DC Collectibles Reveals New Products During C2E2 Panel
April 13, 2012

During a C2E2 panel today moderated by Geoff Johns, DC Collectibles revealed an exciting line-up of new products, including a new Dr. Manhattan BEFORE WATCHMEN statue, an all-new We Can Be Heroes 7-pack action figure set featuring the DC Comics – The New 52 action figures, and variant busts from The Dark Knight Rises product line.

The Dr. Manhattan statue is the third figure to be revealed in a line of products based on characters from the highly-anticipated BEFORE WATCHMEN prequel comic book mini-series. Statues for Rorschach and The Comedian were previously announced and all of the figures will go on sale later this year.

The DC Collectibles team also revealed a very special action figure set that will benefit DC Entertainment’s giving campaign that fights the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa, We Can Be Heroes (www.WeCanBeHeroes.org ). The set will go on sale in October 2012 and feature DC Comics – The New 52 action figures based on iconic characters including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg. DC Collectibles will release the figures individually starting with Batman in May 2012, however as an added bonus for collectors who purchase the set, they will get the Superman figure well before its individual release date in 2013.  A percentage of proceeds from the action figure set will benefit We Can Be Heroes.

“We’re thrilled to be supporting We Can Be Heroes,” stated Geoff Johns, chief creative officer for DC Entertainment. “The DC Comics – The New 52 action figures have proven to be one of our most popular product lines, so we feel the new 7-pack set is a great way to raise awareness and money for such a worthwhile cause.”

And lastly, for fans who can’t get enough of The Dark Knight Rises, DC Collectibles revealed two new variant busts featuring Batman and Bane, adding to an already extensive line of collectibles inspired by the film.  The busts will go on sale this fall.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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