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Exploring Toy Fair 2017: DC Collectibles (Part 1)

As I’ve previously noted, this year’s American International Toy Fair was an awesome adventure and from the look at all of the photos that were snapped, I am going to have posts for a couple of weeks to work into the context of all of our other narratives. With this post I am beginning the visuals from our appointment at the DC Collectibles booth. Let’s go.

I love the DC Collectibles booth because they set it up so nice and neat for an easier visual digestion.  I secured photos of each of the groupings and let’s begin with the “Icons” series of collectible action figures.

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Exploring Toy Fair 2017: Dark Horse

As we’ve noted a couple of days ago, the PiercingMetal website was once again exploring the American International Toy Fair, or very simply Toy Fair. Now it’s time to begin loading in all of the amazing companies that we stopped by to see and share their offerings. Let’s begin the journey with the folks at Dark Horse who over the years have impressed us time and time again. Here we go.

While I am not the biggest gamer, I have heard about the “Witcher” game and it looks great. These exquisite statues are representative of their license for it. I need to start playing the game and perhaps even becoming a statue collector since I like some of these.

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Aggronautix Unveils: “Misfits” Enamel Pins & Limited “Blondie” Throbblehead

When I saw these Misfits enamel pins I knew that I had to share them with you and since the information about them came in a double-loaded press release I am adding the other part in here as well. Take a look at the pins first and then you can examine the Blondie Throbblehead figure.

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“Misfits” Enamel Pins by Aggronautix

THAT’S RIGHT… SHE’S BACK! And we’ve got a limited number available to offer to our awesome customers.

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“Blondie” Throbblehead by Aggronautix

Debbie Harry rose from the 1970s New York club scene to international stardom with Blondie, and now this punk-rock chanteuse is presented as a limited edition, hand-numbered bobble head by Drastic Plastic. Debbie is rendered with her iconic white dress and golden locks. The doll stands approximately seven inches high and is cast in durable polyresin for stability and exquisite detail.

Order yourself one here –

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Before I continue, did you know that Blondie just recently announced a new tour? She did and I covered that in full on THIS LINK. The Punk legend is 70 years old if you can believe it so make sure to get yourself to that tour. Hell, if she is doing any sort of VIP meet and greet you might want to have one of these Throbbleheads with you for her to sign it for your collection. I must have the pins that’s for sure but as far as the bobbles go, I’m not really a collector of these kinds of things and am more of an action figure sort of guy but I wonder what you think of this new offering. Let me know in the comments section below.

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Monogram International’s 2.75″ PVC “DC Comics Figures”

PiercingMetal is going to be hitting the American International Toy Fair in the coming weeks and one of the things I love most about this event is all of the comic book superhero awesomeness that I see that will be coming out. Yesterday I received a bit of press and images from Monogram International who make an AMAZING whole bunch of things for the geek-minded and this notice was to show off their “DC Comics Figures” line that is focused on The Justice League. Check out the press piece and all the images below.

The Press Copy:
Presents our DC Comics 2.75″ PVC Figures available now! Get them just in time for the release of DC Comics “Justice League” Movie hitting theaters later this year. We offer most of the Justice League characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern & the Flash. Other characters offered include Robin, the Joker as well as Batman in various forms.

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Aggronautix Offers Up Awesome “Henry and Glenn” Book and Pin Set

I’ve been enjoying the offerings from the folks at Aggronautix in terms of their limited production releases known as “Throbbleheads” and since there is so much of a Metal and Punk focus to them wanted to share this press release about an item featuring the comic series “Henry and Glenn”. Check it out.

The Press Release:
The collected graphic novel of the greatest love story ever told features twenty short stories about the domestic life of “Henry” and “Glenn” as well as their neighbors “Daryl” and “John.” Digging beneath Glenn’s bricks in the front yard, Henry uncovers Glenn’s mother, freshly unearthed, moves in with him and Henry. Without giving too much away, [spoiler alert: Glenn has mommy issues] Glenn’s mommy issues come to the surface as she critiques his art, replaces his wardrobe, scrubs their dungeon, and recalls his childhood. Glenn tries to sell his signature to a UPS driver, takes a punch, and has some daydreaming adventures with a plunger. Henry, “a loud guy with a good work ethic,” shows his darker side and indifference to a fan as he drinks black coffee and bonds with Glenn over their distaste for their own bands; two men who suffer best alone together.

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