DC Direct Solicitations for items in stores November and July 2008
March 17, 2008

ACTION FIGURES

SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 6 ACTION FIGURES

The best-selling action figure line continues with its sixth set of figures, this time based on the popular story arc Enemies Among Us,illustrated by Ethan Van Sciver!
Each figure features multiple points of articulation and abase.Clamshell 4/C blister card packaging.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 5, 2008 * Action Figures* PI
Figures included:

Batman • 6.75” h

Superman • 6.75” h

Green Lantern • 6.75” h

Despero • 7.25” h

  

STATUES/BUSTS

BATMAN BLACK &WHITE: SPECIAL EDITION: BATMAN:GOTHAM KNIGHT STATUE
Sculpted by Derek Miller

Using the popular artist-inspired format of Batman Black& White, this special edition statue is based on Segment 6, titled “Deadshot,” in the upcoming direct-to-DVD animated feature, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT.

 The DVD features six standalone chapters starring Batman,each with stylish art from some of Japan’s greatest anime visionaries,weaving into a larger story that follows Batman through his transition from beginner to THE DARK KNIGHT.

 (A sneak peek of BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT appears on the JUSTICE LEAGUE:  NEW FRONTIER DVD from Warner Home Video!)

 Painted in monochromatic tones, this statue is certain to be a favorite addition to DC Direct’s line of BATMAN BLACK & WHITE statues.

 This statue measures approximately  7” tall X 5” wide X  3.5” deep. Packaged in a black-and-white box. Limited edition of only 3,500 pieces!

 Advance-solicited; on sale July 9, 2008 **Statue** $75.00 US
 

BATMAN: BLACK &WHITE STATUE

DESIGNED BY JIM APARO

SCULPTED BY MIKE LOCASIO
The popular BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE line of artist-inspired statues continues!

This rendering of the Caped Crusader is based on the cover image from DETECTIVE COMICS #443, drawn by longtime Batman artist Jim Aparo.  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 6.5” tall x 8” wide x 5”deep. It features a logo-shaped base, and is packaged in a black-and-white box.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 19, 2008 * Statue * $75US

 

WONDER WOMAN 1:4SCALE MUSEUM QUALITY STATUE

Sculpted by Andy Bergholtz

 Standing atop battle-damaged Grecian ruins, this stunning18” Wonder Woman mixed-media statue shows the Amazon Princess in all her fury.This 1:4 scale museum quality figure is composed of resin, metal, and an expertly crafted fabric outfit, including briefs with a star pattern, a faux-leather bodice, and a flowing cape. She is armed for battle with a shield,sword, eagle-shaped axe, and a lasso. The full piece measures approximately 16.5” high x 11” wide x 14” deep.

 This exclusive, limited edition statue includes a 4/color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4/color box.

 Advance-solicited; in stores November 5, 2008 * Statue * $295.00 US

 

POSTERS

BATMAN:GOTHAM UNDERGROUND Poster

Art by J. Calafiore

From the covers of the entire GOTHAM UNDERGROUND miniseries 

Advance-solicited; on sale November 26, 2008

  • Poster * $7.99 US

 

 

WONDER WOMAN #13 Poster

Art by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson

From the cover of WONDER WOMAN #13

Advance-solicited; on sale November 26, 2008

  • Poster * $7.99 US

 

 

PROPS 

JLA TROPHY ROOM:BAT-SIGNAL PROP REPLICA

 The JLA Trophy Room prop replica program continues for 2008 with the Bat-Signal!  A must-have on any wall or ceiling for the ultimate Batman fan!

 With the flick of a switch, this metal-encased device projects a light-up Bat-Signal an impressive 16 feet! Powered by a plug-in, UL adapter and two ultra-bright bulbs, the piece also includes a fan to keep it cool. With a swivel feature enabling the Bat-Signal to pan across the room, Batman is sure to come to the rescue no matter where he is when he’s beckoned.

 This prop replica measures approximately 12” tall x 2.25”wide x 9” deep and is packaged in a 4/C box. Also included are a 4/C Certificate of Authenticity, a “Guide to the Trophy Room” brochure written by best-selling author Brad Meltzer, and one replacement bulb.

 

 

THE DARK KNIGHT

 

THE DARK KNIGHT THE JOKER 1:6 SCALE Deluxe Collector Figure

Gotham City’s wickedest villain becomes a 1:6 scale figure! Dressed in an intricate fabric costume consisting of a shirt, tie, vest, blazer, pants, overcoat, and loafers, and including movie-specific accessories of three knives, a handgun with removable clip, a bank robbery mask, and three sets of hands, the figure also comes with a display stand.

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

Limited Edition!

Advance-solicited; on sale July 9, 2008 * Collector figure * $89.99 US

 

THE DARK KNIGHT BATMAN 1:6 SCALE  Deluxe Collector Figure

"The Dark Knight" joins DC Direct’s line of realistically proportioned, super-heroic 1:6 scale figures! Appearing in his"The Dark Knight" costume consisting of detailed armor, a poseable fabric cape and a utility belt, the figure also comes with movie-specific accessories, including one large and three small Batarangs, a grappling launcher, a “pneumatic wrangler,” and two sets of hands. A display stand is also included.

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

Limited Edition!

Advance-solicited; on sale July 9, 2008 Collector figure *$89.99 US

 

 

THE DARK KNIGHT THE JOKER STATUE

Sculpted by Kolby Jukes

Standing on a pile of oversized playing cards, this statue features The Joker sporting his trademark grin!

This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 10” high x 10” wide x 6” deep, includes a 4-color certificate of authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. 

Limited edition of only 6,000 pieces!

Advance-solicited; in stores July 2, 2008

  • Statue * $150.00 US

 

THE DARK KNIGHT BATMAN BUST

Sculpted by Kolby Jukes

 Dressed in the new Dark Knight costume and ready to fight any foes in his way, this Batman bust is hand-painted and cold-cast in porcelain.

 Measuring approximately 4.75” tall x 4.25” wide x 2.5” deep,the bust is packaged in a 4-color box.

 Limited edition of 6,000 pieces!

 Advance solicited; on sale June 25, 2008

  • Bust * $59.99 US

 

THE DARK KNIGHT BATMAN STATUE

Sculpted by Kolby Jukes

 "The Dark Knight" is in mid-flight in this dramatic action pose! This uniquely crafted piece features Batman’s sweeping cape as the statue’s base.

This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 10” high x8” wide x 8” deep, includes a 4-color certificate of authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.

 Limited edition of only 6,000 pieces!

Advance-solicited; in stores July 2, 2008

  • Statue * $150.00 US

 

THE DARK KNIGHT THE JOKER BUST
Sculpted by Kolby Jukes

 The Joker displays a handful of his signature playing cards in this hand-painted cold-cast porcelain bust. Packaged in a 4-color box, The Joker bust measures approximately 4.75”tall x 3” wide x 2.5” deep.

Limited edition of 6,000 pieces!

 Advance solicited; on sale June 25, 2008 * Bust * $59.99 US

 
THE DARK KNIGHT GRAPPLING LAUNCHER PROP REPLICA 

This life-sized, high-quality resin prop replica was cast from the actual prop used in "The Dark Knight" movie! Mounted on a display base, the piece is hand-painted and cold-cast in porcelain. Packaged in a 4-color box, the prop measures approximately 6” high x 7”deep x 12” wide” and includes a certificate of authenticity. 

Limited edition of 1,500 pieces!

Advance-solicited; on sale July 16, 2008

  • Prop Replica * $195 US

 
THE DARK KNIGHT BATARANGS PROP REPLICA

These actual-sized, high-quality Batarang replicas were cast from the actual props used in "The Dark Knight" movie!  Mounted on a display base, the piece is hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain. Packaged in an upscale box, the prop measures approximately 5” high x 5”deep  x 7.5” wide and includes a certificate of authenticity.

Limited edition of 1,500 pieces!!
 Advance-solicited, on sale July 23, 2008

  • Prop Replica * $125 US

  

VERTIGO 

VERTIGO TAROT DECK SET 20th Anniversary Edition

Art: Dave McKean

Text: Rachel Pollack

Introduction: Neil Gaiman

What does YOUR future hold? Find out with the re-release of one of the most-requested and sought-after VERTIGO products of all time: The VERTIGO TAROT DECK SET, in a special gold foil-stamped Sandman 20th Anniversary Edition!

 With evocative card images and illustrations by award-winning artist Dave McKean, the 78 tarot cards in the set are designed to be utilized by any practitioner of tarot. The Major Arcana of the set features an array of Vertigo characters, including: 

The Fool • John Constantine

The Magician • Tim Hunter

The High Priestess • Titania, Queen of Faerie

The Hierophan • Morpheus

The Wheel of Fortune •Destiny of the Endless

Death • Death of the Endless

The Devil • Lucifer

The World • Swamp Thing

 This new anniversary edition features:

Seventy-eight cards with art by Dave McKean, a softcover128-page book (with a four-color cover by McKean, black and white interior text by tarot expert Rachel Pollack, and an introduction by New York Times best-selling SANDMAN author Neil Gaiman), plus a black velvet-like draw string bag to hold the tarot cards.  The book cover, box front, spines and velvet-quality bag are gold foil-stamped with a special Sandman 20th Anniversary logo.

The set is manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 5, 2008  * Tarot Deck Set *  $39.99

 

 

DC UNLIMITED

 DC Unlimited is DC Comics’ new brand of authentic collectibles based on the world’s greatest pop-culture characters and stories.DC Unlimited products, created by DC Direct, are sold through multiple distribution channels worldwide, including specialty stores, comics shops and mass market retailers. 

WORLD OF WARCRAFT is the massively multiplayer online role-playing game with over 10 million devoted subscribers, and its charactersare captured in 3-D by DC Unlimited!
 

WORLD OF WARCRAFT Series 3 Action Figure Assortment

THE THIRD WAVE BEGINS!!

DC Unlimited is proud to present Series 3 of the WORLD OF WARCRAFT action figures!

With the first series of DC Unlimited’s exclusive World ofWarcraft action figures selling out in mere weeks, fans of the game have provenwhat must-have collectibles these are! Exquisitely sculpted and intricately painted, no WoW player should be without these life-like representations of their favorite characters! 

Includes:

Blood Elf Paladin: Quin’thalan Sunfire • 8.5” h

Dranei Mage: Tamuura • 9.5” h

Undead Rogue: Skeeve Sorrowblade • 6.5” h

Human Priestess: Sister Benedron • 7” h

Advance-solicited; on sale November 12, 2008 * 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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