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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2019, 06:02:13 pm »

This is my top 50 from the Fwoosh.  As I explained there, this isn't a wish list, but characters I think Todd could crush based on his interests and past figures he's produced.  Monsters, warriors, aliens, and gods, etc.  Although I think he can do straight superheroes, these freaks and whatnot are more in his wheelhouse based on 25 years of making figures.  Horror, Sci-Fi, Mythology, and Fantasy are the themes that have driven him.  These 50+ would help push that.         

Batman. Lets just get that out of the way. Now onward:

1) Solomon Grundy
2) Man-Bat
3) Wonder Woman
4) Hawkman/Hawkgirl
5) Aquaman hook and beard
6) Martian Manhunter
7) OMAC Buddy Blank/Kevin Kho variant
8. King Shark
9) Creeper
10)Swamp Thing
11)Frankenstein (Seven Soldiers)
12)Demon
13)Mongul
14)Parasite
14)Grodd
15)Joker
16)Claw
17)Warlord
18)Amethyst
19)Starfire
20)Adam Strange
21)I...Vampire/Andrew Bennett. Original look where he dressed like a European Count.
22)Shaggy Man/General variant
23)Cyborg classic/modern variant
24)Darkseid
25)Deathstroke
26)Doomsday
27)Rogol Zaar
28)Black Adam
29)Vandal Savage
30)Shade from Starman
31)Zod
32)Croc
33)Deadman
34)Captain Comet
35)Upside Down Man
36)Nightmaster/Detective Chimp pack-in.
37)Blockbuster
38)Bane
39)Manhunter Simonson version
40)Kilowog
41)Chemo
42)Starro Deluxe figure
43)Batman Who Laughs
44)Validus
45)Damage II
46)Metamorpho
47)Clayface
48)Mr. Bones/Black Terror costume
49)Talia Al Ghul
50)Spectre

Some Honorable Mentions:

Jemm
Faceless Hunter of Saturn
Katana
Bronze Tiger
Rick Flagg/Steve Trevor variant. Heavily armed.

All comic styled.  Goes without saying.   Grin
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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2019, 08:21:04 pm »

Sweet Jeebus.  I would die if he made WARLORD and CLAW!

I love how non-mainstream that list is.  That is a LOT of visually interesting characters.
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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2019, 08:47:22 pm »

That was my intention, to mine for the visually interesting.  But it's still pretty mainstream.  Out of all 61, 41 have been made in six inch scale at least once by either DCD/DCC or Mattel since 1999.

As for the 20 that haven't been made, I can see Amethyst, Rogol Zaar, Talia, Batman Who Laughs, and maybe the Upside Down Man get made.

I just think these would be fun based on Todd's previous production.       
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« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2019, 10:00:20 pm »

I don't think under Todd we will see batman or superman until a good number of waves hit,with post 52 designs.definitely batman who laughs and others from Metal.His take on Doom Patrol would be up there.Batman's Rogues Gallery.
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« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2019, 07:42:25 am »

I hope they look better than his GoT stuff.  Woof.
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« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2019, 08:46:42 pm »

You guys are way too optimistic about this line.

Iím still content with my DCUC collection. There will never be another line close to it. If we can get a few one off pieces that stylistically mix, like a Granny Goodness, Iíll grab them. But this is just going to be more of the same that we saw from Mattel, just executed differently.
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« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2019, 09:11:25 am »

I'm not really interested in redos of the entire DCU.  I'm not saying that a figure should NOT be done again just because it was done so well for DCUC, but I'm not about to buy another Elasti-Girl or camo Aquaman when the ones I have are great.

I think we will probably see some classic figures that have never been done. I'd love to see Teen Titans handled properly -- Mattel really effed that up -- despite giving us a few good Titans. And if McFarlane could do Legion -with a better proportion of female to male figures (instead of the lousy 1 to 11 that Mattel gave us), I'd be in for redos of the entire Legion. Honestly, these two franchises deserved a lot better than what they got.

I would think that stuff like Warlord and Creeper would be right up Todd's alley.

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« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2019, 01:08:41 pm »

I'd love to see Teen Titans handled properly -- Mattel really effed that up -- despite giving us a few good Titans.

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I would think that stuff like Warlord and Creeper would be right up Todd's alley.

Yaayy!!  But again....I'm going in with no expectations, no Wish List, no hope. 
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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2019, 12:24:43 am »

As a comic fan I'm keen to see how much Todd pushes against the decisions of DC. I wonder if he'll be working with good people who can see beyond the big three over and over again?
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« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2019, 11:41:24 am »

If Gard is right ( no reason to think he's not ) and nobody else wanted the DC license, I would think he has a lot of leeway.  That fact, combined with Todd's love of Fantasy and Monster characters should lead to good things. 

But at the same time, if I had a nickel for every time I misjudged DC/WBs actions....I'd be rich.
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« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2019, 09:42:08 pm »

Dude, thereís no reason to believe I am right.  All I know is as a former Spawn collector, some of the stuff he put out was some sick shit.  In a good way.  He had his share of problems, but great looking sculpts werenít one.  I really do hope he gets to Warlord, Man-Bat, Creeper, Frankenstein, Swamp Thing, and the rest, but DC is ramping up its TV and movie production so there will be lots of live action figures.  Comic figures may take a back seat. 
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« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2019, 12:15:04 am »

I really do hope he gets to Warlord, Man-Bat, Creeper, Frankenstein, Swamp Thing, and the rest, but DC is ramping up its TV and movie production so there will be lots of live action figures.  Comic figures may take a back seat.

Entirely possible.  Like I've said, due to my own personal tastes, I've been let down by DC/WB time and time again.  Todd may end up putting out some truly incredible Movie figures, but I don't want Movie, TV, or Video Game crap.  Not even if it was free. 

Nevertheless, I guess it will be interesting to see where this goes. 
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« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2019, 04:13:02 am »

No doubt.  As someone who only wants comic figures too, we’re in the same boat.  Don’t know yet if it’s sinking.  I see one of four scenarios emerging for me personally:

1) Everything is so good and cool looking, I go all in and essentially start over.

2) Todd gets most everything right and I cherry pick supplementing my current DCUC/Mutiverse collection.  Picking up never been dones and replacing key favorites with better versions.

3) Todd get it mostly wrong and I cherry pick oversized figures the way some people add Marvel Select to Marvel Legends with characters like Watcher, Hulk, Mephisto, Juggernaut, etc.

4) Worst case scenario and Todd gets it all wrong, and I’m done.  At which point I probably sell off the bulk of my collection only keeping JSA, Kirby stuff, and a few more.

We’ve got three and a half months to SDCC and about six months to NYCC.  Gonna be a long wait.
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