Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! My DCUC Collection just got a little cooler!
So I was on my way back from picking up my mail (which included DCUC Wave 6) and decided to stop by at the local toy "mall" in my neighborhood. "Big Lou’s Toys and Collectibles." It’s a consignment store (yes, that means scalpers.) But Lou does also order certain products direct and DCUC is one line he carries.
As my wife showed off her mad Street Fighter II skills on the coin-op machine by the entrance I checked out what was in stock. Yup, DCUC Wave 6 as expected, but oh my! There’s DCUC WAVE 7!!!
Or at least part of it. No sign of Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, Aquaman or Flash, but there in front of me were Big Barda, Kid Flash and Captain Cold!
Now if Blue & Gold were there I’d have snagged em, but with them missing I went for my favorite Flash Rogue, Leonard Snart aka Captain Cold!
First things first: QC.
Again, Mattel suprises me. There’s NOTHING wrong in terms of QC with Captain Cold (add that to the fact that out of an entire set of Wave 6 minus Recovery Superman I had only ONE fused hip on Killer Moth and it looks like QC is getting better…)
And Captain Cold is a great figure! Good sculpt, especially the face, which is really helped by the molded fleshtone, so no goopy detail loss like on Adam Strange’s face. Paint apps are clean, accessory is nice though the grip on this pistol is a bit small to fit his hand….
In fact there’s only one problem.
Yes indeed. Apparently someone at Mattel thinks villains need to be small, as poor Captain Cold is exactly the same height at the much loved tiny Sinestro!!!
It’s a little better with Captain cold as his tunic makes him appear a bit taller… And he is a "normal guy." But I find it interesting that we now have 2 cases of a figure debuting a new unique body that are exactly the same size and noticeably shorter than the standard buck…
Oh, well, he didn’t break so I’m not complaining!!!
Now all I need is some more Atom Smasher parts as currently he’s the world’s most pathetic collection of parts:
‘Til Next Time!!!