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The scoops keep on coming! Even the weekend can’t slow us down. We’re SCOOP-CRAZY!! Here’s a scoop from our friends at MattyCollector.com.
Today we are going to look at Mattel’s DC Universe Classics/DC Signature Collection DOOMSDAY, which will be one of Mattel’s 2014 SDCC exclusives. I’m not going to go into the whole history of this figure, the Unbound version and the unfunded 2014 Club Infinite Earths DC subscription. All that is in the past and it will not change. The sub did not fund, but Mattel found a way to get the first 5 figures into the hands of collectors. Doomsday will be a con exclusive.
We’ve seen pictures of the figure before, but this is an exclusive first look at the packaging for this figure.
I’ve seen the pictures and the prototype for this figure at a couple of shows, most recently at Toy Fair, but it’s not until I had the figure in hand and put him next to other figures in the DC Universe Collection that I saw just how big this over-sized figure was. This is the size Doomsday needs to be. This is the size of a creature that could kill Superman.
While it might not be the version every fan wanted, as someone that originally read the Death of Superman story line as it was being published it’s still fun to get this version. I remember picking up the issues week after week, seeing the containment suit get damaged, and ripped but still not quite knowing that the creature underneath was going to look like. We have gotten a handful of Doomsday figures in the past. Kenner made a 5″ one in a 2-pack. DC Direct made a 6.5″ one sculpted by Tim Bruckner, and Mattel has made one before in their 6″ DC Super Heroes line, but this is the first time containment suit Doomsday that has been made into a figure.
In looking at the preliminary designs for this figure we know that it’s based on the oversized Kilowog body. I thought that the figure would use more of that base body and use the “over-shirt” /harness technique that Mattel uses so much on the MOTUC figures. That is not the case and there’s a lot more new tooling on this figure than I anticipated.
The Outer Mailer Box
The outer mailer box is black with a great red “Death of Superman” logo on the front and Doomsday’s bio on the back (since his other bio on the back of the main box is bursting off the page).
The Inner Package
Mattel always goes all out on their con exclusive packaging and Doomsday is no exception. The package looks a lot like the cover of Man of Steel issue #18. The wraparound image on the box show the destruction of Metropolis. Inside the destruction continues. The bubble of the box is cracked from one of Doomsday’s punches. The back of the box has Doomsday busting out and coming right at you!
Regular 6″ DCUC Superman and 6″ DC Super Heroes Doomsday
Doomsday BOUND will be available at the Mattel booth at SDCC 2014 and later on MattyCollector.com.
Thanks to Mattel for letting us give you an early look at the figure and the package.
This sample was provided by Mattel.
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