Saturday, July 25, 2009

History of the DCU Series 1 Action Figures

Fans can add some of the DC Universe’s most notable heroes to their collections with DC Direct’s History of the DC Universe Series 1 Action Figures, based on the art of comics legend George Perez. Each figure stands between 6.5" and 6.75” tall, features multiple points of articulation and ships in a four-color blister with a display base. Included in the series are Batman, Blue Devil, Green Arrow, and Manhunter. Instock now at Urban Collector.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Star Wars Commander Gree Maquette

Gree was a senior clone commander in the Grand Army of the Republic. In the last days of the war, Gree accompanied Jedi Grand Master Yoda to Kashyyyk in response to a Separatist attack. After breaking through the enemy lines surrounding the planet, he helped fight back against the droid forces of the Separatists. In the middle of the battle, Gree received a message from Supreme Chancellor Palpatine declaring the execution of Order 66, the extermination of the Jedi. Gree was killed by Yoda while attempting to fulfill the order. The Commander Gree maquette is Cast in high quality poly-stone with exacting details to Lucasfilm’s high standards. A limited edition collectible that is hand numbered, with a matching certificate of authenticity.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Marvel Black Widow Bishoujo Statue

A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Continuing the series of Marvel Comics superheroines presented in the Japanese Bishoujo (pretty girl) style is BLACK WIDOW, the beautiful Russian super-spy and member of the Mighty Avengers. This original design has been specially created by the incomparable illustrator Shunya Yamashita! Fans should be familiar with Yamashita-sensei's style as Japan's leading Bishoujo artist, from his art books, video game work, as well as multiple figural collaborations with Kotobukiya. Deadly and dangerous, Black Widow wears a skin-tight bodysuit that leaves little to the imagination. The shiny black outfit accentuates every curve and the long lines of her legs, which end with stiletto heeled boots. Hugging Natasha Romanoff's waist is a stylish belt adorned with her red hourglass symbol, and on her arms are golden wristbands. As the sexy spy whips around to look behind her with a pistol at the ready, her intricately carved hair floats in the air behind her. Black Widow stands provocatively atop a specially-designed base. Black Widow Bishoujo Statue stands 7 3/5 inches tall (1/8 scale), and features a solid construction of PVC and ABS plastics. Sculpted by Yu Ishii, the super-spy comes packaged in an attention-grabbing window box.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Hot Toys Batman MMS DX

Newly announced Hot Toys Dark Knight Batman 1/6 figure MMS DX. This life-like Batman collectible, is true to 1/6th scale, stands approximately 32 cm tall, featuring Hot Toys figure body with over 32 points of articulation and the movie accurate -The Dark Knight - complex Batman suit.

This deluxe version comes with two functional Batman heads:
•One features Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS) and Translucent Iris
•Alternate head features the sonar vision device – light-up eyes (cell button battery operated- battery included)
•Three(3) interchangeable unique faces captured the Batman classic facial expressions, which fit for both two functional heads

The collectible also features:
•Newly sculpted and developed Batman complex suit
•Weapons and accessories -Transformable Sticky Bomb Gun, Back Pack, Grapnel Gun, Mini Mines, removable Holster, and two (2) interchangeable and Magnet featured Batman Utility Belts etc
•Three sets of interchangeable posing hands
•Deluxe figure stand with LED lights

This item is scheduled to be released in early 2010.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

DC Direct Captures World’s Finest with ‘Public Enemies’ DVD Maquettes

Two of DC Comics’ most iconic characters – and the stars of an upcoming animated epic – are presented in thrilling 3-D in DC Direct’s Superman/Batman: Public Enemies DVD Maquettes.

Inspired by writer Jeph Loeb and artist Ed McGuinness’ Superman/Batman: Public Enemies TP Volume 1, Warner Home Video’s made-for-DVD, animated original movie finds the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight operating outside the law when Lex Luthor is elected President of the United States of America. Fans of the World’s Finest heroes won’t want to miss the DVD or the collectibles it inspired.

Sculpted by Derek Miller and limited to 4,000 pieces each, the Superman Maquette measures approximately 9.75” x 7” x 5”, while the Batman Maquette measures approximately 9.5” x 4.5” x 6”. Each piece ships in its own four-color box and includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Also available for order are the Wonder Woman DVD Maquette and Green Lantern: First Flight DVD Maquettes.

Corresponding to the September release of the Superman/Batman: Public Enemies DVD, both Superman and Batman Maquettes are slated to ship September 23.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Jedi Force Trainer

This has a big promise - possibly enough to get a variety of Star Wars and X-Men followers adding this to their wish list.

Although the thought of being able to train your mind to acheive telekinesis in a Professor Xavier/Jedi fashion is pretty special.

What is actually is is a simplified EEG (Electroencephalography - a way to measure your brain sparks) based game that has a license to use the Star Wars name.

Whilst the kids will be believing that they are able to use the Force, what they are actually doing is learning to activate one part of their brain.

Which is still pretty good control I reckon.

This Jedi Force Trainer hooks up to your head via wireless headset and transmits your reading to the toy, which blows air and moves the ball up the chute.

Imagine Nintendo’s Brain Training but with a white ball and a clear tube.

Original Article from USA Today

Thursday, July 2, 2009

SDCC to Host Green Lantern: First Flight Premiere

Green Lantern: First Flight, the highly-anticipated fifth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe animated original PG-13 movies, will have its world premiere at Comic-Con in San Diego on Thursday, July 23, 2009.

More than 4,000 fans will have the opportunity to see Green Lantern: First Flight on the big screen five days before the latest DC Universe film is distributed on DVD and Blu-Ray™ Hi-Def. The film will premiere in the San DiegoConvention Center’s Ballroom 20 at 8:00 p.m.

A panel comprised of filmmakers and voice cast will be presented on the following day, Friday, July 24. Details on that panel and its participants will be announced next week.

Acclaimed actor Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) fills the lead voice of Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern. Meloni is joined by fellow Emmy Award nominee Victor Garber (Milk, Titanic) as the villainous Sinestro, Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) as the voice of Boodikka, and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) as Kilowog. The cast also includes Juliet Landau (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), John Larroquette (Night Court), Kurtwood Smith (That ‘70s Show), and David Lander (Laverne & Shirley).

Produced by animation legend Bruce Timm, Green Lantern: First Flight is helmed by heralded director Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Superman Doomsday) and scripted by four-time Emmy Award-winning writer Alan Burnett (The Batman).

Green Lantern: First Flight finds Hal Jordan recruited to join the Green Lantern Corps and placed under the supervision of respected senior Lantern Sinestro. The earthling soon discovers his mentor is actually the central figure in a secret conspiracy that threatens the philosophies, traditions and hierarchy of the entire Green Lantern Corps.

Hal must quickly hone his newfound powers and combat the treasonous Lanterns within the ranks to maintain order in the universe.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the illuminated hero’s first-ever full-length animated film is set for release by Warner Home Video on July 28, 2009. Green Lantern: First Flight will be available as a special edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray™ Hi-Def, as well as single disc DVD. Also check out the Green Lantern First Flight DVD Maquette

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ghostbusters Minimates Series 1 Box Set

In 1984, director Ivan Reitman’s modern classic Ghostbusters; about paranormal scientists cleaning up The Big Apple’s spectral infestation enchanted audiences and introduced the world to the catchphrase “Who You Gonna Call?” Now, some of the film’s biggest characters are captured in these all-new Minimates from DST. This box set offers 2”-tall, building block toy versions of Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, Louis Tully and the possessed Dana Barrett. Adding to the set's "Cool Quotient," the Venkman and Spengler figures come equipped with ghost-busting accessories, and the set also includes Gozer’s Dog.