Tuesday, May 31, 2016

DC Comics Rebirth Batman #1 Exclusive Michael Turner Variant from Aspen Comics

Aspen Comics is pleased to announce a unique partnership with DC Comics for a run of co-branded AspenStore.com exclusive DC Comics variant covers featuring both publishers’ signature cover dressing, beginning with DC’s Batman #1 on June 15th, and more co-branded covers to be revealed soon.
These new AspenStore.com exclusive DC Comics Rebirth covers continue an illustrious collaborative history between the two publishers, including 2004’s Superman: Godfall mini-series presented by Aspen, Michael Turner’s best-selling “Return of Supergirl” six-issue run within the pages of Superman/Batman, a run of covers on The Justice League of America and The Flash, an Eisner-nominated run of covers on DC’s critically-acclaimed Identity Crisis mini-series and many others.

The series of Aspen Comics exclusive covers begins with DC’s Batman #1 on June 15th and is only available on www.AspenStore.com. Pre-orders for this special variant will begin on AspenStore on June 1st, featuring a cover by late Aspen founder and legendary artist, Michael Turner with colors by The Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade superstar colorist Peter Steigerwald, limited to 3,000 copies, with a special black-and-white sketch cover edition limited to 1,500 copies. 

Batman #1 is written by Tom King with art by David Finch, Matt “Batt” Banning and Jordie Bellaire. Solicitation copy for the issue reads: “I AM GOTHAM” Chapter One. No one has ever stopped the Caped Crusader. Not The Joker. Not Two-Face. Not even the entire Justice League. But how does Batman confront a new hero who wants to save the city from the Dark Knight?

Aspen also plans to make limited quantities of DC’s Batman #1 available for purchase beginning this June at Denver Comic Con on June 17-19th and Comic Con International: San Diego on July 21-24th exclusively at the Aspen Comics Booths. To purchase the Batman #1 Aspen Comics exclusive variant online please visit www.AspenStore.com.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Gentle Giant Star Wars Kylo Ren Mini Bust

Gentle Giant Ltd. is joining the dark side with their newest 1:6 scale, Star Wars Mini Bust, Kylo Ren from Star Wars: Episode 7, The Force Awakens. Kylo Ren commands the First Order’s armies and desires nothing more than to finish what his grandfather, Darth Vader started. This highly detailed mini bust, was created digitally by the artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd. and captures the likeness of Kylo Ren in a fierce stance as he prepares for battle with his engaged crossguard lightsaber. The Resistance will fear his name. 

This limited edition, hand-painted, 1:6 scale Star Wars Mini Bust is cast in high-quality polyresin, and comes individually numbered with a matching Certificate of Authenticity. The Star Wars Kylo Ren Mini Bust is now available for pre-order and will be released in the 1st Quarter of 2017.

Gentle Giant Marvel Deadpool Collector's Gallery Statue

Gentle Giant Ltd. has just announced an amazing new addition to their Collector's Gallery with Marvel's Deadpool Statue. The details look amazing and will definitely make a Deadpool fan very happy to add him to their collection. 

 The Deadpool Collector’s Gallery Statue has been digitally sculpted, and hand-painted by the amazing artisans of Gentle Giant Studios. This 1:8 scale statue of Deadpool features his signature swords, a plethora of projectile weapons, and some questionable ones as well.

The Gentle Giant Collector's Gallery Statue is now available for pre-order and will be released in the 1st Quarter of 2017. 


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Funko Has Revealed New Additions to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

The Angry Koala Gear crew has been taking a break and not been able to share the news and updates, but we have come back at a great time! We still have been collecting, but just not sharing. Funko has come through for Aliens Day yesterday and today with big news for all the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory fans. We are huge fans and were very pleased to have Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas in our collection, but will now have most of the other characters added with today's news as well. 

We were extremely pleased to learn that Funko would create a line to the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film. We grew up huge fans and have watched the film hundreds of times. We did of course pick up Willy Wonka and Oompa Loompas and love them. Today's news from Funko will give us a few pieces to add to the Willy Wonka collection, especially with Charlie himself and Grandpa Joe.

We pretty much have stuck with Pop! Vinyl figures, but it looks like we will have to start picking up a couple of Dorbz with Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompa. They look incredible! 

Good news for us and fellow Willy Wonka fans! The Pop! Vinyl and Dorbz will be available this July. Do we possibly foresee a few San Diego Comic Con Willy Wonka exclusives just in time for July?

Funko Has Come Through Big for Aliens Day!

We know that Aliens Day has passed, but still excited in the art and news that came through all day yesterday. Funko joined in a big way with great announcements for future Pop! and a new amazing ReAction Figures set. 

What is an Alien set without Ripley and the Alien Queen? Well Funko has answered to bring these two iconic characters into two lines including the Pop! Vinyl and ReAction Figures. 

All three pieces will be available this August. This hopefully can be good news for San Diego Comic Con attendees! Will we be lucky to get an Metallic Alien Queen or maybe a clean version Ripley? I of course would not mind to see both and a Metallic ReAction Figures Aliens Set would be huge to come out of the Super7 Booth where it all began. Either way, we are very excited for this news of new Alien figures and definitely picking these up in August.