DC Entertainment, Marvel Comics, Star Wars, Funko and Mezco all had major collectible reveals this week. DC Collectibles unveiled a whole slate of action figures and statues while Kotobukiya unleashed a new Iron Man. Meanwhile, Funko, as usual, revealed a variety of pieces showcasing Star Wars, Disney and “My Little Pony” as Mezco shows off the New York Comic Con exclusives. For all that and more, read on!
DC COLLECTIBLES | The world of artist-inspired action figure lines will grow by one come April 2016 thanks to DC Collectibles’ Lee Bermejo line. This one kicks off with Batman, Superman, Lex Luthor and Green Lantern.
Meanwhile, a 7.5-inch Wonder Woman: The Art of War statue designed by Bruce Timm, just-under-10-inch Power Girl DC Cover Girls, foot-tall DC Icons Deadshot and an 8.5-inch-tall Joker bust designed by Jim Lee will also debut in the same month! If that’s not enough DC hero and villain action for you, you’ll just have to wait until next month’s solicits.
IRON MAN | Thanks to his movie prominence, Iron Man rivals the most popular characters when it comes to collectibles these days. Kotobukiya adds to that number with their latest Iron Man Mark 45 ARTFX statue. Based on the character’s appearance in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” this piece stands a foot tall and rest atop an Avengers A-logo.
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES | Batman has had plenty of loves over the years, but none so more dangerous than Talia al Ghul, the daughter of the Demon. As such, she earns a place of prominence thanks to this Entertainment Exclusive-exclusive Femme Fatale PVC statue from Diamond Select Toys. The piece clocks in at 9 inches tall, stands on a base that includes some Lazarus Pit ooze and holds a gun, as well as Ra’s al Ghul’s mask from the animated series.” Talia can be pre-ordered now and ships this fall.
STAR WARS | “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” continues to breed more and more cool collectibles. This week, Hot Toys thawed out their upcoming First Order Stormtroopers. Single versions and sets will be available to create any and all variations on these cold-weather killers.
MEZCO NYCC EXCLUSIVES | With New York Comic Con roughly one month away, Mezco decided to show off their line-up of exclusives. There will be a black and white One:12 Judge Dredd as well as a new version of Saul Goodman from “Breaking Bad,” the “Mortal Kombat X” black and gold Scorpion and the Walpurgis Living Dead Doll which was previously only available in Germany.
ALIENS | We’ve seen images here and there of NECA’s Caterpillar P-5000 Powered Work Loader from “Aliens,” but now you can see more than you ever dreamed of. More commonly known as the Power Loader, this deluxe vehicle fits most of the company’s 7-inch scale figures, but does not actually come with one. It stands 11 inches tall and includes 30 points of articulation, plus lots of wires and cables to recreate the piece of equipment seen in the 1986 classic.
FUNKO | For cuter collectible options, Funko has plenty of offerings. Star Wars will continue in the plushie Fabrikations line with a First Order Stormtrooper, Wicket Warrick the Ewok, and Princess Leia in February.
Meanwhile, Mulan, Mushu and Cricket from “Mulan” will make their way into the Pop Vinyl line along with Stitch who will also get a Pop Keychain all of which land in October.
Finally, “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” fans can look forward to seeing the Cutie Mark Crusaders — that’s Sweetie Belle, Apple Bloom and Scootaloo to the uninitiated — as Vinyl Collectibles when they debut in October.
ELVIRA | Move over, Jack Skellington — there’s another Halloween character making the move to Christmasland. Sideshow Collectibles unwrapped the Elvira: Scary Christmas maquette by Tweeterhead. The Mistress of the Dark comes perched on a rooftop with a variety of petrifying presents. The 18-inch-tall statue will appropriately ship at the end of this year.
DISNEY DORBZ | Finally, November will see the release of Vinyl Sugar’s first batch of Disney Dorbz. These smiling little delights will kick off with a wave including Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Stich from “Lilo and Stitch,” Aurora and Maleficent from “Sleeping Beauty,” and Sulley and Boo from “Monsters, Inc.”
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