Category Archives: Statues

Batman Black & White Brian Bolland Killing Joke Statue

Based on one of DC Comics’ most popular stories, Batman: The Killing Joke, this Batman figure joins the Batman Black & White statue line at number 104. Previously seen in the popular Designer Series statue line, this black-and-white version is perfect for any collectors of the Batman Black & White series who want that perfect, iconic Bolland look.

The statue is limited to 5,000 pieces and will cost $95.00 when it is released November 2020.

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DC Classic Movie Gallery Batman 1989 PVC Diorama

One of the most iconic Batmen of all time takes the stage with this all-new Gallery Diorama of Batman from Tim Burton’s 1989 movie Batman! 

Standing atop a distinctive piece of Gotham City architecture, Batman spreads his cape and prepares to dive on some unsuspecting evildoer. Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this diorama is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. 

It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. 

Pre-order HERE for $49.99 and it will ship in July.

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Statues Celebrating A Century of Cinema Unveiled In Leicester Square

Statues of significant moments and characters from cinema have been unveiled in Leicester Square as a celebration of London’s film industry. Bronze depictions of Paddington Bear, Mr Bean, Mary Poppins, Laurel and Hardy and Bugs Bunny have all gone on display.

Each of the statues is a nod to a different decade in cinema, with almost all decades from the 1920s until now represented in the square.

Wonder Woman, Batman and Gene Kelly in Singin’ In The Rain are among the other statues.

Leicester Square was first home to a cinema in 1930, with the first premiere taking place there in 1937. The square has subsequently cemented its place in British cinema history and regularly plays host to some of the most high-profile events in the country’s film calendar.

   

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DC Direct Announces a New Line of Joker Statues

DC Direct is back! Along with announcing a return to its original name, the collectible company known for its unparalleled access to DC’s top talent and creators also unveiled a brand-new line of statues at New York Toy Fair 2020…and it’s guaranteed to put a smile on the faces of fans.

The Joker Clown Prince of Crime is a series of 7-inch statues featuring Batman’s most iconic and fearsome villain. This new array of intricately sculpted statues is the perfect companion series to DC Direct’s long-running Batman Black & White statue line and its other popular character-based statue line, Harley Quinn Red, White & Black.

Considering how influential and beloved his Batman: The Killing Joke is, it’s certainly appropriate that the first statue of the series would be The Joker by Brian Bolland. Readers familiar with The Killing Joke will instantly recognize the iconic image of the Clown Prince of Crime in a state of utter madness with both hands clutching his face in mania. Set to be released in November 2020, The Joker by Brian Bolland will be released alongside a Batman Black & White statue by Brian Bolland as well, allowing fans to truly see how well these two lines of statues will complement each other.

Following Bolland, the next statue will be The Joker by Jim Lee, which was previously released in the Batman Black & White line. Lee’s statue can now be seen for the first time in full color, appropriate for a character as flashy as the Joker. Lee’s original Joker hasn’t been released since 2009, allowing fans who missed out the first time around a chance to get their hands on this rare collectible again.

The third statue that was announced at New York Toy Fair is The Joker by Lee Bermejo. Also previously seen in the Batman Black & White series, this statue is now seen in full color for the first time as well. Based on the best-selling Joker graphic novel by Bermejo and writer Brian Azzarello, this is a much more grounded and gritty take on the villain, and features a more subdued color palette.

With the recent milestone announcement of DC Direct’s 100th Batman Black & White statue, Batman by Todd McFarlane, celebrated at last year’s San Diego Comic Con, there was no question that adding this additional 1:10 scale statue line was a fantastic idea.

“Given the success of our Batman Black & white line, it only makes sense to do a line on his arch nemesis,” said DC Direct Creative Director, Jim Fletcher.

Over the years DC Direct hopes to utilize its direct access to some of the best artists and designers in the comic world as a way to pay homage to the character by celebrating the many different interpretations of the Joker and his many unforgettable moments in vibrant hues of purple and green.

Look for the first statue by Brian Bolland in your local comic shop or online this November!

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DC Direct Attack Peter Batman Bust

If you happened to be walking around Toy Fair 2020 In New York City and checked out the DC Direct booth, then this cool Peter Santa-Maria (AKA Attack Peter) Batman Bust prototype may have caught your eye.

I love the Japanese influence and can’t wait to get more details on pricing and availability. In a mean time, I will save some shelf space for this amazing statue. Read more about the artist HERE.

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Sideshow Presents The Child Life-Size Figure From The Mandalorian

Sideshow presents The Child Life-Size Figure, created in partnership with Legacy Effects to bring you the galaxy’s most sought-after bounty. 

Lovingly referred to by audiences as ‘Baby Yoda’, the mysterious alien known as The Child has quickly become the breakout fan-favorite of Star Wars: The Mandalorian on Disney+. Now eager collectors can become a clan of two and bring home the asset as an incredible 1:1 scale Star Wars collectible, no tracking fob needed.

The Child Life-Size Figure measures 16.5” tall, standing on a simple black podium base that lets this adorable alien steal all of the focus- along with the Mandalorian’s ship parts. Inspired by its unique onscreen appearance, this mixed media statue features a tan fabric coat swaddling The Child as it gazes up with charming wide eyes, hiding the silver shift knob from the Razor Crest in its right hand. 

Every inch of this incredibly lifelike figure has been meticulously detailed to recreate everything that Star Wars fans love about the young alien, from the fuzz on its wrinkled head to its irresistible pout, all the way down to its tiny, toddling feet. Fans looking to bring home The Mandalorian collectibles need look no further- bounty hunting is a complicated profession but collecting the galaxy’s cutest alien has never been easier!

Pre-order HERE for $350.

 

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DC Designer Series: Batman By Rafael Grampá Statue

From the mind of superstar Brazilian comic book artist and writer Rafael Grampá comes the next statue in the DC Designer Series line. Armed with an epic batarang and sweeping cape, Batman has never been more intimidating.

The individually numbered statue measures approximately 11.22″ tall and will be limited to 5,000 pieces. The statue will arrive on January 22, 2020 and retail for $155. Order HERE.

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Batman: The Animated Series Legends In 3D Batman 1:2 Scale Bust

Pay tribute to the legend of the Dark Knight with this half-scale rendering of the Caped Crusader as he appeared in Batman: The Animated Series. 

The approximately 10-inch tall Batman: The cool and colorful Animated Series Legends in 3D Batman 1:2 Scale Bust is limited to only 1,000 pieces and comes packaged in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. 

Pre-order HERE for $155. Estimated to ship July 2020.

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DC Designer Series: Batman By Alex Ross Deluxe Statue

This faithfully designed deluxe statue features the celebrated art style of Alex Ross in an extremely detailed 1:6 scale statue. Based on the highly popular splash page from the graphic novel Batman: War On Crime, Batman keeps a watchful eye on Gotham City.

The statue measures approximately 13.86″ tall and will be limited to 5,000 pieces and individually numbered. On sale August 2020 for $200.

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A Dramatic Display: All 100 Batman: Black & White Statues

This year, DC Collectibles celebrated one of their biggest announcements yet. They revealed their 100th Batman: Black & White Statue, based on the art of famed artist Todd McFarlane. To celebrate, they showcased all 100 statues in an epic display at the new Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego as part of the Batman 80th Anniversary celebration at San Diego Comic-Con. Before that moment, all 100 statues had never been seen together before.

It’s a milestone that has helped to set DC Collectibles apart from other companies, as the Batman: Black & White line is one of the longest running collectible lines of all time. Best of all, with the new Todd McFarlane statue releasing in June 2020, it’s clear the popular line isn’t going anywhere. So, to pay tribute to all of the artists and fans who have worked on or supported the line, let’s look back on Batman: Black & White’s start and all of the other amazing statues which have led up to this moment.

The first statue in the line arrived in 2005, Batman by Eduardo Risso (above), and would set the tone for what the line was to become—a collector’s line which combines DC’s most popular superhero with individual artists’ interpretations. This idea is the basis of what DC Collectibles was and is all about—melding classic characters with unique art designs.

Fast forward a bit now to 2009. It was a big year for the line, as 2009 saw not only Batman: Black & White’s 25th statue hit stores, Batman by David Mazzucchelli, but it was also the first year a character other than Batman appeared in the line. This was The Joker by Jim Lee (below). Ironically, this character proved to be even more popular in sales than Batman himself, and opened the door for other characters from Gotham to make their debut in the line, such as Brian Bolland’s Penguin, Steve Rude’s Catwoman and Kelley Jones’ Bane.

The 50th statue in 2013 was a gravity-defying piece by Sean Murphy. Murphy would go on to create two more statues for the line in 2019. One year later, in 2014, the line’s most popular statue in history would be revealed, and ironically it was not Batman! Bruce Timm’s Harley Quinn is the best-selling statue in the line so far. Since the original statue’s release, this piece has not only been turned into a 12-inch Designer Series Statue, but also a life-sized 1:1 scale statue.

The Joker appeared again as statue #75, based on the art of popular artist, Frank Miller, continuing the character’s popularity within the line.

Other heroes from Gotham eventually joined the ranks of Batman: Black & White as well such as Batgirl with designs by Babs Tarr and Bruce Timm. Robin appeared with designs by Carmine Infantino and Frank Quitely. Perhaps one of the most popular of these heroes, however, is Nightwing by Jim Lee, based on his designs from Hush. This statue also got turned into a 12-inch DC Designer Series Statue.

Over the past 15 years, the Batman: Black & White line has endured because of its breadth and variety of art styles and the enduring popularity of its subject and his world. The line celebrates all manner of artists and artistic interpretations, from the cartoonish Sergio Aragones at #39 to the unique roller-blading Batman by Kim Jung Gi.

Next year is sure to be one of the best years yet for the line with statues by Gene Colan, Doug Mahnke and the highly anticipated 100th Todd McFarlane Batman. Also, recently announced is the Armored Batman by Frank Miller, the Hush Batman by Jim Lee and the fearsome Batmonster by Greg Capullo, bringing the total number of available or announced Batman: Black & White statues to 103.

The Batman: Black & White line has proven that something as simple as two colors and one character can inspire almost two decades worth of collectibles. It’s a line that continues to endure and will hold a special place in display cases for Batman fans for many more years to come. We invite you now to take a look at the full collection of Batman: Black & White statues from one to 100 in a special graphic display below. Which ones do you own?

Reprinted from DC Comics

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