Batman may be the one turning 75 this year, but DC Collectibles' recent celebratory release schedule was big on the Clown Prince of Crime. Topping off the some 50 pieces of Batmerch coming from the company between now and the fall will be a Batman Black and White: The Joker by Dick Sprang statue. Though the posted prototype photo recreates Sprang's simulteaneously rubbery and wizened version of the Joker as was seen in his many decades drawing Batman in periodical comics as well as the newspaper strip, it's also a dead-ringer for the villain taking a moment in front of a mirror to take a selfie. Truly fiendish!
Tapping into the popular DC Bombshells statues line from DC Collectibles, QMx has released a set of prints of Ant Lucia's conceptual artwork featuring DC's favorite heroines and villainesses in the style of mid-century pin-ups. Lucia channels Alberto Vargas’ trademark pin-up style while capturing the strength and beauty of the likes of Wonder Woman, Catwoman, et al; and the result is a fun, sexy, and chic makeover of DC’s finest. This artwork will be also used for DC Bombshell-themed variant covers for DC's current series in June 2014.
DC Collectibles will double the size of its 6" Batman: The Animated Series action figure this November as 1997 The New Batman Adventures versions of Two-Face and Mr. Freeze join quarter three releases TNBA Batman and B:TAS Catwoman. Fully painted figure prototypes aren't ready to view just yet, but DCC is teasing the figures with unpainted sculpt images that show off each toy's articulation and more. Take a look below.
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Though the massive reveals of Toy Fair 2014 are still being felt in DC Collectibles' June 2014 solicitations, there's still plenty of new action figures, statues and other items to be seen. The first-ever Sandman: Overture statue (and a bronze variation) is slated to arrive in September, alongside two full waves of Scribblenauts Unmasked blind-boxed minifigures. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn will also all be represented by several busts and ministatues. You can see all of DCC's solicitations for June, after the jump.
DC Comics may be concluding its New 52 Teen Titans series next month, but the characters live on through DC Collectibles, which will be releasing action figure versions of Wonder Girl, Superboy, Kid Flash and the newly revealed Red Robin. What's more, they've also let loose Arsenal from Red Hood and the Outlaw's wildly unique action feature -- the action figure can spin its ballcap backwards to fully embody the character's Poochie-like idiom.
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DC Collectibles revealed so many of its upcoming action figures, statues, games and other items during Toy Fair 2014 that it may have seemed like its solicitations schedule for the coming months would yield few -- if any -- surprises. Fortunately for curious fans, May's calendar still has plenty of new toys to check out including a New 52 style Orion figure and a whole lot of Earth 2 characters. You can see everything that's shipping in August after the cut.
DC Collectibles debuted official product images of its Toy Fair 2014 lineup a few days back, but there's still nothing quite like seeing the freshest prototypes and finished action figures, status and other items in the wild. You've already seen the proper product breakdown, so let's get straight to the photos, shall we? Check out much of what was on display at the DC Collectibles booth this year, after the jump.