DC Direct Solicitations for items in stores Jan 09
May 19, 2008

ACTION FIGURES
 

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURES

Designed by Ed Benes
It’s here – the third series based on the popular DC Comics series, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, written by New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Ed Benes! Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Geo-Force are the latest JLA heroes to be made into action figures!
Figures included:

Green Lantern – 6.75” h

Wonder Woman – 6.625” h

The Flash – 6.75” h

Geo-Force – 6.75” h

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base. 4-color blister card packaging.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 7, 2009 * Action Figures * PI

SINESTRO 1:6 SCALE Deluxe Collector Figure 
“A face of metal and flesh shall speak of the secrets of the 52.

Fear will rise. Willpower will gather. And a war of light will unlesash the truth behind the power of the ring.” – Book of Oa, Green Lantern (vol. 4) #20
After untold millennia, the Weaponers of Qward, Ranx the Sentient City, the Children of the White Lobe, and the Empire of Tears will rise united against the Green Lantern Corps.  This is Sinestro’s hope.  This is the Sinestro Corps.
This 1:6 scale deluxe collector figure of Green Lantern’s number one enemy is dressed in his new, intricately designed and authentically detailed fabric costume and also carries a yellow lantern power battery to charge his fear-fueled yellow power ring!

Packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel, this 14” tall figure also comes with extra sets of hands and a display stand.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 28, 2009 * Collector figure * $89.99 U
 

STATUES AND BUSTS

BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE

DESIGNED BY ETHAN VAN SCIVER
Sculpted by Ray Villafane

The popular BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE line of artist-inspired sculptures continues – and expands – in 2009!

Hot off runs as artist of GREEN LANTERN: THE SINESTRO CORPS WAR and Superman/Batman, Ethan van Sciver lends his talents to this version of The Caped Crusader.
Painted in monochromatic tones, this statue is certain to be another sought-after addition to DC Direct’s line of BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE statues.
The statue measures approximately 6” tall x 2.5” wide x 4.5” deep. It features a Bat-logo-shaped base, and is packaged in a black-and-white box.

Advance-solicited; on sale January 7, 2009 * Statue * $75 US  

AME-COMI HAWKGIRL PVC FIGURE
Designed by Udon Studios

DC Direct’s wildly popular AME-COMI Heroines Vinyl Statue line continues as HAWKGIRL takes flight in 2009.

Kendra Shiera Saunders is the winged huntress who takes to the sky and soars above the clouds, wielding weapons both ancient and modern against enemies old and new.

This limited-edition, non-articulated, 9” PVC statue comes with a base, is packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook and is manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale January 14, 2009 * Statue * $59.99 US

 

 

PROPS

JLA TROPHY ROOM: GREEN LANTERN POWER BATTERY PROP REPLICA

CAST IN METAL FOR THE FIRST TIME!

It’s what fans of Green Lantern have wanted for years – Green Lantern’s Power Battery cast in metal! Comes with a “one-size-fits-most” (size 10) metal Green Lantern ring that lights up the lantern for 30 seconds when the ring is pressed against the face of the lantern. A resin stand is also included to display the Green Lantern ring when it’s not in use.

This piece can also be activated by an on/off switch and is powered by 3 AA batteries and LED bulbs, all of which are included.

  NOTE: Does not charge the Green Lantern Power Ring to full strength.  Only the original Power Battery, currently in the possession of Green Lantern, can do that.

This detailed prop replica measures approximately 12” tall x 9.75” wide x 8” deep, not including the handle.
Packaged in a 4-color box, the GREEN LANTERN POWER BATTERY PROP REPLICA also includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 21, 2009

  • Prop Replica * $395

 

THE JOKER POKER SET

A must for fans of The Dark Knight movie and The Joker – don’t miss the limited-edition prop replica, The Joker Poker Set!
This unique collectors’ item includes a deck of 54 prop replica Joker cards (as seen in The Dark Knight film!) and a standard “playable” 4-suit, 54 card deck defaced by The Joker. Also included are 100 4-color poker chips in Joker-themed colors of green, purple, red and black, and 5 dice. The entire set comes housed in a black aluminum carrying case (which locks to prevent The Joker from defacing the second set of cards!), and the case is packaged in a 4-color box. A 4-color Certificate of Authenticity is also included and appears as one of the playing cards!

  Advance-solicited; on sale August 27, 2008 * Poker Set * $99.99
 

WATCHMEN MOVIE PRODUCT

A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, WATCHMEN is set in an 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the “Doomsday Clock” – which charts the USA’s tension with the Soviet Union – is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion – a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers – Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity …

but who is watching the WATCHMEN?

  Based on the upcoming March 6, 2009, Warner Bros. movie WATCHMEN, DC DIRECT brings both long-time and new fans of WATCHMEN what they crave: collectible action figures, intricately clothed 1:6 scale deluxe collector figures, exquisitely sculpted busts, and straight-from-the-set prop replicas! All products feature movie accurate likenesses and costume detailing!

  Get ready for a three-month WATCHMEN movie product extravaganza from DC Direct, beginning in January 2009 and continuing through the release of the WATCHMEN movie in March 2009.

WATCHMEN MOVIE: Rorschach Bust
This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 5.5” tall x 3” wide x 3” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.
Advance-solicited; On-sale January 21, 2009 *Bust *  $69.99

 

 

WATCHMEN MOVIE: Ozymandias Bust

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 5.5” tall x 3” wide x 3” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.
Advance-solicited; On-sale January 21, 2009 *Bust *  $69.99

 

 

WATCHMEN MOVIE: Dr. Manhattan 1:6 Scale Deluxe Collector Figure
This 1:6 scale deluxe collector figure measures approximately 13” tall and comes with a removable black suit.
Packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel, it also includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity.
Advance-solicited; On Sale January 14, 2009

  • Collector figure * $99.99  

 

WATCHMEN MOVIE:  ACTION FIGURE ASSORTMENT #1

These action figures, the first of two assortments totaling eight figures, are straight from the movie! Featuring exquisite sculpting and detailing, the first assortment of the WATCHMEN MOVIE action figures includes:

RORSCHACH • 6.25” h

OZYMANDIAS • 6.75” h

NITE OWL (Modern) • 6.75” h

SILK SPECTRE (Modern) • 6.5” h

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base. Packaged in a 4-color window box.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 28, 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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