Mattel’s DCSC – Batzarro
December 14, 2013

So we have reached the end of the DC Club Infinite Earths DC Signature Collection subscription, not just for 2013, but forever.   While we will be getting 4 quarterly figures in 2014, the monthly subscription has died for DCUC fans.     The 2014 CIE subscription only reached 61% of funding during the campaign.

While the 2013 sub had it’s hits and misses, over all I was pleased with the offerings and will greatly miss the convenience of a monthly figure being delivered to my home and filling out my collection.   For me there was only one dud out of the 13 2913 figures… and even that one is kind of starting to grow on me.   There were several figures that were much needed in the collection such as Fire, Elongated Man, Huntress and Flash.  There were also some fun surprises for old school DC fans like Mallah with the Brain, Ocean Master, Freddy Freeman and Phantom Stranger.

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 The December CIE figure is Batzarro:

It’s opposite day in Gotham City… turn that frown upside down and you get the truly disturbing grin of Batzarro. The Joker created this evil version of Batman but no one will mistake this crazed criminal for the Caped Crusader. This sculpt by the Four Horsemen comes complete with eyeless cowl, all-new spiked cape, Batarang, and upside down utility belt aka ‘futility belt’

Batzarro also comes with a bat-a-rang accessory.

Batzarro is the third figure to come with a code on the back of the outer mailer box that entitles the buyer to a free digital download of a comic book staring the same character (Ocean Master was the first. Ra’s Al Ghul was the second).

This is the second action figure of Batzarro.  The first was several years ago, released by DC Direct.

Batzarro will be on sale December 16th, 2013 on MattyCollector.com.

So long DC Club Infinite Earths… and thanks for all the figures.

This sample was prvoided by Mattel.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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3 Comments »

  • steve says:

    Ocean master was the first to have a code.

  • Walt Grogan says:

    Ocean Master also had a code on the back of the box.

  • rjackson says:

    Sad to see this line end, even if we are getting 4 or 5 more figures next years . . . here’s to hoping Mattel can come up with a way to get a few more out to the fans, especially those of us who subbed the last two years . . . we really need a few more figures to fill-out/finish teams: Satellite Era Zatanna, Chief from Doom Patrol, Zauriel and a 90s accurate Kyle Raynor, Mxylplikt (sp?)

    All in all it was a fantastic line . . . wish it could have gone on for years to come!

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