DC Collectibles NYCC 2013 Sneak Peak Featuring The Flashes of Two Earths

Hey Speed Readers,

So in an sneak preview DC Collectibles announced not one but two new Flash figures coming soon to a comic shop and online retailer near you. The first figure will be a part of the Justice League: War line of figures based on the upcoming animated movie. You can definitely see the animated influence on this guy:


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Not only that but check out the articulation…or lack thereof. No more t-crotch is definitely a step in the right direction but dang not much else to write home about. I thought that DC Collectibles were stepping up their game when it came to articulation but I guess those Forever Evil and Greg Capullo-inspired New 52 Batman figures were an anomaly. While I do dig what DC Collectibles has released so far as far as sculpts go more articulation would definitely go a long way towards making the $24.99 price point a little harder to swallow.

I’m not a big fan of the animated style either. I don’t hate it but I definitely don’t like it. They just look off if you ask me.

The next figure is from the best-selling comic series, Earth 2. Earth 2 was DC’s way of reintroducing the Justice Society of America to the New 52 and a new generation of fans. However, this ain’t yer Grandpa’s JSA (ugh) and just about every character has had their look fairly radically redesigned. Jay’s was one of my least favorites at first but now the suit has definitely grown on me. Not only that but Earth 2 has been consistently entertaining and is one of the few comics I am still reading from DC. Anyway on to the figure:

 

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As far as likeness goes I believe the figure is nigh-perfect. The rest I guess is going to depend on whether you like the costume design itself or not. Frankly I dig it a lot and this figure is definitely a must buy for me. There are a couple new bits of articulation (ankle and lack of t-crotch) but they definitely don’t match up with the newest DCC releases. They do however fit in with the many New 52 figures already released by DCC so maybe it is a good thing that they didn’t go nuts with the articulation.

So what do you all think of the two newest Flash releases coming up from DC Collectibles?

Stay tuned for more Flash news coming out of NYCC.

Thanks for reading.

Devin

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21 thoughts on “DC Collectibles NYCC 2013 Sneak Peak Featuring The Flashes of Two Earths

  1. Scarlet Speedster

    That Barry figure looks friggin’ awesome! Like the better articulation. The Earth 2 design has yet to grow on me at all…

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  2. Kyer

    I like Barry from the waist up. He has a nice expression on his face. Below that…looks like he forgot to put on his boots. (No, really, those look like athletic socks he’s wearing.)
    Jay…hard to tell as the visor is obscuring his face, but don’t like what I can see of his mouth and….ugh…still can’t stand that costume. Afraid it’s never going to be a ‘win’ with me.

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  3. MisterNefarious

    Yeah I think Barry looks pretty solid…
    But man I hate Jay’s helmet SOOO much. With that visor and all it just looks far cheesier than the classic Hermes hat… It’s a shame, because otherwise I actually really love his costume!

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    1. Kyer

      With any luck maybe the helmet is a separate piece…(which can then be quickly accidentally fed to the garbage disposal)…but I’d still want to take some red and blue paint to tone down the size of that mustard-stain on his chest. Make it look more like…maybe a lightning bolt. 🙂

      God that helmet.
      I just realize what it reminds me of: those cheezy helmets used for the Gallifreyan guards during Tom Baker’s era on Doctor Who. Yeesh. When The Doctor said his race was in decline I could well believe it! Gimme the WWI/Hermes helmet any day.

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          1. Scarlet Speedster

            Yeah I should’ve said like a less-cool version of Gatchaman helmers- reminds me a lil’ more of the Mysterians or these aliens from a Godzilla movie.

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  4. Javi

    The Barry looks better than the Superman figure from that line. Supes looks like one of the childrens’ exclusives found at Target!

    As for Jay, I really like it from the neck down. I need to see it in person or a 360 degree presentation to judge if I like the head/helmet combo.

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  5. Kyer

    The more I look at that Barry (while trying to avoid any extra glimpses of “Jay”) the more I’m convinced they took a regular muscle-bound upper-body build and tried to mesh it with a ‘slim-Teenager’ pair of legs. Top and bottom are just not in sync.
    I’ll stick with my other Barry’s.

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    1. Scarlet Speedster

      True, there are Barry figs that are better, esp. From DC Direct, like the new Justice League one, as well as the COIE Barry they made a while back, to name a few. I’m personally fond of the DC Universe Classics Barry(and the Wally Kid Flash & Captain Cold that go along with him nicely), & I really like the DC Unlimited New 52 Barry- that’s like one of my favorite figs right now. But my “collection obsession” will probably prompt me to get this Barry too 😛 I’m planning on getting the DC Signature Wally for my upcoming B-Day & I hope it lives up to my expectations.

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      1. Kyer

        Signature Wally: I have that one. Broke down and got it though I’m more partial to statues than action figures because…well, yeah, because.
        You can find a couple of decent reviews on it via YouTube. Nice close ups and all. See if you like before you buy. (I’m not 100% satisfied, but it’s pretty decent looking for a jointed toy. Lot better than the Mattel regular version I got of Barry awhile back. For Barry my favorite is the Kotobukiya statue. It’s beautiful.

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        1. Scarlet Speedster

          Thanks, I really appreciate honest critiques of figs. I really have thought long & hard about getting it, because of the price, but I really wanted Wally, but wasn’t sure of the quality. When you spend that much, you really want a figure to be good. Yeah, I agree- those Kotobukiya look awesome! Definitely gonna have to invest in one of those!

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          1. Kyer

            I got the Flash and Aquaman (because I always liked him even when others made fun.) Wanted Supes and GL, but Superman looks too angry (and Asian???) while I have a nice Green Lantern that looks very similar to their GL. If can scramble the money somehow during the holidays, will also go for Nightwing. Nightwing looks fantastic as he’s in an action pose unlike the JL ones that are pretty static. That’s my only real fault with the JL line. See Batman and his dead weight cape? Ugh.)

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