This past week at the first-ever McFarlane Con numerous new DC Comics figures were been announced. Ranging from designs of recent comic stories, games, and animation, the full range of the DC Multiverse can be seen in these upcoming waves.
So, lets get into some of the exciting announcements from the con starting with our latest Multiverse Build a fig wave based on the Dark Knights: Metal characters.
Kicking things off is the truly villainous figure in The Batman Who Laughs. A version of the Dark Knight that has been infected with the Jokers toxin becoming a hybrid of the hero and villain. He is one of the first figures coming from the Dark Knights: Metals storyline and features Sky Tyrant wings making him just as much of a threat in the air as he is on land. The Batman Who Laughs is not alone though with him he brings a pack of Jokerized Robins to support him. Each of these Robin figures will come with one of three head sculpts giving a different twisted expression and if you collect them all you will be able to assemble another ally of The Batman Who Laughs: The Merciless. As part of McFarlane’s latest Multiverse build a fig, pieces of the Merciless will be included in each figure in this wave. Here to stop these villains is the world’s finest heroes Batman and Superman. This Superman has infected himself with the Joker toxin bringing about that wicked grin, and he of course is working with the Dark Knight. All of the figures in this wave will be available in the Fall of 2020!
Also coming in Fall of 2020 is McFarlane’s next wave of DC figures. This wave includes Azrael sporting his new Batman armor from Batman: Curse of the White Knight. The Clown Prince of Crime and the Scarlet Speedster also make an appearance with The Joker’s and The Flash’s classic looks from the DC Rebirth. And to round out this new wave is Cyborg from the Teen Titans animated series.
Next up from the Batman Arkham game series are two figures. Deathstroke is back to take on Batman in his Arkham origin look. This next figure is from Batman Arkham Knight and sees the Dark Knight don a more armored look ready to take on any threat. Both of these figures will be available in the Fall of 2020.
At the con McFarlane Toys also announced two new multi-packs coming out soon. The first features The Flash taking on the Red Death. The next is a battle of Robins as we see two of Batman’s former sidekicks, Nightwing and the Red Hood battle it out.
Finally, McFarlane Toys brings the Flashpoint Batman an alternate universe version of the caped crusader that is actually Thomas Wayne as opposed to his son Bruce Wayne.
The world needs Wonder Woman and McFarlane Toys has you covered with two new DC Multiverse 7-inch Wonder Woman Figures based on the highly anticipated feature film Wonder Woman 1984.
Each figure is designed with ultra-articulation – up to 22 moving parts for full range of posing and play. Both come with picture-perfect likeness and highly detailed costumes and accessories.
From Amazon princess to the world’s greatest warrior, Wonder Woman is at the height of her power but living a quiet life as Smithsonian curator Diana Prince. Her compassion for mankind is strong despite man’s ﬂaws. But now she must again draw on her incredible strength, courage, and wisdom to battle her greatest foe—The Cheetah.
Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman 1984 accessories include unfurled lasso, wrapped lasso, and base, and a collectible art card with Wonder Woman 1984 artwork on the front, and character biography on the back.
In her Golden Armor, Wonder Woman is the ultimate embodiment of power, grace, wisdom, and wonder—an Amazon warrior whose strength deﬁes challenge and whose courage shines.
Wonder Woman Gold Armor: Wonder Woman 1984accessories include detachable wings, flight stand, and base and a collectible art card with Wonder Woman Golden Armor artwork on the front, and character biography on the back.
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McFarlane Toys,Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and DC, have revealed images and details of the highly anticipated new DC Multiverse collector figure line by McFarlane Toys, available in both mass and specialty retailers beginning January 2020.
The new DC Multiverse collector line features incredibly detailed 7-inch figures designed with an impressive 22 points of articulation. Each figure comes with a collectible card that has character-specific art and biography, multiple accessories, and a display base. MSRP is $19.99 to $24.99 USD for each figure.
The first wave of figures includes:
Batman: Detective Comics #1000
Batman figure based on the DC Rebirth comic books
Batman accessories include Grapnel Launcher and Batarang
Batman: Detective Comics #1000 Variant Chase
Batman figure based on the DC Rebirth comic books
Batman accessories include Grapnel Launcher and Batarang
Showcases a different chest emblem as homage to the Classic Batman
Superman: Action Comics #1000
Superman figure based on the DC Rebirth comic books
Superman accessory includes a flight stand for 360-degree aerial figure posing
Batgirl: Art of the Crime- Part of a 3-figure collector set -Batgirl, Nightwing, and The Batman Who Laughs – that includes a piece of a buildable Batmobile featured in the DC Rebirth comic books. Each figure sold separately.
Batgirl figure based on the DC Rebirth comic books
Batgirl accessories include Grapnel Launcher and Batarang
The Build-A-Batmobile features rolling wheels and is 7 inches in length when fully assembled
Nightwing: Better Than Batman – Part of a 3-figure collector set – Batgirl, Nightwing, and The Batman Who Laughs – that includes a piece of a buildable Batmobile featured in the DC Rebirth comic books. Each figure sold separately.
Nightwing figure based on the DC Rebirth comic books
Nightwing accessories include two Escrima sticks
The Build-A-Batmobile features rolling wheels and is 7 inches in length when fully assembled
The Batman Who Laughs – Part of a 3-figure collector set – Batgirl, Nightwing, and The Batman Who Laughs each includes a piece of a buildable Batmobile featured in the DC Rebirth comic books. Each figure sold separately.
The Batman Who Laughs figure is based on the DC comic book series Dark Nights: Metal
The Batman Who Laughs accessories include a Knife and a Sickle
The Build-A-Batmobile features rolling wheels and is 7 inches in length when fully assembled
Batman: Batman the Animated Series
Batman figure is based on the iconic style of Batman the Animated Series
Batman’s accessories include a Grapnel Launcher and Batarang
Superman: Superman the Animated Series
Superman figure is based on the iconic style of Superman the Animated Series
Superman’s accessories include a piece of bent steel
Includes bonus pair of alternate fists
Green Lantern: Justice League
Green Lantern figure is based on the iconic style of Justice League Animated Series Green Lantern’s accessories include a Lantern Willpower Projection Blaster, headset, and visor
Harley Quinn: Classic
Harley Quinn figure is based on the DC Rebirth comic books
Harley Quinn’s accessories include a Mallet and (Gag) Bang! Blaster
Green Arrow: Arrow
Green Arrow figure is based on The CW TV series Arrow
Green Arrow’s accessories include a bow with knocked arrow and quiver with bundled arrows
Superman: Unchained Armor
Superman Unchained figure is based on the DC comic book series of the same name
Superman features rotating posable wings that can extend the figure height to 9 inches tall and 10 inches wide (some assembly required)
Batman: Hellbat Suit
Batman (Hellbat Suit) figure is based on the DC comic book series Batman and Robin
Batman (Hellbat Suit) features articulated posable wings that can extend the figure height to 9 inches tall and 14 inches wide (some assembly required)
Incredibly detailed vehicle based on The Batman Who Laughs’ Batmobile from the DC comic book mini-series The Batman Who Laughs
Designed to fit a 7-inch scale DC Multiverse figure
8-inch width, and has a telescoping front end to extend vehicle to full 12-inch length
Features rolling wheels
The first wave of McFarlane Toys’ DC Multiverse launches today with pre-orders at retailers around the globe. The DC Multiverse collector figures and related toys will be available at major retail locations beginning in January 2020 including Walmart, Target, Amazon, GameStop, BestBuy, and Walgreens.
THIS . . . is a big one. Quite simply one of the best assortments that Mattel has released since the advent of DC Multiverse, the Killer Croc wave is almost everything that you’d want out of a Batman grouping. Let’s dig in. But first: thank you to Mattel for providing us with these figures free for the purposes of review. First up . . .
Red Robin (Tim Drake): I’m glad Tim got out as Red Robin before the Drake name change. (No sir, I do not like it). DC Multiverse has done a great job getting to Rebirth characters, and I’ve been really pleased with the attention paid to the excellent Detective Comics run. I think that Red Robin looks pretty great. The RR logo is easy to read. The cape is pretty solid. Also, the staff is well done. This figure has a pretty great face sculpt, too; that’s a grim and determined expression right there. I’m kind of surprised that it took until this deep in the line to get to him, but hey, I’m happy he’s here.
Red Hood (Jason Todd): This is the figure that I struggle with the most in the assortment. I’m definitely glad that it exists, but I’m equally bummed that the pistols are sculpted into the gun belt and can’t be removed. That’s a swing and a miss. The rest of the figure itself is pretty good. I like the jacket existing as a separate piece over the torso. The Red Hood helmet sculpt is okay, but the masked Jason head is great. This particular figure has some of the best paint work in the assortment; I especially like the shininess of the helmet itself. Red Hood also comes with a few extra hands, including hands sculpted to hold guns (which is a little ironic).
Katana: I was pleasantly surprised when Katana was announced as part of this group, and I think Mattel did a fine job. The splashes of red and white on a costume that’s predominantly black make for a striking figure; I got a really good paint op on mine, as it has a sleek sheen. Katana does have an extra hand for holding her namesake weapon; that’s another well-done piece. Knowing her history in the Outsiders, I had to take a picture of her with the CW Black Lightning from two weeks back. Seeing them together makes me wish Mattel had gotten time to do Geo-Force and Halo, too. Nice work, good figure.
Batman (Dick Grayson): There’s a lot to like about this figure. First off, I loved the Morrison/Quitely/etc Batman and Robin title. Secondly, he’s sculpted differently than Bruce. You can tell that THIS Batman is different from the OTHER Batman, and that’s excellent. Another difference that’s pretty clever is the use of the cloth cape; it’s another signifier, given the predominance in plastic molded capes for Bruce. Going in that direction with the cape also echoes the way that Quitely drew him, particularly on the cover of issue #1 of that run. The figure comes with an unmasked head and a”hanging cowl” accessory that lets you mimic Dick’s appearance when he has the cowl pulled off. I like this one. It wouldn’t have been one that I would have thought of immediately, and that’s cool; it makes for a nice surprise and it’s a solid figure.
KGBeast: Holy crap; this guy’s HUGE. Originally appearing in the class “Ten Nights of the Beast” story and popping up on occasion across media (Justice League Unlimited; there by his real name in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice), KGBeast has always been a favorite weird villain of mine. I feel like they got the flavor of the guy, particularly with his crazy weapon attachment. That’s just ridiculously big, and also awesome. A pair of daggers go into booth sheaths, which is a great touch. It’s just a massive and intimidating figure, and I really dig it.
Alfred: This Alfred figure is just tremendous. The basic look is terrific. It looks just like Alfred from the comics. The choice of serving tray and glass accessories is hilarious and super-appropriate; way to be on-the-nose, Mattel. This is all well and good. But the thing that pushes Alfred into the stratosphere is the fact that he’s got not one, not two, not three, but four frickin’ heads. Love the ’60s TV show? There’s the Napier head. Love the Keaton movies? Allow us to show you the Gough head. You a comic person? Comic head! And the fourth . . . the Outsider! If you don’t know who the Outsider is (short form: bad Alfred), then trust us; it’s a little complicated to get in right now. But that choice is just awesome. I love this Alfred; obviously, there have been a few over time in various lines, but I think this is the best.
Collect + Connect Killer Croc: Did I say KGBeast was big? Good Lord. Killer Croc is enormous. But even better, he’s still extremely poseable. Frequently in figures of this type, you trade that poseability for the size. Not here. Aside from the hinged jaw, you have good mobility at the joints. And the detail! The size makes it a little easier to achieve this, but this figure is a veritable explosion of scales and ridges. The texture and general weight of this figure is off the charts. Outstanding work.
As you can tell, I think that Mattel pretty much pulled out the stops this time. There are some fine figures here and I appreciate the selection. I got out the DCUC Signature Damien to pose Al and the boys for a couple of shots to mark the occasion. What about you, readers? You like this set? Tell us about it in the comments. Thanks for reading!
Welcome back! Last time, we took a deep dive into catching up on the DC Multiverse Batman Ninja assortment. This Titans-heavy group was released a few months ago, but are readily available at online outlets and can be found in the wild at various stores. This time, we’re focusing on the last regular figure in the group, the Collect and Connect figure, and two figures from last year that you might still see swimming around. Before we begin, we’d like to thank Mattel for providing these figures free for the purposes of review.
Beast Boy: The
last regular individual figure is fantastic. Beast Boy is based on the Rebirth
redesign, but also has a few cool anime touches. The face and hair definitely
echo what you’d expect from a Titans
manga. This is a very good sculpt overall, but the real stars are the hands and
feet. If you look closely, there’s a lot of fine detail on the fingers, toes,
and the nails on both. That took time, and it’s the kind of detail that a
casual observer might miss.
The figure is pretty striking, and I found it to be the most poseable of the group as well. That makes sense due to the nature of the character, but it’s evident when you work the joints and set a position. It’s well done. The only issue that I have with the figure is that it probably should have come with some small green animal for Garfield to transform into; however, I also understand that there’s a lack of room here, as Beast Boy comes with more than one piece of the Collect and Connect figure. Overall, though, this is one of the better, if not the best, figure this time around.
Batman Ninja: Based on Batman’s appearance in the 2018 animated film Batman Ninja, the Collect and Connect figure is dripping with detail. Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki did the design work for the film, and the figure really manages to capture the look in an exacting fashion. It’s a beautiful looking piece once it’s all together.
A word about the construction: I found this to be a really interesting C+C in a couple of regards. The first one is that the head doesn’t connect directly to the shoulders. The cape goes on a post on the torso first, and then the head attaches to a post on the cape. That’s definitely different, but it’s innovative, and it gives the cape a full and solid look that might have been obstructed by other approaches. I also like that the figure lends itself really well to the katana-drawing pose. This is certainly a figure that you look at because there are little design elements here and there that you miss the first time.
Our two bonus guests . . .
From the Aquaman film and the Trench Warrior C+C assortment . . .
Aquaman: Aquaman is a decent movie figure. The head captures the likeness of Jason Momoa fairly well. The body sculpt is good, with the attention to individual scales being particularly praiseworthy. The trident accessory is appropriately long and a little thicker than I expected; that’s a good thing, as other tridents from other Aquaman figures from across lines come in various degrees of fragility. I think this one is better.
Black Manta: Every pun intended, but Black Manta blows Aquaman out of the water. This is an outstanding, absolutely crazy-looking figure. The head seems a little oversized, and yet, that makes it a little more awesome. Interesting details abound here, as well as smart choices like that wrist blade. The paint quality is particularly good; those red eyes pop like crazy. There’s something about the design here that just feels so . . . modern. It’s really a top-notch version of a character that’s had more than few figures over the years.
Thanks for reading! Next time, we’re catching all the wall to the DC Multiverse Killer Croc C+C wave, which is in stores RIGHT NOW. See you then.
Greetings again, friends! We have a veritable title wave of DC Multiverse to catch up on in our next couple of installments, as well as a look at the Imaginext Remote-Controlled Batmobile. We’re getting started today with five figures from the DC Multiverse “Batman: Ninja” Collect + Connect figure assortment. But first, we thank the fine folks at Mattel for providing us with these figures for free for the purposes of review. That said . . . Titans Together!
of the six regular figures in this group are Titans affiliated characters, and
we’re starting off the ur-Titan, the original Boy Wonder himself, Dick Grayson,
aka Nightwing. Nightwing has a pretty prestigious figure history at Mattel,
having appeared in number of comic and animation-based lines. He lines up in
verticals that include the mainstream DCU and animated product, as well as
Imaginext. This particular version is a really nicely done piece; it’s look is
taken from the recent Rebirth era in the comics.
One of the cool things about this particular figure is the hair. There was a singular look that Nightwing had in regard to his hair in the recent Titans series, via artist Brett Booth and others. Well, the sculpting and design team nailed it. On top of that, the general overall look of the figure is impressive. This is a rock-solid Nightwing. The figure comes with two sets of hands (fists and “holding”) and two escrima sticks. (I’ll talk about the individual Collect and Connect pieces in part two when I assemble Batman: Ninja).
Starfire: This is
a really good representation of Kori. Focusing on the hair for a minute again,
I really like the translucent effect that they used on the plastic; it allows
light to pass through while also giving it a fiery and otherworldly vibe. It’s
a nice resting effect for the character that gives the hair a unique look. The
costume reflects that one that Kori’s been wearing in the Rebirth-era DCU, and
that’s great. I have zero problem with her classic Perez look, which I love,
but it’s been made a few times. This is a whole new take, and I dig it.
In terms of comic accuracy, Mattel went with the heeled boots here. Frankly, that doesn’t always work out, as figures with heels tend to fall easily. However, I had no problem standing or posing Starfire with the heels; even with the large hair, the figure is incredibly well-balanced. That’s a big win for displaying collectors. I also think that the face sculpt is fine work, with the individual tendrils of hair in front being a nice touch. This figure comes with two green energy signature/blast accessories. I found them to fit really nicely and up the display presentation of the figure.
Rebirth Wally West
Flash: OG Wally West is one of my two favorite DC characters. I was a
massive fan of Mark Waid’s run, and I was sad that he vanished from the DCU. I
like the newer Wally, but I was also glad when our guy here made his return.
For me, this was the figure that I anticipated the most from this assortment.
I’m not disappointed.
Wally here has a number of cool touches. He’s got the silver
accents. He’s got the two shades of red. He also has some cool hair. (Is 2019
the greatest year for action figure hair across all companies? It might be.)
Including two sets of hands (fists and flat running/sprinting posed hands)
makes complete sense. The silver lightning effects attach to the wrists to give
the look that occurs when Wally is using his speed in the comics, which
definitely shows that Mattel is paying attention to the books when they make
the figures. Like Nightwing, Wally’s been represented a bunch of times in
several formats, going back to Justice
League, even. This is a fine version of the character that we’ve had back
for a few years, and I was glad to see Mattel give it some love.
Green Lantern John
Stewart: Not a Titan, but a stalwart of the DCU. With his somewhat recent
return to the Justice League and his long history in animation and comics, John
is definitely a DC A-lister. I’m glad to see him get a good treatment here. Of
particular note are the eyes; the eyes might be the most “alive” set of eyes
that I’ve seen on any of the DC
Multiverse figures. That’s a really refined job there; it took some real
craftsmanship to get that set and expression.
The figure overall is a pretty smooth sculpt. John doesn’t
require a lot of extra details; just precision in the paint op and general
quality, and this figure’s got both. In terms of extras, John comes with some
alternate hands. The rest one is a ring-hang with a blooming energy signature.
It’s a cool effect and looks good for display. It’s another strong showing from
Black Lightning (CW
TV version): Black Lightning (co-created by Tony Isabella and a Trevor Von
Eeden) is back! This is a great
representation of the TV version of Jefferson Pierce. First of all, that facial
likeness, even around the goggles, is terrific. You can tell its him at a glance. It’s really well done.
The best thing about this figure would be all of the little
fine details. The circuitry layout, etc. is captured really nicely and just
pops under the right light. It makes the figure distinct from other figures.
It’s a very cool effect. Also worthy of praise are the extra hands; we get
three pairs here, including fists, holding, and electrified. I shot a picture of
the lightning hand from the side to capture that “mid-action” look, and I think
the piece turned out well. I’m historically less sure of TV or film-based
figures, but this turned out to be a really good one.
So where’s Beast Boy? And the completed Batman:Ninja figure? You’re going to have to wait for the next
installment for those! We’re going check out Garfield, assemble the Batman, and
quite possibly check in with a couple of underwater inhabitants of the DCU.
What do you think of these? Did you have luck finding them in your area? What’s
your favorite? Talk to us here and on social. Thanks for reading!
After a few straight weeks of Marvel Legends, it’s time to pivot back to DC. Mattel’s DC Multiverse distribution has been spotty in my area; you can find the Aquaman movie figures, but good luck with just about anything else right now. However, I did acquire a Vixen.
DC Multiverse Vixen:
This is another straight-up solid sculpting job from the folks at Mattel. What
I’m most impressed by is the fact that they were able to capture the look of
the hairstyle that Vixen wore in Justice
League of America (which was a fun book, now dead). I know I wasn’t the
only fan of that title, as a number of Multiverse figures were drawn from that
particular Rebirth run (Lobo, The Ray, the forthcoming Black Canary, Vixen). As
such, Vixen is sporting the costume from that run, as well. It’s just a figure
with overall good presentation.
Vixen comes with one accessory; in this case, it’s a
translucent purple eagle that’s mean to replicate the visual from the comics
when Vixen accesses one of her animal powers. Going with the bird makes sense
because it’s a power that she uses often and it’s small enough to be an easy
pack-in. I like the look of the accessory, although I would have liked a stand
or some kind of attachment with it.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m sad to see Multiverse go at the end of this year after it really got on track. It would have been nice to see this group of sculptors get to the JSA and the Legion after the fine work they’ve done on the League, the Titans, and the Batman family. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be.
Imaginext DC Super Heroes Blind Bag Series 6:One DC expression that Mattel gets to keep is the Fisher-Price housed Imaginext line. The current series went with some excellent and crazy choices. There’s Zan and Jayna (the Wonder Twins), Superman-armor Luthor, Dr. Fate, Catman, and The Signal (Duke Thomas). My boys and I have only found two so far, so we’ll go ahead and take a look at Zan and Signal.
The Signal is Duke Thomas, one of the Robins from the We Are Robin series. Duke became more involved in the official Bat Family and received his own individual costume and codename. Signal comes packed with a pair of ninja kama. Imaginext has really upped their sculpting game in the past few years, and the Signal is a good example of that. While the bodies are frequently basic with (admittedly great) paint jobs, the heads are increasingly unique. This has a good look overall and the vibrant yellow stands out.
Zan and Jayna are no-brainers for a line like this. Zan looks like a decent adaptation of his cartoon self; no real surprises. The best thing is his accessory. As you know, Zan can change into forms of water, and would regularly be carried by his bird-form sister in a bucket. So, of course, Zan comes with . . . the bucket. And the water has his face! Yes, they actually did that. Major kudos, Fisher-Price. Major.
The Imaginext line remains a terrific kids’ focus line, though I know more than a few adult collectors that like to display them as well. While this line-up seems to be a little bit harder to find, these two indicate that their commitment to DC is still in good form.
Let’s get this straight right now. There’s NO WAY we can hit everything. There’s just too much. I’m going to zoom in on our regular areas, Marvel Legends and DC Multiverse, with a couple of side trips.
Funko Pop: Holy crap, just go look at the pictures. There’s WAY too much to digest there. Rest assured that they’re on fire. Catch our full Funko coverage.
McFarlane DC and Harry Potter/Wizarding World: Nothing to show yet, per the terms of the deal, but The Todd Himself seems very excited in his various interviews and personal postings. His comments seem to indicate that their DC license can pull from comics, animation, film, and video games; I’m really excited to see what they come up with, but for now we’ll have to wait.
DC ¡Lucha Explosiva!: DC Collectibles just hit this one out of the park. The Lucha Libre-inspired line is an unexpected visual joy. Even if you’re familiar with the luchadore wrestling tradition, you might not know that there’s an extensive history of heroic masked wrestlers in Mexican film, notably El Santo, Mil Máscaras, and Blue Demon. This assortment celebrates that, and its mere appearance has delighted collectors. I expect it to be a big hit, and I expect more to follow.
DC Multiverse: Not gonna lie. This was a let-down. I’m glad to see the Red Robin and Poison Ivy figures, which look great, but I feel like Mattel are squandering their chance to go out big with this line. While it’s always been hobbled by poor distribution, they had picked up a lot in the last couple of years. The ’89 Batman and new Joker are well-done, but ultimately another Batman and Joker.
Imaginext DC Super Heroes: The 80th anniversary Batman figures, including the boxed set and individual carded figures, look super-fun. Including a Detective #27 figure, the Batmobile-armor version from Alex Ross’s Justice, a Sinestro Corps Batman, the “Rainbow” Batman, a GL Bats, an Azrael Bat, and the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh, these kind of hilariously wonderful. The kids will love them, but adult collectors that don’t normally pick these up might be tempted to grab some, too.
Marvel Legends: Where to even begin? Last week, I wrote a piece about the top 10 figures I wanted to see. And Hasbro gave us NONE OF THEM. And yet, I am extremely impressed and excited by the massive amount of reveals at the show. The Alex Ross Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America are outstanding. The fact that we’re getting Peggy Carter, Ghost, Luis, the Grandmaster, and Korg is insane. The four revealed Retro X-Men (Madripoor Wolverine, Silver Samurai, X-Factor Cyclops, and “Outback” Dazzler) are simply great. Boom Boom is perfect, and long overdue. The problem with Marvel Legends is the best possible problem; even as they make new, great stuff (or new, continually improving stuff), you still find yourself wanting the characters that haven’t been reached yet. The funny thing is that we didn’t even get the full 2019 picture; the other two Retro figures and the rest of the X-Force assortment haven’t been seen, and neither have the Endgame film figures. For me, Hasbro’s line was the clear winner.
With Toy Fair 2019 underway, Mattel has revealed what we’ll be getting as part of their 6″ scale assortment of figures of the upcoming movie Shazam! as well as the DC Multiverse Shazam and Doctor Sivana.
McFarlane Toys is expanding its licensing agreement with Warner Bros. properties. Yesterday the company announced that it would be creating figures based on Harry Potter. Today, the company has announced they have entered into a three-year global licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC, to release DC Multiverse collector figures in both mass and specialty retail spaces. Beginning early 2020, McFarlane Toys will bring dozens of the iconic DC comic books, video games and feature films’ near-endless stable of characters to life with 6” – 12” ultra-posable action figures, corresponding accessories and vehicles branded DC Multiverse.
This is the second major shift for DC figures in recent months. It was revealed recently that Mattel has lost the license for some of DC toys to Spin Master Corp.