DC Comics properties had a solid week when it comes to collectible news. In addition to the usual slate that comes from their monthly solicits, two different companies unveiled new Batman ’66 collectibles, Square Enix Batman rogues debuted and Funko showed off some new Mystery Minis. Deadpool also scored a new bobble head, video games joined in on the fun and Diamond Select Toys used their Universal Monsters figures to wish fans and trick ‘r treaters alike a Happy Halloween.
DC COLLECTIBLES | DC Collectibles unveiled their latest batch of solicits, this group hitting next May. The line of figures based on “Batman: The Animated Series” and “The New Batman Adventures” will continue with a third series that will bring Creeper, Robin, Killer Croc with Baby Doll and Harley Quinn into the fray. In other figure news, the “Arrow” line will grow to include John Barrowman’s Dark Archer (though you can’t see his face) and Deadshot.
On the statue front, DCC will continue to focus on their heavy hitters. Ivan Reis and Sean “Cheeks” Galloway interpretations of Batman and Superman will make their way into the Batman Black & White and Superman: Man of Steel lines, respectively. Meanwhile, Nightwing has been added to the DC Comics Super Heroes line of busts and Jim Lee versions of Superman and Batman will be available to hold your graphic novels up thanks to a new set up bookends.
BATMAN ’66 | The Batman ’66 resurgence shows no sign of slowing down, especially with the complete series finally hitting home video on Nov. 11. Thanks to Figures Toy Company, that will continue on into next spring with the release of their third series of Batman Classic TV 80inch retro figures. Batman with a new head sculpt and Robin with a removable mask are joined by newcomers The Mad Hatter and Shame, who were played by David Wayne and Cliff Robertson on the classic comic series. The group can be purchased individually or as a set on the company’s website.
BATMAN ’66 | In other Batman ’66 collector news, the dynamic duo get their monumental due thanks to Factory Entertainment’s January-shipping Batman Monolith. Limited to 2500 pieces, this polystone rock-like depiction pays perfect homage to the heroes who have enjoyed quite the resurgence in popularity over the past few years.
PLAY ARTS-KAI BATMAN | More modern versions of the Caped Crusader and his rogues gallery popped up elsewhere recently. Sideshow and Square Enix unveiled two new figures in their Play Arts-Kai line which stand around 10 inches. Harley Quinn and her on-again-off-again beau The Joker. Both come with alternate hands to hold a variety of weapons and ship next February.
FUNKO COMICS | Harley Quinn fans can also look forward to Funko’s upcoming Wacky Wobbler bobble head in January along with another black-and-red clad comic character, Marvel’s Deadpool. Meanwhile, the company also unveiled the second series of their DC Comics-based Mystery Minis. This January-hitting series of blind boxes offer classic versions of Superman and Batman as well as Black Manta, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Power Girl, two different Harley Quinns, Flash, Reverse Flash (or possible Professor Zoom), Martian Manhunter, Deathstroke, Black Manta, Lex Luthor, Aquaman, blue costume Batman and White Lantern versions of Batman and GL.
POP! VIDEO GAME VINYL | Three video game franchises will continue to branch out in the world of Funko’s Pop! Vinyl collectibles in November and December. The second series of the “World of Warcraft” line will include Sylvanas, Thrall, Murloc and a super-sized 6-inch Deathwing. That same month, Sackboy, the star of Sony’s “Little Big Planet” franchise joins the party followed by “Assassin’s Creed Unity” lead Arno in December.
MORTAL KOMBAT | Mortal Kombat also got in on the video game collectible fun this week through a new statue from Pop Culture Shock. Liu Kang will make his debut in the Mortal Kombat Klassic with a 1:4 scale, 19-inch-tall piece that will come in a regular and PCS exclusive which comes with a light up dragon in his right hand. Both ship at the end of 2015.
UNIVERSAL MONSTERS | Finally, Diamond Select Toys released a new stop-motion video featuring their Universal Monsters action figures to get you everyone in the Halloween spirit by showing how Frankenstein’s monster, the Mummy, the Creature from the Black Lagoon and the rest of the gang respond to a trio of adorable trick-or-treaters.
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