Happy Flash Friday everyone! Flash Friday is the semi-regular feature here at That F’ing Monkey that looks at upcoming merchandise or otherwise shines a spotlight on my favorite superhero. Today we have a couple of items that you should be able to find for pre-order at your favorite online retailer or in Previews at your friendly local shop.
If you look through the Flash Friday archives
it will become obvious that I was a big fan of the Eaglemoss line of DC lead
figures. They weren’t expensive, they
looked good, and they didn’t take up much space. For me, they were the perfect
collectable. Well they’ve decided the
pieces work better in chess sets. In
September they will be releasing their first Flash themed chess pieces. The pieces below are part of the Justice League chess set. Eaglemoss started their chess sets with a Batman one but it must have been popular enough that they are doing it again with a less batty theme.
We’ve gotten an Eaglemoss Flash before but
this one is definitely representing the New 52 version of the costume. So it has all the required extra lines the
costume needs sculpted into the piece.
While I might not be a fan of the new costume, I love the pose of this
one. The last pose had his arms crossed
and looked pretty cocky; this new one is practically taunting his foes to come attack
Available that same month is the Captain Cold
chess piece. I won't go into the old Captain Cold vs. new Captain Cold argument I figure we've probably done that enough here. The Flash piece counts as a
Bishop but Captain Cold only ranks as a Pawn.
I would have thought in the Justice League chess set that each hero and
their villain would hold the same rank.
Maybe we’ll see a new Reverse Flash as a Bishop later in the line.
While not related to Eaglemoss or chess I did
want to point out that there are sets of 4 inch pvc figures coming out soon
too. I only saw two sets currently
listed. The first set is all bat related
with Batman, Robin, and Bane. The second
set is a little stranger; it contains Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Reverse
Flash. I don’t normally question Flash
merchandise when we get it, but I do think it’s an odd villain choice
considering the heroes in the pack.