To my delight one of the biggest stand outs to preview night at San Diego Comic Con was the presence felt by DC Comics. Across a wide range of booths, you’d be sure to see DC merchandise. Everything from figures, to apparel, books, comics, exclusive items, the list goes on.
The DC booth in particular is impressive, with the main feature being the costumes on show from the upcoming film Suicide Squad. In the booth you can also have a go at the upcoming Batman VR game, slip on the VR headset and be the Bat! There is a green screen service that allows you to inject yourself into a selection of DC book covers, or you can even have yourself standing amongst the official Suicide Squad (for free)! With that, you also get a sneak peek of the upcoming DC Collectibles, in the gallery below you will get to see just how impressive the DC booth is!
Across the various other booths on the exhibit floor, there is no shortage of DC merchandise. Once you see what is on show, those hard-earned dollars may leave your pocket! Enjoy.
Hot Wheels & UD Replicas also have a strong presence at Comic Con with a wide range of products on show. Comment and let us know if you are planning on grabbing some of the items we’ve shared with you.
he official Tamashii website has added a pre-order listing for their SH Figuarts Injustice: Gods Among Us – Harley Quinn Figure. The listing gives us a bunch of new official photos and some additional info. Included with the Harley Quinn figure are multiple interchangeable hands, two swappable head sculpts, two hand guns, and a hammer. The figure stands at 150mm (about 6″) tall. It’s scheduled for release in May at a price of 6,264 Yen (about $53 USD).
So I know everyone’s talking about Comic Con (for excellent reasons) right now, so this may not be the best time to talk about these, and as of my posting this I haven’t seen the show these toys are based off of, but can we talk about how amazing these toys are?
Not because they look awesome (even though they do) but because these are not fashion dolls ala Barbie, Bratz, and Monster High. These are fully posable action figures (I don’t care if the back of the box says ‘dolls’. They’re action figures) marketed to young girls. Now I don’t follow toys marketed to girls very closely, so I may be wrong, but this is the first time I have ever seen anything like this.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with fashion dolls like Barbies, and this line does have some toys in that style.But I am just ecstatic that young girls can now play with the same style toy that boys play with, without having to think that they’re buying something not intended for them. Lord knows that I wanted an Easy-Bake Oven when I was a little boy, but never got one for Christmas because of the stigma around buying a toy not for your gender. My parents got me a Creepy Crawlers instead because that was the ‘boy’ version, but I hated it since you couldn’t eat the things you made, and I hated bugs. I’m glad that this is a small sign that that stigma is just a little less prominent for kids today.
In fact, I’m going back and buying Harley on my lunch break tomorrow! Captain Phasma and Yukiko Amagi are feeling lonely as the only women on my toy shelf. Who’s going to stop me? My bleak financial prospects and the looming threat of crippling student debt? Pssssh!