DC Direct Solicits for Items in Stores January 211
May 17, 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 January 2011. 

ACTION FIGURES

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES

It’s a madhouse … and the lunatics are running the asylum!

After arriving on Arkham Island, Batman is greeted by Warden Sharp and security personnel. Although The Joker is securely strapped to a handcart for transfer to the deepest bowels of Arkham, he escapes nonetheless. This is going to be the worst night of Batman’s life. With The Joker free, inciting unrest among the inmates, Batman faces a riot from a cadre of Gotham City’s most wanted: killers and psychopaths who are screaming for vengeance and out for blood. Batman’s blood. His mission? Stop The Joker – and his accomplices – at all costs.

 

Welcome to the asylum. Arkham Asylum.

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES are based on the game designs of the "Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever."

The Joker with Scarface – 6.7" h (The Joker), 2" h (Scarface)

Scarecrow – 6" h

Batman – 6.75" h

Harley Quinn – 6.5" 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 January 12, 2011 * Action Figures * PI

STATUES AND BUSTS

HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BLACKEST NIGHT GREEN LANTERN HAL JORDAN BUST

BASED ON THE ART OF IVAN REIS • SCULPTED BY JEAN ST. JEAN

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. Green Lantern Hal Jordan leads the HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BLACKEST NIGHT bust line! The sculpture features Hal Jordan atop a special base that displays the spectrum of Lantern symbols. The bust is hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, measures approximately 6.25" high x 3" wide x 4" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

On Sale January 26, 2011 * Bust * $70 US

 

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE: BATMAN BY TONY DANIEL

DESIGNED BY TONY DANIEL • SCULPTED BY JAMES SHOOP

From New York Times bestselling author and artist Tony Daniel! The next Batman Black and White statue is based on Daniel’s art from the Batman storyline, "The Battle For The Cowl." This statue measures approximately 9" high (to top of hand) x 6.5" wide x 3.5" 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 January 5, 2011 * Statue * $80 US

 

COVER GIRLS OF THE DC UNIVERSE: SUPERGIRL STATUE

DESIGNED BY ADAM HUGHES • SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS

SMASHING!

With strength and speed, the Girl of Steel blasts up through soil and stone, shattering solid rock, shooting into the stratosphere. As the Kryptonian cousin of Superman, Kara Zor-El has her sights set on the stars, streaking through the heavens in a supersonic blur – a soaring symbol of justice and truth.

Supergirl is the latest hero to join the stunning COVER GIRLS OF THE DC UNIVERSE statue series, with fan-favorite artist Adam Hughes specially commissioned to design Supergirl for this smashingly successful series.

Hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain and measuring approximately 11.75" high x 4.25" wide x 5" deep, this statue is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

On Sale January 12, 2011 * Statue * $99.99 US

 

AME-COMI HEROINE MINI-FIGURES SERIES 1

SCULPTED BY SAM GREENWELL

They may be tiny, but they are mighty… mighty cute, that is!

The Ame-Comi Heroine Mini-Figures are here! The girls of Gotham City – Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy – are the first in an all new, super-cute line of mini-figures, affectionately known as "mini-comis." Based on the larger Ame-Comi Heroine PVC Statue line, these miniature Ame-Comi PVC figures are all brand-new sculpts! Batgirl cuddles a squishable baby bat toy, as Harley Quinn wields a deadly pop-gun and Poison Ivy charms a serpentine vine.

Harley Quinn -5" h

Batgirl -5" h

Poison Ivy – 5" h

Packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook, each non-articulated PVC mini figure is sold separately, and includes a display base.

On Sale January 19, 2011 * PVC Mini Figures * PI

PORTFOLIO

BLACKEST NIGHT PORTFOLIO SET #1

BY VARIOUS ARTISTS

Painted cover art from the best-selling comics series Blackest Night is here and perfect for framing! Twelve prints painted by Rodolfo Migliari – including two collaborations with Ivan Reis and one with Dave Gibbons – printed on high-quality 4-color matte paper stock, collected in a 4-color folder and shrink-wrapped together. All 12 prints measure approximately 8" x 10" and are ready for instant framing.

The following prints are included in this set:

BLACKEST NIGHT: TALES OF THE CORPS HARDCOVER

BLACKEST NIGHT #5 VARIANT COVER

BLACKEST NIGHT #6 VARIANT COVER

BLACKEST NIGHT #7 VARIANT COVER

BLACKEST NIGHT: TALES OF
THE CORPS #2 VARIANT COVER

BLACKEST NIGHT GREEN LANTERN HARDCOVER

BLACKEST NIGHT HARDCOVER

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #48

GREEN LANTERN #49 VARIANT COVER

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #47 VARIANT COVER

GREEN LANTERN #40 VARIANT COVER

BLACKEST NIGHT #4 VARIANT COVER

On Sale January 26, 2011 * Portfolio* $29.99 US

DC UNLIMITED

KILLZONE SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES

It is the year 2357 and, after years of fighting, the Interplanetary Strategic Alliance (ISA) sends its fleet to Helghan, the home planet of its bitter enemy – the Helghast. In a daring bid to defeat them and remove their tyrannical leader, ISA troopers begin their assault on Helghan, a world as brutal and merciless as the Helghast themselves.

Helghast Sniper – 6.5" h

Helghast Assault Infantry – 6.25" h

Each figure features multiple points of articulation. 4-color clamshell packaging.

On sale January 19, 2011 * 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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