Spinmasters DC 4" figures

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Does anyone have any information on these guys? Made by Spinmaster, they look like a new line since there are no tags or anything up on the shelves at my local Toys r Us. The only single pack figures I saw were two different Supermans and Cyborg. There were two packs of Superman and Darkseid and Aquaman and a bad guy. The price is pretty good and the articulation looks decent. This is the company who made the Tron figures from a few years ago.
 
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Spin Master just took over most of the kid-oriented DC figures last month. You can see more of the figures here. They're also doing 12" figures, and a batmobile for the 12" figures that actually fits well with 6-7" figures.
 
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They're pretty well-made. I feel like they'd REALLY benefit from having wrist articulation. Which would seem like asking a lot, but they have a mid-thigh swivel (as well as ball jointed knees), so I feel like wrist swivels aren't beyond them.

The batcave playset that was on display at ToyFair looked good too.
 
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Spin Master just took over most of the kid-oriented DC figures last month. You can see more of the figures here. They're also doing 12" figures, and a batmobile for the 12" figures that actually fits well with 6-7" figures.
It's a good thing I didn't see those figures otherwise it might have become a full-blown obsession already. The proportions are not 100% realistic and the deco is a little cartoony, but for comics characters I can live with that.

Once I start seeing the Batman lineup and the likes of Green Lantern, The Flash and Martian Manhunter, my willpower will crumble.
 
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My willpower already crumbled. The price is just so cheap, I've ended up going all-in so far.
 
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It's a good thing I didn't see those figures otherwise it might have become a full-blown obsession already. The proportions are not 100% realistic and the deco is a little cartoony, but for comics characters I can live with that.

Once I start seeing the Batman lineup and the likes of Green Lantern, The Flash and Martian Manhunter, my willpower will crumble.
The Batman line is extensive with Batman repaints, so that could get pretty fun or frustrating depending how much you love Batman. Last time I went to target, the Flash was the only DC hero they didn't have. And I saw a deluxe Nightwing I didn't know existed. It's a fun line.
 

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Walmart had a new wave with Tux Joker, Batwoman, Mothman? and various Batman/Robin variants.
I'm getting a few of these, mostly the "monster" ones.
 
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The next wave has started to hit Targets with Talon, Bronze Tiger, Firefly and Hooded Robin.
 
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I got Croc and Batwoman a few days ago but haven't opened them yet. I saw a post on Instagram that the batcave is hitting shelves now too. It looks pretty cool, but a pass for me.
 
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Found the Batwoman, Joker, and Red Robin figures at Walmart. Wish Amazon would get some actual stock instead of 3rd party flippers. The stores in my area just don't like to restock unless every figure is sold through.
 
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So I've been curious about this line...and now that I'm dating a girl with a 5yo and 3yo I wanted some more kid friendly figures around. I will say that the 3.75" Star Wars figures seem to be perfectly fine for the 5yo, he handled them well. Basically I want them to avoid my 6-7" Scale figures (I might need to re-arrange my office to put them a little more out of reach).

So yeah, I caved...picked Superman, Flash, Batman and Killer Croc to start. They stood up to the 3yo nicely although she tried putting them into the Bat-Raptor and I cringed a little on the inside as that thing was pushed across the room. I might need to invest in some vehicles from this line to keep her from grabbing the McFarlane stuff lol.

So yeah….after the initial four....I went out and picked up a bunch more. I snagged Cyborg, Man-Bat, Robin with hood up, Joker, Shazam, and Aquaman.

I've seen Killer Moth, Batwoman and King Shark around...as well as pretty much every Robin variant. I'm really enjoying this line. It reminds me of the Super Powers line from back in the day in that they seem to making a point of pumping out a lot of characters.

Am I the only one that wished Marvel had a line just like this? I remember when ToyBiz held the license to both DC and Marvel and they had their Super Powers clone figures alongside their Marvel figures done in the exact same style and scale. It would be cool if that were the case with Spin Master. That they held the kid license for both properties.
 
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Does anyone Know If there are any Batman's in the 3rd Batman Wave or if there are any Rare Chase figures?

Thank you very Much!!!

God Bless You!!!
 
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I think something like these would be a huge step backward for marvel figures suffice the last time they made marvel in this scale it was the Marvel Universe/Infinite line. But I do wish they would make Galaxy of Adventures style marvel figures. Just down scale the Disney toybox figures, price them at $8 and they'd be a big seller.
 

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I finally saw the lizard/snake guy today. I'm disappointed that he is a pack in. I might have bought a couple otherwise.
 
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I think something like these would be a huge step backward for marvel figures suffice the last time they made marvel in this scale it was the Marvel Universe/Infinite line. But I do wish they would make Galaxy of Adventures style marvel figures. Just down scale the Disney toybox figures, price them at $8 and they'd be a big seller.
Yeah they don't need to be identical to these, I just think it's a shame that kids can't go in the toy aisle and have an evergreen line to collect. Marvel Legends works for kids...but it's so collector driven that there's no way any kid will be able to have a Spider-man figure. That's sad and doesn't promote a lot of future collectors. And adult targeted lines exist because we were all kids collecting kid focused lines at some point. Marvel's latest offering, those weird bend-em figures are just an awful idea.
 
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Yeah they don't need to be identical to these, I just think it's a shame that kids can't go in the toy aisle and have an evergreen line to collect. Marvel Legends works for kids...but it's so collector driven that there's no way any kid will be able to have a Spider-man figure. That's sad and doesn't promote a lot of future collectors. And adult targeted lines exist because we were all kids collecting kid focused lines at some point. Marvel's latest offering, those weird bend-em figures are just an awful idea.
I couldn't agree more! My best friend has a 7 year old and a 5 year old. The basic figures that come out for the movies are "ok" but the 7 year old plays a lot of marvel games that show some of the more obscure characters that the movies don't cover.
 
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Picked up another Joker. It had the same issue as the last one.Tight head. Toar off the 1st one & had to glue it back on. So take the time to dip it in hot water to loosen the joint.
 
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There are sales on ebay for Catwoman, a new Batman and new variants of King Shark and Robin, with carded pictures.
 
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I picked up Catwoman, gold Joker and the new Robin at a local Target.
The Catwoman looks terrific, I hope I can find one on the pegs. Also want WW, but they never seem to have 'em in stock (not that I got to the store very often these days, what with the world being on fire and all...)
 
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I think I saw WW once or twice at target. Aquaman a few times there too.
 
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I have only seen the Wonder Woman/Lex/Aquaman wave once, when I bought it.
still hunting this wave. I'm concerned that Spinmaster is going down the same path as Mattel with their 3.75" Multiverse line. Too much Batman and not much else. almost every store I've been to is full of pegs of Batman. They need to tap into other DC Properties like Green Lantern, More villains from Superman, introduce figures based off the CW series like Green Arrow, Supergirl, Flash etc as well as tap into the recent DC movies and make figures from that as well.
 
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Too many Batman figures for sure, but a fair amount of villains, even getting into some B and C listers before hitting all the A list ones though, so I think they have some kind of plan in mind.
 
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still hunting this wave. I'm concerned that Spinmaster is going down the same path as Mattel with their 3.75" Multiverse line. Too much Batman and not much else. almost every store I've been to is full of pegs of Batman. They need to tap into other DC Properties like Green Lantern, More villains from Superman, introduce figures based off the CW series like Green Arrow, Supergirl, Flash etc as well as tap into the recent DC movies and make figures from that as well.
Brainiac and Harley Quinn are supposed to be coming.

Hopefully they will be announcing new figures soon.
 
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There are pictures on ebay of a new wave of figures that include Riddler, along with variants of other figures.
The Riddler looks awesome. can't wait to see perhaps more Green Lanterns and a Two Face as well as Penguin. I'd also love to see Metallo, Supergirl and Doctor Fate
 
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The Riddler looks awesome. can't wait to see perhaps more Green Lanterns and a Two Face as well as Penguin. I'd also love to see Metallo, Supergirl and Doctor Fate
Those figures would be nice to have.

I picked up Riddler and the clear purple Joker variant at a local Target. Still need to find Thomas Wayne Batman.

I think the only announced figure that hasn't been released yet is Brainiac.
 
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Finally found the Figure that I have been looking for Thomas Wayne in my local Supermarket, just wish that he had been given a better equipment like maybe a Six Shooter or two.
 
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what does the Thomas Wayne Batman look like. haven't been able to find any pictures of him on the net
Thomas Wayne – Batman is basically the same figure as Bruce Wayne – Batman, but there are some small differences, such as the Grey is darker shade of Grey, his chin is also darker shade Pink & his Eyes are Red instead of White. Thomas’s Belt is also Red & has Red Markers coming from it that are meant the be side hoisters for his absent Guns, he has the Red Circle behind the Bat on his Chest like in ‘Flashpoint’.
 
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Thomas Wayne – Batman is basically the same figure as Bruce Wayne – Batman, but there are some small differences, such as the Grey is darker shade of Grey, his chin is also darker shade Pink & his Eyes are Red instead of White. Thomas’s Belt is also Red & has Red Markers coming from it that are meant the be side hoisters for his absent Guns, he has the Red Circle behind the Bat on his Chest like in ‘Flashpoint’.
Finally found a pic online. While the figure looks cool I wish the figure included the guns for Thomas Wayne (but I understand why Spinmasters left these out). I'll wait and see if I can find him. Still searching for the Riddler figure as well. currently the stores by me still have a ton of 1st edition Wave 1 Batman figures clogging the pegs.
 
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I was in the same Supermarket that I pick up Thomas Wayne’s Batman, I saw something strange that I had to buy, it was a strange looking Batman. It is a variant of Thomas Wayne’s Batman; he has the same darkest that I have spoke about before, but there is one difference, there is no Red circle behind the Bat on his chest, but the Bat does have a Red lining around instead of the normal Golden Yellow. This variant of Thomas Wayne’s Batman has all the equipment as the first one that I brought, so did I find something that is as rare as hen’s teeth or what.
And on reflection the reason why Spin-Master didn’t give us guns for Thomas Wayne’s Batman is because most of the kids they are targeting have never read Flashpoint Comics or watched the Flashpoint Movie & don’t know that the figure in question isn’t just a variant of Bruce Wayne’s Batman and one thing that people know about Batman is that he rarely goes near a gun.
 
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