About a month ago, a mystery McFarlane Batman Beyond Battle Damaged figure showed up online. Some initial theories were that it was a custom someone took a picture of in a store...these were of course not true. Toy Photographer and Graphic Art Designer for McFarlane Toys, Noah Botica, confirmed it was a variant figure and for the last month the hunt has been on! We got a hold of one and broke it out of it's packaging!
Variant Cassie Hack Heading to NYCC DST just released the standard version of Cassie Hack to her hungry fan base. Now we are getting a variant (we like to call her the extra sexy variant) at NYCC! This new and exclusive variant can only be had at the Action Figure Express booth! Read on for all the details and would someone snag one for me??!!
NYCC Exclusive Living Dead Dolls Variant Walpurgis Mezco has launched a landing page for all their NYCC Exclusives. The final exclusive is the freaky Living Dead Dolls Variant Walpurgis. This item will be available to order on 9/17/2015 and she will cost $50. Read on for all the details and images.
Square Enix has released the first batch of official photos for their Variant DC Comics Catwoman. This Catwoman figure is designed by Tetsuya Nomura, famed for his work on the Final Fantasy video game series. Look for more info soon but for now check her out below!
Square Enix also revealed an all-new Play Arts Variant Predator. This version of the Predator is definitely a different take on the character but one would expect this from Play Arts. This will give fans a unique version of an iconic character to add to their collection. The Predator figure includes swappable open and closed mouths, a mask, multiple hands, a club, removable claws, and a figure stand. Look for him to ship in September along with Thor and he will retail for 14,800 Yen ($122 USD). Read on for the images.
Square Enix has released the first official images and info for their upcoming Play Arts Variant Marvel Universe Thor. Thor will include a swappable portrait, Mjolnir, a swinging Mjolnir attachment, a lightning effect and three sets of interchangeable hands. Thor also features a plastic cape and a figure stand. Look for this figure come September and he will be priced at 14,800 Yen ($122 USD). Read on to check out the official images!
Square Enix has released new photos of their upcoming Play Arts Variant Spider-Man Figure. The new pics give us a look at the finalized figure as well as the accessories that will be included. The figure will include five sets of interchangeable hands, a web effect piece, three webbing attachments, a web style base and a figure stand. Look for this figure to be released this August and the MSRP will be around 12,000 Yen (about $100 USD). Check out all the images below!
Variant Covers reach a fevered pitch when a big number one issue comes out. Marvel's Star Wars #1 is one of those issues. With individual retailers able to get their own variant on an issue this hyped, we're almost reaching critical mass. Top that off with orders on Star Wars #1 expected to pass a million, almost unheard of since the implosion of the 1990s, There's a lot of buzz around this issue. Jedi News has compiled a list and gallery of almost all of the variant covers, so if you're a completist, go there and call us when they release you from the hospital you went to for "some rest."
The latest gimmick to get comic readers to spend more money is the variant cover. Sometimes the variants are simply the pencils for the real cover, or a recolored workup of the cover, but this article isn't about those excuses to get someone to buy multiple copies, it's about the ones featuring all-new art. These will be the exact same comic but with a cover by a different artist. Usually, these will be by a "hot" artist or one that's known for knocking out fantastic covers, like Adam Hughes or Alex Ross. These will also be in print runs much less than the original cover, so shops will order more of an issue in order to receive the variant covers, which are then sometimes sold at an increased price. Sometimes, the variant covers are given to artists that while not well known, are considered exceptional. There's also the sketch cover variants which are most easily spotted at conventions with artists of all levels of experience being commissioned to create original artwork for a fan.
It seems DC Comics is prepping for the new Robot Chicken DC special with a slew of DC variants. I for one would like one of each! Check out the release schedule below and prepare yourselves for a good laugh. March 5: Action Comics No. 29, Detective Comics No. 29, Earth 2 No. 21
Previews World posted new images and video for the upcoming Play Arts Kai Variant Batman figure via their Toychest news section. This figure will arrive in specialty shops come February 2014! New from Square Enix comes the DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai Batman PREVIEWS Exclusive “Red Costume” Action Figure. Limited to only 2,500 figures in North America,