DC Direct Solicitations for Items Shipping March 2011
July 19, 2010

Here are the latest and greatest solicitations from the good people at DC Direct.  These products will appear and be available to preorder in the next issue of Diamond’s Previews at your local comic book shop.   All products listed below are scheduled to to ship and be in stores March 2011.

One interesting item to note in these solicitations is that DC is adding to their stable of power-house sculptors and having Phil Ramirez (Marvel Legends, UFC, Lord of the Rings) do some sculpting work for them.  I can’t wait to see what else he does for DCD.

 

ACTION FIGURES

BRIGHTEST DAY SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES

From BLACKEST NIGHT to BRIGHTEST DAY!

They’re back for a reason.

Comics’ biggest event continues as BRIGHTEST DAY burns away the BLACKEST NIGHT! In this best-selling follow-up, the white light has resurrected twelve heroes and villains. Though the exact reasons for their rebirths remain a mystery, each is destined to play an intricate role in the future of the DC Universe.

Written by award-winning writers Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi, BRIGHTEST DAY sets the stage for the next exciting era of the DC Universe.

“BRIGHTEST DAY is about second chances. It’s looking at twelve characters that have been resurrected and examining whether it’s a miracle or a curse. Some second chances work out … some don’t. BRIGHTEST DAY is the next step in repositioning a lot of characters in the DC Universe and pushing them to the next level.” — Geoff Johns on BRIGHTEST DAY

Aquaman — 6.75” h
Green Arrow — 6.75” h
Hawkgirl — 6.5” h
Deadman — 6.75” h

All four figures feature multiple points of articulation and include a display base.

Character-appropriate accessories are also included.

4-color clamshell blister card packaging.

On sale March 2, 2011 * Action Figures * PI

 

STATUES AND BUSTS

ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN: GREEN LANTERN VS. SINESTRO STATUE SET

DESIGNED & SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER

The Ultimate Showdown series is DC Direct’s unique, new interactive concept for high-quality collectible statues featuring the world’s greatest heroes and villains squaring off in deadly combat.

Green Lantern delivers a green energy blast to Sinestro, as the Corps’ arch-nemesis burns with yellow fire.

Each character is displayed on a specially designed stand-alone base intended to “interact” with the other statues in the series and to be displayed in a myriad of ways. The statues can pivot independently on their bases and rotate their heads to customize and direct the action. Collect all the other statue sets in the series! Mix and match them to create your own showdown or combine them all in one ultimate battle scene.

These hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statues measure approximately:

Green Lantern: 7.35” high x 4.5” wide x 5.25” deep
Sinestro: 8” high x 4.5” wide x 5” deep

Each set is packaged together in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

On sale March 16, 2011 * Statue * $175 US

 

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: APOCALYPSE DVD SUPERGIRL MAQUETTE

SCULPTED BY PHIL RAMIREZ

A mysterious space ship from Planet Krypton crashes on Earth with a beautiful girl inside and everyone wants to meet the new kid. Superman embraces the connection to his past, Batman suspects a traitor, Wonder Woman senses a kindred spirit and Darkseid desires a champion. But this feisty teen has her own ideas, none of which include a secret identity, a cape or heroics. It will take a life or death battle with Darkseid to uncover her true purpose on Earth.  A dynamic voice cast – Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Andre Braugher and Summer Glau – highlights this DC Universe Animated Original Movie introducing the world to Supergirl.

This hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain maquette of Supergirl is based on art from the highly anticipated Warner Home Video made-for-DVD animated original movie, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse!

Measuring approximately 11.25” high x 6” wide x 5” deep this statue includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

*Quantities may be allocated.

On sale September 29, 2010* Statue * $99.99 US

 

Lots more after the break.

 

 

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE STATUE: WONDER WOMAN

BASED ON THE ART OF JIM LEE

DC Direct continues the statue series based on art from one of the most anticipated online games of the year!

The DC UNIVERSE ONLINE STATUES are from Sony Entertainment’s Massively Multi-Player Online Game, based on the art of Jim Lee! Set to include many heroes and villains from the game, each character is shown in a dynamic pose, atop a consistent base.

This statue features Wonder Woman in fierce Amazon warrior stance, sword and shield in hand!

Hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain and measuring approximately 7.8” high x 4.5” wide x 3.5” deep, this statue is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

On sale March 23, 2011 * Statue * $85 US

 

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE STATUE: GREEN ARROW

BASED ON THE ART OF JIM LEE

DC Direct continues the statue series based on art from one of the most anticipated online games of the year!

The DC UNIVERSE ONLINE STATUES are from Sony Entertainment’s Massively Multi-Player Online Game, based on the art of Jim Lee! Set to include many heroes and villains from the game, each character is shown in a dynamic pose, atop a consistent base.

This statue features Green Arrow, the Emerald Archer, pulling back the bow, ready to let his arrows fly!

Hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain and measuring approximately 7.56” high x 6” wide x 3.75” deep, this statue is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

On sale March 23, 2011 * Statue * $85 US

 

HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BLACKEST NIGHT VIOLET LANTERN STAR SAPPHIRE BUST

BASED ON THE ART OF IVAN REIS • SCULPTED BY JIM MADDOX

The Blackest Night continues in mini-bust form!

Each month in 2011, DC Direct releases a mini-bust featuring a character from the hugely popular DC Comics’ epic BLACKEST NIGHT.

Star Sapphire continues the HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BLACKEST NIGHT bust line!

The sculpture features Star Sapphire atop a special base that displays the spectrum of Lantern symbols.

The bust is hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, measures approximately 5.5” high x 5.5” wide x 3.5” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

On sale March 9, 2011 * Bust * $70 US

 

SUPERMAN VS. BRAINIAC STATUE

DESIGNED BY GARY FRANK • SCULPTED BY PAUL HARDING

It’s Superman vs. Machine!

Facing an enraged Man of Steel, Brainiac finds that it’s easy to lose his head … as his robotic one is ripped from his metal neck, severing any connection to his doomed and damaged body. The war on Krypton has taken its toll.

Under their feet, the ground is littered with the dying and destroyed Brainiac robotic army.

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 16.5” high x 7.75” wide x 6.25” deep, and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

* Minor assembly required.

On sale March 30, 2011 * Statue * $250

 

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE: THE JOKER BY LEE BERMEJO

DESIGNED BY LEE BERMEJO • SCULPTED BY JEAN ST. JEAN

From fan-favorite artist Lee Bermejo! The next Batman Black and White statue is based on Bermejo’s art from the critically acclaimed hardcover graphic novel JOKER by Brian Azzarello, with art by Lee Bermejo and Mick Gray.

This statue measures approximately 7” high x 5.75” wide x 5.75” deep, is painted in monochromatic tones, features a Bat-logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black and white box.

Limited Edition.

On sale March 2, 2011 * Statue * $80 US

 

AME-COMI HEROINE SERIES: SUPERGIRL (V.1) BLACK SUIT VARIANT PVC FIGURE

SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS

From good girl to bad … from blue to black!

Supergirl joins the dark side as part of the popular Ame-Comi series!

As a good girl gone bad, Supergirl is super sleek in her all-black costume, taking a walk – or flight – on the wild side. Never one to start an apocalypse on purpose, this black-suited beauty is a mighty mischief-maker. No mild-mannered behavior from this future female fury!

Packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook, this non-articulated PVC statue stands approximately 9” high and includes a display base.

On sale March 9, 2011 * Statue * $60 US

 

AME-COMI HEROINE SERIES: DONNA TROY AS WONDER GIRL VARIANT PVC FIGURE

SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS

Donna Troy returns … as Wonder Girl!

Suiting up in sparkling stars and red with galaxies in her hair, it’s hard to believe founding member of the Teen Titans, Wonder Girl (Donna Troy) was once called “Wonder Chick” by the team.

With beauty, brains and brawn, the younger sister of Wonder Woman is a triple threat: an amazon, a titan and a princess.

Packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook, this non-articulated PVC statue stands approximately 8.5” high and includes a display base.

On sale March 9, 2011 * Statue * $60 US

 


POSTERS

FABLES #100 POSTER

ART BY MARK BUCKINGHAM

Play the game of FABLES!

In celebration of FABLES #100, DC Direct presents this spectacular poster gameboard by Eisner Award-winning artist Mark Buckingham, direct from this landmark issue! Move along the enchanted path with Rose Red, Bigby Wolf and Snow White as you attempt to dodge the Adversary and claim the treasure! It’s the ultimate game for FABLES fans – and if you win, you may even live happily ever after!

Check out Fables #100 for the rules of the game!

On sale November 24, 2010 • Poster * $8.99 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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