DC Universe Classics Fan Choice Announced

MattyCollector has announced the DC Universe Classics Fan Choice figure…..

And the winner is…RAVEN

My friends at ToyFare magazine ran a poll asking fans to help decide which character Mattel should add to the DC Universe Classics line.

Fans chose between Raven, Freddy Freeman, Toyman, Geo-Force, Libra, and Uncle Sam. Raven won by a landslide, so she joins DCUC Wave 15 in Winter 2010. To find out which competitor Raven beat by a two-to-one margin, pick up issue #148 on newsstands now!

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  1. Quantum's Avatar Quantum says

    Yahoo!! Now that was a good choice! I was just thinking about whether or not they would make her in the line. Stoked!

  2. SPLIT LIP's Avatar SPLIT LIP says

    Oh my. What a surprise.


    Didn't see that one coming. *rolls eyes*

  3. trebleshot's Avatar trebleshot says

    You never know, they could over-produce this one, since it's a Fan's Choice.

    But yeah, not surprised Raven won. I knew she'd win the minute I saw she was on the list of choices.

  4. Runamuck's Avatar Runamuck says

    Winter 2010? wtf? That's more than a year away. Aren't they on Wave 11 now? So only 4 waves in a little more than a year?

  5. SPLIT LIP's Avatar SPLIT LIP says

    What?

    Wave 10 JUST came out, some and some people still haven't seen Wave 9.

  6. dark69 has no avatar! dark69 says

    this SUCKS mattel just wanted to do Raven and not the otheres every one knows Raven would/did win

  7. 1337W422102's Avatar 1337W422102 says

    This is the biggest rigged election since-- Just kidding.

    Seriously, though, this is total bull. Poll or not, they would have made a character this popular anyway. You want a real fan's choice poll? Have a list of obscure characters who AREN'T in cartoons that are still on the air and let them choose.

    I have a feeling they'll just take a Batgirl body, repaint it, and give her a new head and cape.

  8. SPLIT LIP's Avatar SPLIT LIP says

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    Originally Posted by 1337W422102 View Post
    I have a feeling they'll just take a Batgirl body, repaint it, and give her a new head and cape.
    You know they won't. She'll most likely be based on the female buck, but she'll have a custom belt, gloves, head, hood, cape and boots. The four hoursemen wouldn't do a half-assed job.

  9. 1337W422102's Avatar 1337W422102 says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
    You know they won't. She'll most likely be based on the female buck, but she'll have a custom belt, gloves, head, hood, cape and boots. The four hoursemen wouldn't do a half-assed job.
    It would be awfully Hasbroish of them...

  10. SPLIT LIP's Avatar SPLIT LIP says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 1337W422102 View Post
    It would be awfully Hasbroish of them...
    To do what? What I said or what you said?


    Just look at the rest of DCUC. Standard bodies are re-used a lot. It means there's a consistent level of detail and articulation.

  11. Snowflakian's Avatar Snowflakian says

    I'll be getting this figure. Hope they do the obligatory color variants too.

  12. 1337W422102's Avatar 1337W422102 says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
    To do what? What I said or what you said?
    Well, judging by your explanation, a bit of both!

  13. SPLIT LIP's Avatar SPLIT LIP says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 1337W422102 View Post
    Well, judging by your explanation, a bit of both!
    Don't see what's Hasbro-ish, unless you mean saving money and making smart-decisions. The re-use of body parts is not only to save money, but to be practical and consistent. Humans are a mostly Homogenous spieces, moreso in comics where everyone is of peak human form and wear mostly skin-tight costumes. Why they'd need to make an all-new Raven as you're implying (not saying that's what you're saying, just going out on a tagent) would be redundant since it'd just end up being more-or-less one of the two the standard female bodies anyway.

  14. 1337W422102's Avatar 1337W422102 says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
    Don't see what's Hasbro-ish, unless you mean saving money and making smart-decisions. The re-use of body parts is not only to save money, but to be practical and consistent. Humans are a mostly Homogenous spieces, moreso in comics where everyone is of peak human form and wear mostly skin-tight costumes. Why they'd need to make an all-new Raven as you're implying (not saying that's what you're saying, just going out on a tagent) would be redundant since it'd just end up being more-or-less one of the two the standard female bodies anyway.
    For superheroes, yes it works, but I meant Hasbroish more along the lines of crappy Transformers repaints/forced homages and the like.

  15. deceptifocus's Avatar deceptifocus says

    yeahi kinda voted for Libra... seemed like hed make for a neater figure, but then again im not into these characters per se

  16. SPLIT LIP's Avatar SPLIT LIP says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 1337W422102 View Post
    For superheroes, yes it works, but I meant Hasbroish more along the lines of crappy Transformers repaints/forced homages and the like.
    You do know those "crappy repaints" are done so that they can have more money to make all-new moulds, right? Without them, new moulds wouldn't be as cost-effective, and we'd see less figures, with less detail and poorer engineering. And some fans to appreciate the homages. This isn't anything like that at all. This is done out of lack of the option for anything better. Why make a whole new body when you just have to retool everything that's different? And these are figures fans demand, since DCUC is a collector-aimed line, wheras collectors make a small, small fraction of a fraction of Transformers sales. Comparing the two is like comparing apples to Bill Murray.

  17. trebleshot's Avatar trebleshot says

    Wait, Caddyshack Bill Murray or Zombie Bill Murray?

    But to add to what SL said, a lot of new molds are designed so that at least 2-3 characters can be done with minimal changes. So some of those redecos are planned from the word "Go".

    Also, certain character designs are so similar to each other that if a mold is made for one, the others are a distinct possibility. Look at the TF Seekers and Cars for Transformers or most Joes/Cobras.

    Redecos are just a fact of toy collecting.

  18. 1337W422102's Avatar 1337W422102 says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by trebleshot View Post
    Redecos are just a fact of toy collecting.
    Absolutely, and there's nothing wrong with that when they work, like with the Seekers. But there are bad examples, mind you, such as Zartan as Major Bludd...

  19. Shin Densetsu's Avatar Shin Densetsu says

    Quote:
    What?

    Wave 10 JUST came out, some and some people still haven't seen Wave 9.
    People have actually seen waves?

    I kid I kid..not really

    Glad to see Raven take the crown but I doubt I will find her.

  20. Enigma2K2's Avatar Enigma2K2 says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by trebleshot View Post
    You never know, they could over-produce this one, since it's a Fan's Choice.

    But yeah, not surprised Raven won. I knew she'd win the minute I saw she was on the list of choices.
    Try to imagine how little I care... but no matter... it cost me $40 but I got what I wanted...

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
    What?

    Wave 10 JUST came out, some and some people still haven't seen Wave 9.
    My Wal-mart still hasn't gotten past wave FOUR.

    Anyone want a Cyborg?

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