Twenty-five years ago this week, Batman: The Animated Series changed the way comic book characters are translated into cartoons. DC Collectibles celebrates the series with the release a box set of villains, safely imprisoned in their cells at the Gotham City Police Department. Or at least they were.
The DC Collectors folks have been giving a lot of love to Batman: The Animated Series lately, with a series of action figures celebrating artist Bruce Timm’s iconic designs. But what of its brighter, bolder follow-up, Superman: The Animated Series? It’s time has come.
Over the decades, many artists have given us their special take on DC’s iconic vigilante. Korean comic artist Kim Jung Gi’s offbeat mech Batman is one of the most unique.
Artist Ant Lucia’s 1940's re-imagining of popular female heroes and villains has become one of DC Comics’ hottest properties, spawning a line of gorgeous statues, a comic book series, clothing, mugs and more. The only thing missing was poseable action figures. Consider that box checked.
DC introduces a whole new audience to the Justice League in theaters this fall, and we’re begin bombarded by pictures the upcoming movie’s take on Wonder Woman, The Flash, Batman, Cyborg and Aquaman. The DC Icons Justice League Rebirth box set couldn’t come at a better time.
One of the highlights of last year’s Batman V. Superman, Gal Godot’s Amazonian warrior has her own movie in June, Justice League in November and a whole slew of toys, statues and collectibles shown at the 2017 New York Toy Fair to fill the space between.
Can you hate a movie but love its characters, or does a bad cinematic experience poison you against them? Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was a massive disappointment for me, but damn if I don’t adore DC Films’ Superman and Armored Batman figures.
Along with new Batman and Zatana statues and a pair of Teen Titan-ic plushes, DC Collectibles coolest upcoming release is the Batman Animated GCPD Rogues Gallery five-pack, which demonstrates how screwed Gotham’s police force would be without Batman. Ignore the turtle.
This is the DC Icons Blue Beetle and Booster Gold two pack. It’s hitting stores in June/July. It comes with leis, boat drinks, a wad of cash, Skeets and a pair of smiling heads. Everything about it is perfect.
I’m a big fan of DC’s “Designer Series” figures, where the artstyle of a particular DC artist is painstakingly recreated on a poseable action figure. But this latest figure, based on the art of Batman: Hush artist Jim Lee, takes that design ethos to its most incredible extreme.
Standing 13 inches tall and sporting a removable chest piece that reveals his internal organs, DC Collectibles' $90 Arkham City Solomon Grundy figure is the most hideous rendition of the character yet.
DC Collectibles makes very plastic things based on various interpretations of their characters as they appear in print, movies or games. And with the Netherrealm-developed Injustice: Gods Amongst Us due out next year, there will be a new set of figures based on the designs for the superheroes appearing in that…