October 25th marks the release of the Arkham Origins game. It is exciting for any fan of the Arkham games franchise. More exciting for us though are all the new figures and statues that come from it. Like Arkham City and Arkham Asylum before it DC Collectibles will be releasing a whole line of figures based on the game. Figures of Batman, Joker, and Bane are joined by new characters to the franchise like Deathstroke, Black Mask, and Firefly. The game itself will even come with an awesome looking Joker statue when you get the collectors edition.
With the addition of each announced Arkham Origins figure or statue is the knowledge that we still have more Arkham City goodies yet to come. This winter will see Batman and Catwoman statues as well as some 4″ figures from Mattel. The games are compelling and addicting but the collectibles are long lasting well after you’ve beaten the game. What are your favorite Arkham collectibles?
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.