Thundercats WHERE Are they. I Swore I read somewhere they where gonna have an announcement on them. I was fully expecting anything regarding it but instead we get Megos? and a canceled line Dark Knight?
Actually it was my post suggesting that they may as Hard Hero had acquired the rights from WB to do statues after 3 attempts over a very long period of time. Being that Mattel has a relationship with WB/DC and the fact that TG had said they were announcing something all of us really wanted bad, and with rumors of a motion picture and all the fan requests, i extrapolated that perhaps that may be a possibility. I guess i was wrong no way did i think it was Mego.
My Thoughts on the Mattel Panel Announcements:
Movie Masters/ Dark Knight
As for Dark knight, after the 7 there really isn't much left to do but the Movie Master brand could have been capitalized on. They did in a way with 12 inch figures of Zod and Reeves Superman in the 12 inch format but really it looks terrible. They should have left that to DC Direct or Hot Toys. I wish they had just focused on the 6 inch line done a Reeves Superman, along with villains from that series. Gone back to Batman done some earlier movies and villains, done a 6 inch from Wonder Woman Animated, GL first flight, Public Enemies (composite thing for example), And other WB/DC related movies. But i guess that's DC directs thing so its a conflict of interest. I wonder if this why they said that public enemies was from the movie but with the 4H styling. i wonder if DCUC is hurting their business.
Well who knows what they will cook up next until we see it on ebay first.
1. 2009 6 pack 1 and 2 awesome, 6 pack- #3, come on Mattel, that should have been a single. If you need to fill space you should have re-released either pack 3 or 4 from 2008 that a lot of people did not find or get in their area. There is a shelf warmer if there is one. It will probably move if they put it on sale. Seriously screwing over Target again is not a good idea. Pack 4 awesome.
2. 3 pack with metallo, one new figure. Not the metallo i was expecting. just a wasted opportunity like adult blowup girl oh sorry supergirl. Seriously who sculpted that monstrosity? What's the deal with packing 2 old 3 packs from 2008 in with the new 3 packs? That will totally undo your sales effort and add even more to the problem.
3. While i love all things JLU, i would have preferred you took care of business first then hand out the icing. We need you to give us show and fan demanded characters first like Killer Frost, Livewire, Toyman, STRIPE, Kalibak, The detective Gorilla can't remember his name, 2 other ladies that hang out with Lashina, Circe, Tsokuri (she was in few epsiodes), Clayface, etc. The repaints and other comic characters can wait. If this line is on shaky legs like you keep telling us indirectly with your comments of buy or it will die then at least have the courtesy of giving us the figures we want, hopefully that will help sales. With 4 packs, you need to make the choice appealing or a mix of appealing and not.
While i don't collect this line, there are a few i own like unmasked Batman Beyond, Dr Impossible (don't know who he is but love the costume design), Blue Cowl Batman and Blue Beatle (just looked cool).
You gotta make him and release at retail or as a matty exclusive. I'd buy one in a NYC minute. Just for the novelty. I don't even know who that is, i actually thought it was a joke until i saw the picture.
Bwana Beast/Animal Man:
I am excited as my friend loves Animal man.
From Wave 10 there are a couple i would buy of this one is a must have. The 5 pack well only Luthor is exclusive. Want the Batman but you already know this, don't care for the rest of the pack.
Public enemies- maybe batman and superman if it looks good in person, otherwise i will skip.
Wave 9- there are 2-3 that i may consider.
what can say 1 figure in a 3 pack is ridiculous, i'm not paying $15-17 for one figure. Lots of repeats -ridiculous, especially the first 4- guy, shazam, etc.. Lots of boring character choices. I'm not a fan of the new articulation. Up to now i have fought tooth and nail and got every DCIH figure ever made. I might just drop this line after the panel.
Also talk about stupidity. Who plans your cases? Have they been in the local stores lately and seen all those peg warmers? So the only new single figures we have seen so far are OMAC and Supergirl 85. These were the only 2 new ones. OMAC attack 6 pack gives you 2 OMACS, so basically only 1 new figure thus you just made the peg warming situation even worse as pretty much 10 figs from that case are peg warmers. The next wave is no better only 3 new figures of which you announced one of them is repeating.
The slides i saw show luthor in armor, a captain atom, this last wave of singles has the metropolis set trooper. So basically if you bought the metropolis TRU set at full price you got shafted. So the only figure from that pack is the superman with a different logo on his chest big whoop! Talk about a slap on the face at $50 for one figure. Even with clearance sale it still $28
For the money your not giving us anything special and your making that value to price thing even worse by just giving us 1 figure in a pack- mary batson, animal man, etc. Not to mention horrible QC, plastic and paint apps. I have yet to see one good mary batson. Even the repeats in their are really messed up. What your panel did for me is made me realize that i am wasting my hard earned money and i'm getting played by you. A little respect Mattel. After all without us you would be broke.
After orko and she-ra, i don't care as long as i am able to get one someday. What you showed looks good. Battlecat looks Hasbro cheap. Theplastic is just so poor.
Are you freaking kidding me!!!! This is what you waste your tooling dollars on? What a freaking joke, no tragedy. May be you should have done Thundercats instead or invested in giving us JLU chracters we still need from the show. Then you have the audacity to threaten the end of JLU. I am was so glad the days of mego are over until you revived it. Talk about retarded design.
When are you giving us the 2 batman cars from The Batman animated series?
Better quality, more diecast then plastic, lower price and better ship selection. Do stuff not done before.
Seriously! That's all you got. Apart from that robot looking vehicle the rest is just crap. Can you say peg warmer?
Talk about unoriginal. Did you learn nothing from mighty muggs or do oyu research into what vinyl is about? Every toy maker is jumping into this without knowing the scene like NECA, Mezco, McFarlane, and this stuff is not moving and looks the same. So to do liscs you own on a vinyl format that looks like the illegitimate child of what hasbro+mezco+NECA+McFarlane have done is just craptacular. You clearly have no clue what vinyl is all about. Even the size is wrong for a mass market vinyl hasbro learned that the hard way. With Blammoids you really can't do DC so your left with MOTU. Again another colossal waste of tooling dollars and time.
The canvas with some redesign could be useable, but you should have done something else with this.