The Superfly wrote:
Because the character wore that modern costume for all of 13 months, and that was chosen over the look he had for 50 years. Complete and utter bull$#!% decision just to appease Johns. Wasted choice of a figure.
This statement bugs me. I have no affiliation with Geoff Johns or have I ever met him. But, I know that he's been as much of a fan of the Flash as I am, and have read elsewhere that he owns a complete run of the Silver Age to present of Flash. If he were a collector of these toys, I'm 100% certain he would have rather of had the "classic" version of Captain Boomerang. It seems ridiculous and rude to put blame on someone else when you don't get what you want.
So you think that Geoff Johns has zero say on what characters and costumes are made in DC Classics, and I'm just bitter?
The fact is, as Johns has risen to power at DC, he's revamped/resurrected many classic characters and concepts along the way - Hal Jordan, Barry Allen, Aquaman, among others, including Captain Boomerang. And of course, the wonderful golden goose that is Blackest Night.
As the Chief Creative Officer of DC, it's ignorant to deny Johns influence has spread to the DCUC toyline. Why do you think we saw these figures the final waves of DCUC?:
Blue Lantern Flash
White Lantern Flash
White Lantern Hal Jordan
Black Lantern Lantern Hal Jordan
Black Lantern Abin Sur
modern Star Sapphire
Star Sapphire Wonder Woman
Green Lantern movie G'Hu
Orange Lantern Lex Luthor
Indigo Tribe Atomanother
Sinestro Corps Arkillo
Sinestro Corps Maash
Sinestro Corps Low
Sinestro Corps Batman
Sinestro Corps Scarecrow
Sinestro Corps Despotellis
Red Lantern Skallox
Red Lantern Night Lik
Red Lantern Dex-Starr
Hawk & Dove
and, of course, modern Captain Boomerang
Coincidence? These are all characters and costumes directly from the books he is/was writing. Even the oft-requested Reverse Flash has the scepter from Flash:Rebirth
Trust me, I get it. DC editorial wants the merchandise to reflect the current comics, and the toys promote the comics and the comics promote the toys, etc, etc. It makeS sense from a business perspective. As a vip with DC, Johns, along with Didio and others, have every right to make decisions that they feel are in best interests of the company. But I'm skeptical. The new DC is focused on making movies and promoting the Hot New Thing, so these decisions have forever changed characters that many fans appreciated, like Wally West, Kyle Rayner, and Connor Hawke.
My statements are not "ridiculous" or "rude" - it's just basic logic. And it really sucks for fans of classic characters, like Captain Boomerang. Do they look outdated and silly? Of course. But that doesn't mean they should be forgotten and discarded.