Awesome Toy Picks: Justice League NEW 52 Aquaman Action Figure

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Posted by G-Man (39200 posts) - - Show Bio

Each week we like to track down some sort of cool comic book toy or collectible, rip open the box (actually open it very carefully) and take a close look at what's inside. Last month we got to check out the New 52 Justice League Batman action figure (that only came with a case because it was sent to us directly from DC Collectibles). This month Aquaman went on sale so of course I had to get my hands on him.

The packaging is similar to what Batman's would be like, just in a different color. It's a simple and elegant design that mimics the 'peeling' look of the new DC logo.

This will be one where deciding whether you'll open it or leave it in the package could be tough. The box is pretty cool looking. It's almost a bold statement with the color and silhouette of Aquaman.

For all the jokes Aquaman gets, there must be a reason why DC Collectibles decided to make him the second released figure in the line. And of course if you're reading the current AQUAMAN comic, you know he is a pretty cool character.

The back shows who's coming up next.

The Flash and a Parademon are listed as coming this month but DC's website says they're due later. I'll try to get a firm answer on that.

My box was a little bent in shipping. Since I planned on opening it, it didn't really matter. Toys should be opened after, right? Let the toys fulfill their purpose in life. They were meant to be opened and displayed or played with.

Speaking of opening, let's take a look at how he stands. These figures do not come with a display stand as the preview Batman figure we received did. But just like Batman, Aquaman doesn't need a display stand.

Yeah, no matter how cool he looks as an action figure and even if he comes with an actual chain, of course Batman won't give him the respect he deserves.

I debated on that last picture. He's supposed to be riding the dolphin as transportation. It might look like something else but get your minds out of the gutter. Clearly he has his pants on and we all know his pants doesn't have a zipper on them.

These next were at the front of the CBSi building. There's this little fountain type thing but unfortunately the water didn't really show up too well.

That last one was another sort awkward pose. It looked much better knowing he was sitting in a very shallow bit of water. Poor Aquaman...

That's it for this week. You can order this figure directly from DC Collectibles by clicking here. You can bet you'll be seeing others in this line as soon as I order them and they're released.

#1 Posted by Darkus_99 (68 posts) - - Show Bio

The dolphin thing was reaallyy AWSM!!

#2 Posted by venomyak (1532 posts) - - Show Bio

That Wonder Woman on the back of the box looks awesome.

#3 Posted by sethysquare (3964 posts) - - Show Bio

ME ME ME. I WANT. But I'm waiting for the We can be heroes justice league set to come out in full, as a set.

The only thing I'm debating is whether or not to get the Darkseid figuring.

#4 Posted by Blood1991 (8115 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell to the yeah I want that Aquaman.

#5 Posted by Bestostero (5782 posts) - - Show Bio

This is out!?!?! I didn't find any at my comic book store when i was there :(

#6 Posted by Trodorne (2749 posts) - - Show Bio


jokes aside he is right up there as DC's best heroes with Flash, Nightwing and New Guardians in my opinion.

#7 Posted by garrettsgonewild (87 posts) - - Show Bio

Going to get this!

#8 Posted by CitizenJP (681 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman is the beezneez. Enough said.

#9 Posted by goodgravy91 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

The dolphin's eyes really make me think otherwise.

Really though, Aquaman deserves the respect and this looks awesome.

#10 Posted by JayMar89 (93 posts) - - Show Bio

i have this figure and mine has trouble standing his leg is slighty bent from package i guess and i unbend it and it just bends back anyone have a remedy for this

#11 Posted by BatClaw89 (143 posts) - - Show Bio
@sethysquare: That's exactly what I said. If I get Darkseid then I have to buy like 10 Parademons to go with him. Thats going to be expensive.
#12 Posted by ahgunsillyo (120 posts) - - Show Bio

@G-Man: Actually, Tony, Aquaman is the third figure released in this line. The Hal Jordan figure was the second.

At least, my local comic book store has had it for the past few weeks now and just got the Aquaman one last week. Given the fact that the back of Aquaman's box says that The Flash and the Parademon figures are next to be released, I'm pretty sure the Green Lantern figure was released before.

#13 Posted by Utandi (220 posts) - - Show Bio

I got Batman and Green Lantern a couple days ago. There are so frickn' awesome.

I left them in the box and put them right next to my PC and every time I look at them I want to unpack them. So cool!

Aquaman is next on my list. And I really looking forward to Flash and especially to Superman!!!

#14 Posted by sethysquare (3964 posts) - - Show Bio

@BatClaw89: Why do you need 10? Isn't 1 enough? lol

#15 Posted by TheMess1428 (2211 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare: Darkseid has an army of parademons. Not 1. lol

#16 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (8326 posts) - - Show Bio

Really love those water shots.

#17 Posted by They Killed Cap! (2268 posts) - - Show Bio

Once again G-man continues to commit the cardinal sin and takes his figures out of the package.

#18 Posted by wdchefdave (136 posts) - - Show Bio

Those wind up dolphins are the coolest toys any child under the age of four can play with in the bathtub.

This Aquaman would be the coolest toy any adult could play within the bathtub!

Keep opening those boxes G-man... and play with your toys like a man!

#19 Posted by Lurkero (336 posts) - - Show Bio

He's supposed to be riding the dolphin as transportation. It might look like something else but get your minds out of the gutter. Clearly he has his pants on and we all know his pants doesn't have a zipper on them.

I assumed he was innocently riding the dolphin until you went and PUT my mind in the gutter. I think you are the guilty one here because you thought about it first, Mr G-man.

The new aquaman design looks rather cool but I hope he doesn't go on any stealth missions. The reflective and colorful properties of that suit probably won't work well.

#20 Edited by ArtisticNeedham (2486 posts) - - Show Bio

My local comic store has those, Aquaman, Batman, and GL,

I wanna know when this one comes out:

#21 Posted by Fantasgasmic (1092 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't realize Aquaman had sideburns.

#22 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3866 posts) - - Show Bio

@Fantasgasmic said:

I didn't realize Aquaman had sideburns.

The sideburns make me want to buy this immediately.

#23 Posted by Icon (2234 posts) - - Show Bio

I want them all.

#24 Posted by sethysquare (3964 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheMess1428: Haha yes, but its just for fun. lol

#25 Posted by longbowhunter (8509 posts) - - Show Bio

The packaging for these figures are so classy and simple.

#26 Posted by CrimsonCake (2720 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello new bath toy.

#27 Posted by Blizaga101 (1012 posts) - - Show Bio

I hav this :D aint even opened it yet thought, had it for about 3 weeks

#28 Posted by lifeboy (1717 posts) - - Show Bio
That's what Iove about my dc characters; there costumes are so bright.
#29 Edited by Mucklefluga (2647 posts) - - Show Bio

I wan't it so bad because it's Aquamaaaaaaannnnn !!!! But, it's too much money :( at my LCS anyway. Don't how much these things roughly cost.

#30 Posted by Knight_Justice (102 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare said:

ME ME ME. I WANT. But I'm waiting for the We can be heroes justice league set to come out in full, as a set.

The only thing I'm debating is whether or not to get the Darkseid figuring.

Get the Darkseid figure! The bastard is almost 14 inches! I know it's sounds gay. But the figure looks awesome. I pre-order the We Can Be Heroes set and Darkseid. Also I'm buying like 5 Parademons to have a nice battle display! :-)

#31 Posted by sethysquare (3964 posts) - - Show Bio

@Knight_Justice: I'll seriously consider it. lol

#32 Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope (2501 posts) - - Show Bio

Once the JLU and Darkseid figs get released, has DC Collectibles or DC Direct announced what they're going to release next? I'm still waiting to see if there will be even more over-sized figs to be released from the Arkham City wave.

#33 Posted by Knight_Justice (102 posts) - - Show Bio

@ArtisticNeedham: Release date is december.

#34 Posted by KnightRise (4811 posts) - - Show Bio

UGH damn youDC! I have to feed myself and pay adult bills now! But I want to spend all my money on toys and comicbooks...

#35 Posted by StarKiller809 (1727 posts) - - Show Bio

The Aquaman is a cool figure. I really want the whole line but I'm not sure I have enough money just yet. Despite that he is cool, I still probably won't get him first, but eventually he will be mine. 

#36 Posted by Barkley (284 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman Rules!!

#37 Posted by EmmRoss (20 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim Lee must have a thing for Aquaman, given he's one of the few characters who didn't really get one of his awful "Seams Galore 1992 Stylee" costume redesigns in the "Nu 52"

The bright blue jewelry is a little ill-judged though. Both he and Darkseid look like they're on their way to Mardi Gras via a disco in the late seventies.

#38 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce: "It's not you...its me"

Arthur: "Damn you, Bruce..."

#39 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4931 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman has the best looking action figure in the entire lineup.

#40 Posted by Danial79 (2522 posts) - - Show Bio

I want this figure so bad, but I'm waiting for the collection to come out so I can get them all in one hit.

#41 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10191 posts) - - Show Bio

EPIC !!!

Gotta get me dat and teh League.

#42 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

@Barkley said:

Aquaman Rules!!

#43 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (8643 posts) - - Show Bio

Thinking about getting him and putting him in my fish tank.

#44 Posted by Thezz (26 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool ...

#45 Posted by Car23los (13 posts) - - Show Bio

Got this toy for my sons collection about two weeks ago and it looks great can't wait for the flash

#46 Posted by Zsemle (1 posts) - - Show Bio

The blonde Wolverine. A little bit.

#47 Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k (4697 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn`t think so at all. I was thinking that he might be trying to kill the poor dolphin.

#48 Posted by Knight_Justice (102 posts) - - Show Bio

This figure looks awesome! Can't wait for the We Can Be Heroes set!

#49 Posted by Iron Fist Angel (241 posts) - - Show Bio

The comic shop I frequent has a huge toy selection. The original shipments of Batman and Green Lantern have still not sold out. The first shipment of Aquaman was completely snatched up in less than 24 hours! That's insane! Everyone makes fun of the poor guy but his action figure is super hot.

#50 Posted by hairiel (11 posts) - - Show Bio

did only G-Man get a stand with his Batman figure? I didnt get one in the box... what about you guys?

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