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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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10:50 PM on 07.26.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Nendoroid Batman, figma Leonidas and more

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer is here and Good Smile Company hit the ground running. We've got our first good look at the Nendoroid Batman that they hinted at and it looks quite good. Looks like he'll come with a Bat Signa...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Bishoujo Batwoman gets a new preview gallery photo
Bishoujo Batwoman gets a new preview gallery
by Scarecroodle

Kotobukiya has released a preview gallery for its upcoming DC Bishoujo Batwoman (last seen at SDCC and in Kotobukiya's catalog). The figure comes with both a masked and unmasked head.

While I like the look of the unmasked head, I think I may prefer that pink-eye proof mask. Otherwise the design is more or less what we've come to expect from the line, which is good news for fans although others may continue to feel indifferent. The glossy black and red outfit is neat, though, and the cape-holding pose is cool.

Kotobukiya's DC Bishoujo Batwoman is slated for a February release and pre-orders should be opening soon.

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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: 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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1:16 AM on 07.24.2014

SDCC 2014: DC Collectibles Press Event

Hey there everybody, welcome to day zero of our 2014 coverage of San Diego Comic Con! As we do every year, we’ll be plastering the site with pics from all the booths we come across on the gargantuan show floor. However,...

Pedro Cortes



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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Funko to sell three exclusive Hikari sofubi at SDCC photo
Funko to sell three exclusive Hikari sofubi at SDCC
by Scarecroodle

Funko is bringing three special edition Hikari sofubi figures to SDCC. "Mean & Green" Raphael (TMNT), "Ice Freeze" Batman, and "Red Rain" Batman will each be sold in a very limited 500 piece run.

"Mean & Green" might be my favorite Raphael deco so far, with a neat color mix and glitter effect (although it's certainly no "Mystic Powers" Skeletor!). "Ice Freeze" Batman is also neat with that blue deco with white eyes, gloves, and boots. Finally there's "Red Rain" Batman, possibly the most colorful use of the Batman mold that we've seen thus far.

As always, fans have to chance to win a copy of the first figure in the run by entering via Funko's Facebook page. It's as good an opportunity as any for those of us not attending SDCC this year. For those who can make it to the show, these will be sold at the Funko booth (#5343).

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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.

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

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