This Robin (Damian Wayne) statue by Kotobukiya is a must-have!

Latest in the acclaimed line of DC Comics-based statues from Kotobukiya’s ArtFX line is Damian Wayne as Robin! The controversial anti-hero and ever-present sidekick of Batman tore up Gotham in the best way he knew how, leaping from serendipitous situation to cutthroat battle in his own haphazard way. Originally trained by the aggressive League of Assassins, Dick Grayson as Batman showed him a new way and revolutionized his crime-fighting know-how.

Check out this beautifully rendered statue, standing six inches tall in accurate 1/10 scale. Sporting a get-up of black, green, and shimmery crimson, the teen martial artist cracks his knuckles in a pose that means business. Topping it all off is a yellow cape to help him get where he needs to go, and Atelier Bamboo has done a fantastic job of sculpting this one to perfection. Pick him up today!

The perfect color scheme.

The perfect color scheme.

Halo 2, a decade later: Anniversary edition Master Chief

It doesn’t take much for us to get excited about the legendary first-person shooter game Halo 2. And how can we not? Bungie Studios’ 2004 release was the most popular game on Xbox Live for two years straight. It’s the best-selling first-gen Xbox game, and by June of 2006 more than 500 million games of Halo 2 had been played and more than 710 million hours had been spent playing it on Xbox Live.

Those are some pretty staggering stats. So really, what better way to pay homage to such a seminal Xbox-based work than with this deluxe anniversary edition Master Chief from Square Enix/Play Arts Kai? The UNSC Spartan stands nine inches tall, featuring tons of articulation points and striking detail. Appropriately enough, he armed with dual M7 SMGs and a Covenant Energy Sword.

No Halo collection can be complete without this Master Chief!

Master Chiefin'.

Master Chiefin’.

New Batwoman bishoujo statue by Kotobukiya and DC Comics!

This brand-new Kotobukiya Japanese import is absolutely to die for. We’re proud to introduce the gorgeous Batwoman designer bishoujo statue, rendered in exacting detail and with amazing aesthetic attention that will make it the centre of your collection. Check out Kate Kane from 2006’s 52 #7, next in the line of DC Comics superheroes and supervillains to be styled according to the Japanese bishoujo tradition.

Renowned illustrator Shunya Yamashita spearheaded the design of what would become this 10-inch-tall or 1/7 scale figure of the Bat Family’s most elegant member. Choose between her masked appearance with a wig of long tresses, or an unmasked look with short hair. Hand outstretched and holding her cape, Batwoman is outfitted in a black-and-deep-red-themed bodysuit, boots, utility belt, gloves and cape.

Snap up this beautiful statue while it’s available!

Bat lashes.

Bat lashes.

The CW’s Arrow: Unhooded Arrow statue figure by Gentle Giant

Based on the hit CW series Arrow, this 13-inch statue by the talented folks over at Gentle Giant Studios is about to be a smash just like its predecessor. The first incarnation of this piece featured Arrow with his head enigmatically shrouded, and it sold out its first run completely! Now, we can feast our eyes on this brand-new head sculpt with hood down and mask on. He even comes with his trademark bow as seen in season two of the series.

He is coming to you in a limited run of only 5,200, so make sure you snap this guy up before he sells out again!

Ready to throw down.

Ready to throw down.

Star Trek the Original Series Excelsior NX-2000 vehicle figure!

Diamond Select Toys has brought us this amazing 18-inch vehicle figure that will make you feel like you’re searching for Spock yourself! Take in this test version of the legendary interplanetary glider U.S.S. Excelsior, as seen in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Leonard Nimoy’s 1984 work became a quintessential element of the Star Trek franchise, and what better way to remember the magic than with the NX-2000?

LED light-up functions and sound effects, including dialogue by Captain Styles taken straight from the film itself, set this ship apart. “Try-Me” packaging is perfect for display, too. Grab this 18-inch piece of Star Trek history today!

Captain (Harry) Styles?

Captain (Harry) Styles?

Wonder Woman ArtFX statue by Kotobukiya — just re-stocked!

Kotobukiya is back with another round of statue figures in its designer ArtFX series, this time celebrating the likeness of Diana herself! Succeeding Batman, Superman and the Joker as DC Comics characters given the statue treatment by the Japanese toy manufacturer, Wonder Woman is a sight to behold. She bounded onto the scene in 1941 from her island home of Themyscira, and since then, she’s been kicking butt and taking names as one of the most badass superheroes of all time.

Here, renowned artist Jim Lee has represented her in her signature red, white and blue costume. A red and gold bodice with eagle motif, gold belt, blue skirt with white stars, and tall red and white boots make her stand out. And of course, her Lasso of Truth and flowing red cape top it all off. She stands 12 inches tall in accurate 1/6 scale atop a base with her logo.

I ain't got no type. Wonder Woman is the only thing that I like.

I ain’t got no type. Wonder Woman is the only thing that I like.

Back in stock! Ghostbusters Marshmallow Man Stay Puft bank

You asked for it! Here’s a reprise of the wildly popular Marshmallow Man coin bank, where the soft, sugary madman himself has been transformed into something both practical and eye-catching. Perch him on your favorite shelf alongside your other Ghostbusters collectibles — no one will know that he’s hiding your secret stash of laundry money or helping you save up for that weekend getaway.

The Marshmallow Man stands 10 inches tall and sports a maniacal grin, bent on destruction. Honestly, a spooky apparition has never looked so adorably disarming. So, who ya gonna call?

All white everything.

All white everything.

Protect the solar system with Banpresto’s Sailor Mars from the Girls Memory series!

“Agent of Love and Fire, the pretty sailor suited soldier Sailor Mars! In the name of Mars, I will chastise you!” Well, we’ve never exactly been chastised in the name of Mars. (At least, we don’t think so.) But from the looks of this awesome six-inch figure by Banpresto, it doesn’t seem all that bad.

Sailor Mars is captured here mid-stride with a pretty stance, looking onwards as if scouting potential foes and separating them from her galactic allies. Save the solar system and the fate of all its inhabitants with the newest instalment in the “Girls Memory” series, straight from that enigmatic island in the Pacific.

Grab Sailor Moon today on CmdStore.com — she’s brand-new and ready to complete your Sailor Moon collection!

I wish I could dress like this every day.

I wish I could dress like this every day.

Walking Dead Rick Grimes McFarlane figure: a US exclusive now on CmdStore.com!

The outbreak survivor made famous by AMC’s hit TV show The Walking Dead is now here in six-inch format, courtesy of McFarlane Toys! Check out rugged and brave protagonist Rick Grimes in his boss-like pose, outfitted in his police officer uniform from his stint at the King County Sheriff’s Department. Imagine if you were wounded in the line of duty and woke up to find yourself as one of the survivors of a zombie apocalypse! Yeah, pretty crazy stuff.

So we’re more than excited that we’ve gotten our paws on this exclusive figure, previously only available at Walgreen’s in the US. We have a limited number of these Grimes collectibles, so make sure you scoop one up before it’s too late.

I shot the sheriff.

I shot the sheriff.

7 things we can learn from Batman

For us at CmdStore, Batman isn’t just some dude with a cape and rippling muscles — he’s a hero, a legend and an inspiration. Millions of people have followed Christopher Nolan’s saga featuring protagonist Bruce Wayne, and he has since become an icon of peace and heroism. So it’s only natural that we take a moment, grab a beverage (and maybe something cozy to wrap around ourselves) and reflect on one of Batman’s less-publicized roles: that of a teacher.
So let’s check out these seven essential things we can learn from Batman as he appears in the Dark Knight trilogy, culled from Nishant Singh’s thoughts over at Quora.

Source: quora.com

1. It’s what you do that matters.
“Batman/Bruce Wayne has to play the act of being a rich, spoiled billionaire playboy who goes around with seductive supermodels and Russian ballet dancers, buying hotels and sailing on a yacht so that nobody suspects him to be the Batman,” says Singh. “It’s necessary, something he ought to do to keep the two personalities far away from each other. But he never lets the former get in the way of his real purpose, to serve and protect the people of Gotham City.”
Christopher Nolan’s Batman is tasked with leading a life based on a destiny that he didn’t completely choose. Yet in many ways, he still takes it in stride, fulfilling his duties with grace and to completion. He teaches us to not waste any time when you’re needed, to speak out when it’s called of you because you might be the only one who can do it. The world needs you, says Batman, and it’s time that we agree.
So we shouldn’t waste any more time, should we? Maybe tell that person how we feel, go for that jog even though we’d rather eat a burger and watch TV, apply for that job we keep telling ourselves we can’t get. What matters is that we at least try by doing.
Source: quora.com

Source: quora.com

2. Trust yourself and those around you with the truth.

As the masked Bane explains in The Dark Knight Returns, “You have been supplied with a false idol to stop you from tearing down this corrupt city. Let me tell you the truth about Harvey Dent. The Batman didn’t murder Harvey Dent. He saved my boy, then took the blame for Harvey’s appalling crimes so I could, to my shame, build a lie around this fallen idol.”

When Batman’s request to take the fall for Harvey Dent’s murders as Two Face comes to light, it’s apparent that despite attempts to make sure the citizens of Gotham did not lose their belief in the law and in justice, crime was still a problem. It didn’t disappear, but was just pushed aside and eventually resurfaced to do even more damage to the city, says Singh.

Lesson learned — honesty is always the best policy. Bite the bullet and be brave enough to be truthful to those around you, even if it might be uncomfortable at first. Trust is everything.

Source: quora.com

Source: quora.com

 

3. Great organizations are built upon great ideas, not people.

“People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy and I can’t do that as Bruce Wayne,” uttered Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins. “As a man, I’m flesh and blood, I can be ignored, I can be destroyed; but as a symbol . . . as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting.”

Bruce realized the importance of transcending his human ego and choosing not to be defined by his person, but by what the figure of Batman embodied as an idea. It’s a hugely important theme of the entire trilogy that’s applicable to the lives we live every single day. Think of the many organizations, institutions, conglomerates and communities formed purely on ego. And then think of how many of those have come to signal something transcendent and lasting for humanity. I mean, who can definitively say that the Kardashians will be lauded for their contributions to human progress centuries from now?

It’s the big picture and the drive towards the greater good for us Earth-dwellers now and into the future that really matters. This is why the Marin Luther King, Jr.s, Angela Davises, Mahatma Gandhis and Marie Curies have been so key to  moving us forward — they had ideas, simple yet radical, that they chose to advance above all else, and that they chose to put before themselves.

Source: quora.com

Source: quora.com

4. Struggle is inevitable, so struggle for the right reasons.
From romantic heartbreak to money troubles to family issues, life on this imperfect planet is fraught with difficulties. It’s a given. There’s really no way around it. It’s like gravity — try as we may to build complex flying machines and climb trees, we still have to contend with a force that constantly pulls us downward. So why not use that struggle productively?In the ultra-wise words of Alfred Pennyworth to Bruce, “Endure, Mr. Wayne. Take it. They’ll hate you for it, but that’s the point of the Batman. He can be the outcast, he can make the choice that no one else can make, the right choice.”

It’s definitely much easier said than done, but choosing to fight for a good thing even if it’s hard will pay off in time. All pain is temporary. Which leads us to our fifth lesson . . .

Source: quora.com

Source: quora.com

5. Like struggle, fear and pain are also inevitable.
Batman struggled immensely after losing Rachel Dawes, and part of the pain he felt was compounded by the fear he had of losing her due to his own failure. Yet, he was compelled to carry on, moving through his sadness and loss in order to keep fighting for the freedom of Gotham City. And in doing that, he foiled the desires of his enemies, who wished for nothing more than for Batman to be rendered incapacitated by grief and therefore useless when it came to ushering in a new age of peace for Gotham.
As Thomas Wayne quipped, “Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.” Whether Bruce “failed” by being unable to rescue Rachel, by being cooped up in a terrible prison or by leading the people of Gotham to believe that Harvey Dent was a hero, he learned from his failures, worked through his pain and shame and rose again as the savior the city needed.
Source: sevenstreets.com

Source: sevenstreets.com

6. It takes great risks to achieve high goals. And they’re worth it.
“I do fear death,” admits Batman in The Dark Knight Rises. “I fear dying in here, while my city burns, and there’s no one there to save it.”
“Then make the climb,” admonishes the blind prisoner. And when Batman asks how, the prisoner responds, As the child did. Without the rope. Then fear will find you again.”What this means is that success will come with more than a few setbacks. But often our most obstructive inhibitors to success are inside us, taunting us like the open top on the prison Batman is trapped in. Seeing that light and not being able to grasp it right away had deterred many an otherwise hopeful escapee. It is only when Batman risks absolutely everything and climbs towards the top without anything to catch him should he fall that he is able to escape and finally free Gotham.

To bring it back to real life, sure, maybe the prospect of no one showing up to your birthday party is totally mortifying. But what if it could have been the best night of your life, and you didn’t even try to piñata-shop at least once? What about starting that business or taking time off from your regular life to hitchhike across the continent, like you dreamed when you were a kid? What about seeking help for anxiety or depression, an incredibly courageous act in itself? The time is now, and this time, everything is demanded of you. Can you do it?

Source: quora.com

Source: quora.com

7. Anyone can be a hero.

Need we say more?