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 Post subject: Re: Mirror Master
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:20 pm 
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To cut costs, of course.

It would be cheaper to slap a product shot on the back of the packaging instead of paying an artist to render a drawing.

Mattel used original artwork for Flash and Atrocitus, too, so I have a feeling that the packaging for all the subscription figures will get the same treatment. At least, I hope so. :wink:


The wink is throwing me a bit. You do hope so, or you don't? Because, whoever Mattel hired for that did terrible artwork for Jay and Atrocitus.


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 Post subject: Re: Mirror Master
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 10:07 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Mirror Master
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:43 pm 
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S. Griffin wrote:
GregNYC wrote:
To cut costs, of course.

It would be cheaper to slap a product shot on the back of the packaging instead of paying an artist to render a drawing.

Mattel used original artwork for Flash and Atrocitus, too, so I have a feeling that the packaging for all the subscription figures will get the same treatment. At least, I hope so. :wink:


The wink is throwing me a bit. You do hope so, or you don't? Because, whoever Mattel hired for that did terrible artwork for Jay and Atrocitus.



Honestly, I was trying to be sincere. Sorry if that didn't come across. I blame the emoticons. :D

I really do like the artwork. I thought the details in the picture of Jay were amazing, like the laces on his boots, the way his shirt bunches at the waist and his sly, devil-may-care grin.

I realize most collectors don't care much for the packaging, but it fascinates me, especially the differences made for the mass market and the collector's market.


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 Post subject: Re: Mirror Master
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:15 am 
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I thought Jay and Atrocitus were cool...
I'm loving Mirror Master... he has to be the best by far!

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 Post subject: Re: Mirror Master
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:26 am 
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I like how the DC Direct Mirror Masters seem to be from "flawed" mirrors in comparison.

Back to being excited for the sub figures after my Jay ordeal ....

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 Post subject: Re: Mirror Master
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:58 am 
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Great pictures Van. What a great figure! Bring on the rest of the Rogues.

Did your Mirror Master come with the mirror guns? I thought most stuff from China didn't have accessories.


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 Post subject: Re: Mirror Master
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:07 am 
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puckace wrote:
Great pictures Van. What a great figure! Bring on the rest of the Rogues.

Thanks!
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Did your Mirror Master come with the mirror guns? I thought most stuff from China didn't have accessories.

I keep getting asked this on a lot of forums. :lol: He has two Mirror Master DCD guns, I can't believe they work that well with him. I was lucky I got the two holsters. I've seen him on eBay either with one or with none. And I don't have any of the gunk on his shoulders that someone else got when they got theirs.

As for accessories, sometimes you luck out and you can get some with the figures, just depends on the dealer.

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 Post subject: Re: Mirror Master
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:19 am 
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Patience just isn't one of your virtues, is it Van? :lol:

You have half the sub already! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Mirror Master
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:48 am 
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Patience just isn't one of your virtues, is it Van? :lol:

You have half the sub already! :wink:

I guess not! I do have about half don't I? :lol:
Can you believe on another site... someone was giving me grief over buying the first Movie Masters DKR Gordon to pop up on eBay? Like WTF?

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 Post subject: Re: Mirror Master
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:10 pm 
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I've got two subs, and I'm glad I do - this figure looks awesome! I need to figure out how to come up with an alternate headsculpt so I can have one be Sam Scudder and the other be Evan McCulloch.

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 Post subject: Re: DCUC: Club IE Mirror Master thread
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:08 am 
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updated the title to make this thread the 'official' discussion...

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 Post subject: Re: DCUC: Club IE Mirror Master thread
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:27 pm 
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Here's a first look at the figure:
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main ... ror-master


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 Post subject: Re: DCUC: Club IE Mirror Master thread
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:13 am 
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Just got him yesterday, and he's hands down the best figure from the sub thus far.

He looks like he could have come from off the pegs with four accessories (six if you count the removable holsters). The guns fit securely in both hands, although it's tough to pack them into the holsters with the closed ends on them. Take the ends off and the holsters can snap shut just fine.

He's a big step up from Starman, that's for sure. If we can get more like this, with some new tooling and a few vital accessories per figure, I will have no complaints about the lack of fully tooled figures.

So, thus far:

Mirror Master: A
Jay Garrick: A-
Rocket Red: B-
Starman: C

I didn't get Artocitus due to CC issues. :(

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 Post subject: Re: DCUC: Club IE Mirror Master thread
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:35 am 
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I too was impressed with this figure. With the exception of Atrocitus, I've enjoyed all of the offerings so far and would probably give all of them A's myself. I actually love the simplicity of this figure though. It just makes him pop for me. Looking forward to putting him in with the rest of the baddies once I set things up.


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 Post subject: Re: DCUC: Club IE Mirror Master thread
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:36 am 
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I've always found Mirror Master's holsters to be a tad to big but other than that I have always loved this figure.

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