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.