With both DC Direct & Mattel producing (roughly) 6" figures, I'm often faced with the temptation of mixing the two lines together. Sometimes it works seamlessly and other times not so much. DC Direct beat Mattel to last year's breakout character: Mera and I again find myself searching for some compatibility.
Today is a rare weekday off and yesterday was my first chance to get to my LCS in a month. That means I’ve just picked up my first DC Comics from “The New 52” and I’ve got all day to read them. Sounds like a good recipe for some liveblogging...
Last year, someone at Mattel got this crazy notion to package MOTU & DC Comics figures together. Honestly, it's the kind of oddball idea that I have to appreciate, but I wish the final product were as cool as the idea. Today, I'm looking at Aquaman vs. Mer-man & Hawkman vs. Stratos.
Sometimes I do reviews right away. I've turned around some MOTU figures within hours of their arrival. Other times, I get a little behind. That's the case today. I didn't pick up the Walmart 2pks at first. I finally got them as a birthday present, but even that was a month ago. Not the most exciting release, but they do warrant a brief look.
Can you clarify where the line is being drawn for 200x influence? Second heads are out, but 200x weapons, redesigns like Sorceress, and characters like Carnivus & Dactus are still safe? From the outside, this rule appears hard to follow.