As much as I love comic books, its the merchandise that gets me to dig deep into my pockets.  The DC Direct panel just wrapped, we scoured the Intardwebz, and here is what we know…

  • Andy Kubert worked on designing the Flashpoint action figures
  • There will be DCnU figures created based on Jim Lee’s designs.  If these look like the previous Jim Lee figures released by DC Direct, expect these to go fast and to be hard to find a year after release.  Batman will be in series 1 (naturally), with Superman set for series 2.
  • Arkham City action figures will include Harley Quinn and others.
  • Green Lantern The Animated Series statues are on the way as well.  As much as I was concerned about the first teaser trailer for the show, the latest sneak peek has me very interested in what statues DC Direct will have to offer.  We do know that Hal Jordan will be one of the first, along with an Atrocitus statue.
  • New DC Universe Online statues are headed our way in 2012.
  • Raven and Death are coming from Adam Hughes and the DC Direct Cover Girl statue line.  More will be announced in the coming months including Big Barda.
  • DC Minimates have been cancelled due to low sales.  Most of the central characters were already released, so I don’t feel too bad about this one.  Of course I am expecting the LEGO line (not DC Direct) to bring in money hand over fist.
  • There will be a new Swamp Thing Bust for you to snatch and set next to your mom’s Begonias. No new Vertigo items are planned.
  • The Ami-Comi statues must be doing well, the company announced a new Big Barda figure, as well as the THIRD Wonder Woman sculpt.  Also shown were Canary and a Black Flash (more than likely a costume paint job).
  • The recently announced Sideshow Collectible partnership with Warner Bros. is not expected to affect the DC Direct line of products.  And it really shouldn’t since DC Direct is more in the market of creating items aimed at those who are budget conscious, while the Sideshow items tend to be really pricey.

And that is what we know so far… Use the comment section below to share your thoughts, and keep checking the site, as we will continue to cover the show from our bunker 10,000 feet below sea level.

via Various, images via TNI





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1 Comment

  1. When is DC going to do a line that can compete with Marvel Universe? Those are BEAUTIFUL for 7.99. The detail is amazing, the figures are affordable, and I can buy them everywhere. DC Direct is cool, but we all know stores like the Walmart and the Target (that is me in the south talking, apparently that is what everyone calls it here) don’t carry them. DC Universe figures sucked, and they need a more competitively priced line that is accessible, especially with the relaunch, it would have made sense. Please DC, I want to buy 3 3/4″ figures that look good? Why? Why won’t you do it????

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