DC Collectibles Archive

  • We’ve already seen DC’s Bombshells, but they have another girl power line: the Covergirls! This line has been going on for ages and ages it seems, but DC is never going to run out of characters. And hey, when they do, they’ll just have new artists design them! There’s a little bit of both going on this year at their booth. All three of these new girls are designed by Artgerm (aka Stanley Lau), and he’s taken on both some older characters (Harley, Wonder Woman) and one brand-new to the line: BLEEZ! Yes more Red Lantern everything please. We need a Dex-Starr statue next. Like 1/4 scale. NO, 1/1 SCALE. I would buy that so hard.

    Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles’ Covergirls Statues

    We’ve already seen DC’s Bombshells, but they have another girl power line: the Covergirls! This line has been going on for ages and ages it seems, but DC is never going to run out of characters. And hey, when they do, they’ll just have new artists design them! There’s a little bit of both going on this year at their booth. All three of these new girls are designed by Artgerm (aka Stanley Lau), and he’s taken on both some older characters (Harley, Wonder Woman) and one brand-new to the line: BLEEZ! Yes more Red Lantern everything please. We need a Dex-Starr statue next. Like 1/4 scale. NO, 1/1 SCALE. I would buy that so hard.

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  • DC’s Designer Series action figures give artists a chance to go hog wild with character designs we know and love. Just kidding, they probably have to stay within some sort of boundary and there’s only one artist in this original lineup: Jae Lee, obviously not to be confused with Jim Lee. Jae Lee has done some really fantastic covers (like, really fantastic) but I am not feeling these designs. What is up with Superman’s eyeliner? Why does Batman look so sad? Truly it is a mystery. We also have the Teen Titans line by Terry Dodson, which is just… it’s weird. Super weird.

    Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles’ Designer Series Statues

    DC’s Designer Series action figures give artists a chance to go hog wild with character designs we know and love. Just kidding, they probably have to stay within some sort of boundary and there’s only one artist in this original lineup: Jae Lee, obviously not to be confused with Jim Lee. Jae Lee has done some really fantastic covers (like, really fantastic) but I am not feeling these designs. What is up with Superman’s eyeliner? Why does Batman look so sad? Truly it is a mystery. We also have the Teen Titans line by Terry Dodson, which is just… it’s weird. Super weird.

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  • It’s no secret that DC’s flagship character is Batman. Yeah, there are a million Batman vs Superman arguments, and Supes gets a lot of figures too, but nowhere near the amount Batman does. This time around they’re giving us figures from Batman The Animated Series. Does Superman even have an animated series?! The answer is actually yes, but it ended 14 years ago. I mean, Superman kind of gets gypped on the cartoon front I think. Anyway, it’s action figures! From the animated series! But for real can we get some The Brave & The Bold up in here? Because that I would pay a lot of money for, because the ones out now are kind of terrible.

    Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles’ Batman The Animated Series Figures

    It’s no secret that DC’s flagship character is Batman. Yeah, there are a million Batman vs Superman arguments, and Supes gets a lot of figures too, but nowhere near the amount Batman does. This time around they’re giving us figures from Batman The Animated Series. Does Superman even have an animated series?! The answer is actually yes, but it ended 14 years ago. I mean, Superman kind of gets gypped on the cartoon front I think. Anyway, it’s action figures! From the animated series! But for real can we get some The Brave & The Bold up in here? Because that I would pay a lot of money for, because the ones out now are kind of terrible.

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  • You certainly can’t say that DC neglects their female characters… when it comes to merchandise. In fact, they have several lines dedicated just to the girls! My favorite of these is definitely the Bombshells Line, a newer creation that takes the characters we know and love and puts a retro spin on them. At Toy Fair they had a bevy of beautiful ladies: newspaper girl Lois Lane, baseball player Batwoman, lounge diva Catwoman, and the star of the show: a Harley & Joker statue featuring a delicious inverse of the traditional “guy bends girl over for kiss” imagery. This makes Joker the first guy to appear in the line! Honestly not too sure how I feel about that, or Harley’s egregious cleavage, but you have to admit that this is a statement piece to end all statement pieces. Just imagine it on a shelf! Perfection, puddin’.

    Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles’ Bombshell Statues

    You certainly can’t say that DC neglects their female characters… when it comes to merchandise. In fact, they have several lines dedicated just to the girls! My favorite of these is definitely the Bombshells Line, a newer creation that takes the characters we know and love and puts a retro spin on them. At Toy Fair they had a bevy of beautiful ladies: newspaper girl Lois Lane, baseball player Batwoman, lounge diva Catwoman, and the star of the show: a Harley & Joker statue featuring a delicious inverse of the traditional “guy bends girl over for kiss” imagery. This makes Joker the first guy to appear in the line! Honestly not too sure how I feel about that, or Harley’s egregious cleavage, but you have to admit that this is a statement piece to end all statement pieces. Just imagine it on a shelf! Perfection, puddin’.

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  • With the rise of DC tv shows like Gotham, Arrow, and The Flash, it’s absolutely no surprise that there’s been a rise in merchandise as well. It’s like the cardinal commandment of comics: if thy creation does not sell tons of shit, thou shalt get rid of it. Sniff, Dial H. And from what we saw at Toy Fair, DC is pumping out a ton of merch from these shows. Action figures, statues, they have it all! There are even things from Constantine, does anyone even remember that it is on anymore?! Check them all out in the gallery!

    Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles’ TV Show Figures

    With the rise of DC tv shows like Gotham, Arrow, and The Flash, it’s absolutely no surprise that there’s been a rise in merchandise as well. It’s like the cardinal commandment of comics: if thy creation does not sell tons of shit, thou shalt get rid of it. Sniff, Dial H. And from what we saw at Toy Fair, DC is pumping out a ton of merch from these shows. Action figures, statues, they have it all! There are even things from Constantine, does anyone even remember that it is on anymore?! Check them all out in the gallery!

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  • Batman: Son of Batman will be headed on to DVD and Bluray soon, so, what does that mean? Merchandise time! Batman, Robin, and Nightwing will all be making their way to store shelves as action figures in November this year for $19.95 each and all three are looking really awesome. Robin is probably my favorite of the three just because we have so few figures of lil’ evil Damien, the world’s deadliest pre-pubescent, but Nightwing and Batman are looking great as well with their stripped down anime style transition. I’m usually not one for action figures, but I may need that Robin in my life…

    Toy Fair 2014: DC Collectibles’ Batman: Son of Batman Figures

    Batman: Son of Batman will be headed on to DVD and Bluray soon, so, what does that mean? Merchandise time! Batman, Robin, and Nightwing will all be making their way to store shelves as action figures in November this year for $19.95 each and all three are looking really awesome. Robin is probably my favorite of the three just because we have so few figures of lil’ evil Damien, the world’s deadliest pre-pubescent, but Nightwing and Batman are looking great as well with their stripped down anime style transition. I’m usually not one for action figures, but I may need that Robin in my life…

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  • Ahh, DC’s Golden Trio. Which, of course, is different from the Harry Potter golden trio. But imagining Batman as Harry, Superman as Ron, and Wonder Woman as Hermione is pretty hilarious. I would pay good money for that crossover. Ahem, to the matter at hand! DC had a whole lot of figures of these three at their Toy Fair booth, including Batman Black and White figures, the Superman Man of Steel line, and the Wonder Woman Art of War line (which is so delicious, I neeeeed them). The idea behind the Art of War line is also pretty awesome: it’s to highlight Wonder Woman in all her different armor & weapon incarnations, focusing on her strength and power instead of “wow so boobs.” The Michael Turner Batman was also first shown off at the show, and you can see that and more in the gallery below!

    Toy Fair 2014: DC Collectibles’ Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman Artist Statues

    Ahh, DC’s Golden Trio. Which, of course, is different from the Harry Potter golden trio. But imagining Batman as Harry, Superman as Ron, and Wonder Woman as Hermione is pretty hilarious. I would pay good money for that crossover. Ahem, to the matter at hand! DC had a whole lot of figures of these three at their Toy Fair booth, including Batman Black and White figures, the Superman Man of Steel line, and the Wonder Woman Art of War line (which is so delicious, I neeeeed them). The idea behind the Art of War line is also pretty awesome: it’s to highlight Wonder Woman in all her different armor & weapon incarnations, focusing on her strength and power instead of “wow so boobs.” The Michael Turner Batman was also first shown off at the show, and you can see that and more in the gallery below!

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  • There is a right way and a wrong way to to cute, chibi comic characters. We’ve seen quite a lot on the “wrong” side this Toy Fair, like from Kidrobot and Square-Enix, to the point where I’m almost put off by the whole mini-genre. Thankfully DC has restored my faith in the cute with their Lil Batman figures. I mean, JUST LOOK AT CHUBBY BATS. Ahh, he’s so cute I just wanna pinch his grumpy cheeks.

    Toy Fair 2014: DC Collectibles’ Lil Batman Figures

    There is a right way and a wrong way to to cute, chibi comic characters. We’ve seen quite a lot on the “wrong” side this Toy Fair, like from Kidrobot and Square-Enix, to the point where I’m almost put off by the whole mini-genre. Thankfully DC has restored my faith in the cute with their Lil Batman figures. I mean, JUST LOOK AT CHUBBY BATS. Ahh, he’s so cute I just wanna pinch his grumpy cheeks.

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  • When Stephen showed me his shots of this figure, my first reaction was “OH MY GODDD why what is that no no creepy don’t want it.” Seriously, this is some high octane nightmare fuel. Do you want a figure to terrify everyone who walks into your house? Then boy oh boy are you going to be pleased with DC Collectibles’ new Clayface. Not only is it totally terrifying (the little Joker head will haunt my nightmares), but it’s also the biggest figure they’ve ever produced. He’s about 18″ tall. Yeah. He does have a second slightly less nightmare-inducing face, but wow… it’s just… okay, the sculpt is really good, he looks well made, but I’m so scared. Someone hold me.

    Toy Fair 2014: DC Collectibles’ Clayface Action Figure

    When Stephen showed me his shots of this figure, my first reaction was “OH MY GODDD why what is that no no creepy don’t want it.” Seriously, this is some high octane nightmare fuel. Do you want a figure to terrify everyone who walks into your house? Then boy oh boy are you going to be pleased with DC Collectibles’ new Clayface. Not only is it totally terrifying (the little Joker head will haunt my nightmares), but it’s also the biggest figure they’ve ever produced. He’s about 18″ tall. Yeah. He does have a second slightly less nightmare-inducing face, but wow… it’s just… okay, the sculpt is really good, he looks well made, but I’m so scared. Someone hold me.

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  • The animated Batman series may have started out aimed at kids, but they’ve gone way beyond that, drawing in everyone from new fans of the Bat to oldschool comic collectors. As such, companies are definitely taking advantage of the figure market with toys from the shows, which DC showed at Toy Fair: they’re doing figures from BOTH 1992 and 1997 shows! Right now they only have oldschool Catwoman and Batman on display, but the line will definitely be expanding. I love the style of these, they’re cute and cartoony without being over-the-top cutesy and childish. But you know what I really want from them? Brave And The Bold statues. Especially Aquaman.

    Toy Fair 2014: DC Collectibles’ Batman the Animated Series Figures

    The animated Batman series may have started out aimed at kids, but they’ve gone way beyond that, drawing in everyone from new fans of the Bat to oldschool comic collectors. As such, companies are definitely taking advantage of the figure market with toys from the shows, which DC showed at Toy Fair: they’re doing figures from BOTH 1992 and 1997 shows! Right now they only have oldschool Catwoman and Batman on display, but the line will definitely be expanding. I love the style of these, they’re cute and cartoony without being over-the-top cutesy and childish. But you know what I really want from them? Brave And The Bold statues. Especially Aquaman.

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