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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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.
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.)
Here's some news that might warm up your day: DC Collectibles unveiled its DC Comics Icons Firestorm during a recent "Ask DC Collectibles" feature.
Firestorm, depicted here as doing something fiery, is slated for a Fall 2015 ...
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...
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.
All hands on deck! Batten down the hatches because Funko has unleashed a flood of collectibles for Marvel's upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. Rarely do we see this much merchandises for a franchise, let alone all at once but Funko intends to inundate collectors with selections from FIVE different lines in March (and a little of April).
The custom appears to be kit-bashed from a Transformers "Hunt for the Decepticons" Leader-class Starscream and an Iron Man Legends Ultron. While I can't identify the torso piece, it reminds me of something that I may have seen on one of Hasbro's Iron Man figures. It's topped off by a pretty awesome paint job on figures which originally had unremarkable paint apps.
The concept is pretty cool. Movie Starscream's design was a horrific mess that works well as a clunky Hulkbuster build. The overall design also looks surprisingly menacing and, because it's a leader-class, it's large enough to stand over most Hulk figures (be they Marvel Legends (seen in gallery) or Select).
The custom's starting bid is US$150 and, in fairness, the HftD Starscream alone is pretty expensive on the aftermarket these days (although, if you were lucky enough to catch him at TJ Maxx/Marshall's a few years aback, he was only US$25).
While I mourn for poor ol' Starscream, I can't help but think that Michael Bay did far worse to the character. Be sure to check out all of the images in the gallery.
DC Collectibles' long-solicited iZombie statue of Gwendolyn Dylan arrives soon (looking at January or February) for those looking to get their pre-orders in before the show starts up in March. This is based on ...
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.
Based on his scarier appearance in the 1997The New Batman Adventurescartoon (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.
Now that all Marvel licensees have answered the internet's very loud calls for Baby Groot toys, they can turn their attention elsewhere! The Funko Pop! Glow in the Dark figure of Thanos arrives as an Entertainment Earth exclu...
He arrives! Well...soon at least. Sideshow Collectibles' Superman Sixth Scale action figure has a final production gallery ready for perusal. And he looks great. Hotly anticipated by fans of Sideshow's catering to the Silver and Bronze Age (more Silver), he should be in the hands of those who pre-ordered soon. Personally, I've been looking forward to this guy for a while. He has the look of Curt Swan drawing a Superman combining the looks of George Reeves and Christopher Reeves, then inked by John Byrne. At least...that's what I see.
The exclusive Metallo decapitated head is still available for those who want their Superman putting the hurt on robots. The gallery includes Batman beating up Superman with a Kryptonite ring (that was included with the Batman Sixth Scale), giving those of you that just want to see Bruce beat up his best friend Clark some catharsis.
The Sideshow team has worked extremely hard getting a classic, unique and iconic Last Son of Krypton for the big fans. Three heads, seven hands (an extra right hand for those confused by the math), two capes (one free-flow and one poseable), and more are included. The lone drawback I have (and boy does it sound dorky) is I think the cape should be a bit shorter for this more classic look. But that's what sewing machines are for! Just kidding...sort of... Anyway, check the gallery and make those decisions.