Firestorm Archive

  • Sometimes I think that basically all of DC’s characters are iconic, then I remember characters like Rainbow Girl and think, “yeah, maybe not so much.” So of course their Icons line has everyone you would expect: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Swamp Thing, and even some villains like the Joker (of course!). Some of them seem a little less, um, iconic (Firestorm, really?), but the lineup looks great so far–if you like male heroes. Not many girls here, it seems.

    Toy Fair 2016: DC Collectibles’ DC Icons Line

    Sometimes I think that basically all of DC’s characters are iconic, then I remember characters like Rainbow Girl and think, “yeah, maybe not so much.” So of course their Icons line has everyone you would expect: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Swamp Thing, and even some villains like the Joker (of course!). Some of them seem a little less, um, iconic (Firestorm, really?), but the lineup looks great so far–if you like male heroes. Not many girls here, it seems.

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  • Kidrobot has been collaborating with Marvel for a while now, and at Toy Fair they announced that they’re teaming up with DC too! This seems to be a trend: it happened with Sideshow and Kotobukiya, so this doesn’t exactly come as a surprise. The announcements, however, are a mixed bag. Let’s start with the great: the Labbit line looks amazing and I want all of them right now! Their character miniseries, however, has highs and lows. They went with a very cutesy, almost infantile style that works well on some characters (kawaii Superman, ahh!), is kind of horrifying on some (the smiling Joker, nightmare fuel), and is dementedly cute on others (little Deadman, yes please). Others, like Wonder Woman, just look… off. If someone offers these un-blind boxed I will for sure snap up a few (Swamp Thing, come to momma).

    Toy Fair 2014: Kidrobot’s DC Comics Figures

    Kidrobot has been collaborating with Marvel for a while now, and at Toy Fair they announced that they’re teaming up with DC too! This seems to be a trend: it happened with Sideshow and Kotobukiya, so this doesn’t exactly come as a surprise. The announcements, however, are a mixed bag. Let’s start with the great: the Labbit line looks amazing and I want all of them right now! Their character miniseries, however, has highs and lows. They went with a very cutesy, almost infantile style that works well on some characters (kawaii Superman, ahh!), is kind of horrifying on some (the smiling Joker, nightmare fuel), and is dementedly cute on others (little Deadman, yes please). Others, like Wonder Woman, just look… off. If someone offers these un-blind boxed I will for sure snap up a few (Swamp Thing, come to momma).

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  • DC Direct had their Batman figures on display, as well as Ame-Comi and the Spy vs Spy customs, but that’s not all they had to offer! The usual plethora of action figures were there as well, featuring characters from Brightest Day and Justice League. The Batman Black & White figures were on display as well, with a ton of stellar designs. The monochrome color palette really stood out against the rest of the booth, and these figures drew a lot of attention. The Covergirls line was out in full force, with Raven, the newest addition, as well as Starfire, Hawk Girl, and Armored Wonder Woman. The strangest thing on display had to be the new figures based on MAD’s mascot Alfred E. Neuman. He’s all dressed up in several different superhero outfits, and I have to admit that they look a bit freaky! Check it all out in the gallery below and leave your comments too!

    SDCC 2011: DC Comics Booth Overview

    DC Direct had their Batman figures on display, as well as Ame-Comi and the Spy vs Spy customs, but that’s not all they had to offer! The usual plethora of action figures were there as well, featuring characters from Brightest Day and Justice League. The Batman Black & White figures were on display as well, with a ton of stellar designs. The monochrome color palette really stood out against the rest of the booth, and these figures drew a lot of attention. The Covergirls line was out in full force, with Raven, the newest addition, as well as Starfire, Hawk Girl, and Armored Wonder Woman. The strangest thing on display had to be the new figures based on MAD’s mascot Alfred E. Neuman. He’s all dressed up in several different superhero outfits, and I have to admit that they look a bit freaky! Check it all out in the gallery below and leave your comments too!

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