DC Collectibles has released previews of new figures and collectibles slated for release next year. Frankly, I'm not very excited about a single item on the list.
Photo credits: DC Collectibles FacebookAmong next year's products are The New 52 Earth 2 action figures for Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern and Batman. I'm not a fan of The New 52 makeovers, so these figures hold little interest for me.
There's a new Superman:The Man of Steel statue designed by Ed McGuinness. Next year's entry into the Cover Girls line is a Poison Ivy statue by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau.
Deadman will be available as a plush toy that is so ugly I wouldn't even let my dog play with it.
There's a full size replica White Power Battery and ring prop. Now I realize there's a White Lantern Corps, but who in their right mind wants a white ring and power battery for $199? If I'm spending that much money, I want a working power ring...not a boring white replica.
One of the better items on next year's list is a Flash vs Gorilla Grodd mini-statue. The design and sculpting are interesting, but what's with the wings on Flash's headpiece? Those things are longer than Batman's cape!
Finally is a Batman: Arkham City Rabbit Hole Batman action figure. I've been collecting Batman toys, action figures and memorabilia for 25 years. However, I shed the need long ago to buy every Batman-themed action figure that gets produced. There are some great figures in the Arkham lines, but Rabbit Hole Batman ain't one of 'em.
More information: DC COLLECTIBLES Group Solicits (March 2014)
Greg Belfrage is a lifelong Star Trek fan, Batman toy collector, sci-fi movie maniac and hopeless geek. He can be contacted at email@example.com.