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Batman villains, ponies, and robots, oh my! DST's latest product listings photo
Batman villains, ponies, and robots, oh my! DST's latest product listings
by Scarecroodle

Diamond Select Toys' latest PREVIEWS offerings (now available for pre-order) inlcude a MLP:FIM Fluttershy vinyl bank, an electronic B9 robot, and the Frank Gorshin Riddler vinyl bank bust. In short, it's another mixed month.

Details after the jump.

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Starfire, Mera, and more among DCC's July solicits photo
Starfire, Mera, and more among DCC's July solicits
by Scarecroodle

DC Collectibles has released its monthly solicits. These items are mostly slated to release in either January or February and should be available for pre-order in the coming days (if not already).

Highlights include the DC Cover Girls Starfire, figures based on the Justice League: Throne of Atlantis animated movie (including Mera), as well as a few items seen in DCC's recent big unveil (such as the Bombshells Hawkgirl, some of the Designer Series figures, the new Arrow figures, etc).

While I haven't been a fan of DC Collectibles' decision to do a lower-articulation animated film line, a few of them (like Mera and Aquaman) seem to be turning out pretty well. Still, given the drop in detail and articulation, I would expect the lines' MSRPs would have more than just a meager US$5 difference.

Otherwise I'm just surprised that the Scribblenauts Unmasked line is picking up momentum so quickly. DC Collectibles is just plowing ahead at full steam, having shown six series/waves now (five of which have been made available for pre-order/order with two at retail). Should the line continue to prove a success I would imagine that DCC may try its hand at other blind-boxed series.

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HUGE list of DC Collectibles reveals photo
HUGE list of DC Collectibles reveals
by Scarecroodle

With SDCC only a couple of weeks away, DC Collectibles has chosen to dump a whole list of reveals on MTV News all at once. Basically everything you could imagine is here from the Bombshells series to Batman: Arkham Knight merch to the DC Designer Series to... ugh, it's just not fair having this much revealed at once!

Details after the jump.

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9:35 AM on 07.08.2014

Fight it out over S.H. Figuarts Batman and Joker

Being honest here, I kind of forgot that Injustice was a thing. The game was released quite some time ago and the S.H. Figuarts Batman from the game was debuted at New York Comic Con last year. Since October last year, we did...

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DCC shows you how to make an action figure photo
DCC shows you how to make an action figure
by Scarecroodle

Following up on an action figure anatomy lesson earlier this month, DC Collectibles has released a guide for making an action figure. While not quite a do-it-yourself thing, the guide provides a brief overview of the steps that go into creating a figure from conception to production. More importantly, it makes for a relatively neat image.

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ArtFX+ First Appearance Batman to make a first (and only) appearance at SDCC photo
ArtFX+ First Appearance Batman to make a first (and only) appearance at SDCC
by Scarecroodle

Batman has made a few appearances in Kotobukiya's ARTFX and ArtFX+ lines but, as a SDCC exclusive, the character is finally making a "First Appearance" in the ArtFX+ line. Based on the original Bob Kane artwork, Kotobukiya has crafted a version of Batman as he first appeared in Detective Comics issue #27.

While a First Appearance Batman (or "the Bat-Man") probably has a more limited appeal than other versions of the character, it still seems like this figure would have done well with a wider release. The pose is solid and, with the exception of the cowl's "ears" and the logo, he looks enough like your average Batman release (mostly because the purple gloves are covered by the cape). This is probably one of the better comic ArtFX+ figures that have been produced thus far which makes it something of a shame that it's a SDCC exclusive.

Kotobukiya's ArtFX+ First Appearance Batman will be on sale at SDCC and, if I'm reading things right, a number will be available to non-attendees through "a limited kotous.com non-attendee pre-order event".

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10:30 PM on 06.21.2014

SHF Injustice Joker appears alongside painted SHF Batman in scans

Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Injustice: Gods Among Us Batman had an unexpected co-star in this month's scans as he was joined by an unpainted Injustice Joker. This revelation is a little surprising given that Injustice: Gods Among ...


8:00 AM on 06.14.2014

Unmasking of the exclusive Pop! unmasked Deathstroke

Last month we took a look at Funko's upcoming Pop! Deathstroke and, at the time, I noted that there were going to be three versions of the character: a normal deco, a metallic, and an unmasked version. We saw the first two bu...


1:00 AM on 06.13.2014

DCC releases new images of Dick Sprang Batman and Joker statues

DC Collectibles has released additional photos of its upcoming Batman Black and White Batman and Joker, based on the artwork of Dick Sprang. I was impressed by the Joker's sculpting when he was previously shown in April, but ...


12:00 AM on 06.13.2014

Christmas (announcements) in June: DCC to release two holiday-themed re-deco'd statues

Well, it's Summer and you know what that means: only six more months until Christmas!  DC Collectibles is already ringing the holiday bells with the announcement of TWO Christmas-themed versions of previous statues. The ...


6:00 PM on 06.06.2014

Funko's Hikari Friday offers twice the fun with twice the Batman

Can't get enough of Batman? Funko apparently can't, as the company has unveiled another two Hikari Batman colorways. While it's harder to get excited the more often we see these molds, at least some of the decos -- like the P...


6:30 PM on 06.01.2014

DC Collectibles' Arkham Asylum Poison Ivy gets a shade of paint

DC Collectibles has released some painted images of its upcoming Batman: Arkham Asylum Poison Ivy and... well, I think I liked the unpainted version. While it's not a bad paint job, it accentuates a few of Poison Ivy's featur...