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DC Universe Classics
Wave Eight
Giganta

DC Universe Classics Wave Eight Group
Commander Steel
Commander Steel
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  • First Appearance: Steel, The Indestructible Man #1 (1978)
  • Real Name: Henry Heywood
  • Occupation: Soldier, Adventurer, Industrialist
  • Base of Operations: Detroit
  • Special Abilities: Cybernetic Steel/Titanium alloy-augmented physiology, superhuman strength, ability to leap great distances, nearly invulnerable
Biography:

Young marine, Henry Heywood, was severely injured in an attack on his base during WWII. Heywood’s former biology professor saved his life with a series of surgeries, replacing his skeleton with a steel alloy frame and attaching micro-motors to his joints. Now with superhuman strength, stamina, speed and invulnerability, Heywood returned to wartime action as the costumed hero Steel, battling saboteurs at home before heading to overseas theaters as a covert operative.

Collect and Connect Part: Upper and Middle Torso

Accessories: None

Dr. Fate
Doctor Fate
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  • First Appearance: More Fun Comics #55 (1940)
  • Real Name: None
  • Occupation: Agent of the Lords of Order
  • Base of Operations: Various
  • Special Abilities: Levitation and Flight, Possesses and commands mystic amulet, helmet and mantle of Nabu, Able to cast powerful spells, Nearly invulnerable.
Biography:

Doctor Fate arises when the Lord of Order known as Nabu bestows his sorcerous knowledge, as well as a magical helmet, amulet and mantle, to a human host in order to battle the forces of chaos. Once a human dons the garb of Doctor Fate, Nabu’s personality assumes control of their human host. Doctor Fate, in his many incarnations, has long served in the The Justice Society of America as one of its most powerful members.

Collect and Connect Part: Right Arm

Accessories: Ankh

Dr. Fate Modern
Doctor Fate
Modern Variant
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Collect and Connect Part: Right Arm

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(*I don’t have this one, yet. I’m waiting for the corrected version in all gold to be re-released. The cape and gloves should have been gold as well.)




Gentleman Ghost  Atom (Pack-in)
Gentleman Ghost
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  • First Appearance: Flash Comics #88 (October 1947) A.K.A.: Gentleman Jim, The Ghost
  • Real Name: James Craddock
  • Occupation: Highwayman, Robber, Criminal
  • Base of Operations: London; St. Roch, Louisiana; Midway City
  • Special Abilities: Insubstantial body is invisible to the human eye, Induces extreme cold in people who touch him, Can resurrect other ghosts from his enemies’ past, Sharpshooter with flintlock pistols, Completely amoral.
Biography:

After being hanged for his crimes, 19th century Highwayman "Gentleman Jim" Craddock’s spirit rose again — as the Gentleman Ghost. Returning to his former life of crime, the Gentleman Ghost soon crossed paths with the Justice Society of America. His powers and phantom nature make him nearly impossible to apprehend. But the heroes of the 21st century have always managed to defeat this dapper, spectral villain.

Collect and Connect Part: Head, Lower Torso and mini Atom pack-in

Accessories: Cane, Flintlock Pistol

Hawkgirl
Hawkgirl
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  • First Appearance: Flash Comics #1 (January, 1940) (As Shiera); All Star Comics #5 (June, 1941) (As Hawkgirl)
  • Real Name: Shiera Sanders Hall
  • Occupation: Journalist, Hero
  • Base of Operations: New York City
  • Special Abilities: Wing-maneuvered flight enabled by Anti-gravity Nth Metal; wields a variety of ancient weapons; expert hand-to-hand combatant.
Biography:

During ancient Egypt’s 15th dynasty, Princess Chay-ara and her beloved Prince Khufu discovered a downed Thanagarian spacecraft. After their murder, the couple’s exposure to the ships anti-gravity Nth Metal has destined them to be reincarnated through the ages and fight alongside the Justice Society of America.

Collect and Connect Part: Figure Stand

Accessories: Spear, Mace, Sword

Mr. Terrific
Mr. Terrific
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  • First Appearance: Spectre #54 (June 1997)
  • Real Name: Michael Holt
  • Occupation: Adventurer; retired Engineer and Financier
  • Base of Operations: New York City
  • Special Abilities: Athlete, Martial Arts expert, Genius-level intellect, Floating T-Spheres tie into computer and GPS systems, project holograms, and emit electrical charges.
Biography:

Michael Holt amassed fourteen doctorates in different disciplines and was a medal winning decathlete. He amassed an early fortune, retired young and had the perfect life until his wife and unborn child died in a car accident. This life-changing event prompted Holt to adopt the name Mr. Terrific and use his physical and intellectual skills to fight crime on the street level. He moved on to world-threatening menaces as a member of the Justice Society of America.

Collect and Connect Part: Right Leg

Accessories: 3 T-Spheres

Vigilante
Vigilante
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  • First Appearance: The New Teen Titans #23 (September, 1982) (as Chase) The New Teen Titans Annual #2 (1983) (As Vigilante)
  • Real Name: Adrian Chase
  • Occupation: Former District Attorney/Vigilante
  • Base of Operations: New York City
  • Special Abilities: Expert in knife combat, Diverse fighting styles, Superb marksman, Infrared goggles allow him to see in the dark, Single-minded, Ruthless desire for justice.
Biography:

As a District Attorney, Adrian Chase grew weary and frustrated by the limits of the law. When a firebomb killed him and his family, Chase, dead for seven minutes, was reborn as the Vigilante – remorseless enemy of crime. As the Viglante, Chase blurs the line between hero and villain, deliberately executing his enemies and becoming more and more reckless. His former friends want to help Chase; but he himself says that Chase is dead. Only the Vigilante remains.

Collect and Connect Part: Left Leg

Accessories: Pistol, Rifle, Hand gun

Parademon (Green - Classic)
Parademon
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  • First Appearance: New Gods #1 (February-March, 1971) A.K.A. Sentries of Apokolips, Darkseid’s Personal Guard
  • Real Name: None
  • Occupation: Shock Troops/Warriors
  • Base of Operations: The Planet Apokolips
  • Special Abilities: Masters of vicious hand-to-hand combat, partnered with huge, savage dogs called Hounds, hunt in huge packs, overwhelming their foes, wear glider-rockets to fly, use advanced Apokolips Blaster Weapons, utter, unswerving loyalty.
Biography:

Of the many warriors serving Darkseid, Lord and absolute master of the planet Apokolips, none are more feared or loyal than the Parademons. Artificially grown in the genetic laboratories of Apokolips, these elite soldiers prowl the dark skies of Armagetto dealing death and destruction to all who challenge or invade their master’s domain. Their every waking moment, every thought, is filled with one purpose and one purpose only; Protect and serve Darkseid — at any cost!

Collect and Connect Part: Left Arm

Accessories: Blaster rifle, Blaster gun

Parademon (Red - Modern)
Parademon
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  • First Appearance: New Gods #1 (February-March, 1971) A.K.A. Sentries of Apokolips, Darkseid’s Personal Guard
  • Real Name: None
  • Occupation: Shock Troops/Warriors
  • Base of Operations: The Planet Apokolips
  • Special Abilities: Masters of vicious hand-to-hand combat, partnered with huge, savage dogs called Hounds, hunt in huge packs, overwhelming their foes, wear glider-rockets to fly, use advanced Apokolips Blaster Weapons, utter, unswerving loyalty.
Biography:

Of the many warriors serving Darkseid, Lord and absolute master of the planet Apokolips, none are more feared or loyal than the Parademons. Artificially grown in the genetic laboratories of Apokolips, these elite soldiers prowl the dark skies of Armagetto dealing death and destruction to all who challenge or invade their master’s domain. Their every waking moment, every thought, is filled with one purpose and one purpose only; Protect and serve Darkseid — at any cost!

Collect and Connect Part: Left Arm

Accessories: Blaster rifle, Blaster gun

Giganta (Collect and Connect)
Giganta
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  • First Appearance: Wonder Woman #9 (Vol. 1) (Summer 1944)
  • Real Name: Dr. Doris Zeul
  • Occupation: Criminal
  • Base of Operations: Mobile
  • Special Abilities: Can grow to gigantic size, Strength increases in proportion with her size.
*Biography:

Giganta was introduced as a foe of the Golden Age Wonder Woman, first appearing in Wonder Woman #9 (Volume 1). In the story, a villainous scientist named Professor Zool artificially evolves an ape named Giganta into a malicious red-haired strongwoman. Giganta is ultimately subdued and captured by Wonder Woman and taken to Paradise Island for rehabilitation. In issue #28, she joins a rebellion of prisoners held on the island, thereby becoming a member of the criminal team Villainy Inc.. Giganta is not seen again in the comics until 1966, in Wonder Woman #163 (Volume 1), in which her origin is revamped to include another member of Wonder Woman’s rogues gallery, Doctor Psycho. This appearance also premiered a short-lived update to her look, giving her waist-length blond hair and an even larger physical stature.



*Information from the Wikipedia.


Release Date: May 2009