Super Powers, what's that…?
April 19, 2008

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.

The End

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.


Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
Jason Chirevas is a toy collector whether he likes it or not (and he often doesn't). This former Would've-Been Action Hero is as interested in the humanity, psychology, and psychosis of collecting as he is in the action figures themselves. Fun guy.
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  • Scott Rogers Scott Rogers says:

    The kryptonite chunk that fits in Metallo’s chest better light up. (and his eyes too)

    That’s all I gotta say.

  • Quinn says:

    That Metallo is pretty darn impressive–much nicer design all the way around than other recent Metallos. I want to see how big he is compared to other figures. If Grodd and Grundy are any indication–friggin HUGE. I’m down with it.

  • Erik superfriend says:

    I still haven’t dived into this line. I expect to break down soon. Black Manta may be the piece to do it. I’ve always liked him from the Superfriends days but the DCD SF pack was too expensive and the DCD Alex Ross one looked off. I expect to cherry pick this line evn once I’m in. At 10$ a pop, maybe more as the price of oil/plastic goes up, I can’t afford to “catch ‘em all”.

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