Blue Beetle – Action Figure Insider http://www.actionfigureinsider.com The Best Darn Toy News On The Web! Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:30:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 61893577 @DCCollectibles Solicitations For Items In Stores July 2017 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dccollectibles-solicitations-for-items-in-stores-july-2017/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dccollectibles-solicitations-for-items-in-stores-july-2017/#comments Tue, 20 Dec 2016 11:00:22 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=148035 Here are the latest and greatest solicitations from the good people at DC Collectibles.  These products will appear and be available to pre-order in the next issue of Diamond’s Previews at your local comic book shop.    The products announced in this solicitation will be arriving in stores July 2017. It looks like this month will be all statues and no action figures (unless something slips from a previous month) I know that seems like a long way off, but it will be here before you know it!  So check with your local comic book shop and get your orders in soon!

 

ACTION FIGURES

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SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES SUPERMAN AND LOIS LANE ACTION FIGURE 2-PACK

DC Collectibles presents its first-ever action figures two-pack inspired by the classic Superman: The Animated Series, featuring the Man of Steel and intrepid reporter Lois Lane with extra hands.

SUPERMAN – 6.38”

LOIS LANE – 5.59”

$55.00 US • On Sale JULY 2017

Allocations May Occur

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BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES: BATGIRL ACTION FIGURE

Batgirl is the latest action figure based on the wildly popular Batman: The Animated Series! Batgirl appears in her original gray suit and comes with extra pairs of hands!

Measures Approximately 5.31” Tall

$28.00 US • On Sale JULY 2017

Allocations May Occur

 

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DC ICONS: BLUE BEETLE AND BOOSTER GOLD ACTION FIGURE 2-PACK

It’s a bromances for the ages with the blue and gold team! DC Collectibles presents Blue Beetle and Booster Gold action figures each with multiple accessories, including leis and Booster’s robot sidekick, Skeets.

BLUE BEETLE – 6.25”

BOOSTER GOLD – 6.38”

$60.00 US • On Sale JULY 2017

Allocations May Occur

 

STATUES AND BUSTS

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DC DESIGNER SERIES: WONDER WOMAN BY ADAM HUGHES STATUE

Designed by ADAM HUGHES

Sculpted by JACK MATHEWS

Wonder Woman takes her lasso in hand in this new Designer Series statue envisioned by
Eisner Award-winning artist Adam Hughes.

Measures Approximately 14.85” Tall

RESOLICIT • $130.00 US • On Sale JUNE 2017 • Allocations May Occur

Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.

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DC DESIGNER SERIES: THE JOKER BY BRIAN BOLLAND STATUE

Designed by BRIAN BOLLAND

Sculpted by DAVID GIRAUD

Straight from the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, acclaimed artist Brian Bolland’s rendition of The Joker gets the Designer Series treatment! Bolland’s version of the Clown Prince of Crime is one of the most iconic, recognizable renditions of the character!

Limited Edition of 5,000

Measures Approximately 13.71” Tall

$150.00 US • On Sale JULY 2017

Allocations May Occur

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DC BOMBSHELLS: AQUAMAN STATUE

Designed by ANT LUCIA

Sculpted by JACK MATHEWS

Set a course for collectibles! The new DC BOMBSHELLS AQUAMAN leads the way as the first-ever solo male Bombshells statue.

Limited Edition of 5,000

Measures Approximately 11.26” Tall

$125.00 US • On Sale JULY 2017

Allocations May Occur

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HARLEY QUINN: RED, WHITE AND BLACK STATUE BY TERRY DODSON

Designed by TERRY DODSON

Sculpted by JACK MATHEWS

Calling all Harley fans! Terry Dodson’s Harley Quinn is the latest and hottest statue from the hit RED, WHITE AND BLACK series.

Limited Edition of 5,000

Measures Approximately 7.20” Tall

$80.00 US • On Sale JULY 2017

Allocations May Occur

 

 

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New @DCComics #Imaginext Product Revealed at @Target http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/new-dccomics-imaginext-product-revealed-at-target/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/new-dccomics-imaginext-product-revealed-at-target/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 15:00:08 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=118691 Target stores are starting to get in new DC Comics Super Friends Imaginext product, including a new exclusive 7-pack of figures.  The other item of note is that there are some new products revealed on the back of one of the packages.

First up is the Target exclusive Heroes Vs. Villains 7 pack.  The litteral centerpiece of this set is the new Solomon Grundy figure.   This figure was originally released last month as a single carded figure.   The other new figure in this set is Ra’s Al Ghul making his Imaginext debut (with sword accessory).   In case you didn’t pick up the Blue Beetle figure with the vehicle from last year now is your second chance at the figure.  The rest of the set is made up of Batman, Harley Quinn, Hal Jordan Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter.

The set is $22.99 and is starting to hit Target stores on the West Coast.

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There is a trio of new vehicles that are hitting now: the Batboat, the Penguin’s copter and a Riddler vehicle (not shown) all of these vehicle sets come with a figure.

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But the real news is revealed on the back of the Batboat packaging –   the reveal of a new Man-Bat figure:

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And our first look at the upcoming Hall of Justice playset:

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We don’t yet know about the features and functions of that playset but the facade looks great with the statue and reflecting pool out in front of it.

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DC Collectibles Solicitations for Items In Stores Sept-Dec 2015 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dc-collectibles-solicitations-for-items-in-stores-sept-dec-2015/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dc-collectibles-solicitations-for-items-in-stores-sept-dec-2015/#respond Wed, 22 Apr 2015 04:29:25 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=116953 Here are the latest and greatest solicitations from the good people at DC Collectibles.  These products will appear and be available to pre-order in the next issue of Diamond’s Previews at your local comic book shop.    The products announced in this solicitation will be arriving in stores in  from September to December of 2015.  I know that seems like a long way off, but it will be here before you know it!  So check with your local comic book shop and get your orders in soon!

 

 

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BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES: THE JOKER AND HARLEY QUINN MAD LOVE BOOK AND ACTION FIGURE 2-PACK

Love can make ya do crazy things—especially if you’ve already got a few screws loose! Gotham City’s resident inmates in love The Joker and Harley Quinn, bring mayhem into your home with this special 2-pack based on their appearances in BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES!

This set also includes a paperback edition of BATMAN ADVENTURES: MAD LOVE!

HARLEY QUINN – 5.6″

THE JOKER – 6″

$44.95 US • On Sale September 2015 * Allocations May Occur

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JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS: BATMAN, SUPERMAN AND WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURES

The designs from the original animated movie of legendary animator Bruce Timm are brought to life as articulated figures ready for action! Each figure comes with multiple accessories and base!

EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

$24.95 US • On Sale September 2015 * Allocations May Occur

  1. BATMAN – 6″
  2. SUPERMAN – 6″
  3. WONDER WOMAN – 6″

RETAILERS: DC Collectibles will be continuing to number action figure packaging to increase collectibility. These numbers will be shown before the character name moving forward.

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DC COMICS ICONS: BATMAN, DEADMAN, GREEN ARROW AND MISTER MIRACLE ACTION FIGURES

Now you can collect action figures of your favorite DC Comics characters from any era in an all-new 6” scale. This first assortment features Batman, Deadman, Green Arrow and Mister Miracle. Each figure comes with multiple accessories!

EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

$24.95 US • On Sale November 2015 * Allocations May Occur

  1. BATMAN: LAST RIGHTS – 6″
  2. DEADMAN: BRIGHTEST DAY – 6″
  3. GREEN ARROW: THE LONGBOW HUNTERS – 6″
  4. MISTER MIRACLE: EARTH 2 – 6″

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DC COMICS ICONS: THE FLASH, BLUE BEETLE, BLACK ADAM AND LEX LUTHOR ACTION FIGURES

Now you can collect action figures of your favorite DC Comics characters from any era in an all-new 6” scale. This second assortment features The Flash, Blue Beetle, Black Adam and Lex Luthor. Each figure comes with multiple accessories!

EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

THE FLASH: CHAIN LIGHTNING – 6”

BLUE BEETLE: INFINITE CRISIS – 6″

BLACK ADAM: FOREVER EVIL – 6″

LEX LUTHOR: FOREVER EVIL – 6″

$24.95 US • On Sale December 2015 * Allocations May Occur

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DC COMICS ICONS: GREEN LANTERN HAL JORDAN DELUXE ACTION FIGURE

In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape the sight of this deluxe action figure of Green Lantern Hal Jordan! Every Green Lantern fan in space sector 2814 should own this amazing figure that comes complete with dynamic power ring constructs including full flight suit that he can wear!

INCLUDES WEARABLE CONSTRUCT FLIGHT SUIT

GREEN LANTERN HAL JORDAN: DARK DAYS – 6″

$29.95 US • On Sale December 2015 * Allocations May Occur

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THE ELECTROCUTIONER, DR. HARLEEN QUINZEL AND LADY SHIVA ACTION FIGURE 3-PACK

Three of Gotham City’s most dangerous villains stand ready to take down the Dark Knight with this special 3-pack action figure set based on designs from the best-selling video game Batman: Arkham Origins! Each figure comes with multiple accessories!

$69.95 US • On Sale December 2015 * Allocations May Occur

ELECTROCUTIONER – 7″

HARLEEN QUINZEL – 6.5″

LADY SHIVA – 6.5″

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STATUES AND BUSTS

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS THE JOKER AND HARLEY QUINN STATUE

DESIGNED BY ANT LUCIA

SCULPTED BY TIM MILLER

The popular Bombshells line continues with this highly detailed statue of Harley Quinn and her mad love, the Clown Prince of Crime, The Joker!

Limited Edition of 5,200

Measures Approximately 10″ Tall

$249.95 US • On Sale November 2015 * Allocations May Occur

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DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS HOLIDAY WONDER WOMAN STATUE

SCULPTED BY TIM MILLER

Celebrate the holidays with this special Wonder Woman statue from the ever-popular Bombshells line inspired by the pin-up art of the ’40s and ’50s!

Measures Approximately 10.5″ Tall

$124.95 US • On Sale November 2015 * Allocations May Occur

AUTHENTIC COLLECTIBLES DIRECT FROM THE SOURCE!

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SUPERMAN THE MAN OF STEEL SUPERMAN BY DARWYN COOKE STATUE

BASED ON THE ARTWORK OF DARWYN COOKE

SCULPTED BY JAMES SHOOP

The Man of Steel bursts from the pages of the bestselling graphic novel, DC: THE NEW FRONTIER, in this superbly sculpted statue based on the designs by legendary artist Darwyn Cooke!

Limited Edition of 5,200

Measures Approximately 9″ Tall

$79.95 US • On Sale November 2015 * Allocations May Occur

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BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE HARLEY QUINN BY PAUL DINI STATUE

DESIGNED BY PAUL DINI

SCULPTED BY STEVE KIWUS

The best-selling BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE line of statues continues with this finely detailed statue of Arkham’s most adorably insane inmate, Harley Quinn—based on the original design for the character by co-creator Paul Dini!

Limited Edition of 5,200

Measures Approximately 7″ Tall

$79.95 US • On Sale November 2015 * Allocations May Occur

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GOTHAM (TV) JAMES GORDON STATUE

SCULPTED BY PHIL RAMIREZ

From the mean streets of GOTHAM—the wildly popular television series—comes this wonderfully sculpted statue of GCPD’s most dedicated member, Detective James Gordon!

Measures Approximately 13″ Tall

$129.95 US • On Sale November 2015 * Allocations May Occur

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BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT RED HOOD STATUE

SCULPTED BY MAJID ESMAEILI

From the highly anticipated Batman: Arkham Knight video game from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Rocksteady Studios comes the next intricately detailed statue of the vigilante Red Hood.

Measures Approximately 10.5″ Tall

$124.95 US • On Sale November 2015 * Allocations May Occur

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BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT ARKHAM KNIGHT STATUE

SCULPTED BY DAVID GIRAUD

Who is the Arkham Knight? Play the highly anticipated Batman: Arkham Knight video game to find out. Then display this highly detailed statue of Gotham City’s mysterious new player!

Measures Approximately 10.5″ Tall

$124.95 US • On Sale November 2015 * Allocations May Occur

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JUSTICE LEAGUE TAROT CARDS

ARTWORK BY SARA RICHARD

Reveal secrets and look into the future with this striking tarot card deck featuring stylized illustrations of the Justice League, which comes complete with a velvet bag.

$29.95 US • On Sale November 2015 Allocations May Occur

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DC Collectibles Breaks Down the Articulation on the New Icons Line http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dc-collectibles-breaks-down-the-articulation-on-the-new-icons-line/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dc-collectibles-breaks-down-the-articulation-on-the-new-icons-line/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:20:30 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=115021 DC Collectibles updated their official blog today with a great breakdown on the newly announced Icons action figure line:

 

Last week, we asked for your questions about the new DC Collectibles that were unveiled at Toy Fair, and ever since then, the queries have been rolling in. We thought we’d start with one of the most frequently asked: How many points of articulation will be included in the new DC Comics Icons Action Figure line?

Well, to give you a good answer to that one, we need to backtrack a bit. In May of 2014 during our 100,000 Facebook Likes celebration, we asked you, the fans, how much articulation you preferred in your DC Collectibles action figures. The overwhelming vote was for as much articulation as possible. With that sort of response, we couldn’t help but hear you loud and clear, so during the development of the new Icons line, we aimed to develop a universal model that would load up our figures with articulation points.

Below is the complete anatomy articulation breakdown for our new DC Comics Icons Action Figures. Pretty cool, eh?

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Below are the first 3 waves and the first deluxe figure announced:

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WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION OPENS PRE-ORDERS FOR YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION VIA WBSHOP.COM http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/warner-archive-collection-opens-pre-orders-for-young-justice-invasion-via-wbshop-com/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/warner-archive-collection-opens-pre-orders-for-young-justice-invasion-via-wbshop-com/#respond Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:12:08 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=109620 Thrilling Second Season of Popular Animated Series Comes to Blu-RayTM on 11-18-14 with Exclusive All-New Commentary on Final Two Episodes

 

 

Warner Archive Collection brings another outstanding Warner Bros. Animation television series to Blu-rayTM with the November 18 release of “Young Justice: Invasion,” the thrilling second season of the popular series. Pre-orders are now available via wbshop.com (http://bit.ly/YOUNGJUSTBLU2).

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Taking this release to another level, Warner Archive Collection has added an exclusive commentary track on the series finale episodes “Summit” and “Endgame” featuring creators Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti along with voice actors Jason Spisak (Kid Flash) and Stephanie Lemelin (Artemis). The package also includes a Behind the Scenes featurette.

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“Young Justice: Invasion” finds our heroes five years into the future – and a lot can change in five years, as our super heroes are about to find out. First, there’s some new residents to be found at Mount Justice: new team leader Nightwing, Wondergirl, Blue Beetle, Batgirl, Bumblebee and Beast Boy. And Young Justice will need all the help it can get as an alien presence has infiltrated Earth, while certain members of the Justice League are forced to stand trial at the criminal hearing off-world. Watch as The Reach, spearheaded by the quick-talking Ambassador and backed by the muscle of Black Beetle, manipulates a trusting public while maintaining its shadowy maneuvering with The Light. This is a grand 20-episode adventure as the risks have never been greater and the conflicts never so far-reaching – and the epic finale will shatter everything you know!

Warner Archive Collection (WAC) and Warner Archive Instant (WAI) continue to serve as hosts to some of the most treasured animated productions of the past half-century. The most seasoned animation fan can find plenty of WAC and WAI offerings to their liking, running the gamut from Blu-ray releases of recent super hero favorites like “Young Justice,” “Beware the Batman” and “Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” to classic 1950s and 1960s cartoons like Hanna-Barbera’s “Loopy Da Loop” and the landmark anime series “Marine Boy,” to the playful silliness of the 1980s with “Shirt Tales” and “Gilligan’s Planet.” All of these titles can be found at wbshop.com.

 

Here’s a quick link to the pre-order page on WBShop.com: http://bit.ly/YOUNGJUSTBLU2

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AFi’s Imaginext Week Day 2 – Blue Beetle and Vehicle http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/afis-imaginext-week-day-2-blue-beetle-and-vehicle/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/afis-imaginext-week-day-2-blue-beetle-and-vehicle/#comments Tue, 26 Nov 2013 13:55:52 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=93806 Imaginext is a line that kind of snuck up on me.   It started out cool enough when they started the sub-line that included DC Comics Batman characters.   Then that sub-line became it’s own line and kept expanding and started seeing things like cool playsets, vehicles and villains!  Lots of villains.

Then they started moving beyond just the Bat-family into the larger DC Universe and we started to see bigger playsets, Green Lantern Corp members, invisible jets, female characters and this year really expanding into a full on Justice League.

I had picked up a few characters here and there, but this year with characters like the Flash, Red Tornado, Green Arrow, Cyborg and Brainiac it because a line I could no longer resist.

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Just this week I bought the Kohl’s exclusive 6 pack as well as four 2-packs and Gorilla Grodd from Target.   And with the reveals we are doing this week… you can see they are going even deeper into the DC Universe with characters and vehicles.

The first DC Comics reveal we have is the Blue Beetle and vehicle.   The figure is the modern, Jamie Reys version of the Blue Beetle.   He comes with a pretty sweet Beetle-mobile.

The Blue Beetle Vehicle features a backwind motor and a spring loaded launcher arm to fire the 2 included Beetle Bombs

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Thank you to the Imaginext team for letting us do this week of reveals!

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Winner of the SDCC Mattel DC Total Heroes Fan Poll is… http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/winner-of-the-sdcc-mattel-dc-total-heroes-fan-poll-is/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/winner-of-the-sdcc-mattel-dc-total-heroes-fan-poll-is/#comments Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:46:50 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/?p=89071 At Mattel’s ‘MATTEL AND DC A HEROIC PARTNERSHIP” panel on Friday at Comic Con, fans in the room were ability to pick a character that will be a figure in an upcoming wave of their newly announced “DC Total Heroes” 6″ action figure line.   The 4 choices were Reverse Flash/Professor Zoom, Modern Blue Beetle, Batman Begins and a blank figure for customizing.   Ballots were passed out to each person in attendance.

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The ballots have been counted and the winner of the DC Fan’s Panel Vote is… Batman Beyond!!

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Mattel Early Look – JLU 3-Pack Featuring Blue Beetle / Fire / Booster Gold http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mattel-early-look-jlu-3-pack-featuring-blue-beetle-fire-booster-gold/ Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:28:07 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/?p=53150

The quest for righteousness continues with this 3-pack based on the Justice League International Team. Complete your collection with these essential figures in distinctive Justice League Unlimited style, including the first-ever Ted Kord Blue Beetle and his best bud Booster Gold. Also comes with supermodel turned super hero Fire, in a fan-demanded repaint featuring the Brazilian beauty “fired up” with clear green skin!

The final JLU packs are winding down.  We’re in the home stretch with just 2 sets left after this one.  This month we get the Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Fire (Translucent) 3-pack.  This limited edition set has one new figure, one re-release and one, what might be considered a repaint.

Blue Beetle is the new figure in the 3-pack.  He has one of the standard bucks with a new head.  While the Ted Kord version of Blue Beetle never appeared on the JLU show he did make a few appearances in the Justice League Unlimited comic book and had an animated appearance on Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

The Booster Gold figure in the pack we have gotten before at the tail-end of the retail offering.  This is the corrected paint colors of the 2nd release not the copper and black colors of the first version.
The 3 pack is completed with the translucent version of Fire.  Fire was available previously in a 3-pack several years ago. Now she is updated, cast in translucent plastic in her fire mode.

Personally, I’ve been waiting on a Blue Beetle in this line for years.  I bought a custom one about 3 years ago as I didn’t think he’d be made in the line.  Today the custom gets rotated out and the real deal takes his rightful place in the line-up.

This set will be available 11/15 on MattyCollector.com for $30.

Here’s a look at what you will get when you order –

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This sample provided by Mattel.

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HeroClix – Vehicles Are Coming! http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/heroclix-vehicles-are-coming/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/heroclix-vehicles-are-coming/#comments Sat, 23 Jun 2012 02:45:27 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/blog/?p=8427 For our friend VeeBee at The Fwoosh – from Heroclix Laval on Facebook.

 

Solicits for the upcoming The Batman set also promise us a Batmobile and Invisible Jet.  I want these because I play the game, but when was the last time someone made us an Invisible Jet?  These might be cool to pick up just to have on the shelf.  This add was run in a recent issue of Previews magazine.

For the latest on what is known about this set, I recommend checking out HCRealms.com, the best HeroClix fan site on the web!

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Wasted Opportunities. (DC Comics) http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/wasted-opportunities-dc-comics/ http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/wasted-opportunities-dc-comics/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2008 02:10:27 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/blog/?p=424 That’s what I see in DC Comics these days.  Its the same tune over and over again.  Character X is killed off for a cheap thrill.  But once they are dead, they are no longer available to be used in stories in the regular universe.  Sure they might pop up in an alternate reality or a flashback, but they have no future.

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Donna Troy Troia/Wonder Girl
Ted Kord Blue Beetle
Sue Dibny
Jade
Superboy
Nightwing
Wally West Flash and family.
Vic Sage The Question
Isis
Ralph Dibny Elongated Man
Bart Allen Impulse/Kid Flash/Flash
Karate Kid
Una (one third of Triplicate Girl)
Orion
Martian Manhunter

And that’s not everyone.  You say, "Wait, Nightwing isn’t dead".  No, but if you have read any of the commentaries, he was supposed to die in Infinite Crisis.  You say, "Donna and Wally came back." Yes, they did, but was it fair for DC to put us through the agony?  There is a rumor that the last few pages of the Titans/Young Justice Graduation Day story was rewritten to have a way for Donna to survive after such an outpouring of fan support for the character.

Ice died.  DC admitted doing that was a mistake.  We still waited for over a decade to get her back.  Metamorpho ‘died’ in Morrison’s opening JLA arc.  It took over 5 years to get him back.  Hal is back.  Barry is on his way.  But now Kyle and Wally look like they have targets on their foreheads.  "Redundant", Nightwing was called.  Well, now that entire generation is redundant.  They stepped forward and moved into the spotlight.  But the originals are back.  and now they look like cannon fodder.  Dick, Wally, Garth, Donna, Roy, Kyle, have you read the recent Green Arrow story and seen what they did to Connor Hawke?

The Question.  Vic Sage.  Was NEVER more popular than when he was used in the Justice League TV show.  DC can make any claim they want.  It was the TV show that made Vic Sage a star.  So what did DC do?  They used him to headline a weekly series and killed him in its pages.  The TV show could turn some folks onto comics.  But they will find twisted versions of the characters they saw.

Ted Kord.  There had to be another way.  Another way to retire Ted and move the Beetle name to Jamie Reyes.  Jamie’s solo title has been good, but the world seems so much colder without Ted. http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2007/07/02/365-reasons-to-love-comics-183/

Firestorm.  Ronnie Raymond helmed a comic for 100 issues when I was a teenager.  Superboy.  Connor Kent carried his own series for 100 issues.  Nightwing has an ongoing series right now that is past 100 issues.  And DC’s reaction to all 3 is "kill them off"?

I’ve heard DC say the reason we feel so much for these characters is the way these stories are written.  I say nay.  The current writers and artists responsible for killing them off get no credit.  It is the creators across decades of stories which built the characters up that made us care about them.

Captain Atom, who really deserved a chance to be in a real JLA, to sit at the table with DC’s other big guns, is turned into a villain of the worst kind.  Captain Atom, the Question, Blue Beetle.  20 years ago, DC had bought the Charlton characters and merged them into the DCU.  Their plans for them were so big that "The Watchmen" was rewritten to use variations on them.  Now DC seems to have abandoned the originals.  I wonder how the creators of Milestone will feel if DC decides in a few years that their characters are "uninspiring", and need to be "updated"?

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