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  1. It still has a chance.

     

    Oh, it certainly has a chance, a pretty good one in fact. Matty has never hit their quota for the DC sub, why should it be different for 2014? It manages to "clear the hurdle" every time. I just think this year it's going to be harder to convince people that the thermometer moved up 61% without sounding like total bullshitters, and still insisting it's not a, "scare tactic".

     

    Good luck with that.

  2. Yeah, maybe it is time for this sub thing to die already, it's starting to look embarrassing.

     

    I don't think this Damian reveal is getting the kind of feedback that Matty wants. I mean, everyone kind of assumed he was going to be in 2014, but now it's gospel. It looks like the Batman beyond figure is a shoo-in now too. Did Matty have any other also-rans for retail that they can throw in there?

     

    I really believe this is exactly why they DON'T announce the line-up in advance. It makes it too easy to say,"There's like 1 or 2 figures I want out of 12. I'll just take my chances on DOS, e-bay or BBTS. Problem solved." It has nothing to do with the Legal dept, it's that they know that their less than stellar charactor choices will probably do more harm then good.

     

     

     

    Oh well, I guess we'll know Tuesday if this choice was the right one.

  3. It's been a while since I last posted here, but I have to say, I was wrong.

     

     

    When I first heard that Mattel was making '66 Batman figures I thought that they would ONLY be doing charactors from the movie.

     

    Well, I was wrong, and glad that I was.

     

    I don't know how deep in the well that Matty's going to go with the selection, but Figures Inc. looks like they're in it for the long haul, and good for us.

     

     

    Egghead, Bookworm, Mr. Freeze, Shame... they all seem like potential figures at this point, and that's pretty boss.

     

     

    So please allow me to apologize for my previous statements.

     

    Again, I was wrong, and again, good for us.

  4. I don't know, this is just a theory, but is it possible that they're only merchandising product from the 1966 Batman movie?

     

    So far all that's been shown is B&R, Joker, Penguin and Riddler. all of them were in that film. The surfing and Bat-tusi versions could be considered varients of existing characters.

     

    They've only shown two Catwoman figures. One was a Barbie with the classic head (no likeness worries there), and the other was a bobblehead and it was clearly Lee M. and not Julie N. (they both wear the same costume, so maybe they figure no one will notice?).

     

    As far as Batgirl, the only thing I've seen so far is a Halloween suit, and that could be a separate deal of some sort, who knows? It's only the costume, so they wouldn't have to be concerned about dealing with Yvonne C.

     

    I guess my point is, I think people hoping for more villains (and Batgirl), and waiting for the show to be released on DVD/Blu-ray are setting themselves up for disappointment. The reason the show hasn't been put out yet is because of the legal mine field it would take to do it, so maybe the powers that be thought, "Hey, why not just come out with stuff from the movie? Most of the cast is in it, as well as the big name villains! BRILLIANT!" . I don't know about anyone else, but I could TOTALLY see that happening. Why not, right?

     

    I might be wrong, but I really don't think I am.

     

    Food for thought.

    The Batusi figure is based off the first episode of the series. The Surfer-Bat 2-pk. is based off an episode from the last season (the Batgirl season). I don't think they're limiting themselves to the movie so much as, like the movie, they're concentrating on the big guns from the show.

     

    All we can do is hope that Batgirl, Gordon, O'Hara, and maybe Shame are waiting in the wings.

     

    That's just it. It doesn't matter which episodes they're from, they're still variants. The Bat-tusi Batman is just the Adam West figure with different hands ( which they'll probably change so they can make one holding the bomb, which is also from the movie ), the surfer 2-pack is just B&J with bathing suits and surfboards. Really not any different from multi-colored Batman from any movie line.

     

    And Mattel IS limited in what it can do. They can't just make any figures they want, they can only make what they're allowed, and I think that's just the charactors from the movie.

     

    Gordon and O'Hara I can see, maybe BG in a separate deal, maybe.

     

    Shame, I doubt it.

     

    Again, maybe I'm wrong. I just wouldn't get my hopes up.

  5. I don't know, this is just a theory, but is it possible that they're only merchandising product from the 1966 Batman movie?

     

    So far all that's been shown is B&R, Joker, Penguin and Riddler. all of them were in that film. The surfing and Bat-tusi versions could be considered variants of existing characters.

     

    They've only shown two Catwoman figures. One was a Barbie with the classic head (no likeness worries there), and the other was a bobblehead and it was clearly Lee M. and not Julie N. (they both wear the same costume, so maybe they figure no one will notice?).

     

    As far as Batgirl, the only thing I've seen so far is a Halloween suit, and that could be a separate deal of some sort, who knows? It's only the costume, so they wouldn't have to be concerned about dealing with Yvonne C.

     

    I guess my point is, I think people hoping for more villains (and Batgirl), and waiting for the show to be released on DVD/Blu-ray are setting themselves up for disappointment. The reason the show hasn't been put out yet is because of the legal mine field it would take to do it, so maybe the powers that be thought, "Hey, why not just come out with stuff from the movie? Most of the cast is in it, as well as the big name villains! BRILLIANT!" . I don't know about anyone else, but I could TOTALLY see that happening. Why not, right?

     

    I might be wrong, but I really don't think I am.

     

    Food for thought.

  6. I just joined up and I thought I would start with a custom I put together a few years back of a 1939 Bat-Man. It's done in Mego scale (8'').

     

    The head:

     

    This was made by shrinking the head from the Masterpiece edition figure. It was then resculpted and painted by Laurie Halbritter( she does great work ).

     

     

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    Body/costume:

     

    I used a Mego Body for the base with a pair of Doc Mego hands, which I painted purple. The costume is a Mego Batman suit, Mego boots, and the belt is from a 1989 Bikin Batman figure.

    The emblem was modified from a scrapbooking set, and the cape is homemade.

     

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    This is the completed figure:

     

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    I hope to be able to show more in the future.

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