Comics, Toys

DC Direct’s Vinyl Line Is Super…Bad

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Seriously, DC has started making these UNI-FORMZ figures, of DC superheroes in Hong Kong vinyl toy style, I assume because Hasbro has done pretty well with its Marvel Mighty Muggs. Now, obviously, while Hasbro’s going the cutesy, SD look, DC has picked the other end of the spectrum with its highly stylized funkiness.

I hate them. Actually, I just didn’t like the Batman one, but I hate these Superman figures. Actually, I kind of dig the illustration in the background, but these figures just fail to capture any of the style of the art. Blecch.

Is it shitty of me to write a post about how I arbitrarily hate a small set of toys? Probably. But it certainly won’t be the worst thing I’ve done today. (Via Toys R Evil)

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.