DC Direct Solicitations for Items Arriving in Stores Sept 2009
January 20, 2009

The following are the DC Direct and DC Unlimited Solicits for items arriving in stores on or around Sept 2009

 

ACTION FIGURES

 

BLACKEST NIGHT SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES

  DC Direct is proud to produce action figures for the event of the summer – the beginning of the highly anticipated “Blackest Night” storyline!

  Included in this series are Earth-2 Superman, the first member of the lifeless, emotionless, Black Lanterns to be revealed; Boodikka, the veteran corpsman who was among the first to become a member of the Green Lantern Corps’ own policing unit, the Alpha Lanterns; Saint Walker, the first member of the Blue Lantern Corps, which champions hope in the universe; and Atrocitus, Abin Sur’s killer and the first to utilize the power of blood and rage to become a member of the Red Lantern Corps, which is out to destroy both the Sinestro and Green Lantern Corps!

Black Lantern Earth-2 Superman 6.75” h

Blue Lantern Saint Walker 7.25” h

Alpha Lantern Boodikka 6.75” h

Red Lantern Atrocitus 7.25” h

All four figures feature multiple points of articulation and include a display base. The Saint Walker and Atrocitus figures include lantern accessories, and the Boodikka figure comes with a removable face plate.

4-color clamshell blister card packaging. From the pages of 2009’s most anticipated DC Universe event!  Advance-solicited; on sale September 30, 2009 * Action Figures * PI

 

ARKHAM ASYLUM BOX SET

Beware the denizens of Arkham Asylum!

The Caped Crusader and three of his deadliest enemies are collected here in one insane box set.

The four figures, all featuring brand-new colors, are packaged together with a 64-page book featuring stories that offer rare glimpses into the lives of some of the most notorious residents of Gotham City’s home for the criminally insane. Stories included are “Escape” from SHOWCASE ’95 #11, “Workin’ My Way Back to You” from THE BATMAN CHRONICLES #3, “Penguin Dreams” from BATMAN #585 and “Fool’s Errand” from ROBIN #85.

Advance-solicited; on sale September 23, 2009 • Box Set * PI

 

 

WONDER WOMAN 1:6 SCALE Deluxe Collector Figure

It’s the figure Wonder Woman fans and 1:6 scale collectors alike have been waiting for!

This classic interpretation of Amazonian Princess Diana Prince is dressed in her classic-style, intricate and authentically detailed costume, including silver- and gold-toned, metal-plated bracelets and tiara, as well as her Lasso of Truth.

Featuring 28 points of articulation, the figure is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel and includes a display base.

Advance-solicited; on sale September 16, 2009 * Collector figure * $99.99 US

 

 

STATUES AND BUSTS

 

Heroes of the DC Universe: SUPERMAN BUST

DESIGNED BY CARLOS PACHECO

SCULPTED BY JEAN ST. JEAN

The Man of Steel becomes the latest addition to the new HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE line of busts!

In one of his most iconic poses, Superman demonstrates his titanic strength! The base of the bust is inspired by Metropolis and complements both the Adam Hughes and Terry Dodson Supergirl Busts from the WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE line.

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 5.75” high x 5” wide x 2” deep, is packaged in a 4-color box and is manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale September 2, 2009 * Bust * $70 US

 

HARLEY QUINN 1:2 SCALE BUST

SCULPTED BY ANDY BERGHOLTZ

The Joker’s go-to gal is the latest character to be added to the popular 1:2 scale bust line!

This bust features Harley Quinn dressed in her classic harlequin jester outfit, which is finely tailored to the cold-cast porcelain bust. And as a special added feature, her pom-pom adorned hat can be posed in a variety of different ways.

Mounted on a museum-style, pedestal display base, this mixed-media piece measures approximately 12” high (to top of head) x 7.75” wide x 5” deep, includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance solicited; on sale September 30, 2009 * Bust * $295 US

 

BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE: BATMAN BY DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI

BASED ON THE ART OF DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI

SCULPTED BY JIM McPHERSON

Appearing in black and white, it’s the Caped Crusader as he is seen in one of the most influential
Batman stories of all time, BATMAN: YEAR ONE!

This pose, designed by David Mazzucchelli, was used in one of the original promotional images for the book, and the artist himself was consulted for the production of this statue.

The statue measures approximately 7.75” high x 4.5” wide x 2.75” deep, is painted in monochromatic tones, features a Bat-logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black and white box.

Advance-solicited; on sale September 2, 2009 * Statue * $80 US

 

MISCELLANOIUS

THE VINYLIZATION OF THE DC UNIVERSE CONTINUES!

Superman is the second character to join the new line of stylized vinyl UNI-FORMZ™, inspired by the red-hot designer toy phenomenon

This exciting new version of the Man of Steel is a must-have for collectors of contemporary toy design, as well as fans of Superman.

Three unique versions of Superman are available – the classic version in his traditional blue and red outfit and, based on the popular event “The Death and Return of Superman,” the Cyborg variant and the Kryptonian Life-Suit variant!

Don’t miss out! These toys are extremely limited and once they are sold out, DC Direct will not produce these styles again!In keeping with the tradition of designer toys, rarity of certain incarnations are the norm. The Superman variants (Cyborg and Kryptonian Life-Suit) will be produced in far lower quantities.

These limited-edition vinyl UNI-FORMZ™ Superman figures each feature 12 points of articulation, stand approximately 8” tall and are packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box.

 

Advance-solicited; on sale September 9, 2009 * Vinyl * PI

 

ARKHAM ASYLUM POKER SET

FEATURING ART BY MARK STUTZMAN

Take a gamble on some of Gotham City’s most wanted!

This unique poker set includes two standard 4-color, 4-suit, 54-card decks featuring both Arkham Asylum residents and Gotham City heroes, as well as 300 4-color poker chips in the colors of black, blue, gold and gray. The set is presented in a deluxe, locked metal carrying case, which is packaged in a 4-color box. Also included are two keys to unlock the case, five black dice and a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity that appears as a card in the deck!

Advance-solicited; on sale September 23, 2009 * Poker Set * $199 US

 

 

WONDER WOMAN MINI NEON SIGN

Decorate your home or store with this exciting, affordable neon sign featuring the iconic Wonder Woman logo!

The adjustable base unit can sit on a tabletop or be mounted to a wall.

Powered by a plug-in, UL-adapter, the sign itself measures approximately 15" wide x 5" high and has a base measuring approximately 5.5” in diameter. Packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance-solicited; on sale September 16, 2009 * Neon Sign * $89.99 US

 

DC UNLIMITED

 

RESISTANCE ACTION FIGURES

After a valiant struggle to stop the Chimera invasion in Europe, mankind must make its last stand on the shores of the United States. In the highly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling PLAYSTATION®3 game, Resistance 2™ places players in the heroic role of Sgt. Nathan Hale as he struggles against overwhelming odds to defend mankind from the unstoppable Chimera. While wrestling with this insidious war machine, Hale must also battle the virus raging inside of his own body that threatens to transform him into the very creatures he fights against.

Includes:

Chimera Advanced Hybrid • 6” h

Ravager • 7” h

Nathan Hale with Swarmer • 5” h and 2” h x 4” l

Steelhead • 6” h

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base. 4-color clamshell packaging.   Advance-solicited; on sale September 2, 2009 • Action Figures * PI

 

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, 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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