We were feeling a little better so we hit up the Diamond Select booth over at what’s left of the Toy District. We could only snap a few pics because we didn’t have time to get full tours, but there were lots of great looking toys. Above, some alternate world Flash from the DC Direct showroom.
The controversial Ame-Comi figures. In person they do not look so bad. And in fact they are NOT action figures.
Superman and Wonder Woman seem to be locked into some kind of eternal struggle.
Batman Black & White figures.
One of several Charles Vess-designed Stardust figures.
Another one from the Vertigo line.
Sadly, our World of Warcraft shots did not come out well. This was the best of the lot. We’ll find some online for you. These DC Unlimited licensed figure lines give DC’s talented design crew a chance to stretch their wings, we’re told.
One of the neat greyscale AFRO SAMURAI figures from DC Unlimited.
Over at Dark Horse, we got to see the Jimbo vinyl figure in the flesh and it was awesome! We hear it will come in a lavishly designed package. Jimbo creator Gary Panter has been very involved with the design.
We were also told that if you lifted up JImbo’s plaid breech-clout you’d see that he had “everything he needs to have.”
Another Charles Vess-designed figure, this time from the Dark Horse showroom.
To be honest we plum forgot what line this is from, but it looked cool.
Animated Hellboy busts.
Tarzan and Jadbalja, the Golden Lion! This piece was not sculpted by Dark Horse, but we missed the name of what line it was from. (Yes we really did miss a lot — if anyone knows, we’ll fix the credit.)
Over at Gentle Giant, everyone was wacky for this toy based on CLASH OF THE TITANS.
Whoa! Between the weird photo and the lifelike figure, this almost seems REAL.
Gentle Giant is of course known for their life scanning actors, in and out of make-up to make incredibly accurate looking figures. Sadly we messed up this photo of Temuera Morrison as Jango Fett.
Disney’s new Dragonkind line is a new way of packaging Mushu from MULAN, Pete’s Dragon and Maleficent from SLEEPING BEAUTY. Gentle Giant is making the figures. Of course, we like Malificent the best!
Mouse Guard! You heard about and here it is.
Another angle. Will kids like this plush?
And the PVCs.
People were wild about 70s style Mego Star Trek figures, made from the original molds! Older people remembered playing with them; hipster kids WANTED to play with them.
Back at Gentle Giant, Harry Potter bust.
Assorted mini-Simpsons’s figure sets from Gentle Giant. Suitable for a New York sized apartment!
Little Draco Malfoy from ORDER OF THE PHOENIX.
Zombie Spider-man and Mary Jane from the Marvel Zombie Line. LOOK DON’T SAY IT!
Classic marvel characters in black and white.
Ghost Rider rides a wave!
A figure from the Bandai line. DC looks pretty good about now, right? We’ll have more to say about the state of women in comics as revealed by toys of them crawling around on all fours as soon as our head clears up.