DesignerCon: James Groman Brings His Twisted Art Style to DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains

"Whoa". In my best Keanu Reeves voice again, "Whoa". We have just been given a preview of the DC Artists Alley designer vinyl collaboration with DC Collectibles spotlighting James Groman. If you are a fan of Madballs, you will recognize the name. Below you will find next October's release of 4 new vinyl DC characters as well as two exclusives that will be at DesignerCon, this weekend. Check out all the details and pre-order links below. #AFJ4LIFE

Press Release: Hours before the DesignerCon 2018 show floor opens, superstar designer toy artist James Groman revealed via Instagram his monstrous reimaginings of Batman and his Rogues Gallery for his upcoming DC Artists Alley designer vinyl collaboration with DC Collectibles.

Groman is best known for his outlandish designs as seen in many of his works including the highly popular Madballs toy series. Groman now brings his signature art style to the DC universe and offers his terrifying spin on Batman, Killer Croc, The Joker and Two-Face as 7''-scale designer vinyl figures. The figures are designed and sculpted by the artist and will be on display at this weekend’s DesignerCon convention in Anaheim, CA, at the DC Collectibles booth (#1500).

“When DC Collectibles asked me to design and sculpt my own renditions of DC’s iconic Dark Knight and a few of his villainous adversaries, I was excited and intrigued,” said Groman. “Growing up, I wasn’t as big a fan of costumed heroes like most of my friends and was usually drawn to characters like Swamp Thing, Monster of Frankenstein and Werewolf by Night. With that said, I’ve always been a Batman fan, mostly because of his dark nature and origins, and he has THE BEST villains. Working with Jim Fletcher and Trevor Zammit at DC Collectibles on these figures has been so creatively satisfying! It was interesting to see just how far we could take the designs but still remain respectful of each character’s basic DNA. I can only hope this collection leads to even more collaborations with DC Collectibles.”

Groman’s DC Artists Alley designer vinyls will hit stores in October 2019 and are available to pre-order now. DesignerCon attendees at this weekend’s convention can take home a custom art print and enamel pin designed by Groman.

Full details about Groman’s DC Artists Alley designer vinyl figures and his additional DesignerCon exclusives are below:

DC Artists Alley Designer Vinyls by James Groman:

  • Characters: Batman, Killer Croc, The Joker, and Two-Face
  • All figures are designed and sculpted by James Groman
  • Size: 7'' scale
  • MSRP: $65.00 each
  • Each character is limited to 3,000 pieces
  • On sale October 2019

Additional items being sold at DesignerCon 2018 at the DC Collectibles booth (#1500)

  • Limited-Edition Art Prints designed by James Groman (MSRP: $40.00 each) – Limited to 50 prints
  • Limited-Edition Enamel Pins (MSRP: $10.00 each) – Limited to 50 pins

About DC Artists Alley:
DC Artists Alley is a line of designer vinyl figures from DC Collectibles that is directly inspired by the popular “Artist’s Alley” convention experience.  Putting artists front and center, DC Artists Alley celebrates each designer’s offbeat art style and offers unique interpretations of DC’s most iconic characters. The line launched in 2018 with figures from Chris UmingaHaiNaNu “Nooligan” Saulque and Sho Murase. 2019 artists announced to date include Joe Ledbetter and Chrissie Zullo.

About DC Collectibles
DC Collectibles is the award-winning line of collectibles directly from the source—DC. The collection includes limited-edition statues, action figures, prop replicas and busts inspired by DC’s iconic characters and stories. Based on unparalleled access to the source material, DC Collectibles delivers master designs and exceptional workmanship. For 20 years, DC Collectibles’ commitment to quality and authenticity has been recognized by DC fans worldwide.

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