I just today ordered my first one, Arkham Knight Batman! I saw him at Target a couple weeks ago and passed and have been regretting it. Then today Gamestop.com had him on sale so I pulled the trigger.
I wish i knew they were gonna hit so many of the arkham looks so soon. I'd have held off on getting the Arkham Asylum one for the Knight instead.
As it is right now, my Dark Knights Metal Batman is the one in display. I think my McFarlane designed Batman is going to be displayed somewhere else though. Looks too cool to stay in the package.
I haven't got that Dark Knights Metal Batman or the Death Metal Batman, but they're on my list. Who knew Bruce likes to rock out. Haha
I just mean the regular one with the axes in his grey outfit. The trench coat ones look cool, but for some reason I was a massive fan of the all grey New52 look that they've mostly kept.
Batman isn't my favorite DC character, but I'm really excited for some of the (inevitable)movie figures We'll get of him. Specifically the rumored Justice League version and I can't imagine they'll have this license for 3 years and never do a Bale TDK Batman.
I think you are correct to assume the movie versions are on the list. Making it a Multiverse license was smart of McFarlane. It's leaves him open to make whatever he feels is cool and would probably please a greater section of the fan base to a least pick up something.
I've been thinking about it and I think this line might be doing better because they're putting out so many of the most popular character in different versions. I personally haven't seen the line pegwarm anywhere, and i see a lot of excitement over it online. Plus, certain Batman figures I've only seen once or twice in-store, so someone must be buying these. I also think this line is addressing problems the Mattel lines didn't.
Today a few sites/pages said that overseas sellers started listing figures for the Suicide Squad movie. It'll be curious to see how those sell but also, by the time the movie hits, they might be something collectors are wanting.
The Metal stuff is DEFINITELY Todd's wheelhouse. That stuff was drawn by Greg Capullo and that's who Todd brought in on art duties for Spawn about 24 issues in when he couldnt keep it on schedule.
I'm very game for JL figures. I like those designs enough.
I thought I saw an interview where Todd basically said when wave 1 came out that Hellbat and Superman Unchained were like his pet projects in the line to see how "cool-looking figures" would sell over just the basic designs. Turned out those were the hot sellers for that wave, so I think he built a lot of goodwill pretty fast.
The designer stuff could be cool. Especially how creative he gets picking which artist take a on which characters. Although, with White Knight and Last Knight on Earth, I sort of feel like doing Story Arcs might be a bit of a better seller. But then again, they could keep that as a mainline feature.
Wow, I really like that Last night on Earth Wonder Woman! Too bad I missed it though.