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AdrienVeidt wrote:Blegh, all these figs look like completely inferior shiat. Half the figs will barely be useable for head and gear fodder. I guess it's back to waiting another decade for Mattel to lose the license so some company with talent can give this a try.
General Hawk wrote:Why is it so hard for major companies to give us 3 3/4" figures with decent articulation and construction? Hasbro can do it, Takara can do it, heck, a handful of overseas companies can do it...but Toy Biz and Mattel just cannot. The Superhero Showdown stuff had great articulation, but fell apart when you looked at them, and these DC Heroes just look like blocks of useless plastic.
Ball joint shoulders - Awesome!
T-Crotch articulation and huge hands - Teh sux0rz.
It's funny that if Joe figures were released like this, there would be widespread mayhem and destruction...but folks seem to love the DC figures and Indy figures that have similar articulation restrictions...
Anyway...I would love decently articulated 1:18 DC figures, but guess I'll keep waiting.
Smokescreen wrote:THAT'S the problem?? T-Crotches? Seriously? There's this other small toy line that uses them...I think they're...what... Star Wars or something like that? Ya... I think they've had a little success through the years...
Yeah, it sucks compared to the crotches Joe figures have. Don't get me wrong. And Joe fans already threw their fits about T-Crotches and had that remedied. But, I do think these DC figures are a hell of a starting block... Decent sculpts, great concepts... Hopefully they can perfect the lower regions in future waves. Everything else looks damn good, imo.
Justin, were you there? Can you confirm that they can mesh with either RAH, new sculpt, or 25A Joe figures?
General Hawk wrote:Unfortunately I only made it to the Hasbro stuff, didn't stick around for the Mattel stuff or any others, so I can't confirm anything there.
I won't debate that the general collecting populace at large doesn't have much of an issue with the t-crotch articulation, but Joe fans in particular often throw fits about it. I can assure you, if the Anniversary figures had them, there would be PLENTY of fits still to be had.
Personally, I've been spoiled by Joe articulation over the years, and I cannot even consider owning other figures without ball-joint hips, which includes Star Wars or Indiana Jones... it's just funny to me that many Joe fans have different expectations and different levels of acceptance for Joe product and other product. No matter how nicely sculpted the new Joes are, if they were as poseable as the Indy figures, there would be an online firestorm. Yet, the Indy figures get lavished with praise?
Just one of the oddities of life...
Smokescreen wrote:K, be fair, now... Part of the reason everyone is lavishing all over the Indy figures is 1. They're freaking Indiana Jones figures. When's the last time Indiana Jones figures have been sold to the general public? FORFREAKINGEVER ago. So, there's a bit of that. Second of all, yeah, they have the goofy Star Wars cuts and art., but they do look more or less, pretty damn good. And they can be used with Joe, so even more points for.
You made a question pop into my head... Does Hasbro's G.I. Joe division hold a patent for that kind of articulation, I wonder? You hardly see any other toy companies do it, for whatever reason. Just makes me wonder if they CAN'T have that type of art. due to a legal issue...
Still though... I'd take a T-Crotch over the Microman crotch art, if I can't have Joe art. At least they'll be able to stand without a footpeg. Well, maybe not Power Girl, but that's an issue of a different sort.
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