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DC Collectibles have released their slated December 2015 items including several recently announced. The action figure items of note are:

  • BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES: POISON IVY, ROBIN AND
  • HARLEY QUINN ACTION FIGURES (re-solicited for a September release)
  • BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES: BATMAN, BATGIRL, THE RIDDLER, AND THE PENGUIN ACTION FIGURES (re-solicited for an October release)
  • BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES: ROXY ROCKET DELUXE ACTION FIGURE
  • BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES: KILLER CROC WITH BABY DOLL ACTION FIGURE (re-solicited for a December release)
  • BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT NIGHTWING, ROBIN, CATWOMAN AND COMMISSIONER GORDON ACTION FIGURES
  • ALEX ROSS JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION FIGURE 6-PACK (Repaints of old DC Direct Justice Figures)

Check out all the items with extended information after the break!

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Sideshow Red Son Superman Statue 001

Check out the latest photos and info for Sideshow‘s upcoming Red Son Superman Premium Format Figure. The statue, which features the Soviet Superman from the Elseworlds miniseries by Mark Millar, stands in at 25″ tall. It features a tailored cloth costume, a sculpted cape and a Red Son Superman symbol statue base. Priced at $469.99, the statue goes up for pre-order on May 14th. Here’s a bit more info on the Red Son Superman story:

He’s a strange visitor from another world who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands and who, as the champion of the common worker, fights a never-ending battle for Stalin, Socialism and the international expansion of the Warsaw Pact. A deftly written alternate take on the mythos of the Man of Steel, RED SON explores the classic tale of Superman’s origins if his rocketship had landed in the Soviet Union rather than Smallville, Kansas.

Read on to see the new images, and look for Batman and Wonder Woman soon.

Superman Red Son Statue Preview 2

A new series of DC Comics Premium Format Figures is coming from Sideshow Collectibles. They have posted two preview images for their upcoming Superman: Red Son Statues. The line will consist of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman. The new previews give us a quick look at the Superman and Wonder Woman Premium Format Figures.If you’re not familiar with the Red Son story, here’s a synopsis from DC comics:

He’s a strange visitor from another world who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands and who, as the champion of the common worker, fights a never-ending battle for Stalin, Socialism and the international expansion of the Warsaw Pact. A deftly written alternate take on the mythos of the Man of Steel, RED SON explores the classic tale of Superman’s origins if his rocketship had landed in the Soviet Union rather than Smallville, Kansas.

Pre-orders for Superman go live on May 14th, with the others to follow after that. You can see the preview images after the jump.

NECA Superman Packaging Preview

I was offline for a few days, and it’s time to catch up on a few things I missed out on and are still worth sharing with everyone. Starting off with NECA‘s preview for their upcoming 1/4 Scale Christopher Reeve Superman. They showed the first packaging design image, giving us a look at the direction they are going. It’s still an early work in progress, so there will likely be tweaks before it’s available. It’s currently scheduled to arrive later this month.

Read on to see the preview.

godsandmonsters

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!

 

Designers Series Dodson Starfire Concept

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.

Variant Superman 53

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!

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Kotobukiya Toy Fair Catalog Halo Statues

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.

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Toy Fair 2015 Yes Anime 042

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.