Toy Fair 2019 has come and gone. Sad. The huge upside is fans have a choice variety of new toys and collectibles to look forward to this year, so huzzah, whoopy, woohoo, and such!
What DC toys and collectibles did you see at this year’s Toy Fair that made you say “I’d like to get that.”, “That’s a must have!” or “I can part with a kidney for that.”?
Some things that appealed to me that squarely fall into the “I’d like to get that.” category:
From DC Collectibles:
- BTAS action figures. The Hardac Batman, BTAS Two-Face and Gray Ghost figures all look fantastic. True, they debuted at shows last year but they were at TF this year so I’ll include them based on that technicality.
Bruce Timm and Ty Templeton (the primary illustrator of the Batman Adventures comic book) have created designs for characters that didn’t appear in the DCAU but will appear in action figure form to look as if they were part of it. Azrael Batman, Deathstroke, Red Hood and a Battle Armor Batman are the first figures to debut. The BA Batman looks okay but the other three look great.
True, there’s more characters and things that did appear in the DCAU that have yet to make their plastic debuts (and certainly deserve them) but, if this is where the animated collection is going I’m mostly okay with it. Some STAS and Batman Beyond in-show additions would be nice to complement these conceptual pieces. Maybe we’ll see more at SDCC.
-DC Essentials action figures. I’m particularly jazzed for Wonder Woman, Cheetah, Rebirth Red Hood and Cyborg Superman. DCC will also be releasing display stands for this line.
-DC Multiverse figures. A Batman themed wave was on display consisting of the Tim Burton Batman, Joker, classic Riddler, Poison Ivy and Rebirth Red Robin. The Batman, Joker and Riddler figures are purported to be tributes to their Toy Biz iterations (which is why Batman and Joker don’t feature actor likenesses, because the Toy Biz figures featured mostly generic renditions of MK and Mr. J) while Poison Ivy is said to be a tribute to her Kenner BTAS action figure. No Collect and Connect figure was on display with these, but this is still a solid wave.
-12" action figures. From Thrasher Suit Batman in the Batman Missions line to Wonder Woman, Rebirth Deathstroke (Mattel’s first 12" figure of Mr. Wilson) Hal Jordan Green Lantern and what appeared to be an action feature laden version of Superman in the Justice League line, there’s some cool stuff here.
-Imaginext DC Super Friends Batman 80th anniversary collection. A Target exclusive box set of Batman as he has appeared through the decades. The box features a notation of the year each look debuted or was prominently featured to the left of each figure. Sinestro Corps Batman is mistakenly listed as being from 2014 (2007 is the correct year) so hopefully that gets corrected before the set is released.
Walmart will be carrying exclusive blister carded Imaginext Batman figures. On display were packaged mockups (that featured comic artwork specific to each figure) of the following:
-Detective Comics #27 Batman
-Batman in his George Barris Batmobile inspired battle armor from the Justice mini-series
-Azrael in his Batman armor
-Green Lantern Batman from Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern
-Zur-En-Arrh Batman from Grant Morrison’s Batman.
-DC Primal Age series two figures. Superman, Lex, Bizarro, Black Manta and The Flash all look like alot of fun as does the Krypto beast pack.
Those are the things that caught my attention at Toy Fair this year. What are yours?