I finally found remnants of DC Universe Classic Series 2 the other day. Here are my reviews of the two figures I bought…
Black Manta: There never needs to be another Black Manta figure.
Superman Blue: There never needs to be another Superman Blue figure.
I don’t even like Superman Blue as a concept (who does?); I bought him because I want Gorilla Grodd, but it’s an awesome figure. If you’re going to sculpt a Superman Blue figure, this was the way to do it.
I didn’t buy Superman Red, though. Sorry Mattel, we all have our limits.
So, two down, three to go.
And now comes New York Comic-Con.
I have to say, there was a bit a disappointment for me. The line-up for DCUC Series 4 (Ares, Batman Beyond, Captain Atom, Cyborg, and Wonder Woman) sounds great. We get Perez versions of the Greeks, another Super Powers hero, a Charlton hero, and, well…Batman Beyond.
Sign me up.
The disappointment for me if the "Collect and Connect" build-a-figure. I thought for sure it would be a classic, jungle girl Giganta. Instead, we get the Total Justice version of Despero which, though I’m sure The Four Horsemen will knock the sculpt out of the park (UPDATE: I’ve now seen the proto and yeah, they did), is a figure that you can still probably find at the KB Toys in the mall no one goes to anymore.
It’s possible Giganta is planned for further down the road, I don’t know, but I’m not sure I’ll buy a figure like Batman Beyond if I don’t want the BAF.
Now for the reverse.
This morning, we learned there will be a wave of DCUC exclusive to Wal-Mart. The line-up is Amazo, Atom, Black Lightning, Eradicator, and The Riddler. The BAF is Metallo, who I like, but not enough to buy four characters I’m not really crazy about.
Oh well, I thought, I’ll get Riddler but, even at that, I’d rather have him in his classic jumpsuit.
Then, late this afternoon, some pics emerged from the NYCC showroom.
My friends, this…
…is f@#king sick.
Riddler looks awesome, too.
You win this round, Mattel.
Now get me my Doris.