We are over halfway through the ArtFX+ Justice League statues from Kotobukiya. Batman just joined Superman, Green Lantern, Flash, and Aquaman. This only leaves Wonder Woman and Cyborg to complete this set. Here is the final set from Toy Fair 2013, but we’d love to see your display so far! The good news is Kotobukiya is going to continue with the DC ArtFX+, as they’ve already announced Catwoman and Shazam! There was also a prototype of a Black Adam statue that was posted with the early Shazam pictures. We are excited to complete the Justice League set, and even more interested in what will be added to the lineup in the future! Which characters would you like to see in this scale?
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?
Here at JMD Retail we are big fans of Kotobukiya. The line we are most excited about recently is the ArtFX+ Justice League collection. We have talked about some of the other Justice League statues announced in some of our earlier blogs. Kotobukiya teased the latest member of the Justice League on their Facebook page today. As, you can probably tell from the picture, the next ArtFX+ statue from this line will be Aquaman. I for one am excited that we are more than half way through the statues being announced, and I can’t wait to see what they all look like together. Check out our website and Facebook page for updates on this incredible line.
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.