Toy Fair 2012: DC Direct Unveils Before Watchmen and The Dark Knight Rises Statues

Remember last week when the internet broke in half thanks to the polarizing news of DC Comics' Before Watchmen? Well, now you can celebrate all those twitter-based tirades with a new line of statues from DC Direct! Toy Fair is only a few days away and we have some big news from DC Direct on both the Before Watchmen line AND a little film you might have heard of: "The Dark Knight Rises"! There is a pile of info here on both lines, so read on fellow geeks-- read on!


DC Entertainment’s collectible group also rolls out extensive ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ line

DC Direct, the exclusive collectibles division of DC Entertainment, announced today an extensive line-up of new collectibles based on flagship publishing and film initiatives. Leading into New York Toy Fair, DC Direct unveiled two new collectible statues based on character art from the recently announced BEFORE WATCHMEN, a series of all-new stories that expand on the universe of best-selling graphic novel, WATCHMEN. Prototypes for Rorschach and Comedian statues will be unveiled at the show, kicking off the new BEFORE WATCHMEN product line that will go on sale later this year, exclusively from DC Direct.

Also announced today is an extensive line-up of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES collectibles based on characters from the highly-anticipated upcoming Warner Bros. film. The line includes statues, busts and action figures based on iconic characters from the film including Batman, Catwoman and Bane.

“The DC Direct team has put together an amazing line-up for 2012,” stated Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer for DC Entertainment. “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and BEFORE WATCHMEN lines are especially exciting, and the team has set the bar high as far as creative execution. We’re proud and psyched to share these collectibles with the world at Toy Fair. This is the tip of the iceberg with what we’ve got planned for DC Direct this year and beyond.”

DC Direct product descriptions include:

· BEFORE WATCHMEN Rorschach – 9” resin statue

· BEFORE WATCHMEN Comedian – 9” resin statue

· THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Batman Icon – 13” resin statue

· THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Catwoman Icon – 7” resin statue

· THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Bane Icon – 12.5” resin statue

· THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Batman Bust – 6.5” resin

· THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Catwoman Bust – 6” resin

· THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Bane Bust – 6.25” resin

· THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Batman Figure – 6.38” PVC

· THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Catwoman Figure – 6.38” PVC

· THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Bane Figure – 6.38” PVC

Other key DC Direct product lines that will be on display at New York Toy Fair include new MAD: Spy vs. Spy and Just-Us-League of Stupid Heroes products, as well as the complete new action figures series based on DC Comics - The New 52.

Stay tuned to MTV Geek! for all your DC Direct coverage from Toy Fair 2012!

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