DC Direct Solicitations for Items In stores Dec 09
April 20, 2009

These are the latest solicitations for DC Direct products.   These listings are for items that will be in stores December 2009.

ACTION FIGURES

HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURES

History of the DCU Wave 3BASED ON THE ART OF GEORGE PÉREZ

The third series of action figures that spans the broad history of the DC Universe includes more fan-favorite characters that have rarely been produced in action figure form!

Ocean Master(half-brother of Aquaman), the super-flexible Plastic Man and Superman’s nemesis Brainiac join the Man of Steel himself in this series, based on George Pérez’s art from HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE.

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base. 4-color blister card packaging.

Advance-solicited;on sale December 16, 2009 * Action Figures * PI

 

JLA boxed setJUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ACTION FIGURE BOX SET

“The Big Four”have teamed up for the perfect holiday gift!

Classic Justice League of America members Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern appear here in action figure form, along with a 48-page book featuring the story of the re-formation of the JLA after Infinite Crisis, as well as the characters’ origin stories as told by contemporary artists.

The stories included in this special set are JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #31 by Brad Meltzer,Ed Benes and Sandra Hope, the 2-page origin stories from the pages of 52 starring Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern and the JLA, plus the 2-page Superman origin story by Brian Azzarello, Jim Lee and Scott Williams previously seen in ABSOLUTE SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW.

Advance-solicited;on sale December 2, 2009 * Box Set * PI

 

UNI-FORMS Green LanternUNI-FORMZ: GREEN LANTERN

Green Lantern is the third character to join the new line of stylized vinyl UNI-FORMZ inspired by the red-hot designer toy phenomenon!

This unique new version of Hal Jordan (as Green Lantern) is a must-have for both collectors of contemporary toy design, as well as fans of the Emerald Guardian.

Three unique versions of Green Lantern are available: the modern version, dressed in the uniform the character is currently sporting for the “Blackest Night” story arc,which features a metallic-like hue; the classic version, dressed in his Silver Age tank-top uniform; and a translucent Power Glow version.

Don’t miss out! These toys are extremely limited and once they are sold out, DC Direct will not produce them again!

In keeping with the tradition of designer toys, rarity of certain incarnations are the norm. The Green Lantern variants (“Classic” and “Power Glow”) will be produced in far lower quantities.

These limited-edition vinyl UNI-FORMZ Green Lantern 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 December 16, 2009 * Vinyl * PI

 

STATUES AND BUSTS

WONDER WOMAN VS. ARES STATUE

DESIGNED BY WALTER O’NEAL

SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS

It’s a battle for the ages when Amazon princess Wonder Woman takes on her archenemy Ares, the God of War, on the treacherous terrain of an ancient battlefield.

Wonder Woman battles not only Ares, but an army of undead warriors summoned across the millennia. From Viking to Roman to World War I, soldiers in league with Ares rise to his aid.

This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 13.5” high x 11” wide x 10.5” deep, is packaged in a 4-color box with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is manufactured to order.

* Minor assembly required.

Advance-solicited;on sale December 9, 2009 * Statue * $250 US

 

GL First Flight MaquetteGreen Lantern:First Flight DVD Maquette

Sculpted by Karen Palinko

When pilot Hal Jordan accepts a mysterious, powerful ring from a dying alien creature, it transforms him into a Green Lantern, one of an elite force of heroes who patrol the universe to ensure peace and justice under the leadership of the Guardians of the Universe. Unsure of their newest recruit, the Guardians assign Hal to their most-honored Green Lantern Sinestro for training, unaware that Sinestro wants to overthrow the Guardians and create a new order he’ll control. It’s a  battle of might and will power as Hal must prove his worth by defeating Sinestro to save the Green Lantern Corps. Voiced by a stellar cast including Christopher Meloni, Victor Garber, Tricia Helfer and Michael Madsen, this DCUniverse original animated adventure bursts with action-packed shakedowns,showdowns and spectacular visuals as Green Lantern uses his powers and imagination to make the impossible real! 

This hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette of Green Lantern is based on art from the highly anticipated Warner Home Video made-for-DVD animated original movie, Green Lantern: First Flight!

Measuring approximately 9” tall x 4.25” wide x 4.75” deep (including the base), the maquette includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a4-color box.

Limited edition of 4000! * Quantities may be allocated.

Advance-solicited;on sale July 8, 2009 * Statue*$89.99 US

 

BATMAN FAMILY MULTI-PART STATUE: PART 3: BATWOMAN AND COMMISSIONER GORDON

DESIGNED BY ANDY KUBERT • SCULPTED BY OLUF  HARTVIGSON

It’s the ultimate collectible for Batman fans! Batman and his allies team up in four separate pieces (sold in three parts) to form a single s
tatue.

Solicited this month is Part 3 of this multi-part statue, featuring Batwoman and Commissioner Gordon standing on a rooftop in Gotham City, ready to take action. This part of the statue follows the other pieces of the statue: Part 1 features Robin and Catwoman reclining on a gargoyle and Part 2 features Huntress and Nightwing heroically surveying the city.

The bases of each piece slide together to form a shot of the entire Batman family on a roof top overlooking Gotham. Each of the three parts includes a piece of the fourthportion of the scene, which can be easily assembled to form Batman, who looms in the back of the scene. All three parts of the statue are needed to make Batman.

Part 3 of the statue measures approximately 9” high x 7” wide x 5” deep, while the entiremulti-part statue measures approximately 11” high x 17” wide x 11.5” deep when fully assembled.

The BATMAN FAMILY MULTI-PART STATUE is limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain,includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited;on sale December 16, 2009 * Statue * $150 US

 

Trinity BookendsTRINITY BOOKENDS

DESIGNED BY MARK BAGLEY • SCULPTED BY DAVECORTES

Display yourcopies of DC’s hit weekly series TRINITY between this unique three-piecebookend set!

Batman, Supermanand Wonder Woman form a triad, each with its own base. Superman and WonderWoman anchor each side while Batman poses in a bonus third, center piece.

Designed bysuperstar artist Mark Bagley, each character is an iconic representation of oneof the tarot cards in the story. To further this concept, each of the bookendsfeatures a removable tarot card, which can be inserted into a slot in its baseto provide a backdrop.

Each piece ofthis limited-edition, cold-cast porcelain bookend set measures approximately8.25” tall x 6.5” wide x 6” deep, includes a 4-color Certificate ofAuthenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited;on sale December 2, 2009 * Bookends * $325 US

 

 

HOT TOYS

Hot Toys T-600TERMINATOR SALVATION: T-600 1:6 SCALE

Martin Laing Signature Edition

by HOT TOYS (Movie Masterpiece Series)

Under special distribution arrangement with Hong Kong toymaker Hot Toys, DC Direct is proud to offer this 1:6 scale figure of the Martin Laing Signature Edition T-600endoskeleton killing machine – complete with the severed heads of two T-700machines at its feet!

This T-600version was inspired by the original T-600 concept art created by production designer and artist Martin Laing, featuring a variant machine gun design and bullet container.  This edition, complete with an exclusive base featuring two light-up T-700 heads, was designed by Hot Toys especially for DC Direct.

In the highly anticipated new installment of The Terminator film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor  must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark onan odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

•           Stands approximately 14 inches tall

•           Over 25 points of articulations, plus completely articulated fingers

•           T-600 eyes light- up! Button cell battery operated/battery included

•           Accessories includes Gatling gun ammo pack based on the conceptual artwork created by Martin Laing

•           Figure base with nameplate

•           T-700 heads on base light-up

            Button cell battery operated/battery included

Advance-solicited;on sale December 2, 2009 Collector figure* $225 US

 

The Dark Knight: 1:6 Scale The Joker(Gotham City Police) MMS DX by Hot Toys

Hot Toys is proudto announce their brand new product line – MMS DX (Movie Masterpiece SeriesDeluxe) – and DC DIRECT is proud to announce the first in the line is the debutof THE JOKER from THE DARK KNIGHT! 

The MMS DX line features a newly developed technology for a 1:6 scale collectible: Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS).  PERS special features include:  Unique designed eyeballs with colored translucent iris and simultaneous positionable eyeball function.  The eyes for these figures move in all directions, much like human eyes.

The Joker MMS DX stands approximately 12 inches tall and features the Hot Toys True type bodywith over 35 points of articulation.

Dressed in a Gotham City police uniform with hat, Gotham City police badge and shoes, it isan authentic reproduction from the scene in the movie.

This figure also features:

  •             An M1 Garand Rifle
  •             Five grenades, knife pistol and Joker cards
  •             Seven interchangeable, poseable hands
  •             An interchangeable and new make-up Joker head featuring the PERS eyes with translucent irises
  •             An additional costume:  the new, improved & movie-accurate costume of an overcoat, sport coat, vest, shirt, tie, pants, belt, socks and shoes, with grenades rig and suspenders
  •             Deluxe figure stand with LED lights

Packaged in a4-color box. Limited edition! Advance solicited: on sale December 9, 2009 *Collector figure*  $195 US

DC UNLIMITED

RATCHET & CLANK SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES

Based on the best-selling, action-adventure series of video games available exclusively on the PlayStation® computer entertainment systems!

One of the best-selling video game series of all time and a worldwide favorite with consumers, the Ratchet and Clank franchise is best&n
bsp; known for overpowered weapons, ingenious gadgets, interstellar exploration and outrageous humor. At the heart of this multimillion unit selling action-adventure saga are its two main characters: Ratchet, an impulsive,wrench-wielding intergalactic tinkerer who is the last Lombax in the galaxy,and Clank, his logical and witty robotic partner. With the help of self-proclaimed “hero,” Captain Qwark, Ratchet and Clank have defeated most of the universe’s most vile villains. Yet they face an old nemesis, the diabolical Dr. Nefarious, who seeks to control time itself in their latest caper – Ratchet& Clank Future: A Crack in Time.

Each figure features multiple points of articulation.

4-color clamshell packaging. Advance-solicited; on sale December 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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