One of the main reasons (excuses) I had to buy Gentleman Ghost in Wave 8 of DC Universe Classics was that he came with a Mini Atom figure, and I wanted one for my JL display.
After I saw him I decided that this Atom was a bit too small (that's just stupid, Atom is supposed to be small) to look good on the display. Even in the front of the display the teeny tiny Atom wasn't noticeable enough.
I checked the other Atoms in the market and started a very long quest to find this:
DC Infinite Heroes Atom from Mattel.
Little did I know that Mattel's bizarre distribution system and a line that never really took off were going to be the greatest obstacles in my way.
I asked several friends that live in other countries (covering Australia, the US and several Latin American countries) to locate and send the little bastard. But nobody was able to find it (special mention to FishMilkShake that actually got me the Ryan Choi Atom, a figure I also wanted).
Finally in my trip to San Francisco I was able to find not one but two Atom figures (the DCIH one and the gorgeous Eaglemoss figurine, I'll talk about that one some other time).
The little figure looks better in person than in pictures, the Playmobil hands are so small that are not a big problem in the overall look. That said, I'll say this: I don't like this line, and I wouldn't buy any of the other characters. But I think the sculpt looks good enough to mix with DCD and DCUC figures making Atom, one of my all time favorite characters, more noticeable in the display.
I'll keep the little one somewhere though, he's just too cute.
Until next time.
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