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New DC Statues and Figures

'Tis the (toy) season...

We’re all just babes in toyland this week, aren’t we?

Pictures of action figures have been flying down from Toy Fair like meteors off an asteroid and, now, DC Direct’s released its catalog of statues, busts and replicas for May to Comics Continuum.  Check out the full listing for yourself, there - - I'm going to comment on the ones that particularly tickle me.

If there's a DC character out there who better deserves her own bust than Power Girl, I'm positively stumped. This is probably the only item where double-D most definitely does NOT stand for diorama nor diecast.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Great protein in a shake! Obviously, it's a central conceit in superheroics that EVERY character has to have really defined musculature but, MAN... the Atom is jacked!  I don't know, maybe I'm small minded, but the thought of  a pint-sized hero being so big and him somehow fitting in time for weights amidst advanced subatomic research study just makes... me... feel... inadequate.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Seeing this figures draws my mind back to years 1996-98 (or thereabouts). To how poorly received the electro-suit was as an attempt to update Superman's image. To how the whole Superman Red/Blue storyline was even more poorly received. People were LIVID, as I recall. And yet, here we are, almost a decade and a half later, and it's getting honored with an elaborately-detailed, finely sculpted action figure. I guess everybody turns around after long enough, huh?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I don't have snarky comments for this one, except to say that it's totally awesome that this Man-Bat sculpture was designed by comics legend Neal Adams. I got to see some of his pure inks in the ESSENTIAL KILLRAVEN recently and I'm always in awe of how far ahead of his time the man was. I wish more of his work was coming out these days.
 
 
 
 
 

-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia Comics.   Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this March - - available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.

23 Comments
Posted by Son_of_Magnus

I will have that Power Girl

Posted by starkiller95

nice toys

Posted by Namor1987
@Son_of_Magnus said:
" I will have that Power Girl "
Don't get it sticky lol just kidding man
Posted by Xion

I like the Man-Bat and the Power Girl  :)

Posted by Son_of_Magnus
@Namor1987 said:
" @Son_of_Magnus said:
" I will have that Power Girl "
Don't get it sticky lol just kidding man "
XD
Posted by Namor1987
@Son_of_Magnus: I'm talking about that new statue/toy feel get your minds out the gutters kiddos lol just kidding
Posted by They Killed Cap!

I think everybody thought the red an blue suit sups looked cool...but not as sups. I think they are now accepting of it because he is gone out of active roles in cannon. 
 
Posted by Theodore

Man-Bat looks sweet!

Edited by Ravn

Personally, I love the Ed McGuinness inspired Hal Jordan: 


And i wouldn't worry about feeling inadequate, Tom! Ed McGuinness would make Peter Parker look huge if he ever got his hands on him!! LOL
Posted by SUPER-MAN 23

The Atom and red super-man is awesome 

Posted by EisforExtinction

Anyone doesn't like Superman Red/Blue when it came out was clearly not 9 to 11 during it's release period. Those of us who were think it was dope.

Posted by uncanny89

The Man-Bat one is looking really good, i like the whole line of black and white statues of the batman characters
Posted by Bandito

The new Blackest Night figures were previewed, including Black Lantern Hawkgirl, Star Sapphire Wonder Woman and Blue Lantern Flash.  They look very, very nice.

Posted by burr787

That Manbat looks good but I think that  my Mattel version is better .

Posted by dementedtheclown
@Ravn said:
" Personally, I love the Ed McGuinness inspired Hal Jordan: 

And i wouldn't worry about feeling inadequate, Tom! Ed McGuinness would make Peter Parker look huge if he ever got his hands on him!! LOL "
Whats wrong with these figures legs?
Posted by Ravn
@dementedtheclown: too many Squats!!
Posted by Bruce Vain

Man-Bat statue and Power Girl bust is a must have for me.
Posted by goldenkey

they're legs are huuuuuuuge.    just stupid
Posted by The Clock King

Those chins could take down a super-villain no problem on their own.

Posted by geraldthesloth

Red Superman is looking BA

Posted by No_name_here
@Ravn: Yeah, they've always got cinderblock biceps, don' t they?
Posted by No_name_here
@They Killed Cap!: I always though Howard Porter drew Electro-Supes better than Classic-Supes during his JLA run.
Posted by Marshal Victory

Guess ill go against the grain some here.The power girl bust i dont like so much... 
 
note the right arm is missing a glove.same pose sorta can work with out the glove an sleve rolled up.but its made to um minimize her bust in that bust.I would scream bustism..but we dont need ugely made up words like that .