A notice from the edit- writer….
“Ah my special surprise that I’ve been planning since last week… wha? Graiser is doing the same thing?! Curse you Superno- I mean Graaaaaiser!…wait a minute….I smell a theory coming on….
So here’s my special I’m-not-making-any-promises-about-the-column promise breaking column.
By the end of 52 I will have written 52 columns.
Every ten weeks I will do a special column in addition to the normal one. Near and at the end of the 52 weeks I’ll be doing a bunch of special columns.
With that said, watch as this becomes my final column!
Merchandising! Merchandising! With ToyFare announcing the first wave of 52 action figures I thought I’d take the time to go over potential merchandising ideas for 52.
First off the items being made…
Booster Gold- This baby is all about accessories. Sponsor stickers, Skeets and a removable collar. Out of all the figures this one seems to be the most promising.
Animal Man- The action figure that’s needed to be made for years! Buddy Baker, The Animal Man! The released picture has a very Bolland-esque look, great job DC Direct but where is his interchangeable hairdo accessory?!
Batwoman- What can I say? Bleh. I can’t stand the hair..hell the whole figure just doesn’t seem to look like her (‘sides the costume). But not everything can be Gold (get it? Heh? Booster…Gold?).
Isis-Now that is how you do hair! This figure feels like it jumped out of a panel in 52.
Supernova- EVIIIIL!! EVIL! Why must you taunt me DC Direct?! Hopefully this figure will come with another head which shows you who the hell Supernova really is!
Pope Lobo- With removable hat and the Eye of Ekron!
Starfire- With Animal Man’s shirt (can’t she find some new clothes anywhere? Buddy is probably getting cold in Space)!
The Question- Can the world ever have too many Question figures? No.
Renee Montoya- With bourbon bottle swinging action!
ABSOLUTE 52- The biggest Absolute collection yet. Contains four books.
Book One- Complete collection of 52.
Book Two- Complete collection of Giffen’s breakdowns.
Book Three- Complete collection of J.G. Jones’ cover sketches (along with all of his blog entries on each cover).
Book Four- Collection of all the content from the 52 website, as well as all the backups for the comics.
Perhaps the greatest idea for a candy, ever.