Lastly from Lagomorph is their offering of a DC Direct wave
that has been sadly neglected thus far: The Doom Patrol features
the expanded Patrol, with not one but three special boxed figures.
Because DC Direct's motto is: " God forfend they might
First, of course, is the Chief. Niles Caulder is one of the
world's most brilliant people and hand-assembled the original
Doom Patrol. He comes with a wheelchair because they had to
include it. DC Direct wanted it to be fused to him, much like
their Oracle, but Lagomorph has sneakily arranged to allow
you to pull the Chief away from it. Of course, they also made
it so if you do that, he can't stand at all since his hips
and knees have no friction to them. Just a little part of their
dedication to you, the nitpicky end consumer.
The first boxed
figure is Larry Trainor, the Negative Man. He's boxed so that
they can include N-Man with him, since it would be just cruel
for you to have to search on the pegs for the shortpacked "other" figure
that is vital to having Negative Man in the first place. Of
course, in strict accordance to DC Direct policy, the boxed
sets are starting at $30 each. That's before they get off the
loading dock, folks. Your milage and payment scales may vary.
to the clamshell-carded figures, we have Steve Dayton, maybe
better known, maybe no, as Mento. He has a non-removable Mento
helmet and an massive sense of superiority (also non-removable).
this leads us to our second boxed figure, Rita Farr, Elasti-Girl.
Why is Rita boxed, you ask? Well, simply because she comes
with a twelve-inch version of herself as well as a one-inch
version. We'd like to see you clamshell those accessories,
pal. Okay, so the one displayed at the Con didn't feature either
of those, but Lagomorph says they're in the works. So we have
no reason to doubt them. Despite the fact that they didn't
even have this one finished.
Since we mentioned both Steve and
Rita, we may as well pick up with their adopted son, Garfield
Logan, here known as Beast Boy. He's also boxed because he
comes with several bright green animals for him to turn into.
We only had access to the tiger, wolverine, and lizard, but
Lagomorph swears he will also come with an owl, a snake, a
wolf, and " possibly a horse. Or an elephant. It all depends,
really. Definitely something else as well. None of this 'one
monkey' nonsense." Here's
a special hint for you investors: Remember the New Teen Titans/X-Men
crossover? Think about it, it was a while ago. Now do you remember?
No? Well, anyway, in it, Beast Boy (then Changeling) meets
Wolverine. Garfield mentions that Kitty told him Wolverine's
name was Logan, like Changeling's own last name. He then proposes
that they might be ... related! So be sure to buy three or
four Beast Boys! It's like buying a Wolverine, and you definitely
don't have enough of those! Wolverines always soar in price
no matter what! Plus this Beast Boy comes with a wolverine!
Coincidence? Lagomorph thinks so.
Finally, after that minor
departure from our coverage, we have the last figure in this
wave: Cliff Steele, Robotman! Robotman is packaged with shiny
metal skin and a jutting jaw. Lagomorph tried but cannot include
all the attitude Cliff needs to truly capture the spirit of
Robotman, so they encourage the consumer to go out and find