I was so thrilled when London Soho New York reached out to me to see if I wanted to review their new line of Wonder Woman cosmetic bags and I’m pleased to say that upon opening the parcel they sent me, I fell completely in love with each of the products they sent me. This limited edition line is exclusive to Walgreens and they’ll be available starting in May of 2016. While the overall outside aesthetic of the bags are really appealing, it’s the details that really won me over. My favorite piece in the line is the clear case with the Wonder Woman logo on the front because I love the little cape! The blue star background isn’t part of the case but I’ll be keeping that insert in because I like the way it looks there. Each case has beautiful gold mirror star zippers and gold trim which matches the accessories Diana wears with her costume. I also love the blue star lining in the other two cases (each of these are a satin material and they’re part of the case). The biggest case is perfect for storing lesser used eye shadows, while the other two are perfect to throw in your purse when you’re on the go. I’m even planning on using the adorable tags (seen in the first photo) as bookmarks! Each case will retail for $7.99 – $11.99 so they’re really affordable and it’s easy to justify picking each of them up.
Yet another Funko announcement at Toy Fair that had me jumping up and down is their new line of vinyl collectibles named Rock Candy. My favorite thing about the Rock Candy line is that it spotlights female superheroes. Right now the collection only includes the women of DC Comic but depending on the success of the line, I’m sure they would try to extend their license to Marvel too. The figures are already up for preorder on Entertainment Earth and at $10.99 per figure, buying the whole line is completely affordable! The two that I’m definitely preordering are Modern Batgirl and Classic Supergirl. Which are your favorites?
Last year, all the way back in 2012 at NYCC, DC revealed the first two statues (Wonder Woman & Supergirl) in their DC Bombshell line and it was love at first sight. I’m one of Supergirl’s biggest fans so I was particularly intrigued by her design. Once I found out that more bombshell statues would be released I stalked DC’s collectible blog for more information on the next pieces. Little did I know that the Harley Quinn and Black Canary statues would be two of my favorite collectibles I would ever see. The line is inspired by the pinup style of the 1940’s and 1950 and all of the superheroines clothing is reflective of the era. Each of the statues was sculpted by Ant Lucia and they’re being released sporadically throughout the year. Supergirl hits stores this Wednesday!
Normally I would narrow my list down to the top 5 artists I’m excited to see, but Baltimore Comic Con is an exception to all conventions. It was my favorite show I attended of 2012, and it’s always full of the industry’s top talent. Unlike SDCC or NYCC, it’s a much smaller scale convention, and it’s one of few that feels like everything about it is planned for fans. Many creators I’ve talked to have said that Baltimore Comic Con is one of the shows they do the best at, so it’s beneficial for both attendees and industry folk. But enough about the convention! Here’s a list of the top 7 artists I’m dying to buy prints from this year!
Sean Gordon Murphy