DC Direct Solicitations for May 2009
September 15, 2008

These are the DC Direct Solicitations for items in store May 2009.  It includes and extension of the Superman/Batman line and one of the most anticipated Statues in comic book history!

 

ACTION FIGURES

 

SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 7 ACTION FIGURES

DESIGNED BY SHANE DAVIS

The popular Superman/Batman series of action figures hits lucky 7!

From the popular story arc “Search for Kryptonite,” in which Superman and Batman attempt to rid the world of Kryptonite, this series also features Aquaman and Live Wire!

Figures included:

Aquaman • 6.75” h

Batman • 6.75” h

Superman • 6.75” h

Live Wire • 6.5” h

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base. 4-color clamshell blister card packaging.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 6, 2009 * Action Figures * PI

 

STATUES AND BUSTS

CHRISTOPHER REEVE AS SUPERMAN STATUE

Sculpted by Karen Palinko

It’s the quintessential Man of Steel!

One of the most fondly remembered depictions of Superman is now available as a commemorative statue exclusively from DC Direct. Christopher Reeve strikes an iconic pose from the classic 1978 feature film Superman – the movie that made the world believe “a man could fly” and turned the actor into a star.

Standing atop an S-shield base, the Christopher Reeve as Superman Statue is a limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measuring approximately 12.50” tall x 5.5” wide x 3.75” deep. (The base measures approximately .75” high x 6.5” diameter.)

The statue includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged

in a 4-color box. Manufactured to order.

Advanced-solicited; on sale May 27, 2009 * Statue * $195 US

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this item will be donated to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
 

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE: BRUCE TIMM

DESIGNED BY BRUCE TIMM

SCULPTED BY JAMES SHOOP  

The wildly popular DC Direct statue line continues!

Innovative Batman artist and animator Bruce Timm lends his talents to the Batman Black & White Statue series by creating an original design of the Caped Crusader leaping into action!

Painted in monochromatic tones, this statue measures approximately 7.25” high x 6” wide x 6” deep. It features a Bat-logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black-and-white box.

Advance solicited; on sale May 13, 2009 * Statue * $75 US
 

Heroes of the DC Universe: BATMAN BUST

DESIGNED BY CARLOS PACHECO

SCULPTED BY JEAN ST. JEAN

Batman looms over Gotham City in the second piece of the new, ongoing HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE bust series! Holding a Batarang and Bat-line, Batman stands atop a gargoyle base as he looks out for danger below.

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 6” high x 3.25” wide x 4.5” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance solicited; on sale May 20, 2009 * Bust * $65 US

 

POSTERS  

TRINITY #7-9 POSTERS

Featuring art by Andy Kubert and Jesse Delperdang, these posters of the iconic covers to TRINITY #7-9 may be displayed side by side to create a large triptypch of Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman!  

WONDER WOMAN TRINITY Poster

BATMAN TRINITY Poster

SUPERMAN TRINITY Poster

Advance-solicited; on sale May 13, 2009 * Poster * $7.99 US


 

THE SANDMAN ANNIVERSARY Poster

Art by Various Artists

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of THE SANDMAN, this poster features every major character ever featured in a Sandman story, as drawn by the artists who made the characters famous!

Makes a great backdrop to display The Sandman (Absolute Edition) 1:6 Scale Deluxe Collector Figure, also in stores in March!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 18, 2009 * Poster * $7.99 US

DARK KNIGHT
 

THE DARK KNIGHT: THE JOKER 1:2 SCALE BUST

SCULPTED BY KOLBY JUKES

  Continuing the excitement of the smash hit The Dark Knight, DC Direct offers yet another incredible collectors’ item: The Dark Knight: The Joker 1:2 Scale Bust!

The bust features a movie-accurate likeness of The Joker, including stunning facial details and the madman’s unique fabric costume, which is finely tailored to the cold-cast porcelain body.

Mounted on a museum-style pedestal display base, this mixed-media piece measures approximately 14.75” high x 11” wide x 8” deep, includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity, and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition of 2,500!

Advance solicited; on sale March 25, 2009 * Bust * $295 US

 

THE DARK KNIGHT: BATMAN 1:2 SCALE BUST

SCULPTED BY KOLBY JUKES

Continuing the excitement of the smash hit The Dark Knight, DC Direct offers yet another incredible collectors’ item: The Dark Knight: Batman 1:2 Scale Bust!

The bust features a movie-accurate likeness of Batman, including stunning facial details and the hero’s new, intricately designed Bat-suit, which is finely tailored to the cold-cast porcelain body.

Mounted on a museum-style pedestal display base, this mixed-media piece measures approximately 15” high x 11” wide x 8” deep, includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity, and is packaged in a 4-color box.

  Limited Edition of 2,500!

Advance solicited; on sale March 25, 2009 * Bust * $295 US

 

THE DARK KNIGHT: 1:6 SCALE BAT-POD BY HOT TOYS

Under special arrangement with Hong Kong toymaker Hot Toys, DC Direct is proud to offer this 1:6 scale replica of the Bat-Pod, just as it appears in the smash hit movie of the year, The Dark Knight!

This authentically detailed plastic collectible features light-up headlights, a machine gun, a grappling hook and a wheel with hub-mounted engines. Packaged in a 4-color box, the Bat-Pod measures approximately 25.5” long x 7” wide x 6.5” high.

The Dark Knight: 1:6 Scale Bat-Pod By Hot Toys is in perfect scale with the already solicited The Dark Knight: 1:6 Scale Batman By Hot Toys (sold separately)!

Limited Edition!

Advance-solicited; on sale February 25, 2009 * Prop Replica* $295 US

 

THE DARK KNIGHT: 1:6 SCALE BATMOBILE BY HOT TOYS

Under special arrangement with Hong Kong toymaker Hot Toys, DC Direct is proud to offer this 1:6 scale replica of the Batmobile, just as it appears in the smash hit movie of the year, The Dark Knight!

This authentically detailed plastic model features light-up headlights, a cockpit/roof opening panel and movable breaking flaps. Packaged in a 4-color box, the Batmobile measures approximately 29” long x 18.5” wide x 11” high.

The Dark Knight: 1:6 Scale Batmobile By Hot Toys is in perfect scale with

the already solicited The Dark Knight: 1:6 Scale Batman By Hot Toys (sold separately)!

Limited Edition!

  Advance-solicited; on sale May 27, 2009 * Prop Replica* $450 US

 

THE DARK KNIGHT: 1:6 SCALE BANK ROBBER THE JOKER BY HOT TOYS

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

  Dressed in the shirt, suit, belt and shoes the character wears for the bank robbery scene in the movie, the figure stands approximately 12 inches tall and features more than 32 points of articulation. An interchangeable head, clown mask, handgun, MK760 rifle, and a luggage bag filled with grenades are also included.

  The figure comes with a display stand and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition!

Advance-solicited; on sale December 17, 2008 * Collector figure * $175 US

 

THE DARK KNIGHT: 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!

Limited edition of 3,000 pieces!

Advance-solicited; on sale December 17, 2008 * Poker Set * $99.99 US

 Due to the overwhelming demand for THE JOKER POKER SET, and the subsequent increase in production run, this item is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled. Orders may be allocated.

 

 MISC.  

BATMAN MINI NEON SIGN

Decorate your home or store with this exciting, affordable neon sign featuring Batman’s classic bat emblem!

 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 12” high x 7” wide and has a base measuring approximately 5.5” in diameter. Packaged in a 4-color box.

 Advance-solicited; on sale May 20, 2009 * Neon Sign * $89.99 US

  RETAILERS, PLEASE NOTE: These signs are available with several different power adapter options, including U.S., U.K., E.U., AUS., and JPN. When ordering, please select the appropriate line and item code on the order form, as each version has been assigned its own code.

 

 

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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