DC Comics and DC Collectibles held an event celebrating Batman’s 80th Anniversary in NYC where fans could meet Frank Miller, author of the Dark Knight Returns comics. At the event, a new DCC Batman Black and White statue was revealed. Number 101 in the series will feature Batman in his iconic armor. The statue is due out in summer 2020. Read on for official pics and a shot of DC Collectibles Jim Fletcher and Frank Miller showing off the piece!
Site sponsor Megalopolis Toys will be holding an anniversary event at their physical store in Utah this coming weekend. The Four Horsemen will be in attendance with new Mythic Legions to show and sell, Megalopolis will be handling the warehousing and shipping of future 4H direct sales. If you are in the area make sure to stop through and check them out!
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 12 PM – 6 PM MDT
Megalopolis: City of Collectibles (Retail Store & Showroom)
3753 S State St, South Salt Lake, Utah 84115
Giveaways, sales, and of course our Cosplay contest where the winner receives $300 in Mega Cash!
Our friends over at Creative Beast Studio have launched their second Kickstarter for a new line of high end Dinosaur collectible figures, this time for tri-horned favorites aka Triceratops & his cousins! They are shooting for $150,000 in start up costs, and they already have 43+ as of this writing. Their first line were Raptor based and have done well over the last year or so. From the press release:
Presented in 1/18th scale, each figure will include around 20 points of articulation and with various sizes available depending on species. The initial Kickstarter goal is $150,000 and comprises four figures: Styracosaurus albertensis, Triceratops horridus (sub-adult), Monoclonius crassus (a Kickstarter exclusive), and Zuniceratops christopheri.
Those pledging for the Kickstarter exclusive Monoclonius figure are in for a special treat. The package art is an 80s homage created by none other than legendary fine artist Ezra Tucker, one of the original package artists for Tyco’s Dino-Riders toy line! Ezra’s piece will also be available as an 11×17 signed print limited to only 100 copies.
Head on over to the Kickstarter page and back it if you dig it! We’ve attached some pics after the break. We wish the Creative Beast crew good luck!
Impressive. Most Impressive. Hyper Real is Hasbro’s new take on adult collector action figures. It features a metal skeleton under a seamless silicone body to give us the characters with no visible joints. Coupled with higher end soft goods, attention to detail with the paint, these are upper tier offerings. They are in the 8 inch scale, so they won’t work with existing Star Wars Black Series 6 inch figures. Hasbro sent through a slightly early copy of Darth Vader, their first release in this new format. We’ve run him through the motions and have over 80 images showing off what he can do. Read on for those and some thoughts after the break!
Who ya gonna call? WWE Superstars, that’s who! Mattel has mashed up two fan favorites with the WWE Elite Ghostbusters assortment, a Wal-Mart exclusive in the States. The wave features The Rock, Stone Cold, Shawn Michaels and John Cena in full Ghostbusting gear. But, who are they busting? The Undertaker of course, in astral form aka translucent purple plastic. Does this make sense? No, but who cares, it’s silly and awesome.
Each WWE Superstar has a proton pack and clothes resembling the Ghostbusters jumpsuits. Stone Cold and The Rock have full soft goods jumpsuits, while Cena and Michaels take a bit of liberty. Cena has a Ghostbusters wristband, while Michaels has a Ghostbusters hat. Once you remove all that, they have traditional WWE get ups with ecto green highlights. The Undertaker is full translucent head to toe, with a green WWE winged eagle championship belt. He even has ghost tats painted on that see through plastic. I am not a hardcore WWE Elite collector, but on quick glance each figure looks to be a re-use of an existing release.
These are due out soon at Wal-Mart, keep your eyes peeled online and in stores. Read on to check out our photo shoot with over 80 HD shots courtesy of Mattel!
Marvel Legends is pumping out more figures than most can handle over the last couple years, so you need to pick your battles and themes and roll with it. This is a good thing. With the MCU in full swing, they haven’t held back the classic comic line ups either. Case in point are several recent releases – the Marvel 80 Years assortments and the Retro X-Men waves. Most of the Marvel 80 Years figures are vintage renditions of the characters. Today’s look include single packed Captain America, Thor and Iron Man along with the Hulk vs. Wolverine 2 pack. There is also a sweet Colossus vs. Juggernaut set floating around which we didn’t pick up yet. If you combine the 3 singles and the Hulk set, you have a really well done classic Avengers core. As these gems are floating around on shelves, the retro X-Men wave has also hit, featuring ToyBiz inspired decos of the X-Men, complete with retro packaging. While all are well done, people are hyped on Storm and Silver Samurai. Storm does not disappoint.
We’ve run them all through a photo session, read on to check out over 50 HD shots courtesy of Hasbro! These guys are out now at select retailers. Hit our sponsors below along with brick and mortar spots and Amazon.
Prime 1 Studio have released official images for the Dark Knights Metal Batman Vs Joker Dragon Statue, a huge piece that is coming in two flavors. In addition to the regular version the Deluxe version will have alternate heads, chest armor, and hands. Read on below for details, no word on release date or price just yet. Pics after the break!
Prime 1 Studio is excited to present the second product of Dark Nights: Metal Comics series: MMDCMT-02 Batman Versus Joker Dragon Statue.
The story involves Batman discovering a dark multiverse that exists beneath the core DC multiverse. Eventually he discovers seven evil versions of himself from the dark multiverse that are led by the dark god known as Barbatos.
We created an epic statue of a Batman in a Knight Armor fighting a Dragon with Joker’s characteristics. It is a beautifully crafted diorama with an exceptional attention to details starting with faux fur elements of Batman’s armor and ending with a very realistic texture of the statue. The statue tells us a story of a bloody and fierce battle full of naturalistic features.
The Deluxe Version includes two additional Alternate Portraits, two additional interchangeable left-hands and one additional Chest Armor.
The Batman Versus Joker Dragon Statue stands approximately 34 inches tall and it is a must have for all DC Comics Dark Nights: Metal fans! A great piece to add in your collection with Batman Who Laughs from the same series.
・Statue Size approximately 34 inches tall [H:86.9cm W:77.9cm D:59.3cm]
・Statue Size with the Torch [H:86.9cm W:80.3cm D:59.3cm]
・One (1) designed theme base
・One (1) interchangeable Chest Armor (Alternative Batman logo) – Deluxe Version
・Two (2) alternate Portraits (Clenched Teeth, Beard) – Deluxe Version
・Two (2) interchangeable left-hands (Torch, Open Hand) – Deluxe Version
Prototype samples are shown.
Product details could be subjected to change without further notice.
Just a friendly reminder – The NECA DC Vs Darkhorse 2 Packs exclusive to NYCC go live for pre-order today at 1 PM. You can do so here at the NECA store. Batman vs Joker Alien and Green Lantern vs Sinestro Corps Predator must be purchased together as a set in this online pre-order. At the show, you can buy them individually. Good luck, I hope everyone gets what they want right after I get my order in :).
Super 7 has released an 80s style toy commercial for their upcoming Thundercats Ultimates line of action figures. It really nails the old school style of commercials from that time and is worth a watch. In addition, the team has shared mock ups for the packaging which includes a window box display along with a slip cover. Read on to check those out. You can pre-order your copies at our sponsors below or at Super 7 here.
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker is keeping things close to the vest, we are only 4 months out and have minimal official looks at the upcoming movie. The Sith Trooper was a little nugget which dropped at SDCC via product in multiple forms. Now the retail edition of the Black Series figure is available for pre-order at select retailers after being a SDCC and D23 exclusive. Check out our sponsors below to grab your copy!
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH SITH TROOPER Figure
(HASBRO/Ages 4 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2019)
Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this premium SITH TROOPER figure, inspired by STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. The STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH SITH TROOPER action figure features premium deco and four fully articulated limbs, and comes with two SITH TROOPER-inspired accessories that makes it a great addition to any STAR WARS collection. Includes figure and 2 accessories. Available at D23 via shopDisney and in limited quantities at most major online retailers and HasbroPulse.com starting on September 4, 2019.