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MONDO Announces 2015 San Diego Comic Con Exclusives

Best known for its popular limited-edition posters, MONDO the boutique arm of the Alamo Drafthouse theater chain has exclusive artwork available for attendees at San Diego Comic Con (July 8-12). Yet its booth in the San Diego Convention Center will also have new action figures, vinyl records and other merch for the geek crowd.

The exclusives include:

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Ant-Man poster ($85). Mondo has a variety of pieces for sale as well as some licensing announcements in store, but one of the items of note to superhero fans will be a holofoil screen print (limited to 175) inspired by the new Ant-Man film (in theaters July 17). Artist Kevin Tong said he wanted the design “to show Ant-Man’s scale, the intensity of his transformation, and really just trying to make a poster as fun and dynamic as the movie.”

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Ninja Turtles figures (price TBD).

After Mondo dipped its toes in the toy business beginning last Comic-Con, this summer brings the first in a new series of toys based on the original TMNT comics of the 1980s. First up is Leonardo, who stands 11 inches tall and comes with a bunch of accessories including weapons, a blue mask to match the cartoons and a red mask from the comics. Also on display will be the upcoming figures of Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael.

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First Hellboy statue ($200). Before he became a comic-book hero and a movie star played by Ron Perlman, Hellboy was a black and white sketch done in 1991 by creator and artist Mike Mignola. Mondo’s created a polystone statue of this first pass at the horned hero — with the name “Hellboy” emblazoned on his belt — plus a variant color version done by original Hellboy colorist Dave Stewart. You can see him in San Diego but can’t take him home yet — interested parties can preorder Hellboy now at Mondo’s website. (Monster fiends will also want to stop by the booth to check out an upcoming Godzilla sculpture as well.)

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Superman vinyl ($25). Those with record players and a place in their heart for Shirley Walker’s theme composed for Superman: The Animated Series will want to pick up a die-cut single. Artwork for the cover is by Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative, and the record is cut in the shape of Superman’s iconic “S” shield — folks can choose between red vinyl or Kryptonite green.

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Aliens soundtrack ($35). This one’s special for fans of the late Oscar-winning composer James Horner, who died last week in a plane crash: A vinyl soundtrack of his score for James Cameron’s 1986 sci-fi flick Aliens. The deluxe edition features more than a dozen musical cues new to vinyl plus five bonus tracks, and a cover design by artist Killian Eng. “I wanted the alien to play a big role,” he said, “but at the same time incorporate its shape into the materials of the space station, almost like it becomes the station itself, keeping the marines in a steady merciless grip.”

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Disney Announces Park Pack, A Monthly Mystery Box of Disney Park Merchandise

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Disney has announced the release of Park Pack, a monthly mystery box of Disney Parks merchandise. The packs will go on sale through the Disney Parks online store on the first Thursday of each month.

This box focuses on Disney pins and includes an exclusive Limited Edition 500 pin, as well as 2 open edition pins guests can not yet purchase at Disney Parks.  The limited edition pins are part of a series and may include characters from animated features or attractions at Disney Parks. The limited edition pins will also have two embellishments (like pin-on-pin or special fills).

The boxes will retail for $39.95 including shipping. Park Packs containing other types of items are expected to come at a later date.

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Capturing Archetypes, Volume 2: A Gallery of Heroes & Villains from Batman to Vader

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Following the success of Capturing Archetypes, this deluxe second volume showcases a fresh slate of Sideshow Collectibles’ figures and statues. Featuring a wide variety of world-renowned and beloved characters from the worlds of film, television, and popular culture, Capturing Archetypes, Volume 2: A Gallery of Heroes & Villains from Batman to Vader ($50) demonstrates the intricate attention to detail and artistry that Sideshow devotes to its collectibles. Each page of this beautifully rendered art book highlights the wordless narrative that is told through every carefully sculpted facial expression, curve of a cape, or thoughtfully posed stance. Also featuring photography of Sideshow’s original line of collectibles, Court of the Dead, this elegant collection is a necessary addition to the library of any pop culture collector.

The 192 page hardcover book will be released on October 6, 2015.

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Batman 1966 Batmobile Bank From Diamond Select Toys

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This vinyl version of the Batmobile from the Batman Classic TV Series measures 9 inches long and has a coin slot between the seats and an access door in the base, meaning this high-quality vinyl replica is also a bank, for storing your non-giant pennies and scarred silver dollars. Park it in your home Batcave! Packaged in a clear polybag.

The Batman Classic TV Series: Batmobile Vinyl Bank will be available in July at your local comic shop for $22.99.

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Introducing The First Hellboy Statue, Now Available For Pre-Order From MONDO

In 1991, comic artist & writer Mike Mignola did a Black & White illustration at a comic convention of a demon character that bore the name “Hellboy” on his belt. This was the genesis of the filed-horned fighter of the supernatural known and loved today.

MONDO is so excited to bring the original concept to life with a 12″ statue showcasing all the strange and fun details of the original drawing.

The figure is available in two versions: a limited, B&W illustration-like paint scheme (exclusive to the Mondo site), and a red paint-scheme designed by original Hellboy colorist Dave Stewart.

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The First Hellboy Statue (Red Version). Based on the original illustration by Mike Mignola. Red paint-scheme designed by original Hellboy colorist Dave Stewart. Polystone Approx. 12″ Statue. $200

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The First Hellboy Statue (B&W Exclusive Version). Based on the original illustration by Mike Mignola. Polystone Approx. 12″ Statue. Exclusive to the Mondo site. Limited to 200. $225

The First Hellboy Statue is available for Pre-Order now! Expected to ship the 4th Quarter of 2015.

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Inside the Sideshow Studio: A Modern Renaissance Environment

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Admired by collectors for its meticulous attention to detail, Sideshow Collectibles has rooted itself on a foundation of creativity, close collaboration, and boundary-pushing quality. Through dynamic photography, Inside the Sideshow Studio (Insight Editions / $24.95) takes an in-depth look at an artistic haven expressly devoted to the development of high-end collectible figures, offering a one-of-a-kind examination of the relationship between innovation and spatial design.

The world of Sideshow itself, and the renaissance-like environment it fosters, is the subject of this unique photographic exploration of creativity and the spaces it inhabits. A must-have for fans and creatives, this beautifully illustrated book will not only grant a look at Sideshow that few have ever seen, but also will inspire readers to push the limits of their talent and surround themselves with artistic spaces of their own.

With numerous awards under its belt, Sideshow Collectibles is a globally renowned specialty creator of high-end figures, widely recognized for its high-quality products. As Sideshow does not give public tours of its offices, this book provides the only way for most fans to see the unique environment in which the collectibles they love are created.

The 128 page hardcover book will be released on June 16, 2015.

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Announcing DC Collectibles 2015 San Diego Comic Con Exclusives

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DC Collectibles, the exclusive line of toy and collector items from DC Entertainment, revealed today three “con exclusive” products only available to those attending Comic Con International: San Diego on July 8-12 2015.

DC Super Pets Krypto Plush Toy – Based on the artistic style of legendary comic book artist, Art Baltazar, DC Collectibles’ all-new DC Super Pets plush line will release an exclusive 6” Krypto Plush Toy at SDCC.  Priced at $9.95, this cute and cuddly item is sure to impress fans – both young and old!

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DC Comics BlueLine Edition – Jim Lee action figure (Limited Edition) – World renowned comic book artist, Jim Lee, brings his extraordinary vision of Batman to life in this exclusive pencil deco Batman action figure sculpted by Jack Mathews. Encased in an intricately designed package, each Batman figure includes an original sketch drawn and signed by Jim Lee. The sketches feature one of three iconic characters from the Batman Mythology – Batman, The Joker or Harley Quinn – and are divided equally among the limited 150 figure quantity. This rare Batman action figure is priced at $300.00.

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DC Comics BlueLine Edition – Jim Lee action figure (Standard Edition) – Similar to the Limited Edition, the Standard BlueLine Edition features the same remarkable pencil deco Batman action figure designed by Jim Lee and sculpted by Jack Mathews. Produced in a larger quantity, each standard figure is enclosed in the same artistic packaging and includes an exclusive Jim Lee print. The standard BlueLine figure is priced at $40.00.

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Watch a special video featuring Jim Lee and the BlueLine Edition Batman action figure below:

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Force Friday: September 4, 2015 – Countdown Begins For The Launch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Products

Force Friday’ was announced this week on StarWars.com, which will be a global event for fans of all ages to celebrate the launch of merchandise inspired by the highly anticipated film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Toys, collectibles, books, apparel and more will hit shelves on September 4, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. with stores around the world opening their doors for a unique celebration of all things Star Wars.

“Every lightsaber, every action figure, every LEGO set tells a story for generations of Star Warsfans, and this global event is a celebration of those stories. We’re excited to be part of the countdown to this enormous movie moment,” said Josh Silverman, executive vice president, global licensing, Disney Consumer Products.

Fans wanting to be the first to get their hands on Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise will be able to visit their local retailer starting at midnight on September 4 and are encouraged to document their experience on social media, using the hashtags: #ForceFriday #MidnightMadness. A wide-range of coveted products – from toys and collectibles, to books and comics, ebooks and apps, to apparel and lifestyle accessories, – will be available at mass retailers and Disney Store locations worldwide, as well as on DisneyStore.com.

Also revealed for the first time today is new Star Wars: The Force Awakens packaging, which highlights the much buzzed about masked villain of the film, Kylo Ren. The ominous shadowy figure and the red lightsaber he wields will be featured on Star Wars product packaging beginning September 4, 2015.

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DC Collectibles Batman & Superman Wood Figures

DC Collectibles presents Superman and Batman in a unique wood format. These limited edition figures allow you to mix, match, and swap arms, legs and heads with other figures. Each figure comes with three interchangable heads like Battle-worn Batman and Heat Vision Superman. Both are carved from eco-friendly wood and measure approximately 4 inches tall.

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You can purchase these whimsical heroic wooden figs HERE for $15.95.

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Funko Limited Edition NVS Batman Sofubi Vinyl Figure

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Funko announces the Limited Edition NVS Batman Sofubi Vinyl Figure ($50).

Hikari, meaning ‘light’, is a highly collectible line of clear Sofubi Vinyl Figures. These will be ultra-limited and piece runs will range from 500pcs-5000pcs depending on the treatment. Each Hikari piece will include a hand numbered card to prove authenticity and rarity.

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This figure is limited to 600 pieces worldwide and will be available in August. Check with your favorite retailers for availability. These will go fast!

Expect to see other editions of the Batman Hikari Japanese Vinyl in glitter blue, black glitter, gold glitter and metallic blue.

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