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9:00 AM on 01.21.2015

iZombie comes to television, and your shelves soon

DC Collectibles' long-solicited iZombie statue of Gwendolyn Dylan arrives soon (looking at January or February) for those looking to get their pre-orders in before the show starts up in March. This is based on ...

Oansun


7:00 AM on 01.16.2015

Kotobukiya says 'epytotorP wohS': Zatanna appears!

Kotobukiya continues trampling on the ashes of DC's old Ame-Comi line with more suitable (and realistic in comparison) representations of classic female characters. Previously teased in illustrated form, Zatanna arrives with ...

Oansun

8:00 AM on 12.25.2014

Batgirl statue a breath of fresh air

In a sea of lazy, mass produced figures, artist created toys are always fun to come across. Jesse Farrell, sculptor extraordinaire, contributed this fun piece for HUB Comics 6th Annual Dark Knight on a Dark Night and I'm tota...

Rachael Chambers



Female Thor may open door for a lot of collectibles photo
Female Thor may open door for a lot of collectibles
by Scarecroodle

For those who missed the somewhat weird announcement earlier this week, Thor will soon be a woman. No, it's not a gender-bend (although it's worth noting something similar was done with Lady Loki) nor is she being billed as a substitute, this is just the new normal because, well, comics!

The Marvel press release explains that Thor will still be a god rather than a goddess (a reference that nobody understands just yet) with a different character wielding Mjolnir. While you could write this all off with a simple "comics be crazy" and completely forget about it (since it's unlikely to ever appear outside of comics, in much the same way the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon doesn't feature Miles Morales) if not for the fact that a female Thor opens a rather large door for merchandising. So when you see a Marvel Bishoujo Thor announced this year (because it seems inevitable) and your brain is spinning for a second, I hope this advance warning from keep you from experiencing a mini mental breakdown.

At any rate, whether you approve or not, it's just the latest in a long trend of comic makers trying to alter existing characters (whether to shake up the status quo for a quick sales boost or not) because promoting new or lesser known characters is apparently hard and risky. I imagine that the overall reaction and profitability of this decision will determine who DC Comics will pull this same trick with.

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9:00 AM on 05.25.2014

Days of my Bank Account Past: Sideshow Collectibles unveils new Sentinel maquette

Sideshow Collectibles recently revealed a teaser image for its upcoming (and presumably nigh unaffordable) Sentinel maquette. This statue depicts the giant mutant-hunting robot in a more classic look (as opposed to their appe...

Scarecroodle

9:00 PM on 05.09.2014

Wicked-looking metallic Batman is second entry in Funko's Hikari line

Funko continues its sofubi Hikari line with NVS Batman and, as with the metallic Leonardo (TMNT), is offering fans a chance to win the first figure in the series. While the Leonardo looked really cool, this is obviously Batma...

Scarecroodle

7:00 PM on 05.01.2014

Amazing Spider-Man #1 to feature limited edition Minimates variant cover

Peter Parker is back in Amazing Spider-Man #1 (don't ask) and, to celebrate a return to the status quo, there will be a limited edition comic with a variant cover featuring a Minimate Electro fighting Spider-Man (apparently i...

Scarecroodle

1:00 AM on 01.16.2014

Medicom spins a MAFEX Amazing Spider-Man 2 pre-order web

Pre-orders have opened for Medicom Toys' MAFEX Amazing Spider-Man 2 Spider-Man, based on the character's likeness in the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man sequel. True believers may recall that the first entry in Medicom's MAFEX li...

Scarecroodle

10:00 AM on 10.19.2013

Sinful Suzi, Stay Puft among latest DST pre-orders

The collectibles shown in Diamond Select Toys' latest batch of previews -- including a 24-inch tall Stay Puft Marshmallow Man vinyl bank -- are currently available for pre-order. The selections include a superbly detailed Bat...

Scarecroodle

7:30 PM on 10.18.2013

NYCC 2013: MadKnits

MadKnits is a company full of creepy, cute monsters from Kaitlin Juarez and Max Yax. These handmade little monsters each come with a story of their own. There's Ender the Intergalactic Space Captain, Izzy the Navigator, Band...

Vanessa Cubillo

9:00 PM on 10.11.2013

NYCC 2013: Kotobukiya Industry Panel

Last night, Kotobukiya held its annual panel at NYCC to discuss what's next for the company in 2014. The company had a few surprises for its main franchises, including Marvel and DC Comics, Star Wars, and of course the Bishoujo line. The company also has some brand new properties that will definitely surprise you.  Hit the jump to check out the new items from the panel!

Andres Cerrato



9:00 PM on 10.08.2013

Dream a little dream of Dream... of the Endless

Vertigo Comics has released the first image of an upcoming DC Collectibles Sandman: Overture statue. The statue depicts Dream of the Endless (the eponymous Sandman who also goes by Morpheus) with swirls of what might be sand ...

Scarecroodle