Lew Halboth gives us the rundown of what new pins Fansets has on display at NYCC 2017, as well as the new licenses that enamel pin lovers can expect in 2018! This video includes a look at pins from Star Trek (including Star Trek: Discovery), Suicide Squad, Justice League, DC Bombshells, DC comics, DC Superhero Girls, Harry Potter, Aliens, Firefly and more.
Continuing our coverage of NY Toy Fair with Mezco Toyz‘s pre-toy fair event, Pierre Kalenzaga takes us through the upcoming releases and brand new debuts of figures from their amazing One 12: Collective.
These highly detailed, super articulated, and incredibly fashionable six-inch action figures took the market by storm last year, and 2017 will be another big year for the line. This video features figures from all of their lines, including Star Trek (with Captain Kirk, Spock, Sulu, and the debut of McCoy), Marvel Comics figures like Daredevil, Punisher, Deadpool, Wolverine, Spider-man, Dr Strange and Iron Man, Netflix’s Daredevil, DC comic figures like Green Arrow, Shazam, The Joker, Batman, Deathstroke, The Flash, Darkseid and Superman, DC movie figures of Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman from Batman VS Superman, zombies from Night of The Living Dead, Space Ghost, Popeye the Sailor Man, Evil Dead, and The Ghostbusters.
Don’t forget to check out our video of Mezco’s other figures and collectables from horror and movie franchises, as well as a spotlight on the One:12 Collective items shown here with even more photos and footage of everything seen here.
You may have already seen the tour of the new One:12 Collective figures from Mezco Toyz during their pre-toy fair event, but here is your chance to see the extended version! This video is nothing but all of our b-roll with every figure on display, featuring much more footage than the other videos.
This video features figures from all of their lines, including Star Trek (with Captain Kirk, Spock, Sulu, and the debut of McCoy), Marvel Comics figures like Daredevil, Punisher, Deadpool, Wolverine, Spider-man, Dr Strange and Iron Man, Netflix’s Daredevil, DC comic figures like Green Arrow, Shazam, The Joker, Batman, Deathstroke, The Flash, Darkseid and Superman, DC movie figures of Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman from Batman VS Superman, zombies from Night of The Living Dead, Space Ghost, Popeye the Sailor Man, Evil Dead, and The Ghostbusters.
Don’t forget to check out our video of Mezco’s other figures and collectables from horror and movie franchises, as well as the official tour of the One: 12 Collective with Pierre to learn more about what these figures do, as well as teases of some items coming out later this year.
We first met the fine folks at Fansets Pins at Star Trek Mission New York, and were glad to see them back during NYCC 2016. This small company has been making the rounds at a lot of shows this year, and considering they only launched a few months ago, it’s great to see them thriving and growing so quick.
At NYCC 2016, we get a tour of what is new with their pins and talk about some of the new licenses on the way that join their already full line of Star Trek, DC Comics, Suicide Squad, and Harry Potter. We also get another look at their augmented reality capabilities – yes, these pins include augmented reality features!
Check them out on their official website at this link here!
NetherRealm Studios welcomes the “Worst Heroes Ever” to the Injustice universe: Harley Quinn and Deadshot!
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a new trailer for “Injustice 2” which reveals the addition of Harley Quinn and Deadshot to the the growing roster of the upcoming DC Comics fighting game. Mighty convenient that these two show up in time for the release of “Suicide Squad” in theaters everywhere.
Check out the trailer below:
Other DC Comics characters that are confirmed to be part of the “Injustice 2” roster include Wonder Woman, Blue Beetle, Batman, Superman, Supergirl, Aquaman, Atrocious and Gorilla Grodd.
Injustice 2 is set to be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017.
Diamond Comic Distributors is offering over 25 extremely limited PREVIEWS exclusives for this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 20-24). The list includes several variants of Marvel’s current hit, Civil War II, an exclusive Outcast cover from Image just in time for the show’s premiere on Cinemax, a slew of Diamond Select Toys items, and more!! Comic-Con attendees will be able to preview the items at the Diamond PREVIEWS booth #2401 and purchase from participating retailers on the show floor.
“Diamond will be showcasing the con exclusive items at the PREVIEWS booth, and then we’ll guide fans to retailers who have the exclusives available for purchase on the show floor,” said Diamond’s Director of Marketing, Dan Manser. “These items are extremely limited and a big reason why fans look forward to coming to Comic-Con International: San Diego each year.”
For more information and to pick up our one-sheet listing retailers on the show floor where you can purchase our SDCC PREVIEWS Exclusives, make sure to visit the Diamond PREVIEWSworld Booth #2401.
2016 SDCC PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVES
Comics & Graphic Novels
SDCC 2016 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #19
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Paul Azaceta, Elizabeth Breitweiser
Answers are given and secrets are revealed, as the start of a new story arc finds Kyle and Sidney having a conversation that will change everything. Kyle has never been in more danger. (MAR168714) Limited to 5,000 copies.
SDCC ROM #1
(W) Chris Ryall, Christos Gage (A) David Messina (CA) J. H. Williams
We’ve been invaded and only a Space Knight can save us! First there was his epic return in this year’s FCBD #0, and now the ongoing tale of ROM begins in earnest! Christos Gage, Chris Ryall, and David Messina kick off the wildest new series of the year as Rom’s war with the Dire Wraiths hits close to home in “Earthfall, part 1!” 24-page kick-off story plus interviews, bonus sketch material and more!
COVER A (MAR168613) – Limited to 3,000 copies
COVER B (MAR168614) — Limited to 3,000 copies
COVER C (MAR168615) – 1:10 Retailer Cover. Limited to 600 copies
SDCC 2016 CIVIL WAR II #0 COIPEL BLACK & WHITE VARIANT
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
From the creative team that brought you House of M and Siege comes a blistering first chapter in Marvel’s new explosive event. Rated T+. (MAR169021) Limited to 6,000 copies.
SDCC 2016 CIVIL WAR II #1 (OF 7) MICHAEL CHO B&W VAR
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
A new Inhuman, with the ability to profile the future, emerges and the ramifications ripple into every corner of the Marvel Universe. Lines are drawn, bodies fall, and the Marvel Universe will be rocked to it’s very core. The action starts here! Rated T+. (MAR169027) Limited to 7,500 copies.
SDCC 2016 CIVIL WAR II #2 (OF 7) MICHAEL CHO B&W VAR
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
As the Marvel Universe reels from the events of the first issue, Tony Stark decides to take matters (and the law) into his own hands and declares war on the Inhumans. But not everyone agrees with Tony’s perspective and they are willing to die trying to stop him. Rated T+. (MAR169183) Limited to 7,500 copies.
SDCC 2016 CIVIL WAR II #3 (OF 7) MICHAEL CHO B&W VAR
- W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
One of the biggest heroes in the Marvel Universe will fall! Who it is and how and why will divide fans for years to come. Will the heroes of the Marvel Universe survive the unthinkable happening? The fallout to this issue is enormous! Rated T+. (MAR169184) Limited to 7,500 copies.
SDCC 2016 STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 LUPACCHINO VARIANT
Everyone’s favorite scoundrel gets his very own series! Han is given a top-secret undercover mission for the Rebellion – rescuing a number of informants and spies. His cover for the assignment? Only the biggest and most infamous starship race in the galaxy! You know – the race Han has dreamt of winning his entire life. Will he keep his mind on the mission? And can he manage to pull it off while keeping the lead? Rated T. (MAR169182) Limited to 7,500 copies.
SDCC 2016 DEADPOOL #15 MINIMATES VARIANT
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Mike Hawthorne (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
Civil War II Tie-In! The Mercs for Money hate Deadpool and want out! Wait … isn’t there a new Mercs for Money series launching? How is that going to work? Parental Advisory. (MAR169181) Limited to 7,500 copies.
SDCC 2016 LUMBERJANES/GOTHAM ACADEMY #1
(W) Chynna Clugston-Flores (A) Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (CA) Mingjue Helen Chen
What’s to Love: We adore DC’s Gotham Academy and it’s been on our wish list to have them somehow meet the Lumberjanes. From the great characters to the fun stories, we saw a world in which these two groups could coexist. Fast forward and here we are-the crossover event we’ve dreamed about and can’t wait to bring to you!
What It Is: Something sinister is happening at a mysterious building deep in the woods, drawing the Lumberjanes and the Gotham Academy kids separately to investigate. Is it a weird cabin? An abandoned asylum? The two groups band together to find out what exactly is going on. (MAR168662) Limited to 3,000 copies.
SDCC 2016 DOCTOR WHO: SUPREMACY OF THE CYBERMEN #1
(W) George Mann, Cavan Scott (CA) Alessandro Vitti
For the Cybermen’s 50th-anniversary … you will be deleted! Exiled from Gallifrey at the very end of Time, Rassilon, fallen leader of the Time Lords, has been captured by the last of the Cybermen. Now the Cybermen have access to time travel. With it, every defeat is now a victory. Every foe is now dead — or Cyberized. Titan Comics’ 2016 Doctor Who event — and the biggest Doctor Who story of the year — begins here! (MAR168663) Limited to 3,000 copies.
SDCC 2016 MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR TPB
Marinette is the sweetest girl in Paris. With a big crush on a boy at school, a big dream of becoming a fashion designer, and a big problem with being totally awkward, she’s just your average teenage girl, right? Did we mention she’s also the crime fighting superhero, Ladybug? Becoming Ladybug is a complicated process! First, Marinette needs a “Kwami,” which is a tiny magical assistant (hers is named Tikki). She also needs a “Miraculous,” which is a magical accessory (hers is a pair of earrings). Tikki uses the Miraculous to transform Marinette. But her Ladybug super powers only work for a limited time! When Hawk Moth uses his mind-controlling, moth-like creatures called akuma to turn people into baddies, it’s up to Ladybug to capture them and save the day! Well, she gets a little help from her superhero friend, Cat Noir… but she insists she doesn’t need him. If only she knew Cat Noir’s true identity – her crush, Adrien! Will Ladybug and Cat Noir be able to balance their double lives and keep Paris safe? Will they ever find out each other’s true identity, or who’s behind Hawk Moth’s mask? Until then – there’s a whole city of baddies to defeat … spots on, claws out! (MAR169038) Limited to 500 copies.
SDCC 2016 BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES BATMAN LOGO BUST
Batman returns in this all-new exclusive 6” resin bust inspired by the famous logo of Batman: The Animated Series! Drawing his cape around him, the Dark Knight lurks in the shadows while posing atop a pedestal inspired by the iconic show’s art-deco architecture. Packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (FEB168433) Limited to 1,000 pieces.
SDCC 2016 ARKHAM CITY HARLEY QUINN PX STATUE
You just can’t keep a good villain down … but a good villain can keep your papers down, and so Icon Heroes is proud to announce the SDCC Exclusive Batman: Arkham Knight Harley Quinn statue paperweight! Made of high quality polystone resin and expertly painted, this 8” statue paperweight is ready to take over your desk, just like she plans to take over Gotham! (DEC158553) Limited to 2,500 pieces.
SDCC 2016 DC GALLERY BATMAN TAS B&W ALMOST GOT EM BATMAN FIGURE
He is vengeance! He is the night! He is Batman! Based on his appearance in Batman: The Animated Series episode “Almost Got ‘Im,” this exclusive 9-inch scale PVC figure of Batman captures him in a monochromatic color scheme, alighting on a rooftop with a Batarang at the ready. Sculpted with a high level of detail and featuring exacting paint applications, Batman is in scale to all Femme Fatales and Gallery PVC figures. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (FEB168429) Limited to 2,000 pieces.
SDCC 2016 DC BOMBSHELLS: CATWOMAN 7” NOIR EDITION VINYL
Based on the pinup-style artwork of Ant Lucia, designed by Pedro Astudillo and sculpted by Anders Ehrenborg, this black-&-white “noir” styled Catwoman stands approximately 7.6″ tall and comes packaged in a display-worthy window box. (JAN168777) Limited to 3,000 pieces.
SDCC 2016 DC BOMBSHELLS: WONDER WOMAN 7” NOIR EDITION VINYL
Based on the pinup-style artwork of Ant Lucia, designed by Pedro Astudillo and sculpted by Anders Ehrenborg, this black-&-white “noir” styled Wonder Woman stands approximately 7.6″ tall and comes packaged in a display-worthy window box. (JAN168776) Limited to 3,000 pieces.
SDCC 2016 SUICIDE SQUAD JOKER TATTOO PX 10-INCH PLUSH
This stylized 10” plush based on The Joker’s latest big-screen appearance in Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad is just what you need if you need to (Affectionately) squeeze out your aggression after a long day. (DEC158553) Limited to 2,500 pieces.
DCC 2016 POP! HEROES: SWAMP THING FLOCKED SCENTED PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE VINYL FIGURE
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Swamp Thing, DC Comics’ swamp monster, joins Funko’s POP! Vinyl Figure line with a special figure that’s available only through PREVIEWS! Standing 3 3/4″ tall, Swamp Thing has an urban, stylized design, a special flocked texture that will make you think he just rose from the muck – and a distinctive scent, to boot! Summon Swamp Thing with this figure! Window box packaging. (DEC158593) Limited to 8,000 pieces.
SDCC 2016 THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: BATMAN PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE BUST BANK (BLOODY VERSION)
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Frank Miller’s powerful depiction of Batman from his seminal graphic novel Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is sculpted for this new bust bank from Monogram! Made of vinyl, the bank stands roughly 6″ tall and approximately 9″ wide. This piece can serve as a decoration in your office or home, or you can use it to store your loose change! (MAY158329) Limited to 2,000 pieces.
SDCC 2016 MARVEL GALLERY CAPT MARVEL MOHAWK FIGURE
Prepare to marvel at this new series of PVC figures based on the heroes and heroines of the Marvel Universe! DST’s Marvel Gallery line kicks off with this exclusive variant, capturing Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel, with her distinctive Mohawk hairstyle! This plastic figure of the Kree-powered Avenger is in 9” scale, and features a detailed sculpt and an exacting paint process. She comes packaged in a full-color window box, and is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figure. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! (FEB168427) Limited to 1,500 pieces.
SDCC 2016 MARVEL GALLERY SPIDER-GWEN UNMASKED PVC FIGURE
One of the most exciting new characters in the Marvel Universe is now an exciting exclusive! The Amazing Spider-Gwen, a spider-powered, hard-rocking Gwen Stacy from a parallel universe, gets unmasked in this exclusive 9-inch scale variant PVC figure! Posed on the side of a New York brownstone, Spider-Gwen is sculpted with a high level of detail and exacting paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box, she is in scale to other Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figures. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (FEB168428) Limited to 3,000 pieces.
SDCC 2016 MARVEL NOW: PX EMMA FROST WHITE COSTUME ARTFX+ STATUE
Based on new artwork by Adi Granov, commissioned exclusively for the statue series, and brought to life by Junnosuke Abe, Emma stands just over 7″ tall in 1/10 scale in her PREVIEWS Exclusive white costume, ready to use her impressive psychic powers with her long jacket and hair flowing around her. (OCT158147) Limited to 2,000 pieces.
SDCC 2016 MARVEL MINIMATES: THE VISION/SCARLET WITCH 2-PACK
They’re the ultimate power couple! Straight from their appearance in Captain America, Civil War, rookie Avengers Vision and the Scarlet Witch bring their on-screen chemistry to this exclusive Minimates 2-pack! Wanda Maximoff wears her latest movie outfit while Vision wears a snappy suit. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure measures 2 inches tall and features 14 points of articulation. Packaged in a full-color window box! (FEB168435) Limited to 1,200 pieces.
SDCC 2016 MARVEL MINIMATES DAREDEVIL NETFLIX 2-PACK
The critically acclaimed TV show is joining the Marvel Minimates line! Based on the popular online TV series Daredevil, this exclusive two-pack of Minimates mini-figures features Daredevil and Punisher in their most recent on-screen looks! Matt Murdock, a.k.a. Daredevil (in his red costume), includes batons and an alternate hairpiece for an unmasked look, while Frank Castle, a.k.a. the Punisher, comes with multiple weapons for bringing the fight to the criminals! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure measures 2 inches tall and features 14 points of articulation. Packaged in a full-color window box! (FEB168430) Limited to 3,000 pieces.
SDCC 2016 GHOSTBUSTERS MARSHMALLOW PETER ACTION FIGURE
Who ya gonna call? The 1984 horror-comedy classic Ghostbusters is as beloved now as it ever was, and this exclusive action figure captures one of its most beloved characters! The fun-loving spokesman of the Ghostbusters, Peter Venkman gets covered with marshmallow in this exclusive 7-inch scale action figure featuring newly sculpted parts, as well as the standard 16 points of articulation, plus alternate hands, proton pack, neutrino wand and display base. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (FEB168432) Limited to 3,000 pieces.
As mentioned before, my microphone began to have some issues during the last leg of this event, which led ultimately to its demise. Please excuse any scratchy audio, I did my best to make it tolerable when I could, and I can promise that this problem will not happen again.
Jim Fletcher takes us on our annual tour of the DC Collectibles booth with the usual laughs and silly nonsense that you have come to expect from us. In this first video, we look at the newest statues from DC Direct, including the amazingly lifelike statues from the new “Suicide Squad” film, including Harley Quinn, The Joker, Deadshot, Killer Croc, Kitana, and Captain Boomerang. We also see the new statues for “Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice”, with Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.
Additionally, check out the new statues and figures from DC TV, including Flash, Arrow and Supergirl. Stay tuned until the end to see the new prop replica of Captain Cold’s freeze gun, which we try to test and see if it really works.
In our second video, we see the great new line for the Harley Quinn comic series, which hardcore fans will certainly love. Also for the hardcore DC fans, the continuation of their DC Icons figures, which features new version of the John Stewart Green Lantern, Static, Firestorm, Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman, The Joker from “The Killing Joke”, Cameron Stewart style Batgirl and her motorcycle, a deluxe version of Cyborg and the enormous Darkseid figure. Plus, the new accessory packs for this line that are good enough that even casual fans might want to invest in these.
Lastly, the newest figures from the hit video game, “Batman: Arkham Knight”, which Jim assures is far from over yet, and now includes Oracle, Poison Ivy, vacation Joker, Harley Quinn and Batgirl.
Finally, in our last video, we spotlight all of the new offerings from the “Batman: The Animated Series” line, which includes a new version of the Batmobile, Christmas Joker, Harley Quinn, a five-pack with the ladies of DC animated (Livewire, Batgirl, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy), The Demon, Ras Al Ghul and his daughter Talia Ghul, the Ventriloquist, Batman Beyond, Frank Miller style Batman, Carrie Kelly Robin and Mutant Leader, Harvey Bullock, and more. Plus, check out the huge new Batwing which has to be seen to be believed!
At the Matty Collector event during NY Toy Fair 2016, Mattel unveiled their anticipated action figures for the upcoming “Suicide Squad” movie. This lineup includes two 12-inch figures (with limited articulation) of an unmasked Deadshot and Joker, along with the first wave of six-inch action figures that include Katana, Killer Croc, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot (with alternate Will Smith head), The Joker, and a gas mask wearing Batman.
Noticeably absent from this presentation was Harley Quinn, whose only representation in figure form that we have seen thus far was at DC Direct as a statue. Not sure why Mattel is keeping their Harley under wraps, but I am sure we will see her in the second wave of this line, along with the rest of the team.
A week before NY Toy Fair 2015 goes down at the Javits Center, Mezco held their own pre-Toy Fair event to get everyone on board the hype train.
In part one of this video, Pierre from Mezco walks us through some of the latest offerings from Mezco, including figures, statues and Mez-Itz from Mortal Kombat, Beetlejuice, Batman VS Superman, Suicide Squad, Hellraiser, and new Living Dead Dolls.
In part two of their booth tour, Mezco unveiled a ton of new licenses as part of their six-inch collector’s line, the One:12 Collective. 2016 will see the release of new figures from Marvel including two versions of Captain America and The Punisher, as well as three versions of Daredevil. DC will see three new figures from the upcoming Batman VS Superman film, as well as stylized comic versions of Superman, The Flash, Reverse Flash, Green Arrow, and Shazam.
Also revealed were new Star Trek figures, including Spock, Sulu, and Captain Kirk.
We also discuss any upcoming lines such as video games, the future for more vehicles and playsets, and just how much access Mezco has to the Marvel franchise.
If you want to see more video footage of the upcoming One:12 Collective figures (another 10 minutes that was not seen in the video above), head to this link here to see three additional videos highlighting the different franchises Mezco is working with.
Mezco will also be at NY Toy Fair, so expect more reveals from them next week during the big event.
In the DC Universe, when a job is too dangerous for even a hero to handle there is just one group to call: the Suicide Squad. When you want action figures of them, there is just one group to call: Mezco.
Based on Warner Bros. upcoming action-adventure film of the same name, Mezco has unveiled a special Mez-itz five-pack of some of the incarcerated Super Villains that we can expect to see in the film. This lineup includes The Joker, Killer Croc, Harley Quinn, Katana, and Deadshot.
Each figure is in the 2inch scale. All feature 5 points of articulation, and has been carefully recreated by the Mezco design team to match their on-screen appearance in the new big-budget spectacular. All five characters are packaged in a collector friendly window box suitable for display. More images of these are expected to show up around NY Toy Fair 2016, and hopefully we will get a chance to see these in person at the event.
Pre-orders are available now on Mezco’s official website, so get them before they expire. Literally. It’s called Suicide Squad for a reason.