I thought the lineups looked really good (thanks for the listings and pics in the thread here guys). I'm almost surprised how obscure and varied they are starting out with the line this year. I'm a little disappointed in the lack of Flash (or GA), but I guess I can understand why they would spread things out. Its surprising to see that a wave is WM exclusive, after them earlier refusing to carry the line here in the US. I guess that's how they got them on board. It looks like that is a "bonus" wave, so there will maybe be 6 waves of 5 this year instead of the originally planned 5. Nice to see some of the older figures make it out in those two packs for those who missed them. Here's what I'm planning on picking up, as of now (budget pending):
Wave 4 - Despero
Wave 5 - Metallo (WM Exc.)
Mr. Miracle (maybe)
I'm on the fence with the Lightray/Orion two pack. I already have the regular Orion, and although I do enjoy the new gods stuff, I don't now if I need Lightray. That one will depend on budget. I'd like to get the SDCC exclusive Lobo, but it depends on how easy that is to get. Hopefully Mattel will get an online store going by that time, similar to Hasbro.
Again, looking at things, I'm surprised by a number of the character selections. Checking out the lineups, it really makes the upcoming Wave 3 look even more amazing. They probably could have used Robin and/or Nightwing to anchor their own waves, and we're getting new versions along with a Green Lantern. That's just a heck of a wave. Looks like a nicely rounded first year for the DCUC, hopefully they're doing well and will continue on for awhile. I'm guessing we'll see a few more of the big guns (Flash, GA, MM) in 2009.