For old school DC collectors like me who had absolutely no interest in getting figures based on the New 52, DC Collectibles has finally found a way to get into your wallet with this pretty amazing looking line of 6″ figures. Will it finally be enough to make us reconsider holding on to our DC Classics line from Mattel?
Some of these options are pretty tempting.
“Our new ‘Icons’ action figure line will be a new core universe of heroes and villains led creatively by the great Ivan Reis,” says DC chief creative officer and Justice League writer Geoff Johns in an interview with USA Today.
“Being part of this project is a great honor,” adds Reis, whose designs were used to craft the figures. “Knowing the ‘Icons’ action figures will be based on my art adds a new level of inspiration to my work. I was also thrilled to learn this series will feature many classic versions of the characters that were part of my childhood.”
Here is a list of upcoming 6-inch-tall action figures ($24.95 each) and their accessories arriving as part of the “Icons” line:
Wave 1 (November/December)
• Deadman, with interchangeable hands and a “ghost aura” that fits on most figure’s heads
• Green Arrow, the version from writer Mike Grell’s The Longbow Hunter series with bow and arrow
• Batman, a pre-“New 52” iteration with Batarang and grapple gun
• Mister Miracle, the latest incarnation who comes with Miracle disks and a Mother Box
• The Flash, the Barry Allen from 1980s’ Crisis on Infinite Earths with Speed Force treadmill
• Black Adam, the new version who comes with lightning hands
Wave 2 (December)
• Blue Beetle, the Jaime Reyes version with arm cannons and removable wings
• Lex Luthor, the Justice League member with clip-on energy blades
• Green Lantern, a pre-“New 52” Hal Jordan with power armor
Wave 3 (February 2016)
• Superman, the pre-“New 52” version with interchangeable hands and head, chain and robot helper Kelex
• Aquaman, with trident
• Harley Quinn, original version with hammer, rubber chicken, pop gun and pie
• The Atom set, featuring female version Atomica from the Crime Syndicate of America, midsize figure Ryan Choi and small figure Ray Palmer