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DC Comics dress-up napkins will save you from a super-sized mess

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Whenever you’re wearing a crisp, white shirt it’s virtually guaranteed you’ll drip part of your lunch — marinara sauce, mustard, salad dressing, what have you. But that’s why it’s good to have friends. Super friends.

Paladone has produced officially licensed DC Comics Dress Up Napkins that will allow you to bring a bit of cosplay to the table, while saving that defenseless white shirt.

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Batgirl of Burnside rides in with DC Icons figure, motorcycle

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Adding to what’s already a big day for fans of DC Comics toys, DC Collectibles has debuted six more action figures in its Icons line, including Batgirl of Burnside, complete with motorcycle.

And, as if the figures aren’t enough, there are also two new DC Icons Accessory Packs, featuring such items as Chi’P and Bat-Mite minifigures, Harley Quinn’s baseball bat and pie bomb, Jay Garrick’s helmet and a pair of Joker fish.

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Tell me, do you ‘Squee’? You will, with Funko’s cute ‘BvS’ promo

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In an effort to break down any remaining resistance we may have, Funko has debuted a dark yet darling animated promo for its DC Comics subscription box service, starring Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Pop! vinyl figures.

Announced last month, Legion of Collectors will debut in March with a — you guessed it! — Batman v Superman-themed box, featuring the exclusive Armored Batman figure showcased in the teaser.

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Harley Quinn is getting her own action figure line, puddins!

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The just-announced Batman animated figures aren’t the extent of DC Collectibles’ plans for Harley Quinn, not by a long shot. One of DC’s most successful characters of the past couple of decades, Harley is receiving her own line of action figures, designed by fan-favorite artist Amanda Conner.

Vulture has the news ahead of this weekend’s Toy Fair in New York City, where attendees will undoubtedly get a look at the first wave: “Retro Rocket Harley,” “Super Hero Harley,” “Classic Harley” and “Holiday Harley.”

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Appeals court upholds Warner Bros.’ Superman rights

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A federal appeals court has again sided with DC Comics and Warner Bros. in the long-running feud over the rights to the Man of Steel.

As first reported by THR, Esq., the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a 2013 ruling that the heirs of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel relinquished their claim to the character in a 2001 settlement with DC, and therefore are not able to terminate the copyright.

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Mezco’s Green Arrow action figure will not fail your collection

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Mezco’s One:12 Collective series — comprised of highly-detailed, 1/12-scale action figures — shows no sign of slowing down as Oliver Queen a.k.a Green Arrow is next in line to get the prestigious treatment.

As part of their pre-Toy Fair event, the New York-based Mezco showed off the new Green Arrow figure along with previously revealed entries in the line. While no further details for the Green Arrow figure have been revealed, if it has the same specs as the other figures in the One:12 Collective series, it will have 32 points of articulation, and cost roughly $65-75 USD.

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Batman, Superman & Wonder Woman join forces for Jelly Belly

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Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman will grace bags of jelly beans this spring with the launch of the Jelly Belly Super Hero Collection.

Jelly Belly Candy Co. has teamed with Warner Bros. Consumer Products for the series of branded bags, which will contain a mix of shimmering versions of Berry Blue, Blueberry, Cream Soda, Sour Lemon, Very Cherry and Wild Blackberry (alas, there are no new flavors created specifically for the heroes).

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Jim Lee returns to the X-Men … for Geoff Johns’ birthday present

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DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee, who rocketed to stardom in the early 1990s with his runs on Marvel’s X-Men comics, has returned to the franchise — if only for a birthday present.

This morning Geoff Johns revealed an illustration of Colossus, a gift from Lee to the DC chief creative officer for his 43rd birthday. The drawing depicts the X-Man in his classic uniform, standing in front of the hammer and sickle symbol; it’s signed “For Tovarish Geoff!” Johns wrote on Instagram that Colossus is his favorite Marvel character.

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Supreme Court asked to consider Batmobile copyright case

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A manufacturer of unlicensed Batmobile replicas has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether Batman’s signature vehicle is indeed protected by copyright.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mark Towle of Gotham Garage filed a writ of certiorari today asking the justices to review his nearly five-year-old dispute with DC Comics.

Towle, who produced replicas of  the 1966 and 1989 Batmobiles that sold for as much as $90,000 each, was sued in 2011 by DC, which claimed copyright and trademark infringement, trademark counterfeiting and unfair competition. Towle had argued that the U.S. Copyright Act doesn’t protect “useful articles,” defined as objects that have “an intrinsic utilitarian function” (for example, clothing, household appliances or, in this case, automobile functions); in short, that the Batmobile’s design is merely functional.

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This terrifying zombie Joker cosplay will fuel nightmares

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The grinning, psychopathic Joker was terrifying even before he had his face surgically removed and then reattached in the comics; I mean, he’s effectively a killer clown. But add “undead” to the mix, and you have a formula for many restless nights.

Your latest nightmare arrives courtesy of makeup artist Luvekat, who transformed herself into “Zombie Joker Babe” using body paint.

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Ash Williams battles Lobo and DC unead in this violent fan film

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Ash Williams and Gwen Stacy return in the long-awaited sequel to Brian Rosenthal’s impressive 2013 fan short “Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness.” However, as we saw in the recent trailer, a lot has changed since that first film: For starters, Ash and Gwen have crossed over into the DC Universe, which is experiencing an undead problem of its own.

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Funko launches DC Comics subscription box service

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Funko, which last year launched Marvel Collector Corps, has now teamed with DC Comics for a similar subscription box service.

Announced this morning, Legion of Collectors will debut in March, offering exclusive DC collectibles, apparel and accessories. The first box will, of course, feature items from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, including an exclusive Armored Batman Pop! vinyl figure (the movie opens March 25).

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LEGO is heading to the Batcave with new ‘Batman’ TV series set

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Fans of the Caped Crusader may want to hold off on those LEGO Batman v Superman playsets, because you’re probably going to need all of that money (and more!) for the toymaker’s DC Comics Super Heroes Batman: Classic TV Series – Batcave.

Confirming rumors, images have surfaced online (only to be promptly removed at LEGO’s request) of the impressive brick recreation of the Dynamic Duo’s secret lair from the 1966 Batman television series.

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Play Arts Kai Variant Harley Quinn leaps to life in amazing cosplay

Like the other entries in Square Enix’s Play Arts Kai Variant line, the design of the Harley Quinn action figure is a departure from the popular antiheroine’s depicts in comics, television and video games. The costume amps up the medieval court jester elements, adding bits of armor and odd angles. You might imagine it would be challenge to reinterpret for cosplay, but Yugana Senshi Uon has certainly brought the figure to life, right down to the stylized oversize sledgehammer.

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It’ll take an iron will to resist 3A’s Steel Age Batman figure

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As we barrel toward New Year’s Eve, 3A Toys has unveiled more images and details for its enticing Steel Age Batman 1/6th-scale collectible figure.

First glimpsed last month, it’s the first in a line of DC Comics figures designed by Ashley Wood, who envisions a new universe in which the villains have won. “The rebirth contingency plan is initiated – Steel Age. Robotic versions of the fallen heroes are forged. Constructed to wage war on crime,” 3A said when it announced the series in 2014. “A new League to carry on their legacy of Justice.”

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