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The characters you quoted are essentials except for Kamandi, OMAC and I say that only based on the look of the characters. All of the rest are important to the line. Consider while the market may be small for them, there are collectors who will get a figure just based on the look. Also many people grew up with Superfriends so an El Dorado may sell well enough at retail, even a Black Vulcan just based on the fans of those shows and some kids on how they look. It's really a toss up.

 

Mattel is not a perfect company, I think the biggest problem again falls into price. If these were more affordable then I believe collectors would snag more characters they don't know, the cost has forced certain people to be very particular. If these were 10.00 versus 15/16 then more people would buy those off characters. Also another problem in recent times is the amount of figures in a wave, Mattel went overboard but it seems they have cooled off and 6 figs in a wave is standard.

 

Agreed, the price is not reflective of the value of the figure and you've always been right about the size of each wave.

 

But throwing in more A-Listers and movie figures would have been beneficial to the line. Not to the extreme extent ML did, but enough to suck retailers in.

 

Again, no one has referenced the World's Greatest Superheroes repacks debacle.

 

At the very least the formula they have is working now that we understand that the waves at retail isn't going away, just the name (of course I realized I just incorred an extra monthly bill). I for one have enjoyed not having a wave after wave anchored by Superman or Batman.

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At the very least the formula they have is working now that we understand that the waves at retail isn't going away, just the name (of course I realized I just incorred an extra monthly bill). I for one have enjoyed not having a wave after wave anchored by Superman or Batman.

 

You mean A-Listers at the stores and collector-type figures on Matty Collector? No doubt. I never had a problem collecting DCSH and like I said in an earlier post I didn't have a problem finding most of the first six DCUC waves (Batman, Superman, Robin, Batman, Superman, Superman).

 

And I doubt there will be a big problem for people who want the Internet figures.

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... and what happened to their Infinite Heroes??

 

In a lifetime of buying action figures, I have never seen a more poorly executed line than Infinite Heroes. JLU comes close... but Infinite Heroes still wins out as being the worst, most poorly handled line of all time.

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Rebranding: Like said, this is more like what Hasbro does with it's Star Wars lines. The figures have sold under, like, eight different names but they are all compatible. Any new stuff will still be the Horsemen and everything. They will absolutely going forward with more 4H/DC figures, but will give more info closer to NYCC.

 

Legacy: Will go forward and will be sprinkled with all kinds of Bat characters. Someone asked about Poison Ivy, and

Bill Beneke said that she would justify having green/Ginger variants even if and when done in a sub-line like Legacy.

 

The Sub: Just want to point out, the sub is still in test mode - if they don't sell enough subs, it won't happen. So, please, please, please, people who plan to pick-up figs each month without a sub, if the subs do not sell, then these figs will not be made available. I understand not wanting to blindly buy these guys, but they did good with Jay and Atrocitus, and it would suck not getting them at all.

 

Metal Men/Doom Patrol: When asked about us being able to complete these teams, they all looked at each other and smiled and said they strongly recommended getting the sub. We could have Rita, Lead, Tin, and Platinum in the sub this year!

 

Also, they made a big point of emphasizing the fact that a sub changes all the rules on these figures. Size, sculpts,packaging restraints - they really wanted to sell the fact that they could potentially give us a lot more than were restricted by retail requests.

 

I was really pleased with the news, and will be happy to get figs now without having to buy wave filler like Black Lantern Hals and White Lantern Flashes....

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