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Brent Spiner on being “The Joker” in upcoming DC Comics Audio Drama

In some unexpected news, Brent Spiner will be playing “The Joker” in an upcoming Warner Bros. podcast audio drama. Hear who else will be joining him and some details about the role.

Check out the entire Brent Spiner panel at this link here.

This panel was moderated by Larry Nemecek.

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Jared Leto – Joker No More! DC Movies Moving On

Why so serious? You should be rejoicing, since there’s a new clown prince in town, and it ain’t Jared Leto anymore!

In a report from Forbes, we learned the fate of many DCU movie franchises, including The Suicide Squad series, where we learned the following about Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Jared Leto’s Joker:

The Suicide Squad sequel, meanwhile, is moving forward as a sort of soft reboot to some extent, and is expected to have a new cast of characters and avoid direct tie-in to the first film’s events. Harley Quinn is not expected to return, and James Gunn’s script will be a new approach and rethinking of the property.

The Mad Love-type Joker and Harley Quinn film has also fallen by the wayside, as has the solo Joker project for Jared Leto’s version of the character from Suicide Squad. With Gunn on board as director, the film has plenty of room to bring a new flavor to the series and to the world of DC films as well.

Fans were not too keen on Leto’s rendition of The Joker, while Robbie fared much better. With the upcoming Birds of Prey movie, it seems that Harley will transition into a much more heroic role, emancipated from the toxic Joker character.

On the plus side, we do have that Joaquin Phoenix “Joker” movie on the horizon, and that is shaping up to be very interesting looking.

As of now, Forbes has the following movies on the outlook for the DCU – Shazam! Joker. Wonder Woman 1984. Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Supergirl. The Suicide Squad. The Batman. Batgirl. The Trench. Aquaman 2. New Gods. Green Lantern Corps.

Aquaman 2 and Wonder Woman 3 will also surely end up on that list at some point.

What remains to be seen is how the DCU will remain now, as the films are mainly intended to be standalone features, and not necessarily all tied together in one universe.

Are you happy that Leto is out as The Joker for good?

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NYCC 2018: DC Primal Age Action Figures by Funko

Possibly the biggest action-figure related topic that came out of NYCC 2018 was the surprise reveal of DC and Funko’s new entry in the Savage World line – DC Primal Age!

This line of action figures in scale with the classic He-Man and The Masters of the Universe toys from the 80’s launches with vehicles (Bathound and Joker Beast mounts) and a playset, and includes Batman, The Joker, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Mister Freeze, The Green Lantern, and others.

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DC Collectibles at NY Toy Fair 2018

Jim Fletcher from DC Collectibles walks us through some of the newest items shown at Toy Fair 2018 from their Gallery line of products, including the Rick Baker bust of The Joker, Two-Face’s coin, and The Joker’s cane in a life-sized scale.

Moving on, DC Collectibles unveils some new statues from their Designer line, bringing art from the comics into a deluxe statue format. This includes the unpainted prototype for the new Jim Lee Superman, Scott Snyder’s Metal Batman, Kenneth Rocafort’s Red Hood, and Michael Turner’s Supergirl.

In part three of the tour, Jim shows us some of the newest items from their hit “Batman: The Animated Series” action figures line featuring the new Harley Quinn deluxe expressions figure, and their vinyl statue series “Artist’s Alley,” with new items of your favorite DC characters by Chris Uminga, Sho Murase and Hainan Saulique.

Next, Jim unveils new statues and action figures from their DC Bombshells line, an epic wave of connecting Teen Titans statues based on the iconic George Perez cover, and more statues from the Batman Black & White line, including Gerard Way’s take on Batman, The Joker, and The Man Who Laughs.

And finally, Jim presents us with some new statue and action figure products coming out later this year, including their new Core line of statues, Essentials line of action figures, and a new take on the Watchmen with their Doomsday Clock line.

Here is the complete tour in one video in case you don’t want to watch the tour in snippets.

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Mezco One:12 Collective Marvel & DC Comics figures – NY Toy Fair 2018

Mezco Toyz continued to roll out new One:12 Collective six-inch action figures at NY Toy Fair, and this video showcases some of their offerings for DC Comics. Included in this video is Batman, The Joker, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Green Lantern, Batman Beyond, Superman, Darkseid and figures based on The Justice League movie, including The Flash and Aquaman.

In this video, we see what’s new for the One:12 Collective six-inch action figures from Marvel Comics. Included in this video is The Black Panther, Blade, Cyclops, Spider-Man, Old Man Logan, Wolverine, Doctor Strange, Thor: Ragnarok characters like Thor, Hulk and Hela, and Netflix’s Daredevil and Punisher, and more.

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Dragon Ball Z, DC & Marvel Figma Figuarts by Tamashii Nations

Kamehamehah! Tamashii Nations brought out a ton of new DBZ and Dragon Ball Super figures (or Figuarts) at NY Toy Fair 2018. Here is a taste of them!

Tamashii Nations also unveiled many new figures (or Figuarts) during NY Toy Fair 2018, including a variety from the DC Comics Cinematic Universe of characters from the Justice League movie, Batman and The Joker from the upcoming Batman anime, and new Jaegers and Kaiju from Pacific Rim 2.

Finally, Tamashii Nations always has tons of new product at their booth, and NY Toy Fair 2018 was no exception. This video showcases some of their Samurai Star Wars & Marvel figures, Power Rangers figures and zords in various scales, and many new Gundam model kits. Plus, digivolving Digimon and a few other surprises!

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NY Toy Fair 2018 – DC Comics & Superhero Girls Toys from Mattel

Mattel showed off many brand new items in their booth during NY Toy Fair, including more dolls from their Superhero Girls line, a new Imaginext Batcave, 12″ True Moves Batman figures, and six-inch figures with in-scale Bat-Cycle and Batmobile from “Batman: Night Missions,” as well as more adult collector Batman action figures with a build-a-figure Clayface.

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DC Collectibles Announces PVC Statue Line and More for August 2018

DC Collectibles is kicking off the New Year in a big way by revealing a fresh new slate featuring two unique statue lines. Taking center stage in August 2018 will be a first-ever PVC statue line from DC Collectibles titled DC Core. The line will present striking new interpretations of fan-favorite DC characters and will be offered at an attractive $50.00 price point. DC Collectibles will also release an inventive multi-part statue set that showcases the Teen Titans characters as seen in the famous NEW TEEN TITANS #1 cover by legendary artist George Pérez. Additional DC Collectibles items debuting in August 2018 include a Designer Series Batman mini statue by Brian Bolland, a Batman: The Animated Series Harley Quinn expressions pack and a DC Cover Girls: Batgirl statue based on the artwork of superstar artist Joëlle Jones.

Charting into new territory, DC Core is DC Collectibles’ first line of 9″ scale statues produced in PVC. The character designs and attitudes are conjured up by DC Collectibles’ executive creative director Jim Fletcher and his award-winning design team, and will feature dazzling, dynamic poses. Each figure will stand upon a character-specific base that will include the same intricate details as the statue itself.

“DC Collectibles is always looking for new ways to bring our rich portfolio of DC Super Heroes and stories to life, and PVC allows us to create complex, exaggerated poses we’ve never tried before,” explained Fletcher. “With PVC, we don’t have to worry as much about breakage, since the material is more durable than resin, and we can offer these statues at a lower price point without sacrificing quality. Fans will be amazed at the great attention to detail given to each character, and we hope they are as thrilled with the DC Core designs as we are.”

The Joker is the first DC character to be transformed into a DC Core statue, and the spectacular sculpt by David Pereira features the Clown Prince of Crime holding his prized Joker cane on top of his equally iconic “HAHAHA”-themed base. The Joker statue hits stores August 2018 and will be followed by Batman, Batgirl and Wonder Woman statues later this year.

DC Collectibles will also release the first two characters from the company’s 6″ scale New Teen Titans multi-part statue set. The set stars the entire superhero team featured in George Pérez’s popular NEW TEEN TITANS #1 cover—Starfire, Robin, Beast Boy, Cyborg, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl and Raven—and the versatile bases allow fans to become their own storytellers. Fans can display one or a few of their favorite characters independently, or for those wanting to own the whole set, the bases fit perfectly together to recreate the iconic Pérez cover image. Each sold separately, Starfire and Robin are the first characters to hit shelves in August. The remaining characters will be released at separate times throughout the year.

See below for the list of DC Collectibles items debuting in August 2018 and beyond!

DC Core PVC Statues
Size: 1:8/9″ scale
MSRP: $50.00 (Each sold separately)
Characters
The Joker (On sale August 2018)
Batman (On sale September 2018)
Batgirl (On sale November 2018)
Wonder Woman (On sale November 2018)

The New Teen Titans Multi-Part Statue Set
Size: 1:12/6″ scale
MSRP: $80.00 (Each sold separately)
Based on the artwork by George Pérez
Sculpted by Joe Menna
Characters
Starfire (On sale August 2018)
Robin (On sale August 2018)
Beast Boy (On sale September 2018)
Cyborg (On sale September 2018)
Kid Flash (On sale October 2018)
Wonder Girl (On sale October 2018)
Raven (On sale November 2018)

Batman: The Animated Series: Harley Quinn Expressions Pack
Size: 1:12/6″ scale
MSRP: $50.00
On sale August 2018
Accessories include: eight different expressions, two hyenas, multiple pieces of weaponry, roller skates, a fish head costume and a deluxe base

DC Cover Girls: Batgirl by Joëlle Jones Statue
Size: 1:8/9″ scale
MSRP: $125.00
Designed by Joëlle Jones
Sculpted by Jack Mathews
On sale August 2018

Designer Series: Batman by Brian Bolland Mini Statue
Size: 1:10/7″ Scale
Based on the artwork from Brian Bolland’s Eisner Award-winning BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE
Sculpted by David Giraud
MSRP: $80.00
On sale August 2018

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More info on DC Collectibles “Artist Alley”vinyl statue Line

Designer super hero toys — meet street art. Announced over the weekend via an exclusive reveal at designer toy and comic convention, Five Points Festival, DC Collectibles is teaming up with some of the most talented independent artists in the industry to launch the new line, DC Artist Alley.

Inspired by the popular comic convention experience, DC Artist Alley will serve as an artist-focused vinyl statue line that merges indie design with the most iconic characters in the DC Universe. Serving up highly detailed, limited edition PVC figures, the first wave of releases will launch in 2018 and will feature a reimaging of seven classic characters – three from each artist, with more artists to follow.

“The motivation to create a line celebrating radical new artists stems from years of visiting cons and being impressed by the raw talent and artwork on display,” says Jim Fletcher, Executive Creative Director, DC Collectibles. “When we decided to launch DC Artist Alley, we approached visionaries we felt would best represent the line, while bringing their own creative signature to our classic characters.”

Designs will include illustrator Chris Uminga’s offbeat interpretations of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, Barcelonian-bred artist, Sho Murase’s stylish designs for Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and HaiNaNu “Nooligan” Saulque’s exaggerated designs on The Joker, Batman and Harley Quinn. Each figure will also be accompanied by a print showcasing its original artwork.

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NY Toy Fair 2017: “Madame Alexander” dolls

Madame Alexander is another one of those booths that I will often walk by during Toy Fair, and might occasionally take a few photos. This year, however, I took a shot of those DC characters that you see above and put it on Instagram, and it exploded to become my all time most popular post (incidentally, are you following my instagram?).

At NY Toy Fair 2017, Madame Alexander had their usual dolls, but with a twist. Joining them are a whole bunch of different series based on DC Comics characters, including the spectacular ones you see above based on The Joker, Harley Quinn, and The Penguin (monocle not pictured, but she has one in her jacket). This was an interesting turning point for the doll company, who seem to be trying to please their traditional audience while also taking some risks and heading into a younger market to get some new fans. I would say the gambit is paying off!

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