by Chris Troy
::: Coughs for several minutes before vomiting up several organs of varying importance:::
Once again, New York Comic Con has come and gone, this time giving me a case of the death, along with a ton of freebies, like posters, shirts and comics that I would never buy. The con was awesome and if you want a recap of what I did that doesn’t involve toys, I suggest you check out the article I typed up for BleedingCool.com, which can be found right here: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/10/18/cosplaying-with-seth-green-chris-troys-nycc/
As for toy news from NYCC that you should care about:
– Next year’s Avengers toyline will have figures in-scale with Marvel Universe/ Marvel Movie figures as well as Marvel Legends sized figures. (3.5″ and 6″ to those unfamiliar with what the hell I’m talking about) On display were Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Hulk, & Loki for both lines, in addition to Black Widow, Thor, and Nick Fury for the 3.5″ figures.)
-The 2nd wave of the returning Marvel Legends line will consist of Big Time Spider-Man, Daken, Madam Hydra, Fantomex, Bucky, Captain America, Madam Masaque, Thunderball, and Build-a-Figure Arnim Zola. As good as the Avenger figures looks, these looks amazing, and I will end up buying WAY too many of them.
-DC Direct & Mattel both had “Arkham City”-based figures on display. Mattel’s will be 2-packs, and will feature characters like Harley Quinn, Robin, Batman, and the Joker. DC Direct, is making single cared figures of Batman and literally ALL his villains from the game, as well as oversized deluxe characters from the first game like Venom-Joker, Killer Croc, & Bane. Also Catwoman, who I guess we can consider an alley at this point.
-Square Enix also had Arkham Asylum figures on display, Batman and the Joker of course. Also, photos of an armored Batman & Harley Quinn. In addition to these, there were Halo Play Arts Kai, Deus Ex: Human Revolution (which we just got in!), Serrah from Final Fantasy 13-2, as well as fully painted prototypes of the new Street Fighter 4 line, consisting of Ryu, Chun-Li, Akuma, and Cammy. Without a doubt, these are the BEST looking Street Fighter figures to date, so expect me to rave about Cammy when she drops in 2012.
–Kotobukiya had a ton of new statues to display and announce from their Bishoujo line. In addition to their Marvel and DC heroines, the Heroes of the Marvel Universe are getting statue treatment! Spider-Man and Venom (looking a lot like their Spider-Man 3 counterparts) will be joining Classic Hawkeye for the 1st few releases. Also video game fans can expect Liara T’Soni from Mass Effect, Christie from Tekken and Samus Aran from Metroid to be released in 2012.
-Going back to DC, the final few DC Universe Classics were on display. A JSA wave is coming out soon, consisting of the Golden Age versions of the Sandman, Hawkman, & the Atom, as well as modern day members (well modern before the new 52 started up) Magog & Stargirl, and the villainous terrorists Kobra….who pre-dates the GI Joe villain. As for the collect and build figure, it’s Stargirl’s partner S.T.R.I.P.E. Wave 20 (rumored to be the last before the new 52 get their figures made) will consist of both Green Arrow and Red Arrow, Hawk & Dove, The Reverse Flash Professor Zoom, White Lantern Flash (Barry Allen, ugh), and a re-sculpted Sinstero in his Yellow Lantern outfit. The Build-a-Figure for this wave is Nekron of Blackest Night fame.
A lot of great figures are coming out later this year and 2012, and of course Forbidden Planet NYC will have them in stock, assuming we don’t already. Swing by the store to see what we have now. I have to go put my spleen back inside of me, and work on articles that don’t have the words “New York Comic Con” in them.