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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:48 am 
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http://www.superherotimes.com/newsarchive/002626.php

Interesting...Looks a lot like Con packaging. I imagined a more dark, outer space graphics card for some reason.


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Very nice. Mattel did listen to some of our packaging suggestions: bio info and stats.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:56 am 
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It definitely tree friendly....not much waste at all on it.

And I just noticed on the back.....was there a reason they couldn't use the Metamorpho name?


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That is one busy package, but I like it- it also seems to use the same colors as the Super Friends line. My only question is why is Metamorpho not being called that? Rex Mason the Element Man?

I wonder if the name can't be used right now.

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I like that retailers are pushing for less packaging for environmental reasons. Good for them.

As for the Rex Mason thing, I would assume some other company must have the name "Metamorpho" trademarked for a toy--like how "Fisto" was taken by Hasbro for "Kit Fisto," so the 2003 MOTU toy had to be called "Battle Fist."


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Nice scoop.


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Ah, I was right--it looks like Mel Birnkrant and Gary Schaeffer--whoever they are--own both the comic book and action figure trademark to the name "Metamorpho."

http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f= ... p7djqe.4.2

Note that that's NOT the copyright, so the character isn't in danger. It's more akin to the Captain Marvel/Shazam! thing.

UPDATE: I found even more info on this:
http://members.cox.net/colorformsouterspacemen/
You'll see Birnkrant's name mentioned on this page.

And here's Metamorpho:
http://members.cox.net/colorformsouters ... _index.htm


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SuperHeroTimes.com has an unfortunate acronym.

The packaging looks good, but no J-hook? Or will there be a tab that unfolds from the back to hang it on pegs? If so, that won't be very sturdy.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:22 am 
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Ham Salad wrote:
Or will there be a tab that unfolds from the back to hang it on pegs?


If you look closely at the back of the packaging, it looks like this is the case.


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UPDATE: I found even more info on this:
http://members.cox.net/colorformsouterspacemen/
You'll see Birnkrant's name mentioned on this page.

And here's Metamorpho:
http://members.cox.net/colorformsouters ... _index.htm





I had always assumed those toys were part of the Mat Mason toy line.


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I like it because it's different. But ity does suck that it won't fit in with my carded DCSH. Anyways that Batman looks fantastic, if that's the final product, and it looks like it is, then the quality of these figures is going to be phenominal.


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Mattel called him Metamorpho in the JLU line, so I wonder what the problem is now.

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Or will there be a tab that unfolds from the back to hang it on pegs?


If you look closely at the back of the packaging, it looks like this is the case.


Thanks. Somehow I missed that.

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Very cool! Maybe i'm blind but where is Metamorpho's BAF piece?

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Behind the label on the bottom where Batmans name is at,right below his feet.


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