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SDCC: Joe Ledbetter's Anthropomorphic Batman Figures Are Insanely Awesome

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DC Collectibles continues to expand its line of Artist's Alley vinyl figures, announcing today at Comic-Con International in San Diego that renowned pop artist Joe Ledbetter is the latest to bring his talents to DC's roster of heroes and villains. Previous collections in the line have been designed by Chris Uminga, HaiNaNu “Nooligan” Saulque and Sho Murase.

Ledbetter is no stranger to the world of vinyl figures, having designed them for years. Here, he reinterprets Batman, Catwoman, Robin and Penguin as literally as possible in his own style.

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"I’m a huge Batman fan and to have the opportunity to work with DC Collectibles on a set of Batman characters is a huge deal in my world," Ledbetter said in a statement. "I just love the idea of a bat in a Batman suit, a penguin as the Penguin, etc. There’s something there that’s quite funny and interesting and really excites me. I like to think that these animal Batman characters inhabit a parallel universe where Gotham City is entirely populated by anthropomorphic critters, including the Caped Crusader himself. I think the fun, enthusiasm and love of Batman, Robin, Penguin and Catwoman will shine through on these designer toys and I hope they find a special place on collector’s shelves."

As with previous Artist's Alley figures, Ledbetter's designs measure 7" in height. his collection, along with the just announced line designed by Chrissie Zullo, will be available in 2019.

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