Some of you might have noticed that we were a little light on the updates last week. There were a couple family birthdays and some crazy wedding preparation adventures, but mostly, I was neck deep in photographing all of my DC Classics and coding CSS/HTML for the biggest updates to our checklists yet.
After SDCC, while we were in the midst of updating the deluge of information to our various checklists, I was also learning rudimentary CSS programming. I wanted to make the checklists look better than the simple tales that I’d learned a decade ago. We hit upon the idea of doing mockup cardbacks for the figures. A simple purple background on Ghostbusters gave it a classic feel. A few images of the MOTU Classics offerings for headers and MOTUClassics.Com looked great. But I was having trouble with our DC Classics checklist. I abandoned the cardback idea and created this strange mish-mash of DCUC packaging elements. I finished 2010 page and promised updates on the others. Except I never could get around to it. I just didn’t like what I’d built. It wasn’t simple or cohesive. I had to come up with something different. It took me far longer than it should have to think of this update and when I did, I wasn’t sure if I should. I tossed the idea out to the IAT staff and a few close friends and they insisted that I least try. After I did, they insisted that we run with it. I then committed myself to photographing my DCUC collection and putting together our most ambitious checklist yet. The end result is available now and can be accessed by clicking on the thumbnails below. We’ve still got a bit of work to do on each one and if you’re a fan of our Marvel Universe checklist, fear not, we know that page is in need of some love and attention, as is our Matty Calendar. You should be seeing those two resources updated soon.
For now, here’s links to the checklists. The MOTU & DC ones a bit longer than these thumbnails, of course; we wanted to keep this page relatively short. We’re still in the trial run on these, particularly DCClassics.Com, so if you find a bum link or a typo, please let us know!