Thanks for posting this! I was a little worried that this line might just be a one-year experiment. Glad to hear they’re excited enough to be looking forward to Year Two already (and that a Catwoman is on the way!)MrTheFrog wrote: ↑Sun Sep 25, 2022 6:12 amHey everyone,
I almost never post but I’m super excited about this Super Powers reboot and I’ve had the opportunity to speak with a McFarlane representative recently. They had a couple interesting things to share about the Super Powers line:
-There are no plans to re-release the original Kenner figures (the way that Hasbro has with the Star Wars Retro Collection). They said if that’s what people are expecting then we’re gonna be disappointed. We will continue to see characters/designs from that era (like the Wave 1 Superman) but they will be all new sculpts.
-Everyone at McFarlane is super excited about the line and they come to the different message boards to see which characters we want, so keep those lists coming.
-They asked me what character I was hoping to get the most, and I said an 80’s era Catwoman. They replied with “I can’t tell you if she’s coming or not, but I can tell you that you’re gonna be a happy man.”
-I also expressed interest in some of the Hanna-Barbera characters like the Wonder Twins. He said that they’re definitely not slated for the 1st year, but that they are well aware that a lot of adult collectors are hoping for them to show up to fill holes in the original line.
-Unrelated to Super Powers we talked about the 89 Batman line that they’re gonna be doing. Apparently they’re still working to secure the Nicholson likeness rights. It’s available but expensive, and they’re trying to weigh whether the price they’ll have to pay will be recouped in sales. Personally, aside from the 7” movie line, I’d love to see the movie characters sprinkled into the Super Powers line the way that Toybiz did in the 90’s.
Hopefully this line continues McFarlane’s track record of constant new figures showing up in the marketplace!
As far as our desires are concerned: I’d love some 80’s New Teen Titans to go with the upcoming Deathstroke (my greatest wants from the original series). A Batgirl, a Supergirl, Blue & Gold and a Sinestro are also near the top of my list.