those suited bodies they loved so much and created a variant of Doctor Manhattan from when he goes on the talk show early in the book. Too bad we never got a second series of these figures! Based on comments made by Scott Neitlich after the line was concluded, this 2012 Watchmen series seem to have been pretty poorly received initially but it might be worth reconsidering for Watchmen fans. Let's take a look at the former Dr. Jonathan Osterman, now known as Doctor Manhattan, after the break...
Height: 6 1/2 inches
Articulation: Hinged ankles, hinged knees, swivel thighs, H-hinged hips, swivel waist,
hinged mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows,
swivel wrists, and a ball jointed head.
Accessories: Display stand and an art print.
Original retail price: $25 dollars
* One of the directives for this line was that they needed to heavily reuse parts from Mattel's long running DC Universe Classics line, and Doctor Manhattan is about as basic a they come. While the bare feet might be new, everything else other than the head is pretty standard reuse. Of course, that means that he has the full range of articulation that you know and love from DCUC. He's really sturdy and it's nice having him fit in alongside others heroes like Captain Atom and Firestorm.
* One thing I really like about this line is that every figure comes
with a display stand. It's a simple disc and peg stand but the
presentation is awesome. The word "Watchmen" is sculpted on the base
with a yellow disc behind it. It looks great and functions really well. I
wish the DC Universe Signature Collection had come with stands; I'm
always in favor of stuff like this.
the Comedian, so make sure to check that out, but I'll mention the unique elements here:
+ The Dr. Manhattan print is new and features a bio on the other side.
+The Doomsday Clock on the front of the package is set at less than an hour until midnight while his side panels feature the fifth part of the "Who Watches the Watchmen?" mural and a design of some watch cogs.
There's not much packaging worth keeping, but this collector friendly packaging is pretty grand.
* While Doctor Manhattan is certainly capable of changing his hue, he typically makes it consistent across his body. It's hard to see in a picture but in person you can discern a different blue hue between his torso and limbs. Not sure what this happened since he's basically all blue with some black paint for shorts, but it's there. It's not terrible but it is a bit puzzling.
this interview with Scott Neitlich and see if you don't agree that almost every answer seems to come down to keeping a low overhead. Disappointingly, Doctor Manhattan doesn't come with any accessories at all. I know he doesn't use much but such a bare bones figure could have included something. Perhaps the rifle that he disassembled when first showing off his powers to the world? Or the picture of he and Janey Slater. Or the infamous watch that was crucial in his metamorphosis.
The only other figure from this series I've reviewed so far is the Comedian. I'll be reviewing the entire series over the next few weeks.
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