Can we talk about DC Icons?
I know they didn't turn out to be America's answer to Figuarts, but over I'm still glad I own them. The sculpt is worthwhile, the accesories are decent despite lacking extra faces and the articulation, despite lacking some of the finer points like a thigh swivel, does work.
I also like that they're doing actual superheroes and not turning into another MUH BATMAN FAMILY line. I doubt I'll ever find a better Black Adam fig until the Shazam movie, if even then.
It seems like most of the stuff is post-Crisis, though. It's just Flash, Superman, Joker, and Deadman that I can recall that aren't (there might be more, I'm sure). I get that with DCC being an in-house operational arm to DC that they'd want to promote the stuff that is currently being published, but I'm not too keen on spending my shekels on costumes I don't even recognize.
I think they'll end up doing more costumes. I mean, the basic sculpt is there and would need little molding differences to from Pre-Crisis Supes to Post-Crisis Supes.
They're probably just working on getting a lot of variety out before jewing us with costumes.
This. I love Icons so far, but it drives me bonkers that they're noticeably smaller than Marvel Legends, especially since Icons feels like DCC's answer to the ML line.
Between Mattel's old DCU line being too large and now DCC's Icons line being too small, it's like we just can't win.
GA measures just a bit over 6" tall and is a bit smaller than SHF batman but not by a huge amount and body wise GA might look more teenish since he's skinnier. Overall dig him since he's prolly one of the only figures I've ever owned that can do a pretty solid arrow draw pose. Only things that really kinda hinder it the range in the hips and the head/hood not looking right when turned.
i'm loving them.
They've revived my interest in collecting larger figures.
IT's basically all i ever wanted from a toyline and I'm thinking of just giving up on all other superhero lines because of what they're offering.
>they're noticeably smaller than Marvel Legends,
>buying Hasbro's MLs.
Ever since the switch from Toy Biz, i've found myself hardly buying any, so most of my collection is in actual 1:12 scale.
I haven't bought Batman yet though, because he doesn't seem to be in scale with the rest of the figures.
Yep, DC Direct is likely going to produce multiples of popular characters in their different era costumes.
I'm really hoping we see Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman in then next wave.
I'd LOVE to see an Icons Jonah Hex, but I know that's unlikely. But hey, the first wave had Mr. Miracle and Deadman of all characters so anything's possible I guess.
I think they'll probably get the basics out like the Justice League, Shazam, maybe a Booster Gold and then start doing waves where they do iconic costumes + new characters.
I wouldn't be surprised if one of the next waves has New 52 Supes.
>implying it isn't 40 year olds that DC sells their awesome stuff to
fucking me generation, get over yourself.
The cartoon was shit too and doesn't deserve toys.
7 years apart, yet a completely different demographic.
Guess how old comic buyers who are in their 40s right now were in the 90s?
Who watches shittily written kids cartoons? 5-15 year olds.
So the year gap between the cartoon is relatively small, but the age gap between the comic readers and cartoon watchers is huge. It's a generation gap too.