DC Direct has sent Major Spoilers a rundown of all the statues and collectibles shipping in November.  Fans of Blackest Night will want to check out the latest round of action figures from the series.

GREEN LANTERN: LEGACIES MULTI-PART STATUE: PART 1: HAL JORDAN AND GUARDIANS OF THE UNIVERSE
SCULPTED BY MIKE LOCASCIO

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Green Lanterns Unite!

This multi-part statue is a must-have for Green Lantern fans. Green Lanterns from different eras appear together on a Lantern-shaped base, along with their predecessors, the Manhunters, as well as the Guardians of the Universe

The statue is made up of four separate pieces (sold in three parts), which form a single statue.

Solicited this month is Part 1 of this multi-part statue, featuring fan-favorite Green Lantern Hal Jordan and both classic and modern versions of the Guardians of the Universe. Part 2 (to be solicited next month) will feature Kyle Rayner and a Manhunter robot, and Part 3 (to be solicited in two months) will feature John Stewart and Guy Gardner.

The bases of each piece slide together to form a Lantern-shaped base, on which all of the characters stand. Each of the three parts includes a piece of the fourth portion of the statue, which can be easily assembled to form Alan Scott, who rises up from the center of the piece. All three parts of the statue are needed to make Alan Scott.

Part 1 of this statue measures approximately 9” high x 8.5” wide x 4.625” deep, while the entire multi-part statue measures approximately 16” high x 10.5” wide x 11.75” deep when fully assembled.

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The GREEN LANTERN: LEGACIES MULTI-PART STATUE is limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 14, 2010 * Statue * $195 US

BLAMMOIDS! SERIES 2

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Real compact – with real impact!

BLAM! A funky, chunky collection of boldly designed toys that pack a lot of punch in a squatty body!

POW! A striking, hyper-stylized twist on the world’s greatest heroes and their biggest foes. Too tough to call small – you’ll want to collect them all!

Packaged on a blister card, each measures approximately 2.5” to 4” tall with three points of articulation.

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PLASTIC MAN

BATGIRL

THE CREEPER

DARKSEID

SUPERMAN

LEX LUTHOR

Advance-solicited; on sale April 7, 2010 * PVC/ABS Mini Figures * PI

DC CHRONICLES: BATMAN STATUE
SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER

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The Caped Crusader kicks off a new series of statues capturing the original depictions of some of DC Comics’ most beloved characters.

This statue is a modern sculptural interpretation of the early comic book appearances of Batman.

This new DC Chronicles statue line will have a consistent base, and the retro-style lettering/logo on the base further gives the piece a sense of the period from which it originated.

This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 6.75” high x 5.5” wide x 4” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity.

Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 21, 2010 * Statue * $99.99 US

TWO-FACE 1:2 SCALE BUST
SCULPTED BY ANDY BERGHOLTZ

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Expand your collection of Gotham City-related 1:2 scale busts with the town’s former district attorney, Two-Face!

The man once known as Harvey Dent appears here in his classic comic-book style, dressed in his trademark dual-fabric suit, shirt and tie, which are finely tailored over his cold-cast porcelain body. Half of his face appears eerily charred, and both of his resin eyes are hauntingly realistic.

Mounted on a museum-style, pedestal display base, this mixed-media piece measures approximately 13” high x 11” wide x 6” deep, includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance solicited; on sale April 28, 2010 * Bust * $295 US

WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE SERIES 3: BATGIRL BUST
DESIGNED BY AMANDA CONNER
SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS

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She shakes a pretty mean cape.

Batgirl joins the third series of WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE busts! Illustrator Amanda Conner brings her trademark humor to this rendering of Barbara Gordon as Batgirl, as the heroine dances the Watusi.

Batgirl is perched atop a base that is compatible with the HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE SERIES 1: BATMAN BUST.

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 5.5” high x 3.75” wide x 4” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited edition. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 14, 2010 * Bust * $60 US

BLACKEST NIGHT SERIES 4 ACTION FIGURES

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DC Direct continues to roll out action figures based on the soon-to-be legendary BLACKEST NIGHT storyline!

This series includes Wonder Woman, who is surprisingly transformed by the happenings of the Blackest Night (Read the comics to learn more!); Green Lantern Kyle Rayner, in his new costume as a member of the prestigious Green Lantern Honor Guard; Black Lantern Firestorm, who was once a member of the Justice League but is now a part of the Black Lantern Corps; and Black Hand, who threatens to destroy everything the Guardians and the Green Lantern Corps stand for, in ways no one ever dreamed possible.

All four figures feature multiple points of articulation and include a display base. Wonder Woman also comes with a lasso accessory, Green Lantern has a lantern accessory, and Black Hand holds Bruce Wayne’s skull in his hand.

4-color clamshell blister card packaging.

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Advance-solicited; on sale April 14, 2010 * Action Figures * PI

DC COVER ART REPRODUCTION PRINT: SUPERMAN
Art by Alex Ross

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Own a piece of comics history!

DC Direct is proud to offer this stunning, museum-quality display piece featuring art by award-winning painter and illustrator Alex Ross!

The artist’s process of creating the image of the Man of Steel over Metropolis on the cover of SUPERMAN #675 is chronicled here on an acid-free, double-matted authentic DC Comics artboard, perfect for framing. A facsimile of Ross’ original pencil art appears beside a reproduction of the final, printed cover, and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist himself is also included.

The entire piece measures approximately 20” high x 24” wide and is packaged in a self-shipping box.

Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 7, 2010 * Cover Art Reproduction * $125 US

LYNDA CARTER AS WONDER WOMAN STATUE
SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER

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Available again!

No one embodies the spirit and beauty of Wonder Woman more than Lynda Carter, the actress who portrayed her on the beloved television series! She will forever be the vision of Wonder Woman to an entire generation. DC Direct teamed up with Lynda Carter to bring this must-have piece to every fan’s Wonder Woman collection.

This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue is packaged in a 4-color box, includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and measures approximately 13″ high x 7.5″ wide x 7.5″ deep.

Limited to 5000 pieces total.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 7, 2010 * Statue * $195 US

AME-COMI HEROINE SERIES: WONDER GIRL PVC FIGURE
DESIGNED BY SANFORD GREEN • SCULPTED BY JONATHAN MATTHEWS

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Cute and cunning Cassandra Sandsmark has her magic lasso ready to strike! Just like her idol, Donna Troy, Cassie is proud to join the ranks of the popular Ame-Comi series!

The limited-edition, non-articulated, approximately 8.25” high PVC statue comes with a base, is packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook and is manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 21, 2010 * Statue * $60 US

AME-COMI HEROINE SERIES: WONDER WOMAN (V.2) PVC FIGURE
DESIGNED BY DUSTIN NGUYEN
SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS

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Diana Prince re-appears as an Ame-Comi heroine!

Sure to be as popular as the first Ame-Comi version of Wonder Woman, this figure features the Amazon Princess emerging from battle, with an axe in one hand and a Gorgon’s severed head in the other.

As a special added feature, Wonder Woman’s hair can be worn in two styles – up or down!

The limited-edition, non-articulated, approximately 8.75” PVC statue comes with a base, is packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook and is manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale April 21, 2010 * Statue * $60 US

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22 Comments

  1. Navarre
    August 17, 2009 at 4:19 pm — Reply

    I love Wonder Girl, the character.

    Why are she and the last Diana dressed like thematic strippers?

  2. ykw
    August 17, 2009 at 5:21 pm — Reply

    I will never understand who it is, exactly, that DC thinks will pay a hundred bucks for pornified versions of its female characters — particularly the juveniles. Clearly, =someone= is buying the things, and they’re not available in the perviest market on Earth (despite the implication of the “ame-comi” name), so… yecch, and shame, North America.

    Oh, and, thanks, DC Direct, for the BLACKEST NIGHT semi-spoiler. Why black the figure out if you’re just gonna explain it in the copy?

  3. Rodrigo
    August 17, 2009 at 5:25 pm — Reply

    I like that gargoyledancing bat girl

  4. Navarre
    August 17, 2009 at 5:32 pm — Reply

    Yes, Wonder Girl is awesome and yes, she’s attractive. But one would think a reader who appreciates the character would want an accurate representation of the character. But instead it seems to pander to the spank-dreams of immature fanboys who wouldn’t know what to do with Cassie in either version presented.

    The statue looks good. But I’d be embarrassed to have it sitting on my desk like it was something I should be proud to own.

  5. Ricco
    August 17, 2009 at 6:21 pm — Reply

    So either Wonder Woman will die and become a BL or Nemesis will do the dying and she’ll become a Star Sapphire.

  6. Kirby
    August 17, 2009 at 7:46 pm — Reply

    Ugh, not again DC Direct first Superman of Earth 2, now this. Blah, blah, blah, b*tchy comment, dick joke.

  7. Brian
    August 17, 2009 at 7:50 pm — Reply

    Let me guess … the mystery Blackest Night figure is either Harbinger or Hypolita. Unless Donna Troy dies soon that is…

  8. Ricco
    August 17, 2009 at 7:57 pm — Reply

    @Brian: It says Wonder Woman.

  9. Jeff
    August 17, 2009 at 10:43 pm — Reply

    Behold Wonder[slut] Girl!

    FAIL.

  10. Allen Jones
    August 17, 2009 at 11:21 pm — Reply

    Finally a great Kyle Rayner figure. While I wait for Mattel to release one, this will suffice. And I can’t wait for the next month for the second part of the GL statue. Though that one looks sweet to get the whole thing. And that Alex Ross Superman print is very nice as well. One of the better months of DC Direct stuff that I like.

  11. Navarre
    August 18, 2009 at 6:17 am — Reply

    I want to enjoy the Wonder Girl figure. It sure is a fetching piece of formed plastic. In a thread back on July 24th (http://www.majorspoilers.com/archives/19739.htm/#more-19739) a few people defended the piece in that (quoting by Big Money B.G.):

    “They’re not trying to be the “role model” versions, they’re not in-continuity, they’re targeting a specific fanbase, and also those that might enjoy a statue of a pretty girl sitting on their desk. Not a big deal.”

    I respectfully disagree. While I don’t think it’s worth forming a picket line, I feel the statue takes a teenage girl, strips the character of all qualities except physical appeal, and represents her in a way that reinforces a less-than-complete perspective on such a strong female character- not to mention someone capable enough to lead a team of teenagers into battle.

    If a company released statues of Superman in a speedo and Batman on all fours with his hand on his butt, what sort of reaction do you think that would get?

    All that being said though, in defense of the Wonder Girl statue… Where do I find a woman who will dress like that for me?

    … Don’t answer that, Brian. lol

  12. August 18, 2009 at 8:40 am — Reply

    Really enjoying the Women of the DCU series. We’ve got elevn of them so far, but I do wonder about the whole tendency to repeat the same characters. So far we have had two Wonder Woman, two Supergirl, and now it looks like two Batgirl.

    Will we ever get to see characters like Fire and Ice, the female Dr. Light, or Katma Tui?

  13. August 18, 2009 at 8:46 am — Reply

    Cassie looks beautiful & well sculpted but I am not digging the leather chaps/Jessica Alba/Sin City version. She’s a beautiful strong girl & I don’t understand why she needed to be sexed up. She’s all ready a sexy girl. This kinda makes her look cheap & I can’t take her seriously like that.

    I like different variants of characters (although it would be nice to have something accurate). I get that DC is targeting a specific fan base but what about the rest of us? I’d like to see them stop catering to that fan base for a while and give the others what we want.

  14. Navarre
    August 18, 2009 at 9:25 am — Reply

    If we ever get back to the cosplay discussion, Victoria, I would have a question for you about sex appeal versus dignity in costuming, both for you as well as characters.

    That post is now already many pages back on this part of the site. Did you consider starting a thread on the forum page where we could all continue such discussions without infringing on topics concerning statues and such?

  15. Dave Morgan
    August 18, 2009 at 9:34 am — Reply

    I love how we’re here on Major Spoilers – and it’s damn DC themselves doing the spoiling. Wonder Woman Black Lantern indeed.

  16. Ricco
    August 18, 2009 at 10:01 am — Reply

    I don’t see a problem with the Cassie statue, if you read manga you’ll note that 90%+ of the girls that provide the sexyness and fan service are betweeen 14-17(okay they all look like adult supermodels, but still), wear on occasions less clothes then Cassie has on her on the pic above and of course they make statues of those moments. Tenjou Tenge, Air Gear, Ikkitousen… all have statues of highschool girls wearing less to nothing, Hell some of those statues you can remove what little clothes they have!

    Sure the mangas I cited are far more “graphic” then Teen Titans, but to compete with Marvel(have you seen the Mary Jane and Emma Frost statues?) and the manga world they’d have to go to the classic “sex sells”.

  17. Navarre
    August 18, 2009 at 10:14 am — Reply

    Why do they have to go with it? Yes, if your only intent is to make money then they want to pander to the demographic most likely to buy the statues.

    Most likely their only interest is in making money. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a problem. If anything greed over respectful representation even further compounds the issue.

    And just because something more graphic exists does not mean it should be accepted or catered to. Also, cultural differences come into play as well.

    But again, I guarantee that if statues were released of male characters that, instead of appearing as they normally do, were dressed in near nothing and posed provocatively, everyone would complain and think the makers had lost their minds.

    So why is it okay to treat the females that way? Because it sells?

  18. Ricco
    August 18, 2009 at 10:42 am — Reply

    I never said it was okay, just that it’s how the world works, you give your key demographic what it wants.

    Quite frankly, I don’t see the huge problem people have with the over sexualitation of fictional characters, girls now day dress provocatively not because they’ve seen Wonder Woman, Wonder Girl, Black Canary or Emma Frost dress like that(a large majority doesn’t even read comics books), but because of the Paris Hiltons and Britney Spears of the world. And I do mean girls, I’ve seen “tweens” who couldn’t be older then 11 wearing clothes a prostitute wouldn’t be caught dead in and it wasn’t because Diana ever wore something similar I can garantee that.

    Comics and comic paraphilia are marketed to males, what’s wrong with given them what they want? I doubt it’s gonna “corrupt” the youths used to watch Rap videos, Hell comic books are one of the few medias were women are strong role models.

  19. Navarre
    August 18, 2009 at 11:32 am — Reply

    I don’t think it corrupts them. They get enough of that already and, as you said, most young females aren’t reading comics anyway.

    But I think one of the great things about comics for females is that it gives them better role models than Paris Hilton or Hannah Montana or whomever. Young females aren’t aware enough of good female role models and, since they don’t read comics, I was hoping they might at least see a strong and feminine but respectable statue that might get their attention.

    But, as you say, it is giving people what they want. The statue, in and of itself, isn’t the problem as much as the perspective of the buyer.

    I don’t know how to change either though. So I’ll step down off of my soapbox now.

  20. Brent
    August 18, 2009 at 12:36 pm — Reply

    The Wonder Woman dental floss costume can at least be justfied as a design concept based on an immodest Greek/Roman wrestler/warrior culture. Heaven help me, but that costume makes more sense than her actual star bloomers & bustier getup. Nearly naked but able to move freely is more functional in a fight than having the pointy prongs of her “W” sticking into her abdomen and pelvis.

    On the other hand, Cassie’s Sin City getup makes NO sense other than to titilate. Those who care about these characters can’t possibly find that deign appealing on any other level. Plus, she’s a teenager, so yes, this is pervy.

  21. KimchiPasta
    August 20, 2009 at 8:12 am — Reply

    I hear a lot of the complaints and although I do understand where everyone is coming from, I don’t think I’ve heard anyone mention anything about who’s designing these and linking that to where DC might be coming from… I wasn’t too familiar myself, so I did a little research (TO THE WIKI!) and it turns out that the fine artists at UDON are the ones generating these concepts.

    Now UDON is an American comic studio that is heavily influenced by the manga-style, or what is perceived to be so by the audience in the states. I really enjoy their art and their renditions of familiar properties, but as far as I know, they only regurgitate already existing properties like some Capcom properties (Street Fighter and Darkstalkers) and Transformers. But they are not genuine mangaka (manga artists).

    Now, before you forge me as an elitist of some sort, the only reason I don’t classify them as true mangaka is because none of the artists are Japanese (at least, I don’t think so), they aren’t drawing for the Japanese audience but rather an American one, and manga in Japan was never limited to a single style. What UDON does is draw in the style that the western world has decided manga to look like.

    So we have “manga-influenced” creators generating “manga-like” versions of American superheroines. It’s Japanese art filtered by Western creators generating “Japanese art”. But for who? Does DC know who they are marketing to? Something like this would be better suited to bring in new American consumers who are currently into anime and manga but may be swayed into good ol’ American comics. Wait a minute, the American youth has been all about Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Naruto for the past decade or so… DC, you’re a genius! …if the price was lower. That’s the only thing that confuses me here. How are kids (hopefully teens) supposed to afford these?

    I’m sorry to say that DC doesn’t seem to be going for the core audience who already loves these characters, but wants to bring in a new generation. Things for loyal fans is always a nicety, but DC is reaching outside with this series, probably because they know that they will get a decent number from even the core audience to buy something this quirky. …and slutty.

  22. Allen Jones
    August 20, 2009 at 10:18 am — Reply

    For those that want to see the blacked out Blackest Night figure its at ign

    http://media.comics.ign.com/media/142/14295096/img_6909789.html

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