DC Origins Figures: Batman, Catwoman and More!

I’ve always been a DC fan. Marvel’s great, there are a ton of cool characters, but if I’ve gotta pick one, I’ve gotta go with good old Detective Comics. And once there, I zero in on one hero: Batman. So I am definitely pleased that both Batman and DC are being so fondly represented in DC Direct’s new line, DC Origins: Batman.

Sold in packs of two, the figures are renderings of first-appearance characters paired with their current or more modern incarnations. Batman leads the pack, but he is joined by arch-nemesis Joker, who rivals Batsy for least-changed of the group, femme fatale Catwoman and former-Robin-gone-solo, Nightwing, who decided at some point to stop rocking the disco collar.

Grab the packs individually or as a set by heading over to our DC Origins section or clicking one of the links below!

Batman with batarangs
The Joker with cane
Catwoman with whip
Nightwing with awesome disco collar
Complete DC Origins Series 1 Set of 4!

Plus, you can also pre-order the unreleased series 2, which features Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and the Green Lantern! Check ’em out .  They ship in September!

While we are on the subject of Batman….I would recommend that you pick up one of the better video games of the year: Batman Arkham Asylum.

Ryan Reynolds talks Deadpool Movie

From the Coventry Telegraph. . .

RYAN REYNOLDS has promised fans of Deadpool they will see a faithful version of the comic book character in the proposed spin-off.

The actor starred in X-Men Origins: Wolverine as sword-spinning Wade Wilson, who becomes the masked mercenary Deadpool.

Reynolds has now given an update on the project and assured comic book enthusiasts that there will be an accurate portrayal of the character.

He said: “I love it, because I get to be involved. And I’m such a huge fan of the character. I get to be the authentication police, in a weird way.

“To their credit – the studio’s credit – they want to make an authentic Deadpool movie; they want to make it as close to the source material as possible.”

Speaking to MTV, he said: “He’s going to be the Merc with the Mouth, [we’re going to give] all those answers that everyone wants. He’s going to have the scarred-up face, he’s going to be in the suit – and, it’s going to be incredible.”

The 32-year-old actor continued: “Right now, it’s just a question of trying to figure out what is the spine of the story,” he added. “Who is the villain? What does Wade and/or Deadpool want?

“And how do you tell that story? Are we going to see flashbacks to his old life, flash-forwards, present-day? We’re just trying to figure that stuff out.”

He and the studio are in the process of seeking a writer and director for the solo adventure.

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And for more, check out the awesome Deadpool figures we’ve got in-stock, including the X-Men Origins Deadpool, the Superhero Squad adorable Deadpool or the rare Marvel Legends Deadpool for collectors.

Toronto Fan Expo: August 28-30, 2009

Hobbystar’s Toronto Fan Expo is some ways off, happening August 28th to the 30th, but we at CmdStore have decided to head down there this summer with three booths of our very own. If you’re planning on attending, make sure to check us out. We’ll be selling all kinds of figures and toys, but the real gem of the collection will undoubtedly be this guy:

The CMDStore Exclusive Sabretooth figure from Marvel Select. We’re the only ones selling this brand new figure, which features the vicious Marvel villain rendered as he was in his very first appearance in Iron Fist #14 in 1977.

The guest list has yet to be released for this always-huge convention, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated the minute we find out! For now, check out the Fan Expo website here.