***WONDERCON 2011 UPDATE - APRIL 8th, 2011***
A couple of new action figures to add to the Batman Legacy line up. First, we get another classic version of Batman. Some noticeable differences compared to the other Batman action figures we've see to date in the DCUC line up, specifically a new head sculpt.
Revealed at the 2011 Toy Fair show is the new Batman Legacy action figure toy line by Mattel which will be released sometime in the late spring or early summer. This toy line supposedly NOT based on the Batman Legacy comic series but rather is more designed to "celebrate" the Dark Knight's rich history. I assume this means we're going to get different versions of different characters (could mean a lot of repaints). The first wave of Batman Legacy action figures will include "Movie Masters" action figures from Batman Begins, all in the 6 inch size, as well as a few re-released/repainted figures and some new action figures based on the new Batman Arkham City video game which will be coming at the end of September 2011. So lets take a look at the line up:
First, the movie masters action figures which i believe will be sold as a 2 pack. From Batman Begins, Bruce Wayne in his prototype Batman suit and Commissioner Gordon.
•Silver Age Mr. Freeze
Here we go, repaints already. This is simply the Mr.Freeze action figure we've seen previously about 3 times back before the DC Superheroes Toy Line. In my opinion the Mr.Freeze from the 2007 NYCC is the best version out there. It was very hard to get a hold of if you were not at the show or did not snap it up on eBay when it first came out. Ive seen recent eBay auction go in the $60 USD range for that action figure. Since Mr. Freeze is a must for any Batman fan, this will be a decent addition for collectors who are missing him (although, I'm not crazy about the paint scheme). To read the ATR review click the link to the right--> DC Superheroes Mr. Freeze Review. Next up:
This Platinum age Batman is simply, from the neck down, the Batman figure from the DC Superheroes Wave 8 line up (which is considered to be quite rare). The DCSH Batman from Wave 8 is still one of my favorite Batman action figures to date. It had a limited release just prior to the DCUC toy line began. The head sculpt looks exactly like the Sinestro Corps Batman in DCUC Wave 15.
I must admit that these Arkham City Batman action figures look pretty sweet. Batman Arkham Asylum had some amazing character designs and you know they will look even better in Arkham City. It appears these action figures are entirely new sculpts so even though they will compare in size to your DC Universe Classics collection, the will look slightly different. This does give us potential for finally getting characters such as Poison Ivy, Ra's Al Ghul, a new Killer Croc, Scarecrow and so much more. Almost every major Batman villain are in these games in some form or another.
That pretty much covers the DC Universe Classics news from Toy Fair 2011. If you missed my previous posts about other Toy Fair announcements, such as DCUC Wave 18 and the Crime Syndicate box set, be sure to check them out.
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