Mister Blisterfists asks:
"So, with Count Marzo, you have proven you will be willing to do a fully 200X Version of a character, is this what we can expect when you finally get around to He-Man and Skeletor (at least in regards to the armor and loincloths)?"
Not exactly. Count Marzo is a 2002 figure (from the show) but he is still in the “Classics” style (shared parts, etc…). He does not have the hyper styling/anime details that he would have had if he was released as part of the 2002 line. He was designed to look like a modern update to a hypothetical vintage figure (if one had existed). We will not be doing any anime hyper-stylized versions (AKA 2002 style) of any figure in the classic line. This style is retired. All figures and accessories will be in the classic style.
Rod Keith asks:
"Is Jimmy Olsen a possible candidate for DCUC? Besides his standard bow-tie with camera look, he's had a couple of superhero guises, as Flamebird to Superman's Nightwing in Kandor, and as Elastic Lad with the Legion. He's also undergone a multitude of transformations from werewolf to giant turtle man, and even as a green DNAlien in Kirby's Fourth World stories. Any chance that Mattel will show a 70-year old teenage pal of Superman some figure love?"
Yes, Jimmy would be a great addition but we can’t comment on any unannounced figures for the line.
"In a recent interview, it was stated that a fully articulated Tytus figure would cost around $100. ToyBiz and Hasbro have both made Marvel Legends Icons with much more articulation, that aren't rotocast. The cost was around 25 bucks for the most recent figures. The Gigantic Battles 2-packs featured a fully articulated 12" figure and a smaller figure for less than $30. Why does a less articulated rotocast figure in the same scale cost $40?"
We produce way fewer MOTUC figures then we would for a retail line. Both of the lines you mentioned are retail lines with much different price structures. When you can produce more figures the cost per figure comes down.
Coffee Joe asks:
In our last Q&A, you mentioned that you contacted DC Comics for the correct coloring of Hourman's cowl, and were told that all-yellow was correct. However, notables like George Perez, Mike Allred (in his "Solo" Hourman story) and a host of others have clearly drawn the black in the front as an actual black panel, as opposed to shading. And even if it were shading, that didn't stop you from applying the black to Batman's cowl in Wave One. Why the strict adherence to comic coloring now?
We went right to the source and DC confirmed that what you are seeing in the examples you mentioned is a shadow on Hourman, not a deco. This is how we came up with the look for the figure.
Hyperion and JSayonara ask:
"If a larger c&c is not possible, have you looked at producing certain characters as separate, larger items as a sub-line for DCUC? I can think of four (Colossal Boy, Validus and re-releases of Giganta and Chemo) who call for figures larger than the 10-inch maximum you currently have. Hasbro is already proving that it can be done with Galactus, so what about the true GIANTS of the DCUC?"
If their was enough of a market for something like this we would love to do it, but based on the sales of collector-only items from the DCU brand on MattyCollector.com it does not look possible, at least not in the near future.