Toy Fair isn’t officially done yet, but most everything we as fans wanted to see, has already been seen. Some of that includes upcoming DC Collectibles products. The company showcased quite a few new items at the show, including some upcoming DC Statues that are simply fantastic.
Many of those fantastic statues were sculpted by Jonathan Matthews, a staple at the company for a few years now. He has probably sculpted some of your favorite pieces, and you didn’t know it, especially if you don’t look at the sculptor credits on your packaging.
Today, Matthews has shared a few pictures of some of the items we saw at Toy Fair. These new pictures give us a better look at some of the cooler items to be had by the company.
First let’s start with the most iconic statue revealed at Toy Fair, DC Collectibles Designer Series statues, Neal Adams Superman, with art direction by Shawn Knapp. The photos reveal not only the front of the statue, but the back as well, to give us a feel of the precise execution that went into the creation of it. This is one of those pieces that is so iconic, that the sculpt will literally make or break sells, and Matthews hit this one out of the ballpark.
I would almost bet that we see multiple versions of this one over the next 10 years. Probably a bronze version, mini version, etc… Its imagery is so iconic, that it would be hard for DC Collectibles to pass up, and makes me wonder why this look hasn’t been done yet.
This next one is very close to Matthews’ heart. It is the first Batman: Black and White statue not based on a comic artist’s work, but based on a design by Jonathan Matthews himself! DC Collectibles allowed Jonathan as the “behind the scenes” sculptor to both design and sculpt his iteration of Batman.
From the looks of the sculpt, this appears to be one of those pieces that you will need to add to your collection. If you’re like me, then you pick and choose out of this line, but this one will be one that I will have to own. Not only is the sculpt action packed and out of this world, but the Batman design is great! The costume and look have an iconic feel to them.
Next up are some more additions to the Batman: Black and White line. These statues or based on designs by Amanda Conner. Again superb attention to the detail of Amanda’s work, and a couple of must owns. Let’s face it, if you buy one, you have to buy the other.
Finally, Jonathan Matthews gives us detailed photos of his work on the upcoming DC Designer Series Frank Cho Wonder Woman statue. A beautiful piece, that display’s not only Wonder Woman’s beauty, but her strength as well.
I think it is safe to say that Jonathan Matthews might be DC Collectibles’ secret weapon…