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CEO and Director of Funko, Brian Mariotti Talks About His Collection

Brian Mariotti spoke with 425 Business about Batman, Huckleberry Hound, and why he loves the Zoolander Pop! figures so much.

The CEO and Director of Funko has been a toy collector since high school, when he started accumulating PEZ dispensers. Though unknown to Mariotti at the time, with each piece he added to his collection, he was moving one step closer to his destiny of leading Everett-based toy collectibles company Funko, which he purchased from founder Mike Becker in 2005. 

Stepping into Mariotti’s fifth-story corner office is something akin to a religious experience for individuals who are toy collectors, pop culture nerds, or, really, anyone under age 12. “Thousands. I have thousands,” Mariotti said, glancing around at the colossal array of pop culture collectibles enshrined in lighted glass cases that line his office. In fact, there isn’t much else in the room, save for a framed photograph of his 19-year-old daughter. 

425 Business asked Mariotti to share his favorite pieces and you can read about them HERE.

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Tim Burton’s Batman To Have Free, Surprise Screening Saturday In San Diego

DC and partner AT&T are holding a surprise screening of Tim Burton’s Batman Saturday evening inside the Batman Experience at the pop-up Comic-Con Museum in San Diego’s Balboa Park, following the Dark Knight’s induction into the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame Wednesday night. 

The screening takes place at 7:30 local time, will have a “special introduction” by producer Michael E. Uslan and is free to the public, not just Comic-Con badge holders.

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DC Collectibles To Unveil The 100th Statue In The Batman Black And White Collection At San Diego Comic Con

In celebration of the 80th anniversary, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Collectibles announced today that the 100th Batman Black and White statue in the popular ongoing DC Collectibles line will be unveiled at the forthcoming San Diego Comic-Con Museum on July 17.

A special over 6-foot life-size version of the Todd McFarlane-designed statue will be revealed during a special ceremony recognizing DC’s iconic Super Hero, Batman, the inaugural inductee into the Comic-Con Museum Hall of Fame. 

The milestone #100 statue is based off McFarlane’s own cover of Batman issue #423. As with the previous 99 in the series, McFarlane’s design, reinforces the core value of DC Collectibles to represent the printed page in 3D form and pays homage to Batman’s rich legacy. 

Guests of the Museum will also have the rare opportunity to see the current 100-statue series throughout the week as part of The Batman Experience Powered by AT&T at the Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park. Not only will #100 be revealed with its special life-size version, but #99 by Doug Mahnke will be making its first public appearance.

Following the Comic-Con Museum launch event titled, “The Gathering” which will feature a “black carpet reception,” the life-size #100 Black & White statue will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the Comic-Con Museum.

“To simply be a part of the 80th anniversary of a character that has always held such a special place in my heart is an honor,” McFarlane said. “But in designing this statue I truly feel like I’m adding to Batman’s legacy and in the process benefitting a hall of fame that will become an institution both for comic fans and the San Diego community.” 

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Mythologies: Batman Print by Mauricio Abril 

Mauricio Abril’s tribute to the Caped Crusader focusses on key moments and aspects of Batman’s mythos. Available at Comic Con Booth 1947 and on his online store (mauricioabrilart.storenvy.com)

– 11×17″
– Printed on 100 lb heavy cover stock
– All prints are hand signed
– $20

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You Can Order A Life Sized Harley Quinn Statue For $5,200

DC Collectibles has created the ultimate Harley Quinn collectible: a full-sized, 1:1 scale statue of the Clown Princess of Crime herself. Harley is decked out in her iconic red, black and white costume as originally designed by animation legend Bruce Timm and sculpted by Jonathan Mattews.

The Harley Quinn 1:1 statue is a limited quantity showpiece that is a must-have for any Harley fan, Batman collector or your own comics shop. Don’t miss your chance to snag everyone’s favorite harlequin for your collection!

Measuring approximately 5’7″ tall, the fiberglass and resin statue retails for $5,200 and will ship in 5 crates with some assembly required. Expect it in specialty and comic book stores in December 2019.

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Watch Epix’s Pennyworth Trailer

Batman’s butler gets an origin story in Epix’s Pennyworth, starring Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth, who is working security at a night club, meeting ladies, and chasing down bad guys when he meets his future employer, Thomas Wayne (Batman’s dad). Pennyworth premieres July 28 on Epix.

Also starring Paloma Faith, Ben Aldridge, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Ryan Fletcher, Jason Flemyng and Polly Walker.

Pennyworth premieres July 28 on Epix.

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Mondo 80 Years of Batman Show Online Release (Part 3) Information

Tomorrow Mondo will have the final drop of remaining prints from their 80 Years of Batman gallery show. This week they’ll shift their focus on the more modern era of the Bat as they highlight comics from the last 30 years of Batman history. In 1989, Mike Mignola and Brian Augustyn crafted what would retroactively become the first DC Elseworlds title with Gotham By Gaslight. Featuring a 19th century Batman taking on Jack the Ripper, the art is brilliantly handled by the legendary Mike Mignola. Mondo will also have posters for two key ’90s stories including Kelley Jones’ iconic cover of Bane breaking the Bat from Batman 497 and Tim Sale’s incredible art for The Long Halloween. Finally, they’ll have some awesome posters for the more recent additions to Batman’s comic legacy including Greg Capullo’s art for the New 52 reboot (and the start of a seminal run with Scott Snyder), as well as a truly gorgeous celebration of Batman and his completely unmatched Rogues Gallery by the late Darwyn Cooke. Lastly, there will be a poster for the current Rebirth era of books featuring David Finch’s absolutely beautiful cover art of the Bat and the Cat for Batman 24. 

Please follow Mondo on Twitter for the on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at a random time on Tuesday, June 11th.

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight by Mike Mignola
24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 225
$50

Batman 497 by Kelley Jones
24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 250
$50

Batman: The Long Halloween by Tim Sale
24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 250
$50

Batman 1 (New 52) by Greg Capullo
24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 250
$50

Batman 37 (New 52) by Darwyn Cooke
36″x20″ Screenprinted Poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 275
$50

Batman 24 (Rebirth) by David Finch
24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 200
$50

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Mondo’s 80 Years of Batman Show Online Release (Part 2) Info

Tomorrow Mondo will release part 2 of remaining posters from their 80 Years of Batman gallery show. This week they’re shining the Bat signal on several truly quintessential pieces of Batman covers from the ’70s and ’80s including revelatory artwork by titans of the industry including Neal Adams, Jim Aparo, Frank Miller, Todd McFarlane, and Dave McKean. Moving away from the lighter, more kid-friendly adventure comics of the ’50s and ’60s, Batman was returned to the more hardened “Dark Knight” vigilante we mostly associate his character with. This is largely due to the contributions from many of the artists mentioned above as well as writers Dennis O’Neil, Jim Starlin, Grant Morrison, and David Vern Reed.

These are some of the best covers in all of Batman history and Mondo is proud to celebrate the art as big as possible as beautifully printed silkscreen posters.

These posters will be available tomorrow June 4th at a random time via mondotees.com. Please follow Mondo on Twitter for the on sale announcement.

Batman 251 by Neal Adams
24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 250.
$50

Batman 291 by Jim Aparo
24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 200
$50

The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 275
$50

Batman 423 by Todd McFarlane
24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 250
$50

Batman: A Death In The Family by Jim Aparo
24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 250
$50

Batman; Arkham Asylum by Dave McKean
24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 250
$60

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Mondo Announces 80 Years of Batman Online Release (Part 1) Info

Tomorrow Mondo will kick-off the first collection (of three) of remaining prints from their recent 80 Years of Batman gallery show.  Mondo will have the first batch of posters collecting several stunning covers from the Golden and Silver Age Bat books. Featuring artwork by Bob Kane, Fred Ray, Jerry Robinson, Sheldon Moldoff, Carmine Infantino, and Murphy Anderson, these posters all highlight the lighter, more pulpy beginnings of the Dark Knight Detective.

Prints will be available on Tuesday May 28 at a random time via mondotees.com! Please follow Mondo on Twitter for the on sale announcement.

Detective Comics 27 by Bob Kane
18″x24″ screenprinted poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 250
$45

Batman 11 by Fred Ray and Jerry Robinson
18″x24″ screenprinted poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 175
$45

Batman 9 by Fred Ray and Jerry Robinson
18″x24″ screenprinted poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 275
$45

Detective Comics 69 by Jerry Robinson
18″x24″ screenprinted poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 225
$45

Detective Comics 241 by Sheldon Moldoff
18″x24″ screenprinted poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 200
$45

Detective Comics 367 by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson
24″x36″ screenprinted poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 200
$50

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DC Gallery The Dark Knight Returns Batman & Carrie Kelley Deluxe Statue

As seen in the classic Frank Miller mini-series, an older Batman teaches the finer arts of slingshot usage to his newest Robin, Carrie Kelley. This 9-inch-scale statue measures approximately 8 inches tall, is made of high-grade plastic, and features detailed sculpting and paint details. It comes packaged in a full-color window box.

Pre-order HERE for $69.95. The item will ship on August 30, 2019.

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