Update! AFI reader Sam "79bats" Freij sends in these pics from the con floor! More to come tonight!
The BIG news first!
The SDCC exclusives:
1.JLU 10” and 4” Giganta 2-pack $20. Looks like the 4” figure is the Back Canary body with a new head. The 10” is the Wonder Woman body with a new head. Both have a dress that fits over the body.
The Dark Knight- There are 5” regular and deluxe figures as well as the 6” Movie Masters line. There’s an unmasked batman chase in the MM line.
JLU- This is a line for the fans now and we will be rewarded for sticking with the line this long. The line is a Target exclusive starting in August of 2008. They are working on the international distribution still.
Possibility of more non-JLU characters in 2009, but not 2008. Trying to do more pack-in accessories like Wonderpig.
There will be all new 6 packs, 3packs and singles.
16 new figures and repaints in 2008
Wave 1 singles- Redecoed/relreleased Hawkman with Mace, Kilowog with Lantern (didn’t see anything else different), Superman in Black and silver (like resurrection suit, but with same head/short hair and a black cape. I think it came with some kryptonite?) Stargirl with cosmic rod (same as Starman’s), Superfriends/Dick Sprang redecoed Batman- light blue cape and cowl, yellow oval around chest bat), black on forehead.
3packs- wave 1- Galatea! With Superman and Huntress. Captain Atom!!!, with Green Lantern and Supergirl.
6-packs- The Kirby 4th world Apokalips 6-pack announced a few months back with Mantis, Superman, Darkseid, Mr. Miracle, Lashina and Forager
Another 6-pavk is Atomic Skull, KGBeast, Shadow Thief, Silver Banshee, The Key, and Batman repaint.
ReRelease of the Grodd 6-pack with new decos. Lex in his greenish-yellow jumpsuit, blue tux Red Hood, darker Grodd, dark blue cowl Batman. Flash?
Superfriends– Nothing new shown we didn’t see at Toy Fair.
DCUniverse Classics- There are a bunch of retailer exclusives. A Wal-Mart exclusive wave (DC at Wal-Mart! Yeah!) and some TRU 2-packs. DCUC will be carried there starting with Wave 3!
Wave 4- Cyborg, Batman Beyond(!?!), Captain Atom, Wonder Woman, Aries CnC- Despero 8 ½” tall (looks like the Total Justice version w/ collar, belts, big gun, etc.)
Wave 5? 6?- Recovery Suit Superman (long hair, black suit), Mr. Miracle, Hawkman.
Wave 4 variants – Artemis WW, Kingdom Come Captain Atom.
Man-Bat in brown deco coming 2009!
Bonus Walmart wave in August – Amazo, Atom (Ray Palmer), Riddler(hush version with jacket), Eradicator(‘Reign of the Supermen’ version), Black Lightning (modern version, bald) C&C figure crazy robot Metallo. (ed note: Mattel, we better be getting a classic Black Lightning variant! I’m just sayin’…)
TRU 2-packs– August -Redecos, new figures, hard to find rereleases. “Fan demanded”
Batgirl (classic Barbara) & Azreal, Orion with removable helmet & Lightray.
DC Infinite Heroes- 3 ¾” figures. Singles, 3-packs, variants with singles. 54 figure in 2008. 6-packs and 8 packs at TRU.
Wave 1- August- Black Atom, Adam Strange, Black hand, Guy Gardner, Shazam, Reverse Flash, Atom (new guy)
3-pack- Comm Gordon and 2 GPD officers
Flash, Mirror Master, Weather Wizard.
Mattel may have online store! More at SDCC! No Vertigo figures in any Mattel lines.
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