February 2015 - DC Collectibles - BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE BATMAN BY GREG CAPULLO SECOND EDITION STATUE
BASED ON THE ARTWORK OF GREG CAPULLO
SCULPTED BY JONATHAN MATTHEWS
Measures Approximately 5.75" Tall
On Sale September 2015
Allocations May Occur
IAmElemental Unveils "Courage" – The Newest Action Figure for Girls
Series 1/Courage Now Available; Courage Core Power Figure and Series 2/Wisdom Coming in 2015
NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2015 -- IAmElemental (http://www.IAmElemental.com), the toy market's sole producer of collectible action figures designed specifically for girls, today announced the company's newest figure. To view "Courage," the Series 1 Core Power figure, visit http://www.iamelemental.com/courage-core-power/.
IAmElemental envisions girls as the creators of a play experience in which they are the active agents in a story of their own design, inviting them to develop their character by playing with "Elements of Power." Each series of seven 4" articulated figures, based on the Elements of Power, culminates in the release of a 6" Core Power figure which is a fusion of all Elements in the series.
February 16, 2015 - (Sponsor Announcement) - Online retailer BigBadToyStore.com has several items of interest to collectors:
NECA TOY FAIR NEW PREORDERS
Check out these new listings by NECA for Toyfair 2015. Find items ranging from Little Big Planet and Terminator Genisys figures to Halo Motorcycle Helmets! Don't miss out, place your preorder now!
NEW BATMAN ANIMATED BATMOBILE AND FIGURES
If you are a fan of Batman the Animated Series/The New Batman Adventures, then you need to get your hands on this line from DC Collectibles! The Batmobile is 24" long, features working headlights, independent moving wheels, and seats two 6" figures for $84.99. We also have four new figures: Bane, Nightwing, Scarecrow, and The Mad Hatter all priced at $21.99 each.
12" CTHULHU ACTION FIGURE DEBUTED AT TOY FAIR 2015
Toy Fair Attendees Got First In-Person Look at Highly Anticipated 12" Cthulhu from Warpo
CHICAGO, IL (February 16, 2015): Since indie toy company Warpo first entered the collectible toy market last year with a highly successful Kickstarter for their Legends of Cthulhu, 3.75" retro action figures, the next figure on the minds of toy enthusiasts has been a 12" Cthulhu, and that figure became a reality at Toy Fair this weekend as the paint master of 12" Cthulhu made its debut.
The 12" Cthulhu will be the centerpiece of the Legends of Cthulhu collection, with pose-able wings, 9 points of articulation, and pliable "gripping hands", suited for grasping 3.75" action figures to their doom. The 12" Cthulhu figure will be packaged in an early 1980s-style, full-color box, featuring brand new artwork by the masterful artist Ken Kelly.
LEGENDS OF CTHULHU RETRO ACTION FIGURES FROM WARPO, OUT NOW
First Action Figures Based on the Legendary World of H.P. Lovecraft Release in Comic, Toy and Hobby Stores Nationwide Today
CHICAGO, IL (February 10, 2015): From a successful Kickstarter less than a year ago, to toy stores across the country, Warpo is thrilled to announce the Legends of Cthulhu retro action figure line releases today. Legends of Cthulhu are the first action figures based on the world of H.P. Lovecraft, and include The Deep One, The Professor, The Cultist, and the Spawn of Cthulhu himself, each a 3.75", retro-styled action figure, sold separately (MSRP $19.99).
"We can't thank enough everyone who supported the Legends of Cthulhu Kickstarter, and Warpo's vision to create a truly unique and authentic retro toy line," says Tommy Baldwin, VP of Product Development and Warpo co-Owner. "Fans of H.P. Lovecraft have waited a long time to have their elder god in toy form, and we are proud to have done justice to the worlds and characters."
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT AND THE BREWING FACTORY TEAM TO DEVELOP AND MANUFACTURE 3-D MERCHANDISE
LINE LAUNCHES WITH J. SCOTT CAMPBELL-INSPIRED WOMEN OF DYNAMITE COLLECTIBLES, DEBUTING WITH VAMPIRELLA STATUE
February 16, 2015, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment, a leading publisher of original and licensed comic books, graphic novels, and e-books, expands its extensive merchandising program with its proud announcement of a creative partnership with The Brewing Factory, the merchandise development company founded by Georg Brewer. The partnership will grow the Dynamite product line with new three-dimensional categories, most notably collectible statues and toys. The first projects will be a line of female character statues, Women of Dynamite, debuting with a Vampirella statue featuring the iconic comic book heroine and horror hostess (sculpted by Jason Smith and based on the artwork of J. Scott Campbell), and slated for release in June 2015.
February 2015 - Icon Heroes has announced a new set of bookends:
Hello, we are pleased to announce the Batman Logo Bookends set!
Display your Batman books, games, movies, and more with this stylish Batman logo bookend set! Hand painted in the Dark Knight's black and yellow, this limited edition bookend set measures approximately 6.5" H x 8.5" L x 3.25" D. Perfect for display on your shelf, desk, and more!
Availability: 3Q 2015
Dimension: 6.5" H x 8.5" L x 3.25" D
Approx. Weight: 5 lbs
ERIC POWELL'S 'GOON' STATUE DEBUTS AT TOY FAIR 2015!
NEW YORK, NY - February 2015 - Dark Horse Comics will reveal a new statue based on Eric Powell's The Goon at Toy Fair 2015 in New York City.
The Goon is a hilarious blend of pulpy horror and slapstick comedy following the ongoing misadventures of the man they call the Goon and his sidekick Franky as they battle the legions of the undead!
In late 2012, Blur Studios, Dark Horse Entertainment, and Eric Powell successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign for a feature-film-length story reel based on Powell's beloved characters. Originally Blur Studios produced a very limited-edition faux-bronze statue for fans as an incentive, sculpted by Sean McNally, an artist involved with Blur's Goon efforts from the start. Now Eisner Award–winning creator Eric Powell and Blur Studios are set to release this gorgeously painted brutish statue for the Goon's growing legion of fans.
Legendary Taps JAKKS Pacific as Master Toy Licensee for the Upcoming Theatrical Release of Warcraft®
MALIBU, Calif. -- February 12, 2015 -- Legendary will bring one of the most popular game series of all-time to the big screen with the live-action feature film, Warcraft. Leading U.S. toymaker JAKKS Pacific, Inc. has secured the Master Toy license for the highly-anticipated release, which hits theatres in March of 2016. This comprehensive agreement grants JAKKS the rights to manufacture, distribute and market action figures in all scales, basic and feature plush, playsets, role-play items and Halloween costumes and accessories. Based on Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft universe, which includes the acclaimed multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft®, the film is directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, and Toby Kebbell.
Top Toy Trends of 2015 Announced by Toy Industry Association (TIA), the Official Voice of Toy Fair
"Maker Movement" ... "Smart Play" ... "Mini Madness" ... and "Under the Sea" Among Top Trends
NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2015 -- Creative toys that epitomize the Maker Movement, innovative "smart" playthings, and toys that make a "splash" are among the top toy trends of 2015, according to experts at the U.S. Toy Industry Association (TIA). The trade group announced this year's hottest trends in toys and play during a packed seminar held this afternoon for media and buyers at TIA's 112th North American International Toy Fair.
"Open-ended forms of play will reign supreme in 2015, with an abundance of toys and games that allow kids to build, customize, create, and develop important skills through play," said Adrienne Appell, TIA trend expert. "We are also seeing aquatic- and dinosaur-themed toys popping up in just about every category, while pint-sized collectibles are sure to bring kids countless hours of affordable fun!"