Crisis of Wasted Potential

The toy license Todd McFarlane has:

every DC character

The toy license Todd McFarlane thinks he has:

just Batman


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5 Responses to Crisis of Wasted Potential

  1. Black Arbor says:

    Given how DC runs the rest of its branches, I wonder if it's moreso them telling Todd what to make, rather than him just having a raging hard-on for Batman

  2. googum says:

    Yeah, I dunno if you can even put all that on Todd; that's basically DC right now.

    I still think Todd and DC are weirdly synergistic right now, to use a stupid buzzword. Evil Batman, evil Superman, another evil Batman...they're pretty much finishing each others' sentences.

    • Ai Muhao says:

      I know, right? I'm so freaking sick of freaking Batman, and how he's always played up. That song in Batman: The Brave and The Bold that made fun of how somehow he's always so important was funny... but it's a lot less funny when that's what is actually done in real life.

      Batman used to be one of my favourite characters, but I borderline hate him now.

  3. As synergistic as he is for comic Batmen, Todd's dropped the ball on DC adaptations that're arguably more mainstream. Why not milk them equally?

    He produced 3 off-model DCAU toys & Cyborg yet doesn't seem to be committed to finishing teams.

    Despite his Bat-fixation, I had to customize missing Gotham characters since Todd hasn't picked up DST's slack.

    Out of the entire Beeboverse, he only made Green Arrow as his series was ending. There are six other shows & he's touched none of them, even when Supergirl shows Lex Luthor canonically has his own action figure.

    The two movie Wonder Women are spoiled by inhumanly long & cylindrical thighs. (When will there be a regular comics WW?) I worry Cheetah will be snubbed entirely. I'd even take a Barbara Minerva that can be the other half of the White House fight.

    There’s no excuse for him not to make Swamp Thing, Blue Devil, & the Floronic Man from the doomed TV series. Hyper-detailed monsters are his wheelhouse!

    We're never getting Ambush Bug at this rate.

    • Ai Muhao says:

      I saw the Superman and John Stewart from the JLAU, but I couldn't bring myself to buy them because somehow they seemed so over-sized compared to the more realistic characters.

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