Home Forum Columns Galleries Archives About

It is currently Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:14 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:49 pm 
User avatar
Grickle Grass Grower
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 1494
Location: Rockland NY/Northern NJ
Now since Mattel started making DC figures I pretty much limited my DCD 6" figures to just Batman, Bats related & the "Big 7" But today might be the end of that! For years I've complained the damn cheap @$$ plastic that they insisted on using for their figures knee & elbow pins. The plastic is so crappy and brittle that I've had many figures lose a lower arm or leg just from being displayed on the shelves. But I lived with it because I really liked the sculpts. So tonight after waiting all day for Andrea to return home from work because she was stopping at Midtown comics to pick me up the Superman/Batman Series 7 Batman (a figure I've been dying to get) She handed it (and Superman) to me. And my sheer joy of the figures quickly went from joy to a rage! She spent $15 each on these figures only to have Batman's right shoulder snap off when I went to move the arm! It turns out now they use that same cheap @$$ plastic on the shoulder stems as well! And to top it off the stem looks as if it's just as thin as a knee/elbow pin! I am so P!$$ed right now it's not even funny. Seriously I don't know if I'll ever buy another DCD figure because of this new development. I can only imagine what they'll use on the "History of" figures. I just cancelled my orders for them.

Anyway here's some pics of the. They have 14 POA consisting of ball jointed head, ball-jointed shoulders, elbows, wrists (cut & hinged), waist, t-crotch, knees.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:27 am 
User avatar
Shifts It Into Overdrive
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:53 pm
Posts: 2591
Location: Anaheim, CA
Sorry to hear about the figures, PJ. I hope the History of the DCU line doesn't run into QC issues because I've really been looking forward to those. Great pics of both Supes and Bats, though. I like the fact that they're not pre-posed and they look uniform in terms of body proportion. Thanks for sharing these. 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:49 pm 
User avatar
We're going streaking!
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 3671
Location: Western New York
That sucks, PJ. I saw these at Hot Topic last weekend and thought the Batman was okay, but not for $19.99 and not with the changed hip articulation. I was considering the Batman from the last JLA Series, thanks to your pictures and a F.Y.E. Gift Card I have, but I may not get him now.

I will get the new McGuiness figures and I hold out hope that the History of DCU are better, but I doubt it. I will probably stick with the Black Lightning and Batman and that's it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:51 pm 
User avatar
Grickle Grass Grower
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 1494
Location: Rockland NY/Northern NJ
The DCD Supes/Bats Series 7 Batman I had coming from Impulse arrived today...So I decided to mess around with the broken one and widened his stance. Basically all I did is heat the legs so I could pop them off the stems. And once I did that I cut two notches out above the holes in the top of the hips for the stems. Then when I put the legs back on the stems had a plce to fit to widen the legs a little. I think his stance looks more natural now.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:36 pm 
User avatar
We're going streaking!
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 3671
Location: Western New York
I hate the droopy utility belt he sports; it makes his underpants look short :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:18 pm 
User avatar
Resin
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 355
Location: New York
I had to do a double take. I though that Batman was wearing bananas the first time I looked.

-Mike :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:36 am 
User avatar
We're going streaking!
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 3671
Location: Western New York
Mike wrote:
I had to do a double take. I though that Batman was wearing bananas the first time I looked.

-Mike :lol:

:lol: Batman doing the Josephine Baker Banana Dance! :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:15 am 
MINT!
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:56 am
Posts: 137
LOL..I loved these figures. And i usually takes A LOT to get PJ upset at a Batman figure!

The widened stance looks great PJ.

_________________
http://www.kittyspryde.com
Discuss Comics, Toys and Everything In-Between with Pryde!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:12 am 
User avatar
Grickle Grass Grower
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 1494
Location: Rockland NY/Northern NJ
I think the History of DC Universe Series 1 comes out this week, because Impulse Creations has updated their website from "Out of Stock" to "In Stock" Also Brian did the Hal arrive?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Copyright © www.actionfigureinsider.com


[ Time : 0.023s | 12 Queries | GZIP : Off ]