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scoth70
Dec 14, '13, 12:55 PM
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.556323824461335.1073741853.113907185369670&type=1

thunderbolt
Dec 14, '13, 1:09 PM
flesh colored hands on Pengy??

Brown Bear
Dec 14, '13, 2:03 PM
And Pengy looks like he dropped a little weight too.

Wise4671
Dec 14, '13, 2:19 PM
those are the first 2 things I noticed I hope these are samples and the hands will be white

houseofdracula
Dec 14, '13, 2:23 PM
Not fat enough and the hands are the wrong color.
Too bad because this was the only one that I was going to buy from this series.
Oh well.

https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1483396_556324261127958_1434629313_n.jpg
http://figurestoycompany.com/images/products/detail/FTC_BatmanS2_Retro_Penguin_Full.jpg

houseofdracula
Dec 14, '13, 2:30 PM
Something about the Catwoman looks different than the original (original shown in photo).
http://figurestoycompany.com/images/products/detail/FTC_BATMegoS2_FactoryCaseAll.1.jpg

Wise4671
Dec 14, '13, 2:31 PM
The head looks way to big for the body

PNGwynne
Dec 14, '13, 2:51 PM
Catwoman lacks the top-sticthing around her leggings, which not only gives a more finished look, but also allows reinforces the seam & makes it lie flat.

I think the SI togs look nice.

sprytel
Dec 14, '13, 2:54 PM
Looks like they did a height "fix" on the fat body, maybe? He looks the same height as the rest of the figures, as opposed to the vintage shorter body...

samurainoir
Dec 14, '13, 3:24 PM
Interesting that they went with a Newmar-like graphic, but it's the Mego figure. I guess they are trying to tie this into the TV series line by having these as the "animated" opening credits? Does that explain the green Joker?
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1476265_556323871127997_119842943_n.jpg

The Toyroom
Dec 14, '13, 3:26 PM
Penguin looks anorexic...

Brown Bear
Dec 14, '13, 3:40 PM
It's Yoga Penguin, now healthier. LOL

bobws
Dec 14, '13, 4:17 PM
I hope at some point they make a Catwoman that looks like the TV show or Green dresslike the comic, because that one still looks stupid.

JediJaida
Dec 14, '13, 4:28 PM
Especially with the yellow eyes, stupid haircut, unbelievable Norma Desmond eyebrows (and don't tell me none of you ever thought of it!), and that HORRID costume!

The only thing I like about it are the boots, but I don't want to buy what may be a crap figure, (although I may change my mind), just for a pair of boots!

enyawd72
Dec 14, '13, 4:32 PM
I've never liked that particular Catwoman outfit but the others look great! My slightly beheaded Joker's hands will be getting transplanted to the Penguin.

Zemo
Dec 14, '13, 6:20 PM
Same ole criticisms, and when the line go poof, people are like, what happened. lol

Zemo
Dec 14, '13, 6:23 PM
I hope at some point they make a Catwoman that looks like the TV show or Green dresslike the comic, because that one still looks stupid.

Why don't you produce one?

Figuremod73
Dec 14, '13, 6:26 PM
That Penguin has a certain charm to him. Do wish it had white hands though. It may have been a mix up at the factory.

MIB41
Dec 14, '13, 6:55 PM
Here's a close up of the Wayne head. A little different from the repros that have been out there. Eye brows painted better.

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab176/clayton45/FTCBruceI_zpsa453f068.jpg (http://s861.photobucket.com/user/clayton45/media/FTCBruceI_zpsa453f068.jpg.html)

The suit looks a little tight, but these suits will NEVER be perfect on 8 inch scale.

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab176/clayton45/FTCBruceII_zpsc45e65c4.jpg (http://s861.photobucket.com/user/clayton45/media/FTCBruceII_zpsc45e65c4.jpg.html)

I think Bruce turned out fairly descent.

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab176/clayton45/FTCBruceIII_zps64f86acd.jpg (http://s861.photobucket.com/user/clayton45/media/FTCBruceIII_zps64f86acd.jpg.html)

Robin has different paint apps on the eye brows as well. These are also better than the repros that have been out there.

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab176/clayton45/FTCRobinI_zps9ca8648e.jpg (http://s861.photobucket.com/user/clayton45/media/FTCRobinI_zps9ca8648e.jpg.html)

I have zero issues with Catwoman. That is a really descent copy on the head.

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab176/clayton45/FTCCatwomanII_zps331167ca.jpg (http://s861.photobucket.com/user/clayton45/media/FTCCatwomanII_zps331167ca.jpg.html)

The outfit appears a bit loose, but honestly this is a really good reproduction. Really good effort.

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab176/clayton45/FTCCatwomanIII_zpsc54b7a7c.jpg (http://s861.photobucket.com/user/clayton45/media/FTCCatwomanIII_zpsc54b7a7c.jpg.html)

The only rough one in the bunch is Penguin and that's only because his body doesn't translate as well as the original. His head is perfect. Plus they overlooked the gloves. I thought series two might be a pass for me. Now I'm thinking I'll probably get these too. They're close enough, I think their worth getting. Good job FTC! Now what I'm REALLY waiting for is the COWL in Series 3. If they can nail the cowl perfectly, they have made a big fan out of me. Personally I've never cared for the repro ones out there. The opening for the face has always been too wide and the brow sculpt looked off. I have five of the originals, so I know what a good original cowl looks like. That is what I'm really jazzed to see. They're on a good roll. This is making me even more excited for the '66 series.

rlkrefft
Dec 14, '13, 7:08 PM
I think its because the suits on these figures are more baggy which makes Penguin seem thinner. I'm more upset about the hands not having the white gloves. I mean come on why aren't FTC watching what these overseas companies are making for them? They should have them do them right. That's what they are being paid for. BTW, is it easy on these bodies to switch out hands? I would buy an extra Joker if I knew I could just swap the hands and put them on Penguin. As for Catwoman, her suit is pretty baggy too. It amazes me Mego got these things right 40 years ago, but Mattel and FTC just couldn't.

Boywonder0
Dec 14, '13, 7:25 PM
Here's a close up of the Wayne head. A little different from the repros that have been out there. Eye brows painted better.

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab176/clayton45/FTCBruceI_zpsa453f068.jpg (http://s861.photobucket.com/user/clayton45/media/FTCBruceI_zpsa453f068.jpg.html)

The suit looks a little tight, but these suits will NEVER be perfect on 8 inch scale.

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab176/clayton45/FTCBruceII_zpsc45e65c4.jpg (http://s861.photobucket.com/user/clayton45/media/FTCBruceII_zpsc45e65c4.jpg.html)

I think Bruce turned out fairly descent.

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab176/clayton45/FTCBruceIII_zps64f86acd.jpg (http://s861.photobucket.com/user/clayton45/media/FTCBruceIII_zps64f86acd.jpg.html)

Robin has different paint apps on the eye brows as well. These are also better than the repros that have been out there.

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab176/clayton45/FTCRobinI_zps9ca8648e.jpg (http://s861.photobucket.com/user/clayton45/media/FTCRobinI_zps9ca8648e.jpg.html)

I have zero issues with Catwoman. That is a really descent copy on the head.

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab176/clayton45/FTCCatwomanII_zps331167ca.jpg (http://s861.photobucket.com/user/clayton45/media/FTCCatwomanII_zps331167ca.jpg.html)

The outfit appears a bit loose, but honestly this is a really good reproduction. Really good effort.

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab176/clayton45/FTCCatwomanIII_zpsc54b7a7c.jpg (http://s861.photobucket.com/user/clayton45/media/FTCCatwomanIII_zpsc54b7a7c.jpg.html)

The only rough one in the bunch is Penguin and that's only because his body doesn't translate as well as the original. His head is perfect. Plus they overlooked the gloves. I thought series two might be a pass for me. Now I'm thinking I'll probably get these too. They're close enough, I think their worth getting. Good job FTC! Now what I'm REALLY waiting for is the COWL in Series 3. If they can nail the cowl perfectly, they have made a big fan out of me. Personally I've never cared for the repro ones out there. The opening for the face has always been too wide and the brow sculpt looked off. I have five of the originals, so I know what a good original cowl looks like. That is what I'm really jazzed to see. They're on a good roll. This is making me even more excited for the '66 series.

Beau-ti-ful!

nobody
Dec 14, '13, 7:31 PM
I think its because the suits on these figures are more baggy which makes Penguin seem thinner. I'm more upset about the hands not having the white gloves. I mean come on why aren't FTC watching what these overseas companies are making for them? They should have them do them right. That's what they are being paid for. BTW, is it easy on these bodies to switch out hands? I would buy an extra Joker if I knew I could just swap the hands and put them on Penguin. As for Catwoman, her suit is pretty baggy too. It amazes me Mego got these things right 40 years ago, but Mattel and FTC just couldn't.

You'd buy an extra joker for the Hands? CTVT/FTC makes white hands for 3.00 dollars plus 20.00 shipping...wait :grin:

RickD
Dec 14, '13, 7:36 PM
With every new pictures that FTC releases, the criticisms continues.

Focusing on the positives instead of the negatives goes along way people

If not, go make your own or invest in a nice vintage piece.

Spyweb007
Dec 14, '13, 10:19 PM
I love the original Mego figures, but let's be honest, if released today for the first time they would be just as criticized. We'd complain about Batman's friendly face and Captain America's goofy sculpt, lack of gloves and no white sleeves. These look good, it may be impossible to match exactly what Mego did and still comply with modern safety standards, materials and company style guides. I would say that the most valid complaints have to do with the body defects, which are disappointing if as common as it seems.

comicmike
Dec 14, '13, 10:44 PM
I'm relaxing about the Penguin: He's an "Updated Photo", not an actual finished product with the white FTC tag in the peg hole. I too know how picky I can be in my day to day life, but all in all, I'm *SO* happy to see the pics...I'm ~still~ on extended Christmas morning mode, & here it's only the 14th...I'm ~still~ giddy over these figures...

mego73
Dec 14, '13, 11:10 PM
You guys, I am pretty sure the production ones will have white hands.

jwyblejr
Dec 15, '13, 12:12 AM
I don't get the complaints. If these were exactly like the originals,wow imagine how much anger there would be. There'd be such an uproar over how people would be trying to pass these off as Megos and trying to make a buck off of them and so on. I guess it's true. You can't please everyone.

ODBJBG
Dec 15, '13, 12:24 AM
Bruce and Dick look fantastic.

Catwoman looks odd, but she always did.

Penguin looks a bit off, but I like the body. I think he just needs shorter legs.

Astronut
Dec 15, '13, 1:29 AM
My. God. A company starts reproducing the original line of World's Greatest Super-Heros from Mego - - - - - - - - - - - - - and people are B*TCHING about tiny details. Flesh-colored hands... white-colored hands... isn't it enough for you people that there is actually a company selling reproduction models of MEGO FIGURES IN 2013??? This is a glorious moment in time. We should be celebrating! What the F*CK????????????????

I guess I will never be able to relate to people who b*tch about the tiniest details of something when the fact is, they should be thankful these things even EXIST IN 2013 IN THE FIRST PLACE!

silentj76
Dec 15, '13, 1:52 AM
Well said, I think it is really awesome that FTC is taking the time to do these in this day and time. I bought batman and robin for myself for Christmas, and I have yet to take them out of the shipping box. I will open them Christmas day and I can't wait. I received my first two megos on Christmas day of 1979 which were batman and robin. I would have never thought that 34 years later I would get to enjoy them again. That being said if they have problems with the bodies, no big deal because they can easily be fixed. Great post Astronut, very well said.

enyawd72
Dec 15, '13, 5:02 AM
^I wholeheartedly agree also. With regards to these fantastic reproductions people need to stop being so critical, and especially stop putting the original Megos on a pedestal. The vintage figures had TONS of flaws including goofy faces, baggy inaccurate costumes, bodies that broke...yet we all loved them because what was good about them FAR outweighed those flaws. That's why we're here.
The same applies to these new figures. I love them, and I'm beyond thrilled they even exist. I'm still hoping FTC can somehow swing the Marvel license like DST has.

PNGwynne
Dec 15, '13, 9:02 AM
I guess I will never be able to relate to people who b*tch about the tiniest details of something when the fact is, they should be thankful these things even EXIST IN 2013 IN THE FIRST PLACE!

In all fairness, proper white hands on a gloved character is not a "tiny detail"--particularly when FTC already has these hands available. I agree with Mego73--I'm sure the Penguin will feature proper hands.

(Fans complained about original Mego Capt. America's suit & hands; we're just as entitled to express concerns about a repro advertised as "exact.")

I stand squarely by all of my previous FTC posts. They've improved, and I generally like these figures for what they are and what they represent.

But there's still no denying they need to get their act together regarding PR & production.

nobody
Dec 15, '13, 9:30 AM
PNGwynne Approved...nuff said!

PNGwynne
Dec 15, '13, 10:07 AM
lol--I doubt if my approval, other than in purchasing power, carries any weight. Maybe not even then--we'll all see.

I'd give these offerings about 80% on quality & design, compared to the 40% of earlier CTVT efforts, IMO.

rlkrefft
Dec 15, '13, 12:05 PM
And I also will never understand how some of you just accept everything this company does laying down. If we don't complain about all the flaws they will never fix the flaws. If I owned a company I would want to know how people like my product so I can keep customers buying more. Would you rather people just stop buying them at all so the lines fail and they get canceled? I guess that's what some of you want. It is not a tiny detail when Penguin is shown in ALL artwork, posters and ads wearing white gloves and we are promised these will be exact replicas, then the final product he has regular hands that are ungloved. Not what we were promised when we paid for the figure, and not exact replicas. I never expected these to be exactly like Mego, fine differences like the way the outfit feels etc. is great, but to totally change a color of hands is a big deal. It's a whole body part we are talking here. It's like Batgirl coming out with blonde hair or Riddler having red gloved hands. Be fair and realistic here. We are paying for these figures, pretty good money too, and we don't deserve what we paid for because you think FTC are more important than the buying public? Would you not return something to Walmart or Target if it wasn't like the picture on the box when you got it home and opened it? Why are some of you protecting FTC and defending everything they do no matter what? I don't get it.

JediJaida
Dec 15, '13, 1:28 PM
I've sent them emails aplenty when it comes to flaws in their product.

Female boots made of super brittle plastic that shatter when you put them on or take them off the doll.

Badly sewn clothing.

Super squishy heads with gloppy paint jobs.

Shoes that split.

Tights that are too baggy.

Bodysuits that just DON'T fit!

And they have yet to address any of those problems to my knowledge.

I understand that they have to get rid of old stock before they order new stock, but the least they could do is try to keep an eye on the quality of the merchandise. Like trying the bodysuits ON the figure before they decide to sell it, etc.

Captain
Dec 18, '13, 12:10 AM
So they are using the Wizard fat body. To be honest I always preferred it to the too fat, fat body.

Zemo
Dec 18, '13, 1:21 AM
And I also will never understand how some of you just accept everything this company does laying down. If we don't complain about all the flaws they will never fix the flaws. If I owned a company I would want to know how people like my product so I can keep customers buying more. Would you rather people just stop buying them at all so the lines fail and they get canceled? I guess that's what some of you want. It is not a tiny detail when Penguin is shown in ALL artwork, posters and ads wearing white gloves and we are promised these will be exact replicas, then the final product he has regular hands that are ungloved. Not what we were promised when we paid for the figure, and not exact replicas. I never expected these to be exactly like Mego, fine differences like the way the outfit feels etc. is great, but to totally change a color of hands is a big deal. It's a whole body part we are talking here. It's like Batgirl coming out with blonde hair or Riddler having red gloved hands. Be fair and realistic here. We are paying for these figures, pretty good money too, and we don't deserve what we paid for because you think FTC are more important than the buying public? Would you not return something to Walmart or Target if it wasn't like the picture on the box when you got it home and opened it? Why are some of you protecting FTC and defending everything they do no matter what? I don't get it.

"if I owned a company" Yes that is the question, isn't it.

ubermanx
Dec 18, '13, 7:42 AM
"if I owned a company" Yes that is the question, isn't it.

Zemo, by that logic I can never be critical about a movie because I never made one? Can't comment on a meal in a restaurant until I open one? Can complain about my car unless I produce one myself?

My open message to FTC ...

Look FTC, I am beyond happy you took a chance on this license and released these figures. So much so that I bought two wholesale cases (that's 6 of each figure).

But could you fix the too tight elastics stretching and braking the arms in future releases?

Perhaps label photos of prototypes as such so we don't assume mistakes in the prototypes will make it into production.

And finally try not to use the term "exact replicas". Homage is a good term. Gives you a little leeway to use slightly darker colours or slimmer bodies.

Please have my two cases of Batman 66 Series 1 delivered to the same address as the case of Teen Titans Series 1 that I have on preorder. You have my credit card on file.

Thank you,

- Marty

comicmike
Dec 19, '13, 9:34 PM
My. God. A company starts reproducing the original line of World's Greatest Super-Heros from Mego - - - - - - - - - - - - - and people are B*TCHING about tiny details. Flesh-colored hands... white-colored hands... isn't it enough for you people that there is actually a company selling reproduction models of MEGO FIGURES IN 2013??? This is a glorious moment in time. We should be celebrating! What the F*CK????????????????

I guess I will never be able to relate to people who b*tch about the tiniest details of something when the fact is, they should be thankful these things even EXIST IN 2013 IN THE FIRST PLACE!

BwahaHAhahahaHAHAhahaHAHa! i LOVE re-reading this post! U & i are going for a drink Friday night! Happy hour starts mid-afternoon! Here here! no more Bah-Hum-Bugs already!! you are oh-so right: It's 2013 and here they are! heck, i opened up my Riddler today...couldn't wait to cut off that white peg hole tab! I snipped those wires & used my needle-nose plyers to gently pulled them (knots-&-all) through the plastic guide holes without tearing off the clear under-plastic from the card...and i found PERFECTLY printed green & black deets on a white suit...reminiscent of original Silk Screen suits...I don't care that the Riddler's original suit was all-green material: Now we have an official variation in the original 70s Mego style...so cool...so very very cool!!!! It's hard to contain all this happiness...I think I even smell that original 70s made-in-China rubber-&-plastic fresh chemical goodness inside that bubble...man oh man, soooo good. As ever, a huge thanks to FTC

Chris
Dec 21, '13, 11:33 AM
With regards to these fantastic reproductions people need to stop being so critical, and especially stop putting the original Megos on a pedestal. The vintage figures had TONS of flaws including goofy faces, baggy inaccurate costumes, bodies that broke...yet we all loved them because what was good about them FAR outweighed those flaws. That's why we're here.

If we weren't buddies before this would have sealed the deal. Thank you.

Robin NY
Dec 21, '13, 8:42 PM
I think despite the flaws this is a glorious moment in time for those of us who grew up with Megos, in the 90's I had dreams of walking into a store and buying carded Megos and I would smile when I awoke and thinki "If only...". The other day I walked into Forbidden Planet and there they were. For a brief moment I felt like I was back in the 70's looking up at the shelf with all the Megos. Since I am much taller now I was looking down at the shelf but had the same grin I had 30 something years ago when I saw them for the 1st time. Thanks guys for bringing my old pals back one more time

ovenmitt
Dec 21, '13, 9:33 PM
I am expecting my CASE of Retro Batman Series 1 next week, but I saw all 4 figures in a comic shop this week and they blew me away! They are peerfect repros of the original Megos! It took me back 40 years when I was 2 in 1972 and got the 1st WGSH Megos! I am glad the style of the cards is like Mego and the same color card and logo for each figure! I cannot wait for my own! I have preordered a case each of Batman 1-3 and Teen Titans and will all future series and Batman TV! Looking foward to 2014 announcements! Thank you,FTC! Please get Marvel, too!

HardyGirl
Dec 22, '13, 2:25 AM
Amen and pass the biscuits. You know I'm always amazed that toy fans can be so hyper-critical and cynical. I thought toy collectors participated in this hobby b/c they wanted to let their inner child come out and play and remember what was good about being a kid. As kids, we didn't mind the flaws, we were just happy to play w/ the characters we knew from cartoons and comic books. Now I understand being upset about broken figures, 'cos let's face it, no one wants a defective toy. But nitpicking about the color of the clothes and hands, when after all these years we're FINALLY getting what we've been wishing for, for the past 40 years is ludicrous. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, if they were exact replicas, you'd all be complaining about getting repros on Ebay. And to those who want to switch out the heads and things, you could always customize your own figure, and simply not buy these. I'm just really looking forward to having a Mego Christmas. If I could, I'd invite all you guys who like them to come over, and bring your Batcaves, Batmobiles, Bat Copters, Batcycles and Batsignals, spread our guys are over the lawn and choose up sides.





^I wholeheartedly agree also. With regards to these fantastic reproductions people need to stop being so critical, and especially stop putting the original Megos on a pedestal. The vintage figures had TONS of flaws including goofy faces, baggy inaccurate costumes, bodies that broke...yet we all loved them because what was good about them FAR outweighed those flaws. That's why we're here.
The same applies to these new figures. I love them, and I'm beyond thrilled they even exist. I'm still hoping FTC can somehow swing the Marvel license like DST has.

Boywonder0
Dec 22, '13, 6:35 AM
^^^Amen to all of the above! Thank you Figures Toys Company for the new Megos and forgive the haters...

PNGwynne
Dec 22, '13, 9:41 AM
Let's not toss about the term "haters" too easily--it's possible to really like an item but still expect it to be durable & accurate :wink_y: