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 Post subject: Should Mattel make a DCUC starter set?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:14 pm 
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I think it's safe to think that a lot of people will start collecting DCUC when they are released, but I was thinking that a five figure starter set of previously released figures would be a fun starting point for these new collectors. Toys-R-Us has had several DC box sets this year from all the DC toylines except DCSH. I think my starter set idea would be quite timely. Five figures for about $40.00. Superman and Batman would have to be in it, but the rest could be the best figures that the 4H have made so far. Re-paints might also be a good idea (like brown Man-Bat). Here's the line-up I would like:

Superman (Standard)
Batman (Black and grey)
Man-Bat (Brown)
Mongul (Standard)
Supergirl (Black and silver)

(I know a lot of you may disagree with Supergirl, but this is my list) :D

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:27 pm 
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YES! As long as it is available internationally.

Given how little has been released down under, I'd love to be able to buy the following sets:

1. Superman
- Superman (standard) with yellow "S" on cape
- Supergirl (blue costume version)
- Lex Luthor
- Bizarro (with name tag)

2. Batman
- Batman (black and grey)
- Batgirl (black and grey)
- Two-Face
- Catwoman

I'm a little reluctant to get into DCU (if it is even released down under) since I don't really have any of the "basic" figures that I would want in my collection (basically, those listed above).

I'd be much more inclined to building up a full collection if I could at least start with the "heavy hitters" so to speak.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:37 pm 
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Like the idea of themed starter sets.

Gotta get a Supes with S-shield on cape.

Still don't know if we are getting these in the U.K. So far very little from the DC Superheroes line has surfaced at mass market.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:41 pm 
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I think they should do two- one Superman, one Batman. (although Batman is in DCUC series one...)

Hmm.

Superman box:

Superman
Supergirl(like black and silver idea- maybe with a blue and yellow variant for those who didn't find that figure)
Darkseid
Cyborg Superman
Clark Kent

Batman box:

Barbara Gordon Batgirl
Two-Face(classic outfit repaint)
Bruce Wayne(on Clark Kent body)
Azrael
Catwoman


:)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:02 pm 
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No. No more exclusive SuperBat waves. Let the rest of us who aren't obsessed with the big 2 have our time now.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:07 pm 
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Personally, I agree with Gardner Grayle. We've been buried with Supes and Bats figures from Mattel. I want to see some of the other characters, not more of the same... :roll:

Now, that said, I think that WM, Target & TRU would probably flip for the starter sets and although I'm not interested, I can see where they could have an appeal to the unwashed masses... :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:41 pm 
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A DCUC started set for me should have both heroes and villains box set featuring:

Heroes

Superman (classic)
Batman (black and grey)
Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
Wonder Woman
Flash (Wally West)

Villains

Lex Luthor (Armor)
Joker (Classic threads)
Sinestro
Cheetah
Captain Cold

Since most of these figures are already out (or at least on their way) Mattel could use old molds and release them by Christmas 2008 in case they have yet to fix their distribution issues. This way, they could give us a chance to get these figures.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:40 pm 
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kal78ph wrote:
A DCUC started set for me should have both heroes and villains box set featuring:

Heroes

Superman (classic)
Batman (black and grey)
Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
Wonder Woman
Flash (Wally West)

Villains

Lex Luthor (Armor)
Joker (Classic threads)
Sinestro
Cheetah
Captain Cold

Since most of these figures are already out (or at least on their way) Mattel could use old molds and release them by Christmas 2008 in case they have yet to fix their distribution issues. This way, they could give us a chance to get these figures.

I LOOOOOVE that idea! :D

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:43 am 
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Gardner Grayle wrote:
No. No more exclusive SuperBat waves. Let the rest of us who aren't obsessed with the big 2 have our time now.


They are not suggesting new waves, or shipping again the existign figures as waves, but a BOXED SET for those who missed the Supes Bats figures the first time around. Considering Mattel has done that for TheBatman and JLU, its not too much of a stretch.

It might be a cool way to get some harder to fit characters in the line such as Alfred.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:59 am 
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I think they need restart with the return of special 2 packs again like the Target exclusives.

This would let them release previous figures.


Batman vs. Killer Croc

Azrael vs. Bane

Superman vs. Doomsday

Supergirl vs. Brainiac

But then I sometimes wonder if Mattel is interested in making money.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:17 am 
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I can't imagine there won't be a gift set available at some point. It's practically mandated by most toy companies.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:29 am 
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I'm against the idea in that I would not be buying it. Name a DC based box set at retail that didn't go on to hit clearance? The box sets usually don't have much in terms of new figures to draw in collectors and to me, a good boxset will attract parents as well as collectors. Don't alienate either group and you can sell through your product. With only the Brown Man Bat in it as a selling point to me, I'd just hold out until clearance.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:56 pm 
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I would go for a Batman set if they did:

- Batman (blue with black shading on mask and tights)
- Batgirl (Babs repaint with black tights and brighter yellow gloves/boots/belt etc.)
- Man-Bat (brown repaint)
- Catwoman (new head with goggles off her face)
- Joker (cloth trenchcoat and fidora)


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This would actually tempt me to refute my earlier decision to not get involved in this line. I was going to, but it's just too daunting of a task with everything that's already been released.


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Batman:
Batman (AA repaint)
Batgirl (black/yellow)
Batgirl (cassie)
two-face
catwoman
clayface
Man-Bat (brown)

Superman:
Superman
Supergirl (Linda Danvers)
Supergirl (Kara Zor-El)
Bizarro (purple w/ chain)
Lex Luthor (Business Suit)
Brainiac
Cyborg Superman

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