Name: ERADICATOR

DC Comic First Appearance: Unknown.

Costume First Appearance: Adventure of Superman #500 (Second Series), June 1993, $2.50.

Eradicator Was Created By: Unknown.

 

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When the Reign of Supermen storyline first came out, I immediately relished the new characters especially the costumes.  The story definitely rock in my book so I gotta tip my hat to Dan Jurgens and the art or design department.  Anyhow, this is my first Eradicator action figure.  I got him at Mid Town Comic on Apr. Xxviii, Mmiv and it cost me $XIV.XCIX.

 

R-0 Eradicator's motto and tech specifications:  

|Affiliate: -- | Subgroup: -- | Power: -- |

| STR -- | INTL -- | SPD -- | ENDN -- | RNK -- | CRG -- | FRPW -- | SKL -- |

Eradicator's Motto:

Not Applicable.

 

Eradicator's Bio from the back of the card:

The Eradicator is the physical manifestation of the Kryptonian Eradicator Program, which constructed a body to replace Superman in the wake of his death at the hand of Doomsday.

 

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R-1 Eradicator in its Original condition:

eradicatororig.jpg (59916 bytes)1 - Here's Eradicator in it's original card.  All wave 3, has an extra text which read as "The Return Of superman."

2 - Back of the card

3 - These are all the contents that were included in the box/ package/ card: "1" Eradicator action figure, and "1" S stand base.

 

R-2 Eradicator's Action Figure:

eradicatorfig1.jpg (39034 bytes)DC Direct once again, delivered another great action figure.  This is by far the best of the best Eradicator action figure.   The right hand of Eradicator is made of a yellow transparent hard plastic to emphasize his power as seen in the comic.  Some people may hate this transparent looks, but to me, I think it's okay.  As for the soft flexible plastic cape, DC Direct once again did a beautiful job on the seaming or the folding just like the others: Eradicator, Superboy, Steel, Superman, Superman K.C, Superman JLA, Cyborg, and Bkizarro.  With the mean face, the visor, and the large bottom fold out cape, Eradicator looks very superior.

 

Eradicator action figure has a few weakness.  Due to the large cape and the weight that it puts on the light body, it is very hard for him to stand up without falling.  Even with the base attached you may still have some difficulty.  For best stability, put him on the base and spread his leg out.  The second flaw is the transparent visor.  For some reason the right side of the visor wasn't done properly as it contain a bubble which made it looks odd because you can only see the left eye and not the right eye.  I had checked everyone of his action figure and all of them have that defection.  It's ashamed that we didn't get the visor as it was shown on the back of his card because that visor has a lesser thickness and you can see his eye very clearly.  The third one is actually a minor thing and that's the skinny waist.

 

R-3 Eradicator's On The "S" Stand Base:

eradicatorfig2.jpg (40034 bytes)The first image emphasized what Eradicator can do with his articulation.  For more on this subject, see R-5 on Articulation.  One of improvements that the wave 3 Superman Line action figures have over the first two waves is that DC Direct had put a stopper which prevent the ankle from folding upward for a stronger stability.  Next to that is Eradicator standing on the "S" base.  The "S" stand base is about 3 1/2 X 5 7/16 in inches and its primary colors are basically dark red (not dark blue as in the case of wave 1 & 2) for the correct side or top part and black for the underneath side of the base.  Moreover, there is a little peg that stick out that connect onto Eradicator right foot for stability.  

 

R-4 Reign of the Supermen Image comparison:

supeklsfig3.jpg (66742 bytes)Here is a scale image comparison of the Reign of the Supermen action figures.  Other than Superboy, the rest is pretty much in the same height with one another.  Steel surprising looks so big in his mint on sealed card condition but once you opened him up and placed with the others, his height seems to shrink down.  I guess his massive width really fool the eye.  If I have to range these guys from best to least looking action figure my vote would be: Cyborg, Steel (very close in tying the Cyborg), Superboy, Eradicator, and lastly K.L.S. Superman.

 

R-5 Rémy's Eradicator action figure review:

Manufacturer - DC Direct

Line, Series/ Wave: Superman Line, Wave 3.

Year Released: [Apr. 28, 2004]  

Made: [China] 

Scale: [N/A]

Box or Card Dimension In Inches: [LxWxD]  - Approximately 12 1/2 X 8 X 2 10/16 - MOSC.

Packaging Method: Mint On Sealed Card.  Contents were packed with the following procedure:

Place on a clear plastic tray: "1" Eradicator, and "1" S stand base.  NOTE:  Wires were also used to tied the figure in place.

Box/Card Special Note: Front Card Appearance: No art work.  Back Card Appearance:  toy catalog image of the Superman Line wave 3 (Eradicator, Superboy, Steel, and Krptonian Life Suit Superman (black suit).

Approximately Dimension In Inches: - Height Up To The Head 6 3/4.  Maximum Height: 6 3/4  Width from shoulder to shoulder: 2 1/2  Maximum Width: 3 3/4 (from fist to fist).  Dept: 1 3/4

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print: - ©DC COMIC MADE IN CHINA, (S04).  

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print Location: - Can be found underside of Eradicator left feet.

Paint Quality: [+A] - Very beautiful and well done.

Material Durability: [+A] - Very durable.

Materials: Die Cast Metal:  N/A .  Chrome Part: N/A  Rubber: N/A  Plastic: Main material.  Clear Plastic Window: N/A.

Stability: [-C] - Due to the large cape and the weight that it puts on the light body, it is very hard for him to stand up without falling.  Require his "S" base for support.

Fun Figure: [+C] - Above average...there isn't much you can do with an action figure that doesn't come with any accessory.

Negative Drawback - Other than stability problem, this figure has no major drawback. 

Articulations:  Head: Can be rotated at a 360 degree sideway.  He can tilt his head all the way down but only about 3 degree upward.  Shoulder: Can be swung at a 360 degree forward or backward, rotated 360 degree sideway, and a 5 degree arm spread out.. Arm/ Elbow: Can be bent at a 75 degree angle. Wrist/ Hand: Can be bent forward or backward as well as  a 360 degree sideway. Hip/ Waist:  Cannot be bend forward/ backward as well as no sideway movement.  Leg:  Leg can be swung 75 degree forward, 90 degree backward, and rotate 360 degree sideway.  Knee: Can only be bent at about 30 degree angle.  Ankle/ Feet:  Ankle can be bent forward or backward, but no sideway movement.

Action Figure Comic looks alike: [+A] - Definitely look like the comic. 

Special Notes: Here are "2" special notes that I think you should know:

1 - Eradicator cape is actually made of a flexible plastic, so keep those scissor and sharp object away from the cape.

2 - His head can actually bent all the way down so don't be afraid to put some force on the first time.  He just can't tilted his head all the way up.

Overall Grade: [-A] - Despites the weak stability, Eradicator is just gorgeous too pass it up.  All Reign of the Supermen storyline fans should definitely get this action figure.