Remember way back when we used to ask “How about vehicles?” for our favorite 6-inch lines? It used to be that vehicles were considered too costly to make, but Mattel finally found a way to do it for the Batman 1966 line, and now DC Collectibles will add an animated Batmobile (including LED lights and a sliding hatch for the 2-figure cockpit!) for its 6-inch scaled line for Batman: The Animated Series this year. The solution, of course, was to set a “collector” price tag. The Mattel Batmobile was $50 as a Toys R Us exclusive. We’ll have to wait and see how much the BTAS Batmobile will crush our wallets.
DCC also announced more waves of the BTAS line, including Bane and Nightwing; more from The Flash and Arrow; and a new line of 6=inch action figures called DC Comics Icons, based on the art of Ivan Reis. Should be a good year for DC collectors, even with the void left by the demise of Mattel’s DC Universe Classics.
DC COLLECTIBLES UNVEILS 2015 LINE-UP INCLUDING NEW ACTION FIGURES FROM HIT TV SERIES “ARROW” & “THE FLASH” AND AN ALL-NEW DC COMICS “ICONS” ACTION FIGURE LINE AHEAD OF NY TOY FAIR
First-Ever Batmobile Scaled for 6’’ Action Figures Inspired by Batman: The Animated Series Set to Debut in 2015
DC Collectibles, the exclusive line of toy and collector items from DC Entertainment, will showcase its new 2015 action figures, statues and lifestyle products at the 112th North American International Toy Fair in New York City. This year’s lineup will feature a wide variety of television products including action figures and other collector items from Warner Bros. Television’s critically acclaimed Arrow, The Flash, Gotham and Constantine television shows. DC Collectibles will also introduce a new 6’’action figure line called “DC Comics ‘Icons’” based on the art style of world-renowned comic artist, Ivan Reis.
“2015 is going to be another groundbreaking year for DC Collectibles,” said Geoff Johns, chief creative officer of DC Entertainment. “#DCTV has exploded and so we’re following suit with figures and props. Also our new ‘Icons’ action figure line will be a new core universe of heroes and villains led creatively by the great Ivan Reis.”
“Being part of this project is a great honor,” said artist Ivan Reis. “Knowing the ‘Icons’ action figures will be based on my art adds a new level of inspiration to my work. I was also thrilled to learn this series will feature many classic versions of the characters that were part of my childhood.”
DC Collectibles will also expand its best-selling Batman: The Animated Series line with a fifth wave of action figures and new product inspired by Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. In addition, DC Collectibles will also debut their first-ever 6’’ scale Batmobile from Warner Bros. Animation’s Batman: The Animated Series, which will feature light, slide-able door access and room for two 6’’ action figures.
“Of the new figures from our Batman: The Animated Series line, we really expect fans to go crazy over the one-of-a-kind Batmobile. There has never been a Batmobile based off the series in this scale before, and we are very excited to be the first,” said Kevin Kiniry, Vice President, Creative Services at DC Entertainment.
Other new products scheduled for 2015 include additions to the DC Comics Prop Replica Lifestyle line, new statues from the highly popular DC Comics Bombshells and Covergirl series, and a new Batman: Black & White statue based on the original Harley Quinn concept art by Paul Dini. There will also be additions to the DC Comics Super Hero Bust Line and Superman: Man of Steel statue line.
DC Collectibles 2015 slate of new product include:
TV Series Action Figures from The Flash and Arrow:
- Arrow: Felicity, Diggle, Arsenal
- The Flash: Captain Cold
DC Comics Props:
- The Flash TV show Reverse-Flash Ring Replica
- Doctor Fate Helmet Replica from Constantine
NEW LINE – DC Comics Icons 6’’Action Figures:
- Wave 1: Deadman, Green Arrow, Batman, Mister Miracle
- Wave 2: The Flash, Black Adam, Blue Beetle, Lex Luthor, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) Deluxe Figure
- Wave 3: Superman, Aquaman, Harley Quinn, Atomica
Batman: The Animated Series:
- Wave 5 Action Figures: Mad Hatter, Bane, Nightwing, Scarecrow
- Batmobile (large enough to seat companion action figures in vehicle)
- Batman: The Animated Movie: Mask of The Phantasm (2 pack)
DC Comics Bombshells Statues:
- The Joker & Harley Quinn
DC Comics Cover Girls Statue:
- Red Lantern Bleez
Batman: Black & White Statue:
- Harley Quinn Designed by Paul Dini (based on his original Harley concept)
DC Super Pets Plush
DC Comics Super Heroes Busts:
Large Scale Statues:
- Gotham City Garage: Harley Quinn Statue
Superman: Man of Steel Statues:
- John Romita Jr.
- Cully Hamner
- Darwyn Cooke