Dick Tracy Attends SDCC 09 With Shocker Toys

by Jay Cochran
May 19, 2009
Tribune’s Dick Tracy attends San Diego Comic-Con this year as exclusive Black and White action figures brought to you by Shocker Toys. This is a first for Dick Tracy to appear as hyper-articulated action figures in creator Chester Gould's black and white comic strip style. The world’s most famous detective will be available in two limited run action figures. Both will be available on-site at San Diego Comic Con, with the standard issue B&W version also available to non-attendees at Shocker Toys Online Store. The B&W variant figure, which features Dick in his trench coat with a Tommy gun will ONLY be available on-site for a lucky few at Comic-Con.

INDIE SPOTLIGHT COMIC BOOK HEROES 6” Action Figures SDCC EXCLUSIVES

* Dick Tracy B&W variant figure is limited to SDCC attendees only.

* Dick Tracy B&W standard figure is available at Shocker Toys Online Store and at SDCC.


Tribune-“Dick Tracy's inimitable style has secured his place in Americana as the groundbreaking detective who kept the streets safe (and millions of readers glued to their comics pages). Not content to rest on his laurels, Tracy continues to be relevant as he combines old-fashioned values with 21st century innovation to capture corporate crooks, computer pirates, polluters, skyjackers, gang members and terrorists.”

Dick Tracy is also part of the upcoming Series 2 of Indie Spotlight Comic Book Heroes 6” scale action figure line. The line will feature him colorized in both the standard and variant models. Series 2, dubbed “The Tick Series" also features The Tick, Ignacia, Jack Staff and King Zombie.

This is only the beginning of the Shocker Toys offerings this year at San Diego Comic-Con. Look out for follow up with more news to come on other exclusives, product previews, contests and more.
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Dilios - 2009-07-26 @ 4:18 pm

Wheres the color version? All those pics are B&W...

The trenchcoat one looks good, imho.

Though, figures of the movie would of been better.

I really want a figure of Mumbles...

Doom Saber - 2009-07-21 @ 12:46 am

wow

SWH - 2009-07-17 @ 10:23 am
Na, I just don't feel the need to rag on pre-production prototype figures, as if I'm looking at the finished product. So many things change on the figures from point A to point Z, and some of us are already aware of this when they show their first pictures.

So once again, people jumped the gun to rip on Shocker Toys product. If they'd have just saved all of their comments until seeing the finished figure, they'd have spared themselves countless posts of complaining over nothing.

The Dick Tracy packaging looks sharp.

*sarcasm* yeah the artwork on the package looks nothing like the figure that was made.

The prototypes were shown with every intention of releasing them like that if people had been happy with them. Why would Shocker intentionally waste money making a crappy first tooling, if they planned to make a better one later on? They obviously saw that people had given them valid criticisms which they then implemented in order to improve the figure. Explain to me then how people "attacking" Shocker by finding fault in an early prototype has "hurt" the company? They never tried to sell Chick Tracy to anyone, the figure they're actually selling is better thanks to feedback. It's actually helped them to make something that now more people will buy.

Listening to someone like yourself WWH is worthless for Shocker. If they listened to you, you'd tell them the figure was fine, and they'd have released it the way it was. By listening to things that myself and other have said looked bad, Shocker will now sell more products. Maybe not to me yet, because I'm still not happy, but certainly to others who are happy with the figure now, but hated that first prototype. If my goal in life was to "destroy" Shocker, I'd have kept silent and let them mass produce that hunk of crap and send themselves bankrupt.

People didn't jump the gun to rip on a Shocker product. If people hadn't given any feedback, they'd have released the prototype they'd already spent money making. Geoff can't be stupid enough to spend money making an intentionally crappy prototype, then completely redoing it to make a better one. Give the man some credit. He made the better one because people told him how to make it better. If he didn't get so defensive, and was actually open to all criticism put to him, he could have improved it even more.

ensign - 2009-07-17 @ 7:53 am
The only thing thats wrong with this figure is the closed left hand. You've got all this updated articulation and then you toss in throw back closed hands from like the original Star Wars figures. Its strange they should just take the left hand from the suited Tracy and use it on this figure too.

Also, what's up with the black and white thing? Character Options is doing the same thing with their Doctor Who Figure. WTF

The Doctor Who figures are in black and white because that's how those Doctors appeared on TV. It's a smaller run for folks who want to see the figures that way. There are color versions.

Basically the same thing Shocker is doing. Dick Tracy has always been a black and white comic strip. So they've recreated them to reflect that. However there is going to be a color version to reflect colored Tracy comics that have appeared through the years.

I understand that the shows and strips were in black and white and I respect that some may prefer a black and white figure. I just don't get why they would want it. But I don't get why some people collect half the stuff they collect. I'm really looking foward to the color figure. I hope it really does well so that SHOCKER will produce a whole line of Tracy figures with villians and all. I really like the 90's Movie, have the figures that came out then, but I want something new.

Opticon - 2009-07-17 @ 1:52 am
domu - 2009-07-17 @ 1:27 am
Na, I just don't feel the need to rag on pre-production prototype figures, as if I'm looking at the finished product. So many things change on the figures from point A to point Z, and some of us are already aware of this when they show their first pictures.

So once again, people jumped the gun to rip on Shocker Toys product. If they'd have just saved all of their comments until seeing the finished figure, they'd have spared themselves countless posts of complaining over nothing.

The Dick Tracy packaging looks sharp.

*sarcasm* yeah the artwork on the package looks nothing like the figure that was made.

Yeah, you keep rewriting history to massage your ego.

They were prototypes. Shocker asked for critiques. Critiques were given. Changes were made.

Don't be angry now because you didn't participate in the process and instead chose to pretend to like something which you really didn't. Were you afraid of being called a "Hater" if you gave your real opinion on the prototypes?

worldwarhulk - 2009-07-17 @ 1:13 am

Na, I just don't feel the need to rag on pre-production prototype figures, as if I'm looking at the finished product. So many things change on the figures from point A to point Z, and some of us are already aware of this when they show their first pictures.

So once again, people jumped the gun to rip on Shocker Toys product. If they'd have just saved all of their comments until seeing the finished figure, they'd have spared themselves countless posts of complaining over nothing.

The Dick Tracy packaging looks sharp.

*sarcasm* yeah the artwork on the package looks nothing like the figure that was made.

domu - 2009-07-17 @ 12:29 am
No difference eh?

SWH and domu don't you remember ragging on the pre-production piece? I guess your memory must be slipping.

I think you're confusing us. I never said the new figures weren't an improvement.

Original pre-production Dick Tracy

pooda - 2009-07-17 @ 12:16 am

No difference eh?

SWH and domu don't you remember ragging on the pre-production piece? I guess your memory must be slipping.

Original pre-production Dick Tracy

Shockertoysllp - 2009-07-17 @ 12:12 am

No difference eh?

SWH and domu don't you remember ragging on the pre-production piece? I guess your memory must be slipping.

Original pre-production Dick Tracy

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