Gentle Giant has announced the latest addition to their Collector’s Gallery Statue line – Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy. Lifted direct from his silver-screen appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, the Star-Lord Collector’s Gallery Statue has been digitally sculpted down the most minute detail, and hand-painted by the amazing artisans of Gentle Giant Studios. Star-Lord is rocking his signature helmet, has his blaster in hand and is full of the attitude that has made him one of the notorious rogues in the galaxy. This 1:8 scale statue of Star-Lord is the 4th in our Marvel Collector’s Gallery statue line and is available for pre-order now.
This Friday, April 28th is National Superhero Day and fans of the Power Rangers have an all new shop to check out for the latest in Power Rangers branded hoodies, tees, mugs and more. Below is a selection of the products offered on shop.powerrangers.com, with prices starting as low as $20. If you’re a Power Rangers fan bookmark that site and give it a gander.
Dark Horse and HBO are proud to announce the Game of Thrones: Jon Snow – Battle of the Bastards Limited Edition Bust.
The pulse-pounding climax of the most recent HBO season of Game of Thrones, was the “Battle of the Bastards”, where Jon Snow faces off in a life-or-death struggle with evil Ramsay Bolton. This ambitious and elaborately choreographed battle served as a key moment where Jon draws his sword Longclaw and face the Bolton army.
This pre-painted bust measures 6” from base to the top of his head, plus sword extension. Edition size TBD at press time. Full-color deluxe packaging with Certificate of Authenticity. Game of Thrones: Jon Snow – Battle of the Bastards Limited Edition Bust retails at $89.99 and goes on sale August 23, 2017.
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.
Havaianas sent over some details of a new collection that launched today. This new collection is the result of a collaboration between Marvel and Havaianas which put some of the most iconic heroes of the Marvel universe on flip flops.
This limited edition collection is Marvel’s first official flip-flop collaboration and includes six unique men’s, women’s and kids’ styles. Some of pop-culture’s greatest super heroes, including Captain America, Spider-Man and Iron Man, are highlighted in bright Havaianas colorways and designs as part of the collection.
The collection can be seen both in stores and online.
Our friends at QMx sent over details of the first release in their Master Series fine art program. This first release, which commemorates the day the caped crusader first appeared on comic book stands (March 30, 1939), is the Batman: Born of Blood art print, created by pop culture illustrator Doaly.
Capturing the turmoil of the Dark Knight’s tragic origins, the limited-edition lithograph is printed on heavy, museum-grade metallic paper stock and embellished with an embossed QMx logo for authenticity and added exclusivity.
The Batman: Born of Blood art print measures 24” x 36” and is limited to a hand-numbered edition of 500. Priced at $49.95, it will be available directly from qmxonline.com and select retailers. This print will be on sale Tuesday, April 11th at 12pm PT, with rolled copies shipping during the first half of May in sturdy, acid-free tubes.
Atari®, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, and IDW Games, announced today that they have entered into a partnership to produce a line of tabletop games based on several classic Atari videogame titles. Centipede®, Asteroids®, and Missile Command® are all headed to the tabletop by way of Jon Gilmour, co-designer of Dead of Winter, and his hand-picked crew of up-and-coming co-developers.
Set to capture the feel of these classic titles, the Atari line of board games are fun, intense and fast-paced. While each game in the series will play differently from the others, they will all have you nostalgic for the days of being hunched over a CRT in a dark arcade with your eyes on the prize: top of the high-score chart.
“IDW Games has a fantastic history of bringing licensed products to market, and we’re thrilled to work out a partnership and see our classic games on the tabletop,” says Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari.
The Atari series of games will launch with Centipede in the Fall of 2017 with future titles releasing intermittently shortly after.
For future details on the Atari tabletop games, follow IDW Games on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
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.
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.
Icon Heroes has announced a new product line – DC TV mini busts and they are kicking things off with The Flash.
Last year’s release of Dynamite Entertainment’s Art of Atari® was indisputably one of the most talked-about releases of the year, collecting production and concept artwork, photos, and marketing materials from the video game pioneer. In April 2017, Dynamite will release the Atari Poster Book, curated by Art of Atari author Tim Lapetino, which collects some of the most iconic images from the golden age of gaming!
From the arcade to the living room, Atari is one of the most recognized names in the world. Since its formation in 1972, the company pioneered hundreds of now classic titles including Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, and so many more.
The artwork of Atari inspired a generation and created a bridge from the simple on-screen graphics of its early games to the imaginations of eager gamers. Now, Dynamite Entertainment proudly brings the most iconic, mind-blowing video game illustrations to posters, each one easy-to-remove and perfect for display, showcasing the tremendous talent of Atari’s greatest artists!
“I’m thrilled that we are able to make the classic artwork of Atari available to fans and art aficionados in a new form,” Lapetino says. “It’s great to be able to showcase and enjoy the amazing artwork in this larger format, and it’s what fans have been clamoring for since I began researching Atari.”
“When Dynamite released the much-anticipated Art of Atari last year, its vivid imagery of yesteryear’s console classics clearly struck up fond memories in a generation of gamers,” says Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “We’ve seen hundreds of fans on social media enthusiastically reviewing the book and, more importantly, celebrating its long-lost fantastic artwork. The Atari Poster Book will fulfill the collective desire of the Atari generation to admire this artwork in an even larger format, something they can proudly display as their favorite youthful pasttime.”
Dynamite Entertainment’s Atari Poster Book features 40 pages of incredible artwork, and will be released in June 2017 at finer comic shops and bookstores everywhere.
Bif Bang Pow!, merchandiser of first-rate collectible merchandise, today announced its plans to create a unique line of consumer products that celebrate the return of the award-winning television series TWIN PEAKS on SHOWTIME®.
Under license by CBS Consumer Products and Twin Peaks Productions, this new lineup of collectibles will offer never-before-made merchandise inspired by the show. In development now, the diverse range of products will include bobble heads, wooden figures, tin totes, stationery products, and more.
“We are fortunate to have a great, longstanding relationship with CBS Consumer Products and SHOWTIME®. So when they shared TWIN PEAKS was returning to television, we instantly knew that Bif Bang Pow! needed to bring fans the merchandise they’ve been waiting for,” commented Jason Lenzi, co-founder of Bif Bang Pow!. “I have been an obsessive fan of TWIN PEAKS since its first airing in 1990, and I’m anxious to see what’s waiting for us in that town when the show comes back in May.”
Beginning with a variety of show-inspired tin totes and a mini journal, TWIN PEAKS merchandise from Bif Bang Pow! will be available via Entertainment Earth and other fine retailers. For product releases and pre-orders updates, visit entertainmentearth.com.
Available now, fans can enjoy past episodes as well as the follow-up feature (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me), film extras, newly transferred Log Lady episode introductions, and more on Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery – the newly released compilation Blu-ray DVD from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.
The new SHOWTIME limited event series will premiere on Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at 9 PM ET/PT.
Icon Heroes announced a limited set of Star Trek statue paperweight. This set, limited to just 150, features Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock . Each statue stands approximately 7.5″ tall and is cast in resin and features hand painted details.
These are available for order now and will ship later this month.
Icon Heroes continues to deliver for fans of ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ as they’ve announced a set of holiday oraments. This set of eight (8) includes Regina, Hook, Emma, Henry, Rumplestiltskin, Belle, Prince Charming, and Snow White. Each ornament is beautifully preserved in epoxy and die cut in high grade steel. Measuring approximately 4 inches tall each, these ornaments are the perfect decor for the holidays or all year round! Packaged in a keepsake box, this set is limited to just 350 pieces.
Preorders are available for $49.99 plus shipping and handling, and you can find them here.
Icon Heroes has announced a new entry into their growing line of DC TV universe statue paperweights – Deathstroke. Oliver Queen’s mentor turned rival, Slade Wilson, is ready for battle in his Deathstroke outfit. This 8″ scale polystone statue paperweight is hand painted, individually numbered, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity. With an SRP of $50 this statue will be available early next year.