DC Direct Solicitations for items in stores August 2008
December 18, 2007

Here is the latest round of DC Direct products from their new solicitations. 





Designed by Alex Ross

The best-selling action figure line from the hugely popular JUSTICE series

reaches its amazing conclusion with four new figures!


Supergirl • 6.5” h

Batgirl • 6.5” h

Toyman • 8” h

Captain Cold • 6.75” h


Each figure features multiple points of articulation and abase.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 13, 2008 * Action Figures* PI 

Retailers please note: Supergirl, Batgirl, Toyman and Captain Cold are intended for individual sale to consumers, but are sold to retailers in inner and master cases.

Consult your Retailer Order Form for packaging and pricing details. These products are being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.



From the wildly successful SUPERMAN: RED SON!

What would have happened if Superman’s rocket had landed in the former Soviet Union instead of Smallville? The stars of SUPERMAN: RED SON are featured in this box set, which includes a never-before-produced version of Bizarro, and the 48-page Prestige Format comic SUPERMAN: RED SON #1. Packaged in a 4-color window box.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 6, 2008 * Box Set * PI



HARLEY QUINN 1:6 SCALE Deluxe Collector Figure 

The Joker’s girlfriend, Harley Quinn, is added to the 1:6scale line this month. Realistically proportioned, this deluxe collector figure comes clothed in her own authentically detailed fabric costume with character-specific accessories and a display stand. 

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

Advance-solicited; on sale August 20, 2008 * Collector figure * $79.99 US




THE JOKER 1:6 SCALE Deluxe Collector Figure

Batman’s number one enemy, The Joker, joins DC Direct’s line of realistically proportioned 1:6 scale figures! This deluxe collector figure comes clothed in an intricate and authentically detailed fabric costume,complete with character-appropriate accessories and a display stand. 

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

Advance-solicited; on sale August 20, 2008 * Collector figure * $89.99 US




Based on the art of Ed Benes

Sculpted by Alterton Bizarre

Ed Benes’ legendary image from the cover of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 stands tall as it becomes a multi-part statue! Sold in three parts, each features two of the world’s greatest superheroes and includes apiece of a bonus Red Tornado figure. (To fully assemble Red Tornado, all three Build-a-Scene statues are needed.) All of the pieces slide together to make a complete cover scene in striking 3-D!

• The first part of the statue includes Batman, Wonder Woman, and the base and tornado portion of Red Tornado.

• Part two will include Superman, Black Canary, and the torso of Red Tornado.

• Part three will include Green Lantern, The Flash, and the head and cape of Red Tornado.

The JLA BUILD-A-SCENE STATUE is a limited-edition,hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measuring approximately 8” tall x 14”wide x 10” deep when fully assembled. (Each piece measures approximately 8”tall x 5” wide x 5” deep, except for Red Tornado, which measures approximately10.375” tall x 8.5” wide x 5.5” deep.) It includes a certificate of authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. This limited edition statue is manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 13, 2007 * Statue *  $150 US

 Minor assembly is required.




Inspired by the art of Ethan Van Sciver 

Bitter enemies Green Lantern and Sinestro battle it out in these bookends, based on art from the hit storyline “The Sinestro Corps War.”This limited edition, cold-cast porcelain bookend set includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Each side measures approximately 8” tall x 6” wide x 6” deep.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 27, 2007 * Bookends *$295.00 US




Art by Alex Ross

Advance-solicited; on sale August 27, 2008 * Poster * $7.99US





Art by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert 

Advance-solicited; on sale August 27, 2008 * Poster * $7.99 US


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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