Thanks to all the excellent questions I got from you guys, this round is double the usual size. I’d like to thank Toy Guru for taking the time and effort to answer these!
1.) Can you confirm whether DCUC Wave 10 or Wave 11 is the Walmart exclusive wave?
That will be announced in an upcoming issue of Toy Fare magazine.
2.) Are the spider legs shown in the ToyFare photos of Webstor removable, and how articulated are they?
Webstor’s legs are attached to his backpack. The backpack is removable and with it come the legs. They are also on ball joints and can tuck down pretty discreetly behind his back. That is what you are seeing in the photo.
3.) Newton Gimmick asks: Mattel often suggests that collectors “contact their local toy aisle manager and ask for JLU/DCUC/etc. by name.” Target, Toys R Us and Wal*Mart don’t appear to have toy aisle managers. In some cases like Target, the managers at the stores have little if no control what is shipped to them. So what exactly is Mattel instructing us to do requesting us to do? Can you offer some alternatives to getting our voice heard?
Contacting retailers directly is the best way for fans to have their voices heard.
4.) Drunken Fist asks: Who does the art on the DCUC packages?
It is supplied by DC comics!
5.) Ed asks: I understand a lot of the DCUC focus has been on the classic and or current look of the characters. Out of curiosity, are there any plans to include more modern versions, such as hook-hand Aquaman, “crab-mask” Kyle Rayner, etc.?
Yes. The line will cover all eras of DC comics.
6.) Fengschwing asks: Will we see a return to the standard-sized CnC figures like Metamorpho, or will they always be larger characters?
They will range in all sizes. Smaller characters like Element Man will get more snap on parts to make them larger.
7.) Mario asks: DC Direct is making the Creeper, Plastic Man, Classic Black Lightning & Ocean Master in their “History of The DCU” line. Does this affect if and when Mattel might do these characters in DCUC?
We work very closely with DC as a partner to do our best not to release the same characters at the same time.
8.) He-Dan asks: Does Mattel have any plans to make Wal-Mart exclusive DCUC figures available in international markets?
The Wal-Mart wave will be available at these retail locations in the U.S. and internationally.
9.) Misterbigbo asks: Will the MOTUC packages be adjusted to reflect the less-posed figures? We MOC collectors would like to be able to see the entire figure!
All of the MOTUC figures will share the same package look. If we do a larger figure (like Battle Cat) he will get a larger box but with the same general look.
10.) Tom-Tom asks: When the brown Man-Bat is released, will his back be flocked like the SDCC version, or just sculpted?
This has yet to be revealed.