I was very happy when Mattel and DC Comics released the Multiverse “4-inch” line of figures*. This line brought us not only figures from DC’s comic and video game lines, but it also brought us figures like a Michael Keaton Batman, a Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman, a Danny DeVito Penguin, and a Christopher Reeve Superman!
Being a fan of live action portrayals, I thought that Mattel would release wave after wave of new actor portrayals at the same scale. Sadly, the last two waves saw only video game related figures and less of a true “multiverse” of characters. Ultimately, Mattel cancelled the line altogether and will be releasing a new 6-inch Multiverse line featuring some of the newer live action figures.
Here’s hoping that this time around, DC/Mattel will remain consistent in their Multiverse marketing and releases. Along with the Stephen Amell Green Arrow, Grant Gustin The Flash, Henry Cavill Superman figures, I wish that they would stretch back into the past to bring us classic live action figures. I’m also hoping for a Christopher Reeve Superman at the new 6-inch scale. I guess I’ll have to wait and see.
*(This Christopher Reeve figure measures at 4.25-inches tall.)