look for these Pop!s to be available this August.

Monogram Celebrates Wonder Woman With Wide Range of Releases

Wonder Woman is set to make her solo theatrical debut and Monogram International has a full slate of products on tap to celebrate this iconic superhero.

Their collection of products includes bust banks, PVC figures, a Wonder Woman lanyard and keychains of the Wonder Woman logo, her sword, her shield and more.

Look for these products now at Hot Topic, Amazon, Entertainment Earth, your local comic store and more.

Icon Heroes Announces New Wonder Woman Products For Summer Release

The theatrical debut of Wonder Woman’s solo picture is quickly approaching and Icon Heroes has announced a trio of products to celebrate Diana’s big screen moment. All three of these products will be available this summer. Keep reading for full details.

DC Comics Wonder Woman Movie Statue
Available August 2017
MSRP: $54.99
 
Power and grace exude from this Wonder Woman Movie Statue, based off the film’s scans of actress Gal Gadot! Made of high quality polyresin, each 8″ scale statue is hand painted, individually numbered, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
 
Material: Polystone
Dimension: 8.7″ H
Approx. Weight: 1.5 lb
 
 
DC Comics Wonder Woman Movie Mini Bust
Available August 2017
MSRP: $59.99
 
From the all-new Wonder Woman movie comes this collectible mini bust, featuring an incredible likeness of actress Gal Gadot! Standing approximately 7″ tall, each mini bust is hand painted, individually numbered, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
 
Material: Polystone
Dimension: 6.11″ H
Approx. Weight: 1.5 lb
 
DC Comics Wonder Woman Movie Sword Letter Opener
Available June 2017
MSRP: $24.99
 
Based off the Wonder Woman movie prop, this letter opener is incredibly detailed from the golden hilt’s dragon heads to the blade’s Amazonian runic script. The letter opener is made of metal and measures 7″ long.
 
Material: Metal
Dimension: 7″ L
Approx: Weight: 3 oz

Funko Announces June Release for DC Heroes Action Figures

These figures made their debut at Toy Fair, but Funko’s Batman ’66 9-point of articulation action figures are set for release this June. This first series features classic Batman, Catwoman, Batgirl, King Tut, Mr. Freeze and Bookworm. There will also be a 1:6 chase Mr. Freeze to hunt down. Look for these in stores everywhere.

Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment Announce Live Action “Titans” Series for 2018 Debut

Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment today announced that executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are teaming up for the all-new live-action drama series “Titans,” which will debut in 2018. Additionally, Warner Bros. Animation’s “Young Justice: Outsiders,” the highly anticipated third season of the popular “Young Justice” series, is also ramping up for its first mission next year.

Both fan-driven series are in early stages of production and will air exclusively on a DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service in 2018. Operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group, the new digital service will deliver an immersive experience designed just for DC fans.

“Titans” follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In this action-packed series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven and many others. “Titans” is a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever.

“Titans” will be written by Akiva Goldsman (“Star Trek: Discovery,” “Underground”), Geoff Johns (President & Chief Creative Officer, DC Entertainment; “The Flash,” “Arrow”) and Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”). Goldsman, Johns, Berlanti and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”) are executive producers of the series from Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

In “Young Justice: Outsiders,” the teenage Super Heroes of the DC Universe come of age in an animated world of super-powers, Super-Villains and super secrets. In the highly anticipated new season, the team faces its greatest challenge yet as it takes on meta-human trafficking and the terrifying threat it creates for a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy. Equally praised by critics and viewers for its impressive visuals and rich storytelling, “Young Justice” reached more than 25 million unique viewers in each of its two seasons on Cartoon Network. This passionate fan support set the stage for the new third season.

Sam Register (“Teen Titans Go!,” “Justice League Action”) is executive producer of “Young Justice.” Brandon Vietti (“Batman: Under the Red Hood,” “Superman Doomsday”) and Greg Weisman (“Star Wars Rebels,” “Gargoyles”) are producers of the series, produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Emmy Award winner Phil Bourassa (“Young Justice,” “Justice League Dark,” “Teen Titans: The Judas Contract”) serves as the series’ art director.

For updates on these exciting new series and the upcoming DC digital service, visit www.DCFanUpdates.com.

Monogram Announce New DC, Marvel, Nightmare Before Christmas Bust Banks

Monogram’s collection of bust banks is set to grow with a new set of characters on the horizon. Newly announced are Harley Quinn, Batman and the Joker from DC’s cinema slate; Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Spider-Gwen and Deadpool from Marvel; and Sally from Disney’s Nightmare Before Christmas.

Look for these in stores near you.

Joëlle Jones Taking Over DC Collectibles Cover Girls Statue Line

Eisner Award nominated artist Joëlle Jones has been tapped to take over the popular DC Collectibles Cover Girls statue line. Announced today during the DC Collectibles panel at WonderCon, the fan-favorite artist for SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER and LADY KILLER will give fans and collectors her unique take on iconic DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains. Jones will first take on mischievous vixen Harley Quinn, with Supergirl, Batgirl, and Mera statues slated to follow in 2018.

Created in 2009, the DC Cover Girls line has been graced by talented artists, most recently with famed designers Adam Hughes and Stanley Lau leaving their mark through creative interpretations of the renowned characters. With an already strong presence at DC through her work on the critically acclaimed comic, SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER, Jones will lend her unique style and uncanny ability to capture energy and expression, and hail as the first female designer of the Cover Girls line.

On the difference between creating 3D designs for statues in contrast to her 2D comic art, Joëlle Jones stated, “one of my favorite things about designing sculptures is being able to capture the essence of the character in statue form. Evaluating the small nuances you appreciate in a character and using that to dictate their gestures, allows opportunities for expression you don’t necessarily get when creating a comic book.”

Inspired by the powerful women of the DC Universe, Cover Girls has been a long-running line for DC Collectibles, with dynamic depictions of the most famous superheroines and supervillains in the form of premium 9” statues.

Get a first-look at how Joëlle plans to put her spin on the fierce female characters, as she sits down for an exclusive interview with DC’s premier entertainment show, DC All Access.

 

Coming Soon from Funko – 3 3/4″ Batmobile, More Batman ’66 Pop!s

Slide down into your Batcave and settle in for the latest Batman ’66 releases from the Bat-tastic folks at Funko. 

In support of their new 3 3/4″ line of classic Batman action figures comes the Batmobile with Batman and Robin. This 11″ Batmobile is Funko’s first vehicle with rolling wheels. The Batman and Robin figures each feature 9 points of articulation (elbows, shoulders, knees, hips, neck).  The Batmobile which figures is expected in May. AwesomeToyBlog sponsor EntertainmentEarth has it available for pre-order here.

Also coming in May are additional Batman ’66 Pop!s. Characters included in this upcoming series are The Riddler (with a 1:6 chase variant featuring his question mark suit and bowler), The Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Batgirl and King Tut.  See these below,

Cryptozoic Will Offer Collectibles and Games at WonderCon 2017

Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, today announced that it will sell collectibles and selected games at this year’s WonderCon, which will be held March 31-April 2 in Anaheim, California. The annual convention features exhibitors and retailers from the comic book, film, and TV industries, attracting thousands of fans each year. Cryptozoic will be at Booth #1461 of the Anaheim Convention Center offering several products for purchase, including:

  • DC Bombshells Vinyl Figures — Based on the highly popular DC Bombshells line of comics and collectibles that place female superheroes at the center of World War II, these 7-inch vinyl figures of Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, and Catwoman each come packaged in display-worthy window boxes that show off the impressive level of detail and eye-catching attitude. Inspired by pin-ups from the 1940s, the figures were designed by Pedro Astudillo and sculpted by Anders Ehrenborg. DC Bombshells Pennants and DC Bombshells Bottle Opener Keychains will also be available.
  • Mighty Meeples — First appearing over 15 years ago, the “meeple”—short for “my people”—possesses a distinctive shape that has made it a popular choice for player pieces in a variety of tabletop games. Cryptozoic’s first Mighty Meeples releases showcase fan-favorite DC Comics characters. Mighty Meeples: DC Series 1 features thirty distinctive figures for heroes like Batman and Superman and villains such as Harley Quinn. The Mighty Meeples: DC Hall of Justice Collection resembles the Hall of Justice and holds the seven included figures. In addition, the Mighty Meeples: Ghostbusters Collection comes with Ghostbusters figures and a tin resembling their iconic vehicle, the Ecto-1.
  • Batman: The Animated Series Almost Got ’Im Card Game — In this 5-8 player social deduction game based on the classic “Almost Got ’Im” episode of Batman: The Animated Series, players become various Villains of the Caped Crusader, one of whom is secretly Batman in disguise. Participants gather cards to form poker hands that activate special abilities, as the Villain players try to find out which one of them is Batman and the Batman player tries to Subdue the Villains before they discover his or her true identity.

In addition, Cryptozoic will be giving away three different Promo Cards at its booth: DC Bombshells Trading Cards Promo Card P1 (depicting a retro-style Supergirl), The Flash Trading Cards Season 2 Promo Card P2 (showing the villainous King Shark) and Outlander Trading Cards Season 2 Promo Card P3 (showing the heroic Jamie Fraser).

DARK DAYS Ahead for DC Universe

Kicking off a massive event this summer, The New York Times best-selling writers Scott Snyder (ALL-STAR BATMAN) and James Tynion IV (DETECTIVE COMICS) collaborate with iconic artists Andy Kubert (DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE), Jim Lee (SUICIDE SQUAD) and John Romita Jr. (ALL-STAR BATMAN) for DARK DAYS: THE FORGE #1 and DARK DAYS: THE CASTING #1. 

Spearheaded by Snyder, these new stories will reveal the dark underbelly of the DC Universe. The mysteries of THE FORGE and THE CASTING will hit shelves on June 14 and July 12, respectively, and break new ground in DC’s publishing line.

“Art like this demands an epic story,” says Snyder. “DARK DAYS posits a mystery that traces all the way back to when I started on BATMAN. I’ve hinted at them over the years with Easter eggs and clues. This is a mystery that literally begins at the dawn of man and spans generations of heroes and villains and ultimately leads to huge revelations about the past, present and future of the cosmology of DC. I couldn’t be more excited for DARK DAYS. It’s the prelude to the event we’ve been developing for years.”

“We’re taking all the ethos and excitement of the work Scott and I have been doing in the Batman titles and unleashing it across the entire DC Universe,” adds Tynion IV. “The size and scope of what we’re looking to do with DARK DAYS could only be accomplished by the best of the best. Andy, Jim and John are legends. All of us on this project are pushing one another, and every concept, to the extreme.”

Visually powering this event is a master class of artists, including Kubert, Lee and Romita Jr., who will drive DC’s initiative to bring artists to the forefront of the storytelling process. Beginning with DARK DAYS, these writers and artists will collaborate to develop new ideas and characters, further enriching the DC Universe.

“Working with Scott and James on DARK DAYS is the culmination of the big ideas and endless brainstorming that came out of a recent creative summit,” explains Lee. “It was tremendous fun having peers like Andy Kubert and JRJR in with some of our top writers. Strategically, Dan and I have talked for a long time about bringing the artist back to the table in the genesis of big, epic events. The creative summit was just that, and the level of collaboration was truly invigorating and electrifying. We can’t wait to share DARK DAYS with the DC faithful…they’re in for a thrill ride!” 

DC’s Justice League Takes On The Cereal Aisle

DC Entertainment’s Custom Creative Studio + Advertising team is bringing Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League to the cereal aisle through a new partnership with General Mills featuring six Big G cereals. The new promotion features an all-star line-up of comic talent, bringing Big G characters to life dressed as members of the Justice League on the cereal box covers, including:

  • Honey Nut Cheerios’ BuzzBee as BATMAN with art by Dave Johnson
  • Lucky Charms’ Lucky the Leprechaun as GREEN LANTERN with art by Joe Quinones
  • Cocoa Puffs’ Sonny the Bird as THE FLASH with art by Karl Kerscher
  • The Trix Rabbit as SUPERMAN with art by Amanda Conner
  • Multi Grain Cheerios featuring WONDER WOMAN on the cover with art by Neal Adams
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch (available exclusively in Family Size)  featuring the Crazy Squares as AQUAMAN, CYBORG, and GREEN LANTERN with art by Tony Daniel

DC fans will want to collect all of the cereal boxes to piece together a Justice League five-part mural on the back of each box penciled by Ivan Reis with inks by Joe Prado and colors by Marcelo Maiolo. Plus, each box will include one of four original, custom comic books featuring DC’s Justice League characters. The four original, 24-page comics from DC’s Custom Creative Studio include:

  • SUPERMAN: POWER PLAY written by Tony Bedard, penciled by Jerry Ordway
  • BATMAN: DARK REFLECTIONS written by Fabian Nicieza, penciled by Rick Leonardi
  • WONDER WOMAN: TRUTH HURTS written by Ivan Cohen, penciled by June Brigman
  • AQUAMAN: ALIEN JUSTICE written by Tony Bedard, penciled by Tom Grummett

“We’re excited to bring DC’s Justice League to a broad new audience on the cereal aisle with Big G,” stated Kelly Li, DC Custom Creative + Advertising. “This is just another example of how our team can bring top notch comic talent together to tell original stories with DC characters and organically incorporate top tier brands like General Mills.”

DC’s promotion with General Mills is part of a larger, ongoing partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and is the latest innovative campaign from DC’s Custom Creative Studio, following last year’s KFC: THE COLONEL CORPS custom comic receiving critical acclaim and an Ad Age A-List & Creativity Award nomination. 

Previews Exclusive Flash Bust Now Available for Pre-Order at Comic and Specialty Shops

The Fastest Man Alive speeds into comic shops as Diamond Comic Distributors and Icon Heroes present a new PREVIEWS Exclusive (PX) Flash Bust. Fans can protect Central City with this new bust of The Flash, based on the hit CW series. This intricately detailed bust is made of high-quality resign and depicts a stunning portrait of actor Grant Gustin as The Flash in his trademark costume, featuring two large lightning bolts.

This PREVIEWS Exclusive bust is featured in the March issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. It will carry a suggested price of $59.99, and will be available in stores late July 2017.

Fans can use superhuman reflexes to pre-order their own Flash Bust at their local comic book specialty shop. To find a comic shop near you and order, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.

Bleacher Creatures Releasing DC Super Hero Girls Plush

The DC Super Hero Girls have arrived in cute, cuddly Bleacher Creatures plush form! Four DC Super Hero Girls are now available as 10-inch tall Bleacher Creatures plush figures and available at www.bleachercreatures.com.

“Bleacher Creature fanatics have been asking us for almost two years to create plush figures of the DC Super Hero Girls and we are thrilled to deliver on those requests,” says Matthew Hoffman, founder and president of Bleacher Creatures. “The DC Super Hero Girls are an obvious addition to our plush line as their fans are some of the most passionate fans out there!”

Bleacher Creatures’ Teen Titans Go! Plush Line Adds Starfire and Cyborg

Everyone’s favorite animated TV stars from Jump City are making their full squad debut in the Bleacher Creatures plush. Raven, Robin and Beast Boy made their Teen Titans Go! debut in 2016 in the Bleacher Creatures plush and now TTG! Characters Cyborg and Starfire will join them. The Teen Titans Go! Series 2 plush figures are available now at www.bleachercreatures.com.

“We’re thrilled to add Cyborg and Starfire to the Teen Titans Go! Series plush line,” says Matthew Hoffman, founder and president of Bleacher Creatures. “We believe our TeenTitans Go! Bleacher Creatures will continue to put smiles on the faces of all passionate TeenTitans Go! fans for years to come!”

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