Don’t miss out on this classic 1966 Joker bust

The Joker is one of the most iconic characters in the Batman franchise. Brand-new to the Diamond Select lineup of classic TV show busts is this gorgeously rendered offering! Hearken back to Cesar Romero’s key role on the hit show, complete with the painted-over mustache to add authenticity. Designed by Barry Bradfield with Jean St. Jean collaborating with his sculpting skills, this 6-inch sculpt is ready for you to scoop up and proudly display.

The indispensable Joker.

The indispensable Joker.

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“Li’l Gotham” series adds adorability factor to Batman franchise lineup

The adjective “cute” might not be your go-to when it comes to describing the highly complex, stood-the-test-of-time urban heroes of Gotham City. But all of that is about to change. Here, inspired by the art of Dustin Nguyen, comes the first offering in the “Li’l Gotham” 4-inch series. Add this tiny, chubby Batman to your collection to provoke a smile or two from your guests. And yourself, too.

What a cutie.

What a cutie.

Two new figures in the Justice League Dark series make the New 52 a supernatural affair

The Justice League Dark, known for their supernatural powers and their handling of matters deemed too extraordinary for the original Justice League, are an indispensable and unique squad. First announced in 2011 as a new First Wave title in the New 52 conglomerate, the “JLD” are now rushing to us in action-figure form!

The original comic-book narrative touches on more melancholy themes of the struggle and tension that the heroes experience in relation to otherworldly powers, and these 6-inch renderings evoke the dark mood appropriately. And this is even more exciting given that this past July, Guillermo del Toro confirmed that he was working on a screenplay for a feature-length film centred around the JLD. So much excitement! Own Constantine (pictured below) or Zatanna now.

Constantine is one of two new Justice League Dark figurines for fall.

Constantine is one of two new Justice League Dark figurines for fall.

Marvel announces film release schedule through 2020

Everybody! Get ready — Marvel has announced their movie lineup for the next six years. And it looks positively awesome. Although we can’t help but mention the fact that a little over a week ago, DC made a similar announcement, making this an amusing sort of comic-book titans catch-up game. Well, hey. We’ve all got to make a living, right? And when keeping up with the Joneses means staying on the toes of a major entertainment franchise… okay, now we digress. We’ll let this gif explain it all:

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But anyways, back to what’s important — the Marvel Cinematic Universe announced 15 titles that will be released in the next six years. Whew! These will include Captain America: Civil War (May 2016), Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (May 2017 — new date), Thor: Ragnarok (July 2017), Black Panther (November 2017), Avengers: Infinity War Part I (May 2018), Captain Marvel (July 2018), Inhumans (November 2018) and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 (May 2019).

Would it be irrational to pre-pop the unlimited bags of popcorn we’ll inevitably consume during all of these movies?

(Psst — you can also check out Newsarama’s nifty, chronologically ordered list of all the superhero films coming out from now until 2020 here. Awesome.)

Mushrooms and bananas and warp tubes, oh my!

So what do these three things have in common? Recall cherished memories of third- and fourth-generation gaming consoles like the NES with this brand-new wave of figurines inspired by the Super Mario and Donkey Kong franchises! From Jakks Pacific comes the World of Nintendo series, and they’ve stocked their lineup with a bevy of adored characters. From Mario to Yoshi to Kong, these figures range in size from 2 to 6 inches. Wave one will be available for shipping as soon as November, so preorder now!

Still beaming that same smile after all these years. Mario, you're a gem.

Still beaming that same smile after all these years. Mario, you’re a gem.

Rocket Raccoon rides Groot’s shoulder to victory

Say what? This statue is, in a word or two, absolutely fantastic. Depicting inseparable adventure duo and arguably two of the most beloved characters from Guardians of the Galaxy, this 5 inch ArtFX statue marks a pop culture era. Rocket Raccoon is primed for battle with a grimace and a bazooka, and Groot is his ever-enigmatic self, stoically leading his furry friend where he must go. Kotobukiya is to thank for this imaginative rendering. Grab it now!

Man crush Monday.

Man crush Monday.

Catwoman from Batman: The Dark Knight Rises commands your attention

In her trademark all-black ensemble, replete with thigh-high boots and a utility belt, Catwoman isn’t about to reveal the secrets of her trade. She just wants you to observe and acknowledge — she’ll handle the rough work. After all, she’s got to put her burglar skills to use, right? And, lest we forget: This scene was everything.

True to Anne Hathaway’s depiction of the role, Catwoman is facially sculpted according to the film’s aesthetic. Her stance is somehow nonchalant and attentive at the same time, which gives the figurine a special something. She stands just over 6 inches tall and comes with interchangeable hand parts. Preorder her now for July delivery. This one’s sure to be in-demand amongst dedicated Catwoman fans.

Cat got your heart?

Cat got your heart?

Hero of Light is newest Final Fantasy offering from Square Arts Enix

The first segment of the Final Fantasy series began when the four Heroes of Light appeared in the land of Coneria. Now, SAE has chosen one of them — the “Warrior with Blue Armor” — to exemplify the vision of their new Variant Play Arts Kai series, wherein characters will be rendered true to their original form, but with a very distinct Square Enix aesthetic edge. Designed to make the figurines dynamically fresh, we think the Variant line hits the nail on the proverbial head.

But watch your own (head, that is), as the Hero of Light is poised for battle with more than one mythical blade at his fingertips! He’s 8 inches tall and beautifully painted, too, of course, and comes with accessory parts such as a cloth cape with internal wires for posing, a sword, sword effect pieces, an effect piece display stand, a shield, exchangeable hands and a figure display stand.

The Warrior with Blue Armor might make you re-think your battle skills. You thought the little effort that you put in was enough, girl. How 'bout now?

The Warrior with Blue Armor might make you re-think your battle skills. You thought the little effort that you put in was enough, girl. How ’bout now?

It’s Luigi!

“I wanna be a great plumber like my brother, Mario,” the green-clad 16-bit favorite once uttered. But we say, Luigi, you’re just wonderful all by yourself. Celebrate one-half of the dynamic princess-saving duo with this red pipe playset from high-end toymakers S.H. Figuarts.

You can use the figurine and included accessories to re-create iconic scenes from Luigi’s video-game adventures. The playset includes a red pipe, pipe adjustment parts, Buzzy Beetle, Piranha Plant, coin and coin stand. We have Tamashii Nations to thank for bringing us this deluxe 4-inch figure for shipment in February 2015. Put your name down for one today if you think you might need a brightly-colored pick-me-up in the dead of winter!

Mustache idol.

Mustache idol.

75th anniversary Batman figurine four-pack

Time flies, and perhaps more rapidly so for bat-winged heroes like the protector of Gotham City himself. For Batman’s 75th (!) anniversary come four (!!) special-edition paint deco (!!!) figurines in one neat package.

Here, the Dark Knight is presented in 6-inch format in four of his incarnations, based on the designs of Bob Kane (first appearance), Jim Lee (New Frontier), Darwyn Cooke (Hush) and the Batman: Arkham Origins hit video game. A must-have for anyone obsessed with the valiant bravery and idiosyncratic charm of Batman in all of his forms.

Happy 75th, Batman!

Happy 75th, birthday boy!