Continuing our coverage of Mattel’s display at WonderCon, here’s a look at the line-up of Batman Legacy, due out this fall. Featuring a mix of repaints, kitbashes, some new tooling and some completely new figures, this looks to be a line extension that will transition into movie toys for The Dark Knight Rises next year. While there’s some figures here that I can’t wait to get, I hope that this will transition into something more like Green Lantern Classics at the start of 2012, with more new figures of Batman and especially his rogues gallery.
As part of its Collectors Appreciation Tour, Mattel was on site at WonderCon this weekend, in a relatively jam-packed booth, considering how much was on display. There was a lot of traffic to see the new reveals for Masters of the Universe Classics – in September, the Evil Horde gets some new blood with Leech and Hurricane Hordak.
For the first time, Mattel is hosting a swap meet for DC Universe Classics Collect & Connect pieces at WonderCon this weekend. From the MattyCollector.com Facebook page:
At WonderCon we will be premiering the 1st ever Collect-and-Connect Swap! If you are seeking a CNC piece, you can look through the bucket of CNC pieces to find your treasure. The rule is one in, one out, so bring CNC pieces you want to trade! See you, and your CNC pieces, at WonderCon!
I’ve got to wonder (no pun intended) if all those Gentleman Ghost hoarders will be dumping their Giganta heads and lower torsos. 🙂
Will you be at WonderCon with your spare C&C pieces? If so, the Four Horsemen’s Jim Preziosi will also be participating in Mattel’s “Methods & Materials: Sculpting with Mattel & the Four Horsemen” panel on Saturday from 3 – 4pm in room #104.
Hope to see you there!
To be completely honest, I wasn’t even going to bring my camera to WonderCon at first. My wife and I were only going to be able to go for a few hours one afternoon, and although WonderCon is organized by the same folks who handle San Diego Comic-Con, it doesn’t attract the the toy manufacturers like SDCC does. As we were getting ready to walk out the door, I thought, why not?
When I found about this WonderCon exclusive pair of Blackest Night figures from DC Direct and Graphitti Designs, it reminded me of last year’s San Diego Comic-Con exclusive 5-pack of rainbow-colored Hal Jordans. I did not brave the reportedly horrific lines then – each figure was sold on a different day, and you had to line up in the registration area for a chance to win the right to buy the figure that day.
For the Black Lantern Hal Jordan and White Lantern Sinestro at WonderCon, you still had to line up in the registration area, but if you were lucky, you’d get the chance to buy both figures in one shot. Since I live near San Francisco, the site of WonderCon, I figured I’d take a shot.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank my wife. She came to WonderCon with me, braved the ticket line 6 times, and finally drew the red ticket that let me buy this set. I feel for the folks who endured the pain of this at San Diego last year. If you worked for that set of five Hals, you really earned it.