The fun-loving, psychotic, Arkham Asylum doctor turned-inmate Harley Quinn joins the best-selling Batman Black & White line with this stunning statue designed by the character’s co-creator, award-winning animator, artist, and producer, Bruce Timm!
Sculpted by Jon Matthews, the statue ($80) is approximately 7.4″ tall and is limited to 5,200.
The Batman Black & White Harley Quinn statue will go on sale in May 2014.
Todd McFarlane’s In-Store Holiday Signing At McFarlane In Westgate City Center Scheduled For December 7, 2013
Spawn creator and McFarlane Toys Founder, Todd McFarlane will be doing a rare public autograph signing at his signature store in Westgate City Center on Saturday, Dec 7, 2013 from 12-3PM!
The store will have the newest and hottest McFarlane Toys figures including figures from the hit TV show AMC’s The Walking Dead, the incredible Daryl Dixon 10-inch deluxe figure, figures from this year’s hit video game Assassin’s Creed along with the life-size, role-playing accessory, the Hidden Blade and Gauntlet, the signature weapon of the heroic Assassins, HALO 4 figures and the latest McFarlane’s Sports Picks officially league-licensed NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL sports figures.
Spawn comics, trade paperbacks and graphic novels will be heavily stocked as well.
The store also carries the season’s most recent collectible toys, including Star Wars, Marvel select , DC Universe, Funko Pop Vinyl, Nightmare before Christmas, Living Dead Dolls, Mini mates, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Hello Kitty, Monster High, My Little Pony, Lalaloopsy Dolls and huge selections of blind box figures, bobbleheads, travel mugs, reusable totes, lunchboxes, glassware and assorted plush from mainstream to urban.
There will be some super cool prizes to give away. And if you are one of the first 100 people lined up at the door, here’s what you will walk away with:
The first person in line receives a McFarlane Toys Prize Package (valued at more than $200) that includes:
- Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Golden Age Of Piracy 3-Pack
- AMC’s The Walking Dead TV 10-Inch Daryl Dixon Deluxe Figure
- Halo 4 Didact Deluxe Figure
- Cowboys NFL 2-Pack: Jason Witten & Michael Irvin
- The Art of Todd McFarlane Book
- Halo and Assassin’s Creed Limited Edition Lithographs Handed Signed By Todd McFarlane
The first 50 people in line receives McFarlane Toys Halo Limited Edition Poster
The first 100 people in line receives Halo Avatar or NFL Small Pro Blind Bag Figure
The McFarlane toy store is located within the Westgate City Center, next to the AMC Theater and adjacent to the Jobing.com arena. For more information on the signing, or any of the products available, call the McFarlane toy store (623) 670-5601. Autographs are limited to two items person.
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Matt Murdock grew up poor but idealistic in the rough neighborhood of New York’s Hell’s Kitchen and he was sorely tested by the death of his father and being blinded by radioactive ooze in a freak accident. However, that injury would also enhance the boy’s other senses, and with training and razor-sharp focus he would become an expert martial artist. Honing his craft by night while working as a lawyer by day, Murdock defends the innocent and puts away the bad guys as the scarlet-suited Daredevil! With a career stretching back to 1964, Daredevil is a mainstay of the Marvel Universe and has worked alongside countless other heroes, always carrying his signature modified billy club weapon.
Daredevil stands on a cracked and broken rooftop, posing in a wide stance as he prepares to swing into the night with his club. The athletic hero has an incredibly detailed sculpt showing off every muscle and sinew, while his costume is perfect down to the last detail with its boots, gloves, belts and holsters, and raised “DD” logo on his chest. Daredevil’s face captures Murdock’s intensity perfectly beneath the costume’s distinctive horns, his head cocked slightly as though he can hear crime even before it happens. In each outstretched hand the hero grips one end of his billy club tightly, while a length of its retractable cord whips around him in a dynamic motion!
Expertly sculpted by artist Erick Sosa, Daredevil stands nearly 10 ½ inches tall in magnificent 1/6 scale atop the gargoyle-accented Hell’s Kitchen rooftop.
The first issue of the eagerly awaited The Sandman: Overture will be unveiled on Wednesday, October 30th. Below is an early look at the The Sandman: Overture Statue from DC Collectibles.
Designed by J.H. Williams III and sculpted by Dave Cortes, the statue is unfinished and still a work-in-progress. Look for The Sandman: Overture Statue in comic and specialty stores, and on www.shopdccollectibles.com in 2014!
Sideshow Collectibles presents the Superman Premium Format figure.
‘Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings…’
Superman is arguably the most recognized superhero in pop culture, and Sideshow is bringing him to life in stunning 1:4 scale. Set in the frozen sanctuary of the Fortress of Solitude, the Superman Premium Format figure ($400) stands over two feet tall, crafted with unparalleled attention to detail.
Limited to 5,000, the statue measures 25.5″ H x 16.5″ W x 9.00″ D and will be released in January 2014.
Bernardo Esquivel (Paint)
Andy Bergholtz (Sculpt)
Martin Canale and Gore Group Studios (Sculpt)
Tim Hanson (Costume Fabrication)
Kristafer Anka (Design)
Marvel Comics is the next great property to get Kotobukiya’s ARTFX+ statue treatment, and so of course the first series is none other than the Avengers, specifically the characters as they appear in Marvel Now.
In 2012 the comic book company relaunched several titles, shifting some characters into different books and updating some for a modern audience. More than anything, it provided a perfect jumping on point for new readers. Now the characters are brought to life as never before based on concept artwork by superstar artist Adi Granov.
For the very first Avengers ARTFX+ release… well, he’s big, he’s green, and he’s always angry… it’s the Hulk!
Bruce Banner was a scientist studying the effects of gamma radiation when he was caught in an explosion. Rather than destroy him the energies transformed him into the massive green-skinned Hulk! The Avenger stands in a classic comic book pose, angled to the side and leaning forward with his arms outstretched. The Hulk has his leading hand open as though to taunt his enemies, though his right hand behind him is balled into a fist to deliver a mighty blow! The Hulk is fantastically detailed with intricate musculature down to his sinews and veins, and the harsh grimace on his face shows off the rage he can’t keep bottled up in battle. Banner’s alter ego wears his traditional tattered purple pants (no Hulk would be complete without them), and his skin is expertly painted with varying shades of green.
The massive Hulk ($65) stands just barely under 10 inches tall (in the ARTFX+ 1/10th scale) on his included magnetic display base and will arrive in stores in March 2014. Hulk will be joined by his fellow Avengers with upcoming releases Hawkeye, Black Widow, Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor, so get him to begin your collection!
The Batman: Black and White statue line turns 50 today. No, not fifty years old, but fifty statues released! Sean Murphy’s well-balanced Batman makes #50, and the line shows no signs of stopping, with statues already planned through 2015.
As the line has continued over the last eight years, DC Collectibles has kept it surprisingly tight, releasing as few as four statues a year, despite its popularity. That’s by design, out of a desire to keep it special and not “flood the market.” Keeping the line special and listening to fan feedback is very important to DC Collectibles, in fact, who announced last week that the numbering system will be going back to the Black and White series, due strictly to popular request.
The Batman: Black and White statues came from the Batman: Black and White comic series – and now things have come full circle, with the comic series relaunching in September.
Newsarama talked with DC Collectible’s Kevin Kiniry (VP, Creative Services) and Jim Fletcher (Design Director, Creative Services) about the line’s continued evolution, how hard it is to do the figurative balancing act of releasing enough but not too many statues and even got some hints about what’s to come in the future of the line.
Following the recent releases of classic DC Comics characters in the full size ARTFX Statue scale (including Batman Black Costume and The Joker), Kotobukiya returns to the Man of Steel for a special presentation portraying an iconic appearance: Superman For Tomorrow! In the 2004-2005 twelve issue story arc written by Brian Azzarello, Superman faced some of his most difficult times as he investigated the worldwide Vanishing, dealt with an alternate reality Earth, and faced off against mysterious villains. “For Tomorrow” is most famous for its incredible artwork by DC superstar Jim Lee, and that is the inspiration for this all new statue.
Batman Superman Statue Comparison
Superman stands in one of his most iconic heroic poses, vigilant for any threats, his head angled to the side as his enormous cape flows dramatically in the wind behind him.
Sculpted by Kouei Matsumoto (who also sculpted the Batman Black Costume ARTFX), Superman stands nearly 12 inches tall in the ARTFX 1/6th scale. An absolute must for any fan of DC Comics and the greatest superhero of all time, Superman For Tomorrow is the new definitive statue and will look amazing on your shelf by himself or alongside other Kotobukiya ARTFX releases.
Available December 2013.
Famed Australian comic book artist and designer Ashley Wood, the mastermind behind threeA Toys recently added the Marvel Comics license. The first character to get the 3A treatment will be Iron Man and below is the first image of the unpainted prototype.
According to Mr. Wood, the figure will be “All articulated, no visible joints. It’s going to be cool.” The figure which looks like a mix of the Iron Giant and Iron Man will be 1/6 scale and approximately 12-13 inches tall.
No word yet on the price or release date.
This summer marks the big screen return of DC Comics’ Superman in Man of Steel, directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan of the Batman franchise. Promising a brand new vision of the iconic superhero, the film stars Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel complete with an incredible redesigned costume that updates the traditional red, blue, and yellow. Kotobukiya is proud to present an all-new ARTFX statue to tie in with the upcoming blockbuster, Man of Steel’s Superman.
Superman stands in a powerful pose straight out of the movie’s trailers, half crouching with his arms curled and fists clenched. The Kryptonian is coiled and ready to spring into action, muscles taught beneath his suit… and what a suit it is! The Man of Steel film version of the iconic Superman costume combines the traditional comic book elements with futuristic materials and textures, melding it together into a sleek outfit that looks really cool.
Expertly recreated for this statue, the hero’s suit is intricately sculpted to capture all of the subtle textures as well as the bold elements like the chest logo, boots, and piping effects. Equally impressive is the lifelike Henry Cavill as Superman head sculpt, powerful, serious, and otherworldly. Last but not least, this statue debuts a Kotobukiya first: a poseable cape that can be shaped and molded into nearly any position, allowing for a dynamic personalization of your display.
Sculpted by Restore (Shinya Yamaoka), Superman stands over 10 ½ inches tall (1/6th scale) crouched over a special display base that incorporates the iconic “S” shield. This pre-painted, snap-fit ARTFX Statue is easy to assemble so you can have your Superman on display in no time.
Kotobukiya will release the ARTFX Man of Steel Superman statue in September 2013.
DC Collectibles announced today that two statues based on the sensational art of Greg Capullo would be released in the fall.
This frightening rendition of The Clown Prince of Crime, The Joker steps right out of the pages of the best-selling Batman: Death of The Family.
The best-selling line of black and white statues continues with an amazing rendition of the Dark Knight sculpted in the unique style of superstar artist Greg Capullo.
Both statues were sculpted by Jonathan Matthews based on Capullo’s art and measure 8.2” high x 4.75” wide x 3”deep. The figures will cost $79.95 each when they go on sale in October 2013.
Fan-favorite artist Sean Murphy lends his dynamic style to The Dark Knight with this stunningly sculpted piece that captures Batman in mid-motion as he springs into action. This is the 50th statue in this best-selling series and it measures approximately 8.2 high x 4.75 wide x 3 inches deep.
The Batman Black and White statue by Sean Murphy will retail for $79.95 and be released on September 30, 2013.
The Hulk has been a staple superhero of the Marvel Comics universe for years, battling foes across the universe in epic storylines. Mild-mannered scientist Dr. Bruce Banner was experimenting with highly volatile gamma radiation when an explosion bathed him with that green energy, transforming him into the enormous aggressive powerhouse known as the Hulk. As the massive creature Banner has been a menace to humanity as well as one of its greatest heroes, and in that respect has served with distinction among Marvel’s premiere champions.
Celebrating his look in those comics comes an incredible brand new Kotobukiya Fine Art Statue, Hulk Classic Avengers! The massive Hulk leaps straight off the pages of Avengers comics in all of his green skinned glory! The powerfully built hero stands on cracked and broken terrain, flexing his enormous muscles as he prepares to charge once more into battle against those who would threaten the Earth.
The Hulk statue was sculpted by artist Erick Sosa. The figure stands on his special terrain display base in the same 1/6 scale as his fellow Avengers. Whether he’s standing by himself in your display or alongside the Fine Art Statues of his teammates Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, and Hawkeye, the mean green machine is sure to impress.
The Hulk Classic Avengers fine art statue will be available in October 2013.
DC Collectibles has a great line-up of con exclusives heading into WonderCon later this month. Continuing the 3.75” action figure line, a new two-pack featuring Guy Gardner and Larfleeze will be available for $30. The highly-articulated PVC figures will include character specific accessories including Glomulus.
DC Nation fans will be eager to get their hands on a new Aardman two-pack featuring Classic Batman and Robin. Based on the popular shorts that air every Saturday as part of the DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network, the figures are 6.375” and 9.5” respectively and will be available for $40.
All DC Collectibles exclusives are available for sale in the Graphitti Designs booth at WonderCon.
I am a huge fan of comic book artist Rafael Grampá’s detailed style and I was thrilled to see that DC Collectibles will be releasing a Batman Black & White statue based on the Brazilian artists sketches.
The statue was designed by Grampa and sculpted by Jean St. Jean. It measures 7.2” high x 11.” wide x 4.2” deep and will be on sale in July 2013 for $79.95.
Occasionally I like to share items on my blog from my personal collection of books, posters and statues so today I chose to post the first sculpture that began my obsession with Batman statues.
Released in 1996 by DC Comics to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 4 issue prestige format comic book series, The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller, the statue measures 7.5″ tall and is made of cold-cast porcelain. It retailed for $200.
This beautiful collectible features an older Batman teaching his new protege, a female Robin how to fire a slingshot.
Limited to an edition of 5,500, the statue was sculpted by William Paquet and designed by Frank Miller based on the signature page art from the Dark Knight Returns limited signed edition published by Graphitti Designs.
Paquet is the Creative Director at Quarantine Studio, a company that produces limited edition collectible statues.
In researching, this post I stumbled upon another Dark Knight Returns statue that was also sculpted by William Paquet.
The sculptor writes, “After careful consideration, some friends and I decided to make a limited edition Dark Knight in bronze. Only three numbered copies were created and one is my personal copy.”
The statue which is made of bronze and granite measures 14” tall including the base and weighs 31 pounds.
My curiosity was piqued as I had never seen this rendition of Batman until today, so I wrote to William Paquet and asked him a few questions about the elusive piece. He was kind enough to respond:
When was the statue created?
If there are 3 statues and you have one, who owns the other 2?
Will it ever be mass produced?
What was the reason the you created the statue besides being cool?
I loved Miller’s aesthetic and had a client with the desire and money to make it happen.
Where do you keep your statue? Home, office, display case or in a hidden secret panel?
In my studio
So to sum it up, the statue is awesome, highly desirable, unavailable, will never be reproduced and there are only 3 in the world of which 2 belong to unknown people. That my friend, is a conversation piece!
Joining the previously announced Kotobukiya Mark VII in the Iron Man 3 ARTFX Statue lineup is a new armored suit from the upcoming movie, Iron Man Mark 42.
After surviving imprisonment by terrorists, billionaire industrialist Tony Stark created the Mark II armor suit. This was followed up soon after by the iconic Mark III suit used to battle Stane and his Iron Monger suit at the culmination of the first film, and the upgraded Marks IV, V, and VI armor in the sequel. He went even further with the Mark VII in Avengers, using the high-tech armor to take on the army of the Chitauri. Now we get a sneak peek at the ultimate powered armor in Stark’s Iron Man 3 Mark 42. Similar to the Mark VII, the new version is a sleek machine with overlapping plates and a unique segmented look. Iron Man blasts into action, churning up water beneath him with his thrusters. The dynamic pose catches the superhero leaning back as he fires his repulsor ray from his outstretched right hand, clenching the left for a follow up attack. The Mark 42 is resplendent in metallic red and gold with a subtle new pattern unlike any of the armors before it. This version also comes equipped with an amazing LED light-up feature in his eyes and arc reactor; three settings (Off, Continuous On, and triggered by the built-in sound detector) let you choose how and when Iron Man activates for battle!
Iron Man Mark 42 stands 15 inches tall (1/6th scale) hovering over the lifelike water effect. This pre-painted, snap-fit ARTFX Statue is easy to assemble so you can have your Iron Man on display in no time. Arriving this summer along with the release of the film, the Mark 42 is just the first Iron Man 3 ARTFX statue from Kotobukiya; there are more to follow!
Available July 2013.
Here is a look at the upcoming “The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2″ Blu-ray set that will be exclusive to Best Buy stores. The set comes with an exclusive Joker figure/statue. The set will cost $24.99 and is slated for January 29, 2013.
After creating interpretations of iconic Star Wars characters such as Darth Vader and the white Storm Trooper, KAWS (AKA Brian Donnelly) introduces the legendary Boba Fett ($205) with his signature “XX”.
One of the most popular villains and definitely the most feared intergalactic bounty hunter in the Star Wars universe, Boba has to be one of the coolest vinyl collectables ever!
The figure was released exclusively in Japan through OriginalFake on January 26th. Thousands of fans waited in line for a chance to score the limited edition figure and now it will only be available via the secondary market.
Celebrated artist Mike Allred brings his distinctive style to the caped crusader with this latest statue in the Batman Black & White line! His batarang at the ready, Batman is rendered in monochromatic tones complemented by Allred’s retro design.
The statue measures 7” high x 6” wide x 4.25” deep and was sculpted by Jonathan Matthews. It will cost $79.95 and be released in May 2013.
With his iconic cape billowing in the wind after making a speedy descent, this intimidating Man of Steel statue is ready to fight for truth and justice!
Beautifully designed by artist Lee Bermejo and sculpted by Jean St. Jean, you’ll be glad this Superman is on your side! Order now!
Measuring approximately 11″ high x 5″ wide x 3.75″ deep, this hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue is packaged in a 4-color box.
You can pre-order the statue HERE for $79.95, it will be released on April 24, 2013.