Mattel Q&A Round 3
Posted 19 September 2007 - 10:05 PM
Mattel: Aside from some characters that have legal issues surrounding them (Charleston characters for example), we do not have access to certain “adult” figures that are too violent for a toy aisle (such as Lobo).
Why is Lobo too violent to make into an action figure, but yet he was routinely featured on Superman:TAS and Justice League? Does that make sense? How is an action figure too violent anyway? Doesn't McFarlane make a bunch of creepy monster sculpts that they sell in the toy aisles at Toys 'R Us? How is Lobo worse than those figures?
Posted 19 September 2007 - 10:14 PM
Lobo like anyone on the planet would complain if a Lobo figure ended up on toy aisles.
Posted 20 September 2007 - 11:45 AM
I would consider McFarlane's ultra-realistic Military figures sold in every Toys R Us to be infinitely more violent than anything in the DCU. These are toys created to profit off of and promote war and real-life death and violence. Yet, these are perfectly acceptable in any toy isle.
But Lobo, a fictional character who represents nobody and has never contributed to any actual violence, is what we consider too violent? He's not even violent by comic book standards, falling behind Darkseid, Doomsday and many others. Wolverine single-handedly killed 500,000 people in Enemy of the State, and he's one of the most popular toys on the market.
This country has its priorities backward.
Posted 20 September 2007 - 07:36 PM
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 06:42 PM
not THAT i am buying into the "too violent" line; but, you do propose an awesome suggestion; one that i wondered. Then again, I'm not a huge Lobo fan, but, I do think fans deserve the sculpt if they want. And, they shouldnt have to be forced into a worse than Mattel sculpt at a hugher rate, from DC Direct.
Posted 05 October 2007 - 12:04 AM