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 Post subject: DC Direct....No more?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:52 pm 
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Interesting little piece here. It's all rumor of course but it also makes sense.

http://idlehands1.blogspot.com/2011/01/ ... -more.html


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 Post subject: Re: DC Direct....No more?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:36 pm 
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Very interesting. If you tie that back to my interview with Georg Brewer at NYCC, they were in a state of flux. Change was still going on and being defined. What he did say was that DC Direct would continue to produce product.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:44 am 
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Is this why they swapped out the repaints in Brightest Day Wave 3 figures of characters they've never done figures of before? For fear that, if they don't do them now, they'll never get the chance?! :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: DC Direct....No more?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:43 am 
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There's been talk of this for a while, but it would be a shame if they abandoned comic-style DCU figures completely. That would knock me right out of the 6" superhero market. I have zero interest in the lackluster sculpts and poorly designed articulation Mattel offers.


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 Post subject: Re: DC Direct....No more?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:44 pm 
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I agree.Dc Direct's quality is far superior to Mattels.From paints to sculpts.

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 Post subject: Re: DC Direct....No more?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:11 pm 
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DCComics.com has removed the DC Direct link from the top of the site. Now, you have to click on "COLLECT" to go to the DCD page. Very curious.


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 Post subject: Re: DC Direct....No more?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:36 am 
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comicbookreader wrote:
I agree.Dc Direct's quality is far superior to Mattels.From paints to sculpts.


I'll agree the paint is certainly better than Mattel. The sculpts can be a toss up. Where DCD loses me is articulation. I bought a few of the Blackest Night figures. They look great, but all they can do is STAND STRAIGHT UP. Forget about any dynamic posing that involves anything but the arms. It won't happen. :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: DC Direct....No more?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:32 am 
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I think sculpting needs to be separated from articulation. If you want mini statues - which is what I use my figures for - sculpting is much more important than articulation.

I have more DCD simply because I have been collecting them longer and consider the two lines to be compatible.

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 Post subject: Re: DC Direct....No more?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:23 am 
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Agreed. My Sinestro Corp has Kryb, for example.

Human characters are a bit tricky, though, due to scale. It's a lot easier with aliens. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: DC Direct....No more?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:27 pm 
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For what it's worth, Georg Brewer is no longer at DC Direct.

Looks like the writing's on the wall.


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 Post subject: Re: DC Direct....No more?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:07 pm 
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Yes, unfortunately. Georg is a great guy, and had many good ideas that got the kibosh from the upper levels.

It's sad to see the DC Direct line of figures end so quietly. :(

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 Post subject: Re: DC Direct....No more?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:37 pm 
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The Superfly wrote:
had many good ideas that got the kibosh from the upper levels.

Any that you know of and can share? (I'm just curious, sounds interesting)


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 Post subject: Re: DC Direct....No more?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:38 pm 
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Although I've never seen them, I know Georg had at least 2 box sets worth of Pocket Heroes figures that never made it to market but were on his desk/in his collection.

I am sure there have been plenty of other items, protos, pitches, whatever that he had pushed for but never made it out of the offices into production.

I'm willing to be there are several "if only they would've made that" kind of items hiding in there as well.

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 Post subject: Re: DC Direct....No more?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:52 pm 
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There is also at least one more wave of Minimates that were mocked up/painted and never produced.

And one time when I was visiting I saw some partially mocked up 13" DC figures that we never got.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:16 pm 
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my beloved Dr. fate helmet............. :cry:

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