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DC Direct Reveal The Watchmen Figures
The second series of DC Directs The Watchmen figures, basedon the eagerly anticipated movie, are due to hit toy shelves late February, 2009. The series two of The Watchmen figures includes:
AKA Jon Osterman who met an unfortunate accident in the late 1950's while conducting a nuclear physics experiment.
His body was ripped into pieces and he was declared dead but he somehow managed to miraculously reassemble himself to an eerily glowing blue colored superhuman.
He later changed his name to Dr. Manhattan and began to show the ability to see the future and alter almost anything with a shape down to its sub-atomic particles. He also has superhuman strength and the ability to teleport.
But his detachment from the human race and his apparent lack of emotions, which is thought to a result of his altered state from the accident years before, has made him indifferent to those around him and is the cause of quite a bit of discomfort among his fellow vigilantes.
The Doctor Manhattan Watchmen Figure stands approx. 6.25-inches in height with multiple points of articulation and is packaged in a collector friendly 4-color window box.
WATCHMEN MOVIE: DR. MANHATTAN 1:6 Scale Deluxe Collector Figure
Based on the upcoming March 6, 2009, Warner Bros. movie WATCHMEN, this 1:6 scale deluxe collector figure measures approximately 13" tall and comes with a removable black suit.
Packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel, it also includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity.
Due: Feb, 2009
This special Limited edition variant of the Dr Manhattan figure will be limited to 5,000 pieces ONLY!
Also known as Edward Blake is one of the most active Watchmen vigilantes and has been in the "job" for decades now.
He got his crime-fighting background experience by working for the U.S. government in assignments in Vietnam and everywhere else.
His comic-book jester-themed outfit has been scrapped for the movie in favor of a more military looking theme because of his violent nature and swift justice.
A cynical and sadistic person by nature, he uses morals as an excuse to cover up for his brand of vigilante justice.
He is also viewed by many with suspicion and as a borderline hero and anti-hero, especially since he tried to rape one of his hero colleagues in one incident.
Although it is hard to fault him for his egotistic nature, The Comedian is, in essence, an effective ally in the fight against criminality.
This classic Comedian figure will be limited to 5,000 pieces only and features the Comedian in his glory days as he is seen in the many "flashbacks" throughout the movie.
The Comedian 1/6 Scale 12-inch Figure
This 1:6 scale deluxe collector figure of the nihilistic paramilitary agent comes with many accessories, including multiple guns!
The figure is dressed in a movie-accurate, intricate, and authentically detailed costume of full body armor!
Due: Feb, 2009
The daughter of the Comedian Silk Spectre is fought crime for ten years before the Keen Act banned the vigilantes.
Unlike most of the other characters Silk Spectre wasn’t based on a Charlton character but Alan Moore felt that the story needed a female character and so drawing inspiration from the Black Canary and Phantom Lady he created Silk Spectre.
Due to her relationship to Dr Manhattan she is kept on a retainer by the Government but after the Doctor leaves earth she is kicked off the Government base and all her privileges are rescinded but Doctor Manhattan returns and takes her to Mars.
The Classic Silk Spectre figure is based on the first generation Silk Spectre character who established the heroic tradition of the Watchmen follow.
Nite Owl is considered as one of the vigilante superheroes in The Watchmen movie.
Hollis Mason used to be a New York cop in 1938 before he got inspired by the heroic deeds of a vigilante group led by someone who goes by the name of Hooded Justice. A year later, Mason decided to take on a superhero costume himself and became known as Nite Owl.
Although he has no real powers, Nite Owl was able to use his wit, experience, acquired skills, and knowledge as a former law enforcer to be an effective crime fighter.
He went on to become a member of the masked heroes league called the Minutemen and was an integral part in fighting off the shady characters called Axis operatives during the Second World War.
After his retirement from crime fighting, Mason went on to open an auto shop and wrote a book called "Under the Hood", detailing his past life as a superhero.
Mason's Nite Owl character was well-liked by his vigilante colleagues and in his own person he was a temperate being with the voice of reason devoid of any issues which could damage his relationship with his fellow heroes.
Mason was actually the original Nite Owl prior to Daniel Dreiberg taking the name Nite Owl II which happened after Mason's retirement from vigilante work in 1962. Dreiberg's character was partly to blame for Mason's death when he and Silk Spectre II broke Rorscach out of prison.
This incident enraged the Knot-Tops group, another hero group headed by Derf. In a case of mistaken identity, they proceeded to Mason's place thinking that he was the "Nite Owl" who initiated the prison escape. But instead of just confronting him, the group beat him up instead with Derf delivering the death blow to the decorated and retired superhero by using a statue which was given to Mason as a token of appreciation for his service to the community.
The Classic Nite Owl figure is based on the first generation Silk Spectre character who established the heroic tradition of the Watchmen follow.
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