|by measle on April 19, 2008, 09:36:00 AM
OK I got up extra early to take the call from Doc and get the lowdown for you all. No pictures, but they'll eventually hit the other sites soon enough. I was writing furiously and may have got a few things wrong, but here's what Doc found out and his impressions.
All Villains wave coming with the like of Shadow Thief and Atomic Skull
Grodd box set is being reisussed with "show accurate" paint apps
SDCC Exclusive Giganta both human sized and giant rotoscoped size. Don't know how tall she actuall be.
Wonder Woman with Artemis variants
Captain Atom (classic DC version) with Ross KC look as variant
Riddler w/Green suit and bowler hat
Batman Beyond (That's right, fucking Batman Beyond)
MA Despero BAF
Wal-mart Exclusive wave
Classic SAish Hawkman
MA Black Lightening (that's right just like the one DCD did, notice a theme here
MA Matallo (steame shovel version that we already got from DCD) BAF
Mattel also announced Two Packs that will include new figures mixed in with ones that were previously done. Batgirl and Azrael will both find their way to a two pack. Lightray will apoear in a 2-pack with a new Orion with removable helmet. That kinda pisses me off too. I don't wanna buy another Oriion, not even with a removalbe helmet. The sculpt on Orion will be his New Genesis visage.
Doc admitted that he may have some in the wrong waves, but the figures themselves are all confirmed. His impression was that Mattel had a chance to make several highly requested figures that DCD has yet to do and instead opted to do the same version that DCD had already done. Coulda been a great time to get a classic Black Lightening. Don't know if a variant figure is planned though. And just like DCD Mattel is offering us a hodgepodge collection, MA Black Lightening for our Satellite JLA?
As you've aready seen the New Gods 2, and Doc said they looked fantastic.
said the Showcase figures looked great.
13 inch Lantern set looked great as did the 13 inch Sinestro Corp Sinestro. I asked about alternate heads for that one, Doc said none of the figures were showing alternate heads. So perhaps we can have our SA Lantern Corp square off against a Sinestro Corp?
13" Spirit looked like crap.
Oh, Kevin Maguire liked Black Canary and Ice but thought the Batman face looked pinched.
I've got Neal and Jason Adams on DCD and the possibility of figures coming in a follow up article.
Stay tuned for more, and remember any news that we do here (which is few and far between) is not going to be fair and balanced. We aint a toy journalism site, just a bunch of dudes offering our opinions on what is crap and what aint,
Talk about it here.
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| on March 10, 2008, 06:21:00 PM
|Resident Whiz-Kid reviews Wizkids' Latest Heroclix!
Wizkids' Latest Heroclix set is upon us.
Titled "Crisis", and based on the numerous DC books that have used the title over the years, it promised to include many well-known and much-demanded characters. Did it Deliver?, read on, and decide for yourself.
Heroclix reformatted itself after the 5th anniversary, and as such, they're still working the kinks out in the game mechanics, as well as the presentation.
Events are now handled with a dial (just a figureless clixbase), with a card to explain the in-game effect.
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| on February 05, 2008, 11:33:00 PM
CriticalMess meets American Hotrod!
A dark blue sedan with a bat head in the front and a big scalloped fin: features that have been integral parts of Batmobile designs for over 60 years. This design, with slight fluctuations (red pin stripes, scalloped fenders) appeared in comic books and newspaper strips for 10 years, until the Batmobile was hit with a bazooka (“Holy Ordinance, Batman!”) and replaced with a new design in 1950.
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