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  1. Their "opinion" is influenced by sales and apparently sales are good enough to continue the line. Who's going to stop buying them? You? I heard one guy say he was getting Green Arrow and he was out. That's it. None of you are willing to stop collecting DCUC. Which tells Mattel that all the problems you're having with this line aren't really problems.

     

    And don't feed us lines about dealing with scalpers. We enabled the scalpers the minute they started selling toys at inflated prices. I've done it before because "I couldn't wait" for the figures to hit my local store, some people have other reasons. And you know what? If I could I'd move to the West Coast or wherever these figures land first in America, snatch up all the DCUC figures I could find and sell them on eBay. Because there's always one person willing to waste their rent money on the latest and greatest toys.

     

    You know, I was with you until, you decided to attack me for an opinion.

     

    I didn't feed any lines about scaplers. It was an honest estimate of the market share taken up by respective groups. I know because I see it all the time. I take that info and extrapolate it to a larger scale and reached a logical conclusion.

     

    Seriously, it was one word mentioned twice in a lenghty opinion.

     

    You gonna go after me for using the word squarely too?

     

    I don't use scalpers. I don't need to. I WORK at a toystore.

     

    As far as gving them up? I may. I'm not interested in 5 figures up through wave 12.

     

    Your type of response, and others like it have been what has kept me away from this site for over a year. I got sick and tired of all the negativity and slander.

     

    I didn't cast any doubts or opinions on your diatribes, so why do that to me?

     

    Have the decency to give others the respect they give you. If you are treated badly by someone, feel free to treat them in kind.

     

    I said nothing offensive to you, so I expect the same treatment.

     

    If you can't provide that, I will cease to respond to your inquries.

     

    Stars

  2. DCUC on the other hand, I do collect. I have very serious issues with the way they have handled this line as well.

     

    Mattel says that they don't depend on the collector segment to support this line.

     

     

    I have some issues with DCUC as well, but I don't recall Mattel ever stating this. Do you have a reference for it?

     

    Not off-hand. Just things I've read or heard here and there. I work for a toy retailer and know our Mattel rep fairly well, maybe I heard it from her.

     

    And no disrespect meant, but I won't track down that info, as I don't have several hours to spend pouring over every Mattel article or snippet on the web or in print. And again as I said, it may have come from my local Mattel rep anyway.

     

    Stars

  3. Just a personal note.

     

    For my part, I have not bought any of the MOTUC figures. I don't think the price is justified by the product. I don't like the way they are distributed. I think that Mattycollector as a website is a joke.

     

    DCUC on the other hand, I do collect. I have very serious issues with the way they have handled this line as well.

     

    Mattel says that they don't depend on the collector segment to support this line.

     

    That is a lie, plain and simple.

     

    With the upcoming and current price increases, who do they think will be buying the DCUC figures?

    Certainly not little Billy's mom. Not at nearly $15 a piece.

     

    No, that price increase is aimed squarely at the collectors.

     

    Also, is little Billy gonna want Deadshot? Desaad? Iron? Silver Banshee?

    The answer is NO.

     

    Those are again aimed squarely at collectors and their wallets.

     

    Now, with MOTUC being DEFINED as a collector line and DCUC being TREATED like a collector line, you'd think that Mattel would be a little more concerned with the collector market and it's opinions.

     

    But, the bottom line is they don't care. If we as collectors don't buy their product, scalpers will. Mattel doesn't care WHO buys their product, as long as it's bought. They got their money, so why would they care who it comes from?

     

    The BS factor here is that they have continued to screw the collectors, because they insist they don't need us. But we make up at least half of their sales, with the other half split between scalpers and casual shoppers.

     

    Mattel will continue to do business as they have, even if it kills DCUC.

     

    The MOTU200X fiasco taught them nothing. They did the same thing with the DCSH line. They will kill DCUC too. All because the opinions and concerns of several thousand "collectors" mean nothing to the dozen or so in Mattel who manage these product lines.

     

    Despite all their BS, Mattel NEEDS us. They need to realize that before they lose the support of those of us who drive sales and keep them in business.

     

    Stars

  4. As a Wolvie-hater, I liked it. All of the Deadpool ruination aside, it was a decent flick.

     

    I do agree with the "old" vs "new" Sabretooth though. They just seemed like 2 different characters to me. I liked the "new" versions attitude, but the 'old" versions look.

     

    Wraith was bas-ass!

    Blob was OK.

    Bolt was completely wasted, he should have had more screen time.

    Maverick was a complete tool. They didn't do justice to the character at all, Completely disregarded the source material!

     

    Silver Fox was OK, but could have been played better.

    Gambit was cool, but his accent sucked!

    I REALLY liked the young Scott, and I generally hate Cyclops, for the same reasons I hate Wolvie: too one-dimensional.

    Why was Emma even there? She was a complete waste of a character.

     

    The Prof X cameo was cool, as was Banshee and Toad. I'm thinking the twins were the Monets.

     

    The plotline of giving Logan the adaqmantium just to harvest his healing factor was weak. It seemed like the plot was just injected to make for the big fights and action sequences.

     

    Oh, I got the Weapon XI arm reaching for his head and smiling ending.

     

    As I said, I liked the movie. My expectations were low to begin with, so I was pleasently surprised. So, overall I give this flick a B. It was better than I thought it would be...

     

     

    Starman

  5. I HATED The 90's X-Men cartoon!

     

    The animation sucked, all the characters looked too "beefy" for my tastes, the team was too "90's" and the storylines were adapted haphazardly to say the least. The show ran for so long that they could have easily expanded or changed the roster, yet they stuck to the same 8 members. That bothered me alot, since there were SO MANY other X-people out there that were overlooked. I would have loved to seen others featured at some point. Rahne, Illyana, Kitty, Sunspot, Cypher, Rachel, Madrox, the Hellions or any number of others. Some of those appeared, but weren't really important to the show in any way.

     

    I loved Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends though. The animation was 10x better than the X-Men cartoon. And Pryde of the X-Men absolutely blew it out of the water. Of course I was a kid at the time, and just SEEING the X-Men ANYWHERE was awesome beyond belief.

     

    You have to understand, at the time I was WAY purist when it came to the X-Men. From around '86 through '97, I was a hardcore X-fanatic. If it didn't follow canon, I couldn't stand it. As I matured, I had to let that go. And because at the time, the X-Men comics themselves were sucking pretty hard. I realized "MY" X-Men were gone, so I had to adapt.

     

    I still hate the 90's X-Men cartoon though. My favorite X-Men ever are Colossus and Nightcrawler, and since they were barely ever on the show, I gave up on it after 2 seasons.

     

    Strangely though, I liked X-Men: Evolutions...

     

    Starman

  6. Yeah, Mongul is a 5 inch figure. I saw him a few times and passed. Metallo, on the other hand is a 6 inch fig, and I 've got him displayed with the DCSH/DC Classics, and he fits in fine.

     

    Starman

  7. I KNOW I'm gonna get bashed, but, I REALLY like the X3 Colossus.

     

    As a huge Colossus (and Nightcrawler) fan, I was just happy that the figure was made, and the TB style articulation made it even better.

     

    I'm NOT saying I'm a fan of movie figures in general, but hey, it's Colossus!! For that reason alone, he was my most wanted, and enjoyed Hasbro fig.

     

    Starman

  8. DC Superheroes

     

     

    Series 1

    Batman

    Killer Croc

    Scarecrow

    Bane

     

    Series 2

    Superman

    Supergirl

    Bizarro

    Doomsday

     

    Series 3

    Batman (New Sculpt)

    Robin

    Azrael

    Mr. Freeze (retool Version 1)

     

    Series 4

    Superman (2-pack version)

    Superman (black “S” shield)

    Supergirl (black “S” shield)

    Luthor

    Brainiac

    Darkseid

     

    Series 5

    Supergirl (retool)

    Darkseid (repaint)

    Bizarro (repaint)

    Doomsday (repaint)

     

     

    Series 6

    Superman (Black suit)

    Cyborg Superman

    Kal-El

    Steel

    Parasite

    Mongul

     

    Series 7

    Bane (camo)

    Batman (Knight Shadow)

    Batgirl (Cassandra Cain)

    Two-Face

     

    Series 8

    Batman (black)

    Bruce Wayne

    The Joker (repaint)

    Nightwing (repaint)

    Catwoman

    Clayface

     

    SDCC Man-Bat

     

    Two-Packs

    Clark Kent & Superman

    Bizarro & Superman

    Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) & Batman

    Batman & Robin

    Batman & Robin (repaint)

     

     

    Also try this site. It's pretty comprehensive:

    http://www.batmanytb.com/actionfiguresanddolls/index.php

     

    Starman

  9. Wait... the image you showed isn't the one you're trying to find?

    Well that changes things.

    If you're looking for a piece that was done at the time of the Outback team, it probably didn't have Cable in it, and probably wasn't Jim Lee.

    The artist for the Outback period was Silvestri, and - I think - it was before Cable was introduced.

     

    Any info you can provide would be helful in tracking this pic down.

     

    Starman

  10. I found several of these at the local Fred's (which is a regional chain for those who don't know). They had the Ford GT and the Montero (Pajero) in the smaller size and the Hummer and something else in the large size. Quite a bit cheaper than ANY online retailers too.

     

    Starman

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