San Diego Comic-Con 2010 – DC Direct

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We also hit DC Direct on Preview Night – our focus was mainly on the Batman: Arkham Asylum and Green Lantern-oriented figures. Lanterns will continue to be a strong theme for DCD, and we’ll have to go back to get a look at their non-figure oriented stuff – lots of cool rings and lantern pieces to be had.

But for now, let’s start with the figures, and the line I’ve been itching to see up close.

Batman: Arkham Asylum

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Seeing these up close, I’m really impressed how they leveraged the 3d assets from game development to produce some extremely detailed sculpts. I’m hard pressed to pick a standout here, but I think Harley takes it. The articulation, as you might expect, is limited by today’s super-articulated standards, and both versions of Batman are the low points for me.

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DC Direct August Solicitations

I hope we’ll see a lot of this and more at San Diego Comic-Con. Here’s DC Direct’s August previews for items that will arrive oh so far away, in March next year. If you thought you were going to get some respite from Blackest Night figures, you are – but if the sales do well then we’ll be buried in Brightest Day figures.



The Ultimate Showdown series is DC Direct’s unique, new interactive concept for high-quality collectible statues featuring the world’s greatest heroes and villains squaring off in deadly combat.

Green Lantern delivers a green energy blast to Sinestro, as the Corps’ arch-nemesis burns with yellow fire.

Each character is displayed on a specially designed stand-alone base intended to “interact” with the other statues in the series and to be displayed in a myriad of ways. The statues can pivot independently on their bases and rotate their heads to customize and direct the action. Collect all the other statue sets in the series! Mix and match them to create your own showdown or combine them all in one ultimate battle scene.

These hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statues measure approximately:

  • Green Lantern: 7.35” high x 4.5” wide x 5.25” deep
  • Sinestro: 8” high x 4.5” wide x 5” deep

Each set is packaged together in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

On sale March 16, 2011 * Statue * $175 US

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