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A League of Your Own: DC Collectibles JL Movie Statues

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DC Collectibles sextet of Justice League Movie superheroes statues.

In less than 24 hours, the Warner/DC Justice League Movie will be released to the general public, and all the online speculation, movie trailer dissection can end. You’ll decide for yourself if this highly debated and anticipated film hits your sweet spot. Then you can hop back online to watch all the Easter Egg reveals.

The success of last spring’s Wonder Woman has certainly added more excitement for this team-up flick than the reception to Batman Vs. Superman did. It’s also nice to know we’ll get a second Wonder Woman installment.

One thing’s for sure. DC Collectibles has created a sextet of exceptional statues to compliment the film versions of Superman (Henry Cavill,) Batman (Ben Affleck,) Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot,) Cyborg (Ray Fisher,) Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Flash (Ezra Miller).

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One of the two Batman costumes to be featured in Justice League

These figures join the selection of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman statues also on display last February at the Toy Association’s North American International Toy Fair in New York City.

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DC Collectibles products range from articulated action figure play-sets to showcase quality, limited edition, sculpts like these. Sculptors include David Pereira (Aquaman,) James Masarno (Wonder Woman,) and David Giraud (The Flash).

I might dare say that I actually prefer these foot tall versions to the actual costume replicas as seen at New York Comic Con last month. Costume details on the life size versions felt distracting overall, especially on The Flash suit, which should be sleek and suggest the power of his speed.

Cho Knows…
Also just released is an excellent rendition of Frank Cho’s Wonder Woman Rebirth #1 cover art.

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This Frank Cho Wonder Woman Rebirth cover comes to life in a beautiful DC Collectibles rendition.

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Ashes to Ashes: Death: A Graveside Companion Book Release

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Death: A Graveside Companion, eidted by Joanna Ebenstein, featuring the Richard Harris art collection. (Thames & Huson 2017) Photo: © 2017 Peter Parrella

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Babes in Toyland: The Toy Association’s Play Fair 2

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A dizzying array of experiences greeted Play Fair 2017 attendees.

We Moved Through the Fair…
Slide from the top of the Paw Patrol Tower, hone your Jedi Light Saber skills, encounter a friendly T-Rex, assist in creating a record breaking vat of purple Slime Glue, learn to make a balloon animal or paint a Rock Pet with Mom, safely battle it out inside the Nerf dome, spin the giant Ben 10 prize wheel or meet Geoffrey the Giraffe, draw with a professional cartoon artist, preview the newest animated TV shows, learn a new board game, care for a handful Fingerlings, or simply lounge in a lake of Legos… these were just some of the activities for youngsters at the 2017 Play Fair.

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Leap Frog’s Violet is a perfect pal.

On November 4-5, 2017, The Toy Association and Leftfield Media (with presenting sponsors Toys ‘R’ Us and Spin Master) held the Second Annual Play Fair in New York City giving families the opportunity to treat their children to an immersive – maybe dizzying – play experience only a public transit ride away from home. Estimated to bring in over 30,000 participants during four separate multi-hour sessions, Play Fair Two topped its 2016 inaugural event in almost every way.

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Padawans in training with the Empire Saber Guild.

Meeting vendors and discussing play activities, cognition building skills, and toy trends at industry events is important for our ability to report on the newest products, but there is no substitute for seeing the said products in the hands of the children they are created for. It certainly afforded us a better understanding of the items we write about, as well as the setting for some priceless photo opportunities. Expect a closer look at individual items, but for now we’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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This young lady makes a new friend of an old T-Rex, in the guise of Rubie’s unique inflatable costume.

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The Toy Association Reveals 2018 Toy of the Year Finalists

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Boogie Nights: Michael Myers Returns as Mezco One:12 Halloween Figure

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Mezco Toyz’ Michael Myers Halloween One:12 Figure stalking NYCC17 (Photo: © 2017 Peter M Parrella)

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