Each week we take a close look at a comic collectible. That means taking it out of the box. With this week's selection, taking it out of the box is pretty much essential. You may have seen our exclusive preview for the latest installment of the SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED digital first comic.
DC Collectibles has released the first wave of figures based on the Scribblenauts Unmasked comic and video game.
There are eleven figures in the first assortment. Each figure has five points of articulation. They will be available at stores such as GameStop and cost five dollars each. The figures come in individual boxes in a blind assortment. That means you have no idea what figure you're going to get. Some characters will occur more frequently than others.
If you watched the video at the top of the page, you got to see what each box is like, including the packaging inside. You also know which two figures we'll be taking an extra close look at.
The first is the mystery figure in shadow. Obviously it's Maxwell, the star of the game and comic. It's not Maxwell in his normal outfit, he dressed up special for his toy debut.
Maxwell is even wearing a Green Lantern power ring, despite the fact that he doesn't actually have fingers.
You can see that the figures don't have a lot of detail but they're not meant to. They're designed in a minimalist way as they are seen in the game. But their design and costumes do have the look from the comic and video game.
Each figure also comes a stand in the shape of Maxwell's notebook. They can stand on their own without it but the stand does make it easier.
As for the second figure I got, it turned out to be Deadman!
Deadman's not meant to be cute but look at him. How can you deny how cute this figure is.
So I did get lucky here. I was told by DC Collectibles to look at Deadman in the dark after I told them who I got. It turns out he actually glows in the dark. Another cool feature.
With these figures, there is the risk that if you buy more than one, you'll get multiples of the same figure. That's part of the fun and challenge. As I mentioned in the video, if you have friends buying these too, you could try to trade for the ones you want or need. DC hasn't released the distribution of figures in the assortment and they do come in trays of 24. They were released last Wednesday but I tried a tried a couple different GameStops and called a third. It seems the East Coast weather may have slowed down their shipments.
If you want to see close up pics of the other figures, DC Collectibles did give us some images of the rest of the figures. You can click on each to view:
DC also has Scribblenauts Unmasked variants on select comics. Here's some of the variant covers:
So what do you think? Have you been reading the comic or are you playing the game?
The big question is, are you interested in seeing a video of me opening up more when I buy some?