Saturday, February 12, 2011

DC Direct 75th Anniversary Kubrick Set

This is the new Medicom Kubrick set of DC characters to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of DC Comics. This was released late in 2010 by DC Direct and was only available through comic shops and other outlets that sell DC Direct products.

Although, this isn't billed as a Batman set, it is quite obvious that Batman characters are the predominant selling point here. A Superman from Superman Returns is the lone non-Bat figure. I guess he's here so that they could still call it a "DC Comics" Anniversary set. Supes is here to represent the non-Bat side of DC Comics.

Kubricks are similar to Lego figures but are about 3" tall. Medicom has produced many different Kubrick lines for different licenses including Star Wars and Planet of the Apes. They've been producing DC Kubricks for several years and many (if not all) of these figures are repacks and/or repaints from previous DC Kubrick releases.

The figures are packaged in a nice fold-out window box that even includes an invisible magnetic closure. Each figure is clearly labeled and displayed behind individual little windows within the box.

All Ten.

I think it's kind of a neat thing when a licensed property like Batman or Star Wars has been around for so long that companies can begin to take chances with more creative representations of the characters. After all, how many different realistic versions of Batman do we really need? Over time, collectors also begin to welcome more interesting interpretations of the characters that they enjoy. With these figures, I really enjoy the squat and distorted but somehow still accurate representations of these characters. These are TOYS through and through and they just beg to be played with and manipulated.

The Batmen (L to R: BTAS, Comic, TDK, and Batman 1989)

All Four Batman: The Animated Series figures

Batman 1989 and Catwoman from Batman Returns

Batman and Joker from The Dark Knight

Superman from Superman Returns

Just the Girls

These guys are pretty tiny. Under 3 inches tall.

Cheesecake... just for you, Bubba.

Like Lego figures, these Kubricks can be taken completely apart. So, for those inclined, the pieces can all be mixed and matched for some fun combinations.

All in all, I think this is a great set. For my money, though, I do wish that an animated-style Joker was part of this set instead of Superman. I love the "Big Blue Boy Scout," but it seems a bit pointless to include him in this set other than to claim it's not entirely a "Batman set." An animated Joker would have rounded-out the animated characters included very nicely.


Brian B said...

I have never seen these before our thought that they were Lego's.

That last picture just might become my wallpaper for my Itouch. Ha Ha!

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

this is an AWESOME set! damn, i'd have a hard time passing that up...! GREAT POST!

Jamdin said...

Wow, Superman is actually bustier than all the women put together.