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  1. I would love to see a side-by-side of this and the DC Direct / DC Collectibles version.
  2. It just seems like Warner Bros. is in complete disarray and has no idea what they really want to do, and that was the case even before the merger. It just appears to be a terribly run organization and it never seems to get any better, no matter how many times they change leadership. Such a waste of so much great DC Comics intellectual property while Marvel keeps laughing all the way to the bank.
  3. Yes, I agree. Their figures are looking better and better all the time. I've been collecting 6" scale Marvel and DC figures for just over 20 years and have at least one version of every character ever made for those lines by Toy Biz, Hasbro, Marvel Select, Mattel and DC Direct Collectibles. I was initially pi$$ed when McFarlane got the license and announced it would be a 7" scale line and I also remembered the terrible quality of their Spawn figures from their early days (late 90's / early 2000s). However as time has gone on I've bought a few of these, starting with the Dark Metal stuff (that Mattel never got a chance to do) and since then I've also been picking up quite a few other McFarlane DC Multiverse figures on clearance. My limit that I'm willing to spend on these is $13.99 per figure but I've got a whole wall full of these figures unopened that I've been able to pick up for that price or less (no multiples). It seems that there are so many of these figures on the shelves that they almost always reach clearance. It makes me wonder if McFarlane will start to pull back on volume of each figure made at some point. It got so hard trying to find Marvel Legends or Mattel DC Multiverse in stores that I went to fully buying online for those, so this is quite the difference! I still personally very strongly prefer my 6" Mattel DC figures, but I'll continue to pick up characters from McFarlane that have never been made before (like the Dark Metal evil Batmen and Frost King) and clearance product (even if they don't scale with the rest of my primary collection). McFarlane seems to have come a long way and I hope they continue to do so... but I do wish they'd stop with releasing figures with a maskless head separately and just include that with the original. What is that all about?
  4. I like the Jonathan Kent figure, but the eyes would drive me nuts!!
  5. I don't collect these figures, but will pick up Hulk because he was my childhood hero, so this brings back a lot of nostalgia! The only other wrestling figures I have were guys that I picked up on clearance for under $10 a few years ago: Elite KO-Mania 2 Kevin Owens with US Title belt and a bight orange and yellow Wrestlemania Elite Brutus the Barber Beefcake. I mostly collect Marvel Legends.
  6. I'm a sucker for Man-Bat. I seem to buy all of his figures and will likely get this one as well. That Killer Croc looks like it might be a video game incarnation, it reminds me a whole lot of a deluxe figure that DC Direct / DC Collectibles did sometime over the last decade. I got the Collect and Connect Killer Croc from Mattel's final wave (that entire wave was fantastic by the way!!), so I'll probably skip on that Croc. I already put my preorder in for one Joker Dragon but hope to end up with more than that. I'm kind of selfishly hoping that it's not that popular and I can find a few more on clearance or for a reduced price. Not interested in the Metal Duke Thomas or BWL as Batman.
  7. A few years ago I moved to buying all of my Marvel Legends figures online and pre-ordering everything that I wanted it because it got so hard to find any at retail. The popularity of the MCU meant these Marvel figures were getting snatched up and sold out before I ever saw them. I live in a town with a population of only about 60,000 people, but our county's population is around 500,000. We have several super walmarts, super targets, gamestops and walgreens within a 15 minute drive - but rarely do you ever see a Legends figure at any of them. On the other hand they always have tons of these McFarlane figures on the pegs, although it's usually several of the same Batman, Superman or Wonder Woman figure - I rarely see any other character. Is it possible that McFarlane is just shipping out more inventory whereas Hasbro is more cautious with their production? I've collected 6" (1/12th) Marvel and DC figures for 20+ years, but stopped with DC after McFarlane got the license. I just refuse to buy at the larger scale when I have hundreds/thousands of figures at the 6" scale. I also still have a bad taste in my mouth for the poor quality of the Spawn figures this company put out years ago. I'm glad for Todd he is making $$$, but I'll pass until the license is back with someone willing to make figures in the proper 1/12th scale. What he is putting out now seems more directed towards kids than the adult collector, and there's nothing wrong with that - I just won't buy them. Fortunately for me, I was able to get basically every DC figure that I could ever want through Mattel's offerings through the years.
  8. This is hilarious!! It pains to me admit that I've never even considered aquarium stuff before....
  9. This is another one of those characters that I feel like I'm a sucker for every time they make a new version. I already have the Mattel version and the DC Direct Collectibles version, but I know that I'll get this one also. Other characters like that I just can't seem to say no to multiple versions of are Clayface, Hawkman/Hawkwoman, Swamp Thing, Man-Bat, Venom, Green Goblin and Hobgoblin. I just feel like I have to buy every release of those characters for some reason even though I'm usually someone who prefers to only have one version of everybody.
  10. I've got this pre-ordered and I'm excited to add it to all of my other Dark Metal evil Batmen! This price point of $80 hurts a bit though, I'm not going to lie.
  11. It's still the 7" scale that I can't stand.... it's just like, why?!? For that reason alone, I hate that McFarlane has this license. I thought Mattel was awesome.
  12. Sigh. I ordered the whole wave, but only want the Frost King. I checked Dorkside first, but they only had the individual figures listed and not the BAF separately. I'll take out the parts for Frost King and sell the other figs on ebay I guess.
  13. I'll probably pick up Clayface and Zod. I'm always a sucker for a Clayface figure and I like the design of that Zod even if I don't like the scale.
  14. Yeah, this feels more Harvey Bullock than Penguin....
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