Damn, I love that art.
Anyway, it’s time for another round of Ask Mattel. (I refuse to acknowledge a corporate mascot by name, nor pretend he actually exists.) My thoughts are in the blue boxes/captions. –PG
1.) Poe asks: Are there any plans to do more Arkham City figures beyond Batman and Two-Face in the Batman: Legacy line?
Yes. We’ll have the next wave at SDCC to show off.
2.) Toyman2581 asks: What is up with those strange yellow lanterns that come with all the Sinestro Corps figures in DCUC and DC Retro action? In the comics, all the yellow lanterns look just like the green ones.
Some figures come with vintage lanterns, other like Scarecrow in Wave 17 come with modern lanterns.
Unfortunately, the question wasn’t really answered here. Has there been a “normal”-style yellow lantern from Mattel, aside from the half-and-half in the Hal/Sinestro set?
3.) Josh asks: We’ve heard that Mattel is very particular about adding extra articulation to certain figures based on what’s appropriate, but can you shed any light on the decision to add so many extra points of articulation to Black Hand? His character does not seem to be one that necessitates extra posing abilities when there are so many other characters that do. In fact, I think it works against the figure in some ways.
It was how the Horsemen wanted to do the character. They usually make the decision on these features.
4.) Barbecue17 asks: While Mattel’s original stance was that the figures would not include action features/gimmicks or anything that would break-up the sculpt, this seems to have changed, as we’ve gotten sculpted (but nonfunctional) dials on both Sy-Klone and Hurricane Hordak. This means we’re getting the broken-up sculpt without the benefit of the action feature! How does the inclusion of non-functioning dials and such mesh with the philosophy of the “classics machine?
When the dial can be worked into the armor of a figure, the Horsemen try to do this. The inclusion of a non working dial as armor detail certainly is not an “action feature”!
Again, this answer is “sideways” to what was asked. That said, maybe this is a question I should ask the Horsemen about, since it’s really more of an aesthetic/artistic choice.
5.) Nik asks: I know the development time was rushed, but why are Marshmallow Mess Ray’s Ecto Goggles so under-sized?
They are in scale to the figure per Sony’s records. They are not undersized.