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 Post subject: Re: What are you hoping/expecting to see from Mattel at SDCC
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:04 pm 
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Jaded? Given up all hope completely?

Unless we see the JLU Volcana 2.0 with transparent hair, I'd say that's a safe bet. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: What are you hoping/expecting to see from Mattel at SDCC
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:25 pm 
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I saw someone else's 6 inch Justice League on FB yesterday. I thought mine, using characters like Chief Man of Bats to fill in for Manitou Raven, was pretty good. Theirs blew me away. So I asked if any were customs. In fact, many were. Then I saw an article about most needed JLA members for Mattel's line. This is what I am currently hoping for.

Ice. I want the Adam Hughes design, not the Ice Maiden we got from DC Direct or the Brightest Day more edgy version.

Vixen. The DC Direct version is pretty good, but it is too overtly sexual. Tone it down and it would be perfect.

Zauriel. No 6 inch version has been made. I'd prefer the Golden Eagle armor version which was used after Zauriel joined the JLA. The Hasbro JLA figure is a pretty good visual guide.

Aztek. Again, no 6 inch version exists. I'd like it to look like Aztek from his time in the JLA. Mattel could use their own JLU figure as a starting reference.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you hoping/expecting to see from Mattel at SDCC
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:27 pm 
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j1h15233 wrote:
The return of JLU of course


Never gonna happen. Anyways, I've enjoyed these last 7 months of peace and quiet regarding JLU.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you hoping/expecting to see from Mattel at SDCC
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:10 pm 
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j1h15233 wrote:
The return of JLU of course

I figure this is slightly more likely since they got the partnership with target and half the DVDs they're selling are JLU. We all just want Volacana!


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 Post subject: Re: What are you hoping/expecting to see from Mattel at SDCC
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:41 am 
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Zauriel
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 Post subject: Re: What are you hoping/expecting to see from Mattel at SDCC
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:22 am 
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I'm hoping they go back to a re-launch of the DCUC line. Back to waves of figures, CnC's but not all oversized. More emphasis on classic teams and eras/story arcs. And better attention to QC for the higher prices we are now paying.

This worked for over twenty waves at retail, why not make it happen again. The subs can be for the most obscure characters.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you hoping/expecting to see from Mattel at SDCC
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:28 pm 
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But by now, it's mostly only obscure characters left.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you hoping/expecting to see from Mattel at SDCC
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:31 pm 
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IF you want waves back in the store how about some of those hard to find people.Black Wild Cat.Super Powers Colored Superman.Batman.Wonder Woman,Modern Red Tornado.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you hoping/expecting to see from Mattel at SDCC
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:43 pm 
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Black Wildcat? That figure was everywhere. And a Zauriel would be awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you hoping/expecting to see from Mattel at SDCC
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:13 pm 
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Black Wildcat? That figure was everywhere.


Maybe for you. I've never seen either version of Wildcat other than in my cousin's collection. That reminds me that I still need to give in to eBay and track those down...


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 Post subject: Re: What are you hoping/expecting to see from Mattel at SDCC
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:48 pm 
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Mattle shipping sucks.I saw Walmarts that never got the second wave of Dark Knight Rises figures or the Jim Gordon.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you hoping/expecting to see from Mattel at SDCC
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:37 am 
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Jim_Abell wrote:
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Black Wildcat? That figure was everywhere.


Maybe for you. I've never seen either version of Wildcat other than in my cousin's collection. That reminds me that I still need to give in to eBay and track those down...


Wave 9 was by far the most I saw of any DCUC figures. I bought myself the whole wave and then sold 3 or 4 more full waves to people here and on eBay and could have done more. Maybe they shipped every figure to the Houston area or something.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you hoping/expecting to see from Mattel at SDCC
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:49 am 
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Wave 9 was by far the most I saw of any DCUC figures. I bought myself the whole wave and then sold 3 or 4 more full waves to people here and on eBay and could have done more. Maybe they shipped every figure to the Houston area or something.


I won't say that they weren't plentiful at some point or some place, but I only saw half of wave 9 around here: Green Arrow, Black Canary, Deadshot and robot Mantis. Those four were pretty easy to find for quite a while, never saw any of the others at retail. I did manage to get the normal Mantis and Guardian but I'm still missing both Wildcats and Black Adam (the Chemo leg from him, too).


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 Post subject: Re: What are you hoping/expecting to see from Mattel at SDCC
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:05 am 
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While I wouldn't say they were plentiful, I did see all of them at retail at one point or another except normal Mantis. I traded robot version for a normal one with a fellow AFIer as I recall.

But AZ was usually pretty good for DCUC. The only truly tough wave was the infamous Wave 5 Walmart exclusive.

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