[quote="superfriend"]Not sure why you think DCD making a figure means it justifies Mattel making it. /quote]
It was revealed on an interview that DC itself mostly asked for certain characters to be put in waves regardless if they appeared in DCD/DCC release schedules. Mattel had retail and DCD/DCC had specialty shops. To create character/brand awareness in the consumer you'll probably want to hit both groups at similar times.
Take Ocean Master; he was released by DCD, but Mattel had a logistical problem to include him around the same time so he ended up getting released at the line's end even though he was sculpted way back.
If we get at least 4 waves next year, I'll be happy.
If we get at least 3 characters in classic DCUC looks (Jade, Warlord, Angle Man, Scarecrow, Metallo, etc..) next year, I'll be ecstatic.