Win a set of DC Direct’s Arkham City: Series One!

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The first wave of DC Direct Arkham City figures sold out in moments on the site of PGPoA sponsor Figure of the Day. But don’t worry, they’ll have more in stock next week! Be sure to keep an eye out for them.

The good news is, you still have a chance to get a set absolutely free! The folks at Figure of the Day have kindly offered up a set for a contest here on PGPoA.

Here’s how to enter: in the comments below, write a letter to Santa with your geekiest wish list. It can be toys or Blu-Rays or whatever, but what I’d really like to see is more pie-in-the-sky stuff, such as:

  • A good Transformers live-action movie
  • A 6″ modern Batman action figure with double-jointed elbows and knees
  • Pre-order service on Mattycollector
  • Guillermo Del Toro’s At the Mountains of Madness getting greenlit
  • The return of Mezco’s comic Hellboy line
  • ….and so on

The winner will be selected randomly from among the entries, but I’ll write up a post with some of my favorites.


  • One entry per person.
  • U.S. residents only (sorry!)
  • Everyone but my close friends and family are eligible.
  • Contest ends at 11:59pm ET on Sunday, December 18.
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  1. Frogster

    Dear Santa,

    I would like an end to nerd rage, along with two helpings of peace on earth and good will toward men…right since that’s not happening.
    1. A Castle Grayskull in MOTUC that kicks ass and is not $500.
    2. Go back in time ala’ Superman and spin the world around and tell me the Star Sisters never happened, and we are getting a 3 pack of Horde Troopers instead next year.
    3. NECA gets the classic Clash of the Titans license and they decide to release a 24 inch Ray Harryhausen Kraken!
    4. Hot Toys comic based Batman line with; Croc, Bats and Scarecrow first.
    5. Mezco redoes the Hellboy Golden Army figure in scale with 6 inch figures instead of 3 3/4 inch, meaning we get 12′ inch Golden Army.
    6. Finally Jabba’s Sail Barge
    7. Percy Jackson Minotaur and Hydra in scale with MOTUC beasts
    8. D&D 6 inch figure line with Venger and Tiamat kicking things off

  2. Mr G

    Dear Santa,

    How are you? I've been doing alright this year, keeping myself out of trouble. This Christmas, I would only want one of two things: either have Shocker Toys release their Series 2 and 3 by 2012 for the benefit of all, or have them return my pre-order fee. I know the second is somewhat selfish, but I'm already down 100 bucks with them and I don't think it's fair.

    Thanks in advance.

  3. Gary

    Dear Anti-Santa of the Mirror Universe,
    Please take away my predilection for making purchases of plastic I grow to regret,
    And the NBC executives that want to can "Community",
    And the Transformers film franchise from Michael Bay,
    And last, and most importantly, the Star Wars franchise and my childhood away from George Lucas.

  4. Ridureyu

    * The return of MUSCLE
    * More Fist of the North Star Revoltech
    * A good dub for both above shows.
    * A conclusion to Pirates of Dark Water
    * A King of Fighters 3 3/4" series with the characters I actually want.
    * All my favorite fantasy novel series to conclude before the authors die.
    * My two front teeth (not a joke. Mine have been cracked since 1993)

  5. Phalanxx

    Dear Santa,

    I've been really good this year and all i want for Christmas is;
    – A MOTUC figure that I don't have to worry about reversed shoulders, loose ankles, broken hips, etc…
    – 3 3/4 scale DC superhero figure that has more articulation than that of figures from the mid 90's
    – More 80's inspired cartoon figures to help relive my childhood.
    – An updated Captain Powers figure line
    – and finally more time to play my video games.

    Thanks Santa!

  6. BumblebeeZ3

    Dear Santa,
    I would very much appreciate:
    *Classics Fort Max & Scorponok
    *Kamen Rider & Tiger & Bunny Figuarts
    *Sleepwalker, Speedball, Darkhawk, Squirrel Girl, and Nightmare Marvel Legends, Marvel Universe, Superhero Squad, and Minimates
    *A Tardis, if it doesn't actually travel, then that would be okay, I mainly want one for the spacious living quarters and storage.
    (Castle Greyskell would be cool too if that would be easier.)
    *A return to the DC universe prior to the new 52, with Steph back as Batgirl. Maybe Tim or Bruce unravel all the contradictions in this new reality and seek help in figuring out a way to change it back.

  7. DarthSith

    Dear Jolly Ole St. Nick,

    This year my list is shorter than usual. I only want 10 things.

    1. Batman the 1966 series on Blu Ray or DVD (I'm reasonable. Just make at least one. We've waited long enough.)

    2. Singly Carded Star Wars Lego Minifigures. I would also like the price point to be 3.99 or under for my other friends who don't believe in you.

    3. E's mom's phone number.

    4. The Blank from the Dick Tracy toy line. You accidentally forgot that 20 years ago.

    5. A 3 3/4" death star playset (accurate to scale of course).

    6. Zaranna, Sgt. Slaughter and a Skystriker as Starscream on the shelves of toy stores. You don't even have to bring one to me. I'll go get it.

    7. Matty's home address.

    8. 100 pounds of C4.

    9. MOTUC Modulock and Mantenna.

    10. Lord of the Rings Legos in 2012. 😉

    Your Pal,


  8. 3B_

    My apologies if this posts twice, I don't know what happened to my first post, anyway…

    Dear Santa:

    This year I would like the following for Christmas:

    1. "Classics" Ultra Magnus with FansProject's City Commander upgrade
    2. Mortal Kombat Retro Ninja 4-pack. Toasty!
    3. Wormhole to a pocket dimension where I can store my toys (I'm running out of space!)

    and, least likely of all,

    4. Free shipping from!

  9. Matt Schutkowski

    Dear Santa,

    I've been a slightly good boy this year (if grading on a curve), and wanted to give you some guidance on what to deliver on the evening of the 24th –

    1992 Dodge Viper, Red – low miles, please.
    The remainder of the JLU figures that Matty is holding hostage.
    That Grendel figure that the one company that rhymes with 'Crocker' made – well, supposedly made. Oh, and the Grendel Prime figure, too. That they supposedly made.
    Ask McFarlane to restart the Movie Maniacs line, and make me one of the monsters from Pitch Black.

    Oh – one last thing – world peace – not for the world though, but for the board, cuz man, some people there are in serious need of an enema, or something.


  10. bobby lopez

    Dear Santa

    This year i would like a couple of things
    1. less humans in the transformers movies i don't care what the humans are doing
    i just want to see the robots fighting and doing cool stuff
    2. arnold to do the king conan movie
    3. let me pick a wave of marvel legends and the build a figure and yes it would be the lethal foes of spiderman and a giant build a figure of master mold
    4.all the movie transformers toys removed from all the toy shelves so we get new stock of cool transformers
    5.and i want to go to comic con

  11. 3B_

    Dear Santa:

    This year I would really love to have the following:

    1. "Classics" Ultra Magnus with FansProject City Commander kit
    2. Mortal Kombat Retro Ninja 4-pack
    3. Wormhole to a pocket dimension where I can store all my toys (I'm running out of space!)

    and, least likely of all,

    4. Free shipping from!

  12. Y2Bogus

    Dear Santa

    All I want for Christmas is a release of King of the Hill seasons 7 – 13 on DVD. Also, if you have time, please cancel that Allen Gregory show.

  13. Mecha-Shiva

    A place to draw…

  14. Josh

    1) The Return of the Muppets Toy Line to full form
    2) High quality figures based on the comic Invincible
    3) The return of Mezco's Attack of the Living Dead
    4) Mattel brings back the "Food Fighters" line.
    5) M.A.S.K. toys as a GI Joe subset
    6) Conner Kent Superboy in his black shirt/blue jeans look in DCUC/All Stars
    7) 6" Gargoyles line of figures by Mattel (Disney owns Marvel/Gargoyles, which would be interesting as Mattel works with DC/WB)
    8) A Gargoyles/Batman crossover comic
    9) A working lightsaber
    10) A hoverboard
    11) A job for next year if my contract is not renewed so I can buy some of these things if they happen

  15. Dear Santa,

    In the unlikely event that I am on your "Nice" list this year, may I please have the following?
    -Please have Hasbro solve all their distribution "problems" so I can easily get the figures I want without having to bother you.
    -Another really good line of Muppet action figures.
    -A line of super articulated figures based on Ray Harryhausen's creations. Figures that are 100% screen accurate.
    -Please have people stop whining about Mattel and just stop buying their stuff!
    -Oh, and Peace on Earth, if you can.

    Thanks Santa!

  16. Dear Santa, or toy companies around the world I would like to have the following:
    -The return of NECA TMNT 6 inch line.
    -DCUC Scale Batmobile
    -DCUC rerelease of the UK Exculsive Batsignal
    -Re-release of Anothony Carmine with full articulation (NECA)
    -A Hot Toys Comic-Accurate Batman.
    -Masterpiece Hound or Jazz or MIrage.
    -Proper 3 3/4 inch DC Line
    -A second wave of Indie Figures (Like the Dick Tracy/Tick Line)
    -A DVD release of Everyone Hates Cris.
    -The Return Of Dave Chappelle

  17. Dear Santa,

    I would like Mattel to make more and better DCUC figures.

    I would like Mattel to give me a Grayskull playset.

    I would like Mattel to do more filmation figures in MOTUC.

    Thanks Santa!

  18. All I want for Christmas is:

    1. A constantly produced, easily available and complete series of Classics/Generations Transformers
    2. Lower toy prices across the board, with the same or better quality
    3. No quality control issues on MOTUC for a whole year
    4. A job with a major toy company where I get to create and/or design awesome toys all day
    5. Palisades Toys to rise from the grave and make more Muppets, Sesame Street, and Army of Darkness
    6. SOTA to start producing figures of the same quality as their prime Street Fighter stuff all the time, preferably of Street Fighter characters.
    7. I'm stealing American Legend's #7, because it's almost exactly the same thing I was going to say.

    And that's enough dreaming for now.

    Safe travels! Don't forget your scarf! It gets chilly in a sleigh, especially up that high.

  19. Yo, Kringle!
    I know you havent visited in a while so I dont expect any presents. Instead I would like you to give these gifts to other people.
    To Mattel/Digital River, one hundred strength servers.
    To Hasbro, a new head of distribution solely for the GI Joe License. Also, since you've been good and gave us an Airtight this year, The funding for a full run of M.A.S.K. toys
    To Diamond Select Toys, the DC License back for MiniMates.
    To George Lucas, his ability to see,hear, and think again. He must have lost it years ago.

  20. American Legend

    Howdy Santa! Sorry for smoking and cussin' so much this year but i've been really nice to everyone…My Christmas wishes are:
    1. DST to get the DC license back for Minimates, as well as securing licenses for Star Wars, G.I. Joe, and a building set line for MOTU.

    2. Fully articulated Ghostbusters terror dogs that can be retooled as Count Marzo's crazy rat-beasts.

    3. Across-the-board price drop on all toys – I mean, come on…let's be reasonable, folks.

    4.Mattel will at the very least make enough figures for everyone so we won't have to clench our butts to diamond-making tensions while we watch the WSOD.

    5. Better QC on all figures, please stop throwing the paint, there's a nice way to do that. I'm looking at you, Marvel Universe… (but not just you-that's right, Mattyboy.)

    6. Ditto to Bandai with the new Thundercats line. The paint apps have been so bad there that they merited their own spot on the list.

    7. The good folks who used to work at Toybiz winning the lottery and buying both Mattel and Hasbro, merging them and their licenses under the Toybiz banner and most importantly re-teaching them how the action figure was perfected.

    8. Peace on Earth.

    9. Good will to all men.

    Enjoy your cookies and milk, Mr. Kringle. Brandy's in the cabinet if it get's nippy.


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