DC Collectibles: Checking Off (and Checking Out) the New 52 Line

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.

DC Collectibles: Spotlight on Sculptor Irene Matar

In our latest DC Collectibles Artist Spotlight, we speak with Irene Matar, the brilliant sculptor of our eagerly awaited Batman: The Animated Series action figures. Irene is an amazing talent and considering how popular this line is proving to be, we suspect you’ll be seeing her work in comic and specialty stores—and hopefully in your own collections—for some time to come.

DC Collectibles 101: Anatomy of an Action Figure

Most of us study human anatomy in high school or college. We learn about bones, muscles and tendons, which are the three building blocks of most joints.

Well, a good action figure has plenty of joints as well, and they’re worth knowing if you’re a collector. Fortunately, unlike human joints, which have names like acromioclavicular and carpometacarpal, our joints don’t sound like the sort of words Harry Potter and Voldemort might shout out while shooting their wands at each other. They have much simpler names, but they can do almost as much.

Collectible Close-Up: Batman Arkham Asylum Poison Ivy

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.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Official Trailer + Dale Jr. (DCAA 213)

DC All Access—and LEGO Batman—have returned! Yes, in today’s all new episode, Blair and Tiffany debut the trailer for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the newest chapter in the mega-popular videogame series. After that, we talk Superman Hall of Heroes with NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, Jr. who gives us a look at his special Superman #88 car. Plus, Gail Simone discusses Batgirl, DC Collectibles reveals their San Diego Comic-Con exclusive and we give you a chance to win an Under Armour Superman shirt signed by Dale!

To enter this week’s giveaway, please visit:
http://www.dccomics.com/watch-and-win

For even more access, check out the links for this week's episode:
http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2014/05/27/dc-all-access-lego-batman-3-and-beyond

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