Countdown for DC Club Infinite Earths – Connor Kent Superboy
August 19, 2013

As we count down the final 48 hours of the 2014 Mattel subscription window we will take a closer look at the announced figures for the first quarter of the 2013 DC Club Infinite Earths sub.  You can order a 2014 sub with both monthly and quarterly shipping here at MattyCollector.com.

 

As we learned in my interview 2 weeks back in my interview with Scott Neitlich, the Connor Kent Superboy was actually sculpted a few years back and was originally scheduled to be part of DCUC Wave 13.  He was going to be a 50/50 split with the ‘Reign of the Supermen” 90′s Superboy that we got.   The tooling budget for that wave didn’t cost out for there to be a variant in that wave, so Conner went into limbo.  Until now.   Now Connor will be one of the Q1 figures in the DC Club Infinite Earths subscription if it goes through.   We almost got an animated 6″ version of this costume and this character in the Young Justice line, but that figure did not meet the minimum preorder number in the Young Justice 2-pack with Miss Martian so it has been shelved.

We had an indication that this Superboy figure was out there because he showed up several months back as a thumbnail on former Four Horseman, Chris Dahlberg’s new website.  If his face looks familiar it’s because we have seen it before.  There is a member of the 4HM design studio that sculpts very similar faces.  We saw it on Guy Gardner, we saw it on Matter Eater Lad, and we see it again here.

Connor Kent Superboy comes in his standard black T-shirt and jeans costume/uniform.

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Connor Kent Superboy helps us build our modern Young Justice/Teen Titans team shelves.

Connor Kent Superboy is one of five figures revealed for the 2014 subscription so far.

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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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