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7:30 PM on 07.27.2014

SDCC 2014: Sideshow Collectibles - Hot Toys

Hot Toys' 1/6-scale figures were featured at Sideshow's booth as usual. This year they had a couple of vehicles, some figures from The Dark Knight and Avengers, and lots of Iron Men. So many Iron Men. You should know the drill by now: hit the jump to see my impressions and favorites.

Tianxiao Ma


12:30 PM on 07.27.2014

SDCC 2014: Sideshow Collectibles - statues and maquettes part 1

If I could own an entire booth at this year's Comic Con, I think Sideshow's would be it. Their stuff appeals to the sci-fi, movie, and sexy women fan in my. Sorry anime fan Tian, you're not getting catered to here. "Vast" wou...

Tianxiao Ma



SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations photo
SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations
by Brian Szabelski

So we've gone through and covered Sailor Moon, Tamashii Buddies and Dragon Ball Z ... that can't be all of Tamashii Nations' SDCC offerings, can it? Not in the least, as many of their other licenses got a chance to shine in their booth, too. Whether you're a fan of fighting superheroes, fighting ninjas, video game icons, or ... fighting superheroes, there's something for you from this year's Tamashii Nations showing.

Hit the jump for some of the best of the rest, and be sure to check out the gallery for more!

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2:15 AM on 07.26.2014

SDCC 2014: Square Enix - Batman/DC Play Arts Kai

Tetsuya Nomura's Batman wasn't the only Caped Crusader at Square Enix's booth this Comic Con. In fact, Batman was well represented alongside the DC Comics universe, with at least six other Batmen on display. Hit the jump to check out some of the new Bat-Info on the Play Arts Kai line!

Brian Szabelski



SDCC 2014: Mattel - DC Comics photo
SDCC 2014: Mattel - DC Comics
by Scarecroodle

While Matty Collector's DC offerings are drying up, Mattel's DC Comics booth at SDCC showed off a slew of items heading to retail including a rather large expansion to its 4-inch Multiverse line, new items for its Batman Classic tv series including a Yvonne Craig Batgirl, and new Total Heroes offerings.

In addition, the booth featured highlights from the DC Superhero and DC Universe Classics line alongside Matty's final DCU web offerings, the Super Powers wave and the final Club Infinite Earths items.

Full details after the jump.

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SDCC 2014: That Tetsuya Nomura-designed Batman is as crazy as you'd think photo
SDCC 2014: That Tetsuya Nomura-designed Batman is as crazy as you'd think
by Brian Szabelski

The biggest buzz in the last 24 hours from SDCC is almost certainly Square Enix's latest Variant Play Arts Kai: Batman, as designed by Final Fantasy designer Tetsuya Nomura. I've checked around the Internet and seen some mixed reactions to the reveal, but getting to see it in person at Square Enix's booth leaves me looking for the right words to describe it.

Well, "gigantic" is one word that fits. There's little mistaking it for anything but Nomura's work, as it really resembles something you'd expect from the Final Fantasy series. And those wings are huge, taking up a considerable amount of case space. I think it has to be the largest Play Arts Kai figure I've seen to date, by a considerable margin. You could also perhaps use the word "sleek" due to the metallic black paint that coats an otherwise armored surface.

We'll have a little more info and some more detailed looks at Nomura's Batman and all the other Play Arts Kai figures a little later on in our San Diego Comic Con 2014 coverage. 

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Hey, eyes up here! Sideshow teases Power Girl premium format figure photo
Hey, eyes up here! Sideshow teases Power Girl premium format figure
by Scarecroodle

Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled the first image of its newly-announced Premium Format Power Girl and, to the surprise of absolutely no-one, the photo centers around the Kryptonian's cleavage and includes the caption, "Hey, eyes up here," which might as well be Power Girl's catchphrase (or battle cry, for that matter).

Power Girl will officially unveiled alongside a Sixth Scale Green Lantern and Flash at SDCC later this week. Check out the full image in the gallery.

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Preview gallery appears for ArtFX+ Damian Wayne Robin photo
Preview gallery appears for ArtFX+ Damian Wayne Robin
by Scarecroodle

Kotobukiya has released a preview gallery for its upcoming ArtFX+ Damian Robin. The figure was teased earlier this week.

Details and photos after the jump.

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8:10 PM on 07.17.2014

Kotobukiya conjures up more Bishoujo, teases Zatanna

Kotobukiya is going to have quite the show for us at San Diego Comic Con. We've already seen the teasers for Street Fighter Bishoujo Sakura. Then there was one for Marvel Bishoujo Wasp. DC hasn't been forgotten as the la...

Andres Cerrato



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.

Be sure to check out all the images in the gallery.

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! DC Bombshells Lois Lane unveiled photo
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! DC Bombshells Lois Lane unveiled
by Scarecroodle

As pointed out by reader gunmetalgrey, Geoff Johns recently unveiled DC Collectibles' DC Bombshells Lois Lane via a tweet. Lois Lane, better known as Superman's long-time love interest in most continuities (albeit their comic marriage (and entire romance) was annulled by the New 52), sports a look reminiscent of a 1920s newsboy. Even more interesting, the "caped crusader" referenced in the newspaper she's holding isn't the Man of Steel, but instead an image of the DC Bombshells Supergirl.

It's definitely a pretty neat design that we can look forward to seeing more of at SDCC. Until then, you can check out the full-sized image in the gallery.

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Arrow and Flash tv shows get new action figures photo
Arrow and Flash tv shows get new action figures
by Scarecroodle

DC Collectibles has given MTV News a sneak peek at upcoming action figures for Arrow and Flash. The selection (which will apparently be sold at booth #1915 during SDCC) consists of "The Arrow" (Green Arrow), Black Canary, a partially costumed Oliver Queen, Deathstroke, and the Flash.

Although we've seen a handful of collectibles for the CW's apparently success Arrow, proper 6-inch figures have been long overdue. Amusingly enough, Flash seems to be getting this kind of merchandise much faster. Arrow fans had to wait two seasons, but prospective Flash fans will be able to get their hands on a Flash figure months before the show starts!

DC Collectibles has apparently gone a little minimalistic on the articulation. Although it's better than a lot of previous stuff, these figures seem to favor ball-joints and are a little lacking in torso articulation. The Flash may be an exception since he appears to have a torso joint and a waist joint, in addition to a thigh-cut and double-pinned knees. He also seems to be the best-looking of the bunch, although Canary looks pretty good as well.

I can't wait for the new Flash series. I enjoyed the campy '90s version and I'm hoping that the new version will one-up that (maybe they can get Mark Hamill play the Trickster again?). I'll probably follow the series as it comes out, unlike Arrow which I have yet to even start.

Be sure to check out all five in the gallery. Is anybody excited for these?

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