Well, to be honest, it's a little less than live this week. Basically, by the time this posts, I'll be in New York gearing up for New York Comic Con, and so with a little foresight I had a look at the collectibles at my local comic shop, Conquest Comics in New Jersey last Wednesday, the 2nd of October. And these are the things I found of interest.
The Batman Classic TV Series figures from DC, which I have to admit, I really wanted to take home, both the original and the one featuring Batman in his camp icon yellow swimming trunks over his costume and holding a yellow surfboard. Nothing says Batman '66 to me more than that surfboard. The packaging is dayglo and attractive too—the tough choice would be whether to leave in situ or remove for display.
A massive and impressive statue of the X-Men's Storm was impossible not to notice in the shop, from Sideshow. It's a pricey piece but bound to be the focal point of a collection.
Batman: Arkham City and Covergirls of the DCU: Supergirl statues from DC Collectibles were also looking good, and if you have a little less shelf-space, these would certainly do.
The Court of Owls special set from DC, with mask and book. I'd seen the mask before, of course, but never in this combination. If you have the mask and book separately already, I suppose there's always the nifty presentation of the package.
Funko POP Vinyl sets are coming out of the woodwork this autumn, and though I'm waiting for the Batman '66 sets to fulfill my collecting craving, there were 5 new Big Bang Theory permutations recently….
And four new Wizard of Oz Funko POP Vinyls for fans. Seeing them in groups does make them appealing, whether or not you like the franchises. I'm holding out for the '66 ones though, considering I already had to buy a new bookshelf just for POPs recently.
So that's all from me this week, except it isn't because I'll be incredibly Live from New York Comic Con all week. But the con doesn't start until Thursday, so remember to go and support your own local comic shops today. See you at the con?
Special thanks to Conquest Comics in New Jersey. You can find their Facebook page here. They are currently dominating POP vinyl collectibles with their White Phoenix exclusive and now have their Metallic Harley Quinn exclusive in stock.
Hannah Means-Shannon is senior New York Correspondent at Bleeding Cool, writes and blogs about comics for TRIP CITY and Sequart.org, and is currently working on books about Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore for Sequart. She is @hannahmenzies on Twitter and hannahmenziesblog on WordPress. Find her bio here.