San Diego Comic Con is close! Today we are taking an early look at Mattel’s DC Multiverse SDCC offering – an Aquaman themed box set with Black Manta and Ocean Master based on the Between Two Dooms storyline! This is the first appearance of Black Manta in the comics where Ocean Master refused to let anyone else defeat Aquaman and chaos ensued!
All three are DC Comics Multiverse 6 Inch figures with premium paint decos. A sheened paint is present on all three, and Aquaman features a new (and really sharp) head sculpt. Black Manta and Ocean Master both come with harpoon style weapons. Black Manta also has 3 different sets of eyes – clear, red and yellow. All 3 have 2 extra sets of hands as well. To cap all that off, the box is large and super well done. An outer cardboard case reveals the inner packaging with colorful backdrop, and all 3 are positioned in a three way fight! The good thing about all this – even though it’s a themed package with posing, you can remove the figures and replace them without destroying it all. The plastic insert is not attached to any cardboard part and the figures pop out and return easily once the bands are cut. Big kudos to Mattel for that one!
All in all, it’s a great choice for an exclusive. Aquaman is hitting theaters later this year and will have a big presence this weekend. These are classic themed and a step above retail with the paint options. Getting everyone hype for Aquaman and a little something extra for the Multiverse fans is a great mix. I’ve been light on Multiverse this year but these figures have grabbed my attention, when done right they are really awesome DC offerings!
We’ve run them through the motions, read on to check out over 60 HD images courtesy of Mattel!