Superman and Bizarro Available as New Sofubi Figures
February 4, 2014

(BALTIMORE,MD) – (February 3, 2014)- See the good and evil sides of Superman with Wave 2 of MEDICOM TOY’s DC Sofubi figures. Available now for pre-order through PREVIEWS February catalog, Superman fans can only get these exclusive items from their local comic shop when they hit shelves in July 2014.

The DC Heroes Sofubi Superman Figure (Item Code: FEB142309, SRP: $79.99) is a PREVIEWS Exclusive item standing at 9 ¾ in. tall, and features the iconic hero in all his gusto and glory.  The evil clone of Superman is the DC Heroes Sofubi Bizarro Figure (Item Code: FEB142310, SRP: $79.99). The figure features blue Bizzaro, with an angry look that truly shows the opposite side to heroic Superman.  This hero and villain pair have been upgraded with a new material and paint design, making them  more like works of art and a great find for collectors.

Created in collaboration between Japanese sofubi house Bear Model and acclaimed Japanese toymaker MEDICOM TOY, Superman & Bizarro follow the October solicitation of Batman (Item Code: OCT132096) and the Joker (Item Code:OCT132097).  “I always wanted to find that killer crossover sofubi item for Western audiences,” explained Diamond Brand Manager Jesse Morgan.  “When the opportunity to work with MEDICOM & Bear Model on a DC Sofubi project came up in 2013, we all jumped at it.  We got our samples and just shot a great video for Wave 1 featuring the characters in their unique final packaging. We are also really excited to show off our first oversized DC sofubi piece at Toy Fair in February, where we will also talk about Wave 3 featuring Swamp Thing.”

 

The sofubi figures are only available in North America through PREVIEWS and available for purchase in comic book shops and specialty retailers.  Sofubi figures are unique, made from a softer vinyl which allows more detail to come through the design.

  • DC Hero: Sofubi Superman Figure  (Item Code:  FEB142309, $79.99, page 485)
  • DC Hero Sofubi Bizarro Figure (Item Code: FEB142310, $79.99, page 485)

 

Pre-order the Sofubi figures from PREVIEWS from page 485, at your local comic shop. Find a local comic shop at www.comicshoplocator.com.

 

ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

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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2 Comments »

  • George says:

    what kind of material are their bodies made from?

    • Jimmy says:

      The figures are made out of a type of soft vinyl plastic that is commonly used in other Japanese Sofubi toys. It’s light but durable and allows a lot of detail and artistry to come through in the finished product.

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