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DC Collectibles' Batman the Animated Series 6" Figures

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You're farther ahead than I am. I only have the two main Batmans, both Robins, Batgirl, TAS Harley & Joker, Ra's, and TNBA Scarecrow, Freeze, & Two-Face. My LCS went out of business before I was able to afford the rest, and now am trying to sell DCUCs to help me afford catching up. :confused:

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I'm a bit behind myself, since I've basically decided the best strategy with these is to wait for lower prices.  I've seen so many of these figures go for much less on Amazon, or be included in online toy retailer sales, that I feel like a sucker paying full price for them.  Last one I got was the Ventriloquist, way back at Christmas.

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I won't pay $20 for the single figures. They have to be less or I wait patiently.

 

I did notice that the Mad Love 2-pack went from $30 back up to around $45 just in time for Valentine's Day. ;) 

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From IGN:

The Vignette is 15.5”x 17”x 21”, and features a special LED light-up Bat-Computer, and interchangeable computer screen graphics. It also comes with an exclusive 6" Alfred figure, who has a food tray, tea pot and duster as accessories.

Alfred is 6" tall, and fits with the existing line of 6" Batman: The Animated Series action figures both in size and in style.

 

It's due for release in October at $175. Looks like that MSRP is here to stay.

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On 1/26/2017 at 2:55 PM, The Scarlet Spider said:

Alfred with a Bat Cave Playset. That works for everyone they get to extort money from the buyers to get Alfred and the buyers get a playset! 

Man I called it. 

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That's an absurd price point for something that looks like hot garbage. I would pass on it at $75, much less $175. 

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It feels like the batcomputer isn't quite right but I'd have to check stills to be sure. In theory I'd like something like this if the value was there; I'm not seeing it though.

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I definitely don't dispute that it's over priced. I predict these all going on the sales rack. I checked a few Stills and in some frames it's red but I never remember it being that color. 

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It seems to me on some of the figures in the line they've painted them as though they were fully lit. The problem is nothing is ever fully lit in BTAS, practically everything is in shadow. That's at least part of the problem here.

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1 minute ago, stack32 said:

It seems to me on some of the figures in the line they've painted them as though they were fully lit. The problem is nothing is ever fully lit in BTAS, practically everything is in shadow. That's at least part of the problem here.

Nail on the head. I want to like this but I'm kind of glad I don't. Less temptation to pick up the line. Every other offering besides that weird ass multipack in cardboard has been exceptional though. 

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When I saw the evenly lit product shot, I thought lighting might change some minds. Check out the video at the 1:15 mark. 

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I think it looks cool in the video and everything just not $175 cool.
Is it just me or do those Harley and Joker bookends make you feel like that's what Harley and Joker would look like on the show Doug?

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Okay, so the only other new thing shown for this line was the Joker Expressions set. Eight different noggins, alternate hands, plenty of props (more to come), and an extra set of arms and a trench coat to make a completely new Joker. Aside from the Batcave, this was the big reveal of the line for Toy Fair 2017.

 

I'm guessing they'd have had more prototype figures to show if they were still offering single packs. (TAS Batgirl will be the last, reportedly). With multi-packs, you really want to show all or nothing so if one isn't ready, none get seen. (Or at least photographed.)

 

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Depending on which report you listen to, the cardboard backdrop that accompanied the Batcave may or may not be included with the set. For a printed piece of cardboard, it really does finish that playset nicely. Hopefully they find a way to sneak it in there.

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Love the gun fingers he has to turn him into one of the goons from Christmas With the Joker!

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They also showed the Montoya box set, which I realize isn't new but hadn't been seen at a show before. I'm surprised they didn't have more Superman stuff.

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DCC not offering singles in this line anymore bums me out. I hate having to spend that much all at once to get what I want and I haven't found the value to really be there on larger sets. Not sure I'm going to bother completing the line if that's how it's going to be.

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I get the impression that someone above DCC (like their new CFO) is making mandates that will drive this line into the dirt. 

 

Something else I discovered over the weekend. I spoke with my LCS owner and it turns out that they can order individual figures from Diamond. They're not forced to order assortments. (Which means the four Zatanna figures collecting dust on his pegs are his bad gamble.)

 

I don't know how recent that is because I've read reports of cases being shipped unevenly. That may have been something DCC did at first but as the price went up, they offered an alternative. So if these things are actually made to preorder once a certain threshold is met, I guess I'd better start preordering. I almost feel guilty getting so many figures off Amazon so affordably... almost. After all it was the $25 MSRP that kept me away in the first place. At $175 per assortment ($140 if I preorder through BBTS), I'm still paying $28 each.

 

Time for a bake sale.

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