Toy News International may have gotten first dibs on the floor of San Diego Comic Con, but this reporter was the first to notice something peculiar and exciting amidst their pictures: a 3.75" action figure line from DC Collectibles.
Source: 2012 San Diego Comic Con - Preview Night - DC Collectibles
Due to inferior Mattel product such as last years Green Lantern and this years The Dark Knight Rises lying abandoned on store shelves across the world, DC Collectibles (formerly DC Direct) has taken it upon themselves to create their own, superior 3.75" action figure line, starting with Green Lantern.
At the San Diego Comic Con, attendees will have their first look and opportunity to purchase some of these figures (Kyle Rayner and Kilowog at least). Surprisingly these figures look almost on par (or, dare this reporter even dream, superior) to Hasbro's similar Marvel Universe line.
Unlike Mattel's past DC product, these figures look fully painted and detailed, have decent articulation, aren't made of cheap-looking plastic, are more reasonably priced (even if they're rare), and should be easier to find than a Mattel DC Classics Figure will be. Could this be the beginning of DC Collectibles doing their own 3.75" and phasing out Mattel altogether?!
Also, this reporter's inner Larfleeze is dying to own every single one of these figures!!! This reporter keep you up to date with more news on these figures when it becomes available. Check out the Toy Shed for updates on action figures throughout SDCC 2012.
Written or Contributed by: Zechs
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About the Author - Zechs
Zechs is the lord and master of The Toy Shed, Character Spotlight, and Cartoon Reviews. He's also an aspiring comic book writer trying to get some of his works published on the Outhouse. If there's any greater quality to Zechs, it's that he's an avid fan of comic book characters and would defend them to the bitter end against the companies that use them wrongly. Zechs walks the lonely path in Chicagoland area.
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