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!

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  1. August 10, 2007 at 5:02 pm — Reply

    I love the new figures! I’m surprised you didn’t stick up some pics of Harley Quinn! The detail and quality of the stuff coming out from Mattel blows me away. I see having a Batman or Superman per wave a necessary evil in getting characters like Firestorm or Red Tornado, most kids are going to say “Who?” when they see obscure characters, but Batman might give them some idea as to what the toys are about…collectors on the other hand, rejoice!

  2. a different Chris
    August 10, 2007 at 8:59 pm — Reply

    Why are the charlton character’s involved in legal hurdles? I thought DC bought those characters outright.

  3. Ozzy Cobblepot
    August 14, 2007 at 10:00 pm — Reply

    Wow, an animated Joker figure that actually has GREEN hair! It’s about time–I’m sick of these animated Joker figures with black hair! I mean really… Joker with black hair?? But in all seriousness, the new head sculpt for this Joker is awesome! Just as he appears in the JL episodes “Injustice for All.” And Gorilla Grodd!! My prayers have been answered! Now if they’ll just make Solomon Grundy available I can die happy. Man, I can’t wait for Christmas to come!!

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