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.
At the inaugural Five Points Festival, we spent a few minutes with the eccentric and suckadelic resin toy creator, Super Sucklord. Running his unique business here in NYC, he has made a name for himself in this industry and gave us a one-of-kind interview that will gie you a mouthful of The Sucklord.
The main man who isn’t Lobo, Jim Fletcer, was on hand at Five Points Festival 2017 to debut the new DC Collectibles vinyl line titled “Artists Alley”. Check out this interview to get all of the details about the latest endeavor from DC Collectibles, which artists are on board, plans for future series, and why they are jumping into vinyl.
Kidrobot, the world’s premiere designer and online retailer of limited edition art toys and apparel has partnered with Adult Swim to release a new collector figure based on the hit show, Rick and Morty.
Wubba Lubba Dub Dubbs! Adult Swim and Kidrobot present the collectible Rick and Morty Medium Figure. Featuring everyone’s favorite familial inter-dimensional travelers Rick and Morty, a portal and bureaucratic bug, this squanchy figure clocks in at 7 inches tall.
The collectible Rick and Morty figure will be available for order on Kidrobot.com and in select retailers on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 at 10am MST. The Rick and Morty figure will retail for a price of $49.99.
“As fans of the show, Kidrobot was honored to partner with Rick and Morty on this deluxe vinyl interpretation of one of their portal jumping adventures,” said Allen Richardson, Vice President of Product and Marketing at Kidrobot. “Now throughout 2017, Kidrobot and Adult Swim fans can enjoy an entire collection of Kidrobot x Adult Swim designs true to the shows fans know and love.”
Along with the new Rick and Morty figure series, fans can also enjoy additional Kidrobot x Adult Swim items including medium figures and mini series launching throughout 2017.
Kidrobot has partnered with art toy and collectible store, 3DRetro, for an official Adult Swim mini series release party and signing event this Friday, April 28th, 2017 6pm-11pm PDT at 3DRetro in Glendale, California.
The fan event celebrates the release of the new collector figures based around several of Adult Swim’s hit series. The release will include the new medium sized Rick and Morty figure as well as the new Adult Swim Blind Box Mini Figures which features characters from Rick & Morty, Venture Brothers, Samurai Jack, Fish Center, Robot Chicken, Squidbillies, the smash viral hit Too Many Cooks and everyone’s cult favorite mobile game Robot Unicorn Attack.
Cast and creators from Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken and other special guests from Adult Swim will be on hand during the event to sign figures for fans!
The collectible Adult Swim Blind Box Mini Series will be available for order on Kidrobot.com and in select retailers on Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 10am MST.
Andrew Sumner from Titan Entertainment joined us once more at another event – this time NYCC 2016 – as he leads us through the newest releases from their amazing line of vinyl figures. This includes a peek at some old and news items, including Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, The X-Files, Sherlock, Aliens VS Predator, Cartoon Network, and much more.
We also get some news about upcoming releases and some surprises for 2017. We were told to expect to see some of these at NY Toy Fair 2017 so expect more coverage with these great toys by then!
Our favorite DC Collectibles Super Hero, Jim Fletcher, gave us the walkthrough of his booth at NY Toy Fair 2014, which featured a legion of new super hero action figures, statues, plushes, and more.
This video features new statues from the Batman: Black and White line, including Neal Adams’ contribution, statues of a pin-up girl style Zatanna with John Constantine rabbit and Catwoman on a motorcycle, Deadman plush figurine, a Batman dart board, DC heroes & villains chess set, more figures from the Greg Capullo line of Batman toys, DC Scribblenauts blind box vinyl figures, Infinite Crisis statues (including Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Green Lantern) new DC 52 figures, toys from the CW’s “Arrow” series, and new Batman: Arkham Origins figures based on the hit video game trilogy, including an enormous Joker from the Arkham Asylum game.
All this and plenty more inside the DC Collectibles booth!
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