1.) Josh asks: The WWE figures utilize the basic, elite, and defining moments methods of selling figures and different price points. Would this model ever be considered for DCUC to get more “deluxe” versions of figures? For instance, a Superman with a cloth cape or even a Clark Kent outfit; A batman with cloth cape and accessories.
Always a possibility but nothing is planned right now.
2.) Chris asks: Regarding WWE,the knee and elbow pads restrict movement. Would it be possible to switch to a more sponge like material that would allow free movement but retain it’s natural shape?
We will need to ask out design staff on this one. We will post an answer when we have the full info!
3.) Will the Batman: Legacy line include more modern versions of Batman characters, such as Dick Grayson Batman (who has never received an action figure), Damian Wayne, or Stephanie Brown Batgirl?
You will need to wait for SDCC to find out!
4.) Many fans have expressed great disappointment with Mattycollector’s latest shipping changes: extremely late (domestic) shipping, items shipped in yellow envelopes rather than the boxes used up to this point, and so forth. Is something being done to examine this, or this is simply the new reality due to rising shipping costs?
Starting next month we will be offering additional shipping options (at various prices). The envelopes were our method of keeping shipping costs to a minimum but if you are interested in faster service and different shipping methods we will make that available at an additional charge.
5.) As many fans have noticed, smaller companies such as NECA offer licensed action figures with extremely detailed & unique (i.e., no re-used) sculpting and equivalent or greater articulation than DC Universe Classics for the same price or, sometimes, even less. Many collectors don’t understand why this should be the case, as economies of scale would suggest the higher production numbers of DCUC figures, plus the tool re-use and generally less detailed sculpting, should make them cost less than the figures from these smaller companies. What’s the reason for the high retail cost of DCUC?
Mattel has much different price structures compared to other consumer good companies and much higher safety standards compared to other toy companies. Both of these contribute to our suggested retail prices.