Toy Review: DC Artist Alley By Chris Uminga Zombie Variants (DC Collectibles)

DC Collectibles kicks of their Artist Alley series with their first wave of figures by artist Chris Uminga If you’ve been to a comic convention you know how it is. […]

DC Collectibles kicks of their Artist Alley series with their first wave of figures by artist Chris Uminga

If you’ve been to a comic convention you know how it is. You walk around Artist Alley looking for your favorite artist or writer. As you’re walking around you see all these other artist’s work. Some of it emulates a lot that you see in comics and some that are different. Then you come across that one artist that’s so unique, you just can’t stop looking at it. That’s what DC’s Artist Alley is all about.

Vinyl figures that are based on a specific artist of popular DC Characters. The artist’s work brought to life in 3D.

The first series is art by Chris Uminga. Uminga’s art is creepy yet cute at the same time. Almost very haunting. It’s the DC Trinity, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.  And these figures are incredible. Sculptor Joe Menna doesn’t a great job bring Uminga’s artwork to life.

As an added bonus, the ones I got are Zombie version. Unlike a lot of zombie version of things, there’s nothing gory here, so I like that a lot. But it adds an extra creepiness to Uminga’s style. I am really digging it.

The entire Artist Alley is a great concept for DC Collectibles. For years now, DC Collectibles has been celebrating various artist interpretation of the DC Comics, so to take it one step further just seems natural. 

The figures come in a case that’s ready to display. You just have to flip it open. And what’s cool is there’s a sketch card by Unimga sealed in the package. It’s really cool to compare the sketch to the figure.

The figures have a retail price point of $40, which is extremely reasonable. 

The DC Artist Alley vinyl figures by Christ Unimga will be available at comic retailers. The Zombie Variants are a Hot Topic exclusive and are limited to 1,000 pieces.

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.