DC Collectibles is going big this year, with a wide range of action figures, statues and more collectibles from every iteration of the DC universe.
It’s probably not a huge surprise that we’re going to be seeing a LOT of products based on Batman vs Superman and the rest of the new DC cinematic universe this year, but DC Collectibles‘ lineup might be the most promising. At Toy Fair, DC debuted their gorgeous line of high end resin statues based on the core characters of both Dawn Of Justice and Suicide Squad. These statues are incredibly detailed, totally screen accurate, and they looked great as a group.
If you’re an articulation junkie like me, DC also revealed a series of 6″ action figures revolving around the movie universe. This lineup will feature fully articulated figures with detailed sculpts, alternate hands and heads, and lots of character-appropriate accessories. This line is a perfect example of DC’s ambition, as they’re tackling not only characters from BvS and Suicide Squad, but also characters from Man Of Steel, such as General Zod, Faora, and Jor-El.
Culled from the small screen, DC has a new set of action figures based on The Flash and Arrow, and a deluxe statue of Supergirl, which will likely be followed by her own action figure, as well. And the wildly popular Animated Series toy line is getting a huge expansion. These figures, expertly sculpted by Irene Matar, look as if they stepped directly out of Bruce Timm‘s sketchbook, and the new assortment is mind-blowing. We’re going to see cult favorites like Firefly and Zatanna, supporting characters like Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock, and even a sweater-clad Joker variant from the classic “Christmas With The Joker” episode.
I was particularly impressed with a two-pack based on the Mad Love graphic novel– which will feature an exclusive Harley Quinn in her nightgown– a Batman Beyond three-pack, and the enormous Batwing vehicle, which will feature lights and sounds and can seat two action figures ion the cockpit. DC’s female heroes and villains take center stage in the “Girls Night Out” box set featuring Batgirl, Harley, Poison Ivy, Livewire, and Supergirl (our first animated figures from the Superman series!).
And DC is showing love to their comic book roots in toy form, as well. The very cool Icons collection is drawing from all eras of the DC Universe to deliver quintessential action figures based on these heroes and villains. 2016 will see the release of multiple new characters in the line, as well as a deluxe two-pack featuring New 52 Darkseid and his daughter Grail, a New 52 Justice League box set, and a completely awesome modern Batgirl, complete with her motorcycle and alternate hair and cape pieces to give her a wind-swept appearance as she races toward her next adventure.
We’ve seen several artist series from DC Collectibles in the past, and this trend will also continue. The highlight here was DC’s new Harley Quinn toy line, featuring Harley in a multitude of outfits seen in her solo comic book. Each figure will include a fun action feature accessory, and they’re all styled after the fantastic artwork of Amanda Connor. DC has big plans for their Harley toy line, which they are already referring to as their subversive answer to Barbie. They were only half-joking when they said their end goal with this series is to release a Barbie-style Dream House for Harley (what would that even look like??).
No matter which facet of the DC universe you connect with, DC Collectibles is covering it in their product lines. I’m happy to see popular toy lines like the Animated Series and Icons getting even bigger, but I was particularly blown away by the movie statues and action figures. These sculpts were next-level great, and I can’t imagine they won’t be another wildly successful win for DC when they hit stores later this year.
Check out our full photo gallery from DC Collectibles‘ Toy Fair showcase: