Originally for sale and sold out on June 15th, the Battle for Earth-3 2-pack is once again available at MattyCollector.Com. The two-pack features the first ever Alexander Luthor figure and only the second figure of Superman’s Earth-3 counterpart, Ultraman.
Ultraman was a difficult figure for Mattel and the Four Horsemen to conquer because of the unique raised collarbone on his costume. As a workaround to still use the buck body, an extra piece has been added to the torso to simulate the effect. It doesn’t work great from all angles, but the actual costume probably wouldn’t look any less awkward. Ultraman also features an all-new, sneering head. He’ll be the angriest guy on your DCUC shelf guaranteed.
The Alexander Luthor is the true prize in this 2-pack. I never imagined that I’d have or even want a figure of the Earth-3 “good” Luthor. Even when it was announced, I wasn’t completely sold. But once again, the 4H are able to make some of the silliest designs really sing. From the texture of his beard to the visible stitching in the L on his chest, the Luthor figure really shows what can be done in this line even with the heavy reuse of parts.
Overall, this 2-pack is another great piece for DCUC Collectors. The choice may seem a bit obscure, but if these figures are the beginning of a complete DCUC Crime Syndicate, toy shelves everywhere will be a bit brighter for it.