This would've been my definitive classic Batman! Perfect for a 1 on 1 throwdown with 80th anniv Cap. The DCUC wave 1 Bats is still the best version of a 70s/80s Batman imo in the 6' scale but the buck is outdated & lacks the POA that the more updated Hasbro ML bucks sport.
On 9/12/2020 at 9:28 AM, JayC said:Step into our time machine as we take a look back at what possibly could have been.Long time Marvel Legends and Marvel Universe collectors are likely familiar with the name David Vonner. Originally working on the Marvel Legends line at Toy Biz, he moved over to Hasbro when the license changed hands and continued his work there. Eventually after having a successful stint on the 3.75" Marvel Universe line, David left Hasbro and went to work for Mattel in 2016.At that time, many including myself assumed he would begin working on Mattel's own ongoing 6" and 3.75" superhero line DC Multiverse. Instead he became a Design Manger for their WWE brand, which is the line he has worked on ever since.Of course as most know, Mattel eventually lost the DC license to the likes of Spin Master and McFarlane Toys last year.While Mattel's tenure with the DC license had it's up down, I think it's fairly safe to say that it never quit reached the heights of popularity that Marvel Legends has experienced. Many collectors including myself longed for a day when we would see articulation similar to Marvel Legends on a 6" DC Comics action figure, but alas that day never really came.Well as it turns out that during Dave's time at Mattel, he actually did some work on a Batman figure, which he has now chosen to reveal to the world.It's not entirely clear why Mattel never choose to move forward with this figure or why David was never put onto the DC Multiverse team back when they had the license, a story perhaps we will hear one day. I won't pretend to speak for the entire collector community, but I will say this is a Batman figure I personally would have liked to seen released. The Bruce Wayne head and pulled back cowl is one of the best I have ever seen on a action figure of this scale. Let us know your own thoughts about this figure in the COMMENTS SECTION below.
Damnit! Why man, whyyy did you have to show this to me? This is, was, shoulda been what Mattel's DC Universe was. I always wondered why Vonner was never put on the team. I'm guessing it was because WWE was the more profitable, thus the more important, property they wanted/needed him on. With McFarlane now in charge of DC Bat-Verse line and then shifting it into his 7" comfort zone we will never see anything like this. They could have been a contender. I suppose there is some hope that with the decent job Spinmaster is doing with the 3.75" line they could possibly earn a 6" license and hire someone like Vonner, but that's probably just a pipe dream at this point. I HUGE missed opportunity!
And as we can see....pointed, accurate boots, instead of just painting on the tops.
Ha ha! Grumpy face Batman....meet grumpy face Guardian.....
The Batman we need, and the one we deserve.
wow yes this looks really great, I would have been happy to have purchased a DC figure like this and a Line, really is too bad this didn't get released I think it would have been a huge success for DC and these figures could at least have stood along side Marvel Legends in terms of popularity, they messed that one up
hey McFarlane..maybe you want to try something like this out?
14 hours ago, SpiderS said:
From 2008-2011 DCUC line was doing much better job sculpt and paint wise than Hasbro did at the time same time with ML, ironically ML improved under Hasbro only when DCUC line started its decline in 2011. Nevertheless, DCUC had amazing sculpts that still hold up to this Day, Etrigan the Demon, Metamorpho, Darkseid, Manbat, Desad, Ares, Steppenwolf, Solomon Grundy, Giganta, Black Canary, Power Girl, Zatana, Raven, Classic Robin, Black Hand to name a few, they all were examples how amazing this line was. Main issue was over reliance on the same mold body that used most horrendous type of leg articulation.
Very true. Back at that time I would often say Hasbro was great at 3-3/4 figures (GI Joe, Marvel Universe) but pretty meh at 6 but Mattel was doing great at 6 (MOTU Classics, DCUC) but pretty meh at 3-3/4
2 hours ago, JayC said:
Certainly a lot of wasted potential, maybe in the future the license will change hands and we can see something like that, just a possibility
By the way, that unmasking head reminds me a little of the former president of my country, Enrique Peña Nieto, Because that pompadour like haircut. ?
Daayuum, now that woukd had been an interesting figure, if only Mattel could had accepted it.
Though if i were to had gone with one of these batman i would go for the black variant, dig the look a little better.
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