Following last week’s revelation of “Before Watchmen,” DC Comics, via its blog The Source, has revealed images of collectable statues based on the upcoming series exploring the time before Alan Moore’s iconic graphic novel. With prototypes appearing at Toy Fair 2012 this weekend, DC Direct’s exclusive “Beyond Watchmen” collectables will include full statues of both The Comedian and Rorschach based on character art from the recently announced event. The two statues will kick off a full “Before Watchmen” product line, set to go on sale later this year.
The publisher also released further details on DC Direct’s “Dark Knight Rises” product line for Toy Fair, revealing statues and busts based on Christian Bale as Batman, Anne Hathaway as Catwoman and Tom Hardy as Bane.
“The DC Direct team has put together an amazing line-up for 2012,” Geoff Johns said via press release.Â “‘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.”
Check out the full press release and images below.
Official Press Release
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.Â 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.Â 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. Â “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 BustÂ – 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.