Clayface from Batman: Arkham Asylum is the ultimate shape-shifting villain

DC Comics’ most renowned changeling is, shall we say, down to earth. Formed from clay to reach an infinite combination of transmutation possibilities, Clayface is a bad guy in his own category. The original Clayface, also known as Basil Karlo, was a B-movie actor who adopted the persona of a character he played in a horror movie in order to plunge into a life of crime. Now we can see why IGN named him the 73rd greatest villain in comic-book history — that’s nothing to sneeze at, right?

Now from the acclaimed 2009 video game Batman: Arkham Asylum comes DC’s 13-inch version of the muddy foe, complete with accessories and interchangeable arms to counter Batman and his allies within the confines of the spooky Arkham institution. Criminally insane or not, this 13-inch Clayface can’t hurt you from his place on your shelf. Just watch your back while you sleep.

We'd like to see an alternate storyline wherein he forms a '90s alt-rock band called Jars of Clayface.

We’d like to see an alternate storyline wherein he forms a ’90s alt-rock band called Jars of Clayface.

Limited-edition Harley Quinn nurse statue, as seen menacing her patients in Arkham Asylum

This grotesquely vampy Harley Quinn is about to adorn your collection with a sneer that could only be hers. DC brings this 10-inch, painted-with-detail polyresin statue to stores this summer courtesy of fine sculptor Jack Mathews.

There are only 5,200 of this devious medical professional, dressed in her stylishly evil nurse getup from video game Batman: Arkham Asylum. You think her smile can kill? Just wait until she makes you laugh.

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“Look alive, wage slaves!”

DC Origins Figures: Batman, Catwoman and More!

I’ve always been a DC fan. Marvel’s great, there are a ton of cool characters, but if I’ve gotta pick one, I’ve gotta go with good old Detective Comics. And once there, I zero in on one hero: Batman. So I am definitely pleased that both Batman and DC are being so fondly represented in DC Direct’s new line, DC Origins: Batman.

Sold in packs of two, the figures are renderings of first-appearance characters paired with their current or more modern incarnations. Batman leads the pack, but he is joined by arch-nemesis Joker, who rivals Batsy for least-changed of the group, femme fatale Catwoman and former-Robin-gone-solo, Nightwing, who decided at some point to stop rocking the disco collar.

Grab the packs individually or as a set by heading over to our DC Origins section or clicking one of the links below!

Batman with batarangs
The Joker with cane
Catwoman with whip
Nightwing with awesome disco collar
Complete DC Origins Series 1 Set of 4!

Plus, you can also pre-order the unreleased series 2, which features Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and the Green Lantern! Check ’em out .  They ship in September!

While we are on the subject of Batman….I would recommend that you pick up one of the better video games of the year: Batman Arkham Asylum.