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If they made a John Wesley Shipp Flash action figure I would flip.
ABSOLUTELY! Of course, they'd have to throw in Mark Hamill's Trickster just for good measure.

And don't forget a David Cassidy Mirror Master as well!

 

 

I would also be interested in the Flash clone or Blue Flash, loved that episode.

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I personally have been waiting for these figures since I was 16 years old. I freaking loved the Keaton Batman Movie and I used to sit in my room and daydream about how they would be so cool if they made them movie accurate. I hope we see a Jack Nicholson Joker and Jack Napier. I hope these sell well and we get a Batmobile for these figures and a new Batwing. I am already dusting off the figures that I bought back in the 80s and 90s. That Christopher Reeves Superman is awesome and Terence Stamp as General Zod, freaking cool! I so wish I could have been at the NYCC event, though they would have had to pull me away from the display after I stood their drooling for 6 hours straight. These are not 6 inch but if they go over well, I really hope we can see some 6 inch movie master line to include these as well. I was looking at my Penguin troopers from Batman Returns and they would so fit with a 4 inch Penguin. I have a Batwing and a bat boat that I think I can fix up so that they can hold a 4 inch Batman. I am so freaking excited, I keep having dreams of finding them and buying everyone one off the shelf. These have gotten me so excited.

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If they made a John Wesley Shipp Flash action figure I would flip.
ABSOLUTELY! Of course, they'd have to throw in Mark Hamill's Trickster just for good measure.

And don't forget a David Cassidy Mirror Master as well!

 

 

I would also be interested in the Flash clone or Blue Flash, loved that episode.

 

That would be the icing on the cake for me. Mattel, please look into this!

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OMG! Christopher Reeve Superman in a GI Joe scale?

I'M THROWING MY MONEY AT THE MONITOR BUT NOTHING IS HAPPENING!!!!

I know, we need a Preorder now. I will take 3 cases please!

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If they made a John Wesley Shipp Flash action figure I would flip.
ABSOLUTELY! Of course, they'd have to throw in Mark Hamill's Trickster just for good measure.

And don't forget a David Cassidy Mirror Master as well!

 

 

I would also be interested in the Flash clone or Blue Flash, loved that episode.

Okay, so far that makes The Flash, The Trickster, Mirror Master, and Pollux. Plus, as a Jason Bernard fan, I'm gonna cast my lot for Nightshade with a Deadly Nighshade variant/swap.

 

Jeez, throw in both versions of Prank (Zoe and Megan) and an Alpha (because Claire Stansfield was freakin' HOT) and we've got like two waves right there.

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OMG! Christopher Reeve Superman in a GI Joe scale?

I'M THROWING MY MONEY AT THE MONITOR BUT NOTHING IS HAPPENING!!!!

I know, we need a Preorder now. I will take 3 cases please!

Sweet! I'm not alone here!

I understand liking the 6" scale but I'm baffled by the hate the 4" scale is suddenly getting. Some of us don't want to spend $20 a figure

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The hate is probably because Mattel has made four different movie lines in a 6" scale in Dark Knight, Rises, Green Lantern, and Man of Steel. A lot of the secondary characters are not available in the 4" line. Not to mention the Batman '66 line is in a 6" scale. To release these in a 4" scale was bound to piss a lot of people off.

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The hate is probably because Mattel has made four different movie lines in a 6" scale in Dark Knight, Rises, Green Lantern, and Man of Steel. A lot of the secondary characters are not available in the 4" line. Not to mention the Batman '66 line is in a 6" scale. To release these in a 4" scale was bound to piss a lot of people off.

Don't forget that Mattel failed miserably once before with a 4" scale line. That, and their 4" movie lines don't exactly inspire confidence either.

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I am too excited to care about the past. Look at their 6 inch line. Originally, they were batman based and they did not have ball joint shoulders or hips. Then they continued down the line and got more advanced but they were loose as hell and if you tried to tighten up the loose joints, they would break. Now here we are and the latest figures I have purchased from Mattel that are 6 inches are tighter, more solid figures. Massive improvement. I am hoping they will show improvement with these 4 inch figures that is why I have purchased almost all of the Arkham series. I do not care for the game but I have wanted the 6 inch figures for some time now. Some of the Batman figures looked stupid to me or they were way to expensive to justify the purchase. Now here they are in a $9.99, 4 inch format and I think they may be worth a purchase. I am really hoping these new movie figures go well. I so want a Jack Nicholson Joker, I have dreamed about it since 1989. And a Scale Batmobile that comes with a Vickie Vale figure in a white dress. I am so freaking out for this series that I am already looking to have enough money to have at least 3 of each figure, one to open, one to save and one to hide deep in my Garage for when I am old and grey. :)

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The hate is probably because Mattel has made four different movie lines in a 6" scale in Dark Knight, Rises, Green Lantern, and Man of Steel. A lot of the secondary characters are not available in the 4" line. Not to mention the Batman '66 line is in a 6" scale. To release these in a 4" scale was bound to piss a lot of people off.

I actually kinda hated the 6" lines for that. Why do they get all the secondary characters while the 4" lines are stuck with variants that never appear in the movies? >< Shouldn't the line's small scale encourage more characters? I guess we can thank the failure of the Green Lantern line for that. It was chock full of various characters that didn't sell :/

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There's two ways to view this whole ordeal: There's the business angle and there's the consumer angle. For the business angle...it's a smart move on Mattel's part, launching their 4'' line off with some of the most demanded characters. It essentially iron-grips us into conforming to the scale change. I know I don't want 4'' at all...that I'm ticked off beyond belief...but I also know that despite it, unfortunately, I still can't resist. They do look great. For the collector angle, which I'd venture to assume is all of us, it's a slap in the face, a sell out moment. I get that it's a business and they need to make money, but I'm a consumer. That's not exactly a priority of mine and it's baffling to me as to why in the world that would be to anyone that doesn't work there. I get the dynamic, we buy, we get more. I just don't particular care and that's exactly what consumerism inherently is, selfish. Accept its moles and zips and just go with it. So this, basically, is a giant middle-finger to collectors, in my view of things, because there's no logical answer for releasing a 4'' Batman 1989 and Batman Returns line...when EVERY prior Batman line is 6''. I don't want Hobbit Keaton...even if it is accurate to his real-life stature. =P Surely everyone desires a uniform Batman archive. It's a dream of mine to be able to line up ever movie Batman figure. That dream was crushed down to a 4'' snub.

 

So here's all I really care about: Has anyone actually had the balls to call Mattel out on this and ask them if we will (also) be getting 6'' Batman 1989 and Returns (along with old Superman) figures, now that they have the license, so we can have them all be standard and alongside one another, or is it confirmed that this, indeed, is all we'll ever be getting?

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I guess it's just because I stopped caring greatly about 6" figures a long time ago but I just don't care. Had they done this ten years ago then I probably would've been annoyed but now, I for one am dying to own a GI Joe scaled Reeve Superman and Keaton Batman and I say we're long due for a decent 4" DC line. I am surprised it's Batman Returns and not Batman. Considering when it first came out, it wasn't seemed as "marketable" due to it's over the top dark nature. Time is a funny thing, isn't it?

Since I've asked this twice now and no one has answered, (and would rather just #@$#@ that it's not a 6" line) I'm assuming a release date hasn't been announced yet.

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No release date, just the launch date of Spring 2014 and it is in front of the Arkham City figures. Check out the Figures.com gallery below.

 

 

http://www.figures.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=278211&title=mattel&cat=10451

 

It was actually announced during SDCC that the 4" line would be launching in Spring 2014, but that is likely just the 1st wave that includes the video game figures, not the movie ones.

 

http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=346&itemid=20785

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It was actually announced during SDCC that the 4" line would be launching in Spring 2014, but that is likely just the 1st wave that includes the video game figures, not the movie ones.

Speaking of which, I'll have to take a second look at the game figures. I didn't like the designs at first, but now that I think about it, some of those guys would look great along side Bat-Keaton.

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After seeing these movie figures along side the video game figures, I preordered almost all of them. I did not order the batman with the lightening Bolts and the Deadshot figu I can't wait for these figures to hit my mailbox.

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I wanted to pre-order but I want to see what these figs look like in hand.....& hopefully when I have some more $$ in hand as well.....spring 14' buys me some time (pun intended.)

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I've enjoyed reading this thread, and I truly believe everyone has had a valid point, even the so-called "haters". Having said that, I tend to fall into the Pizza Man Z camp that says at the end of the day, we're finally getting some of the older screen accurate characters in action figure form that we've all always wanted. Would I have preferred Movie Masters versions? Absolutely. But considering I don't have any in any scale, four-inch versions will do just fine. (lol)

 

It's just a tricky thing, being a consumer of such products...yeah, you can apply the "vote with your wallet" mentality, but that tends to work better when you're buying a car or a washing machine. Toy collector's tend to be a little more passionate about the products they support. Some can simply take it or leave it, as it were, but not all of them. And yes, it does get irritating when you invest emotionally and financially in something that brings you great joy only to have toy companies make decisions that don't seem to be grounded in any kind of good sense or reasoning. It's like someone else here said, make a great product, and most people will spend the money. We don't care about the rising cost of plastic, the expense of mold tooling, etc. Just give us a great product, and we'll buy it. If you don't, and you resort to crappy five POA figures to justify lower costs, then you'll be stuck with tons of useless toys nobody wanted to being with, thereby negating any kind of money-saving measure. In fact, the opposite will occur. It's simple economics.

 

Bah...I didn't mean to lean towards complaining, because I truly do feel like we're currently experiencing a second golden age of toy collecting, despite the criticisms and complaints. It's just that I can usually understand both sides of this whole argument between toy companies' decision-making process and what collectors really want. But right now I'm in my zero-sympathy mode for the almighty toy companies. It's like when I watch Pawn Stars, although it's from the perspective of the seller instead of buyer, and I hear Rick Harris complain in his negotiations about pricing a given item, about how he's gonna have to spend money framing and/or restoring it...I just want to say to the man, if I were the seller, "Hey, that's not my problem! Just give me what I want or I walk!" That's how I feel about toy companies these days. If they can't give me what I want, I'm not gonna coddle them with my money and support when they offer a sub-par product. I'll just move on to someone or something else. I'm sure there are many other companies willing to take my money. (lol)

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I am just chomping at the bit to get a preorder. I am too excited and have to do customs to kill the time waiting for these figures. I have literally pulled out my old Kenner figures and vehicles to put up in my office at the house to keep me from losing my mind. I really can't wait for the Arkham figures, Bain, Azreal, Freeze and Batman look sweet.

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So.. everyone seemed to stop talking about these. Is there still no solid release date? Are they out? Are they last minute cancelled? Am I the only one who still cares? XD

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Last I saw there were preorders on eBay with these shipping at the end of this month. I wonder if we might see these til June at regular retail stores

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