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ovenmitt
Apr 23, '13, 3:42 PM
Figures Toys Products replied to 2 e-mails of mine today

Q: Are Mego 8" Marvel Comics figures possible?

A: not at this time

Q: What about rest of DC Comics caracters?

A: maybe

So Hasbro must have a secure hold on ALL Marvel figures ALL scales.

If Figures can license Batman from Warner I am sure the remaing DC Universe will not be far behind!

JediJaida
Apr 23, '13, 3:55 PM
Hmmmmm.....I'd like to get a new Wonder Woman, as well as Batgirl, Supergirl, Catwoman and possibly some other female figures.

I'd love to see how they do Zatanna Zatara, Black Canary, Ra's Al Ghul, etc.

Teemu
Apr 23, '13, 3:59 PM
they need to get MARVEL

Figuremod73
Apr 23, '13, 4:04 PM
If they do a revised WW i hope its a Lynda Carter sculpt.

Timothy2251
Apr 23, '13, 4:42 PM
Drat! I was hoping we'd see some Marvel figures, maybe new ones that Mego never got to (X-Men *cough, cough*). Ah, well. Plenty of DC goodness that can be tapped instead!

Harbingerboy
Apr 23, '13, 5:39 PM
Would love to see Lynda Carter series WW figures in 8" scale, maybe Reeve Superman as well. No interest personally in straight up rehashes.

Earth 2 Chris
Apr 23, '13, 5:42 PM
^Yes, I'd rather have TV/Movie-specific sculpts. If not, you are going to get a lot of the same characters we just had in Retro-Action. Better to wait a bit on a DC comic line. Although we do need a Teen Wonder Robin and new sculpt Joker!

Chris

Bionicfanboy66
Apr 24, '13, 3:25 AM
How about Flash, Unknown Soldier, and Jonah Hex? Maybe even Alfred E. Newman.

thunderbolt
Apr 24, '13, 3:57 AM
^Yes, I'd rather have TV/Movie-specific sculpts. If not, you are going to get a lot of the same characters we just had in Retro-Action. Better to wait a bit on a DC comic line. Although we do need a Teen Wonder Robin and new sculpt Joker!

Chris

Or at least cover ground that Mattel skipped, like Hawkman, some JSAers, Doom Patrol, etc.

madmarva
Apr 24, '13, 6:49 AM
I like the approach Figures.com is taking. If the Batman lines are a success, it could possibly fund other DC characters. If they do really well or super duper well, maybe Marvel/Hasbro will get on board.

The company is already being aggressive. They've shown us some great stuff. Everything looks really promising. Let's hope they get the bodies fixed and continue to show excellent sculpts with heads and accessories.

The great thing about mego figures was their playability. This is something CTVT and Mattlel have yet to duplicate or get right. Ctvt's figures are too tight and fragile to play with and Mattel's were too floppy.

EMCE and Biff Pow have gotten that part right. If Figures.com can get the bodies right and make these toys, not just figures constructed to look good on the card, then maybe this format can be popular to more folks than just the children of the 70s. And that's the only way these lines can really become a true success.

I somewhat wish Figures would have waited on the remego figures until after the first wave of 66 figures. If the bodies are bad on the remego line, there will be a wait and see mood on the 66 figures that could hurt their chances.

ovenmitt
Apr 24, '13, 12:49 PM
On Figures Facebook 2 posts were answeres by Figures

Make mine Marvel Mego, too? Would Disney allow this?

A: we sure hope so!

Any chance of Lynda Carter Wonder Woman and Christopher Reeve Superman figures?

A: its possible one day

Hedji
Apr 24, '13, 2:17 PM
It is great to hear nothing is being completely ruled out. Fills me with hope.

VintageMike
Apr 24, '13, 5:59 PM
My DC mego wishlist is bigger anyway. I'd love any Superfriends/LOD characters that haven't been tackled by Mego or RA yet. On the SF side that would be Hawkman, Black Vulcan/Black Lighting (since Vulcan was a stand in anyway), Samurai and Apache Chief. On the LOD side Brainiac, Grodd, Scarecrow, Toyman, Giganta, Solomon Grundy, and Bizarro remain.
If they were to do Superman, I could see some of the Supes villians making it to complete a wave. Scarecrow maybe due to his Batman affiliation if that goes well.

Teemu
Apr 24, '13, 6:12 PM
It is great to hear nothing is being completely ruled out. Fills me with hope.

that is awesome...it sounds like they will at least pursue Marvel mego's

Mego-Amigo
Apr 24, '13, 7:43 PM
It wouldn't surprise me if these do well if Mattel doesn't try to throw the 6 remaining RA figures out there that they refused to release.

Lord Mongo
Apr 24, '13, 7:51 PM
they need to get MARVEL

Doc needs to do Marvel

ovenmitt
Apr 24, '13, 9:06 PM
Another Figures Facebook post answered

Loving how the Batman 8" figures are turning out, any chance for other DC figures not from Batman family? I would kill for a Green Arrow!

A: sure hope to one day!

jayraytee
Apr 26, '13, 6:25 PM
The answers are positive but very open ended; Are you going to win powerball one day? I sure hope so!

I preordered the first four figures they have up from the retro Batman line, I will be letting my son play with these.. if they are brittle, I won't buy another one. If they hold up I will buy as many as I can. The key is quality.