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1  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: DC Mattel Discussion thread on: January 21, 2019, 10:42:04 am
Found the Luthor wave today.  2 months and 5 days after the first reported retail siting that I know of.  Think I’ll check with Mike about The Lobo wave.  Roll Eyes
2  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The LCS / Re: What are you getting week of 23/1/19? on: January 17, 2019, 11:12:44 am
Aquaman #44
Batman #63
Curse Of Brimstone Annual #1
Damage #13
Freedom Fighters #2
Justice League #16
Naomi #1
Shazam #2
Sideways #12
Teen Titans #26
3  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: DC Mattel Discussion thread on: January 11, 2019, 10:48:37 pm
Heck, I can’t even find the Luthor wave.
4  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: DC Mattel Discussion thread on: January 11, 2019, 06:56:58 pm
April 2019
Batman Ninja - Collect and Connect figure assortment.
Nightwing
Wally West
Starfire
Beast Boy
John Stewart Green Lantern
Black Lightning TV version

June 2019
Killer Croc - Collect and Connect figure assortment.
Red Hood
Red Robin
Alfred Pennyworth
Katana
The Beast
Batman (Grayson)

This is from Paulmartstore.com  And it appears to be the next two waves.  With some new info if true.  Alfred, Croc C&C (both of which have long been rumored), and the Beast.  Or the KGBeast from back in the day.  Nine Bat related figures out of fourteen.  One TV figure and one animated style figure.  May be cherry picking this.
 
Also, I heard 80's Bizarro will start shipping middle of Feb. 
5  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: More MATTEL Problems on: January 11, 2019, 06:39:05 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwRY8fYZml8

I guess this is all the answers we're gonna get for a while.  Spin Masters is gonna do figures.  With nothing else known.  Yeah, I know the response came from a faceless toady in the Spin Master PR Dept.  But it's a vague answer nonetheless.  And it's the uncertainty that is gnawing on me.  So many scenarios to play out.   
6  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Marvel Legends - Discussion thread on: January 11, 2019, 04:29:43 pm
 Been seeing the Captain Marvel wave about.  Five movie figures, two comic.  Genis Val does look good.  Grey Gargoyle too.
7  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The LCS / Re: What are you getting week of 16/1/19? on: January 10, 2019, 05:36:55 pm
Batman Who Laughs #2
Detective Comics #996
Electric Warriors #3
Flash #62
Hawkman #8
Justice League Dark #7
Red Hood Outlaw #30
Suicide Squad #50
Superman #7
Titans #33
Wonder Woman #62
8  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The LCS / Re: Dynamic DC comics discussion on: January 09, 2019, 06:27:05 pm
Young Justice is going to be a big hit.
9  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The LCS / Re: What are you getting week of 9/1/19? on: January 03, 2019, 03:32:00 pm
Adventures Of The Super Sons #6
Batman #62
Curse Of Brimstone #10
Green Lantern #3
Justice League #15
Martian Manhunter #2
Unexpected #8
Young Justice #1
10  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: More MATTEL Problems on: January 03, 2019, 09:27:03 am
Sears seems to be going under.  Previous to that, they sold off a lot of their name brands like Craftsman Tools and Kenmore Appliances.  I’m not sure how much value is left in the Sears name.  Same with Mattel.  Without Hot Wheels and Barbie, what’s left?  Industrial Real Estate?
11  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The LCS / Re: Are Movies Ruining the Comics? on: December 28, 2018, 08:33:42 pm
The New 52 was put together to try and land new readers.  Presumably all the civilians who were going to bust down the doors of comic shops everywhere based on their new found love of DC because of the latest movie or TV show.  It was a smaller, tighter, less complex DCU for newbies to bite, chew, swallow, and digest.  Gone was DC's rich history.  Gone was the concept of Legacy, which is what separates Marvel and DC in the first place.  It was a bold decision.  It was also a very bad decision, poorly executed.  Divergence/Convergence and DCYou was even worse. 

In many respects, DC goes it's own way in the comics.  Almost completely ignoring the movies/TV shows.  And the comics have improved immensely since Rebirth started.  I gave up on the DCWTV shows a couple of years ago.  For a lot of reasons.  But one of the main reasons was Oliver Queen.  Not the fun loving swashbuckler from the comics.  Oli is a guilt ridden, brooding doofus.  He's Batman.  Ugh.  I hated what Berlanti did to the JSA in LoT.  Geoff Johns seems to be on the verge of fixing that in the Stargirl TV series.  And in Doomsday Clock.  I daresay that Movies/TV seem to be motivating DC Comics in a way.  More power to them.

On the other hand, Marvel's decline seems to coincide with the release of Iron Man I.  At least that's the start of the slide in my view.       
12  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: More MATTEL Problems on: December 28, 2018, 06:17:04 am
I dunno what Spin Masters presented but it smoked Mattel like a Smithfield Ham.

Three years is because they’re new at this I guess.
13  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: More MATTEL Problems on: December 27, 2018, 10:22:41 pm
"Obviously we have a lot more questions than answers.  The main one being is this really happening or has something been grossly misinterpreted or taken out of context.  I’ll wait for official confirmation which is sure to come in the next few weeks.  In the meantime, some things to ponder:

Does Spin Masters even pursue the comic accurate adult collector niche or do they just concentrate on movie figures?

Do the 4H follow the license?

Do they pick up where Multivere left off or do a total reboot from zero?

Will they at least maintain the established relative scale and style of the DC figures which has been in place since 2006?

Three years isn’t much time.  A master license used to go 5-7 years.

What did Spin Masters do to wow WM/AT&T in the interview?  It must have been impressive.  Or did Mattel get complacent after 17 years?

Will they be receptive to JSA, New Gods, Shazam Family, Teen Titans, and maybe even some classic looks, or will it be Batman, Superman and the core of the Justice League Rebirth style?

Gotta admit, I’m carefully plotting my exit."

I know, quoting myself.  But I have a few more thoughts on this developing situation.

First of all, there are more scenarios than we can game out here on the interweb.  Worse case scenario is AT&T, Warner Media, and DC Entertainment decide we adult collectors are no longer worth the effort.  Toys are for kids.  So you fanboys can buy from DCC, or, one of the really expensive niche companies like Mezco, Hot Toys, or some of that import stuff.  Affordable retail figures aimed at adult collectors is done.

Best case is the new corporate overlords leave Spin Masters alone and we get DCUC 2008-2011.  The 4H sign on and we get the glory days all over again.  With updated sculpts and articulation.  But it all scales well and is compatible in style with all the Mattel stuff to that point.   

Frankly I doubt either of these is correct.  The truth is in the middle.  I do believe we get a few waves a year of comic accurate figures, hopefully in six inch scale.  Probably all Rebirth designs based around the heavy hitters.  Whether it blends or not remains to be seen.

I recall discussing Mattel taking over the DC license on the 'Mess with Hater.  Neither of us were excited about the prospect.  Neither of us saw Mattel as a reliable solution to what DCD was doing back in 2007-08.  Boy were we wrong.  And how.  This seems like a similar situation.  DCD was the devil we knew.  Now Mattel is.  We really don't know what the new guys will do.  Unlikely we find out too much before SDCC 2019.  If then. 

Thing is, this comes at a very awkward time.  The stuff we were shown at SDCC looks great.  Mattel has put together five movie waves that look like one continuous line.  Not my thing but well done anyway.  The Signature Series based around older DC movies and TV shows has proven very popular. 

But the main thing to me is what's happening in the DCU comics.  Seeds planted two years ago are about to bloom.  And where does Spin Masters fit into all that?  JSA?  Shazam Family?  Young Justice?  Batman Who Laughs?  Bobo?  This is the source of my frustration over the move.

Finally, this is a tryout.  Spin Masters must have torn it up in their presentation.  But they were only given the license for three years, not six or seven.  If they crash and burn this, it's not locked in for a long time.           
14  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The LCS / Re: What are you getting week of 2/1/19? on: December 27, 2018, 06:37:41 pm
Action Comics #1006
Detective Comics #995
Flash #61
Heroes In Crisis #4
Justice League Odyssey #4
Silencer #12
Terrifics #11
Titans #32
Wonder Woman #61
15  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: More MATTEL Problems on: December 26, 2018, 11:02:38 pm
Obviously we have a lot more questions than answers.  The main one being is this really happening or has something been grossly misinterpreted or taken out of context.  Iíll wait for official confirmation which is sure to come in the next few weeks.  In the meantime, some things to ponder:

Does Spin Masters even pursue the comic accurate adult collector niche or do they just concentrate on movie figures?

Do the 4H follow the license?

Do they pick up where Multivere left off or do a total reboot from zero?

Will they at least maintain the established relative scale and style of the DC figures which has been in place since 2006?

Three years isnít much time.  A master license used to go 5-7 years.

What did Spin Masters do to wow WM/AT&T in the interview?  It must have been impressive.  Or did Mattel get complacent after 17 years?

Will they be receptive to JSA, New Gods, Shazam Family, Teen Titans, and maybe even some classic looks, or will it be Batman, Superman and the core of the Justice League Rebirth style?

Gotta admit, Iím carefully plotting my exit.
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