The Wizard World Chicago Mattel/DC Panel is over. Mattel unveiled Wave 2 of the Classics line and promised it would be fixing the problems of some characters being extremely hard to find.
Take the jump for other highlights.
- Wave 4 of the Signatures Series is coming this fall featuring Clayface, Catwoman, Nightwing, Laughing Gas Joker, Black and Gray Batman, and a Bruce Wayen to Batman figure.
- Mattel will continue the Justice League Unlimited line. Look for a Founding Members Die Cast Pack soon.
- Gorilla Grodd and Red Hood Joker will arrive as an exclusive this Christmas.
- Mattel is pleased they have access to the entire DC Universe line (3,000 characters) that will allow them to produce toys beyond Batman and Superman. But my guess is we will still see plenty of Batman and Superman figures before we get a Piper or Trickster figure.
- There will be a new 6-inch line that will feature highly articulate figures including a build-a-figure similar to the Marvel characters. I’m excited about this, providing the characters stand up better than some of the Marvel heroes. What could be in the build-a-figure? Doomsday? Darkseid? oooooo…..droooooollll….Nope sorry, the first build a figure will be Gorilla Grodd that will be 25-percent bigger than a regular figure.
- Classics Wave 2 will feature Jason Rusch Firestorm, Aquaman, Black Manta, Harley Quinn, and Blue/Red Superman in a 50/50 split (ugh).
- The company is looking at creating an on-line store for those collecting figures – no promises though.
- More 10-inch JLU figures in 2008.
- There are a lot of Green Lantern Corps members out there
- Legal hurdles are preventing the Charlton characters from being made into figures.
More summaries as I get to them! If you have a report you’d like to file, or images you’d like to share, let me know!