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.
The Hot Toys figures from The Dark Knight trilogy got me jonesing for 1/6 scale figures from the DC Comics. And while Play Imaginative’s Super Alloy figures captured my attention for a while, it wasn’t until I got the Batman and Superman from Sideshow Collectibles’ DC line that I found something that really satisfied the itch.
The latest in the line, the DC Comics Green Lantern DC Comics Sixth Scale Figure, is now available to pre-order from Sideshow Collectibles. It’s Hal Jordan, my favorite of the Lanterns, and he comes with interchangeable hands and boots (for standing or flying), a power construct, and lantern.
Need a laugh today? Watch Batman ask Green Lantern to “Pimp My Ride” as the Mego Justice League fights the DC Universe Classics Chemo, in this classic clip from Robot Chicken.
Now admit that this could be a better Justice League than Zack Snyder can pull together for the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie. 😀
In addition to their awesome lines for BTAS and DC Comics Icons, DC Collectibles is also continuing to support Warner Bros. TV shows and video games. DCC showed off waves of figures for The Flash, Arrow, and the newest Batman video game, Arkham Knight, which is due out in July this year.
While Constantine was represented in other parts of the showroom, the NBC series has not gotten any love yet. And it may not be forthcoming anytime soon, with NBC not extending the first season beyond the original order of 13 episodes, and the decision for a second season or cancellation still in limbo.