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JohnnyBoyCivello

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  1. I've noticed that when the Super Friends are thrown into the DCUC discussion mix, everyone always forgets to mention El Dorado. Is he that hated, or have people just forgotten? Personally, I'd love to have him with the rest of the gang.
  2. Man 'o man Fugayzie, these are golden! It's funny, after seeing your awesome Punch Out! figs, I told my friend that it'd be wicked if someone made Pro Wrestling figures..... of course, here they are, & they're simply fantastic! Good job once again.
  3. If this assortment ends up being accurate, it'll definitely be the wave I'm most eager to complete since wave 9. I've been mostly cherry pickin' since then, but I'd certainly scoop up the whole wave, providing that the Lantern is Alan Scott.
  4. Nothing but sound advice coming out of ARROW's corner. Honestly, It just boggles my mind how folk can waste their time complaining about scalpers. They will NEVER go away.
  5. I'd like to see Hasbro "finish" the 25th line up 'til '86, with some scattered Resolute figs for good measure, especially Spirit.
  6. I'm very happy with how Green Arrow turned out. The head is an exceptional sculpt & captures GA perfectly... thank the maker for omitting the pupils! The body being used offers a really nice range of motion, & it's definitely an improvement on the original Mego body. It could, however, benefit from Cast-A-Way's swivel bicep. The boots are a bit large, that's true, but perhaps that will be ironed out with later releases. The true star though is the outfit. It's just expertly "tailored" & a marvel to behold. Truly leaves you gasping to see Sinestro & Luthor ASAP. All in all, I think this is a great first offering & the future looks very bright for this line. I for one hope it has a long life. I mean, can you imagine how stunning an 8" Plastic Man would be? I sure can!
  7. Just bloody unbelievable! So well executed & clearly made with love. We don't need a company to put these out, you need to cast these & sell them. Great work, as always, Fugayzie.
  8. I find your post incredibly naïve & misguided. I truly believe that any collector or enthusiast worth his salt knows full well that Kenner's Super Powers is one of the greatest toy lines ever put together. You don't even have to rundown the list of why's, as it's plain as day when you give them a thorough look. 25 years removed & it still shines much brighter than alot of current product. You'll need to understand deeper things than what you're saying if you're to understand why many people love this line.
  9. Wow! That's all I can say. Not only did you take really good pics, but your action figure posing is top notch. Great stuff Sanjuro!
  10. I was very much on the fence with these figs, & I will definitely say that the initial pics had me totally unimpressed, especially considering that I'm a very big DCUC fan. Once I saw them in hand though, my tune changed. Don't get me wrong, they're very hit & miss, but I appreciate the fact that DC Direct is FINALLY making a line of "generic", iconic versions of characters, as opposed to all their artist specific stuff, which I feel, has outstayed it's welcome. I've picked up Green Arrow, Black Lightning & Creeper, & trust you me, they are quite nice. Is there room for improvement? Yes, but the line has potential.
  11. I find this line so impressive overall, that I could easily say all of them, but that wouldn't work for this topic, so I'll go with 5, even though it's excruciatingly tough. -Deathstroke -Ronnie Firestorm -Green Lantern -Flash -Vigilante
  12. Arrow, I'm one of these "long time listener, first time caller" guys, but I must say that I always thought that you were one of the only voices for reason on this board, & that I agree 100% with your last comment. It's all about patience & taking time to appreciate what you have. Yes, things are VERY different from retail's heyday, but on the flip side, we're getting some of the best toys we've ever gotten. I love vintage toys almost to a fault, but none can deny how far action figures & such have come, & the great offerings we have the possibility to own. No matter what, it's an exciting time to be an action figure enthusiast.
  13. It's true, they have cancelled stuff, & nothing is ever safe from an executive decision. That's how these companies work. If they don't see the final dollar sign they're looking for, you'll likely not see any product. If you look at Hasbro's track record in the last few years, especially since they've had Marvel, they've made a lot of funny "not canceled/canceled/not canceled but repackaged/canceled but web only/etc..." type of decisions that really show where they're at. All their brands are a mess, & EVERYONE knows what I'm talking about. For god's sake, the 25th Joes were the most successful thing they've put out in years, yet they're deciding now that it's future is based on some "goût du jour" movie. I mean, it's the brand that bloody got them here. INCOMPETENT management if you ask me.
  14. I swear, the topics in this place always seem to get out of hand. I mean, what is this topic anyways? Is Marvel better than DC? Toybiz better than Hasbro better than Mattel? This is getting so played, it's becoming a bit of a parody. What concrete facts & hard numbers is it based on? It's all speculation & opinion based on what individuals are seeing at their local retailers. It doesn't even come close to presenting an accurate picture of a line "dying", or of how the manufacturer/retailer relation works. Back in the "golden age" of toys, namely the '80's, you could go to any mass market retailer & find TONS of toys on the pegs of any given line. It certainly was not regarded as "peg warming" or the sign of a line failing. Just because your retailer hasn't sold out, it doesn't mean the line is dying. Maybe the clerk working that aisle is diligent at re-stocking, perhaps you're the only collector around. I mean the possibilities are numerous. Does anyone really think that Mattel would be showing us pics of new upcoming waves (which are created months in advance, based on hard evidence of succesfull previous sales & full, current pre-orders from various retailers), creating web & con exclusives & paying high amounts to secure the Four Horsemen if the line was dying???
  15. I think the "generic" body on the DC Direct line is quite terrible. The pecs are way too large, biceps too balloony, & the articulation points aren't very graceful. I like that they're dabbing into obscure & weirdo characters, but I'd have to hold out & wait for DCUC to make these same characters... & c'mon, let's be honest, that Superman is just horrid!
  16. Overall I think it's one of the most interesting Joe incarnations we've had. The great animation, action sequences, mature tone & character design/selection are all top notch & are what I believe Joe fans have always wanted, but I can't help being a tad annoyed with the simplistic storytelling, & the sometimes cheesy & clichéd dialogue. Then there's Storm Shadow... I mean, I understand trying to shake things up & doing away with some of the old, tired Joe lore, but you can't play Storm Shadow like that. It makes him such a chump & to me, unbelievable as any kind of a powerful ninja. He's just too immature.
  17. Hey all, I'm a long time "listener", first time "caller", but just could not resist this topic, as I am a huge fan of DCUC. Anyways my list would go like this; Singles: -Classic Robin ( Earth 2 variant ) -Classic Martian Manhunter -Super Powers Steppenwolf ( Kirby variant ) -Plastic Man -Classic "spandex" Riddler -The Shadow ( if DC still holds the rights ) -Composite Superman -C.& C. would be Apache Chief 2 Packs: -Black Vulcan & Samurai -Hawk & Dove -Zatanna & Classic Star Sapphire -Creeper & Deadman
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