While there was some overlap with the MattyPalooza panel that was earlier in the day yesterday, Mattel took the opportunity in their DC panel to announce their new retail lines for 2013 – Batman Unlimited, DC Universe Unlimited, and a Batman (Adam West) TV series line (to launch in fall 2013). We’ve posted pics earlier of Mattel’s new mystery line (Watchmen, spoilers!) and DC Club Infinite Earths. Enjoy!
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Pixel Dan may have been rejoicing over Mosquitor – he showed up in costume to battle Toy Guru, cosplaying the Mighty Spector – but we all know that the real travesty that was finally righted was the absence of Jitsu in the Masters of the Universe Classics line. Oh, and Mattel also showed off other, lesser Masters figures that wrap up this year and continue into the 2013 Club Eternia subscription.
You can sign up for Club Eternia right now – go already!
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It’s been years since I’ve played a Halo game, but somehow I’m still buying Halo action figures. And it’s been a slippery slope. I bought a few McFarlane figures, and last year Square Enix got me with some of their Play Arts Kai figures. Now, 3A Toys is going to crush this license with super-articulated, super-detailed figures like this bad boy.
Watch out, guys – if you’re resisting 1/6 scale figures, Halo from 3A is a dangerous gateway drug. I dare you to buy this when it comes out and see if you can stop. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! Pretty soon you’ll be hunting down these other 3A figures we saw at SDCC.
During Mattel’s MattyPalooza panel at San Diego Comic-Con today, they announced that the mystery line they had been teasing will be for a comics-based Watchmen line, to be exclusively offered on MattyCollector.com. There will be six figures, one every other month in 2013, starting with Rorschach and Doctor Manhattan. Presumably we will see Nite Owl (not Owlman like I originally posted – thanks to Matt for pointing out my typo), Silk Spectre, Ozymandias, and my most anticipated, the Comedian.
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Hasbro revealed two more Marvel Legends figures from the first wave planned for 2013. If you are not familiar with Hit-Monkey, he was introduced by Daniel Way during his Deadpool run, and had a one-shot and 3-issue limited series around the same time a couple years back. Savage She-Hulk (the Lyra version) will be a swap-out for Red She-Hulk.
You can see the other 2013 wave 1 figures here:
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Because of space and cost constraints, most of my 3A Toys collection is limited to 1/12 scale – but seeing all this 1/6 goodness grouped up in two display cases makes me wish I had a mansion and a bank account to match. The big news for 1/12 guys were the trio of Tomorrow Queens in that scale. Awesome to eventually get some females in 1/12, but I still want a Fighting JC.
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Square Enix is totally killing it when it comes to action figures for video games. With licenses for Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Mass Effect 3, Tekken, Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Tomb Raider, Hitman, Kingdom Hearts, Arkham Asylum, and more, they’re marking their territory for super-articulated, 8-inch scale premium figures.
But watch out – they’re also making the move from the little screen to the big one. It was a natural jump from properties like Bayonetta to Cowboy Bebop, but they also teased the license for Superman: Man of Steel. It seems a more daunting task to take on the likeness of a real person than a computer generated image. I can’t wait to see what they do with it.
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