Post by ionicdesign on Aug 16, 2007 14:20:52 GMT -5
My question is..."What is the big deal?" Are magnets poisonous? Polly Pocket is so small, I'd imagine if a kid ate part of one, it would come out naturally.
The issue with magnets probably goes directly to another toy recall last year, Magnetix I believe, where a boy swallowed two of them and died as a result of his intestines being torn apart. I'd be surprised if the mattel ones are of similar power, but I'm not familiar with the toys in question.
Post by Turkish Van Cat on Aug 16, 2007 23:32:21 GMT -5
My younger brother has a small collection of Magnetix, and the small magnets can come out....... after lots and lots of use; it's happened to a couple of them. The Magnetix magnets are fairly powerful for their size, and I don't think most other toys with magnets are as powerful.
The Battleague figures are not aborted, but the game of Battleague is. The figures are still planned to be sold, but not in the form of a game. The plan is to release the figures without cards, or chips, or whatever other game related parts there would be.
The figures are still planned to be out in stores (I wish I would have asked when), so we can still buy, play with, and form a group to vote on what stats the figures should have.
And yes, Superman was the only promotional figure released. He is terribly unsteady, extremely difficult to aim with, but with the spring loaded mech and a good hearty flick of the wrist I've had fun flinging Superman at my friends across the room. Without a great effect panel and a high probability (x/26) of a great white effect, I'd have trouble assigning him more than a value of 10 points.
The figures should look fantastic, they were made by "the Four Horsemen" who as I understand it are a legend in the toy industry.
Unfortunately, it would seem that these legendarily fantastic looking non-game figures may never see the light of day. I just got off the phone with Mattel and they have no records of this game. Not a great sign from the company who said they are selling them.
It's a shame, it was kind of fun flinging superman around the room. He rarely hit his mark, but it was funny when he hit a wall.
The figures were solicited for January in Previews a month or so ago. I recognized them from the pictures, but they had a different name.
I'll pop over to the comic shop and see if I can look it up.
EDIT: DC Battleegue figures are in the current Previews catalog (the one that comic shops order merchandise from). They have been renamed "DC Fighting Figures" and are being solicited for distribution in January.
Also, in this article, Michael Walker, Senior Marketing Director of Action Play at Mattel says "We'll also be introducing the "DC Universe" banner in spring of 2008, which will see a significant re-launch of the 6-inch figure line, along with the introduction of our "DC Fighting Figures" line-up, a small scale figure line featuring exciting quality sculpting, dynamic poses and fine detail with hot fighting features."
Mind you, there's no guarantee that they're coming out until they actually hit the shelves, but there's no reason to think they won't. The only part of this that saddens me is the thought that DCFF might prove successful, and Hasbro might follow suit by giving us the Attacktix molds as regular figures rather than a figure game. On the other hand, if DCFF doesn't prove successful, Hasbro may see this as a sign to put the nail in the Attacktix coffin. This could turn out to be a real double-edged sword...
Last Edit: Nov 15, 2007 20:50:14 GMT -5 by Whiz Kid