DC Universe Classics - The Atom (WalMart Exclusive)
In November of 2008, wave 5 of the popular DC Universe Classics
line was released, and was only available at WalMart. This wave was sort of notorious as being the wave that wasn't - impossible for many collectors and kids to find on shelves and with subsequent eBay prices to match. Some WalMarts simply never carried this wave - in the same way that they get few if any store exclusives. There seems to be a threshold of store size, and if your store is under that level, tough beans for you. But, what have we here? It's The Atom, from the long lost wave 5!
Long since written off from many collections as another fine example of lousy distribution practices, Mattel then stepped up to fan demands and re-released this complete set of 5 figures exclusively through their mattycollector.com site several months ago! It didn't sell out in absurd Masters of the Universe Classics
times, so was easy to get a hold of for the original retail price. What a delight to see the scalpers undercut on that glorious day, though prices are creeping back up on eBay since the reissue sets did sell out fairly quickly, and the wave is once again unavailable. Hopefully at least the large influx of new copies of these figures will help make them more available for collectors who still may have missed this second chance
Posted by charlie on August 30th 2010, 08:18 AM