Friday, August 18, 2006

No more Legion figures from DC Direct (for now)

Sheesh. No sooner than I get done profiling all of the Legion figures put out by DC Direct -- complete with 27 8x10 color glossies with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back about each one -- then DC announces in some fan feedback that what we see is what we'll get.

Will there be no more Legion of Super-Heroes members as action figures? Cosmic Boy to Invisible Kid are already done, and then no more... ever? Thank you.
— Timo

Outside of Saturn Girl, you don't have any of the female members of the Legion of Super-Heroes action figures available (outside of Supergirl, who doesn't match up because she's part of the Superboy set). Don't leave us hanging; we want Dream Girl, Triplicate Girl/Duo Damsel, Shrinking Violet, Lightning Lass/Light Lass, Princess Projectra, and even Lana Lang as Insect Girl. Come on – I've invested a lot of money in buying the available figures. Don't let this collection be incomplete!
— Dave Hutchinson

Timo and Dave:
The Legion figures did have a loyal – but unfortunately, small – collector base. The line didn't sell well enough for us to continue to the point where we could add other characters, including the girls. We may revisit them at some point but, for now, the line is on hold indefinitely.

As pointed out over in LegionWorld (where I got this tip), they cut back the line just before the cartoon series starts. Oh well, we'll be getting figures based on the Justice League Unlimited episode and/or the new series (from Mattel, as announced in San Diego last month and as far back as Wizard World LA last March) soon enough.

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