During a C2E2 panel today moderated by Geoff Johns, DC Collectibles revealed an exciting line-up of new products, including a new Dr. Manhattan BEFORE WATCHMEN statue, an all-new We Can Be Heroes 7-pack action figure set featuring the DC Comics – The New 52 action figures, and variant busts from The Dark Knight Rises product line.
The Dr. Manhattan statue is the third figure to be revealed in a line of products based on characters from the highly-anticipated BEFORE WATCHMEN prequel comic book mini-series. Statues for Rorschach and The Comedian were previously announced and all of the figures will go on sale later this year.
The DC Collectibles team also revealed a very special action figure set that will benefit DC Entertainment’s giving campaign that fights the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa, We Can Be Heroes (www.WeCanBeHeroes.org). The set will go on sale in October 2012 and feature DC Comics – The New 52 action figures based on iconic characters including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg. DC Collectibles will release the figures individually starting with Batman in May 2012, however as an added bonus for collectors who purchase the set, they will get the Superman figure well before its individual release date in 2013. A percentage of proceeds from the action figure set will benefit We Can Be Heroes.
“We’re thrilled to be supporting We Can Be Heroes,” stated Geoff Johns, chief creative officer for DC Entertainment. “The DC Comics – The New 52 action figures have proven to be one of our most popular product lines, so we feel the new 7-pack set is a great way to raise awareness and money for such a worthwhile cause.”
And lastly, for fans who can’t get enough of The Dark Knight Rises, DC Collectibles revealed two new variant busts featuring Batman and Bane, adding to an already extensive line of collectibles inspired by the film. The busts will go on sale this fall.