Possibly the biggest action-figure related topic that came out of NYCC 2018 was the surprise reveal of DC and Funko’s new entry in the Savage World line – DC Primal Age!
This line of action figures in scale with the classic He-Man and The Masters of the Universe toys from the 80’s launches with vehicles (Bathound and Joker Beast mounts) and a playset, and includes Batman, The Joker, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Mister Freeze, The Green Lantern, and others.
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In this Mystery Figure Monday review, we unbox the Justice League Pinmates from Bif Bang Pow. These boxes were supposed to feature characters from the iconic looks of these DC comics characters. What we got instead was… well, you will have to watch and see, and possibly revel in our pain and confusion.
We can’t condone ordering any blind boxes from this line at this time, but we will suggest if you like these, try ordering some of their multi-packs, like this Justice League four-pack with Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Cyborg – https://amzn.to/2NxDr2T
Or this very cool Hall of Justice set, that includes Superman and Bizarro with a two-sided diorama – https://amzn.to/2uGc1Rx
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Based on Jim Lee’s rendition of the dark knight from his “Hush” story arc, we review this Batman bust from Eaglemoss’ DC Universe Collector’s Busts series. How does this caped crusader fare? Find out same bat time, same bat Youtube channel, same bat… eh, just watch the video.
Comic-Con International is approaching, and from July 19-22 Diamond Select Toys will be in San Diego, showing off their upcoming products and of course offering exclusive items! With three new Marvel Gallery PVC dioramas, one new DC Vinimates vinyl figure box set, one limited-edition DC Statue and a limited-edition Star Trek ship, there’s something for everyone at the DST booth! Read on for details, and check out the gallery at the bottom of the page to see everything!
DC Comics Vinimates 80th Anniversary Superman Vinyl Figures Box Set
It’s Superman’s 80th birthday, and in the wake of his landmark 1000th issue, Diamond Select Toys is offering this commemorative two-pack of DC Vinimates vinyl figures! Based on his first appearance and modern-day look, these two 4-inch vinyl figures are sculpted in the block-figure style and strike trademark Superman poses. Limited to only 1,500 pieces, this exclusive two-pack comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield! $20 at booth #2607, also at other booths on the show floor.
Marvel Comics Gallery Grey Hulk PVC Diorama
Now that’s a Hulk of a different color! The Marvel Gallery line of PVC Dioramas returns to Comic-Con with a new variant that celebrates the multi-colored history of the Hulk. This new grey-skinned edition of Diamond Select Toys’ hit Hulk PVC features an all-new head sculpt and captures the character in one of his fan-favorite looks. Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this diorama comes packaged in a full color window box, and is limited to only 5,000 pieces! Sculpted by Sam Greenwell! $45 at booth #2607, also at other booths on the show floor.
Marvel Comics Gallery White Phoenix Jean Grey PVC Diorama
The Phoenix has returned! Sweeping down from the stratosphere to once again merge with its favorite host, the Phoenix Force has returned to Comic-Con in the form of the X-Man Jean Grey, but in an all-new look! This white-costumed edition of Jean Grey as Phoenix captures the powerful entity in a frequently fan-requested look, and measures approximately 10 inches tall. Limited to only 5,000 pieces, she comes packaged in a full color window box. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! $45 at booth #2607, also at other booths on the show floor.
Marvel Comics Gallery X-23 as Wolverine Unmasked PVC Diorama
She’s the best there is at what she does, and what she does isn’t pretty… but she is! Laura Kinney, a.k.a. X-23, a.k.a. the all-new Wolverine, removes her mask in this Comic-Con-exclusive Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama. Striking a menacing pose that contrasts with her fetching facial features, Laura stands approximately 9 inches tall atop an X-logo base, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to only 4,000 pieces! Sculpted by Sam Greenwell! $45 at booth #2607, also at other booths on the show floor.
Star Trek Starship Legends Cloaked Romulan Bird of Prey
The ultimate showdown! The ultimate enemy! The Romulans return in full-on stealth mode with this exclusive cloaked edition of the Romulan Bird of Prey! Measuring approximately 12 inches wide, this ship is cast in clear plastic, but keeps its famous Bird of Prey logo, to strike fear into the hearts of the Enterprise crew. Packaged in a full-color window box, this ship is limited to only 200 pieces. Exclusively at booth #2607 for $70.
DC Premier Collection Batman The Animated Series Catwoman Gem Edition Statue
Gems gone missing? Search Catwoman! This highly limited statue of Catwoman adds real diamonds to our iconic Catwoman statue, for a special edition that is worth its weight in precious stones! With diamond studs on her collar, this approximately 12” statue qualifies as an engagement ring for marriage-minded fans, and is the perfect keepsake to remember the Batman/Catwoman nuptials! Sculpted by Clayburn Moore, this special production run is limited to only 100 pieces. Exclusively at booth #2607 for $200.
Batman must face the strangest adventure of his career as he meets the most bizarre hero in comics: The Maxx!
IDW Publishing and DC proudly welcome legendary artist Sam Kieth (The Sandman, Wolverine) back to his first Maxx story in over a decade, teaming his greatest creation with the Dark Knight for a mind-blowing five-issue miniseries event. The first issue of Batman / The Maxx: Arkham Dreams will debut this September with covers by Sam Kieth and Jim Lee.
“Doing a Batman and Maxx crossover is like a family reunion with my favorite brother and our really cool cousin,” says Sam Kieth. “You never want it to end… or at least I hope you won’t!”
When a devious new doctor at Arkham Asylum conducts unconventional forays into the human psyche, he kicks off a disastrous chain reaction by experimenting on Arkham’s newest patient: The Maxx! The city of Gotham soon begins to merge with the Outback, The Maxx’s psychedelic mental landscape. It’s up to Batman to save Gotham and all of reality… but only by joining The Maxx on a trip into the darkest depths imaginable: the twisted minds of Batman’s greatest enemies!
“It’s always a pleasure to work with Sam Kieth,” says editor Scott Dunbier. “He puts his heart and soul into his art, and gives you something truly unique in the process. We can’t wait for people to see this!”
For more information on purchasing copies of Batman / The Maxx: Arkham Dreams, contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
Sam Kieth is a comic book writer and illustrator, best known for creating The Maxx and co-creating The Sandman. Kieth first came to prominence in the mid-1980s as the inker of Mage and Fish Police. In 1989, he penciled the “Preludes & Nocturnes” story arc of writer Neil Gaiman’s celebrated series The Sandman. Four years later, Kieth created, plotted, and illustrated – with script assists from William Messner-Loebs and Alan Moore – the original series The Maxx, which ran for 35 issues. In 1995, The Maxx was adapted as part of the short-lived animation series MTV’s Oddities. After a lengthy hiatus from comics, Kieth returned in the early 2000s with the series Zero Girl for DC Comics’ Wildstorm imprint, followed by Four Women and Zero Girl: Full Circle. In 2010, Kieth wrote and illustrated the original hardcover graphic novel Arkham Asylum: Madness, which spent two weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list, reaching number five in the category of “Hardcover Graphic Books.”
Happy Batman Day! Batman (or rather, The Bat-Man back when he was first created) made his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 in May, 1939. 79 years later, his story is still being retold in print and on screen, a true testament to the Dark Knight’s status as a cultural icon. Batman Day honors this legacy built by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, and many companies are doing something for this momentous occasion.
Mezco Toyz has done some killer work with their Batman figures in the One: 12 collective, and today they opened up preorders for two figures, a purple suit variant of Catwoman, and Sovereign Knight Batman, which is the second part of their Batman action figure trilogy telling the story of the caped crusader.
Most exciting is that Mezco gave us a sneak peek of some new Bat-related items coming down the pipe. First up, is a One:12 collective figure of Commissioner Gordon, complete with Bat Signal:
They also shared the video below, teasing their take on the Batmobile:
No date on when we can expect either of these items, but Mezco tends to take these things slow and steady. You should have plenty of time to gather organs to sell (yours or others) to prepare for the enormous Batmobile, so start saving!
* This website does not condone harvesting organs to pay for toys. Pyramid schemes, however…
In the meantime, if you are on the fence about these figures, we suggest you take a look at our review of the One:12 Collective Batman figure we got during Toy Fair 2018. Prepare to be blown away!