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Friday, May 22, 2009

Upcoming Aqua-Products

This is yet another Aquaman statue scheduled for release earlier this year, and I think I like it even better than the other one!

Its part of a collection featuring Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman--the Super Friends! There's no retail price listed yet, but I can safely bet it'll be beyond what I can justifiably spend on AquaSwag right now. Oh well, maybe someday on eBay...

Tip courtesy F.O.A.M. member Chris Rees--thanks Chris!

On the other end of the toy spectrum, we have these odd little things:
These are called "Blammoids" apparently, and while at first I blush I was like "What the hell are these?", the more I look at them, the more I am charmed by their sheer oddness.

I love Sinestro's Snidely Whiplash-esque mustache, Aquaman's total lack of a face, and, best of all, the hard plastic flame shooting out of Firestorm's noggin. Totally delightful.

Now these I'll be buying!

Tip courtesy F.O.A.M. member Joe Mello--thanks Joe!

While I'm shilling, F.O.A.M.er Brian Knippenberg sent me a CBR link to this preview cover of Blackest Night #2, where you can see a Zombie Aquaman just over Hal's left shoulder!

Coming out on August 25th is the first volume of Brave and the Bold on DVD, and here you can see Aquaman on the sleeve (flying, yet!). The Aquaman episode "Evil Under The Sea!" will be one of the four episodes included on the disc.

With only four episodes included, this release seems more like a primer for casual fans of the show, rather than the die-hard (excuse me while I raise my hand) who would want to own the entire first season. I may wait until that release rather than picking this up.

I'll be doing separate posts on these items if/when I actually add them to the collection, but I wanted to give everyone a head's up on their existence so you can place your own orders. It's the Shrine's small attempt to boost the economy!


Russell said...

Oooh, I like that bust, too, but the first thing I thought when I saw it was: It would be a $#%^% to keep clean. Dust magnet!!! :-)

Brian Knippenberg said...

DC Dynamics:
DC Direct notes that a total of six statues are scheduled for 2010. The first statue of the line, Wonder Woman, has a price tag of $195 and an on-sale date of January 20, 2010. The statue will stand at about 11" in height. All figures are hand painted and made from cold-cast porcelain.

Wings1295 said...

Wow - That is very nice. Like art come to life. So cool.

I love the Blammoids, too, so cute! Would be such a conversation piece.

As for Zombie Aquaman, the less said the better.

Erik the Sleeper said...

G'day everyone!

Bloody hell mate, it's looking like you were right about the 'zombie aquaman'. That's @#$%! Hopefully it's just a 'transitional phase'...there's always hope!

Does anyone know about a time frame for a global release on the BATB DVDs? I hate regional DVD codes!!!

Luis said...

That has got to be the best Aquaman statue I've ever seen! Love the feeling of motion it has.

Luke said...

Those Blammoids are freakish little things.

Needless to if they make a Hawkman I am buying it.