I was very happy with how my custom All-Star Batman turned out, so for the past few months, I’ve been buying Mattel Public Enemies and select DC Direct Batman figures for express purpose of creating more Batman customs. Finally after months of procrastination, I buckled down and made the first (well, second if you count my custom All-Star Batman) in this custom series – Classic 70’s Style Batman!
If anyone is concerned about DC Direct after the DC “bi-coastal realignment strategy” announcement, they’re still in the business of making action figures. There was quite a bit of new figures to be seen, including Batman Incorporated (above), new Brightest Day figures, Justice League Classic Icons, and more.
I stopped by the DC booth today to see what was new with DC Direct. I got a chuckle out of an irate fan who was demanding to see Jim Fletcher, DC Direct’s Design Director. I guess he didn’t know he was ranting at Georg Brewer, VP Design, and the guy who ultimately calls the shots.
Hal Jordan Exclusive – DCD had 2 of these sets on display, but the figures were on sale at Grafitti Design’s booth. I didn’t even try to pick these up, because it would require hitting them up each day of the Con. I’m not sure if Hal’s been in all these colors yet in the comics, but each figure sports both a Green ring on his right hand, and the respective other color ring on his left. I must have been too afraid to take a close-up of the Yellow Lantern version.