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 Post subject: So now that the DCUC Legion 12-pack sold out quickly . . .
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:00 pm 
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. . . what other mega-sets (at least 8 characters) make sense?

And yes, "SOLD OUT" on Matty doesn't necessarily mean the same thing as it does everywhere else, but still, that's MOTUC quick. So what could be done?

Another Legion pack, certainly. They could "cheat" and have Triplicate Girl (or Duo Damsel), along with people like Mon-el, Dawnstar, Phantom Girl, Supergirl, Sun Boy, Shadow Lass, Blok (CnC?), and a couple Fatal Five members like Emerald Empress and Persuader.

A 90's Justice League pack, perhaps? Hook-hand Aquaman, Kyle GL, Wally Flash, Connor Green Arrow, Aztek, Zauriel, Huntress, and Oracle. THAT would be a hell of a set.

What I'd REALLY like, however, is a Titans set. Kind of a then and now set:

Speedy
Aqualad and/or Tempest
Wonder Girl (both Donna and Cassie)
Ravage
Jericho
A proper Starfire
Red Robin
Terra

They could put 'em in a cool T-shaped box like Titans Tower.

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 Post subject: Re: So now that the DCUC Legion 12-pack sold out quickly . .
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:11 pm 
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A 90's Justice League pack, perhaps? Hook-hand Aquaman, Kyle GL, Wally Flash, Connor Green Arrow, Aztek, Zauriel, Huntress, and Oracle. THAT would be a hell of a set.


That would be TOO GOOD of a set. Why? Because Kyle and Wally could each helm a retail wave. But then again, so could the version of Superboy they put in the LSH set.

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 Post subject: Re: So now that the DCUC Legion 12-pack sold out quickly . .
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:14 pm 
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A 90's Justice League pack, perhaps? Hook-hand Aquaman, Kyle GL, Wally Flash, Connor Green Arrow, Aztek, Zauriel, Huntress, and Oracle. THAT would be a hell of a set.

I'd crap my pants, but Zauriel, Aquaman, and Oracle would require way too much new tooling. What made this pack work was its relative small extra tooling. Half of the figures are new heads on repainted bucks.

That's why another Legion pack is probably the most likely. They almost all wear simple, skintight costumes that can be created with deco only and a few extra bells and whistles here and there. And the packaging is already made; they'd just have to change the bios. In fact, I bet they already have another set mapped out.


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 Post subject: Re: So now that the DCUC Legion 12-pack sold out quickly . .
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:31 pm 
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I'd buy any of those packs you suggested Bill. In a heartbeat. But I have to agree with Mo, about the extensive tooling these would require. It makes something like the JLA pack nigh impossible.

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 Post subject: Re: So now that the DCUC Legion 12-pack sold out quickly . .
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:36 pm 
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Shellhead wrote:
A 90's Justice League pack, perhaps? Hook-hand Aquaman, Kyle GL, Wally Flash, Connor Green Arrow, Aztek, Zauriel, Huntress, and Oracle. THAT would be a hell of a set.


I'd probably pee my pants in excitement if that happened.


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 Post subject: Re: So now that the DCUC Legion 12-pack sold out quickly . .
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:03 pm 
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Id buy ANY of these sets!


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 Post subject: Re: So now that the DCUC Legion 12-pack sold out quickly . .
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:19 pm 
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Never been a huge Legion fan, but I'm glad it sold well. I would buy both the 90's JLA and Titans sets you designed in a heartbeat.


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 Post subject: Re: So now that the DCUC Legion 12-pack sold out quickly . .
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:31 pm 
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How about a JSA set

Cyclone
Liberty Belle
Mister Terrific
Red Tornado
Classic Blue Supes
Classic Wonder Woman
Damage
Thunderbolt and whichever master you choose
Classic Hawkgirl
Tomcat
Judo Master

Wow, I really had to start reaching to come up with 12. I guess the JSA has gotten some good treatment.


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 Post subject: Re: So now that the DCUC Legion 12-pack sold out quickly . .
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:42 pm 
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Only way I'd buy these if they give us DCU subscribers a guaranteed offer to buy as many as we have subs ( I happen to have bought two to show my support), and could not get to buy the LOSH today.

If this is a sign of things to come, I'm out. A collector friendly environment would follow my suggestion. This would still allow others (and subscribers ) to try and buy as many as they want when the sale is opened to the general public. But suscribers should be given a "fast pass".


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 Post subject: Re: So now that the DCUC Legion 12-pack sold out quickly . .
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:54 pm 
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More LOSH for me please. I prefer that Mattel didn't start another mega team pack that is not going to see a complete line-up (or at least close to one). Besides, doing another LOSH set would allow them to "re-use" the same packaging - which might mean less production cost.


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 Post subject: Re: So now that the DCUC Legion 12-pack sold out quickly . .
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:06 pm 
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mrArticulate wrote:
Only way I'd buy these if they give us DCU subscribers a guaranteed offer to buy as many as we have subs ( I happen to have bought two to show my support), and could not get to buy the LOSH today.

If this is a sign of things to come, I'm out. A collector friendly environment would follow my suggestion. This would still allow others (and subscribers ) to try and buy as many as they want when the sale is opened to the general public. But suscribers should be given a "fast pass".


I guess you're out then because they won't do this. MOTUC subscribers have been asking for this opportunity on non sub items since it started.


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 Post subject: Re: So now that the DCUC Legion 12-pack sold out quickly . .
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:40 pm 
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If Mattel tries to tie the (hopefully) next 12-pack into the sub somehow, they risk pissing off collectors who have already resisted efforts to be 'nudged' into subscribing.

Mattel seems to have hit upon a good formula with the Legion pack; I think they should simply stick with it. Another Legion 12-pack, in the same packaging and with characters from the same Cockrum/Grell/early Giffen era would be the best way to proceed. As long as Legionnaires are selling, why stop?


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 Post subject: Re: So now that the DCUC Legion 12-pack sold out quickly . .
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:45 pm 
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j1h15233 wrote:
How about a JSA set

Cyclone
Liberty Belle
Mister Terrific
Red Tornado
Classic Blue Supes
Classic Wonder Woman
Damage
Thunderbolt and whichever master you choose
Classic Hawkgirl
Tomcat
Judo Master


I like the idea but we still need some key members to finish a modern JSA too. So I'll say:

Mister Terrific (classic)
Huntress (Earth 2)
Superman (Earth 2)
Wonder Woman (Earth 2)
Robin (Earth 2)
Star Spangled Kid
Johnny Thunder
Jakeem Thunder (with Thunderbolt)
Sand
Hourman (Rick Tyler)
Dr. Mid-Nite (Pieter Cross)
Liberty Belle (I don't want her, but I guess since everyone else seems to like her she can get shoved in :P )


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 Post subject: Re: So now that the DCUC Legion 12-pack sold out quickly . .
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:48 pm 
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BeeDub wrote:
j1h15233 wrote:
How about a JSA set

Cyclone
Liberty Belle
Mister Terrific
Red Tornado
Classic Blue Supes
Classic Wonder Woman
Damage
Thunderbolt and whichever master you choose
Classic Hawkgirl
Tomcat
Judo Master


I like the idea but we still need some key members to finish a modern JSA too. So I'll say:

Mister Terrific (classic)
Huntress (Earth 2)
Superman (Earth 2)
Wonder Woman (Earth 2)
Robin (Earth 2)
Star Spangled Kid
Johnny Thunder
Jakeem Thunder (with Thunderbolt)
Sand
Hourman (Rick Tyler)
Dr. Mid-Nite (Pieter Cross)
Liberty Belle (I don't want her, but I guess since everyone else seems to like her she can get shoved in :P )


See, I got so caught up trying to think of who was missing that I forgot Robin and Superman of Earth 2. Huntress will be in the sub I think.


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 Post subject: Re: So now that the DCUC Legion 12-pack sold out quickly . .
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:54 pm 
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I am FLOORED that this sold out so quickly! The Legion is awesome, and the pack reflected their best costumes for the most part. But wow!

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