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imp
Aug 4, '13, 12:19 PM
In the interest of tradition, I am posting the latest full-page ad, which appeared in Previews magazine depicting FTC's Series 3 "World's Greatest Heroes!" line.

The most recent issue (August 2013) features a full-page ad promoting the "Series 3" wave:

http://www.worldsgreatesttoys.com/ftc3_previews.jpg

At first, I was disappointed to see an 'Artist's Rendering' to represent Alfred. But then I had a wave of nostalgia for those old, illustrated Mego characters I used to ogle in vintage Heroes World catalogs.

-b

imp
Aug 4, '13, 12:21 PM
p.s. I'm not sure why the ad copy reads, "…proudly presents the second series…" as this is the third such ad, and presumably the third -- not second -- series.

Blue Meanie
Aug 4, '13, 12:56 PM
Still no new figures...Not really an Alfred fan. I guess they don't want my money. I'd buy at least 2 cases of each series...and I'm not a comic book store. Note to Figures....get some "NEW" never before made figures in the line or it might be 3 strikes and your out.

VintageMike
Aug 4, '13, 1:18 PM
This is the only slightly more appealing than wave 2. Complete Batgirls can be tough so I can see that. However loose RM Batman is pretty affordable, I don;t see that RM Robin satisfying anyone for numerous reasons. Don't get my wrong I hope people buy it, but it's going to be tough going.

jimsmegos
Aug 4, '13, 1:23 PM
It seems like these have been teased for forever... I hope that we see Series one available for real order in the next week.

nobody
Aug 4, '13, 3:39 PM
^I believe Amazon shows them shipping this week.

rjm118
Aug 5, '13, 1:28 PM
According to Amazon, Series 1 is in stock September 1, Series 2 is November 1 and Series 3 is February 28.

I ordered series 1 direct from Figures, I feel like its been forever!!

boss
Aug 5, '13, 1:57 PM
Because somebody copy and pasted from the last ad and then forgot to proof it. ;-)


p.s. I'm not sure why the ad copy reads, "…proudly presents the second series…" as this is the third such ad, and presumably the third -- not second -- series.

jwyblejr
Aug 5, '13, 3:46 PM
The head on Robin looks weird. Yet,it looks fine on the Dick Grayson figure. Maybe it's the collar on the Grayson figure that does that?

clemso
Aug 6, '13, 5:32 AM
These are a massive fail for me. I don't see the point of releasing exact reproductions. Would rather see new figures. Also will be a nightmare for collectors who like all original figures.

GaryPlaysWithDolls
Aug 6, '13, 6:20 AM
I really want to see what Alfred looks like. I'm not much on removable mask figures, though. Would like to see a new Batgirl head sculpt.

huedell
Aug 6, '13, 10:25 AM
These are a massive fail for me. I don't see the point of releasing exact reproductions. Would rather see new figures.
That sentiment wouldn't be so ironically loaded if it wasn't posted on a message board born out of a love for the original Mego figures (WGSH included). What could have *more* of a point and be more desired than the figures becoming available again after a 30 year gap?

Also will be a nightmare for collectors who like all original figures.
The irony of not wanting the old line resurrected lessens when considering the purists, admittedly.

alex
Aug 6, '13, 11:21 AM
I personally cant get excited over these either, I just havent got that anticipation as I did for the Mattel ones, until I actually see a new character from them.

Blue Meanie
Aug 6, '13, 11:39 AM
You don't get it an you never will Hue. It's not about being a purist...it's about NEW product. I can buy 90% complete ORIGINAL Batman and Robin's all day long on Ebay for about $5 less than what these repros will retail at. Does it make sense to have the first three lines of a toy company's retro figures come out with NOT ONE new figure??!!?? This will die a quick death. It's sad because I want to see the Egghead and Romero Joker figures...but it will never happen. It might happen in 12 inch form, but not 8 inch form.

rjm118
Aug 6, '13, 1:44 PM
I pre-ordered the first two sets but havent decided on the third. Im starting to kind of feel the sam eway, nostalgia led me to buy the first two sets but now reality sets in. Why do I need exact reproductions? At the very least, each wave should have included a brand new-to-mego character. Alfred was kind of a let down. I would have preferred if they released the alter egos as heads and costumes in a cool package as opposed to ending up with three pairs of essentially the same character.

clemso
Aug 6, '13, 3:03 PM
I've been collecting *** and love *** vintage Megos, been collecting them for close to 30 years now, just voicing my opinion not anyone elses. If there are Mego collectors who want these then power to them.


That sentiment wouldn't be so ironically loaded if it wasn't posted on a message board born out of a love for the original Mego figures (WGSH included). What could have *more* of a point and be more desired than the figures becoming available again after a 30 year gap?

The irony of not wanting the old line resurrected lessens when considering the purists, admittedly.

sauce
Aug 6, '13, 3:35 PM
I didn't buy the reissue of Superman #1. Just read it for free online!

Instead of buying CTVTEMCEDMMATTEL, I can upgrade my outdoor barbecue patio living situation!

huedell
Aug 6, '13, 3:43 PM
I've been collecting *** and love *** vintage Megos, been collecting them for close to 30 years now, just voicing my opinion not anyone elses. If there are Mego collectors who want these then power to them.

I hear ya... I just thought you saying "I can't see the point" as far as what a company releases, and saying it to a bunch of Mego fans was a bit too ironic not to comment ;)


I personally cant get excited over these either, I just havent got that anticipation as I did for the Mattel ones, until I actually see a new character from them.

Oh, but they DID add a new figure: Alfred... beautiful, exciting ALFRED!


You don't get it an you never will Hue. It's not about being a purist...it's about NEW product. I can buy 90% complete ORIGINAL Batman and Robin's all day long on Ebay for about $5 less than what these repros will retail at. Does it make sense to have the first three lines of a toy company's retro figures come out with NOT ONE new figure??!!?? This will die a quick death. It's sad because I want to see the Egghead and Romero Joker figures...but it will never happen. It might happen in 12 inch form, but not 8 inch form.

Firstly... "line dying a quick death" stuff is hard to swallow for me these days being that, I too, wanted new characters (more than just one plain ol' civilian)... I made my point known on these boards and essentially everybody made me out to be a complaining guy who didn't appreciate a new well-known Batman character and was silly for saying the line would be hurt because of what I saw as a stupid choice by Figures Inc. So, if you can't see, Meanie... you're preaching to the WAY converted.

As far as you and your wishes for Batman '66 stuff from Figures Inc... in theory, that's not even the same line as this one, so I don't see where you're linking them together is logical other than that they are both DC licensed and contain Batman characters.

As far as you saying this is "not about being a purist", if you'd simply look at this thread, the collectors who are trying to avoid running into repros were already brought up, so getting huffy at me for referring to that isn't needed. Also, if what you're saying about these new figures not being a bargain or at least "comparable" pricewise compared to hunting vintage figures of similar mint condition on Ebay, well, I'd just love it if you were right. Show me where I can get loose, mint examples of all these WGSH characters for 30 bucks on Ebay and I'll be a happy toy collector.