DC Direct Solicitations for Items Shipping June 2009
October 20, 2008

Below are the DC Direct solicitations for items shipping June 2009.  It includes on the most anticipated lines that DC Direct has ever announced. 

 

ACTION FIGURES

 

HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES

BASED ON THE ART OF GEORGE PÉREZ

The first in an ongoing line of action figures that spans the broad history of the DC Universe, as presented by artist George Pérez in the classic book HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE! 

Planned to include more characters than any DC Direct line ever, this series will feature characters from a variety of teams and eras, as well as some renegade solo characters. 

The History of the DC Universe will undoubtedly increase the breadth of DC characters available as action figures, while satisfying many oft-requested fan favorite characters. 

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.

4-color clamshell blister card packaging. 

Advance-solicited; on sale June 10, 2009 * Action Figures * PI

 

And here’s a sneak peek at wave II: Aquaman, Blight Lighting, The Creeper and the Flash!

 

 

 

 

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT BOX SET

From Gotham City’s rooftops to its dark alleyways, Batman’s war on crime has become the stuff of legend. Commemorating these adventures of the Dark Knight, DC Direct unveils a new box set featuring one of Batman’s closest allies – and some of his most nightmarish adversaries!

This box set includes four action figures, all featuring brand new deco paints, as well as LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT SPECIAL, a unique 64-page collection of stories featuring each character’s secret origin and other tales.

  Advance-solicited; on sale June 17, 2009

  • Box Set

 

V FOR VENDETTA (MOVIE) 1:6 SCALE Deluxe Collector Figure

Victim and villain, V voices the frustration and innate power of the people, the true values held precious by the masses.

A provocative and disturbing modern classic, V FOR VENDETTA is the visually powerful story of a dystopian not-too-distant future.

Dressed in the intricate and authentically detailed costume from the film adaptation of the classic comic, V displays his signature black cloak, as well as a removable hat, a non-removable mask, interchangeable hands and several character-specific accessories.

The figure comes with a display base and is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 24, 2009 * Collector figure * $125 US

 

BATMAN COSBABY MINI-FIGURES

BY HOT TOYS

KAWAI DES, NE?

YES, THEY ARE! CUTE, THAT IS! 

Under special arrangement with Hong Kong toymaker Hot Toys, DC Direct is delighted to offer the Batman line of CosBaby mini figures!

Inspired by CosPlay (from the contraction of words “costume play”) – a type of performance art and role play in which the cosplayers meticulously outfit themselves in character costumes from sources such as manga, anime, comics, movies and video games to become the characters they emulate, reenacting scenes from the original sources – these Batman CosBaby mini-figures are the cutest little tykes around! 

Featuring eight Batman CosBaby designs: Batman Modern (Black Costume),

Batman Classic (Blue Costume), The Joker, Robin, Batgirl, Catwoman,  Two-Face and a special Mystery Figure, these mini-figures are the perfect size to collect and display!

Packaged on a 4-color blister card, each fully assembled CosBaby stands approximately 3” tall.

  Advance-solicited; on sale June 24, 2009

  • PVC mini figures *  PI * US

 

THE DARK KNIGHT MOVIE PRODUCT

THE DARK KNIGHT: 1:6 SCALE TWO-FACE/HARVEY DENT

BY HOT TOYS

Under special arrangement with Hong Kong toymaker Hot Toys, DC Direct is proud to offer this 1:6 scale figure of Two-Face, just as he appears in the smash hit The Dark Knight!

The Two-Face/Harvey Dent figure stands approximately 12 inches tall and features more than 32 points of articulation.

Dressed in the movie-accurate costume of suit, shirt, tie, pants and shoes, the figure also features an alternate head with Aaron Eckhart as Two-Face/Harvey Dent, an interchangeable suit jacket, one set of interchangeable hands, a pistol and a display stand with a nameplate. Packaged in a 4-color box.

  Limited Edition! Advance-solicited; on sale June 17, 2009

  • Collector figure * $175 US

 

THE DARK KNIGHT: THE JOKER VINYL STATUE

BY KOTOBUKIYA

Under special arrangement with Japanese manufacturer Kotobukiya, DC Direct brings the exquisite craftsmanship and high-level quality of Kotobukiya to fans!

Kotobukiya and DC Direct are proud to offer this vinyl statue of The Joker standing amid a blazing fire.

The statue comes with an additional head and other accessories.

The Dark Knight: The Joker Vinyl Statue is approximately 12” tall and is packaged in a 4-color window box.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 10, 2009 * Vinyl Statue * $125 US

 

STATUES AND BUSTS

COVER GIRLS OF THE DC UNIVERSE: WONDER WOMAN STATUE

SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS

BASED ON THE ART OF ADAM HUGHES

  This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue is based on the stylish and scintillating cover of WONDER WOMAN #150 by artist Adam Hughes!

  Packaged in a 4-color box, this statue also includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity.

 Manufactured to order.

Advanced-solicited; on sale June 10, 2009

  • Statue * $99.99 US

 

Women of the DC Universe: PHANTOM LADY BUST

Designed by Terry Dodson • Sculpted by Karen Palinko

The popular WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE line of cold-cast porcelain busts continues with Phantom Lady!

Freedom Fighter member Sandra Knight strikes a pose in the classic pinup style of the 1940s as she sits atop a World War II-inspired base.

Collect all the WOMEN OF THE DCU: SERIES 2 BUSTS designed by Terry Dodson! Phantom Lady joins Wonder Woman, Starfire, Cheetah, Batwoman, Wonder Girl, Catwoman, Huntress, Jade, Shazam’s sister Mary and many more to come!

This Phantom Lady Bust measures approximately 6” high x 3.75” wide x 3” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 3, 2009 * Bust * $55 US

 

 

PROPS

JLA TROPHY ROOM: BAT-CUFFS PROP REPLICA

One of Batman’s most famous crime-fighting gadgets is the latest addition to the JLA TROPHY ROOM: life-sized Bat-Cuffs that fold down to fit into Batman’s utility belt!

  Reproduced for the first time ever as a high-quality prop replica, these metal Bat-Cuffs come with a special bat-shaped key. They fold in half for easy transport, or can be displayed on the included stand. Packaged in a 4-color box, the Bat-Cuffs also come with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity.

  Limited-edition. Manufactured to order.

The Bat-Cuffs are for display only and are not designed to be used.

(Note: The Bat-Cuffs do not open.)

Advance-resolicited; on sale June 17, 2009 * Prop Replica * $125 US

 

 

MISC

THE FLASH MINI NEON SIGN

Decorate your home or store with this exciting, affordable neon sign featuring The Flash’s classic lightning strike logo!

The adjustable base unit can sit on a tabletop or be mounted to a wall.

Powered by a plug-in, UL-adapter, the sign itself measures approximately 8" wide x 9" high and has a base measuring approximately 5.5” in diameter. Packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 24, 2009 * Neon Sign * $89.99 US

 

UNI-FORMZ: BATMAN

DESIGNED & SCULPTED BY MONSTER 5

 Batman is the first in a new line of stylized vinyl UNI-FORMZ, inspired by the red-hot designer toy phenomenon!

  DC Direct has joined forces with popular contemporary toy designer Monster 5 to create this unique version of Batman. This bold new take on the Caped Crusader is a must-have for collectors of contemporary toy design, as well as traditional fans of Batman!

  Debuting this month are three styles of Batman: the “modern” Batman in his black costume, a variant version in the “classic” blue and gray costume, and an ultra-stylized variant “armored” version!

  These designer toys are limited! Once they are sold out, DC Direct will not produce these styles again!  In keeping with the tradition of designer toys, rarity of certain incarnations are the norm. The Batman variants (“classic” and “armored”) will be produced in far lower quantities.

  The line of UNI-FORMZ continues in the months ahead with original designs for Superman, Green Lantern, and other favorite DC Universe characters.

Don’t miss this chance to get the first in the series!

This limited-edition vinyl UNI-FORMZ Batman figure features 12 points of articulation, stands approximately 8” tall and is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box.

  Advance-resolicited; on sale June 3, 2009 * Vinyl * 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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