Lionel’s DC Comics™ Batman™ Phantom LionChief™ Train Set 

Calling all diehard Batman fans

Lionel’s DC Comics™ Batman™ Phantom LionChief™ Train Set offers a unique way for fans to showcase their superhero affection. Fans can forget the Batmobile and stay five steps ahead of their foes with this dark and brooding BATMAN Phantom Set! The ready-to-run train set includes 3 cars (a powered Phantom engine, non-powered dome car and non-powered dome end car); as well as track, a wall pack power supply and LionChief™ remote for the Phantom engine. The engine even features a RailSounds RC™ sound system with special Phantom background sounds, horn, bell and user-activated announcements, including “That’s Commissioner Gordon Calling,” “Next Stop Gotham City” and more!

 

The train set is available at select Lionel dealers nationwide for a MSRP of $399.99.

 

Diamond Select Toys Superman Resin Bust review.

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By Steven Biscotti

​Diamond Select Toys is at it again with their DC animated collectibles line.  This time it isn’t for The Dark Knight though.  This time it’s for none other than the grandfather of all super heroes – The Man of Steel himself, Superman!  

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Diamond Select Toys excited fans and collectors when they revealed their plans for Warner Bros. popular DC animated series like “Batman” and “Justice League” during Toy Fair 2015.  The one line noticeably absent, just like DC Collectibles, was products from “Superman: The Animated Series.”  It was something that I took notice of immediately as I’m not only a fan of The Last Son of Krypton but also a big fan of “Superman: The Animated Series.”  When it was finally revealed that we’d be getting collectibles based off of Bruce Timm’s successful follow up to “Batman: The Animated Series”, I was very happy.

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So far Diamond Select Toys (DST) have released four statues and busts based off of “Superman: The Animated Series.”  We have two Femme Fatales vinyl statues of Supergirl, one resin bust of her, and now one of her cousin, Kal-El.  Superman is undoubtedly the hero most collectors and fans have been waiting for since the release of Batman last summer 2015.  Let me tell you, he was well worth the wait.

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Diamond Select Toys’ Superman resin bust stands at 6″ tall and has some weight to him.  Just like the Supergirl resin bust statue that released in March, both kryptonians are featured a top a base bringing to mind the art deco of the animated series – a futuristic city building in Metropolis.  Featuring a sculpt by Varner Studios, the Superman resin bust captures the charm of the animated series and perfectly captures the identifiable art design of Bruce Timm’s Superman.  If you liked the animated series, this resin bust is a must have and if you just like Superman, the bust is quite simply so Superman-ish, that you’ll find it difficult to pass him up at your local comic shop next time you’re there.

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The Superman Resin Bust by Diamond Select Toys is available now and retails for $59.99

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Batman saves the Gotham and your money!

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Batman Rescues Gotham—And Your Change!  

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(BALTIMORE, MD) – (March 9, 2015)- Batman is here to save more than just his hometown with a March PREVIEWS exclusive, Batman bust banks! PREVIEWS and Monogram Products, Ltd. partner together to bring fans an easy way to keep their money safe with the blue and black editions of this larger than life Batman bank.

Made of Vinyl, this impressive depiction of Batman from The Dark Knight Returns, stands at 6” tall and 9” wide. Through detailed precision, this exclusive sculpt of Batman would make an incredible collectible for any fan to showcase!  

The two different colored banks are available to order at comic book shops for a retail price of $19.99 using their individual item code from the March PREVIEWS Catalog.

Dark Knight Returns Batman PX Bust Bank Blue Version: MAR162641Dark Knight Returns Batman PX Bust Bank Black Version: MAR162642

Fans are encouraged to pre-order their own Batman bank at their local comic book shop from the March PREVIEWS catalog to ensure they get it when it is released in May. Find a comic shop at www.comicshoplocator.com.

SUPERGIRL Casts DC Comics Characters Indigo (Laura Vandervoort) and Master Jailer (Jeff Branson)

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Twitter Pitch: #SUPERGIRL cast: Laura Vandervoort @Vandiekins22 recurs as @DCComics character Indigo, Jeff Branson as Master Jailerhttp://bit.ly/1PnZv9t

 

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BURBANK, Calif. (January 11, 2016) — Things are about to get even more interesting in National City, with the DC Comics characters Indigo and Master Jailer set to debut on the super hero thriller Supergirl(Mondays 8/7c CBS), which was recently named Favorite New TV Drama at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards.

 

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Laura Vandervoort, who played Kara/Supergirl on the long-running hit drama series Smallville, has been tapped for the recurring role of Indigo, described by producers as a living, strong-willed supercomputer that was sentenced to Fort Rozz after turning against the people of Krypton. Now on Earth, Indigo will let nothing stand in her way.

 

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Jeff Branson (The Young and the Restless) has been cast in the recurring role of Master Jailer. As the forceful and unrelenting jail guard on Fort Rozz, Master Jailer showed no mercy. Now on Earth, he is hellbent on catching all of the Fort Rozz escapees and brutally bringing them to justice.

 

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The announcement was made today during Warner Bros. Television’s Supergirl session at the Television Critics Association Winter 2016 Press Tour on the Warner Bros. Studios lot.

Supergirl is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series airs Mondays at 8/7c on CBS. Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, with David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz and Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant. Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter are executive producers of the series, based on characters appearing in the DC Comics, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel Family.

 

Announcing DC Entertainment’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Anthology Series!

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Announcing DC Entertainment’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Anthology Series!

It’s four powerhouse tales in one colossal comic, as some of comics’ most legendary talents launch new tales of Firestorm, Metamorpho, Metal Men and Sugar and Spike—that’s right, Sugar and Spike!

This new anthology series will reunite several characters from DC Comics’ rich history with the writers that made them fan favorites: Gerry Conway returns to Firestorm, Len Wein will handle the writing chores on Metal Men, Aaron Lopresti will pen Metamorpho, while the always interesting Keith Giffen puts his own unique spin on one of DC’s more offbeat titles, Sugar & Spike.

FIRESTORM, written by Gerry Conway with art by Eduardo Pansica and Rob Hunter:
Firestorm is back! To save Jason Rausch, Firestorm will need to retrieve Danton Black’s stolen research from Professor Stein’s lab. But if Jason can’t fuse with Ronnie by the Firestorm Protocol…who can? 

METAL MEN, written by Len Wein with art by Yildiray Cinar and Trevor Scott:
Doctor Will Magnus’ Metal Men may be the next step in robotics technology, but when the mysterious cyber-terrorist known only as Nameless comes after them, they may have met their match!

METAMORPHO, written by Aaron Lopresti with art by Aaron Lopresti and Matt Banning:
Metamorpho—a prisoner of millionaire industrialist Simon Stagg! Now, the only person who can save him is Stagg’s beautiful daughter, Sapphire!? But can they defeat Stagg’s prehistoric bodyguard, Java?

SUGAR & SPIKE, written by Keith Giffen with art by Bilquis Evely:
The last time we saw Sugar and Spike, they were still in diapers! Now, they’re grown up, and they’ve become private investigators who specialize in cleaning up embarrassing problems for the DCU’s greatest heroes. Sugar & Spike’s first assignment: retrieve a cache of Batman’s retired costumes that have been stolen by Killer Moth!

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW #1, with cover artwork by Aaron Lopresti (see attached image) will be on sale March 9th, 2016 with 80 pages at $7.99 US. 

Feel Mad Love for a DC Bombshells Harley Quinn Wristlet

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(BALTIMORE, MD) – (November 18, 2015) – Have Harley Quinn help carry your money and cards in a stylish DC Bombshells Mighty Wristlet from Dynomighty, Inc.! The wristlet is available to pre-order from the November PREVIEWS catalog and will arrive in comic shops in late January 2016.

The Mighty Wristlet features Ant Lucia’s iconic DC Bombshells Harley Quinn art and a red and gray playing card motif. The wristlet has one large zip pocket with a smaller inner zip pocket to hold cash or coins and four other pockets for credits cards, receipts or business cards, and a wrist strap for easy carrying. The wristlet is made of slim but durable Tyvek, a series of interlocking plastic fibers spun in random patterns to provide strength and will resist water and tears, and is expandable to suit your storage needs.

Fans can also find PREVIEWS exclusive DC Bombshell Mighty Wallets in their local comic shops featuring Batgirl, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Black Canary, Hawkgirl, Katana, Mera, Star Girl, and Zatanna.

The Harley Quinn DC Bombshells Wristlet can be pre-ordered from comic book specialty shops for $30.99 using item code NOV152146. Find a comic shop at www.comicshoplocator.com to order yours today!

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE WARNER BROS. WATER TOWER GETS A MAKEOVER

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FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE WARNER BROS.

WATER TOWER GETS A MAKEOVER

 

DCTV SUPER HERO TAKEOVER INCLUDING ARROW, THE FLASH,

GOTHAM’S DETECTIVE GORDON AND SUPERGIRL

UNVEILED ON ICONIC STRUCTURE

 

Super Team of Studio Artisans, Engineers and Artists Collaborate on

Installation Celebrating Shows Based on DC Comics Characters

 

Twitter Pitch: For first time ever, the WB water tower gets a Super Hero makeover: http://bit.ly/WATRTWR#WBDCTV #Arrow #TheFlash #Gotham #Supergirl

 
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BURBANK, Calif. (October 20, 2015) — For the first time ever, the iconic Warner Bros. water tower is receiving a Super Hero makeover, with the unveiling of giant renderings of Arrow, The Flash, Gotham’s Detective Gordon and Supergirl on the iconic structure which rises 100 feet high above the Warner Bros. Studios lot. A super team featuring dozens of Studio artisans, engineers and artists collaborated on this first-of-its-kind installation celebrating four Warner Bros. Television series based on characters from DC Comics.

 

ABOUT THE DCTV SUPER HERO TAKEOVER

 
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The characters from Arrow, The Flash, Gothamand Supergirl are displayed on giant aluminum panels measuring 22 feet by 20 feet in size, with each one weighing more than 5,000 pounds.

 
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Dozens of craftspeople were involved in the design and production of the panels, with representatives from a number of Studio departments including scenic design, special effects, lighting, signs and graphics, the metal shop, electrical, rigging and engineering.

 
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The panels will be on display for 90 days and were unveiled in a ceremony on Monday night, October 19.

 
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They were installed using a specially devised custom-pulley system during the October 17–18 weekend. The cables for the reveal of the panels were held down by 8,000 pounds of cement.

 
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Attendees at the unveiling included Supergirlstar Melissa Benoist, Gotham stars Erin Richards and Cory Michael Smith, and executive producers Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Ali Adler (Supergirl), Marc Guggenheim (Arrow), and Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon & John Stephens (Gotham).

 

Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW and The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW. Gotham airs Mondays at 8/7c on FOX, with Supergirl debuting Monday, October 26, at 8:30/7:30c on CBS, before moving to its Mondays 8/7c CBS time period on November 2.

 

ABOUT THE WATER TOWER

 

The Warner Bros. water tower was built in 1927 and has since been declared an historical landmark.

 

Standing 100 feet tall, the water tower contains a 100,000-gallon tank — although it currently holds no water.

 

Previously located next to the Warner Bros. Fire Department, it was moved following the Long Beach earthquake in 1933, when the Warners realized that if the tower had fallen and damaged the Fire Department, the Fire Department would not have been able to provide emergency assistance.

 

The water tower was once home to the animated stars of Animaniacs (Yakko, Wacko and Dot) from the 1930s until they escaped in the 1990s.

 

DST Products In Stores This Week: Gotham, The Walking Dead and more!

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Batman Classic TV Series Logo Cookie Jar

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A Diamond Select Toys release! Holy ginger snaps, Batman! The newest DST product inspired by the Batman Classic TV Series may be their most tantalizing yet! DST has taken the famous Batman TV logo and turned it into an approximately 12″ wide ceramic cookie jar – remove the inset lid at the top to fill it with cookies, treats or evidence! Comes packaged in a full-color box. (Item #JAN152173, SRP: $39.99)

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/batman-classic-tv-series-logo-cookie-jar

 

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Batman: The Animated Series Femme Fatales Poison Ivy PVC Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! DST’s line of Femme Fatales PVC statues based on the women of the DC Animated Universe continues with Poison Ivy! Based on her appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, this PVC statue of the plant-loving Pamela Isley stands 9 inches tall atop her diorama base, and depicts the villainous vixen visiting with a vine-like friend, perhaps discussing how best to entangle the Dark Knight. Packaged in a full-color box window box. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios! (Item #MAY152173, SRP: $45.00)

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/batman-animated-series-femme-fatales-poison-ivy-pvc-statue

Godzilla 1974 Figural Vinyl Bank

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A Diamond Select Toys release! Watch out, MechaGodzilla! The newest full-figure bank in DST’s line of 12-inch vinyl kaiju is your old foe Godzilla, exactly as he appeared in 1974’s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla! And you know what happened in that movie! This 12-inch rendition of the King of All Monsters in his full 1970s glory features a coin slot on his back and a removable tail that reveals an updated and improved access door. Measuring 18 inches long from nose to tail, he is the perfect addition to any Godzilla collection! Sculpted by Gentle Giant. Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #MAR152065, SRP: $34.99)

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/godzilla-classic-1974-vinyl-figure-bank

 

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Gotham TV Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst.

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A Diamond Select Toys release! One of the hottest shows on TV is Gotham, a look at the crime-ridden streets of Batman’s hometown. Now, the hit show is an all-new line of Select action figures! Each 7-inch scale figure comes with character-specific accessories, as well as a deluxe diorama base representing a location in Gotham City: The Penguin comes with a pier, Jim Gordon comes with an alleyway, and Selina Kyle comes with a fire escape – connect Jim and Selina’s bases to form a larger scene! Each figure features approximately 16 points of articulation and comes packaged in the famous display-ready Select packaging, with spine art for easy shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!

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Jim Gordon Action Figure (Item # MAR158179, SRP: $24.99)

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/gotham-tv-jim-gordon-select-action-figure

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Oswald Cobblepot Action Figure (Item # MAR158180, SRP: $24.99)

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http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/gotham-tv-oswald-cobblepot-select-action-figure

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Selina Kyle Action Figure (Item # MAR158181, SRP: $24.99)

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/gotham-tv-selina-kyle-select-action-figure

 

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Marvel Minimates Villain Zombies vs. Age of Ultron Secret Wars Box Set

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A Secret Wars tie-in! Every year, DST unleashes a horde of Marvel’s Villain Zombies on the world, in the form of a new four-pack of Marvel Minimates! This year, with worlds colliding over in Secret Wars, even our zombie box set is not immune to the effects! Villain Zombie versions of Pyro, Bullseye and the Vulture have been invaded by an Ultron Drone from the Age of Ultron. No matter who wins, we lose! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #JUL152208, SRP: $19.99)

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/marvel-minimates-villain-zombies-vs-age-of-ultron-secret-wars-box-set

 

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Jay and Silent Bob Minimates Zombie 2-Pack

A Diamond Select Toys release! Jay and Silent Bob will never die! Literally! This all-new 2-pack of Minimates mini-figures features undead versions of America’s favorite comedy team, as seen in the movies, comics and cartoons of writer/director Kevin Smith. This set includes zombie-specific accessories, including a hunk of meat and the severed heads of four familiar victims. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable (and removable) parts. Packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #MAY152176, SRP: $9.99)

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/jay-and-silent-bob-minimates-zombie-2-pack

 

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Pulp Fiction 20th Ann. Minimates Bring Out the Gimp Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Bring out the gimp!! No more wondering if the gimp is sleeping – the famous Pawn Shop scene from Pulp Fiction has finally been made into Minimates form! The fourth box set based on Quentin Tarantino’s iconic 1994 film captures the main players in the famous dungeon sequence: Butch, Marsellus Wallace, Zed and the Gimp! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum!  (Item #MAY152174, SRP: $19.99)

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/pulp-fiction-20th-ann-minimates-bring-out-the-gimp-box-set

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Universal Monsters Legacy Series 4 B&W Action Figures Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Universal Monsters are back, with an all-new Legacy Series Box Set! Capturing three recent Universal Monsters Select action figures in glorious black-andwhite, this set brings together Quasimodo (from The Hunchback of Notre Dame), a Mole Person (from the Mole People) and a transforming figure of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (from Abbottt and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). The figures look like they just stepped off of the silver screen! Each 7-inch scale figure features 16 points of articulation and a small diorama base. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #MAR152066, SRP: $50.00)

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/universal-monsters-legacy-series-4-bw-figure-set

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Walking Dead Minimates 2-Packs Series 8 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! With the hit comic series expanding in new, shocking directions, and a new TV series on the air, there’s never been a better time to be a Walking Dead fan! This all-new assortment of comic-based Minimates mini-figures spans the time-jump, featuring “New Beginning”-era Carl with Sophia, “All-Out War”-era Rosita with Father Gabriel, Hilltop leader Gregory with a Forest Zombie, and a rare, one-per-case two-pack of new Hilltop leader Maggie Greene with a Forest Zombie! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure has 10-14 points of articulation and features fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #AUG152324, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/walking-dead-minimates-2-packs-series-8-asst

 

Find your nearest comic shop atcomicshoplocator.com!

 Stay tuned to www.alternativemindz.com this week for our review of Oswald Cobblepot from Gotham!