VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, commemorates the MY LITTLE PONY animated feature film with the publication of a unique new art book, THE ART OF MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE.
Now available, THE ART OF MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE is a deluxe hardcover edition filled with concept material, production stills, sketches, and more from the film. Under license from Hasbro, Inc., the book carries a print MSRP of $39.99 U.S. / $53.99 CAN, and is available digitally with an MSRP of $19.99 via VIZ.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Lionsgate is set to release MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE in theaters in the United States on October 6, 2017.
Explore the making of Hasbro’s MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE with exclusive behind-the-scenes material from the creators of the film. This gorgeous hardcover volume includes concept sketches, notes, character designs, and pages and pages of full-color artwork accompanied by commentary from the director, screenwriter, and character designers at DHX Studios.
In MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE, a new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and face exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.
“If you’ve ever wanted to find out how MY LITTLE PONY is brought to screen, this is the book you’ve been waiting for,” says Joel Enos, Editor at VIZ Media. “Get to know insights behind the character designs, the story of the film, and see big beautiful pieces of artwork, most including special notes and interviews with the team behind the film!”
“We are thrilled to work with VIZ Media on this exciting, one-of-kind, new release. This well-designed art book has something for MY LITTLE PONY fans of all ages,” says Michael Kelly, Senior Director of Global Publishing at Hasbro.
Since its introduction by Hasbro in 1983, MY LITTLE PONY has become one of the world’s most popular brands of animation, toys, games, and related products. The 2010 animated series, MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC, rebooted the original cartoon from the mid-80s and has to-date grossed more than $1 billion worldwide (Global License!, 5/16). Season 7 of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC launched on Discovery Family in the United States on April 15th.
For additional information on THE ART OF MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE or other titles available from VIZ Media, please visit VIZ.com.
Icon Heroes has announced that their exclusive Arrow TV Black Canary Statue ($49.99) is now in stock and shipping. Based on her costume from the hit TV show, this statue is made from high quality resin, is 7″ tall and is limited to just 300 pieces. She’s available now and can be found here.
Monogram has announced their next two SDCC exclusive, both of which will be available at SDCC, booth #3645.
Beetlejuice Foam Keychain Set
Limited to 300 pieces and priced at $25 this set includes 3 foam keychains, Beetlejuice, Lydia and the Sandworm. Both Beetlejuice and Lydia are in their red wedding outfits and the Sandworm is translucent.
Supernatural Lapel Pin Set
Limited to 400 sets, this is Monogram’s first Supernatural pin set. Pins included in this set are the Devil’s Trap, the Supernatural logo, the Men of Letters Aquarian Star, an EMF reader, the Anti-possession tattoo and the Mark of Cain. This set of six lapel pins is priced at $30.
The Princess of Themyscira arrives in comic shops near you with a new collection as Diamond and Icon Heroes present three PREVIEWS Exclusive (PX) Wonder Woman Collectibles.
Fans of the film will be impressed with the intricate detail used to mold and hand-paint the 8” tall statue and 7” tall bust of Gal Gadot in her Amazonian warrior armor. To accompany these items, and to help fans battle against hard-to- open mail, a 7” long golden sword letter opener based of Diana’s weapon in the film will also be available.
These PREVIEWS Exclusive items are featured in the June issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. The letter opener will carry a suggested retail price of $25, while the statue and bust will carry retails values of $55 and $60 respectively. All three items will be available in stores mid-August 2017.
- WONDER WOMAN MOVIE WONDER WOMAN PX STATUE (JUN172823)
- WONDER WOMAN MOVIE WONDER WOMAN PX BUST (JUN172824)
- WONDER WOMAN MOVIE SWORD PX LETTER OPENER (JUN172825)
Fans are encouraged to their local comic book specialty shop to pre-order their own Wonder Woman film collectibles.
To find a comic shop near you and order, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.
Factory Entertainment has announced their third SDCC exclusive for this year’s show – the STAR Labs badge set. Limited to 1000 pieces, this set includes replica security badges of Barry Allen, Cisco Ramon, Dr. Harrison Wells and Caitlin Snow and a badge holder – with 36″ of retractable string. You’ll be able to waltz right into STAR Labs with these badges.
This set is available for pre-order now here and is priced at just $15. If you’re attending the show, you’ll be able to grab these at booth #2647.
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.