March 21, 2014

It’s WALLY WEST in Superhero March Madness! Vote Now!

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Thanks in no small measure to the followers here at Speedforce, Barry Allen not only defeated Nightcrawler in SUPERHERO MARCH MADNESS, but did so with the largest vote total to date!  Now, another Flash steps into the spotlight as WALLY WEST faces-off with AQUAMAN today!

DC MARVEL SUPERHERO MARCH MADNESS is set up with four regions – in two of the regions there are direct DC vs Marvel matchups from Day 1.  The other two regions are “in-house” battles (DC vs DC, and Marvel vs Marvel), to assure that at least one representative of each publisher arrives safely in the final four.  That’s why we find Wally going against another DC hero here.  YOUR VOTES can help Wally over the top…and we may even see both Barry and Wally make it to the Final Four with your help!

While you are there, you may be interested in some of the other battles, including Hawkeye versus Green Arrow!  But for now, here’s the link directly to the face-off that includes Wally:

http://www.tmstash.com/dc-vs-marvel-superhero-march-madness-day-6-flash-wally-west-vs-aquaman/

Thanks to all who dropped by to support Barry!  If we see that again from Flash fans, then Wally has a really good chance of finding his way into the second round.  Tell your friends, tell your enemies, tell EVERYONE to drop by and VOTE!

January 15, 2014

Target Exclusive Direct to DVD Film JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time Available Next Week ***UPDATED***

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Hey Speed Readers,

So in a sneak attack “stealth release” Warner Bros’ latest direct to DVD animated project, JLA: Trapped In Time will be carried exclusively by Target and will be available in all United States Target Stores next week, January 21st.

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November 19, 2013

DC Collectibles New 52 Heroes vs. Villains 7-Pack Review and Pics! *Image Intensive*

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Hey Speed Readers,

So even though the New 52 Heroes vs. Villains 7-Pack actually isn’t scheduled for release until Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 thanks to some enterprising individuals I got the set in my hands a few days early. Check out my review and bunch of pics below.

More pics after the jump!

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May 14, 2013

DC Collectibles’ New 52 Superheroes Vs. Super-Villains 7-Pack Revealed!

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Hey Speed Readers,

 

DC Collectibles released their solicits for November 2013 and there is only one real item of interest for New 52 Flash fans:

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DC COMICS—THE NEW 52 SUPER HEROES VS. SUPER-VILLAINS ACTION FIGURE 7-PACK

The battle between good and evil rages on with this special 7-pack action figure set that includes Aquaman, The Flash, Batman, Catwoman, The Joker, Captain Cold, and Black Manta!

FEATURES:

All-New Aquaman Head Sculpt and Sceptre

The Flash Metallic Redeco

Batman Metallic Redeco

All-New Catwoman Action Figure

The Joker and Captain Cold Redeco

*Action Figures* $99.95 US • On Sale November 2013

*Allocations May Occur

 

Nothing too exciting if you plan on just purchasing the Captain Cold figure separately in September, but since I’ve been trying to build and expand my own DC Universe in action figure form, Catwoman, The Joker, and Black Manta will come in quite handy. I have to decide which Batman and Aquaman I prefer to have in my display but I have a feeling they will both be joining that new Flash figure in my Justice League team. Batman looks especially boss with that darker color scheme.

The Flash collector in me will be thrilled to have a Flash with the lightning seams painted in and that excellent metallic sheen reminiscent of the Kotobukiya Flash statue. I’m not sure what exactly is different about the Captain Cold redeco (maybe that icey arm?) but I won’t mind having two; one to put with my Secret Society of Super Villains display and one to put with my Rogues display.

These figures usually retail for about $24.99 a piece so even at the regular price of $99.95 this set is a steal. Of course I’m going to keep an eye out for a deal similar to what I found on the We Can Be Heroes 7 pack set but they only come out to about 14 bucks at regular price which isn’t bad.

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While I’m not too upset about the exclusive figures being packed in with figures I already have I can understand the frustrations of others. Catwoman, Katana, and Vibe are figures that can only acquired by purchasing figures that many of us have already procured. They feature some new additions like head sculpts and paint jobs but they are still the exact same character. I understand the logic that it could possibly help to move little known characters like Vibe and Katana by packing them in with more popular heroes and playing on their in-story connections (Vibe’s abilities can disrupt the Speed Force and Katana has been chosen to join the JLofA to counteract Wonder Woman)  but the target audience is pretty much going to be buying the very first (and probably only figures) of Vibe and Katana anyway. It seems more like them trying to artificially inflate the price by giving us something we already have. Yeah, Flash features a new head sculpt (or more accurately his original head sculpt) but is it enough to justify the $39.95 price point?

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I’ve praised DC Collectibles in the past for their 7 pack releases and I will continue to do so with this one. Yeah there are 3 figures that most of us probably don’t need, but for the patient this is a chance to get 4 figures in one fell swoop and for a fraction of the cost. As long as you aren’t a super completist and need things like weapons and accessories you should be good.

So what do you all think of DC Collectibles’ latest offering? Who plans on picking up this 7 pack in addition to the single of Captain Cold? Let us know in the comments below.

-Devin

March 18, 2012

WonderCon Day 2: Aquawoman & Flash

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Aquawoman and Flash from the Rule 63 Justice League.

Saturday’s WonderCon photos are up on Flickr.

The main bit of Flash news that I caught: Heat Wave is up next after Weather Wizard, leading into the big Rogues battle.

June 10, 2011

Thoughts on the New DCU – Part 1: Justice League Titles

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DC Comics is revamping their characters and entire publishing line this September after Flashpoint in what appears to be the largest-scale shake-up since Crisis on Infinite Earths ushered in a new era back in 1986. As you might imagine, here at Speed Force, we all keep an eye on DC’s output. The four regular contributors here have written up our first impressions of the new line-up. [Edit: restructured to break things down by series instead of by commenter.]

Justice League · Wonder Woman · The Flash · Green Arrow · The Fury of Firestorm · Aquaman · Justice League International · Mister Terrific · The Savage Hawkman · Captain Atom · DC Universe Presents

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