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Poe’s Pick of the Week > DC Total Heroes: Mr. Freeze

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I’m very curious to see how collectors respond to the 6″ Total Heroes line. At a $13 price point, they’re more competitive than most comparable 6″ lines out there. I chose to use Mr. Freeze as the example figure because there’s obviously a lot to like – the details and the metallic blue sheen, for example.

However, the articulation is obviously a step back from DC Universe Classics – there is no biceps swivel or even an elbow ball-and-hinge. I believe the idea behind this line is to try to appeal to both kids/parents (lower price, more stylized and colorful designs) and adult collectors (scale and articulation, character selection). The stylized look also avoids competing with DC Collectibles, who seem to have taken the reigns of producing 6″-7″ “realistic” superhero figures for DC.

I honestly have no idea whether this line will succeed. It’s not compatible with DC Universe Classics and represents a step backward in terms of sculpting detail and articulation. But my hunch is that while many collectors will eschew them at first, as more characters get added they’ll be drawn in by the consistency of style and character selection. And obviously some collectors (Nathan Newell and Phil Reed, for example) may be on board immediately.

Still, let’s all have a moment of silence for the end of DC Universe Classics.

(Also, Dr. Mrs. Ghostal would like to me to mention that Mr. Freeze should be properly addressed as Dr. Freeze.)

New Pre-orders

VOLTRON 30TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTORS SET 
This set includes all five lions with LED eyes, die-cast and plastic construction, weapons and more, along with a special display base including a key that unlocks sound effects. This set is listed at $224.99.
WARBOTRON WB01-01, 02, 03, 04, 05 
These five warrior robots change into a jeep, a tank, a space shuttle, a helicopter and a cannon truck, and can combine into the gestalt Warbotron. The four limb figures are priced at $88.99 each, with the torso figure priced at $118.99.
FT-04 SCORIA 
This masterful figure changes from 10″ robot to Triceratops, and comes with a sword with a ‘fiery’ translucent blade. He is listed at $199.99.
DC COMICS MULTIVERSE 4″ FIGURES 
The new assortment from Mattel includes figures from the DC movies. It includes Batman (1989), Batman Unmasked (1989), The Penguin (“Batman Returns”) and General Zod (“Superman II”), and each figure is listed at $9.99.
MARVEL SELECT CAPTAIN AMERICA, FALCON 
Diamond Select has announced the first two Marvel Select figures from the upcoming “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” film. Captain America and the Falcon each stand about 7″ tall and are each listed at $22.99, $2 off the MSRP.
EAGLEMOSS MARVEL CHESS, FACT FILES, DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIGURE COLLECTION, AUTOMOBILIA 
This month brings two new Marvel Chess figures – #003 Wolverine White Knight and #004 Loki Black Bishop. Each is listed at $15.99. New Fact Files for this month include #017 Silver Surfer, #018 Hercules, #019 Black Panther and #020 Sentinels, with each priced at $5.99. We have also listed the Special Edition #002 – Wolverine, which is listed at $31.99 and includes a figurine. Firestorm the Nuclear Man is the new White Pawn in this collection, and is listed at $15.99, as is Aquaman’s half-brother Ocean Master, the new Black Pawn. Finally, two new vehicles are on their way – the #028 Batmobile (Catmobile?) from Detective Comics #122, and the #029 Batmobile from Detective Comics #362. Each is listed at $19.99.
BATGIRL NEW 52 VERSION 1/6 SCALE ARTFX+ STATUE 
Barbara Gordon is back in her black and yellow suit for this new statue. It is listed at $39.99, $5 off the MSRP.
DC TOTAL HEROES 6″ FIGURES 
Mattel’s new DC 6″ line continues with Detective Batman, Bizarro and Mr. Freeze, with each figure priced at $12.99.
MASS EFFECT ALLIANCE CRUISER SHIP – REGULAR, SILVER VERSIONS 
Dark Horse is releasing two versions of this 9.25″ long replica; the regular version is listed at $39.99, $5 off the MSRP, and the Silver Limited Edition version is priced at $54.99, also $5 off the MSRP.
IRON MAN MARK VII LEGENDARY SCALE FIGURE 
This 36″ statue of Iron Man in his armor from “The Avengers” includes a detachable jetpack, removable ammo packs, light-up eyes, arc reactor and repulsor units. This screen accurate piece is listed at $1999.99, and requires a $300 deposit.
STAR WARS LIFE SIZE YODA TALKING PLUSH 
This 26″ tall plush Yoda figure speaks multiple phrases. He comes with cane in hand and is listed at $99.99, saving you $10 off of the MSRP.
GAME OF THRONES ARYA STARK STATUE 
This tough young member of the Stark family is shown here wielding her sword Needle. The statue stands 11″ tall and is limited to 1250 pieces. We have it listed at $179.99, saving you $45 off of the MSRP.
DOCTOR WHO 3.75″ FIGURE WAVE 01 SET – VARIANT EDITION 
This set includes recolored versions of the Doctor, Clara, a Cyberman and a Dalek, as well as new head sculpts on both the Weeping Angel and a translucent Weeping Angel. We have them priced at $69.99 for the Set of 6, saving you $14 off of the MSRP.
DOCTOR WHO FIGURE COLLECTION – NEW FIGURES 
The new wave of these figures includes the Tenth Doctor, a Sontaran General and an Ice Warrior, and each is listed at $15.99.
NEW STAR TREK STARSHIPS COLLECTION – #015, 016 
Two new Star Trek starships have been announced. The #015 U.S.S. Equinox NCC-72381 and the #016 Ferengi Marauder are each priced at $19.99 and should measure about 6″ long with display base.
NEW GAME OF THRONES REPLICAS 
Three new replicas from Jalic have been announced. They include the Catspaw Dagger at $299.99, Robb Stark’s Sword at $259.99 and Robert’s War Hammer at $299.99.
GHOSTBUSTERS 15″ DELUXE STAY PUFT ANGRY MARSHMALLOW MAN WITH SOUND 
This new 15″ Marshmallow Man is not only cuddly and huggable, but he plays the theme song as well! We have him listed at $54.99, saving you $5 off the MSRP.
ES ALLOY ES-15: GORDIAN WARRIOR 
Gordian is also known as Gardian and comes from the early 80′s anime of the same name. The figure consists of three robots with their human pilot; the human gets in the slight-larger-than-human first robot, who can then enter the second, larger robot and then the final largest robot. This set from Art Storm is listed at $154.99.
NEW FUNKO POP ITEMS 
New Funko Pop! items this week includes Beavis, Butthead, Judge Dredd, Robby the Robot from “Forbidden Planet”, the Iron Giant and Robot B9 from Lost In Space.
ANCHORMAN FIGURES 
Underground Toys has announced more Battle Ready figures from the movie “Anchorman”. These 8″ figures include Champ Kind, Brick Tamland and Brian Fonatana, and each is listed at $24.99.
NICKTOONS FIGURES 
Three characters from the Nicktoons line have been announced. 6″ Jimmy Neutron, 6″ Danny Phantom and 6″ Timmy from Fairly Odd Parents are each up for pre-orders, priced at $10.99 apiece.
DRAGONBALL Z REAL WORKS BOXES OF 12 
Two new Real Works boxes have been listed. Real Works 02 Buu Edition includes characters like Majin Buu, Son Gohan and Vegetto, and Real Works 03 Cell Edition has Cell, Trunks, Piccolo and more. Each Box of 12 is listed at $69.99, $13 off the MSRP.
GODZILLA 1954 VINYL BUST BANK 
This bank is sculpted from Godzilla’s original look in the 1954 movie, as if he is wading out of the water. He is listed at $22.99.
NEW DOCTOR WHO PLUSHES 
Three new items have been announced. The 24″ Talking Burgundy Dalek with LED Light and the 24″ Super Deluxe TARDIS Plush with LED Lamp & Sound FX are each listed at $99.99, saving you $20 each off of their MSRPs; we also have the 15″ Deluxe The Eleventh Doctor Talking plush with LED Light, which is priced at $49.99 ($10 off the MSRP).
STAR TREK SKELE-TREKS FIGURE SERIES 02 – 24 PIECE GRAVITY FEED 
This line continues with a random Gravity feed with characters like Counselor Troi, Riker, Uhura, Worf and Khan. The Gravity Feed of 24 Random figures is listed at $64.99.
RESURRECTION OF MONSTRESS FIGURE SET 
We have learned of a small amount of sets of these monster lady figures created by Yasushi Nirasawa. It includes nine different figures and is listed at $79.99.
“THE WIZARD OF OZ” 5″ FIGURE SET 
Jazwares’ new set includes Dorothy with Basket and flocked Toto, Glinda with Wand and Crown and Wicked Witch with Broom. This trio is listed at $59.99.
STAR WARS DROIDS JUMBO THREE-PACK 
This three-pack includes a Death Star Droid, R5-D4 and a Power Droid. We have this trio listed at $199.99.
DOCTOR WHO: TUMBLING TARDIS TOWER 
This Jenga-like game has players trying to remove blocks from a stack of blue pieces with TARDISes on the sides, to build the tower higher without toppling it. It is listed at $29.99.
SNOW WHITE 15″ STATUE – RUBY EDITION 
This version is a redeco of the original statue, with glasses on the face and a real ruby set in the pendant. It is listed at $224.99.
FRANKENSTEINS MONSTER 8″ MAXI BUST 
This bust is of Hammer Films’ version of the classic Monster. The bust is priced at $99.99.
PEGASUS HOBBIES DINOSAUR MODEL KITS 
Pegasus is releasing two new 1/32 scale kits – T-Rex and Triceratops. These kits are priced at $49.99 and $34.99, respectively.
WORKAHOLICS BOBBLEHEADS 
Comedy Central’s hit show Workaholics has spawned a new line of bobbleheads. Anders, Blake and Adam will each get their own, which are priced at $17.99 each.
MAD ENGINE TANK TOPS 
Stay Cool and show your fandom at the same time with these new Tank Tops from Mad Engine. We have shirts from Transformers, GI Joe, Star Wars and Marvel listed in sizes from Medium to XXL, and they are priced at $14.99 each.
DEVILMAN STATUES 
Two new listings from Meister Japan are up for Devilman statues. The Devilman Kijyuu Gehoukai statue is listed at $114.99, and the set of Devilman Kijyuu Gehoukai & Makai Saidan set are listed at $169.99.

New Arrivals

GI JOE 2013 SUBSCRIPTION FIGURES 
We have received two figures from the new GI Joe Subscription line. Tiger Force Airtight is listed at $39.99, and Tiger Force Shipwreck is listed at $34.99.
TRNS TETRA SQUADRON SET OF 7 
For those that have been on the fence about these third party transforming spacecraft, now is your chance – we have bundled all seven into one comprehensive set, and lowered the price to $229.99, saving you $190 off the MSRP.
REFORMATTED R-01 TERMINUS HEXATRON DAZZLING GLORY CHROMED WEAPON SET 
This set includes two chromed guns and a chromed helmet for Hexatron. It is listed at $7.99.
TRENDMASTERS VOLTRON BOX SET RESTOCK 
This gift set includes all five lions as well as weapons for them and for Voltron. It is listed at $139.99.
SSV NORMANDY SR-2 18″ SHIP REPLICA 
This starship from the Mass Effect video game series is limited to 1500 pieces. It is listed at $239.99, saving you $60 off of the MSRP.
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  • Pingback DC Total Heroes: Am I that Predictable?

  • The idea that this line is somehow a replacement for DCUC is as ludicrous as the idea that they will add enough new characters to make the line interesting to adult collectors. I forsee the release of the JL, the same 5 or 6 villains they do in every line, and 5-10 iterations of Batman.

  • We're certain that the elbow joints aren't also side-to-side swivels?

    i could have sworn that they had swivels. Huh.

    Oh well. Back to DCC for me then.

    (Poe, have you checked out their Arkham Origins Batman? It's pretty damn good by most Batman toy standards, and completely amazing by DCC Standards.)