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DC Universe Classics: Series 1

dcuc.gifWelcome to the official Fwoosh DC Universe Classics Release Guide. In this topic you will find complete and accurate (to the best of our abilities) information on every character in every series of DCUC. We will feature release dates, figure information (including variant information, accessories, points of articulation and sculptors), and pictures. We hope that this will be a good resource to current fans of the line, potential converts and anyone wanting some background information on DC’s World’s Greatest Superheroes and Villains.

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SERIES 1 (1st Quarter 2008)

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FIGURE 1: ORION
     
   

 

 

 

 

 


Biography: Born the son of the tyrannical Darkseid, lord of the planet Apokolips, Orion was adopted by the kind ruler Highfather and raised on the neighboring planet of New Genesis as part of a truce between the two worlds. Orion’s feral nature made him the fiercest fighter of all the New Gods and ultimately helped him defeat Darkseid’s plan to control the universe.

Statistics:
    -First Appearance:
New Gods #1 (March 1971)
    -Real Name: Orion
    -Occupation: Warrior
    -Base of Operations: New Genesis
    -Special Abilities: Superhuman strength and speed, rapid recovery and healing, superior battle skills.
    -Points of Articulation:
25 POA
    -Accessories: Astro-Harness, "Right Leg" of Rex Mason
    -Sculptor: Eric Treadaway, Eric "Cornboy" Mayse


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FIGURE 2: BATMAN (Crime Stopper/Classic Detective)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biography: After witnessing the murder of his parents as a child, Bruce Wayne dedicated his life and fortune to protecting the lives of the innocent while striking fear into the hearts of criminals. Armed with an arsenal of gadgets, Batman patrols the shadows of Gotham City keeping the streets safe from crime.

Statistics:
    -First Appearance:
Detective Comics #27 (May 1939)
    -Real Name: Bruce Wayne
    -Occupation: Industrialist, philanthropist, crime fighter by night
    -Base of Operations: Gotham City
    -Special Abilities: Superhuman strength and speed, rapid recovery and healing, superior battle skills.
    -Points of Articulation: 25 POA
    -Accessories: Batarang, grappling gun, "Right Arm" of Rex Mason
    -Sculptor: Eric Treadaway, Eric "Cornboy" Mayse, Jim Preziosi


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FIGURE 3: THE PENGUIN


 

 

 

 

 

 

Biography: A murderous gangster, Oswald Cobblepot grew up fascinated with birds. In part because his widowed mother ran an exotic bird shop. Nicknamed "The Penguin" by his cruel classmates, the villain would ultimately take his revenge on the citizens of Gotham City, earning him the attention of the Dynamic Duo, Batman and Robin. He is both devious and ruthless, usually flying from the scene of his crimes.

Statistics:
    -First Appearance:
Detective Comics #58 (December 1941)
    -Real Name: Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot
    -Occupation: Restauranteur, racketeer, stock trader
    -Base of Operations: Gotham City
    -Special Abilities: Criminal mastermind, and arsenal of deadly umbrella weapons
    -Points of Articulation:
20 POA
    -Accessories: Umbrella with Gatling gun, "Head and Torso" of Rex Mason
    -Sculptor: Chris Dahlberg, Jim Preziosi


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FIGURE 4: THE DEMON, ETRIGAN


 

 

 

 

 

 

 Biography: Originally summoned from the pits of Hell by the wizard Merlin to defend Camelot from the witch, Morgan Le Fey, Etrigan in recent years has become a monster possessed by the soul of his human host Jason Blood. He can transform between his demon and human forms only if a special incantation is read. Although adept at magic and sorcery, The Demon, Etrigan prefers to blast his opponents to cinders with his fire breath.

Statistics:
    -First Appearance:
Demon #1 (1972)
    -Real Name: Jason Blood
    -Occupation: Demonologist
    -Base of Operations: Hell, Gotham City
    -Special Abilities: Superhuman physical attributes, proficient in magic and casting spells, can project hellfire from his mouth, extrasensory powers, regenerative healing factor, immortality.
    -Points of Articulation: 25 POA
    -Accessories: "Left Arm" of Rex Mason
    -Sculptor: Eric Treadaway


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FIGURE 5: RED TORNADO (Classic)
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biography: Red Tornado came into being when a living cyclone, originally called Tornado Tyrant, from the planet Rann, was fused to an android body by the scientist T.O. Morrow. Although he was originally created to destroy the Justice League of America, Red Tornado instead disobeyed his programming and defeated his master, thus earning the android membership in a grateful and forgiving JLA.

Statistics:
    -First Appearance:
Mystery in Space #61- as Tornado Tyrant. Justice League of America #17- as Tornado Champion. Justice League of America #64- as Red Tornado
    -Real Name: John Smith
    -Occupation: Adventurer
    -Base of Operations: New York City (current)
    -Special Abilities: Able to generate powerful cyclones, fly at great speeds, battle-resistant android body.
    -Points of Articulation: 25 POA
    -Accessories: Tornado effect, "Left Leg" of Rex Mason
    -Sculptor: Eric Treadaway


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COLLECT & CONNECT FIGURE: REX MASON "THE ELEMENT MAN" (Metamorpho)     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biography: Rex Mason was an adventurer who was hired by business tycoon Simon Stagg to retrieve a rare Egyptian artifact. Mason also started dating Stagg’s daughter, Sapphire Stagg. In an Egyptian pyramid, Rex Mason was exposed to a radioactive meteorite called the Orb of Ra which transformed him into the Element Man. He became able to shapeshift and change himself into any element found in the human body, or any combinations thereof. 

Statistics:

    -First Appearance: The Brave and the Bold #57 (January 1965)
    -Real Name: Rex Mason
    -Occupation: Former Adventurer, Super Hero
    -Base of Operations: Mobil
    -Special Abilities: Transmutation into a wide variety of elemental compounds.
    -Points of Articulation: 25 POA
    -Accessories: "Hammer" hand, "Lava" hand, "Mud" leg extension
    -Sculptor: Chris Dahlberg   


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