Saturday, October 31, 2009


Captain Collector, once again reporting for duty! It's going to be a busy time for the toy collector this season, as there looks to be several upcoming releases in the coming months, leading up to the intense holiday shopping season. Let's dive right in with a couple of holdovers from last time, the variants from DCUC series 9.

Mantis (Super Powers version)

Now this was the one I wanted! Being a Super Powers nut, I am always looking forward to figures which fill in those holes. Count me in as one of the folks who believes that DCUC will never be a complete line until we get every Super Powers figure re-made. Knowing Toy Guru & the Four Horsemen, I don't think that will be a problem.

Black Wildcat

There isn't a huge difference between these two. I'd kind of hoped one had un-taped hands, or mabe an open mouth, something other than just a color change. One's black, one's dark purple. Pick the flavor that's you.

Chemo Collect-N-Connect variant

As most of you have heard, there is a variant/running change on the Chemo torso. The updated version is "extra bubbly" in the torso. You'll know when you see it, it looks like he's filled with lots of little green marbles, instead of looking hollow.

The Color of Fear Two Pack

Coming to on November 15, 2009. Your Sinestro Corps is getting some much needed reinforcements! This is a nice set, with sharp paint apps & execution. Seeing Romat-Ru, one can only belive that a Tomar-Re can't be far beind. Karu-Sil includes an alien doggie contruct! 2009 was the year of the New Gods, I get the feeling that 2010 will be the year of the Lanterns. Just a hunch.

Superman / Batman Public Enemies sneek preview

This subset of DCUC is a Target exclusive, to be released alongside the upcoming DVD animated movie of the same name. These figures utilize existing bodies coupled with new animated looking heads & accessories to achieve the proper look. They are a fun set, with a very cool looking Brimstone Collect-N-Connect figure (not shown). Not to panic anyone, but I tend to think these may not hang around for long, as they are intended to coincide with a DVD release. An interesting note: Both Batman & Superman have painted boot & glove lines, rather than sculpted ones. I have to speculate that this was done to match the animation look. The Batman is easily my favorite.

The Batman


Silver Banshee


Public Enemies Infinite Heroes sets

These two sets feature the newer, more articulated bodies that were shown at San Diego Comic-Con.

DCUC Series 12 Hi Res images

Here's the official pics of series 12, confirming what we'd already heard. Here's some interesting points you may not know:
1) The variants are Mary Batson in white and glow-in-the-dark Spectre
2) Iron features some real metal parts!
3) Darkseid features the Killing Glove. Rumor has it he will include a second, regular gloved hand as well.

JLU Hal Jordan custom head by Spy Magician

Artist extraordinaire Spy Magician is responsible for this magnificent work. Based on the price of an original Hal Jordan and the number of us collectors who need one, I don't think it's out of the question to call this man a true humanitarian! He truly has a gift, and he is sharing that gift with the collecting world. He makes several versions in different styles to fit whichever body you wish to use. I'm showing the version 2 head here, which simply pops on to the SDCC exclusive body. Ans yes, it's cast in matte-finish flesh tone resin, thank you very much. Amazing work sir, factory-level quality, and I salute you.

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1 comment:

TheReviewer said...

I love all your DC Universe Action Figures. Too cool. Awesome pics also. These are some of the best quality and quantity of action figures I have seen. Nice job!