DC Direct Solcititations for Items Shipping December 2008
April 14, 2008




 Sculpted by: Tim Bruckner

From the pages of the much-loved ’80’s series of hilarious and action-packed stories that re-defined the term “Super-Hero Team” comes DC Direct’s JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL action figures!


Batman, Black Canary, G’Nort, Ice 


Based on the series from Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire.


Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.

Clamshell 4/C blister card packaging.

Advance-solicited; on sale December 10, 2008 * Action Figures * PI





GREEN LANTERN is hotter than ever! Included in this box set are three different versions of Green Lantern – Hal Jordan, Tomar Re, and Abin Sur – as well as a battle-damaged Manhunter. Packaged in a 4-color window box, this box set comes with an exclusive 64-page comic book of some of the greatest Green Lantern stories of all time, including “SOS Green Lantern” from SHOWCASE #22, “Earth’s First Green Lantern” from GREEN LANTERN #16, “Corps” from GREEN LANTERN:  EMERALD DAWN #4, “Flight Delay” from GREEN LANTERN #3, and “Green Lantern Corps” from the pin-up book, GREEN LANTERN GALLERY!



on sale December 3, 2008 * Box Set *  PI



BLACK CANARY 1:6 SCALE Deluxe Collector Figure


Black Canary joins the popular line of 1:6 Scale Deluxe Collector figures!


This rendering of the beautiful Dinah Lance includes a special interchangeable head that captures her in the midst of her sonic scream. Dressed in her intricate and authentically detailed trademark outfit of fishnet stockings, faux-leather jacket, removable mask, choker, and boots, this figure also includes a display stand.


Packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel.


Advance-solicited; on sale December 3, 2008 * Collector figure * $89.99


From the upcoming January 2009 movie WILL EISNER’S THE SPIRIT from Lionsgate!



THE SPIRIT (MOVIE) 1:6 SCALE Deluxe Collector Figure


Adapted from the legendary comic strip,WILL EISNER’S THE SPIRIT is a classic action-adventure-romance told by genre-twister Frank Miller (creator of 300 and SIN CITY). It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the SPIRIT (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, the OCTOPUS (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: he’s going to wipe out Spirit’s beloved city as he pursues his own version of immortality. The Spirit tracks this cold-hearted killer from Central City’s rundown warehouses, to the damp catacombs, to the windswept waterfront … all the while facing a bevy of beautiful women who either want to seduce, love or kill our masked crusader.


This 1:6 scale figure is clothed in an authentically detailed film outfit including suit, overcoat, hat and non-removable mask. Manufactured to order.  Packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel.


Advance-solicited; on sale December 17, 2008 Collector Figure * $99.99 US








Designed by Walter O’Neal

Sculpted by Ray Villafane


Featuring work by some of DC Direct’s premier sculptors, the second edition of this line of statues featuring DC classic confrontations showcases a bitter battle between The Man of Steel and Darkseid, Lord of Apokolips, over a raging fire pit! 


SUPERMAN VS. DARKSEID is a limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measuring approximately 12.5” tall x 9” wide x 10” deep. It includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. This limited edition statue is manufactured to order.


Advanced-solicited; on sale December 17, 2008 * Statue * $225


Women of the DC Universe: Series 2: JADE BUST

Designed by Terry Dodson

Sculpted by James Shoop


The popular WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE line of cold-cast porcelain busts continues with Jade! The daughter of Alan Scott radiates with the power of the starheart and is dressed in her modern costume.


Collect all the DCU: SERIES 2 BUSTS designed by Terry Dodson in 2008! Jade joins Wonder Woman, Starfire, Cheetah, Batwoman, Wonder Girl, Catwoman and Huntress!


This JADE BUST measures approximately 5.75” tall x 2.5” wide x 3” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance solicited; on sale December 10, 2008 * Bust * $55 US





Under special arrangement with Japanese manufacturer Kotobukiya, DC DIRECT once again brings the exquisite craftsmanship of KOTOBUKIYA to fans.


This month, Kotobukiya’s popular BATMAN vinyl statue returns by popular demand!

The BATMAN deluxe 1:6 scale Vinyl Statue stands 11.5" tall x 11.5" wide x 10.25" deep and is packaged in a 4-color window box. The statue is manufactured to order and makes a perfect companion piece to both the previously released CATWOMAN Vinyl Statue and THE JOKER Vinyl Statue!


Advance-solicited; on sale December 17, 2008 *  Vinyl Statue  * $99.99 US





Under special arrangement with Japanese manufacturer Kotobukiya, DC DIRECT brings the exquisite craftsmanship of KOTOBUKIYA to fans.


Manufactured again to meet popular demand, this SUPERGIRL Vinyl Statue stands approximately 10” tall and is packaged in a 4-color window box. She serves as a great companion piece to the previously released SUPERMAN Vinyl statue, and is manufactured to order.


Advance-solicited; on sale December 17, 2008 *  Vinyl Statue  * $89.99 US





Christian Bale once again embodies the man behind the mask in "The Dark Knight." The film reunites Bale with director Christopher Nolan and takes Batman across the world in his quest to fight a growing criminal threat. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman has been making headway against local crime … until a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker (Heath Ledger) unleashes a fresh reign of chaos across Gotham City. To stop this devious new menace – Batman’s most personal and vicious enemy yet – he will have to use every high-tech weapon in his arsenal and confront everything he believes.


Under special arrangement with Japanese manufacturer Kotobukiya, DC Direct brings the exquisite craftsmanship and high level quality of Kotobukiya to fans!


Kotobukiya and DC Direct are proud to offer THE DARK KNIGHT version of Batman to all movie aficionados and Batman collectors alike!


THE DARK KNIGHT Batman Vinyl Statue stands approximately 12” tall, and sports THE DARK KNIGHT movie version of Batman’s suit.  It is packaged in a 4C window box.


This piece is strictly limited to only 1000 pieces for this edition.


In stores October 29, 2008

Limited to 1000 pieces • $125 US







Sculpted by Jack Mathews

1966 TV Series Batmobile designed by George Barris


One of the most famous cars ever designed, this finely sculpted, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain, battery-operated, light-up Batmobile is a replica of Batman’s ride from the hugely popular 1966 live-action Batman TV show! With headlights, dashlights and other light-up features, this detailed replica is the perfect holiday gift

for all Batman fans!


Packaged in an upscale box with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and a 2C rolled blueprint of the Batmobile (approximately 22.5” wide x 16.5” high), this limited-edition Batmobile measures approximately 12” wide x 9”deep x 5.25” high and comes with a base. This piece is manufactured to order.


Advance-solicited; on sale December 10, 2008 * Replica * $250




One of Batman’s most famous crime-fighting gadgets is the latest addition to the JLA Trophy Room: Life-sized, fully functioning Bat-Cuffs – the same size as regulation police handcuffs!


Reproduced for the first time ever as a high-quality prop replica, these metal Bat-Cuffs unlock with a special bat-shaped key. They fold in half for easy transport, or can be displayed on the included stand.


Packaged in a 4-color box, the Bat-Cuffs also come with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and a second, duplicate Bat Key.


Advance-solicited; on sale December 3, 2008 * Prop Replica * $125









Exquisitely sculpted and intricately painted, fans of Warcraft will be thrilled to see the final in-game playable race, the Tauren, join DC Unlimited’s stunning figure line-up at last!


Advance-solicited; on sale December 3, 2008 * Action Figures *



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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