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« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2019, 10:47:31 pm »

Allegedly, that is the first wave.

But there was another guy on there a couple of weeks ago who said he saw new McFarlane DC SKUs in the Walgreens computer system.  Seven SKUs with one repeated.  Which Iím guessing would be an exclusive or a variant.  No descriptions were available, just the number.  Iím not really buying into any of it yet.
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« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2019, 06:23:44 am »

"Oh cool, 7 inch scale will be awesome!".....said no one ever.
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« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2019, 06:54:41 am »

Oh no.  Let me assure you that there are a bunch of Fwooshtards that are just peeing their pants over 7 inch scale.
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« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2019, 07:44:02 pm »

I do think it's a legit observation that scale will likely be irrelevant because no McFarlane figure will stylistically fit with DCUC.  He's not for universe or even team building.  He's for cool singles.
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« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2019, 11:04:58 pm »

Not really.  As a former Spawn collector, he did many themed waves for various properties.  Plus cool singles are great and all, but I was under the impression he got the gig to go nose to nose with Marvel Legends.  Increase DC’s retail shelf presence.  And yeah, stylistically, I doubt seriously we get the Jose Luis Garcia Lopez 1982 style guide treatment that Bruckner started up with at DCD in the early 2000’s and the 4H followed up with in DCSH/DCUC.  Todd’s not doing that for sure.  At any scale.
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« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2019, 04:14:16 pm »

I have serious doubts that Todd's line will be anywhere near as universe-building as Marvel Legends or even DCUC. That first projected wave does not say universe-builder to me.
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« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2019, 06:40:33 pm »

The working theory is that heís trying to cover all the bases in six inch scale.  Testing the waters to see what works.  Heís not going to get any sales data about Multiverse from Mattel, and DCC sales data wonít help with retail.  Outside of pro sports, DC is the biggest license Toddís ever had.  Going heavy in the big names and Batman should be expected.  As much as I hate it.  And Iím not convinced yet that the lineup is totally accurate.  If it is accurate, 8/13 of the figures are supposedly comic accurate.  Better than the 50/50 split I was expecting.  Itís tough to Universe build in three years.  Even team building is gonna be tough.  If Todd gets a four or five year extension very quickly, then I think weíll see more long term thinking and planning.  At least I hope so.  All of this looks like a DCC lineup.
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« Reply #37 on: January 01, 2020, 08:58:44 pm »

Jay C has a video with pics on YouTube.  I hate say everything looks  great. Modern Supes & Bats especially. No connection to the armored versions, but I'm a sucker for an armored Batsuit, so.... Wink Arrow looks nice too, but I'd want the whole live action crew, so undecided  for now.

Edit- pics on fwoosh

http://thefwoosh.com/2020/01/mcfarlane-toys-dc-superman-batman-green-arrow-and-more/
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« Reply #38 on: January 02, 2020, 11:27:09 am »

First look!

https://www.newsarama.com/48431-todd-mcfarlane-reveals-first-wave-of-his-dc-comics-toys-collectibles.html

The iconic Batman and Superman figures look good, but I really need a deeper character assortment before I jump onto yet another DC figure collection. For me, I think it's too little, way too late.
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« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2020, 01:28:31 pm »

My post and a response from over da Fwoosh der hey:

    For me,

    Pros:
    Some sculpts look great.
    Large number of figures out of the gate.
    $20 is reasonable.
    Willing to make vehicles.

    Cons:
    Heavy Super/Bat
    Mishmash of styles keeps it from feeling like a line
    Scaled above existing collections
    Articulation seems excessive and/or odd (ball joint wrists/ankles)
    Extra $5 for part of a vehicle in another scale

    I may fall sway when I see them in person, but for the moment I'm not tempted to start a line that's not really a line.

    My big question at this point is how cases will be packed out.


cases of the 7 inch are 6 per case.


the standard batman/superman case is 3 of each

the ones with the $5 build a something nobody probably really wants is 2 of each per case

green arrow 2/ harley quinn 4

animated wave is 3 batman/ 2 superman/ 1 green lantern

armored are 3 of each per case

the 4 inch figure cases are 2 rebirth batman then 1 each of the others....even the chase is 1 per case which i don't get unless the gold batman is named "chase figure" in the comics.


there are also solid cases of each figure but i don't believe those will hit places like target, walmart and toys r....uh.....target and walmart.

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« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2020, 01:29:10 pm »

I will admit though, that the prospect of buying something DC related in a store is appealing.
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« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2020, 08:05:58 pm »

Would be nice to see them here in Oz as we've never, ever, seen Mattel DCUC on the pegs. Only the more recent Multiverse waves at specialty stores.
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« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2020, 04:58:38 pm »

They showed up here at Wal-Mart a couple of weeks ago. I haven't seen Batgirl or Nightwing. I really have no interest in what's been shown so far.
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« Reply #43 on: January 26, 2020, 09:15:47 am »

Same around here.  Nothing for me except maybe Batman Who Laughs.

This line has been very disappointing to me.  I hate 7” scale.  Absolutely useless with the figures I have.  I’m not starting over.  And don’t get me started about this awful character selection.  Mattel was a disaster.  Todd may be a catastrophe.  At least in my view.
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« Reply #44 on: January 28, 2020, 06:57:55 pm »

I ended up getting comic Bats, Supes, Nightwing, BWL, Batgirl, the Bat-Raptor and have the armored figs on order.  I really like these.  They're solid-feeling toys with unique sculpts.  I'm okay starting another scale.  I have 4", 5", 6", 9", and whatever DCD was doing that day-inch figures.  I'm okay starting over, but it doesn't sound like Todd intends on going deep with this line:

https://www.newsarama.com/48791-todd-mcfarlane-talks-toys-and-big-spawn-movie-update-soon.html

 Nrama: Yeah, because I had seen that Target broke street date on them and now I can’t find them at all, but looking at this first wave that was announced recently, it’s pretty large by comparison to say Marvel Legends where it’s maybe five or six figures in a wave. Here, it’s 12. What made you want to go so bold right out the gate?
Credit: McFarlane Toys/DC

McFarlane: I don’t consider it to be twelve figures though. I don’t design anything for the completist. What I like is sort of a buffet. There’s nobody who tries to put everything on their plate, but just picks what they like. So what I did was ask the retailers if I could get a peg for Batman, one for Superman, one for kids? Will give you me a video game peg? Will you give me a 12-inch peg, an animation peg?

Again, when you’re going to retailers you ask for as much as you can and hope you get a fraction of it, right? Because you’ve got the vehicles too. So to me, here’s a bunch of different looks and the price point is going to be all in the same ballpark anyway, and it’s up to the consumer to decide what they’re interested in.  But if you're a fan of the Flash, eventually, you get a TV Flash, a movie Flash, a comic book Flash so those fans can pick what they want or you can now have multiple Flashes in different styles.

Nrama: So you have three different Batmans and Supermans, so talk about why you wanted to go with that many at the start.

McFarlane: That’s actually a pretty good example of what we want to do though for a lot of characters. You have the comic book look, the animated look which some people are used to, and them in some sort of battle armor in big, bulky plastic that look super cool. I don’t think there’s a lot of visual overlap and the consumer can pick and choose what sells and what doesn’t.
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