Mattel’s Club Black Freighter Watchmen Dr. Manhattan
March 14, 2013

This month we get the second figure in Mattel’s “Club Black Freighter” Watchmen subscription – Dr. Manhanttan.

The doctor is in. Is he in this dimension? That’s another story. This decidedly dispassionate physicist works for the government, but lives outside the normal realm of space and time. Fully articulated, this first-ever 6” comic-book style figure, one of six core members, arrives with a yellow base with black Watchmen logo in special Watchmen book-type packaging. Doctor Manhattan also includes an original Watchmen “oversized” trading card with all-new art and character bio.

This figure is one of six in a limited series inspired by one of the all-time greatest comics and will include all six Watchmen team members by year’s end. When the series is complete, the iconic graffiti-style Watchmen logo will be revealed when all packages are placed side-by-side and the Doomsday clock will count down to zero when viewed from the front.

Dr. Manhattan uses the standard DCUC buck body, which ends up being a little short for the character.  He has a new head and new feet. Fortunately this is the black briefs version and not the “commando” version.  He comes in the same sort of book clam shell packages that we saw with Rorschach.  The Doomsday clock on the front of the package is set for a different time, closer to midnight than the Rorschach package.  The count down will most likely help us put the packages in the correct order so we can see the larger images on the sides of the boxes.

Dr. Manhattan does not have any accessories, but does come with a Watchmen logo stand.  Dr. Manhattan also comes with the oversized profile card.

You can order your own Dr. Manhattan on March 15th, 2013 on MattyCollector.com.

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This sample was provided by Mattel.

 

 

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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