For more, check out my review of the Extreme Sets Multiverse Collection Series 2.
The competition for collectors has ramped back up between DC Collectibles and Mattel. For the past couple of years, one degree of competition had been eased up, with Mattel abandoning 6-inch scale by sunsetting DC Universe Classics. But with Mattel’s move back to 6-inch, more overlap will occur. We’ll keep that in mind as we go through the DC Collectibles offerings from SDCC.
The DC December solicits (named for when the comics hit stands) highlight several action figures from DC Collectibles that will be available between August and December this year. Included are a 6-piece box set of Alex Ross Justice League figures, a wave of figures from Batman: Arkham Knight, and two waves and two deluxe figures from Batman: The Animated Series.
DC Collectibles’ solicits for October include figures that we saw during Toy Fair, from Batman: the Animated Series, Arrow, and The Flash.
In addition to a wave of figures for B:TAS that includes Bane and Nightwing, the line will also get its first vehicle – an in scale Batmobile (two feet long!) with working hatch, room for two 6-inch figures, and LED lights. At $99.95, it’s about double what Mattel charged for it’s 6-inch scaled Batmobile for the 1966 series – but less than half the $215 that Mattycollector wanted for the Ghostbusters Ecto-1.
So, who’s going to buy the B:TAS Batmobile (check out our video fly-by of the vehicle)? I’m on the fence.
Before I got floored by the DC Comics Icons figures, I was visiting the DC Collectibles booth to see the new Batmobile from the Batman the Animated Series line. And it was as impressive as I was hoping.
But DCC also had two more waves of figures and a few more special sets from the line to reveal.