With DC Comics' announcement of "Before Watchmen", a collective series of prequel of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' all-time classic 1986 comic series "Watchmen" earlier this month, we all knew this ain't far behind.
All things considered, this should be a good news with the release of not one but two (and I can assured you, there's more to come from here) collectible statues based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' seminal epic 1986 comic book series "Watchmen". On wait a minute, the official press release says it is instead "based on character art from the recently announced BEFORE WATCHMEN, a series of all-new stories that expand on the universe of best-selling graphic novel, WATCHMEN". Which brings to our point, and perhaps Alan Moore's very own point. Despite the level of the combined talents involved in this project, this seems more like an exercise to print money by whatsoever means possible.
And you know what the sad thing is? I'll be right in line when these prequels come out. With no further ado, hit the jump to check out the first two 9” resin statues from the series, Rorschach and Comedian. And for those who also like to check out hi-res versions of The Dark Knight Rises statue and busts that were featured in our earlier entry, check out the official page from DC Comics' The Source blog.
Here's the official press release:
DC Entertainment’s collectible group also rolls out extensive ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ line
Burbank, CA. – February 9, 2012 – DC Direct, the exclusive collectibles division of DC Entertainment, announced today an extensive line-up of new collectibles based on flagship publishing and film initiatives. Leading into New York Toy Fair, DC Direct unveiled two new collectible statues based on character art from the recently announced BEFORE WATCHMEN, a series of all-new stories that expand on the universe of best-selling graphic novel, WATCHMEN. Prototypes for Rorschach and Comedian statues will be unveiled at the show, kicking off the new BEFORE WATCHMEN product line that will go on sale later this year, exclusively from DC Direct.
Also announced today is an extensive line-up of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES collectibles based on characters from the highly-anticipated upcoming Warner Bros. film. The line includes statues, busts and action figures based on iconic characters from the film including Batman, Catwoman and Bane.
“The DC Direct team has put together an amazing line-up for 2012,” stated Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer for DC Entertainment. “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and BEFORE WATCHMEN lines are especially exciting, and the team has set the bar high as far as creative execution. We’re proud and psyched to share these collectibles with the world at Toy Fair. This is the tip of the iceberg with what we’ve got planned for DC Direct this year and beyond.”
DC Direct product descriptions include:
BEFORE WATCHMEN Rorschach – 9” resin statue
BEFORE WATCHMEN Comedian – 9” resin statue
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Batman Icon – 13” resin statue
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Catwoman Icon – 7” resin statue
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Bane Icon – 12.5” resin statue
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Batman Bust – 6.5” resin
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Catwoman Bust – 6” resin
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Bane Bust – 6.25” resin
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Batman Figure – 6.38” PVC
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Catwoman Figure – 6.38” PVC
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Bane Figure – 6.38” PVC
Other key DC Direct product lines that will be on display at New York Toy Fair include new MAD: Spy vs. Spy and Just-Us-League of Stupid Heroes products, as well as the complete new action figures series based on DC Comics – The New 52.
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