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12:00 PM on 01.31.2015

We may yet see a pink Batman: EE to sell Pop! yellow 'Rainbow' Batman

We recently discussed the possibility of DC Collectibles releasing a "Rainbow" Batman action figure set and now, apparently not to be outdone, Funko will be releasing a Pop! yellow Rainbow Batman. The figure is the first in a...

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Want to buy a PINK Batman? Check out this DCC poll photo
Want to buy a PINK Batman? Check out this DCC poll
by Scarecroodle

DC Collectibles recently ran a poll which attracted a little buzz since it teased that a "Rainbow Batman Figure Set" could be released. The poll itself consists of several previously shown unproduced figures and asks fans which collectible(s) that they would most like to see produced.

Selections included a Rainbow-colored Batman set (which appeared at some conventions; for details on WHY Batman is wearing these outfits, CNET has a breakdown of the 1950s Batman comic where the concept appeared), an Ame-Comi Mary Marvel, 3.75-inch "New 52" figures, a Black Manta bust, and some DC Universe Online action figures (yes, that game apparently still exists).

While Tomopop is notorious for its criticisms of the Ame-Comi line (a few departed editors had serious "hate-ons" for the series), I was more than a little disappointed to see that Mary Marvel didn't receive greater fan appreciation. It's a seriously neat design and I hate to see it just fall by the wayside like this.

The poll's apparent winner is the 3.75-inch New 52 figures  which consist of John Constantine (who recently received a surprisingly entertaining show), Batman, a S.C. Sinestro, Captain Cold, and the demon Etrigan. I'm not sure whether I expected more or less support for the 3.75-inch line, although when DCC started producing figures in the 3.75-inch scale it seemed like a pretty big deal.

The fact that these five didn't get produced might have to do with possible lackluster sales for the much-covered 3.75-inch Injustice: Gods Among Us 2-packs (I believe that we eventually saw six or seven such 2-packs). If these figures do get made, I'm guessing that it may be as a 5-pack due to cost issues. I would be tempted to try to pick up either Constantine and/or Etrigan loose if these were to be released.

Rainbow Batman placed a close second in the poll and, as such, I wouldn't be surprised if it someday was released as well. I will say that I certainly like the zaniness of it although, as far as sets go, it's probably not something I'd ever buy.

At any rate, keep in mind that the poll may ultimately remain meaningless since this isn't guaranteed content. However, I would assume that if one of the options looked viable on DCC's end and absolutely blew the other choices out of the water then it might be a sure bet... but that didn't really happen here since the two top picks are basically tied. (And poor Mary Marvel? She placed fourth.)

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11:00 AM on 01.24.2015

Custom Munny maker takes the women of Batman to adorable levels

Illustrator and vinyl customizer Shaun Nakasome has added to his work of custom crafted Munnys and Mighty Muggs figures with his new works for Batgirl, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn. These adorable little cherubs are 4" t...

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DCC's Bombshells Batwoman takes the whole 'bat' thing in a different direction photo
DCC's Bombshells Batwoman takes the whole 'bat' thing in a different direction
by Scarecroodle

Like a bad cartoon pun, DC Collectibles' upcoming DC Comics Bombshells Batwoman re-envisions Kathy Kane as either a baseball player or a bat-wielding vigilante. The figure was recently featured as part of a Bombshells promotional video.

While I like the statue (far more than I thought I would), I don't get why they went with this bland angle instead of doing something closer to the concept art. Is her head not swung around enough for that? All things considered, however, I'd say that DCC hit this one out of the park.

For those wanting to cover their bases, retailers have already begun pitching pre-orders. You can pick this one up from Entertainment Earth for US$100 and get free shipping on your order.

[ Pre-order at Entertainment Earth ]

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Hold that rocket! Roxy Rocket leads DCC's latest solicits photo
Hold that rocket! Roxy Rocket leads DCC's latest solicits
by Scarecroodle

DC Collectibles has released its latest batch of solicits and headlining the selection is none other than a B:TAS Roxy Rocket.

Batman: The Animated Series and DC Animated Universe fans will recall that Roxy Rocket was a character created exclusively for The New Batman Adventures who enjoyed a little popularity despite only appearing in one Batman episode ("The Ultimate Thrill") and one Superman: The Animated Series episode ("Knight Time", where Superman is forced to impersonate Batman to cover for his disappearance). Roxy, of course, will always have fans (although nowhere near as many fellow B:TAS creation Harley Quinn) and her figure -- which comes with her iconic rocket -- marks the line's first B:TAS deluxe release. The downside? Her US$40 price tag, which makes the rocket (which adds US$15 to the MSRP) one expensive accessory.

Other highlights include Jae Lee's DC Designer Series 1 (Catwoman, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman), a Catwoman bust, a DC Comics Icons Green Lantern statue, a Gotham City Police Department badge (based on its appearance in the Gotham tv show), the DC Bombshells "newspaper boy" Lois Lane, and a Batman: Black & White Batgirl.

Most of these are due out in August and many should be available for pre-order right now. Be sure to check out the gallery for images.

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We all scream for Scarecrow! DCC unveils animated series Scarecrow photo
We all scream for Scarecrow! DCC unveils animated series Scarecrow
by Scarecroodle

DC Collectibles has officially unveiled the latest entry in its latest Batman: The Animated Series line: Scarecrow!

Based on his scarier appearance in the 1997 The New Batman Adventures cartoon (the in-continuity follow-up to Batman:TAS), this version of Scarecrow was a marked departure from his more "cartoonish" previous incarnations. While DC Collectibles has done a great job capturing the rough look of the character, I can't help but feel that they fell a little short on the face. Part of the issue might be that the character was heavily shaded throughout the episode, "Never Fear" (the Scarecrow's only solo appearance in the 1997 series). In fact, that's probably why the character doesn't look dark enough.

That said, it's awesome that DC Collectibles has decided to give us a 1997-series Scarecrow. While it doesn't appear that he comes with his walking stick, I'm holding out hope that DCC will give us an alternate hand and the weapon.

Right now Scarecrow is slated for a late 2015 release as part of wave 5. And, in other news, the Ventriloquist is doing surprisingly well in DCC's fan poll. See a full image of Scarecrow (and those poll results) in the gallery.

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10:00 AM on 01.14.2015

'70s Batman standing watch upon your wall, courtesy of Pop Culture Shock!

Pop Culture Shock toys presents another unique looking statue for the static toy collector. This is their web-exclusive Batman Bronze Age wall statue (1:7 scale). So yes, you can hang this puppy on your wall if you were worri...

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9:00 AM on 01.08.2015

Batman Keychain strikes fear into Joker goons everywhere!

Own a piece of Batman film history, with a steel-alloy representation of the 1989 Batmobile from Tim Burton's hit Batman. This is one of the most suped-up of all Batman's rides, loaded with enough explosives to take out as ma...

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Tomopop Review: ArtFX+ Arkham City Batman photo
Tomopop Review: ArtFX+ Arkham City Batman
by Kristina Pino

Kotobukiya released this 1/10-scale Batman based on his appearance in the very fun Batman: Arkham City game back in late August, so this is by no means a brand-spankin'-new figure. But it's new to me and I want to share my review.

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8:00 AM on 12.25.2014

Batgirl statue a breath of fresh air

In a sea of lazy, mass produced figures, artist created toys are always fun to come across. Jesse Farrell, sculptor extraordinaire, contributed this fun piece for HUB Comics 6th Annual Dark Knight on a Dark Night and I'm tota...

Rachael Chambers



You'd be crazy to miss these SH Figuarts Harley Quinn photos photo
You'd be crazy to miss these SH Figuarts Harley Quinn photos
by Scarecroodle

New photos of Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Harley Quinn (Injustice ver.) have appeared, courtesy of a listing on the Tamashii web store. The figure depicts the Joker's fangirl/love interest as she appeared in Injustice: Gods Among Us (ps3/360).

Harley Quinn is the third SHF that we've seen from this game, following Batman and Joker, and is by far my favorite. While part of that might be owed to the character design itself, I'm also impressed by Bandai's workmanship and really did two of the optional faces (and two outta three ain't bad!).

SHF Harley Quinn looks to come with her mallet, two handguns, a card, a total of three interchangeable faces (standard, smiling, and... grimacing?), and three alternate sets of hands. Although the character has a knife strapped to her calf (and several more at her hip), it's not listed as being removable despite looking as such.

In other news (on a personal note), I *finally* picked up Injustice: Gods Among Us (Ultimate Edition) and am looking forward to playing that whenever it arrives.

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5:00 AM on 11.25.2014

Penguin bust, Dragon Age Minimates, AoU Hulk among DST's Summer offerings

Are you ready for Summer?! Forget for one moment that it's not even Christmas and take a peek at what Diamond Select Toys will be releasing in Summer 2015. The selection includes a long-awaited Batman Classic tv series Pengui...

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