|Planetary's The Drummer|
The Planetary figures included a stand
with the comic's logo.
That was my dilemma back in 2001, when DC Direct released three figures from the Wildstorm series Planetary and then again a year later when they released another four from The Authority. As with an unfortunate number of DC Directs figures from that era, the figures have minimal detail and less-than-ideal articulation, but as with any property that hasn't had any non-comics merchandise, there's always a temptation to pick them up anyway.
I initially decided to compromise and pick up one figure from each release - Snow from Plantary and the Midnighter from The Authority (those two would spend several years as desk decor at my office). In 2007 I came across the rest of the series on sale at ComiKazi (my local comic shop when I lived in Calgary), and picked up another two. I'm still on the fence about these toys, but I can't lie - they've grown on me. And hey, at least the Authority figures aren't in the terrible costumes from the new DCU versions of the characters!
|The Midnighter & Apollo from The Authority|
This release didn't include stands.
|Elijah Snow from Planetary.|
This figure is currently in storage, so this is an old photo
of him at my desk at work. Amusingly, two different co-workers
mistook him for the Glad Man.