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1  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: One month to New York Toy Fair 2018. Feb 17-20. Time for your wish lists! on: January 18, 2018, 10:15:07 pm
I had a bit of an epiphany recently about DC Comics: 

The DCU is centered on two things...Legacy and the Multiverse.  And that the two concepts are bound together since 1961 when Jay met Barry.  Two years later, it was cemented when the JSA met the JLA and the whole Earth 1/Earth 2 structure was put in place.  When you try to take one or the other away, DC becomes a hollow, soulless place.  It is ultimately why CoIE failed and the New 52 eventually unraveled.  DC Has tried to dispatch the JSA no less than three times and they've always come back.

So what does this have to do with action figures?  It's where I'd ultimately like to see Mattel take the Multiverse line.  Revolving around DC's 70 or so GA characters and their legacies and families.  Then go out into the Multiverse/Elseworlds/Hypertime and repeat.  Lots of DC's legacy characters have Multiversal counterparts, which in turn feeds into the various legacy characters and families.  Batman alone can be done as Thomas Wayne, Tim Drake, Damian Wayne, and more.  And that's just the start.  And a lot of that can be done as "classics".

I know this is all a stretch.  Rebirth is what we're getting.  But a Legacy/Multiverse line would be freakin' evergreen.  For a long time.           
2  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Happy New Year! Six weeks to New York Toy Fair! Whatdaya wanna to see!? on: January 18, 2018, 09:45:26 pm
Rumor floating at the Fwoosh is that Red Hood and Lobo will show up at Toy Fair.  Take with a pound of salt. 

Yay  Undecided

While I despise Lobo, Red Hood may well be my most wanted figure out of all 32 Rebirth titles. 
3  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The LCS / Re: Dynamic DC comics discussion on: January 18, 2018, 09:41:19 pm
It's a nice, interesting change from the legacy titles that dominate DC's publishing lineup. 
4  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Happy New Year! Six weeks to New York Toy Fair! Whatdaya wanna to see!? on: January 18, 2018, 06:57:40 pm
Rumor floating at the Fwoosh is that Red Hood and Lobo will show up at Toy Fair.  Take with a pound of salt. 
5  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The LCS / Re: Dynamic DC comics discussion on: January 18, 2018, 06:55:57 pm
Mini review of Damage.  Damage is the first New Age of Heroes title published by DC.  No connection (so far) to the original Damage, the GA Atom, Iron Monroe, etc.

The art is incredible.  Tony Daniels outdid himself.  Story is a little thin including the backstory.  I'm thinking slow burn.  But the action sequences are great and this does drop the title character right smack in the middle of the DCU.  Comparisons to the Hulk are inevitable.  Think of Damage as a weaponized Hulk.  An hour at a time.  No connection to Hourman either (so far).  I'll give it a 7 out of 10.         
6  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: I think I'm done with Marvel/DC movies/TV. on: January 18, 2018, 04:52:59 pm
To be clearer, I'll still give some of the indie shows a shot.  It's a pretty different animal than Marvel/DC. 

As for comedy vs drama, I firmly come down on the drama side.  I just want it to be good.  It doesn't have to be stylish.  Sopranos set the bar almost two decades ago now. 
7  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The LCS / Re: What are you getting 21-22/1/18? on: January 18, 2018, 04:04:19 pm
Action Comics #996
Detective Comics #973
Doomsday Clock #3
Flash #39
Justice League Of America #23
Nightwing The New Order #6
Raven Daughter Of Darkness #1
Wonder Woman #39
8  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: I think I'm done with Marvel/DC movies/TV. on: January 18, 2018, 12:04:46 pm
That’s really the problem.  I don’t think I like any of it anymore.

I’d rather read Batman and Detective.
9  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: One month to New York Toy Fair 2018. Feb 17-20. Time for your wish lists! on: January 18, 2018, 10:52:54 am
So pretty much anything from WWE to Transformers to TMNT.

As a fan, what would you like?
10  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: One month to New York Toy Fair 2018. Feb 17-20. Time for your wish lists! on: January 18, 2018, 10:28:57 am
3) I'd still love to see some indie comic publishers do some 6" scale figures.  Seems Valiant is out for now because their whole film slate got pushed into 2019.

2) For Marvel Legends, I'd love to see Hasbro do a deep dive into Timely and Atlas.  Love all that old stuff.  But for that to happen, Marvel would have to do something more with them in the comics.  At the very least.  Still love to the Eternals in some capacity and more with Marvel Sci-Fi types.  Especially those set with their own continuity like Deathlok, Killraven, and GotG (vintage).

1) The return of DCUC on steroids.  Literally everything owned by DC on the table.  Comic accurate only of course.  Camelot 3000, Slash Maraud, Electric Warrior, Top Ten, Promethea, Nathaniel Dusk, and everything else from 1935 'til now.  I know it all wouldn't get made, but Watchmen hits the sweet spot.  Any character, any era, any look/costume.  Truly unlimited.     
11  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / One month to New York Toy Fair 2018. Feb 17-20. Time for your wish lists! on: January 18, 2018, 10:13:11 am
Toy Fair is a look at the toy industry in general.  Adult type collectables are a very small part of this as a percentage.  But still I would guess in the 100s of millions of dollars yearly.

So this is a good enough excuse for the mother or all wish lists.   Grin

This is a thread for your general wish lists.  Not what you'd like to see specifically at Toy Fair or SDCC.  Just in general.  Not even action figures necessarily but collectables.  What would you spend your hard earned $$$ on if someone made it?

For me, it's much the same.     
12  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: I think I'm done with Marvel/DC movies/TV. on: January 18, 2018, 09:55:17 am
I've had Netfiix for about six weeks now and the Marvel shows are a very low priority all in all.  Including a few rewatches I'd like to do on some favorite series like Sons of Anarchy, Hell on Wheels, Ripper Street, and Breaking Bad. 
13  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / I think I'm done with Marvel/DC movies/TV. on: January 18, 2018, 08:42:56 am
It's become too much.  It's almost overwhelming.  I'm taking a break although I'll likely see Black Panther. 

I've always been a comic guy.  When a lot of this stuff started coming out, the comics were shit.  Now (at least DC) has gotten much better.  Which is all I read anyway.       
14  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS THREAD on: January 17, 2018, 03:01:16 pm
Like Rocko said a long time ago...they're the Toy Taliban. 
15  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: This pops up on Bleeding Cool last night with little backup (MotU movie). on: January 16, 2018, 07:55:34 pm
You're not much older than some of us grandpa.

It's a weird film to target audiences. Do you go for the fans who are no win their forties (serious) and eliminate the chance of getting kids into the theatre?
Or do you do a kids (all ages) film and hope that the whiz bang looking trailer gets kids interested? (and then merch the crap out of it too)

I think you market the fuck out of it to everyone in earshot.  You hit Asia, especially China, hard.  Make it Thor goes to Narnia or something like that.  Where superheroes meet Sword and Sorcery.  Then bring the merch.  And merch up everything you can.  Make the Orgers weep tears of blood. 

And when He-Man movie figures hit Toys R Us, they will know they've been sold out.   Grin
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