Monday, November 7, 2011

The New Mattel DC 6" - DCU All-Stars


DC Universe Fans,
As you know, the DC Universe Classics line is finishing up at retail with the highly anticipated Wave 20, including the Fan's Choice Collect and Connect® Nekron. Then, following Wave 20, we'll introduce a completely new DC Universe 6" line at retail, the DC Universe All-Stars. Designed especially to complement the DC Universe Club Infinite Earths figures, this new line will blow your collector mind!
You first saw Larfleeze at New York Comic Con. Here's another look at him, plus your first official sneak peek at the rest of the figures from the first mix at retail…
Larfleeze: The wielder of orange light finally joins the DC Universe! This collection-essential figure builds out the Corps.
Superboy Prime: The only super-powered being on Earth Prime, he comes complete with his Anti-Monitor armor.
Flashpoint Plastic Man: Check out this edgy new version of Plastic Man from the popular Flashpoint comics.
Batman Beyond: Behold our sweet take on the iconic Caped Crusader.
So there they are – the four amazing figures that make up the first mix at retail. It's been an awesome year for the DC Universe line and with the DC Universe Club Infinite Earths program on and the DC Universe All-Stars line at retail, 2012 is going to be even better!

Two major wins with Larfleeze and Superboy Prime.  But Plastic Man???  WHUUUUT?  I loved Flashpoint, but c'mon, him?  Kinda lame.  The Batman Beyond pic is from the first release from DCU Classics wave 4.  I hope the actual release comes with his wings (then I will buy it). 
So, the Infinite Earths Sub claimed that the only way to get the figures that collectors wanted was a sub.  The new direction for the 6" retail line would keep some figures out of the line...  Really?  Larfleeze and not Atrocitus?  Obviously some choices were to lure fools like me into believing that it was the only way.  Kind of disappointing they used carrots to fuel their sub and choose MAJOR characters from the DCU's rogue gallery to do so.  Atrocitus, the main villain in the new Green Lantern Animated series, is sub only?  Poison Ivy is sub only? Oh well, I bought the sub.  I will love the sub.  I hope it succeeds and we get more DTC (direct to consumer) goodies!  
- J