Wednesday, 19 February 2014

New Batman: The Animated Series Figure Images

DC have released a series of new images from their upcoming 6" line based on Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures. As a huge Batman fan who grew up with the animated series, this is the Holy Grail. This is what DC had to say about the line:

Let’s start with Batman. As long-time fans of the show know, when we say Batman: The Animated Series, we’re really talking about two different shows—the original Batman: The Animated Series which debuted in 1992 and ran through 1995, and 1997’s The New Batman Adventures, which featured a redesign of the characters and a greater emphasis on Batman’s support team, but for all accounts and purposes was a continuation of the 1992 show. We love both series equally, but since the characters did get a redesign, we wanted to reflect that with this line. Therefore, some of the action figures released will be based on the 1992 designs while others, like this first Batman figure, will be based on the 1997 redesign.
All of these figures are true 1/12th, six-inch scale and all of the figures will be in scale with Batman. We’re using the original character lineup sheets that were used by the animators to ensure that all characters are in scale with one another. We’re also using the original animation turn art during the art direction process to make sure the figures (and our turn art) are as authentic as possible.

As mentioned on the latest episode of DC All Access, this first wave is made up of four figures, and three of them are based on the 1997 designs. The only figure so far that’s based on the 1992 original design is our favorite ferocious fatale, Catwoman.

All of the figures will come with multiple accessories and Catwoman’s certainly no exception. She’ll arrive with all of the weapons and devices that are featured in the two-part episode, “The Cat and the Claw”—whip, cat stars, camera and necklace. As far as articulation goes, Catwoman features 25 unique points.
And what are the second two first-wave figures? Well, if you missed the reveal on DC All Access, they’re Mr. Freeze and Two-Face! Look for us to release images of them a bit later on. As for future figures, we don’t want to give too much away, but you can expect figures of multiple characters from both animated runs. The second wave will feature three action figures based on the 1992 designs and one based on the later redesign. In other words, the opposite of the first wave!

Very pleased to hear about the range of accessories for Catwoman, this will certainly make her worth the £15+ point. Hopefully Batman will have just as many gadgets to pose with him. I cannot wait to see Two-Face and Mr Freeze, and the fact that Wave Two will have more designs from the original series is very exciting! More news as it develops! 

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