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Listen up, Mattel: the (more) accurate paint jobs on that Copperhead, Green Arrow and Dr. Fate, I would buy these in a heartbeat! I will also take a blue and yellow Booster Gold. Hell, I'd take a blue and gold BG.

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I dont think I've ever seen those pics either! They do look pretty good. I ammend my earlier statement--JLU looks better with less articulation or well designed articulation that we have seen in prototypes but not in production figures.


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The articulation that allows the figures to keep the Timmesque posture doesn't actually look that bad, the only figure ever released with it though was Aquaman. The original 6 look terrible because their arms and legs are put into weird positions with the articulation.

I hate the gold but it's odd that Fate was actually on model at one point.

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for the record...85% of the pics on all card backs have a wrong version of 1 or 2 figs and the accesories are always solid when they ship clear, ala supermans kryptonite, luthor's gun, and flash's lightning bolt....

on another note...NONE of the JLU/DCAU figs should be articulated (save the big guys..grodd, doomsday)....they are so much cleaner and better with only the 5 poa's.... just my thoughts!

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vancleef9000 wrote:
The articulation that allows the figures to keep the Timmesque posture doesn't actually look that bad, the only figure ever released with it though was Aquaman. The original 6 look terrible because their arms and legs are put into weird positions with the articulation.

I hate the gold but it's odd that Fate was actually on model at one point.

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yeah, the figures that hide the joints would be sweet. I probably wouldn't mind the articulation much at all if they where like these prototypes.

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Has anyone else ever seen this figure before? Looks pretty neat. It was in that link to the 2004 SDCC. Was this fig ever at retial?

http://www.toymania.com/toyshows/sdcc04/full/cc04prev2.shtml

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No. Unfortunately that was never released to retail. It's a shame. That's a cool looking figure. Much better than the other Bruce Wayne for The Batman line.

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Has anyone else ever seen this figure before? Looks pretty neat. It was in that link to the 2004 SDCC. Was this fig ever at retial?

http://www.toymania.com/toyshows/sdcc04/full/cc04prev2.shtml


That's a shame... that is a great sculpt!


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does anyone know why some of these figures didn't come to retail? or were they just teasing us to show off

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NitEwiNg86 wrote:
does anyone know why some of these figures didn't come to retail? or were they just teasing us to show off


Most likely the retail buyers balked at "guy in suit" even if it was Bruce Wayne...


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That didn't stop them from releasing the Lex Luthor two pack in the JLU or the Clark Kent two pack in the DCSH line.

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That didn't stop them from releasing the Lex Luthor two pack in the JLU or the Clark Kent two pack in the DCSH line.


No, but both were packed with Superman figures and one was a retailer exclusive. Ever notice how Professor X is usually the last of the X-Men to sell? The DCSH Clark was the first mass market version (and still an exclusive) ever to be sold in a suit, yes, there was the Super Powers one twenty years ago but it was a mail-away and there was the Target exclusive (again) from Hasbro with the cloth costumes to change from Clark to Superman. Before that Clark there was never a retail version of him in a suit that didn't have a transformation into Superman feature. The only versions of Bruce Wayne in a suit were the Target exclusive with the tux and the animated version with the removable suit/trenchcoat.


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Good points, but he could have been a Target exclusive packed with another figure.

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riddler2403 wrote:
Good points, but he could have been a Target exclusive packed with another figure.


True, and it's a shame that didn't happen, but there's also the expense factor of tooling up a complete figure that you've got to take into account. The DCSH Clark used a body that was designed for another figure (even though Clark beat him to market by almost a year) with a new head and I think the hands were new as well. That The Batman Bruce would have had to have had a completely new mold that probably wouldn't be able to be used for anyone but Bruce ('course repaints are possible).


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But the mold had already been made.

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