McFarlane DC Direct Wave 1: Green Lantern, Batman & Aquaman with Digital Collectible

Bytgreco

February 16, 2024

McFarlane Toys has another “new” line now available for pre-order:  DC Direct Wave 1.  This wave consists of Silver Age Green Lantern, Rebirth Batman, and Classic Aquaman and is set for release in April 2024.  These are essentially new DC Multiverse figures under the DC Direct brand (I miss the good ole days of DC Direct!).  Each figure is in 7″ scale and include more accessories than most DC Multiverse basic action figure releases, similar to the McFarlane DC Multiverse Collector Edition series.

The twist with this DC Direct line is the addition of digital collectibles (aka NFT’s) included with each figure.  By redeeming all three digital collectibles in this wave you will unlock a digital build-a-figure of Mongul.  Todd keeps trying to make NFT’s a thing and it seems like this is the latest attempt to get them over with the DC collector base.   I don’t know exactly why they’re called digital toys:  It’s not a game and you can’t actually pose, display, or even play with them.  Anyhow, if you are enjoying the digital toys this will probably be exciting news for you.  For the rest of us it’s a worthless addition to the action figures.  Here’s the rundown on Wave 1:

Green Lantern (The Silver Age)

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Hal Jordan is arguably the greatest Green Lantern. Valiant, honest, and able to conquer great fear, he battled threats alien and terrestrial, implementing unyielding willpower through a ring able to create constructs of anything he could imagine. Part of an intergalactic police force, he patrolled space sector 2814, tasked with protecting all life. Yet he found it increasingly difficult to blindly follow the directives of his Oan masters, the Guardians of the Universe. While colleagues ignored their own misgivings, Hal spoke out, even as his triumphant exploits won him a reputation as the foremost Green Lantern in history.

  • Includes McFarlane Toys Digital Collectible
  • Incredibly detailed 7″ scale figure based on the DC Multiverse
  • Designed with Ultra Articulation with up to 22 moving parts for full range of posing and play
  • Includes power battery, 2 green flame effects, extra hands and display base
  • Includes collectible art card with character art on the front and certificate of authenticity on the back

Batman (DC Rebirth)

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A playboy billionaire by day, Bruce Wayne’s double life affords him the comfort of a life without financial worry, a loyal butler-turned-guardian and the perfect base of operations in the ancient network of caves beneath his family’s sprawling estate. By night, however, he sheds all pretense, dons his iconic scalloped cape and pointed cowl and takes to the shadowy streets, skies and rooftops of Gotham City. 

  • Includes McFarlane Toys Digital Collectible
  • Incredibly detailed 7″ scale figure based on the DC Multiverse
  • Designed with Ultra Articulation with up to 22 moving parts for full range of posing and play
  • Includes alternate head, extra hands, grapple launcher, Batarang and display base
  • Includes collectible art card with character art on the front and certificate of authenticity on the back

Aquaman (DC Classic)

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A founding member of the Justice League of America, Aquaman has fought alongside Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman and held his own against the biggest threats the universe has ever seen. Despite being misunderstood by many as someone who merely “talks to fish,” Aquaman’s super-strength and fighting prowess alone make him a force to be reckoned with. His telepathic abilities make him one of the most powerful minds on the planet. If one chooses to underestimate the sea king, they do so at their own peril. 

  • Includes McFarlane Toys Digital Collectible
  • Incredibly detailed 7″ scale figure based on the DC Multiverse
  • Designed with Ultra Articulation with up to 22 moving parts for full range of posing and play
  • Includes Qwsp, alternate head, trident, extra hands and display base
  • Includes collectible art card with character art on the front and certificate of authenticity on the back