As I was taking pics of DC Collectibles newest line, the super-articulated DC Comics Icons, I overheard one of the DC Collectibles reps describe the line. “Yes, these are 6-inch scaled figures, so we are competing with Mattel!” News flash, DCC rep: DC Universe Classics is already history!
But even if they weren’t I’d wager that this line would give DCUC a run for its money. Even at the $24.99 price tag, the line embraces DC Collectibles aesthetics, with remarkable head and body sculpts – but they also add in the articulation scheme that DCC first tried out on their 3.75-inch figures. This makes for a pretty damn compelling combination.
We’ll have a few LEGO posts this morning to kick off our official coverage of Toy Fair 2015. And wow, it’s bitter cold in NYC and LEGO opened the show this morning before I’d normally be going to bed on the West Coast (at least some nights) – so take mercy on me if it’s a rough start.
The Super Heroes licenses with Marvel and DC continue to chug on in 2015. The Marvel side is supported by the Avengers and Ant Man movies, while DC relies on the the mainstays of Justice League and Batman (even the Green Lantern set has got a Space Batman mini-figure.)
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.
With Doomsday and the Damian Wayne Robin in my hands, it’s starting to dawn on me that the DC Universe Classics line has finally come to an end – not a hiatus, as I had hoped when Mattel pulled the line from retail, but an end. So there’s no better time to talk about what-ifs.
We all have our favorite characters that never made it into the line. For this installment of Soapbox Sunday, I’ll take a look at my most wanted, and give you my picks for what if we could have one more figure from each of the DC family of characters. Then you can tell me yours.
Sideshow’s done a bit of hocus pocus with their 1/6 scale super-heroes. They started with some Bat-villains with Harley Quinn, Joker, and Catwoman before revealing their Batman. At that point, I was a little intrigued. Then, the big blue boy scout himself, Superman, and I was starting to get hooked.