Next year, DC Comics' collectible arm DC Direct will ship action figures based on Sony's Sweet Tooth and Nariko, precisely at the peak of Twisted Metal and Heavenly Sword hype.

Alright, alright, so maybe Heavenly Sword will be a nearly three-year-old PlayStation 3 game by the time this Nariko action figure ships next July. But maybe Sony and Twisted Metal co-creator David Jaffe will have a new Twisted Metal game readied for the PS3 around the same time. Then the release of a new Sweet Tooth action figure will make a lot more sense.

Details on the figures are still scant, but solicitations from DC Direct put them on course for landing at toy store shelves on July 28, 2010.

DC Comics Solicitations for February 2010 [CBR - thanks, Yema!]