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|Superman (DCUC wave 6)|
|Figure (and number):||Wave 6 Figure 4|
|Points of Articulation:||23|
When the menace known as Doomsday came to Earth, it fell to Superman to battle him to a standstill...and the death! Though it cost him his life, The Man of Steel saved his adopted homeworld. Superman's death activated The Eradicator, an entity from Krypton, who assumed Superman's identity and placed the body of the fallen hero in a suit designed to reignite the spark of life in the Last Son of Krypton.
Other Details Edit
Based on the overall look seen in Adventures of Superman #505 and onwards in the 90's after his 'resurrection', the new Superman is made almost entirely from a blank body. He uses the same body that Superman Red/Blue and the Eradicator use. The only exception is his boots which are molded into his lower legs. The figure also has an added-on cape and a belt piece sandwiched between the abs and groin parts. The figure depicts Superman after his apparent death at the hands of Doomsday, wherein he dons the suit and sports longer hair. Unlike many claims to the contrary, the hair is not a mullet but is simply longer hair. His headsculpt features the softer Superman face previously seen on Eradicator and Superman Red/Blue. By this wave, the skintone is quite obviously lighter than figures from previous waves. The skin gets lighter every wave. Thus you can see a marked difference when you pose Aquaman, Wonder Woman and him together. Here, many issues with the first Superman are tackled and fixed. As previously mentioned, the face is softer, appearing more youthful. As opposed to DCSH’s Superman, he can now stand with his legs closer together. The overly long cape from the previous version was replaced with a shorter one. The new figure foreshadowed what the next few definitive Superman figures looked like.
A possible issue with the cape is that its ends aren’t permanently attached to the shirt, thus giving an appearance of hanging on the skin. This can be fixed with a bit of super glue underneath and a good push forward.