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Zerzar999

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  1. My daughter and friends loved these things and I got her every new character that came out. Typical Mattel logic. Take a property, make it wildly popular, make movies and cartoons and books and video games and take it to the peak.........and then drop it like 3rd period French class. Makes no sense. Then again, DC Super Hero Girls was a major hit. Oh, that's right, it wasn't at all. Way to tow the line Mattel. And what did you get playing ball? They let Ole Mackey Far snatch that license right out from under your noses.
  2. Ahhhh, this makes so much sense. At least in McFarlane logic. Let's make a line to compete with Marvel's crappy 3.75 line. It'll be great cuz doing a true 6" line to compete with Marvel Legends while it's on the ropes and losing it's stronghold would make no sense at all. Nobody wants that. Striking while the iron's hot? What does that even mean. The 3.75 market is where it's at.
  3. Bout time CW does something that makes sense. Sad thing is with all the shows that have been cancelled it'll just give them more time to concentrate on tanking Superman & Lois. The really sad thing is it wasn't that bad a show, but the history of terrible shows like Batwoman and Supergirl really had this show fighting for it's life before it even began.
  4. I've tried it as well, with the same result. Its almost like the McFarlane weapons are even a bit to large for it's own scale. If you need some great extra weapons for 6 or 6.5 scale that won't break the bank I'd suggest the weapons packs from the Valaverse Action Force line which sell for a bit cheaper than these. They work especially well with Joe figures.
  5. I dunno, something tells me the world police that runs things at a few of the companies who's licenses he holds might be none to happy about this. While I respect it and I like it and I definitely plan on getting a few of them I recommend you tread very lightly Mr. McFarlane. Some of those weapons look oddly trademarkish and if history shows us anything a company like WB is a pretty petty organization that probably wouldn't think twice about pulling a license for what they may perceive as guidelines violations.
  6. There's a new sheriff in town. His name is Paramount. If it ain't making money it ain't gonna be.
  7. Gee, ya think? The key is not to get a big head about how well the first one did and then go and screw it up like WB did with Wonder Woman '84.
  8. Not a fan of the 7 inch format and I think McFarlane's scale issues are much worse than Marvel Legends, but I gotta admit they look great. I love that Atrocitus, but there's something wonky about Kyle's color scheme. I know it's supposed to be a little different than other Lanterns, but this is bordering on neon green. And that ain't cool. On another good note, hey look, the boxes have these big plastic windows where you can actually see the product you're purchasing. That's a pretty good idea. Maybe some other companies should pick up on that idea. Of course none of DCM box windows will show or even contain any kind of gun or gun type accessories, even for characters who have guns, so there's that. Well whadayagonnado? Guess you just gotta take the good with the bad sometimes.
  9. Sucks that we gotta get figures like Recondo and Bazooka in this exclusive format but at least Target is doing better with its availability and limitation process and i love their prices. Plus they force Amazon to adjust their prices. Let's see how long they can hang on to that. The Patrol Officer I could take or leave but it actually looked pretty cool so I hadda snatch one up too. Glad to see Sarge back. I pulled the trigger on the Action Force one and though it's a bit on the short side it's detail is superb, and his accessories are top notch. Hopefully the head sculpts will be compatible, but I doubt it. Is the Fridge next?
  10. This is me right now. I have so much pre-order out right now and so many late or no-shows it's like an every day adventure. I'll sit back and see how they turn out. I loved this line as a kid. Unfortunately these hit around the time my interests were switching from toys to girls, so I had them but they more or less just sat in my closet. Wish I knew where they were at today.
  11. Got one of these for Christmas as a kid and it was over after that. I was a fan for life. I hope they do right by them with this cartoon, but somehow I have serious doubts. Classic cartoons with modern day propaganda never pans out.
  12. Sadly, I'm afraid Bill Skarsgard is typecast. There's literally nothing he could do at this point or has done to this point that I don't see Pennywise. On that note I think a Crow reboot is a bad idea whether it's Pennywise or anyone else. It's a cult classic that will never be improved apon.
  13. Exactly. I'm not expecting every figure to have a gun but if it pertains to the character's design or abilities it should. You shouldn't have to be a "Gun Guy" to appreciate simple character accuracy. WB just keeps shooting (pun intended) itself in the foot. Not a huge fan of McFarlane figures but I've been know to pick up a few when they tickle my fancy, such as Deadshot and Bloodsport, but this stupidity has lead me to create my own "No McFarlane" policy and I suspect many people will follow suit. Be sure to thank WB for cutting your legs out from under you Todd. Then again, it's not like Batman carries any guns anyway. Nevermind. Carry on as usual Todd.
  14. These guys sure love making and showing off new product, but they have a helluva time actually producing and shipping it out. Love the stuff they do, but I gave up on everything Super7 after all the Thundercats delays. They just keep showing more and more product but that stuff's gotta be at least 2 years out.
  15. Actually this is one of the most interesting things I've seen come out in a while. Based on Boss Fights typical pricing I'm gonna say these are gonna run somewhere around $50.
  16. I love me some big honkin' chunks of plastic, but somehow he didn't catch the figures feel with this one. Looks kinda plain. Ninja Spawn and Raven Spawn look cool.
  17. Not really all that impressed. There is not much more going on with these that they weren't able to accomplish with the Mattel versions. I know the designs are limited and very specific so it's understandable that there's only so much McFarlane could do to be unique to Mattel's product. This is one time where McFarlane takes the "L". Not only has Mattel done it, but they did it with better articulation, they did it in better scale, they did it win better face sculpts and they included an alternate Joker portrait with a Batarang in his eye socket. At least the horse is new.
  18. Makes sense to me. Technically, they are not competitors, but simply similar products. ML is a 6" line and has been top of the heap for a long time now. DCM is a 7" line and they are more statue than "action" figure. Part of me thinks, though we all hoped McFarlane would delve into the 6" market, that he did the line at 7" a) because he had just recently had articulation experience with only a 7" format and b) he really didn't want to compete with ML as they had consistently trounced Mattel's DCM on a regular yearly basis. I'm not a fan of the McFarlane toys as per their "playability", scale issues even within it's own line and facial likeness, but they look good for the most part and the detail is top notch. I do hope they do fairly well as I still hold out hope that a good performance by McFarlane at 7" it might convince the top dogs a Warner (now Paramount) to award a license to a company such as Jazzwares or Spinmaster to do a true 6" scale line to compete with ML.
  19. So if they know it will "soften" sales, why would they do it? Is that what they want? That's ridiculous. True, it might benefit us adult collectors as parents might not be so quick to buy a more expensive product, but what company, in it's right mind doesn't want to reach as many people as it can young or old. This is just putting lipstick on a freaking pig. The suits are lining their own pockets and I don't think they really care if lines like ML and Joe take the fall because of it.
  20. I still have high hopes for this. I've never been one to let the critics and naysayers effect my opinion until I actually see for myself, but I also call out bad when it's bad. That being said, I legit thought, for the first 10 seconds or so, this was one of those parody commercials they do a lot of during the Super Bowl. Those guys running around with the moose horns on their back? WTF?! I'm sure there's some history or some lore to it, but LOL. And I did LOL. Still gonna watch. Still gonna make up my own mind, but for what they say the budget was for this show, it looks cheap. Not CW level cheap, but close.
  21. Yeah, not buying it either. Where I'm at, anyway. I can walk in any Walmart in my area and find any number of DCU right now. The Doctor Strange wave just released near me this weekend and there is not one to be found. And that's pretty much the way it's been all year. By the time I realized the Armadillo wave released there was nothing but a couple of Shriek's and a Morlun left. I suspect misfire waves like The Eternals and Disney+ and MCU offerings that didn't quite burn up the sales charts like Odin, Quicksilver and multi-packs like Captain Marvel & Rescue and Happy Hogun & Worther's Original Iron Man and even Iron Man & Thanos, all of which I can still go out and find at a decent price, have something to do with those numbers. From what I can see most retailers went all in with those waves and they are still festering on the shelves. It has nothing to do with the popularity of the brand. And though I know the MCU figure fans won't agree, but the obligation MCU is part of the problem. Now hear me out, it has nothing to do with the figures and characters themselves, but just the repetition and redundancy, and that weird thing Hasbro does with not releasing the characters we want until a point where nobody even cares anymore. It took them like 5 years to do a Quicksilver and almost 10 years to do an Odin. Still no Destroyer in sight, or Whiplash/Crimson Dynamo.
  22. Oh, I'm all about the Origins line. Those things are moving and they're putting out some good stuff. I have more faith in that line lasting, but the Masterverse is just not looking too strong. Now, they have only concentrated on Revelations to this point and the new Classic Teela does look good. I think if they can transition from the Revelations to the Classics or even just start to mix it up a little more it might get stronger. I think they had a much higher expectation for Revelations than what was the reality. The second season just didn't perform as well as the first. One can argue the reasoning if you like. I watched, it was OK, the designs were cool, the art was fantastic, but it just wasn't all that great. I think the faster they can move on from that the better the line will do. In that argument I think I might just have convinced myself to start collecting them today.
  23. I dunno, man. I think we can agree to disagree on this one. I think you and I might be remembering the demise of the 200X line distinctly differently. I would argue that show was cancelled due to the failure of the toy line. I think most people still consider the Mike Young Productions' Masters of the Universe the most highly regarded series and a true sequel to the original, and was still going strong and even attracting new viewership at the time of it's cancellation, but when Mattel was packing 4 He-Man and Skeletor to every 1 Trap-Jaw or Man-E-Faces there was nothing but waves and waves of unwanted figures on the pegs. I lived in a much larger city than the one I live in today and I made a friend in a manager at the WM closest to me. He would give me the heads up when the new figures arrived and he was the only reason I was able to get figures like Roboto and Whiplash and Sy-Clone (and the only way I was able to complete the WM exclusive ML Giant Man BAF, for that matter). They were literally packed one per case. It was ridiculous. By the time wave 6 came around his store manager had bailed on the line for the sheer fact that there were nothing but droves and droves of unsellable He-Man and Skeletor product that he could do nothing with. I'm pretty sure the toy line failed first and the cancellation of the show was an unfortunate consequence. This is the thing I see with this line. At my local WM, nothing but He-Man and Skeletor. At my local Target, shelves full of Skelegod and Faker. If they can't move this product, even at discounted prices, I don't see much hope for the future of this line
  24. This one looks just as good as the rest. Every time I see a new reveal I fight the urge to start collecting these things while they're all relatively easy to find. Had I any faith that the wouldn't meet with another untimely cancellation like all the previous lines I would have started collecting them a long time ago. Buuut.........bwah, waaah, waaaaaaah..............!
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