Category Archives: DC Direct

Curt Swan Superman addendum

In today's review of DC Direct's Showcase Superman, yo mentioned the classic essay "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex." Written in 1969 by famed sci-fi author Larry Niven, the article posits the problems that Clark Kent would face when trying … Continue reading

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Soon Forget: Mecha Wonder Woman

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of blog posts memorializing cancelled toys. Our figure today is DC Direct's Mecha Wonder Woman. Mecha Wonder Woman comes from the Infinite Crisis videogame, and was sculpted by … Continue reading

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ATFC '16 - Day 3: DC Direct

DC revealed most of their figures before the show, but they did have a handful of surprises left. And now, some more OAFEry:ATFC '16 - Day 1: Hasbro - Marvel ATFC '16 - Day 3: Four Horsemen ATFC '16 - … Continue reading

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Arkham City Riddler addendum

Does something seem wrong with the Arkham City Riddler? Something about him not look quite right? Well, you're right: he needs his glasses! That's SO much better! And all it is, is the same kind of glasses I've been making … Continue reading

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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm addenum

Before The Phantasm made it to movie screens, there were many other potential designs worked on. Thanks to the HBO First Look "Behind The Mask - Making of Mask Of The Phantasm," here are a few of the rejected versions: … Continue reading

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BtAS Riddler addendum

Today's review of Riddler brought to mind an art tip from Kevin Maguire in Wizard's "Basic Training" feature: Let's take a look at what I call my "two-face theory." It's [...] something I like using with the deranged characters to … Continue reading

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Rustin's Spoils of the Week #168

Okay, here's another batch of stuff I got recently mixed with stuff I've been sitting out on for months. Some of this comes from great deals online or burning through Toys R Us Rewards points, and some just form simple … Continue reading

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"Batman: the Animated Series" toys get advertised

And now, some more OAFEry:Why so serious? Because it's so damn good! Bruce Wayne invites you to visit his house Flippin' through Previews - May '13 Flippin' through Previews - February '13 Batman (1989 Video Game Appearance) review

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SDCC 2015 - DC Collectibles

DC Direct had the unenviable task of being the first toy manufacturer panel of the Con, hosting their presentation just one paltry hour after the Exhibitor Hall doors opened and when most folks are still seeing the sights and attempting … Continue reading

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Rustin's Spoils of the Week #164

Work - am I right guys? Thanks for you everlovin' blue-eyed patience with the variable time constraints on getting this column up! Here's kind of a fun one as I continue to get caught up on my deep backlog. Today … Continue reading

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