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DC Super Hero Girls

DC Comics has posted a press release detailing a new partnership between DC Comics, Warner Bros. and Mattel. Expect a line up for girls super hero action figures from Mattel. LEGO will be the exclusive “Building blocks” partner for the line as well. Here’s the press release:

Mattel to Launch Company’s First Action Figures for Girls

Unprecedented Initiative to Include Digital Content, TV Specials, Made-For-Videos, Publishing, Toys, Apparel and Other Products

Random House Children’s Books to be Master Publishing Partner
The LEGO Group to be Exclusive Construction Partner

Beginning in Fall 2015, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Mattel join forces to launch DC Super Hero Girls, an exciting new universe of Super Heroic storytelling that helps build character and confidence, and empowers girls to discover their true potential.  Featuring DC Comics’ most powerful and diverse line-up of female characters as relatable teens, DC Super Hero Girls will play out across multiple entertainment content platforms and product categories to create an immersive world.

Developed for girls aged 6-12, DC Super Hero Girls centers on the female Super Heroes and Super-Villains of the DC Comics universe during their formative years—prior to discovering their full super power potential. Featuring a completely new artistic style and aesthetic, DC Comics’ icons such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumble Bee, Poison Ivy, Katana and many more make their unprecedented teenaged introduction. Each character has her own storyline that explores what teen life is like as a Super Hero, including discovering her unique abilities, nurturing her remarkable powers and mastering the fundamentals of being a hero.

“DC Entertainment is home to the most iconic and well-known Super Heroes including Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl,” said Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment. “DC Super Hero Girls represents the embodiment of our long-term strategy to harness the power of our diverse female characters.  I am so pleased that we are able to offer relatable and strong role models in a unique way, just for girls.”

The initial launch of DC Super Hero Girls in Fall 2015 will include an immersive digital experience, original digital content and digital publishing—providing opportunities for girls to interact with characters, learn about the storylines, and engage in customizable play.  TV specials, made-for-videos, toys, apparel, books and other product categories will begin to rollout in 2016.

“Developing a Super Hero franchise exclusively for girls that includes all of the key components of a comprehensive entertainment experience—from content to consumer products—is something we are excited to be doing in conjunction with our great partners,” said Brad Globe, President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products.   “It’s really an honor to be part of this cultural moment and to be delivering a concept so rooted in a relatable and empowered theme that the characters of DC Comics are uniquely able to present.”

As master toy licensee, Mattel is collaborating with DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Consumer Products on DC Super Hero Girls’ narrative creation, interactive digital activations and ultimately a toy line launching in 2016.  Mattel category-leading firsts include a line of characters for the action figure category, an area of the industry that has been primarily developed with boys in mind, and fashion dolls featuring strong, athletic bodies that stand on their own in heroic poses.

“Partnering with the best and being the best partner is of paramount importance,” said Richard Dickson, President, Chief Operating Officer, Mattel.  “Together with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, the DC Super Hero Girls franchise will further expand our already powerful girls portfolio. We know Super Hero is a culturally relevant theme and the DC Super Hero Girls franchise will engage and inspire girls, providing cues to explore heroic acts through play and into real life.”

The Random House Books for Young Readers imprint of Random House Children’s Books has been appointed the master publishing partner for the franchise and will be creating a portfolio of books that will bring the DC Super Hero Girls world to life, beginning in Spring 2016.  Random House’s publishing program will be complemented by a series of original graphic novels from DC Entertainment.  The LEGO Group will also be key to building the DC Super Hero Girls franchise, leveraging their experience and success engaging girls in creative construction play to bolster this universe through an array of LEGO® building sets designed to inspire girls’ imaginations.  Additionally, consumer products partners around the world will be engaged in creating a merchandise line dedicated to DC Super Hero Girls across all key categories.

Ghostbusters Select Series 01 Winston Zeddemore

Toyark sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has listed a ton of great new items coming from Diamond Select Toys. These include the long awaited Ghosbusters Select, some new DC Comics, Universal Horror and more. Here’s the full list of new items:

  • Marvel Select Dr. Strange
  • Ghostbusters Select Series 01
  • Gotham Select TV Action Figure Series 01
  • Lucy Westenra 7″ Figure
  • The Mummy 7″ Figure Version Two
  • The Wolfman 7″ Figure
  • Predators Minimates Counter Display Series 01
  • Jay & Silent Bob Zombie Minimates Two Pack
  • Pulp Fiction 20th Anniversary Minimates The Gimp Box Set
  • Femme Fatales: Poison Ivy (Batman Animated)
  • Batman Classic 1966 TV Bust – Catwoman
  • Star Trek Worf Bust Bank
  • Ghostbusters Logo Bottle Opener

You can pre-order Here. Read on to check out images and additional info on each listing.

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Gotham Select Oswald Cobblepot

Diamond Select Toys, via TV Insider, has revealed the first Gotham TV Series Select 7″ Scale Figures. Each figure will include themed figure bases. The first three figures revealed are:

  • Oswald Cobblepot (AKA The Penguin) with Pier Base
  • Jim Gordon with Alley Base
  • Selina Kyle (AKA Catwoman) with Fire Escape Base

The figures are scheduled for release in the Fall. they will retail for $24.99 each and will be available at comic and specialty shops. See the photos by reading on.

godsandmonsters

Yesterday we got a look at DC’s Justice League Gods and Monsters with a video showing off the trailer, announcement of a companion comic book series, and first glimpses at the action figures from DC Collectibles.  We now have additional high resolution images of the figures from DCC featuring Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman in the alternate universe costumes.  As we thought yesterday, these 6 inch figures are definitely taking on design cues and articulation from the Batman Animated series figures rather than the 7 inch less articulated versions.  Check them out after the break!

gods and monsters superman

DC Entertainment rolled out new info on their upcoming Gods and Monsters direct to video animated film today, showing off an alternate universe version of Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman.  In the below video, animation lord Bruce Timm explains the process and reasoning behind the new adventure, which will also include a daily digital only comic explaining the backstory of these new versions of the heroes.

Near the end, we get our first glimpse at action figures from DC Collectibles which are said to be 6 inch, and seem to have some articulation similar to the recent Batman Animated figures as opposed to the larger but less articulated offerings we’ve been getting for the animated films so far.  Check out the video below and screen caps after the break!

 

Arkham Asylum Joker Premium Format Figure 001

Last week we shared a preview for Sideshow‘s upcoming Batman: Arkham Asylum – Joker Premium Format Figure. Today, Sideshow has released a more detailed look at the upcoming statue. The 1/4 scale statue will stand over 24″ tall. It features an Arkham Asylum themed brick base and a tailored outfit, all modeled after his in-game appearance. A Sideshow Exclusive version will include an alternate swappable head. It also appears that we get our first glimpse at the Batman companion statue that is yet to be announced.

The Joker Statue will set you back $449.99. Pre-orders begin on April 16th. you can see the new photos after the jump.

Prime 1 Studio Dark Knight Joker Preview

Prime 1 Studio has posted a second preview for their DC Comics Museum Masterline 1/2 Scale Series – The Dark Knight Joker. They are still being coy about details on what this series will offer, if they will be full blown statue or simply busts. Regardless of what the final product turns out to be, you can see the great details already present in these previews. We’ll continue to update as more information is revealed.

See the image by reading on.

DC Museum Masterline Joker Preview

Prime 1 Studio has posted a new preview. They have shared an image of their first DC Comics Museum Masterline 1/2 Scale Series Collectible. The first character getting the treatment is The Dark Knight’s Joker. Now there’s no word on if these are statues or (more likely) busts. We’ll update when more info is revealed.

Read on to see the preview.

Prime 1 Studio Arkham Knight Batman Statue 002

At an exhibition in Akihabara, Japan, Prime 1 Studio showcased a bunch of upcoming statue. Tag Hobby has posted images from the event. And while we have seen most of these statues before, they did have a new item on display. At the event they revealed a prototype for an upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight – Batman Statue. The statue looks to come on a themed Gotham City building base and looks to be quite large. Details are scarce at the moment, but we will be sure to share any updates.

UPDATE:
Non Solo Hobby dropped a few images of their own. They also noted that the statue was 1/3 scale.

Read on to see the preview images.