Last week might have been all about Marvel, but this week seems to revolve around DC’s heaviest hitters: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. We all know that’s because of the recent release of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” which is polarizing at best. Hot Toys, Mezco, Sideshow Collectibles, Factory Entertainment and more revealed figures, statues and even foam weapons to celebrate the Zack Snyder film’s debut. Other companies showed off their non-DC wares as well, so there’s plenty to look at even if you’re not into these versions of company’s trinity of heroes.
BATMAN V SUPERMAN | Thinking back on the epic PR rollercoaster we’ve all been on since “BvS” was first announced, one of the highlights still has to be that first moment when Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman appeared in the trailers ready to throw down alongside the fellas. Shocking no one, Hot Toys nailed the character’s look in the 1/6th scale figure of Princess Diana who comes with tiara, armor, sword, shield and those iconic boots. That Affleck guy also makes a pretty good looking Batman, so if you want an exact replica of him in costume, then Hot Toys has just the piece for you in the Batman Life-Size Collectible which stands 6.33 feet tall!
BATMAN V SUPERMAN | Mezco focused on another “BVS” star with a post featuring more information about the One:12 Collective version of Armored Batman. The armor on this one is fully articulated with more than 32 points, comes with light-up eyes, a cloth cape and more accessories to be revealed when the piece goes up for pre-order in May or June.
BATMAN V SUPERMAN | The folks over at Factory Entertainment took a different approach when it came to “BvS” collectibles by launching a new series of role play toys called SWAT (Soft Weapons and Tactics). The initial line-up consists of Wonder Woman’s sword, shield and a Batarang. All three ship this summer.
BATMAN V SUPERMAN | Hey, look, another Armored Batman! This one comes from Sideshow Collectibles and is part of their Premium Format Figure statue line. This one stands 23 inches tall, sports LED eyes and a trashed street base. The Sideshow exclusive version comes with a grenade launcher-holding right hand and both ship towards the beginning of 2017.
BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT | Is that yet another armored Batman? Yes and no. This one, created by Prime 1 Studio, comes from the “Batman: Arkham Knight” video game. It also happens to take inspiration from the beloved “Batman Beyond” animated series. The piece stands 33 inches tall and comes with a variety of swap-out pieces for the face and hands. The exclusive version also comes with the red and black Batarang fans know and love from the cartoon!
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON | All right, enough of the DC gang (for now at least). “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Black Widow is finally coming from S.H.Figurarts! As our pals over at Robot 6 pointed out, the company first revealed the film-based figures last year with no ScarJo to be seen. Now she’s ready to rock with crazy amounts of articulation and all the weapons you can handle.
AVENGERS | The team of Black Panther, Hawkeye, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Scarlet Witch, Ultron and The Wasp will forever be one of the most iconic Avengers line-ups around. Painter Alex Ross sure thought so when he painted them together for Factory Entertainment to turn into an epic statue. When you order, you get the piece as well as a lithograph of Ross’ image signed by the artist!
JUDGE DREDD | He might be the law, but you get to decide which version of the quarter scale Judge Dredd statue you buy from Pop Culture Shock. There’s the standard modern version based on the fan-loved 2012 film “Dredd.” An exclusive version of that piece also exists and comes with an extra weapon-wielding arm and differently-grimacing face. If you prefer your Judge to look more like he does in the 2000 AD stories, a comic version also exists! All three can be pre-ordered now and will ship next April.
FUNKO | You may have thought we wrapped on the DC heroes, but here’s one last one from Funko: Pop Vinyl Wonder Woman and her Invisible Jet which ships in April. Shifting over to the world of video games, the Bioshock series inspired a new line of Dorbz featuring Booker, Elizabeth, Little Sister and an XL Big Daddy while “World of Warcraft” lead to Arthas and Murloc Pop Keychains. Finally, Fry, Leela, Bender, Prof. Farnsworth, Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan and Nibbler make up the first line of “Futurama” Mopeez which hit in July.
STAR TREK | Are you ready to beam up some functional Star Trek collectibles for your home office? Icon Heroes has just the pieces for you! The company showed off Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock paperweights that stand 7.5 and 8 inches tall respectively. Ready to guard your physical documents as much as they did the final frontier, both ship in August.
BEETLEJUICE | The Ghost with the Most scored not one, but two new pieces from Mezco. The 6-inch stylized roto figure and the 8-inch plushie both offer new takes on the character developed by Tim Burton and portrayed by Michael Keaton in the 1988 film, green hair, face rot and all!
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET | Finally, NECA unveiled figures and pre-order information for the latest Freddy Krueger figure. The 7-inch-tall villain features the new knife-hand, fedora and long black coat introduced into the mythology by Wes Craven in “New Nightmares.” This bad boy features 25 points of articulation and the demonic swap-out head from the end of the film!