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January’s New Announcments from Kotobukiya: Marvel, Star Wars, DC, Resident Evil

Kotobukiya today sent over a batch of pictures of new products that are coming later this year.  Keep scrolling for full details and images of the Ikeman Red Hood statue, the Black Panther movie ArtFX statue, Defenders Luke Cage ArtFX satue, the Resident Evil Chris Redfield ArtFX, and the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Praetorian Guard ArtFX+ statues.

DC COMICS RED HOOD IKEMEN STATUE WITH BONUS PART
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!  Kotobukiya is branching out into an all new statue concept with IKEMEN. Similar to the popular Bishoujo series, this fantastic expansion is a lineup of popular characters re-designed by the famous Japanese illustrator Ricken in the Japanese Ikemen (“handsome men”) style.
Following up after the debut Nightwing is a true bad boy in the Batman Family, RED HOOD! After Dick Grayson left Bruce Wayne’s side to branch out on his own, Batman needed a new sidekick and found the young hoodlum Jason Todd to be his replacement. Todd excelled as Robin but had a violent edge, and the boy unfortunately met his end at the hands of the Joker. Even death can’t keep a good character down, and Jason returned to life and became the anti-hero known as Red Hood, who takes his place as the second Ikemen style hunk with a special first edition with bonus part!
Jason Todd has always been a rebel, and here he stands in a defiant pose just begging you to look at him. As Red Hood he wears a super cool (and intricately sculpted) costume with black boots, reinforced black trousers, an armored black shirt decorated with a red bat logo, and a brown leather jacket with red accents and silver zippers. Of course, he wouldn’t be in the Ikemen style unless his pose and outfit highlighted Jason’s slim but muscular physique, and as Red Hood stands with one leg extended and one hand behind his head he shows off his toned body. The dark hero comes with interchangeable heads so you can customize your display: a full Red Hood helmet, a bare head revealing an aloof expression on his face and his black hair with a white streak, and exclusive to this first edition a bonus head wearing a sleek red domino mask! Sculpted by the talented Naoya Muto, Red Hood stands in 1/7 scale. Add this handsome hero to your collection and be on the lookout for more upcoming Ikemen Statues from Kotobukiya like Red Robin!
srp $89.99
Available in JULY

MARVEL THE DEFENDERS SERIES LUKE CAGE ARTFX+ STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!  Kotobukiya’s Marvel Comics ARTFX+ Statues have brought you Avengers, X-Men, and most recently Spider-Man and characters from his world, but now we turn our attention to the street-level heroes of the Defenders. Next up in the quartet is the man with superhuman strength and unbreakable skin, LUKE CAGE! Born Carl Lucas, the hero first appeared in 1972 and was a prisoner convicted for a crime he did not commit. An experiment gave him his superpowers, and he set off on a literal career of heroism as a “Hero for Hire.” Luke Cage has had his big moments, even joining the Avengers and getting his own series on Netflix, and now he powers into the ARTFX+ Statue lineup in a tremendous way based on concept art by Dale Keown!

Criminals better watch out, because Luke Cage is on the case! The hero for hire stands ready to dish out justice as only he can, standing in a slight crouch with his legs spread for balance. Luke leans forward slightly and menacingly, with his arms hanging down and ready for action. The Defender is massively muscled and his superhuman physique shows through his casual white t-shirt and blue jeans which he wears with black boots and a belt with a gold “C” logo buckle. Luke also wears big golden bracelets and carries two lengths of chains that evoke the image of his costume from his days as Power Man! His clenched teeth and scowl are enough to intimidate any criminal, and he looks like he just stepped right out of a comic book. Sculpted by Junnosuke Abe (RESTORE), the master behind all of the Marvel ARTFX+ releases, Luke Cage stands 7 ½ inches tall (1/10 th scale) with magnets in his feet providing perfect stability on the included display base. Add this warrior for justice to your display and pair him with other Defenders ARTFX+ Statues Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist!

MARVEL BLACK PANTHER MOVIE BLACK PANTHER ARTFX STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!  Kotobukiya’s next elite ARTFX Statue returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and celebrates the breakout hero of 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and the star of his own upcoming blockbuster, BLACK PANTHER! A prince of the mysterious nation Wakanda, T’Challa was thrust into the spotlight when a terrorist attack killed his father and elevated him to the throne. Now he holds the dual responsibility of ruling his people as king and protecting the world as the costumed Black Panther, and it’s that hero who claws his way to you now in a glorious 1/6 scale statue representing 2018’s Black Panther film!

A hero unlike any other in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther stalks his prey across ancient Wakandan ruins and will never let his target escape. T’Challa is frozen in place as he steps lightly over the rubble, using his feline grace to move silently and quickly. Enhanced with cutting edge vibranium technology, Black Panther’s incredibly detailed black body suit combines a subtle texture with reinforced sections and decorative silver elements, not to mention wicked claws that can slice through nearly anything. The suit highlights the hero’s muscular physique and his tensed pose as he prepares for action. It also extends over Black Panther’s head with its menacing feline face plate and subtle “ear” protrusions to complete the overall look. Black Panther stands over 12 ½ inches tall (1/6th scale) atop his Wakandan jungle ruins base. Get your hands on this technologically advanced hero and star of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
srp $139.99
Available in JUNE

RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA CHRIS REDFIELD ARTFX STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!  The Resident Evil franchise has been scaring fans around the world for over 20 years, first with a long series of video games and then with other spinoff media. Kotobukiya is proud to partner with Capcom and present all new ARTFX Statues from the recently released 3D animated film Resident Evil: Vendetta, and after Leon S. Kennedy comes the other main protagonist CHRIS REDFIELD! Originally a Special Tactics and Rescue Service (STARS) officer of the Raccoon City police when he made his debut in the original Resident Evil game, Chris went on to become a Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance (BSAA) agent and in Vendetta joined fellow survivors Leon Kennedy and Rebecca Chambers in trying to take down the criminal “death merchant” Glenn Arias in New York City. Now you can take home this tough guy hero in a dynamic new 1/6 scale ARTFX Statue presentation!

Capturing the BSAA Silver Dagger captain as he appears in the opening sequence of the film, Chris stalks the battlefield peering down the scope of his M4A1 Assault Carbine, ready to take the killing shot. He is heavily armored, unlike his partner Leon, wearing heavy-duty B.O.W. combat gear consisting of armor plates, holsters, and a tactical belt over drab fatigues. Chris is covered in extra ammo and equipment like a pistol, knife, walkie talkie, and more, and on his arm is the Silver Dagger counterterrorism unit emblem patch. His pose is all business, with feet spread wide for balance as he fires his weapon two-handed. Captain Redfield stares down his target with an extremely focused expression on his face, his short-shorn hair never getting in the way of taking his shot. Sculpted by M.I.C., Chris Redfield stands nearly 11 ½ inches tall (1/6 scale) atop a specially designed Resident Evil display base resembling the villa floor from a key rescue mission, and around his feet are empty magazines, cartridges, and blood spray. Display Chris by himself or alongside his Vendetta ally Leon S. Kennedy!
srp $169.99
Available in JULY

STAR WARS ELITE PRAETORIAN GUARD 2-PACK ARTFX+ STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!  Star Wars ARTFX+ Statues bring you all of the quality and detailing that you expect from an ARTFX release in a great smaller scale perfect for collecting! The series has already brought you amazing heroes, villains, and troopers from the classic trilogy and beyond, and now you can collect characters from Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Following up after the First Order Stormtrooper Executioner is a troop builder pack of Supreme Leader Snoke’s bodyguards in the ELITE PRAETORIAN GUARD 2-PACK! In the tradition of previous robed guardians like the Senate Guard and Emperor Palpatine’s Royal Guards, the Praetorians are highly skilled fighters trained to a superhuman level. These red armored guards focus specifically on melee combat, and they utilize various weapons which they brought to bear against Kylo Ren and Rey in the latest film. The ARTFX+ Praetorian Guards are clad in their ornate bright red armor and robes and come with a dazzling array of interchangeable parts for you to customize their look and your display. The two figures come with three types of helmeted heads, two styles of arms, and no fewer than six types of melee weapons (including different weapon configurations)!

ARTFX+ Statues are fun-to- assemble pre-painted snap-fit kits that can be put together easily in seconds without glue or modeling skill. The Elite Praetorian Guards stand over 7 inches tall (1/10 th scale), and magnets in their feet provide perfect stability on the included metal display bases. Collect multiple sets to form your entire eight-man Guard force, and display them alongside other great The Last Jedi ARTFX+ Statues from Kotobukiya!
srp $139.99
Available in JULY

Landmark 1,000th Issue Features Jim Lee Cover Revealing New Costume

DC is going all-out to celebrate the one-thousandth issue of ACTION COMICS—the longest continually published comic book of its kind in history, the series that introduced Superman to the world and the title that launched the superhero genre. The Jim Lee-drawn cover features a new costume that integrates a variety of classic and new elements, including the Man of Steel’s trademark red trunks.

“ACTION COMICS #1000 represents a watershed moment in the history of not just comic books, but entertainment, literature and pop culture,” said Lee. “There’s no better way to celebrate Superman’s enduring popularity than to give him a look that combines some new accents with the most iconic feature of his classic design.”

Available at comics retailers and digitally on April 18, ACTION COMICS #1000 features the DC debut of acclaimed writer Brian Michael Bendis in a 10-page Superman story featuring art by DC publisher and celebrated artist Jim Lee. This milestone issue will also include two 15-page stories from two of DC’s current and most popular talent teams: SUPERMAN writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Pat Gleason, as well as ACTION COMICS writer and artist Dan Jurgens.

“The one-thousandth issue of ACTION COMICS is an incredible milestone in pop culture and a testament to the vision of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster,” said DC publisher Dan DiDio. “Without this book, along with Siegel and Shuster’s fertile imaginations and boundless creativity, the superhero’s place in literature may have been wildly different, if not altogether nonexistent.”

This must-have collector’s item comic book will also feature previously unpublished art from Curt Swan, whose dynamic, iconic style many consider the definitive look for the Man of Steel throughout comics’ Golden and Silver Ages. Acclaimed DC writer Marv Wolfman will script a story based on this never-before-seen content. In addition, the comic will include a collection of memorable bonus stories from some of the most celebrated names in comics and entertainment.

Contributors to this once-in-a-lifetime issue include legendary Superman movie director Richard Donner and New York Times best-selling writer Geoff Johns, with art by Olivier Coipel. Other contributing creative teams will include Paul Dini with José Luis García-López; Tom King with Clay Mann and Jordie Bellaire; Brad Meltzer with John Cassaday and Laura Martin; Louise Simonson with Jerry Ordway; Scott Snyder with Tim Sale and more to be announced. This celebratory comic book is just the beginning; this milestone will be recognized across the DC superhero line for the month of April with a series of Superman-themed variant covers and even more to come. Check out the website at www.dccomics.com or the DC YouTube channel for the latest news regarding Krypton’s last son and his elevation to pop culture icon. 

Diamond Select Toys Turns Their Attention to DC TV

Diamond Select Toys has been capturing the world of DC Comics TV shows in 3-D form for a while now, with action figures and Minimates based on Gotham and iZombie. But there have been other shows waiting in the wings: the DC TV shows on the CW – Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow – have not gotten the DST treatment… until now! This week sees the first Arrowverse products shipping from DST, with many more to come!

This week, three Vinimates vinyl figures based on The Flash ship to comic shops and online retailers, featuring the Flash, Reverse Flash and Captain Cold. Each 4-inch vinyl figure is sculpted in the block-figure style, and set in an iconic pose from the TV show. Each one comes packaged in a full-color, stackable window box featuring show artwork.

Coming this spring, two Vinimates based on Supergirl will ship to stores – Supergirl and J’onn J’onzz are available for pre-order now, through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer. After that, DST will offer a full assortment based on Arrow!

In a more realistic vein, the DC Gallery line of PVC Dioramas will incorporate 9-inch sculptures of each show’s main character. The first two, Supergirl and The Flash, are available for pre-order now, and Arrow will be up for pre-order starting next week! Get a first look at him here!

Find a comic shop at comicshoplocator.com, or order online at shop.diamondselecttoys.com!

New This Week from Diamond Select Toys: Marvel, Aliens, Batman Beyond and More

It’s a brand new year and Diamond Select Toys has a brand new batch of toys and collectibles hitting your favorite stores. This new batch includes characters from Marvel Comics, Marvel Movies, Alien: Covenant, Batman Beyond, Batman: The Animated Series, The Nightmare Before Christmas, National Lampoon’s Vacation and the world of H.P. Lovecraft. Keep reading for all the details of what’s new and find your local retailer at comicshoplocator.com.

Alien Covenant Xenomorph Vinyl Bust Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! Run! Hide! Save! If you’re planning a new life on a distant planet, there’s no better way to save up for the trip than with this new vinyl coin bank based on Alien: Covenant! The new film features an even creepier batch of xenomorphs, and this approximately 7” bust captures the creature in exquisite detail. Featuring collectible-quality paint and sculpting, this vinyl bank features a coin slot on the back, and an access door in the base, and comes packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item # JUN172644, SRP: $22.99)

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)

Batman Beyond Bruce Wayne Resin Bust
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Time to go back to the future… the future of Gotham City! Not long from now, Gotham has transformed into a high-tech town, and a high-tech Batman has risen to fight the criminal element. Bruce Wayne is retired, but he mentors the new Batman and keeps him informed on old threats when they resurface. This approximately 6-inch resin bust of Bruce Wayne depicts him as he appears in Batman Beyond, and sits on top of a pedestal base inspired by the city’s ultra-modern architecture. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item # JUL172790, SRP: $59.99)

DC Gallery Batman Animated HARDAC PVC Diorama
A Diamond Select Toys Release! There is only one Batman now! The Batman duplicate created by HARDAC, the Holographic Analytical Reciprocating DigitAl Computer, is back, and he’s looking to replace all of humanity with robots! Based on the episode “His Silicon Soul,” this 11″ PVC diorama features new sculpted details revealing the circuitry behind HARDAC’s Batman costume, and arms him with a scimitar sword from Batman’s own armory! HARDAC is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figures and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #MAR172723, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Gallery Daredevil Comic PVC Diorama
A Diamond Select Toys release! Have you started your Gallery? The Marvel Gallery line has offered characters from Marvel comics, movies and TV, but the newest character has made his mark on all three! Based on his comic book appearance, this 9” scale PVC diorama of Daredevil shows the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen leaping from a church rooftop and letting fly with one of his billy clubs. Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this figure is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figures, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Ramirez Studios! (Item #JUN172633, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Gallery Jessica Jones Netflix TV PVC Diorama
A Diamond Select Toys release! Defenders Assemble! Joining Luke Cage and Daredevil, Jessica ones is the third member of the Defenders to join the Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama line-up! Measuring approximately 11 inches tall atop a New York City-inspired diorama base, Jessica Jones wears her trademark scarf and jacket, and features the likeness of actress Krysten Ritter from the Jessica Jones Netflix TV series. She is in scale to other Marvel Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC Dioramas, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #JUL172795, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Milestones Doctor Strange Movie Resin Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! By the Vishanti! Doctor Stephen Strange has cemented his space in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and now he has teleported into the Marvel Milestones statue line! Leaping from a portal, Doctor Strange casts spells with both hands in this dynamic statue featuring detailed paintwork as well as translucent sculpted effects. This approximately 14.5” resin statue is limited to only 1,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #MAY172527, SRP: $225.00)

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 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 Select Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Movie Action Figures
A Diamond Select Toys Release! You’re welcome! The Guardians of the Galaxy have been one of the most requested additions to the Marvel Select action figure line of the past few years, and now DST is happy to announce figures of Star-Lord and Drax the Destroyer from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! Measuring approximately 7 inches tall, each figure is based on the actor’s appearance in the new film, and comes with a bonus articulated figure — Star-Lord comes with Rocket and Drax comes with baby Groot! Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!
Star-Lord with Rocket (Item #JAN172662, SRP: $24.99)
Drax with Groot (Item #JAN172663, SRP: $24.99)

Marvel Spider-Man Homecoming Movie Resin Busts
A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s almost time for Homecoming! The first Spider-Man film to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is almost here, and DST is commemorating the occasion with to resin busts based on the film! One depicts Spidey in his high-tech suit, with web wings, while the other shows him in his homemade suit. Each measures approximately 6 inches tall and sits atop a pedestal inspired by New York architecture. Each comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!
Homemade Spider-Man Suit (Item # JUL172798, SRP: $59.99)
Web-Glider Spider-Man (Item # JUL172799, SRP: $59.99)

National Lampoon’s Vacation Marty Moose Vinyl Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! Who’s the moosiest moose we know? Marty Moose! The beloved mascot of WalleyWorld, who greeted the Griswolds upon their arrival at the magical theme park, is now the latest vinyl bank to come from Diamond Select Toys! Measuring approximately 8 inches tall, Marty will help you save up for your own family vacation, with a coin slot in his back and an access door in the base. Featuring collectible-quality paint and sculpting, Marty comes packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Oluf Hartvigson! (Item #JUN172646, SRP: 22.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas Resin Busts
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Meet the Mayor of your collectible shelf! Joining Jack and Sally, these highly detailed resin busts of the Mayor and the Wolfman from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas each measure approximately 6 inches tall and sit atop detailed bases depicting the buildings of Halloween Town. Limited to only 3,000 pieces each, they each come packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Sculpted by Joe Menna!
Mayor Bust (Item #JUN172627, SRP: $59.99)
Wolfman Bust (Item #JUN172628, SRP: $59.99)

Mezco Debuts One: 12 Collective Tactical Suit Batman

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team, a Justice League, to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Revealed for the first time in Justice League, the figure showcases the never-before-seen Tactical Batsuit with visible upgrades. 
 

The One:12 Collective Tactical Suit Batman has two head portraits and a newly designed, film-accurate tactical suit. Designed for combat, the tactical suit was created to handle combat situations with super-powered adversaries, like the immortal Steppenwolf. The One:12 Collective Tactical Suit Batman also comes equipped with 2 pairs of goggles for display in up or down positions, a Parademon rifle, a trio of Batarangs, three grenades, and a grappling gun with three assorted hooks. He also includes a display base with logo and adjustable display post along with a cape clip with posing wires for dramatic displays.
 
The One:12 Collective Tactical Suit Batman figure features:
  • A One:12 Collective body 
  • Two (2) head portraits. 
  • Over 30 points of articulation
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Over 17cm tall
  • Seven (7) interchangeable hands including 
    • One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)
    • One (1) gun holding hand (R)
    • One (1) pair of fists (L & R)
    • One (1) pair of Batarang holding hands (L & R)
 Costume:
  • Sculpted cowl (affixed to head portraits)
  • Leather look cape
  • Sculpted body armor with shoulder and bicep armor, elbow pads, and thigh armor
  • Sculpted gauntlets and gloves
  • Sculpted utility belt
  • Sculpted boots
  • Fabric screen detailed undersuit
Accessories:
  • One (1) pair of goggles to be worn in up position
  • One (1) pair of goggles to be worn over eyes
  • One (1) Parademon rifle
  • Three (3) Batarangs
  • Three (3) grenades
  • One (1) grappling gun with
  • Closed hook grapple
  • Open hook grapple
  • Open hook grapple with attached rope 
  • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post
  • Cape clip with posing wires for dramatic displays
 
Each One:12 Collective Tactical Suit Batman Figure is packaged in a collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind there are no twist ties for easy in and out of package display.
 
This One:12 Collective Tactical Suit Batman Figure is available for pre-order through the Mezco Toyz website here.
 

Watch DC Artists Alley’s Chis Uminga Draw The Joker

Inspired by the popular artist alley convention experience, the new cutting-edge DC Artists Alley line from DC Collectibles merges indie design with DC’s most iconic characters. The first wave of designer vinyl figures showcases illustrator Chris Uminga’s offbeat interpretations of Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman and hits stores in June 2018. In a new clip released today by DC Collectibles, Uminga discusses his unique “creepy-meets-cute” art style as he draws one of his all-time favorite DC Characters, The Joker.

Following the first set of figures by Uminga, other DC Artists Alley waves debuting in 2018 include Barcelonian-bred artist, Sho Murase’s stylish designs for Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and HaiNaNu “Nooligan” Saulque’s exaggerated designs of The Joker, Batman and Harley Quinn. All waves are currently available for pre-order. Visit dccollectibles.com for purchase information.

About Chris Uminga:Christopher Uminga is a Connecticut based painter and illustrator. Chris has spent the last ten years developing a unique style that blends together creepy and cute. You can find the influences of classic movies, Saturday morning cartoons,  graffiti and low brow/outsider art in his work.

Mezco’s One:12 Collective Joker Now Available for Pre-Order

Since his appearance in Batman #1, the Clown Prince Of Crime has been considered not only Batman’s most lethal foe, but one of the greatest villain archetypes of all time.

The MDX Joker Figure features five uniquely expressive head portraits, including one with a sculpted hat. He is regally decked out in a newly tailored thee-piece pinstripe with a removable trench coat. The figure also comes equipped with a full complement of weapons including a classic dynamite with timer style bomb, sub-machine gun, 45 caliber gun, a knife, a folding straight razor, a crowbar, and a set of “chattering” teeth. He also includes a display base with logo and adjustable display post.

The One:12 Collective Exclusive Deluxe The Joker figure features:

  • A One:12 Collective body accurately depicting the character’s slender physical build.
  • Five (5) head portraits.
  • Over 30 points of articulation
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Over 17cm tall
  • Seven (7) interchangeable hands including
    • One (1) crowbar/knife holding hand (R)
    • One (1) switchblade holding hand (L)
    • One (1) card holding hand (R)
    • One (1) posing hand (L)
    • One (1) gun holding hand (R)
    • One (1) pair of fists (L & R)

Costume:

  • Sculpted hat (affixed to head portrait)
  • Removable cloth trench coat
  • Cloth formal pinstripe suit
  • Sculpted gloves
  • Sculpted bat-symbol socks
  • Sculpted shoes

Accessories:
· One (1) crowbar
· One (1) folding straight-razor
· One (1) classic dynamite with timer style bomb
· One (1) sub-machine gun with two (2) removable magazines
· One (1) .45 caliber gun with two (2) removable magazines
· One (1) knife
· One (1) set of “chattering” teeth
· One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo

  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

Each One:12 Collective MDX Deluxe Edition Joker Figure is packaged in a collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind there are no twist ties for easy in and out of package display.

This One:12 Collective MDX Deluxe Edition Joker Figure is exclusively available for pre-order through the Mezco Toyz website.

DC Collectibles Announce July 2018 Line-Up

DC Collectibles’ electrifying July 2018 lineup will include a stunning DCTV 12-inch statue starring Jefferson Pearce as Black Lighting. The statue is based on the character appearance in the highly anticipated CW show and showcases actor Cress Williams’ likeness. Black Lightning is the latest character to join DC Collectibles bestselling DCTV statue line which already includes figures from hit DC shows The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and Gotham.

DC Collectibles will also debut a Two-Face Coin prop replica as part of its DC Gallery line of collectibles. The new line brings to life the most iconic prop and accessories sported by DC’s most popular characters in three-dimensional form. The new Two-Face coin will follow the recently announced Joker Cane replica that hits stores in June 2018 and the already released Wonder Woman Bracelet With Lasso and Tiara set and Bat-signal.

See below for the full lineup of DC Collectibles’ July 2018 releases.

DCTV: BLACK LIGHTNING STATUE

  • Sculpted by Alterton
  • Size: 12.42’’ tall
  • MSRP: $130.00

DC GALLERY: TWO-FACE COIN PROP

  • Sculpted by Steve Kiwus
  • Size: 1.8’’ wide
  • MSRP: $30.00

DC ESSENTIALS: BATMAN, DEATHSTROKE, THE FLASH AND REVERSE-FLASH ACTION FIGURES

  • Size: 1:11 scale/ Average height 6.75”
  • MSRP: $26.00

DC BOMBSHELLS: WONDER WOMAN DELUXE STATUE

  • Designed by Ant Lucia
  • Sculpted by Chris Dahlberg
  • Size: 17.58’’ tall
  • MSRP: $200.00

GOTHAM CITY GARAGE: SUPERGIRL STATUE

  • Tattoo designed by Katherine Brannock
  • Sculpted by James Marsano
  • Size: 13.9’’ tall
  • MSRP $125.00

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE BATMAN BY BECKY CLOONAN

  • Designed by Becky Cloonan
  • Sculpted by Irene Matar
  • Size: 9.38’’ tall
  • MSRP: $80.00

One:12 Collective Justice League Aquaman Figure Now Available for Pre-Order

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
 

The One:12 Collective Justice League Aquaman figure features a film-accurate sculpt and costuming. The figure also comes equipped with his legendary trident and Mother Box, as well as a display base with logo and  adjustable display post
 

The One:12 Collective Justice League Aquaman figure features:
  • A One:12 Collective body accurately depicting the character’s physical build.
  • One (1) head portraits. 
  • Over 30 points of articulation
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Over 15cm tall
  • Eight (8) interchangeable hands including 
    • One (1) pair of swimming hands (L&R)
    • One (1) pair of fists (L&R)
    • One (1) pair of posing hands style #1  (L&R)
    • One (1) pair of holding hands  (L&R)
Costume:
  • Sculpted body armor
  • Sculpted shoulder armor
  • Sculpted wrist gauntlets
  • Sculpted thigh armor
  • Sculpted knee guards
  • Sculpted boots
  • Fabric bodysuit with screened detailing 
 Accessories:
  • One (1) trident
  • One (1) Mother box 
  • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post
Each One:12 Collective Justice League Aquaman Figure is packaged in a collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind there are no twist ties for easy in and out of package display.
 
This One:12 Collective Justice League Aquaman Figure is available for pre-order through the Mezco Toyz website
 

Cryptozoic and Warner Bros. Consumer Products Announce Release of DC Deck-Building Game: Confrontations

Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, today announced the November 29 release of DC Deck-Building Game: Confrontations. In the 2-4 player team vs. team game, each player selects a DC Super Hero (Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, or Zatanna) or DC Super-Villain (Lex Luthor, Circe, Ocean Master, or Felix Faust) and joins another player on his or her team for a clash against two opponents. The game uses Cryptozoic’s popular Cerberus Engine, which has players build up their decks with the goal of defeating one of their opponents. The new keyword “Assist” on many cards allows a player to lend some help to his or her teammate. Though standalone, the game can be combined with any of the variations of the DC Deck-Building Game to create an even larger experience.

“While best played as a 2v2, there are 2- and 3-player variant rules,” said Lead Game Designer Matt Hyra. “Players are going to love the competitive nature of trying to take down the biggest names in the DC Universe, no matter how many players are at the table.”
 
In the game, each player’s DC Super Hero or DC Super-Villain has three unique versions—when one is knocked down by the opposing team, the player replaces it with the next one, which has boosted abilities and is even more difficult to take down. In order to defeat their opponents, players have to work together, taking advantage of cards with the keyword “Assist,” which allows a card to be played during a teammate’s turn and gives that teammate all the benefits.
 
DC Deck-Building Game: Confrontations will be available at retailers nationwide November 29 for a suggested retail price of $40. 

Product Details:
  • Number of players: 2-4
  • Ages: 15+
  • Playtime: 35-75 minutes
  • Designers: Matt Hyra and Nathaniel Yamaguchi
  • Contents Summary:
    • 180 Game Cards
    • 24 Oversized DC Super Heroes and DC Super-Villains
    • 4 Turn Sequence Tokens
    • Rulebook
  • Standalone game, but can be combined with any previous DC Deck-Building Game

New This Week from Diamond Select Toys: Star-Lord, Nightwing, Iron Man and Zero

How big is your Gallery? Well, it’s a bout to get a lot bigger, as three new Gallery PVC dioramas and one Premier Collection statue are hitting comic shops this week! NIghtwing and Harley Quinn represent the DC Animated Universe, while Star-Lord reps the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Iron Man goes totally old-school in his classic armor! Read on for more details, then find a store near you to reserve your sculptural swag! 

DC Gallery Batman New Adventures Nightwing PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Robin sets off on a new adventure! As seen in the follow-up to Batman: The Animated Series, titled The New Batman Adventures, Dick Grayson has grown up and changed his look, becoming Nightwing! This PVC Diorama depicts Nightwing crouched atop a pillar, preparing to pounce on an unsuspecting thug. This approximately 12-inch PVC diorama features detailed sculpting and exacting paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. In scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figures. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #MAY172499, SRP: $45.00)

Nightmare Before Christmas Deluxe Collection Zero Figure

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The deluxe Nightmare Before Christmas doll line continues with a new accessory character! This PVC figure of Zero the Ghost Dog is in scale to the previously released Jack, Sally, Finkelstein, the Mayor and Santa Claus, and look like they came straight from the movie! Based on classic Japanese imports, Zero floats approximately 10 inches high, above a doghouse diorama atop a clear support stand. He comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #APR172632, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Gallery Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Movie Star-Lord PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Marvel Gallery line is blasting off into outer space! This new PVC dioramas captures the space-faring leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy as he appears in Vol. 2, one of the latest blockbuster entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With his jet-pack, Star-Lord measures approximately 11 inches tall, with highly detailed sculpting and paint applications. He comes packaged in a full-color window box. Gamora with Rocket available now. Drax with Groot coming soon! Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #MAY172526, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Premier Collection Classic Iron Man Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! We are go for launch! The Marvel Premier Collection line of statues continues with the armored Avenger, Iron Man! Wearing his classic suit of red-and-gold armor, this resin statue shows Iron Man posed atop a pile of crumbling debris, facing down an unseen foe or foes with repulsors at the ready. Figure stands approximately 13.75” tall including his base, and features detailed sculpting and paint work. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore! (Item #FEB172611, SRP: $150.00)

Coming in 2018 from Diamond Select Toys: Pacific Rim Uprising, Kingdom Hearts and Justice League

It’s November, which means the new Previews catalog is in comic shops! With several big blockbusters on the horizon, Diamond Select Toys is offering a dozen new items that will ship in the first half of 2018, based on new movies like Justice League and Pacific Rim: Uprising, but also venerated video games like Kingdom Hearts, timeless cartoons like Justice League and Batman Beyond, and current comics and TV shows from Marvel! Read on for details, then reserve yours at your local comic shop or favorite online retailer!

Batman Beyond Version 2 Animated Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Our first Batman Beyond bust did so well that we’re revisiting the hero in an all-new sculpt! This action-packed interpretation of Terry McGinnis, the Batman of a future Gotham City, shows him with his wings extended, preparing to hurl a Batarang! This approximately 6-inch resin bust is posed atop a building base capturing the architecture of Neo-Gotham, and is limited to an edition of only 3,000 pieces. It comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #NOV172427, SRP: $59.99)

DC Gallery Justice League Movie PVC Dioramas

A Diamond Select Toys release! How big is your gallery? The biggest DC movie so far has inspired a movie-based expansion to our DC Gallery line, starting with these five PVC Dioramas! Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash lead the charge in five dynamic sculptures, each depicting the hero prepared to charge into the fray. Sculpted in approximately 9” scale, each PVC diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! Coming soon: Wonder Woman!

Aquaman PVC Diorama (Item #NOV172421, SRP: $45.00)

Batman PVC Diorama (Item #NOV172422, SRP: $45.00)

Cyborg PVC Diorama (Item #NOV172423, SRP: $45.00)

The Flash PVC Diorama (Item #NOV172424, SRP: $45.00)

Superman PVC Diorama (Item #NOV172425, SRP: $45.00)

Justice League Animated Wonder Woman Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Complete the League! Between the Batman, Superman and Justice League lines, Diamond Select Toys has released all of the members of the original animated Justice League except one, and now it’s time for the crown jewel in the tiara! Wonder Woman completes the league with this approximately 6-inch resin bust, posed atop a section of the Justice League’s Watchtower satellite. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this bust comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #NOV172426,SRP: $59.99)

Kingdom Hearts Minimates Series 1 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! One of the most popular video game franchises of all time is joining the Minimates family! The 2-inch mini-figure line that brought fans the highly popular Nightmare Before Christmas series will jump back into the world of Disney, with three new two-packs: Sora with Donald, Mickey with Goofy, and Space Paranoids Donald with Tron! Each mini-figure features fully interchangeable parts and 14 points of articulation, as well as character-appropriate accessories, including Keyblades, identity discs and more! Each 2-pack comes packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #NOV172432, SRP: $9.99 each.)

Marvel Gallery X-23 Wolverine PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! She’s the best there is at what she does, and she gets it from her dad’s side! The all-new Wolverine (formerly X-23, now just Laura Kinney) is the newest entry in the Marvel Gallery line of PVC Dioramas. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this detailed sculpture is made of high-quality PVC, and features collectible-quality paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box.

Sculpted by Sam Greenwell! (Item #NOV172443, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Minimates Series 75 Defenders Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Marvel Minimates line has reached its 75th assortment! That’s 15 years of mini-figures, each assortment featuring characters and costumes available exclusively at comic book shops! While DST has made nearly 400 different Marvel characters over the years, for the landmark Series 75 DST chose to revisit the street-level world of the Defenders, whose comic relaunch recently topped the sales charts. The team’s new costumes highlight this assortment, which pairs Luke Cage with Iron Fist, Daredevil with Ghost Rider (the first Robbie Reyes Minimate!), Punisher with Moon Knight, and Jessica Jones with the Purple Man (his first comic-style Minimate!). Plus, this series features the first-ever Minimates build-a-figure! Collect all four sets to build a full-sized Minimate of SHIELD agent Daisy Johnson, a.k.a. Quake! Each 2-inch mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, and each two-pack comes in a full-color window box. (Item #NOV172445, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Marvel Gallery Netflix Iron Fist PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! He is the Immortal Iron Fist! The fourth member of the Defenders on Netflix joins the Marvel Gallery line of PVC Dioramas, completing the team of crimefighters! This approximately 9-inch sculpture depicts Danny Rand, defender of K’Un Lun, atop a New York City rooftop, brandishing his glowing fist. Made of high-grade plastic, this sculpture features collectible-quality paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #NOV172444, SRP: $45.00)

Pacific Rim Uprising Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to return to Pacific Rim! With a sequel to the fan-favorite mechs-vs.-monsters movie headed to theaters in early 2018, DST is preparing for the apocalypse with a line of action figures depicting the film’s all-new Jaeger robots! Gipsy Avenger, Saber Athena and Bracer Phoenix make up Series 1, each with a full range of articulation and each packaged in the famous Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. These specialty-exclusive versions include weapons and accessories not available at any other retailer! Don’t let the kaiju onslaught take you by surprise! Sculpted by BigShot ToyWorks! (Item #NOV172420, SRP: $24.99/ea.)

 

DC Announces Artist Workshop Class of 2017

After reviewing hundreds of submissions during a competitive review process, the DC Talent Development team has identified six aspiring artists to participate in a two-week Artist Workshop hosted at DC’s Burbank headquarters. The workshop is led by industry veterans Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson and DC Publisher Jim Lee.

Members of the 2017 class include Amancay Nahuelpan (from Chile; YOUNG TERRORISTS, CLANDESTINO, CALEXIT), Aneke (from Spain; RED SONJA, BOMBSHELLS, GOTHAM CITY GARAGE), Domo Stanton (from Baltimore; THE BIG CON JOB, PREZ), Isaac Goodhart (from New York; POSTAL), Max Raynor (from the United Kingdom; 2000 AD, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), and Priscilla Petraites (from Brazil; BRILLIANT TRASH).

“Once again we were thrilled and overwhelmed by the level of talent represented in the 2017 Artist Workshop submissions,” stated DC’s Vice President & Executive Editor, Young Reader & Talent Development, Bobbie Chase. “This year’s class represents the best up-and-coming artists in comics and they are poised to gain invaluable insight and experience through working with and learning from Jim, Klaus and Andy.”

DC’s Talent Development Workshop began in 2015 and has resulted in several participants receiving new assignments from DC editorial. The upcoming one-shot comic NEW TALENT SHOWCASE 2017 #1 will be released on November 29, and will feature stories from DC Talent Development Workshop alumni. Class of 2017 DC Writers Workshop participants were previously announced.

For more information visit the DC Talent Development Workshop website.

Advance Tickets & Exclusive Footage For “Justice League” Now Available on Fandango

Our pals at Fandango sent over the news that fans can now buy advance tickets to the upcoming “Justice League” movie starring Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Ben Affleck as Batman. To celebrate today’s tickets-on-sale date, Fandango is premiering a brand new 30-second teaser of the movie which hits theaters nationwide on Nov. 17. Get a first look at the new video here!

Also beginning today, “Justice League” ticket-buyers on Fandango will get the opportunity to receive a complimentary “Justice League” poster from Fandango FanShop, the company’s online movie merchandise marketplace. This special poster won’t be found anywhere else and is only available to Fandango VIP ticket-buyers while supplies last.

Check out the exclusive poster below.

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