DC Universe – Series 19

It’s here! The 19th series of DC Universe figures has arrived. You can find Sandman, The Atom, Hawkman, Lord Naga, Magog and Stargirl in this new wave and they’re all looking great at 6-inch figures. As ever, collect them all and you can use the included parts to make the build-a-figure, which is S.T.R.I.P.E. this time around!

And you can already pre-order the next series, which includes Green Arrow, White Lantern Flash, Reverse Flash, Hawk, Dove (Dawn Granger), Red Arrow and Sinestro, plus the build-a-figure NEKRON for fans of the Lanterns. It ships in January, but you can snag it now.

DC UNIVERSE: SERIES 19 PRE-ORDERS

Fans of the huge (and growing) DC Universe action figure line can now pre-order the nineteenth series of the 6-inch heroes and villains. They’ll be shipping either at the end of this year or the very beginning of 2012, but either way, you can take a look at what’s on offer right here:

With a S.T.R.I.P.E. Build-a-Figure piece included with every figure, you can pre-order Sandman, The Atom, Hawkman, Lord Naga, Magog, and Stargirl and expect them to ship out the moment we get them in! As usual, they’re a great find for anyone who feels their favourite DC Universe character hasn’t gotten their fair shake in the wide world of action figure awesomeness.

JUSTICE SOCIETY: Series 2 Arrives!

Cyclone, Hourman, Kingdom Come-style Superman and Stargirl make up the second series of figures from The Justice Society collection by DC Direct. All of them look sharp, standing about 6-inches tall and featuring some great paintwork. Each one is more than loyal to their comic book counterpart, so fans are sure to be pleased.

They can be snagged individually or in a 4-figure set. They join the likes of Sandman, Golden Age Flash and The Atom in what has been a very successful figure line for DC. Check ’em out!

And speaking of DC, have you heard the latest on the Dark Knight sequel (also known as “the third in the Nolan Batman trilogy”) or (the 8th or 9th Batman feature film). Crave Online’s Genevieve Blaber has the news:

Looks like 2012 is going to be a cinematic year to remember. Not only are MGM’s The Hobbit and Marvel Studios’ The Avengers set to hit theaters, but now another big franchise has entered the fray: Batman.

Today, after nearly two years of speculation and rumors, Warner Bros. Studios announced that it would be releasing the third third film in the revamped Batman series, July of 2012.

Only five years ago, we saw the release of Batman Begins, director Christopher Nolan’s grittier, more realistic take on the DC Comics superhero, which was soon followed by The Dark Knight, the behemoth of a superhero flick that took over IMAX theaters with an opening scene shot specifically for the format. While Nolan recently took a break to work on the upcoming film Inception, which features Batman Begins star Cillian Murphy, he’s expected back on the series along with his brother Jonathan who shared screenwriting credits on The Dark Knight.

Of course, just what Batman 3 will be about and who from amongst the cavalry of Batman supervillians will be facing off against the Caped Crusader remains to be seen. But we’re pretty sure the next year will pack plenty of more rumors and whispers of things to come.

Appropriately enough, news of Batman 3 came to us on the same day that Marvel released its first official pic of Thor (as portrayed by Chris Hemsworth) for the upcoming feature of the same name. Thor, along with current box-office favorite Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and Captain America (Chris Evans who will soon have his own film) will headline The Avengers when the film also sees release in 2012.

As for The Hobbit, which would span two movies, the producer-director team of Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, have to yet to receive the greenlight to go forward with production, likely as a result of the financial woes plaguing MGM over the last year.

It’s quite the wait. But as usual, merch helps to bridge the gap between films, so here’s a link to CmdStore’s collection of figures, statues and vehicles from The Dark Knight: