Saturday, 30 July 2011

#187 of 365 DCUC Ultraman and Alexandor Luthor - repost

It's close to the end of DCUC month, and for the repost, here's a write-up of the Earth-3 Ultraman and Alexander Luthor that I did last year.

There are some things that I save for last.  This isn't one of them, but it is the last of my unopened DCUC figures, well, until I get some more.  Welcome to Jambalaya July, and the closing chapter of Justice League June, and today it's the turn of the Earth-3 two-pack, Ultraman and a Luthor.

Ultraman is not the Japanese costumed hero who fights monsters.  Nope.  Not in this case.  In this case, he's an alternate dimension Superman who's evil.  Okay, that's like the anti-thesis of Superman, which I guess is why he was created.  Now, the main good guy in this alternate dimension is Alexander Luthor.  I have no idea what he does but he was recently used to bring back the multiverse to the DC universe, so I guess he's of some import.  Hence these two figures, which sold poorly on apparently.

The box is the usual DCUC 2-pack box.  The box is way too big for just 2 figures and it still shows here.  There's a lot of empty space within the box.  The back of the box has the two figures... and nothing else.  Consequently, it looks rather empty and bland.  Mattel could have put in more thought to the box design, but the lack of attention definitely shows here.

The card tray seems to use the art from Series 1.  There's Orion and Etrigan and Tornado, which is weird, because those characters have nothing to do with these two characters.  The characters come with... nothing, nada, zip, zilch, zero accessories.  Which is a pity.

Ultraman seems to be a boring Superman sculpt with a new chest piece and a repainted head (I think).  He's boring.  They didn't even bother to give him a wash or painted highlights or something.  As can be seen from the photo, my Ultraman has a bent leg from his pose in the bubble *sigh*.  Lex Luthor, OTOH, survived the bubble.  He's sculpted with a bit of details on the belt, and has a completely new head.  I like the paintwork on his face and the L symbol on his chest.

Despite the fact that these 2 figures are really from an alternate universe, they still fit rather well with the DCUC figures, although Lex... wait, Alexander will stand out more thanks to his more flashy costume.  Ultraman is a poor Superman clone, but IMO, he's still miles better than the Brandon Roach* toy that we got from the movie.  However, as these are alternate universe figures, they're going back into the oversized box with a few other figures, because I just don't care for them.  And that's it for the huge DCUC pile I had.  All opened!  Next up - something with rooted hair?

*I'm sure someone will correct me again on this.

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