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  1. Not officially. There were rumors at last Toy Fair that a Justice League 7-pack had been prototyped but wasn't shown. I was hoping it would have shown up at SDCC but it didn't. I think DCC is waiting to see how these other high-priced sets perform and if they really need to add accessories. Personally I'd be happy with episode-specific 2- or 3-packs.
  2. With Alfred! Another $175 item I'm waiting to dip closer to $100 before I buy it. I've seen a few posts indicating collectors are planning on getting it just for Alfred and selling the cave.
  3. Animated Marvel 'Mates

    And will Vulture's helmet be translucent?
  4. Animated Marvel 'Mates

    Does Cap sport an unarmored look under there?
  5. I also just noticed the price on the deluxe Batmobile was starting to budge on Amazon. It's been $172 for months and it's starting to dip for the holidays. Hopefully it'll get as low as it was last year and I can snatch that up.
  6. Here's why I'm thinking Mattel is a big part of this: Mattel is the master toy licensee for DC. They pay big bucks for a certain amount of exclusivity and don't like having their toes stepped on, rightfully so. Their agreement includes 6" scale figures, a scale that DCC had been avoiding, preferring 6.75" scale figures since the DC Direct days... until DCC launched this Animated line. Since Mattel wasn't offering product based on that particular property, isn't wasn't an issue. Then DCC launched their Icons line, also in the 6" scale. At that point DCC was offering many of the same characters in the same scale as Mattel, even in some of the same markets, with the advantage of not having to pay any licensing fees at all. Mattel finally put their foot down when they were planning to release movie and television figures at the same time as DCC. Reportedly, DCC's Legends of Tomorrow Atom figure was delayed only to give Mattel first dibs at getting their own version to stores months ahead of time. Of course everything was reported as being considerate and cordial but I suspect Mattel execs were getting pretty peeved that DCC was digging into their marketshare, offering competitively priced product to the same "adult collector" demographic. Inexplicably, DCC decided to stop offering single figures in the Animated line at their opening price point. Collectors were told that #41 Batgirl was going to be the last single-carded figure and that they were leaning toward multipacks and deluxe offerings like the Expressions packs. None of those SKUs have an MSRP for less that $50, twice that of Mattel's opening price point. It seemed odd that DCC would suddenly choose not to offer in-demand characters like Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Mister Freeze, and Killer Croc as single figures but they justified the $175 GCPD 5-pack by insisting it was the best way to get a character like Montoya to collectors. But then they made the same decision with their 6" scale Icons line. They've gone from offering single figures in the $28 range to offering a multipack like The Death of Superman for $75. All that leads me to believe Warner Bros. Consumer Products went to DCC and said, "Hey! You have to knock it off with the 6" scale figures! We can't have you pissing off our single largest licensee." DCC's decisions seem like a reaction. They've been reined back in, there are new rules in place, and they're offering product the best way they can. They've even resurrected the 6.75" scale Essentials line so they can offer figures in a scale that doesn't compete with Mattel's. I'm actually expecting Mattel to take note of how much interest there is in this line and announce their own offering for Batman: The Animated Series in time for the show's Blu-ray debut.
  7. I was just coming here to let you know the Batwing was $84. Hopefully we'll see something at Toy Fair but with Kevin leaving, my hopes aren't high, not unless DCC can prove that figures can move at these higher price points. I blame Mattel.
  8. Daredevil Netflix (& other show) minimates?

    Good news for those in the industry, I suppose: http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/nielsen-measurement-netflix-1202592985/
  9. Kingdom Hearts

    From ToyNewsI.com: "A Diamond Select Toys release! One of the most popular video game franchises of all time is joining the Minimates family! The 2-inch mini-figure line that brought fans the highly popular Nightmare Before Christmas series will jump back into the world of Disney, with three new two-packs: Sora with Donald, Mickey with Goofy, and Space Paranoids Donald (in his Tron outfit) with the Tron villain Sark! Each mini-figure features fully interchangeable parts and 14 points of articulation, as well as character-appropriate accessories, including Keyblades, Tron discs and more! Each 2-pack comes packaged on a full-color blister card." Same Sark reference but different copy.
  10. Kingdom Hearts

    I'm just happy to see Tron figures in 2-packs. If only Tron and Sark were in the same 2-pack.
  11. Yet another Minimate website

    Clearly you've given this a lot of thought. You're the best, Ivan. You've got some great toy karma coming your way.
  12. Daredevil Netflix (& other show) minimates?

    The Defenders is #3 on the top 20 Netflix originals with seasons watched within the first 24 hours and the only Marvel Netflix series without a dedicated SKU for Minimates: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/netflix-reveals-top-20-series-binged-24-hours-1049608
  13. tru wave 24

    As a Giants fan, I'm staying out of this.
  14. tru wave 24

    I'm up in the Scranton area. Nothing here. Too many Series 23 on the pegs.
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