For those who haven’t heard by now, Mattel announced on their Facebook page the other day that the once thought dead DC Universe Classics Doomsday Unleashed figure in fact being released towards the end of this year. This came on the heels of some leaked packaged photos of the Doomsday Unleashed figure that Mattel wrote off as old packaged samples that the fans were never supposed to see. Apparently this was some misdirection until the official announcement, which is stirring some controversy amongst collectors. Many are feeling cheated for “having to buy” the Containment Suit Doomsday figure, thinking it would be the only one ever made. Me personally, I would have bought that version regardless, because when it comes to DC (especially DC Universe Classics), I’m all in, and I couldn’t be more excited about Doomsday Unleashed.
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For a while now, Mattel has been hinting that there would be a “last hurrah” for the 6″ Four Horsemen styled DC Universe Classics action figures, and that it would be shown off at the 2014 New York Toy Fair. People speculated that it would be the Super Powers light blue Superman, Mr. Mxyzptlk, to name a couple. Well the speculation is over. Mattel has revealed that later this year they will be releasing 6 figures, all homages to the vintage Kenner Super Powers line! The figures will be Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Gold Superman, the Riddler (Hal Jordan repainted as the Riddler just like the vintage Super Powers figure), and Mr. Mxyzptlk! These will round out the rest of the DCUC Kenner homages, and will each come with a collect & connect piece to build Super Powers Kalibak! Not only that, but they will all come in special Super Powers styled packaging as well, with each Kalibak piece coming in a separate poly bag. Each figure is set to be $30 apiece.
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It’s a shame we never got this version of the Red Hood from Mattel in the DC Universe Classics line. We did get Jason Todd as Red Hood, but in a costume he only wore for a few issues. This is clearly the more popular version, so I just had to do my take on the character. He’s made with the upper body of Mr. Terrific, the lower body from Jack Knight Starman, Sportsmaster Boots, Sandman hands, and a Terry McGinnis head. I had to cut Starman’s legs off at the shin and grafted the Sportsmaster boots to them and blended them in with Apoxie Sculpt. Speaker wire was used for the seam on his shirt. The helmeted head is from an electric Superman Blue sculpted over and painted to give a realistic metallic sheen. I gave him holsters for his pistol and knife and made sure they wouldn’t interfere with the articulation. After painting everything up, I gave him a crowbar, and now he’s ready to take his revenge on the Joker and show Batman how to reall clean the streets of Gotham!
Mattel just revealed on their Mattycollector Facebook page that the canceled Damian Wayne Robin figure would be in the 2014 Club Infinite Earths subscription for the DC Universe Signature Collection! This figure was originally slated for a retail release in the Batman Unlimited line, but both Batman Unlimited and DC Unlimited have been cancelled, and with them some figures that fans were looking forward to. Damian Wayne was revealed earlier this year to much fan excitement, but when it was cancelled a lot of fans immediately started asking Mattel to include him in the subscription for the 2014 Club Infinite Earths. Well it looks like those people got their wish, because it’s happening.
To sign up for the 2014 Club Infinite Earths and keep the Mattel DC action figures coming, just CLICK HERE! You’re only charged for the sub exclusive figure and that’s it! Sign up period ends Monday!
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