DC Direct Solicitations for items in stores October 2008
February 19, 2008

ACTION FIGURES

SECRET FILES SERIES 3: BATMAN ROGUES GALLERY 2

Inspired by the art of Brian Bolland

Four of Gotham City’s most infamous residents are included in this series! All inspired by the art of Brian Bolland, this Poison Ivy action figure is based on the cover of BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #15, and the Two-Face figure is based on the cover of SECRET ORIGINS SPECIAL #1. Based on their appearances in the classic graphic novel BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, these versions of Batman and The Joker are now available for the first time ever as single figures! 

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and abase.  Clam-shell 4-color blister card packaging

Figures included:

Hugo Strange • 6.75” h (with alternate Batman head)

The Joker • 6.75” h

Poison Ivy • 6.5”  h

Two-Face• 6.75” h 

Advance-solicited; on sale October 8, 2008 * Action Figures* PI

 

 

BATMAN:  THE LONG HALLOWEEN Collector Set 

Another holiday,another victim!

From the early days of his crime fighting career, this is the unforgettable story that pitted Batman, along with  Lt. James Gordon and D.A. Harvey Dent, against a mysterious killer who only strikes on holidays.
 

This story also ties into the events leading to Harvey Dent’s transformation from Gotham City district attorney and Batman ally to Batman’s deadly foe Two-Face.

This collector set includes:

2 action figures based on the  art of Tim Sale from THE LONG HALLOWEEN:

Batman: 6.75” h (featuring an all-new head sculpt!)

The Joker: 6.75” h

And the 376-page soft cover graphic novel:   BATMAN:  THE LONG HALLOWEEN,  written by Jeph Loeb with art by Tim Sale.

Packaged in a 4-color window box 

Advance solicited; on sale October 1, 2008

  • Collector Set * $34.99 US

 

AME-COMI: ZATANNA PVC FIGURE

DESIGNED BY UDON STUDIOS 

EKOMS RAEPPA!! 

DC’s mystical magician casts a spell on the world of Ame-Comi as she becomes the latest addition to this stellar line!

The ZATANNA PVC statue is a limited-edition, hand-painted piece in 9” scale. This non-articulated plastic display figure comes with abase, is packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook and is manufactured to order. MAZAKALA!

Advance-solicited; on sale October 15, 2008 * Statue *$49.99 US

 

AME-COMI: DONNA TROY PVC FIGURE

DESIGNED BY DUSTIN NGUYEN

Wonder Woman’s magical doppelganger sibling joins the Ame-Comi sisterhood, in all her cosmic beauty!  The DONNA TROY PVC statue is a limited-edition,

hand-painted piece in 9” scale. This non-articulated  plastic display figure comes with a base,  is packaged in a 4-color window box with  J-hook and is manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 15, 2008

  • Statue * $49.99 US

 

GREEN LANTERN CORPS 1:6 SCALE Deluxe Collector Figure

Hal Jordan returns to the Corps!

This deluxe collector figure is the first in this popular line to include interchangeable heads!

HalJordan is back sporting his classic Green Lantern costume!   This sought-after 1:6 scale figure comes with brand-new, interchangeable heads of Tomar Re, Abin Sur and a never-before-seen, helmet-clad alien Corpsman named Naut Ke Loi, allowing you to create a total of FOUR Green Lanterns! The figure comes clothed in an intricate and authentically detailed classic Green Lantern fabric costume, complete with character-appropriate accessories and a display stand.

INCLUDES ALTERNATE HEADS:

Tomar Re, Abin Sur & NautKeLoi

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

 Advance-solicited; on sale October 29, 2008 * Action Figures * $99.99 US

 

STATUES and BUSTS


JLA BUILD-A-SCENE STATUE: PART 3

Based on the art of Ed Benes

Sculpted by Alterton Bizarre

DC Direct’s exciting JLA Build-a-Scene Statue project culminates this month with part three of the statue, featuring Green Lantern,The Flash, and the head and cape of Red Tornado! 

Ed Benes’ legendary cover of Justice League ofAmerica#7 stands tall as a multipart statue. Sold in three parts, each features two of the world’s greatest super-heroes and includes a piece of a bonus Red Tornado figure. (To fully assemble Red Tornado, all three Build-a-Scene statues are needed.) All the pieces slide together to make up a complete cover scene in striking 3-D! 

If you missed them when they were first solicited, be sure to place your orders now for Part 1 of the statue, featuring Batman, Wonder Woman, and the tornado and base portion of Red Tornado, and Part 2 of the statue, featuring Superman, Black Canary, and the torso of Red Tornado. 

The JLA BUILD-A-SCENE STATUE is a limited-edition,hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measuring approximately 8" tall x14" 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 approximately 10.375” tall x 8.5” wide x 5.5” deep.) Each statue 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 October 8, 2008 *  Statue *  $150 US

* Minor assembly is required.

* Each statue sold separately.

 

Women of the DCUniverse: Series 2: HUNTRESS BUST 

Designed by Terry Dodson • Sculpted by James Shoop

The popular WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE line of cold-cast porcelain busts continues with the Huntress! As a Bird of Prey and uneasy ally of Batman, the Huntress is a nocturnal mistress of vengeance.  Perched atop a GOTHAM CITY shipyard crate, her crossbow drawn, this crime fighter is prepared for whatever trouble lurks in the shadows of night.

Collect all the DCU: Series 2 busts designed by Terry Dodson in 2008! Huntress joins Wonder Woman, Starfire, Cheetah, Batwoman, Wonder Girl, Catwoman and more!

This Huntress Bust measures approximately 5.75” tall x 2.5”wide x 4” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box. 

Advance solicited; on sale October 1, 2008 * Bust * $55 US

 

THE JOKER 1:2 SCALE BUST

Sculpted by Kolbe Jukes

The Clown Prince of Crime is ready for his Closeup! 

Batman’s deadliest foe is the second piece in DC Direct’s new line of 1:2 scale mixed-media busts!   The perfect companion piece to the Batman 1:2 scale bust, it features eerie life-like facial details and an intricate fabric costume that is finely tailored to the cold-cast porcelain body.  The bust sits on a museum-style pedestal display base. 

The Joker 1:2 scale bust measures approximately 13.75” high x 10” wide x 6.25” deep, includes a 4-color certificate of authenticity, and is packaged in a 4-color box.

 Advance solicited; on sale October 22, 2008 * Bust * $295 US


 

PROPS / JLA TROPHYROOM:
 

Superman’sCape and Belt Prop Replica Set 

The JLA Trophy Room prop replica program continues for 2008 with Superman’s Cape and Belt!

These life-sized, high-quality, mixed-media replicas of two of the most important pieces of Superman’s costume each feature authentic secret compartments! The lined, red fabric cape features the S-shield sewn meticulously onto the back, while a hidden pocket is sewn into the lining of the cape for Superman to quickly stash any of Clark Kent’s personal effects!The accompanying faux-leather yellow belt fastens with a metal buckle that opens to reveal another secret compartment. Both pieces of this prop replica set can be displayed from the metal wall display shelf included, with the cape hanging from the bottom and the belt sitting on top. 

Packaged together in an 4-color box, the cape measures approximately 56” long,  53” wide at the bottom and 20” wide at the top, the belt measures 36” long, and the display shelf measures approximately 22” long x 3.25” high x 5.25” deep. Also included are a Certificate of Authenticity and a “Guide to the Trophy Room” brochure,written by best-selling author Brad Meltzer! 
Minor assembly is required.

 Advance-solicited; on sale October 1, 2008

  • Prop Replica * $295 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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