November is going to be a big month for Batman as far as DC Collectibles is concerned. It's fitting, given that this year is the Caped Crusader's 75th anniversary, but it's still worth noting that this may be DC Collectibles' Dark Knight-iest month ever with 16 of its 23 total solicitations representing the Bat family. That's not to say Bats casts too large a shadow over DC and Vertigo's other characters. November will also see the release of new Stargirl and Hawkman figures, a Superman: The Animated Series statue and an an iZombie statue based on Mike Allred's art that will make you wonder why the Vertigo comic-turned-CW TV series hasn't been come back from the dead yet. You can see all of the upcoming items from DCC, after the cut.
Though it'll have been nearly a full year since Hasbro teased its 6" tall Jubilee action figure at San Diego Comic-Con International, fans will finally be able to put the X-Man together this June as part of a Toys "R" Us exclusive Marvel Legends Unlimited wave. The series consists of Stryfe, Marvel Now Cyclops, Marvel Now Storm, a kind of classic Magneto, and an unmasked Wolverine.
As much as I loved the Batman: The Animated Series figures that I had when I was a kid (shout out to Combat Belt Batman), the one thing that always bugged me about them was the lack of articulation. Even if you're really, really into seeing Batman just stiff-legged Yakuza kick the Joker, which I am, five joints do not make for a lot of fun times.
Now, though, my childhood dreams have once again come true with the new DC Collectibles line of B:TAS figures, which are rocking some awesome, DC Universe Classics-esque articulation and beautiful designs by Bruce Timm. Wave 1's Batman and Catwoman have already been announced, but today, we've got a look at the second wave, featuring Robin, The Joker and Poison Ivy, plus painted versions of wave 1's Mr. Freeze and Two-Face.
If you don't have kids or aren't something of one yourself, Skylanders is a weird display with toys that you occasionally see in the video game section of Target. For kids, they're a super-popular mix of toys and video games. How popular? Basically the "new" Pokémon. And now it's coming to comics for the first time.
IDW has teamed with Activision to start up a new Skylanders comic written by Ron Marz (Green Lantern) and with art by Mike Bowden (Ame-Comi Girls) and David Baldeon (Nova), with a #0 issue set to hit at San Diego Comic-Con.
Funko has released a flurry of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles product images, with the world's most fearsome fighting team (and their foes) being produced in a number of formats. Heading off the live action TMNT movie's August 8 release date will be new 2.5" tall Mystery Minis, 3.75" Pop! Vinyl figures and Wacky Wobblers based on the 1987 animated series.
In Captain America: The Winter Soldier fans saw Anthony Mackie stand still in his Falcon flight suit for all of .0003 seconds. While that certainly resulted in a lot of cool action sequences, it also meant that most of us have very little idea what the star's wings actually look like when he, y'know, stands still. Leave it to Hot Toys to reveal the hero's wingspan with a 1/6 scale collectible figure sometime by the end of 2014, or maybe first thing in 2015.
What's that old saying? "Freedom is the right of all sense-shattering soul-powered cloned angel mech things?"
Whatever the case, the first full-fledged action figure coming from Takara Tomy's Transformers x Neon Genesis Evangelion crossover teased in last month in a number of Japanese hobby magazines is a prank, but it's still cooler than the NERV-decorated Optimus Prime seen in an early promo illustration.
LEGO's Cuusoo program recently changed its name to the much more easy to understand "LEGO Ideas," but the basic idea is the same: Fans come up with ideas for new LEGO sets, and if they get enough votes, there's a good chance that they'll actually be made into official offerings from everyone's favorite Danish building blocks. As you might expect, most of the ideas tend to revolve around pre-existing pop culture icons, and and while I'd love to see more sets based on things that weren't just TV shows and movies, you can't deny that there is awesome stuff over there.
Like, for instance, Sam Gras' Batman '66 Batmobile, which he's hoping to get picked up in time for the show's 50th anniversary in 2016, featuring TV-accurate license plates, a moustachioed Cesar Romero Joker, and shark-repellent Bat-spray.