Monday, February 28, 2011

DC Universe Classics - Crime Syndicate box set preview

The 2011 Toy Fair included several DC Universe Classics goodies including the upcoming 2011 Wal-Mart exclusive 5 pack.  Much like the 2009 Gotham City 5 pack and 2010's Green Lantern's Light 5 pack, this years 5 pack will just be 5 action figures and no Collect and Connect action figure parts will be included.  The action figures featured will be the characters from The Crime Syndicate.  If you're unfamiliar with the Crime Syndicate, I strongly suggest you watch the direct to DVD DC movie "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths  Although not totally true to the original story of the Crime Syndicate, its very entertaining and will give you an idea of who these characters are. 

So lets take a look at the Crime Syndicate 5 pack box set. First, we have a classic version of "Johnny Quick" who is obviously the counterpart of The Flash

Next we have the Hal Jordan counterpart, "Power Ring", also a classic version

Next, the Batman counterpart, Owlman, which appears to be a more modern sculpt

Wonder Woman's counterpart, Superwoman, also a modern version

And finally, Superman's counterpart, Ultraman.  We have seen Ultraman before in a two pack with Alexander Luthor.  The Crime Syndicate version appears to have a new head sculpt and a slightly different costume design.

So there you have it.  I don't think a release date has been announced at this point but if you compare this set to the previous two Walmart box sets that came out in 2009 and 2010, you're probably looking at a late summer/early fall release. 

If you're looking to purchase any DC Universe Classics action figures, check out the listings on eBay by clicking here

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