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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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the 2014 Toy Fair has been chocked full of so many great reveals. I’d say it’s turning out better than last year, to be honest. Amongst them is a slew of new Mattel reveals. They just showed off the Masters of the Universe Classics Rio Blast figure! I can’t fully tell from the picture, but it looks as if he will have all of his flip out guns just like the vintage figure. I’m very excited for this. Rio Blast has always been my favorite Masters of the Universe figure, and I’ve been waiting to see a new version of him pretty much since day one, so I’m glad he’ll be released this year. Rio Blast is set to be released in September of 2014.
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