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 Post subject: Re: The DC Universe Infinite Heroes Thread
PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:25 am 
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This may be an odd request but does anybody know what Batmans intelligence rating was on the back of his figure from this line?


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 Post subject: Re: The DC Universe Infinite Heroes Thread
PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:27 am 
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Does anyone know if a pic of this new set in package exists?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EFZ ... PDKIKX0DER


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 Post subject: Re: The DC Universe Infinite Heroes Thread
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Interesting that there are only 7 figures "loaded" into this set, yet the only one they manage to avoid mentioning by name in the description is Robin.

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4-L.O.T.T. wrote:
Captain Morgan wrote:
This may be an odd request but does anybody know what Batmans intelligence rating was on the back of his figure from this line?


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 Post subject: Re: The DC Universe Infinite Heroes Thread
PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:28 pm 
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4-L.O.T.T. wrote:
Does anyone know if a pic of this new set in package exists?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EFZ ... PDKIKX0DER


Sorry I think those look much worse than DCIH.


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 Post subject: Re: The DC Universe Infinite Heroes Thread
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:27 am 
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Goldbug wrote:
4-L.O.T.T. wrote:
Does anyone know if a pic of this new set in package exists?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EFZ ... PDKIKX0DER


Sorry I think those look much worse than DCIH.


Those are 4 inch figures?

Seriously, all the people who bash DC Infinite Heroes on this site need to be directed to pictures of these figures.


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 Post subject: Re: The DC Universe Infinite Heroes Thread
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:53 am 
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I'm not a fan of the new figures, but I'll say this: Infinite Heroes v1 was an unfortunate mish-mash of serious and cartoony features (like the hands). While it didn't bother ME (in fact, DCIH is what got me really INTO action figures again), I can see where it wouldn't work for some other people. These new 4" figures have only five POA, they're super-cartoony, I don't like the sculpts, the colors, etc., but at least they're CONSISTENT. It's a kids' line, it looks like a kids' line, it's priced like a kids' line, etc.

Comparing these to DCIH when they're not meant to be the same thing doesn't seem to be a fair comparison to me.

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 Post subject: Re: The DC Universe Infinite Heroes Thread
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:43 am 
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well put. There used to be a site dedicated to 3 3/4 figs several years ago. Anyone know if it still exists? Can't remember the name or find it with a search.


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 Post subject: Re: The DC Universe Infinite Heroes Thread
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:50 pm 
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but they are all designed to be kids lines :|


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 Post subject: Re: The DC Universe Infinite Heroes Thread
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:29 pm 
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Goldbug wrote:
but they are all designed to be kids lines :|

Some more than others, though. DCIH was selling characters and situations to comics fans, who are almost universally old. The new lines sell to kids and parents and go for cheap. Even so, this new line is really only about two or three decisions away from DCIH:

1) Hey, let's give it some more articulation to appeal more to collectors. Not a ton of articulation, though. How about knees, waist, elbows, and ball-shoulders?

2) Hey, let's tone down the cartooniness of it a bit. Let's leave some big hands for accessories that we might never produce.

3) Hey, let's get some second-stringers in there. Parents will buy anything, and some of these characters have never been produced at all, much less at 3.75". Collectors will go nuts.

DCIH was cheap enough and sturdy enough (at the beginning) to be a kids' line, but it wasn't aimed squarely at six-year-olds like the new Batman line is. By the time Mattel realized that they were actually selling to the Hasbro crowd (MU/SW/Joe), retailers had turned against the line strongly, and it was too late. Combine that with oil/petroleum prices after 2008, and where do they save money? Sell mains, sell to kids who don't notice the lack of POA.

Again, I'm not trying to defend the current line beyond simply saying that it's what the market trends favor right now. Look at Star Wars, for crying out loud. "Keep the figures cheap, kids will buy anything with a name they recognize whether or not the knees bend." If STAR WARS is having trouble selling at $10 for a 4" figure, you'd better believe that superheroes are going to have trouble. Simple, cheap, low variance is the key right now, even though that's not at all what I want. :-/

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 Post subject: Re: The DC Universe Infinite Heroes Thread
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:20 pm 
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4-L.O.T.T. wrote:
well put. There used to be a site dedicated to 3 3/4 figs several years ago. Anyone know if it still exists? Can't remember the name or find it with a search.


http://www.toymania.com/334archives/

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 Post subject: Re: The DC Universe Infinite Heroes Thread
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:49 pm 
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Eric Qel-Droma wrote:
These new 4" figures have only five POA


Actually, 9 POA. They have elbow and knee joints.

I love these figures. They're fun.

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 Post subject: Re: The DC Universe Infinite Heroes Thread
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:17 am 
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Jeff Cope wrote:
Eric Qel-Droma wrote:
These new 4" figures have only five POA


Actually, 9 POA. They have elbow and knee joints.

I love these figures. They're fun.


Does anyone know where I can find a review of the Batman Gotham City Showdown Figure 7-Pack ?


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 Post subject: Re: The DC Universe Infinite Heroes Thread
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:14 am 
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I know most people disagree with me, but I've always been fine with the mini statue approach. If you design some solid molds that can stand on their own and make well designed figures that look great in a basic standing pose then you can cut all articulation.


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 Post subject: Re: The DC Universe Infinite Heroes Thread
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j1h15233 wrote:
I know most people disagree with me, but I've always been fine with the mini statue approach. If you design some solid molds that can stand on their own and make well designed figures that look great in a basic standing pose then you can cut all articulation.



Okay this is the last time I agree with you- It worled fine when I was a kid playing with star wars-- why wont it work now? It works for skylanders and squinkies, Imaiginext, lego, my little pony etc...- and everything else that is the "collectible" group...

I wouldnt need all the articulation if my figures would just stand like they are supposed to-- instead of me moving arms and legs until I get that perfect center of gravity postion.
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And Joel next year we will be back to the total disagreements- I promise..

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