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Rocking into our world from the pages of DARK NIGHTS: METAL comes the fastest and deadliest man in the Dark Multiverse—the Red Death! A menacing mash-up of Batman and the Flash, this Dark Knight came about when a once-noble Caped Crusader stole the Speed Force from the Flash hoping to prevent tragedies in the past. This transfusion of heroes produces a sinister speedster with bats instead of lightning emanating from its body during velocity bursts. The high-speed horror is cast in polyresin, allowing for rich details—like the cascade of Speed Force-summoned bats—to emerge in the final product.

Based on the art of Greg Capullo

Sculpted by Djordje Djokovic

Limited to 5,000

Measures approximately 8.2″ Tall

$90.00 US • On Sale November 2019 from DC Collectibles

In Dark Nights: Metal, our heroes learn that everything you dread splits off into its own dark universe where the fear you imagined becomes reality. And when Bruce Wayne shunned the terrible thought of torturing The Flash in order to tap into the Speed Force, the world of The Red Death was formed. This evil Batman’s backstory was not terribly interesting, and Capullo’s design for the character, while certainly badass, looks a little too much like the already-established DC character, The Black Racer. However, we’ere not here to judge the character, we’re here to assess the quality of his statue, so let’s get to it!

I’ll be approaching this review from two different directions. To start, you’ll get a “First Impression,” which is a quick overview with some anecdotes from my own experience showing the statue off in my home. Then there’s the “Scrutinized” section which goes into more detail about the paint, sculpt, assembly, packaging, etc. etc. That portion of the review is for anyone who is on the fence about dropping $85 smackers on this collectible, and needs to know all the particulars. Simply put, if you can make it through the nitpicky Scrutinized section with your enthusiasm for the product still intact, you can go out and buy the collectible with confidence.

First Impression

Honestly, most people who see my collection of Evil Batmen are immediately distracted by the awesomeness of The Devastator. But when they finally calm down and start inspecting the other corrupt knights, they comment on the sinister Batmen in the following order: Dawn Breaker, The Drowned, Murder Machine, Merciless, and, lastly, The Red Death. I wish I had a more amusing anecdote for this one, but I don’t. Sometimes, they’ll state the obvious, “This is Evil Flash-Batman, I take it?” or they’ll ask “The bats flying off him are neat, why does he have bats and the rest don’t?”

Red Death certainly has an intimidating look, but he’s missing an element that makes him as over-the-top as the other exaggerated amalgamations that make up this set. So far, he’s failing to engage my guests and spark their interest in hearing about the events of Dark Nights: Metal. Everyone wants to know the backstory behind each of the other Batmen– The Drowned’s origin story is by far the most requested. Unfortunately, I haven’t been asked once for Red Death’s bio. He’s clearly a cool customer, but according to my guests there’s nothing about him that stands out as being particularly outlandish and worthy of further exploration. Folks seem to appreciate the ensemble for its weirdness and Red Death appears to be the straight man. I suppose the equally stoic Merciless gets a pass because he’s so shiny.

Scrutinized

Red Death comes in the same style of box as the rest of the Evil Batmen released by DC Collectibles so far, but his packaging is far more slender than the most recent releases like Devastator. If you’ve already seen the box for The Dawn Breakers, you have an idea of this box’s proportions. Red Death is sealed within a Styrofoam shell that you’ll have to cut into at the four scotch-taped segments. Right away you’ll notice that the statue is comprised of a body and the octagonal base with bat-pentagram etching you’ve come to expect from the Evil Batmen lineup, but the eye-catching bats are missing. The bats are, in fact, formed from two separate pieces of “branching” plastic. The black plastic swarms attach to the back of the figure in drastically different ways, though. The right branch sports a magnet that snaps into place on Red Death’s back in an incredibly satisfying way. The left branch… Well, the left branch features a long but thin metal pin at the end of it and you’re supposed to insert the pin into a small hole that’s been drilled into Red Death’s left forearm. There are no instructions included for any of this assembly.

Now, let’s take a step back and look once again at the images on the outside of the box. Keep those photos in mind, and then look at the official promo video for the statue…

It’s quite exceptional, this figure showcased on the box and in the video. It has bats bursting from several of its body parts, and those winged creatures are all trimmed in crimson to match the accents of Red Death’s outfit. The Red Death looks outright unstable, like the bat-speed-force energy is hemorrhaging from every flexed muscle.

Unfortunately, the Red Death statue that is on the market falls short of those promising shots of the early prototype. Here’s a close-up look at the statue I received:

Red Death’s body looks fine. I love the musculature of the sculpt, and the raised right foot that looks like Red Death is still coming to a complete stop. The paint job is also quite good, at least it would seem to be, given the nature of the villain. The character’s costume/armor is erratic– melted plating here, spikes and ringed blades protruding there… There’s nothing about this racer that should be clean and neat to my eyes. Even if there was some bleeding in the paint here or there, it would look right at home in the charred, smoldering motif of Red Death’s overall design. I’m pretty well satisfied with Red Death’s body, but I do wish that the folks at DC Collectibles had gotten more playful with this statue. It would’ve been awesome if, like Devastator, they had altered his base. Devastator crushed his platform underfoot, but I think it would’ve been sweet if we saw skid marks or debris on the ground around/behind Red Death. It would have created a better sense of motion and made him feel more alive. Since it’s a Dark Knight with Speedster powers, he should really look the most energetic of the group– and those bats we saw bursting from every sinew of the prototype would’ve conveyed precisely that. But the production model is lacking in the following ways:

  1. The bats do NOT feature red accents that make each individual wing stand out from the swarm.
  2. The pin found at the end of the left bat-branch does not fit securely in Red Death’s forearm. It’s loose and hangs way short of where it was intended to be. I had to super glue mine into place, otherwise it would have never looked right.
  3. We are missing bats exploding from: the right shoulder, right calf, right buttock, and mid-back, We’re missing 4 bats.

In most cases, it’s okay for a product to not look exactly like the prototype. We get it, sometimes original elements are not cost effective or they break too easily in the manufacturing process. But this statue is missing way too many details that made the prototype great, and it features a flawed accessory that cannot be posed properly without making your own modifications. I am disappointed in the finished product, and I think that others who buy it expecting the same statue that’s on the box or in the promo video will feel the same way.

Overall

If you’ve been collecting the entire set, you’re pretty much pot-committed at this point to buy this statue. And I wish I could tell you folks that it’s just as good as the rest, but Red Death falls short. I recommend that anyone looking to collect the entire set of Evil Batmen by DC Collectibles wait until the $85 price of Red Death drops by 20% or so. It’s missing around 20% of the details that are shown on the box art, so that seems fair. Of course, I might be blinded by my own expectations after seeing the promotional images for about a year. After all, anyone I know who has seen the statue without prior knowledge of the prototype has not complained about the overall quality of the figure. But personally, I think the missing bats, missing red trim on the bats we did get, and the poorly designed pin/socket feature hurt this piece enough that I cannot recommend it at full-price. It’s a shame, too. The rest of the Dark Nights: Metal line has been absolutely outstanding so far.


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Fans of Spaghetti Warehouse can buy collectibles at the Dallas restaurant right now – The Dallas Morning News https://www.findcollectibles.club/fans-of-spaghetti-warehouse-can-buy-collectibles-at-the-dallas-restaurant-right-now-the-dallas-morning-news/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:32:18 +0000 https://www.findcollectibles.club/fans-of-spaghetti-warehouse-can-buy-collectibles-at-the-dallas-restaurant-right-now-the-dallas-morning-news/ Before Spaghetti Warehouse closes its original restaurant in the West End on Sunday, customers can visit the restaurant and buy some of memorabilia inside. Fans can go into the restaurant from noon to 6 p.m. [...]

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Before Spaghetti Warehouse closes its original restaurant in the West End on Sunday, customers can visit the restaurant and buy some of memorabilia inside.

Fans can go into the restaurant from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and make offers.

Some of the items can be purchased and taken home immediately, especially the vintage signs — some of which have been hanging on the walls since the restaurant opened 47 years ago. Signs range, generally, from $25 to $100 — though pricing differs from piece to piece.

Spaghetti Warehouse opened in 1972 in the West End and is one of Dallas’ most historic, still-standing restaurants. It’s stocked with collectibles. There’s a full-sized trolley inside the restaurant and a headboard and footboard owned by Stephen F. Austin, among other trinkets.

Not all of those items are for sale. The headboard and footboard are moving to the Arlington restaurant, as is a confessional booth near the entrance of the restaurant. Some of the items will be sold in an online auction that begins after the restaurant closes. (The company organizing the auction has not confirmed the final list of relics that will be for sale, and pricing is not yet available.)

Nothing has been finalized on how the trolley will be removed from the restaurant, or if it’s for sale yet.

This 1983 file photo shows diners eating dinner in the trolley at Spaghetti Warehouse in Dallas' West End.
This 1983 file photo shows diners eating dinner in the trolley at Spaghetti Warehouse in Dallas’ West End.(ED HILLE/Staff Photographer)

The restaurant group decided to host this live sale after “an overwhelming, heartfelt and unprecedented expression of appreciation from our gusts and the Dallas community as a whole,” says Brad Morris, director of operations, in a statement. We can confirm that: We heard from readers across the country after we posted the news that Spaghetti Warehouse was finally shuttering. One woman in Florida is searching for mementos to commemorate her trips to Dallas.

Spaghetti Warehouse was built inside a former pillow factory and is a behemoth space. The kitchens alone are 3,000 square feet or more — “which is the size of a normal restaurant these days,” says Gene Street, who operated a few dozen Spaghetti Warehouses in the late ’90s and 2000s, including the Dallas original.

Bill Watson, the vice president of marketing for Consolidated Restaurant Operations Inc., says the restaurant had a loyal following and often was packed with kids.

“It did huge business with bus-loads of kids coming to see the Sixth Floor Museum,” Watson says. “It was not unusual during the school year … to see as many as a couple hundred kids in the restaurant, especially the upstairs.”

Spaghetti Warehouse is located at 1815 N. Market St. It closes Sunday after dinner service.

For more food news, follow Sarah Blaskovich on Twitter at @sblaskovich.

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14 new fan experiences, collectibles, sights to look forward to for the upcoming Spurs season – mySA https://www.findcollectibles.club/14-new-fan-experiences-collectibles-sights-to-look-forward-to-for-the-upcoming-spurs-season-mysa/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:32:17 +0000 https://www.findcollectibles.club/14-new-fan-experiences-collectibles-sights-to-look-forward-to-for-the-upcoming-spurs-season-mysa/ By Madalyn Mendoza, mySanAntonio.com Updated 1:50 pm CDT, Thursday, October 17, 2019 La Cultura fashion line The new, 22-piece fashion line celebrates the team’s Hispanic Heritage Night game on Oct. 26. The Spurs call the vibrant [...]

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Aside from new names on the roster, there is a lot more going on with the Spurs for the 2019-20 season, especially on the fan experience front.

In the days leading up to the regular season, Spurs Sports and Entertainment has rolled out a few launches, from a new fan club for kids to a streetwear line celebrating local culture. They are the latest in a line of additions Spurs fans will be able to take advantage of at the AT&T Center, around town and online.

One of the most notable changes from the offseason may be the hire of former Spur Tim Duncan as an assistant coach. Glimpses of the legend running drills with the team during practice are already exciting fans online. The enthusiasm has been matched in person, at preseason games, when Duncan emerges through the tunnel to take his seat with the other coaches. The roar will surely be amplified once the season tips off on Oct. 23 against the New York Knicks.

RELATED: The Spurs’ Patty Mills calls San Antonio ‘amazing city’ for recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day 

While fans are thrilled to see Duncan back in action in his new role, they’re also getting acquainted with the new generation with the help of new social media content like “Spurs Stories,” which have kept the fanbase connected through the offseason.

“You’ve done such a great job with all the stories,” fan Valerie Maldonado (@valem1962) replied to the Spurs Twitter account’s tweet of Lonnie Walker’s episode. “Proud to root for this team, and this young man!”

Get up to date on what’s new this season in the gallery above.

Madalyn Mendoza is a breaking news reporter and general assignment writer. Read her on our breaking news site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com | mmendoza@mysa.com | @MaddySkye

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Sacramento Kings Pro Basketball Team Launches Crypto Collectibles – Cointelegraph https://www.findcollectibles.club/sacramento-kings-pro-basketball-team-launches-crypto-collectibles-cointelegraph/ Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:30:55 +0000 https://www.findcollectibles.club/sacramento-kings-pro-basketball-team-launches-crypto-collectibles-cointelegraph/ The Sacramento Kings NBA basketball team has partnered with CryptoKaiju to launch crypto-collectibles. In a press release on Oct. 16, the Sacramento Kings announced a new collaboration with the creator of Ethereum-based Kaiju toys, CryptoKaiju. [...]

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The Sacramento Kings NBA basketball team has partnered with CryptoKaiju to launch crypto-collectibles.

In a press release on Oct. 16, the Sacramento Kings announced a new collaboration with the creator of Ethereum-based Kaiju toys, CryptoKaiju. The companies will give away 100 limited-edition Kaiju collectible toys throughout the 2019–2020 basketball season.

Each collectible is backed by a non-fungible token, meaning that no two are the same. 15 of these toys will come with a unique experience or prize, such as courtside seats, VIP tours, and signed merchandise, among others. Sacramento Kings CTO Ryan Montoya said:

“We are thrilled to bring these unique, limited-edition collectibles and immersive experience to our fans. We are always looking for ways to be on the leading-edge of enhancing fan interaction, and this partnership with CryptoKaiju is an exciting opportunity to continue to employ technology that delivers innovative products and content to our fans.”

The collaboration follows last week’s news that the NBA basketball team is launching a blockchain-powered rewards program within its gaming app Call the Shot, which will also be available in the upcoming season.

Sacramento Kings already accepted Bitcoin in 2014

Following a partnership with major cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay, the NBA basketball team became one of the very first sports teams to accept Bitcoin (BTC) for its team store in 2014. In August 2019, the Dallas Mavericks started accepting BTC as a means of payment for match tickets and merchandise.

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Louisville’s Joe Ley Antiques to auction vast inventory of collectibles, oddities – WLKY Louisville https://www.findcollectibles.club/louisvilles-joe-ley-antiques-to-auction-vast-inventory-of-collectibles-oddities-wlky-louisville/ Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:30:53 +0000 https://www.findcollectibles.club/louisvilles-joe-ley-antiques-to-auction-vast-inventory-of-collectibles-oddities-wlky-louisville/ Advertisement Louisville’s Joe Ley Antiques to auction vast inventory of collectibles, oddities Share Shares Updated: 4:09 PM EDT Oct 16, 2019 Louisville Business First A Louisville staple for more than five decades will be auctioning [...]

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A Louisville staple for more than five decades will be auctioning off its products before closing its doors, according to our media partner, Louisville Business First. Joe Ley Antiques Inc. has hired Louisville-based Wardlow Auctions Inc. to liquidate its remaining inventory in a phased online auction that will take place over the next several months. The first phase of the auction will be online before Thanksgiving, and updates will be posted at the Wardlow Auctions website.Joe Ley Antiques has been in business for 56 years in a converted three-story 1890 schoolhouse. The store’s owner, Joe Ley, listed the property at 615 and 625 E. Market St. for sale earlier this year at just under $5 million. The store is spread across more than 42,000 square feet in three buildings. The complex includes an 18,819 square-foot historical main building, with two adjacent warehouse buildings that contain 24,117 square feet of space.For more information on Joe Ley Antiques Inc. and the auction, head to Louisville Business First.

A Louisville staple for more than five decades will be auctioning off its products before closing its doors, according to our media partner, Louisville Business First.

Joe Ley Antiques Inc. has hired Louisville-based Wardlow Auctions Inc. to liquidate its remaining inventory in a phased online auction that will take place over the next several months. The first phase of the auction will be online before Thanksgiving, and updates will be posted at the Wardlow Auctions website.

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Joe Ley Antiques has been in business for 56 years in a converted three-story 1890 schoolhouse. The store’s owner, Joe Ley, listed the property at 615 and 625 E. Market St. for sale earlier this year at just under $5 million. The store is spread across more than 42,000 square feet in three buildings. The complex includes an 18,819 square-foot historical main building, with two adjacent warehouse buildings that contain 24,117 square feet of space.

For more information on Joe Ley Antiques Inc. and the auction, head to Louisville Business First.

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