The DC Universe has a rich history of heroes having sidekicks, they start off young, get to their late teens and if their lucky or interesting enough they avoid being killed off and make it into adulthood.
Now, so far we have received a few of these young heroes in DCUC, and I'll be using Robin as the main example here....
Now Robin was the first to be made, (followed by Kid Flash and Beast Boy), using the small male buck. Many said that this buck made the figures look to short or buff for the age they are meant to represent. Personally I think if
they are used for the first version of these characters, then it's a fine height, but I would recommend tooling some less bulging biceps for it, as thats the one part of the sculpt that throws out the young look and makes them look 'roided up'.
The young buck should be used for the early male Titans, it works and gives us these characters as the kids they were when first on the scene.
Here are examples of how Robin should be done in DCUC (the brilliant customs in images A - D are by Lesternessman, and are spot on)
Now picture A shows a young Dick Grayson Robin, made from the small buck, and this is what is needed.
Picture B shows a young Tim Drake Robin in his original costume, again made from the small buck, and is what I hope we will get in a wave, instead of the cheap repaint that was in the recent 2 pack.
Picture C shows a late teen pre-Nightwing Dick Grayson Robin, made using the Sinestro, and now Superboy and Kamandi buck. This is a version I hope we will also see, as it would give us a start on the Perez era New Teen Titans, and fits better with the DCUC Cyborg and Starfire. Also, it appears that with Wonder Girl in wave 13, you are working to get this version of the group together.
Picture D shows a Tim Drake Robin custom in his original costume, and the wave 3 figure that it was made from. This image is here to illustrate the height issue, as the red Robin, or One Year Later outfit should not have been used on the small buck.
The following image is of a brilliant custom by BuzzyFrett, it shows that as this is the more recent, older Tim Drake outfit, it should be redone on the newer late teen (SInestro) buck.
Now the problem is, if you make these characters in the wrong size for the period they are meant to represent, we are going to have to have them done again or settle for a mish mash of out of scale figures. The upcoming Reign of the Supermen Superboy in wave 13, should have used the small buck, as this was his first appearance and he would need to fit in with an original costume Tim Drake and Impulse(when you get to making him) for a Young Justice line up. But as it stands, he looks like he will be towering over them.
Please can you get the use of the bucks you have right for the characters!!