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 Post subject: Batman Unlimited 12" figures
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:49 pm 
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Tonight I saw some of the new Batman Unlimited 12" figures at Target for $9.99.
They had Robin and The Riddler. The back of the package also showed Batman and Green Arrow in the assortment.


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 Post subject: Re: Batman Unlimited 12" figures
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:13 am 
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Last night I saw the Killer Croc 3-pack at Toys R Us.
Batman and Superman have new paint colors. Croc has no jaw movement and his head barely turns left to right. It was more than $30 which in my opinion, just should not be.

Is Mattel wasting their efforts on a 12" line when they could be working on something better for the DC toy fans?


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 Post subject: Re: Batman Unlimited 12" figures
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:52 am 
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I just don't see why they can't do different figure lines in different scales Joe.

I was at TRU or maybe it was Walmart one time with my 7 year old son and he picked up the 12 inch Batman and was asking if he could get it sometime. I know he is the demographic they are looking at so I see the appeal but I would still love a comic styled 3-3/4 - 4 inch DC line. With the return of a 6 inch line I don't see why they can't do different lines in different scales.

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 Post subject: Re: Batman Unlimited 12" figures
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:19 pm 
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I am not opposed to different scales. If their current 12" line had added articulation to be more like DC Total Heroes, I might have started to collect them.

I know that Hasbro has been putting many of their licensed figures in the 12" scale, you see them in all of the stores. I usually see many pegs full of them which makes me wonder how well they sell or just sit there?

Now that Mattel has been jumping in to the 12" scale, I wonder if they will sell enough for them to make money on them? Hopefully retail stores will give them some more space in the fall resets.


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 Post subject: Re: Batman Unlimited 12" figures
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:31 pm 
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I hear you Joe wasn't saying you were just echoing your thought of doing different scales,

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 Post subject: Re: Batman Unlimited 12" figures
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:14 pm 
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I actually like the 12 inch scale figures for my son. As far as how well they sell, I'm not really sure, but I do know that when TRU has a sale like 2 for $15 that they fly off of the pegs and the Marvel Titan figures sell well around Christmas time as I have heard a lot of people use them as stocking stuffers.

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 Post subject: Re: Batman Unlimited 12" figures
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:00 am 
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I'd imagine kids would get bored pretty quickly with these things, not much playability.


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 Post subject: Re: Batman Unlimited 12" figures
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:52 am 
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I saw Robin and Riddler today at my TRU.


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 Post subject: Re: Batman Unlimited 12" figures
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:17 pm 
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The first releases only have up and down movements at the shoulders and legs. I thought they added some articulation but I don't think it was much. Could be wrong all together. I just hope they release Wonder Woman before they scrap the line.


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 Post subject: Re: Batman Unlimited 12" figures
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:26 pm 
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They showed off electric blue Superman and some other new characters for this line at sdcc.
I hope they end up in the 4in line. I'd definitely buy a red and blue Superman.


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 Post subject: Re: Batman Unlimited 12" figures
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:17 am 
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I suppose these figures are cheaper to produce and sell, in spite of their size, because they are hollow. How would you feel if the 6" figures were produced the same way to decrease their price? Is it even doable at that scale?


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 Post subject: Re: Batman Unlimited 12" figures
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:26 pm 
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I don't think it's being hollow as much as it is the lack of articulation and the limited paint apps. Plastic is an expense but I think it's gotten to the point where the labor to paint and assemble the figures is what is driving up the prices. I know I used to think of it being all mechanized pumping out the figures (cue Warner Bros cartoon factory music) but somebody has to paint each piece however many times is needed then someone else has to connect everything together then "weld" it all together and put it in the trays.


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 Post subject: Re: Batman Unlimited 12" figures
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:12 am 
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I just wish they had waist and knee joints. I don't see why that would be so hard to do!?!?


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 Post subject: Re: Batman Unlimited 12" figures
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:04 pm 
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Adding joints adds to the time and expense to assemble and paint them at the factory. Adding articulation would probably bump the price to $13-$15.


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 Post subject: Re: Batman Unlimited 12" figures
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:43 am 
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