We’ve got some pretty informative answers from the MattyCollector crew! As always folks, don’t forget to post your questions in our MattyCollector Questions Thread! Without further ado, here are our answers for today:
1) Are all future Batman Movie Masters figures in the Batman Legacy line going to be released in 2 packs, instead of on single cards?
A) Not necessarily.
2) The 1st Appearance Batman from Batman Legacy shown at NYCC seemed off, proportion-wise. Will it use a different body by final production?
A) Not sure if this answers the question, but we elected to go with our “smaller” male torso (same on we use for Green Lantern, etc) for First Appearance Batman, to reflect the thin build that he had in Detective Comics #27.
3) We’ve seen quite a number of Hal Jordan figures that use the DCUC Wave 3 mold as a base. Isn’t it about time that Hal gets a new sculpt(like with double jointed elbows/knees)?
A) Did you check out the 2012 TRU 2-pack reveal at NYCC? We showcased the a different version of Hal in pack with the Yellow Lantern Hal and Blue Lantern Kyle Rayner.
4) Have any retailers expressed interest in eventually carrying the Club Lion Force lions/pilots?
A) We cannot comment on this.
5) You’ve mentioned before that no pectoral articulation would be added to future WWE Elite figures due to the fact that it would “break” the sculpt. The Mattel DC team has used endoskeletal articulation for their Green Lantern Movie Masters Naut Kei Loi and their DCUC Swamp Thing. Is this type of articulation, with plastic “skin”, possible on WWE figures? This may be a solution to the ab-crunch issue…
A) The ‘skin’ effect could technically be done at our scale, but the amount of deformation you would get as it bends would be significant. The skin may hide the joint, but it would look like the figure had a large fat roll as he leaned forward. Hidden articulation tends to work better at a larger scale that allows the material to flex and blend a bit better. It would also cost a lot more, which would result in more expensive figures. And finally, we’ve tried to keep in mind the durability of our figures since they’re played with by kids. Soft joints do not tend to take abuse very well. For all of these reasons, we’ve stayed away from this kind of execution with WWE.