DC Universe

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!”

Kick Off Your Friday Night With a Double Unboxing On DC Collectible’s Facebook Page

In the event you’ve not kicked off your weekend with new toys, the fine folks at DC Collectibles are doing you a solid with a double unboxing on their facebook page. Watch as they pop open the upcoming Batman: The Animated Series Batman Expressions Pack (Mad Batman! Happy Batman! Other Batmen!) and the DC Rebirth: Justice League of America Action Figure 7-Pack. 

You can see the video here.

Icon Heroes Announce New DC TV Minibust Line – Flash Up First

Icon Heroes has announced a new product line – DC TV mini busts and they are kicking things off with The Flash. 

Based on the hit CW show THE FLASH, this hand painted, individually numbered mini bust stands approximately 7.25 inches tall and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.  Moving at super speed, THE FLASH is depicted here harnessing his energy in the form of lightning bolts against his enemies. The Flash has an SRP of $59.99 and will be available in June 2017.

Toy Fair 2017 – DC Collectibles

Over the past few years, DC Collectibles has become a favorite stop during SDCC and Toy Fair. This year’s New York Toy Fair offerings did not disappoint with an impressive selection of toys and collectibles across DC’s comic, film and television slate.

While you can see their entire offerings in the gallery below, stand out items include: the Joker expression back, the black & white Nightwing statue, an amazing Batman: The Animated Series Batcave playset and the entire Wonder Woman display of products for the movie and the 75th anniversary.

See them all in the gallery below!

Toy Fair 2017 – Mattel

Mattel hosted a special collector’s event at toy fair this evening, showcasing their latest Halo, WWE, DC Multiverse, DC Superhero Girls, Minecraft and Teen Titans product.

Of particularly interest was new product from the upcoming Wonder Woman film with both the action figures (with build-an-Ares) and Wonder Woman dolls on display. The Wonder Woman figures look fantastic.

See them, and everything else from the Collector’s showcase, in the gallery below.

Diamond Select Toys Previews 2017 New York Toy Fair Offerings

Diamond Select Toys has spilled the beans on many of the products that will be making their debut at the New York Toy Fair later this week. See below for this preview including a ton of new items from existing product lines and new licenses Dark Tower, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. They promise this is just the tip of the iceberg, so stay tuned for more news form New York Toy Fair.

Back to the Future

One of DST’s most venerable licenses meets its newest brand when DST expands their Vinimates vinyl figure line to include Marty McFly and Doc Brown! Plus, they’re also bringing back their sold-out Electronic Hover Time Machine from Back to the Future II!

Back to the Future 2 Hover Time Machine Electronic Vehicle (Item # FEB172621, SRP: $59.99)

Back to the Future Vinimates Doc Brown Vinyl Figure (Item # FEB172602, SRP: $9.99)

Back to the Future Vinimates Marty McFly Vinyl Figure (Item # FEB172603, SRP: $9.99)

Batman Classic TV Series

The epic bust series based on the original Gotham-based TV series continues with another classic villain and legendary actor from the 1960s TV show – Roddy McDowall as the Bookworm!

Batman Classic TV Series Bookworm Resin Bust (Item #JAN172651, SRP: $59.99)

Batman: The Animated Series

More busts and statues capturing the iconic 1990s animated series continue to roll out, including a bust celebrating the 25th anniversary of Harley Quinn, a full-size statue of Catwoman, and two characters are revisited in new PVC dioramas — New Adventures Batgirl and Laughing Fish Joker! Plus, the Justice League Unlimited bust series continues with Shazam!

Batman Animated Series Premier Collection Catwoman Resin Statue (Item #JAN172650, SRP: $150.00)

Batman The Animated Series Harley Quinn 25th Ann. Bust (SEE IT AT TOY FAIR, SRP: $59.99)

Batman The Animated Series Mr. Freeze Resin Bust (SEE IT AT TOY FAIR, SRP: $59.99)

Batman Animated Series Riddler Resin Bust (Item # FEB172600, SRP: $59.99

DC Gallery Batman The Animated Series HARDAC PVC Diorama (SEE IT AT TOY FAIR, SRP: $45.00)

DC Gallery Batman The Animated Series Laughing Fish Joker PVC Diorama (Item #JAN172652, SRP: $45.00)

DC Gallery New Batman Adventures Batgirl PVC Diorama (Item # FEB172601, SRP: $45.00)

Justice League Unlimited Animated Series Shazam Resin Bust (Item # JAN172653, SRP: $59.99)


The beloved golf comedy has never gotten collectible toys before now, and two more Vinimates vinyl figures are joining the line! Articulated necks allow you to customize each iconic pose!

Caddyshack Vinimates Ty Webb Vinyl Figure (Item # FEB172606, SRP: $9.99)

Caddyshack Vinimates Gopher Vinyl Figure (Item # FEB172607, SRP: $9.99)

The Dark Tower

Anticipation for the film adaptation of Stephen Kings Dark Tower is at an all-time high, and DST is tackling the new film with Vinimates vinyl figures, Minimates mini-figures and Select action figures!

Dark Tower Vinimates Gunslinger Vinyl Figure (Item # FEB172604, SRP: $9.99)

Dark Tower Vinimates Man in Black Vinyl Figure (Item # FEB172605, SRP: $9.99)

Forbidden Planet

The classic sci-fi film Forbidden Planet is now the latest Minimates 2-pack, and work has begun on a larger-scale electronic Robby!

Forbidden Planet Minimates Robby the Robot & Crewman 2-Pack (Item #JAN172655, SRP: $9.99)


All-new Ghostbusters action figures will make their debut at the show, plus a highly anticipated variant figure, and two new Vinimates vinyl figures!

Ghostbusters Marshmallow Winston Action Figure (SEE IT AT TOY FAIR, $19.99)

Ghostbusters Vinimates Slimed Egon Vinyl Figure (SEE IT AT TOY FAIR, SRP: $9.99)

Ghostbusters Vinimates Slimed Winston Vinyl Figure (SEE IT AT TOY FAIR, SRP: $9.99)

The Iron Giant

The heartwarming tale of a boy and his giant robot is now the newest set of Minimates mini-figures! This 2-pack includes fully poseable 2” mini-figures of young boy Hogarth Hughes and the alien automaton he grows to love, with even more Iron Giant merch in the works!

Iron Giant Minimates Iron Giant and Hogarth 2-Pack (SEE IT AT TOY FAIR, SRP: $9.99)

Marvel Comics, Movies and Television

The Marvel Gallery OVC Diorama line is one of DST’s most popular launches in years, and the response has been phenomenal. Five new PVCs were recently revealed, with more scheduled to be on display at the show. New Marvel Select figures from Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios films and Marvel television will be on display, as well as new Minimates mini-figures, and Milestones and Premier Collection collectible statues!

Marvel Gallery Classic Iron Man PVC Diorama (Item #JAN172648, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Gallery Ironheart PVC Diorama (Item #TBD, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Gallery Jean Grey PVC Diorama (Item # FEB172612, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Gallery Luke Cage Netflix TV Series PVC Diorama (Item #JAN172647, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Gallery Old Man Logan PVC Diorama (Item #OCT160011, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Gallery Punisher Netflix TV PVC Diorama (SEE IT AT TOY FAIR, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Milestones Armored Thor Resin Statue (Item #JAN172646, SRP: $225.00)

Marvel Milestones Civil War Movie Iron Man Resin Statue (SEE IT AT TOY FAIR, SRP: $199.99)

Marvel Minimates Series 73 Spider-Man Homecoming Movie Asst. (Item #JAN172661, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Marvel Premier Collection Classic Iron Man Resin Statue (Item # FEB172611, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Premier Collection Wolverine Resin Statue (SEE IT AT TOY FAIR, $150.00)

Marvel Select Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Movie Drax Action Figure (Item #JAN172662, SRP: $24.99)

Marvel Select Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Movie Star-Lord Action Figure (Item #JAN172663, SRP: $24.99)

Marvel Select Spider-Man Homecoming Movie Action Figure (Item # FEB172613, SRP: $24.99)

The Muppets

The hit Muppets Select action figure line continues with a new assortment of America’s favorite Muppets!

Muppets Select Action Figures Series 4 Asst.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas Select action figure line continues with new assortments of characters, plus new Vinimates vinyl figures and Minimates mini-figures!

Nightmare Before Christmas Vinimates Pumpkin King Vinyl Figure (SEE IT AT TOY FAIR, SRP: $9.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas Vinimates Santa Claus Vinyl Figure (SEE IT AT TOY FAIR, SRP: $9.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas Vinimates Zero Vinyl Figure (SEE IT AT TOY FAIR, SRP: $9.99)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

This year, pirates are back, savvy? Based on the highly anticipated new film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, new assortments of Minimates mini-figures, Vinimates vinyl figures, Select action figures and Gallery PVCs capture all of the heroes and villains of the movie!

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Minimates 2-Pack Asst. (Item # FEB172623, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Vinimates Jack Sparrow Vinyl Figure (Item # FEB172608, SRP: $9.99)

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Vinimates Barbossa Vinyl Figure (Item # FEB172609, SRP: $9.99)

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Vinimates Salazar Vinyl Figure (Item #FEB172610, SRP: $9.99)


The hunt is back on! The epic fourth series of Predator Minimates is based on films from across the popular movie franchise, including Predator, Predator 2 and Predators!

Predator Minimates Series 4 2-Packs Asst. (Item # FEB172624, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Watchmen Movie Minimates Box Set

We still may not know who watches the Watchmen, but now fans of the epic superhero film can watch the Watchmen join their Minimates mini-figure collection! Plus, three more Vinimates vinyl figures!

Watchmen Movie Minimates Box Set (Item # FEB172622, SRP: $24.99)

Watchmen Vinimates Silk Spectre Vinyl Figure (SEE IT AT TOY FAIR, SRP: $9.99)

Watchmen Vinimates Dr. Manhattan Vinyl Figure (SEE IT AT TOY FAIR, SRP: $9.99)

Watchmen Vinimates Ozymandias Vinyl Figure (SEE IT AT TOY FAIR, SRP: $9.99)

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