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Iron Mego
Apr 16, '14, 9:26 PM
On FTC's Instagram Feed:

http://instagram.com/figurestoycompany#

VintageMike
Apr 16, '14, 9:31 PM
They look great. Can't wait for Scarecrow!

madmarva
Apr 16, '14, 9:50 PM
I really like the Scarecrow. Ras is good, too. I like the direction FTC is going with their new sculpts, closer to the comics.

Now, will Ras and the Scarecrow have printed suits or separate pants, shirts etc?

jimsmegos
Apr 16, '14, 9:51 PM
Was hoping for more of a Super Friends look to Scarecrow but whatcha gonna do? I'll hold off being too critical until I see the finished product. My only concern would be in the new figures and style not meshing with the reproductions. Then again if the card art on the two packs are an indicator we may be getting new versions of all of the core characters.

ThePlayerOnTheOtherSide
Apr 16, '14, 10:03 PM
Those look incredible, REALLY pleased with Ras.

ScottA
Apr 16, '14, 10:04 PM
I like them.

Boshek
Apr 16, '14, 10:09 PM
I can't see anything. Can someone post them or pm them to me?

ovenmitt
Apr 16, '14, 10:09 PM
I like Ras and Scarecrow looks creepy good- scary smile! Cannot wait to see the COSTUMES for these 2 characters and Series 4 NEW Batman himself who I hope is very Neal Adamish! Bring on Superman characters, Wonder Woman, etc!

D!n0-M@n
Apr 16, '14, 10:38 PM
This is quickly becoming my new favorite company.

jwyblejr
Apr 16, '14, 11:08 PM
When's Green Arrow suppose to be coming out?

Starroid Raiders Dagon
Apr 17, '14, 12:26 AM
They look bloody brilliant. Love both those sculpts. I didn't think Scarecrow would come in so early. Judging from the cardbacks on the two-packs, I thought we might be light for villains. Happy this doesn't look to be the case.

bleit1701
Apr 17, '14, 3:17 AM
I can't see it either:ugh_y:

Starroid Raiders Dagon
Apr 17, '14, 3:46 AM
10517
Can you guys see them now?

Vinny0026
Apr 17, '14, 5:54 AM
Ras looks great
when you guys say series or wave 4 you mean batman wave 4 right?

Pretty sure these will not be the next set after titans, or the set after that. But I guess we will see :)

enyawd72
Apr 17, '14, 6:01 AM
Am I the only one who thinks they look a little TOO detailed for Mego headsculpts? Scarecrow's face has almost a living appearance like Venom rather than being a mask.

alex
Apr 17, '14, 6:45 AM
YEAh scaRECROWS SCULPT, LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING OUT OF THE EVIL DEAD, WE'LL SEE HOW THESE TURN OUT, BUT A little too detaILED FOR MEGO STYLE.

GaryPlaysWithDolls
Apr 17, '14, 6:51 AM
Looks really cool.

ThePlayerOnTheOtherSide
Apr 17, '14, 7:00 AM
Am I the only one who thinks they look a little TOO detailed for Mego headsculpts? Scarecrow's face has almost a living appearance like Venom rather than being a mask.

Ras' appearance and style doesn't mesh with Mego style period. Neal Adams vs Alex Toth. Making Ras a bit 'cartoony' in order to make him more in line with the other Megos would have completely ruined the character. For the figures that Mego didn't make I'd rather them stay true to the character versus true to the Mego line. But that's just me.

enyawd72
Apr 17, '14, 7:10 AM
I disagree. Mr. Fantastic and Thor are perfect examples of realistic yet Mego-style sculpts.
Ra's isn't really an issue anyway...but I'm really not digging the demonic Scarecrow. He looks like he's made of wood or something...and the neck seems out of place. Just my two cents. I'll end up buying him anyway...the completist in me can't help it.

palitoy
Apr 17, '14, 7:10 AM
Am I the only one who thinks they look a little TOO detailed for Mego headsculpts? Scarecrow's face has almost a living appearance like Venom rather than being a mask.

Yeah, they do but I do think that this will please more folks than a simplified head sculpt. If retro action taught me anything it's that the world is split on what "mego style" is. This is probably the smarter choice for FTC. I personally tend to lean the other way but respect their choice.

ThePlayerOnTheOtherSide
Apr 17, '14, 7:16 AM
I disagree. Mr. Fantastic and Thor are perfect examples of realistic yet Mego-style sculpts.
Ra's isn't really an issue anyway...but I'm really not digging the demonic Scarecrow. He looks like he's made of wood or something...and the neck seems out of place. Just my two cents. I'll end up buying him anyway...the completist in me can't help it.

I'm not saying you can't have 'realistic' sculpts and it not fit in. The sculpt on the Mego Batman magnetic figure was much more grim than the regular and it was awesome.

I'm saying going the 'Mego' route with Ras would have completely diluted the character. Glad they didn't.

palitoy
Apr 17, '14, 7:36 AM
This was brought up by a reader on our Facebook page:

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMDYw/z/vCoAAOxyVaBS8npl/$_57.JPG

Hedji
Apr 17, '14, 7:46 AM
Am I the only one who thinks they look a little TOO detailed for Mego headsculpts? Scarecrow's face has almost a living appearance like Venom rather than being a mask.

This was precisely my reaction. Nice that they're making these, but Scarecrow especially misses the mark. I thought the intent was to produce figures that looked like their vintage counterparts.

Waaaay too modern looking.

Hedji
Apr 17, '14, 7:48 AM
Jut looked at the post hove mine. That is pretty compelling I suppose. Maybe I'll warm up to it when I see the clothing.

Boshek
Apr 17, '14, 8:06 AM
Thanks for posting the pics.

I think they both look great. Maybe down the line we can see a Legion of Doom/Animated style Scarecrow too.

megonaught
Apr 17, '14, 8:07 AM
Those are awesome sculpts.

Earth 2 Chris
Apr 17, '14, 8:08 AM
That is definitely a 70s era Scarecrow, and of course Ra's looks very Adamsy. I like them!

Chris

enyawd72
Apr 17, '14, 8:35 AM
That is definitely a 70s era Scarecrow, and of course Ra's looks very Adamsy. I like them!

Chris

Yeah, after seeing that cover, I'm totally on board with it now.

Boywonder0
Apr 17, '14, 8:38 AM
Both look great! FTC has my money for a while...

jeffbearco
Apr 17, '14, 8:53 AM
I think they both look very cool! I'm looking forward to seeing the costumes. I really hope they don't do printed costumes and instead give Ras a full green suit and cape. Looking at what is for sale on Classictvtoys.com, they already have a green suit in stock. I'd bet that's how they go with it.

As for the Scarecrow sculpt, it could easily fit into the Universal Monsters line, the Evil Dead line, or a Super Friends line all based on how they do the costume. The face is definitely creepy but I'm for it. I prefer the Adams look.

JeffBearCO

Hedji
Apr 17, '14, 9:03 AM
Strange that Scarecrow is not pictured on the back of the 2-Pack cards with the lineup of other characters.

ThePlayerOnTheOtherSide
Apr 17, '14, 9:56 AM
When's Green Arrow suppose to be coming out?

They've never gave a firmer date than later this year. IMO if we get it before the end of Summer I'll be very surprised. GA is probably the figure I am most looking forward to.

ThePlayerOnTheOtherSide
Apr 17, '14, 10:00 AM
Ras looks great
when you guys say series or wave 4 you mean batman wave 4 right?

Pretty sure these will not be the next set after titans, or the set after that. But I guess we will see :)

Yeah I'd wager these are about 6 months out. Seems like we're about a week or 2 away from Batman 66, then likely Titans around Memorial Day, then......? Maybe the first Superman wave? Beginning to look like the first wave after the Titans might not hit till July or August. Batman Wave 4 could easily be a Christmas purchase.

EDIT: Forget Batman Wave 3 likely after the Titans. It's entirely possible that we don't get Batman Wave 3 till July.

boss
Apr 17, '14, 10:40 AM
maybe it's just the angle, but the Ras sculpt looks like it was pulled from the mold too early. It looks slightly misshapen to me.

sprytel
Apr 17, '14, 11:04 AM
maybe it's just the angle, but the Ras sculpt looks like it was pulled from the mold too early. It looks slightly misshapen to me.

Glad somebody else mentioned it, I was beginning to wonder if it was just me. It looks really promising, so hoping it is just something minor like that.

comicmike
Apr 17, '14, 11:38 AM
http://distilleryimage4.ak.instagram.com//6cb6ef9ec5d511e3a4c80002c9d390cc_8.jpg

70s:

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/BMVSSC-Cv1_solicit.jpg
http://images.wwcomics.com/images/large/JsLoAmi_111_RM.jpg
http://mygenerationtoys.com/images/Batman%20The%20Scarecrow%20Mirage%20Record.jpg
http://images.wwcomics.com/images/large/SupFrd_32_GS.jpg

60s:

https://mosaia.s3.amazonaws.com/images/794911/large.jpg?1355778392
http://www.comics101.com/archives/comics101/images/2005/jun15/sixties.jpg

jwyblejr
Apr 17, '14, 12:34 PM
I've got no problem with the way Ra's looks. Don't know how else you would give him a "Mego" type of look. Even the animated version is pretty close to how that head sculpt is.

Gadgeteer
Apr 17, '14, 3:49 PM
I was sure I was only going to collect Batman 66 figures, but as good as these sculpts are I might work in some of these bad guys that didn't make it on the show or weren't even around yet, I could mod some to fit how they look in the new comic, if you haven't checked out the Batman 66 book yet do it it's REAL good!

TomStrong
Apr 17, '14, 4:51 PM
These look great and everybody knows it! He he. I'll be picking up both of these.

ThePlayerOnTheOtherSide
Apr 17, '14, 5:28 PM
Glad somebody else mentioned it, I was beginning to wonder if it was just me. It looks really promising, so hoping it is just something minor like that.

Likely just an uneven neck plug causing it to lean just enough to the left to notice. The head sculpt itself looks wonderful.

ThePlayerOnTheOtherSide
Apr 17, '14, 5:29 PM
http://distilleryimage4.ak.instagram.com//6cb6ef9ec5d511e3a4c80002c9d390cc_8.jpg

70s:

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/BMVSSC-Cv1_solicit.jpg


Always loved the cover to Batman 296. Hope that's what Scarecrow's costume looks like.

PNGwynne
Apr 17, '14, 6:51 PM
I have some moderate misgivings about the Scarecrow, both in deco and design--not the style per se, but the level of detail. That said, I'm relieved it's not a Hanna-Barbara version.

I do think, though, that both these heads will likely top nice figures.

JediJaida
Apr 17, '14, 7:13 PM
Can't wait to see Ra's costume!

Starroid Raiders Dagon
Apr 17, '14, 8:52 PM
I really love these two headsculpts. I didn't realize how different we all define Megos. Good to be part of such a strong community with heart. The comic covers reminded me that I NEED a reMEGO Chronos!! He is the perfect character for figure.

lilbrosj66
Apr 17, '14, 9:57 PM
I think they look great. And when you look at the original Mego line-up there was a definite progression in detail/realism in the sculpts. Just put a Supergirl head up against an Invisible Girl or a Batman up against Thor and you will see the difference. I think if the Mego line would have continued, we would have seen more and more realistic sculpts and more and more detail in the costuming. My bigger concern is the fact that FTC seems intent on sucking every last dollar out of my wallet with these great figures!

ovenmitt
Apr 17, '14, 11:20 PM
I agree! I love these new head sculpts and costumes which Mego would have reached the detail of or already did with Thor and Invisible Girl like you said! I am also glad FTC is making a NEW Batman in series 4 hopefully Neal Adamish with grimace, no pupils, longer ears, longer cape, painted gloved hands, etc!

I would love to see a NEW Wonder Woman as George Perez revamped her in 1986! Of course I want Lynda Carter WW, too! Catwoman in her purple cowl and dress and green cape! Bolland Joker! Supergirl in her Helen Slater movie costume! Shazam CC Beck look! And maybe eventually current New 52 costumes for all DC characters! INFINITE POSSIBILITIES!

comicmike
Apr 18, '14, 12:42 AM
http://photos-h.ak.instagram.com//hphotos-ak-prn//1527715_286638761501063_2055969341_n.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eqSV3c5ql_4/TifwYgoSqzI/AAAAAAAAC7k/bti4UR21ifY/s1600/RasAlGhul.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Cyc3c0L60LI/TrFerTCFb-I/AAAAAAAAJ2k/CGwsgRD9TNQ/s1600/Batman232-04.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5N9bQb83EC4/UYnVG_7bRRI/AAAAAAAAgqU/ok7gb6pSI_A/s1600/ra'+(5).jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KwR24EfsPCo/UYnVCXbXPEI/AAAAAAAAgqM/KvDnv1yP5bQ/s1600/ra'+(2).jpg
http://13thdimension.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/treasury1977.jpg
https://s-media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/bc/0a/27/bc0a27809f5594fe1f57e922ed08f1f2.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_uuV6zd7TbT4/TSX1np4HK3I/AAAAAAAAKV8/HfK9VHryNbg/s1600/the-saga-of-ras-al-ghul-1-pg37.jpg
http://nevillescu.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/saga-ras-al-ghul.jpg
http://tommytopps.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/3567015496_8f118cc66b_o.jpg

ThePlayerOnTheOtherSide
Apr 18, '14, 4:33 AM
Love that the Ras sculpt was so clearly influenced by Adams' take, as it should be. Also those pics remind me how much I hope they do Talia as well!

If they let Neal's artwork influence the new Batman figure and nail the costume and sculpt it will truly be a beautiful figure. Also notice another shot of the Scarecrow that looks just like the sculpt.

enyawd72
Apr 18, '14, 6:39 AM
Whoever colored the DC Super-Villains goofed...Lex Luthor's pants should be green and his boots purple.
I always notice stuff like that...even as a kid. Used to drive me nuts when they'd reverse the colors on Batman or Superman's emblems on Super-Friends.

The Toyroom
Apr 18, '14, 7:04 AM
http://tommytopps.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/3567015496_8f118cc66b_o.jpg

1) When did The Joker ever wear a green bowler hat?

2) Even back then Batman's villains got the big push....
Batman- 7
Flash- 6
Superman- 2
Captain Marvel- 1
Wonder Woman- 0
Aquaman- 0

JediJaida
Apr 18, '14, 7:17 AM
What really creeped me out about Ra's appearance was the complete lack of eyebrows! Made him seem like he was completely inhuman.

Mike77
Apr 18, '14, 7:42 AM
These new sculpts are great! I only hope some day we'll get a more realistic secret identities Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson sculpt.

eewdoc
Apr 18, '14, 8:54 AM
Penguin looks like he visited jenny craig in that picture.

megodarryl
Apr 18, '14, 10:44 AM
[QUOTE=ThePlayerOnTheOtherSide;1122901]Love that the Ras sculpt was so clearly influenced by Adams' take, as it should be. Also those pics remind me how much I hope they do Talia as well!

Yes, I think Ra's is perfect. And I'm getting an extra Ra's to repaint- he'll make an EXCELLENT original series Klingon.

jwyblejr
Apr 18, '14, 12:22 PM
http://tommytopps.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/3567015496_8f118cc66b_o.jpg

1) When did The Joker ever wear a green bowler hat?

2) Even back then Batman's villains got the big push....
Batman- 7
Flash- 6
Superman- 2
Captain Marvel- 1
Wonder Woman- 0
Aquaman- 0

Maybe The Joker mugged The Riddler on his way to that photo shoot? He's crazy enough to do something like that.

Earth 2 Chris
Apr 18, '14, 2:20 PM
What really creeped me out about Ra's appearance was the complete lack of eyebrows! Made him seem like he was completely inhuman.

I always loved that about Adam's Ra's. When artists give him eyebrows it really honks me off. Do some research, people! This sculpt nails that Adams feel. I hope we get a Batman in a like matter down the road.

Chris

PNGwynne
Apr 18, '14, 2:56 PM
http://tommytopps.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/3567015496_8f118cc66b_o.jpg

Even back then Batman's villains got the big push....
Batman- 7
Flash- 6
Superman- 2
Captain Marvel- 1
Wonder Woman- 0
Aquaman- 0

Yeah, Mr. Element at the expense of Sinestro, Toyman, Bizarro, or Cheetah? Wow.

PNGwynne
Apr 18, '14, 2:58 PM
Adams' Ra's had that bit of artistic license--like the Green Goblin--where the brow-line, eyebrow, and eye shadowing are all merged. It seems that FTC has coped this closely.


I always loved that about Adam's Ra's. When artists give him eyebrows it really honks me off. Do some research, people! This sculpt nails that Adams feel. I hope we get a Batman in a like matter down the road.

Chris

thunderbolt
Apr 18, '14, 5:25 PM
If the costuming detail matches the headsculpts I'm in. They'd look great in with the '66 gang.

jwyblejr
Apr 18, '14, 11:08 PM
I just realized something in that picture of DC bad guys. Grodd is creepy with that grin.

enyawd72
Apr 19, '14, 1:10 AM
I just realized something in that picture of DC bad guys. Grodd is creepy with that grin.

"Right turn, Clyde."

Chris
Apr 19, '14, 10:52 AM
Love them!
Close one. I was just getting ready to make a Scarecrow after not seeing him pictured on the card.

scott metzger
Apr 22, '14, 2:19 PM
What really creeped me out about Ra's appearance was the complete lack of eyebrows! Made him seem like he was completely inhuman.
Yes, finally someone did Ra's correctly! It was either O'Neil or Adams themselves who commented that he was deliberately drawn without brows to make him look more exotic. This is definitely the most dead on Ra's head ever made, and captures exactly what the creators intended.

The Scarecrow is well done, and I can see it as a more detailed Challenge of the Superfriends version in addition to the comics reference given, but I do wonder if it will really fit well with the rest of the line thus far. Not that some Mego figures didn't have great, detailed sculpts (Mego GA is still the best version of the character's noggin ever done), but the kind of detailing here is something we don't see in a lot of the Megos, or even the new figures being made by FTC. Not a deal breaker for me, though; I can't seriously see me passing on any of these.