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NYCC 2019: Diamond Select Toys Round-Up: DC, Marvel, Godzilla, Mortal Kombat and More!

New York Comic-Con is behind us, and Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. had over a hundred upcoming pieces on display at the Jacob K. Javits Center in NYC, and most of them are already up for pre-order! With products from DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Star Wars, Godzilla, Mortal Kombat, The Rocketeer, John Wick, The Iron Giant and more, it’s the best of all worlds!

Cthulhu Gallery PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Cthulhu awakens! The first-ever Gallery Diorama of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu depicts the old god rising from his place of dreaming in R’lyeh. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, and hand-sculpted in extraordinary detail by Eli Livingston, this sculpture is cast in high-quality PVC with detailed paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #SEP192500, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comic Gallery Deathstroke PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Deathstroke the Terminator is slicing his way into the DC Gallery Diorama line! Slade Wilson wields double swords in this dynamic sculpture, which stands approximately 10 inches tall on a diorama base. Cast in high-quality PVC, it comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton. (Item #SEP192495, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comic Gallery Green Lantern PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Beware his power, Green Lantern’s light! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this PVC sculpture of Green Lantern features detailed sculpting by Joe Menna based on a design by Joe Allard. As he flies through space wearing a ring-constructed armor and shield, Green Lantern is making sure your sector is safe! Packaged in a full-color window box with an opening front panel. Previously a GameStop exclusive. (Item #SEP192501, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comic Gallery Robin PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Tim Drake arcs over a smokestack in this dynamic new entry in the DC Comic Gallery Diorama line. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this sculpture of Robin is crafted of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint details. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by Joe Menna. (Item #OCT192536, SRP: $49.99)

DC Movie Gallery Aquaman Black Manta PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! In the “wake of Justice League, the Aquaman movie is on our sonar, and DST is offering a new PVC diorama based on the film! This exclusive 9-inch sculpture of Black Manta features detailed sculpting by Rocco Tartamella based on a design by Mark Wong, with fine paintwork that compares with a high-end resin statue. This diorama is in scale to all other DC Movie Gallery PVC dioramas, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Previously a GameStop exclusive. (Item #SEP192502, SRP: $49.99)

DC TV Gallery Batman Animated Grappling Gun PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Dark Knight returns in this all-new Gallery Diorama based on Batman: The Animated Series! Depicting Batman firing his grappling gun, this approximately 10” sculpture is made of high-grade PVC with collectible-quality sculpting and paint applications. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #SEP192496, SRP: $49.99)

DC TV Gallery Teen Titans Go! Robin PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Teen Titans Go line of Gallery Dioramas continues, with the leader of the Titans, Robin! Depicting the Boy Wonder as he appears on Teen Titans Go!, this sculpture stands approximately 8 inches tall on a diorama base. Cast in high-quality PVC with detailed sculpting and paint applications, it comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #SEP192497, SRP: $49.99)

DC TV Gallery Teen Titans Go Starfire PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Teen Titans Go series of DC Gallery PVC dioramas continues with Starfire, soaring over a base featuring Silkie the caterpillar! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this sculpture is crafted of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint details. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #OCT192535, SRP: $49.99)

Godzilla Gallery Godzilla 1993 Deluxe PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The next series of Godzilla Gallery Dioramas, based on Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, kicks things off with the big G himself! Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this sculpture of Godzilla from 1993 is crafted of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint details. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza. Displays with Rodan, coming soon! (Item #OCT192531, SRP: $69.99)

Godzilla Vinimates Vinyl Figures Series 2

A Diamond Select Toys release! The King of the Monsters returns for a second series of the smash-hit Godzilla Vinimates line! Burning Godzilla, Godzilla 1962 and Rodan team up as 4-inch vinyl figures, each with an articulated neck and tail for additional posing options. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield.

Burning Godzilla (Item #OCT192532, SRP: $9.99)

Godzilla 1962 (Item #OCT192533, SRP: $9.99)

Rodan (Item #OCT192534, SRP: $9.99)

Iron Giant Gallery Superhero PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! For the 20th anniversary of the movie, the Iron Giant gets all heroic in the first-ever Gallery Diorama based on the classic animated film! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this sculpture is crafted of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint details. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard. (Item #OCT192537, SRP: $49.99)

Jay & Silent Bob Re-Boot Action Figure Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Time for a reboot! Just as Kevin Smith reimagines the Bluntman and Chronic movies in Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, DST is relaunching the View Askewniverse toy line with two new action figures! Jay and Silent Bob each sport their new outfits for the movie, and each features multiple points of articulation and movie-specific accessories. Each comes packaged in display-ready Select action figure packaging. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by Patrick Piggott. (Asst. #OCT192530, SRP: $29.99)/ea.

John Wick Gallery Catacombs PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Beneath the streets of Rome, John Wick battles for his life in this PVC diorama based on the second film in the John Wick franchise. Wielding a powerful shotgun, with a round exiting the barrel, this approximately 9” diorama is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint. Packaged in a full color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #SEP192489, SRP: $49.99)

John Wick Select Chapter 2 Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! John Wick is back with an all-new action figure inspired by the second John Wick film! Based on his appearance in Chapter 2, this figure bears the likeness of actor Keanu Reeves and features the most articulation ever put on a Select action figure, for a wide range of poses. Wick comes with his nameless dog, an arsenal of accessories, and a blood oath marker. Packaged in display-ready Select action figure packaging. Designed by Yuri Tming, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item #OCT192538, SRP: $29.99)

Legends in 3-D Movie Avengers Infinity War Thanos ½-Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! This bust was inevitable! The massive, half-scale Legends in 3D line continues with none other than Thanos, intergalactic despot and wielder of the Infinity Gauntlet! Based on his appearance in Avengers: Infinity War, this approximately 11-inch bust is limited to only 1,000 pieces and includes a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #OCT192542, SRP: $175.00)

Legends in 3D Video Game Mortal Kombat Sub Zero ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Fatality! This killer bust of Sub-Zero is the next release in the Legends in 3D line of half-scale busts! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, the bust features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and is limited to only 1000 pieces. Packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a hand-numbered, full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Salvador Gomes. (Item #SEP192490, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Animated Black Panther Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! The Black Panther sinks his claws into a giant ball of yarn in the newest animated-style Marvel statue! Based on the variant cover to Black Panther Vol. 6 #1, with art by Skottie Young, this approximately 4-inch statue comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #OCT192544, SRP: $39.99)

Marvel Animated X-Men Wolverine Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Ripped from the screen in the 1990s, this resin bust captures Wolverine as he appears in the classic X-Men the Animated series! With his claws and teeth bared, Wolverine is ready for action in this approximately 6-inch bust, featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications inspired by the animation style of the show. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Joe Menna. (Item #SEP192492, SRP: $59.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery FCBD Emma Frost PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Try to keep your mind clear when you look at this sculpture of the X-Men’s resident Femme Fatale, Emma Frost! Shipping exclusively to stores participating in Free Comic Book Day (May 2nd, 2020), this approximately 12-inch diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. (Item #OCT190014, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Jubilee PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The X-Men’s resident sparkler enters the Danger Room in this new Gallery Diorama! Wearing her trademark yellow coat and dodging the Danger Room’s attacks, Jubilee stands approximately 8 inches tall, and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. She comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Uriel Caton, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. (Item #OCT192543, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Iceman Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! This is one cool statue! Founding X-Man Bobby “Iceman” Drake slides along on an ice trail in this breathtaking Premier Collection statue. Cast in translucent material and measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this dynamic sculpture is limited to an edition of 3,000, and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Mat Brouillard. (Item #SEP192493, SRP: $199.99)

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Miles Morales Spider-Man Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Time to go into the Spider-Verse! Other-dimensional spider-hero Miles Morales spins a web in this new Premier Collection statue. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this approximately 9-inch resin statue features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton. (Item #OCT192545, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Select Avengers Endgame Iron Man MK85 Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! I am Iron Man! The latest Marvel Select action figure comes from the world of Avengers: Endgame, and it’s Iron Man! Wearing his Mark 85 armor, this 7-inch scale figure of Iron Man comes with interchangeable hands, including the Nano Gauntlet, and an alternate version with snapping fingers. Packaged in the display-ready Select figure packaging, with side-panel artwork. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item #SEP192494, SRP: $29.99)

Mortal Kombat Gallery Sub Zero PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Everybody freeze! The first Gallery Diorama in the Mortal Kombat line is the iceman himself, Sub-Zero! Launching a frosty attack, this approximately 9-inch diorama is made of high-grade PVC and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio. Sculpted by Salvador Gomes. (Item #OCT192541, SRP: $49.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas Milestones Jack and Sally Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s snowing in Halloween Town, and Jack and Sally have finally gotten together in this all-new statue from DST! Measuring approximately 14” tall, and inspired by the final scenes of the movie, this Milestones statue of Jack and Sally is limited to only 1,000 pieces and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Uriel Caton, sculpted by Cortes Studios. (Item #OCT192539, SRP: $199.99)

Rocketeer Gallery PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Rocketeer flies into the wild blue yonder in this, the first-ever Gallery Diorama based on the classic Disney film! Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this sculpture of the Rocketeer taking flight is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #SEP192491, SRP: $49.99)

Star Wars Premier Collection Rey Dreamer Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! While the world gets ready for the Rise of Skywalker, DST and Gentle Giant Ltd. look back at where Rey’s journey began, on the sandy planet of Jakku. Depicting the heroine as she appeared in one of her earliest scenes, dreaming about other worlds, this approximately 1/7 scale statue is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by the Silva Bros., sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item #OCT192540, SRP: $150.00)

Team Sonic Racing Gallery Shadow PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! From the newest Sonic game, Team Sonic Racing, it’s the evil Shadow the Hedgehog, spinning out in his black racer! Measuring approximately 10 inches long, this PVC Diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #SEP192499, SRP: $49.99)

Westworld PX Man in Black Battle-Damaged Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Return to the World of Westworld with this new, battle-damaged, Previews-exclusive version of the Man in Black! Featuring newly sculpted parts and a blood spattered paint scheme, this 7-inch scale action figure of the Man in Black includes multiple accessories and interchangeable hands. Packaged on a full-color blister card. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item #SEP192498, SRP: $19.99)

Diamond Select Toys On Sale This Week: John Wick, Kingdom Hearts and Captain Marvel!

It’s a zoo this week at your local comic shop! Three new, hotly anticipated Select action figures hit stores today, and they all feature animal friends! John Wick arrives in the 7-inch scale with his puppy, Captain Marvel joins her Avengers comrades with her Flerken Goose (it’s not a cat!) and Goofy teams up with his pal Donald Duck! Okay, we’re stretching it with that last one, but if they aren’t animal friends, we don’t know what to call them.

John Wick Select Action Figure

When you have to kill the boogeyman, you buy a John Wick action figure! This 7-inch Select-scale action figure captures modern action icon Wick as he appears in his first film outing, dressed in a suit and with multiple weapon accessories as well as his faithful dog. In scale to all other Select action figures, and featuring over 20 points of articulation, this figure comes packaged in display-ready Select action figure packaging with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Designed by Yuri Tming and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #SEP182329, $24.99) 

Kingdom Hearts 3 Select Donald and Goofy Action Figures

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Kingdom has come! With Kingdom Hearts III fast approaching, DST is offering their first-ever figures based on the newest game! This 2-pack features Goofy with his shield and Donald with his scepter! Each 7-inch-scale figure features multiple points of articulation, and this two-pack comes in display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. (Item #NOV182281, SRP: $24.99)

Marvel Select Captain Marvel Starforce Uniform Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s official! The next highly anticipated release in the Marvel Select action figure line is none other than Captain Marvel herself, in her Starforce uniform! Measuring approximately 7 inches tall with approximately 16 points of articulation, this movie release includes Goose, a flight base, an unmasked head and a support stand, and is sure to be the latest sought-after figure in the line! Packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. (Item #JAN192554, SRP: $24.99)

Diamond Select Toys On Sale Now: Bruce Lee, Batwoman, B9 and More!

It’s the last days of summer, and Diamond Select Toys has gone all-out! This week, a whopping 13 items have shipped to comic shops across North America, from licenses as diverse as Marvel, DC, Godzilla, IT, Lost in Space, John Wick and Nightmare Before Christmas! With a variety of items to choose from, at a variety of prices, there’s something for every kind of collector! It’s the best of all worlds!

Bruce Lee Select Yellow Jumpsuit Action Figure (Item #MAR192442, SRP: $29.99)

DC Comic Gallery Green Arrow PVC Diorama (Item #APR192526, SRP: $49.99)

DC TV Gallery Batwoman PVC Diorama (Item #MAR192440, SRP: $49.99)

DC Movie Gallery Shazam PVC Diorama (Item #FEB192438, SRP: $49.99)

Godzilla Vinimates Vinyl Figures Series 1 Godzilla 1999 (Item #MAR192452, SRP: $9.99)

IT Vinimates Pennywise Vinyl Figure (Item #APR192524, SRP: $9.99)

John Wick Gallery Chapter 1 PVC Diorama (Item #MAR192443, SRP: $49.99)

Legends in 3D Comic Marvel Iron Man Half Scale Resin Bust (Item #FEB192444, SRP: $150.00)

Lost in Space Retro B-9 Electronic Lights & Sounds Robot (Item #APR192530, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Mr. Sinister PVC Diorama (Item #MAR192447, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Movie Gallery Black Panther Okoye PVC Diorama (Item #FEB192447, SRP: $49.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack in Chair Coffin Doll (Item #MAR192449, SRP: $74.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack and Sleigh PVC Set (Item #MAR192450, SRP: $124.99)

Advance Book Review: For Your Consideration: Keanu Reeves

For Your Consideration: Keanu Reeves

Larissa Zageris and Kitty Curran’s new illustrated book of essays/biography/fan fiction For Your Consideration: Keanu Reeves doesn’t come out until October, but my reading of it timed perfectly with the announcement of the fourth Matrix film and the end of filming Bill and Ted Face the Music. Keanu Reeves is the Internet’s boyfriend, has three film franchises (Matrix, Bill and Ted, John Wick), and resisted Disney/Marvel’s siren call. So, it’s the perfect time to look back at his career, see why he was loved and derided, and maybe even why he is more aspirational than any self-help guru.

Zageris and Curran structure For Your Consideration: Keanu Reeves like a series of essays looking at different aspects of Keanu Reeves’ career with fun extras like trivia and a quiz about which character named “John” played by Reeves you are (I was John Constantine.). There’s also a spaghetti Western-style fan fiction about what he was up to in the two year gap between Devil’s Advocate (1997) and The Matrix (1999), and best of all, a pitch for a romantic comedy/musical spinoff of John Wick set in Paris and co-starring Charlize Theron and Winona Ryder.

The five essays cover a range of topics from how Reeves’ vulnerable approach to acting clashed with some critics and endeared fans, his identity as Asian-American/Canadian man, his hard-working approach to his acting craft, his collaborations with both actors and business partners, and finally, one about his roles that fall on the “evil” side of the spectrum. A repeated theme is how Reeves’ main goal as an actor is to create a pocket reality for audiences to project themselves on them. He does this by working tirelessly at different skills his characters have (The eight months of kung fu training for The Matrix, surfing dangerous areas in Kauai for Point Break.) and also actively listening to his scene partners and not having his performance overwhelm theirs. Zageris and Curran state that this quality is why actresses like Sandra Bullock and Winona Ryder want to work with him multiple times, and Bullock saying his kindness to her and rapport in Speed helped ease her into the world of show business.

However, what makes For Your Consideration go beyond just a blow by blow recap/analysis of Keanu Reeves’ 30+ year career is Larissa Zageris and Kitty Curran using him as a vehicle to explore American society’s changing ideals of masculinity, the role of the Internet and celebrity, and how Reeves may have even paved the way for Asian-American representation in pop culture though he mainly plays white-passing roles. They discuss about how Reeves’ body is filmed like a female actor in some of his movies, and the similarities of how critics talk about his acting like assuming just because he played an airhead slacker in the Bill and Ted films that he was one and focusing on his looks and not his ability. As far as action movies, Zageris and Curran write about how Reeves’ earnest approach and emotional openness in films like Point Break and Speed set him apart from the machismo and smartassery of actors like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis.

At times, For Your Consideration: Keanu Reeves veers from being a work of cultural and film criticism with jokes to being almost a straight-up, self-help book with Keanu Reeves being held up as an example of how we should be. This goes beyond his characters’ mantras of “Be excellent” and Internet memes of calling people breathtaking and warm, vulnerable stories about how he uses Shakespeare monologues to stay calm and would rather read a book than be a celebrity.

Some of the self-help bits pop up in the chapter about collaboration that discusses how Reeves acts as if he’s in a supporting role even he is a leading man and praises his co-stars in interviews instead of talking about himself. The chapter also shows that he isn’t afraid to pursue his passions like bookmaking and motorcycle design and that his approach to these businesses mirrors his work with Chad Stahelski, who went from being his stunt double on The Matrix to directing him in all three John Wick films. There is a quote about Reeves’ dedication to learning fight choreography, gunplay, etc so that Stahelski has a full range of creative choices instead of cutting around him. (Basically, he was throwing shade on the Taken movies.)

Even if there isn’t enough space to go into detail of each and every Keanu Reeves role, Larissa Zageris and Kitty Curran perform an excellent close reading of Keanu Reeves the actor and human being with funny spot illustrations like a “human evolution” chart from Theodore Logan to John Wick, bearded badass. It isn’t a total hagiography with some critiques of Reeves’ accent work and deadpan descriptions of some of his “weirder” film choices like Bad Batch and Knock Knock, which I want to track down. However, it’s an appreciation of actor, who wants to take audiences on heroic (or anti-heroic) journeys into the world with him not just as a guide, but as someone they can identify with and walk out of the theater playing air guitar, doing kung fu, killing a man with a pencil, or maybe just hugging one’s beloved pooch a little tighter.

Overall Rating: 8.0

Quirk Books provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

SDCC 2019: Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd.’s Exclusives

San Diego Comic-Con is fast approaching, and Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. will be there! Not only will they present a panel on Saturday at 12:00, they’ll also bring a bunch of awesome exclusive products that will be for sale at booth #2607. Check out the list below, and put them on your to-get list, because quantities are limited!

Real Ghostbusters Action Figures Spectral GB Box Set

The classic tan costumes return with a surprise twist in this new Ghostbusters action figures box set! Composed of ectoplasmic energy, the Spectral Ghostbusters step off the screen and into your hands, their first time in the 7” Select scale! The creepy quartet are joined by an exclusive angry Mr. Stay-Puft and an exclusive Spectral Terror Dog. Designed by Yuri Tming, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. $120

Lost in Space Vinimates Retro B9 Vinyl Figure

B9 goes back in time in this new exclusive Vinimates vinyl figure! Decked out in a classic red-and-blue paint scheme inspired by the tin toys of yesteryear, this 4-inch vinyl toy comes in a full-color window box. Designed by Limited to 250 pieces. $10

Forbidden Planet Vinimates Retro Robby Vinyl Figure

Robby the Robot gets a new paint job in this new exclusive Vinimates vinyl figure! Sporting a classic red-and-blue color scheme inspired by the tin toys of yesteryear, this 4-inch vinyl toy comes in a full-color window box. Limited to 250 pieces. $10

Invader Zim Vinimates Extra Doom Vinyl Figure 2-Pack

Doom! This exclusive Extra Doom Edition of Zim and Gir shows them at their most evil, all shadowy and doom-forecasting. Each 4-inch-scale vinyl figure has an articulated head, and both come packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to 250 pieces. Designed by Barry Bradfield! $20

John Wick VInimates Chapter 1 Vinyl Figure

John Wick is back, and this time he brought a change of clothes! Wearing his classic white shirt-black suit combo from the first film, John is ready for revenge at 4 inches tall, with an articulated head. Packaged in a full-color window box, limited to 250 pieces. Designed by Barry Bradfield! $10

Iron Giant Vinimates Weathered Vinyl Figure

Check out the Metal Man! The Iron Giant is his shiniest ever in this new, exclusive paint scheme. Painted in a metallic paint with weathering effects, this 4-inch vinyl figure has an articulated neck, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to 250 pieces. Designed by Barry Bradfield! $10

Pacific Rim Uprising Battle Damaged Gipsy Avenger Action Figure

The main Jaeger of Pacific Rim Uprising rejoins the fight in this exclusive battle-damaged variant figure. With the scars of a Kaiju battle all over, she stands nearly 8 inches tall and features multiple points of articulation. Packaged on a blister card. Sculpted by BigShot ToyWorks. Limited to only 250 pieces. $20

Muppets Select Deluxe Messy Swedish Chef Action Figure

Bork bork bork! The Swedish Chef has caused a kitchen catastrophe in this exclusive variant action figure from the Muppets Select line. With food splattered all over his apron, he comes with a slew of food and dishes, plus a table to cook on and even a chicken! Packages in a full-color window box with fifth panel. Limited to only 500 pieces. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. $30

Star Trek Starship Legends Gold Enterprise NCC-1701-C

The Enterprise C has left space dock, and her first stop is SDCC! Painted gold as it is often seen on the walls of the Enterprise, this model of the Enterprise C measures approximately 16 inches long, the first time the iconic ship has been done in this scale. Packaged in a full-color window box, it includes a display stand. Limited to only 250 pieces. $60.00

Star Wars Concept Sandtrooper Mini-Bust

This exclusive mini-bust is inspired by the pre-visualization artwork of the original Star Wars films. Depicting one of the first known illustrations of a sandtrooper, this 6-inch scale bust is limited to 750 pieces and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. $120

DC Premier Collection Harley Quinn Gem Edition Statue

Harley’s got the diamonds, and now you can get Harley! This exclusive limited-edition statue of Harley Quinn shows her holding one of the Joker’s Jokerfish, and has real diamonds set into the leg of her costume! Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, it was hand-sculpted by Clayburn Moore and includes a certificate of authenticity. Limited to only 200 pieces. $200

Marvel Comics Gallery SDCC X-Force X-23 as Wolverine PVC Diorama

She’s back in black – and grey! Laura Kinney, a.k.a. X-23, a.k.a. the all-new Wolverine, changes her clothes in this Comic-Con-exclusive Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama. Striking a menacing pose in her grey-and-black X-Force uniform, Laura stands approximately 9 inches tall atop an X-logo base and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Uriel Caton, sculpted by Sam Greenwell. Limited to 6,000 pieces. $50

Marvel Comics Gallery SDCC X-Force Deadpool PVC Diorama

Deadpool returns to SDCC in style! Unfortunately, his ride got trashed along the way, and Deadpool is posed atop a destroyed taco truck base, sporting bunny slippers and wielding twin finger guns with the safeties off! This exclusive X-Force Edition of Deadpool stands approximately 10 inches tall and is made of high-quality PVC with collectible-quality paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Cortes Studios! Limited to 10,000 pieces. $150

Legends in 3D Marvel Comic SDCC X-Force Deadpool ½ Scale Bust

X-Force Assemble! This exclusive ½ scale bust of the Merc with a Mouth in his X-Force colors measures approximately 10 inches tall with exacting sculpted details and the highest level of paint applications. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, this hand-numbered resin bust comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! $50

DC Gallery SDCC Speed Force Flash PVC Diorama

Time to enter the Speed Force! This exclusive 9-inch scale PVC diorama of the Flash racing across a wave is the latest in the DC Gallery line. Made from high-quality plastic, this detailed translucent sculpture delivers the look of a resin statue at a fraction of the price, and is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC dioramas. Flash Fact: It comes packaged in a full-color window box, and is limited to only 7,000 pieces! Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Joe Menna. $50

Marvel Gallery SDCC Captain Marvel SHIELD PVC Diorama

She’s Carol Danvers, Agent of SHIELD! Captain Marvel dons the black and silver of a SHIELD operatice in this SDCC-exclusive Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama. Striking a graceful pose in her new uniform, Laura stands approximately 10 inches tall atop a logo base, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Uriel Caton, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. Limited to 4,000 pieces. $50

ON THE SHOW FLOOR:

Ghostbusters Movie Slimed Action Figures Box Set

Available at participating retailers on the show floor (get a list at booth #2401)! To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the classic horror-comedy Ghostbusters, Diamond Select Toys has created the ultimate movie collectible – the slimed action figure 4-pack! Featuring Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston in their slimed appearances, each action figure features approximately 16 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable hands, removable walkie-talkies and more. Packaged in a full-color window box with a fifth panel, this set is limited to only 1984 pieces! Designed by Yuri Tming, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. SRP: $80

John Wick Comes Out Guns Blazing to Take Out the Avengers

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Something eventually had to unseat Avengers: Endgame from the top of the box office, and it was John Wick that did it. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum was the top of the box office with a better than expected $57 million. The film was a crowd favorite receiving an “A-” CinemaScore from the opening day audience. The film “debuted” with a $5.9 million Thursday night preview which is the largest for Lionsgate behind Twilight and the Hunger Games franchises. It’s more than double the $2.2 million John Wick: Chapter 2 earned two years ago.

Parabellum continues the trend of the movie franchise improving upon itself showing it has been gaining an audience over the years. The debut, John Wick, earned $14.4 million opening weekend going on to gross $43 million ($46.7 million adjusted for inflation) domestically in 2014. Worldwide, that film earned $88.8 million. John Wick: Chapter 2 opened with $30.4 million and went on to gross $92 million ($93.8 million adjusted for inflation) domestically and $171.5 million worldwide. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum has almost out-earned the second film having already made $149.2 million worldwide (it has earned $92.2 million at the foreign box office).

With that success, there’s little doubt we’ll be seeing John Wick: Chapter 4 before too long.

In second place was Avengers: Endgame which earned $29.4 million after four weeks. Domestically, the film has earned $770.8 million and has passed Avatar to be the second highest grossing film domestically. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has the top honor having earned $936.7 million in 2015. It’s unlikely Avengers: Endgame will pass it. Worldwide, Endgame now stands at $2.615 billion putting it about $174 million behind Avatar to become the highest grossing film worldwide. There’s a chance it’ll pass it but will have to rely on the foreign box office to do so.

Detective Pikachu came in third place and expanded its theater count. It earned an estimated $24.8 million to bring its domestic total to $94 million. The film has earned $112.4 million at the foreign box office. That brings the worldwide total to $112.4 million after two weeks. With a budget of $150 million, it does have a bit to go to get in the profitable realm. It currently ranks fourth domestically when it comes to video game adaptations

In fourth place was the debut of A Dog’s Journey. The film earned an estimated $8 million. That film received an “A” Cinemascore from audiences and should have a nice run as a family friendly film.

Rounding out the top five was The Hustle which earned $6.1 million to bring its total to $23.1 million.

When it comes to comic films….

Captain Marvel dropped to #14 from #11 earning $727,000 after 11 weeks at the box office. The film stands at $425.1 million domestically.

Shazam! was right behind Captain Marvel coming in at #15. The previous week the film was #12. It earned $681,000 to bring its domestic total to $137.9 million after seven weeks.

Stay tuned, we’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive look at this year and last year’s comic adaptations.

The One:12 Collective John Wick Chapter 2 Deluxe Edition is Up for Pre-Order

One:12 Collective John Wick Chapter 2 Deluxe Edition

The One:12 Collective John Wick: Chapter 2 – Deluxe Edition includes two head portraits capturing the master assassin’s vengeful visage. Presented in a tailored 3-piece suit, John Wick comes well equipped with a lethal arsenal that can be contained in his dual-layer trunk. His dog is included and comes in a dynamic, static pose.

An attempt to resume a quiet civilian life is cut short for John Wick when Italian gangster, Santino D’Antonio, shows up on his doorstep and compels him to repay past favors. Chaos unfolds as John soon realizes there is a bounty on his head. Highly skilled in hand-to-hand combat, John Wick is also a master tactician and marksman who will do what he needs to survive.

THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE JOHN WICK FIGURE FEATURES:

  • One:12 Collective body with over 28 points of articulation
  • Two (2) head portraits
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Approximately 17cm tall
  • Ten (10) interchangeable hands
  • One (1) pair of fists (L&R)
    • One (1) pair of gun holding hands (L&R)
    • One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)
    • One (1) karate chop hand (L)
    • One (1) palm strike hand (R)
    • One (1) knife holding hand (R)
    • One (1) gun barrel holding hand (L)

COSTUME:

  • Tailored 3-piece suit
  • Tie
  • Wrist watch
  • Dress belt
  • Dress shoes

ACCESSORIES:

  • One (1) dual-layer trunk for gun storage
  • Four (4) blast SFX
  • Four (4) grenades (fits in trunk)
  • Two (2) handguns with extended barrel
  • Two (2) subcompact handguns (fits in trunk)
  • Two (2) semi-automatic handguns (fits in trunk)
  • One (1) shotgun (fits in trunk)
  • One (1) machine gun with two (2) removable magazines & double ammo clip holder (fits in trunk)
  • One (1) 12-gauge pump action shotgun (fits in trunk)
  • One (1) knife
  • Twelve (12) stacks of gold coins (fits in trunk)
  • One (1) dog in dynamic, static pose
  • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

The figure is available exclusively on the Mezco Toyz site and is expected to ship between January and February 2020.

Review: John Wick Volume 1

John Wick Volume 1

Who doesn’t love a great origin story? Especially when it comes to a beloved character! One such character is John Wick. His film debut should have been just another movie about assassins but was so much more. It was both sophisticated and action packed. A rare combination in action movies, it worked so well that it has spawned sequels with a third coming this year. The most alluring part of the story is the mythology that is introduced. It’s like none ever seen in any story about assassins.

As the vernacular, the rules they live by, the world that is built inside these movies has made Keanu Reeves a second life as an action movie star. The protagonist is as interesting as any that could be onscreen these days, both complex and heartfelt. I always wondered how did he get into his world in the first place? How did he get familiar? How was his experience? In the first volume of John Wick we find out just how he got into this world and how he became who he is.

We find in El Paso, Texas, on a job where he deals with antagonizers and we get a glimpse of who John was when he was a kid. This is where we find out this particular job was personal, as we also meet a younger Charron, were it was a professional job for him. We also find that there is more than one Hotel Continental, this one being in El Paso, as he finds out about the rules that every assassin lives by, and what can and cannot go down within hotel walls.

Overall, an interesting origin story for a well-liked movie character, one that lives in infamy and legend. The story by Greg Pak is explosive and innovative. The art by Giovanni Valletta is alluring. Altogether, an engaging story that does more to introduce the audience to this world than the movies.

Story: Greg Pak Art: Giovanni Valletta
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: John Wick Vol. 1 HC

John Wick Vol. 1 HC

writer: Greg Pak
artists: Giovanni Valletta, Matt Gaudio
cover: Giovanni Valletta
FC | 136 pages | Action/Adventure | $24.99 | Teen+

When a young John Wick embarks upon an epic vendetta, he comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the rules that guide their lethal business. What are the Three Bills? Who is Calamity? And why is John Wick seeking vengeance?

John Wick Vol. 1 HC
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