DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES HIGH-END RED SONJA AND VAMPIRELLA COLLECTIBLES JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment continues to expand an ever-growing line of collectible items with the announcement of two destined-to-be-sought-after statues featuring the one and only She-Devil with a Sword!

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The Women of Dynamite: Red Sonja Bust by Arthur Adams is the first of Dynamite Entertainment’s new series of busts inspired by the artwork of comic book master Art Adams! Sculpted by Jason Smith and modeled after Adams’ gorgeous cover to the landmark Red Sonja #50, this Limited Edition poly-resin bust has cast metal details and stands approximately 7.5″ height (to the top of Red Sonja’s sword hand), with a base measuring 3″ by 5.5″. Packaged in a four-color display box, this highly-detailed bust celebrates one of the industry’s finest artists, and one of fantasy’s most iconic women!

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Additionally, Dynamite will release a special variant statue in their Women of Dynamite line: the Women of Dynamite: Red Sonja Black-and-White Statue in a limited edition of just 99 pieces! This extremely limited Red Sonja statue is based on the work of comics sensation J. Scott Campbell and sculpted by the ever-talented Jason Smith, featuring the stark contrast of light and darkness. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain, the Red Sonja statue stands approximately 11.5″ in height with a 5.5″ base. This rare variant edition of the Women of Dynamite statue comes packaged in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Welcome the fantasy genre’s most iconic female to your collection with this rarity in three dimensions!

“I couldn’t be more proud of our growing line of statues, and our first bust,” says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. “Before we were a publisher, we started Dynamic Forces for our personal love of collectibles, and to be able to bring the characters of Dynamite Entertainment to life in beautiful three dimensional items is truly satisfying. I am only hoping that someone decides to gift ME one of these beauties this holiday season.”

The Women of Dynamite: Red Sonja Bust is available for a special introductory price of just $75.00 for a limited time, while its regular price is $89.99. The special limited edition Women of Dynamite: Red Sonja Statue retails for $249.99, and allocations may occur.

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Additionally in November, Dynamite will release the official Vampirella Bottle Opener. Made of sturdy, cold-cast zinc alloy and measuring approximately 4.5″ by 2″ in size, the bottle opener ships in a four-color display box. Plus, two magnets on the back will allow Vampi to stick conveniently to your refrigerator door, readily available for use and on full display for your jealous friends and family! After all, not everyone has fangs to pry open their favorite beverage! Quench your thirst this November for $17.99.

These special collectibles will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ September 2016 Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in November. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve their items with their local comic book retailers.

About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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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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