The new line of collectible statues use PVC material instead of traditional resin and measure around 9in tall. The DC Core line will begin with Joker and continue with Batman, Batgirl, and Wonder Woman.
In the February issue of Previews World, as you are perusing all the new merchandise coming in the comic book world, you will notice that DC is beginning its new line of PVC statues with none other than the Clown Prince of Crime, Joker. The Joker statue will be available for pre-order with a release date of August 18th.
As you can see, Jim Fletcher, Executive Creative Director for DC Collectibles, and his team have done an outstanding job with this statue and it should be a great addition to any collection or a great start for new collectors. As you can see from the image, the statue will also feature a unique base for each character thematic to their personality. In this case, Joker is standing on a base shaped to form his iconic ‘hahaha’ motif.
Jim Fletcher had this to say about DC Core and the future of their statues:
“DC Collectibles is always looking for new ways to bring our rich portfolio of DC Super Heroes and stories to life, and PVC allows us to create complex, exaggerated poses we’ve never tried before. With PVC, we don’t have to worry as much about breakage, since the material is more durable than resin, and we can offer these statues at a lower price point without sacrificing quality. Fans will be amazed at the great attention to detail given to each character, and we hope they are as thrilled with the DC Core designs as we are.”
The key phrase here is “lower price point”. For many of us, these great statues are usually only seen by the majority of the public in comic stores behind glass, never to be purchased for ourselves. With the lower price, perhaps a few more of the DC faithful will be able to take these statues home and display them with pride.
As for the future of the line, we also have Batman, Batgirl, and Wonder Woman coming soon. Take a look at the pictures below.
Joker PVC statue will available August 18th.
Images courtesy of DCComics.com