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  1. On ‎1‎/‎7‎/‎2020 at 9:57 PM, EvilHayato said:

    As a person that started collecting figures with mcfarlanes and now has become a huge marvel legends fan, im very excited at the prospects of mcfarlane quality sculpts with articulation! these first rounds of figs hes done so far havent impressed me so hopefully the kinks get out before launching spawns line. 

    The Batman/Superman figures just released tell you what McFarlane's idea of "improved articulation" is. I cant believe any of these reviewers are swallowing this stuff. If any new-newish company had put these out like this, these reviewers would be stomping all over them. And with good reason. Forget Marvel Legends, these weren't even as good as DC Essentials.


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  2. I will be honest: I don't see Pattinson as the Batman. He could surprise me though. Frankly quite underwhelmed with the majority of these DC movies; why  they didn't build their universe during Bale's run is beyond me. At this rate, I'm perfectly content to either pass or wait until redbox release. But as I said....he could surprise me.

  3. 2 hours ago, Sprunt said:

    Love how picture perfect the entire Batman TAS line has been but the articulation leaves a little to be desired and the small legs / feet causing balance issues were what turned me away from it. If it wasn't for at least the balance with these ones I'd be 100% down to pick up these and the rest of the line I don't already have. Leaning more towards selling off though and hoping McFarlane can strike a balance on them. Who knows. Can't argue with how damn good they look though


    Personally very disappointed in the McFarlane line so far (the armored Batman and Superman figures are much better). These however will certainly appeal to fans of the animated series. And I'll say it once more: the animated series was written better than many of the movies, certainly better than the Gotham tv show, and even better than the comics written today. I hope this new comic will do the same.

  4. It will be interesting to see just how faithful to the original novella this will be. Extended manuscript, just found? Sounds suspicious to me. Is this gonna be like a "found footage" thing? Both the 1950s and 1980s flicks were outstanding, but didn't match the source material (nor did they try to). The prequel to the 1980s flim starring Nikki Swango wasn't critically liked, but I personally thought they did a good job with it. I hope this addition will be a success.

  5. I guess all is NOT well in the aftermath of the Crisis merging earths after all. Maybe they're deciding Freeland PD needs to have a police inspector less friendly to Black Lightning, change up the arc a bit. I for one don't like so many people knowing the hero's secret ID but I did like Henderson. Sorry to see him go.

    Hopefully the new seasons will concentrate more on Black Lightning and less on his kids. Now he can do crossovers and team ups with the Flash, Argus, etc.


  6. I've seen a number of reviewers cover these McFarlane figures and frankly, they are really reluctant to critique them the way they would ordinarily. This review is better in that respect, but still, there's a kind of deference given to  this work that just isn't warranted here. For months the hype has been "McFarlane is coming, say goodbye to Mattel" because the expectation was that a level of quality and detail was going to surpass anything they did and just knock it out of the park. Reviews like "Its not so bad" and its "fairly solid" tell us that just didn't happen. This is just now how you debut your line.

    The scale "issue" is nonsense; if youre a collector buying a 7" figure and complaining that its 7", then there's no point in discussion with you.  Bye Felicia.

    The time crunch issue is also not going to work. If you accept/lobby for a product to be promoted with your name is on it, then you need to put in the work to make it the best it can be. These certainly aren't terrible figures by any standard, but theyre not on par with many of the action figure lines already out there.

    These are the flagship characters for DC. They are iconic, they are legends, and they deserve the best work you can do. The legs for both of them look weak, no heft or definition. The figures' torsos have almost no ab movement  to speak of, and the almost jagged mold looks crude (especially on the Batman). What is the point of the barely-there butter fly joints? Why would you have Superman unable to look up in a flying pose (doh! How did they blow this??) and just give him a single jointed elbow, with one fist? There's a great attention to detail given to his 'S' symbol on the chest, but why omit it altogether on the cape? And speaking of capes, one way McFarlane could have distinguished this line up would be to go with soft goods capes. Just an idea.

    What I did like, was that the boots are well done. Nice pointed tops on Batman's, and the inverted 'W' on Superman's. Not painted on either (lookin at YOU, Hasbro). Rich vibrant colors on the figures- so glad they went with actual red for Superman and not that muted brick or whatever a lot of companies seem to want to use for red. Also, BIG props for making the legs able to fully horizontally extend out.

    In closing I would say that if a new/newish company put out these figures, most of the action figure reviewers would have been a lot more harsh (and honest). Seriously doubt these 2 will be on anybody's "Top 10 of 2020" list. I cant spend money on these, because Im confident better versions will roll out to redeem them. That's what I look forward to.

  7. These figures are ok. That seems to be the general consensus. But "ok" is hardly a decent selling point. The Superman figure cant even lift his head for a true flying pose. SERIOUSLY? This is 2020!  How do you screw that up on this guy. Even the fortnite figures can tilt their heads up. And what is going on with this torso? He has virtually no ab crunch, and for what he does have, they may as well have left it off altogether.  No accessories to speak of- only one fist- silly puny legs, for some bizarre reason NO double elbow even though they did it for the Batman figure. One reviewer really likes the skin tone color used for the face, but its ruined by hair that looks like it was just lacquered on (judging by the photos; maybe its not that bad in hand). And they could have used soft goods capes, but no, they stuck with plastic...but why would  you not put the yellow S emblem on the cape?

    This is a pass for my wallet, and the sad thing is it didn't have to be. If McFarlane wanted to do this line, he stumbled out of the gate with the two most iconic DC characters of all time. Superman deserves better than "ok".

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