DC Direct Solicits for Items in Stores March 2009
July 21, 2008




Based on the art of Ed McGuinness

Some of the most requested DC Direct action figures are back by popular demand! These classic interpretations of some of the core Justice League characters have been revamped and reactivated with enhanced, revised colors.

  Perfect for both collectors who missed out on these figures the first time around, as well as those just starting their collections!

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


The Flash • 6.625” h

Superman • 6.625” h

Batman • 6.625” h

(not including ears)

Wonder Woman • 6.625” h  

Advance-solicited; on sale March 25, 2009 * Action Figures * PI


The popular 1:6 scale deluxe collector figure line extends into story-specific characterizations with the addition of THE SANDMAN (ABSOLUTE EDITION)! The Sandman is the first in a new line of

1:6 scale figures inspired by the Absolute Editions, and the first VERTIGO character to get the 1:6 scale figure treatment.

Dressed in an intricate and authentically detailed costume, including a 4-panel tattered cloak, The Sandman comes with many character-specific accessories, including his ruby necklace, the Helm of Dreams, the Key to Hell, Goldie the Gargoyle, Matthew the Raven and a display stand. Packaged in a special slipcase to evoke the Absolute Editions that inspired it.  

Advance-solicited; on sale March 18, 2009

  • Collector figure * $125 US  






  One of DC Comics’ most successful statue series stretches into Gotham City to include artist-based interpretations of some of

The Caped Crusader’s greatest villains and allies!

  First up is Batman’s number one adversary, The Joker, as pictured by legendary artist Jim Lee in the BATMAN: HUSH storyline, with The Clown Prince of Crime clutching his infamous “BANG” gun.

  The Joker statue complements several pieces in the BATMAN BLACK & WHITE line, including the sold-out BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE: JIM LEE.

Painted in monochromatic tones, this statue measures approximately 5.625” high x 4.625” wide x 3.5” deep. It features a Bat-logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black-and-white box.  

Advance-solicited; on sale March 11, 2009 Statue * $75 US



Sculpted by Kolby Jukes

Catwoman is the latest addition to DC Direct’s new line of 1:2 scale mixed-media busts!

  This modern characterization of the feline fatale features lifelike facial details and an intricate faux-leather catsuit costume (complete with a real working zipper!) that’s finely tailored to the cold-cast porcelain body. A pair of removable goggles is also included. The entire piece sits on a museum-style pedestal display base.

  The first female to join the popular new line of 1:2 scale busts, Catwoman is the perfect companion piece to both the Batman 1:2 Scale Bust and The Joker 1:2 Scale Bust.

  The Catwoman 1:2 Scale Bust measures approximately 10.5” high x 7” wide x 5.5” deep (including the base), includes a 4-color certificate of authenticity, and is packaged in a 4-color box.

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


Women of the DC Universe: Series 2: SHAZAM! MARY BUST

Designed by Terry Dodson • Sculpted by James Shoop

  The popular WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE line of cold-cast porcelain busts continues with Billy Batson’s sister, Mary, who shares the power of Shazam!

  With her profile on the rise coming out of COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS, the heroine is dressed in her modern costume as she strikes an evocative pose. She stands atop a lightning bolt base, made of clear resin.

  Collect all the DCU: SERIES 2 BUSTS designed by Terry Dodson! Mary joins Wonder Woman,Starfire, Cheetah, Batwoman, Wonder Girl, Catwoman, Huntress, Jade and many more to come!

  This MARY BUST measures approximately 6.25” high x 2.5” wide x 3.25” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

  Advance solicited; on sale March 18, 2009 * Bust * $55 US




Art by Brian Bolland

  The third installment of DC Direct’s cover portfolio series features a collection of covers by Brian Bolland!

Pulled from his extensive body of work for DC Comics, these images serve as a snapshot of Bolland’s illustrious career, as well as a look at his evolution as an artist.

The portfolio consists of 12 four-color matte images on high-quality paper stock (suitable for framing), all approximately 9” x 14”, collected in one four-color 10” x 15” custom folder and shrink-wrapped together!

  Advance-solicited; on sale March 11, 2009 * Portfolio* $49.99 US



  WATCHMEN MOVIE: Rorschach 1:6 Scale Deluxe Collector Figure

This 1:6 scale deluxe collector figure of the movie’s masked vigilante features an intricate and authentically detailed fabric costume with multiple layers, including a suit, boots, a Rorschach mask and accessories.

  Packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel, the figure also comes with a display base.

  Advance-solicited; on sale March 11, 2009

  • Collector figure * $99.99 US


WATCHMEN MOVIE: Silk Spectre (Modern) Bust


  This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust of the movie’s female super hero features a Doomsday Clock depicted on the back of the base.

Packaged in a 4-color box, the bust measures approximately 7” high x 3.5” wide x 3.75” deep.

  Advance-solicited; on sale March 4, 2009

  • Bust * $69.99 US


WATCHMEN MOVIE: Nite Owl (Modern) Bust


  This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust of the modern version of Nite Owl features a Doomsday Clock depicted on the

back of the base.

  Packaged in a 4-color box, the bust measures approximately 6.75” high x 3.875” wide x 2.875” deep.

  Advance-solicited; on sale March 4, 2009 * Bust * $69.99 US


WATCHMEN MOVIE: Rorschach Grappling Gun and Mask Prop Replica Set

  This prop replica set of Rorschach’s grappling gun and mask were created from the actual digital files and pattern that were used to create the pieces used in the movie!

  The grappling gun is permanently attached to a display base (which features a Rorschach pattern that is authentic to the movie), while the mask is removable.

  The entire piece measures approximately 10.5” high x 13.25” wide x 8” deep, and is packaged in a 4-color box.

  Advance-solicited; on sale February 18, 2009

  • Prop Replica * $295 US


WATCHMEN MOVIE: Owl Ship Scale Replica

  This light-up, 1:24 scale replica of the Owl Ship is reproduced from the actual blueprints used to make the ship in the movie!

  In addition to the back-lit photographic interior, this replica includes environmental elements on the base that reflect owl elements from the movie!

  The entire piece, including the base, measures approximately 7” high x 12” wide x 12” deep, and is packaged in a 4-color box.

  Advance-solicited; on sale March 4, 2009

  • Prop Replica * $325 US


WATCHMEN MOVIE: The Comedian’s Guns and Dog Tags Display Set Prop Replica

 This prop replica set features The Comedian’s trademark sidearms (with the commemorative handle grips presented by President Nixon), a plaque recognizing The Comedian’s service to his country, and his military-issue dog tags. All of the components are permanently mounted inside an acrylic-covered frame, which can be hung on a wall or set on a desktop.

 This prop replica of The Comedian’s guns are cast from the actual props used in the movie!

 The display frame measures approximately 16.5” high x 13” wide

x 4.5” deep, and comes packaged in a 4-color box.

* Gun designed by Dave Lauck of D&L Sports, Inc.

 Advance-solicited; on sale March 4, 2009

  • 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, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.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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