The Blot first found out about Medicom’s upcoming DC Comics Retro Sofubi toy line last July when I saw these Batman and The Joker vinyl figures in a random picture from San Diego Comic-Con 2013. I’ve been searching everywhere for more information on these figures but couldn’t even find a second pic. After over two months of internet searches I’d about given up when Entertainment Earth randomly posted a pre-order for them!!!
I can only assume this new of DC Comics Retro Sofubi figures is a follow up to Medicom’s popular Star Wars Vintage Sofubi Collection that debuted earlier this year. These retro style Batman (with removable mask) and The Joker figures are cast in soft Japanese vinyl from molds by Bear Model and paint designs by Frenzy. The Dark Knight and The Clown Prince of Crime each stand 9.75” tall, feature 4 points of articulation (I think), and comes bagged with a header card inside of “American” style toy box packaging to remind you of the good old days.
Both DC Comics Retro Sofubi figures are currently available for pre-order through Entertainment Earth for $79.99 here. They are expected to ship in March 2014. The Blot’s still dying to find out more about these exciting DC Comics Retro Sofubi superhero toys (like are more figures being produced), so if you know anything about them please let me know!