We did a recent blog post on the ArtFX+ line from Kotobukiya. We wanted to spotlight the Justice League New 52 Superman, Green Lantern, and Flash that have been announced for this line. I’ve also seen some pics of an unpainted Wonder Woman from SDCC, so she should be coming up soon. These are 1/7th scale, and stand approximately 7.5″ tall. Each Justice League member will have a magnetic base to keep each statue standing upright. These will be slightly taller than your standard 6″ action figures, and you are getting the quality look of a statue. The color and detail looks like it should be pretty amazing in these pieces, and a display of all 7 will look incredible. Also, the price of the ArtFX+ makes this pretty affordable compared to some other series on the market. So if you’re looking for a nice Justice League collection, make sure not to miss out on these!
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.
Bane is one of the characters that always seems to be popular with collectors. From the Knightfall Bane figure all the way to the recent Arkham Asylum release, each figure seems to be difficult to find and very pricey if you are lucky enough to locate one. However, with Bane being part of the Dark Knight Rises movie, we are seeing more Bane collectibles hitting the market. One of the more unique ones that we are really looking forward to is the Bane statue inspired by Kelley Jones that is part of the Batman Black and White series. This statue is a little bigger than most statues in this series at 8.75″H x 7″W x 5″D. Bane is currently available to pre-order through JMD Retail, and it is expected to arrive in October 2012.
Greg & Mike