Recent DC Direct News

December 14th, 2000

DC Direct Announcement!!! The figures fans have been waiting for!!! The latest additions to the pantheon of DC Direct characters will be Silver Age versions of Martian Manhunter, Red Tornado, and Barry Allen aka Flash. The Flash will be included in a Deluxe Action Figure Set along with Kid Flash in his original costume and a non-working Cosmic Treadmill. Martian Manhunter and Red Tornade are sold seperately and ship on July 18th. The Flash Deluxe Action Figure Set will ship on July 4th.

December 1st, 2000

DC Direct resolicits the Starman Jack Knight variant!!! The bearded version of Starman is now available for general release from DC Direct. The figure will ship on February 7th along with Cyborg and Raven from the Titans.

November 20th, 2000

DC Direct makes announcement of June figures! The June gets a little creepy when DCD releases Etrigan, Deadman, and Hal Jordan/Spectre! These will be released on June 20th. Also, DCD has resolicited the New Gods Darkseid 2pk for release on June 27th.

November 17th, 2000

DC Changes Release Schedule yet again! It appears that all product orignally scheduled to ship in Nov/Dec will now be released over the NEXT TWO weeks. This will also leave December without any DC Direct releases. The new schedule is as follows:

Wednesday 11/22

Green Lantern
Mr. Miracle Big Barda 2pk

Wednesday 11/29
Wonder Woman
Sandman Incarnations 2pk

October 28th, 2000

POLL! Should the Watchmen figures be included in this compendium? Im not sure if they should or not since they wont be seeing production. Let me know what you think. E-Mail me at

October 26th, 2000 - Speedsters Arrive!

Got my Speedsters! What is up with the pit stains all over him. I saw one a shop that was almost completely the pale yellow color with very little white. Oh well. I dont like the stands very much, but am proud to own these DC figures.

October 12th, 2000 - Speedster Early.!

Just found out the Speedsters will be released early. Look for them at a comic shop near you on Oct. 18.

October 1st, 2000 - SHAZAM!

I recieved my Shazam fromToy-Republic.Com today. I paid $32.50 which isnt too bad considering other prices. I think it is a really cool action figure set. But I will admit that the whole diorama went to the junk drawer with in 5 minutes. Check out the Shazam set under "Two-Packs".

August 30th, 2000 - Tom Strong Released!

Tom Strong was in fact released today. I ordered mine from Toy-Republic.Com. I paid $32.50 with free shipping. I checked out NewForceComics, because the two-pack was cheaper ($29.99) but came with a hefty $4.50 shipping for a total of $34.49. I can't wait until I get him in the mail!

August 27th, 2000 - Tom Strong to be Released Early?

The DC Comics newsletter for this week shows that Tom Strong might be released this Wednesday, August 30th. He is slated for a September 6th release, but with Starfire being 2 weeks early it is likely that we will see Tom Strong this Wednesday!

August 27th, 2000 - Watchmen Figures Cancelled!

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons have put a stop to all planned Watchmen 15th Anniversary products including the awesome figures from DC Direct.

In an article at Fandom.Com, Alan Moore states creative conflicts with DC (both current and from 15 years ago) as the cause for his withdrawl from the project. DC Comics has pulled all planned commerative products and is apparently scraping the entire project.

Plans to re-release the Watchmen mini-series as a slipcase hardcover was the major product for the 15th Anniversary. A set of DC Direct figures that was slated to include Dr. Manhattan, Silk Spectre II, and the Comedian was also to be released to commerate the event. It is unknown if the figures were far enough in development that DC may attempt to release them. Watchmen fans can only hope.

August 25th, 2000 - DC Direct Announces March Figures

DC Direct has released their official plans for March. While these figures were previewed at the San Diego Comic Con, DC has just recently solicited these items. Pics Coming Soon!

AQUAMAN AND AQUALAD DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET - March 28, 2001. The King of the Seas and his trusted sidekick are showcased in this two-figure deluxe set featuring classic Silver Age interpretations of Aquaman and Aqualad.Aquaman comes with a trident while both figures come with multiple points of articulation. The set includes a 4.25" tall seahorse base with saddle which one of the figures' feet can slip into and hold onto the reins, and a 2.25" tall base that can simulate one of the figures swimming on a wave. Packaged in a 4-color window box.

ARES ACTION FIGURE - March 14, 2001. The first in a set of three foes and allies of Wonder Woman, the ARES ACTION FIGURE stands 6.25" tall without his helmet. Accessories for the God of War include an axe and sword (which fits in a scabbard on the side of figure). This figure features multiple points of articulation. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack.

ARTEMIS ACTION FIGURE - March 14, 2001. The skillful Artemis, who once took Diana's place as Wonder Woman, is a trusted ally to the Amazon Princess. Standing 6.25" tall, her accessories include a bow, quiver and a sword. This figure features multiple points of articulation. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack.

CHEETAH ACTION FIGURE - March 14, 2001. One of Wonder Woman's most ferocious foes, the Cheetah is ready to pounce so beware! Standing 6.25" tall, the Cheetah figure comes with a base for posing. This figure features multiple points of articulation. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack.

August 19th, 2000 - Got my Mystics Today!

I just got my Mystics today, I hope to be putting up pics of my collection soon to replace the ones from Previews. Dr. Fate is vacuum-metallized and is awesome! I also love John Constantine, he comes with everything but the cigarette! I'll be adding a reviews section later. I have also changed where I buy my figures, I had been driving an hour to pick them up at my local shop where they were $18. I got figures online for the first time! I bought them from Toy-Republic.Com for $12.50 a pop. I had hesitated to get them online cause of shipping driving up the price to the same as my not-so-local shop, but the guys I went through had free priority shipping. So a big thanks to the guys over at Toy-Republic!!

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