A few of DC’s heroes are getting together this fall on the big screen for the debut of the Justice Leauge. The release of the movie will be accompanied by a series of Pop!s that include Batman, Aquaman, Cyborg, the Flash, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Look for these Pop!s to be available this August.
These figures made their debut at Toy Fair, but Funko’s Batman ’66 9-point of articulation action figures are set for release this June. This first series features classic Batman, Catwoman, Batgirl, King Tut, Mr. Freeze and Bookworm. There will also be a 1:6 chase Mr. Freeze to hunt down. Look for these in stores everywhere.
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 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.
JAKKS Pacific has announced an Amazon exclusive collector’s program for 2017, the BIG-FIGS DC Originals Tribute Series. With a new figure released each month, JAKKS Pacific will bring you high quality collectible 20-Inch scale figures straight from DC Comics – kicking it off with Harley Quinn.
This collectible line of figures will present your favorite characters from the DC universe in an all new way with JAKKS’ popular 20″ scale of figures. Some of the characters planned include Batman, Superman, Harley Quinn, among others iconic DC Comics heroes and villains.
This series was created just for collectors and comes in a gorgeous, display friendly storybook window box that features some of the most iconic scenes, memorable story lines, and epic battles of each character.
Six unique figures will be offered as part of the Tribute Series, exclusively sold on Amazon. Complete your collection by visiting each month as your favorite DC Originals characters become available.
Harley Quinn, the first figure in the series can be pre-ordered here.
The crimson archer, Arsenal; Shazam’s deadly foe, Black Adam; and the alternate reality Red Son Superman all leap off the panel as Diamond Comic Distributors and Mezco present three PREVIEWS Exclusive (PX) One:12 Collective DC Action Figures.
These striking figures feature over thirty points of articulation, character-specific accessories, and intricate sculptural work that crease a seamless blend of timeless icons with “real world” looks. Fans and collectors won’t want to miss these iconic DC characters decorating their shelves as Mezco continues the line started by PX Reverse Flash Action Figure, releasing January 2017.
All three PREVIEWS Exclusive figures are featured in the December issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. Each carry a suggested retail price of $80.00, and are scheduled for release in July 2017.
- ONE-12 COLLECTIVE DC PX BLACK ADAM AF (AUG168741)
- ONE-12 COLLECTIVE DC PX ARSENAL AF (AUG168742)
- ONE-12 COLLECTIVE DC PX SUPERMAN RED SUN AF (AUG168743)
Fans can pre-order their own ONE-12 Collective DC Action Figures at their local comic book specialty shop to ensure they get these exquisite figures. To find a comic shop near you and order, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.
- 1:12 scaled, highly realistic fabric outfit
- Detailed sculpted costume accents, gloves, socks, and shoes
- Realistic facial sculptures
- Super articulated body with over 28 points of articulation
- Standard portrait
- Alternate portrait
- Fists (L & R)
- Posing hand (L )
- Holding hand (R)
- Card holding hand (R)
- Chattering teeth
- Display base with posing post
Over on their twitter, Kotobukiya has revealed their first two SDCC exclusives for this year’s show. Keep reading for the details!
DC Comics Batman – Kawaii Series – Rubber Charm Set
Sakurai is Kotobukiya’s renowned illustrator and is famous for her cute designs appearing in the es series, in which Japanese anime and game characters are redesigned into a cute, super deformed style. Sakurai makes her debut into the American comics’ world starting with the Batman KAWAII series! Don’t miss your chance to own this event only, exclusive rubber charm set of four characters including Batman, Robin, Joker and Harley Quinn. These make the perfect accessories for backpacks, purses, key chains, lanyards and cell phones. Collect the entire set which also includes a special cardboard holder designed especially for SDCC attendees!
$27.99 plus tax.
DC Comics Clark Kent – Truth – ARTFX+ Statue
From the Action Comics storyline “Truth” Clark Kent has been stripped of his powers and exposed for who he really is amongst the citizens of Metropolis. No longer the “Man of Steel” but now a “Man of the People” Clark begins the long journey to reclaim what was once his and discover who he is in the process.
Sculpted by Naoya Muto, this limited edition Clark Kent ARTFX+ statue stands in 1:10 scale with an included magnetized base.
$49.99 plus tax. Available at Kotobukiya booth, #2601 during San Diego Comic-Con beginning July 20th. Limited, one-time production, while supplies last.
Check both out below and stay turned for details on the remaining two SDCC exclusives.
Gentle Giant has shared details on their three new pre-orders for the month of May. Each of these should ship in Q1 of 2017.
Gentle Giant Ltd. is joining the dark side with their newest 1:6 scale, Star Wars Mini Bust, Kylo Ren from Star Wars: Episode 7, The Force Awakens. Kylo Ren commands the First Order’s armies and desires nothing more than to finish what his grandfather, Darth Vader started. This highly detailed mini bust, was created digitally by the artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd. and captures the likeness of Kylo Ren in a fierce stance as he prepares for battle with his engaged crossguard lightsaber. The Resistance will fear his name like his grandfather before him! This limited edition, hand-painted, 1:6 scale Star Wars Mini Bust is cast in high-quality polyresin, and comes individually numbered with a matching Certificate of Authenticity. Kylo Ren is the perfect addition to your Star Wars collection.
Gentle Giant Ltd has seen a tremendous reception to our Collector’s Gallery line of statues. The fan response for these highly detailed and collectible limited edition statues has been overwhelming! We are excited to announce our next Collector’s Gallery masterpiece, Deadpool! From comic book casanova to Hollywood heavyweight, the ‘Merc with a Mouth’ continues to defy all conventional definitions of the title “Hero”. Wade Wilson will go down in the history books as one of the strangest, yet interesting and entertaining comic book superheroes of all time. The Deadpool Collector’s Gallery Statue has been digitally sculpted, and hand-painted by the amazing artisans of Gentle Giant Studios. This 1:8 scale statue of Deadpool features his signature swords, a plethora of projectile weapons, and some questionable ones as well.
In 1984, Kenner began the release of their next line of extremely popular action figures: The Super Powers Collection! This line included heroes and villains such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Joker and many more. Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to announce Gotham City’s Crown Prince of Crime, The Joker! This jumbo figure will be the next release in this stunning line of retro figures. The Joker jumbo figure was developed using state of the art 3D technology. Gentle Giant Ltd. has taken an original mint condition Super Powers Joker figure and created a highly accurate digital model with the use of 3D scanners. This digital model was then scaled to 1:6 scale, and printed using top of the line 3D Systems printers. These pieces are then used in manufacturing to produce extremely accurate scaled replicas right down to The Joker’s, ridiculously, oversized mallet! The Super Powers Collection jumbo figures from Gentle Giant Ltd. are made from high quality vinyl and ABS plastic parts. Many of these figures also include fabric capes and accessories. Finally, each incredible figure features retro art packaging and comes in a protective re-sealable blister pack.
Funko today announced the addition of DC to their Pop! Home line. First up will be a series of Pop! mugs, out in August. These mugs hold up to 12 oz. and will include the Pop! likeness of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and Robin.
Also announced today were new products from the popular horror game, Five Nights At Freddy’s. In May you’ll be able to pick up Five Nights at Freddy’s pens, six different character pens will be available. Also available in May will be Funko’s first ever acrylic water bottles and cups, each featuring Five Nights at Freddy’s art work.
Check these all out below and find them at a store near you.
PREVIEWS and MEDICOM Toy come together to introduce exclusive edition figures featuring popular DC Comics characters, available to preorder in the March PREVIEWS catalog. Fans can now pre-order the limited edition exclusives of The Joker from 2008’s The Dark Knight, “Armored” variation of Batman from the upcoming film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Wonder Woman as she appears in her live-action film debut.
This variation of The Joker pays homage to the reign of terror he created during his memorable bank heist in The Dark Knight. Standing at 6 ¼” with a meticulously detailed costume, the PREVIEWS exclusive figure comes with a duffle bag, pistol, and removable clown mask.
Batman is prepared for his face-off against Superman in this detailed armored suit. The PREVIEWS exclusive figure stands at 6 ¼“ and features a poseable fabric cape, interchangeable hands and a poseable display stand. This is the perfect collector item to purchase in preparation for the film, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice!
At 6” tall, Wonder Woman is packing her shield, sword, and golden lasso. The PREVIEWS exclusive figure of the legendary DC Comics heroine is sculpted with exceptional precision and articulation in order to appropriately represent the character in her upcoming debut film.
- Dark Knight The Joker Bank Robber Figure (Item Code: MAR162546, SRP $48.99)
- BVS Batman Armored Figure (Item Code: MAR162548, SRP $51.99)
- BVS Wonder Woman Figure (Item Code: MAR162551, SRP $51.99)
The figures are available to preorder from the March PREVIEWS catalog and are scheduled to ship in October. Find a shop at www.comicshoplocator.com to order your own figures.
Each week a brand new batch of cool new toys and collectibles from Diamond Select Toys arrive to comic and specialty shops everywhere. This week’s new offerings features Supergirl, a number of Batman characters and Liv Moore from iZombie. Check out full details below and you can find your local comic shop here.
Batman The Animated Series Catwoman Resin Bust
Catwoman just got busted! The master thief, who has been perpetrator, partner and paramour to Batman, is now the newest resin bust in DST’s line of busts based on Batman: The Animated Series. With her feline companion perched on her shoulder, this approximately 6-inch bust of Selina Kyle features detailed paint applications and a purr-fectly formed sculpt atop an art-deco base. The bust comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Limited to 3,000 pieces. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #SEP152161, SRP: $59.99)
Batman The Animated Series Femme Fatales Catwoman PVC Statue
This cat has nine lives! Robbing the rich and running around on rooftops gets Selina Kyle’s engine racing, and now DST has captured her in the act with this 9-inch scale PVC statue! Standing atop a rooftop base with her feline friend, this PVC statue of Catwoman as she appeared in Batman: The Animated Series comes packaged in a full-color window box, and will fit in with the rest of your DC Animated Femme Fatales statues. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #SEP152162, SRP: $44.99)
Batman Animated Premier Collection Mad Love Harley Quinn Statue
Time for some Harley Quinn romance! The psychologist once known as Harleen Quinzel may have the hots for The Joker, but the Clown Prince of Crime doesn’t always realize what he’s got! This 12” resin statue of Harley Quinn is based on her look in the timeless New Batman Adventures episode “Mad Love,” and depicts a dolled-up Harley wielding her mallet and pistol. Packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box, this statue is limited to 3,000 pieces and is a must-have item for any fan of Batman, Harley or the Joker himself. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore! (Item #AUG152310, SRP $150.00)
Batman Classic TV Series Premier Collection Batgirl Resin Statue
The Batgirl of your dreams is now the centerpiece of your statue collection! The first full-size statue in our Batman Classic TV Series line, the Premier Collection edition of Batgirl depicts actress Yvonne Craig as the unforgettable sidekick to Batman and Robin, the way she appeared in the third season of the classic TV show. Sculpted by the legendary Clayburn Moore in her distinctive purple-and-yellow crimefighting costume, this resin statue of TV’s Barbara Gordon stands approximately 12 inches tall atop a Bat-logo base. Packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Limited to only 1,966 pieces! (Item #APR152297, SRP: $150.00)
Batman Classic TV Series Batusi Batman Resin Bust
We’ll say this for Batman, the caped crusader sure knows how to party! Based on the very first episode of the Batman Classic TV Series, this resin bust features Batman doing his “Batusi” dance moves, which soon became a pop-culture touchstone. Measuring approximately 6 inches tall and featuring the likeness of actor Adam West, this bust comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Limited to 3,000 pieces. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #AUG152312, SRP: $59.99)
Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile Vinyl Bank
Everyone knows that the Batmobile has a lot under the hood, but now it’s got something else under there: your change! This vinyl version of the Batmobile from the Batman Classic TV Series measures 9 inches long, and has a coin slot between the seats and an access door in the base, meaning this high-quality vinyl replica is also a bank, for storing your non-giant pennies and scarred silver dollars. Park it in your home Batcave! Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #JUL152195, SRP: $22.99)
iZombie Liv Moore Full On Zombie Mode PX Action Figure
The iZombie action figure just got a power-up! This Previews-exclusive variant on DST’s action figure of Liv Moore from iZombie features Liv in full-on zombie mode, with red eyes, veiny skin and a mad-on for some brains. Based on the hit CW TV show, this 7-inch scale figure includes interchangeable hands and accessories, and comes packaged on a full-color blister card. Only available at comic shops and specialty stores! Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #DEC152114, SRP: $19.99)
Superman The Animated Series Supergirl Resin Bust
Criminals of Metropolis beware! While she may not truly be Superman’s cousin, Kara In-Ze hails from the same region of space, making her strong, fast and tough under Earth’s yellow sun. So think twice before committing a crime within the city limits! This approximately 6-inch resin bust depicts Supergirl as she appeared on Superman: The Animated Series, striking a confident pose atop an architectural base. The bust comes with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box, and is limited to 3,000 pieces. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #AUG152309, SRP: $59.99)
DC Super Hero Girls – an all new take on the most iconic female Super Heroes puts your favorite characters right into their high school years. Created by Mattel in partnership with WBCP and DC Entertainment, this new line features super hero action figures, role play and action dolls – all ready to ‘save the day’! These are now available exclusive at Target stores. Details of all the new products are below.
DC Super Hero Girls™ Action Figure Asst (DMM32/DTD34) SRP: $9.99 | 6+ years | Available: Spring 2016
Inspired by a new interpretation of iconic DC Comics characters in an all new high school setting, who are learning to hone their super powers, girls can explore their own inner heroes with this assortment of 6-inch action figures designed to lead to Super Hero fun.
Molded fashions are inspired by costumes of original DC Comics Super Hero characters. Articulation allows for lots of action and Super Hero poses. Colors and decorations may vary
DC Super Hero Girls™ Action Doll Asst (DLT61/DTD33) SRP: $19.99 | 6+ years | Available: Spring 2016
Inspired by a new interpretation of iconic DC Comics characters in an all new high school setting, who are learning to hone their super powers, girls can explore their own inner heroes with this assortment of dolls designed to lead to Super Hero fun.
Fashions include elements from original DC Comics Super Heroes while accessories highlight the characters super powers. Articulation allows for lots of action and Super Hero poses. Colors and decorations may vary.
DC Super Hero Girls™ Training Action Dolls (DMM23) SRP: $9.99 | 6+ years | Available: Fall 2016
Train to be your own inner Super Hero with these dolls inspired by DC Comics Female characters. Choose from three DC Super Hero Girls character dolls including Wonder Woman™, Super Girl™ and Bat Girl™. Each powerful teen wears her training outfit as seen in the animated shorts.
The dolls each come with a flowing cape and unique hair accessory.
DC Super Hero Girls™ Wonder Woman™ Shield (DMP06) SRP: $19.99 | + years | Available: Spring 2016
Inspired by a new interpretation of iconic DC Comics characters in an all new high school setting, who are learning to hone their super powers, girls can play out their own Wonder Woman stories as they explore their own inner hero.
The wearable utility piece is inspired by Wonder Woman’s iconic shield and has an easily activated feature that lets imaginations soar.
Feature Wonder Woman™ Doll (DMM28) SRP: $24.99 | 6+ years | Available: Fall 2016
Find your own inner Super Hero with the DC Super Hero Girls™ Wonder Woman™ feature action doll with lights and sounds that help to showcase her special powers.
Wearing an outfit with details from her original DC Comics Super Hero character costume modernized with trendy teen updates, the Wonder Woman™ action doll comes with her classic DC Comics Super Hero accessories that have some powerful effects of their own. She has her iconic Lasso of Truth™. The golden shield she carries on one arm is removable; its transparent center lets the lights shine through for powerful effect. And the “bullet-deflecting” wrist cuffs she wears provide action fun.
DC Super Hero Girls™ Super Hero Action Flying Supergirl™ (DRH14) SRP: $14.99 | 6+ years | Available: Fall 2016
Let your imagination soar and find your own inner Super Hero with this figure and launcher that recreates the flying action seen in DC Super Hero Girls™. Place the character figure on her themed launcher and pull the string — the Super Hero teen spins as she launches into the air to mimic a cool flying effect.
She wears her ready-for-action look and is accessorized with a flowing cape for even more dramatic action.
Super Hero High Playset (DMR13) SRP: $49.99 | 6+ years | Available: Fall 2016
Find your own inner Super Hero with this play set inspired by the action in the animated shorts at DC Super Hero High. Wearing a ready-for-action fashion, a favorite DC Super Hero teen is ready to practice her skills with high action features.
The play set includes a flying mechanism, grappling hook and zipline. Themed accessories expand the play opportunities for the iconic school setting. Set includes one action doll, themed play set with features and accessory piece count.
DC Super Hero Girls™ Slingshot (DNH05) SRP: $14.99 | 6+ years | Available: Spring 2016
Let your imagination soar and find your own inner Super Hero with this assortment of flying Super Hero gliders inspired by DC Super Hero Girls™. Each Super Hero glider comes with a slingshot mechanism designed to help the iconic Super Hero glider fly up to 22 feet through the air!
DC Super Hero Girls™ Bracelet Communicators (DNH03) SRP: $19.99 | 6+ years | Available: Fall 2016
Act out your adventures and find your own inner Super Hero with these real wrist walkietalkies inspired by the action in the animated shorts of DC Super Hero Girls™. With two wrist communicators included in the pack, the role play fun is doubled right out of the box! Turn the dial to change the image of the character you are communicating with, and easily activate the walkie-talkies to interact with each other and stay in touch while playing out DC Comics Super Hero adventures.
Funko’s truly a house of ideas, whipping up cool new products all the time. One of the latest, introduced at Toy Fair, is MyMojis. MyMojis combine a vinyl emoji figure with a digital download code that lets that some emoji be used on your phone! These come packaged in blind bags, and feature characters from some of your favorite franchises. These have an SRP of $3.99. Planned releases include:
DC Comics: DC MyMoji figures range from heroes like Batman, Robin, and Batgirl to the mischievous villains like Joker and Harley Quinn! These will be available April.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga, dudes! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles MyMojis feature Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, and Donatello! With help from their leader, Master Splinter, they’ll do their best to take down Bebop, Rocksteady, and the rest of Master Shredder’s Foot Clan! These will be available in April.
My Little Pony: Friendship is magic, just like the My Little Pony MyMoji figures! This set contains everyone’s favorite ponies like Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, and Applejack! You may even find a dragon like Discord or Spike! These will be available in May.
Minions: Just like actual Minions, our Minions MyMojis are full of their own bright personality! These will also be available in May.
Clearly one of the most impressive debuts of Toy Fair, Mezco’s One:12 Collective line is set to grow with pre-orders being offered for the next two figures in the line – Shazam and Captain Kirk. Both figures feature a super articulated body, fabric uniforms, and detailed sculpting. Both are set to be released in the July / August time frame.
The Shazam figure includes the following accessories: Regular head, alternate smiling head, alternate yelling “Shazam!” head, fists (L & R), flying hands (L & R), grabbing hands (L & R), Mr. Mind, Mr. Atom, attachable lightning bolt and a display base with posing post.
Captain Kirk includes:regular head, alternate smiling head, fists (L & R), posing hands (L & R), phaser holding hand (R), communicator holding hand (L), phaser, communicator, phaser rifle, away Team belt with holster for communicator and phaser and a display base with posing post.