Martian Manhunter Archive

  • 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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  • Selina Briggs is bringing her Jelly Empire back to NYCC this year and she’s decided to bring as much fun as humanly possible to the convention as possible in the process. Set up over with Argonaut Resins at booth #325 some amazing customs will be on hand from the world of TV and the world of comics. First up is The Jelly Empire Time: a custom set of Jellybots dressed up as the characters from Adventure Time! We’ve got Finn, Jake, Lumpy Space Princess, and the Ice King so far and I can’t wait to see these in person. Next up is The Jelly Empire Adventures Comic done in a similar campy vein of the Adam West Batman TV series and will feature Bat-Tuttz and Jelly Wonder along with The Mad Botter. Last, but not least, is The Jelly League which includes Super Jelly, Batbot, Martian Bot-hunter, Hawkbot, Wonder Jelly, Flashbot and Jelly Lantern and is looking mighty spiffy! Hit the jump for a quick video introducing The Jelly League and check these all out in person from Thursday through Sunday at New York Comic Con!

    The Jelly Empire Brings the Fun to NYCC 2013

    Selina Briggs is bringing her Jelly Empire back to NYCC this year and she’s decided to bring as much fun as humanly possible to the convention as possible in the process. Set up over with Argonaut Resins at booth #325 some amazing customs will be on hand from the world of TV and the world of comics. First up is The Jelly Empire Time: a custom set of Jellybots dressed up as the characters from Adventure Time! We’ve got Finn, Jake, Lumpy Space Princess, and the Ice King so far and I can’t wait to see these in person. Next up is The Jelly Empire Adventures Comic done in a similar campy vein of the Adam West Batman TV series and will feature Bat-Tuttz and Jelly Wonder along with The Mad Botter. Last, but not least, is The Jelly League which includes Super Jelly, Batbot, Martian Bot-hunter, Hawkbot, Wonder Jelly, Flashbot and Jelly Lantern and is looking mighty spiffy! Hit the jump for a quick video introducing The Jelly League and check these all out in person from Thursday through Sunday at New York Comic Con!

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  • As they usually do, DC Collectibles had a massive booth at Toy Fair stuffed with goodies. We’ve already taken a look at some of these, like the Poison Ivy Bombshell and the Man of Steel statues, but of course there was a lot more! For starters, they’ll be continuing their New 52 action figure line with a lot of new characters. 2 good guys (Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter), 3 baddies (Captain Cold, Black Adam, Death of the Family Joker), and Catwoman (who falls squarely in the middle). They’ll also be doing an action figure of Solomon Grundy, which is massive and weighs more than you can possibly imagine. Swamp Thing will be getting a totally bitchin new statue in December. There’s a Trinity set of action figures featuring (shockingly) Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman, along with some New 52 two-packs. As for new Covergirls (which is what I really care about!) Batgirl, Batwoman, Supergirl and Platinum will be joining the line. Of course there are several new Batman Black & White stautes, mini articulated figures, an Ozymandius statue, and Nightwing from Arkham City. PHEW! That’s a whole lot of toys.

    Toy Fair 2013: DC Collectibles’ Booth Overview

    As they usually do, DC Collectibles had a massive booth at Toy Fair stuffed with goodies. We’ve already taken a look at some of these, like the Poison Ivy Bombshell and the Man of Steel statues, but of course there was a lot more! For starters, they’ll be continuing their New 52 action figure line with a lot of new characters. 2 good guys (Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter), 3 baddies (Captain Cold, Black Adam, Death of the Family Joker), and Catwoman (who falls squarely in the middle). They’ll also be doing an action figure of Solomon Grundy, which is massive and weighs more than you can possibly imagine. Swamp Thing will be getting a totally bitchin new statue in December. There’s a Trinity set of action figures featuring (shockingly) Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman, along with some New 52 two-packs. As for new Covergirls (which is what I really care about!) Batgirl, Batwoman, Supergirl and Platinum will be joining the line. Of course there are several new Batman Black & White stautes, mini articulated figures, an Ozymandius statue, and Nightwing from Arkham City. PHEW! That’s a whole lot of toys.

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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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