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« Reply #2040 on: January 21, 2019, 06:48:54 pm »

I was in a huge Wally today and only saw one lone Ocean Master from the Aquaman wave. So I'm guessing the popularity of the film did help push those figures.

Oh, I also saw some oversized Shazam figure -- with likeness of the actor.  Undecided
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« Reply #2041 on: January 29, 2019, 09:29:08 am »

Someone on the Fwoosh supposedly found the Lobo wave in a Target in upstate NY.
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« Reply #2042 on: January 30, 2019, 08:44:42 am »

Well, I caved in and got the four Aquaman figures in almost one go. I am still thinking about completing the Clayface, but that Supes is not doing it for me.
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« Reply #2043 on: February 06, 2019, 06:19:53 am »

According to someone in the know on Fwoosh, a “surprising” company other than Mattel or Spin Masters will be handling 6” collector figures. Let the speculation begin.

The only way I’d even consider buying a new style is if by some miracle Hasbro got the license and got to make ML and DC figures at the same time in the same scale.
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« Reply #2044 on: February 06, 2019, 08:13:38 am »

I was perusing that thread and the consensus there seemed to be Funko making a play further into big box boys toys.  I say give 'em a chance.  I heard they had breakage problems with their Firefly toys, but the Rocketeer I got a few years ago was solid enough.
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« Reply #2045 on: February 06, 2019, 10:12:40 am »

I was perusing that thread and the consensus there seemed to be Funko making a play further into big box boys toys.  I say give 'em a chance.  I heard they had breakage problems with their Firefly toys, but the Rocketeer I got a few years ago was solid enough.

Funko's 6-inch figures were not too bad, but they were very inconsistent even in the same collection. For every Liliana Vess hit they had a couple misfires like Jace Beleren or that Goldmane guy.

I wonder if Jakks Pacific would do a better job with the DC line think.gif.
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« Reply #2046 on: February 06, 2019, 10:16:27 am »

Iím Tommy Tomorrow on the Fwoosh.   Grin

Iím still a little let down that Mattel is out of the picture.  They seemed to turn a corner at SDCC 2018.  Moving forward, things were looking pretty good.  Now all this.

If the mystery company attempts to stick with a DCUC/Multiverse scale/look, Iíll probably continue and cherry pick my way through the line.  If itís a 100% reboot, all bets are off.  The conversation starts with two equally important things:  six inch scale and comic accurate.  If either of those are missing, Iím done.   Beyond that, it comes down to what they actually look like in hand, and as always for me, character selection.
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« Reply #2047 on: February 06, 2019, 02:05:38 pm »

It would be cool to see some new figures aimed at people that were reading comic books before the year 2000. 

It's interesting to think about would this could be, but I've learned to keep expectations low.  That said....it's nice to think that adult collectors haven't been totally abandoned. 
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« Reply #2048 on: February 08, 2019, 07:53:59 pm »

Been thinking about this.  Now there's another guy on Fwoosh who actually works for the 4H as a freelance sculptor says all he knows is that Spin Masters has the license.  But he admits that he doesn't know if that's the only license floating around. 

I'm still hoping that someone has the license for six inch scale DC figures that can actually do the job.  Making both comic and movie figures.  Someone who will keep the spirit of DCUC alive like the Super 7 have kept MotUC alive.  Someone who will hire the 4H and continue with the JLGL style guide vibe that Tim Bruckner actually started at DCD way back when.  I don't know if that has a prayer of happening.  IF a comic accurate line survives all this, I imagine we get a full on reboot.  Back to zero.  Square one.  Keeping that in mind, I've a few scenarios:

1) The Whole Thing:  All of the DCU from 1935-2020 and beyond.  Dr. Occult to Naomi, Superman to Porcupine Pete, Adam Strange to Zatanna.  Everything DC owns.  All heroes, villains, major supporting characters, and even secret ID figures for the top tier.  Every character, every version, every costume, every era, and yes, Multiverse/Elseworlds.  DC, Quality, Fawcett, Charlton, Vertigo, Wildstorm, Watchmen, Camelot 3000, Slash Maraud, Thriller, and any other DC characters not considered a part of the main DCU.  Like Watchmen until 3 years ago.  I know this won't happen, but it's the dream.  This is my preferred reboot.

2) The Sweet Spot:  1980-2020.  Start with the first appearance of the New Teen Titan and work forward from there.  This is the DCU most of us grew up in.  From what I read and infer from my fellow interweb fans, this is what I perceive most of them want.  With a cutoff in 2011.  New Teen Titans to Flashpoint.  I can assure you that won't happen.  They may not do much New 52, but there's no way they'll cut out Rebirth. 

3) The Anniversary Edition:  2020 is DC's 85th Anniversary.  Big whoop.  But it's also the 80th Anniversary of the JSA, the 60th Anniversary of the JLA, and the 40th Anniversary of the New Teen Titans.  With members, associates, villains and supporting cast from these three teams alone, you can reach out and touch 50-60% of the entire DCU.  Easy.  2020 could be a really cool year.  If The Powers That Be allow it.  This is what's called Synchronicity.  Karma.  Kismet.  A fucking cosmic clue you fucking dipshits.   

4) Rebirth:  I've enjoyed the hell out of Rebirth.  I frankly think that DC comics haven't been this good in a very long time.  IMHO.  FWIW.  YMMV.  Take the Heritage Heroes in the top tier:

Superman and Family
Batman and Family
Wonder Woman and Family
Green Lantern and the GLC
Flash and Family
Green Arrow and Family
Aquaman and Family
Hawkman and Family

The various Justice League and Titans lineups and well as Young Justice, (And hopefully JSA soon).

Other Heritage characters like:

Martian Manhunter
Blue Beetle
Shazam Family
Freedom Fighters

Current versions of the various Multiverse characters.

And characters from the Major Rebirth era events like Metal, Doomsday Clock, and Heroes in Crisis.  Shake well.  Fill in with other Rebirth era characters as needed.  I think this may be the most likely of my scenarios.  Not that this is gonna happen either, but I think it'll be closer that any of the others.

I'd be cool with any of these honestly.  I just want six inch comic accurate DC figures to continue at retail.                 
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« Reply #2049 on: February 09, 2019, 05:40:12 pm »

My big problem with DC is the lack of a coherent history. Reboots may bring in readers in the short term, but they shouldn't throw out a rich history in order to grab a handful of new readers. Too many of their characters have still not been re-introduced in an intriguing manner. And the Titans continue to devolve into pure garbage.

If they cant' have a line of toys that can feature characters that existed before 2000, then don't waste my time. Which is pretty much why I've had no interest in any DC toy since DCUC ended.
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« Reply #2050 on: February 11, 2019, 12:42:46 am »

IF a comic accurate line survives all this, I imagine we get a full on reboot.  Back to zero.  Square one.

That's what I expect.  I think it will be a brand new line starting from scratch.  They may be use bucks similar to DCUC, but they won't be the exactly the same.  As far as character selection, I haven't a clue.

I love your Anniversary ideas, but this is WB/DC we're talking about.  Who the hell knows what they have in mind!!?? ( that's a dig at them, not at you, Gard )  They seem to go out of their way to avoid logical choices, and obvious directions.

I also love the idea of all the Families you mentioned, but again....this is WB.  Just because it makes sense and would sell does NOT mean they will do it.  They're just as likely to put out a line of DC Universe 'Stretch Armstrong' type figures in 3" scale.

At least we don't have too long to wait to hear something.

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« Reply #2051 on: February 12, 2019, 06:51:59 am »

Can’t link from my iPhone, but IGN has an article announcing McFarlane has a piece of the DC license for the next three years to produce 6 and 12 inch action figures. 

Not the worst news. 
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« Reply #2052 on: February 12, 2019, 10:41:01 am »

https://www.newsarama.com/43871-mcfarlane-toys-lands-dc-license.html
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« Reply #2053 on: February 12, 2019, 10:52:47 am »

Did not see that one coming.  I'm not optimistic that what they do will fit with DCUC.  And I don't think he'd bring the 4H back.  I'd love to see both statements proven wrong though!
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« Reply #2054 on: February 12, 2019, 11:49:28 am »

I actually did see it coming.  Telegraphed by Todd announcing the Harry Potter license yesterday.
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