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Diamond Select’s Buck Rogers, the Batmobile and the Borg are in the September Issue of Previews!

The new issue of Previews is in comic shops, and Diamond Select Toys has another diverse array of amazing merchandise in its pages! Pre-orders open today for ten new items, including banks, bottle openers, retro figures, Minimates and silicone trays, from license like Aliens, Batman, Buck Rogers, Godzilla, Kill Bill, Marvel, My Little Pony, Star Trek and Universal Monsters! It’s the best of all worlds!

Alien Egg with Facehugger Vinyl Money Bank

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Putting aside a nest egg? why not keep it in an actual egg? This 9-inch vinyl bank resembles an actual xenomorph egg from the Alien film quadrilogy, complete with a Facehugger alien skittering around on its outer surface. With a coin slot on the top and a door in the base, it’s the perfect place to keep your loose change safe from squeamish criminals! Comes packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #SEP142249, SRP: $22.99)

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Alien Facehugger Metal Bottle Opener

A Diamond Select Toys Release! There is nothing more unnerving than the site of a facehugger alien skittering towards you. Those grabbing legs and prehensile tails make them fierce opponents… and great bottle openers! Your next bottled beverage won’t stand a chance once you break out your 3″ facehugger opener. Its solid metal construction will have that bottlecap off in a split second,  and the magnets on the back allow it to hang on your refrigerator door, or the nearest bulkhead, waiting for its chance to strike. Comes packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #SEP142250, SRP: $18.00)

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Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile Metal Bottle Opener

A Diamond Select Toys Release! What’s in the glove compartment of the Batmobile? Probably things that won’t fit in Batman’s utility belt, like Bat-pens, Bat-straws… and this solid metal bottle opener of the Batmobile itself! Depicting the famous vehicle, as seen in the Batman Classic TV Series, this 4″ solid metal opener has magnets on the back, so it can park itself on your refrigerator door until Commissioner Gordon calls. Comes packaged in a full-color slipcase. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (Item #SEP142255, SRP: $18.00)

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Buck Rogers Minimates Series 1 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Warp into the 25th century with the first-ever Minimates box set based on the classic Buck Rogers TV show! This box set includes four 2-inch Minimates mini-figures of Captain Buck Rogers, Colonel Wilma Deering, Princess Ardala and Tigerman, each featuring a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Plus, you get a bonus 1″ micro-figure of TWIKI! Re-create Season 1 of the sci-fi classic in the palm of your hand! Comes packed on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #SEP142251, SRP: $19.99)

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Godzilla Classic Minimates Series 2 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Classic Godzilla Minimates line continues, with new 2-inch mini-figures of Godzilla and his greatest foes! Series 2 includes tiny versions of Atomic Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Jet Jaguar and Hedorah the Smog Monster, each featuring a variety of interchangeable parts. Mix and match to create your own kaiju hybrids! Comes packed on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #SEP142253, SRP: $19.99)

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Kill Bill 10th Anniversary Minimates Masters of Death Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Beatrix Kiddo was not always a sword-wielding, highly skilled assassin. It took years of training, and the newest Kill Bill Minimates box set features the men who made her what she is today. Pai Mei, Hattori Hanzo and Bill himself join Beatrix Kiddo in the Masters of Death box set, each with 14 points of articulation and a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Comes packed on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #SEP142252, SRP: $19.99)

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Marvel Retro Captain America Limited Edition Action Figure Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The 1970s live again! The response to DST’s new Marvel Retro line has been overwhelming, as fans quiver in anticipation of getting their hands on reproductions of the classic Marvel Mego figures of yesteryear. Now, DST is proud to reveal the next Marvel gift set, featuring Captain America! A reproduction of the vintage Captain America figure comes packaged inside a reproduction window box, alongside two alternate heads, two all-new costumes and a variety of accessories. Dress your vintage Cap figure up as either World War II soldier Steve Rogers or a more realistic version of Captain America! Includes both the original and classic shields, as well as a booklet on the history of Megos! Set comes packaged in a deluxe gift tray. Designed and sculpted by EMCE Toys!  (Item #SEP142256, SRP: $80.00)

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My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Rarity Vinyl Bank

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The newest line of vinyl banks from Diamond Select Toys with the fashion-forward Rarity! Joining Fluttershy and Applejack in DST’s line of 7-inch vinyl banks, this rendition of Rarity is not only a beautifully sculpted and painted representation of the generous unicorn, it’s also a durable vinyl bank, with a coin slot for change on the base and an access door underneath! Comes packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #SEP142257, SRP: $22.99)

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Star Trek TNG Borg Cube Silicone Tray

A Diamond Select Toys release! Time to assimilate some snacks! This silicone rubber mold will allow hungry Star Trek fans to cast up gelatin and chocolate in the shape of a 1.5″ Borg cube, thereby turning one of the Federation’s greatest threats into a bite-size morsel of deliciousness. Or make a Borg ice cube, and keep your beverage of choice as cold as the depths of space! Refreshment is futile! Comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #SEP142254, SRP: $9.99)

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Universal Monsters Metaluna Mutant B&W Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Metaluna Mutant is back in black (and white)! The horrific monstrosity that served a superior intelligence in the sci-fi classic This Island Earth (as well as the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 takedown) is getting the silver-screen treatment with a new, film-accurate grayscale edition of his vinyl bank! He’ll still make a big impression on your shelf, with high-quality sculpting and paint details, plus his brain alone will hold several dollars in change, thanks to the coin slot on his back! Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #APR148519, SRP: $22.99)

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Fashion Spotlight: Despicable Bats, Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Bricks?, and How To Train Your Bat

Ript Apparel has three designs today, all mash up Batman with something else including Despicable Me Minions, Lego, and How to Train Your Dragon. Despicable Bats, Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Bricks?, and How To Train Your Bat from foureyedesign, RyanAstle, and DannMatthews will be for sale on August 30, 2014 only!

Despicable Bats by foureyedesign

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Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Bricks? by RyanAstle

Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Bricks

How To Train Your Bat by DannMatthews

How To Train Your Bat

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow. What’s everyone looking forward to?

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Kotaku – Toy Thief Escapes Internet Justice, Gets Arrested Instead – Lesson, don’t steal.

Kotaku – Batman Spotted on a Japanese Highway – Teaming up with Wolverine?

ArtsBeat – First Superman Comic Sold for $3.2 Million – Queue all the people complaining how their parents threw out their copy.

The Beat – Revealed! Here are your sexualized male superheroes – Well played.

Publisher’s Weekly – How’s Marvel Now Working Out? – Some interesting stats.

 

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CBR – Dark Horse Presents #1

Talking Comics – Dead Letters Vol. 1

CBR – Elektra #5

The Comics Journal – Kill My Mother

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It’s a new week and I’m doing my best to recover from Gen Con (especially after a massive failure by US Airways, do everything you can to avoid them). We’ve got a special guest on tonight Graphic Policy Radio, so listen in LIVE tonight!

Until the episode airs, here’s some news to keep you busy.

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Kotaku – Articulated Lego Batman Figure – So cool!

The Spire – Bill Watterson Auction Raises $62000 for The Michael J. Fox Foundation – Great to see!

ICv2 – ‘Action Comics’ #1 Soars to $1.6 million – Oh I’m sure I’ve got a copy laying around somewhere….

 

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ICv2 – Adventure Time: The Original Cartoon Title Cards Vol. 1 HC

ICv2 – The Art of Princess Mononoke HC

Talking Comics – Batman #34

CBR – Batman Eternal #19

CBR – Hexed #1

Talking Comics – Original Sin #7

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Day one of Gen Con is over…. on to day two!

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Kotaku – Super Mario 64’s Iconic First Stage In LEGO Form – So cool.

 

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Talking Comics – The Amazing Spider-Man #5

Comic Vine – The Amazing Spider-Man #5

Talking Comics – Armor Hunters #3

CBR – Batman #34

Comic Vine – Hexed #1

Comic Vine – Sex Criminals #7

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We’re in Indianapolis for Gen Con! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates!

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The Beat – Marvel is hiring, after a few layoffs – Here’s your chance folks!

 

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Comic Vine – All-New X-Men #30

Comic Vine – Avengers Undercover #8

Talking Comics – Batgirl #34

Comic Vine – Batman #34

Talking Comics – Dark Ages #1

Comic Vine – Deadpool #33

Talking Comics – Delinquents #1

Comic Vine – Fantastic Four #8

Comic Vine – Green Lantern Corps. #34

Comic Vine – New Suicide Squad #2

Comic Vine – Original Sin #7

Comic Vine – Spider-Man 2099 #2

The Beat – The Star Wars

Comic Vine – Superman/Wonder Woman #11

Comic Vine – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #37

ICv2 – Theseus and the Minotaur

Comic Vine – The United States of Murder Inc. #4

Comic Vine – Unity #10

Talking Comics – X-Men #18

Movie Review: Batman: Assault on Arkham

Batman-Assault-on-ArkhamBatman, one of the world’s most valiant super heroes, faces a villainous squad of criminals in an epic battle of good vs. evil in the DC Universe Original Movie, Batman: Assault on Arkham. Set in the world of the best-selling Batman: Arkham video game series, this action-packed film takes place between the Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Asylum video games.

Gotham is in great danger when the government assembles a group of villains — code named the Suicide Squad — and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to retrieve top secret information stolen by the Riddler. Things take a turn for the worse when one of the Squad members (Harley Quinn) frees the Joker, who is intent on blowing up Arkham Asylum and Gotham City. Batman must use his super hero wits and strength to thwart the wicked plans of the Joker and the Suicide Squad.

Batman: Assault on Arkham is interesting in that a good chunk of the movie doesn’t have Batman! The focus is really the Suicide Squad, and when they’re on screen the film sores in awesome. After the first five or ten minutes you’re sucked in, especially as each member is introduced. This is what I’d hope to see in DC’s live action films.

The characters are spot on, exactly as I’d expect them to be, with voice casting and acting that fits it all very well. The only negative thing is things sort of spiral in the film with more and more being piled on as far as characters and the chaos they deal with. It’s still a hell of a lot of fun.

Kevin Conroy voices Batman, and joins forces with several Hollywood greats to bring the legendary characters to life. Adding to the celebrity-laden cast is Neal McDonough as Deadshot, Troy Baker as Joker, Matthew Gray Gubler as Riddler, CCH Pounder as Amanda Waller, Greg Ellis as Captain Boomerang, and Giancarlo Esposito as Black Spider.

Batman: Assault on Arkham has tons of exciting enhanced content taking us in the strange world of Arkham Asylum, the story of Harley Quinn and what’s coming next in DC animated films.

Of all of DC’s animated films so far, this one has been my favorite, full of action, humor, and a solid grasp of the characters. I want more of this.

Direction: 8 Acting: 8.75 Plot: 8.75 Overall: 8.75

 

Batman: The Complete Television Series on Blu-ray November 11

PrintFor the very first time, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing the fan-favorite original 1960’s Batman TV Series starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. On November 11, 2014, just in time for the holiday season, Batman: The Complete Television Series Limited Edition will hit shelves on Blu-Ray™ ($269.97 SRP). Batman: The Complete Television Series DVD ($199.70 SRP) and Batman: The Complete First Season ($39.98 SRP) will also be available. Additionally, The Complete Series will be released for purchase on Digital HD. This highly collectable set is one fans won’t want to miss!

Batman: The Complete Television Series features all three classic seasons of the fan-favorite show spanning all 120 original broadcast episodes – completely remastered – as well as more than three hours of never-before-seen enhanced content including interviews with both Adam West (as Batman) and Burt Ward (as Robin). In addition to favorites West and Ward, the series featured a long list of notable guest stars and cameo appearances over the course of three seasons including Julie Newmar, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin, Liberace, Vincent Price, Burgess Meredith, Bruce Lee, Art Carney, Milton Berle, Sammy Davis Jr. and many more!

Bringing the series’ vivid colors to life in stunning high definition, the Blu-ray Limited Edition

will be individually numbered, making the set a true must-have for both fans and collectors alike. The set will include sought-after premiums including:

  • An exclusive Hot Wheels® Replica Batmobile
  • Adam West Scrapbook – featuring never-before-seen photos from Adam’s own archives
  • 44 Vintage Trading Cards
  • Ultraviolet Digital Copy of all 120 episodes
  • Episode guide – includes synopsis of all episodes, photos from the series and a personal letter from Adam West to the fans

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