Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Batman Uni-Formz Limited Edition Vinyl Figures

The Blot is so excited to have finally found out more information on this new line of designer vinyl figures from DC Comics and DC Direct. Ever since DC showed off their newest creation at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, The Blot has been searching the web for more info on the figure’s release. Well, this week DC Direct announced that the Batman Uni-Formz figure is the first in a new line of stylized vinyl figures inspired by the red-hot designer toy phenomenon.

DC Direct Uni-Formz - Modern Batman Designer Vinyl Figure
DC Direct Uni-Formz - Classic Batman Designer Vinyl FigureIt sounds like DC has decided to stick with the traditional designer toy model by making these Uni-Formz figures limited edition with rare, hard to find colorways. The Uni-Formz platform was created by toy designer Monster 5 and really do look awesome. The Batman figure comes in three styles: the “modern” Batman in his black costume, a variant version in the “classic” blue and grey costume, and an ultra-stylized variant “armored” version. Both the classic and armored Batman colorways will be produced in far lower quantities than the modern Batman figure. While no run size is listed, DC Direct has promised not to reproduce any of their Uni-Formz figures after production.

DC Direct Uni-Formz - Armored Batman Designer Vinyl FigureIn the world of comics most fans lean either towards DC or Marvel and I’ve always preferred DC Comics, so I’m glad to see DC finally make a jump into the designer toy market. Here’s just hoping this line is more successful than Upper Deck’s Marvel Comics Subcasts figures which were released last year and have already been discontinued. One positive note on the line’s longevity is that other figures, such as a Superman and Green Lantern figure, are already in the works. I just hope the line proves popular enough to garner figures of some of DC’s second tier super heroes.

The limited-edition Batman Uni-Formz vinyl figures feature 12 points of articulation, stands approximately 8 inches tall, are packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box and will retail for around $60 each. The only disappointing note about these figures is that they won’t be available for purchase until June 3, 2009!
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