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More Clues To What's Coming From McFarlane Toys For DC Comics?!?


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A few questions:

Plans for more vehicles and perhaps play sets?

he mentioned two packs before, any word on that or larger multi packs such as full teams?

will this line see considerably heavier releases than his other licenses going forward?  Any chance of larger themed or build a figure waves the size of those back in his Spawn days of 6-7 figure series?

He does a lot of exclusives are there going to be some coming up for this line?  Anything potentially more interesting than just variants?

Anything going forward with more classic comic book stuff?

does he plan to make comic figures that look relatively cohesive and good next to each other or go only with very artist specific stuff?

 

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On 1/2/2020 at 4:44 AM, mako said:

I admit, I wasn't expecting much from McFarlane, but I was still expecting better than this. Weird sculpts, weird articulation (what is it with Superman's knees?), and an underwhelming selection? Not the best start of a license. I'm gonna pass.

Agreed, this seems very underwhelming after all of the hype and anticipation.

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5 hours ago, Belmont13 said:

Agreed, this seems very underwhelming after all of the hype and anticipation.

I can tell you they are selling like hotcakes. BBTS is practically completely sold out in a day.

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On 1/2/2020 at 5:43 PM, JayC said:

So I am going to be interviewing Todd McFarlane himself early next week. If you have any burning questions for him about the DC stuff or any of their other action figure lines, LMK and I will try and incorporate them into the interview.

Why 7” instead of 6”? You can dominate the 6” DC line with your reputation and quality of products?

also BAF choices, why not a 7” compatible BAF instead of a Hotwheel batmobile? — more consistent BAF parts for the whole wave as opposed to 3figs only. 
 

BAF diorama instead of figure since Mcfarlane was known for amazing backdrops for their figures.

@JayC how did you score an interview with Todd!? Will it be at McF HQ?

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16 hours ago, JayC said:

I can tell you they are selling like hotcakes. BBTS is practically completely sold out in a day.

Wow, seriously? . It's nice to know that, although there are still mixed opinions and people who are still undecided.

just hope to be able to get 'em later because I still don't get a favorable response from my local distributor.

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Not sure if it’s too late to make the interview but here’s another question.  A lot of people have been noting in his original interview he mentioned he could do different versions of characters - comic, movie, video game, animated AND a core line.  What exactly is the core line?  Are the build a bat mobile figures the core line or will we see something else that is just straight forward uniform style representations of DC characters? 

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46 minutes ago, SubZero said:

I wonder if this will put the last waves of Mattel DC Multiverse on clearance

I've been snapping up the Killer Croc wave for 11 bucks a pop at Walmart for the last couple weeks, and I found a bunch of Multiverse movie Shazam figures at 5 and Below for 5 bucks, but that's it.

God, how cool would it be if ALL the Multiverse figures began showing up there?

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19 minutes ago, mako said:

I've been snapping up the Killer Croc wave for 11 bucks a pop at Walmart for the last couple weeks, and I found a bunch of Multiverse movie Shazam figures at 5 and Below for 5 bucks, but that's it.

God, how cool would it be if ALL the Multiverse figures began showing up there?

There were only 2 Multiverse Shazam figures, Shazam and Dr Sivana 😀

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So just spent the last 90 minutes talking to Todd McFarlane via video conference about DC, Mortal Kombat, Spawn and more. I was originally planning on having the interview up today but I wasn't planning on having so much time with him. So I got lots of editing to do and Interview may not be up until tomorrow.

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1 hour ago, SubZero said:

A little late to submit a question, but I am wondering if McFarlane will be doing DCEU movie lines. Obviously, they wouldnt have enough time to release a Birds of Prey line, but can they still do Wonder Woman 1984 or The Suicide Squad figures?

We talk about that in the interview. They aren't going to comment on specific figures that have yet to be announced but yes I believe your def going to see movie stuff new and old. Even Birds of Prey I believe they are going to be releasing a Harley Quinn movie figure though thats still not %100 confirmed.

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Someone passed this image on to me, I don't know where it originated from, but obviously it's from someone who got the McFarlane DC stuff in hand. Hard to tell 100% from the image as some figures are closer to the camera than others and Batman seems a bit crooked, but scale does seem to be off a bit on these. I think collectors will need to be a little forgiving with this first wave as its not going to be perfect. One of the takeaways from my interview yesterday is that they are dealing with a bit of a learning curve with this line and it was a little bit rushed to have ready by the first of the year. I'm not making excuses for them or advocating you buy something you don't want, but one of the things Todd made clear is they will be listening to your feedback and making adjustments as they go along, and obviously one of the loudest ways to make your voice heard is with your pocketbook which he fully acknowledges in the interview. In other words dont be afraid to give your feedback about what you like and dislike and while they aren't going to be able to fulfill every single thing or make everyone happy, they are listening and adapting. As I've said before. I expect this line to get better, not worse as it goes along.

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Yeah the scale seems to be somewhat off, maybe the positions are not the ideal or the set up is not appropriate, dunno, the filter doesn't help neither.

The Bats and Supes from the comics are the ones that interest me knowing in more detail and I'll likely pass on the Harley, just doesn't seem to fit with neither, nor comics nor animated.

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That Harley is WAYYYYY huge compared to what she should be compared to Batman and Superman. They dont look AS bad as I saw originally but they def have their quirks that Im not a fan of. 

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5 hours ago, EvilHayato said:

That Harley is WAYYYYY huge compared to what she should be compared to Batman and Superman. They dont look AS bad as I saw originally but they def have their quirks that Im not a fan of. 

Yeah Harley's scale seems way off. Its like Mattel's ThunderCats Pumyra figure. I have to wonder if their attempt to give her double-hinged elbows threw off the scale. Perhaps in making the arms a little thicker it increased the size of the figure??? In the interview coming up later today McFarlane admits they had a bit of a learning curve with this wave.

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