Today IDW Limited announced its plans to release the first in a squad of limited -edition G.I. JOE offerings under license from Hasbro and based on its iconic G.I. JOE brand. Starting with G.I. JOE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Vol.1 (www.idwlimited.com/series/gijoe), IDW Limited will be preparing several fan-favorites for deployment. Featuring a blend of original art from classic artists and modern fan-favorites, these books are the elite of the elite when it comes to collectibility and presentation.
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If you are looking for something to do this weekend,Â make the trek to Long Beach, California to check out what is going on, and to stop at the Boom! Studios booth (#464) to meet with creators and pick up the limited edition Incredibles #1, which is exclusive to the show.Â Boom! sent Major Spoilers a run down of the panels and signing schedule that you can see after the jump.
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Ralph Tedesco from Zenescope Entertainment sent word that comic artist Andrew Mangum is battling cancer.Â To help, Zenescope has set up an auction to raise money for medical costs.
The auction includes some very rare Zenescope items like GRIMM FAIRY TALES #1 first printing and GRIMM FAIRY TALES #16 limited edition exclusive with cover art by Andrew himself.Â Â Many other artists are donating sketches and original artwork, etc.Â so I just wanted to make people aware of the situation.
Comic Book artist Andrew Mangum has recently been diagnosed with cancer and his family is holding a benefit auction for him on September 5th.Â Andrew has worked for DC, Zenescope, Image and others.
The auction includes some incredible artwork from a multitude of artists as well as rare and hard to find comic book issues that Andrew has worked on.Â Every little bit does help.Â For more information check out the auction link here:Â http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryRoom.asp?GSub=85567
If you’re wanting to pick up some original art, and help out, head over to the site.
The biggest news of Comic Con International in San Diego was revealed moments ago and jaws are still on the floorâ€”the world-renowned super hero Marvelman is now part of the Marvel Comics family! Marvel Comics has purchased the rights to Marvelman from creator Mick Anglo and his representatives, finding a home for one of the most sought after heroes in graphic fiction!
â€œIt is an honor to work with Mick Anglo to bring his creation to a larger audience than ever before,â€ said Dan Buckley, CEO & Publisher, Print, Animation & Digital Media, Marvel Entertainment Inc. â€œFans are in for something special as they discover just what makes Marvelman such an important character in comic book history.â€
Originally created in 1954 by Mick Anglo and appearing in some of the most celebrated comic stories of all time, Marvelman is Micky Moran, a young reporter gifted with the power to save the world by simply uttering the word â€œkimotaâ€!
â€œI did not think it would ever happen,â€ said Mick Anglo. â€œIt’s a wonderful thing to see my creation finally back.â€
Marvelman is back and heâ€™s found a new home at Marvel Comics! Whatâ€™s next for Mick Angloâ€™s legendary creation? Stay tuned to Marvel.Com (http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.8869) for all the news on Marvelman and this exciting new addition to the Marvel family!
And to join in the celebration, visit the Marvel Shop (http://shop.marvel.com) to purchase limited edition Marvelman t-shirts!Â Plus, this September, donâ€™t miss the Marvelman by Quesada Poster exclusively at comic shops everywhere!
BOOM! Studios revealed today that Comic-Con â€˜09 exclusive limited edition hardcover collections of their red hot series THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK, THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTERS and CARS: THE ROOKIE will be offered for sale at limited signing times throughout the week during Comic-Con International at the BOOM! Studios booth (#2543.) THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK’s Roger Langridge, THE INCREDIBLES’ Mark Waid and CARS’ Alan Porter will be doing group signings of these Comic-Con ’09 Exclusive Hardcovers throughout the week at certain times.
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Hardcore fans of Mike Allred’s Madman Atomic Comics title character will probably be fighting like cats and dogs over this limited edition, 100 piece, 12-inch figure from French toy designer Thierry Raynaud.
Each figure comes with a signed certificate of authenticity by Mike Allred, and if you can afford the 200 Euros, you might be able to add this figure to your shelf of pride.
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Dark Horse Comics announced the early orders for its Uncle Scrooge statue caused the limited edition collectible to sell out before its August 2009 release date.
Modeled after products that were popular in the 1930s and 1940s, these statuettes have been designed and manufactured to be consistent with earlier Syroco-style figures. These latest pieces, sculpted by Yoe! Studio, join the ever-growing collection of the worldâ€™s most famous characters from comic strips, books and, cartoons presented by Dark Horse in this unique style.
I like that this statue and the five others (Donald Duck, Gyro Gearloose, Magica De Spell, Gladstone Gander, and the Beagle Boys, were created to look like they originally appeared in the comic books, and that each has a distressed look to make them look like they were built in the ’30′s and’40′s.
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Mimoco is turning its Mimobot flash drives to the dark side with the company’s fourth Star Wars collection.Â In this batch, the Sith Lords make an appearance as Darth Vader, Anakin Skywalker, Captain Rex, and Darth Maul devices.
Completing the cycle later this summer as a San Diego Comic Con exclusive, Mimoco will release a third, limited-edition version of Darth Vader Unmasked. When the helmet is removed, the unmasked visage will be the face of Luke Skywalker, as Luke imagined himself on Dagobah in Star Wars:Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. Only 500 Darth Vader Unmasked Luke Skywalker MIMOBOT drives will be produced and they will only be available at Mimocoâ€™s Comic Con booth #2913 in the STAR WARS Pavilion on July 22 â€“ 26.
The Captain Rex drive also has a removable helmet, featuring the scowling face of Rex underneath.
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Shocker Toys has announced that it is bringing The Maxx to Wizard World Philly June 19th through the 21st.
Sam Keithâ€™s MTV The Maxx Exclusive will be ready to throw down at the Wizard show, and he ain’t no push over. Shocker Toys will have on hand MTVâ€™s the Maxx fully poseable action figure with all painted highlights and his suit cast in translucent purple plastic. The Maxx will be featured with translucent purple suit parts and come with 2 heads and 3 Isz. These are limited edition figures with only 250 each produced and once gone will only become a highly sought after Indie Spotlight collectible.
Also on the line up of exclusives and premiers are 6-inch figures of ShadowHawk, SCUD, Kabuki, Katchoo and The Max from the company’s Indie Spotlight.
Arriving for the first time will be Mallows, a 5-inch designer collection toy for collectors.
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Star Trek fans listen up!Â Dynamic Forces will appear on QVC beginning May 18th at 1:00 AM ET to sell its limited edition Star Trek merchandise.
During the broadcast, collectibles from the new movie will be offered, including a special Collectors Lobby Card from the film, which has been autographed by actor Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty in the new movie. Additional Star Trek products and collectibles will range from rare comics to unique collectibles, including phasers, tricorders, DVDs and trading cards from Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Limited edition Star Trek merchandise, including signed lithographs and a brand new Giclee autographed by Pegg, will also be offered.
I don’t know if I’m that much of a Star Trek fan to be up at 1:00 AM to watch Star Trek merch being sold, but I know all of the stuff Dynamic Forces is selling will go like hotcakes.
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This year at the San Diego Comic-Con, Dark Horse Comics is giving attendees a chance to snatch up an exclusive Domo “Qee” transparent variant.Â The only place to get your hands on the NHK television mascot is to attend the convention (or just wait until it appears on eBay the week after).
The Domo Qee program, to be launched nationwide in August, is Dark Horseâ€™s first try at the popular â€œblind boxâ€ or â€œmystery boxâ€ format. Individual figures are packed in small boxes; the only way to know which particular figure is inside a particular box is to purchase and open the box. In the Domo blind box assortment, figures are sold in counter displays of 15, and each display box of 15 figures is further packed into a master carton of four cases.
In addition, the boxes each contain one component of a â€œBuild-A-Domoâ€ clear transparent figure. When the correct six components are accumulated, the buyer can put together the complete bonus Domo. There will not be a â€œBuild-A-Domoâ€ component in the Comic-Con Exclusive figure.
â€œWe presented a Comic-Con exclusive 5.5â€ Domo vinyl figure last year,â€ recalls Dark Horse VP of Product Development, David Scroggy, â€œand were blown away as all of the limited-edition sold out. This year, with an entirely new toy, we expect an even faster depletion of our Comic-Con stock. Since last yearâ€™s was a yellow variant, we chose the same color for the Qee toy.â€
The San Diego Comic Con runs July 23-26, and all Four Day passes to the show have sold out (serves you right for waiting).
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The Masters of the Universe re-mastered collection of figures from Mattel have been selling really well since being introduced by the toy company.Â Several of those figures have been limited edition figures sold exclusively through Mattel’s MattyCollector.com website (that is until eBay sellers get on the bandwagon).
April 15th saw the release of Mer-Man, and even though Mattel has sold numerous figures through the website, the online shopping cart ended up being fraught with trouble causing many carts to remain empty, and before long international buyers couldn’t get their hands on the MOTU fish man.
The good news is Mattel is addressing the issue, and the better news is there is another chance to get the figures sometime at the end of April.
The official statement from the company after the jump.
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