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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:06 am 
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I think they do have the rights to do those figures now.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:36 am 
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mako wrote:
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Yes, but Hanna Barbera is also owned by Warners. Isn't that nice? Corporate synergy in action!


Sorry bubba, but it don't work that way.

As a matter of fact, this question came up before, when DCD did their Superfriends line. They could do any DC character affiliated with the show (sound familiar?), but they didn't have the rights for any characters created by HB (Black Vulcan, Samurai, El Dorado, etc.).


Actually this exact question came up at the Mattel/DC panel at comic con... and the official answer is YES! Mattel CAN make figures based on the Superfriends characters created by Hanna-Barbera. DC Direct couldn't at the time that they produced their 2-packs... but the new deal includes ALL Representations of DC characters appearing in all WB films, Television shows and Comics, past, present and Future!

And since there were appearances by Apache Cheif and the others in both cartoons and comics (superfriends comics in the 70's). The official word from the WB rep on the panel is YES they all qualify.

The Mattel rep then asked if it would be something fans would be interested... thunderous applause ensued.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:28 pm 
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I don't know, but would guess that Kenner obtained a license from HB...


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Why was Kenner allowed to put Samauri in their Super Powers line?

I've wondered about this too! And a few other Hanna-Barbera characters (El Dorado, Black Vulcan, Zan and Jayna) were gonna be included in the unproduced fourth wave of the Super Powers collection.

Anyone know how the inclusion of these characters was possible?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 5:14 pm 
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AnimateTed wrote:
mako wrote:
hellpop wrote:
Yes, but Hanna Barbera is also owned by Warners. Isn't that nice? Corporate synergy in action!


Sorry bubba, but it don't work that way.

As a matter of fact, this question came up before, when DCD did their Superfriends line. They could do any DC character affiliated with the show (sound familiar?), but they didn't have the rights for any characters created by HB (Black Vulcan, Samurai, El Dorado, etc.).


Actually this exact question came up at the Mattel/DC panel at comic con... and the official answer is YES! Mattel CAN make figures based on the Superfriends characters created by Hanna-Barbera. DC Direct couldn't at the time that they produced their 2-packs... but the new deal includes ALL Representations of DC characters appearing in all WB films, Television shows and Comics, past, present and Future!

And since there were appearances by Apache Cheif and the others in both cartoons and comics (superfriends comics in the 70's). The official word from the WB rep on the panel is YES they all qualify.

The Mattel rep then asked if it would be something fans would be interested... thunderous applause ensued.

That is certainly great to hear. Bring on Samauri, El Dorado, Apache Chief and Black Vulcan!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:30 am 
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riddler2403 wrote:
Bring on Samauri, El Dorado, Apache Chief and Black Vulcan!

And let's not forget Rima, the Jungle Girl!
(Sorry, couldn't resist!) :)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:43 am 
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Caprica6 wrote:
riddler2403 wrote:
Bring on Samauri, El Dorado, Apache Chief and Black Vulcan!

And let's not forget Rima, the Jungle Girl!
(Sorry, couldn't resist!) :)

Yeah, I would like a Rima also. I really wish she would have been in more episodes.

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