The Best DC Comics Toys for adults and children
Weaving decades of rich storytelling with legendary superheroes, sidekicks, and supervillains, DC Comics is one of the greatest comic book series in existence.
It is home to over 30,000 characters and counting, from Batman and Superman to Wonder Woman and Green Lantern, alongside many more blockbuster icons that seamlessly make their way from the four corners of their panelled pages to those on our tv screens.
Today, DC characters are everywhere, and the comic book king shows no sign of stopping, continuing to produce enduringly popular characters that shape the landscape of pop culture through illustrations and screens, and now DC figures and collectables.
Here, we take a closer look at our favourite DC Comics toys and accessories at Toys for a Pound, covering everything you need to know about the best DC toys while exploring the heroic history of the DC multiverse!
Table of contents
- DC Comics History
- What does DC Comics stand for?
- Who was first, DC or Marvel?
- 10 DC toys every comic book fan needs
- Shop DC Comic toys at Toys for a Pound
DC Comics History
Hailed the king of all comic books, DC Comics has been the leader of its industry since launching in 1934, paving the way for rivals like Marvel Comics with iconic illustrations and plot points. However, it wasn't until several years after launching that DC made a name for itself, with the creation of Superman in 1938 and Batman in 1939.
Superman, widely considered the first costumed hero, cemented DC Comics' status as a pioneer of its genre, lighting the way for many other costume-clad superheroes and the genre's success as we know it.
Since then, the franchise has produced some of the industry's most compelling storylines and characters. And, despite declining periods and fierce competitors, it remains one of the oldest, largest and most successful comic book series in pop culture.
What does DC Comics stand for?
The ‘DC’ in DC Comics stands for Detective Comics. This originates from when DC produced various versions of its comic book series. For example, Superman was launched in Action Comics (1938), Batman in Detective Comics (1939), and Wonder Woman in All-Star Comics (1941).
Who was first, DC or Marvel?
DC Comics was founded in 1934 and Marvel in 1939, making DC Comics five years older than Marvel.
10 DC toys every comic book fan needs
At Toys for a Pound, we stock a legendary selection of DC Comics toys, action figures, and accessories. So, whether you prefer the suspenseful tales of Gotham or Superman’s battle to represent the best of humanity, there’s something for you.
Here, we take a closer look at some of some of our collection's best DC toys and accessories!
1. The DC Comics Batman vs Superman Collectible Bling Bags
Created in 1938, Superman was the first ever costume-clad superhero, with Batman arriving not far behind. But who is the most powerful?
Find out with the HeroClix DC Comics Batman v Superman game, where you can collect your favourite superheroes, defeat enemies, and explore different realms. Each character comes mysteriously packaged in a blind bag, so you never know which DC character will join your team!
2. DC Comics Batman 4pk Collectible Limited Edition Gift Set
With four limited edition collectable items, this Batman gift set is perfect for Gotham fans of any age. It includes a solar-powered Batman figure, custom print earbuds, and iconic cable scalers and hub snaps.
3. DC Justice League Wonder Woman Collectible Figure
The Justice League would be lost without Wonder Woman, as would this list! Debuted in 1941, Wonder Woman is renowned for her enduring strength and compassion, both of which have made this DC character a pillar of pop culture and an icon on our screens.
Ideal for all ages, this Wonder Woman figure beautifully captures the Justice League warrior in action, featuring her infamous Bracelets of Submission and Lasso of Truth.
4. PowerSquad DC Comics Batman AirPods Case
Carry your Apple AirPods in style with this DC Comics Batman AirPods case, compatible with generation 1 & 2 AirPods. Small in size yet mighty in detail, this Batman accessory offers a stylish storage solution for Gotham City fans. It even allows for wireless charging!
5. Funko HeroWorld DC Series 8 Vinyl Figure 5pk Collectible Set
Bring the DC Multiverse to life with these official DC collectable figures at Toys for a Pound. Featuring five incredibly detailed action figures, this DC Comics gift set is the perfect way to bring the multiverse to life, offering some of DC’s best superheroes and villains: Bane, Catwoman, Nightwing, Robin & The Riddler!
6. Batman 80th Anniversary 1992 Batman Animated
Whether in comic books or blockbuster hits, Batman is renowned for three iconic items: His cowl, his cape, and his car.
When he’s not guarding the rooftops of Gotham, this DC anti-hero chases criminals in his infamous batmobile, making this Batman collectable a must-have item in any DC Comics fan’s arsenal.
Choose from several vehicle styles to celebrate Batman’s 80th anniversary and enjoy a highly-detailed yet fun memento of your favourite DC character. This Batman toy is ideal for all ages, whether you're just starting or building your DC toy collection.
7. Funko Games Funkoverse DC Wonder Woman & The Cheetah Strategy Board Game
Combine your favourite DC characters with exciting game scenarios with this Funkoverse DC strategy game, including exclusive Wonder Woman Funko POP! Figures which are only found in this game!
Ideal for ages 10 and up, this compelling DC board game requires players to try combinations of their favourite DC characters and create powerful new strategies for different scenarios. Whether enjoying a Friday night-in or looking for new ways to fuel family game night, this DC Comics game is a must!
8. DC Comics The Caped Crusader Batman 4" Action With Accessories
Bring Batman to life with this highly detailed Batman figure at Toys for a Pound, including three mystery accessories hidden in compartments.
Ideal for ages 3+, this Batman toy is the perfect way to introduce little ones to the DC world. It features armour, gauntlets, shields and more, allowing for a fun-filled adventure where only your imagination is the limit.
It also comes with a unique adventure card, Bat-Tech styling and various points of articulation, so you can pose your Batman figure in any position you want!
9. DC Comics Luggage Tags
If you’re taking to the skies like Superman, do it in style with a superhero luggage tag. Designed with high-quality, flexible PVC, these luggage tags are perfect for any DC Comics fan. Flip it over and write your contact information, or slip your business card in for a standout conversation starter as you power through your day.
With themed tags featuring Superman, The Flash, Batman and Green Lantern, we’re confident you’ll find the perfect one!
10. DC Comics Wonder Woman Blind Bag
Collect Wonder Woman in all her different styles with these DC Comics Wonder Women figures. Pre-painted with close attention to detail, these Wonder Woman figures are perfect for tabletop adventures!
Shop cheap DC toys at Toys for a Pound
With an ever-expanding library of characters, DC Comics is perhaps the best comic series of our time. However, despite consistently finding new ways to adapt and new tales to tell, the franchise remains true to its roots, breathing new life into its most iconic characters time and time again.
Whether your favourite superhero is Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, or Green Lantern, or you prefer DC supervillains, Toys for a Pound has a wide range of DC toys to suit you. Plus, we consistently update our collections to offer fan-favourite characters – so keep checking back for your favourite DC figures!