The Joker Archive

  • I’ve never been shy about my dislike of the Ame-Comi line. I find the designs overdone and tacky, and the faces border on derp. However, the line always has a lot of fans, and DC Direct had several new and old designs on display at SDCC. There are two new Ravens, which I must admit have pretty fantastically sculpted capes, but also seem to fall into the neverending repaints the line is so fond of. I swear, half the releases are just redone versions of old figures! Actually, looking through the gallery, it may be more than half. Two of them really stood out to me, though for different reasons. Barda, for her hilariously large and unrealistic bust, and Mera, for her surprisingly gorgeous design. In fact, I really would love to own this figure if her quality control ends up passable. So, readers, what do you think of this line? Do the designs interest you, or would you like to see them try out something fresh?

    SDCC 2011: DC Direct’s Ame-Comi

    I’ve never been shy about my dislike of the Ame-Comi line. I find the designs overdone and tacky, and the faces border on derp. However, the line always has a lot of fans, and DC Direct had several new and old designs on display at SDCC. There are two new Ravens, which I must admit have pretty fantastically sculpted capes, but also seem to fall into the neverending repaints the line is so fond of. I swear, half the releases are just redone versions of old figures! Actually, looking through the gallery, it may be more than half. Two of them really stood out to me, though for different reasons. Barda, for her hilariously large and unrealistic bust, and Mera, for her surprisingly gorgeous design. In fact, I really would love to own this figure if her quality control ends up passable. So, readers, what do you think of this line? Do the designs interest you, or would you like to see them try out something fresh?

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  • Batman is undoubtedly one of DC’s biggest cash cows, so it’s no surprise that they had several figures from the series out at their SDCC booth. Action figures from Arkham Asylum and Arkham City were on display, featuring characters like Harley Quinn, Bane, The Joker, Two Face, and of course Bats himself. The figure that will come with the Arkham City deluxe set was also on display, and for the detail and quality you get it really does seem like a bargain. After all, it was produced by Kotobukiya! The most interesting display, at least to me, didn’t involve toys at all–it was a series of props from The Dark Knight and Batman Begins! They had the full bat suit on display, as well as several other smaller accessories, the Joker’s outfit and clown mask, and Two Face’s burnt suit. Check them out in the gallery!

    SDCC 2011: DC Comics Booth’s Batman Products

    Batman is undoubtedly one of DC’s biggest cash cows, so it’s no surprise that they had several figures from the series out at their SDCC booth. Action figures from Arkham Asylum and Arkham City were on display, featuring characters like Harley Quinn, Bane, The Joker, Two Face, and of course Bats himself. The figure that will come with the Arkham City deluxe set was also on display, and for the detail and quality you get it really does seem like a bargain. After all, it was produced by Kotobukiya! The most interesting display, at least to me, didn’t involve toys at all–it was a series of props from The Dark Knight and Batman Begins! They had the full bat suit on display, as well as several other smaller accessories, the Joker’s outfit and clown mask, and Two Face’s burnt suit. Check them out in the gallery!

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