Wednesday, November 6, 2013

DC Direct First Appearance Figures


It occurred to me after posting about my DC Direct First Appearance Series Batman that I may or may not have shown the rest of my collection of this series, so here's a look at them all packaged. While DC Collectibles is making some of the most articulated and best sculpted figures ever today, I'm drawn to the simple charm of some of their earlier figures, and still hunt for them.


Characters chosen for the fourth wave in 2007 strayed from the portrayal of their original designs, the core theme of the First Appearance series, instead taking their looks from the recent, Brave New World story. Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes), Aquaman, and Martian Manhunter are from this fourth wave, who also included Atom (Ryan Choi) and Warlord. 


The capes on the earlier waves of the First Appearance Series are a really luxurious, double-layered satin material, like Superman, Robin, and Green Lantern wear. While Martian Manhunter has a plastic cape, I like the black body suit he wore around this time period and loved The Others Among Us book from that year.

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9 comments:

  1. Those are some beautiful figures. I wish Aquaman and Blue Beetle were kept within the same theme and maybe done down the road with future updates of the other characters as well.

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  2. I regret not grabbing that 1st appearance Robin when these were released. The 1st appearance batman is one of my favorites.

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  3. I rather like the golden age ones of these and i still need to check over at my local comic shop for the Batman one but so many other things on my list but i will get there at some point.

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  4. I can't get enough classic Hawkmen in my collection. Great Series. Reminds me of the NEW FRONTIER set. Did this line have a Wonder Woman.

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  5. That Warlord one was the redesign from the brief, not-very-good relaunch. Still not a bad figure, although I'd love a classic one!

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  6. I have the First Appearance Robin figure, and I really love it. It's probably my favorite of all of the Robin figures I own.

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  7. This series was always amazing. My favorites are still Nightwing and Composite Superman.

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