DC Universe

GLSEN to Celebrate DC Entertainment at the 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards

 GLSEN, the leading education organization creating safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ youth, will honor DC Entertainment with the Visionary Award at the 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards. Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment and President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will accept the award at the gala on Friday, October 20th at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

DC is a leader in supporting LGBTQ content and characters. With a commitment to showcasing diverse storylines, they broke barriers in mainstream comics with characters like Batwoman as the first lesbian Super Hero as a comic lead and Alysia Yeoh as the first trans character. The comics feature numerous groundbreaking characters like Midnighter, Catwoman, Renee Montoya, and many others. In June 2016, DC along with IDW Publishing, brought together writers and artists to support victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando with “Love is Love.” And DC TV shows feature LGBTQ characters on shows like Supergirl,ArrowDC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Gotham.

“GLSEN is excited to honor DC Entertainment with the Visionary Award for their impact and innovation,” said Eliza Byard, Executive Director of GLSEN. “Superheroes hold an incredibly powerful place in our popular culture. Equally powerful is for LGBTQ youth to see themselves in our world, and DC enables just that. DC’s commitment to representing LGBTQ characters in all forms of media is both incredibly important and empowering.”

“We are honored to accept the Visionary Award at this year’s GLSEN Respect Awards,” said Diane Nelson, President, DC Entertainment and President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “At DC, we are committed to telling stories that reflect and inspire our diverse audience and we look forward to celebrating with the LGBTQ students and activists from across the country.”

DC Entertainment will join previously announced 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards Honorees Kerry WashingtonBruce Bozzi, and Zendaya.

The GLSEN Respect Awards, introduced in 2004 and held annually in Los Angeles and New York, showcase the work of students, educators, community leaders, and corporations who serve as exemplary role models and have made a significant impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Past Los Angeles honorees include Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake; Julia Roberts and Danny Moder; Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg; Bob Greenblatt; Shonda Rhimes; Matt Bomer & Simon Halls; and Kate Hudson. The GLSEN Respect Awards – Los Angeles will welcome approximately 600 guests, including outstanding youth leaders and educators from around the country, raising more than $1 million in support of GLSEN’s work.

GLSEN has led the way on LGBTQ issues in K-12 education since 1990. Through ground-breaking original research, innovative program development, student leadership and educator training, community organizing, and targeted state and federal advocacy, GLSEN has seen the impact of its work with the development of educational resources, direct engagement of youth and educators, and national programs likeGLSEN’s Day of SilenceGLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week, and GLSEN’s Ally Week.

Tickets for the Respect Awards are available now. For additional information, please visit www.glsen.org/events

New This Week from Diamond Select Toys: Batman, Gotham, Nightmare Before Christmas, Watchmen, Wonder Woman

It’s a DC-tastic week at comic shops, as Diamond Select Toys ships items from Gotham, Watchmen, Wonder Woman and Batman: The Animated Series! Plus, there’s a new assortment of Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates, but most of them could probably double as obscure members of Batman’s Rogue’s Gallery in a pinch. Read on for details and pictures, then find a store near you at comicshoplocator.com, or order online at shop.diamondselecttoys.com!

Batman The Animated Series Harley Quinn 25th Ann. Bust (Item #MAR172722, SRP: $59.99)
Batman The Animated Series Mr. Freeze Resin Bust (Item #MAR172721, SRP: $59.99)
DC Gallery New Batman Adventures Batgirl PVC Diorama (Item # FEB172601, SRP: $45.00)

A trio of new products from Batman: The Animated Series are arriving in time for the show’s 25thanniversary! First up, a special 25th anniversary edition Harley Quinn bust, to celebrate the character’s debut on the show 25 years ago! With an interchangeable head to represent her first episode, and a removable silver frame for her base, she’s the perfect anniversary present for any Harley Quinn fan! Plus, Mr. Freeze makes his debut in in the Batman bust line, based on his classic cartoon appearance, and Batgirl is back in black as a new 10-inch PVC diorama (co-starring Clayface) based on her New Batman Adventures outfit! All three sculpted by Varner Studios!

 

Gotham TV Select Series 4 Azrael Action Figure (Item #SEP168901, SRP: $24.99)
Gotham TV Select Series 4 Hugo Strange Action Figure (Item #SEP168900, SRP: $24.99)
Gotham TV Select Series 4 Mr. Freeze Action Figure
 (Item #SEP168899, SRP: $24.99)

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Gotham! The critically acclaimed action figure line based on the hit Fox TV series serves up the Wrath of the Villains, with three new 7” scale figures of Gotham’s most dangerous men! Azrael, Mr. Freeze and Professor Hugo Strange each feature up to 16 points of articulation as well as character-appropriate accessories, and each comes with an awesome diorama piece inspired by the show! Hugo Strange comes with the conditioning chair from Arkham Asylum, and Freeze and Azrael each come with part of an alleyway, with Joker grafitti and political posters! Collect them both to build the diorama! Packaged in the display-ready Select packaging with side panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!

 

Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Series 4 2-Packs Asst. (Item #APR172631, SRP: $9.99)/ea.
It’s a new series of Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates and they’re a dream come true! The cast of creepy characters expands with three new 2-packs: Snowman Jack with glow-in-the-dark Oogie Boogie, the specialty-exclusive Devil and Corpse Boy, and the also-exclusive Saxophonist with Undersea Gal! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation with fully interchangeable parts, including a removable snowman costume! Each 2-pack comes packaged on a full-color blister card.

Watchmen Vinimates Silk Spectre Vinyl Figure (Item #MAR172734, SRP: $9.99)
Watchmen Vinimates Dr. Manhattan Vinyl Figure (Item #MAR172735, SRP: $9.99)
Watchmen Vinimates Ozymandias Vinyl Figure (Item #MAR17272236, SRP: $9.99)
Wonder Woman Movie Vinimates Wonder Woman Training Gear Vinyl Figure (Item #APR172647, SRP: $9.99)

The Vinimates vinyl figure line explodes into the DC Comics cinematic universe with three more vinyl figures based on the Watchmen movie and our first-ever Vinimate based on Wonder Woman! Dr. Manhattan, Silk Spectre and Ozymandias join Nite Owl, Rorschach and the Comedian, and Diana in her training gear heralds the coming of the entire Justice League! Each 4-inch vinyl figure is sculpted in a pose straight from the movies, and each comes packaged in a full-color window box. The Watchmen Vinimates also have articulated necks.

Stop-Motion Video Introduces the Hot Wheels Justice League Character Cars

Justice League is set to hit theaters in November and La Di Da partnered with Warner Bros. and made a fun stop-motion film introducing the Hot Wheels character cars in support of the new line from Mattel.

The video features Batman and Wonder Woman (as Hot Wheels cars) assembling the Justice League with The Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman. The League then makes a getaway in the Flying Fox!  Check the video out below!

Director: Adam Blake Carver
Cinematographer: Eric Adkins
Animator: Brandon Lake
Art Direction: Lauren Shell
Scenery and Set Fabrication: Dustin Yoder, Natalie Knudsen 
Gaffer: Dustin Gardner
Electrician: Ian Raymond
VFX Supervisor: Andrew Hakim
Color: Paul Sage
Music by: Fredrik Ekstrom 
Sound Design: Hive Studios 
Special Thanks: Musa Brooker
Produced By: Adam Blake Carver & Leah McKissock
Production Company: La Di Da Films 

 

DC Collectibles Celebrates 25th Anniversaries of Harley Quinn and Batman: The Animated Series

To celebrate the 25th anniversaries of both Harley Quinn and Batman: The Animated Series, DC Collectibles has planned some special events.

In honor of Harley Quinn’s 25th anniversary, the DC Collectibles team is hosting a Live unboxing of the DC Bombshells Harley Quinn Deluxe statue tomorrowThursday 9/7 at 11:30 AM PT. The live segment can be viewed on the DC Collectibles Facebook page here.

They have also recently debuted a very cool 360 degree photo featuring many BTAS figures celebrating the 25th anniversary of the hit TV series. You can check out the fun interactive photo on the DC Collectibles Facebook Page here,

Finally, the BTAS 25th anniversary celebration continues on Tuesday, September 12 with an exclusive Live Q&A with DC Collectibles. The DC Collectibles team will be on hand to answer your questions about the line. Please see link here on how to submit questions in advance and tune in to the DC Collectibles Facebook page on Tuesday, September 12 at 4:30 PM PT for the answers.

Diamond, Medicom Offers Previews Exclusive MAFEX Dark Knight Rises Figure

The Dark Knight rises from Gotham to the shelves of your local comic book store once again with the release of Diamond Comics and Medicom’s new MAFEX Batman Ver.3.0 PREVIEWS Exclusive (PX) Figure.

This brand new and stunningly detailed figure of Christian Bale’s Caped Crusader stands at 6 ½” tall and features an all new sculpt. Insanely posable for maximum action, this Batman comes with three facial expressions, two riffles, a grapnel gun, a trusty Batarang, and multiple sets of hands to display him as you best prefer. 

This PREVIEWS Exclusive figure featured in the September issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog, and it will carry suggested retail prices of $75.99.  This Medicom figure will be available in stores late June 2018.

  • DARK KNIGHT RISES BATMAN PX MAF EX VER 3.0, $75.99 (SEP172775)

Fans are encouraged to hop into their Batmobiles and head down to their local comic book specialty shops to preorder this new figure. To find a comic shop near you and order, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.

Bluefin Offers Highly Detailed Marvel and DC Statues from Iron Studios

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, announces the opening of pre-orders for an artful collection of new releases from Iron Studios.

These latest products include an impressive array of highly-detailed, 1/10 scale statues of popular superhero characters from the Batman: Arkham Knight video game series, the recent Wonder Woman movie, and 5 combinable figures for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 that expand Iron Studios’ Battle Diorama line. The first of the new statues is set for release in November with the others scheduled to debut this December.

Each statue is hand-painted, rendered in Polystone, and presented ready for battle. The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 statues can be connected to create a kinetic diorama that will become a unique and alluring centerpiece of any fans’ personal collection.

Pre-orders are available now from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from a variety of leading online outlets. Founded in 2010, Iron Studios is headquartered in Brazil and specializes in a wide range of incredibly accurate and lifelike 1/10 scale products. For additional information on Iron Studios, please visit https://www.facebook.com/ironstudios and http://www.ironstudios.com.br/.

Batman: Arkham Knight

Height: Approx. 9 inches; MSRP: $150.00

Available November 2017!

Limited Edition hand-painted statue based on original 3D references from the action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

 

Wonder Woman

Height: Approx. 12 inches; MSRP: $179.99

Available December 2017

Based on original 3D references from the smash hit live-action movie. 1/10 scale statue is rendered in Polystone, is hand painted and also includes a diecast sword.

 

Deathstroke Batman: Arkham Knight

Height: Approx. 7.7 inches; MSRP: $109.99

Available November 2017

Based on original 3D references from the acclaimed video game. 1/10 scale statue is rendered in Polystone, is hand painted and also includes base display platform.

 

Robin Batman: Arkham Knight

Height: Approx. 7.7 inches; MSRP: $109.99

Available November 2017

Based on original 3D references from the acclaimed video game. 1/10 scale statue is rendered in Polystone, is hand painted and also includes base display platform.

 

Star-Lord Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Height: Approx. 10 inches; MSRP: $109.99

Available December 2017

Based on original 3D references from the blockbuster movie. 1/10 scale statue is rendered in Polystone and is hand painted. Statue can be combined with others in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Battle Diorama Series.

 

Drax Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Height: Approx. 13 inches; MSRP: $109.99

Available December 2017

Based on original 3D references from the blockbuster action film. 1/10 scale statue is rendered in Polystone and is hand painted. Statue can be combined with others in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Battle Diorama Series.

 

Gamora Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Height: Approx. 11.8 inches; MSRP: $109.99

Available December 2017

Based on original 3D references from the blockbuster movie. 1/10 scale statue is rendered in Polystone and is hand painted. Statue can be combined with others in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Battle Diorama Series.

 

Groot and Rocket Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Height: Approx. 6.6 inches; MSRP: $109.99

Available December 2017

Based on original 3D references from the blockbuster sci-fi movie. 1/10 scale statues are rendered in Polystone and is hand painted. Statue can be combined with others in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Battle Diorama Series.

 

Groot and Rocket vs. Obelisk Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Height: Approx. 6.6 inches; MSRP: $219.99

Available December 2017

Based on original 3D references from the blockbuster action film. 1/10 scale statue is rendered in Polystone and is hand painted. Statue can be combined with others in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Battle Diorama Series.

Eaglemoss Debuts Batman Universe Collector’s Busts

Determined to provide fans of the Dark Knight with a line of high quality, expertly sculpted busts that they won’t have to rob a bank to own, Eaglemoss Collections introduces its new line of Batman Universe Collector’s Busts. Officially authorized under license from DC Entertainment and averaging close to 5-1/2 inches in height, each of these richly detailed busts has been crafted of Polystone resin and individually hand painted to satisfy the demands of even the most diehard bat-fan.
Up until now, busts of such size, detail and quality were available to collectors only at prices out of the reach of most fans. But by subscribing to this new series at www.eaglemoss.com/dcbusts, fans can get their hands on BATMAN, the first bust in the collection, risk-free for only $4.95 with free shipping and handling. New busts will be issued monthly for the low price of only $19.95 plus $1.95 shipping and handling. As with all Eaglemoss collections, subscribers have 30 days to examine each bust and may cancel their subscription at any time.
Individual busts will also be available in line look packaging at select comic shops for just $24.95.
Based on iconic depictions of these classic characters and digitally sculpted by Eaglemoss’ expert modelers, the first five busts comprise the first phase of a planned rollout and include BATMAN, THE JOKER, HARLEY QUINN, TWO-FACE and CATWOMAN. Each also comes with a fully illustrated collector’s magazine, providing an in-depth illustrated history of the character from first appearance to present day.
Concepts for future releases will draw from more than 75 years of rich Batman Universe history across all forms of media, including comic books, video games, television, movies – even animation.

 

Coming Next Year from Diamond Select Toys

It might still be summer, but Diamond Select Toys is looking towards next year and have sent along a preview of items coming at the end of 2017 and early 2018. Keep reading for a peek at DST’s offerings which include items from Thor: Ragnarok, Kingdom Hearts, Black Panther, DC Comics, Joseph Michael Linsner, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Marvel Comics and the world of H.P. Lovecraft!

Cthulhu Vinimates Vinyl Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s 2017, and Cthulhu has a new look for a new year! “Old god” and literary superstar Cthulhu is the latest 4-inch figure to join the Vinimates vinyl figure line. With an articulated neck, he can cast his gaze at the faithful and unfaithful alike, summoning all to join his shambling host! Packaged in a full-color window box, Cthulhu is the perfect addition to your Vinimates or Cthulhu collection and will tower over your Minimates mini-figures! Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #AUG172648, SRP: $9.99)

DC Vinimates DC Comics Vinyl Figures Series 2

A Diamond Select Toys release! The heroes and villains of the DC Universe are back in the second series of comic-based DC Vinimates! Three new 4” vinyl figures – Superman, Joker and Wonder Woman – are sculpted in the block-figure style, each striking an iconic pose straight from the comics. Each Vinimate comes packaged in a full-color window box.

Superman Vinimate (Item #SEP172467, SRP: $9.99)

Joker Vinimate (Item #SEP172468, SRP: $9.99)

Wonder Woman Vinimate (Item #SEP172469, SRP: $9.99)

DC Vinimates Flash TV Vinyl Figures

A Diamond Select Toys release! The DC Vinimates line is off to a racing start as it barrels full-speed into the world of DC TV shows! This assortment of Flash characters is based on the hit CW TV show and includes 4-inch versions of Flash, Reverse Flash and Captain Cold! Sculpted in the block-figure style, each pre-posed vinyl figure comes packaged in a full-color window box.

Flash Vinyl Figure (Item # AUG172649, SRP: $9.99)

Reverse Flash Vinyl Figure (Item # AUG172650, SRP: $9.99)

Captain Cold Vinyl Figure (Item # AUG172651, SRP: $9.99)

DC Gallery Batman Beyond Batman PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! How big is your gallery? For the next entry in the hit DC Gallery PVC Diorama series, DST is leaping into the distant future of Gotham City, to capture the high-tech hero – Batman Beyond! Terry McGinnis hovers above a cloud of smoke with his wings extended and his boot-jets firing in this approximately 10” PVC sculpture. Packaged in a full-color window box, the figure and base feature detailed sculpt and paint work. Dynamically sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #SEP172471, SRP: $45.00)

DC Gallery Batman The Animated Series Robin PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Boy Wonder is joining the DC Gallery PVC line, as Batman’s first sidekick, Dick Grayson, steps to the fore in his classic red yellow and green outfit! With his bolo spinning, Robin can stand on his own or pair with the previously released Batman PVC to form a larger diorama! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this PVC sculpture features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and is in scale to all other Gallery and Femme Fatales figures. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item # AUG172647, SRP: $45.00)

Femme Fatales Gallery Sinful Suzi PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Femme Fatales are back! The Gallery PVC line returns to its pinup roots with this PVC Diorama of one of Joseph Linsner’s sexiest creations – Sinful Suzi! Holding her pitchfork, this devilish diva measures approximately 9 inches tall atop a black pedestal base. Packaged in a full-color window box, this seductive sculpture features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell! Coming soon: Dawn! (Item #SEP172472, SRP: $45.00)

Kingdom Hearts Vinimates Vinyl Figures

A Diamond Select Toys release! Kingdom Hearts is back! With the 15th anniversary in progress, and a third game on the horizon, the video-game world of Kingdom Hearts is as magical as ever! These four block-based figures take the main characters of the franchise — Sora, Donald, Mickey and Goofy — and transport them into the world of Vinimates, where each 4-inch vinyl figure has an articulated head for additional posing options! Each figure comes packaged in a full-color window box.

Sora Vinyl Figure (Item # APR178984, SRP: $9.99)

Donald Vinyl Figure (Item # APR178987, SRP: $9.99)

Mickey Vinyl Figure (Item # APR178985, SRP: $9.99)

Goofy Vinyl Figure (Item # APR178986, SRP: $9.99)

Marvel Gallery Thor: Ragnarok Movie Thor PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Let’s get ready to thunder! The God of Thunder is ready to cut loose in his newest outing, Thor; Ragnarok, and DST has captured the Odinson at his most heroic, in the newest Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama! Standing atop a rocky outcropping, this battle-ready Thor wields Mjolnir, ready to face the hordes of Hela herself. Standing approximately 10 inches tall, this PVC sculpture features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item # SEP172483, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Gallery Thor: Ragnarok Movie Hulk PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The highly anticipated Thor: Ragnarok movie is bringing us one of the most exciting Hulk looks ever, and this Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama captures him at his most enraged! Measuring approximately 12 inches tall, this sculpture of a fully armored Hulk wielding twin weapons is the must-have collectable from Thor: Ragnarok. Featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, this 9-inch scale diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box and is in scale to all other Gallery and Femme Fatales figures. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item # AUG172642, SRP: $50.00)

Marvel Gallery Thor: Ragnarok Movie Valkyrie PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Out of the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe film comes the newest big-screen Marvel character, Valkyrie! Based on her appearance in Thor: Ragnarok, this 9-inch scale PVC diorama depicts actress Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, standing on part of the Grandmaster’s planet. . Featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, this 9-inch scale diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box and is in scale to all other Gallery and Femme Fatales figures. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! PRODUCT NOT FINAL. (Item #AUG172643, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Gallery NOW! Captain America PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! How big is your Gallery? Expand your hall of heroes with the first-ever Marvel Gallery PVC of Captain America! Depicting the star-spangled Avenger in his Marvel NOW! outfit, this PVC diorama of Steve Rogers shows him charging an opponent (or an army of them) as bullets ricochet off of his vibranium shield. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this PVC figure features detailed sculpting and paint work, and is in scale to all Femme Fatales and Gallery releases. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item # AUG172640, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Gallery Silk PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! One of the Marvel Universe’s newest Spider-people is now one of the newest Marvel Gallery PVCs! Cindy Moon, the second victim of the spider that made Peter Parker Spider-Man, leaps into action as a 9-inch-scale PVC Diorama, and spinning a web on a spider-symbol base. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this PVC sculpture features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and is in scale to all other Gallery and Femme Fatales figures. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! (Item #AUG172646, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Gallery Spider-Man: Homecoming PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The first Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-film is here, and we couldn’t be happier! To celebrate, we’ve created a Marvel Gallery PVC figure of Spidey in his new duds, clinging to the side of a building in typical Spider-Man fashion. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this diorama features detailed sculpting and paint and is in scale to all other Gallery and Femme Fatales figures. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item # AUG172644, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Minimates Series 74 Greatest Stories 2-Pack Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The record-setting 74th series of Marvel Minimates is one for the ages, and it’s only available at comic shops and specialty stores! Spanning four different storylines from Marvel’s history, this assortment of four two-packs captures four of the greatest Avengers in four of their most epic battles, with four new outfits and four never-before-made opponents! From the “Surtur Saga,” Ages of Thunder Thor takes on the first-ever Surtur Minimate! From “Planet Hulk,” King Hulk takes on the first-ever Red King! From “Old Man Logan,” Logan takes on the never-made Ashley Barton Spider-Girl! And from “Secret Empire,” Agent of Hydra Captain America takes on the all-new Ironheart! Each 2” Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation, as well as fully interchangeable parts! Each 2-pack comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item # AUG172641, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Marvel Minimates Black Panther Movie Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! It came from Wakanda! The highly anticipated Marvel Studios film Marvel’s Black Panther joins the Marvel Minimates Universe with this exclusive box set! Featuring Black Panther, M’Baku, Killmonger and Shuri, this set of four 2-inch Minimates mini-figures features 14 points of articulation on each figure, as well as fully interchangeable parts. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #SEP172485, SRP: $24.99)

Marvel Premier Collection Moon Knight Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! By the blessings of Khonshu, the Moon Knight walks again! The white knight of the Marvel Universe returns in this new, approximately 12” Marvel Premier Collection statue! Depicting the Fist of Khonshu slightly battle-damaged and perched on a rooftop with Egyptian architectural details, this resin statue is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #SEP172484, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Premier Collection Spider-Man Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The ultimate Spider-Man collectible is here! This large-scale resin statue of Spider-Man depicts a classically styled wall-crawler vaulting over brickwork as his webline whips around him! Dynamically hand-sculpted by the legendary Clayburn Moore, this high-end, 12-inch-scale collectible is a must-have item for any Spider-fan! Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this statue features a hand-numbered base and comes packaged in a full-color, hand-numbered box with a certificate of authenticity. (Item # AUG172645, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Premier Collection Spider-Man Homecoming Movie Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Hey, you aren’t the Avengers! Relive the scene in Spider-Man: Homecoming when Spidey takes on a bank-robbing gang of Avengers impersonators with this approximately 12-inch statue based on the film! Featuring a screen-accurate Spider-Man standing atop an ATM and surrounded by discarded alien weaponry and superhero masks, this resin statue is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item # SEP172487, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Select Black Panther Movie Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! The king of Wakanda joins the Marvel Select action figure line! The first Marvel Studios film of 2018 takes us deeper into the world of the Black Panther, and now you can recreate the action of the movie with this 7-inch scale action figure of T’Challa! Packaged with a diorama of the movie’s Warrior Falls, this figure comes packaged in the famous Select action figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for easy shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #SEP172486, SRP: $24.99)

Superman Animated Darkseid Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Who’s the next resin bust in the Superman series? DARKSEID IS! The legendary ruler of Apokolips arrives in his animated form in advance of his Justice League film appearance, with this bust based on his appearance in classic Superman: The Animated Series episodes. Posed in an intimidating fashion atop a Metropolis architectural pedestal, this approximately 6-inch Resin bust is the perfect addition to your DC Animated Universe bust collection. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #SEP172470, SRP: $59.99)

Wonder Woman Dorbz Ridez and Second Series of Pop!s Coming This Fall

Wonder Woman is a global hit and Funko has a second wave of product on the way. 

A Dorbz Ridez is on the way of Wonder Woman on her horse. This should be available in November.

A second wave of Pop!s will be coming including Diana in her cloak, Etta Candy wielding the God-Killer and Wonder Woman’s shield and Antiope. Hot Topic will offer and exclusive Diana with ice cream.

Please note – these images are preliminary and subject to change.

DC Announces Writers Workshop Class of 2017

DC is ushering in a new class of up-and-coming comic talent with the launch of the 2017 Writers Workshop program, led once again by bestselling writer Scott Snyder. The DC Talent Development team fielded more than a thousand entries again this year, selecting the best of the best among aspiring writers.

Members of the class of 2017 participating in the 13-week program include Sanya Anwar (1001), Ryan Cady (BIG MOOSE), Joey Esposito (PAWN SHOP, CAPTAIN ULTIMATE), Robert Jeffrey (ROUTE 3, RADIO FREE AMERIKA), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (LAST SONS OF AMERICA, WARLORDS OF APPALACHIA), and Magdalene Visaggio (KIM & KIM, QUANTUM TEENS ARE GO).

“We are entering the third year of this program and I’m proud to say this year’s class is another group of top notch, aspiring talent,” stated DC’s Vice President and Executive Editor of Young Reader and Talent Development, Bobbie Chase. “It’s heartening to see past Workshop participants receive regular work at DC and I have no doubt that Scott will empower this new class to be at the forefront of writing great stories for comics.”

Writers Workshop teacher Scott Snyder added, “Teaching this workshop has been one of the real highlights of my time at DC and I can’t wait to get started again. It’s an honor and thrill to work with such inspired, and inspiring talent.”

DC’s Talent Development Workshop began with a pilot session in 2015, and since then the program has resulted in several participants receiving new assignments from DC editorial. For example, the upcoming mini-series BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL will be co-written by ’16 Writers Workshop graduate Tony Patrick, alongside his teacher, Scott Snyder, with art by the acclaimed Cully Hamner. Also, the latest edition of DC’s NEW TALENT SHOWCASE will be released in November and will feature stories from graduates of past DC Writers and Artists Workshops.

For more information visit the DC Talent Development Workshop website.

One:12 Collective Batman: Ascending Knight Now Available for Pre-Order

Every Knight has a beginning and the One:12 Collective’s Batman starts here. Batman—Ascending Knight is part of a trilogy: A beginning, a middle and an end. The Ascending Knight is Batman in his first year; designed to be contemporary but still have a first appearance feel. This is the Batman of 10 years ago, as he just began his war on crime. 
 
At the start of his crime-fighting career Bruce Wayne is still working things out, finding what works and what doesn’t. Some of his tech and gear is still a bit unfinished and raw. His Bat Suit is bulky, showing that he has not yet fine-tuned it.

Of course the design pays homage to Batman as he first appeared in Detective Comics. The shape of his cowl, the shorter gloves and the smaller symbol on his chest are all inspired by his original debut in the comics.
 
The One:12 Collective Batman—Ascending Knight features:

  • One (1) detailed Batman head portrait
  • One (1) detailed Bruce Wayne head portrait
  • A One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Hand-painted, authentic detailing
  •  Over 16cm tall
  • Seven (7) interchangeable hands including: One (1) pair of fists (L & R), One (1) pair of Batarang holding hands (L & R), One (1) pair of posing hands (L & R), One (1) grappling-hook holding hand (R)
  • Costume: Cowled Head, Spandex outfit with body armor detail, Leather-like cape, 3D chest insignia, Spiked wrist cuffs and SAP gloves, Utility belt with grapple gun holster, Highly detailed tactical boots
  • Accessories: One (1) grappling gun, One (1) closed grappling hook for grappling gun, One (1) open grappling hook for grappling gun, One (1) open grappling hook with attached rope 
    •  Six (6) Batarangs, One (1) heavy assault Batarang (Bat-brick), One (1) tranq-dart wrist crossbow, One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo, One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post
     

Each One:12 Collective Batman—Ascending Knight figure is packaged in a deluxe, collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind, there are no twist ties for easy in and out of package display.
 
This The One:12 Collective figure is available for pre-order through the Mezco Toyz website and should ship in 2018.

Funko Announces DC Bombshells Dorbz

DC Bombshells, the pin-up inspired take on DC’s wonderful women, have proven a hit with fans and this fall Funko gets in the game with a series of DC Bombshells Dorbz. This first series includes Batwoman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Batgirl and Katana. There is a black and white Harley varient and a sepia tone Wonder Woman, both with a 1:6 rarity. 

Hot Topic will be home to a number of exclusives as well, which include Black Canary, Catwoman, Supergirl, Poison Ivy and Mera. 1:6 variants of Poison Ivy (glow in the dark) and Mera (sailor outfit) are planned as well.

Check them all out below and look for the in stores this fall.

Diamond, Icon Heroes Begin to Unite the League with the New PREVIEWS Exclusive Justice League Batman Statue

Just as The Caped Crusader unites the Justice League in the upcoming film, Diamond Comic Distributors and Icon Heroes encourage you unite your own Justice League collection with the release of the new PREVIEWS Exclusive (PX) Batman Statue. Fans of the DC Comics hero will be in awe of the details put into this new Batman statue that has been expertly crafted to feature intricately texturized armor and capture the actor Ben Affleck’s likenesses.  This high-quality polystone statue stands at 6” tall, and comes with its own display platform.

This PREVIEWS Exclusive statue is featured in the August issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. The statue will carry suggested retail price of $65.00, and will be available in stores late August 2017.

  • JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE BATMAN PX STATUE (AUG172713)

Fans can hop in their Batmobiles and head to their local comic book specialty shop to pre-order their own Justice League Batman statue. To find a comic shop near you and order, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.

Funko Offers Justice League Pop! Vinyl, Dorbz, and Mystery Minis

Justice League is set to hit theaters in November and today Funko announced some of the product they’re releasing in support of the movie. 

A series of Mystery Minis is set for release in August with exclusive figures being included in the assortment for Hot Topic and GameStop.

Available Justice League Dorbz include Cyborg, Flash, Aquaman, a chase ‘casual’ Aquaman, Batman and Steppenwolf. 

Pocket Pop! keychains of Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and Batman are available.

On the Pop! front, look for a Hot Topic exclusive Mera, and Wonder Woman with Mother Box and Cyborg with Mother Box avaialble at Walmart. FYE! will be offering a Batman and Aquaman 2-pack, available in September.

Kotobukiya Offers Up Details on Justice League ArtFX+ Statues

The Justice League floodgates have opened, and our pals at Kotobukiya have sent over details of their Justice Leauge ArtFX+ statues. These statues, at a 1:10 scale, stand about 8″, have premium details and decos and include a magnetic base which keeps the statues standing tall.  

The first ArtFX+ statues being released are Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman in December 2017. The Flash and Cyborg follow in January 2018 with Aquaman hitting in February 2018.

Check them out below and look for them at all your favorite places to pick up Kotobukiya’s fine products.

© 2014 Frontier Theme