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  1. [quote protege of Batman the feud between them makes that character more interesting, what would be so interesting about some protege of Joker? Not to mention anyone like Hush or Red Hood hasn't really been around long, I believe that any Rogue Nolan interprets should have a slightly longer history with Batman. Longer history how? This is Batman's beginning so every villian he runs into is essentially "new" with no history. Jason Todd won't happen because you need Robin first. Dick Grayson then Todd...We're getting ahead of ourselves. What's interesting about a protege of Joker? I don't know, maybe an incredibly popular villian known as Harley Quinn. That being said, I think there is possibility in a Joker protege. And to be clear, I offered that possibility as a way around using both Joker and Todd as the identity of Hood. And with all the Arkham inmates he used as his crew in TDK, I don't think it's a stretch.
  2. Well written. I totally agree. I only meant that it could be done. I love Batman's rogues, but I would like to see some of the lesser known villians, who are easily some of the best - Zsasz - get some screen time.
  3. Taking Batman and Robin as a throwback to the campy 60's show, then yes, I can see that. But that campy 60's show died after two seasons. Camp just doesn't work and Batman in any incarnation just isn't a comedy. "My parents died so I'm doing the Bat-tusi" just doesn't seem to mesh. I can see Spiderman using camp, in part, due to the jovial nature of the character. To be honest, Spiderman 3 certainly was the least appealing of the series, but it certainly didn't bury the franchise requiring a complete reboot after years of dormacy as a result of not only poor box office and reviews but major fan backlash. Batman is my absolute Favorite hero and Batman and Robin, in my opinion, hurt the character. But I digress... Red Hood was both Jason Todd and Joker, But Ra's al Ghul was not Henri Ducard but an Arabic man who was 600yrs old and needed lazarous pits to survive. Point is, they can make a character appealing even though they change him so long as the story around him is well thought out and depicted. I can buy Red Hood as a villian who isn't either Joker or Rodd. He could be a protege` of Joker...or what ever. I'd still go with Black Mask first though. I meant Todd. As for the protege of the Joker...He has his crew of miscreants from Arkham... Certainly there is someone there he could have groomed or had such an impression on that they took up his cause. It has been said by myself and others in this posting that the idea would be to get away from that kind of story/villian though. Joker has been done so lets not go with yet another villian who kills recklessly.
  4. Taking Batman and Robin as a throwback to the campy 60's show, then yes, I can see that. But that campy 60's show died after two seasons. Camp just doesn't work and Batman in any incarnation just isn't a comedy. "My parents died so I'm doing the Bat-tusi" just doesn't seem to mesh. I can see Spiderman using camp, in part, due to the jovial nature of the character. To be honest, Spiderman 3 certainly was the least appealing of the series, but it certainly didn't bury the franchise requiring a complete reboot after years of dormacy as a result of not only poor box office and reviews but major fan backlash. Batman is my absolute Favorite hero and Batman and Robin, in my opinion, hurt the character. But I digress... Red Hood was both Jason Todd and Joker, But Ra's al Ghul was not Henri Ducard but an Arabic man who was 600yrs old and needed lazarous pits to survive. Point is, they can make a character appealing even though they change him so long as the story around him is well thought out and depicted. I can buy Red Hood as a villian who isn't either Joker or Rodd. He could be a protege` of Joker...or what ever. I'd still go with Black Mask first though.
  5. I'd even throw some Wildstorm characters in there since DC owns that property...
  6. 1. Oliver Queen Green Arrow 2. Alan Scott GL 3. Oracle 4. Ra's al Ghul 5. Black Adam 6. Dick Grayson Robin - Damian Wayne Robin variant 7. Kyle Raynor GL - Ion variant CC - A beefy Dark Knight Returns Batman
  7. But Spiderman 3 was still entertaining and watchable regardless of it's character developement. Schumacher's....Words fail me to describe the trash he produced.... film, which I use loosley, was a lesson in poor everything. The bootleg Fantastic four was better than that. However I agree with you entirely.
  8. But Spiderman 3 was still entertaining and watchable regardless of it's character developement. Schumacher's....Words fail me to describe the trash he produced.... film, which I use loosley, was a lesson in poor everything. The bootleg Fantastic four was better than that.
  9. Man...I shoulda picked me up a RAM and Trubble Bubble when I had the chance. Saw tons of them in the Northwest burbs of Chicago and now none. Three strikes and I'm out apprently. I'm sure some'll pop up somewhere. My Stalker will just have to go without his bike for the time being.
  10. Perhaps. He was supposed to be dead but now that Ledger is out for another turn as the Joker it's possible they may decide to go with Harvery Two-Face. They left it open to interperetation at the end of TDK... I personally like the idea of a Two-Face flick as I didn't think there was enough of him in TDK...A danger when utilizing too many villian in a movie a la Spiderman 3.
  11. I agree and disagree. On one hand, we're getting newly sculpted figures so it only goes to say that we should get new vehicles, however, they are new sculpts of the same look each character representation had in the 80's. Therefore we should expect to get the same for the vehicle treatment. I for one like the vehicles we're getting. I mean, honestly...How can you pose your Original 13 in their 80's (or close to their 80's) representations with high-tech newer rides? Wouldn't look right ot me.
  12. I agree about Black Mask. I think he's really doable, and I like his character in the comics, so I'd like to see him in the film. And you make a good point about the Red Hood, though Joker was pretty violent in The Dark Knight without having to show a lot. Still, I don't know if that would work with the Red Hood given the kind of violence he's known for. Ledger's Joker was exactly why I thought of Red Hood. Dissapearing pencil trick anyone? Red Hood could be a great follow up to what the violence and hell the Joker started in TDK. I think he could be done just like the Jokers twisted anarchaic war on Gotham did. Good film making - like what Nolan has given us - can give you unbelievable violence without showing the gore through artistic interpretation. I'm not saying Red Hood has to be done, only that given the tone of how Gotham was left after the Joker, it would seem like a good villian to use. As well as Black Mask taking over an already weakend mob. Who knows who we'll see, but they seem to be as good as any possibility. Perhaps their chances are better given that they have not been used in film before and keep the tone of reality the Nolanverse has given us thus far.
  13. Are we getting technical on a property rife with innacuracies?
  14. Doubt it. DC has Superman (Batman in at close second) Marvel has Spiderman, GI Joe has Snake Eyes, Muppets have Kermit and none of them could survive without those characters.. Transformers has Optimus. They are all flagship characters that have taken on a life of their own. When someone mentions the names of the above companies or properties the majority of people can readily identify the "face" of those properties. Granted, we get an assload of Duke, Snake Eyes, Batman, Michalangelo, etc.. But in truth, they sell. The manufactureres of those characters must be seeing a nice return or we wouldn't be seeing them at all. Could Transformers be made without Optimus? Yes it could but it wouldn't be as successful. Fans love to dismiss the over abundance of certain characters, but take them out of the equation and they will be up in arms over their loss. Transformers the movie as a perfect example. So much of a good example that they let Duke live in the Joe movie to avoid further hatemail. Hasbro learned their lesson. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Hot Rod/Rodimus came and went. He's a third stringer now and he was supposed to replace Prime.
  15. I'm going to have to get my hands on several of those Dukes so I can get to customizing and produce a proper Duke. Assuming Hasbro doesn't already have another in the works. Which if anyone pays my posts any mind, knows I'm all about Duke.
  16. Balls. Hopefully this is just some sort of twisted joke. These figures were fine (sort of I guess) when they were in the Joe v Cobra line, but I seriously hope they don't see the light of day in the Resolute - or any other - line. Getting repaints of figures is one thing. Getting repaints of lesser figures is another. Hasbro, consider our chain pulled. Now lets see what you really have in store.
  17. Easy... Duke. Ever since I laid my budding 6 yr old eyes on him in the Sears Christmas Catalog I have never liked a Joe figure near as much. Alas, as a child I never managed to get Duke, mail-away or other. Finally in my twenties I managed to find one in mint condish on eBay. The holy grail of my Joe collection. Then the 25th line came along. Crappy wrists or no, it's still Duke in all his glory. Now I'm stoked about the "Best of" DVD box set to get the animated (with corrected wrists) version of Duke. A quick head swap or custom from Broken Arrow and I'll be in business. God willing, and to the chagrin of those wanting less Duke and newer figs, I'll see a corrected version of Duke down the line. I've had many, many Joes over the years but Duke is the one that turns me back into the 6yr old all over again.
  18. In the villian column, how about Red Hood or Black Mask? Keeping with the powerless, more realistic villians. Both could be done.
  19. Well done. Looks much better than what we have, though I have come to expect such from Hasbro. To be honest, I don't mind the repaint we have so that only lends more to the excellent job on your custom. I've said it in other posts and I'll say it here... So long as we get more, I don't mind repaints.
  20. I doubt it'll sell for such astronomic prices but I don't think character popularity will have anything to do with it's price. Completists pay big cash in order to make their collections 'whole' and scalpers know that. Besides, I want a "phasing" Wraith and I don't even know anything about the character. I agree with the original post that as soon as a price is set it's what a figure will sell for. I'm usuall against selling on the secondary market as it hurts us collectors who just want one figure, but when the Yellow Stalker reached $150 for a loose figure, I sold mine. My one $6 Stalker bought me many more. Point is it doesn't matter who the figure is based on, it'll sell well over the face value just because it's rare. More rare when the dedicated scalpers start scooping them up.
  21. Holy crap! If this IS the Duke from this wave then I may change my optimistic approval of it. I for one like any and all new figures I can get, but this picture doesn't quite capture the 'look' I imagined for the Resolute figures. I support repaints, but good repaints. Some of the comic series have just been plain terrible. Time will only tell if I cancel my order or not.
  22. A chick collector! Sa-Weet!!

  23. Yep... http://joetoonarchive.com/thumbnails.php?album=15&page=3 Wow. That's Covergirl wearing a tux at the end of those screen caps. Very politically incorrect of Hasbro/Sunbow, eh?
  24. I'm pretty excited about this wave. Granted we have more Dukes and Commanders than Carter has pills but still, I love Duke and Commander. Besides, both will be new versions (hopefully) instead of repaints. Judging from the Resolute teaser, Duke would have to be in order to achieve the look he has...haven't seen commander yet. In any case, I'm looking forward to Resolute figures and movie figures. I'm pragmatic... The more figures Hasbro sells the more they make, meaning we (with patience) will get what we want. To be honest, I prefer the slow trickle as opposed to the mad rush. If we got everything we wanted right away then we would have nothng to look forward to.
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