Hey what’s up? It’s Bill the action figure comics guy here. I just got my hands on the Extreme Sets Multiverse Collection Series 2 dioramas, and I must say I am very impressed (and very happy) with all of them. Now, as some of you may or may not know, I’ve been doing full length comics using action figures for about 900 years, (or maybe it’s more like 15-years), and I must say if Extreme Sets had been around back when I started it would have made my life a whole lot easier (and my comics look a whole lot better).
For those of you lamenting the death of DC Universe Classics, rest assured, Mattel is beginning to ramp up DC Comics-based figures again. And they will continue to collaborate with the Four Horsemen on them. However, if you are hoping for the return of a retail line solely focused on DC / Four Horsemen figures, that’s not happening in the near term.
Mattel’s strategy to have one line that encapsulates comics, movies, TV, and video game figures is working for them. The Four Horsemen, who were once the sole collaborators on collector-oriented DC figures from Mattel, will still have a portion of that – mostly the comics-inspired figures. Most of the others are falling outside the 4H aesthetic and are being done internally or by other design partners.
Without further ado, here’s the index for the entries for CustomCon 40.
- Spaceballs – The (custom) Action Figure Series by Blayne
- Marvel Legends “Essential Evil” Box Set by Rabid_Ewok
- NECA Robowar by Death Weed
- Marvel Legends True Believers’ SHIELD 3-Pack by GrownNerd
- Marvel Legends Sphinx Build-a-Figure Wave by CRobTheCreator
Thanks to all who participated!
Presenting the Marvel Legends Sphinx Build-a-Figure Wave, featuring:
- Red Ghost: comes with Sphinx Torso
- Thunderstrike: comes with Sphinx right arm
- Warrior Woman: Comes with Sphinx left leg
- Magus: comes with Sphinx left arm
- Super Skrull: Comes with Sphinx right leg
- Blade The Vampire Hunter: Comes with Sphinx head
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.