10:55am PT by Graeme McMillan
DC Collectibles to Bring Exclusive Prints, Figures to DesignerCon
DC Collectibles, the high-end collectibles arm of DC Entertainment, will be attending DesignerCon in Anaheim for the first time this month, bringing exclusive and unseen figures, as well as a surprise reveal of an upcoming project.
At the event — which was created in 2014 as a showcase for collectible toys, goods, and artwork — DC will debut a DC Artists Alley exclusive variant of HaiNaHu “Nooligan” Saulque’s Nightwing figure, limited to 200 pieces and featuring an exclusive paint scheme and hand-drawn sketch of a character from the Batman mythology.
Also making their debut will be upcoming releases designed by Joe Ledbetter and Chrissie Zullo, both intended as future DC Artists Alley efforts: Ledbetter’s figures transform Batman, Robin, Catwoman and the Penguin into anthropomorphic versions of their animal inspirations, while Zullo provides a more human (and whimsical) take on Batgirl, Hawkgirl, Supergirl and Wonder Woman. Although the figures won’t be released until 2019, prints by both artists will be available for purchase at the show.
Additionally, DC is teasing the debut of a further set of DC Artists Alley figures from a “surprise artist to be announced at the show.”
DC Collectibles launched as DC Direct in 1998 as an in-house manufacturer and designer of statues, busts, action figures and more aimed at the comic book store direct market. As well as product based on existing comic book material, the imprint was responsible for the creation of DC Comics Bombshells, the retro-styled superhero line of figurines that went on to become a popular comic book property in its own right.
DesignerCon is set to run Nov. 16-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center, with DC Collectibles available at Booth #1500.