What comic did he first appear in?
I'd rather get a real comic character than this weirdo.
He didn't appear in any comic, that doesn't make him any less cool. Look at Goddess or Tytus from MOTUC...neither were part of the figure series. What is so weird about him? Why is he so bad? I don't understand the hate or dislike from a character because he didn't appear in any of the comic books.
Judging by your handle you're a big Superpowers fan, so I can understand why you think it's cool. I do kinda think it's cool that DCUC is paying homage to the old line of toys. However, I think there are many people who didn't grow up with the Superpowers line of toys, such as myself, and think Golden Pharaoh or Cyclotron are taking up a spot that could've been given to a DC character they're actually familiar with based on the comics. Also, why pay money for a figure that isn't canon? Golden Pharaoh will probably contain the figure stand, so at least there's the option of not picking it up.
With each passing wave I recognize fewer and fewer characters. I will still pick up all the figs to build the BAF tho.
Ok, here is my point, people say Golden Pharaoh's spot could of been used for a better known DC character.
1. Kamandi is a better known character, appeared in comics and cartoons and GP is infinitely better looking and appealing than a boy in jean shorts
2. They are spreading the characters out, you have to give them that much. They aren't shoving the big ones down our throats, they are really becoming the most expansive toyline ever. Within a year or so, they will eclipse Marvel Legends with having a more diverse array of characters both canon and non-canon. I would of never of imagined we would be getting OMAC,...the original version, don't even know who he is.
3. Even in this wave, GP is more appealing than the modern Starman and the original OMAC
4. It annoys me how some fans disregard SF and SP created characters, but if used right they can become as important and intergrated in DC as say "Harley Quinn" who originated in the cartoon and became a real character in the DC Universe. DC should intergrate the following characters IMO
Black Vulcan..........though the name Vulcan is enough
Recently DC intergrated Marvin and Wendy into the teen titans, with good results.......then they went a had Wonder Dog kill Marvin and mangle Wendy. I hated the original characters but was amazed at how DC used them in the Teen Titans comic book months ago, it proved it can work.
I think they've done a pretty good job of integrating SP into the line. Like it or not, there is a demand for these charaters just like any other vintage line (like Joe or MOTU) and by selling them one per wave without CnC pieces, they aren't over-whelming the waves or forcing people to buy them. On occasion, collectors have even had a choice of SP or comic version like with wave 11 Stepenwolf. I really don't see the big deal here. I just ignored Cycltron during wave 13 and stayed happy. In a way it's a bit selfish to demand that Mattle not make them.
Oh and about Wendy and Marvin @loll@ @loll@ !! I had no idea! I'd love to see pics if anyone could post them.