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SDCC 2011: DC Direct LiveBlog

What cool, new toys will DC be bring to us in the near future?

DC Direct has brought us some great toys over the years, and the one thing most people like about the lines they put out is that they mix a decent amount of articulation with great sculpting.

More recently, the Search for Bruce Wayne figures were released and more Green Lantern figures were announced. In addition, there is already a a first series of Flashpoint figures hitting the market in the near future.

== TEASER ==

1:00- Welcome to the wild, wonderful world of the DC Direct panel at San Diego Comic Con coming to you live from the much cooler and brighter room of 5AB. Hopefully, we'll get to see some brand new toys DC is releasing. At least, that's what this panel is about in my mind. Here we go! They announced they'll be getting started very soon.

1:05- Bob Wayne is introducing everyone. Jim Fletcher (hard to hear Bob speak, I hope I got the name right). Adam Hughes is here. Gene Saint Gene is here. John Matthews, a sculptor here. Sanford (Drios?), and Cheeks are here. Adam Phillips is also here, working power point.

Number Ones covers available for buying.... And here we go! Flashpoint figures! Jim Lee just popped in. Andy Kubert helped design the models for the figures. Mainly talking about the first run, and the exclusive Zoom exclusive figure at the Graphitti booth. There's also some Flashpoint shirts.

1:10-JLA figures announced. Jim Lee has the prototypes. Series one will include: Batman, (Aug 2012) Series two is Superman in November 2012. Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the Flash are sculpts in progress. Great looking figures.

1:15- Arkham City figures announced in December 2011. Harley Quinn is the only one they can show. Green Lantern Animated series statues. Atrocitus and Hal Jordan announced. They have a really cool design, just like the animation from the show. DC Universe Online figures start in March 2012. Green Lantern and Flash are the announcements.

Cover girls statues designed by Adam Hughes. They talked about doing a Big Barda statue. Raven is coming up and then Death. They only have the drawing for the Death figure. Batman Black and White up next.

1:20- Ami-Comi Big Barda figure and a third Wonder Woman. Whie Canary and Black Flash. Second version of Hawkgirl. MAD figures. Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Robin, and Alfred. Sorry, internet crashed and I had to sum up a few of the things. Lost a chunk of writing.

1:20- Questions time. Relation to sideshow partnership. Answer: They're really happy with the partnership. They don't want to reveal too much about the deal. Question: Will there be waves from non-reboot stuff? Answer: They're keeping in trend with what is going on with DC.

1:30- Question: Vertigo lines? Answer: Vertigo fans aren't really buying the product. There's some here and there, but it sounds like it isn't worth it. There's a woman on the side dressed as Wonder Woman, she gets a black poker chip. That means there's two Wonder Woman cosplayers in here. Maybe they'll fight. Question: Guy stumbles through his question and asks if there will essentially be Walmart and Target exclusive figures. Answer: No, it's to specialty stores like comic book stores.

1:35- Question: 1:6th scale toys anymore? Answer: Nope. They don't sell very well. Question: Will there be any Manhunter? Answer: They like the character, but nothing right now. Question: Last question: What are the chances of blank Spy vs Spy figures coming out? Answer: They've been talking about it and want to do it.

1:40- Closing up. They said NY Comic Con will have bigger announcements.

That's it I guess. All right. See you guys later.

19 Comments
Posted by spaceboy

No news on DCnU action figures? 

Posted by Bestostero

New JLA toys! YES!!!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Adam Hughes designing. Can't get much better than that!

Posted by King Saturn
this sounds really good... I want new Superman and Green Lantern figures... 
Posted by ImperiousRix

TOYS!

Posted by inferiorego

@spaceboy said:

No news on DCnU action figures?

That's at the Matel panel tomorrow I believe

Posted by Weapon-Alpha

i saw a pic of the DCnU figures on twitter

Posted by Pizawle

DCnU figures!

Posted by haydenclaireheroes
@ImperiousRix said:
TOYS!
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Posted by quiksilver70777

Cant wait for the Justice League figure design by Jim Lee, I am going to buy two set of each series. Cant wait for the new Arkham City.

Posted by pikahyper

So odd that they have no problem giving real solid answers about toys but turn into the NSA for anything else.

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Posted by The Velvet Rabbit

I find it disconcerting that the first LiveBlog I was interested in was the DC Direct one - but so help me, I enjoy my figures.
 
"Last question: What are the chances of blank Spy vs Spy figures coming out? Answer: They've been talking about it and want to do it." I live in a tiny little apartment with a maniac who read far too much MAD Magazine as a child.   thank you, I now have substantial reason to fear for my own safety.

Posted by FoxxFireArt

I'm well past my time for figures. I used to like them, but they eventually became a hassle. It's one more thing in my room to keep dust off of. That's money I could spend on books.

Posted by spidey182

Mattel need to release a DCUC Red Robin figure and a Red Hood

Posted by turoksonofstone
@pikahyper said:
So odd that they have no problem giving real solid answers about toys but turn into the NSA for anything else.
So true. I wonder if they upsell comics like this at toyfare..
Posted by pikahyper
@turoksonofstone said:
@pikahyper said:
So odd that they have no problem giving real solid answers about toys but turn into the NSA for anything else.
So true. I wonder if they upsell comics like this at toyfare..
doubt it, from experience at a few toy conventions toy fanboys usually could care less about any comics info, toy conventions are a lot more purist then comic conventions that have been turned into hybrid conventions :P
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Posted by turoksonofstone
@pikahyper said:
@turoksonofstone said:
@pikahyper said:
So odd that they have no problem giving real solid answers about toys but turn into the NSA for anything else.
So true. I wonder if they upsell comics like this at toyfare..
doubt it, from experience at a few toy conventions toy fanboys usually could care less about any comics info, toy conventions are a lot more purist then comic conventions that have been turned into hybrid conventions :P
Comicvine covered all this toy crap, yet, the other comic sites focused on comics and creator interviews. Why is that?
Posted by pikahyper
@turoksonofstone: Other sites are more purist? I kinda like the way it is here cause all this toy stuff does involve comics and stuff so by getting all this info we can't miss out on things we might like to buy that are comic related, now if they start doing articles on like D&D and pokemon cards and stuff like that then I would probably have to reconsider. Another thing there are probably other users like me that don't go anywhere else, I'm here and on Previews site that is it (unless I need covers for the wiki of course), I don't even go to publisher sites unless it is for retailer related activities, I'm not a big fan of the other comic news sites.
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Posted by turoksonofstone
@pikahyper: I understand your position and consider this the best comics site overall, however the Con coverage that brought me here along with the comics analyses I loved seem lacking as of late.