Tag Archives: DC Collectibles

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

Tagged , ,

Batman Black & White: Batman By Todd McFarlane Deluxe Statue

After 15 years of celebrating diverse depictions of Batman through the Batman Black & White statue line, DC Collectibles is proud to present its 100th statue in the collection, by acclaimed writer and artist Todd McFarlane. 

This milestone statue is based on McFarlane’s cover for Batman #423. As with the previous 99 statues in the series, McFarlane’s design reinforces the core value of DC Collectibles’ Batman Black & White line: to represent the printed page in 3-D form.

The statue measures approximately 9.3″ tall and will be limited to 5,000 individually numbered pieces. The piece will be available in May 2020 and retail for $100.

Tagged , , ,

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.

Tagged , , , ,

DC Expands Walmart Program To Include DC Collectibles

DC Collectibles, the award-winning line of collectibles, is bringing its acclaimed Batman: Black and White statue line to Walmart stores as 4″ mini-figures. The new figures are direct transformations of the company’s acclaimed 9″-scale figures and feature designs from many world-renowned artists including Jim Lee, Bruce Timm, Amanda Conner, Darwyn Cooke and many more.

“Batman: Black and White is DC Collectibles’ longest-running statue line and continues to be one of our best-sellers,” said Jim Fletcher, executive creative director at DC Collectibles. “The line allows us to work with a wide array of talented artists from different industries, and we’re really excited to revisit our favorite designs in this all-new 4″ scale!”

Walmart’s exclusive DC Collectibles program also offers something unique for fans: the thrill of chance. Fans purchasing these Batman: Black and White figures at Walmart will find each in an exclusive, individual blind bag next to DC’s Comic Giants. DC Collectibles will release new figures every other month in waves of six, giving fans a wide selection and increasing the surprise factor for finding their favorite Batman characters.

The first waves of DC Collectibles Batman: Black and White 4″ figures heading to Walmart stores include:

February 2019:

– Batman by Amanda Connor
– Batman by Darwyn Cooke
– Batman by Jason Fabok
– Batman by Patrick Gleason
– Batman by Frank Quitely
– Batman by Dick Sprang

April 2019:

– Harley Quinn by Bruce Timm
– Robin by Frank Quitely
– Batman by Mike Allred
– Batman by John Romita Jr.
– Batman by Gary Frank
– Batman by Eduardo Risso

June 2019:

– The Joker by Jim Lee
– Batman by Dustin Nguyen
– Batman by Mike Mignola
– Batman by Sean “Cheeks” Galloway
– Batman from Batman: Arkham Asylum
– Batman by Jim Lee

August 2019:

– Penguin by Brian Bolland
– Robin by Carmine Infantino
– Batman by Carmine Infantino
– Batman by Chris Uminga
– Batman by Jae Lee
– Batman by Brian Bolland

The Walmart exclusive Batman: Black and White figures are priced at an MSRP of $5.00 each. The figures are available in more than 3,000 participating Walmart retailers in the United States. 

Fans wanting to purchase each wave at once can find all six Batman: Black and White mini-figures as a box set at participating comic book shops beginning in May. This direct market version will feature an additional, exclusive seventh figure in each set.

Tagged , ,

DC Collectibles Announces New ¡Lucha Explosiva! Figures

Masks. Muscles. Mayhem. DC Collectibles has announced their new ¡Lucha Explosiva! figures.

¡Lucha Explosiva! is a thrilling and imaginative new universe that blends the action-packed world of Lucha Libre with iconic DC characters. Each 7″action figure is a Latin American-inspired reimagining of a popular DC Super Hero or Super-Villain, complete with a unique character backstory rooted in Mexico’s rich cultural history. 

Fans can create epic storylines while battling with the first wave of figures inspired by Batman, Deathstroke, Superman, Metallo II, Wonder Woman and the Cheetah beginning in August 2019.

DC ¡Lucha Explosiva! Batman Action Figure

A third-generation luchador known for his devastating power and unmatched strategic approach, Batman is one of the premier attractions in the DC Luchaverse. This heavyweight veteran claims he gets his power from Camazotz, the mythical Mayan bat god and spiritual guardian of his home city, Camaziudad.

Pre-order for $40

DC ¡Lucha Explosiva! The Cheetah Action Figure

Hailing from la selva amazonica, the luchadora who calls herself the Cheetah has already amassed an enviable win record in her brief career. A fiercely driven competitor, she believes her life will remain cursed until she is able to claim the title of “La Campeona de las Mascaras” and is willing to challenge any foe at any time.

Pre-order for $40

DC ¡Lucha Explosiva! Deathstroke Action Figure

A mysterious figure who vows to never be unmasked, Deathstroke rose to fame when he became the youngest entrant ever to be named campeon at the Maxima Devastacion tournament. But his victory was not without its own cost, as he lost his right eye on his way to earning his belt.

Pre-order for $40

DC ¡Lucha Explosiva! Metallo II Action Figure

This rough-and-tumble wrestling machine is one of the most unique and most accomplished luchadores on the circuit. With the rescued brain from a second-generation luchador controlling a frame that proudly displays its “Hecho en Mexico” stamp, this massive machine has won many fans’ hearts, even if he doesn’t have one of his own.

Pre-order for $40

DC ¡Lucha Explosiva! Superman Action Figure

While he is new to the scene, the luchador known only as Superman has already became a fan favorite for his dedication to clean fights and his commitment to spend time talking to the young fans after matches. He’s also a rare favorite of the other luchadores, who see in him a clear path for a future of packed stadiums and corruption-free management.

Pre-order for $40

DC ¡Lucha Explosiva! Wonder Woman Action Figure

All hail the queen! The luchadora known as Wonder Woman is a campeona in Mexico and around the world, traveling around the DC Luchaverse competing and winning various wrestling competitions.

Pre-order for $40

Tagged , ,

DC Collectibles Limited Jiro Kuwata Batman Statue

Jiro Kuwata is a superhero legend in Japan. He’s the artist behind the country’s first costumed superhero 8 Man created in the 1960s. 8 Man remained a cultural touchstone in Japan, but after Kawata’s run he moved on to another major work: DC Comic’s Batman. Known as Bat-Manga, Kuwata’s crisp artwork and stories of the caped crusader remained limited to Japan for decades and didn’t appear stateside until 2008.

Now you can purchase a “Batman: Black & White” statue based on Kuwata’s character design, complete with stylized cape, manga-style shading, and Kuwata’s take on the Caped Crusader’s arsenal of gadgets. No Batman collection would be complete without it!

 

Only 5,000 individually numbered 1/10-scale statues have been produced. Available now online and at various comic book shops.

Tagged , , , ,

James Groman Brings His Twisted Art Style To DC Collectibles As Next DC Artists Alley Designer

Hours before the DesignerCon 2018 show floor opens, 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 will be on display at this weekend’s DesignerCon convention in Anaheim, CA, at the DC Collectibles booth (#1500). 

“When DC Collectibles asked me to design and sculpt my own renditions of DC’s iconic Dark Knight and a few of his villainous adversaries, I was excited and intrigued,” said Groman. “Growing up, I wasn’t as big a fan of costumed heroes like most of my friends and was usually drawn to characters like Swamp Thing, Monster of Frankenstein and Werewolf by Night. With that said, I’ve always been a Batman fan, mostly because of his dark nature and origins, and he has THE BEST villains. Working with Jim Fletcher and Trevor Zammit at DC Collectibles on these figures has been so creatively satisfying! It was interesting to see just how far we could take the designs but still remain respectful of each character’s basic DNA. I can only hope this collection leads to even more collaborations with DC Collectibles.”

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. 

DC Artists Alley Designer Vinyls by James Groman:

– Characters: Batman, Killer Croc, The Joker and Two-Face
– All figures are designed and sculpted by James Groman
– Size: 7” scale
– MSRP: $65.00 each
– Each character is limited to 3,000 pieces
– On sale October 2019

Tagged , ,

DC Collectibles Gets Artsy, Heads To DesignerCon 2018

DC Collectibles, DC’s in-house line of high-end collectibles, will make its DesignerCon debut, showcasing some of the company’s most cutting-edge collectibles at this year’s convention from November 16-18, 2018, in Anaheim, CA.

Taking center stage at the show is DC Collectibles’ artist-focused designer vinyl line, DC Artists Alley. DC Artists Alley is inspired by the popular “Artist Alley” convention experience and allows innovative artists to put their eccentric spin on DC’s most iconic characters. At DesignerCon, DC Collectibles will debut a DC Artists Alley convention exclusive variant of HaiNaNu “Nooligan” Saulque’s Nightwing figure. The design embodies Nooligan’s signature offbeat art style and features a “streetwear” makeover of Dick Grayson, complete with casual sneakers and a custom Nightwing varsity jacket. The standard version hits stores in December 2018, but a special-edition black-and-gold Eclipse variant will be available to purchase exclusively at the convention. The con exclusive is limited to 200 pieces and includes an original sketch of a Batman family character, hand-drawn by Nooligan.

DC Collectibles will also give fans an up-close look at upcoming DC Artists Alley figures from artists Joe Ledbetter and Chrissie Zullo. Ledbetter’s anthropomorphic spin on Batman, the Penguin, Catwoman and Robin will be on display in the DC Collectibles booth alongside Zullo’s whimsical transformations of Batgirl, Hawkgirl, Supergirl and Wonder Woman. Both sets of figures will hit stores in 2019, but fans attending the show can purchase custom art prints from each artist…and that’s not all. DC Collectibles will also debut additional DC Artists Alley figures from a surprise artist to be announced at the show…stay tuned!

Here is the complete list of items available to purchase at the DC Collectibles booth (#1500):

DesignerCon Exclusive: DC Artists Alley Nightwing Eclipse Variant Designer Vinyl 6.75″ figure (MSRP: $100.00) – Limited to 200 pieces

Clutter Double Cast Batman 7″ figure (MSRP: $195.00) – Only 30 pieces will be sold at the show; Features glow-in the-dark skeleton

Limited-Edition Art Prints designed by Chrissie Zullo and Joe Ledbetter (MSRP: $40.00 each) – Limited to 50 prints per design

Limited-Edition Enamel Pins (MSRP: $10.00 each) – Limited to 50 pins per design

Tagged , , ,

The Joker By Rick Baker From DC Collectibles 

Academy Award-winning special effects makeup artist Rick Baker presents his take on Batman’s most twisted foe, the Joker. In this timelapse video, Baker perfectly sculpts the Clown Prince of Crime’s psychotic demeanor. The clay was then used to mold Baker’s new Gallery Edition Joker bust.

The DC Gallery: The Joker Bust by Rick Baker comes in two different limited editions, Standard and Ultimate which is pulled straight from Baker’s original molds and featuring his original deco. Both editions are available through comic shops, specialty stores and online retailers on October 31.

DC Gallery: The Joker 1:1 Bust By Rick Baker
Standard Edition
Features an alternate deco with an orange shirt and purple vest.
Limited Edition of 150 numbered pieces.
Measures Approximately 21.25″ Tall
$1,000  
On sale October 2018

DC Gallery: The Joker 1:1 Bust By Rick Baker
Ultimate Edition
Features original deco as painted by Rick Baker
Limited Edition of 50 numbered pieces.
Measures Approximately 21.25″ Tall
$1,500  
On sale October 2018

Tagged , , , ,

DC Collectibles Announces San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Exclusive Variants For DC Artists Alley Designer Vinyl Line

With San Diego Comic-Con 2018 right around the corner, DC Collectibles is ready to dazzle the show floor with three Comic-Con exclusive Batman designer vinyl figures from their cutting-edge DC Artists Alley line. Illustrator Chris Uminga’s unique take on DC’s iconic Dark Knight is transformed into three variant editions: Blue and Gray, Flashpoint, and Matte Black and Gold. Each figure will be available for purchase exclusively during San Diego Comic-Con at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343).

The artist-focused 6.75’’ designer vinyl line is inspired by the popular “Artist Alley” convention experience and allows innovative artists to put their eccentric spin on DC’s most popular characters. The Comic-Con 2018 exclusive figures are sculpted by Joe Menna and painted by Michael Cowart. Each edition includes three Batman character art cards and is offered at varying limited quantities ranging in price from $60-$100. The ultra-limited Matte Black and Gold variant features an additional original sketch of either Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, or The Joker, hand drawn by Uminga.

The convention exclusives will first be sold during San Diego Comic-Con 2018 at the Entertainment Earth Booth (#2343). If supplies remain after the show, pre-orders will be filled and shipped this August. Starting today, fans can pre-order their figures HERE.

Blue and Gray Variant ($60); limited to 1500 units

Flashpoint Variant ($75); limited to 750 units

Matte Black and Gold Variant ($100); limited to 300 units

Tagged , , , , ,
%d bloggers like this: