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Matt Reed
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Posted: 27 February 2008 at 12:25pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

We'll probably end up seeing these in the States in a year.  Just enough time for me to find more space in my home office!

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John Byrne

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Posted: 27 February 2008 at 12:32pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

As I mentioned in the Marvel thread, I asked a friend currently based in London if he could check to see if Forbidden Planet had any in stock, and he ran right out and subscribed! Which, I suppose, means I can start looking for packages in the mail, eventually.

Also means I will have some figures I don't want. . .

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Craig Ashforth
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Posted: 28 February 2008 at 3:53am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

The collection is supposed to be finally launched nationally in the UK in the next week or so. Picked up a Batman and Superman during the trial run and was pretty impressed so I subscribed.

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Thom Price
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Posted: 28 February 2008 at 9:58pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Wonder Woman is not part of the first wave, correct?   (I only collect WW memorabilia -- despite the constant temptation to branch out.)
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Thomas Moudry
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Posted: 28 February 2008 at 11:15pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I'm really eager for this series to start. I'll look for some when I'm in Europe later this year, but I'm also going to be checking DCBS solicitations pretty carefully, too, for the next year.
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Craig Ashforth
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Posted: 29 February 2008 at 5:08am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Wonder Woman is not part of the first wave, correct? 

Wonder Woman is supposed to be issue 7 of the collection.

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Jarrod Garrity
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Posted: 29 February 2008 at 11:10am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

You guys may have seen this already, but here's a TV ad for the figurines.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHphvFvIUos

You can see WW in the set. Man, this is a tough decision. I really like the look of these, but I don't want to end up buying all of them. (Plus I don't have a lot of room to display them). Maybe if I just stuck to getting the Heroes.....then, what's a group of heroes to do without villains to fight.....arrrgh!

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John Byrne

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Posted: 29 February 2008 at 11:13am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

"…at newsagents now…"

Pardon me whilst I weep softly in the corner, here.
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Didier Yvon Paul Fayolle
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Posted: 01 March 2008 at 2:24am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Newsagents... so this is how they call the " bureaux de presse " in England...

And I wish so much those would come in HK fast....

For you French guys, it started also?

 I may consider to ask my mom to take some for me... but I may need to know the release dates of the figures...

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Ray Brady
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Posted: 01 March 2008 at 11:08am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Now are these really available at newsagents? Over the past couple of years, I've popped into a couple dozen magazine shops in London, and I've never seen them on display. The only place I've ever found these in the U.K. is in comic book shops.
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Fabrice Renault
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Posted: 01 March 2008 at 12:39pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

The first figurine, Batman, is on sale at french newsagents since February 27th, for less than 3 euros. Looking forward the rest of the collection. I might even start with the Marvel figurines (I resisted as long as I could!)

Caution : I found quite a few Batman figures with bent ears. Look well before buying.

F.

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David Ferguson
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Posted: 01 March 2008 at 2:15pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Now are these really available at newsagents?

*******

That was the case for Marvel figurines in Ireland. Probably will be the case for the DC ones too.
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Craig Ashforth
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Posted: 02 March 2008 at 5:30am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

During the trial run in the autumn last year these were readily available in several newsagents and supermarkets in my area.
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Craig Ashforth
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Posted: 02 March 2008 at 5:53am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Has anyone received the subscriber exclusive Batman figure yet? If so is it any good? Photos look good.
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Philippe Negrin
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Posted: 03 March 2008 at 1:59pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Batman is out for €2.99. I may take the jump. Does anyone abroad  want me to buy and send an extra one?  
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Philippe Negrin
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Posted: 04 March 2008 at 9:51am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

I've just bought it. Nice heavy stuff. The problem is that the price gets higher for each new figure. And I'm not sure about the deals they propose afterwards to keep you going. So it may be my first and last one. 
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Aric Shapiro
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Posted: 04 March 2008 at 9:55am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

"Does anyone abroad  want me to buy and send an extra one?   "

ME ME ME!!!!

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Philippe Negrin
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Posted: 04 March 2008 at 10:15am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Ari, do you want just the figure in its box or the whole package with the ( useless - to me !) booklet)
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Richard Franck
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Posted: 05 March 2008 at 1:29am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Okay, I got Batman last week. Very nice figurine, very beautiful sculpt, the paint is good but I will give it only a 7/10 (the yellow paint of the belt is my only concern, since my Batman got a bit of yellow on the belly - hem sorry the lower abdominal muscles).

I don't know what Bruce Wayne took for breakfast the day he poses for this figurine, but he is HUGE OVER MUSCULAR (imo) : he is far more muscular than Captain America (it almost makes me wonder if this Cap figurine was made before or after Steve Roger took the super soldier serum !!!). In fact, this Batman is more muscular than most of the Marvel figurines (a change of artist who makes the sculpt ?)

Batman is bigger and taller than Cap, for example, but he is the same size than Hawkeye (by the way, since when is Clint Barton taller and more muscular than Captain America ?).

The good surprise (imo) came from the magazine : no more humour, well written, the only thing I regret is that you don't have any poster inside ! There is a special chapter on the Frank Miller's Dark Knight and the Miller Mazzuchelli run on Batman Year one.

I will continue the collection, of course, but I will not get all of them.

If the artist keeps on insisting so much on anatomical details, I can't wait to see what he will do on Powergirl ...

I will send some pics .

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Richard Franck
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Posted: 05 March 2008 at 2:13am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Here we go

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Richard Franck
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Posted: 05 March 2008 at 6:23am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

After the excitement of the new magazine format, I regret some lacks of informations about the character. There is a chapter on the Batman's equipment (Batmobile, motorcycle, batarangs...) but none is said about the Batcave and the utility belt !!!

There is also no "technical" informations about Batman's physical performances and intelligence (the kind of power grid there is in the Marvel magazine).

After I posted some pics, due to the zoom effects, I noticed some flaws in the paint of my figurine that I hadn't noticed before. The flesh paint is not so well applied on the face, but you really have to put your nose on it to notice. But I had already encountered this kind of "disagreement" with almost all my Marvel characters wearing this kind of mask (Cyclops, Wolverine, Captain America, ...).

I know the first figurines are produced in great number, so it's understandable the quality is not 10/10 at the beginning. The latest Marvel figurines I've got are really amazing in detail and paint job (Hawkeye is a must !!!).

Do anyone here know the quantity of figurines which are produced per character ?

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Thanos Kollias
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Posted: 05 March 2008 at 6:24am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

This one strikes me as a bit off, not unlike the Guardian one posted in the MFC thread. The Marvel ones so far were really good and with minor differences (I wouldn't have thought Hawkeye or Yellowjacket as muscular as, if not more than, Power-Man for example) almost on model. This one appears too muscular.
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Philippe Negrin
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Posted: 05 March 2008 at 6:34am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

I like my Batman. My only concern is that two different blacks were used : The boots, chest bat emblem and inside of the cape are painted shiny black the outside of the cape, gloves, shorts and mask are mat black.




edited an inside/outside mix-up


Edited by Philippe Negrin on 05 March 2008 at 9:52am
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Richard Franck
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Posted: 05 March 2008 at 8:44am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

My figurine has the same type of black than yours Philippe. I don't see any specifications implied by the character which would lead to these 2 kinds of black. Any idea ?
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Peillon Lionel
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Posted: 09 March 2008 at 2:16am | IP Logged | 25 post reply

The list from Eaglemoss France (...under " reserve"...)

6 Robin        21 Beast Boy        36 Cyborg

7 Green Lantern      22 Booster Gold      37 Deadshot

8 Wonder Woman    23 Penguin          ; ;      38 Black Adam

9 Green Arrow       24 Bizzaro          ; ;       39 Gordon

10 Ras ah Ghul         25 Nightwing       40 Adam Strange

11  Lex Luthor           26 Donna Troy          41 Black Canary

12 Two Face         27 Batgirl          ; ;         42 Firestorm

 13 Super Girl         28 Deathstroke      43 Lois Lane

 14 Shazam        29 Aquaman          ; ;     44 Lobo

15 Scarecrow       30 Poison Ivy          45 Powergirl

16 Starfire        31 Red Tornado          ; ;   46 Ion

 17 Martian Manhunter      32 Brainiac        47 Oracle

 18 Raven        ; ;  33 Blue Beetle              48 Brother Blood

 19Riddler      34 Harley Quinn          49 Mary Marvel

20 Creeper       35 Mr Miracle          ; ;       50 Huntress

                                                                  51 Atom

                                                                   52 Dr Fate

                                                                    53 Clay Face

                                                                   54 Animal Man

                                                                     55 Alfred

                                                                      56 Hawkman

                                                                        57 Metamorpho

                                                                         58 Sinestro

                                                                          59 Mr Freeze

                                                                           60 Zatanna

 Some ketchup with your "French fries " ??

 

                                                                                   

 

 



Edited by peillon lionel on 10 March 2008 at 7:41am
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