SDCC 2018 – New Statues and Action Figures Announced By DC Collectibles!
DC Collectibles is all set to make a huge impact at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 with exciting new action figures and statues. The award-winning line of collectibles from DC Entertainment will be covering the live-action Aquaman film, Batman, Green Lantern, and more!
The highly anticipated Aquaman statue series is based on Warner Bros. Pictures’ live-action Aquaman which will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018. Furthermore, the Batman: The Animated Series action figure line is being expanded. Also, new artists have been added to the DC Artists Alley designer vinyl collection. The DC Bombshells, Batman: Black & White, DC Essentials, and more lines are getting new additions. So, there is a lot for collectors to look forward to!
Let’s talk about the Aquaman statues first. They are based on the character appearances in the upcoming film. The line has Jason Mamoa’s Aquaman, Amber Heard’s Mera and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Black Manta. Each figure boasts a lot of detail and will measure 12-inches. The statues will be available beginning November 2018.
Coming to the Batman: The Animated Series (BTAS) action figure line, fans will get to see the debut of the company’s first-ever Batcycle. The vehicle measures 9.25-inches long and boasts a variety of light-up features, along with two free-spinning wheels. The double-sided display base allows you to showcase the Batcycle in the Batcave or in the Gotham City streets.
The Batcycle set also includes a BTAS Batman action figure with two interchangeable helmet heads and a poseable cape. The figure’s new articulation points let it ride the Batcycle.
Other BTAS action figures, which will be released sometime in 2019, include Scarecrow, Gray Ghost, Two-Face, and H.A.R.D.A.C.
Fans of the Justice League animated series (which ran from 2001 to 2004) have 6-inch action figures to look forward to. These figures will be available exclusively for members of the upcoming DC Universe digital subscription service which is set to debut in fall 2018.
“Our animated action figures are a staple of DC Collectibles, and we’re so excited to expand the line into the Justice League animated series and add more Batman: The Animated Series characters that fans have been asking for,” said Jim Fletcher, executive creative director of DC Collectibles at DC Entertainment. “As this line continues, we are constantly challenging ourselves to think of new ways to bring the animated series to life. We hope fans enjoy giving their figures a ride on the new Batcycle and recreating their favorite scenes from the show with the intricately detailed display base.”
Artists Joe Ledbetter and Chrissie Zullo will be welcomed by DC Collectibles’ DC Artists Alley line in 2019. Ledbetter, known for his distinct bold lines and vibrant palette, is ready to put his spin on Batman, Catwoman, Penguin, and Robin. Zullo will use her whimsical artistic skills on Batgirl, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, and Hawkgirl.
“I’m a huge Batman fan and to have the opportunity to work with DC Collectibles on a set of Batman characters is a huge deal in my world,” said Ledbetter. “I just love the idea of a bat in a Batman suit, a penguin as the Penguin, etc. There’s something there that’s quite funny and interesting and really excites me. I like to think that these animal Batman characters inhabit a parallel universe where Gotham City is entirely populated by anthropomorphic critters, including the Caped Crusader himself. I think the fun, enthusiasm, and love of Batman, Robin, Penguin, and Catwoman will shine through on these designer toys and I hope they find a special place on collector’s shelves.”
“Working on DC Artists Alley is a total dream come true,” said Zullo. “Not only do I get to work with the great people at DC Collectibles and an incredible sculptor, Irene Matar, but the process of seeing my drawings come to life in 3-D was so much fun and such a great collaborative experience. I knew I wanted my designs to be almost animated, full of life and able to highlight each character’s personality traits, while still keeping the designs playful and confident. I think everyone who worked on this project nailed it, and I can’t wait for fans to see them in person.”
Both Ledbetter and Zullo’s DC Artists Alley figures will follow the 2018 designer vinyls illustrated by Chris Uminga, HaiNaNu “Nooligan” Saulque and Sho Murase. If you are attending San Diego Comic-Con you can pick up the convention exclusive Uminga’s DC Artists Alley Batman figure (available in three different variant editions) at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343. The figure can also be pre-ordered.
In more goodies for 2019, DC Collectibles will release a new Bat-Family Multi-Part Statue. It features Batman, Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing and Red Hood. The upcoming statue set is designed by the award-winning DC Collectibles design team and includes the same versatile bases as the New Teen Titans Multi-Part Statue set that debuts in August 2018. Batman will be released first in March 2019 with the rest of the characters being released throughout the year.
Additional 2019 collectibles include a Batman: Black & White Batman statue based on the acclaimed Batman: White Knight artwork by Sean Murphy, new DC Essentials action figures as well as new character additions to the DC Bombshells and DC Cover Girls statue lines.
Here’s the entire list!
Aquaman Movie statues:
- Black Manta
DC Artists Alley Designer Vinyls:
- Joe Ledbetter: Batman, Penguin, Catwoman, Robin
- Chrissie Zullo: Batgirl, Hawkgirl, Supergirl, Wonder Woman
- Batman: The Animated Series action figures: Two-Face, Gray Ghost, H.A.R.D.A.C., Scarecrow, Batcycle & AF set
- Justice League animated series action figures: Batman, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern John Stewart, Hawkgirl, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, Superman
Bat-Family Multi-Part Statue Set:
- Red Hood
Batman: Black & White Statues:
- Batman by Sean Murphy
- Batman by Klaus Janson
DC Essentials Action Figures:
- The Joker
- Harley Quinn
DC Bombshells Statues:
- Big Barda
DC Cover Girls by Joëlle Jones:
DC Designer Series Statues:
- Green Lantern statue by Ivan Reis
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(via DC Comics)
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