I fell in love with Mezco’s take on Batman from the Dark Knight Returns back at SDCC, and they’ve knocked it out of the park again with Judge Dredd. Dredd is the latest reveal from their One:12 Collective, a multi-license, mixed media, six-inch scale, super-articulated action figure line.
It’s an ambitious undertaking right from the start. It’s tough to get fabric apps to work well in this scale, and to do it over a super-articulated body is a daunting prospect. Batman was shown in a variety of poses and held up pretty well in this regard. Dredd, on the other hand, has been limited to more vanilla stances – so while I’m certain Mezco will get it right, I’m wondering if they’ve still got more work to do to get the figure looking right in more action-heavy poses.
Not sold? Consider this – Mez hinted heavily at SDCC that a six-inch scale Lawmaster could be on the way. Regardless, I’m in – just waiting for Mezco to put Dredd up for pre-order. Mezco recently announced that pre-orders on Batman have been brisk with nearly half the pre-order allocation sold in the first day – despite a $65 price tag – so you might want to get on that now or risk a sell-out.
To see more of Dredd, Bats, and more, check out our NYCC 2014: Mezco album.
I know what you were thinking – with Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy wrapped up, our wallets might get a break from Hot Toys Batman stuff. At least until Batman vs. Superman comes out, and because a lot of us hate the idea of Batfleck, maybe that break might go longer. Well, in a word… WRONG.
Hot Toys is making the most of the Dark Knight license adding multi-packs, including a Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth set, and a Robin, Commissioner Gordon, and Bat Signal (oddly called the “Batman Spotlight”) set. And, to top it off, we’re also getting a Batman from the Arkham City game from Hot Toys – because we need that character in every single scale known to action figure collectors.
I forgot to get pics of the Hot Toys Bank Robber Joker version 2, available at Sideshow as a summer “Toy Fairs” exclusive. I’ll go back tomorrow.
If you are suffering from withdrawal from Mattel’s DC Universe Classics after Club Infinite Earths died an ugly death last year, rest assured that DC Collectibles is continuing to make collector-oriented, comics-based action figures, as well as figures supporting the popular DC video games. On the comics front, Red Hood and the Outlaws get a series of figures. I’m not reading the book, so I have no idea whether this version of Jason Todd will delight the fans that were disappointed by Mattel’s costume choice for him. But I do know that Roy wearing a baseball cap looks dumb.
Clayface is the latest deluxe figure from Batman: Arkham City. He’s huge and, at $99.95, has the price tag to match. And there’s more, including more Injustice and some Earth 2 heroines.
» There’s more… click to continue reading Red Hood and the Outlaws, Arkham City Clayface Headline DC Collectibles Solicits
Sideshow Collectibles has just put up the classic comic book version Batman that they teased when they announced the 1/6 scale comic book Catwoman last month. So far I’ve managed to resist her and the really awesome looking 1/6 scale Joker, but as more of these comic book figures get revealed my resolve weakens. Bats comes with long-eared and short-eared heads, interchangeable expressions, and a bunch of hands and weapons. The Sideshow exclusive version of Batman, for the same $199.99 price, also comes with a battle-damaged head.
And there’s also a tease of an upcoming figure in Sideshow’s pics – you may see a streak of a red cape in one of the shots. Guess it’s a good thing that Bats also comes with a Kryptonite ring. Could Superman be announced as early as next month?
» There’s more… click to continue reading Ready for a Long Halloween? Sideshow Collectibles 1/6 Scale Batman Available to Pre-Order
DC Collectibles played the Spoiler Alert game with the Capullo Riddler, and he’ll be joined by 3 other figures in the first series: Batman, Talon, and Nightwing. They’re due out in April and May next year. The solicits also more New 52 super-villains with Bizarro and Deathstorm (who?), and included the Arkham City Two-Face that was teased in the week with Solomon Grundy feature – apparently he’s on his own, and not with another wave of Arkham action figures.
Finally, an action figure 2-pack for the Arrow TV series, with Oliver Queen and Deathstroke – are you guys excited about this?
» There’s more… click to continue reading DC Collectibles Solicits Reveal DC Comics Designer Series by Greg Capullo, More Supervillains, and Arrow 2-Pack
The Mattel Apptivity Batman figures are back on Woot for only $3 this time around (regularly priced at $11.99). If you aren’t familiar with the Batman Apptivity figures, they are interactive toys that work with the free Batman: The Dark Knight Rises Apptivity app for your iPad. Each Batman has unique abilities that manifest themselves in different ways in the app.
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Hot Toys fell a little behind on its original schedule for some of these figures, but it looks like it’ll be worth the wait. I can’t get over how humongous the Hulk is – I’ve seen quite a few pictures of him prior to this but nothing that drove home his size like this. I’ve got him and Catwoman on my list. How about you?
If you’re still looking to pick any of these up, Catwoman, Snake Eyes, and Barney Ross are available to pre-order at Sideshow, and Hulk is available to pre-order at BigBadToyStore.
Hey Hot Toys fans,
As the Iron Man Mark VII Collectible Figurines are continuing to be shipped out, we would like to share a sneak peek with you today on the products coming next in the near future.
Be expected to see Catwoman from The Dark Knight Rises, Hulk from The Avengers, Mark VII Collectible Bust from Iron Man 3, Barney Ross from The Expendables 2, and Snake Eyes from G.I. Joe Retaliation!
Stay tuned and thanks for your support!
via Hot Toys.
I came across the Daniel Picard Photography website via a Sideshow Toys Facebook post and have been cursing his photography and Photoshop skills ever since. He has filled up his 1:1 Toys project by “using collectible toys and and giving them the illusion of being full-size.”
His shots include figures from Sideshow Collectibles, Hot Toys, 3A Toys, and more – now I envy his collection too.
» There’s more… click to continue reading WebSwipe: Daniel Picard’s 1:1 Toys
I am getting around to posting pics in the backlog from Toy Fair. My tag team partner from Fwoosh, Hagop, did such a great job with coverage that the pressure was off to get things posted – but I realized that I had more stuff in the backlog than I actually posted.
Here’s a look at the Play Arts Kai offerings from Square Enix. The 8-inch scale is a bit of an anomaly for the rest of my collection, but between the quality of sculpt and articulation scheme I put the Play Arts Kai Street Fighters on my Best of 2012 list. They’re continuing the line with more Street Fighter 4 figures – just not fast enough for my liking.
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