Unable to wait for the start of San Diego Comic-Con, DC Collectibles has just announced new additions to their ever-growing library of figurines and statues. Headlining this news are three statues to be released based off the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures’ Aquaman film. Each one will be based off the actors’ portrayal of the comic book characters; Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Amber Heard’s Mera, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Black Manta. Each will be done in great detail and stand at 12” tall. They are expected to hit store shelves November 2018, a month before the movie’s December 21st release date.
The cult-classic Batman: The Animated Series will also see additions to its action-figure line. Debuting for the first time for DC Collectibles will be the Batcyle. It will measure 9.25” long, scaled for 6” figures, and include as DC Collectibles says, “a variety of light-up features and two free-spinning wheels that enable the bike to turn.” It will come in a double-sided display that makes it look like the Batcycle is parked in the Batcave or on the streets of Gotham City. Included will also be one Batman action figure that comes with two interchangeable helmet heads, a poseable cape, and will have articulation points that will make it possible for the figure to “ride” the Batcyle. Other characters to also be released will be Scarecrow, H.A.R.D.A.C., Gray Ghost, and Two-Face.
Keeping with Batman news, DC Collectibles is also to release a new Bat-Family Multi-Part Statue. It will feature Batman, Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood. It will include the same versatile bases as the New Teen Titans Multi-Part Statue set that debuts next month. Characters can be displayed independently, of if one decides to own the whole set, their bases will fit perfectly together to create one interworking scene. The Batman statue will be available first as of March 2019, with the other cast releasing later throughout the year.
2019 will also see the release of new Batman: Black & White Statue based on the Batman: White Knight artwork by Sean Murphy, new characters to the DC Bombshells and DC Cover Girls statue lines, and new DC Essentials action figures.
The Justice League animated series from 2001 will also be seeing the release of some new figures. It is reported that they will be exclusive only to members of the DC Universe digital subscription service that begins in the fall of this year.
In DC Artists Alley news, two popular artists, Joe Ledbetter and Chrissie Zullo, will be bringing their unique styles to the line for the first time. Artist Chris Uminga just recently kicked off the first wave of 7” designer figures with his take on iconic characters Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman. Ledbetter will imbue his style into the characters of Batman, Penguin, Catwoman, and Robin, whereas Zullo will take on Batgirl, Hawkgirl, Supergirl, and Wonder Woman.
If you want to hear more DC Collectibles news that will be announced during San Diego Comic-Con, stay tuned!
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.