DC Direct Blackest Night – Georg Brewer Interview – IGN.com

A couple of weeks ago, IGN.com revealed the DC Direct exclusive for San Diego Comic-Con – a set of five Hal Jordan action figures, in not just his own Green Lantern costume, but in the costumes of four other Lantern Corps (Red, Orange, Yellow, and Blue) as well.

Yesterday IGN.com got another scoop as they published an interview with Georg Brewer, the VP of Creative for DC Direct.  In it, George reveals four upcoming waves of DCD’s Blackest Night figure line.  Excerpt below.

IGN Comics: How far in advance did you plan, design and sculpt these figures to make it out during the event? Is it a major challenge to coordinate something like this between the comics division and DC Direct, particularly given that toys/statues need more lead time and comics have a much shorter turnaround?

Brewer: Yes and yes! Everyone saw early on that Blackest Night was going to be huge, and as I mentioned getting everyone on board and excited to have the toy line up and running during the event was a real opportunity for us all. Given the time needed for figures this is no easy feat. When we can actually pull it off it is a great bit of synergy that adds even more to the overall comic event experience. However, to do so means we all have to work closely together, and really push each of our development schedules so product can be ready when needed, and in some cases (like with the Black Lanterns) we even hold back or tease some of the visuals so as not to hinder the excitement of finding them in the story as it unfolds.

IGN Comics: Can you give us the technical specs for these figures – size, articulation, MSRP and any other noteworthy features?

Brewer: Sure!

DC Direct Blackest Night (credit: IGN.com)
DC Direct Blackest Night (credit: IGN.com)

Wave #1

  • Black Lantern Earth-2 Superman 6.5″
  • Alpha Lantern Boodika with removable face plate 6.75″
  • Blue Lantern Saint Walker with power battery 7.5″
  • Atrocitus with power battery 7.25″

Wave #2

  • Black Lantern Martian Manhunter 7″
  • Green Lantern John Stewart with power battery 6.75″
  • Indigo with Power battery 7″
  • Kryb with removable back cage that stores 2 alien children 7″

Wave #3

  • Black Lantern Aquaman 6.75″
  • Green Lantern Arisia with power battery 6.5″
  • Star Sapphire with power battery 6.625″
  • Larfleeze The Orange Lantern with Glomulus and power battery 7″ GLOMULUS is 2.375″

Wave #4

  • Black Lantern Firestorm 6.75″ to top of head (helmet increases height)
  • Green Lantern Kyle Raynor with power battery 6.75″
  • Black Hand with Batman skull 6.75″
  • Wonder Woman 6.625″ to top of head (hair increases height)

Later waves are in the planning stages.

via IGN: DC Direct Discusses Blackest Night Plans.