We are back for another look at the toys and collectibles inspired by the release of Man of Steel. I for one can’t wait for the movie. Superman movies have had a bit of a troubled past. Superman 4 or Superman Returns comes to mind. This new film looks stunning and the toys and collectibles look just as good.
First up is the ArtFX Man of Steel statue by Kotobukiya. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, I love Kotobukiya. They do a great job bringing every piece they make to life. This statue not only looks great in it’s sculpt but it also has some unusual features as well. The cape is moveable. You can adjust the cape in nearly any configuration that you would like. That’s definitely awesome, a statue you can basically play with!!
Next is the Funko Man of Steel Wacky Wobblers and POP!s. These are some fun items to use at work on your desk or at home to display proudly next to your other collectibles. The POP!s are vinyl comic like versions of the characters while the Wacky Wobblers are essentially bobble heads of the characters from the film. Either way it is an inexpensive, fun way to celebrate the awesomeness of Man of Steel.
Where would our superhero movies be without action figures. This movie has a wide variety from the not very detailed to the intricately detailed. My favorite figures from the movie are definitely the Play Art Kai figures by Square Enix. They are 10″ tall and super detailed. They can take on any pose so they are good for those of us kids at heart who want to play with them or for the serious collector looking to decorate their fortress of solitude.
Finally, today we will look at some other statues. These are made by DC Collectibles. There are a few to choose from with Zod, Faora, Superman, Jor El, and Superman vs Zod available. These statues are great! For the most part they are a 1/6 scale and have poseable capes just like the Kotobukiya version. My favorite though is a 1/12 scale statue depicting Superman fighting Zod. The pictures of this statue were under wraps until a couple of weeks ago. I for one think it was worth the wait to get a look at it. It does a great job of capturing my imagination at what the movie will be like.
In the end all I can say is that toys are fun! If you aren’t in to collecting them or don’t have kids to let play with them, you can at least admit that toys are a fun thing to look at from time to time. See you at the movies!!
Day 2 of Toy Fair has been interesting the last 2 years. There are no opening events, and it is usually a little less crowded, as some companies finish everything Sunday to get back to their offices. We started the day meeting with Diamond Comics. The items that we were impressed by the most was the Man of Steel line of Superman statues (unrelated to the movie). The first 5 statues were on display, and they showed quite a variety of artistic interpretations of the Superman character. We are excited to see if this line is as versatile and popular as the Batman Black and White statue line. We will have pictures of these up on our Facebook page later tonight:
Make sure to “like” our page for the latest news and updates. Diamond Comics also had the Icon statues from the Man of Steel movie on display for the first time. The Injustice 3 3/4″ figures were on display as well. If you follow DC Collectibles on Facebook, they had been teasing the Injustice Harley Quinn. It did not seem that many people liked the sculpt or costume of this figure, and I was expecting to be highly disappointed with these smaller figures. While they do not have the detail that the 6″ figures offer, the smaller size was better in person than I originally expected from the pictures I had seen. We found out there will be several Justice League box sets with exclusive sculpts and figures. I wish these sets included more new figures, instead of ones that have already been available separately, but we will see if that changes in the future. Batman Arkham City Series 4 was also on display along with the newest deluxe figure, Solomon Gundy. This will be similar in size to the Darkseid figure.
At Diamond Comics, we also saw new things from Diamond Select. The Walking Dead series 3 and 4 minimates were set up in a cool prison diorama. Robert Kirkman’s Thief of Thieves and Invicible will also be added to the Minimates lineup later in 2013. There will also be two new Walking Dead related games- Walking Dead Monopoly and Walking Dead Risk. The boxes were all that were available to see, so we were unable to see the tokens or Risk pieces–that was kind of disappointing.
The only other meeting that we had set up was with Paladone. We found that the Tetris lamps should be available again in April or May. There will also be a few new Tetris mugs, Tetris cookie cutters, and Tetris multi-tool/Swiss Army knife. These are pretty cool little collectibles for the Tetris fans. We stopped in with Monogram International. This company carries some Marvel and DC figures and novelties, like keychains, paperweights, etc. They have a solar powered paperweight of Thor’s hammer, which lights up. They will also be releasing a solar powered Iron Man hand, which lights up in the palm. We are excited to get some of these products in stock, and we hope that you like them too.
Our pictures should be up later today or tomorrow, and we’d love to hear which products you are excited for! Let us know, or ask any questions that you may have regarding Toy Fair news.