Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's latest animated feature, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, based on the 1984 four-issue storyline appearing in Tales of the Teen Titans by comics royalty Marv Wolfman and George Perez.

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Led by Starfire, the Teen Titans – Beast Boy, Raven, Blue Beetle, Robin and the just-returned Nightwing – have built a cohesive team in their never-ending battle against evil; but their newest teammate, the mysterious and powerful Terra, may be altering that dynamic. Meanwhile, an ancient evil, Brother Blood, has awakened, and familiar foe Deathstroke is lurking in the shadows – both waiting to pounce. Ultimately, the Teen Titans will need to battle their enemies and their own doubts to unite and overcome the malicious forces around them in this twisting tale of intrigue, adventure and deception.

Christina Ricci and the late Miguel Ferrer join the already-established Teen Titans voice cast as Terra and Deathstroke, respectively. Returning Titans actors include Sean Maher as Nightwing, Taissa Farmiga as Raven, Jake T. Austin as Blue Beetle, Brandon Soo Hoo as Beast Boy, Kari Wahlgren as Starfire, and Stuart Allan as Robin/Damian. Gregg Henry voices the villainous Brother Blood.

The Deluxe Edition will come packaged with an exclusive Blue Beetle figurine in a numbered, limited-run gift set. Both the Deluxe Edition and Blu-ray Combo Pack will contain the following special features:
- Sneak Peek – Batman and Harley Quinn: Sneak peek at the next DC Universe Original Movie, featuring the talented creators and voice cast.
- Featurette – Titanic Minds: Wolfman and Perez: This revealing documentary explores a creative partnership that has lasted decades as Marv Wolfman and George Pérez come together to discuss their careers and one of the most famous runs in Teen Titan history, The Judas Contract.
- Featurette – Villains United—Deathstroke: When the super-soldier Deathstroke appears, the forces of good will be in the fight of their lives. This short featurette reveals the origin and unique abilities of this villain.
- From the DC Comics Vault – Two Bonus Cartoons

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Vixen: The Movie

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VIXEN: The Movie

Feature Length Film Combines Acclaimed CW Seed Shorts with New Content for a Seamless Adventure Starring Voices from The CW's Arrow and The Flash
Unleashing The Power Of The Animal Kingdom On Blu-ray and DVD on May 23, 2017

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BURBANK, CA (February 23, 2017) - From executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you the animated feature, VIXEN: The Movie on Blu-ray (including Digital HD copy) and DVD on May 23, 2017. VIXEN: The Movie is priced to own at $19.98 SRP for the Blu-ray and $18.94 SRP for the DVD.

VIXEN: The Movie combines the first two seasons of the CW Seed digital series into a single uniform story, and includes 15 minutes of all-new, never-before-seen content. The special features include a brand new featurette, and two Vixen-focused episodes of Justice League Unlimited, handpicked by Bruce Timm.

Produced by Warner Bros.' digital studio Blue Ribbon Content,
VIXEN: The Movie features Megalyn Echikunwoke (CSI Miami, The 4400, Damien) as the voice of Vixen/Mari McCabe. She is joined by the voices of Stephen Amell (Green Arrow), Grant Gustin (The Flash), Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak), Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon), Katie Cassidy (Black Canary), Victor Garber (Martin Stein) & Franz Drahmeh (Jax) collectively as Firestorm, and Brandon Routh (The Atom), reprising their roles from Arrow, The Flash and DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

Originally from Africa, Mari McCabe grew up an orphan after her parents were killed by local greed, corruption and wanton violence. But Mari refuses to succumb to the terrors surrounding her. Inheriting her family's Tantu Totem, Mari can access the powers of animals...anything from the strength of a gorilla to the speed of a cheetah. As Vixen, she fights valiantly to protect the world from threats like those that claimed her family.

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VIXEN: The Movie gives fans the action sequences and the characters that they all fell in love with in Arrow and The Flash," said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. "We are very excited to release VIXEN: The Movie for fans of the hit series and DC collectors, featuring never-before-seen content available exclusively to owners of the Blu-ray or DVD."

With Blu-ray's unsurpassed picture and sound,
VIXEN: The Movie Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 1-disc Blu-ray will feature the Blu-ray disc and a Digital HD copy of the movie.

VIXEN: The Movie is produced by Blue Ribbon Content and is based on DC characters. Executive producers are Greg Berlanti (Arrow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow) and Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl). James Tucker (DC Universe Original Movies, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) is the producer; Tucker and Curt Geda (Beware the Batman, Batman Beyond) are the directors. It was written by Wendy Mericle (Arrow), Keto Shimizu (Arrow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow), Brian Ford Sullivan (Arrow), Lauren Certo (The Flash), Nolan Dunbar (Arrow), Sarah Tarkoff (Arrow) and Marc Guggenheim, with Guggenheim and Shimizu serving as story editors. VIXEN Season 1 debuted on August 25, 2015 on The CW's online streaming platform, CW Seed. Season 2 debuted on October 13, 2016.

BLU-RAY & DVD FEATURES:
Vixen: Spirit Animal featurette
Bruce Timm's Top Picks:
1. Episode from Justice League Unlimited, "Hunter's Moon"
2. Episode from Justice League Unlimited, "Grudge Match"

Vixen: The Movie
Street Date: May 23, 2017
BD and DVD Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: Approx 75 min
Enhanced Content: Approx 53 min

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Price: $18.94 SRP
1 DVD
Audio - English (5.1)
Subtitles - English SDH, French, Spanish

BLU-RAY
Price: $19.98 SRP
1 Blu-ray Disc
BD Audio -DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 - English
BD Subtitles - English SDH, French, Spanish


About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world. VIXEN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (c)DC Comics.

About Blue Ribbon Content
Formed in 2014, Blue Ribbon Content (BRC) is Warner Bros.' digital studio. BRC develops and produces live-action series for digital platforms, tapping the creative talent already working at the Studio while also identifying opportunities for collaboration with new writers and producers. In addition to live-action programming, BRC produces animated content and is also experimenting with emerging platforms such as virtual reality. BRC programs include the live-action comedy Now We're Talking, an UNINTERRUPTED Original Series for go90; the live-action comedies JoJoHead and Beerfest, as well as the animated Vixen plus the upcoming Freedom Fighters: The Ray and Constantine for CW Seed; and the animated Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles for Machinima. BRC also produces the Batman: The Animated Series virtual reality experience with OTOY Inc. for the Mattel View-Master, among others.

DC Collectibles Previews: DC Icons Action Figures

DC Collectibles has previewed several new action figures from the DC Icons line.

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Doomsday and Superman - Death Of Superman Action Figure 2-Pack

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Robin & Superboy (SUPER SONS) - Rebirth Action Figure 2-Pack

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Supergirl - Rebirth

DC Collectibles Previews: DC Bombshells Action Figures

DC Collectibles has previewed the next DC Bombshells Action Figures for 2017 and 2018.
DC Designer Series by Ant Lucia 6.75’’ Action Figures

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DC Bombshells: Mera (2017)

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DC Bombshells: Katana (2017)

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DC Bombshells: Hawkgirl (2017)

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DC Bombshells: Supergirl (2018)

DC Collectibles Previews: Batman Animated Batcave

DC Collectibles will debut a massive 15.5”x 17”x 21” Batman Animated Batcave Vignette that will allow fans to recreate their favorite scenes from the award-winning show and showcase their treasured 6’’ BTAS action figure collection. The Batcave will feature a special LED light-up Bat-Computer, interchangeable computer screen graphics and will include an exclusive Alfred action figure with unique accessories.

“The Batcave Vignette is a great example of how we’re constantly looking for new ways to capture the most iconic and authentic moments from the DC Universe and reimagine them in three-dimensional form,” stated DC Collectibles Executive Director, Creative, Jim Fletcher. “Now Batman: The Animated Series action figure collectors have an entirely new way to display and enhance their collections.”


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Batman Animated Batcave with Bat-Computer Vignette and Alfred Action Figure

DC Collectibles Previews: DC Bombshells Statues

DC Collectibles has unveiled some upcoming statues.

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DC Bombshells Starfire Statue

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DC Bombshells Harley Quinn Deluxe Statue

DC Collectibles Previews: Statues

DC Collectibles has unveiled some upcoming statues.

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Batman Animated Harley's Holiday Statue

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DC Designer Series Aquaman and Mera Statue by Patrick Gleason

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DC Designer Series Superman Statue by Neal Adams

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The Joker and Harley Quinn Bookends

DC Collectibles Previews: Batman Black & White Statues

DC Collectibles has unveiled some upcoming statues.

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Batman by Amanda Conner

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Harley Quinn by Amanda Conner

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Batman by Jonathan Matthews

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Batman by John Romita Jr.

DC Collectibles Previews: Medium Statues

DC Collectibles has unveiled some upcoming statues.

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Batman vs Harley Quinn Battle Statue

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Harley Red, White & Black Harley Quinn By Stanley "Artgerm" Lau

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DC Cover Girls Death by Stanley Lau

Suicide Squad: Extended Cut

This was my favorite movie for 2016. I love the Squad.

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Blu Ray Release Date: 12/13/2016

Suicide Squad: Extended Cut is the must-own version with more action and more Squad! Watch the movie with extra footage not seen in theaters. It feels good to be bad. Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself?

Special Features:
Task Force X: One Team, One Mission
Chasing The Real
Joker & Harley: `It' Couple of The Underworld
Squad Strength and Speed
Armed to The Teeth
This is Gonna Get Loud: The Epic Battles of Suicide Squad
The Squad Declassified
Gag Reel

Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants

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DVD Release Date: 9/13/2016

Mr. Freeze turns Killer Croc and Bane into super-sized monsters, and they bash their way through downtown Gotham until the Caped Crusader and his team of heroes join the fight in their giant robot mechs.

Batman: Bad Blood

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Release Date: 2/2/2016

During their investigation into Bruce Wayne's disappearance, even Alfred goes undercover to assist, and soon they all become involved with the mysterious Batwoman, who may have been the last to see Batman alive. But as the "Bat Family" continues to track him down, they come to the inescapable conclusion that the Dark Knight has gone over to the dark side, becoming Gotham's newest and most deadly crime boss.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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Release Date: 7/19/2016

The extended cut of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" includes 30 more minutes of story and action not seen in theaters! Also includes the Theatrical Version of the film plus over 2 hours of bonus content. From director Zack Snyder comes "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," starring Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters' first big-screen pairing. Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis's most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before.

Special Features:
Uniting the World's Finest
Gods and Men: A Meeting of Giants
The Warrior, The Myth, The Wonder
Accelerating Design: The New Batmobile
Superman: Complexity & Truth
Batman: Austerity & Rage
Wonder Woman: Grace & Power
Batcave: Legacy of The Lair
The Might and The Power of A Punch
The Empire of Luthor
Save the Bats

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders

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Release Date: 10/6/2016

Batman and Robin, the boy wonder,swing into action when the earth is threatened by Gotham City's most malevolent master-criminals, Joker, Riddler, Penguin and Catwoman! The Dynamic Duo try to save the day when Batman is turned from good to bad. Now Catwoman and Robin must team up to stop him from taking over Gotham City and ultimately, the world.

Special Features:
Those Dastardly Desperados
A Classic Cadre of Voices

Justice League vs Teen Titans Animated Movie

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Release Date: 4/12/2016

Soon after Damian joins the Teen Titans as Robin, a rift develops between the Justice League and the Titans over Raven, whom the JL sees as being in league with her father, the demon Trigon, while the Titans see her as his victim. Soon the rift turns into an all-out war, as the Titans take it upon themselves to protect Raven from the League, while thwarting Trigon's plans to create a hell on Earth.

Limited and numbered edition gift set includes Damian/Robin figure.

Justice League Dark Animated Movie

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Release Date: 2/7/2017

Limited edition gift set includes an exclusive Constantine figurine.

When innocent civilians begin committing unthinkable crimes across Metropolis, Gotham City and beyond, Batman must call upon mystical counterparts to eradicate this demonic threat to the planet. Enter Justice League Dark, reluctantly led by the Hellblazer himself, John Constantine. Like Batman, Constantine is a cunning, often cynical loner who is the best at his chosen profession - but quickly realizes the sinister forces plaguing the planet will require help from other supernatural alliances. Forming a new "league" with sorceress Zatanna, otherworldly Deadman, and Jason Blood and his powerful alter ego Etrigan the Demon, this team of Dark Arts specialists must unravel the mystery of Earth's supernatural plague and contend with the rising, powerful villainous forces behind the siege - before it's too late for all of mankind.

Blu-ray limited edition gift set bonus features include:

  • A Sneak Peek at Teen Titans: The Judas Contract: An advance look at the next DC Universe Original Movie, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract.
  • The Story of Swamp Thing (Featurette): Born out of the imagination of Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson, Justice League Dark's Swamp Thing had his own solo adventures throughout the history of DC. This documentary reveals the rich history of this fan favorite.
  • Did You Know?: Constantine origin, Color of Magic, Black Orchid, and Deadman Casting (Featurette): The creators of Justice League Dark will reveal surprising behind-the-scenes tidbits about the characters - and the actors providing their voices - during production of the film.
  • 2016 NY Comic Con Panel (Featurette): A look inside Justice League Dark's panel at New York Comic Con.
  • Sneak Peek at Justice League: Gods and Monsters
  • Sneak Peek at Justice League: Doom
  • From the DC Vault - Two Bonus Episodes - Batman: The Brave and the Bold, "Dawn of the Dead Man!" Batman: The Brave and the Bold, "Trials of the Demon!"

Includes UltraViolet so you can enjoy the film on many different compatible devices. MUST ENTER REDEMPTION CODE BY 2/28/2020 TO REDEEM ULTRAVIOLET OFFER. DOES NOT INCLUDE iTUNES FILE.

Justice League: Gods and Monsters

In an alternate universe, very different versions of DC's Trinity fight against the government after they are framed for an embassy bombing.

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DC Collectibles: The New 52 action figures

DC Collectibles has unveiled the next wave of figures from their New 52 action figure line.

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DC Collectibles: Son of Batman action figures

DC Collectibles has unveiled action figures based on the Son of Batman animated movie.

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DC Collectibles: Infinite Crisis action figures

DC Collectibles has unveiled DC Comics action figures based on the Infinite Crisis video game.

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DC Collectibles: Batman Lil Gotham action figures

DC Collectibles has unveiled Batman Lil Gotham action figures.

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DC Collectibles: DC Comics Designer Series: Greg Capullo action figures

DC Collectibles has unveiled the 2nd wave of action figures based on the artwork designs of Greg Capullo.

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DC Collectibles Unveils New Action Figure Lines Ahead of New York Toy Fair

New Toys and Collectibles Inspired by Broad Range of DC Entertainment Properties Set to Debut in 2014

DC Collectibles, the exclusive line of toy and collector items from DC Entertainment, announced today an exciting 2014 product line-up just in time for New York Toy Fair.  DC Collectibles will offer a wide range of new action figures and collector’s items based on DC Comics’ iconic characters and other properties including the highly-anticipated Son of Batman direct-to-video film and Infinite Crisis, the upcoming video game from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by Turbine. And for the first time ever, new 6” scale action figure lines based on designs from both Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures will be released later this year.bm_animated_cw_af_1

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Justice League: War

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has issued a press release for the upcoming direct-to-video Justice League: War animated feature. Arriving February 4th, 2014 on Blu-ray, single-disc DVD and for Digital Download courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Justice League: War is an adaptation of the “Justice League: Origin” storyline recently published by DC Comics. Written by Geoff Johns with artwork by Jim Lee and Scott Williams, the storyline kicked off the comic publisher’s current ongoing “The New 52″ comic-line initiative. Justice League: War features the formation of the Justice League and the team’s first battle with Darkseid. Read More...

JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time DVD

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Yesterday I purchased the latest DC Comics DVD. JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time saw only a few preview announcements about its release. The movie is not rated, but is more family friendly than the other Direct-to-DVD releases that are rated PG or PG-13. This movie was made for all ages to enjoy. Some of the costumes are similar to the “New 52” designs that you see in the comics.

In the movie, The Justice League battles The Legion of Doom! If you liked the old Super Friends cartoon show, you may like this movie even more. There are 2 bonus Super Friends cartoons included on the DVD.


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Ask Matty for May 1, 2013



Matty from Mattycollector.com takes the time to answer questions from collectors.
Thank you Matty!

1) I have seen the new Target Exclusive JUSTICE LEAGUE figures both the single carded figures and the 7 pack. The photos of the 7 pack set on the Target website and the back of the package show the figures in a metallic paint finish. However the figures in the package do not have the metallic finish.
QUESTION: are there variants of these figures coming? I would rather have the metallic Cyborg and Hal Jordan, as well as Superman, Flash and Aquaman.

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Right now, there are no plans for metallic painted variants of the Justice League figures. Due to the way production schedules work and how early photo models are needed, the photo models on package are all hand- made models rather than actual production pieces. As such, they have to be decorated with paint, which has a different metallic effect than the molded metallic plastic of the actual production run.




2) Hi, I've seen the new evergreen Batman 3.75" figure with vehicle sets at Target and other retailers. I know that Target is selling their exclusive 3.75" 5 pack set on their website. Some people have seen the single carded 3.75" Batman figures at Krogers grocery store and Khol's but not the big retailers.
QUESTION: When are they coming and which retailers will be selling them?

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The Batman fig/vehicles and figures will be sold at a variety of fine retailers, both brick-and-mortar and online.  They are have been hitting shelves for the past few months.



3) DC Infinite Heroes ended in 2010, in favor of preparing for the Young Justice figures. Both lines had a bad launch, but DC Infinite Heroes managed to get several waves and over 150 figures including the different paint variations. Many DC 3.75" - 4" figure fans want to see this line return. Since this line was patterned after the figure designs for the DC UNIVERSE ONLINE video game, why not rename the line after the video game? (You did make Arkham City and Injustice game figures.) You can release new figures as well as some of the old figures that appear in the game. As the game developers continue to add to the game, more DC Characters and costume variations are being added. We know that there was a LOST wave of DCIH figures that were prototyped and never released. Add some elbow articulation to the female figures and bring these figures back.
QUESTION: Will we see some good looking DC 3.75"-4" figures like DCIH in the future, maybe labeled under "DC Universe Online" or even "Justice League"?

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You’ll have to wait and see!  For now, you can check out the Justice League figures that recently launched at Target.



4)
QUESTION: Is the Superman Man of Steel 3.75"-4" figure line geared more for kids than collectors? The line appears to have several multi-colored versions of Superman and some with or without some battle armor. Many collectors prefer the traditional DC comic book costume versions over the Warner Brothers movie costume versions.
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By the time these answers hit the web, the Man of Steel product will have hit shelves, so you can see what’s out there!  The figures celebrate and are inspired by the film.



5)
QUESTION: If you release a 3.75"-4" line of "Justice League" action figures, will they be nicely sculpted and articulated like the DC Infinite Heroes or will they have clunky over-sized hands and feet and limited articulation like the current evergreen Batman 3.75"-4" figures have?

What would you like to see?

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

The world is turned upside down as one of earth’s greatest super heroes – Flash – wakes up devoid of his super powers in the all-new Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox – the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies. Produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, this all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives July 30, 2013 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP), DVD ($19.98 SRP) and Digital Download. The Blu-ray Combo Pack will include UltraViolet.

When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for Flash and his family, the event’s temporal ripples prove disastrous, creating a fractured, alternate reality where the Justice League never formed, and even Superman is nowhere to be found. Amidst a new world being ravaged by a fierce war between Wonder Woman’s Amazons and Aquaman’s Atlanteans, Flash must team with a grittier, more violent Batman and government agent Cyborg to restore the continuity of Flash’s original timeline.

“Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox has all the elements of another great film – dynamic forceful villains, treacherous twists and turns and internal tensions amongst heroes,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Home Video Vice President, Family, Animation and Partner Brands Marketing. “Showcasing a cast that brings together some of today’s popular primetime television actors with many fans’ favorite voices from the original series, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to release this title as the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie.”

Primetime television stars Justin Chambers (Grey’s Anatomy) and Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy), the voices of Barry Allen/Flash and Thomas Wayne/Batman, respectively, unite with numerous greats of television and film to fashion the famed animated roles. Adding to the celebrity-laden voice cast and providing thrilling additions to the Justice League series are Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale, Friday Night Lights, Chronicle) as Cyborg, C. Thomas Howell (Southland, The Outsiders) as Thawne/Professor Zoom, Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, Ron Perlman (Hellboy) as Slade and Deathstroke, Dana Delany (Body of Proof) as Lois Lane, Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) as Aquaman, Danny Huston (Magic City) as General Lane, Sam Daly (The Office, The Daly Show) as Superman, and Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) as Batman.

Screenwriter Jim Krieg delivers an action-packed vision of the legendary comic book miniseries FLASHPOINT, by Geoff Johns & Andy Kubert, adding to the over 13 million DC Universe video units produced to date. Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) is director and James Tucker (Superman: Unbound) is producer.

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Blu-ray has over three hours of exciting extra content, including:
- A Flash in Time: Are there other dimensions?  Can time travel get us there?  And if The Flash existed, could he really travel through time?  Interviews with experts in mythology, theoretical physics and top DC writers will examine the science and legacy of the storytelling behind the fiction.  

- My Favorite Villains! The Flash Bad Guys: Acclaimed DC Comics writer Geoff Johns and others share their favorite Flash villains in this short film that gives viewers a glimpse into the Flash’s world through the eyes of some of the nefarious characters he has encountered over the past 70 years!

- A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe animated movie: An in-depth look into the next DC Animated feature film, spotlighting the cast and crew.

- From the DC Comics Vault: Bonus cartoon episodes The Flashpoint Paradox Audio Commentary

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Infinite Crisis

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Infinite Crisis, an all-new multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game developed by Turbine, the award winning studio behind free-to-play online games including The Lord of the Rings Online. Infinite Crisis is a free-to-play game that features a deep roster of DC Comics characters and is scheduled for release in 2013 for the PC.

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Infinite Crisis is a new entrant into the wildly popular MOBA genre that delivers a heart-pounding competitive player vs. player battle experience set in the legendary DC Multiverse - a world in which familiar DC Comics characters have been reimagined in startling ways. Featuring a wide variety of DC Comics heroes and villains, Infinite Crisis puts players in control of twisted incarnations of their favourite characters throughout the Multiverse such as Nightmare Batman and Gaslight Catwoman, playing in league with well-known characters including Green Lantern and The Flash.

“We are thrilled to bring Infinite Crisis, a truly competitive experience featuring the DC Comics lore and characters, to the MOBA genre,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Turbine is a pioneer in online gaming and combined with the amazing world of DC Comics, they are executing on a game concept that expands the MOBA genre.”

“The Turbine team is very excited to reveal Infinite Crisis to the world and extend the MOBA genre with new features,” said Jeffrey Steefel, Executive Producer, Turbine. “We are utilizing years of experience in the online game space to deliver innovations to the MOBA genre with a game that features fast-paced action, a major story arc, destructible environments, catastrophic events and a deep roster of iconic DC Comics characters.”

For more information or to sign up for a chance to participate in the beta visit
www.infinitecrisis.com.


I use a MacOS computer, so I may not be able to play this PC game when it becomes available. I will have to wait and see. In the mean time I still am playing the DC UNIVERSE ONLINE game.

Robot Chicken DC Comics Special

Iconic Superheroes Get Stop-Motion Skewering on Blu-Ray and DVD with Release of Annie Award-Winning Special and Two Plus Hours of Bonus Features, Available July 9, 2013

This July, the Robot Chicken television series heads back to Blu-ray(TM) and DVD - and this time, the DC Comics universe is at the center of its Emmy(R) Award-winning stop-motion lampooning. Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, in partnership with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, continues to build its repertoire of dishing out hilarious sketch comedy parodies in the all-new Adult Swim Blu-ray and DVD release, Robot Chicken DC Comics Special. The special, which boasts an all-star cast as well as characters Robot Chicken fans have grown to love, provides a unique take on some of the most iconic superheroes from the DC Comics universe - along with others whose powers can't really be called "super." It will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on July 9, 2013 for the suggested retail price of $19.98 and $14.98, respectively.

With more than two hours of bonus content created by the special's producers, including deleted scenes, commentaries, outtakes and more, the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special Blu-ray and DVD is a must-own addition for fans of Robot Chicken and DC Comics alike. The special's all-star cast includes series co-creator and executive producer Seth Green as Batman, Robin and the put-upon Aquaman; Neil Patrick Harris as Two-Face; Alfred Molina as Lex Luthor; Nathan Fillion as the Green Lantern; Megan Fox as Lois Lane; series and special writer/voice talent Breckin Meyer as Superman, plus Abe Benrubi, Alex Borstein, Clare Grant, Tara Strong, series co-creator and executive producer Matthew Senreich, series co-head writer/co-executive producer Tom Root, series director Zeb Wells and Kevin Shinick as co-producer, writer and narrator.

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Superman Unbound

A destructive force is devastating planets across the galaxy – with Earth next in its sights – and even Superman may not be capable of halting the terror in SUPERMAN: UNBOUND, the next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives May 7, 2013 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as a Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP), On Demand and for Digital Download. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack will include UltraViolet™*.

Based on the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank 2008 release "Superman: Brainiac," SUPERMAN: UNBOUND finds the Man of Steel aptly handling day-to-day crime while helping acclimate Supergirl to Earth’s customs and managing Lois Lane’s expectations for their relationship. Personal issues take a back seat when the horrific force responsible for the destruction of Krypton – Brainiac – begins his descent upon Earth. Brainiac has crossed the universe, collecting cities from interesting planets – including Supergirl’s home city of Kandor – and now the all-knowing, ever-improving android has his sights fixed on Metropolis. Superman must summon all of his physical and intellectual resources to protect his city, the love of his life and his newly-arrived cousin.

The film’s stellar voicecast is led by Matt Bomer (White Collar) as Superman, John Noble (Fringe, The Lord of the Rings films) as Brainiac, Stana Katic (Castle) as Lois Lane and Molly Quinn (Castle) as Supergirl. Additional voices in the cast include Golden Globe Award winner Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) as Ma Kent, Wade Williams (The Dark Knight Rises) as Perry White, Diedrich Bader (The Drew Carey Show, Office Space) as Steve Lombard, Stephen Root (Boardwalk Empire, Justified) as Zor-El, and Alexander Gould (Weeds) as Jimmy Olsen.

Supervising Producer James Tucker (Justice League, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) also directs the film from a script by Bob Goodman (Warehouse 13, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns).

“SUPERMAN: UNBOUND adds an all-new chapter to the growing legacy of animated films featuring the Man of Steel and his epic challenges to maintain peace on Earth,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Home Video Vice President, Family & Animation and Partner Brands Marketing. “Matt Bomer’s voice epitomizes the All-American hero that is Superman, and John Noble counters that tone with a commanding, chilling delivery for Brainiac. A superhero is only as good as the depths of his opposition, and Noble brings out the best in his villainous portrayal of Brainiac.”

SUPERMAN: UNBOUND Blu-ray Combo Pack has over 4 1/2 hours of exciting content, including:

- Standard and high definition versions of the feature film

- UltraViolet*

- Sneak Peek at Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie

- Featurette – “Kandor: History of the Bottle City” – An all-new featurette. Kandor: a peaceful scientific community dedicated toward the preservation of all that is good on Krypton, the home world of Superman.  That is, until the city was ripped from its world and placed into a small glass bottle!  This is the short story highlighting the shrunken city of Kandor.  Its history just as fascinating as it is unique, here is how it ties in directly with the Man of Tomorrow.

- Featurette – “Brainiac: Technology and Terror” – An all-new featurette. Mostly machine, but part sentient being, Brainiac steals cities and destroys worlds.  Is he the most vile of Superman’s villainous foes?  Experience the Brainiac mythology and find out why Superman barely stands a chance!

- Audio Commentary – Featuring members of the creative team: Mike Carlin, Bob Goodman and James Tucker.

- Four bonus episodes from Superman: The Animated Series (“The Last Son of Krypton, Part 1”; “New Kids in Town”; and “Little Girl Lost, Parts 1 & 2&rdquoWinking, all handpicked by producer Alan Burnett.

- Digital Comic – Excerpt from the graphic novel Superman: Brainiac by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank.


* Superman: Unbound UltraViolet offer is a limited time offer. Restrictions and limitations apply. Go to ultraviolet.flixster .com/info for details.

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Lego Batman: The Movie

When Bruce Wayne receives the man of the year award, fellow billionaire Lex Luthor becomes jealous and decides to run for President. To create the atmosphere for his type of fear-based politics Lex recruits the Joker to perfect a Black LEGO Destructor Ray which wreaks havoc on Gotham. As Lex destroys Batman's tech, Batman reluctantly turns to Superman for help.
Special Features:

Street Date: 5/21/2013
MSRP: $24.98
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 71

Includes an exclusive Clark Kent/Superman Lego Minifigure
(Initial Ship Only)

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 2, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, arrives January 29, 2013 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as a Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download. The PG-13 film is produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation.

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 1, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, arrives September 25, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download. The PG-13 film is produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation.

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Ask Matty for June 15, 2011



Matty from Mattycollector.com takes the time to answer questions from collectors.
Thank you Matty!

1) Now that DC Comics has announced their DC Universe reboot with new #1 issues on titles and 50 new costume designs; will we still get to see Golden Age and Silver Age versions of the DCUC or has DC asked you to make the new costume designs first?

You will still see a mix of golden age, silver age, bronze age and modern looks in the DCUC line.



2) DCUC wave 19 was previewed. LOVE this JSA wave !!! But what happened to Jay Garrick, is he still coming?

Sorry, we can’t comment on unannounced figures. Just because the Golden Age Flash is not in wave 19 doesn’t mean he can’t be out one day. You will just need to stay tuned. 



3) Why was S.T.R.I.P.E. not designed as he appeared in the comics? Would the Buzz Lightyear styled body not fit in the package?

We actually worked closely with DC comics to premier S.T.R.I.P.E.’s new look in our toy line first. You will see this look in the comics in the not too distant future.

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4) Is it TRUE, that the Young Justice toy line will be broken up among multiple retailers so that we have to run around trying to hunt down the figures with the pieces to make the Hall of Justice? 

No. This is not true. But Wal-Mart will get some repainted figure that will come with the same Collect and Connect piece as the mainline deco version.


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5) Now that the DC Universe is getting a reboot, have you started making plans for a new 3.75" DC Universe to feature the new character designs?

This is something we are continuing to look into. Right now our 3 ¾” line is based on the Green Lantern theatrical film. Whether we go back to a comic book look is yet to be revealed!

Ask Matty for April 1, 2011



Matty from Mattycollector.com takes the time to answer questions from collectors.
Thank you Matty!

1) I recently purchased the Young Justice Happy Meal toys from McDonald's. The adult figures were 4" tall and the teen figures were 3.75" tall. Based on the Toyfair photos I know that the adults like Captain Atom will be taller than the teen figures. Can you tell us how tall the adult and teen figures will be in the Mattel line?

The teens will be slightly smaller then the adults but all will be at about a 4”scale. You’ll see the whole line at our conventions this summer.

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2) The new Batman toyline looks like it was made up of figures that were planned but never before released, or like the Super Powers re-painted Mr.Freeze needed a special assortment for release. In the future, which toyline will offer more new Batman related characters, the Batman toyline or DCUC?

Now that we have the Batman Legacy line and an upcoming Batman film, you will see more Bat Family character in these lines. But it doesn’t mean a few won’t show up in DCUC from time to time as well!




3) The new Imaginext Batmobile looks cool! The design is very close to what we've seen in the comics. I can't wait to get 1 or 2 of them. When are they scheduled to come out?

This will be out later in fall 2011.

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4) Target has an exclusive Imaginext Villain Robot to go along with the Police Robot. These might look great to be re-painted as a Kryptonian Warsuit. Include a little Superman in his black recovery suit.

A cool suggestion we will pass onto the Imaginex team!

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5) We are still seeing DCUC and GLC figures with warped limbs and joints due to being pre-posed in the package. When will these packaging defects be reduced?

This is something we are constantly working on and hope will soon be a thing of the past.

Ask Matty for March 15, 2011



Matty from Mattycollector.com takes the time to answer questions from collectors.
Thank you Matty!

1) After the 3.75" Green Lantern figures are made, will Mattel revisit the DC Infinite Heroes line with the unproduced figures like the Hawkgirl, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Black Manta, Golden-Age Batman, Golden-Age Superman that we've seen, or will the Young Justice line replace it and we have to rebuild our DC Universe collection all over again?

Right now we are putting all of our resources into the GL move line and DCUC. It is possible in time we will return to an Infinite Heroes-type line but nothing is planned now for 2011.



2) For the 3.75" Young Justice toyline, we've seen some single figures and 2 figure pack combinations. Will the 2-pack versions of the characters be different than the single pack versions? You remember that DCIH started with the same figures being offered in multiple combinations which choked up the shelves at launch because of too much duplication. Hopefully Young Justice will not repeat the same mistake and offer other variations like the stealth suit repaints.


There will be unique figures and decos in the two-packs. Some figures will repeat. It is just part of the logistics of doing a toy line. Not every pack can have 100% new figures.



3) I like the 6" Young Justice toyline, Robin, Aqualad and Artemis look great.
Would it be safe to say that wave 2 of the 6" series will have Superboy, Kid Flash and Miss Martian?

We are not ready to comment past Wave 1 for now, but if there are more figures, the plan is indeed to look at the main team of sidekicks in this scale.



4) When will the next DCUC line be revealed? I am a big JSA fan and I hope that assortment will be confirmed. I was not crazy about the Blackest Night or Super Friends DCUC waves, so I need a jolt of JSA to make up for it.


Likely in late spring/early summer depending on how fast the Horsemen finish the figures! They are still being sculpted!



5) Green Lantern 3.75" figure waves. We saw the battle series with those construct contraptions, but will we see play sets and vehicles for the Green Lantern figures?


There will be vehicles for the GL figures out on May 1
st that each feature a ring activated transformation. Right now we do not have plans for a full playset, but time will tell!

Ask Matty for August 15, 2010



Matty from Mattycollector.com takes the time to answer questions from collectors.
Thank you Matty!

1) There were a few of the DC Infinite Heroes figures that were shown but most people have not found them yet at retail. When will the following figures be released? (photos attached)

- Captain Atom in Gold and red
- Shazam in White
- Black Hand in Black and grey





Hopefully these figures will get wider distribution in fall of 2010. This is one of the reasons we have not announced more 2010 figure since there are quite a few previously announced figures to make it out there.


2) Some DC Infinite Heroes figures are hard to find in the USA.

- Commissioner Gordon in SWAT uniform
- Superman Prime
- Wildcat in Black

These figures have been released in Canada, Australia and Europe, but were almost a NO SHOW in the USA. Any plans to get these figures into circulation again for the USA collectors?



We have these figures available for retailers to order in the US. It is up to retailers to order more product. If you are not seeing the latest Infinite Heroes figures at your local toy store, ask for more from the toy department manager.


3) Can you please stop pre-posing the DC Universe Classics figures in their package? Some people have reported that the limbs get warped in the package.
Looking at the packaged photo of Zatanna, I
hope the same does not happen to her action figure.



We didn’t see a photo of Zatanna attached but if you want to post it up so we can forward to our consumer goods department, which may help us control this issue!


4) Some people were very unhappy after Friday's panel at SDCC, to see NO NEW FIGURES announced for DC Infinite Heroes in 2010. We were just shown a Green Lantern slide and were told we would have to wait until 2011. I hope the wait will be worth it, meaning that improvements to the 3.75" figures will be included as well, like articulated elbows on the female Green Lanterns. Besides GREEN LANTERN MOVIE figures, I certainly hope that there will be a large amount of Green Lantern Comic Book Versions of characters mixed into the assortments. I hope that the first wave of 3.75" Green Lantern figures is large and impressive, because if it fails we may not see wave 2 or 3. Will we see Classic Green Lantern characters as well as the new Blackest Night multi-colored lantern figures in the assortments? (Please don't give that "we can't talk about unannounced figures" answer, you owe the DCIH fans something, and we know you plan to continue DCIH after Green Lantern, so maybe you can shed some more light on that.)

We can’t comment anymore on 2011 product at this time. We’ll have a lot to reveal in the coming months though. All we can say is you will see 3 ¾” scale figures in 2011 with a Green Lantern theme. Until we have retailer commitments we can’t announce anything. 2011 is still very in flux.


5) I saw the new Imaginex Green Lantern Playset that was announced at SDCC. A repaint of the Mars base. I was thinking that another repainted version would make a nice Aquaman playset? (I hope the Green Lantern Movie 3.75" playsets will be more impressive.)



That is a great suggestion and we will gladly pass along to the Fisher-Price team!


New DC Infinite Heroes 3 packs

The latest DC Infinite Heroes 3 packs have been spotted at discount stores like TJ Maxx and Marshalls. They should not last long since they are selling at a bargain price of $5.99 for each 3 pack.

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Ask Matty for May 1, 2010



Matty from Mattycollector.com takes the time to answer questions from collectors.
Thank you Matty!

1) We have seen a metallic green deco on the DCUC Hal Jordan Green Lantern figure. Will that figure be part of the Green Lantern 5-pack or a running change in the ALL-STAR lineup?

This is an upcoming TRU All-Star re-deco figure! We kind of snuck that reveal in to see who noticed!





2) Someone suggested that the DCUC Starro mask 4-pack that will be given away FREE at SDCC with the purchase of the DCIH boxed set, be also SOLD on the Mattycollector.com site after SDCC. Some collectors would like to buy multiples to use on their DCUC figures. Is this possible?

Much like Gleek, the Starro Spores will only be available with purchase of the Starro 75th pack at SDCC. The version of the 75th box set on MattyCollector.com will not include the 6” scale Spores.

3) Will there be a reserve supply of SDCC DCUC Plasticman and DCIH Starro Box Sets put aside for the Mattycollector.com site, or if they sell out at SDCC will they no longer be available?

Yes, all of the SDCC items have separate inventory for the show as well as Mattycollector.com. If we have stock left over from the SDCC inventory it will be sold online as well. Although based on previous years we doubt any of the items that are exclusive to the show such as Orko or the Starro Spores will remain after the show so please don’t count on this option.

4) Aquaman fans were happy to see him in the DCIH Starro Box Set. When will the DCIH Aquaman figure be released on a single card at retail?

We don’t have a retail version of Aquaman in Infinite Heroes to announce quite yet. Right now, the Starro pack version is the only one on the horizon.





5)      What is the DCIH STARRO figure made from? It kind of looks like foam rubber. Are there wires in the arms that will hold the shape if you bend them? Is it safe to toss at my nephew's head when we play "STARRO ATTACKS!"?

It is made of rubber with bendy metal wires running through it; similar to Clayface’s arms but with a more heavy-duty material.




Ask Matty for April 15, 2010



Matty from Mattycollector.com takes the time to answer questions from collectors.


1. All but 5 of the DC Infinite Heroes figures shown at the NY Toy Fair are now available at retail. When do you plan to reveal the next batch of new DCIH figures?

Ideally, we will have more figures to reveal at SDCC if there is enough retailer interest to continue the line in 2011.




2.
The DC Infinite Heroes Ravager figure was the first female DCIH I saw with new hips and knees. How long before a new female upper torso is made to use ball joint shoulders and arms with elbow joints.

Again, if there is enough retailer interest to continue the line we should be getting to a new female buck very soon.



3. The DCIH Deathstroke figure was released, but the paint colors did not match what the DCUC 6" version or the comic books have. Are there plans to release a redeco with blue legs instead of silver?

Nothing is locked in yet, but this would be a great redeco for the future!



4.
When are the DCIH Robin, Dr.Light, Ravager and Heatwave, Flash, Trickster, 3-packs scheduled to be in stores?

These should be shipping by the summer.



5.
When are the DCIH redecos, "Gold" Captain Atom, "Black & Grey" Black Hand, and the Reverse Flash, scheduled to be in stores?

These are scheduled for late summer/early fall.

Ask Matty for January 15, 2010



Matty from Mattycollector.com takes the time to answer questions from collectors.


1. Chris asks: I have noticed that the Alexander Luthor (3.75") figure is about the most unpopular figure in the line, in spite of how easy he is to customize, but he died and was resurected as a Black Lantern and with no physical changes to his appearance, only a paint change, so perhaps Mattel could consider a paint change on the figure to a Black Lantern design to perhaps make it more popular, and maybe even generate more interest in the first one? All of this with the fact that Blackest Night is going on in the books of course.

We’d love to get some Blackest Night characters. But keep in mind, we learn about new characters at the same time you do, and it takes 12-16 months for a new figure to hit shelves. So the earliest you might see these type of figures would be spring 2011.


2. Will the Green Lantern movie toy line have 3.75" figures and playsets similar to the Batman movie toy line? I hope to see a Green Lantern Main Power Battery playset kind of like what was originally proposed for the Kenner Super Powers toy line.

It is WAY too early for us to discuss any of our plans right now for Green Lantern, but you can be assured we will have some amazing figure lines for both kids and collectors!


3. I read that Maniac Mike will be handling the DCU toy lines. How long has Mike been a DC fan and Who are some of Mike's favorite DC characters?

Mike: "I've been reading DC Comics for a while now.  Oddly enough it was the Death of Superman Event that pulled me into DC Comics, after the emergence of Image had me reading Spawn and Young Blood, back in the early 90's.  I've since gone back and read a lot of older stuff both pre-Crisis and post.  As for favorite characters right now I would say I'm a big Vic Sage The Question fan (Not that I have anything against Renee Montoya).  I'm also a big Secret Six/Villains United fan!  I just wish they would bring back Parademon as I miss his and Ragdolls banter Happy  I'm definitely digging Batman & Robin right now as Dick Grayson has definitely stepped into the role pretty smoothly!" 


4. Besides the Legion of Super-Heroes, what other teams will be featured in the 2010 DC Infinite Heroes toyline? You don't have to announce specific characters, just tell us what DC Teams will be represented in 2010?

There will be figures from many teams next year including Justice League, Justice Society, Teen Titans and more.


5. DC Comics will be featuring the GENERATIONAL LEGACY of their characters during their 75th Anniversary year. Will we see something similar reflected in the 2010 DCUC and DCIH where characters from the Golden-Age, Silver-Age, Bronze-Age and Modern-Age be in the lineups or grouped in sets?

Yup, you’ll absolutely see this in many of our lines next year and beyond too.

JSA on Batman: Brave and the Bold

One of my favorite DC Superhero teams, The Justice Society of America made an appearance on Batman: The Brave and the Bold cartoon series. The JSA, Black Canary and Batman battle Per Degaton and his Robot Army.








DC Infinite Heroes - New figures coming soon

Mattel had revealed some new DC Infinite Heroes earlier this year. Now the new figures are finally on their way to stores for the holiday season.












Green Lantern: First Flight Animated Movie

Green Lantern: First Flight will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 28, 2009.
I plan on going to Best Buy to get the special edition with the exclusive Green Lantern: Hal Jordan action figure from the DC Infinite Heroes toyline.




Here is a link to the official movie website.
http://www.warnervideo.com/greenlanterndvd/

Wonder Woman Animated Movie

I picked up the new WONDER WOMAN animated movie today.
I bought the BEST BUY edition that comes with a Wonder Woman action figure from the DC Infinite Heroes toyline.





Here is a link to the official website.
http://warnervideo.com/wonderwomanmovie/

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies DVD

One of my favorite comic book stories is being adapted into an animated movie.
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on September 29, 2009.




Here is a link to the official website to view the movie trailer.
http://www.warnervideo.com/supermanbatmandvd/

DC Direct Hal Jordan SDCC Exclusives

This week the San Diego Comic Con event is in full swing.
DC Direct will have a set of exclusive Hal Jordan Blackest Night figures for sale at the Graphitti Designs booth.


Here's the breakdown of availability:

Wednesday (Preview Night) - July 22 - 6:00 pm Hal Jordan: Green Lantern - 3,000 pieces available

Thursday, July 23 - 10:00 am
Hal Jordan: Yellow Lantern - 1,500 pieces available

Friday, July 24 - 10:00 am
Hal Jordan: Blue Lantern - 1,500 pieces available

Saturday, July 25 - 10:00 am
Hal Jordan: Orange Lantern - 1,500 pieces available

Sunday, July 26 - 10:00 am
Hal Jordan: Red Lantern - 1,500 pieces available

Each figure comes with its own lantern and a wearable power ring customized to each Corps. Each figure is available starting its respective day, and will continue to be on sale until it is sold out. Each figure comes in its own four-color box.


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July 2009 -
DC Direct - BLACKEST NIGHT SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURES

BLACKEST NIGHT continues to astonish as DC Direct introduces the third series of action figures based on this storyline!

Don't get caught without these new action figures, including
Aquaman, the third member of the Black Lanterns; Arisia, the Green Lantern charged with protecting Earth; Larfleeze, the only living member of the avaricious Orange Lantern Corps, who comes with the slain - and slavish - Glomulus; and Star Sapphire of the Zamorans, whose members battle using the violet power of love.

All four figures feature multiple points of articulation and include a display base. Larfleeze, Arisia and Star Sapphire also come with lantern accessories.

4-color clamshell blister card packaging.
Advance-solicited; on sale March 3, 2010

DC Infinite Heroes CRISIS set



Mattycollector.com will be offering a special Crisis themed 4 figure set of DC Infinite Heroes on their website.
The DC Infinite Heroes figures include; the Monitor, Psycho-Pirate, The Flash 2 (Barry Allen) and Supergirl. 

Judging from the photo of the card back, it appears that these figures may have unique details that make them different from the ones that will be available at retail stores.

Supergirl: special figure has battle damaged outfit and the regular one at retail has the normal outfit.

Flash 2 (Barry Allen): special figure has a decomposing head and the regular one at retail may have a normal head.

Psycho-Pirate: special figure will be wearing the Medusa Mask and the regular one at retail will have his face visible.

Monitor: I'm not sure if there will be differences in the figure yet.

More details on these DC Infinite Heroes figures should be revealed at SDCC next month.

JLA Classified: Classic Series 2 Action Figures

I love the Ed McGuinness styled figures from DC Direct. I hope that they continue to make more of them.

June 2009 -
DC Direct - JLA CLASSIFIED: CLASSIC SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES
The JLA CLASSIFIED: CLASSIC line expands with four all-new figures! Consistent in style and scale to Series 1, Series 2 features some of the most requested characters from DC Comics.
Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base. 4-color blister card packaging.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 3, 2010
Figures Included:
Green Lantern - 6.75" h

Superman (Blue) - 6.75" h

Batgirl - 6.5" h

Aquaman - 6.75" h



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Cover Girls of the DC Universe: Power Girl Statue

June 2009 - DC Direct - COVER GIRLS OF THE DC UNIVERSE: POWER GIRL STATUE
BASED ON THE ART OF ADAM HUGHES

SCULPTED BY DESIGN JACK MATHEWS
As the cousin of Superman, Power Girl packs quite a punch as one of the heaviest hitters in the JSA. And now, she stars in her own smash-hit monthly series, further increasing her popularity and cementing her place as one of the greatest superheroines of all time!
This latest addition to the instantly popular COVER GIRLS OF THE DC UNIVERSE statue line is posed just as she appears on the variant cover of Adam Hughes' POWER GIRL #2.

Hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain and measuring approximately 9" tall x 6.5" wide x 4.25" deep, this statue includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 24, 2009

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$99.99 US

Cool Custom Figure: Cir-El "Supergirl"

Here is a cool custom figure made by Carbonor.
This is Cir-El, also known as Supergirl, as she appeared in the Superman / Batman comic.

I love the Ed McGuinness style action figures that DC Direct makes and this is one that I hope they make in the future.

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Figure - Superman/Batman (McGuinness) Superwoman
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Collector Support Needed For Future DC Toy Releases

6/24/09 UPDATE

The DC Infinite Heroes 6 pack, Teen Titans Mallah’s Revenge will be a Walmart exclusive later this year.



The 2 packs of Batman and Clayface, Superman and Brainiac, will be available at Toys-R-Us and some online retailers in June or July 2009. I don’t know if the Supergirl and Lex Luthor, Golden Age Hawkman and Hawkgirl, 2-packs will ever be released.



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12/20/08
Here is an update from Toy Guru at Mattel.

Hey toy fans,
So here is the deal with the new DCUC 2 packs and new DCIH Teen Titans Mallah's Revenge 6 packs that has shown up on some internet sites.




( These are unpainted prototype photos. )

These are currently "proposed" packs which we would very much like to get to. What are the factors holding them up you say? Well fan interest that is what!

To generate this, we have offered these packs to online retailers in hopes of generating enough pre-sales and support going into production. If we do recieve that and can hit the minimum order quantity we need to go into production, these packs will roll out throughout 2009. Here is the skinny:

Batman vs Clayface (January 2009?)

Batman will be in his black and gray costume with "mud splatter" effects. Clayface will be an exact reissue of this hard to find figure.



Superman vs Brainiac (April 2009?)

This is proposed as a standard Superman figure (Eradicator head on the Wave 6 Superman body with red heat vision eyes) vs. Classic Brainiac (green head) with an all new head and collar piece. Brainic will come armed with Luthor's gun from the 2007 figure.



Supergirl vs. Luthor (July 2009?)

This will be a reissue of the Blue outfit Kara Supergirl and the power suit Lex, but perhapes with a little surprise in the accessories!



Golden Age Hawkman & Hawkgirl Pack (September 2009?)

Two new figures to start your golden age collection.


So again, all of these packs are pending fan interest. Because they are not being carried (at this time) by any of the large box stores, we need to generate a minimum order before we can turn on the green light and go into production.

And while many may ask "why not sell these on MattyCollector.com?", well, that is because we have other more intensive packs with more obscure characters from the DC universe planned for the Matty.com offerings which are already going forward - check out the new issue of Toy Fare for a sneak peak at Alex Luthor and Ultraman. These 4 packs are meant to get harded to find figures back in collectors hands. (vs the Matty packs are all news characters in each pack).

If these packs do not get produced, we will try to work these characters back into the line down the road. But for now, the best way to show support for these packs is to place pre orders with your favorite online retailer today!

Also, look for a surprise reveal on
MattyCollector.com right after Xmas this year!


Toy Guru

MattyCollector product release dates

In July 2008, Mattel opened a new website for toy collectors, called MattyCollector.com.



Here is a product release update from their site.

Hey Toy Fans,
As we get closer to 2009, (when MattyCollector.com will really take off with new product every month!) we finally have on-sale dates to announce. Here are the first batch of items to look forward to in 2009!



DCUC Adam Strange™ and Starfire™ 2 -pack — on sale Jan 15, 2009


MOTU Classics Skeletor™ — on sale Jan 15, 2009


MOTU Classic Stratos™ — on sale Feb 15, 2009

 



JLU Gotham Criminals 4 Pack — on sale Feb 15, 2009 (Bane™, Clock-King™, Harley Quinn™, Scarecrow)

DC Universe Classics Archive Update

Big news from MattyCollector.com.

We are thrilled to announce the premier of WAVE 8 of DCU Classics figures!
Look for these to hit stores in mid-Spring 2009. Truly some of the best figures we have done to date!

Wave 8 will include:

Hawkgirl™
Gentleman Ghost™
Dr Fate™ (with a chase classic version)
Parademon™ (both Red and Yellow versions split 50/50!)
Mr. Terrific™
Vigilante
Commander Steel™

And drum roll…the Collect and Connect™ bonus figure, and our biggest yet at a whopping 10 inches is… GIGANTA™

Larger photos can be seen at the DC Universe Classics Archive.


Hawkgirl™

Dr Fate™
Dr Fate™ (classic)



Gentleman Ghost™

Parademon™ (both Red and Yellow versions)



Mr. Terrific™

Commander Steel™
Vigilante


GIGANTA™

Cool Custom Figure: Tyr

Here is a cool custom figure made by Airmax.
This is a really great DC Universe Classics version of Tyr.

Head: DCUC Red Tornado
Body: DCUC Black Manta
Left arm: DCUC Orion
Right arm: MotU 200x Trap-Jaw
Legs: DCUC Black Manta





Batman: The Brave and the Bold


Cartoon Network has announced Batman: The Brave and The Bold, a new animated series slated to debut in 2008.

"Batman isn't going at it alone this time! From Warner Bros. Animation comes the latest interpretation of the classic Batman franchise. Our caped crusader is teamed up with heroes from across the DC Universe, delivering nonstop action and adventure with a touch of comic relief. Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, Aquaman and countless others will get a chance to uphold justice alongside Batman. Though still based in Gotham, Batman will frequently find himself outside city limits, facing situations that are both unfamiliar and exhilarating. With formidable foes around every corner, Batman will still rely on his stealth, resourcefulness and limitless supply of cool gadgets to bring justice home."

The series, consisting of 30-minute episodes, will be produced by James Tucker and Linda M. Steiner -- the team behind Legion of Super Heroes -- and will be executive produced by Sam Register. Other creators include line producer Amy McKenna, story editor Michael Jelenic and directors Ben Jones, Brandon Vietti and Michael Chang.

Birds of Prey: The Complete Series



BURBANK, CA (April 2, 2008) – The wait is over! Birds of Prey, the hit WB show, will finally make it to DVD. Three young female heroines will be fighting together, living together, and soaring into adventure together when Warner Home Video's (WHV) releases of Birds of Prey: The Complete Series on July 15, 2008 for $39.98 SRP. Birds of Prey: The Complete Series includes all 13 episodes from the series plus all-new bonus features in a 4-disc collection.

From the creators of the CW hit Smallville, Birds of the Prey was produced in 2002 for the WB and is loosely based on the DC Comics series with the same name. The hit show brought in 7.6 million viewers each week and was the largest audience in the 18-34 demographic for the network at that time. While the world was sleeping at night, the Birds of Prey flock together to fight crime on the streets of New Gotham City. Several years after the city was abandoned by Batman, the awesome threesome of Huntress (Ashley Scott), Oracle (Dina Meyer), and Dinah (Rachel Skarsten) was formed. Huntress is the daughter of Batman and Catwoman, and can smell danger from miles away. Dinah has the gift of clairvoyance and Oracle leads the team through her cyber experience, despite being wheelchair bound by the Joker. During the course of the show, the girls are often confronted with schemes masterminded by Dr. Quinzel, but always prevail and beat her at her own game.


"The Birds of Prey continues the legacy of Batman in an action-packed show with a trio of female heroines that are adored by fans," said Rosemary Markson, WHV Vice President, TV Marketing, "We are delighted to finally release Birds of Prey: The Complete Series for the very loyal fan base and a new generation of comics lovers."

In addition to the entire series, complete with 13 full episodes, Birds of Prey: The Complete Series includes never-before-seen special features such as:
  • Gotham Girls S1-3 – An animated series of shorts starring the Birds of Prey characters.

Birds of Prey: The Complete Series
Street Date: July 15, 2008
DVD SRP: $39.98
Running Time: 727 mins

DC Infinite Heroes

Mattel has revealed a new line of 3.75 inch action figures called DC Infinite Universe.

I've always said that there should be a 3.75 inch DC Universe with realistic sculpts and limited articulation similar to Star Wars figures.

DC Direct tried Pocket Superheroes, but not realistic enough for me.
DC Minimates, look cool but not a collection I would go after.

Mattel's DC Infinite Heroes finally got it right.
Pictured below are: Gotham City Police Officers, Commissioner Gordon, Black Adam, Flash: Jay Garrick, Supergirl, Bizarro, Wonder Girl, Batwoman, Batman, Catwoman, GCPD Police, The Question, Hush, Black Hand, LexCorp Goon?, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Green Lantern, GCPD Police, Power Girl, Shazam! (Captain Marvel), Zoom, Wildcat, Killer Croc, Weather Wizard, Thanagarian Guards and Hawkman.

Cool Custom Figure: Supergirl

Here is a cool custom figure make by fp_spirit.

The recipe is:
DC Superheroes Supergirl body
DC Direct Superman/Batman Series 2 Supergirl cape
DC Direct Flamebird head
painted the boots to match the cape
painted the skin to match the head


DC Superhero Barbies for 2008

Mattel will be releasing some new DC Superhero Barbie figures this year.
These figures look like they use the new body type. They will be in the collectors series and priced about $35.00 each.

The current release dates are:
Batgirl - July 2008
Supergirl - August 2008
Black Canary - September 2008
Wonder Woman - October 2008



New York Comic Con: Exclusive Mattel DC Universe Classics

At the 2008 New York Comic Con, Mattel will be offering an exclusive Mr.Freeze action figure. They will also make the Knight Shadow Batman and Black Suit Superman available again.


Mr.Freeze


Knight Shadow Batman


Black Suit Superman

The DC Comics Action Figure Archive

I've been collecting DC Comics related action figures for many years. I also feature some photo archives on my website. Well, today I received my copy of The DC Comics Action Figure Archive. This is a nice reference book for DC toy fans like myself.



Synopsis
For the legions that collect the immensely popular DC Comics action figures, we have good news: the official visual compendium of more than 1,400 characters has finally arrived. The DC Comics Action Figure Archive is the definitive reference for the serious enthusiast. Assembled by lead collector Scott Beatty and the experts at DC Comics, this sturdy hardcover features more than 600 full-color photographs and an easily navigable A-to-Z structure. Here, too, are previously impossible-to-find release dates, variants and "redecoes," as well as detailed information on action figure scales and articulation points. From Ace the Bat-Hound to Zauriel, with lots of Batman and Superman in-between, this collector's must-have guide doesn't miss a beat.

DC Universe Classics Info Archive

Here is a new website dedicated to the DC Universe Classics toyline.



DC Universe Classics Info Archive

The site offers high quality photos, news bits, categorized listings, a checklist and other pertinent DCUC information. Expect more features and sections to be added soon.

Here is the link.
http://www.dcuc.info/

DC Universe Classics.com



I came across this website earlier this week. It gives information about the new DC Universe Classics toyline.

Here is a link.
http://dcuniverseclassics.com/

Mattel gets the Master Toy License for DC Comics Characters


Offical Press Release:

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), on behalf of DC Comics, announced today that it has entered into a multi-year deal with leading worldwide toy manufacturer, Mattel, Inc., which names them master toy licensee for the complete DC Universe property portfolio. Under the terms of this strategic alliance, Mattel is granted unprecedented access to the complete breadth and scope of the DC Comics vault of characters, which includes more than a thousand world-famous DC Super Heroes and Super Villains, such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Joker, and The Riddler. Further, the agreement includes well loved characters such as The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Shazam!, Green Arrow and Hawkman. Financial terms of the relationship were not released.



In addition to the rights to existing DC Comics characters, animation and motion pictures, the deal gives Mattel rights to produce toys based on future DC Universe film and animation projects that are developed and produced during the term of the agreement. Mattel will support the DC Universe characters across all of its key brands including Hot Wheels, Radica, Fisher-Price, Tyco and Mattel Games.

Mattel will bring the talents of their world-class sculptors, designers and developers to create product lines that target both kids and collectors. In combination with their expertise in kids and kid-targeted marketing, product and content development, they will develop DC SUPER HEROES sections in the toy aisle designed to attract a new generation of kids into the DC Universe for the first time while fueling the flames of collectors’ and fans’ passion for these characters. With the broad scope of category rights granted, Mattel is uniquely positioned to leverage this rich portfolio across many different categories.

“Combining the power and richness of the DC Comics Universe with the unparalleled creativity and expertise of Mattel makes for an incredible alliance,” said Brad Globe, president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Knowing that the vast catalogue of DC Comics properties will be in the hands of the world’s most successful toy manufacturer ensures a consistency and quality in product development for years to come.”

Beyond the strong stable of notable heroes that serve as the face of the DC Universe, characters from such world renowned super powered teams as the Justice League and Teen Titans will allow Mattel to expand on their extensive, existing relationship with DC Comics to develop products that go far deeper and broader with their individual characters.

“Working closely with Mattel across a broad spectrum of our characters will increase the variety available to our fans and collectors, and help introduce the DC Universe to a new generation of toy buyers. We look forward to collaborating with their dedicated team to make toys as yet undreamed of into playful reality,” said Paul Levitz, President and Publisher of DC Comics.

During its seven-year relationship with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Mattel has created and delivered a number of successful toy lines that bring the fun, action-packed heroism and excitement of DC Comics’ characters to life, including top-of-the-line action figures and vehicles for the 2005 release of “Batman Begins,” innovative toys for “The Batman” animated series, along with a collection of heroes and villains from the popular Justice League Animated Series and the Batman and Superman family of DC Super Heroes action figure lines.

“We are thrilled to expand our long-standing partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products,” said Neil Friedman, President, Mattel Brands. “We strongly value our close-working relationship and Warner Bros. Consumer Products’ extensive portfolio of characters from the DC Comics Universe presents a fantastic opportunity for us to bring even more characters to life for kids and collectors alike.”