Some of the figures at SDCC 2014! (Look out for the background Creeper and Riddler!!)
When the initial figures were announced some months ago, I expressed my disappointment over the lack of Riddler and Penguin being in the line-up. And my disappointment for the preponderance of the designs being from The New Batman Adventures. (In nearly ALL cases, I found the TNBA designs to be soulless and unappealing and still do. The original Animated Series designs work better for every character and I will fight anyone who says otherwise!) While I’m still upset that Harvey is in the TNBA mold, I can say now that I am absolutely THRILLED (read: shrieking in happiness and giddy anticipation) that Riddler and Penguin are getting figures and that, from the looks of things, they are going to be of their original Animated Series designs! (Yay!) The Killer Croc and Creeper figures say that they are due in March 2015. I’m going to assume that The Riddler and Penguin figures will be coming around the same time? I better start saving now. The others are all due in December. Man, I really hope Scarecrow shows up in his SECOND design from the Animated Series, NOT the ‘hanged corpse’ design from TNBA. I think that latter design is SUCH overkill and makes him too damn bulky and powerful-looking. So NOT Jonathan Crane, in other words. That second design from Dreams in Darkness and Fear of Victory is perfect. Truly. Anyway, I’ve ranted enough: I’m over the moon about Eddie and Oswald. Good job, DC!