The latest addition to the DC Collectible’s product repertoire is this first wave of vinyl figures designed by illustrator Chris Uminga.
For the new line of figures, Uminga’s self-described style of “cute and creepy” have given a unique appearance to the iconic likenesses of DC’s Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman.
The first wave in the line features the iconic trio in various different forms: Standard Edition (limited to 3,000 units); Black and White Variants (limited to 500 units); Zombie Variants (limited to 1,000 units and exclusive to Hot Topic); Villain Variants (limited to 1,000 units and exclusive to Gamestop); Glow in the Dark Variants (limited to 1,000 units and exclusive to Box Lunch); and the San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives that come in Classic Variant (limited to 1,500), Flashpoint Variant (limited to 750), and Black and Gold Variant (limited to 300), all of which are exclusive to the Entertainment Earth booth #2342. Each figure, save for the Comic-Con exclusives, will retail for $40. Entertain Earth’s Classic Variant will go for $60, their Flashpoint Variant for $75, and their Black and Gold Variant for $100. DC Collectibles was gracious enough to send us the Hot Topic exclusive Zombie Variants.
Each figure stands at 6.75”, with a base that measures 3.5” across. Though made to look cartoonishly distorted, the details on the figures goes to show the level of exactness being kept to Uminga’s designs.
The packing is rather nice as well, designed to have a flap held shut by magnets, which when opened reveals the actual figure behind its plastic display screen. On the inside of the flap, there are also two cards held in place by a plastic pocket. Both are made of thin cardstock, one featuring the designer character and DC Collectibles logo, the other just the logo; a nice touch.
For any and all reading this that are attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, be sure to stop by Entertain Earth’s booth at #2342 to get your hands on their limited-edition variants of the Uminga designed line of vinyls. If you’re unable to attend, there’s a possibility that Entertainment Earth will have some unsold ones at the end of the convention, which will then end up on their website for sale.
Nicholas Eskey is an avid reader and writer. When not contributing to The Beat, he works on his personal projects, the latest being a fantasy novel called “My Personable Demon.” He lives in San Diego, California, and is frequently bossed around by his cat.