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Previews Gets Exclusive “Injustice 2” Action Figures

Superman’s reign of terror has ended just in time for two new Previews Exclusive Injustice 2 action figures to rise to power. Diamond Comic Distributors and Hiya Toys present the Previews Exclusive Injustice 2 Joker 1/18 Scale Figure and Injustice 2 The Flash 1/18 Scale Figure, available exclusively at comic shops.

Injustice 2 follows Batman and his allies as they try to rebuild the planet after taking down Superman, ending his reign of terror. But when Braniac sets his sights on Earth, Batman is forced to free his old friend, risking a new uprising from the Man of Steel, or face the total destruction of his world!

Based on their appearances in Injustice 2, comes this line of 1/18 scale exclusive figures, featuring full articulation and character specific accessories. Each figure stands about 3.75″ tall.

The Previews Exclusive Injustice 2 Joker 1/18 Scale Figure (MAY188895; SRP: $19.99) and the PREVIEWS Exclusive Injustice 2 The Flash 1/18 Scale Figure (OCT188698; SRP: $19.99) from Hiya Toys are now available for pre-order at comic shops and will be available in stores July 2019.

Coming This Spring from Diamond Select: Batman, Thor, Black Panther and More!

The cold weather has begun to set in, but warm weather will follow, and with it will come some awesome items from Diamond Select Toys! Shipping in the spring, the following offerings include items based on DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Ghostbusters, Kingdom Hearts, Nightmare Before Christmas and Lady Death! Read on for details, then pre-order through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer!

DC Comic Gallery Dark Nights Metal Drowned PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! How deep is your Gallery? The DC Gallery line of PVC dioramas goes even deeper with another addition to the Dark Nights: Metal series of sculptures – The Drowned! Leaping from the water surrounded by the tentacles of some huge beast, this aquatic Batman from the Dark Multiverse is the perfect addition to any Batman or Aquaman collection! The 10-inch diorama features detailed paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar and sculpted by Alterton! (Item #NOV182291, SRP: $45.00)

DC Comic Gallery Batwoman PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Never send a Batman to do a Batwoman’s job! Kate Kane, of the Gotham City Kanes, drops into the spotlight in the newest comic-inspired DC Gallery PVC Diorama! With her striking red hair and black costume, Batwoman is ready to leap into action in this approximately 8-inch sculpture. Made of high-quality vinyl with exacting paint details, it comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar and sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #NOV182292, SRP: $45.00)

DC Movie Classics Gallery Dark Knight Joker PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Why so serious? Heath Ledger’s greatest role is brought to three-dimensional life in this, the latest PVC Diorama in the DC Gallery line. Joining Batman and Bane, this 9” sculpture of the Joker as he appears in The Dark Knight depicts him holding a hand of playing cards with his clown mask and a bag of money at his feet. Made of high-quality vinyl with exacting paint details, it comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp and  sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #NOV182293, SRP: $45.00)

DC Movie Classics Vinimates Dark Knight Vinyl Figures

A Diamond Select Toys Release! They’re the Vinimates you need and deserve! The cast of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy come to the DC Vinimates line with these three new releases: Batman, the Joker and Bane! Each 4-inch vinyl figure is sculpted in the Minimates block-figure style and strikes a pose straight from the movie. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield!

Batman Vinyl Figure (Item #NOV182288, SRP: $9.99)

Joker Vinyl Figure (Item #NOV182289, SRP: $9.99)

Bane Vinyl Figure (Item #NOV182290, SRP: $9.99)

Femme Fatales Lady Death IV PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! All hail Lady Death! Brian Pulido’s creation comes to life in a new Femme Fatales PVC Diorama! Depicting her wielding a ball of blue flaming energy, with one hand resting on a massive broadsword, this 9-inch sculpture is made of high-quality vinyl with exacting paint details, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell! (Item #NOV182295, SRP: $45.00)

Ghostbusters Marshmallow Egon Action Figure PX

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The 1984 horror-comedy classic Ghostbusters is as beloved now as it ever was, and this action figure captures one of its most iconic moments! The most serious and strait-laced of the Ghostbusters, Egon Spengler gets covered with marshmallow in this 7-inch scale action figure inspired by the film’s final scenes. This figure features newly sculpted parts and 16 points of articulation, plus alternate hands, proton pack, neutrino wand and display base. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #NOV182296, SRP: $19.99)

Kingdom Hearts 3 Select Action Figures Asst.

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! The first 2-pack features Maleficent with Diablo and Sora with the Starseeker Keyblade; the second features Goofy with his shield and Donald with his scepter! Each 7-inch-scale figure features multiple points of articulation, and each two-pack comes in display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. (Item #NOV182281, SRP: $24.99/ea.)

Legends in 3D Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Let the festivities commence! Jack Skellington comes to life – and life-size – with this first-ever half-scale bust based on the acclaimed stop-motion film, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this museum-quality resin bust is limited to only 1,000 pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Joe Menna! (Item #NOV182294, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Comic Gallery Thor

A Diamond Select Toys Release! By the power of Mjolnir! The Asgardian God of Thunder returns to Midgard – and the Marvel Gallery PVC line – in the form of this electrifying diorama! This sculpture of Thor in his modern garb captures him mid-strike, with lightning coursing through his hammer Mjolnir and into the ground. Made of high-quality vinyl with exacting paint details, this 8-inch sculpture comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Mat Brouillard. (Item #NOV182284, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers Infinity War Corvus Glaive PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The first servant of Thanos is here! Corvus Glaive is ready to take on the entire Avengers in this new PVC Diorama from the Marvel Gallery line. With his glaive at the ready, Corvus measures approximately 8 inches tall, is made of high-quality vinyl with exacting paint details, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Cortes Studios. (Item #NOV182282, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel TV Premier Collection Netflix Daredevil Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s a stairway to hell! Straight from the infamous fight scene in Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2 on Netflix, this 12-inch scale statue shows a battered Daredevil descending a staircase with duct tape on one hand and a chain in the other. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #NOV182285, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Movie Gallery Black Panther Unmasked PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! From the blockbuster Black Panther movie comes this new, unmasked Marvel Gallery PVC of T’Challa himself! The Black Panther is ready to pounce on anyone who invades Wakanda in this variant sculpture based on the hit film, and it is in the same 9-inch scale as the other figures in the Marvel Gallery line. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #NOV182283, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel TV Gallery Defenders PVC Dioramas

A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s time for a team-up! Luke Cage and Jessica Jones return to the Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama line with new costumes and sculpts based on their appearances in Marvel’s The Defenders on Netflix! Each approximately 9 inch sculpture is made of high-quality vinyl with exacting paint details, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! Previously a GameStop exclusive.

Luke Cage Diorama (Item #FEB178005, SRP: $50.00)

Jessica Jones Diorama (Item #FEB178004, SRP: $50.00)

Marvel Comic Gallery FCBD Black Costume Spider-Man PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! How spectacular is your Gallery? Spider-Man celebrates Free Comic Book Day with this black-costume variant in the Marvel Gallery PVC diorama line! Crouched on a web slung across an alleyway, Spider-Man lives up to his namesake in this all-new PVC sculpture portraying the hero in his element. Measuring approximately 7” high by 11 “ wide, this detailed sculpt by Alterton is based on a design by Caesar, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Available through FCBD-participating retailers. (Item #NOV180013, SRP: $45.00)

DesignerCon 2018: James Groman Brings His Twisted Art Style to DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains

Hours before the DesignerCon 2018 show floor opened, superstar designer toy artist James Groman revealed via Instagram his monstrous reimaginings of Batman and his Rogues Gallery for his upcoming DC Artists Alley designer vinyl collaboration with DC Collectibles.

Groman is best known for his outlandish designs as seen in many of his works including the highly popular Madballs toy series. Groman now brings his signature art style to the DC universe and offers his terrifying spin on Batman, Killer Croc, The Joker, and Two-Face as 7”-scale designer vinyl figures. The figures are designed and sculpted by the artist and have been on display at this weekend’s DesignerCon convention in Anaheim, CA, at the DC Collectibles booth #1500.

Groman’s DC Artists Alley designer vinyls will hit stores in October 2019 and are available to preorder now. DesignerCon attendees at this weekend’s convention can take home a custom art print and enamel pin designed by Groman.

The figures are designed and sculpted by Groman and 7″ scale. Retailing for $65 each, they’re limited to 3,000 pieces and out October 2019.

DC Expands Black Label with Classic Stories and New Printings

DC has announced that some of its most legendary stories will now be a part of the DC Black Label imprint. The recently launched publishing line, dedicated to giving premier writers and artists the ability to tell unique, standalone stories set outside DC continuity, will release several iconic comic book collections featuring the most famous DC heroes from the archives beginning this December through the end of 2019.

The quintessential tales that first inspired the creation of the line include complex and emotionally engaging narratives with stunning visual storytelling from some of the greatest creators in the industry. The list of reprinted collections and their release dates through 2019 can be found below:

  • ALL-STAR SUPERMAN—Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely—available 12/04/2018
  • DC: THE NEW FRONTIER—Darwyn Cooke—available 2/19/2019
  • WATCHMEN (HC w/new slipcase)—Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons—available 3/26/2019
  • KINGDOM COME—Mark Waid & Alex Ross—available 4/23/2019
  • RONIN—Frank Miller & Lynn Varley— available 5/07/2019
  • ALL-STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER VOL. 1—Miller & Jim Lee and BATMAN: YEAR ONE—Miller & David Mazzucchelli—available 6/11/2019
  • BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN—Miller—BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS—Miller & Klaus Janson—available 6/18/2019
  • BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT: THE MASTER RACE—Miller & Brian Azzarello & Andy Kubert & Janson—available 6/25/2019
  • LUTHOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION and THE JOKER 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION —Azzarello & Lee Bermejo—available 7/09/2019
  • BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM—Morrison & Dave McKean—available 8/13/2019
  • THE JOKER: DELUXE EDITION—Azzarello & Bermejo—available 9/10/2019
  • BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE—Moore & Brian Bolland—available 9/17/2019
  • WATCHMEN (TP)—Moore & Gibbons—available 9/24/2019
  • BATMAN: YEAR 100—Paul Pope—available 10/08/2019
  • SUPERMAN: RED SON—Mark Millar & Dave Johnson & Andrew Robinson & Killian Plunkett & Walden Wong—available 10/22/2019
  • BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN—Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale—11/05/2019
  • BLACK ORCHID—Neil Gaiman & McKean—11/12/2019
  • BATMAN: DARK VICTORY—Loeb & Sale—11/26/2019
  • BATMAN: HAUNTED KNIGHT—Loeb & Sale—12/17/2019
  • CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME—Loeb & Sale—12/31/2019

Review: Batman and the Justice League Vol. 1

When the Joker and Lex Luthor team up to harness and control an ancient reality changing force of energy, it’s up to Batman, the Justice League and Rui Aramiya, a young boy from Japan in search of his parents, to stop them and save the day.

Hot on the heels of the Anime Batman Ninja, Batman is no stranger to the manga treatment. Having been manga-nized twice, first in Kia Asamiya’s Batman: Child of Dreams and a short story Batman: The Third Mask in issue #4 of Batman: Black & White by Katsuhiro Otomo, but this new collection is being serialized first in the Japanese anthology Red and is by Shiori Teshirogi, best known for her work on Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas.

If you’ve never read a manga interpretation of a western comic, the style takes a bit of getting use to when looking at it with traditional superhero sensibility lenses. Don’t be confused by the title, much like Bruce Timm’s Batman cartoon, this book makes Batman the lynchpin of the series/universe, with the exception of Superman, we barely see the League and when we do it’s with someone referencing them. Like most manga, it’s filled with a ton of introspective character panels and for a brooder like Batman, it works well.

With elements of post-Crisis DC and the New 52, undies on the inside and references to Jason Todd’s death, the story has that cosmic high stakes feel that we come to expect from most JLA runs. The art is top notch, the anatomy is a bit wonky, Superman’s head is a touch too small for his body, but the action is tight, engaging and energetic, and Teshirogi’s Joker is what a Joker should be, a stylized nightmare skeleton come to life.

The advance digital copy I reviewed from DC was a weird manga hybrid, the book read left-to-right, but the panels read right-to-left like most manga, not sure what the final product will be like. Either way this first collection is a solid fusion of the two genres, worth the read. Batman and the Justice League Vol. 1 is out now at your local comic shop and book stores on October 23rd.

Unboxing: DC Artists Alley: Joker Day of the Dead Variant Statue by Hainanu ‘Nooligan’ Saulque

Out this September, artist HaiNaNu “Nooligan’ Saulque is in the spotlight with a new round of DC Artists Alley statues from DC Collectibles.

These statues are brought to 3-D form by Paul Harding and feature Nooligan’s unique style. This trio of statues includes Batman, the Joker, and Harley Quinn in three versions.

DC Collectibles has provided us with the Gamestop exclusive Day of the Dead variant, each limited to 1,500.

Check out what we think of the Joker and get yours when they go on sale!

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Unboxing: The One:12 Collective The Joker: Deluxe Edition

Since his appearance in Batman #1, the Clown Prince Of Crime has been considered not only Batman’s most lethal foe, but one of the greatest villain archetypes of all time.

The Joker Deluxe Edition Figure features five uniquely expressive head portraits, including one with a sculpted hat. He is regally decked out in a newly tailored thee-piece pinstripe with a removable trench coat. The figure also comes equipped with a full complement of weapons including a classic dynamite with timer style bomb, sub-machine gun, 45 caliber gun, a knife, a folding straight razor, a crowbar, and a set of “chattering” teeth.

We show off this Mezco Toyz exclusive figure. You can join the waitlist to get yours.

Add the One:12 Collective Joker: Clown Prince of Crime Edition to Your Collection

The Clown Prince of Crime is presented in a short-sleeve button down shirt, tailored vest, and pinstripe pants. He comes equipped with the most diabolical of accessories including a teddy bear strapped with dynamite and flaunts two head portraits capturing his maniacal visage.

The Joker has a penchant for blending crime and chaos and is the Batman’s most lethal foe. Not only is the Joker the Dark Knight’s greatest villain, he is widely considered one of the greatest villains of all time.

THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE JOKER FIGURE FEATURES:

  • One:12 Collective body with over 28 points of articulation
  • Two (2) head portraits
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Approximately 17cm tall
  • Seven (7) interchangeable hands
    • One (1) weapon holding hand (R)
    • One (1) pair of posing/cane holding hands (L&R)
    • One (1) pair of knife holding hands (L&R)
    • One (1) pair of fists (L&R)

COSTUME:

  • Short sleeve button-down shirt
  • Tailored vest
  • Duty belt with knife sheaths
  • Pinstripe pants
  • Work boots

ACCESSORIES:

  • One (1) time bomb teddy bear
  • Two (2) knives (fits into sheaths on belt)
  • One (1) skull-handled cane

Each One:12 Collective Joker figure is packaged in a collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind. Available for pre-order now from Mezco, Entertainment Earth, Things From Another World, and more, the figure will make its way into stores some time between November and January 2019.

DC Collectibles Announces New Ultimate Edition of The Joker Bust by Rick Baker

Capitalizing on the immense excitement for The Joker Bust by Oscar-winning special makeup effects artist, Rick Baker, DC Collectibles will create an ultra-exclusive variant design of the spine-chilling bust that is sure to please both Baker’s most dedicated fans and collectors alike. Announced today, DC Collectibles will produce 50 pieces of the Clown Prince of Crime using Baker’s original molds, offering fans an ultimate edition bust that is just one step removed from the Academy Award winner’s original creation.

The new variant bust showcases Baker’s original black paint design for The Joker’s shirt, offering an alternative look to the standard version’s orange shirt. The variant edition measures the same 1:1 scale as the standard version, and the limited quantity will be carved out of the already announced 200 production run. Each variant bust will be numbered 1 to 50 and contain a certificate of authenticity hand-signed by Baker. Fans can bring home this ultimate edition masterpiece in October 2018 at an MSRP of $1500.00.

The standard version of The Joker Bust by Rick Baker will also hit shelves in October 2018, and each piece will be numbered from 1 to 150. The MSRP of the standard bust is $1000.00.

Variant

Standard

DC Collectibles Announces PVC Statue Line and More for August 2018

DC Collectibles is kicking off the New Year in a big way by revealing a fresh new slate featuring two unique statue lines. Taking center stage in August 2018 will be a first-ever PVC statue line from DC Collectibles titled DC Core. The line will present striking new interpretations of fan-favorite DC characters and will be offered at an attractive $50.00 price point. DC Collectibles will also release an inventive multi-part statue set that showcases the Teen Titans characters as seen in the famous New Teen Titans #1 cover by legendary artist George Pérez. Additional DC Collectibles items debuting in August 2018 include a Designer Series Batman mini statue by Brian Bolland, a Batman: The Animated Series Harley Quinn expressions pack and a DC Cover Girls: Batgirl statue based on the artwork of superstar artist Joëlle Jones.

Charting into new territory, DC Core is DC Collectibles’ first line of 9″ scale statues produced in PVC. The character designs and attitudes are conjured up by DC Collectibles’ executive creative director Jim Fletcher and his award-winning design team, and will feature dazzling, dynamic poses. Each figure will stand upon a character-specific base that will include the same intricate details as the statue itself.

The Joker is the first DC character to be transformed into a DC Core statue, and the spectacular sculpt by David Pereira features the Clown Prince of Crime holding his prized Joker cane on top of his equally iconic “HAHAHA”-themed base. The Joker statue hits stores August 2018 and will be followed by Batman, Batgirl and Wonder Woman statues later this year.

DC Collectibles will also release the first two characters from the company’s 6″ scale New Teen Titans multi-part statue set. The set stars the entire superhero team featured in George Pérez’s popular New Teen Titans #1 cover—Starfire, Robin, Beast Boy, Cyborg, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl and Raven—and the versatile bases allow fans to become their own storytellers. Fans can display one or a few of their favorite characters independently, or for those wanting to own the whole set, the bases fit perfectly together to recreate the iconic Pérez cover image. Each sold separately, Starfire and Robin are the first characters to hit shelves in August. The remaining characters will be released at separate times throughout the year.

See below for the list of DC Collectibles items debuting in August 2018 and beyond!

DC Core PVC Statues

  • Size: 1:8/9″ scale
  • MSRP: $50.00 (Each sold separately)
  • Characters
    • The Joker (On sale August 2018)
    • Batman (On sale September 2018)
    • Batgirl (On sale November 2018)
    • Wonder Woman (On sale November 2018)

The New Teen Titans Multi-Part Statue Set

  • Size: 1:12/6″ scale
  • MSRP: $80.00 (Each sold separately)
  • Based on the artwork by George Pérez
  • Sculpted by Joe Menna
  • Characters
    • Starfire (On sale August 2018)
    • Robin (On sale August 2018)
    • Beast Boy (On sale September 2018)
    • Cyborg (On sale September 2018)
    • Kid Flash (On sale October 2018)
    • Wonder Girl (On sale October 2018)
    • Raven (On sale November 2018)

Batman: The Animated Series: Harley Quinn Expressions Pack

  • Size: 1:12/6″ scale
  • MSRP: $50.00
  • On sale August 2018
  • Accessories include: eight different expressions, two hyenas, multiple pieces of weaponry, roller skates, a fish head costume and a deluxe base

DC Cover Girls: Batgirl by Joëlle Jones Statue

  • Size: 1:8/9″ scale
  • MSRP: $125.00
  • Designed by Joëlle Jones
  • Sculpted by Jack Mathews
  • On sale August 2018

Designer Series: Batman by Brian Bolland Mini Statue

  • Size: 1:10/7″ Scale
  • Based on the artwork from Brian Bolland’s Eisner Award-winning BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE
  • Sculpted by David Giraud
  • MSRP: $80.00
  • On sale August 2018

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