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Title: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 23, 2014, 07:53:53 am
Pretty well decided that I'm gonna buy the nU Earth 2 figures depending on finances and what the final figures look like in hand.  Some of the other stuff interests me like nU Orion, but we'll have ta' wait and see.  I bought Cyborg the other day on a whim and he's great.

The comics still aren't grabbing me, but the figures have earned my interest...

One good WTF figure and I think I'm in. 


Title: Re: Is there a DCC thread? If not, it starts here.
Post by: Scotty on April 23, 2014, 08:24:09 am
It's incredibly ironic that DCC is basically doing what we desperately wanted DC Direct to do but with designs we don't love. A consistent universe of characters in a consistent style, issued in a timely manner relative to storylines currently in the comics, and decent ankle articulation to boot!

I am more and more tempted by these as well even though the designs aren't of "my" DC characters.

I have the core 7 JL members and have otherwise kept to characters never done before such as Katana and some of the awesome oversize figures like Solomon Grundy and Swamp Thing. The rest are getting harder and harder to resist. I want that new Bizarro as I love that character, and I will definitely be getting the Batgirl coming out.

I'm no longer reading any DC comics on a regular basis so in a sense I am able to just appreciate the toys on their own merit, and as toys, they are darn good.


Title: Re: Is there a DCC thread? If not, it starts here.
Post by: JerseyManiac! on April 23, 2014, 08:28:48 am
The best thing about DCC is I have no want list.  I have no idea what all the redsigns look like, nor am I going to look.  All I know is what I've seen of the figures.  But everything looks pretty good.  For some reason, I don't even care that Kendra turned black.  Normally, changes THAT big would really bother me. 

I'm reading through some of the books to try to...I don't know....care more?  I guess.  But everythings Johns wrote when the reboot started is pure, out of the toliet, stuck the wall, SHIT!  It's as if a child wrote Aquman and the Justice League.  I wasn't aiming to read Johns, just figured I'd start with those book.  Gonna move to Batman now.  Hopefully thats better.  Anyone that read Death of the Family think it was any good?


Title: Re: Is there a DCC thread? If not, it starts here.
Post by: JerseyManiac! on April 23, 2014, 08:30:59 am
I'm no longer reading any DC comics on a regular basis so in a sense I am able to just appreciate the toys on their own merit, and as toys, they are darn good.

It seems that is how a lot of us are feeling. 

We'll all start buying these, and then they'll unboot.  Or re REboot. 


Title: Re: Is there a DCC thread? If not, it starts here.
Post by: Titansfan on April 23, 2014, 08:35:05 am

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It seems that is how a lot of us are feeling. 

We'll all start buying these, and then they'll unboot.  Or re REboot. 
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Not all of us :P


Title: Re: Is there a DCC thread? If not, it starts here.
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 23, 2014, 11:07:12 am
It's incredibly ironic that DCC is basically doing what we desperately wanted DC Direct to do but with designs we don't love. A consistent universe of characters in a consistent style, issued in a timely manner relative to storylines currently in the comics, and decent ankle articulation to boot!

Yeah, it's amazing.  They have 75+ years of rich history to choose from, yet they highly doubted that era, and put ALL of their faith into the NU stuff.

Oh well... no sense in dwelling on it and getting myself pissed off all over again.  That said, if any NU stuff comes out that I like, I will definitely buy it.  I love toys, and I refuse to punish myself because I'm Old School. 

From what I understand, BLUE BEETLE will be showing up again, so I look forward to seeing a figure.  If he's a decent design, then I'll buy it.


Title: Re: Is there a DCC thread? If not, it starts here.
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 23, 2014, 12:24:40 pm
Great points guys.  DCD was run by amateurs.  Filled with excuses and bullshit.  DCUC was run by fanboy fetishists with a never ending hard on of Super Powers/Friends.  Now we have DCC and they're all in for the nU.  Can't win for losing can we? 


Title: Re: Is there a DCC thread? If not, it starts here.
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 23, 2014, 12:30:22 pm
iPhone posted accidentally. 

I accept the change grudgingly.  Change is inevitable.  If the comics were better, I'd have less problems. 

And I try not to have a wish list, but it's in my nature to want the oddballs anyway.  If nU OMAC shows, I'm probably in.


Title: Re: Is there a DCC thread? If not, it starts here.
Post by: Titansfan on April 23, 2014, 01:27:54 pm
I just don't understand wanting plastic representations of these specific looks when you're not digging the stories.  Now if you were really liking the direction dc was going then yeah I get it.  Right now to me it seems like people are just wanting to spend money on something due to a lack of what they really want.  And to me that means you'll never get what you realy want as long as the cash is being made on this nu shit.  I'm not trying to start an argument and I know every collector is different,  I just personally can't wrap my head around it.


Title: Re: Is there a DCC thread? If not, it starts here.
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 23, 2014, 02:34:46 pm
Dunno TF.  Wish I could explain it.  I am actually enjoying Earth 2.  Moreso since Robinson left.  Not sure why that is.

Superman without the red underwear doesn't bug me.  Wonder Women trimmed in silver is an actual improvement to my eye.  Orion looks great to me.  Like Scotty said, I can appreciate these sculpts without liking the stories now.  And I can't get over how good Vic turned out.


Title: Re: Is there a DCC thread? If not, it starts here.
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on April 23, 2014, 02:59:57 pm
We'll all start buying these, and then they'll unboot.  Or re REboot. 

If that's what it takes, please buy tons and tons and tons of this crap! :)

I just don't understand wanting plastic representations of these specific looks when you're not digging the stories.

I had this conversation with SD Comics the other day. A good looking figure is a good looking figure. Some people collect because they like to collect a certain thing -- if you collect "Action Figures" you might not even care where they come from or what they're based on. Some people collect a certain genre without regard to specifics -- look at those Ame-Comi things. They're great if you're into that, whether because you like the superheroes or just like anime girls. And some people just need to collect. I've seen a lot of that over the years, people who just have to buy something.

It's hard for me to point the finger of blame. Yes I do think it's ridiculous to buy something just because it's the only thing out there. But if you do like the product for whatever reason, well ... I myself am not a big Batman or Iron Man fan, but make a figure of them in any color, any costume or armor and I'll buy it. I love that shit. And for years people we know were complaining about every company making Batman figures "in every color except the one we want  >:( " ... meanwhile those lines were incredibly successful for the market they were intended for.


Title: Re: Is there a DCC thread? If not, it starts here.
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 23, 2014, 03:51:59 pm
Pound of truth JQ.  +1.

I like to try and handicap stuff like this.  I'm rarely right, but it's fun anyway.  Obviously, all things SuperBat (nU) are on the table.  Green Lantern less so in light of the tragically dismal film.  Which is a good thing from my perspective.  And it now appears that virtually any Justice Leauge member from any branch (nU) has a shot.  Animal Man, Adam Strange, Frankenstein, etc.  Which makes it fun (for me anyhow).  I still love the second and third stringers.  I also look for more Earth 2 characters.  They do have a new Superman after all.  And an evil Superman too. 


Title: Re: Is there a DCC thread? If not, it starts here.
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 23, 2014, 06:06:04 pm
Great points guys.  DCD was run by amateurs.  Filled with excuses and bullshit.  DCUC was run by fanboy fetishists with a never ending hard on of Super Powers/Friends.  Now we have DCC and they're all in for the nU.  Can't win for losing can we? 

Logic says that if the response to the new product produced by DCC is good, then a "Classic" subline is money in the bank.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectables Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 23, 2014, 07:01:52 pm
You're so silly. 

Johns and DiDio are gonna push nU down our throats, up our nostrils, in our ears, and up our asses until they both get fired.  Sadly, I'm embracing the inevitable future.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectables Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 23, 2014, 08:02:33 pm
You're so silly. 

Johns and DiDio are gonna push nU down our throats, up our nostrils, in our ears, and up our asses until they both get fired.  Sadly, I'm embracing the inevitable future.

 :D

Mrs 'shake and I are catching up on Arrow and there was the ep where Amanda Waller shows up to visit Bronze Tiger in jail. Mrs 'shake always asks if these characters are in the comics and I said yes. Her response was an amused "Another slim attractive woman straight out of the comics?"


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on April 23, 2014, 10:56:03 pm
Someone at DC doesn't like Black women to be portrayed as overweight. I have my guess as to who, but I'd rather not say. If I'm right it particularly sucks because it means diversity it being promoted only selectively, and for personal reasons.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 24, 2014, 08:29:01 am
Yep.  They also de-aged her too.  From 50 something to 30 something. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on April 24, 2014, 02:40:10 pm

The comics still aren't grabbing me, but the figures have earned my interest...


Without an interest in the comics, I can't have an interest in the figures. I do like the new designs for Orion ad Zatanna, but I'm not reading Wonder Woman and dropped JLDark months ago.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 24, 2014, 03:50:52 pm
I used to collect Spawn figures.  Didn't read the comic though.  Comics and figures aren't mutually exclusive to me.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 24, 2014, 04:46:29 pm
I used to collect Spawn figures.  Didn't read the comic though.  Comics and figures aren't mutually exclusive to me.

Agreed. If it looks good then I'm happy to have it on my shelf. I gave a couple of W.o.Warcraft figs but never played the game.

Though I see KC's point. It's hard to get excited about the look of once familiar characters that are no longer familiar to you.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: powersthatbe on April 24, 2014, 05:53:35 pm
The NuTitans figures arrive next week.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 24, 2014, 05:58:01 pm
I get that too FM.  

However, I made the decision to let go of any hope that "my DCU" is ever coming back.  I take it for what it is.  The designs really aren't that bad (for the most part).  It's the stories that stink on ice.  If the stories were better, the costumes wouldn't be an issue to most of us.

If the stories got better, I might find myself at the LCS again every Wed.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on April 24, 2014, 08:20:05 pm
Someone at DC doesn't like Black women to be portrayed as overweight. I have my guess as to who, but I'd rather not say. If I'm right it particularly sucks because it means diversity it being promoted only selectively, and for personal reasons.

Someone high up with a black wife?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 24, 2014, 08:36:48 pm
Someone high up with a black wife?


Well, I happen to love fat, black women.  I'm married to one!  It's a shame I'm not in charge at DC.  But then again, if I was, pretty much all women would be thicker and hippier, and even with the NU52 going on, there would still be a SILVER AGE style Earth, a BRONZE AGE Earth, and a GOLDEN AGE Earth just for shits and giggles.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on April 24, 2014, 11:11:50 pm
Someone high up with a black wife?

When people notice ... or think they notice ... that you're giving a lot of (possibly needed) attention to one particular race ... maybe it's time to ask yourself if they have a point.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: B-Lister on April 27, 2014, 01:41:03 pm
Anybody need a Scribblenauts Aquaman from Series 1?

That's the one in the classic Orange costume. I have a spare. Looking for the Series 2 Blue Beetle, Cyborg, or Flash.

Or from Series 1, Batman, or Superman


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 30, 2014, 04:42:15 pm
Titans figures looked good today.  May pick up a couple over the weekend as my LCS is having a sale in conjunction with Free Comic Book Day.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: powersthatbe on May 01, 2014, 01:25:19 pm
I got wonder girl,a really beautiful female figure,might get superbly and kid flash later not too keen on the Nudesigns but figures look nice.the marvel select cap figure is incredible.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gadabout on May 08, 2014, 12:02:10 am
I hate those nu titan figures so much. Both the costumes and the artist specific look. Its weird how bulky Capullos Nightwing is and how scrawny Booths is.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kalzor on May 08, 2014, 10:41:37 am
DC adverts show the Capullo series as "In Stores Now!" but they apparently don't hit until next week. I needed my Nightwing fill.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on May 08, 2014, 04:00:39 pm
I considered buying Wonder Girl for the head. It does look like it's cast in flesh color which I don't always like but it looks pretty good. I know it'll be cast by someone soon but I'm really not at all good at painting casts. Superboy looks ok but not a character I'd want at all. Kid Flash really looks bizarre. He's got red shading on his mouth and nostrils, which don't help out his creepy expression at all.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on May 09, 2014, 05:26:58 pm
I considered buying Wonder Girl for the head.

Your out of context quote of the day, ladies and gentlemen.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kalzor on May 13, 2014, 01:08:56 pm
I considered buying Wonder Girl for the head.

Your out of context quote of the day, ladies and gentlemen.

 [applause]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 13, 2014, 04:22:10 pm
Been wondering when Hawkman would show up.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on May 13, 2014, 04:28:56 pm
Wow  jaw_drop.  Wtf


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: zeekzin on May 13, 2014, 05:36:51 pm
Paint the boots silver and it could be Gene Simmons from the waist down.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 13, 2014, 06:46:41 pm
Crom that's awful!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 13, 2014, 08:13:12 pm
Well, I guess it looks like what it's supposed to look like.  [think]

Personally, I'll have the HAWKMAN I actually want when I buy the HAWKMAN VS. STRATOS 2-pack.  Goddamn, I'm so far behind!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kalzor on May 13, 2014, 08:19:31 pm
How the hell do you go up a steep incline in those boots?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on May 13, 2014, 09:33:21 pm
How the hell do you go up a steep incline in those boots?

That's what the wings are for silly.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gadabout on May 13, 2014, 10:00:09 pm
There's supposed to be an interview about how much articulation people want but my phone won't pull it up.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Freak Studio on May 14, 2014, 03:12:31 pm
I Voted for Frankenstein, is one of the few characters without a toy in the past and one that didn't suffer that much with the Universe conversion.

I don't think he'll win though... 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on May 14, 2014, 05:33:02 pm
I Voted for Frankenstein, is one of the few characters without a toy in the past and one that didn't suffer that much with the Universe conversion.

Same here. No love for the character but people seem to like him and like you said ...


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 14, 2014, 07:52:30 pm
Another FRANKENSTEIN vote here.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kalzor on May 14, 2014, 08:42:14 pm
Picked up the Capullow Nightwing today. Love the design and sculpt, but the waist joint is ridiculously tight and feels like it's going to break.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 14, 2014, 09:05:28 pm
Voted E-2 Dr. Fate.  I think I'm only gonna buy characters from outside the main earth.  With a few exceptions.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 15, 2014, 06:54:58 pm
Wow! They're amazing.

That Robin is fucking perfect.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: retcon on May 15, 2014, 07:05:58 pm
Ordered. Excited to see who is the 8th figure in the line as it's 4 per wave I believe?

The original Animated figs from the 90s remain some of my favorites and getting these updates is just awesome.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Freak Studio on May 15, 2014, 07:58:34 pm
It's not just you. This looks amazing!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kalzor on May 15, 2014, 09:32:21 pm
I love them, but my god how is Two Face supposed to stand with such tiny shins/ankles/feet?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 15, 2014, 09:40:22 pm
They do look pretty cool, but I don't think I'll be getting any.  There's so much other stuff that I want, and I already have the old versions.  Granted, the articulation on these is awesome.

It is a little funny though...TWO-FACE's feet are smaller than his hands.  :)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 15, 2014, 10:44:29 pm
They do look pretty cool, but I don't think I'll be getting any.  There's so much other stuff that I want, and I already have the old versions.  Granted, the articulation on these is awesome.

It is a little funny though...TWO-FACE's feet are smaller than his hands.  :)

I was looking at the NU52 Wonder Woman at the LCS today and her head is gigantic.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 15, 2014, 10:47:56 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1Iw9e0xHKc


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on May 16, 2014, 02:06:28 pm
Voted E-2 Dr. Fate.  I think I'm only gonna buy characters from outside the main earth.  With a few exceptions.

Not a bad selection. It's one of the few good Earth 2 designs. Though, I did like the design for Earth 2 Superman better than Earth 1 version. I liked some of the Legion Lost designs -- especially Wildfire's and would begrudgingly take a nu52 version of Dawnstar, but... fat chance!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 16, 2014, 03:25:09 pm
The final figure of the second wave:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b121/levere/manbat.jpg)

Also revealed today:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b121/levere/stargirl.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b121/levere/cyborg.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b121/levere/ivy.jpg)

Pass all around.  Severed from her GA/E-2 connection, Stargirl holds little appeal to me.  I hear a new Starman will eventually show up in Earth 2 though.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Freak Studio on May 16, 2014, 06:10:33 pm
If they stand with those tiny feet I want them all!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: dozymuppet on May 16, 2014, 06:35:51 pm
I won't be getting them all, but loving the overall look. Manbat is a lock.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: zeekzin on May 18, 2014, 01:35:54 pm
Well I may be getting my first nu figure in Stargirl. Better than the last two. Hate the plastic smile on the dcuc one.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 19, 2014, 05:24:01 pm
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dc-collectible-solicitations-for-items-in-stores-november-2014/



Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 21, 2014, 05:06:49 pm
Money saved.  I've had another come to Jesus moment over the last couple of days. 

Mutliverse characters only. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: B-Lister on May 21, 2014, 06:35:40 pm
Saw the new Nightwing. Pretty nice figure.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 22, 2014, 07:04:40 pm
The top picks from their "Choose Our Next New 52 Action Figure" poll:

#3 Ė Black Canary
#2 Ė White Lantern Kyle Rayner
#1 Ė Poison Ivy

http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2014/05/20/dc-collectibles-announcements-a-plenty

 [thud]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: dozymuppet on May 22, 2014, 07:07:13 pm
White Lantern Kyle Rayner? Seriously, I do not know who this fanbase is.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: LukeyLuke on May 24, 2014, 10:29:55 pm
I personally would love to see a Frakenstien figure. I enjoy the character in the comics and I think he would make a fantastic over-sized figure!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on May 28, 2014, 12:37:48 pm
Wow. They are really going after a niche market for SDCC -- which is fine with me. There was really only about 0.01% chance that I'd want what they were offering any way.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gadabout on May 31, 2014, 08:36:28 am
I'd day that has a broader appeal than what you might think.

And haven't comic conventions traditionally gone after a niche market? Hell, that probably appeals more to the larger portion of the group anyway.

Not me though. I hate nu Harley.

I'm hoping Frankenstein is a possibility just by being on the list. They'd do an amazing job with that figure as long as the agents of shade book doesn't serve for a base look. I hate that art.

Star girl is perfect. And the pants are significantly better than the bike shorts.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 17, 2014, 07:01:08 am
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dc-collectibles-solicitiations-for-items-in-stores-dec-2014/

DCC for Sept/Dec.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on June 17, 2014, 07:34:16 am
Those holiday repaint statues do not fill me with Christmas cheer.....

I'd like to see turnarounds on the Sprang B&W Joker. Looks a bit odd from the front.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: dozymuppet on June 17, 2014, 08:07:37 am
Lots of accessories listed with the animated Robin and Joker.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on June 17, 2014, 08:30:20 am
Lots of accessories listed with the animated Robin and Joker.

Yes, I noticed that. And stands for all the BTAS figures too which is a relief since we've been worrying about the small feet thing.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 17, 2014, 08:41:13 am
Something is a bit odd here.  There are no nU 52 figures offered.  First time since Feb.  Is nU 52 tanking in terms of actions figures?  Or is DCC holding something big in reserve for SDCC?  Roughly the same time the July solicits should be hitting.  Hmmmm...


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: dozymuppet on June 17, 2014, 05:02:58 pm
Something is a bit odd here.  There are no nU 52 figures offered.  First time since Feb.  Is nU 52 tanking in terms of actions figures?  Or is DCC holding something big in reserve for SDCC?  Roughly the same time the July solicits should be hitting.  Hmmmm...

Nup, there will be plenty more nu52 figures.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: dozymuppet on June 17, 2014, 05:07:18 pm
I'd like to see turnarounds on the Sprang B&W Joker. Looks a bit odd from the front.

There are a few more photos here:

http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2014/06/12/collectible-close-up-batman-black-and-white-statues-by-dick-sprang

I really want to like these, but I don't think they're for me.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on June 17, 2014, 09:37:13 pm
At least there are non-SuperBat options.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gadabout on June 24, 2014, 07:00:43 am
The top picks from their "Choose Our Next New 52 Action Figure" poll:

#3 Ė Black Canary
#2 Ė White Lantern Kyle Rayner
#1 Ė Poison Ivy

http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2014/05/20/dc-collectibles-announcements-a-plenty

I know a lot TVof people had a problem with WL Kyle but the other two are the ones that shock me. Who is reading the book that theyre in? Why would people want this look for them? Is it just because they're women?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 24, 2014, 06:38:49 pm
Saw the first wave of Earth 2 figures today.  They look great.  Very close to Nicola's art.  I'll be getting all of these as long as she's in on the design.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 24, 2014, 07:12:24 pm
Saw the first wave of Earth 2 figures today.  They look great.  Very close to Nicola's art.  I'll be getting all of these as long as she's in on the design.

Listened to episode #120 of the AFB podcast?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 24, 2014, 07:20:57 pm
Not as yet, but I've heard she was instrumental in the "look" of the E-2 characters.  Moreso than Jim Lee from what I can tell.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 24, 2014, 07:34:47 pm
Not as yet, but I've heard she was instrumental in the "look" of the E-2 characters.  Moreso than Jim Lee from what I can tell.

Get to it man!!!!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: dozymuppet on June 25, 2014, 03:02:13 am
Jim Lee only made tiny tweaks in her initial design for WW.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on June 25, 2014, 07:29:27 am
I wish DC had the balls to keep the pants. Whereas the black pants in the pre-Flashpoint issues didn't work, but the dark blue did. I'm not one of these 'super heroines shouldn't wear swimsuits' guys, but I thought the original nu design was a very fresh look that would have won people over eventually. If not now, when?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on June 25, 2014, 07:50:14 am
I wish DC had the balls to keep the pants. Whereas the black pants in the pre-Flashpoint issues didn't work, but the dark blue did. I'm not one of these 'super heroines shouldn't wear swimsuits' guys, but I thought the original nu design was a very fresh look that would have won people over eventually. If not now, when?

Just to be clear, when we're talking about Nicola Scott, we're talking about the New 52 Earth 2 Wonder Woman :)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on June 25, 2014, 09:33:58 am
I wish DC had the balls to keep the pants. Whereas the black pants in the pre-Flashpoint issues didn't work, but the dark blue did. I'm not one of these 'super heroines shouldn't wear swimsuits' guys, but I thought the original nu design was a very fresh look that would have won people over eventually. If not now, when?

Just to be clear, when we're talking about Nicola Scott, we're talking about the New 52 Earth 2 Wonder Woman :)

Yeah, I'm listening to the podcast and just got the part about the pants -- haha. I'm fine with the Earth 2 WW design. And I prefer Earth 2 Superman's outfit to the clumsy armor version.

I've stopped collecting figures, but I Goggled Earth 2 action figures to refresh my memory on how these looked. Despite not liking the Flash design -- I think it works as an action figure. Wonder Woman looks very sharp as does Hawkgirl. Power Girl and Huntress are okay.

Really enjoyed the interview. It's inspired me to make a concerted effort to get back to drawing -- instead of just doodling at work. Good job guys.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 27, 2014, 07:59:37 pm
Picked up E-2 Flash Wed.  Not bad, but not great.  Ball jointed hips so a leg came off in my hand.  Pin didn't break off so it was easy to snap back in.  But I know it'll happen again.  Other joints are tight.  17 POA.  Paint apps are good except for the helmet.  And it's a really glossy finish.  Face is a little off but not too bad.  He is kinda goose necked though. 

Batman and Green Lantern came out as well.  Both look pretty good.  But Wonder Woman is MIA.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: dozymuppet on June 27, 2014, 10:19:20 pm
Yeah she didn't make it to my shop either.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 02, 2014, 10:03:45 pm
Got her.

Thanks.

Mini review to come.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on July 03, 2014, 12:09:49 am
I saw the Earth 2 figures in person for the first time today. These are some of the worst looking action figures I've ever seen. I looked at 5 Green Lanterns and the paint was exceedingly sloppy, only one of them looked passable. Wonder Woman is hard to even look at with her bad case of pinkeye. Flash has a ridiculous look on his face and the paint was all over the place on his costume. Very badly done.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 03, 2014, 04:52:23 am
I saw the Earth 2 figures in person for the first time today. These are some of the worst looking action figures I've ever seen. I looked at 5 Green Lanterns and the paint was exceedingly sloppy, only one of them looked passable. Wonder Woman is hard to even look at with her bad case of pinkeye. Flash has a ridiculous look on his face and the paint was all over the place on his costume. Very badly done.

Paint apps seem to be a continuous source of QA problems in the industry ATM.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on July 03, 2014, 06:57:01 am
I looked at 5 Green Lanterns and the paint was exceedingly sloppy, only one of them looked passable.

Of all the E2 characters (and I'm really not sure who all that includes as I'm not reading the book, but I have picked it up on occasion), I think GL got the worst design. It's really lacking in every conceivable way. Even if the sculpt was excellent and the paint apps were spot on, you can't polish a turd.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 03, 2014, 07:03:55 am
Paint is OK on all of mine except WW.  And even that is minimal.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on July 03, 2014, 07:04:39 am
I saw these in person today, and of all four in two different shops the only one I could buy, QC-wise, was Wonder Woman. The paint on these is just terrible.

The QC on the DCC New 52 figs has been excellent to this point. Bad factory I'd say - hope they don't use them again.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Freak Studio on July 11, 2014, 05:54:13 pm
Wait, wait... DId I read a Creeper 6 inch figure in Animated style...

I need my heart medication...



Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: dozymuppet on July 11, 2014, 06:00:44 pm
Much excitement


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 11, 2014, 09:33:01 pm
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f265/fishmilkshake/WinFail/Superman-Man-of-Steel-Statue_zps890d5a46.jpg) (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/fishmilkshake/media/WinFail/Superman-Man-of-Steel-Statue_zps890d5a46.jpg.html)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 14, 2014, 02:55:55 pm
Second month in a row with no new 52 figures.  And none in the SDCC previews.  Odd.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: zeekzin on July 14, 2014, 04:53:28 pm
Considering how many figures have been revealed lately, they are really going out of their way to not make a single one I want to buy.

Maybe now that Klarion is getting his own series........


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 14, 2014, 06:46:29 pm
You'd think with the collapse of DCUC that DCC would be open to filling the gaps in people's collections with figures we still need like Frankenstein, etc?
Sure, Talon was nice, but the only other figs they've made like Vibe, are in two packs I refuse to buy.

Here's hoping something comes out at SDCC.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 14, 2014, 06:47:00 pm
Not to nit pick, but the only comic based figures in two months have been Capullo artist specific figures.  Why release two almost identical Nightwings and Batgirls within months of each other?  These figures are designed to stand on their own.  And now Bat family figures are once again taking over this line.

No sweat off my ass except that I want more Earth 2 figures.  Otherwise, fuck it.  No nU 52 figures, no E 2 figures.  [cursing]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on July 14, 2014, 10:21:03 pm
They blew their wad online before NYCC and then didn't show up at all didn't they?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on July 15, 2014, 01:31:11 am
I like the stands - handy and practical.

That Joker / Harley Statue is beautiful.

Aquaman animated figures - yay! But gee that Mera design is horrid. :(


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on July 15, 2014, 12:52:41 pm
Very unimpressed. Agree that the Capullo designs are way too close to what was already announced. Horrible Mera design for the animated DVD.

The Shayera bombshell statue is cute. I wish they'd bring her back on Earth 1.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: dozymuppet on July 15, 2014, 05:47:20 pm
Huh. I see 5 or 6 figures (not counting unseen BTAS figures) and 1 or 2 statues that I could easily spend money on.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: zeekzin on July 16, 2014, 01:45:19 am
Someone's gotta buy em.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 18, 2014, 03:41:50 pm
Saw the armored nU 52 Lex the other day.  Impressive figuere of a character I have no interest in.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 18, 2014, 05:04:13 pm
 [thud]
Saw the armored nU 52 Lex the other day.  Impressive figuere of a character I have no interest in.

Yeah, same here. Good looking figure but not for me.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 23, 2014, 08:26:25 pm
Covergirls Vixen  [yess]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: NiteOwl on July 23, 2014, 10:47:19 pm
Gorgeous!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: retcon on July 24, 2014, 02:36:23 am
Haven't bought DC figs (other than Mattel) since long before DC Direct rebranded - definitely on board with the Animated Series.

That is of course on the assumption the pins for articulation are still a work in progress.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on July 25, 2014, 09:24:00 am
Lois Lane Bombshells statue:


Face looks very Margo Kidder-ish.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on July 26, 2014, 06:13:28 am
Covergirls Vixen & Bombshells Lois - sold!

The Batman TAS line has the potential to be epic.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 08, 2014, 07:04:57 am
Saw (most) of the second wave of Earth 2 figures yesterday and decided to pass.  Superman is sorta fem.  Batman looks like some sort of fetish/bondage freak.  Hawkgirl didn't make it this week. 

But nU Orion did make it out.  He looks OK. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on August 08, 2014, 07:15:13 am
I saw them too. Thankfully the QC issues with first wave haven't been repeated. I don't like the Superman but Batman is cool and Orion looks fun.

I just picked up the Power Girl & Huntress set & will do a review shortly.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 08, 2014, 07:55:13 am
Saw them too.  I was unable to pull the trigger.  I think I may be done (again).  :-\


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Freak Studio on August 08, 2014, 08:42:07 am
Superman is sorta fem.  

Ellaborate, please...


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 08, 2014, 09:10:47 am
The head sculpt is very feminine/youthful.  On top of a rather long thin neck.  It appears feminine to me. 

This is supposed to be a tough as nails Superman who has been fighting a protracted war against invading gods.  He should have the face of a badass.  Not of a guy who shaves every other week.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: zeekzin on August 08, 2014, 02:41:46 pm
Saw these. Meh. I actually bought the Earth 2 WW a few weeks back, my first purchase from DCC since the reboot. Just desperate for plastic. May put her on my JSA shelf.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 08, 2014, 05:27:03 pm
Saw them too.  I was unable to pull the trigger.  I think I may be done (again).  :-\

 :D

I didn't realise you'd started again?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 08, 2014, 05:39:19 pm
Been buying the DCC E-2 figures.  I'm sill in the pondering mode right now.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: powersthatbe on August 08, 2014, 08:44:20 pm
yeah the supers figure is that,pleased with Orion and batman and got deluxe luthor and talon recently as well.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on August 12, 2014, 06:01:26 pm
Super wedgie?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 12, 2014, 06:02:32 pm
Yikes. That is a rather unmanly looking Man of Steel...

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b121/levere/DC_Collectibles_New_52_Earth_2_Batman_And_Superman09__scaled_600.jpg)

That's what I said.  ;D


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 12, 2014, 06:04:38 pm
Good grief  :o That's pretty ordinary.

It looks like that guy that spent all that money on plastic surgery to look like Brad Pitt.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 12, 2014, 06:05:36 pm
Very pouty.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: dozymuppet on August 12, 2014, 07:09:18 pm
Herbert Chavez-like

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2415416/Herbert-Chavez-Superman-fan-19-surgeries-30-years-look-like-comic-book-hero.html


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on August 12, 2014, 07:17:43 pm
Here's the promo shot:

(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/AUTOIMAGES/DC32008lg.jpg)

Doesn't really match up, does it?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 12, 2014, 09:54:35 pm
Herbert Chavez-like

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2415416/Herbert-Chavez-Superman-fan-19-surgeries-30-years-look-like-comic-book-hero.html

In sixteen years you'd think he could have stopped by the gym a few times.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: zeekzin on August 13, 2014, 04:36:37 am
I think he looks like Adam Lambert.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 13, 2014, 07:53:34 pm
Saw Starfire today.  Probably the best version of that character to date.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 18, 2014, 09:41:27 pm
http://www.newsarama.com/21900-batman-arkham-knight-death-spotlighted-in-dc-collectibles-solicits-for-march-2015.html

Third month straight with no comic accurate nU 52 figures.  Somethin' is goin' on behind the scenes.  [think]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Freak Studio on August 19, 2014, 10:44:06 am
http://www.newsarama.com/21900-batman-arkham-knight-death-spotlighted-in-dc-collectibles-solicits-for-march-2015.html

Third month straight with no comic accurate nU 52 figures.  Somethin' is goin' on behind the scenes.  [think]

Dan Didio wa sin a convention here this weekend and said the N52 wasn't going to end or change... He can be lying of course...  [dunno]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 19, 2014, 05:10:51 pm
I'm not suggesting that they're ditching nU 52, but something seems amiss in the nU 52 action figure department.  Only one figure shown at SDCC and three months running with no nU 52 figure solicits.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: 78t-topps on August 19, 2014, 07:28:20 pm
I got the Greg Capullo Nightwing which was great , until I took it out of the box ....27 bucks and a broken leg... [banghead]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 20, 2014, 03:37:04 am
I got the Greg Capullo Nightwing which was great , until I took it out of the box ....27 bucks and a broken leg... [banghead]

Ouch  >:(


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 20, 2014, 10:27:18 am
Just read the first issue of Multiversity.  If DCC doesn't make figures, they're a bunch of (figurative) retards.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 27, 2014, 09:24:26 am
Saw Red Hood and Arsenal today.  Both are fine although Arsenal's head scuplt is pretty terrible.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Xavion on September 01, 2014, 07:05:56 pm
Got my first DCC figures over the weekend:  Power Girl, Huntress, and Wonder Girl.  I'm really digging them.  No breakage, but I was extremely careful removing them from the packaging and freeing the joints after all of the stories I've heard.

They seem to have settled into an articulation scheme that works for me.  I'm so glad those damn t-crotches are gone.  I'll probably round up most of the Earth 2 figures over the coming weeks, and then go from there.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on September 01, 2014, 07:59:53 pm
Power Girl & Huntress are great figures. Opened my set on the weekend and was really pleased.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on September 01, 2014, 08:00:49 pm
Got my first DCC figures over the weekend:  Power Girl, Huntress, and Wonder Girl.  I'm really digging them.  No breakage, but I was extremely careful removing them from the packaging and freeing the joints after all of the stories I've heard.

They seem to have settled into an articulation scheme that works for me.  I'm so glad those damn t-crotches are gone.  I'll probably round up most of the Earth 2 figures over the coming weeks, and then go from there.

Be prepared to hunt around for good Earth 2 figures. I have the first wave now but left a lot on the pegs due to seriously bad paint issues.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Xavion on September 07, 2014, 05:47:11 pm
I'll probably be at the mercy of whatever online retailer I end up getting them from.  It's tough to find figs at a LCS in this town.  The one within reasonable driving distance that does carry them usually only orders one or two extra for the store, so if you're not there on Wednesday, forget about it.

Speaking of which, it looks like Supergirl is coming out this week.  I was expecting Earth 2 Superman and/or Earth 2 Hawkgirl.  Do these just drop whenever they happen to be ready as opposed to following a specific release schedule?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 07, 2014, 09:57:29 pm
Generally, the shipping schedule is a bit out of whack for DCC lately.  E-2 Hawkgirl has yet to show up.  All the rest have made it.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on September 07, 2014, 11:31:02 pm
Companies are a bit at the mercy of factories when it comes to release dates. They have a schedule, and DCC has been doing a much better job of verall of getting things out on time, but I suspect that they have to play it a bit by ear simply because of the way that the overseas factories work. . I don't think the that the "waves" are necessarily designed to be out on the same day, eg Starfire was out before Arsenal and Red Hood, etc.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 10, 2014, 12:45:47 pm
Saw Supergirl and the Infinite Crisis figures today.  One for two ain't bad.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Xavion on September 10, 2014, 10:43:43 pm
Supergirl is a major disappointment for me.  Most of them have horrible eyes.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 11, 2014, 10:09:43 am
Took a closer look at Supergirl.  You're right, crazy ex girlfriend eyes.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 15, 2014, 05:52:23 pm
http://www.newsarama.com/22129-dc-s-december-2014-solicits-collectibles-collections-vertigo.html

And yet another month with no DCC comic accurate figures.  What is going on?  It's not like I'm buying much but it is weird.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Xavion on September 15, 2014, 06:41:27 pm
http://www.newsarama.com/22129-dc-s-december-2014-solicits-collectibles-collections-vertigo.html

And yet another month with no DCC comic accurate figures.  What is going on?  It's not like I'm buying much but it is weird.

Yeah, that's on me.  I decided I really like them, so now they're going to stop making them.  Sorry.  I really didn't mean to, but I saw that Starfire, and I just couldn't help myself.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 15, 2014, 06:55:16 pm
No worries.  That is truly the best Starfire figure yet. 



Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 15, 2014, 07:01:27 pm
http://www.newsarama.com/22129-dc-s-december-2014-solicits-collectibles-collections-vertigo.html

And yet another month with no DCC comic accurate figures.  What is going on?  It's not like I'm buying much but it is weird.

Yeah, that's on me.  I decided I really like them, so now they're going to stop making them.  Sorry.  I really didn't mean to, but I saw that Starfire, and I just couldn't help myself.

Bastard!!!!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on September 16, 2014, 01:16:35 pm
Yeah, they actually have me rallying for the nu52 figures -- because I'm so sick and tired of the TV shit. I will say, though, if that Deathlok is an accurate representation of the Arrow version of the character, that's a pretty good design.

I'm guessing the lack of nu52 means that DCC has the same problem DCD eventually experienced. People only buy SuperBat and a few JLA figures.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on September 16, 2014, 01:58:14 pm
I smell a reboot.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 16, 2014, 06:01:38 pm
Yeah, they actually have me rallying for the nu52 figures -- because I'm so sick and tired of the TV shit. I will say, though, if that Deathlok is an accurate representation of the Arrow version of the character, that's a pretty good design.

I'm guessing the lack of nu52 means that DCC has the same problem DCD eventually experienced. People only buy SuperBat and a few JLA figures.

Technically speaking, every nU 52 figure thus far has been in some way connected to the JLA or one of the big DC players.  Pre or post nU 52. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 16, 2014, 06:02:46 pm
I smell a reboot.

I'm sure you're right.  I'm unsure about another top down redesign.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: powersthatbe on September 18, 2014, 03:02:10 pm
52 batgirl and red robin on tap for next week.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Polarboy on September 18, 2014, 04:41:06 pm
WTF they made supergirl a red lantern!!!!!  [moon] [moon] [moon]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 19, 2014, 01:20:26 am
WTF they made supergirl a red lantern!!!!!  [moon] [moon] [moon]

It's mandatory for the character growing process that at one point or another they go through a coloured lantern transformation


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: derekwc on September 19, 2014, 03:30:09 pm
That arc is finished. It wasn't bad IMO.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: powersthatbe on September 19, 2014, 09:27:05 pm
I got huntress power girl and star fire today from amoktime I'm critical of huntress as she looks too anime and I hate anime but they are in my display case.the joints are tight and not loose at all which is nice,and yes I know I just set myself up for jokes here.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 20, 2014, 05:30:15 pm
*giggle*


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Xavion on September 20, 2014, 05:43:31 pm
I started reading Supergirl from the beginning last week.  I'm only up to the H'El arc, but her becoming a Red Lantern (even temporarily) would actually make sense.  Kara has a lot of pent up (and not so pent up) anger.

I never thought I'd be saying this about a New 52 book, but it's probably the best she's ever been written.

I'm looking forward to picking up Batgirl and Red Robin next week.  I've been very happy with all of the DCC figures I've gotten so far (including Supergirl once I fixed her face).


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on September 22, 2014, 02:43:09 pm
I started reading Supergirl from the beginning last week.  I'm only up to the H'El arc, but her becoming a Red Lantern (even temporarily) would actually make sense.  Kara has a lot of pent up (and not so pent up) anger.

I never thought I'd be saying this about a New 52 book, but it's probably the best she's ever been written.

I often posted that the nu52 Supergirl series was solid. But after the artist left (for Marvel) and the writers left, I lost interest. Plus, it was still nu52 -- and when she crossed over with the other Superman titles (during the horrible H'el arc) -- it actually drove me away.

I will say, though, that Supergirl was fairly well-written in Adventure Comics in the early 70s -- and by Paul Levitz in her Legion appearances.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 06, 2014, 10:23:58 pm
And now for a line of figures NO ONE demanded...

http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dc-collectibles-presents-jae-lee-action-figures-batman-superman-wonder-woman-catwoman/

Jae Lee.  ???

Seriously?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on October 07, 2014, 05:54:50 am
And now for a line of figures NO ONE demanded...

http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dc-collectibles-presents-jae-lee-action-figures-batman-superman-wonder-woman-catwoman/

Jae Lee.  ???

Seriously?

Dislike.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 07, 2014, 08:13:37 am
I was hoping.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on October 07, 2014, 10:05:37 am
And now for a line of figures NO ONE demanded...

http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dc-collectibles-presents-jae-lee-action-figures-batman-superman-wonder-woman-catwoman/

Jae Lee.  ???

Seriously?

Wow! I purchased the Jae Lee issues -- because I love Lee's style. But this is a huge fail. Some art does not translate well into 3 dimensions -- and that is the case here. DCC's DC Direct origins are showing. Artist-specific SuperBat. Groan.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 07, 2014, 06:29:02 pm
Just not feeling it. But then I don't need another SupesWondyBat anyhoo.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on October 09, 2014, 10:40:27 pm
I'm with KC.  I love Jae Lee, but the figures don't translate well.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 10, 2014, 06:07:23 pm
nU 52 has crashed and burned.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on October 10, 2014, 07:32:50 pm
Batman Animated looks great, but pretty disappointed they are on card and not a collector friendly box.  :(


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: 305Batman on October 10, 2014, 10:25:21 pm
I love BTAS/TNBA but those holes and the $100+ per wave is scaring me a bit!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 10, 2014, 11:55:49 pm
Lots of groovy extras. Anyone remember what the $SRP was?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 20, 2014, 04:25:36 pm
Yet another month with no comic accurate figures.  WTF is going on behind the scenes?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on October 20, 2014, 04:55:05 pm
Yet another month with no comic accurate figures.  WTF is going on behind the scenes?

They might just be taking a breath after pumping out a massive amount of toys.

I'm excited about this Nightwing bust:

(http://media.dcentertainment.com/sites/default/files/styles/578x_post_detail/public/DC_SH_Nightwing_Bust_544188b8c564c4.45426412.jpg?itok=rAWUtxww)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 20, 2014, 06:14:23 pm
That Arkham Clayface action figure is $100. Must be gigantic???


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on October 20, 2014, 07:09:44 pm
Can't get my head around the spikes. He looks like Ice Clay Man.  :P


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 22, 2014, 02:10:30 pm
Zee and Constantine looked OK today.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on October 22, 2014, 06:24:42 pm
Yet another month with no comic accurate figures.  WTF is going on behind the scenes?

They might just be taking a breath after pumping out a massive amount of toys.

I'm excited about this Nightwing bust:

(http://media.dcentertainment.com/sites/default/files/styles/578x_post_detail/public/DC_SH_Nightwing_Bust_544188b8c564c4.45426412.jpg?itok=rAWUtxww)

Wish they would do a classic blue version.  That's why the Marvel Bowen busts are so awesome.  Sure they'll put out the current stuff, but also the classic.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Xavion on October 24, 2014, 03:10:09 pm
Zee and Constantine looked OK today.

i think they're both awesome.  Zee is already one of my favorite action figures of all time.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 05, 2014, 08:45:35 pm
So what's up next for DCC?

My guess, Multiversity and Convergence figures. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on November 06, 2014, 03:26:29 am
Dunno, but I''m ready to find out. Too long with no AF news. [impatient]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 06, 2014, 07:05:06 am
News has been pretty dry for a while now.  Nothing really big from NYCC.  And New York Toy Fair is three and a half months off.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on November 06, 2014, 12:07:24 pm
What's up with the anime faces on DCC? I thought Earth 2 Superman was an isolated incident but Constantine looks like he's about to go up against a cute little vampire princess with tiny bat wings. Earth 2 Wonder Woman and Huntress have eyes that are a bit too wide and round, and some of the others I looked at seem to be pushing it.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 06, 2014, 03:04:47 pm
Back to the nU 52 it seems.  And a Bat themed wave (again) except for Stewart.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 06, 2014, 03:15:08 pm
Someone at DC has a serious fucking boner for Harley


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 06, 2014, 03:23:42 pm
She's a breakout nU 52 star no matter how you cut it.

These are the first nU 52 figures to have been solicited since March.  Hawkman and Stargirl are supposed to come out this month.  That's a seven month break.  I wonder why?   


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on November 07, 2014, 04:46:28 am
That Joker is *amazing*


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on November 07, 2014, 08:22:36 am
I thought joker cut his face off.  Is this a figure from a previous story.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 17, 2014, 07:45:35 pm
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dc-collectibles-solicitation-of-items-in-stores-july-2015/


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: dozymuppet on November 17, 2014, 10:29:36 pm
Happy to see a re-issue of the Mignola B&W Batman statue.

Sandman chess set looks awesome.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 18, 2014, 05:14:27 pm
I thought joker cut his face off.  Is this a figure from a previous story.

That was DCNu, the new Joker is DCNuNu.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on November 19, 2014, 02:35:52 am
I thought joker cut his face off.  Is this a figure from a previous story.

That was DCNu, the new Joker is DCNuNu.

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a517/crazyhomeschoolmom/0e19e6d7-c00b-4b0e-a565-f89ccdf1794b_zps12f525ef.jpg)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: dozymuppet on November 19, 2014, 02:06:27 pm
But I don't have one, and I want one.  :)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Xavion on November 19, 2014, 07:50:29 pm
DC Direct once stated that Harley was always a big seller, even by Batman standards.

My LCS told me the same recently.  Oddly enough, as big as I am on female characters in general, Harley has never done much for me.

I'm just glad to see new 52 solicits, even though all of these figures were mentioned back at SDCC.  I hope we see more in the August solicits.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 19, 2014, 09:56:52 pm
Those pins in the legs are hideous.  :(

Photoshopped out of the promo?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on November 20, 2014, 04:18:19 am
Sure looks like it.

I would have preferred they just ditch the lateral leg movement. Those pins really are an eyesore.

Agreed.  :P


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: darthfoley on November 23, 2014, 07:57:23 am
Yep.  I was tempted to start in on that BTAS DCC stuff til I saw that figure at my LCS.  Those pins killed it.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on November 23, 2014, 08:00:54 am
Thought about it too but can't pull the trigger.   Probably just the Robin and Nightwing figures.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 23, 2014, 04:01:30 pm
If this is a sign of things to come, I'm not going to be collecting this line at all.

This seems to be more and more common across lines. It's like companies are trying to absorb price increases with subtle changes.....that aren't working.

The Funko Legacy "Magic" and "G.o.T" figures are letting me down in many areas. Even some of the paint apps on the Star Wars Black series have been oridinary.

The main exception for me are the NECA Aliens/Predator stuff which are consistently good.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: darthfoley on November 23, 2014, 06:19:04 pm
Seeing LOTS of complaints about the animated Batman breaking right out of the package as well, particularly the ankles.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 26, 2014, 01:01:10 pm
nU Stargirl looked OK.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: derekwc on November 26, 2014, 01:23:18 pm
I keep hearing about the ankles, too. I was already on the fence and seeing it in person and all the breakage reports make this line a skip.

Actually, some of the previous stuff I got has started to break as well. I could crazy glue most of it back on, but the Earth 2 Wonder Woman breakage was a huge disappointment. It was delayed breakage at the arm swivel on the right "sword" arm.

Luthor's backpack peg and Earth 2 Flash's mask also snapped off. Not sure if the Flash thing was by design, but once it came off, it wasn't ever going to stay in place permanently. Also, I never found Starfire's shoulder pad that popped off.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: darthfoley on November 26, 2014, 10:11:31 pm
Catwoman has the horrible pegs too.  Yick.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: derekwc on November 27, 2014, 08:13:38 am
I'm starting to thing that the DCC stuff isn't supposed to come out of the packages since "adult collectors ALL leave everything MIB for later resale".  This stuff isn't supposed to be touched but rather admired still in the box, preferably from across the room.

You looked at it!!!! *breaks*  :P


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 27, 2014, 03:03:50 pm
I'm starting to thing that the DCC stuff isn't supposed to come out of the packages since "adult collectors ALL leave everything MIB for later resale".  This stuff isn't supposed to be touched but rather admired still in the box, preferably from across the room.

You looked at it!!!! *breaks*  :P

That's really quite disappointing Derek. Once is bad enough, but you've had a pretty ordinary run. Have you tried contacting DCC to see what they have to say?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: derekwc on November 27, 2014, 04:00:32 pm
No, I've not contacted DCC. The only breakage I was really let down by was E2 Wonder Woman. Hopefully I find that Starfire shoulder and the others after the "repairs" are barely noticeable.

I still kinda wish the Forever Evil Articulation scheme was a regular thing and not just a special one-off thing. NuBizzaro and the NuCrime Syndicate were really nice figures.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on November 27, 2014, 06:23:08 pm
No, I've not contacted DCC. The only breakage I was really let down by was E2 Wonder Woman. Hopefully I find that Starfire shoulder and the others after the "repairs" are barely noticeable.

I still kinda wish the Forever Evil Articulation scheme was a regular thing and not just a special one-off thing. NuBizzaro and the NuCrime Syndicate were really nice figures.

Lack of consistency in the articulation of the Nu52 figures is irritating.

My Earth Two Hawkgirl has had both an arm and her break break off.  >:(


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: derekwc on November 27, 2014, 07:20:43 pm
No, I've not contacted DCC. The only breakage I was really let down by was E2 Wonder Woman. Hopefully I find that Starfire shoulder and the others after the "repairs" are barely noticeable.

I still kinda wish the Forever Evil Articulation scheme was a regular thing and not just a special one-off thing. NuBizzaro and the NuCrime Syndicate were really nice figures.

Lack of consistency in the articulation of the Nu52 figures is irritating.

My Earth Two Hawkgirl has had both an arm and her break break off.  >:(
No, I've not contacted DCC. The only breakage I was really let down by was E2 Wonder Woman. Hopefully I find that Starfire shoulder and the others after the "repairs" are barely noticeable.

I still kinda wish the Forever Evil Articulation scheme was a regular thing and not just a special one-off thing. NuBizzaro and the NuCrime Syndicate were really nice figures.

Lack of consistency in the articulation of the Nu52 figures is irritating.

My Earth Two Hawkgirl has had both an arm and her break break off.  >:(

That sucks. I did just order Constantine, but I was unhappy with the Greg Capullo line and will probably slow it down on new DCC stuff.

I have been getting older DC Direct stuff without much issue though.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Xavion on November 28, 2014, 09:09:10 am
I must lead a charmed life, because the only DCC New 52 figure that's broken on me is Supergirl, and that was my fault for pushing the hip articulation further than it was supposed to go while trying to loosen all of the joints.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 28, 2014, 03:00:49 pm
My Earth Two Hawkgirl has had both an arm and her break break off.  >:(

If my break broke off I'd be mad too  :D


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: dozymuppet on November 28, 2014, 03:26:44 pm
My Earth Two Hawkgirl has had both an arm and her break break off.  >:(

If my break broke off I'd be mad too  :D

He just can't catch a beak.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 28, 2014, 08:04:51 pm
Of the handful of DCC figures I bought, I can't say I had many problems either.  Mostly limbs slipping off of ball joints.  The pins stayed intact so putting the limb back on was no problem.

I did quit DCC again a few months back for a number of reasons.  Mostly because I hated the way E-2 Superman came out.  I really wanted to buy (and like) that figure.  Completely killed off my enthusiasm for the line.  Plus, I think DCC (like the DCU) is gonna get rebooted again in 2015.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 29, 2014, 03:12:00 pm
For me it needs more unique characters. I picked up Talon and I wanted Vibe and Katana, but will only get them when I'm not forced to get dupes.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: LukeyLuke on November 30, 2014, 02:14:18 pm
The only issue I've had with DCC this far is Talon. Other than the brittleness off his knives, his legs are connected as if one piece and will not move independently of one another. It makes posing him veeerrrry limited.  :-\


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: derekwc on December 09, 2014, 12:48:19 am
I was wondering if this Chinese seller's Rainbow Batman figures would be some kind of official DC Collectibles product?

(http://www.dialbforblog.com/archives/524/rainbowbatman5.jpg)

(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081218152007/marvel_dc/images/8/8c/Detective_Comics_241.jpg)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/3usAAOSwkNZUhnJ2/$_57.JPG)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/pvgAAOSwD0lUhnCM/$_57.JPG)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/yCUAAOSwkNZUhnEN/$_57.JPG)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/2bMAAOSwkNZUhnIc/$_57.JPG)

(http://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-Direct-Color-Batman-Collectible-Comic-light-blue-colour-loose-figure-6-/390997809274?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item5b0949187a)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: dozymuppet on December 09, 2014, 05:08:12 am
I totally want those.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on December 09, 2014, 05:26:17 am
I totally want those.

It's an illness.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: derekwc on December 09, 2014, 01:15:31 pm
I totally want those.

I kinda want them, too. They seem to be for sale on ebay from the usual Chinese Factory sellers.

I was just wondering if it was something that would be released through normal channels.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: zeekzin on December 09, 2014, 04:56:22 pm
And after they all get released singly, there will be a 6 pack with 5 reissues and one special exclusive new colour.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: derekwc on December 09, 2014, 06:32:00 pm
And after they all get released singly, there will be a 6 pack with 5 reissues and one special exclusive new colour.

Probably yellow.  [mwaha]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: derekwc on December 09, 2014, 06:34:03 pm
So I'm in need of a DC Direct Composite Superman (mainly for a gag photo shoot), and I've been hunting around ebay.

Now I get that it's a Collectible, but this listing is Red Card worthy....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPERMAN-ACTION-FIGURES-FIRST-APPEARANCE-COMPOSITE-SUPERMAN-DC-DIRECT-/231416551898?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item35e18059da

...b/c $120.00 for shipping makes total sense, right?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on December 10, 2014, 02:55:54 pm
I've contacted sellers before when shipping has been unreasonable and many of them react "Wow! I didn't realise".....but they're selecting some kind of option when listing the item. How can they not notice?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: dozymuppet on December 10, 2014, 06:32:07 pm
They don't view the listing with a different country setting, so they don't see the auto-calculated numbers.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: derekwc on December 10, 2014, 06:36:07 pm
I'm in the far off land of Union City, CA.

They are in the far off dimension of San Ysidro, California.

I hope I get a strip-o-gram from a hot lady upon delivery.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: dozymuppet on December 10, 2014, 08:43:48 pm
Wow, that is pretty odd. It's the same price "estimated" for postage to Australia.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: derekwc on December 10, 2014, 09:45:51 pm
On a happy note, found a But It Now for Composite Supey at a price I was willing to pay with free shipping and 100% positive feedback.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on December 11, 2014, 05:33:39 pm
This was posted in itsalltrue.net's animated Batman review. I really hope it's true.

Quote
For some, the big problem is the visual at the hips. Those exposed pins facing forward bug folks. I get it – and DCC does too. Future figures (Wv2 & Beyond) won’t have them.

http://www.itsalltrue.net/?p=29656&page=2


Good news if true. I hope they at least do a new Bats in this mode.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: dozymuppet on December 12, 2014, 07:27:10 pm
I think I'll need to get (another) Batman, and 2 x Batgirl.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: retcon on December 12, 2014, 10:23:34 pm
What's up with the grey collar on Riddler?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: E-E-S on January 22, 2015, 12:11:37 pm
Does anybody know what the email to DCC is?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 22, 2015, 01:49:42 pm
Does anybody know what the email to DCC is?

http://www.dcentertainment.com/#contact or you could try their facebook page


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: E-E-S on January 26, 2015, 09:08:09 pm
Thanks Ben. I am actually on my 3rd DCC animated batman figure. First 2 figures both had broken ankles. I'm tired of having to explain my returns...smh [gah]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: E-E-S on January 27, 2015, 07:31:26 pm
Found it ..... DCCollectibles@DCEntertainment.com


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 07, 2015, 11:47:24 am
http://www.newsarama.com/23456-dc-reveals-major-changes-new-direction-for-comic-book-line.html

As most of you probably know by now, DC is rebooting it's Universe again coming out of Convergence.  DiDio is quoted as saying "all doors are open", and "story trumps continuity".  As we well know, Mattel has given up on comic accurate, adult collector six inch figures.  DCC has pushed comic accurate six inch figures to the back burner preferring to concentrate on TV/video game/animated movie figures over the last several months.  The last nU 52 figures came out in late November/early December.  Stargirl and Hawkman.  The next nU 52 figures don't come out until July.  It's three Bat figures with John Stewart thrown in.  An eight month gap.  Is DCC retooling?   

I'm just wondering how Convergence will impact DCC?  Thoughts?   


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 07, 2015, 03:43:47 pm
I wonder how they can keep up? With the lead time required to make an action figure, how do they get us a Captain Carrot from Multiversity when the title is yesterday's news and everyone is talking  about Convergence?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 07, 2015, 05:33:08 pm
For Mattel, I buy every bit of 16 months minimum from concept to shelf.  Mattel's internal processes plus whatever hoops they have to jump through for DC/WB.  16 months sounds reasonable.  For DCC, I don't buy it at all.  Georg Brewer lied to us repeatedly about any number of things.  I know Brewer is gone and I don't for a minute believe it takes DCC 16 months for a six inch action figure.  I'm willing to bet there is a streamlined process for DCC.  Plus the fact that both Johns and Lee are avid, active action figure collectors.  One of them could/should take the lead at DCC and push some cool stuff through.  As for Multiversity, DCD/DCC has known it was coming and should have been out in front of it years ago.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Josey Wales on February 12, 2015, 10:30:39 am
Shit just got real.....

http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=24208


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 12, 2015, 11:19:01 am
They look nice.  I just don't see much to spend 25 bucks on.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Josey Wales on February 12, 2015, 02:29:53 pm
DCC on a roll today-

http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=24208

http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=24211


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on February 12, 2015, 03:04:41 pm
Those Icons look very cool. Almost DCUC ish.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 12, 2015, 03:08:10 pm
No pic of Aquaman or Harley.

And is it wrong of me to like the nU Mr. Miracle?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: powersthatbe on February 12, 2015, 03:08:31 pm
there's also new tv toys of captain cold,a reverse flash relics ring,arsenal,felicity and Diggle from arrow


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on February 12, 2015, 03:21:17 pm
They're teasing that Fate Helmet again.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Josey Wales on February 12, 2015, 04:00:14 pm
Aquaman

(https://html1-f.scribdassets.com/72oknw9oao4axshc/images/11-68f0e1f883.jpg)

Haven't seen pics of Harley, but it's listed as original costume.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 12, 2015, 04:04:50 pm
Classic Aquaman.  Scotty should be pleased.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: zeekzin on February 12, 2015, 04:21:10 pm
I just came online to post this.

Nothing for me in this announcement, but so happy to see some classic and live in hope they'll get to some classic characters that haven't been done before.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: zeekzin on February 12, 2015, 04:34:11 pm
Hmm. On closer look, I may have to get Flash with a cosmic treadmill!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 12, 2015, 06:05:46 pm
Hmm. On closer look, I may have to get Flash with a cosmic treadmill!

Yeah, they're nailing it with the accessories. Harley comes with all kindsa cool shit.


.....and a fucking 6" scale Batmobile!!!!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 12, 2015, 06:59:43 pm
I keep going back and looking at that Mr. Miracle.  [banghead]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 12, 2015, 09:24:08 pm
I think/hope that DCC is now clued in on the fact that Mattel giving up on comic based figures leaves a huge gap in the market.  One that they can fill.  At least on a smaller scale than big box retail.  Announcing thirteen figures in one shot is pretty ambitious for DCC.  Hopefully, we'll get some JSA, and some more New Gods amoung other things. 

DiDio says that after Convergence "all doors are open" in terms of DC Comics.  Hopefully, they will apply that to DCC as well.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 12, 2015, 09:45:54 pm
Cue me whining about how I hope they do some New Teen Titans figures at some point.  Speedy, Aqualad, Kid Flash, and Changling.

It's nice to have a slight bit of hope for undone, Classic characters again.  I'm not going to get carried away, though.  Too jaded at this point.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 12, 2015, 09:53:18 pm
I'm with ya.  I don't wanna be cynical, but I am.  Been dicked around too many times by too many companies.  I'll be cherry picking at most.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: B-Lister on February 12, 2015, 10:14:21 pm
I'd be more excited if the looks (and characters) in the comics matched up with these figures.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 12, 2015, 10:17:25 pm
I kinda think it's open season all around. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Josey Wales on February 12, 2015, 11:17:29 pm
Felicity & Diggle-

http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=24215


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 12, 2015, 11:27:11 pm
Since ARROW is doing pretty well, now would be a great time for them to make comic accurate versions of Speedy (Roy ), Merlyn, and Count Vertigo.  But that probably won't happen.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on February 13, 2015, 05:53:16 pm
So... big guns in another artist-specific style.

(http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/cc5/db9/daa/resized/joseph-ducreux-meme-generator-i-look-at-thy-effort-and-see-failure-59fe69.jpg)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: dozymuppet on February 13, 2015, 08:02:58 pm
I'm experiencing a feeling best described as underwhelming positivity.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 13, 2015, 08:12:35 pm
I'm experiencing a feeling best described as underwhelming positivity.

 :D It's just gas.

I love the idea of figs like that 6" Flash. I think they make figures in way that perfectly suits my DCC cherry picking style.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: derekwc on February 13, 2015, 09:01:01 pm
I thought I was out of DC Collectibles for good, but depending on reports of quality, I'll at least try out the Superman w/Keelix and Atomica.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on February 14, 2015, 06:24:59 am
Icons could be an enduring, successful line. Or it could be the next History of the DC Universe.

I love the idea of things like Flash with the treadmill, etc. If it's collector friendly packaging, I will definitely buy that.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on February 14, 2015, 09:57:49 am
If this results in some never-been-done classic versions of characters I like, then I will cherry pick.  From what was shown, the figures look okay -- not great. I'm at the point where I have zero interest in anything introduced in the past 10 or more years.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Josey Wales on February 14, 2015, 10:54:19 am
Pics from Toy Fair

http://thefwoosh.com/2015/02/toy-fair-15-dc-collectibles-icons-tease

I'll pick up Deadman, if nothing else.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: SDcomics on February 15, 2015, 08:23:33 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gLM-ckMiCM#t=644


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: derekwc on February 15, 2015, 11:42:28 pm
*cries tears of joy*

Lady Shiva!!!!!

(http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/BMAO-3-pack-dd635.jpg)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: derekwc on February 15, 2015, 11:51:14 pm
This is probably good news to DCUC Collectors. Maybe not so much for DC Collectibles only people.

(http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2015/02/Toy-Fair-2015-DCC-DC-Icons-Series-001.jpg)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on February 16, 2015, 05:50:19 am
Yeah I'm gonna have to get that Lady Shiva.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on February 16, 2015, 02:44:36 pm
Another Luthor in armor? I hope they eventually do 70s Luthor in spandex. DCUC put him an the 5-pack (and he was the only figure in the set I wanted, so I passed). And DCC/DCD made him cartoony.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 16, 2015, 03:19:33 pm
I don't need the Icons line to be another DCUC, I just need generic figures in a scale that fits with DCUC so I can cherry pick. Atomica and SHiva are great examples.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: derekwc on February 16, 2015, 03:57:35 pm
Shiva's an Arkham figure, so she may be a bit taller than expected. I've been meshing the scales anyway, so having a Shiva is better than nothing.

Maybe the Icons line could help add to groups like the Red Lanterns? Get that Bleez, Rankorr and Zilius Zox going? Some Freedom Fighters like the Ray and more Outsiders. I can go back to hoping for Felix Faust and Royal Flush Gang members, too!

Also, why have they never made a 12-13' Spectre? Talk about somebody who would be fun with your standard figures at that increased scale.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 16, 2015, 06:37:33 pm
I don't need the Icons line to be another DCUC, I just need generic figures in a scale that fits with DCUC so I can cherry pick. Atomica and SHiva are great examples.

That wasn't my takeaway from the interview.  Sounds like they regard this as a whole new line.  Rescaling back to 6" scale like when DCD first started.  This is a new line designed for fans to get in on the ground floor.  I'm not saying that they can/will replace DCUC.  I doubt we get that kind of depth ever again.  But announcing 13 figures in one shot is pretty telling and ambitious.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on February 16, 2015, 07:31:12 pm
I'm down for the Shiva, Green Arrow and possibly the Superman figure.  The Bruce Wayne is tempting too, but I don't think I'll pull the trigger on that.  Out of the first 13 Icon figures listed only five are nU 52.  Hoping that number shrinks even further with following waves.  That Atomica could be a good base for a custom but it's pretty high priced, unless I can get some from the asian market.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 16, 2015, 07:47:43 pm
Much like DCUC, I'd be down for some truly WTF character choices.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: derekwc on February 16, 2015, 08:04:46 pm
I hope the pack-ins like Keelix keep coming, too.

Bring on Rex the Wonder Dog and Detective Chimp! Who cares who they come with!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 16, 2015, 10:20:28 pm
You'd think they'd be on the ball knowing that DCUC collectors never got The Ray, Damage, various other Hourmen, etc.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 17, 2015, 07:46:34 am
Ray would be sweet.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Josey Wales on February 17, 2015, 09:10:12 am
I want both Rays. GA & 90s, not the bald guy in the last series.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: SDcomics on February 19, 2015, 01:57:58 am
You'd think they'd be on the ball knowing that DCUC collectors never got The Ray, Damage, various other Hourmen, etc.

I'm going to start a DCC Icons wishlist thread sometime this weekend.

With lots of pictures and covers.

Classic style.

Please don't hate me.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 19, 2015, 06:54:39 am
Awesome idea.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: zeekzin on February 19, 2015, 04:36:51 pm
You'd think they'd be on the ball knowing that DCUC collectors never got The Ray, Damage, various other Hourmen, etc.

I'm going to start a DCC Icons wishlist thread sometime this weekend.

With lots of pictures and covers.

Classic style.

Please don't hate me.
Nooooooooo!

Stop making me covet!!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 20, 2015, 05:43:56 pm
So the 6" scale batmobile will be about US$85


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on February 20, 2015, 06:15:08 pm
So the 6" scale batmobile will be about US$85

That's not bad.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 12, 2015, 06:19:57 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy6XC_KoEKY

A video tribute to the end of the New 52 action figures. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 12, 2015, 09:20:06 pm
Heh!

C'mon Icons, bring me that Unknown Soldier.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on March 13, 2015, 02:04:50 pm
New 52 line, you will not be missed...

even though you will still be stinking up the new line. That said, I liked the updated Orion uniform -- but not enough to buy the figure.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 02, 2015, 07:45:06 am
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/new-products-revealed-today-by-dc-collectibles/

Very droll.  Har-de-har-har.   ;D


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: derekwc on April 02, 2015, 09:34:50 am
I appreciate the flat out honestly of the Batman vs The Anti-Monitor.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 02, 2015, 08:31:21 pm
Gotta admit, Danny the Street woulda been awesome.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 02, 2015, 09:46:37 pm
Woulda been funnier if they showed people stuff we actually want.

Here's your Golden Age Mr Terrific!! Hahaha....April Fools!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: derekwc on April 02, 2015, 09:49:01 pm
Kevin Feige already did that when he announced Cap 3 was going to be The Serpent Society and then went "PYSCH!" >:(


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 02, 2015, 10:13:00 pm
Woulda been funnier if they showed people stuff we actually want.

Here's your Golden Age Mr Terrific!! Hahaha....April Fools!

On the verge of cruelty. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 20, 2015, 07:27:50 pm
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/afis-10th-anniversary-scoop-week-day-one-scoop-one-dc-comics-bombshells-holiday-wonder-woman-statue/


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on April 20, 2015, 07:41:24 pm
Bleurgh.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 21, 2015, 03:43:31 pm
http://www.newsarama.com/24221-dc-november-2015-collectibles-solicitations.html


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 21, 2015, 03:47:12 pm
http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2015/04/diamond-select-reveals-its-first-gotham-action-figures/

Semi related.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 22, 2015, 12:06:24 am
Not bad, just not for me.

Is it me, or does Catwoman/girl have a gigantic head?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: B-Lister on April 22, 2015, 12:12:49 am
Bought the TV Flash. Great figure.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 27, 2015, 08:36:43 am
Regarding DC Icons...does anyone else find it ironic that Icons=Classics?  And that Mattel was told by DC/WB that they didn't wanna use the term "Classic" anymore regarding action figures?  And that in the first thirteen "Icons" figures nine could be considered "Classic/Iconic"?  Only four could be considered nU.  Luthor, Mr. Miracle, Black Adam, and Atomica.  Just sayin'.  :-\

Also, isn't it strange now that Mattel is no longer producing six inch comic accurate figures, that DCC has now adopted that scale?  Just sayin'  :-\   


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on May 19, 2015, 07:24:33 pm
New solicits. Besides more BTAS, a whole bunch of nothing for me.....

http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2015/05/19/dc-collectibles-group-solicits-december-2015


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: eddie3429 on May 20, 2015, 05:53:48 pm
New solicits. Besides more BTAS, a whole bunch of nothing for me.....

http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2015/05/19/dc-collectibles-group-solicits-december-2015

I'm down for the arkham knight stuff as well. can't resist a Nightwing in blue


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on May 21, 2015, 08:15:13 am
Yeah, very unimpressive offerings. Have to wonder who would the target market for those Alex Ross JLA figures? I mean, they did those 10 years ago -- and these don't look any different or better.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on May 21, 2015, 08:25:59 am
Yeah, very unimpressive offerings. Have to wonder who would the target market for those Alex Ross JLA figures? I mean, they did those 10 years ago -- and these don't look any different or better.

Maybe they're coming out around Christmas? Otherwise, dunno.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 21, 2015, 09:00:46 am
Or maybe Ross has something comic related in the pipeline at DC again.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on May 22, 2015, 12:01:08 pm
Doubt it.  Ross has gone on record on how much he dislikes DC's current direction and says he won't even do covers for the new stuff.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 22, 2015, 03:48:35 pm
I get that from a guy like Ross.  Thing is, now he can have his own world to play in and no one can say "boo" about it.  Multiversity and Covergence ensure that.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: powersthatbe on May 24, 2015, 09:43:18 pm
I'm glad he stated his feelings on 52,don't hear enough from artists on how they feel about it,I bet George Perez isn't happy with it either haven't seen much 52 art from him save for that superman cover.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on May 25, 2015, 08:50:11 am
Perez got fucked over early on when the new 52 launched.  He waa writing and drawing the new Superman title but editorial kept changing things up on him constantly every time Grant Morrison had a brain fart on Action.  Perez got so frustrated not knowing what was canon and what wasn't he pretty much threw his hands up in disgust and quit DC.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on May 26, 2015, 03:05:09 pm
As did most of user older readers.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 26, 2015, 05:06:27 pm
iconheroes-announce-the-atom-statue-paperweight-arrow

Not DCC but I figure it can go here anyway.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Harbinger on May 26, 2015, 07:32:17 pm
iconheroes-announce-the-atom-statue-paperweight-arrow

Not DCC but I figure it can go here anyway.

Neat. I kinda like routh as atom....its a better fit then supes was.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 27, 2015, 02:10:23 am
iconheroes-announce-the-atom-statue-paperweight-arrow

Not DCC but I figure it can go here anyway.

Neat. I kinda like routh as atom....its a better fit then supes was.

His Supes costume fit better than that Rollerball helmet.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Harbinger on May 27, 2015, 05:39:07 am
iconheroes-announce-the-atom-statue-paperweight-arrow

Not DCC but I figure it can go here anyway.

Neat. I kinda like routh as atom....its a better fit then supes was.

His Supes costume fit better than that Rollerball helmet.
Yah thats my only complaint is his headgear. He needs something thatsnless poor mans fighter helmet and something more lets hide who i really am better than an interior black light.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Harbinger on June 01, 2015, 12:48:59 pm
Anyone have a loose complete new 52 justice league green arrow for trade?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 15, 2015, 06:53:10 pm
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dc-collectibles-solicitations-for-items-in-stores-january-2016/

Not much this month.  I guess they're in a holding pattern for SDCC.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 15, 2015, 07:14:47 pm
 [goodpost]
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dc-collectibles-solicitations-for-items-in-stores-january-2016/

Not much this month.  I guess they're in a holding pattern for SDCC.

Starfire and Raven are 6.8" tall. Wow!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 08, 2015, 08:40:33 pm
http://news.toyark.com/


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on July 09, 2015, 03:14:00 pm
Well, not much in the way of classic interpretations of DC characters -- with the exception of Silver Age Supergirl and Krypto (which I already have in the DCD format). I do like this Adam Strange outfit, but I liked the last one as well. Still no Silver Age Adam Strange...  :(

http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/sdcc-dc-collectibles-debuts-2016-lineup-including-flash-batman-v-superman-more


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Xavion on July 12, 2015, 08:33:02 am
I never though I'd be saying this, but I really miss the New 52 line.  I honestly wish they had kept going instead with that instead of moving to the Icons line.  Even when they include New 52 figures in the Icons line, they probably won't be compatible with the first series.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 12, 2015, 04:31:42 pm
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dc-collectibles-dc-icons-6-static-shock-figure/


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on July 12, 2015, 10:16:36 pm
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dc-collectibles-dc-icons-6-static-shock-figure/

While not the version I want, it's at least encouraging to see an unexpected and new to 6" character in this line.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on July 13, 2015, 09:09:46 pm
Isn't he a bit too tall though?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 13, 2015, 10:16:02 pm
Maybe this is the version they're using for the live action show. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: retcon on July 15, 2015, 06:23:55 am
Did everyone see the resolicit for the BTAS Mad Love 2 pack?

Harley is now in her nightie - Vroom! Vroom!

http://www.newsarama.com/images/i/000/151/394/original/BM_Animated_Jkr_HQ_MadLove_2_pack.jpg?1436892228


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on July 15, 2015, 07:10:40 am
Did everyone see the resolicit for the BTAS Mad Love 2 pack?

Harley is now in her nightie - Vroom! Vroom!

http://www.newsarama.com/images/i/000/151/394/original/BM_Animated_Jkr_HQ_MadLove_2_pack.jpg?1436892228

 jaw_drop


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 15, 2015, 05:35:48 pm
Such a great comic.

"Don'tcha wanna rev your Harley"  :D


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Xavion on August 03, 2015, 09:17:18 pm
Big Bad Toy Store is running a pretty sweet sale on the DCD New 52 figs in case anyone is looking to pick up a few.  Most are going for $13.99 US.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on August 18, 2015, 12:39:29 pm
Scroll to bottom. I'm not seeing anything that was previously unannounced. I'm also not seeing anything that lends itself to extending my collection. Only TV and movie-based crapola.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 29, 2015, 01:29:16 pm
http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2015/08/dc-collectibles-debuts-capullos-survival-suit-batman-and-flash-figures/


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on August 29, 2015, 03:06:42 pm
Can't believe that Flash costume looks even more tacky in figure form.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 29, 2015, 05:59:49 pm
....and apparently we've already lost some of the Icons accessories for "cost reasons". Possibly available next year as an accessory pack.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: derekwc on August 29, 2015, 11:17:26 pm
Flash is in a Capullo Batman line?  ???


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on August 30, 2015, 06:00:58 am
That Flash is freaky lookin'.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on August 30, 2015, 08:38:55 am
Can't believe that Flash costume looks even more tacky in figure form.

Yeah.  Yikes.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: zeekzin on August 30, 2015, 11:57:30 pm
Horrible! And so far the accessories are the only hook they have for me on this line. I want to cherry pick but unless they show me someone I don't have, to stays on the pegs unless I can get a treadmill or Kandor etc out of it.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 31, 2015, 12:05:31 am
Horrible! And so far the accessories are the only hook they have for me on this line. I want to cherry pick but unless they show me someone I don't have, to stays on the pegs unless I can get a treadmill or Kandor etc out of it.

Accessories are canned.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on August 31, 2015, 06:31:53 am
Kinda shitty bait and switch there.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on August 31, 2015, 07:07:02 am
I don't think all the accessories are canned, just some, right?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on August 31, 2015, 12:42:07 pm
Static better have his manhole cover.  Damn that sounds kinky.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on August 31, 2015, 02:40:04 pm
It's more kinky if his manhole isn't covered.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 02, 2015, 05:39:18 pm
 ;D   Ba-Zing!!!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on September 17, 2015, 08:24:32 am
Well, most recent solicitations show more artist-specific figures of the same old, same old. So hopes have mostly disappeared of filling in holes left from the end of DCUC.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 17, 2015, 10:22:50 am
DCC has gone to a policy where they only make major reveals twice a year.  Toy Fair and SDCC.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 17, 2015, 07:21:38 pm
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=25260

More Gotham from Diamond Select.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 17, 2015, 08:50:51 pm
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=25260

More Gotham from Diamond Select.

If that's Gordon he looks about 50


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: powersthatbe on October 17, 2015, 07:21:48 pm
you're probably looking at alfred ;)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on October 20, 2015, 08:37:39 am
Have these been shown before -- specifically Joker in trench coat and Firestorm? I think Firestorm is such a visually interesting character. The nu52 series stunk up the joint. Why can't they make a fun, successful series with this character?

http://www.newsarama.com/26400-dc-s-january-2016-solicits-collectibles.html


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 20, 2015, 08:48:33 am
Yeah, these were shown at SDCC along with Static Shock who seems to be MIA. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on October 21, 2015, 11:04:54 am
Really hope Static isn't a scale fail when they release him.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: derekwc on October 24, 2015, 05:15:48 am
A little disappointing for me overall.

Even though people were raving about the articulation of the DC Icons from NY Toy Fair videos, I just don't see it. If I get one in hand and I am wrong, so be it, but it doesn't look like they can even do decent kicks to me.

Now some scale photos with DCUC are coming out, and they look like they go better with Figuarts or Movie Masters than anything else.

(http://i.imgur.com/MmQnsdm.jpg)

I still may try out a figure or two, but overall, a lot more disappointing factors than I had anticipated when the line was first announced.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on October 24, 2015, 06:39:19 am
 [thumbs down]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: retcon on October 24, 2015, 07:19:34 am
No longer interested. Was planning on fitting them in to the holes left in my DCUC collection. These are worthless.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 24, 2015, 08:04:48 am
I'm out.  And I was only in for two figures so far.   [thumbs down]

On a positive note, they'll look great alongside McFarlane's Walking Dead figures.   [gah]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on October 24, 2015, 10:07:57 am
Yeah, the scale kills it for me as well.  Granted I was only thinking of possibly getting the one GA so they're not exactly losing bank on me.

Although this is strange from the company that prided themselves on introducing the 6.5" scale.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 24, 2015, 10:21:20 am
I know.  5.5 benefits no one.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on October 24, 2015, 10:53:09 am
what a fucking joke.  DC just can't get anything right.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 24, 2015, 11:53:25 am
No doubt the special ed class of the action figure world now that Shocker is gone.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 24, 2015, 04:38:12 pm
Awwww.......wook at the widdle Gween Awow. So cute!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: NiteOwl on October 24, 2015, 09:33:30 pm
Why? DC Why?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on October 25, 2015, 12:39:15 am
It occurred to me that the female characters will be tiny. I really wanted Atomika.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 25, 2015, 01:05:04 am
Why? DC Why?

Gross incompetence and utter stupidity?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: NiteOwl on October 25, 2015, 02:08:39 am
Yes and yes. :'(


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on October 25, 2015, 10:17:20 am
Just one more nudge to pushing me completey out of the hobby.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 25, 2015, 12:04:04 pm
I'm not quitting just yet.  Mattel has thrown me a bone and it's almost exactly what I wanted.  President Superman and DKR Superman are right up my Multiverse alley so to speak.  If it keeps going in that direction and we get some more alt universe versions of DC characters, I'll continue to cherry pick. 

But I do understand the need for mainstream, non nU 52 figures as well.  Lots of people were left high and dry when DCUC folded.  I realize my taste is a little different.  To me now it's all about the JSA, Crime Syndicate, Freedom Fighters, Marvel Family, and any other Multiverse worlds they wanna throw my way.  Tangent, DKR, Kingdom Come, New Frontier, Red Son, etc.  It's all gravy to me.

Yet I get that I'm in the minority and am not offended in the least with folks who disagree and don't want the Multiverse.  For me though, it is the only path forward.  I was hoping DCC might supplement that.  But that's now shot to shit.               


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 25, 2015, 12:57:58 pm
It occurred to me that the female characters will be tiny. I really wanted Atomika.

Static Shock might be the right size.  Teen buck and all.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on October 25, 2015, 06:37:35 pm
All the bucks look like teen bucks.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 25, 2015, 06:54:03 pm
Truth. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on October 26, 2015, 10:40:27 am
I'm not upset at all. Need to start downsizing my collection -- which is ironic as I continue to pick up new Marvel Legends. But I'm either adding favorite characters (Hellcat, Thundra) or replacing older Marvel Legends (Spider-Woman).

I'm always interested in classic Legion though. Don't know if anyone will ever be able to assemble a decent team before I shuffle off...


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: B-Lister on November 05, 2015, 04:01:36 am
Picked up the TNBA Tim Drake Robin today. Great figure, but then, the whole line is great.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 18, 2015, 12:52:27 pm
I'm out of town for work but found a comic shop not too far out of the way.  Grabbed a couple of books to read in the hotel room and checked out the DCC Icons wave 1.  Well sculpted, painted, and accessorized.  But the scale is for shit.  Shrinky Dinks. 

I'm out. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on November 18, 2015, 05:29:11 pm
Yeah, I looked at the Green Arrow - but $27 is steep price for an out of scale fig.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 19, 2015, 01:33:50 am
It's quite a baffling business decision. Has there been any official word as to why that size was chosen?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 19, 2015, 04:00:48 am
Not that I'm aware of.  I'm guessing that when they get to larger characters like Kalibak, it'll really show. 

Truth is, I just don't think they want you to mix 'n match with other lines.  Preferring that you go all in for Icons.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 19, 2015, 04:11:23 am
Not that I'm aware of.  I'm guessing that when they get to larger characters like Kalibak, it'll really show. 

Truth is, I just don't think they want you to mix 'n match with other lines.  Preferring that you go all in for Icons.

Well that backfired. I was only interested because of some of the cool accessories and now they've been dumped for cost reasons I'm out.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on November 19, 2015, 05:16:39 am
Not that I'm aware of.  I'm guessing that when they get to larger characters like Kalibak, it'll really show. 

Truth is, I just don't think they want you to mix 'n match with other lines.  Preferring that you go all in for Icons.

Well that backfired. I was only interested because of some of the cool accessories and now they've been dumped for cost reasons I'm out.

Indeed. Saw Batman today. Beautiful figure. Just too small to work with anything. :(


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 19, 2015, 07:18:54 am
I'm also not in love with the head sculpts either.  As an old school DCD fan, Bruckner was the man when it came to heads.  The 4H have also done beautiful work on DCUC/MotUC.  Not so much on Icons. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: zeekzin on November 20, 2015, 01:49:58 am
I saw these today and agree with all. Except here in Canada they are over $40 a pop. At that scale, I can't see this line succeeding.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 21, 2015, 09:09:56 am
http://thefwoosh.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=92859&start=1695

Articulation shots from a Fwoosher.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on November 22, 2015, 05:33:57 pm
They are fantastic looking, but definitely a bit $alty.  :(

Normally, I'm not too particular about scale, but geez....they are a lot smaller.  Plus, almost 30 bucks??

Money saved.   [think]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on December 14, 2015, 09:19:45 pm
http://www.newsarama.com/27168-dc-comics-march-2016-solicits-collectibles.html

LOVE the PG & Supes Bombshell.

No idea why the Icons Statue series is still going.  ???


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on December 16, 2015, 02:41:07 am
I really miss the old Deathstroke costume. It shouldn't work with that mix of colours, but it did.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on December 16, 2015, 11:07:57 am
FISH, I have always said that DEATHSTROKE had one of the absolute best Comic Book Costumes, ever.  I have loved it since the first time I saw it.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on December 17, 2015, 06:54:53 pm
FISH, I have always said that DEATHSTROKE had one of the absolute best Comic Book Costumes, ever.  I have loved it since the first time I saw it.

You are a man with exceptional taste and extraordinary fancy   ;D

Not sure you can improve on this...

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh105/mydogisfaust/slade.jpg)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on December 17, 2015, 07:17:10 pm
You can't. 

But you can make it kewler.  ::)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on December 30, 2015, 06:55:17 pm
I can't believe I just clicked on this.  Thanks FISH!  [thumbs up]

On the MARVEL side of things, I feel the same about TASKMASTER's Classic costume.  Sure, it's pretty over the top, but that's kind of what I like about it. 

Sooo many people like to make the "underwear on the outside of their pants" joke, but any idiot who's not colorblind knows that it's just a way to break up a color scheme.  It's like a racing stripe on a car, or a colored ribbon on a Christmas package.



Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on December 31, 2015, 03:31:12 am
I can't believe I just clicked on this.  Thanks FISH!  [thumbs up]

On the MARVEL side of things, I feel the same about TASKMASTER's Classic costume.  Sure, it's pretty over the top, but that's kind of what I like about it. 

Sooo many people like to make the "underwear on the outside of their pants" joke, but any idiot who's not colorblind knows that it's just a way to break up a color scheme.  It's like a racing stripe on a car, or a colored ribbon on a Christmas package.



Yup.

I've also heard it sold not so much as a separate piece of clothing over the top, but actually the same pair of pants, just a different color.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on January 03, 2016, 07:37:25 pm
The thing is, most people didn't even really question trunks, capes, and bright colors until the early 2000s....then it got to be a whole "Reality" thing ( I blame Reality TV ) and you had all the hipsters suddenly realizing that costumes aren't all that realistic or practical.  Where's the body armor?  Why don't they wear realistic leather?  Her costume is too skimpy!  Why the bare skin?  That mask wouldn't really hide a person's identity.  Etc...

Of course, in real life, brightly colored skin tight costumes are pretty silly, and secret identities may seem ridiculous, but it's a comic book!  Allow for a little imagination!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 04, 2016, 04:12:37 am
I've always believed the spandex was more than just skin tight lycra. For example, Batman's spandex always had that layer of mesh that served to protect him. The 90s Flash TV costume is a good example. It's figure hugging, but looks like more than a speed skating suit.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: zeekzin on January 04, 2016, 08:09:23 pm
Anyone get the Icons Flash? Any reviews on that Cosmic treadmill? Pics?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on January 05, 2016, 01:51:14 am
Anyone get the Icons Flash? Any reviews on that Cosmic treadmill? Pics?

Eddie has it. Mine is ordered.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on January 12, 2016, 06:02:33 pm
I've always believed the spandex was more than just skin tight lycra.

I once heard somebody say that they considered most comic book costumes to be made of some type of material that doesn't exist in the 'real' world.  I like that idea.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on January 15, 2016, 04:53:48 pm
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=25775


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on January 20, 2016, 08:40:58 pm
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=25786


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Josey Wales on January 21, 2016, 12:40:55 am
Man I wish the Bermejo Batman was his original, non-armored design. Still tempted to get him & Supes.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on January 21, 2016, 03:53:22 am
Glad to see Icons Static Shock is still being made.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Polarboy on January 24, 2016, 07:41:43 am
When did jumper the super kangaroo become a thing?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 24, 2016, 04:06:48 pm
Glad to see Icons Static Shock is still being made.  [thumbs up]

Says he's six inches tall so hopefully a DCUC fit.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on January 24, 2016, 04:43:47 pm
Glad to see Icons Static Shock is still being made.  [thumbs up]

Says he's six inches tall so hopefully a DCUC fit.

Nah, he's ICONS for sure.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 11, 2016, 01:42:39 pm
Good news!  We finally get more Obscure DC Characters!  Bad news....it's 'movie' characters rather than comic characters. 

>:(    [banghead]   [cursing]

http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/dc-collectibles-announces-new-batman-v-superman-suicide-squad-figures


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Josey Wales on February 11, 2016, 01:56:59 pm
New Icons. No wtf characters, but we do get some females. WW & Batgirl, Swampy, Cyborg, Deathstroke, Darkseid, & accessory packs.
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=25930

Edit- lots of new animated stuff too-

http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=25928

Check out the Batwing!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 11, 2016, 03:56:40 pm
There's some really great looking stuff there, for sure.  But nothing that I want.

Oh well....that's how it goes sometimes.  :-\


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on February 11, 2016, 04:51:58 pm
$28 for some pack-ins and a bunch of figures also being done by Mattel.   [thumbs down]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 11, 2016, 05:12:56 pm
Nice looking stuff.  But I'm not digging the scale or price. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on February 11, 2016, 10:19:43 pm
After reviewing them for this week's show, I've totally fallen in love with Icons.

There. I said it.



Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on February 11, 2016, 10:20:29 pm
Also - Bumblebee and Raven Bombshells? Awesome sauce.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: powersthatbe on February 11, 2016, 11:49:57 pm
I like icons enough but that swamp thing looks horrible.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 12, 2016, 12:50:45 am
Not enough Harley.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: retcon on February 12, 2016, 03:05:29 am
I like icons enough but that swamp thing looks horrible.

I had to look twice  - I didn't realize at first it was Swamp Thing.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on February 12, 2016, 06:56:42 am
Also - Bumblebee and Raven Bombshells? Awesome sauce.

Didn't see those, but nice that they are doing Bumblebee.

I wish DC had taken this opportunity to do some classic Suicide Squad figure -- Enchantress is a figure I've long wanted. If not now, doubt it will ever happen.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on February 12, 2016, 08:03:57 am
I'm so glad I've got the original DCD Swamp Thing on my shelf.  Nothing since has come even remotely close to being good enough.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 12, 2016, 09:54:04 am
Imagine if you will that it's 1998 again.  DCD is just starting out and they make the conscious decision to make all of its DC figures comic accurate in the same generic (Bruckner) style and in the same 6 inch scale.  Regardless of era.  Refining the sculps and articulation along the way.  Even factoring out redundency, there's an incredible array of characters.  A gigantic collection we could have had.  Instead, we get further from the source material and a new scale every other year.  Keep up the great work DCC!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on February 12, 2016, 12:39:05 pm
The best time for DC figures is long behind us. I've accepted it.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: powersthatbe on February 12, 2016, 04:29:20 pm
and those cinema premium figures are 40 bucks?no thanks will anyone really shell that out for that jesse luthor?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 12, 2016, 05:52:37 pm
Imagine if you will that it's 1998 again.  DCD is just starting out and they make the conscious decision to make all of its DC figures comic accurate in the same generic (Bruckner) style and in the same 6 inch scale.  Regardless of era.  Refining the sculps and articulation along the way.  Even factoring out redundency, there's an incredible array of characters.  A gigantic collection we could have had.  Instead, we get further from the source material and a new scale every other year.  Keep up the great work DCC!

I think we're very close to the source material. It's just that it's Nu52


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 12, 2016, 05:59:46 pm
But it wouldn't have been nU 52 for many years.  1998-2011 would have been OK with me.  But instead, we got artist specific figures (credited and uncredited), and a sliding scale still in place.  Not to mention, TV, movie, and game figures which dilute the source material in my view.  Also on a sliding scale.  I think nU 52 is the thing that bothers me the least.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 13, 2016, 10:12:12 pm
The best time for DC figures is long behind us. I've accepted it.

I don't mean to be a Negative Ned, but I agree totally.  It's all like....99% Flavor-of-the-Minute, Video Game, Movie, TV Show Cartoon Screen grab stuff. 

Ironically, as the popularity of Super Heroes soar, the comic accurate stuff virtually disappears.  :(


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 14, 2016, 05:20:13 am
Ironically, as the popularity of Super Heroes soar, the comic accurate stuff virtually disappears.  :(

That's because the popularity is with every version except the "old" comics style. Why would a teenager these days choose silly costumes with stripey spandex over "teh kick ass" Arkham games version?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 14, 2016, 08:32:35 am
Remember all those ignorant fucks who thought John Stewart was the "real" Green Lantern.  Obviously never read a comic or heard of Hal Jordan.  Or the GLC in general. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 14, 2016, 10:15:14 pm
I remember reading 'Hollywood is Racist because they made GREEN LANTERN a white guy'.  Just sad.  It's amazing how many people who are familiar with Super Heroes only through games, cartoons, and movies. 

So, we now have 2 CAPTAIN BOOMERANG action figures, and neither one of them is Boomer.   >:(


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on February 15, 2016, 10:16:22 am
Lego's making a modern Boomer as well.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Xavion on February 15, 2016, 02:46:02 pm
After reviewing them for this week's show, I've totally fallen in love with Icons.

There. I said it.

I ordered my first Icon (Batman) from Amazon this weekend.  He's due to arrive tomorrow.  I'm curious to see what my reaction will be once I actually have on in hand.  I have no desire or intention to abandon my DCUC collection, but I'm not opposed to starting a parallel collection of Icons if the overall quality and "cool toy" factor is there.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on February 15, 2016, 04:06:01 pm
After reviewing them for this week's show, I've totally fallen in love with Icons.

There. I said it.

I ordered my first Icon (Batman) from Amazon this weekend.  He's due to arrive tomorrow.  I'm curious to see what my reaction will be once I actually have on in hand.  I have no desire or intention to abandon my DCUC collection, but I'm not opposed to starting a parallel collection of Icons if the overall quality and "cool toy" factor is there.

Looking forward to your thoughts!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 15, 2016, 05:22:13 pm
After reviewing them for this week's show, I've totally fallen in love with Icons.

There. I said it.

I'm at the point where action figures are too damned expensive, so I try to limit most of what I buy to characters that have never been made before.  My point?  Even though the scale is wonky, if say....Connor Hawke GREEN ARROW, Fishbowl MR. FREEZE, or The WARLORD turned up, I would definitely buy.

The scale thing can be mildly annoying, but I care more about the holes in my collection.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 15, 2016, 05:43:53 pm
They look nice.  Can't say they don't.  But I'm not starting up a new line unless I win the lottery or something. 

I'm looking for a little over 20 DCUC figures.  Beyond that, I'd like to run down a Legion set one of these days.  Otherwise, I'm cherry picking the few comic accurate Multiverse figures there are.  For the foreseeable future, Mattel is my action figure last stand. 

This is subject to change when someone grows some nads and makes some six inch indie figures again.  Or when Hasbro MLs starts making Timely/Atlas figures.     ;D


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on February 15, 2016, 06:26:43 pm

The scale thing can be mildly annoying, but I care more about the holes in my collection.

Same here, and I've always held that position for the most part -- because I don't display my figures -- I only collect them. So if Jim Balent Catwoman towers over every other DC figure -- it doesn't really matter to me.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 15, 2016, 06:45:49 pm
I'm just the opposite.  I like to be able to stand two totally unrelated figures side by side and know they're from the same line.  And you can with DCUC regardless of era.  Ares and Gentlemen's Ghost to name two.  Or OMAC and Magog.  They all just fit.  Accessories too for the most part.  It's part of the reason I still hold onto some small measure of hope. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on February 15, 2016, 09:20:00 pm
Oh, I certainly understand that --- and am pretty sure most collectors agree that figures should be in a proper scale. That's just the ideal for universe building. But I really do appreciate each figure on its own merits. DCD Manhunter may be bulky compared to its standard figures, but I still love that I have a Manhunter figure.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 15, 2016, 10:26:57 pm
And I understand that as well.  One of my favorite DCD pieces of all time was the McGuiness Martian Manhunter.  That's a beast of a figure.  It was in the days when I had a less discerning eye toward style and scale.  ;)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Xavion on February 16, 2016, 01:49:33 pm
I don't display my figures, but consistency across a line and consistency across my hypothetical display is very important to me. 

Please don't ask me to come up with a logic reason for mindset, because I simply can't.   ;)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 16, 2016, 09:46:30 pm
I'm very conscious of scale as I display my figs. It's very obvious within Marvel Legends. Emma Frost shouldn't be taller than Captain America


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 16, 2016, 10:13:09 pm
I'm very conscious of scale as I display my figs. It's very obvious within Marvel Legends.

ML totally screwed the pooch on some of the figures.  BISHOP is practically HULK sized, while CABLE is too small.  I don't feel that they ever got WOLVERINE quite right.  FRANKENSTEIN is supposed to be about 8 feet tall, but he's just an average sized ML fig.  MAGNETO was way too bulky using the IRON MAN buck.  The THING was a little too tall and stretched out, when he should have been thick.

Granted, on the MATTEL DC side of things, we got a BANE that dwarfed DOOMSDAY.

But sadly, I'll take a decently sculpted, fucked-scale version rather than nothing, ten times out of ten.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 17, 2016, 04:32:06 am
I'm very conscious of scale as I display my figs. It's very obvious within Marvel Legends.

ML totally screwed the pooch on some of the figures.  BISHOP is practically HULK sized, while CABLE is too small.  I don't feel that they ever got WOLVERINE quite right.  FRANKENSTEIN is supposed to be about 8 feet tall, but he's just an average sized ML fig.  MAGNETO was way too bulky using the IRON MAN buck.  The THING was a little too tall and stretched out, when he should have been thick.

Granted, on the MATTEL DC side of things, we got a BANE that dwarfed DOOMSDAY.

But sadly, I'll take a decently sculpted, fucked-scale version rather than nothing, ten times out of ten.

That final Doomsday we got from Nietlich is astonishingly good.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 17, 2016, 09:19:36 pm
That final Doomsday we got from Nietlich is astonishingly good.

Agree 100%.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 17, 2016, 09:44:52 pm
I don't display my figures, but consistency across a line and consistency across my hypothetical display is very important to me. 

Please don't ask me to come up with a logic reason for mindset, because I simply can't.   ;)

It just hit me one day several years ago.  Maybe just before or just after Mattel announced DCUC.  DCD was a hot mess of style and scale.  Interesting character selection dried up when they tried to establish "synergy" between the comics and the figures.  Artist inspired figures were all over the line even going back to the very beginnings of the line with the uncredited Totleben/Bissette Swamp Thing, the uncredited Adams Hard Travelling wave, and the Ramos Impulse and Max Mercury.  These were mixed with with the more "generic" Bruckner sculpts like the initial JSA figures among others.  Then Alex Ross came in and pretty well took over for a while. 

Now, they've gone back to "generic" sculpts in a scale they've never used before for Icons.  This is after they blew up the nU 52 line may folks seem to like.  If all of these figures had been done in the same style and scale, there's a chance I'd still be buying them.         


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 17, 2016, 10:05:39 pm
If all of these figures had been done in the same style and scale, there's a chance I'd still be buying them.

Such a good point, GARD: Imagine DCD starting off with ICONS back in '98, and never, ever veering off of that path.  Just...WOW. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 18, 2016, 09:07:21 am
I like a certain amount of consistency in just about anything in my life including what little I now collect.  I'd take Mattel, warts and all, over DCD/DCC for just about anything DC related.  I just wish they'd do some more comic accurate figures.     


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 18, 2016, 11:02:02 am
I'd take Mattel, warts and all, over DCD/DCC for just about anything DC related.  I just wish they'd do some more comic accurate figures.

 [exactly]

It's true that DCD absolutely knocked some shit out of the park in their day.  But there's no question that MATTEL's DCUC was about a zillion times more consistent, and with far, far fewer scale issues.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 18, 2016, 12:05:17 pm
Yeah.  Lobo was too big.  Kid Flash was too small.  Sinestro was a mistake they admitted to.  GA Atom could've been a bit smaller.  But just about everything else was in the ballpark. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: retcon on February 18, 2016, 05:54:49 pm
I have a pic of the proto Kid Flash and he was perfect... what happened between then and production makes me wonder. It remains about the only DCUC fig i have never really found a display spot for.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: zeekzin on February 18, 2016, 06:07:53 pm
Yeah.  Lobo was too big.  Kid Flash was too small.  Sinestro was a mistake they admitted to.  GA Atom could've been a bit smaller.  But just about everything else was in the ballpark. 

I agree completely, but would add Swamp Thing to that list.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 18, 2016, 06:11:10 pm
Forgot about Swampy.   [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 18, 2016, 06:15:39 pm
And I have to say, GA Atom is still one of my faves of this line.   [rock]  Even if he is a little too tall.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 20, 2016, 11:32:47 pm
I have a pic of the proto Kid Flash and he was perfect... what happened between then and production makes me wonder.

I remember that pic!  Why, oh why didn't we get that version??   >:(

Years ago, I brought that subject up over on FWOOSH and was immediately shouted down, being told "Calm down....that's just the SA version of Wally!"  ( Then why didn't he have a softer, more boyish looking face? )



Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: retcon on February 21, 2016, 01:37:30 am
^Ah the Mattel apologists can justify anything.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Xavion on February 24, 2016, 03:50:34 pm
My DC Icons Batman arrived last week, Flash arrived yesterday, and I just picked up Deadman at a LCS today.

I am IN.

These figures are simply too good to for me to pass on simply because I don't want to "repurchase" characters, costumes, or eras that are already represented in my DCUC and DCC New 52 collections.

I am going to approach this line a little differently, though.  I'm tired of universe building, completing teams, being anal about crossing eras, and trying to adhere to a published history that was already 25 years old before I was even born.

This time I'm going to have fun.   I'm only going to buy the characters and figures I really like, and I'm going to put my own damn teams together.

So on Earth XI (Xavion Icons), Atomica is my Justice League's Atom, and she's a good girl!

...and that's just the beginning!   :D 



Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on February 24, 2016, 04:15:50 pm
Very cool - I agree, they are so well done they are hard to pass up.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: zeekzin on February 24, 2016, 06:51:29 pm
Good for you!

I agree they are nice to look at, and really wish I felt the same.

Alas........... No cigar for me.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 24, 2016, 06:58:29 pm
Aside from not wanting to start over as well as the price and scale, I just haven't seen all that much that I want.  I actually like the nU 52 Mr. Miracle.  Wouldn't mind the nU 52 Darkseid but I ain't payin' 100 bucks for it.  Atomica is nice as I love Multiverse characters, but she won't fit with my DCUC Crime Syndicate.  I'm not saying these are shitty, terrible figures.  Just nothing for me.

Why do we get Jay and Kent's helmets, but no Jay and Kent?



Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Xavion on February 24, 2016, 08:46:15 pm
As much as I'm enjoying the figures, I can completely understand why a lot of you aren't interested in going down this particular road.

I think part of it for me is that it's something new to get excited about at a time when I really needed something new to get excited about.  I know I had no interest whatsoever in Icons during the year that passed between Toy Fair 2015 and Toy Fair 2016, so it must be something along those lines.

I also think getting into Figmas last year helped pave the way for Icons.  There are some similarities there including a smaller scale and more of a "little bit of this, little bit of that" approach to character selection.

DCUC is, and probably always will be, my definitive DC Comics action figure collection.  Right now, Icons is just a fun diversion.  We'll see if it has the potential to be more than that after the next couple of shows.




Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 24, 2016, 09:13:24 pm
For me to even consider biting, I'ma need to see some vintage JSA toot sweet.  Some Multiversity figures would be nice too.  Geoff Johns greatest nU 52 hits is harshing my buzz.  So to speak,


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 25, 2016, 11:34:38 am
Like with anything, I'm 'in' if they actually make something I want. 

Show me....

-Classic WARLORD
-NTT era KID FLASH
-SPEEDY
-AQUALAD
-HITMAN
-Pre Nu BLUE DEVIL
-Any BA era LEGIONAIRE
-some non Nu FLASH Rogues
-FRANKENSTIEN

....and I'll happily bite.

Sadly, I'm sure WARNER BROS thinks my taste sucks.   :D


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Xavion on February 25, 2016, 12:09:50 pm
Although I think any era is fair game, I'm not expecting much from the 20th Century.  I think there will be happy coincidences with characters that were still wearing their classic costumes prior to New 52, but I think the line will have more of a contemporary flavor overall.   For example, I'm sure they're going to make a Black Canary, but I will be legitimately surprised if she's in her Bronze Age costume.   They'll probably pick something from Simone's run on Birds of Prey.

I could definitely see some classic Rogues based on the Rogues Revenge story arc from Final Crisis, though.



Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 25, 2016, 12:15:01 pm
Although I think any era is fair game, I'm not expecting much from the 20th Century.

Sadly, neither am I.  But I can always hope.   [whistle]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on February 25, 2016, 08:43:54 pm
There is room for hope. Can't say more.  [whistle]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 25, 2016, 09:23:11 pm
There is room for hope. Can't say more.  [whistle]

Hhmmmm.... [think]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 25, 2016, 10:00:04 pm
There is room for hope. Can't say more.  [whistle]

Hhmmmm.... [think]

Scotty is planning to launch a Kickstarter featuring nothing but Legion characters in classic costumes.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 25, 2016, 10:11:51 pm
Scotty is planning to launch a Kickstarter featuring nothing but Legion characters in classic costumes.

Oh snap!!!  Awesome idea!!  [rock]  [thumbs up]   [yess]  [beer]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on February 25, 2016, 10:57:04 pm
There is room for hope. Can't say more.  [whistle]

Hhmmmm.... [think]

Scotty is planning to launch a Kickstarter featuring nothing but Legion characters in classic costumes.

Do it!!!!  [rock]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on February 25, 2016, 11:06:17 pm
There is room for hope. Can't say more.  [whistle]

Hhmmmm.... [think]

Scotty is planning to launch a Kickstarter featuring nothing but Legion characters in classic costumes.

Oh, how I wish. :)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 26, 2016, 09:34:05 am
There is room for hope. Can't say more.  [whistle]

Don't be so cryptic.  ;)

I read something online that I cannot source at the moment.  Essentially, someone at DCC said they would redo all of the nU 52 figures (63 of them) in the Icons line as an apology for the abrupt scale change.  Of course you still have to pay for them.  ::)  It also means they will redo the Earth 2 and Crime Syndicate figures.  Which means I may have to reconsider at least parts of this line.  :'(  The completest in me is dead and has been for a while.  8)   


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Xavion on February 26, 2016, 01:10:25 pm
There was a quote taken out of context from one of the DCC guys where they said they were replacing the New 52 line with this one.  Some fans ran with it and interpreted it to literally mean that every New 52 figure would be replaced by an Icon figure.  I think what they meant was simply that Icons was replacing New 52 as their all encompassing, comic accurate, DC Universe line.

At the rate they're going (timing wise) they'll be lucky to produce 63 figures in total in this line.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 26, 2016, 04:02:26 pm
Ooops.  My mistake.

And without Multiverse characters in Icons, my wallet is safe.  Although I do disagree a bit about numbers.  When you total it all up and count Ch'p and Bat-Mite along with the pre Flashpoint JLAers and the nU 52 JLAers as distinct characters, we're looking at a total of 31.  And this line only started shipping in November of 2015.

This may well have some legs. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 05, 2016, 04:06:09 pm
Toys are rapidly becoming just like comics: I'm much more interested in 'Back Issues' than most of the current stuff coming out.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 07, 2016, 05:23:04 am
Toys are rapidly becoming just like comics: I'm much more interested in 'Back Issues' than most of the current stuff coming out.

I'm still enjoying new stuff. It's only DC that let's me down. I'm still digging Marvel Legends, NECA, Sideshow Premium Format, Hot Toys, Star Wars Black,


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on March 07, 2016, 09:28:14 am
To that list I'd add Transformers.  The Classics/Generations line continually knocks it out of the park.  And Lego is firing on all cylinders with lots of great licenses.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on March 07, 2016, 09:34:57 am
Toys are rapidly becoming just like comics: I'm much more interested in 'Back Issues' than most of the current stuff coming out.

Same here. I will buy a modern version of a character that's never been done -- as long as the new looks isn't a huge departure from the original version. This is slightly off topic, but I recently picked up Mockingbird -- and if they did Monica Reambeau in the outfit she wore in Mighty Avengers, I'd be fine with that (not so much if they used the outfit from Nextwave.

Overall, though -- I based my ML purchases around the Bronze Age -- 70s to mid 80s.  I'm planning on unloading a good amount of my DC figures - and the first to go will be characters created after that time period.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 07, 2016, 09:56:47 am
I'm looking for a few DCUC.  Let me know when you pull the trigger and I'll send you a list. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 07, 2016, 10:39:34 am
It's only DC that let's me down.

DC/MATTEL is by far the worst offender.  There's just NOTHING I want anymore.  [banghead]

Price is the other factor.  There are quite a few figures ( Marvel, Star Wars, MOTUC ) that I just can't drop 20+ bucks for when I am only casually interested in them.  If they were half that, I would gladly buy more.



In my world, 6"ers should be about 12 to 14 bucks, and 4"ers only about 5 to 7.   [crazy]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on March 07, 2016, 01:08:28 pm
Your world makes a lot more sense.  The price inflation of toys relative to the rest of consumer goods is mind boggling.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 07, 2016, 01:52:34 pm
All joking aside, I appreciate you saying that, CHOOCH.  In general, I go around through life feeling like the dumbest person in the room in almost any situation, so it's good to hear a person say that my line of thought is actually reasonable.

Back in the 90s, I used to buy loads of MARVEL/TOY BIZ figures because they were so damned cheap.  KB TOYS had awesome sales, and I bought many characters that I had only casual interest in.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on March 07, 2016, 02:40:09 pm
My resurgence into collecting as an adult was fueled by KB's 3/$10 deals on 5" Marvel guys.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 07, 2016, 03:24:58 pm
It's only DC that let's me down.

DC/MATTEL is by far the worst offender.  There's just NOTHING I want anymore.  [banghead]

Price is the other factor.  There are quite a few figures ( Marvel, Star Wars, MOTUC ) that I just can't drop 20+ bucks for when I am only casually interested in them.  If they were half that, I would gladly buy more.

In my world, 6"ers should be about 12 to 14 bucks, and 4"ers only about 5 to 7.   [crazy]

Time to accept that time is well behind us......or start collecting Bonk-a-zonks


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on March 07, 2016, 05:53:01 pm
Does Wal-Mart ever discount Marvel Legends? I see Hellcats, Hawkeyes and Captain Marvel's peg warming for $20. I'd like a second Hellcat to customize as a Greer Grant Cat, but I was hoping to pay a little less. May just have to bite the bullet on that one.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 07, 2016, 07:57:02 pm
I'm sure I am the one and only person who feels like this, but I'm at the point where I would be content buying cheaper, unarticulated plastic figurines of certain characters. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on March 07, 2016, 07:57:25 pm
I've seen discounted ML's on rare occasion, but mostly they let old waves pegwarm. :(


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Jase on March 10, 2016, 02:57:41 am
Does Wal-Mart ever discount Marvel Legends? I see Hellcats, Hawkeyes and Captain Marvel's peg warming for $20. I'd like a second Hellcat to customize as a Greer Grant Cat, but I was hoping to pay a little less. May just have to bite the bullet on that one.

I've seen Hellcat for $10.xx on Amazon (sold by Amazon). Do you have Prime?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 10, 2016, 06:59:50 am
Does Wal-Mart ever discount Marvel Legends? I see Hellcats, Hawkeyes and Captain Marvel's peg warming for $20. I'd like a second Hellcat to customize as a Greer Grant Cat, but I was hoping to pay a little less. May just have to bite the bullet on that one.

Locally they've discounted that overshipped Odin wave to $15.83.  That's all I've seen.  Still more Hawkeyes and Machine Men than you can count.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: zeekzin on March 10, 2016, 02:40:54 pm
I'm sure I am the one and only person who feels like this, but I'm at the point where I would be content buying cheaper, unarticulated plastic figurines of certain characters. 

I would if the sculpt was good. Couldn't stand if something looked like say Total Heroes


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 10, 2016, 05:35:28 pm
Agreed.  They would have to be 'generic' looking, so to speak.  Nothing stylized or cartoony.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: powersthatbe on March 10, 2016, 08:53:54 pm
pretty much everywhere I go wasp is down to 15.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on March 12, 2016, 12:16:09 pm
Does Wal-Mart ever discount Marvel Legends? I see Hellcats, Hawkeyes and Captain Marvel's peg warming for $20. I'd like a second Hellcat to customize as a Greer Grant Cat, but I was hoping to pay a little less. May just have to bite the bullet on that one.

I've seen Hellcat for $10.xx on Amazon (sold by Amazon). Do you have Prime?


No, but I'll look into it. Thanks.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: zeekzin on March 21, 2016, 07:04:39 pm
This seems the best place to post this. I think I'll grab one!

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/03/21/from-cryptozoic-and-dc-your-very-own-toy-comic-book-stand/



Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 29, 2016, 07:27:22 am
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dccollectibles-solicitations-for-items-arriving-in-stores-october-2016/


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 29, 2016, 11:44:42 pm
This seems the best place to post this. I think I'll grab one!

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/03/21/from-cryptozoic-and-dc-your-very-own-toy-comic-book-stand/



WTF?  ???

... and not for $100


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on March 30, 2016, 03:09:36 am
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dccollectibles-solicitations-for-items-arriving-in-stores-october-2016/

Those Bombshell busts are horrible.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: zeekzin on March 30, 2016, 11:09:15 pm
This seems the best place to post this. I think I'll grab one!

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/03/21/from-cryptozoic-and-dc-your-very-own-toy-comic-book-stand/



WTF?  ???

... and not for $100
$100??!!
I take it back. No way I'm grabbing one. I do like the idea though.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on April 01, 2016, 07:08:16 pm
The DC Collectibles panel at WonderCon was well-received by those who attended, but the huge room was only about 1/4 full. People seemed interested in the Harley Quinn figure line and statues. The Bombshell busts got a good reception but yeah, I think they're a bit weird looking.

I told VP Kevin Kiniry that I would have bought the Rainbow Batman set if they were the correct colors based on the story inside, not on the cover, and if they were on the right buck. He said the reason they're on the Super Friends buck is that the set was an April Fools Day joke last year, but people took it seriously and actually wanted it. Then the sample set produced in China was bootlegged and they showed up on ebay. Julius bought them and notified DCC. Since people obviously wanted them, and it was on of the winners in a poll they ran, they decided to go ahead and produce the set.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 02, 2016, 11:27:42 pm
Well there you go. Interesting. Thanks JQ


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 03, 2016, 09:04:18 am
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=26171


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Sad Violin on April 09, 2016, 10:15:13 pm
If anyone is looking for the MATTEL Multiverse 6" TV Reverse Flash, tru.com has him now w/free shipping.

Enjoy

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SV


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: zeekzin on May 16, 2016, 05:34:31 pm
I think I'm going to have to get the Oracle figure from Arkham Knight. Close enough to comic accurate, but pricey since it will be coming in a 2 pack.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on May 17, 2016, 03:33:13 am
I think I'm going to have to get the Oracle figure from Arkham Knight. Close enough to comic accurate, but pricey since it will be coming in a 2 pack.

It's a great figure for sure.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: powersthatbe on July 13, 2016, 03:01:59 pm
Supergirl!Jonn Jonzz!Firestorm!Hawkgirl!Atom!Vixen!And Constantine!!!!!http://www.tvinsider.com/article/92927/dc-collectibles-action-figures-supergirl-firestorm-hawkgirl-constantine-zoom/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=TVGM


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 13, 2016, 03:51:13 pm
They look fine for what they are but, as always, I'm waiting for the comic based stuff from Mattel.   


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: zeekzin on July 13, 2016, 04:36:44 pm
That's a nice looking John, but none of it is for me.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 14, 2016, 02:40:42 am
I might get Vixen since the only other option is the horrid DC Direct one.

I didn't think I'd ever think less of the Atom's TV outfit.....until I saw it translated into a toy.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on July 14, 2016, 10:40:59 am
I might get Vixen since the only other option is the horrid DC Direct one.



This one? http://powet.tv/powetblog/2006/12/10/justice-league-of-america-figures-from-dc-direct/

I have the DCD one -- and am happy with it. I do like the design for the TV show, but haven't see any episode in which she appeared. But nothing here for me.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 14, 2016, 10:50:55 am
They look fine for what they are but, as always, I'm waiting for the comic based stuff from Mattel.

 [exactly]  I think they are fantastic looking, but no sale.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: zeekzin on July 14, 2016, 11:52:56 am
If anyone wants to get rid of their "horrid" DCD Vixen, I'd be more than happy to take it!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Josey Wales on July 25, 2016, 09:19:40 pm
Apparently DCC had a "not allowed to photograph" table. From Toyark-

DC Bombshells Vixen Statue – June 2017
Harley Quinn Red, White & Black Statue by Terry Dodson – June 2017
Batman The Animated Series – Poison Ivy Figure – August 2017
Batman The Animated Series – Mr. Freeze Figure – August 2017
DC Icons – Rebirth Green Lantern “Jessica Cruz” Figure – August 2017
DC Icons – Rebirth “Super Sons” Figure 2-Pack – August 2017
DC Icons – Captain Cold “Absolute Zero” Figure – August 2017
DC Designer Series – The Joker Statue by Brian Bolland – July 2017


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 25, 2016, 09:42:19 pm
I think we ended up seeing a bunch of those as I remember the Dodson Harely figure in particular.

Noting the Jessica Cruz figure, I realised that any new characters that come along in the DC Universe are unlikely to get made as an action figure in a scale I can add to my DCUC collection  >:(


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Josey Wales on July 25, 2016, 09:53:36 pm
As a female, she might be fudgeable, maybe.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: powersthatbe on July 25, 2016, 11:09:45 pm
yeah I have a nice GL display,but she won't fit due to scale  :-\


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on July 26, 2016, 06:42:02 am
I think we ended up seeing a bunch of those as I remember the Dodson Harely figure in particular.

Noting the Jessica Cruz figure, I realised that any new characters that come along in the DC Universe are unlikely to get made as an action figure in a scale I can add to my DCUC collection  >:(

Icons aren't in six inch scale?!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 26, 2016, 07:29:17 am
They are.  But it's a true six inches.  Most DCUC and related are about 6.25.  DCC is around 6.5-6.75-ish. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 01, 2016, 02:25:11 pm
So for me, TOY FAIR 2017 will be a crucial point for DC merchandise.  If I don't see a White Wally KID FLASH, or possibly some pre-2000 stuff in DCC, I guess that's the end.  No more DC figures for me.  I'm not angry about it....it's just a thing of them not making anything I want.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on August 01, 2016, 05:10:49 pm
As a female, she might be fudgeable, maybe.

Yeah, I'll give Atomika a go and see how she works.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on August 02, 2016, 06:47:07 am
So for me, TOY FAIR 2017 will be a crucial point for DC merchandise.  If I don't see a White Wally KID FLASH, or possibly some pre-2000 stuff in DCC, I guess that's the end.  No more DC figures for me.  I'm not angry about it....it's just a thing of them not making anything I want.

Yeah, I could see myself picking up something from Icons, but I don't know. Will consider Deadshot, but at a different scale than DCUC -- not sure I'll bother.  Would definitely get Legion -- but only in 70s/80s outfits -- and only if they include some never been done figures -- especially females (not interested in another Legion sausage party).


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 02, 2016, 11:43:54 am
The ICONS DEADSHOT and DEATHSTROKE look incredible, but I have the DCUC versions which are also great. 

ICONS will have to give me something that hasn't already been done, and truthfully, I don't see that happening.  This line seems like it's going to cover a lot of ground that's already been covered.  Granted, I understand that.  I totally get that they cannot start a new line in a new scale with BLACK SPIDER, HEAT WAVE, The WARLORD, 80s AQUALAD, and TERRA MAN. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on August 02, 2016, 08:50:46 pm
Wow! I forgot about DCUC Deadshot. I"m sure I have it, but it's all becoming a distant memory.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 02, 2016, 09:05:30 pm
Maybe by some insane miracle, TIMBER WOLF and KARATE KID will be done in ICONS.   [innocent]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 11, 2016, 02:03:38 pm
So who else is possible?  Wally West all-red-FLASH....black Wally West KID FLASH, MERA....DONNA TROY ( is she still Wonder Girl? )....new NIGHTWING....ARSENAL.....TEMPEST?

We're getting REBIRTH versions of BATS, SUPES, WONDY, AQUAMAN, CYBORG, GREEN LANTERN, FLASH, and BATGIRL.   Jeez....that's a lot of Heavy Hitters....

Who else do ya think may show up?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 11, 2016, 05:06:34 pm
My preference would be Mattel do Rebirth figures but here's what I'd look for whoever makes 'em aside from what we've already seen from Rebirth:

Armored Luthor
Team Detective:  Red Robin, Orphan, Spoiler, Batwoman, Clayface, Azrael
Godspeed, Kid Flash (black Wally),
Cheetah
New (Chinese) Superman, JLA of China
Whatever Duke's new code name is.  Gotham, Gotham Girl, Solomon Grundy, Pyscho Pirate
Mera
Black Canary, Huntress
Deathstroke
Green Arrow, Shado, Diggle
Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, Atrocitus, Bleez, Sinestro
Harley Quinn
John Constantine
Nightwing, Raptor
Red Hood, Artemis, Bizarro, Black Mask
Deadshot, Capt. Boomerang, Killer Croc
Superboy (Jon Kent), Damian/Robin (done but not shown at SDCC), Eradicator
Titans:  Aqualad, Arsenal, Omen, Troia, Wally in Red, Abra Kadabra
Supergirl
Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy
Blue Beetles II and III, Dr. Fate (the real one)
Batman Beyond
Midnighter and Apollo
Adam Strange and Hawkman
Vigilante (new guy)

So far...

I do think this is reasonable in the long run.  And I'd still prefer Mattel.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 11, 2016, 06:11:21 pm
On top of that list there is...

Another JLA title
A possible Earth-2 Rebirth title (I'd love to see Earth-2 figures)
A yellow and red Wally
Multiple Jokers
JSA
LSH
Atoms II and III
Watchmen
Marvel Family

Whew!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 11, 2016, 06:49:31 pm
Fantastic list, GARD.  [thumbs up]  That is exactly what I meant.

I forgot there are now...what?  Three JOKERS?

Anyway, there are several possible waves there.  Granted, they seemed to start with almost all the heavy hitters, but there are plenty of cool characters left.  REBIRTH would be a damned big theme to work with. 

I agree about wishing MATTEL was doing them.  [think]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 12, 2016, 06:57:32 am
Fantastic list, GARD.  [thumbs up]  That is exactly what I meant.

I forgot there are now...what?  Three JOKERS?

Anyway, there are several possible waves there.  Granted, they seemed to start with almost all the heavy hitters, but there are plenty of cool characters left.  REBIRTH would be a damned big theme to work with. 

I agree about wishing MATTEL was doing them.  [think]

Thanks.  With Mattel, they'll be cheaper and you can count on the scale to be correct 98% of the time. 

I also remembered that Geoff Johns said something about a New Gods Rebirth title too. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 12, 2016, 07:38:31 am
Anyway, there are several possible waves there.  Granted, they seemed to start with almost all the heavy hitters, but there are plenty of cool characters left.  REBIRTH would be a damned big theme to work with.

This is basically years worth of figures for whoever goes all in on Rebirth.  Superman and Batman are coming.  That's a certainty.  Wonder Woman will be there too.  Probably not so much Green Lantern after the disastrous  movie (which I still haven't seen), and the no show in the JLA movie.  But Baz and Cruz are almost guaranteed.  As for the Flash, I'd buy virtually any speedster made (as long as Mattel made 'em). 

But the big thing is to look at the families of the heavy hitters (Superman/Batman).  There is Luthor who fancies himself Superman now.  The Chinese Superman, a new Eradicator, Supergirl, and a new Superboy, two Superwomen, and JHI (Steel) still hanging out.  Not to mention Rebirth Superman himself.  Batman is building an army if you haven't noticed.  Both Dick and Jason are back in the fold and working undercover for Bruce on various missions.  Damian is in the Teen Titans, Batgirl is back and leading the BoP again with Huntress as a member.  Tim is back from the future and a member of a strike force led by Batwoman with both Spoiler and Orphan (Cassandra Cain) as members.  All this and Bruce has a new understudy (Duke from Robins) as well.  I believe both Mattel and DCC will be all over this in the next year.       


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 21, 2016, 03:30:27 pm
Yeah, that makes sense to me.  TOY FAIR 2017 should have a really big DCC and MATTEL showing.  I cannot imagine MATTEL just ignoring this....it's too big.



Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 21, 2016, 04:58:26 pm
Some Mattel Multiverse line history based on comic accurate figures only:

SDCC 2015

Endgame Joker
Year Zero Batman (out of scale)
Earth 23 Superman
Justice Buster C&C

NYCC 2015

DKR Batman repaint
DKR Superman
DKR Son of Batman army builder

Toy Fair 2016

Superdoom
DKR Armored Batman
DKR Mutant Leader
New 52 Doomsday C&C

Carrie Kelly/Robin was announced and shown later.  Twelve total figures announced spread out over three major events.

SDCC 2016

Spring 2017 King Shark Collect-And-Connect Wave
- Jim Gordon Batman (New 52)
- The Batgirl Of Burnside Batgirl
- The Joker (The Dark Knight Returns)

Spring 2017 GCPD Batbot Collect-And-Connext Wave
- Batman Year II The Reaper
- Batman (Rebirth)
- New 52 Batwing
- Wonder Woman (New 52 Convergence)

Spring 2017 Exclusives:
- New 52 Robin (Toys R' Us)
- The Flash Dark Knight III (Walgreens)
- Wonder Woman Dark Knight III (Wal-Mart)
- Young Justice Wonder Girl (Wal-Mart)
- Dr Psycho (Wal-Mart)

For SDCC alone this year, we get fourteen comic accurate figures announced and shown.  More comic accurate figures in one event than the previous three combined.  Things are ramping up on the comic accurate side.  I get the feeling NYCC is gonna be pretty sweet.  I think Mattel is gonna blow the roof off of NYTF 2017.  Much of this will be Rebirth related.  And I think we're gonna get some Target exclusives too.  Just like Marvel Legends.  SDCC 2017 may get us close to the DCUC glory days of 2008-2011.  ;D  Optimistically of course.   [thumbs up]       


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 21, 2016, 05:41:47 pm
Sweet Baby Jesus, that's a lot of BATMAN and BATMAN related product!!!  jaw_drop

I am definitely looking forward to NYCC and then TOY FAIR.  There should be more comic accurate stuff than has been shown in quite a while. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 21, 2016, 06:00:28 pm
I anticipate an eventual four Multiverse waves a year along with additional movie waves.  Of the Multiverse waves, I'd guess about 65-70% of the figures will be comic accurate.  The rest will be DCWTV figures.  I also anticipate more store exclusives.  Most all of those will be comic accurate.  The main problem is that I think the comic figures will tie to the movie waves and that Batman will be used to fill the holes.  The days of J'emm and B'wana Beast are over.  I wish Mattel had done some comic Suicide Squad figures.  I'd push a nun onto a subway track for a comic Rick Flagg. 

But all hope for comic book SS figures isn't dead.  Jim Lee is working on SS now.  With Deadshot, Harley, Croc, and Katana as members.  And Jim Lee loves action figures.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 21, 2016, 10:33:11 pm
I'm sort of in the middle.  I'm more excited about DC figures than I have been in quite a while, but I don't expect to want a lot of it.  Still, it's fun to be even a little excited again.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a Classic Wally West KID FLASH.  FRANKENSTEIN would be a dream come true.  I wouldn't gripe about a HEATWAVE....


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 22, 2016, 07:08:36 am
I'd like more variety as well.  I'd love Mattel to spin the TV figures off into their own line and try to get back to a full on comic accurate line again.  I know the days of Jonah Hex and Kamandi are over, but there's still huge gaps to fill in the Superhero realm.  Beloved oddballs are not required to move forward with great variety. 

For myself, Mattel is still putting out stuff that interests me.  The DKR stuff makes me want more Multiverse/Elseworld stuff.  And I like to build up Legacy/Family groups as well.  On that end, it's been mostly Batman Family.  But that's OK.

Some people team build.  Others universe build.  Still others just buy whatever they dig.  All cool.  I love the family aspect of the DCU.  And it reflects in my figure collection.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 22, 2016, 10:57:42 am
At this point, I'm mostly about getting figures of characters that have never been made before, or were never made in a particular costume.  Back when I had more disposable cash ( and when plastic was a lot cheaper ), I bought a lot more, but those days are gone.  I'm a lot choosier.

I know that not many people cared for it, but I miss the INFINITE HEROES line.  They offered me a handful of characters that I never had before, and at a cheaper price than their 6" big brothers.  True, they weren't as detailed as DCUC, and were even a little cartoony, but so what?  People are crazy about LEGOS and KUBRICK figures, and all kinds of other big headed, small bodied stylized figures.



Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on August 22, 2016, 11:36:14 am
I also dug Infinite Heroes.  They were toys you could play with - just the right amount of articulation.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 22, 2016, 11:37:57 am
I only buy 6 inch figures.  I can't mix scales.  It bugs the shit out of me when the scale is off.

DCD made me very sensitive to differences in scale and style.  That after 17 years so little actually fits together is a bad joke.  I don't buy Marvel so all I am left with is Mattel's comic style six inch figures.  I'll pursue this as far as it goes or until I get bored or go broke.  Whichever comes first.  ;D


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 22, 2016, 12:19:21 pm
DCD made me very sensitive to differences in scale and style.  That after 17 years so little actually fits together is a bad joke.

I've been Googling DCD figures for days, and looking back, it is fucking amazing how mismatched all of it is!  They marketed solely micro-specific story arcs.  Different scales....Artist Specific stuff that fit in with nothing else....various grades of plastic....forced poses....varying articulation....  In hindsight, I think the only reason they were successful was because  they were the only game in town.  What else was there other than BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES!??  TOTAL JUSTICE sure as hell was nothing to get too excited over.  (Granted, they did actually give us a Connor Hawke GREEN ARROW )

I have sold off quite a few DCD figures, but I don't want to sell a single MATTEL figure. 

Don't get me wrong....DCD definitely did do some great stuff.  As I said earlier, COIE and HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE were fantastic attempts at variety, but for various reasons, they just didn't work out.  DCD ended up being bi-polar most of the time.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on August 22, 2016, 08:10:57 pm
I don't buy Marvel so all I am left with is Mattel's comic style six inch figures.  I'll pursue this as far as it goes or until I get bored or go broke.  Whichever comes first.  ;D

Yeah, I feel bad for you in that regard. Marvel Legends mostly poo poos classic, but I did get some great classic figures from them this year -- especially Morbius, and one of these days -- Red Guardian I. As long as the line continues to be healthy, there is a good chance of getting most every character (if not look) I want.

The only way I'll ever have a good set of Legion figures -- is from getting them customized or produced from a 3D printer. I've pretty much written anything classic from DC -- and don't have enough interest in modern to make it worth the money.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 22, 2016, 08:16:57 pm
DCD made me very sensitive to differences in scale and style.  That after 17 years so little actually fits together is a bad joke.

I've been Googling DCD figures for days, and looking back, it is fucking amazing how mismatched all of it is!  They marketed solely micro-specific story arcs.  Different scales....Artist Specific stuff that fit in with nothing else....various grades of plastic....forced poses....varying articulation....  In hindsight, I think the only reason they were successful was because  they were the only game in town.  What else was there other than BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES!??  TOTAL JUSTICE sure as hell was nothing to get too excited over.  (Granted, they did actually give us a Connor Hawke GREEN ARROW )

I have sold off quite a few DCD figures, but I don't want to sell a single MATTEL figure. 

Don't get me wrong....DCD definitely did do some great stuff.  As I said earlier, COIE and HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE were fantastic attempts at variety, but for various reasons, they just didn't work out.  DCD ended up being bi-polar most of the time.

http://www.joeacevedo.com/docs/figurezone/dcdactionfigures1999.htm


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on August 22, 2016, 08:17:10 pm

Don't get me wrong....DCD definitely did do some great stuff.  As I said earlier, COIE and HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE were fantastic attempts at variety, but for various reasons, they just didn't work out.  DCD ended up being bi-polar most of the time.

COIE was the one line that should have looked artist-specific -- because Perez drew virtually every DC hero at one time or another, but the figures looked more like they were inspired by Edward Baretto (a mostly generic artist from the same time period).  That said, I was happy to see Robin and Huntress in that 'line'.

The same goes for History of the DCU. That bloated buck they used guaranteed scale for the line -- but not with previous figures. And, of course they didn't invest in a female or sidekick buck --- so we got Silver Age Nightwing without Silver Age Flamebird.

There were so many mistakes made -- but there were a lot of figures that by themselves -- looked fantastic. I love the Dodson Wonder Woman -- probably the best Wonder Woman 6-inch figure ever produced!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on August 22, 2016, 08:19:45 pm
I don't buy Marvel so all I am left with is Mattel's comic style six inch figures.  I'll pursue this as far as it goes or until I get bored or go broke.  Whichever comes first.  ;D

Yeah, I feel bad for you in that regard. Marvel Legends mostly poo poos classic, but I did get some great classic figures from them this year -- especially Morbius, and one of these days -- Red Guardian I. As long as the line continues to be healthy, there is a good chance of getting most every character (if not look) I want.

The only way I'll ever have a good set of Legion figures -- is from getting them customized or produced from a 3D printer. I've pretty much written anything classic from DC -- and don't have enough interest in modern to make it worth the money.

Classic looks really isn't the issue for me.  Marvel itself is.  Their comics and therefore, their merchandise doesn't appeal to me anymore and haven't for a number of years.  And I grew up a Marvel kid.  I think DC is more colorful and less generic than Marvel.  Creative chaos from the mid 40's really until now.     


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on August 22, 2016, 09:24:40 pm
COIE was the one line that should have looked artist-specific -- because Perez drew virtually every DC hero at one time or another.....

I agree totally.  Can you imagine a huge line of 80s era PEREZ styled figures??  My mouth waters at the thought of it!

The same goes for History of the DCU. That bloated buck they used guaranteed scale for the line -- but not with previous figures. And, of course they didn't invest in a female or sidekick buck --- so we got Silver Age Nightwing without Silver Age Flamebird.

Correct again.  Imagine that exact same buck shrank down a bit, and then imagine the ROBIN, AQUALAD, KID FLASH, and SPEEDY figures that could have came later.

There were so many mistakes made -- but there were a lot of figures that by themselves -- looked fantastic.

That happened a hell of a lot.  The WARLORD figure they eventually made was fantastic, but of course it wasn't his Classic look.  They made a truly beautiful POWER GIRL.  And even though he was part of a series, I felt that the ROSS/JUSTICE PLASTIC MAN was beyond perfect. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 11, 2016, 08:29:28 am
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/ultimate-comic-fan-thatkevinsmith-tours-dccollectibles-on-geekingoutamc/

I'm not staying up this late but I may record it.  Generally speaking, I find Kevin Smith mildly annoying.  His buddies on the show are awful.  Can't even say I'm overly interested in the DCC stuff, but curiosity may get the better of me.  This is probably why some stuff wasn't allowed to be photographed at SDCC. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on September 11, 2016, 11:48:30 am
Not to go off on a rant, but his other show reminded be a bit too much of STORAGE WARS and PAWN STARS equating that basically, ANY and ALL things over 10 years old are worth HUUUUUGE bucks, and you've struck it rich if you find said stuff, because you will easily find a buyer who will pay you what you want.

Do they ever talk about story arcs?  Artists they like or dislike?  Fantastic sculpt jobs on toys or statues?  Their favorite era of comics?  No.  Because comics aren't entertainment....they are a future investment.

Gag.  ::)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 12, 2016, 03:58:42 am
Not to go off on a rant, but his other show reminded be a bit too much of STORAGE WARS and PAWN STARS equating that basically, ANY and ALL things over 10 years old are worth HUUUUUGE bucks, and you've struck it rich if you find said stuff, because you will easily find a buyer who will pay you what you want.

Do they ever talk about story arcs?  Artists they like or dislike?  Fantastic sculpt jobs on toys or statues?  Their favorite era of comics?  No.  Because comics aren't entertainment....they are a future investment.

Gag.  ::)

I found every one of those guys to be dickheads.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 12, 2016, 07:15:51 am
That was disappointing.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 19, 2016, 07:04:31 pm
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dc-collectibles-solicitations-for-items-arriving-in-stores-april-2017/


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 24, 2016, 11:08:33 am
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dccollectibles-releases-updated-release-schedule-for-2016-early-2017/


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 24, 2016, 07:02:20 pm
Wouldn't mind getting hold of Grail without having to buy the every-time-he-appears-he-gets-a-foot-taller-Darkseid.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 24, 2016, 07:03:57 pm
He's certainly a big 'un. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 17, 2016, 08:43:20 pm
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=27479


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on October 18, 2016, 04:49:33 am
That Constantine figure looks like arse.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 18, 2016, 08:11:59 am
I think it would be a benefit to both Mattel and DCC to draw some lines here. 

I almost wish DCC would get out of the action figure business altogether and concentrate on the high end stuff like statues, busts, and props.  I know it's not going to happen, but maybe it should. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on December 19, 2016, 06:41:39 pm
http://www.newsarama.com/32440-dc-collectibles-july-2017-solicitations.html

Booster and Beetle two pack. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: NiteOwl on December 20, 2016, 12:22:57 am
Looks good, I like the alternate heads!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on December 20, 2016, 07:42:16 am
Ooooh. That Bolland Joker Statue will be mine! :)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on December 20, 2016, 02:54:32 pm
Nice, but figures I already have from two different companies.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on December 20, 2016, 03:51:54 pm
So they're flogging that Hughes Wonder Woman statue for what, the third time now? So much for limited edition collectibles.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on January 23, 2017, 04:40:16 pm
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=28129


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 23, 2017, 08:13:41 pm
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=28129

A bit quiet for them? Maybe saving it all up for NYTF?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on January 23, 2017, 08:36:38 pm
Probably.  Plus, IMHO, the only thing they're really killing it on is the animated style stuff.  Icons had such potential yet they can't seem to get the product to the stores. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on January 28, 2017, 03:23:42 am
Probably.  Plus, IMHO, the only thing they're really killing it on is the animated style stuff.  Icons had such potential yet they can't seem to get the product to the stores. 

Really? Icons are readily available here.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on January 28, 2017, 04:51:41 pm
I just meant that the flow of product is less than steady.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 15, 2017, 06:10:22 pm
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=28316

This has been rumored for a while.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on February 15, 2017, 06:22:45 pm
Jonathan looks like he just walked in on Mom and Dad doing it.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 16, 2017, 04:52:10 am
Jonathan looks like he just walked in on Mom and Dad doing it.

Bahahahaha!!!  :D

I'll never see this figure any other way now.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: powersthatbe on February 17, 2017, 03:25:46 pm
the icons supergirl rebirth figure is a beautiful figure.the doomsday two pack is a cool idea,maybe they should do broken bak batman and bane?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on February 17, 2017, 04:06:27 pm
Or A Death in the Family Batman carrying a dead Robin


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 17, 2017, 04:23:38 pm
http://news.toyark.com/2017/02/17/dc-collectibles-teasers-toy-fair-2017-239633


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 17, 2017, 04:24:42 pm
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=417&itemid=28332


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on February 17, 2017, 08:59:52 pm
Icons seem oddly skinny and the articulation a bit obvious.  I never thought I'd prefer Mattel's version of something.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 17, 2017, 09:38:46 pm
That Batcave is a must  [applause]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 17, 2017, 10:02:32 pm
I'm digging the 4" BATMAN '66 stuff.  BOOKWORM, KING TUT?  Pure gold!  Can EGGHEAD be far behind?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on February 20, 2017, 02:24:25 pm
Well a little of Rebirth from DCC. I love that Supergirl figure -- wish she looked more like that in her own series --- I'd probably be buying it. Honestly, I think this may be my favorite Supergirl figure to date.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 20, 2017, 06:18:40 pm
Not to keep beating a dead horse, but I have to assume this means no more pre-REBIRTH anything.  Also, mostly SUPERBAT with a bit of WONDER WOMAN and AQUAMAN mixed in.



Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on February 21, 2017, 06:07:16 am
Isn't ICONs open to any era? Are these still being made -- I really don't keep up with DCC these days.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 21, 2017, 07:01:27 am
Yeah, still being made.  They say they're open to any era but I've seen no real evidence of that.  No GAers thus far.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 21, 2017, 12:46:20 pm
Isn't ICONs open to any era?

I'm too quick to throw out the baby with the bath water.  I keep forgetting about DC ICONS.  It is literally the last bastion of hope for anything pre-REBIRTH.

Still.....that means what?  Maybe 2 'Classic' figures a year at the very, very best, and more likely none if current trends continue.


The Twentieth Century is dead


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 21, 2017, 10:59:45 pm
The Twentieth Century is dead

....and we're the last of the dinosaur collectors from that era.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 22, 2017, 10:54:35 am
I brought this over from the MARVEL LEGENDS Thread:

GARD, this was your response to me saying we will probably never get AQUALAD or even TEMPEST:

You're probably right.  But I still haven't given up entirely on a Rebirth relaunch.  Remember, DCUC was announced at SDCC and that's five months away.  If we don't see a lot more DC Comics Rebirth characters in San Diego, then I probably will give up and just cherry pick.

I'm glad you are remaining positive, and I truly wish I could too.  I really do.

But now?  I just don't believe it.  REBIRTH was the time to relaunch a new brand.  I think DC is going to keep re-re-releasing SUPERBAT with a little GREEN LANTERN, FLASH, and WONDER WOMAN mixed in.  There will also be a smidgeon of MARTIAN MANHUNTER and GREEN ARROW, but that's it.  No REBIRTH....no TITANS....not even any B List characters anymore.  It's done.

Could I be wrong?  Absolutely.  Could there be a REBIRTH announcement at SDCC?  Of course.

But I just don't see it happening.


Just my sad 2 cents worth.  :(



Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 22, 2017, 11:25:11 am
Rebirth is a two year story.  And by the time San Diego rolls around, the story will be hitting third gear ready to go into fourth.  The Watchmen get their own book sometime this year, maybe announced at SDCC.  Geoff Johns and maybe Phil Jimenez as the creative team. 

We've been told it takes a while to get a figure line going.  Kinda like turning an aircraft carrier around.

And I do hate to admit this but most anything pre Flashpoint is probably done.  It does make me sad.  But there's enough in Rebirth to keep me occupied for a while.  Especially if the Titans do start showing up.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 22, 2017, 11:42:39 am
BTW, I'm not preaching, but I do like to keep up a positive attitude toward this stuff.  And really in general.  If you think a disaster is around the corner, it tends to be a self fulfilling prophecy.  I'm not a polyanna by any means, but keeping positive doesn't hurt anything.  It does take some effort, but I think it's worth it.  I can also (usually) let go of a grudge.  Mattel is a business.  Nothing personal in any decision they or DC have made. 

This is also the only line I collect.  I'll stick around 'til it isn't fun anymore.  And to me, Batwing is a fun character.  So is Duke.  So is Batwoman.  Clayface is amazing.  It just depends on how you choose to look at it.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 22, 2017, 12:19:58 pm
Now the stream of consciousness is flowing. 

I feel somewhat like the odd man out.  I'm probably the second oldest regular user.  I've been reading DC comics regularly since 1981 and even some before that.  I seem to be the only guy here who doesn't have (much) of a problem with DC/Mattel shifting to a more modern view of the DCU.  It just doesn't bug me that much.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 22, 2017, 12:32:31 pm
And FWIW, I'm not offended by Mattel reusing the same bucks either.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 22, 2017, 03:26:56 pm
Now the stream of consciousness is flowing. 

I seem to be the only guy here who doesn't have (much) of a problem with DC/Mattel shifting to a more modern view of the DCU.  It just doesn't bug me that much.

Me either. I still want more classic characters for my DCUC, but since that's not happening there's a ton of other lines I'm enjoying as much.
I feel sorry for collectors like Hyperion. He was devout in collecting characters from a specific era, from a specific universe, in a specific scale, from a specific manufacturer.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on February 22, 2017, 04:12:37 pm
Flexibility is the key to happiness.  At least in toy collecting.  In real life yoga is for hippies.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 22, 2017, 04:25:11 pm
Now the stream of consciousness is flowing. 

I seem to be the only guy here who doesn't have (much) of a problem with DC/Mattel shifting to a more modern view of the DCU.  It just doesn't bug me that much.

Me either. I still want more classic characters for my DCUC, but since that's not happening there's a ton of other lines I'm enjoying as much.
I feel sorry for collectors like Hyperion. He was devout in collecting characters from a specific era, from a specific universe, in a specific scale, from a specific manufacturer.

I miss Hype.  But that's me with the exception of era. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 22, 2017, 04:28:18 pm
Flexibility is the key to happiness.  At least in toy collecting.  In real life yoga is for hippies.

+1 for truth.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 22, 2017, 08:32:18 pm
I'm glad you're still hopeful, GARD.  Just because I feel pretty hopeless doesn't mean I want everybody else to be all doom and gloom.  And who knows, REBIRTH is still entirely possible.  Plus, no official announcement has been made that there will NEVER be any Classic characters again ever.

If it's done for me, so be it.  I'm not just gonna walk away from the board and drop the hobby.  What else am I going to do?  Start reading Classic literature and better myself?  Yeah right!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 22, 2017, 10:45:29 pm
I will admit that if it doesn't happen at SDCC, it isn't going to.  I can hold out hope for another five months.  No biggie.  Regardless of whether or not the Titans, Legion, or JSA ever show up, I would keep an eye out for the current versions of the SuperBat Families.  I'm not going too far out on a limb calling Spoiler, Orphan, Red Robin, and Red Hood.  Possibly an updated Azrael, maybe Bluebird.  Duke in his new costume wouldn't be a far reach.  Nightwing in his updated look would also be a winner.  Gotham Girl would be OK with me too. 

None of this is a stretch. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 22, 2017, 11:12:12 pm
...I would keep an eye out for the current versions of the SuperBat Families.  I'm not going too far out on a limb calling Spoiler, Orphan, Red Robin, and Red Hood.  Possibly an updated Azrael, maybe Bluebird.  Duke in his new costume wouldn't be a far reach.  Nightwing in his updated look would also be a winner.  Gotham Girl would be OK with me too.

Pretty much anything BAT is definitely gonna happen, just not any looks that pre-date 2015.  I would say the same goes for SUPES.  I mean, they already have to make a new SUPERMAN because he now has red boots.

AQUAMAN can happen, mainly because of the movies, and probably whatever villain is in Arty's solo film.  I would say the same for the FLASH movie ( if that happens ) and WONDER WOMAN.  But I just don't see them branching out much after that.

Again, just my opinion.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 23, 2017, 07:36:42 am
Current Superman Family is somewhat smaller, but there could be some updated add ons as well as a C&C big bad. 

Superman with the red boots is inevitable.  Superwoman (Lana), maybe Superwoman (Lois), Supergirl, Superboy (Jon Kent), New (Chinese) Superman, rerelease Steel, Eradicator, and Cyborg Superman, maybe with some tweaks.  And a monstrous version of General Zod (C&C) has been appearing in Suicide Squad.  And the armored version of Lex Luthor wearing the <S> shield.  Also several Multiverse versions of Superman have recently appeared in the Superman comic.  I'd go for most any of those.

But Chooch said it the other day.  SDCC should be all about the Justice League.  The movie obviously, but I'm hoping that bleeds over to comics.  It already has really with Jessica Cruz in the Clayface wave.  Hope springs eternal.   ;D       


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 23, 2017, 06:42:56 pm
Just thinking ahead to a comic Justice League wave as there are now two JL comics currently at DC.  Something to slide in beside the movie figures. 

Batman, Superman, and Jessica Cruz are on the way.  New 52 Flash is pretty much the same as Rebirth Flash.  So we would need Wonder Woman, GL Baz, Aquaman, and Cyborg which I'm sure would be a 100% new tool.  An updated Hal Jordan would also fit in here.  Now, there's also the Justice League of America.  Batman leading.  Don't need Bats but a new Black Canary might be nice.  I hate the character, but an updated, properly sized Lobo would sell like hot cakes at a fat farm.  This is a perfect spot for Vixen too.  Ryan Choi/Atom is a toss up.  And I wouldn't look for Ray or Killer Frost.  As for villains, rumor is someone from Apocalypse.  Probably Steppenwolf.  Which we already have from DCUC.     


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on February 24, 2017, 06:23:14 am
Flexibility is the key to happiness.  At least in toy collecting.  In real life yoga is for hippies.

I'm flexible about scale (as long as it's close to 6 inch -- not about to start collecting overpriced 3.75 figures -- even though Triton and Yondu are tempting!

And I've even been known to get modern figures -- if I think it's the only version of that character that we'll see -- and if the outfit is similar to classic (this is more the case for Mockingbird and Polaris than it is for Monica Rambeau -- whose new look is a bit too far removed from her Avengers days). Havok is/was one of my favorite X-Men, but I still haven't been able to bite on the current figure, despite it having somewhat of a similarity to the Neal Adams version.

As far as truly modern characters go -- I don't have much interest, but I am planning on getting Batwoman. And I will probably get the DCC Supergirl -- because it looks really good and has a Bronze Age vibe.

But I know my days of buying modern comics are numbered, so at some point I will only be looking for classic are classic-like versions of characters.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 24, 2017, 07:14:47 am
Hate to admit it, but I think I am a scale nazi.  DCD/DCC is so all over the place, my reaction was to switch to Mattel.  Among other reasons. 

Modern Age characters don't bother me in the same way that the Battlestar Galactica 2004 TV series didn't bother me, or the reboot J.J. Abrams Star Trek films don't bother me.  Everything evolves or dies.  Except comics.  The same characters remain in the same costumes with the same cast and villains for 50 years or more.  If that doesn't happen, someone's childhood gets raped.           


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 24, 2017, 11:05:25 am
The thing that annoys me more than All Modern All the Time is the almost total elimination of B and C list characters.  Of course I understand that BIG GUNS sell, but I'm to the point where I don't want any more BATMEN, SUPERMEN, FLASHES, GREEN LANTERNS, and whatnot.

Sure, Modern BATMAN looks pretty cool, but these things aren't cheap, and I'm much more likely to spend money on a character that has never been made before.  I would be more likely to buy  TEMPEST or ARSENAL rather than my 8th BATMAN.

It's awesome that a JUSTICE LEAGUE movie is coming out, and we know there will be a shit ton of merchandise, as there should be.  But that doesn't get us anything other than what it is.  It's becoming like a Pop radio station that plays the same 12 annoying songs over and over and over.

I'm one of those people that wants a big buffet....not just steak, baked potato, and vegetable.  :-\


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 24, 2017, 01:14:58 pm
The thing that annoys me more than All Modern All the Time is the almost total elimination of B and C list characters.  Of course I understand that BIG GUNS sell, but I'm to the point where I don't want any more BATMEN, SUPERMEN, FLASHES, GREEN LANTERNS, and whatnot.

Sure, Modern BATMAN looks pretty cool, but these things aren't cheap, and I'm much more likely to spend money on a character that has never been made before.  I would be more likely to buy  TEMPEST or ARSENAL rather than my 8th BATMAN.

It's awesome that a JUSTICE LEAGUE movie is coming out, and we know there will be a shit ton of merchandise, as there should be.  But that doesn't get us anything other than what it is.  It's becoming like a Pop radio station that plays the same 12 annoying songs over and over and over.

I'm one of those people that wants a big buffet....not just steak, baked potato, and vegetable.  :-\

Believe me, I get it.  There are a lot of characters left to be made top to bottom in the DCU.  But Duke is a new character, Batwing is a new character, Batwoman has been made before but never by Mattel.  IMHO, there's not been a really good Damian/Robin made by anyone.  Coming up. 

I want variety too.  My favorite among the big names is the Flash.  He and his family always get the shitty end of the stick.  I want to finish out my JSA.  Even using DCD, it can't be done.  For the first time ever, I want a unified Titans lineup based on the current title.  And possibly my most wanted of Rebirth figures is Red Hood.  Who'd have thought that of me?  Certainly not

But I also want "Team Detective" which requires  Red Robin, Spoiler, Orphan, and an updated Azrael.  Balance is the key.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 24, 2017, 01:46:20 pm
I want variety too.  My favorite among the big names is the Flash.  He and his family always get the shitty end of the stick.

I'm with you.  For years, I've wanted a better Wally West KID FLASH, and a whole slew of undone FLASH Rogues.  Now?  I can't even imagine them doing any version of Wally West ( not including the TV version ), or any Rogues. At best, we'll get a REBIRTH Barry Allen FLASH, and that's all.  If the FLASH movie happens, they might make whatever main villain is in it.

I guess I've lost all faith in them.  I don't mean to sound so bleak, but as of now, I can't see anything other than the BIG GUNS....rinse, repeat, rinse, repeat.

Of course, BATMAN is an exception.  He's so popular that BAT Family stuff can actually branch out a bit, but again, he and solely he is the only one.  It's kind of sad... they couldn't give me any of the new BAT stuff because it has no meaning to me.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 24, 2017, 01:56:48 pm
I get that too.  Thing is out of all the Rebirth books, Batman and Detective are probably the best.  Not exaggerating.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 24, 2017, 02:04:39 pm
I understand that, GARD.  You have to go where the sales are.  WARNER BROS would be stupid to not have loads of BAT toys being produced. 

I'm still a big BAT fan, just not a post 90s BAT fan.  I just can't get into it.  But that's a 'me' issue, it's nobody's fault.  I'm a strange person....the growing popularity of all things BAT has pushed me in the opposite direction.



Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 24, 2017, 02:11:13 pm
Try Batman.  I think you'll dig it.  Tom King is great.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 24, 2017, 03:22:07 pm
I've heard nothing but good things.  I'll have to try a trade someday.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 24, 2017, 03:42:32 pm
http://www.cbr.com/dc-comics-jay-garrick-watchmen-batman-flash/

S'funny.  I would totally dig this Jay Garrick FLASH in plastic.  Too cool for words.

But.....probably never happening.   He should happen, as well as Wally West KID FLASH and Wally West REBIRTH FLASH.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 24, 2017, 05:26:24 pm
Well that's what I mean about Rebirth.  This is picking up speed.  In July when SDCC rolls around who knows what we'll be seeing.  Jay is just a start.  That's why I think the Rebirth line might get announced in July.  BTW, that's not a "classic" Jay.  ;)



Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 24, 2017, 08:00:21 pm
BTW, that's not a "classic" Jay.  ;)

I think it's an awesome update.  It's extremely similar to his Classic costume, just slightly updated.  I really dig those boots.  But you can still tell it's Jay even at a quick glance.

I'll believe it when I see it, but I hope you're right.  A REBIRTH line would be more than welcome!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 24, 2017, 09:13:12 pm
I'd punch a nun for that version of Jay.  Probably go to Wal-Mart every day until I found one.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 08, 2017, 08:40:07 am
http://thefwoosh.com/2017/03/iconic-moments-for-the-dc-icons-line

Did I miss something?  An announcement?  A panel discussion?  An interview with a DCC big cheese?  It sounds sorta legit. 

Not that I buy these or care much but it seems to put another nail in DCC's coffin for making comic accurate figures.  Which then circles back to Mattel making it the only game in town for comic accurate stuff.  This is a singularly bad idea for a standalone line.  If DCC Icons isn't gonna do Rebirth, then that leaves it up to you know who.   


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 08, 2017, 11:16:46 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaOgZwk9rN8

When all else fails ( which is ironic because DCUC did NOT fail ), simply re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-release the BIG GUNS.

 [banghead]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 08, 2017, 11:50:36 am
New versions of the big guns.  ;D


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 08, 2017, 02:08:38 pm
I'm gonna assume this is THE END.  Sure, there will still be plenty more DC toys, but they will all be BIG GUNS and nothing else.  There is no chance whatsoever of any B List characters, unless they are directly tied to a BIG GUN.  Sorry WARNER BROS, but I don't need any more of what I already have.

DCUC was as good and hopeful as it could ever get.  It had a fantastic run, and gave us a nice, mostly uniform line.  DC DIRECT, while it was plagued with all types of scale, sculpt, and articulation issues, also gave us a decent amount of good stuff.  DCC kind of just spun it's wheels.  I wish I could say I enjoyed being a DC Collector....and I guess to a certain extant I did.  But it's always been spottier than 101 Dalmatians.

It's kind of a relief knowing that it's over.  It's like a fucked up relationship with an unpredictable hot woman....you never knew if you were gonna have mind blowing sex, a pointless, violent argument, or something in between.  She finally moved 6 states away, and it's done.  I can move on now.

Exhales...... [beer]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 08, 2017, 07:26:19 pm
I can't wrap my head around being done until Mattel ends it themselves or until I'm selling plasma.  I can almost always find something I like to cherry pick.  When DCUC was up and running, the only wave I passed on completely was the Deputy Lantern wave.  So far I'm finding at least a couple of figures in each Multiverse wave I want.

If Icons is on the ropes, then that leaves Mattel wide open for a Rebirth line. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 08, 2017, 08:23:23 pm
I'm out, GARD.  As always, I have your back, and I truly want you to remain positive.  I don't want to be right, but in my eyes....I just don't see anything other than the BIG GUNS on repeat.  Forever.

I'm glad there's a JUSTICE LEAGUE movie coming out, but it won't do anything to break away from the mainstream characters.  On top of that, being about 20+ bucks a piece doesn't help.  I would have been reasonably happy to buy TEMPEST, ARSENAL, KID FLASH, and maybe a new GREEN ARROW, but they will NEVER be made.  Granted, there will be TV versions, and potential movie versions, but a comic based line?  WARNER BROS has no interest.

Sorry for my rant, but I see the last nail in the coffin, the coffin being set on fire, and then an atomic bomb being dropped on the furnace.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 08, 2017, 09:07:30 pm
It's not that bleak.  For myself, I can't see the future so I'm not willing to say Tempest or Arsenel will never be made.  Same with a new Green Arrow.  We got a Wonder Woman and a Green Lantern.  Green Arrow isn't far off from that. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 08, 2017, 09:32:15 pm
If it's any comfort my friend, I have the shittiest track record in the world for predicting this kind of stuff.  I have not once predicted a single upcoming figure from MARVEL LEGENDS, DC DIRECT, DCUC, or MOTUC.  Hell....I couldn't predict a figure from a STAR WARS line, a line known for making a figure of every single character who appears.

Sure....characters on my Wish Lists have eventually turned up many times, but not in any kind of timely manner.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 08, 2017, 09:49:07 pm
I'm not predicting anything outside of SuperBat.  But Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman, and Green Arrow shouldn't be off the table.  Maybe even Hawkman, Atom, Martian Manhunter, and Cyborg.  Maybe even connected characters too. 

I just refuse to give up yet.  I'll wait and see in July.  Then maybe.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 09, 2017, 12:11:14 pm
I totally get that they have to exploit the Heavy Hitters.  The BIG GUNS are the bread and butter of DC, plus a JUSTICE LEAGUE movie is coming out.  But it just seems that if there was ever a time to branch out a little, now is it!

But then again....is it?   [think]

When DCUC was in it's prime, DC had nothing but BATMAN movies going for it, but they branched out with stuff like CREEPER, BLUE DEVIL, KAMANDI, and KILLER MOTH.  I have to face that that was just a special time, and no matter how many DC Movies or TV shows there are, Comic Accurate B List is officially a thing of the past.  I don't really understand why, but why is the sky blue?  Why do dogs bark at squirrels?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on March 09, 2017, 01:54:04 pm
I think the decision is to appeal to a general audience -- not comics geeks. So if there isn't a vehicle with mass appeal -- TV show or film -- then a character has zero chance of getting made. The exceptions will be the SuperBat famly -- but even then, the selection will remain very shallow.

Again, the real hope is 3D printing -- still too expensive, but the sky will be the limit some day.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 09, 2017, 02:33:16 pm
Again, the real hope is 3D printing -- still too expensive, but the sky will be the limit some day.

Exactly.   [thumbs up]

At this point, I don't even care too much about them being unarticulated statues.  I'd rather have a nice little collection of oddball characters that at least look nice standing there rather than having no version of them at all.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 09, 2017, 04:46:24 pm
When DCUC was in it's prime, DC had nothing but BATMAN movies going for it, but they branched out with stuff like CREEPER, BLUE DEVIL, KAMANDI, and KILLER MOTH.  I have to face that that was just a special time, and no matter how many DC Movies or TV shows there are, Comic Accurate B List is officially a thing of the past.  I don't really understand why, but why is the sky blue?  Why do dogs bark at squirrels?

Then here is the riddle and why I haven't quite given up;  Define a B list character.  Now define a C list character.  And just for the sake of argument, forget everything but comics.  And for now, just heroes, or better yet, protagonists (with their own titles).

Is Supergirl a B list character, or A list?  What about Speedy/Red Arrow/Arsenal?  Tempest?  These are legacies, so yeah, they have a leg up.  But what about Martian Manhunter?  Cyborg?  Deathstroke?  Harley Quinn?  Vixen?  Where is the line?  Who draws the line?

FWIW, I've noticed that each Multiverse wave seems to have fewer TV figures.  The next wave (Bat-Bot/Rookie) has five comic figures and only one TV figure.  We seem to be headed in the right direction.

Ultimately, there are a lot of ways to look at this and try to handicap it.  But the window of opportunity closes on a Rebirth line when SDCC 2017 is over.  Spring of 2018 is too late when DC is starting to wind things up in the comics.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 09, 2017, 08:18:01 pm
http://kastorskorner.com/wp/toy-fair-2017-booth-dc-collectibles/

Evidently, Kastor actually talked to the DCC guys at Toy Fair.  This rings a bit more true.

Inside five years, DCC will be a high end boutique line.  No figures at all. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 09, 2017, 09:25:47 pm
A high end company that keeps re-releasing "limited edition collectibles". How many times can they flog that Hughes Wonder Woman statue?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 09, 2017, 10:29:38 pm
Inside five years, DCC will be a high end boutique line.  No figures at all.

Very sad, but that doesn't surprise me.  :-\  You can tell WARNER BROS Big Wigs have less and less interest in this stuff.

Personally, I can't afford statues and premium format figures, so I'm already done.  I'm going to miss seeing new DC action figures, but there hasn't been anything that really lit a fire under my ass since DCUC was killed off. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 09, 2017, 10:47:09 pm
Well whatever happens for DC comic based action figures in the future will come from Mattel.  The last single carded DCC Icons figures will be Nightwing and Supergirl.  Mattel needs to step up and blow the roof off the place at SDCC.  There are no other avenues unless you go high end.  Which I ain't doin'.   

Just going all in on the JLA, JSA, and Titans will satisfy 80-90% of fans.     


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on March 10, 2017, 06:43:27 am
Well whatever happens for DC comic based action figures in the future will come from Mattel. 

For some inane reason, the folks at DC and/or Mattel seem to attribute he 'failure' of DCUC to B and C characters -- despite it being mostly successful until the last year at retail (and that was largely due to DC creatives/Geoff Johns interference with character selection). I dont' think the continued success of Marvel Legends is even a factor for them. 

DCC hasn't really had a clear direction regarding figures for quite some time. I will probably pick up that Supergirl figure -- as its amazing compared to what Mattel just produced. I don't think Mattel will have a long-term line of figures any time soon unless some new champion comes along and makes a huge push for such a line. Instead, they will try something different each year -- mostly with SuperBat --maybe some WW -- if here film is successful -- which I think it will be, and big name JLA. I guess if DC and Mattel are happy with the kinda meager presence on the shelves, then it's crazy to expect anything better.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 10, 2017, 07:27:03 am
Well as I've said, this upcoming SDCC will tell the tale.  The landscape has shifted quite a bit.  The success of Rebirth, the collapse of DCC, and the rise of Geoff Johns at DC Entertainment may all play into whatever decisions need to be made by Mattel over the figure lines.  At some point, I'll give up.  But not today.  Probably at the Monday after SDCC 2017 post mortem.  ;D   


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on March 10, 2017, 09:45:00 am
DCC hasn't really had a clear direction regarding figures for quite some time.

Quoted for truth.  I honestly can't remember the last DCC figure I picked up.  Price is a big component of that as well.  Now they're switching to big boxes of their marionettes?  The end is nigh.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 10, 2017, 01:07:19 pm
They have no vision.  They have no plan.  Just monkeys flinging poo.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on March 10, 2017, 07:09:25 pm
Yeah Gard, you may as well hold onto those hopes. Anything is possible, but if it's the same old, same old this Summer, then I think we can proclaim the fat lady is singing.

I also don't recall the last figure I bought from DCC -- actually, it was probably back from when they were still calling themselves DCD. I recall that Mattel and DCD were steppig all over themselves -- producing the same figures like Hawk & Dove II and a shitload of Green Lanterns. How exciting -- not!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 10, 2017, 07:26:26 pm
I bought some of the New 52 figures.  Mostly the Earth 2 figures.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 10, 2017, 09:06:49 pm
I dont' think the continued success of Marvel Legends is even a factor for them.

Agree totally.  MARVEL LEGENDS is nowhere near their radar, but nothing is on their radar.  They can't see past their own noses.

Instead, they will try something different each year -- mostly with SuperBat --maybe some WW -- if her film is successful -- which I think it will be, and big name JLA.

Agreed.  The future is alllll about SUPERBAT, WONDY, and to a lesser degree....AQUAMAN and the FLASH.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 10, 2017, 10:33:25 pm
IF Mattel decides to go back to a comic oriented line, there would only seem to be two real options at this point:  Rebirth and Justice League. 

1) Rebirth gets us to the current versions of DC characters behind a highly successful line of comic books. 

2) Justice League could be a line that encompasses every iteration of the team across all media platforms.  Hopefully serving as an umbrella for their predecessors (JSA) and their legacies (Titans).  This is a line that could include the movies, Injustice, more Super Friends (ugh), Justice League Unlimited (4H style), and even circle back to Young Justice.  To say nothing of nearly sixty years worth of comics.

Option 1 would make DC/WB happy.  Option 2 would make fans happy.  A huge chunk of fans.  80-90%.  So all in all, I'd bet on option 1.     


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on March 11, 2017, 09:15:02 am
If it's 2 -- they'll have my attention.

If it's 1 -- I'll just continue cherry-picking Marvel Legends and consider DC figures a thing of the past.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 11, 2017, 09:42:16 am
I'd probably cherry pick both based on character selection.  Like I say, Tempest or Aqualad, it's all the same to me. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 11, 2017, 11:24:42 am
GARD's options are 100% logical.

Being a Cynic, I offer option # 3: MATTEL, being hamstrung by TPTB at WARNER BROS, does a completely different thing that none of us want or expect.

Also, these new ICONIC MOMENTS 2-packs....I'm wondering if the figures will be in awkward forced poses and battle damaged costumes, so they are even more unappealing.  Also, they can throw in a small background prop or two so they can jack the price up to like.....40 bucks.  Ugh.


Sigh....collecting action figures used to be fun, but then it actually became a more popular, 'in' kind of thing. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 11, 2017, 04:57:12 pm
I'm struggling to contribute to these conversations anymore.

As more and more months pass and I see what Marvel Legends are doing, I care less and less about DC. I still appreciate my DCUC collection, but I could scarcely remember what my top ten want list looks like anymore from a few years ago when we were gung-ho on such things.

Mattel is giving me fucking gawd-awful shit like that movie Eisenberg figure which make me wanna punch someone at WB, meanwhile Hasbro is giving us Death's Head, Darkhawk and Sif.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 11, 2017, 09:18:46 pm
FISH, I am right there along side you.  I can't tell you how many times I've started to post....reread my post, deleted it, and tried again.  And again, and again.  And then just gave up.  Sometimes I feel like I've said all I can possibly say without beating the shit out of a dead horse.

The stuff we want is on NOBODY's radar at WARNER BROS.  Sure, they have plans for DC toys and even some action figures, but it's nothing that most of us want. 

Anything MATTEL makes is, of course, limited to what WARNER BROS will allow.  If MATTEL had a Jesse Falcon type person and free reign, it would be a totally different story.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 11, 2017, 10:05:02 pm
I'm struggling to contribute to these conversations anymore.

As more and more months pass and I see what Marvel Legends are doing, I care less and less about DC. I still appreciate my DCUC collection, but I could scarcely remember what my top ten want list looks like anymore from a few years ago when we were gung-ho on such things.

Mattel is giving me fucking gawd-awful shit like that movie Eisenberg figure which make me wanna punch someone at WB, meanwhile Hasbro is giving us Death's Head, Darkhawk and Sif.

In recent months, I've been tempted over and over by Marvel Legends.  But I can't just "cold start".  As collectors, I think we can all agree that we're all a little OCD to one degree or another.  And I'll admit that I am.  For me to join in, I'd probably have to buy a bare minimum of 50 figures going back almost to wave 1 in 2002.  Maybe a bit earlier when Toy Biz started doing the six inch Spider-Man line prior to MLs.  Some of these figures are expensive, others hard to find, some are both.  At this point, I'm not willing to spend the time or money to try to find some fifteen year old action figures.  If I did end up doing this, it would be much the same as I do with Mattel.  Building some niches.  One of those would be the FF which was my second favorite book growing up.  I'd need an Annihilus BaF and the Blastaar from the SDCC box set from a couple of years ago.  It would be an expensive, logistical nightmare.  And still no Killraven.  

DC is my comic book home.  DCUC is my action figure comfort zone.  It's the last bull I ride, the hill I die on (as a collector).  I just wish Multiverse would branch out a bit more.  But at this point I'm (semi) happy cherry picking stuff like Rebirth Batman, Duke Thomas, Batwing, Batwoman, Rebirth Superman, etc.  I have actually gotten to enjoy building the families of the DCU.  Batman's got the biggest family.  Obviously.   ;D

SDCC 2017 will tell the tale of the fate of six inch scale DCU action figures (comic style).  We will have a better idea of what DCC is going to do.  And it will be thirteen months since DC started up Rebirth.  According to Neitlich, a year should be sufficient time for an action figure line to gear up or at least change gears to reflect new designs/characters.  If something big doesn't happen at SDCC, it likely won't happen at all.  The window will close and so will my (virtual) mouth.

P.S.

All that stuff I said about Marvel Legends will go out the window if I ever hit the lottery.   ;D  First priority would be to build the Avengers (pre Disassembled).          


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on March 12, 2017, 11:31:58 am
I really wonder how many years we're realistically away from getting the 3-D printing tech that would seriously put an end to all the frustration.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 12, 2017, 01:00:10 pm
I guess it would depend on how expensive the printers are and how sophisticated (and expensive) the programs are.  Personally, I want nothing I have to assemble or paint.  Plastic statues are a non starter for me.  And I also want a decent grade of plastic available. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on March 13, 2017, 08:34:43 am
I don't mind assembling or painting or even lps but I want good plastic.  Also the 3-D printed stuff I've seen looks very poris and brittle.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 13, 2017, 11:24:28 am
I think of 3D printing like cell phones.  Think back to some of the original cell phones, loooong before they were even heard of, let alone before everybody had to have one.  I saw that the first one was created in 1983, but look at what they are like now.  3D printing will continue to improve as it goes on, so future stuff will be amazing.

How long will that take?  How expensive will it be?  Who knows....but it's fun to think about. 

For me, I imagine never having a 3D printer, and having to pay someone to print my figure.  But that's OK.  I can't imagine wanting dozens and dozens of them.  I also imagine my WARLORD just being a little statue, as printing the parts to assemble one will be a little more expensive, but again, I'd happily take a well done statue. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on March 13, 2017, 12:18:18 pm
I'm way past the point of playing and posing them.  Once they're on the shelf they're pretty much there for good.  Little plastic statues are fine by me.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 13, 2017, 12:50:12 pm
I'll pass on the lps.  When I started collecting action figures as an adult, Spawn was the man...until they became lps.  I then moved on to DCD.  I was reading DC comics again.  JSA brought me home to DC.  With a lot of hesitation, I made the jump to Mattel and haven't looked back.  So stactions are not on the menu for me.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 13, 2017, 01:38:32 pm
I'm obviously OK with LPS.  All this shit is much more expensive than it used to be, so I would never buy near as many LPS as I have bought action figures, but I would definitely buy them. 

WARLORD, STALKER, JOHN CARTER of MARS, GRIMJACK, KING ARTHUR of CAMELOT 3000 .....I would love decent little figurines of them, especially if they were painted.  Would I prefer action figures?  Of course, but that's not gonna happen.

They would look a lot better if painted, but I only paint at the most basic level, so mine would be plain white or gray.  Sure, that's a little drab, but again, I prefer that to having nothing.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on March 13, 2017, 08:26:17 pm
I'm way past the point of playing and posing them.  Once they're on the shelf they're pretty much there for good.  Little plastic statues are fine by me.

I haven't opened an action figure since I was a kid -- so that's a pretty good indication of where I stand. I'd rather have a classic statue than a modern figure that has articulation.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 13, 2017, 08:47:11 pm
I'd would absolutely buy certain statues if I had the cash and the space.  Dynamic poses work really well in that form, from a heroic pose, to a flying kick.

And just so it's clear, I would certainly want LPS to be sharper looking than those little green army men I had as a kid.

I remember having a similar discussion on the old DC boards years ago.  I was describing the WARLORD figurine I would want.  I described JONAH HEX too, but we wound up getting a great DCUC HEX and a pretty nice DCD one.  The WARLORD would have been standing with his feet wide apart, looking to the side, his left hand on his sword scabbard, and his right hand on the hilt, preparing to draw it.  Then again, he could be standing and pointing the Automag to the side. 

It's funny, because the bulk of people didn't care for the idea of LPS.  But at that time, 3D printing didn't exist. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 13, 2017, 09:22:14 pm
Absolutely uninterested in figurines.  3D printed or not. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on March 14, 2017, 05:47:53 am
I really dug the Eaglemoss lead figurines until the reboot happened.  I was thinking something like that but plastic and six inch scale.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 15, 2017, 04:25:13 pm
I really dug the Eaglemoss lead figurines until the reboot happened.  I was thinking something like that but plastic and six inch scale.

I was surprised by the number of Marvel characters that had Eaglemoss figs, but are yet to be done in Marvel Legends.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 15, 2017, 05:48:34 pm
I was surprised by the number of Marvel characters that had Eaglemoss figs, but are yet to be done in Marvel Legends.

I'll have to check into those.  I have no idea what they cost, but at this point, I'm more about buying characters that have never seen plastic. 


*EDIT 
I just took a quick look, and I saw WOLFSBANE, TRAPSTER, JACK OF HEARTS, MOONDRAGON, SON OF SATAN, SILVER SABLE.....cool stuff!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on March 19, 2017, 08:31:06 am
Is the scale changing on the icons line?  Looks like the rebirth figures in the multipack are more in line with deuces and ml.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on March 20, 2017, 03:39:36 am
Is the scale changing on the icons line?  Looks like the rebirth figures in the multipack are more in line with deuces and ml.

Pics / links?

Of the figures, not the usual home porn you spam me with. ;)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Josey Wales on March 20, 2017, 11:59:52 pm
They haven't gotten to Flash & Cyborg yet. The rest are here-

http://toynewsi.com/dc-comics/


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on March 21, 2017, 01:58:55 pm
Thanks Josey.  I was slacking


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 21, 2017, 04:27:04 pm
Have a look at Aquaman in the following link and while staring at that portrait, imagine him in the "Not sure if..." meme and tell me he could replace Fry.

http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=28548


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Josey Wales on March 21, 2017, 06:00:59 pm
The larger scale is an improvement, but still not quite enough imho. I dunno why they weren't designed to be the same size as Legends to start. Seems to be a no brainer.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on March 21, 2017, 07:23:20 pm
Have a look at Aquaman in the following link and while staring at that portrait, imagine him in the "Not sure if..." meme and tell me he could replace Fry.

Ha!  The eyes really sell it.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 21, 2017, 09:26:05 pm
Have a look at Aquaman in the following link and while staring at that portrait, imagine him in the "Not sure if..." meme and tell me he could replace Fry.

Hahaha!  Great observation, FISH!  [thumbs up]

NOT SURE IF....Rebirth worked or not.... [think]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: powersthatbe on March 29, 2017, 05:08:46 pm
Icons deadshot,shazam,blue beetle/booster two pack have been canceled.not surprised.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on March 29, 2017, 06:53:42 pm
Ugh. It was such a mistake to not scale these with DCUC :P


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on March 29, 2017, 08:07:37 pm
Ugh. It was such a mistake to not scale these with DCUC :P

Truth


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 29, 2017, 08:35:53 pm
Yep.  For better or worse, it's why I've signed on to Mattel instead of DCC.

Nearly two decades and scale is still an issue.   


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 29, 2017, 08:38:29 pm
Ugh. It was such a mistake to not scale these with DCUC :P

That's just it, DCC didn't want you to supplement DCUC with DCC Icons.  They wanted you all in for Icons and to replace your DCUC.   


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 29, 2017, 09:19:37 pm
That's just it, DCC didn't want you to supplement DCUC with DCC Icons.  They wanted you all in for Icons and to replace your DCUC.

So, so true.

This is exactly what I meant when I said DCUC was as good as it will ever get.  No, it wasn't perfect by any means.  But it offered the best variety a DC fan could ever get.  No other line will ever touch it.  We will just get BIG GUNS over and over.  There will be different scales and different styles, but only a smattering of secondary characters will be made, like the occasional GREEN ARROW and MARTIAN MANHUNTER.

Again, I would love to be proven wrong.  [whistle]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on March 30, 2017, 09:30:05 am
At a local comic store they were displaying some Icons with a sign "New scale!" - like it was a selling point.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 30, 2017, 11:18:38 am
New Scale!??  Jesus Christ.  >:(  Every time I think WARNER BROS is starting to get their shit together, they take 1 step forward and then 10 back!  I swear...they would screw up at selling hundred dollar bills for ten dollars a piece.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on March 31, 2017, 12:27:40 am
At a local comic store they were displaying some Icons with a sign "New scale!" - like it was a selling point.

Ugh.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 31, 2017, 12:43:11 am
Ugh. It was such a mistake to not scale these with DCUC :P

I only own one, Atomika, and she scales perfectly....if you know what I mean.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: powersthatbe on May 15, 2017, 06:21:22 pm
surprise but the Demon icons figure is cancelled.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kavball on May 15, 2017, 06:51:49 pm
This was some disappointing news. DC Icons are the only DC figures that I own. I was very excited about this line and it offered a good jumping on point for me. I think I may try and sell off my collection and make room for more figures from Mythic Legions. Between this and Hasbro choking out the 3 3/4" Marvel figures, it has been hard for me to find ways to spend money on super hero figs.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 15, 2017, 10:37:48 pm
I feel bad for DCC Icons collectors, but I gave up on DCD/DCC many years ago when I couldn't find a Batman 4-pack with decent paint apps.  I did do a bit of backsliding when the New 52 Earth 2 figures came out.  Couldn't resist and bought most of 'em. 

They've had so many problems and so many chances to fix them over the years that I just gave up.  Complaints of scale issues from 2004 are still being talked about today.  It's ridiculous.     


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 17, 2017, 09:54:51 pm
God, I want this in plastic: ( scroll down a bit )

http://www.denofgeek.com/us/books-comics/the-flash/262487/the-flash-jay-garrick-returns-to-dc-comics-continuity


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 17, 2017, 11:15:57 pm
I agree.  Jay is one of my all time favorite characters.

But dude, I don't get you sometimes.  That costume is in no way classic.  It certainly has some classic elements.  But you're usually the guy that doesn't want anything after the year 2000.  You'd buy that Flash but not the uber cool Thomas Wayne Batman from Flashpoint? 

So obviously, not all Rebirth figures are off the table for you.  ;)   


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 17, 2017, 11:16:53 pm
And I still want Mattel to make 'em.   ;D


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 17, 2017, 11:31:45 pm
But dude, I don't get you sometimes.  That costume is in no way classic.  It certainly has some classic elements.  But you're usually the guy that doesn't want anything after the year 2000.  You'd buy that Flash but not the uber cool Thomas Wayne Batman from Flashpoint?

Haha!  My friend, I don't even understand myself!!!  [cuckoo]  Truly, I am an odd duck.

There's no question that's a cool version of BATS, but I'm pretty much BATMAN'd out.  But yeah, that particular version of JAY GARRICK is just slick as hell.  I'm not even really a big GA FLASH fan, but that look is very sharp.  I think I like it because it's an extremely slight update of his classic costume.

Also, the more I think about it, the more I want a Black Wally West KID FLASH.  Granted, I'd still love a Classic Wally KID FLASH.  I just love that costume.  I'd also dig a REBIRTH GREEN ARROW.

For the love of God, will SOMEBODY (*koff MATTEL *koff ) please make these!!!  [innocent] 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 18, 2017, 07:45:44 am
As I said, Jay is one of my faves.  He's the founding father of the whole idea of the Multiverse.  Which is what attracted me to DC in the first place way back when.  I'm down for any Jay Garrick they wanna make including the New 52 Earth 2 version.  On top of that, I'll buy any Flash or even any Speedster they make.  Love these guys who can time travel and dimension hop.  Again playing into the whole Multiverse thing.  Which is where Thomas Wayne comes in.   ;D     


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 18, 2017, 11:01:52 am
I'd also take a REBIRTH Wally West 'all-red' FLASH, too.  Is he still just called FLASH?

It's a Goddamn shame nobody is making this stuff!  [banghead]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 18, 2017, 11:33:28 am
Well, if you can believe anything he said, Toy Guru used to say it takes a minimum of a year to make an action figure from concept to production.  Wally's new costume is a year old.  We'll see what happens in a couple of months.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 18, 2017, 11:54:17 am
I swear....DC toys drive me crazy!  One minute I completely give up all hope, and then the next minute, I daydream about what could possibly happen!  ARRGGHH!!!  It truly is making me schizophrenic!

As you said, SDCC is coming.  If there is no new DC line, or at least a VAST expansion of the Multiverse line, all hope is pretty much lost.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 18, 2017, 12:25:52 pm
I'll never give up hope completely as long as these figures are being produced.  But yeah, something pretty big has to happen relatively soon. 

Thing is, DC is in the middle of a couple of big stories that may not be finished until the middle of next year.  Things that could impact lots of DC characters down the line. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 18, 2017, 01:19:39 pm
I understand.  It's kind of hard to give up on something that has been your whole life.  Seriously....I do not remember a time in my childhood when I did not love Super Heroes.  I've actually loved them longer than I've loved Rock-N-Roll, and I started with KISS at about age 6.

With what's going on now, the FLASH family is incredibly important.  I cannot imagine a reality where FLASH figures ( along with other DC stuff ) are not being planned.  It just doesn't make sense.  DC is pretty much on fire now, in a good way.  I refuse to believe new toys are not on the horizon.




Now, check back in with me in 15 minutes.  [crazy]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 18, 2017, 04:01:13 pm
Well I gave up once on DCUC style figures and they came back. 

In 2013 there were more exclusive comic accurate figures than there were retail figures.  In 2014 there were only comic accurate figures on Mattycollector.  In 2015 the only comic accurate figures were the horrible Total Heroes.

2016 saw 12 comic accurate figures from Mattel.  This year that number is (so far) double with 24 figures plus the MIA Finch Wonder Woman.  SDCC could conceivably show one more wave for late this year and maybe a Target exclusive.  Clearly, this is not the variety we saw with DCUC, but it is better than 2015 with 0.  I continue to cherry pick.

With what's going on now, the FLASH family is incredibly important.  I cannot imagine a reality where FLASH figures ( along with other DC stuff ) are not being planned.  It just doesn't make sense.  DC is pretty much on fire now, in a good way.  I refuse to believe new toys are not on the horizon.
 

Couldn't agree more.  Flash has double the amount of TV figures in Multiverse line than all the other shows put together.  The movie has some growing pains but I think it'll work out.  The Flash comic is damn near incredible and both Wally's are my favorites in Titans and Teen Titans.  Jay Garrick is back.  Speedsters are fun.  More fun in groups.  Make me some figures please.   ;D 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on May 18, 2017, 05:33:06 pm
We always talk about a dedicated BATMAN line, but there could easily be a FLASH line, too.  Plenty of characters to choose from.

On top of this, I just saw a kickass pic of MERA from the upcoming AQUAMAN movie, so I want even more figures!  She looks like she walked right out of a comic book.  ( Of course, I'm still talking about Comic Accurate looks, not movie )



Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 18, 2017, 08:59:43 pm
Hypothetically, there shouldn't be much problem making more Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, or Green Arrow.  Batman and Superman are assured.  Green Lantern can fuck off after we got so much from Neitlich when he was in charge. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on May 23, 2017, 07:39:49 am
So I'm looking at the DC solicitations for August.  Normally I (or someone) would link the DCC solicits here.  There are none for the month of August.  At least not any I can find anyway.  WT fudge?

Could be that working six months ahead of the solicitation month has caught up with them with so much being behind or cancelled.  Could be they don't wanna spoiler anything from SDCC.  Could be that scaling so far back on action figures leaves them with nothing much to show.

On a side note, I won't link the solicits here, but August looks pretty good for DC.  ;D 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: B-Lister on June 11, 2017, 01:45:35 am
How did that awful Red Hood and the Outlaws Jason Todd become a $100 figure?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: 78t-topps on June 11, 2017, 02:40:12 pm
How did that awful Red Hood and the Outlaws Jason Todd become a $100 figure?


I live in Canada, thank Donald Trump for the exchange rate.....

I'm making payments so I can grab the Black and White Hush Nightwing statue in the next couple weeks...


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: powersthatbe on June 11, 2017, 06:32:55 pm
wonder how much the spoiler batgirl figure goes for?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 11, 2017, 06:54:35 pm
North of $100.00 last I heard.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: B-Lister on June 11, 2017, 08:06:08 pm
wonder how much the spoiler batgirl figure goes for?

More than I can justify spending, despite my desperate want for her.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: powersthatbe on June 11, 2017, 08:39:06 pm
she is a great figure,first in front of my DCD Ikea display.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 11, 2017, 10:43:39 pm
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=batgirl&_sop=16&LH_BIN=1&_osacat=246&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xbatgirl+batman+reborn.TRS0&_nkw=batgirl+batman+reborn&_sacat=246

Crazy money.  And hard to find.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: JQ3x29yz4a on June 12, 2017, 01:05:29 am
I'll never forgive myself for passing that one up a few years ago, cheap, after it was already a high-priced figure. I was sure DCUC would make one  :(


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 12, 2017, 07:08:55 am
I was pretty sure DCUC would too.  Now it'll be Spoiler if at all.  Who am I kidding?  Spoiler is on the short list if Duke Thomas is getting a figure.  I'd be looking for Orphan, Anarchy, Red Robin and the rest of the Detective team. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: 78t-topps on June 14, 2017, 09:13:55 pm
OK I couldn't wait. Picked up my Hush Nightwing Black and White statue , pics later, love it!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on June 20, 2017, 01:08:21 pm
Have we seen the last of the dcc figures?  Two months and nothing in the solicits .


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on July 19, 2017, 03:15:20 pm
...Nope!  re-launching an "Icons"-esque line, yet again:

http://news.toyark.com/2017/07/19/new-dc-collectibles-figure-line-dc-essentials-259769 (http://news.toyark.com/2017/07/19/new-dc-collectibles-figure-line-dc-essentials-259769)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on July 19, 2017, 03:42:46 pm
The buck looks like a marionette.  Is it the same one as Icons?  That had a similar problem.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: powersthatbe on July 19, 2017, 03:52:20 pm
Big.Giant.Pass.Don't care anymore.I invested into the Icons a bit then DCC gives a F U and cancels a bunch of characters like the demon,booster and beetle.then relaunches it again with the main 7 or so DC figures.  [banghead]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: KOLOBOSREXX on July 19, 2017, 04:07:24 pm
The buck looks like a marionette.  Is it the same one as Icons?  That had a similar problem.

...6.75 inches now, lol!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 19, 2017, 04:15:35 pm
Essentials have been running.  Now they're just all Rebirthy. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 19, 2017, 05:49:33 pm
I think they look pretty cool, but that's not the point.  The point is....How long are they going to go on?  How deep will they go?

POWERSTHATBE nailed it.



Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on July 20, 2017, 11:05:26 am
Big.Giant.Pass.Don't care anymore.I invested into the Icons a bit then DCC gives a F U and cancels a bunch of characters like the demon,booster and beetle.then relaunches it again with the main 7 or so DC figures.  [banghead]

Yeah, this just seems like an excuse to the same figures -- again! What is the reasoning for a new line?!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on July 20, 2017, 02:17:24 pm
Probably cause they fucked up the scale so badly with icons, that they just weren't selling that well. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 20, 2017, 03:06:36 pm
They should have some kind of deal going on where you mail them back your ICONS, they melt down the plastic to use for new toys, and give you a discount if you buy said New Toys.  Haha!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 20, 2017, 10:44:09 pm
They should have some kind of deal going on where you mail them back your ICONS, they melt down the plastic to use for new toys, and give you a discount if you buy said New Toys.  Haha!

Hehehehe. That made me laugh  :D


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on September 13, 2017, 07:32:30 pm
Saw Nightwing, Supergirl, and the Super Sons two pack today.  They looked nice.  Over priced, but nice. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 17, 2017, 07:35:27 am
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dc-collectibles-batman-black-white-statues-will-bust-a-move-in-june-2018-as-poseable-6-75-action-figures/

The pathetic downward spiral of DCC continues...


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 17, 2017, 11:48:05 am
That's a huge step in a shitty direction.  Honestly, I don't have any issue with them making 365 BATMAN figures a year, but I find it infuriating that they are ignoring the rest of the DC Universe.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on October 17, 2017, 10:06:37 pm
You know how you loved our Black & White statues?  Well these are just like those, except action figures.  That we recycled.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 17, 2017, 11:06:39 pm
And we're upcharging you. 

They really need to go back to what they do well:  Animated, game, and DCWTV figures. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 18, 2017, 12:55:20 pm
There just aren't nearly enough BATMAN action figures.  There needs to be brand new BATMAN figures in stores at least once a week, and they need to be 25 plus bucks.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 19, 2017, 07:02:40 am
The thing is that there's a metric shit ton of Batman they could make.  Forgetting about the Bat Family for a second, Multiverse/Elseworlds, alternate futures, and stand in Batmen could carry this for a while. 

And I'd buy a bunch.  *If made by Mattel.   ;D


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 20, 2017, 03:42:00 pm
I've griped and bitched about 'Too Many BATMANs' so many damned times that I don't even have anything new to say. 

 



Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on October 20, 2017, 07:05:16 pm
Yet it remains: gripes < Batmans.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 20, 2017, 07:10:19 pm
Death, taxes, and Batman.  ;D


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on October 20, 2017, 07:23:28 pm
Do you guys remember a time in the 90s when all we could get were BATMAN TAS figures?  No BAT related stuff in DCD drove me crazy!!  And then, it happened....WB got the rights back.  When the solicitation for the SA BATMAN & ROBIN set showed up, I totally flipped out!  God, I was excited!

Now, it's like....ho-hum....I wonder what 3 or 4 BATMAN figures will be offered this month?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on October 20, 2017, 07:41:04 pm
I remember that Batman set.  2002.  Someone leaked it online and everyone had a shit fit.  It was awesome.  Now we’ve got more Batman figures that we know what to do with. 

Thing is, if they make interesting versions, I’d still be down.  Because there’s still plenty to do.  Start with the Bat who Laughs.  :)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on October 28, 2017, 05:48:35 am
They should have some kind of deal going on where you mail them back your ICONS, they melt down the plastic to use for new toys, and give you a discount if you buy said New Toys.  Haha!

Word!!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 20, 2017, 10:32:05 pm
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=30147

DC Essentials look like flaming dogshit.  And they're seven fucking inches tall.  This has to come to an end.  Soon.     


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on November 20, 2017, 11:42:15 pm
Sooo, they went from being too short to too tall??  Just....Wow.   [cuckoo]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Scotty on November 21, 2017, 06:25:02 am
http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=30147

DC Essentials look like flaming dogshit.  And they're seven fucking inches tall.  This has to come to an end.  Soon.    

No words.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: kcekada on November 21, 2017, 10:52:40 am
Why do they do this?!

I do like the Supergirl status. I think that's a much better look than the tired skirt/shirt ensemble.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on November 21, 2017, 11:20:44 am
NewOld Scale!


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on November 21, 2017, 03:08:41 pm
Hey guys....remember when we all used to collect DC action figures?  Those were good times.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on November 21, 2017, 04:17:57 pm
Get off my lawn.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on November 21, 2017, 05:16:22 pm
Here's my question: How deep will this 'new' line go before it gets cancelled, or replaced by something else??


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 21, 2017, 05:53:28 pm
Not long enough to worry about.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Titansfan on November 22, 2017, 01:22:41 pm
For God's sake why don't they just hire the 4 Horsemen and start up DC Classics 2.0?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 22, 2017, 01:39:12 pm
$$$.  And no “Classic”.  Classic = old.  ::)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on November 25, 2017, 04:06:02 pm
Sigh.  We Oldsters just aren't meant to keep collecting DC figures.  Not unless we want hundreds of BATMANs.  We had our 'heyday' with DCUC and JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED.  Now?  We're boned.

[cursing]     [banghead]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 25, 2017, 09:30:38 pm
The key is to manage your expectations.  I expect nothing from DCC.  So I won't be disappointed. 

I expect Rebirth/Metal/Doomsday Clock from Mattel.  Also lots of Batman, Superman, and Justice League.  So I won't be disappointed.  We may still get a handful of "classic" figures like Reaper and Dr. Psycho which will be few and far between.  But surprises are creeping back into the line.  Notably Ray.  So there's that.  I'm keeping an open mind.   


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on November 25, 2017, 11:47:29 pm
That's the way to be, GARD.  If they actually make something I want, I'll buy it.  But there's a damn good chance they won't.  And that's OK.  There's a lot of other toys I want, so I can just focus on that stuff.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 26, 2017, 09:23:14 am
I've had three major themed collections of action figures as an adult spanning 20 odd years or so.  Spawn/Indy comic, DCD/DCC, and DCUC and related.  I also picked up a pretty wide assortment of other figures as well with no connecting themes.  Just liked 'em I guess.  And when it was time to quit Spawn and DCD, I was almost happy about it.  Time was up and I was over it.  Each collection got sold/traded off.  Done.  Few regrets.

That didn't happen with DCUC.  I was angry when I quit.  Angry over the changes to the line.  Angry over the stupid sub.  Pissed at myself that I cheaped out over the LSH set.  I sold off my collection with many regrets.  Spending the next few years not buying much of anything action figure related.  Then a few years ago, I was in a comic shop that had obviously just bought someone's DCUC collection.  And I started up again.  At first it was just gonna be JSA and Kirby stuff.  That didn't last long.  I started building various niches and I'm about 20 figures, give or take, from completing those niches.  Doubtful I'll ever go back to being the pseudo completest I was back in the day.  I'm OK with that.  But I wasn't ready to quit back then.  Despite all it's problems and flaws, DCUC is still my favorite figure line of all time.  I'm still not ready to quit even though "classic" is pretty much off the table.  So Rebirth/Metal/New Age of Heroes/Doomsday Clock doesn't bother me much.  I'd even buy some New 52/DC You if they made something interesting like Frankenstein or Prez.

I've adjusted my attitude to reflect the new reality of the Mattel/DC relationship.         


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on November 26, 2017, 04:16:37 pm
Very interesting, GARD. 

Me?  I want more Archers and Speedsters, but I'm not counting on them happening.  There's NO chance of the C List characters I want nor any BRONZE Age era stuff, especially if it's not BAT related.  Sure, anything is possible, as proven by DR. PSYCHO, but I just can't count on it.  It's like counting on a winning lottery ticket.

As I said earlier, I'm guaranteed a SIGNAL figure, so I guess I have that to look forward to.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 26, 2017, 06:43:28 pm
Very interesting, GARD. 

Me?  I want more Archers and Speedsters, but I'm not counting on them happening.  There's NO chance of the C List characters I want nor any BRONZE Age era stuff, especially if it's not BAT related.  Sure, anything is possible, as proven by DR. PSYCHO, but I just can't count on it.  It's like counting on a winning lottery ticket.

As I said earlier, I'm guaranteed a SIGNAL figure, so I guess I have that to look forward to.

Archers and Speedsters are some of my faves as well.  But truthfully Mattel won't have to try real hard to get my money as I'm resigned to modern figures, to the point where I actually want a lot of them.  The current cast of Detective is high on my list as is the lineup of both Titans books.  We all know more Bat-Family is on the way.  The Outlaws may well be my current most wanted.  Plus Super Sons.  Yes. 

But I'm loving Metal.  I would buy the seven Dark Batmen and a C&C Barbatos.  But even more than that, I'd like to see some of the New Age of Heroes characters spinning out of Metal.  Especially the Terrifics (I'd punch a nun for Tom Strong), and Damage.  Sideways sounds like a lot of fun too. 

And who knows what's waiting for us when the Doomsday Clock chimes?   ;D  That new design for Jay Garrick is made to be an action figure.  The rest of the JSA could/should be lurking.     


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 27, 2017, 01:39:50 am
I have no real want list anymore.

I just get whatever enhances my DCUC collection. Be it DC Direct or in the case of Atomika, Icons. I have no real attachment to Professor Pyg, but he's a Batman villain and when I can get him for 75% off, you can bet he's going on the Batvillain shelf.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 27, 2017, 07:16:00 am
I still have a long, very unrealistic wishlist.  A huge chunk of it from before 1987.  Much of it consisting of oddballs like Claw, Stalker, the Atomic Knights, Space Ranger, Amethyst, Tommy Tomorrow, Warlord, etc.  I'm certainly not holding my breath.  I'm far too much of a realist.  Which is why I shifted my focus onto what's happening currently in DC Comics.  It gives me a far better chance at being pleasantly surprised than crushingly disappointed.

Vixen, Ray, and Gotham by Gaslight Batman give me hope for the future.  At least where Mattel is concerned.  DCC is lost in the wilderness.       


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on November 27, 2017, 02:04:47 pm
I will definitely be 3D printing CLAW, STALKER, and WARLORD down the road.  I'm not sure as to whether or not I'll attempt to paint them.  I assume they would be printed out in separate parts, so that would make it easier.

I might even print SLASH MARAUD and KING ARTHUR, too.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on November 28, 2017, 07:47:01 am
I'm not looking for 3D printing to be the answer.  First, it's gotta be affordable.  Then it's gotta scale with what I've got.  Plus, I'm not painting anything.  If I have to assemble it, so be it, but if I have to paint it, I'll seriously fuck it up. 

So I do hope it happens.  But I do want it to be right if it does. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on November 28, 2017, 09:51:59 am
It won't be something that's suddenly perfect.  It's going to gradually get better.  A co-worker printed some stuff for my step-son.  It still has the striation issue, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that pieces could be printed that connect (think a ring around a pole) without printing separate pieces.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on November 28, 2017, 12:51:02 pm
Oh, it'll probably be quite a few years before I have them.  3D printing isn't common enough yet.  And I know they won't fit in seamlessly with what I already own, but that doesn't even bother me.  I think they'll be a fun little project.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 15, 2018, 03:56:59 pm
https://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=30582

Toy Fair preview including Doomsday Clock figures. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on February 15, 2018, 04:07:30 pm
Is it wrong that I think Marionette should less like a... marionette?


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 15, 2018, 06:06:58 pm
No, I think ya nailed it. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Josey Wales on February 15, 2018, 07:47:28 pm
It makes me sad. I remember for years we blamed Brewer for the woes of DCD. Here we are years later & they still can't get it right. After they drove DCUC down the shitter, they come out with icons in the wrong scale & missing key poa. Then they start to correct the scale & pull the plug suddenly. WTF? Now we get these, to quote Gard, that look like hammered dog shit. Do they really expect these monkey armed mofos to be the answer?  [banghead]


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on February 15, 2018, 08:01:18 pm
DCC reboots more often than DC.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 15, 2018, 08:33:35 pm
to quote Gard, that look like hammered dog shit.

On fire.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on February 16, 2018, 08:33:44 pm
As soon as I see 7" I'm out. If they were smart they'd just do it in scale with DCUC and then people like me would pick-up Marionette, Mime, etc.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 17, 2018, 02:24:06 am
I like BRAINIAC and BLACK MANTA, but I won't be buying them.  I didn't see anything that I even halfway wanted.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on February 17, 2018, 06:41:52 pm
DCC underwhelms again. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: retcon on February 18, 2018, 03:58:47 am
DCC can bite me. Another incomplete line and waste of my time and money - I refer this time to Batman Animated.

I am getting deja vu of the bad old Brewer DC Direct days.



Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on February 18, 2018, 03:19:36 pm
I can't post a link, but I just saw black Wally KID FLASH on TOYNEWSI.com.  Pretty sharp looking.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 19, 2018, 04:43:08 pm
October 2018 solits.  Wow.  Nothing but a total f--king glut of Batman / Joker mega crap.  Zero hope for even the slightest shred of variety in DC figures in the future.

DCC would have to tunnel upwards 500 miles to get to the level of whale shit.

Sorry if my rant offended anyone.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on March 21, 2018, 07:41:50 am
No offense.  DCC is a collection of imbeciles.  They should have stuck with the style and scale they were using when they were doing New 52 figures.  Even after the New 52 went away, that scale would have worked doing Rebirth figures.  Or Metal figures.  Or Doomsday Clock figures.  Since the end of the New 52 figures, DCC has changed scale at least twice.

Mattel has kept the same scale since 2003 when they took over the DC license.  I, for one, appreciate that.     


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on March 21, 2018, 02:04:44 pm
It's insane.  It's like they are marketing to a different demographic with every single release!!  Who the hell does that!!??  And the changing scale thing is just ridiculous.  All that tooling starting over from scratch.  Just...why!!??


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on March 24, 2018, 01:04:41 am
It's insane.  It's like they are marketing to a different demographic with every single release!!  Who the hell does that!!??  And the changing scale thing is just ridiculous.  All that tooling starting over from scratch.  Just...why!!??

I assume it's a jumping on point for 'new collectors', presuming there are any. That way they don't have to deal with the legacy of everything that has come before. You could almost do the same thing with a comic line  ;)


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 03, 2018, 07:58:17 pm
Clayface wave is starting to show up at West Coast brick and mortar stores now.  Wal-Mart specifically. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on April 19, 2018, 06:50:12 pm
https://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=30934


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on June 30, 2018, 09:08:11 am
http://news.toyark.com/2018/06/28/dc-collectibles-justice-league-figures-dc-universe-exclusives-304138

Exclusive DCC streaming service figures.  Can't buy 'em unless you sign up. 


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on June 30, 2018, 12:43:42 pm
One of the articles made it sound like they'd also have "early access" stuff.  I imagine these will be solicited through Diamond eventually.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on July 02, 2018, 04:08:40 pm
I know it's like trying to swim up a waterfall, but I really hope something decent shows up at SDCC.  I don't buy much nowadays, but I don't want to be done with DC figures yet.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 07, 2018, 10:01:26 pm
DCC is having a panel.  Sometime Thursday of SDCC.  I’ll try and find a time.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 08, 2018, 10:00:26 am
DCC has a panel on Thursday 7/19/18.  10:00 AM PST.  1:00 PM EST.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on July 18, 2018, 10:04:41 pm
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/dc-collectibles-announces-new-statues-and-action-figures-ahead-of-san-diego-comic-con-2018/


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 22, 2018, 03:53:07 am
The distance between DC Collectibles and myself continues to grow.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on January 24, 2019, 10:21:11 am
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/01/24/dc-shake-up-whats-happening-dc-collectibles/

I remember SD saying some uncomplimentary things about Warners Consumer Products - and they just had their own layoffs.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on January 24, 2019, 02:26:58 pm
I've been watching loads of podcasts about the future of comic books ( in general ) and it's not looking very bright.  I just watched one about the DC layoffs, and the information was very shocking.  The 'failure' of the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie was a huge factor.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Gardner Grayle on January 24, 2019, 05:29:06 pm
We as fans always wanna press the panic button.  Myself included.   Sales are down in comics, true.  But at least where DC is concerned, the books havenít been this good in decades.  Iím not exaggerating.  But comics arenít going anywhere for the simple fact that they are a license factory.  Did you know that Tracey Thirteen has a TV show in developement at CW?  Tracey fucking Thirteen?!  AT&T is an enormous communications company.  Three time the size of Disney even after the Fox merger.  They need content.  Lots of it.  DC has to figure into that.  I read part of an interview where an exac at AT&T thatís now running Warner Media said that there will be pain at HBO.  Growing pains.  HBO needs to have several nights of content, not just two.  My guess is a split week, Thur/Fri and Sun/Mon.  Iíd also guess that Cinemax is included.

I saw two trailers today.  One for Umbrella Academy, the other for The Boys.  Both looked awesome.  Better than any of the stuff Iíve seen from Marvel/DC recently.


Title: Re: The official DC Collectibles Thread
Post by: Chooch on January 25, 2019, 02:31:11 pm
Umbrella Academy looks like they did a pretty good job of translating the wackiness.  I'm a little iffy on the Boys yet.  The lighting seems very dark whereas the comic had a lot of bright colors to contrast the horrificness.