Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by openchallenge, Apr 24, 2015.
Where's Harley to go with her puddin' right guys?
Oh, I realize that, it actually predates the Elseworlds imprint (with some great art by Mignola), I'm saying I don't think Joker was even in that Elseworlds (and looking it up, it's not just my memory, he wasn't). Cool design, though.
Looks good but another pass for me. It's a bit weird they have him ready to go before Batman.
Gotcha. It's actually weird because I had completely forgotten that there was any mention of the Joker in that story because it's been years since I read it but I was watching the animated version and basically Gordon says look at this guy and that's about it really. Odd choice to me
Any hopes of a non-sudden, throw a wrench in the regular plans pre-order annoucement this Wednesday guys?
Ordereded. What a lovely thing to wake up to.
Let me guess @Legate. You bought the entire lot of Jokers right??
Oh please, I'm not that greedy. I bought half.
Thank you for leaving one for me..
Because yes I did order one
It seems to a loooong time since Mezco actually delivered a long-standing preorder figure. It seems the only things ready to go and ship are surprises. What are the chances my Predator ships in its allotted timeframe of now and August
I feel you. I'm waiting on 89 Batman and Freeze at this point. Both Harleys,Two-Face and KGBEAST all came out roughly on time but those 2 definitely seem to be seeing delays
Ring a bell anyone?
Yeah Freeze and Keaton are super delayed. Delays have been normal for this line but they are definitely becoming worse. I do like the surprise and ship drops as it gets new figures into our hands quickly but there needs to be a balance. People are getting noticeably upset with Gomez and skull drops when other figures that have been paid for a year ago are in limbo without updates.
From their site I have Mossquatch, Predator, Destro, and a black skull. I ordered Wolverine and Morbius through bbts. I will most likely preorder Firefly and future Zartan. I find myself drifting more into 1/6 but I do love 1/12 right now Mezco makes The best looking joes.
I don't remember if I ordered 89 Batman or Freeze first. Waiting doesn't really bother me but Freeze definitely seems to be taking a long time. I'd definitely like to see fewer Gomez and more of the other stuff dropping. Right now thru BBTS I have 89 Batman, Freeze and Destro pre-ordered. Mezco I've got Roadblock, Gotham by Gaslight Batman and Joker and Casino Gomez. I will be going for Firefly and any Cobra command they offer.
@Wheeljoker I don’t mind waiting either. It is what it is but it would be nice to get figures we’ve already put in our wait time for. I ordered Predator nearly a year ago it would be nice to actually have it in hand soon.
I knew I would regret not ordering GbG Batman...
@Destructimis Prime & @Wheeljoker: there's no excuse for Freeze on the manufacturing side. We've gotten other figures with armor, with electronics, and with both. There isn't anything in Freeze's build that's so special or unique that it would hold things up.
On the other hand there could be issues with DC micro-managing or otherwise interfering in some way, and Mezco would hardly be at liberty to call them out publicly on it if that was an issue.
On the flip side of that, Keaton IS a unique piece and Mez has said they're having issues getting it sorted. Bear in mind, it's not just the body composition, it's the underlying frame, tolerances, joint strength, paint apps, attachments, etc and so on. They're essentially starting from scratch with every element of this technology.
Tbh, I'm waiting for the day they announce that the initial concept isn't feasible, either because they can't get the technologies to work or it's no longer(or never was) economically viable, and because of that they're starting over with a traditional build.
I've been thinking it could be the whole "no guns" thing DC seems to doing with their figures recently, but I hope I'm wrong. If MAFEX couldn't include the electricity gun from their TDKR Armored Batman after preorders were already taken, it could mean no ice guns for Freeze and Mezco is trying to wait out the mandate, or redesign him in some way, like ice shooting hands or something...
That thought occurred to me as well.
And again, they can't exactly throw DC under the bus on this. The momentary deflection of blame wouldn't be worth losing the license.
That's what worries me. Freeze without a freeze ray would kind of suck. If you don't want to include a Tommy gun,that's one thing but it's an ice ray. WB is kind of going overboard with the no guns mandate.
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