Some disappointing news has been breaking over the past few days concerning DC Collectibles’ DC Icons line of action figures. It appears that DC Collectibles will be canceling the next few waves of figures, and from the looks of things, the entire line itself. If you recall, DC Collectibles recently canceled their DC Movie line of action figures due to poor sales and lack of demand by consumers. If those are any indication, then that is what is currently plaguing the DC Icons line as well.
Website ToyNewsi reached out to DC Collectibles concerning the upcoming Shazam, Sinestro, and Deadshot figures. The response was not what I had hoped…
Shazam, Sinestro, and Deadshot Icon figures have indeed been cancelled. We’ll keep you posted on future Icons release plans once we hash out those details.
On their official Facebook page, DC Collectibles also announced that the Booster Gold/Blue Beetle 2-pack was also getting the chop.
The Booster Gold/Blue Beetle two pack was cancelled due to low interest from retailers. We didn’t have enough orders to move ahead with the two pack. Currently the DC Icons line has Nightwing, Supergirl, Super Sons 2 Pack and Death of Superman set coming up in the fall of this year.
The single-carded figures of Deathstroke, Swamp Thing, Static, New 52 Wonder Woman and the Deluxe Cyborg figures are still coming. Those figures should be set to arrive at comic and specialty shops on April 5.
This was supposed to be the line that fans have been wanting from DC Collectibles since the beginning of the company. I don’t know if complaints about the figures not being in scale with previous releases, was the eventual downfall, but something just didn’t “do it” for fans.
The line hasn’t been officially canceled, as the Death of Superman 2-pack, the Super Sons 2-pack and Supergirl are still being solicited. However, I don’t know that they will survive without these supporting figures.
If you love this line and want to see it continue, you do have a choice. Even figures that have been canceled can eventually be re-solicited if consumers show retailers that the demand for them exists, If people show interest, I guarantee that retailers will talk to DC Collectibles to tell them that they want to order more.
You can still get your orders and pre-orders in to let DC Collectibles know that you are interested in this line. Get them from Entertainment Earth below!