News roundup, 12/27/2008

  • newspoeI will be sorely, sorely tested in my resolve not to collect 12″ figures by the Hot Toys original Predator, Dutch and yes, even Billy. (Cool Toy Review)
  • Corner Store Comics having year-end sale–20% off in-stock items (CSC)
  • First official Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen pics may be released on my birthday (Seibertron)
  • JLU Amanda Waller figure coming in 2009 (MattyCollector)
  • If you haven’t entered Toy Bender’s “Joes for Tots” contest, there’s still time! (Toy Bender)
  • Weekly OAFE update (OAFE)
  • More NECA Street Fighter photos (Action-Figure) I’m really curious whether these will be in scale with SOTA’s figures.


Christmas Haul


Toy review roundup (via Fanmode) 12/27/08


  1. Chris

    Yes, again sorry for the misinterpretation. I should've worded it correctly.

    I am a fan of the show. I think i've seen 80% of the shows run. Nevertheless, I personally still would not want Amanda Waller.

    Anyway, DCUC distribution seems to be getting better…I saw 9 PEGS of wave 2 at Target!!! Ofcourse the leftovers were Black Manta, Blue/Red Superman and Jason Firestorm….everyone wants Harley and Aquaman!

    INSANE! Right when I quit the line they fix distribution….lol. Figures.

  2. Should be: "It’s THE knee jerk “that sucks because I don’t like it” mentality that drives me a bit crazy sometimes.

  3. Exactly Pete.

    Don't get me wrong, there's inherent comedy found in an Amanda Waller figure that's easily extracted (the Night Court reference is hilarious). It's a knee jerk "that sucks because I don't like it" mentality that drives me a bit crazy sometimes.

  4. "And by the by, You have every right to comment on a Spawn character too irregardless of your consumer choice…..why the desire to self-limit? Or limit anyone else?"

    I think the general underlying point is that we could do with a bit less negative commentary in general. Sure, we have the right to our opinions, but we could all stand to be a bit more cognizant of the consequences of our statements.

  5. No offense was taken by me, I was merely trying to guide the conversation along. I did assume the remarks were negative towards fat people, so I'm sorry.

    I don't even collect JLU figures, so either way it doesn't matter to me. However, as a DCUC and Masters of the Universe fan, Mattel's business practices do hold a certain interest.

    As far as stactions go, I don't know if I could really say I'm indifferent to them, especially since I have two sitting in front of me right now (Jitsu and Sorceress incase you were wondering). I have all of the Four Horsemen MOTU stactions, minus any of the exclusives. I don't know if they're a good example to use or not though, since they were basically the only way the 4H's excellent work would ever be released, so they were a means to an end. I still wish sometimes that I could actually PLAY with them though. At that point, regardless of what line they're from, stactions cease to be a toy and are just statues. Stactions was just a term coined for the MOTU line. As far as I know not too many people play with statues, unless of course you get out your Cesar, Beethoven, and Shakespeare busts and have a tea party with them.

    I don't know much about JLU figures, but doesn't it pretty much conform to their style? They aren't known for having the greatest articulation, are they? At least they're not like those "Inaction" figures Kevin Smith released a few years back.

    Btw, my name is Chris too. I'm glad I use my AIM handle though. It would get pretty confusing with three of us here!


  6. Motorthing

    Mmmmm Clearly. And the fact that I have most of the Line (at least up to the point it went exclusive) in question? I think that entitles someone to an opinion……on where Mattel is going to crash it. This figure will be part of a multi for sure, and probably a Matty exclusive but "no idea of what fans want…" I used to be a fan.

    And by the by, You have every right to comment on a Spawn character too irregardless of your consumer choice…..why the desire to self-limit? Or limit anyone else?

  7. There's no way Waller is going to be a single pack figure. Just like Question wasn't, nor was the chick who was kind of Powergirl, or Ice, or The Key, or any number of newer figures. They pack lesser known characters into multipacks in order to get them made for the fans of the line or fans of obscure DC characters.

    What I had issue with was someone bagging on the character choice when it was for fans of the TV series who are also fans of the toy line and the person doing the bagging obviously is interested in neither. It would be me like saying some Spawn character was a bad choice, yet I have no interest in Spawn. I just don't get why saying Mattel is making poor decisions and implying it could be the "death of the line" when they clearly don't have any idea of what fans of the line would want in the first place.

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