Collector's Corner: Black Panther, Star Trek Pinball Table, Alien Cookie Jar + 9 more cool collectibles

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May 10, 2016

May is a fine month for flights of fancy centering around plunking down major coinage for something new to spruce up your collectibles shelf. To help you in that plight, Blastr has plucked a dozen choice items to choose from, destined to earn a place in your nerdy heart and home.  From a svelte Black Panther statue, a Star Trek pinball game coffee table and an insanely detailed The Dark Knight Joker figure, to a Bushido Batman, an Alex Ross Avengers ensemble and a whimsical set of Toy Story Moleskine notebooks, this month's parade of geek-centric treasures must be instantly perused at your pleasure.

SPOTLIGHT: BLACK PANTHER PREMIUM FIGURE   (SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES)

Black Panther is poised to pounce in this week's Captain America: Civil War, making a sharp impression on the Marvel Universe with his first big-screen appearance.  To honor the Wakandan warrior's debut, Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys have crafted this striking 1/6 scale premium figure of T'Challa in full Panther regalia.  It's a taloned, 12-inch, movie-accurate collectible featuring a newly developed head piece accented with silver trim and exotic necklace to top off the intimidating Black Panther attire.

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Black Panther's ripped physique is capable of over 30 points of articulation and comes equipped with six interchangeable gloved hands, fists and lethal claws. Also included is a themed Captain America: Civil War Team Iron Man figure stand etched with Black Panther's nameplate and the movie's official logo.  Leap on this charismatic collectible and show your Panther pride.  Pre-order now for January 2017 delivery.  ($219)

 

 

Now check out the rest of our merry band of May collectibles and tell us which ones you're targeting!

 

 

STAR TREK PINBALL MACHINE COFFEE TABLE  (ALTER FURNITURE)

This executive's interactive shuttle coffee table will tilt everyone's gaze to its dazzling lights, bumpers and bells.  Cruising right into your living room form the Enterprise docking bay, this stylish shuttlecraft houses an original 1991 Star Trek pinball machine manufactured by Data East. Also features a pull-out drawer with light-up dilithium crystals, new LED lighting system and a back container holding four actual meteorites! With nearly 400 hours of build time, this Trekkie game table doesn't come cheap so come fully loaded! ($9000)

 

 

SHAZAM COLLECTOR FIGURE   (MEZCO TOYZ)

Though this classic Shazam toy only stands a mere 6.5 inches tall, this mighty 1/12 scale DC superhero figure is able to perform over 32 points of articulation and comes with a hilarious pair of alternate smiling and yelling heads, three swappable pairs of hands, Mr. Mind, Mr. Atom, and an electrifying attachable lightning bolt.   Containing the wisdom of Solomon, the epic strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the invulnerability of Achilles and the blistering speed of Mercury, Bill Batson is Shazam, the world's mightiest mortal.  Pre-order now for July 2016 delivery. ($75)

 

 

STAR WARS OPENING CRAWL BRACELET   (LOVE AND MADNESS)

Crafted in either silver plate or rose gold plate  and leather, this inventive accessory features the iconic words of the entire Star Wars opening crawl. Measuring a coiled three feet, each wrapped memento is stamped with those memorable lines that began the greatest space saga in the universe.  ($50/$60)

 

 

THE JOKER - DARK KNIGHT PREMIUM FORMAT FIGURE  (SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES)

Sporting a sinister "Glasgow Smile" and flashing his calling card while packing an automatic weapon, Sideshow's 19-inch-tall Heath Ledger Joker sculpture from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight is anarchy personified.  Splashed with heavy grease-paint makeup and dressed in a shabby-chic purple coat to accentuate his wild mop of greenish hair, The Clown Prince Of Crime is carefully crafted by a team of 13 artists, sculptors and painters and stands on a flaming base of cracked Gotham asphalt.  Pre-order now for March 2017 delivery.  ($499)

 

 

 

ALIENS COOKIE JAR   (THINK GEEK)

Load up this Aliens Warrior cookie jar with your favorite chocolate-chip or cranberry-oatmeal delights, but it's not dishwasher-safe so watch your fingers when you wash it off.  He's a biter!  Sculpted by Paul Harding, it's an officially-licensed Aliens product manufactured in ceramic and standing at a fierce 12-inches high. ($45)

 

 

ALEX ROSS AVENGERS FINE ART SCULPTURE   (FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT)

Nobody does the classic cool of muscled superheroes like artist Alex Ross, and here's Earth's Mightiest Heroes assembled for your inspection. Cast in premium polystone and hand-painted to perfection, the limited-edition artpiece is based on Ross' classic 2010 painting, "Avengers Assemble," and gathers Black Panther, Hawkeye, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Scarlet Witch, Wasp and The Vision.  Measures 19 inches wide by 9 inches high.  Ships this summer with a signed lithograph of Ross’ “Avengers Assemble.”  ($799)

 

 

FLOATING DEATH STAR BLUETOOTH SPEAKER  (HELLOSY)

Yeah, yeah, we know it's no moon!  Crank up the Imperial March on this awesome levitating Death Star bluetooth speaker by Hellosy.  The wireless, rechargeable, magnetic-levitation space station might not be fully-armed but it'll blast your collection of tunes nicely.   This glowing sphere lets you play music on your smart phone or tablet via a special sound guide cone created to increase 3D surround effect.  ($220)

 

 

BUSHIDO BATMAN   (SQUARE ENIX)

A brash addition to Square Enix's Play Arts Variant line of Batman Timeless figures, which includes Wild West Batman, Steampunk Batman and Spartan Batman, this feudal Japan Dark Knight is equipped with two wicked katana swords, scabbards, a grappling hook, interchangeable palms, and jagged, angular armor.  Bushido Batman stands 11 inches tall and is expertly sculpted and detailed from any angle.  ($175)

 

 

TOY STORY NOTEBOOKS  (MOLESKINE)

The traditional writers' notepads and notebooks get a limited-edition series of Toy Story-themed products with Woody, Jesse, Buzz Lightyear and Squeeze Toy Aliens emblazoned on the fronts.  Available in Light Blue or Geranium Red with pages either ruled or plain and sold in journal size or pocket size pads.  Each of the four hardcover books is an original silkscreen illustration on the friendly front cover.  ($19-24)

 

 

LIFE-SIZE YODA FIGURE   (SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES)

The Jedi master of the Star Wars Saga is re-created in full-size, contemplating the greater virtues of the galaxy in Sideshow's impressive true-to-life Yoda figure.  Dressed in his primitive Degobah robes and leaning on a rustic walking staff, Yoda stands 32 inches tall and is an uncanny screen-accurate likeness of Frank Oz’s original puppet from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.  Part of Sideshow's Star Wars Life-Size Legacy Collection, Yoda might break your display shelf at a hefty 35 pounds and your wallet!  ($2,499)

 

 

THE FLASH COLLECTOR FIGURE   (MEZCO TOYZ)

Another classic masterwork from Mezco's ONE:12 Collection, this time with Barry Allen as the Crimson Comet depicted with both classic and modern elements to his tailored costume.  The 6.5-inch figure moves with 32 points of articulation, comes packaged with three pairs of interchangeable hands, alternate smiling masked head, yellow Speed Force lighting effects for its arms and legs, and a cool, conical tornado hand attachment.  Pre-order now for September 2016 delivery.  ($75)