While home with a cold I was searching through Amazon's site and came up with a fantastic discovery.
It looks like Jakks Pacific will be introducing figures with 20+ points of articulation instead of the usual 7 points in their Big Fig line.
I am thinking this will be a SDCC announcement that was put up early on Amazon.
From the Amazon listing I am guessing the line will be called Big Figs Evolution.
When Neca started a few comic Marvel figures I was hoping they would then do DC comic style figures that has yet to become a reality. This will also be considerably less expensive the Neca. Truthfully I like a lot of of the Big Fig head sculpts more than I do Necas.
The first will most likely be this Batman from Rebirth. Not my favorite Batman look but this does look quite nice and I am definitely pick it up. This is showing not yet available but I placed an order anyway.
Batman has coming book shading which looks cool. It seems to have ball jointed hips, shoulders (and possibly head), rocker ankles, and articulation at the elbows, upper biceps, knees and wrists which the Big Figs previously did not. Big Figs generally have 7 points of articulation so this is a nice increase. They only negative are the Jakks body screw holes which are now at more places than just the back of the figure.
If they release a Superman I have a Jakks Tribute Superman with cloth costume that I would happily transfer to this type of figure (which will cover the holes). Not a fan of the way the cape attaches but I think it is an improvement over having holes in his chest that the cape plugs into.
The listing says it comes with 7 accessories and I am hoping for swap out hands.
Here is a picture of Batman:
Here is the Amazon link:
I am hoping for a Superman and Green Lantern next.