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.
With DC’s new universe looming above us, they toy companies are still playing catch-up with the last big event. No, not Flashpoint. I’m talking about Brightest Day. Even though Mattel hasn’t quite caught up, DC Direct is pumping out figures like Deadman before they become obsolete.
After the SDCC Rainbow Hal horror stories, I'd resolved that I wasn't going to own this particular exclusive. I was okay with that because I only marginally wanted it. But early this month, I was pointed towards Graphitti Designs' website, where it was in stock. You know the rest - marginal interest became solidified want.
DC Direct has announced their newest line, based on the hit biweekly Brightest Day with a look at the first eight figures on the schedule. Here at IAT, we're always interested in our DC toys from another mother, but this announcement includes a special figure: Our 2009 Most Requested Winner: Mera!