MANILA, Philippines — As Darna fever starts to roll in, ABS-CBN brings well-loved Pinoy superhero characters back to life with the rollout of its latest and biggest offering to date, the Ravelo Komiks Superheroes brand inspired by the creations of the famed komiks writer, the late Mars Ravelo.
This development marks the Kapamilya network’s release of licensed merchandise including shirts, tumblers, and other novelty items, bearing illustrations of favorite Ravelo Komiks Superheroes Darna, Lastikman, and Captain Barbell. Also among the new products is “Darna at Ang Nawawalang Bato,” a much-awaited card game which will be officially out in stores next month.
The brand launch is also celebrated with the creation of collectible character statues of Captain Barbell, Lastikman, Darna and her supervillain counterpart, Valentina, designed and produced by Halimaw Sculptures.
Apart from famous characters, succeeding product rollouts will be inspired by other Ravelo Komiks heroes such as Varga, Tiny Tony, Kapitan Boom, and many more.
ABS-CBN held the launch of its latest offerings at the recently held Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention (ToyCon) 2017 in SMX. The Kapamilya booth gave visitors a chance to try out the Darna card game, shop for merchandise, see some Mars Ravelo memorabilia and get a preview of the collectible Pinoy superhero statues.
This generation’s Darna, Liza Soberano, joined the launch and encouraged the attendees to support the legacy of homegrown comics.
The Ravelo Komiks Superheroes statues are now available for pre-order via the Facebook page of Halimaw Sculptures, while shirts and novelties are now available at The ABS-CBN Store.