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Popoman
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Posted by: @bat1975

I've been on the Fwoosh forum for many years (exclusively DC, pretty much), and it's just not fun to visit anymore. For every one comment /post where someone is excited about an upcoming figure, there's at least 3-4 complaining, complaining, complaining.

I understand that's very much the nature of these kinds of online message boards, so really just venting. I do know that if I had a hobby that made me more upset than happy, I'd probably drop it (and not post about it anymore). 

Just my 2 cents, not directed at anyone in particular.

I'd say McF has earned the negative feed back recently. Or should we only post if we have something positive to say? I'm not, like, angry about it. Just wish this line was a little more consistent.  

 


   
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I'm just glad my interest in Multiverse is cherry-picking the funnest stuff (TDKR Batman, FtF Batman, Captain Carrot) so I can't ever be disappointed.  I can just imagine how the inconsistent quality, scale, and designs can be frustrating for those who want to flesh out their collections with "definitive" versions of their favorite DC characters.  Personally I gave up on that desire a while ago; it must be difficult to keep that mindset.  If this line were more consistent, everyone would be happier, that's all I have to say about it.


   
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The painted on details for whatever reason don't seem as crisp on Nightwing as they do on Flash, Captain Atom, etc. The head sculpt looks pretty good though. First actually good Nightwing head sculpt they've released.

Bigger issue is that he's going to be smaller than Tim Drake. 


   
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Posted by: @bat1975

I've been on the Fwoosh forum for many years (exclusively DC, pretty much), and it's just not fun to visit anymore. For every one comment /post where someone is excited about an upcoming figure, there's at least 3-4 complaining, complaining, complaining.

I understand that's very much the nature of these kinds of online message boards, so really just venting. I do know that if I had a hobby that made me more upset than happy, I'd probably drop it (and not post about it anymore). 

Just my 2 cents, not directed at anyone in particular.

Thank you! I've felt the same way for the past few weeks The Fwoosh used to be the mostly positive place to come and talk about action figures, but lately it seems that has changed. Now it feels like there are mostly negative comments and general bitching and moaning. Especially in the DC Forums.

If I disliked McFarlane DC figures as much as 75% of the people around here seem to, I think I would just quit buying them, and I definitely wouldn't keep coming to a McFarlane message board to constantly talk about how much I think they suck.

 


   
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Posted by: @bat1975

I've been on the Fwoosh forum for many years (exclusively DC, pretty much), and it's just not fun to visit anymore. For every one comment /post where someone is excited about an upcoming figure, there's at least 3-4 complaining, complaining, complaining.

 

You just can't let it get to you.   I don't have a dog in this fight because I've absolutely hated McFarlane's handling of the DC license from the jump -   but  I really like and enjoy alot of the Super 7 Ultimates figures and man do those threads get negative.    You can't let it get you down.   If you like it you like it and you should be cool stating that.   If you're excited about the upcoming product then post about it.   Others who enjoy it will post too and you can have a conversation about a thing you enjoy and just ignore the people where are disappointed or upset. 

 

I know by heart all of the many criticisms about Mattel's DCUC line -  but doesn't stop me from loving it dearly anyway.     If you're happy with what's coming out and looking forward to it, put it out there.

 


   
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Posted by: @vicious7171

I'm just glad my interest in Multiverse is cherry-picking the funnest stuff (TDKR Batman, FtF Batman, Captain Carrot) so I can't ever be disappointed.  I can just imagine how the inconsistent quality, scale, and designs can be frustrating for those who want to flesh out their collections with "definitive" versions of their favorite DC characters.  Personally I gave up on that desire a while ago; it must be difficult to keep that mindset.  If this line were more consistent, everyone would be happier, that's all I have to say about it.

 

Same.

But I will say that McF’s line rekindled and reinvigorated my interest in collecting all things Bat, so I have little to complain about. Even the odd inconsistency in scale/design choice doesn’t phase me because when I say ‘all’, I mean all that I like.

 


   
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I think some people do like to complain and others just make negative comments to push others buttons. But I think some people are just disappointed and voice their frustrations.

There's an announcement that a certain character is being made. People get excited and imagine how that figure will look. Then the figure is revealed and doesn't look the way it was imagined. Then people complain that the Riddler was made by repainting a Hal Jordan Green Lantern figure.

When McFarlane started, some didn't like the new size and others loved the new sculpts. Now it seems to be a lot of reuse, which is expected, but do it wisely. I don't mind the naked buck, or BB buck, to paint costumes on. It makes sense. This buck should have been used for Black Lightning instead of the Speeding Bullets buck with the lightning belt over the molded belt.

Everyone views negativity differently. Sometimes complaining is good, otherwise we might still be getting side eye figures.


   
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Is this Nightwing on the Bucky Cap Blue Beetle body? 

 

Don't mind the reuse in this line, they just need to make these bodies a little more modular so that they don't wind up with painted on details that contradict the sculpt. 


   
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To be fair to Todd, I didn't know I needed to collect various Batman versions and his entire rogues gallery.  But he made figures that looked cool, and I bought a few.  Slowly it turned into more than I expected, and I'm still buying them because he still puts out ones that are intriguing to me.  Are their ones that don't look so great and I bypass?  Of course.  But it's a fine line to cherry-pick from just for your own enjoyment.  Plus I'm not being asked to pay $120 for a 5 pack of mostly reuse inaccurate figures of which I may only want one or two.  So stuff like $79 for the 89 Batmobile AND a Keaton-esque figure?  The value shows over other lines.  Now, where to put all my McFarlane stuff is another issue.


   
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Posted by: @asm

Is this Nightwing on the Hush superman Blue Beetle body? 

 

I fixed it for you. we speak DC language over here 😆 😉 🤑 


   
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I know I tend to lean more towards posting about the negative. There's plenty in the line I'm excited about. 

It's just so weird and frustrating to see a line give us some of the absolute best value and coolest DC toys we've ever gotten, and also some of the worst. I imagine that the workers at McFarlane spend a productive morning packaging our Keaton Batmobile before having too many drinks at lunch, coming back and slapping upside down bat logos on a DKR mold.


   
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I understand hating the negativity but there's a huge difference between being disappointed in how a character's being made (like my bitching about reuse of the awful BB body) and just straight up McFarlane hate (scale, ugly cut joints, weak ROM, Jokerized, whatver else). I see a mixture of both approaches but while I can argue with the first one, I'm really done commenting, let alone even reading posts (specifically on fb) where people just bitch about Todd for the hell of it.

Same with the aforementioned Super7. I've posted a quick video of Ultimates Baroness on Insta a while back and the only comments I got were people shitting on S7. Like, ok, thanks, glad to know that the company makes dollar store toys but sells them for a premium.


   
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It's best to take a step back sometimes, because when you're skimming through comments or can be hard to parse what's legitimate critique (which is a good thing) and negative nonsensical opinions presented as fact (which is toxic). Lumped all together it feels like a general pile on.


   
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Black light Mr. Freeze, entertainment earth exclusive $30

https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/dc-multiverse-mr-freeze-black-light-gold-label-7inch-scale-action-figure-entertainment-earth-exclusive/mf17178r

Base on his first appearance colors


   
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Posted by: @new-batman

Black light Mr. Freeze, entertainment earth exclusive $30

https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/dc-multiverse-mr-freeze-black-light-gold-label-7inch-scale-action-figure-entertainment-earth-exclusive/mf17178r

Base on his first appearance colors

 

As I believe I said here once, I love the black light colors when they're based on something.

 

I'd love a whole black light comics Silver Age JLA.

 


   
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