You are going to be seeing more of Slade Wilson, better known as the mercenary and assassin Deathstroke. You may have already seen the 3 3/4″ version from DC Collectibles based on the Injustice: Gods Among Us game. DC Collectibles also just announced the Super-Villains Deathstroke figure which will be approx 6.85″ tall. The super-villains figure will be available in December. Lastly, Kotobukiya has announced a Deathstroke statue for the ArtFX series. This statue is approx 12″ tall and includes a removable faceplate for the mask, so you can disply him masked or unmasked! The ArtFX statue will also be arriving in December.
With Deathstroke’s appearance in the Arkham Origins game, we may very well see some other great collectibles for this character in the future. Which one of these is your favorite?
So we are very excited for the JMD Retail Exclusive Amy Farrah Fowler POP variant! We’ve gotten the stock photo, samples are on their way, and the full shipment will be leaving Funko on Monday. The Big Bang Theory figures from Funko are such cool collectibles. There are already several Sheldon POPs, and now there is the regular Amy Farrah Fowler and our exclusive to add in. After Amy is Leonard followed later down the road by the rest of the group. We are excited to share this with you guys! We hope that you enjoy it!
Walking Dead series 2 POP figures just arrived! This series picked up nicely where series 1 left off, and it includes Glenn, Michonne, Michonne’s Pet Zombie 1& 2, and Tank Zombie. I’ve already noticed a few cool displays with Michonne and her pet zombies. (We’d love to see your set up too!) I think Funko is doing a nice balance between the main characters and the zombies so far. Series 3 has already been announced and it will include Governor, Prison Yard Rick Grimes, Prison Guard Zombie, and Merle Dixon. Which POP Walking Dead figure is your favorite so far, and which character would you like to see next?
We got great news that new POP figures will be coming out for the Walking Dead and Game of Thrones! The announced figures for The Walking Dead POP figures are Michonne and her Pet Zombie #1 and #2, Glenn, and Tank Zombie. Judging by the pictures that I’ve seen, I think the Tank Zombie looks pretty neat, and Glenn is a cool character, so those are the two that I’m most excited about. I like the Michonne figure, but I think I prefer the Wacky Wobbler version myself.
The second wave of Game of Thrones Pop figures will include: Renly Baratheon, Cersei Lannister, Robb Stark, Arya Stark, Jon Snow, and Jaime Lannister. I think this is my favorite overall series of POP figures, as each character is so unique. I’m looking forward to adding each of these to the first series and making a cool display. I still haven’t decided how to display them exactly, but I guess I have some time since they won’t arrive until around June.
Check out these figures and let us know what you think! Which are your favorites? Are there characters that you wish they would have included in this series? We’d also love to see any cool displays that you have of the first series of POPs.
So NYCC came to a close a few days ago. I don’t know about you all, but my twitter feed got overloaded with news from NYCC, whether it was manufacturer news, cosplay pictures, artist interviews, etc., there was always something to keep up with. The things that stood out to me for JMD Retail were some of the announcements from two of our favorite manufacturers – Kotobukiya and DC Collectibles.
Kotobukiya revealed the Aquaman Justice League New52 statue. This is the fourth statue from the Justice League series, which is proving to be very popular so far. Also, Mass Effect also got some attention with the new ArtFX Commander Shepard statue. Probably the piece that I’m most excited about is the Killing Joke Joker ArtFX statue. Maybe I’m just a sucker for the Joker statues, but the color and pose on this one look like it will be pretty impressive. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing this one in person!
DC Collectibles announced the next line of the Arkham City figures, which will include a new Batman, Talia Al Ghul, and Nightwing. Also, the DC Comics Bombshells statues line of female heroes was announced. The most exciting news from DC in my opinion is the Superman statue line. This series is going to features statues from respected artists, similar to the Batman Black and White statue. The first few statues were revealed, and I am excited to see where DC goes with this series, as there are so many possibilities.
What did you think of these pieces? What news caught your attention from NYCC?
The Arkham City video game maybe almost a year old but the figures by DC Collectibles are fresh, new, and awesome in every way. Series 3, the latest wave to release has 6 new figures. That brings the total number of Arkham City figures released by DC Collectibles up to 16 plus one more in the Deluxe Titan Joker figure set to come out in November. The new wave features Azrael, Batman, Ra’s Al Ghul, Penguin, Clown Thug with knife, and Clown Thug with bat. I think Azrael is my favorite. There aren’t many Azrael figures produced and this one is unique from what we normally get. The character wasn’t very big in the game but every time I got a glimpse of him while playing I was impressed with the new look. DC Collectibles has announced that they will be making more of these figures and I’m curious which characters they will choose. Maybe Nightwing? Which Arkham City character would you want to see made? Check out our facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/jmdretailtoys, for updates on the Arkham City figure announcements and other collectible news.
So the second and third figures from the Justice League New 52 series are starting to hit shelves. The first figure in the series, Batman, was fairly popular, and was difficult to find when it was first released in our area. After several delays, JMD Retail just got the Aquaman and Green Lantern action figures in stock. We have seen several Green Lantern figures recently with the movie figures and everything, but we do like this figure and the Justice League packaging that it comes in, compared to some of the Green Lantern carded figures that were released. This is the first Aquaman figure that we’ve gotten in a while, and it is worth the wait. This figure has nice detail, especially if you like the New 52 aquaman styling. We are happy to see what DC has done with this line so far. We are looking forward to the rest of the line, and then we are excited to compare these figures with the ArtFX statues that Kotobukiya will be releasing. It’s an exciting time to be a DC fan.