The Clone Wars - Behind The Scenes Of 'The Mortis Trilogy'

Bespin refugee - February 15, 2011
Clone Wars Supervising Director Dave Filoni gives a look behind the scenes of 'The Mortis Trilogy' ("Overlords", "Altar of Mortis" and "Ghosts of Mortis"), with an early sketch of an older Ahsoka , and in this episode commentary, he discusses how close Darth Bane and Darth Revan came to making an appearance in the series.
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Bwilks - 2008-08-26 @ 3:43 am

My vote is for DCD..... I am new here but an Avid DC Collector in general. The DCUC figs are great figures but take a long look at every males chins and mouths in the line....It's almost entirely the same damn face!

 

I can get past the same mold issue because like noted previously it is a big mass market Figure line but the lack of change from one hero's chin to another REALLY irritates me! Also, much has been said about DCD's paint applications at times but does anyone have the Sinestro Corps Sinestro? I have all of DCUC series 3 and I am embarrassed at how badly Sinestro's paint was handled......

 

 

DCD is not MENT for you to collect every figure that comes out of production. That is why there are so many different takes on the characters. Sure, the DCUC 3 robin is better than the Son of the Bat robin but is the original Mattel Robin better than the Contemporary Teen Titans Robin? Heck no! Is DCUC Sinestro better than the Green Lantern Sinestro Corp Sinestro? Again, I have to say no....

 

 

In all reality We could go on and on about this and get.....nowhere. DCD is a great company with an enormous amount of different takes on our beloved DC Characters. DCUC is a great figure line with the BEST playability that our beloved DC Charaters have ever seen.

 

Hope I made some sense!

dhoonib - 2008-08-25 @ 2:34 am
honestly, i havent seen a single DCUC figure past wave 1, so my votes obviously for DCD, which i have no trouble getting

someone earlier mentioned the price difference that DCUC's are 10, while DCD is 15. at any comic/toy show, dcd figures can be had for 10-12 for brand new ones, plus theres normally no tax. while at target dcuc is 11, and walmart has em for 12-something, plus tax, so to me, the price is the exact same. but dcuc figures usually look awesome as a prototype, but kinda cheap looking as the actual figure, especially the different greens on Hal's costume.

surprisingly, ive gotten into the infinite heroes. i have Guy so far, and im looking for the flash 3 pack. from there im basically gonna collect anything JLA related, and some secondary characters i like. plus they take up less room

While dcd does have its problems, theyve also made some excellent figures, like kilowog, booster gold, and a cyborg superman thats worlds better than the mattel one

 

 

what different greens. i seen one pic of a guy's GL with some funny greens....then i got mine! im looking at my fig right now and.....same green everywhere except the joint with the tights show wrinkles.(im not saying that youre wrong...i just havent seen it but once)

 

 

I just like that Grundy's scale and the look he is throwing Robin is like "Solomon Grundy tuck puny Robin under his arm for night night! Make you talk like Bed Time Action Batman figure!"

pooda - 2008-08-25 @ 2:25 am
honestly, i havent seen a single DCUC figure past wave 1, so my votes obviously for DCD, which i have no trouble getting

someone earlier mentioned the price difference that DCUC's are 10, while DCD is 15. at any comic/toy show, dcd figures can be had for 10-12 for brand new ones, plus theres normally no tax. while at target dcuc is 11, and walmart has em for 12-something, plus tax, so to me, the price is the exact same. but dcuc figures usually look awesome as a prototype, but kinda cheap looking as the actual figure, especially the different greens on Hal's costume.

surprisingly, ive gotten into the infinite heroes. i have Guy so far, and im looking for the flash 3 pack. from there im basically gonna collect anything JLA related, and some secondary characters i like. plus they take up less room

While dcd does have its problems, theyve also made some excellent figures, like kilowog, booster gold, and a cyborg superman thats worlds better than the mattel one

 

 

what different greens. i seen one pic of a guy's GL with some funny greens....then i got mine! im looking at my fig right now and.....same green everywhere except the joint with the tights show wrinkles.(im not saying that youre wrong...i just havent seen it but once)

 

 

see....good green.

TomaXamoT - 2008-08-24 @ 11:39 pm

honestly, i havent seen a single DCUC figure past wave 1, so my votes obviously for DCD, which i have no trouble getting

someone earlier mentioned the price difference that DCUC's are 10, while DCD is 15. at any comic/toy show, dcd figures can be had for 10-12 for brand new ones, plus theres normally no tax. while at target dcuc is 11, and walmart has em for 12-something, plus tax, so to me, the price is the exact same. but dcuc figures usually look awesome as a prototype, but kinda cheap looking as the actual figure, especially the different greens on Hal's costume.

surprisingly, ive gotten into the infinite heroes. i have Guy so far, and im looking for the flash 3 pack. from there im basically gonna collect anything JLA related, and some secondary characters i like. plus they take up less room

While dcd does have its problems, theyve also made some excellent figures, like kilowog, booster gold, and a cyborg superman thats worlds better than the mattel one

ditko - 2008-08-24 @ 7:06 pm

I've been clamoring for more Four Horseman styled DC Heroes since 2003. I remember thinking how cool the He-Man toys were in 2001 and when Mattel got the license I was very optimistic. It's been fun. They have their flaws, sure, but the line is still young and I hope over time we'll see many great pieces and new bodies. DCUC has me excited abiout some DC characters like I never have been before. DCD was just too inconsistent for me and I never thought they listened to fans.

 

That said, obviously DCUC for me, but I think it's nice to have 2 companies making toys in case we need a 'back-up' for a character.

muppethost - 2008-08-24 @ 6:46 pm

Yep, that was my point.

 

If the variant/chase is a totally different character, I wish there were a way for everyone to get the figure instead of having it be short packed in a case.

 

The 50/50 packing of Superman Red/Superman Blue was great because of all the wave 2 figures out there, they were equal peg warmers. I found those more than any of the other figures.

 

And, according to Scott Nightlick of Mattel, the Jason Firestorm is still coming. I really want him for a few reasons...

1) he's a different, distinct character.

2) he's a minority--the DCU doesn't have very many ethnic characters and it's great to see them in 3-D form.

3) I really liked his comic book. I know many people didn't like it, but the tension between him and his father and the use of different 2nd halves of Firestorm was interesting.

4) I like his version of the costume.

 

My real concern is what seems to be happening with the Movie Masters chase figures. Those chase figures are near impossible to find. If the same thing happens with DCUC I will be very disappointed.

 

 

Another issue I have with DCUC is the variant/chase figures. When the figure is the same character in a modified or different costume (a la Sinestro or Deathstroke), I don't have a problem with it. Yes, I do want the variant version, but it's really the same guy. When the variant is a TOTALLY different character (Jason Firestorm or Artemis, for example), I get a little anxious. If I cannot find that variant, then that's a character I won't have for my collection. If we are guaranteed that the chase figures were available (even in limited numbers) through Mattycollector.com, then I wouldn't be so against the variants.

I had the same issue with the variant Batgirl that DC Direct put out in the 1:6 line, BTW. But at least that was the same character in a different costume. If it had been the Cassie Batgirl or the Bette Kane Bat-Girl, then I would have been tearing my hair out trying to find her!

Yeah, I'm a bit obsessive-compulsive about my action figures, I know.

 

not true. several variants, in several different lines do this. have you noticed that jason never came?, but we got AM chase, SIN chase, and DS chase. hell....marvel had bullseye, cap, IM, wolvy, hell....i can go on forever.

 

HUH??? you didnt address his question at all, especially with your reference to Marvel Legends.

 

What he is saying is that he doesn't like it when the variant is a different character because he needs to have both and doesn't feel confident enough he will be able to find them. I agree. If its "maskless" Deathstroke, and he doesn't find him, big deal because he already has regular Deathstroke. But if its the WonderWoman variant, Artemis, he needs to find her because she isn't just a WW in different clothes.

 

I agreee with ya Muppethost... I dont like it when toylines do that. Marvel Legends did it a few times too that I can remember: Doombot, Dark Phoenix kinda is a different character, blonde Black Widow, ml8 Classic Cap, Green Hulk, Sasqatch, black Spiderwoman, but Genis Cap Marvel and Destroyer were the worst because you absolutely HAD to get these awesome figures.

 

if thats what hes saying....then i also agree.

BigBot84 - 2008-08-24 @ 6:23 pm
I prefer the DCUC figures overall, but I do appreciate the DC Direct stuff for its accuracy to the source material, the fact that the majority fo the time, figures are unique sculpts, and for the fact that they come with stands. I pretty much only collect Batman related DC Direct figures, so I don't have too many.

 

Also, I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the fact that DC Direct figures actually have release dates and generally release on time. Rather than hunt for months or order from an online store with a high mark up, I've always been able to get the newest DC Direct figures on the day they come out from my local comic book shops, and have even been able to preorder sets I've wanted.

 

For that reason alone, I'm excited with the business model Mattel is adopting with MOTUC!

DCUC does sell through comic stores too though. They're available months after the retail chains, but you're guaranteed a set if you have patience and don't wish to spend gas looking.

pooda - 2008-08-24 @ 5:57 pm
Another issue I have with DCUC is the variant/chase figures. When the figure is the same character in a modified or different costume (a la Sinestro or Deathstroke), I don't have a problem with it. Yes, I do want the variant version, but it's really the same guy. When the variant is a TOTALLY different character (Jason Firestorm or Artemis, for example), I get a little anxious. If I cannot find that variant, then that's a character I won't have for my collection. If we are guaranteed that the chase figures were available (even in limited numbers) through Mattycollector.com, then I wouldn't be so against the variants.

I had the same issue with the variant Batgirl that DC Direct put out in the 1:6 line, BTW. But at least that was the same character in a different costume. If it had been the Cassie Batgirl or the Bette Kane Bat-Girl, then I would have been tearing my hair out trying to find her!

Yeah, I'm a bit obsessive-compulsive about my action figures, I know.

 

not true. several variants, in several different lines do this. have you noticed that jason never came?, but we got AM chase, SIN chase, and DS chase. hell....marvel had bullseye, cap, IM, wolvy, hell....i can go on forever.

 

 

HUH??? you didnt address his question at all, especially with your reference to Marvel Legends.

 

 

What he is saying is that he doesn't like it when the variant is a different character because he needs to have both and doesn't feel confident enough he will be able to find them. I agree. If its "maskless" Deathstroke, and he doesn't find him, big deal because he already has regular Deathstroke. But if its the WonderWoman variant, Artemis, he needs to find her because she isn't just a WW in different clothes.

 

I agreee with ya Muppethost... I dont like it when toylines do that. Marvel Legends did it a few times too that I can remember: Doombot, Dark Phoenix kinda is a different character, blonde Black Widow, ml8 Classic Cap, Green Hulk, Sasqatch, black Spiderwoman, but Genis Cap Marvel and Destroyer were the worst because you absolutely HAD to get these awesome figures.

 

 

if thats what hes saying....then i also agree.

cr0w - 2008-08-24 @ 5:56 pm

It depends on the figure. Many DCD figures I have I feel are superior to their DCUC counterparts, with the main exception being the DCUC Robin. He's fantastic. But DCD does artist-specific figures very well, with a few notable exceptions (Michael Turner). DCUC is great for a uniform, generic line that fits in with itself. My biggest issue with DCUC is the 4H's use of the exact same body type/sculpt for almost all of their figures. They all have the exact same muscle structure, and that's always bothered me, even back in their MOTU line. There's no differentiation between sculpts aside from character-specific details. But, it's a mass market line, so it makes sense. I'm still partial to DCD mainly because I love seeing so many different versions of characters. I have a Jim Lee Batman, Ethan Van Sciver Lantern Bats, Matt Wagner Batman, Mike Mignola Batman, Vampire Batman, Ed Benes Batman, Andy Kubert Batman, George Perez Batman, Alex Ross Batman and Frank Miller Batman all displayed together, and it's very striking.

CLAM34 - 2008-08-24 @ 4:23 pm
Another issue I have with DCUC is the variant/chase figures. When the figure is the same character in a modified or different costume (a la Sinestro or Deathstroke), I don't have a problem with it. Yes, I do want the variant version, but it's really the same guy. When the variant is a TOTALLY different character (Jason Firestorm or Artemis, for example), I get a little anxious. If I cannot find that variant, then that's a character I won't have for my collection. If we are guaranteed that the chase figures were available (even in limited numbers) through Mattycollector.com, then I wouldn't be so against the variants.

I had the same issue with the variant Batgirl that DC Direct put out in the 1:6 line, BTW. But at least that was the same character in a different costume. If it had been the Cassie Batgirl or the Bette Kane Bat-Girl, then I would have been tearing my hair out trying to find her!

Yeah, I'm a bit obsessive-compulsive about my action figures, I know.

 

not true. several variants, in several different lines do this. have you noticed that jason never came?, but we got AM chase, SIN chase, and DS chase. hell....marvel had bullseye, cap, IM, wolvy, hell....i can go on forever.

 

 

HUH??? you didnt address his question at all, especially with your reference to Marvel Legends.

 

 

What he is saying is that he doesn't like it when the variant is a different character because he needs to have both and doesn't feel confident enough he will be able to find them. I agree. If its "maskless" Deathstroke, and he doesn't find him, big deal because he already has regular Deathstroke. But if its the WonderWoman variant, Artemis, he needs to find her because she isn't just a WW in different clothes.

 

I agreee with ya Muppethost... I dont like it when toylines do that. Marvel Legends did it a few times too that I can remember: Doombot, Dark Phoenix kinda is a different character, blonde Black Widow, ml8 Classic Cap, Green Hulk, Sasqatch, black Spiderwoman, but Genis Cap Marvel and Destroyer were the worst because you absolutely HAD to get these awesome figures.

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