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|Black Manta (DCUC wave 2)|
|Figure (and number):||Wave 2 Figure 5|
|First Released||DCUC wave 2|
|Points of Articulation:||23|
Black Manta engages in undersea crime in an attempt to conquer the world beneath the waves. However, Aquaman thwarts Black Manta at every turn, a conflict that has led to Black Manta's murder of Aquaman's infant son. Tiring of his constant defeats, Black Manta sold his soul to the demon Neron for greater power and was thus transformed into a true denizen of the deep.
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There are multiple variations of Black Manta due to production taking place at several different factories. The most common version is molded in all black plastic with a flat finish. Some feature a gloss finish, and others are actually assembled using scrap parts(some reportedly actually being assembled with Red Tornado parts, complete with yellow aps), and feature flat or gloss black paint on the entire figure.
Let’s start by saying the helmet is NOT removable. Despite that the Four Horsemen do an excellent job of translating Black Manta to life, and that’s not an easy feat considering the retro design of his helmet. Th Black Manta uses a generic slimmer body with an attachment at the back which connects via pipes/wires to the head. The weapons are great too, although taking it out of the packaging, on may find the edges bent, but that can easily be fixed with a hair-dryer or hot water. The trident is a cool accessory though it fits rather loosely inside the flexible open grip hand, similar to what Batman and Aquaman have.
This figure was later redone as a more Superfriends-inspired version.