At the time of this post, it's only 15 days until San Diego Comic Con. With time ticking down, you know that there'd be a ton of exclusive announcements and let me tell you, companies have definitely unleashed the floodgates....
Good Smile Company will be producing statues based on fine artist James Jean’s original rendition of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The four statues' bases can be combined to create one large diorama.
Along with the ...
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Those deviously sly fellows at Gaming Heads have done it again, releasing yet another gaming icon statue. This time the subject is none other than Sly Cooper, the star of his eponymous Sony-exclusive game series.
Sly looks pretty neat in an action-ready pose. The character is perched upon what appears to be a rooftop diorama (the statue stands 12-inches tall including the base) with his cane in-hand. Like the sculpt but not the paint? Gaming Heads also has an exclusive bronze-painted version of the statue seemingly fit for a museum (from which it might later be stolen).
The regular version is limited to 750 pieces and can be pre-ordered for US$200. The exclusive version will run you US$210 and has a smaller 350 piece run. Both are slated for a second quarter release.
DC Collectibles has released a photo gallery for its upcoming DC Cover Girls Vixen (last seen at SDCC). Casual DC Comics fans may remember the character as John Stewart's second love interest in Justice League Unlimited, whom he became involved with after breaking up with Hawkgirl. Vixen's superpower allowed her to channel the abilities of animals.
While the body-sculpting looks solid, I can't help but feel that DCC could have done a bit better with the face. Vixen is generally depicted as being extremely attractive but the face doesn't convey that idea very well. Granted, I'm also not a fan of the dreadlocks; I assume that they're part of a New-52 revamp, but I can't find any images that feature this particular hairstyle.
DC Cover Girls Vixen will apparently be limited to 5,200 pieces. She can currently be pre-ordered for US$85 (free shipping through EE) and is slated for an April release.
Kotobukiya has released additional images for the blue variant of its ArtFX+ Nightwing. The variant, dubbed Nightwing Origins, will be sold exclusively at NYCC and through a special pre-order event via Kotobukiya's US website.
I'm a little embarrassed because I can't recall when I first saw this colorway, although I vaguely recollect it being a while ago, but he was on display as recently as SDCC. As far as colorways go, this one was an eventuality given that it's probably the more recognized Nightwing colors (Batman: The Animated Series, Young Justice, etc, all used blue rather than red). As such, it's a little weird that Nightwing Origins is a convention exclusive rather than a normal release.
Expect additional details in the near future and be sure to check out the photos in the gallery.
First 4 Figures' exclusive Samus Light Suit (Metroid Prime: Echoes) statue is now available for pre-order. The 1/4-scale statue stands 20-inches tall and features an array of light-up parts.
The suit, powered by the light of Aether (or maybe just electricity), is sure to dispel the darkness in a room thanks to the numerous light-up elements which include the visor, cannon, four points on the chest, another four on the back, hands, and base. Given that pretty much the whole thing seems to light up, it might make a rather lovely lamp!
First 4 Figures' Light Suit Samus is limited to 750 pieces and can be pre-ordered for US$365 (making it a very expensive lamp...). It's slated for release early next year.
Sideshow Collectibles' gargantuan 32-inch Sentinel maquette is currently available for pre-order.
I was fairly wowed when I saw the preview image back in May and the full thing is, well, staggering. Not what quite what I expected, but still really cool. The pose is a little odd but it seems to have been chosen to show off the Sentinel's machine-y musculature and weapons array. If the detail and size wasn't enough for you, the Sentinel also features light-up features AND an interchangeable head with neck articulation. The only thing that's not totally awesome? That US$900 price tag.
Between the size and the size of the price-tag, the Sentinel maquette is going to have to just be something I admire in photographs. I would love to see Sideshow Collectibles turn this design into a fully articulated figure, though, especially with retractable weapons.
Sideshow Collectibles' Sentinel maquette is slated to ship next July and will run you US$900. As with Sideshow's other offerings, a payment plan is available.
As pointed out by reader gunmetalgrey, Geoff Johns recently unveiled DC Collectibles' DC Bombshells Lois Lane via a tweet. Lois Lane, better known as Superman's long-time love interest in most continuities (albeit their comic marriage (and entire romance) was annulled by the New 52), sports a look reminiscent of a 1920s newsboy. Even more interesting, the "caped crusader" referenced in the newspaper she's holding isn't the Man of Steel, but instead an image of the DC Bombshells Supergirl.
It's definitely a pretty neat design that we can look forward to seeing more of at SDCC. Until then, you can check out the full-sized image in the gallery.
DC Collectibles has released additional photos of its upcoming Batman Black and White Batman and Joker, based on the artwork of Dick Sprang.
I was impressed by the Joker's sculpting when he was previously shown in April, but ...
Sideshow has announced plans to add "She-Predator" Machiko Noguchi to its Premium Format figure line. Noguchi is a human who hunted alongside Predators in the Alien vs Predator comics.
While the character's concept seems out ...
Gaming Heads has opened pre-orders for its 1/6-scale Shrine of Azura, another awesome Elder Scrolls collectible that I'll admire but not own. Much like the previous Shrine of Talos, the Shrine of Azura will be available in bo...
DC Collectibles recently took a moment to sit down and show fans that it will be producing way too many Batman collectibles each year and, as an added bonus, showed off a prototype for one more collectible: a classic-looking ...