Harley Quinn may have just been featured in an already infamous “rub-and-smell” annual, but the only thing we can smell here at DC Collectibles is excitement! And, strangely, kung pao chicken. Someone here is eating kung pao chicken. Would’ve been nice if they’d asked if we wanted any… But we digress!
When we announced The New 52 back in 2012, the focus was understandably on the comics. Fifty-two first issues is an impressive feat. But it didn’t take long for The New 52 to permeate into other areas of the business, like DC Collectibles. After all, we love reading and watching super heroes fight, but we’re not ashamed to admit that we still like making them fight and there’s no better way to do that than with a nice set of action figures. (You could do it with our statues as well, but we REALLY don’t recommend that. Seriously, don’t.
Step aside, guys. In the world of DC Comics, this week belongs to the ladies.
If you've ever come to visit us at SDCC, NYCC or another one of our many conventions, you’ve likely noticed how we always have plenty of great DC Collectibles statues and action figures on display. We’ve been doing this for years, and over that period we’ve noticed how much time fans spend looking at our new collectibles, particularly the statues, making sure they take enough time to examine all of the texture and detail. This isn’t really surprising. Unless you happen to see one of our statues on display, it’s sometimes hard to gauge its level of intricacy.
With fun, uniquely different takes on some of DC Comics most beloved heroes and villains, it was only a matter of time until we gave the champions of Infinite Crisis the DC Collectibles action figure treatment. First unveiled at Toy Fair in February, this eagerly awaited new line of figures is set to make a splash later this year with an initial wave of figures that include Atomic Green Lantern, Mecha Wonder Woman, Pajama Party Harley Quinn, Atomic Poison Ivy and Renaissance Batman.
When Forever Evil #6 finally revealed the identity of the hooded prisoner first seen and teased at during the finale of "Trinity War," we felt vindicated—but also completely and utterly shocked and surprised. In the back of our head, we sort of figured it might just be the Alexander Luthor of Earth 3 under that hood. Evidence certainly pointed in that direction as the character has long stood as the biggest threat to Earth 3's Crime Syndicate.