Skyquake87 wrote:The figures I've bought from the line (all three of them) look too fragile for my clumsy hands, so these are the first toys I've bought that I haven't opened. I feel like some weird MIB collector... but I can tell by looking at these I'd just end up breaking them, so in their plastic prisons they shall stay and I shall just marvel at them (they are pretty).
That's probably not a bad idea, sad to say.
But are you allowed to marvel at DC toys? Won't that confuse them?
ganon578 wrote:Welp, picked up Rogue. Found her at a Walmart when I was out looking for a travel case for the Switch. Got a smile when she rang up at the register as 'Rouge'.
That typo annoys me far more than is rational, I have to say. I get a twitch every time I see it. And even moreso when I make it myself.
ganon578 wrote:Haven't opened her yet, but I already like her. I think she's missing one of the tiny green rings on her boot though, as one side has one. Maybe it's in the box somewhere. Either way, I think I'd just remove the other if it's gone, no big deal to me. I finally see the un-gloved hand in the box too. Can't wait to open her up this evening!
Like with the new Cyclops, the rings and boot-tops aren't actually glued in place, just held by friction. Once you get them into the position they're supposed to be in they'll stay there just fine (unlike Cyke) but in package they do tend to bounce around. I wouldn't be surprised if it's either around her ankle or rolling around the bottom of the box.
ganon578 wrote:I'm fond of Episode I, bad as it is. It was monumental back when it released, even if a large chunk of people (in hindsight, IMO) like to bash it. I saw it 6 times on the big screen for Pete's sake! Only now is Qui-Gon being made!
I absolutely love some things about Episode I. Darth Maul is cool as hell. The tech designs were generally very eye-catching -- the battle droids and droidekas, the Trade Federation ring-ships, etc. I've got some hardcore nostalgia for a lot of the Star Wars Lego sets and video games that came out around then, too. And most of all, I love
the score -- definitely my favourite of the prequels in that regard, and better than most of the OT too. It retrospect I think it's easily
the best of the prequel movies, even with the choppy pacing and annoying Gungans.
ganon578 wrote:I would surely exercise patience. The Comic Con exclusives Unmasked Kylo Ren and Ben Kenobi with all their fanciness are now readily available at retail without all the accessories. I can't imagine Thrawn would be any different - they'd be missing out on a large portion of paying customers.
Yeah, the same thing seems to happen with the Marvel Legends and Transformers SDCC exclusives. The figures that haven't gotten a mass release previously have a good chance of popping up at retail in short order, though usually with a different deco or accessories or some token retooling.
ganon578 wrote:I've been out of the DC collecting world for a while, and I'm finding myself thoroughly confused with their ever-changing scales and line titles. It really makes tracking older stuff down incredibly difficult.
Agreed. After DCUC crashed and burned Mattel hasn't been able to keep a line going for more than a year or two, and DC Collectibles seems to start (and cancel) a bunch of new lines every year. It's hard to even know what to look for, let alone what it was called.
is pretty helpful for finding info on older figures, if you haven't run across it before, though I'm pretty sure that the 2011+ pages are incomplete since the creator only included stuff that he thought "fit" with the older series. It's got some more in-depth reviews and pics of the older stuff as well.
That said, I found (something I didn't know existed) a DC Universe Classics Batman painted to match the 1989 Movie Bats. Ordered him off eBay and hopefully he will show up this weekend. I had the old Super Powers version, and he'll match Supes and Green Lantern perfectly (but not my new Aquaman
). I'd be tempted to secure the Joker of the same line too, as I used to have that figure as well.
I've always wanted that Batman, but never seen one. I had several versions of that suit as a kid, tie-ins to the old Keaton movies, and I'd love to have a modern (well, not really anymore, but you know...) version.
My Riddler and Joker are the 60s show versions
. I sometimes think I should get a "real" Joker one of these days but I'm honestly not a big fan of the character.
I've somehow never, in my entire life, run across an acceptable Superman in stores, just New 52 and movie versions with ugly, washed-out colours and/or not having the red undies. Hopefully the current SuperFriends line lasts long enough for the second wave to come out (and hopefully I can find it for ~$22ish like the Batman so that I'm willing to actually buy it, outdated engineering and all).
Tetsuro wrote:No way man, people definitely hated it even back when it came out. If hindsight has anything to do with it, it's probably better received now than back then, and even then I'm positive it's only because of people who were kids when it came out watching it with rose-tinted glasses.
Unless my memory is playing tricks, I don't think it was so cut and dried. People absolutely hated Jar-Jar
when the movie came out, but the general "OMG NEW STAR WARS" excitement was so high that it drowned out a lot of the other criticism. In the years between Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones people slowly came to terms with the fact that it wasn't an especially good movie. AOTC didn't have the same "big event" feeling so people were a lot more willing to say that it was awful right off the bat, and from there it cemented into a blanket "the prequels are awful!" even before ROTS came out.
Though a lot of that is from personal experience, so it'll be different from person to person.
I do think that people look back on TPM a lot more fondly than they did a decade or so ago, though, if only because AOTC and ROTS made them thankful that the first one was merely bad instead of putrid.