DC Direct Solicitations For December 2009

by Jay Cochran
April 20, 2009

Based on the best-selling, action-adventure series of video games available exclusively on the PlayStation® computer entertainment systems!

One of the best-selling video game series of all time and a worldwide favorite with consumers, the Ratchet and Clank franchise is best known for overpowered weapons, ingenious gadgets, interstellar exploration and outrageous humor. At the heart of this multimillion unit selling action-adventure saga are its two main characters: Ratchet, an impulsive, wrench-wielding intergalactic tinkerer who is the last Lombax in the galaxy, and Clank, his logical and witty robotic partner. With the help of self-proclaimed “hero,” Captain Qwark, Ratchet and Clank have defeated most of the universe’s most vile villains. Yet they face an old nemesis, the diabolical Dr. Nefarious, who seeks to control time itself in their latest caper – Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time.

Each figure features multiple points of articulation.
4-color clamshell packaging.

Advance-solicited; on sale December 2, 2009 * Action Figures * PI

Martin Laing Signature Edition
by HOT TOYS (Movie Masterpiece Series)

Under special distribution arrangement with Hong Kong toymaker Hot Toys, DC Direct is proud to offer this 1:6 scale figure of the Martin Laing Signature Edition T-600 endoskeleton killing machine – complete with the severed heads of two T-700 machines at its feet!

This T-600 version was inspired by the original T-600 concept art created by production designer and artist Martin Laing, featuring a variant machine gun design and bullet container. This edition, complete with an exclusive base featuring two light-up T-700 heads, was designed by Hot Toys especially for DC Direct.

In the highly anticipated new installment of The Terminator film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on
death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet's operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

• Stands approximately 14 inches tall
• Over 25 points of articulations, plus completely articulated fingers
• T-600 eyes light- up! Button cell battery operated/battery included
• Accessories includes Gatling gun ammo pack based on the conceptual artwork created by Martin Laing
• Figure base with nameplate
• T-700 heads on base light-up Button cell battery operated/battery included

Advance-solicited; on sale December 2, 2009
Collector figure * $225 US

The Dark Knight: 1:6 Scale The Joker (Gotham City Police)
MMS DX by Hot Toys

Hot Toys is proud to announce their brand new product line – MMS DX (Movie Masterpiece Series Deluxe) – and DC DIRECT is proud to announce the first in the line is the debut of THE JOKER from THE DARK KNIGHT!

The MMS DX line features a newly developed technology for a 1:6 scale collectible: Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS). PERS special features include: Unique designed eyeballs with colored translucent iris and simultaneous positionable eyeball function. The eyes for these figures move in all directions, much like human eyes.

The Joker MMS DX stands approximately 12 inches tall and features the Hot Toys True type body with over 35 points of articulation.

Dressed in a Gotham City police uniform with hat, Gotham City police badge and shoes, it is an authentic reproduction from the scene in the movie.

This figure also features:

An M1 Garand Rifle
Five grenades, knife pistol and Joker cards
Seven interchangeable, poseable hands
An interchangeable and new make-up Joker head featuring the PERS eyes with translucent irises
An additional costume: the new, improved & movie-accurate costume of an overcoat, sport coat, vest, shirt, tie, pants, belt, socks and shoes, with grenades rig and suspenders
Deluxe figure stand with LED lights

Packaged in a 4-color box. Limited edition!

Advance solicited: on sale December 9, 2009
*Collector figure * $195 US


It’s a battle for the ages when Amazon princess Wonder Woman takes on her archenemy Ares, the God of War, on the treacherous terrain of an ancient battlefield.

Wonder Woman battles not only Ares, but an army of undead warriors summoned across the millennia. From Viking to Roman to World War I, soldiers in league with Ares rise to his aid.

This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 13.5” high x 11” wide x 10.5” deep, is packaged in a 4-color box with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is manufactured to order.

* Minor assembly required.

Advance-solicited; on sale December 9, 2009 * Statue * $250 US


Green Lantern is the third character to join the new line of stylized vinyl UNI-FORMZ inspired by the red-hot designer toy phenomenon!

This unique new version of Hal Jordan (as Green Lantern) is a must-have for both collectors of contemporary toy design, as well as fans of the Emerald Guardian.

Three unique versions of Green Lantern are available: the modern version, dressed in the uniform the character is currently sporting for the “Blackest Night” story arc, which features a metallic-like hue; the classic version, dressed in his Silver Age tank-top uniform; and a translucent Power Glow version.

Don’t miss out! These toys are extremely limited and once they are sold out, DC Direct will not produce them again!

In keeping with the tradition of designer toys, rarity of certain incarnations are the norm. The Green Lantern variants (“Classic” and “Power Glow”) will be produced in far lower quantities.

These limited-edition vinyl UNI-FORMZ Green Lantern figures each feature 12 points of articulation, stand approximately 8” tall and are packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box.

Advance-solicited; on sale December 16, 2009 * Vinyl * PI

Green Lantern: First Flight DVD Maquette
Sculpted by Karen Palinko

When pilot Hal Jordan accepts a mysterious, powerful ring from a dying alien creature, it transforms him into a Green Lantern, one of an elite force of heroes who patrol the universe to ensure peace and justice under the leadership of the Guardians of the Universe. Unsure of their newest recruit, the Guardians assign Hal to their most-honored Green Lantern Sinestro for training, unaware that Sinestro wants to overthrow the Guardians and create a new order he’ll control. It’s a battle of might and will power as Hal must prove his worth by defeating Sinestro to save the Green Lantern Corps. Voiced by a stellar cast including Christopher Meloni, Victor Garber, Tricia Helfer and Michael Madsen, this DC Universe original animated adventure bursts with action-packed shakedowns, showdowns and spectacular visuals as Green Lantern uses his powers and imagination to make the impossible real!

This hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette of Green Lantern is based on art from the highly anticipated Warner Home Video made-for-DVD animated original movie, Green Lantern: First Flight!

Measuring approximately 9” tall x 4.25” wide x 4.75” deep (including the base), the maquette includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited edition of 4000! * Quantities may be allocated.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 8, 2009 * Statue*$89.99 US


It’s the ultimate collectible for Batman fans! Batman and his allies team up in four separate pieces (sold in three parts) to form a single statue.

Solicited this month is Part 3 of this multi-part statue, featuring Batwoman and Commissioner Gordon standing on a rooftop in Gotham City, ready to take action. This part of the statue follows the other pieces of the statue: Part 1 features Robin and Catwoman reclining on a gargoyle and Part 2 features Huntress and Nightwing heroically surveying the city.

The bases of each piece slide together to form a shot of the entire Batman family on a rooftop overlooking Gotham. Each of the three parts includes a piece of the fourth portion of the scene, which can be easily assembled to form Batman, who looms in the back of the scene. All three parts of the statue are needed to make Batman.

Part 3 of the statue measures approximately 9” high x 7” wide x 5” deep, while the entire multi-part statue measures approximately 11” high x 17” wide x 11.5” deep
when fully assembled.

The BATMAN FAMILY MULTI-PART STATUE is limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale December 16, 2009 * Statue * $150 US


The third series of action figures that spans the broad history of the DC Universe includes more fan-favorite characters that have rarely been produced in action figure form!

Ocean Master (half-brother of Aquaman), the super-flexible Plastic Man and Superman’s nemesis Brainiac join the Man of Steel himself in this series, based on George Pérez’s art from HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE.

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base. 4-color blister card packaging.

Advance-solicited; on sale December 16, 2009 * Action Figures * PI


“The Big Four” have teamed up for the perfect holiday gift!

Classic Justice League of America members Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern appear here in action figure form, along with a 48-page book featuring the story of the re-formation of the JLA after Infinite Crisis, as well as the characters’ origin stories as told by contemporary artists.

The stories included in this special set are JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #31 by Brad Meltzer, Ed Benes and Sandra Hope, the 2-page origin stories from the pages of 52 starring Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern and the JLA, plus the 2-page Superman origin story by Brian Azzarello, Jim Lee and Scott Williams previously seen in ABSOLUTE SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW.

Advance-solicited; on sale December 2, 2009 * Box Set * PI


Display your copies of DC’s hit weekly series TRINITY between this unique three-piece bookend set!

Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman form a triad, each with its own base. Superman and Wonder Woman anchor each side while Batman poses in a bonus third, center piece.

Designed by superstar artist Mark Bagley, each character is an iconic representation of one of the tarot cards in the story. To further this concept, each of the bookends features a removable tarot card, which can be inserted into a slot in its base to provide a backdrop.

Each piece of this limited-edition, cold-cast porcelain bookend set measures approximately 8.25” tall x 6.5” wide x 6” deep, includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale December 2, 2009 * Bookends * $325 US


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