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Here’s a cool new collectible for you Arrow fans. The Arrow bookend stands approximately 9-inches tall and is made of high quality polystone, which makes him as much of a statue as a book end and, let’s be honest, is probably the closest most of us will ever come to having Amell in our homes.

See more pictures after the break.

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There were a lot of reveals during Toy Fair and they were definitely exciting, but the products I was clutching my wallet over were the new items from Funko.

Not content to take all of our money with their POP! line, Funko debuts new additions the Fabrikations plush, Mopeez, Legacy figures, Re-Action figures, and more POP!s in exciting new franchises like Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, The Fifth Element, The X-Files, Breaking Bad, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jaws, Game of Thrones, Star Trek, Garbage Pail Kids, and more.

A lot of these new items have been listed for pre-order, so we thought we’d give you product links on some of the stuff we posted about previously along with some new items.

Check it out after the break.

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When we were kids, we loved to have superhero battles with action figures. Now you can bring that same superhero battle action to your chess board with these chess pieces and collector magazines from Eaglemoss Publications.

Each character is cast from a specially formulated metalized resin and painted by expert model makers. Plus, they include a 16-page magazine with comic artwork and chess tips.

With characters from both the Marvel and DC universes, you can cast some of your favorite characters as key pieces and battle.

Head after the break to see more of the upcoming pieces in the collection.

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Superheroes keep rather busy with the day to day schedule of fighting criminals and stopping nefarious plans. It’s probably hard to stay motivated. Artist Adam Thompson reminds us and them of why being a hero is the best path with his “Heroic Words of Wisdom” series. Each poster features the silhouette of a DC Comics superhero and an inspirational quote from him or her.

Thompson explains on Behance:

My work, centered around comic book characters, comes with the challenge of reaching to an audience beyond those who are already fans of those characters. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy very much to see existing fans of these characters who enjoy my work. However, up until this project, I’ve been indulgent of being a fan, and neglectful of the challenge of reaching that larger audience.

Superheroes already have a prominent place in pop culture. Their images can be seen anywhere. As a fan I enjoy seeing the strength of these characters in the spotlight, but because I am looking to reach a new audience, I needed to find a new light. I had to consider that comic books are a series of images accompanied by dialogue, and since it’s the images that are already so prominent, I decided to focus on the dialogue.

These are the kind of motivational posters I’d put on my wall.

Hit the break to see the rest of the posters.

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Pause for a moment and think about all the superhero films and television series in the works, currently airing, and already in your DVD/Blu-ray collection. You’re making out like a bandit whether you’re a fan or Marvel or DC. YouTube user Alex Luthor took that happy feeling we all get from seeing our favorite heroes and villains on screen and turned it to 11 by making a trailer that imagines what it would be like if Marvel and DC characters played in the same universe.

It pulls from both movies and television, and Luthor did a tremendous job editing together battles from The Avengers, The Flash, Man of Steel, Thor, and more to make it appear as though Marvel and DC characters are facing off.

Watch the awesomeness in the video after the break.

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I don’t use pens often anymore, but when I do, they have to be just right. I can’t imagine it getting more right than these sexy DC Comics-themed pens by Montegrappa. The fancy superhero and supervillain designs come in ballpoint, rollerball, and fountain varieties. The barrels have bright patterns and colors, and the caps feature mini sculptures of Superman, Green Lantern, Batman, Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Riddler, Penguin, and the Joker. They are not inexpensive by any definition of the word, but they look like they’re of the highest quality.

See individual shots of the beautiful writing tools after the break.

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DC Comics is launching a shiny new batch of variant covers in March, and they’re all about movie posters. The fun designs insert DC characters into posters from movies such as Free Willy (yep, you read that correctly), The Mask, Gone With the Wind, Beetlejuice, and Purple Rain. Heroes and villains on the covers include Aquaman, Batgirl, the Joker, and so many more. I can practically hear the money falling out of the wallets of collectors.

See more creative variant covers after the break.

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DC Comics’ Harley Quinn Annual #1 will be a “rub’n’smell” comic book that will feature a number of unique scents that relate to the story. DC will come out with an edition of the comic that’s meant for U.S. readers, and a second edition that will be exported outside of the country. The US edition will feature smells such as leather, suntan lotion, pizza and what’s referred to in the story as “cannabisylocibe 7-A.”

Hmmm, I wonder that cannabisylocibe is supposed to be?

DC’s move to create a second edition for overseas markets makes a bit more sense now considering that last scent, as it might be rather difficult to export a comic that smells vaguely of weed. The international edition will replace the cannabis scent with the smell of fresh-cut lawn clippings.

(Bleeding Cool and MTV)

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Norman Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post illustrations are iconic and instantly recognizable. Many artists have taken the style and put different characters into the idyllic scenes, including Ruiz Burgos. He’s inserted heroes and villains from the pages of DC Comics into the art, and the series of mash-ups features Zatanna, Poison Ivy, Joker and Harley Quinn, and more.

More of the lovely art after the break.

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Good news: Warner Bros. Television has tapped Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler to bring DC Comics’ Supergirl to television. The Hollywood Reporter says the duo is adapting the character for a potential new series, and they excpect Geoff Johns to have a role in developing it. No other information has been confirmed, not even the title or format.

Given the work Berlanti has already done with The CW’s Arrow, I think it’s definitely a good thing he’s involved, and I’d love to see a comic book series with a female lead head to television. I can’t wait to hear more.

(via io9, above art by Mahmud Asrar)