The items featured in today’s Cool Stuff column are more geeky and overpriced than “cool”, but its not like any of the items in Cool Stuff will ever get you laid (outside of SDCC) in the first place. DC Direct has launched a series of Justice League of America Trophy Room Replicas. The JLA Trophy Room is the heart of the Justice League of America headquarters. This mini-museum holds memorabilia from past members, as well as villainous weapons from various cases. Each of the JLA Trophy Room Replicas includes a brochure “Guide to the Trophy Room” written by best-selling author and JLA scribe Brad Meltzer. Let’s take a look.
Multi-colored Kryptonite Replica Display
For the first time, DC Direct brings together the different forms of deadly Kryptonite. Displayed in a special protective case are the four primary forms: Red, Gold, Blue and Green Kryptonite. Each “meteorite” lights up and is permanently housed in the unique glass-domed JLA Trophy Room Display. Packaged in an upscale box, the prop replica measures 7.25″ h x 10.75″w x 9.5″ d and includes a 4-Color Certificate of Authenticity. For sale on Entertainment Earth for $274.99.
Bat Cuffs Replica
One of Batman’s most famous crime-fighting gadgets is the latest addition to the JLA Trophy Room: life-sized, fully functioning Bat-Cuffs â€“ the same size as regulation police handcuffs! Reproduced for the first time ever as a high-quality prop replica, these metal Bat-Cuffs unlock with a special bat-shaped key. They fold in half for easy transport, or can be displayed on the included stand. Packaged in a 4-color box, the Bat-Cuffs also come with a certificate of authenticity and a second, duplicate Bat Key. Available for preorder on Entertainment Earth for $136.99. Estimated to arrive in January 2009 (subject to change).
Superman Cape and Belt Replica
It’s a bird, it’s a plane! No, it’s just you, but with Superman’s cape and belt! From the archives of the Justice League of America trophy room comes this life-sized, high quality Superman Cape and Belt Replica! Two of the most important pieces of Superman’s costume each feature authentic secret compartments! The lined, red fabric cape features the S-shield sewn meticulously onto the back, while a hidden pocket is sewn into the lining of the cape for Superman to quickly stash any of Clark Kent’s personal effects! The accompanying faux-leather yellow belt fastens with a metal buckle that opens to reveal another secret compartment. Both pieces of this prop replica set can be displayed from the metal wall display shelf included, with the cape hanging from the bottom and the belt sitting on top. Packaged together in an 4-color box, the cape measures approximately 56-inches long, 53-inches wide at the bottom and 20-inches wide at the top, the belt measures 36-inches long. The display shelf measures approximately 3 1/4-inches tall x 5 1/4-inches wide x 22-inches. For preorder on Entertainment Earth for $353.99. Estimated to arrive in November 2008 (subject to change).
Bat Signal Replica
With the flick of a switch, this metal-encased device projects a light-up Bat-Signal an impressive 16 feet! Powered by a plug-in, UL adapter and two ultra-bright bulbs, the piece also includes a fan to keep it cool. With a swivel feature enabling the Bat-Signal to pan across the room, the Dark Knight is sure to come to the rescue no matter where he is when he’s beckoned. This prop replica measures approximately 12-inches tall x 2 1/4-inches wide x 9-inches long. Includes a certificate of authenticity, and one replacement bulb. Available for preorder on Entertainment Earth for $429.99. Estimated to arrive in December 2008 (subject to change).
Joker Cane Replica
This is a life-sized, high-quality, mixed-media replica that features a metal Joker head handle! The two-piece solid wood staff section features varnished card suits, and the metal tip hides a Joker gas nozzle, activated by a twist of the wrist! Packaged in an upscale box, this prop measures 37 1/4-inches long and includes a metal wall display shelf measuring approximately 2 1/4-inches tall x 2 3/4-inches wide x 5 1/2-inches long and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Available for preorder on Entertainment Earth for $324.99. Estimated to arrive in August 2008 (subject to change).
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