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 Post subject: Re: The Official "Why'd They Kill Movie Masters?" Thread
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:06 am 
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That is great news about Movie Masters not being dead. I think during non-movie times, the 4 inch will reign because of cost issues. But still, there is no reason to panic about Keaton and Reeve because their 6 inch release is inevitable. Keaton and Reeve are just as beloved as Adam West and SOME company will produce them in that scale.

The question is, will Mattel intentionally delay the 6 inch from happening?

It has been established that DC Collectibles cannot produce figures that directly compete with Mattel's, so that route is out. I would say NECA or Medicom releasing them is also unlikely. For some inexplicable reason, the 6 inch MM figures are now prohibited from being released on Mattycollector (which would be the natural fit for these). Anyways, I think all of us would prefer Mattel to produce a MM version of these so they fit in with our previous figures.

I suspect that Mattel is planning to offer the 6 inch Keaton and Reeve as retailer exclusives. That's why the Mattycollector ban.


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 Post subject: Re: The Official "Why'd They Kill Movie Masters?" Thread
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:49 am 
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My best hope is that DC Collectibles is planning to produce these figures (and they would end looking even better) and that would justify Mattel not releasing them, but I really doubt that DC Collectibles would not give even a hint about it.

Anyway, let us know what you think about Matty not releasing them in 6 inch scale. In a funny way, caption the pic, and I will insert the text later (this will make me feel a little better about the situation):

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 Post subject: Re: The Official "Why'd They Kill Movie Masters?" Thread
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:49 pm 
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Owning the Watchmen figures, I would LOVE it if DCC did a movie line.

Hell, I'm hoping their new animated line keeps going. 6 inch Batman the Animated is a dream of mine, and I hope they revisit old releases like Under the Red Hood.

DC Collectibles is my favorite toy company right now, and there's no competition.


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 Post subject: Re: The Official "Why'd They Kill Movie Masters?" Thread
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:13 pm 
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Superpowers1980 wrote:
Retail took the Batman 66 line.


Barely.

Toys R Us seems to be the only retailer that ordered the figures. I know Target got some of the Batmobile, but did they stock figures too? I don't see the SKU tags on any pegs there. And Walmart completely passed on it.


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 Post subject: Re: The Official "Why'd They Kill Movie Masters?" Thread
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:59 pm 
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shabbyblue wrote:
Superpowers1980 wrote:
Retail took the Batman 66 line.


Barely.

Toys R Us seems to be the only retailer that ordered the figures. I know Target got some of the Batmobile, but did they stock figures too? I don't see the SKU tags on any pegs there. And Walmart completely passed on it.


As far as I know, TRU and Target both have figures and Batmobile. Walmart has probably passed but I would not call the other two barely, it is still national distribution. Amazon is online but they are still a national retailer, can't even imagine how many they sold. Either way the line is a success on a national scale.

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 Post subject: Re: The Official "Why'd They Kill Movie Masters?" Thread
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:24 pm 
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And yet, Mattel themselves has called the line a success, so the "barely" comment becomes a moot point. ::shrugs::

And that Walmart comment is hogwash. I've walked into several Walmarts and have seen the figures on the shelves. You can't just make up sales figures and such here.


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 Post subject: Re: The Official "Why'd They Kill Movie Masters?" Thread
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:28 pm 
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Jeez. Calm down Blanka. You're being a little nutty in this thread Rick.


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 Post subject: Re: The Official "Why'd They Kill Movie Masters?" Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:38 am 
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Blanka12 wrote:
And yet, Mattel themselves has called the line a success, so the "barely" comment becomes a moot point. ::shrugs::

And that Walmart comment is hogwash. I've walked into several Walmarts and have seen the figures on the shelves. You can't just make up sales figures and such here.


Exactly!

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 Post subject: Re: The Official "Why'd They Kill Movie Masters?" Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:48 am 
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Jeez. Calm down Blanka. You're being a little nutty in this thread Rick.


THIS DECISION HAS DRIVEN ME MAD!!

Regardless, passion isn't nutty, mein freund. You know how I be. If people make up random figures, and input, without any actual knowledge--I have to call them out on it. I don't consider that nutty. I consider that keepin' it real. Sometimes keepin' it real goes wrong.


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 Post subject: Re: The Official "Why'd They Kill Movie Masters?" Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:21 am 
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Well I won't say this happened nationally, but I've only seen 66 Batman at TRU. Target and Walmart didn't even bother in my area.


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 Post subject: Re: The Official "Why'd They Kill Movie Masters?" Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:50 am 
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Really? Huh.

Yeah, I've gone into several surrounding area Walmarts, and found them at each one.

Regardless, if Matty's happy with the sales, common sense would dictate that they're out SOMEWHERE. Maybe OH is the majority of the sales, then? ;)


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 Post subject: Re: The Official "Why'd They Kill Movie Masters?" Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:18 am 
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Haven't seen any at Walmart or Target yet.

Saw a Riddler and a Batman at a TRU weeks ago. No Batmobiles yet.

So either they're being whisked off the shelves rapidly or they weren't ordered heavily.

I'm in PHX, AZ for reference.

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 Post subject: Re: The Official "Why'd They Kill Movie Masters?" Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:22 am 
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Well I won't say this happened nationally, but I've only seen 66 Batman at TRU. Target and Walmart didn't even bother in my area.


Same here. I've only seen them at TRU. While it my not be national, we've just covered major metropolitan areas in Arizona, Texas, and Georgia that have only seen them at TRU. Something's not quite right.

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 Post subject: Re: The Official "Why'd They Kill Movie Masters?" Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:31 am 
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Granted I only get to make the major-city toy rounds every couple of weeks, but in the Louisville, KY area I've only seen one shelf tag (at a TRU) but not a single piece of '66 merchandise at any retailer since people started finding them around the country.


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 Post subject: Re: The Official "Why'd They Kill Movie Masters?" Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:43 am 
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Nothing at the Walmarts I have checked in Louisville, Lexington, Indianapolis, Baltimore or Washington DC Metro area either-- Ive only seen them at one tru in DC area-and at local comic book stores. (and thats been once case of wave 1 and once case of Wave 2)- still havent seen the Batmobile in person. Hell I barely saw any of them at the Baltimore comic con..

Maybe they have shown up before or after in some of those areas I dont frequent as often-- but my brother has been looking for them around DC and hasnt seen them since I have checked either.. He did see the Batmobile Once at TRU -- but no sign of any Bat Plastic since then.



Which Area of OH are you in -- Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus??

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