Roxy Rocket flies in with 'New Batman Adventures' deluxe figure

Released Tuesday, DC Comics' solicitations for April not only includes the listings for the DC Collectibles Designer Series action figures inspired by Jae Lee's work, but also the first deluxe figure from the line based on Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures: none other than Roxy Rocket!

Created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm for 1994's Batman Adventures Annual #1 before making the leap to television in 1988 with the New Batman Adventures episode "The Ultimate Thrill," Roxy is a Hollywood stunt double turned jewel thief who initially mistook Batman's high-risk pursuit of her for romantic interest. She reappeared on an episode of Superman: The Animated Series.

The "deluxe" part of the pack means collectors get the 5.5-inch Roxy and her 12.25-inch-long rocket, for $39.95 (the regular figures in the line cost $24.95). Why Roxy Rocket is the first character to get that special treatment and not, oh, say, Batman or Catwoman, is anyone's guess. However, she was always a favorite of Dini and Tim.

Roxy Rocket arrives in August, along with those Jae Lee figures of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Catwoman, and that previously announced Batgirl Black and White statue based on the redesign by Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr -- but that's only for starters. You can see the DC Collectibles solicitations on the DC Comics website.

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