Monday, August 3, 2009

DC Universe Classics - Ocean Warrior Aquaman

The next action figure up for review is Ocean Warrior Aquaman from Mattel's DC Universe Classics wave 7.

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If you already have the DCUC wave 2 Classic Aquaman action figure, then you'll notice that Ocean Warrior Aquaman has the exact same head sculpt. Not that that's a bad thing. It is a great head sculpt and probably the better of the two (Classic and Modern) from wave 2.

When it comes to differences between these two figures, obviously the paint job is the main one. But Classic Aquaman also has a cool scaled shirt and fins on the back of his calves. O.W. Aquaman just basically has a generic body sculpt.

OW Aquaman's paint job is well done. The design is paint on almost flawlessly on my figure with no slop

Ocean Warrior Aquaman's only accessory, other than the collect and connect piece of Atom Smasher is once again his Trident, which yes, also came with both versions of Aquaman in wave 2. Not surprising since this figure is nothing more than a repaint re-release. The Trident is a great looking weapon with cool designs on it but i think a new accessory would have made this action figure a bit more interesting.

Articulation has not changed either as you would expect. Joints include neck, shoulders, biceps, elbows, wrists, abdominal, waist, hips, thighs, knees and ankles.

I can't say I was all that thrilled about this figure. I REALLY like the classic Aquaman figure from wave 2. The only reason I purchased Ocean Warrior Aquaman was really to complete my wave 7 set and for the Atom Smasher collect and connect piece. I would have much preferred an all new Aquaman with a completely different head sculpt.

Basically this is just an Aquaman variant from wave 2. If you're into the different variants or are a big Aquaman fan or if you're just looking to complete your DCUC wave 7 set, then yes, go buy Ocean Warrior Aquaman. Its a good action figure. If you're nothing more than a casual collector, don't care about Atom Smasher all that much and already have Classic Aquaman from wave 2 (which you should), then you may choose to pass this one by.

Sculpt/Design - 9, Paint - 9.5, Accessories - 7, Articulation - 9, Fun - 9

This action figure really isn't too hard to find online. Since my local toy stores do not carry this toy line, I must resort to online vendors. I prefer eBay because you can get them for slightly cheaper i find, if you look hard enough.

To find Mattel's DC Universe Classics Ocean Warrior Aquaman on eBay, click here

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

great post

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