Yesterday we got a look at DC’s Justice League Gods and Monsters with a video showing off the trailer, announcement of a companion comic book series, and first glimpses at the action figures from DC Collectibles. We now have additional high resolution images of the figures from DCC featuring Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman in the alternate universe costumes. As we thought yesterday, these 6 inch figures are definitely taking on design cues and articulation from the Batman Animated series figures rather than the 7 inch less articulated versions. Check them out after the break!
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DC Entertainment rolled out new info on their upcoming Gods and Monsters direct to video animated film today, showing off an alternate universe version of Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman. In the below video, animation lord Bruce Timm explains the process and reasoning behind the new adventure, which will also include a daily digital only comic explaining the backstory of these new versions of the heroes.
Near the end, we get our first glimpse at action figures from DC Collectibles which are said to be 6 inch, and seem to have some articulation similar to the recent Batman Animated figures as opposed to the larger but less articulated offerings we’ve been getting for the animated films so far. Check out the video below and screen caps after the break!
It’s been a fairly uneventful news day, so it seems like a good time to share this cool feature from DC Collectibles. They take a look at three different figures from their DC Designer Series, and talk about the challenges in creating those figures. They look at the concept and artwork, the original clay sculpt and then the final figure. It’s a pretty fun read, and it’s always cool to see the whole process laid out by companies. Here’s a snippet:
It’s one of our more exciting, original lines, but it’s not without its challenges. Nailing down the artist’s very particular style can be difficult. Especially since we’re talking about a style developed for 2D, hand drawn art, not for 3D sculpture.
In these illustrations, you can see some of our sculptors working though a number of issues, particularly in the head sculpt as they try to capture the unique traits of three of our most popular artists.
Articulation is limited in this line, as adding too much would compromise the look of the character. (Though we try to add as many articulation points as possible!) You also may have noticed that paint application is key, as well. All three artists use unique coloring schemes in the comics, so when painting our action figures, a lot of technique and thought comes into play.
You can check out the full article Here.
Square Enix‘s Play Arts Kai Varaint line has been going strong now, with offerings for DC, Marvel, Star Wars, Final Fantasy and more available now or coming soon. The line features their unique take on the characters, being influenced by the original designs but taking them in a completely new direction. Sometimes it makes sense, sometimes it doesn’t. Some wind up cool, others just a bit weird. I am personally grabbing random ones here and there, we shot the Flash a while back. Recently I grabbed Superman which has been out for a while now. So to really keep with this category’s theme, here is a Random Photo Shoot of Play Arts Kai Variant Superman!
Over the weekend Kotobukiya posted a ton of product updates. they revealed a few new items, and posted the first pictures of some previously announced items. The announcement come via their Toy Fair 2015 Catalog, which they posted online. Included are:
- Street Fighter Sakura Bishoujo Statue – Full Gallery
- DC Super Powers Superman ARTFX+ Statue – Full Gallery
- DC Super Powers Additional Statues – Announcement
- Halo ARTFX+ Statues – Announcement
- Metal Gear Solid Bishoujo Statues – Announcement
- Marvel Now X-Men ARTFX+ Statue Line Up – Announcement
- New Star Wars ARTFX+ Statues – Announcement
- Alien ARTFX+ Statues – Announcment
- ARTFX+ DC Comics Red Hood Statue – Announcement
Read on for the photos.
The Yes Anime booth at Toy Fair 2015, as the name implies, was chock full of anime inspired collectibles. However, they had some really great looking Harry Potter 1/6 Scale figures from Star Ace Collectibles on display. Star Ace is also releasing a Steve McQueen 1/6 Scale Figure. They also had their Samurai TMNT Vinyl figures, some Sponge Bob figures, and the Play Imaginative 1/4 Scale Super Alloy Superman and Batman Figures there.
The final look at the DC Collectibles booth gives us photos of their Statues, Replicas, and Busts from Toy Fair 2015. Inside, you’ll find these:
- DC Icons Statues
- Green Lantern
- DC Cover Girls
- Harley Quinn
- Wonder Woman
- DC Comics Bombshells Statues
- Lois Lane
- Harley Quinn & Joker Kiss
- Man of Steel Superman Statues
- Wonder Woman: Art of War Statues
- Gotham City Harley Quinn on Motorcycle Statue
- Constantine Statue
- Batman Black and White Statues
- Harley Quinn
- Green Arrow and Black Canary Statue
- Catwoman Bust
- Deadshot Bust
- Wonder Woman Bust
- DC Pets Plushies
- Mother Box Replica
Check out the latest DC Collectibles DC Designer Series photos from Toy Fair 2015. Included in this post are:
Jae Lee Designer Series
- Wonder Woman
Terry Dodson Teen Titans
- Earth One Beast Boy
- Earth One Raven
- Earth One Cyborg
- Earth One Starfire
The awesome looking new DC Icons Series kicked off at Toy Fair 2015. DC Collectibles showed a ton of upcoming figures. Included are:
- Green Arrow
- Mister Miracle
- The Flash
- Blue Beetle
- Lex Luthor
- Green Lantern
- Black Adam
- Atomica with Atom
- Harley Quinn
The QMX display at Toy Fair 2015 had a nice variety of items. These included an all new Captain Picard 1/6 Scale Figure! They also had assorted Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, DC Comics, Ghostbusters and more products.
- DC Comics
- Big Bang Theory
- Q-Bits – Firefly
- Firefly Statues
- Firefly Mini Masters
- Buffy Maquette
- Firefly – Captain Reynold 1/6 Scale Figure
- Star Trek: The Next Generation – Captain Picard 1/6 Scale Figure
- Battlestar Galactic Plush
- Star Trek Plush
- Assorted keychains, pins, merchandise