Based on the designs of artist Ivan Reis, BLACK MANTA sports his New 52 look as an awesome 6-inch figure. He’s a stunning figure and one to snag if you’re an Aquaman fan or just want to snag one of the coolest villains in recent comics.
The Flashpoint versions of The Flash, Wonder Woman, Emperor Aquaman and Batman have arrived as a 4-figure set, which also comes with an exclusive $500 poker chip from Wayne Casino. Each figure is about 6 inches tall and are a great buy to remind you of what was a very strange, but very memorable, period in DC’s history.
Hawkgirl, Green Arrow, Deadman and Aquaman have finally arrived as the members of DC Direct’s new line. Based on the recent and hugely popular company-wide event, BRIGHTEST DAY, these 6-inch figures faithfully capture the best and most dynamic looks of these characters as they appeared on the pages of the connected comics.
You can grab these guys individually or as a set and they work great as both functional and display figures. Already planned are two more series to follow this one, where you’ll be able to snag Firestorm, Hawkman, Martian Manhunter and Mera (Series 2) and then Aqualad, Dove, Hawk and Jade (Series 3). Of course, if the wait is killing you, you can pre-order and make sure you get ‘em sent your way the second they’re shipped out!
Fans of YOUNG JUSTICE will be pleased to see two waves of figures headed their way: 4- and 6-inch. The first wave of 6-inch figures only includes two characters–Robin and Artemis–but both look great and will make a pretty cool addition to your toy-shelf.
The rest are seen above and you can grab them in 2-packs or in a complete set of eight figures. The teams are as follows:
Batman / Robin
Aquaman / Aqualad
Flash / Kid Flash
Ras Al Ghul / Cheshire
If you’re a fan of the show, you’ll definitely want to snag these guys. And if you haven’t seen it yet, then…well, what are you waiting for?
Project Rooftop, known for their amazing superhero redesigns, have taken on AQUAMAN as their latest target. The result was a slew of awesome redesigns from a ton of hugely talented artists who managed to give the King of the Sea–considered by many to be the lamest member of the Justice League–new life. Here’s a look at a few, starting with the winner! Click here to see all the entries.
Two follow-ups to Lex Luthor’s face-off against Skeletor have now arrived in our DC 2-Pack collection! No longer a battle between Evil and “Just as evil”, we’ve reached another level of awesome with some new faces:
AQUAMAN VERSUS MER-MAN wage a battle beneath the waves. This whole collection just screams “fan-service” and yet it does so in the greatest possible way, satisfying all the geeks who have ever wanted to play out a round of “Who would win in a fight?” between the DC Universe and the Masters of the Universe. Each figure stands about 6 or 7 inches tall and comes ready with a signature weapon!
If you want to take the war to the skies, of course, that option is also available in the HAWKMAN vs. STRATOS set!
STARRO THE CONQUEROR is the main attraction in this brand new figure set featuring the super-villain facing off against Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, the Flash and Martian Manhunter. It’s a San Diego Comic Con exclusive from this year’s show and has just arrived on our shelves! If you’re a fan of the classic covers, then this is definitely one for you: it brilliantly recreates The Brave and the Bold Issue #28 and the epic battle waged on the front page.
But best of all–and I mean this–is the packaging. Normally, I’m all about the contents, but this is probably the coolest box I’ve ever encountered on any toy or collectible. Why?
Because it talks. Seriously. With the voice of Kevin Conroy (Batman in Batman the Animated Series, Gotham Knight, JLA, the Arkham Asylum video game, etc.), the box narrates exactly what’s going down on the cover/in the showcase. Really.
In fact, here’s a review of the figure that gives you a look at just how awesome that is.
Each of the little figures stands about 3.75 inches tall, making them proportional to DC’s Infinite Heroes collection. Starro himself stands about twice that high and is wired rubber for some excellent bending action worthy of the intergalactic starfish he is.
To snag him or any of the other awesome toys from 2010′s show, check out our San Diego Comic Con Exclusives section over at CmdStore! Just click the pic below!
The new Aquaman vs. Black Manta 2-pack is another classic DC Universe rivalry captured for the company’s 2-pck collection. The sea’s greatest defender faces off against his greatest enemy and the pair are rendered brilliantly as 6-inch figures bearing their signature weapons and clad in their classic costumes. Any fan of the Justice League, Aquaman, Black Manta or, really, just some well-made figures, should definitely check this one out. It’s a great new addition and it’s nice to see these versions of what are, really, two frequently underused characters.
But that’s not the only new 2-pack worthy of note! No, far from it. Because we’ve got a great pair that brings together two supervillains from different worlds, facing off in what might be the most epic battle to span the universes! Ready? Because here it is!
An exclusive 2-pack sees Skeletor and Lex Luthor, together at last as 6-inch figures. Packaged with a full-length comic, this is a chance to join fandoms in a way that we’re all too thrilled to see! Check it out!
Based on the MEGO figures that were popular in the 1960s, DC Direct has released a line of plush and plastic figures that capture the retro spirit for a new generation: Mattel’s new World’s Greatest DC Heroes. The first wave included Superman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Sinestro and Lex Luthor and, now, a whole new series of heroes and villains has arrived!
Each one stands (or is propped up!) about 8 inches tall and they match the original style of the figures right down to the old-fashioned packaging. Here’s a look at what you can pick up, both individually or as a full Series 2 set!
“BRIGHTEST DAY is about second chances. It’s looking at twelve characters that have been resurrected and examining whether it’s a miracle or a curse. Some second chances work out… some don’t. BRIGHTEST DAY is the next step in repositioning a lot of characters in the DC Universe and pushing them to the next level.”
As Blackest Night comes to a close, are you ready for the dawn of DC’s new event, BRIGHTEST DAY? With a great collection of writers and artists collaborating on the comics and storylines, the next few months should be a pretty great time for fans of the heroes and villains they can expect to see along the way.
And, of course, the fact that something new is beginning also means that DC Direct is rolling out the new figures and I am very pleased to say that they look absolutely great. Standing 6 inches tall, brilliantly sculpted based on the new looks of the characters and the new art style of the event, they’re only the first series of what will surely be a very nice-looking collection. Check out the first four below, snaggable either individually or as a set! They can be pre-ordered now and ship in March 2011!