DC Direct Solicits for Items in Stores May 2011
September 20, 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 May 2011.

ACTION FIGURES

JUSTICE LEAGUE: CLASSIC ICONS SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES

Four of DC Comics’ biggest names – all renowned members of the JLA – in classic, heroic body styles.  These figures are evergreens for any fan – and for any retailer! Stock up in preparation for Free Comic Book Day on May 7!

Batman • The World’s Greatest Detective! – 7” high
Wonder Woman • The Amazing Amazon! – 7” high
Superman • The Man of Steel! – 7” high
Green Lantern • The Emerald Knight! – 7” high

All four figures feature multiple points of articulation and include a display base.
4-color clamshell blister card packaging.

On sale May 4, 2011 * Action Figures * PI

STATUES AND BUSTS

ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN: SUPERMAN VS. BIZARRO STATUE SET

DESIGNED AND 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.

ROUND TWO!

Superman battles his imperfect duplicate, the backwards Bizarro.

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 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:
Superman: 8.5” high x 5” wide x 5” deep
Bizarro: 7.75” high x 5” wide x 5” deep   

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

Limited Edition.

On sale May 11, 2011 * Statue Set * $175

WONDER WOMAN #600 STATUE

BASED ON THE ART OF DON KRAMER
SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS

Paradise lost …

Concrete jungle found.

The gods of Olympus abandoned the Amazons, leaving Paradise Island to its destruction.  As Amazons were slaughtered, Queen Hippolyta ordered her daughter smuggled away, as retreating warriors were scattered to the four corners of the Earth.

And now …

In a bolt of lightning and a rumble of thunder, Wonder Woman is back in black … and red, and blue.  Diana rules over the rock ‘n’ rubble, ready to roll and take on those who still seek to destroy the refugee Amazons.

In biker boots and bracelets, the Amazon Princess screams dark and dangerous. Sleek and streamlined, Diana’s new costume oozes badittude and ready-for-fighting functionality. Inner-city smart and street-fighter savvy, this urban Amazon is heavy on metal and tough in leather.

With a new costume designed by Jim Lee, this statue is inspired by the variant cover of WONDER WOMAN #600. The statue is hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, measures approximately 9.75” high x 4.75” wide x 3.75” deep, and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

On sale May 4, 2011 * Statue * $125

 

 

AME-COMI HEROINE SERIES: MERA PVC FIGURE

DESIGNED BY JON BURAN • SCULPTED BY JEAN ST. JEAN

CATCH A WAVE!

The Queen of Atlantis shimmers in scales of sea green and gold. Reflecting on her underwater life, the Star of the Seven Seas hefts her trident and rides the tides. Taming the tempest, Mera dives into the depths for her next adventure.

Packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook, this non-articulated PVC statue stands approximately 10” high and includes a display base.

On sale May 11, 2011 * Statue * $70 US

 

AME-COMI HEROINE SERIES: RAVEN PVC FIGURE

SCULPTED BY SAM GREENWELL

OH MY GOTH!

Sweeping shadows in black and midnight blue, post-punk pretty Raven keeps her emotions in check so the dark magic of her heritage doesn’t devour her whole.

Caped in swirling dark waves, this gloomcookie’s cloak of night locks in screaming lost souls, bats and beasts and terrors with teeth – including monster dad, the demon Trigon.

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 May 11, 2011 * Statue * $70 US

 

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE: BATMAN BY DUSTIN NGUYEN

DESIGNED BY DUSTIN NGUYEN
SCULPTED BY JOSEPH MENNA

From fan-favorite BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM artist Dustin Nguyen! The next Batman Black and White statue is an original design for DC Direct!  

This statue measures approximately 7.61” high x 5.1” wide x 3.45” 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 May 4, 2011 * Statue * $80 US

 

HARLEY QUINN 1:4 SCALE MUSEUM QUALITY STATUE

SCULPTED BY JONATHAN MATTHEWS  

Bud and Lou … and Harley, too!

Madly in love with her spotted darlings, Harley Quinn takes her babies out for a walk, chain-link leash in one hand, pop gun in
the other. Out for a stroll, they’re laughing all the way … to the bank.

Little Lou and Baby Bud each hold a piece of what Harley holds near and dear, but with a slice of fear: a stick of dynamite from her Puddin’, The Joker, and a ripped and torn Bat logo from the costume of a certain Gotham City hero.

This classic rendition of the Queen of Crime is the latest addition to DC Direct’s exclusive 1:4 scale museum quality statue series. Harley Quinn’s costume is exquisitely tailored and detailed, while various mixed media elements give this museum quality statue texture and visual interest.  

The HARLEY QUINN 1:4 SCALE MUSEUM QUALITY STATUE includes hand-painted resin parts, measures approximately 16.5” high x 10” wide x 14” deep, and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

On sale May 25, 2011 * Statue * $325 US

 

HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BLACKEST NIGHT BLACK LANTERN BATMAN 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.

Black Lantern Batman continues the HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BLACKEST NIGHT bust line! The sculpture features Batman atop a special base that displays the spectrum of Lantern symbols.  

The bust is hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, measures approximately 5.75” high x 4.25” wide x 5” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.  

Limited Edition.

On sale May 18, 2011 * Bust * $70 US

PROPS

BLACKEST NIGHT: GREEN LANTERN 1:4 SCALE POWER BATTERY AND RING PROP REPLICA SET

Grabbed from the pages of BLACKEST NIGHT!

Fueled by willpower, the Green Lantern ring of power is purported to be the most powerful weapon in the Universe. There is no limit to what types of solid green light constructs it can produce – limited only by the strength of the ring-wearer’s will and imagination. Beware the power!

For nine consecutive months in 2011, DC Direct releases a 1:4 scale light-up Power Battery and light-up Ring Prop Replica Set featuring a color from the spectrum of the hugely popular DC Comics’ epic  BLACKEST NIGHT.

A great companion piece to the HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BLACKEST NIGHT GREEN LANTERN HAL JORDAN BUST!

The Green Lantern 1:4 scale Power Battery and the Green Power Ring sit in a translucent green display and are removable from the stand.  Both light up, featuring manual on/off switches.

The Power Battery measures approximately 2.875” high (minus handle) x 1.75” wide x 2.375” deep and is made of PVC/ABS. The Power Ring fits most sizes and lights up when worn. The translucent green acrylic display measures approximately 1.5” high x 2” wide x 3.25” deep. The set is packaged on a 4-color blister.

On sale May 18, 2011 * Mini Prop Replica Set * $35 US

PORTFOLIO

BLACKEST NIGHT PORTFOLIO SET #2

By Various Artists

Cover art showcasing the various colored Lanterns of the emotional spectrum, from the best-selling comics series Blackest Night, is here and perfect for framing!

Twelve prints by fan-favorite and award-winning artists such as Ivan Reis, Jim Lee, Doug Mahnke and others are 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:

GREEN LANTERN #40 SECOND PRINTING
BLACKEST NIGHT #2 VARIANT COVER
BLACKEST NIGHT #8
GREEN LANTERN #39
GREEN LANTERN #45 VARIANT COVER
GREEN LANTERN #50 VARIANT COVER
GREEN LANTERN #51
GREEN LANTERN #52
GREEN LANTERN #54
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #35
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #43
GREEN LANTERN #47 VARIANT COVER

On Sale May 18, 2011 * Portfolio * $29.99 US

DC UNLIMITED

WORLD OF WARCRAFT SERIES 8

Argent Nemesis: The Black Knight – 7.50” h

Forsaken Priestess: Confessor Dhalia – 6.75” h

Gnome Rogue: Brink Spannercrank vs. Kobold Miner: Snaggle 2-Pack
Gnome – 2.75” h
Kobold – 4.50” h

On sale May 11, 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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