Between all of the new “Watchmen” movie images hitting the ’Net, massive billboards all over major US cities and our exclusive debut of the “Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter” trailer last week, it’s been darn near impossible to ignore the upcoming release of Zack Snyder’s live-action adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ groundbreaking graphic novel. And at this year’s Toy Fair International, there was no shortage of “Watchmen”-themed merch to be found around every corner, too.
Read on for photos of some of our favorite “Watchmen” movie merch from this year’s Toy Fair, including peeks inside the DC Direct showroom and a look at some unique “Watchmen”-themed gear from NECA.
As one would expect, DC Direct had bunches of great-looking “Watchmen” deluxe and standard action figures to show off this year, as well as collectors’ busts and prop replicas available now and leading up to the film’s March 6 release date.
Check out the lighter and aerosol can accessories on the Rorschach 1:6 Scale figure below:
This Rorschach replica mask and grappling gun was one of the two prop replicas on display in the DC Direct showroom, and the ink design is based on one of the main patterns from Rorschach’s mask in the film.
By far my favorite of the prop replicas, however, was a framed display case featuring The Comedian’s dog tags and a pair of guns given to him in “Watchmen” by US President Richard Nixon. The guns feature the smiling symbol of The Comedian, along with the inscription “To Edward Blake With Gratitude” and “Richard Nixon, 1970.”
Meanwhile, over on the show floor, visitors to NECA’s booth were greeted by this “Watchmen” welcome mat:
And I’m not sure how I’d react if I encountered someone wearing this Rorschach ski mask from NECA, but there’s a part of me that really, really wants one of my own.
And finally, there was more, much more, “Watchmen” gear to be found at NECA’s booth, including lunch boxes, a flask and yes, your very own Doomsday Clock.
What do you think of all the “Watchmen” toys, folks? Anything you think they’re missing? Think there’s just too much? Sound off in the comment section!