So we now know that DCUC style figures have been relegated solely to the sub.
No longer will we get a retail line of fully articulated 6" characters that are more 'popular' to attract moms and kids, leaving the lesser known characters for the sub.
In place of this we are getting a retail line of under articulated, simpler sculpted 6" characters that are supposedly more "popular" to attract moms and Kids.
Why they think this new line of characters that have already been made in these exact looks will be more popular than continuing the DCUC line with fresh characters is beyond me.
Also, the sculpts on the faces of the sub figures seem to be dropping in quality, which makes no sense as surely there are less figures to make now its just the sub, so the 4H 's top sculptor should be doing all the head sculpts.
I really hope the "new" 6" line tanks, and come next year Mattel decide on re-branding DCUC to retail. I don't care if they make it sound like they're doing us a favour, if they come off as being in touch with the fan base or the saviors of the line, just so long as they return to form.
But if that never happens, I'd like to see them do additional subs to back up DCIE on Matty, specifically a Batman sub that gives us the myriad of Bat family characters and villains that are still sadly lacking. A Bat sub would probably outsell the regular sub. But it would free the regular sub up for more DC universe characters, so sub buyers don't get lumped with the likes of Bizarro Batman (Composite Superman would've been a far better choice for the sub).
But ultimately, I still believe that if the decision hadn't been made to stop DCUC waves at retail, and the waves had of got back to their original broad spectrum of characters that it would still have the same number of buyers.
I wouldn't like to see DCUC limited in articulation if it returned to retail. The uniformity of the line is one of its biggest attractions, to start putting under articulated versions in the display would be pointless, you'd be better of getting DC Direct versions.
Basically, I feel mattel have really given us the finger this SDCC. They seem to have lost any interest in their flag ship DC line, and I just can't see them re-igniting the previous fire. Which is a big shame, as I still believe there is tons of mileage in DCUC.
Also, on a side note, what the hell happened to the face sulpt on T-Shirt Superboy? It should be exactly like the reign of Superman Superboy head but with shorter hair. It looks nothing like that one or the main Superman head sculpt.