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  1. To be fair, The Dark Knight Rises is made by an experienced director together by an experience movie studio unlike the movie who will not be named. Box office means nothing but money. Dark Knight Rises is a way better movie and has deeper meanings than just explosions. I thought TDKR schooled the studio who will not be named in every way. Besides money of course. I never said The Avengers was a better movie. It's not. In fact it's not even close. I'm just saying DC needed a win. Preferably a more public win.
  2. It could of been more if this idiot in Colorado never did what he did ANYWAYS I haven't seen the movie yet and won't read the rest of this thread but I want to know...Is Bane the same as we know him? Does he use chemicals to become this powerful being? Tragedy or not, it looks like TDKR wasn't gonna make it anyway. As it pertains to Bane, he's not a Venom-induced freak but he is an addict and, more importantly, a criminal mastermind that is physically and mentally on the same level as Batman.
  3. That's great WJ. DC makes a billion dollars every 10 years while Marvel kicks their ass six ways to Sunday as they do a lap around on their major superheroes. I don't want to see another Batman trilogy (well, I do, but not right now). I wanna see Wonder Woman. And Flash. And Aquaman. And Green Arrow. And the Teen Titans. And the Justice League. And Hawkman. How is it that Marvel can put together movies about Rocket Raccoon and (presumably) Hank "Wife-Beater" Pym while DC struggles to get its major properties on the screen?
  4. Maybe this isn't relevant to anything, but it appears TDKR weekend receipts isn't even going to come close to those who will not be named. Too bad. DC needs a win big time.
  5. Perhaps it's too early to say right now, but so far the collective information I've seen points towards disaster. Two things stuck out: 1. Why the hell is the son of a farmer out on a boat fishing? 2. And I'm paraphrasing here: "You can be either good or evil." Are you serious? Boy Scouts with super powers aren't taught how to be "evil." You'll excuse my tone. I'm scared s***less (so to speak) that if man of Steel fails it's the end of DC Comics on the big screen. Meanwhile, Marvel prepares for "Phase II," Ant-Man and whatever the hell that group with the squirrel is called.
  6. After seeing it twice all I can is this is the only reason why this isn't better than The Dark Knight is because of this: It would've been totally full circle save for one character, and we all know who that character is. In the context of this trilogy, The Joker ruined Bruce Wayne's life. Nolan made it appear like he didn't exist and basically insinuated that Harvey Dent was the cause of all of Gotham's misery, which, as we all know, is completely untrue. I get why the filmmakers did it, but it was the wrong decision. Bringing up the fact that The Joker was responsible for Rachel's death and driving Dent insane, or hell, what happened to him after he was arrested, is in no way exploiting Heath Ledger's memory. On a small scale that Judge Scarecrow thing would've been the perfect spot for The Joker. No disrespect to Cillian Murphy but that cameo just didn't feel right. On a larger scale? Well, in many adaptations Joker has taken it very personally when someone else tries to bring down Batman. I'm sure he would've had issue with Talia and Bane but now we're talking Spider-Man 3 muddled mess of villains here. I was happy to see Talia and Bane get some much-deserved respect for the great Bat-Villains they are.Still, regardless of this Joker situation, a very excellent film.
  7. "Troll as usual?" That's funny coming from the guy who says s*** like "Wow, a full thread on how this guy spoils his child, what a complete waste." Since you're the obvious expert we'd all love to hear how your kids are raised.
  8. Well said. If people are buying toys while being financially unstable that's their problem, not Hoarder's. I've been there too. When they're out of money they'll grow up fast enough. And how Hoarder raises Hoarder Jr. is not even close to anyone's business. Talk about out of line. I don't begrudge other people's success and I'm glad you're able to handle the hobby and enjoy it with your family.
  9. Telling angry toy collectors to stop buying toys they are complaining about is akin to telling a crackhead who's life is ruined by crack to quit. Toy collecting can be addicting. Agreed. My brother bought me a Star Wars Lego set as a gag gift for Christmas and I told him to stop feeding my addiction. True story.
  10. Pretty much. Take comfort in the fact that attaching a negative doesn't make it any less true. Anyway, yes, you shouldn't buy things you can't afford, but if you think "voting with your dollar" is gonna drop the price of these things you might wanna try another strategy, especially since Mattel has the full confidence of DC Comics and DC Universe Classics is a drop in the bucket to both of them.
  11. Yeah, it does actually. God forbid should people understand what they're complaining about.
  12. Maybe you should explain that to the people who are constantly going "WAAAA! How is gas $3 a gallon and my figure costs $20! WAAAA!" And yes, payroll is a company killer, something else you should explain to everyone else. Oil is part of it. Is it the biggest part of it? Probably not. Especially when, as you pointed out, DC can pretty much charge whatever they want for the rights. Going with the former. And I'll give you a negative for it. Remember, attaching a negative doesn't make it any less true. But there are so many problems with collecting right now the bottom line is it's a bad time to sell and collect action figures. Not sure that's the best example but again, yes, licenses for popular products are expensive.
  13. OK, that's a good point, gas is required for distribution. But again, what we pay at the pump has nothing to do with the creation of an action figure. But since some people insist on comparing the two they probably already knew analysts expect prices to go close to $4 again. I'm sure Mattel's already figured it out. After all, it is "standard procedure" for toy companies to determine how expensive a figure needs to be to make a profit.
  14. Well it's funny you should mention gas prices because other people keep mentioning this and they clearly don't understand basic business or what action figures are made of. Gas prices may or may not be going down but a barrel of oil is still pushing $100. Last time I checked action figures aren't made of gasoline. On top of that, you can't just change your company's overhead on a whim. If by some miracle the price of a barrel drops $30 you can't just drop the price of your product to reflect the price of a barrel. And if you do you can join the already lengthy unemployment line. As for Toy Biz I guess I shouldn't have insinuated that it went out of business because they used different bodies on their ML figures. All I was saying was making every figure completely unique can be an expensive process. While it is true that figures aren't made out of gasoline, they are made up from the same material as gasoline, which is steadily going up. The point is some people are saying "Gas is down to $3.25" which is fine and dandy but it has nothing to do with the production and price of action figures. And again, if the price of oil does magically go down on Tuesday it doesn't change the fact that Mattel has already projected its overhead.
  15. Well it's funny you should mention gas prices because other people keep mentioning this and they clearly don't understand basic business or what action figures are made of. Gas prices may or may not be going down but a barrel of oil is still pushing $100. Last time I checked action figures aren't made of gasoline. On top of that, you can't just change your company's overhead on a whim. If by some miracle the price of a barrel drops $30 you can't just drop the price of your product to reflect the price of a barrel. And if you do you can join the already lengthy unemployment line. As for Toy Biz I guess I shouldn't have insinuated that it went out of business because they used different bodies on their ML figures. All I was saying was making every figure completely unique can be an expensive process.
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