John Ary here with a quick look at some DC Comics-related toy lines that are making headlines this week. As always click on the photos for an embiggened look and for more information check out the preorder links.
UPDATE ON 1/4 SCALE 1989 BATMAN FROM NECA
NECA posted a behind-the-scenes pic of its upcoming Michael Keaton Batman via Twitter. The 18-inch tall action figure will sport 20 points of articulation, a fabric cape, utility belt, batarang, grapple gun, interchangeable hands and more. He will release in October or you can preorder him here.
MULTIVERSE BATMAN FROM MATTEL
Looks like we'll soon get a new 4-inch line of action figures based on the recent Arkham series of video games. The first wave of DC Comics Multiverse figures will include Bane and Deadshot from Arkham Origins along with Batman, Mr. Freeze, Azreal and an Armored Edition of Batman from Arkham City. These will drop in January.
THE CRIME SYNDICATE FROM DC COLLECTIBLES
DC Comics posted new pics of its upcoming wave of Crime Syndicate action figures. These dark dopplegangers of DC’s most popular superheroes stand 6.5-inches tall and feature multiple points of articulation. Look for them at comic book and specialty stores starting in February, on the DC Collectibles Amazon page, or you can preorder Power Ring, Superwoman, and Ultraman right now from Entertainment Earth.
SUPER ALLOY GREEN LANTERN FROM PLAY IMAGINATIVE
In brightest day, in blackest night, No evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil’s might, Beware my power, Green Lantern’s light!!! Also, beware Green Lantern’s die-cast body. This upcoming 1/6 scale action figure form Play Imaginative is made up of more than 80% metal,features glossy metallic paints, an interchangeable New 52 head, a rubber exterior, 25 points of articulation, 5 pairs of hands, LED lights on the chest, ring and lantern, transparent body armor, a figure base, backdrop, hard case with microfiber cleaning clothe, and more. He will arrive in December or you can preorder the Emerald Knight here.
NYCC EXCLUSIVE BLACK COSTUME MAN OF STEEL FROM SQUARE ENIX
New York Comic-Con and the Square Enix website will be the only places where you’ll be able to pick up this Play Arts Kai Superman figure sporting a black costume. The 9.5-inch Man of Steel will come with interchangeable hands and a display stand. Square Enix will ship preorders starting October 30 or you can wait in line at the con October 10-13.
AND FINALLY THIS WEEK, Kyle Roberts returns with another awesome stop-motion video that uses action figures to recreate the Batman TV intro...