The Four Horsemen will be robbing me blind this year.
So, all the big toy news has come out of the New York Comic Con, and I think it’s safe to say Mattel stole the show.
There will be not five, but six waves of DC Universe Classics in 2008. Two have hit stores already; here are the remainders (with links to photos).
Robin, Nightwing, Deathstroke (w/ variant), Sinestro (w/ variant), Green Lantern
BAF: Solomon Grundy
Due in: June/July
Will contain at least Hawkman, a new version of black-suit Superman, and Mr. Miracle.
Due in: Late fall 2008
There will also be:
And then there’s the San Diego Comic Con exclusive: Lobo, with his dog. Yes, Lobo.
All of these will be sculpted by the Four Horsemen. But wait, there’s more!
Fall 2008 will see the release of Masters of the Universe Classics–another He-Man revamp, but this time oriented toward adult collectors and in the same style as DC Universe Classics. The link kicks off with an exclusive “King Grayskull” figure at the SDCC. At least the first wave of this line should hit by the end of 2008.
Then there are the Horsemen’s own FANtastic Exclusives. I’m waiting on my Ramathorr order, which should ship soon; and then the next character, Scarabus, will be available at the SDCC.
All of the above is in addition to the 6″ Movie Masters Dark Knight line, which will feature six figures over two waves from the movie in the style of DC Universe Classics. So there’s six more action figures from the Four Horsemen I’m getting. And I’ve already bought the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures the Horsemen sculpted for NECA. I’m not sure whether they sculpted NECA’s upcoming April O’Neil figure, but if they did, you can add that to the pile of Four Horsemen stuff I’ll be buying this year.
This is truly the Year of the Horsemen. I think it’s great to see their “experiment” of ten years ago pay off so well and offer my congratulations to them on all their success. Great job, guys!