Along with the surprising announcement of producing figures based on the Justice League: War animated film, DC Collectibles has also divulged that we’ll be seeing an all-new sub-series of DC Comics New 52 action figures for the very first time at this week’s 2013 New York Comic Con, and it’s definitely not one of the branches of the New 52 I was expecting DC Collectibles to venture into. Coming to NYCC 2013: the DC Collectibles Earth-2 figure line!
It’s a little disappointing to me that of the nine new action figures we know DC Collectibles is bring to NYCC 2013, six of them are versions of The Flash, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern. Even so, the Earth-2 New 52 DC Collectibles figures are so radically different from any figures previously released that I can’t find it in my heart to complain about them.
While I really like the color scheme of the Earth-2 Batman action figure and think the red adds an interesting wrinkle to Batman’s usual attire, I’m not sold yet on the softgoods cape he comes with. I’ll have to see it in person before I’m ready to judge it, but it definitely looks a little “plastic” in the official photos that DC Collectibles has sent out.
The Earth-2 Flash DC Collectibles figure photo was also taken at such an angle that we can’t really see what his ankle articulation is, but I have high hopes that he’ll have enough ankle articulation built-in to be able to take on some natural running poses. We won’t have to wait long to find out, though!
The DC Collectibles Earth-2 New 52 action figures will be released in spring 2014. We should get an exact release date, as well as pricing information, at the 2013 NYCC DC Collectibles panel that will be held on the morning of October 11th. I’ll be at New York Comic Con this weekend, and will take ample photos of all the newly-revealed DC Collectibles figure up-close-and-personal to post onto this blog after the event.