At last the circle is now complete. While we don’t yet have all of the line accurate versions of all 33 Super Power figures in the DC Universe Classics line, we at least have some version of each character that appeared in the line now with the addition of DCUC’s Wave 18 – Samurai.
As a Super Powers fan I’m very glad to have him in the line, but I don’t get quite the same attention to detail from him that I have from the Horsemen’s other DCUC/Super Powers interpretations. I’m not really the sort of collector that nitpicks everything and in the grand scheme of things these are minor details, but:
A) He’s got regular boots and not the same textured front, swoop backed version as the original Samurai.
B) He can only hold his sword in the oposite hand.
C) He is missing the chopping hand.
I suspect these were cost cutting measures to get him into the line and for such a minor character we’re probably lucky to get him at all. I’m not going to loose a wink of sleep over any of those issues, I just notice them because the 4 Horsemen have set such a high bar with how they have adapted the other Super Powers characters.
All in all, he is a welcome addition to my DCUC collection and I LOVE that we have the whole SP line in the DCUC style now. I’ve been in the middle of a move this past week so all of my figures are packed otherwise I’d have done a big picture with the Super Powers line and their DCUC counterparts.
You can see all of the images of DCUC Samurai here in the AFi Archive.
We’ll be showing you the rest of DCUC wave 18 soon so stay tuned!
This sample was provided by Mattel.
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