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Monday, August 6, 2018
Knight Models, manufacturer of the DC Universe Miniature Game, has a new set available. In a word: Bwah-ha-ha!
These miniatures are only about an inch-and-a-half tall, and come in unpainted parts. (Don't expect to find any as good looking as the solicitation picture out of the box.) They are already for sale in Spain, and should be coming to specialty gaming stores stateside later this month.
More details available at knightmodels-store.com.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Timeline of an action figure hunt:
March 2017: Target.com lists a 12-inch Justice League Action Booster Gold action figure. The price is $9.99, though the figure is listed as out of stock and cannot be ordered.
June 2017: Target.com de-lists the figure. It hasn't been seen in stores and is presumed cancelled.
December 2017: The figure appears on eBay.com, proving it exists. The listing closes over $100 for what appears to be an ultra-rare action figure.
January 2018: The figure appears on Amazon.com, finally making it available to the masses. List price starts at $13. At last check, it was selling only from second-hand sellers with prices in the neighborhood of $25.
Now: The figure has been spotted (and purchased) in Target stores in Dallas, TX and Philadelphia, PA. The purchase price is $9.99.
It took a year, but it looks like Booster Gold is finally available in a Target near you. (It's still unavailable from Target.com, which acts like it has never heard of any such thing.) You're running out of excuses not to have this beauty!
Thanks to all Booster boosters who have reported finding the figure in their local stores. You guys are so good, maybe you can turn up one of those DC Icons JLI Blue and Gold two-packs DC Collectibles teased us with last year.
Monday, January 8, 2018
It's looking like a golden year for Booster boosters. In addition to our hero co-starring in Action Comics — another issue will be out this week! — we've also gotten several collectible figures.
First came the Previews Exclusive Funko Pop Blue Beetle and Booster Gold two-pack (sold in both standard and metallic variants). Those should now be available at your Local Comic Shop.
Then the much-discussed 12-inch Justice League Action arrived at Amazon.com. (Order yours today!)
But that's not all! In addition to these other fine collectibles, Wiz Kids Games' released Heroclix Booster Golden Organized Play prize support late last month. That's right, there are new Booster Gold themed Heroclix, including Skeets!
Booster is a reuse of the same sculpt from last year's World's Finest set. However, this is the first standalone Skeets sculpt in the Heroclix line (which has been making DC characters since 2002).
Booster and Skeets are officially available only through tournament play at authorized specialty shops, but you can probably find them for resale on eBay and other secondary markets.
I hope you all have room in your collections for all the good stuff coming our way!
Friday, December 29, 2017
Today marks the negative 425th birthday of Jon Michael "Booster" Carter, born this day in the year 2442.
If you've got $100 to drop on an action figure, I think I've got a pretty good way to celebrate the occasion.
Perhaps you recall that I first reported on a 12-inch Justice League Action Booster Gold figure from Target back in March? By June, I'd given up hope that we would ever actually see it in stores. I might have been premature.
Earlier this week, I got word that Mattel might finally be releasing the figure in 2018. While researching that claim yesterday, I found this on eBay.com:
I've still never seen one of these in the wild, but if this is the real deal (and there's no reason to suspect that it isn't), there must be others out there somewhere.
Keep your eyes peeled, Booster boosters! And Happy Birthday, Booster!
UPDATE 01/01/2018: The Blot notes that this figure is now available on Amazon.com for $13! Man, 2018 is looking Boosterrific already!
Friday, October 13, 2017
Last year, DC Collectibles promised us a two-pack of Blue Beetle and Booster Gold action figures. That set was canceled because of lack of demand. I doubt this latest Blue and Gold two-pack will suffer a similar fate.
Introducing the Previews Exclusive Funko Pop! Blue Beetle and Booster Gold vinyl figure two-pack!
The DC Universe's most hilarious crime-fighting duo comes to three dimensions with these PREVIEWS Exclusive Funko Pop! two-packs!
Blue Beetle and Booster Gold stand about 3 1/4" tall and come in a collector friendly window box for display. Recreate the adventures of two of the Justice League International's greatest heroes with these PX Pop! figures!
Just last week, I was having a discussion with Randy, the owner of my Local Comic Shop about the incredible popularity of Funko Pop! figures. I admitted that I don't get the appeal of the "superdeformed" vinyl statuettes that were taking up an entire wall in his store. Randy suggested that I was just old. His argument didn't win me over, but the fact that this Booster Gold Funko Pop! figure has a collar might.
The two-packs will come in two different finishes, standard and metallic. Either version has a suggested retail price of $22.99 and a targeted arrival date of December 20, 2017.
Since these are Previews Exclusives, be sure to tell your Local Comic Shop that you want one (or two) well in advance. I already sent my email to Randy.
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