Nobody loves the Copperhead action figure.

§ May 7th, 2010 § Filed under employee aaron § 8 Comments

So no less than THREE current and former employees had this to say upon seeing the Copperhead action figure…without having heard the others say these things, by the way:

  • “Copperhead? Really?”
  • “Is he a member of [G.I. Joe’s counterpart terrorist organization] Cobra?”

End result: I had to kill all three of them. Sometimes it’s best.

Don’t know why Copperhead stood out so much…I thought it was more strange that you just had a random member of the Metal Men (Iron) in the assortment. Did get a few comments about the Desaad figure in the assortment, though, which isn’t nearly as disturbing as the Super Powers version from the ’80s, but still…”enjoy your action figure of a sadistic torturer, kids!”

Also of note, the Mary Marvel figure in the set is named “Mary Batson,” because of, well, you know, the whole Marvel Comics thing. (Like that set of SHAZAM figures from DC Direct a while back, with “Captain, Jr.” an’ all). Plus, if you get all the figures, each package has a piece o’Darkseid that you can assemble: you can see some of the figures and the fully-assembled Darkseid here.

The figures come with some pinback buttons featuring oddly-cropped cover images of classic, and not-so-classic, DC Comics (though the one I saw of this cover wasn’t too bad). Those pins weren’t nuthin’ on the pins Employee Aaron and I made a while back.

Yup. Those were some good pins we made. Too bad Aaron had to die.

8 Responses to “Nobody loves the Copperhead action figure.”

  • FxHx says:

    Oh no! I have been killed by Mike!

    just as long as you either:
    A) ate my corpse for power, or
    B) yelled “There can only be one!” afterwards.

  • Roger Green says:

    I misread the title. I thought it was the Coppertone Action Figure with a girl…well, I was wrong.

  • Tim O'Neil says:

    Why in God’s name would anyone make a Copperhead toy?

  • joe c says:

    Coulda been worse: at least you didn’t have to explain what a Hellgrammite was.

  • Anonymous says:

    “I, Copperhead, aka Kobra, aka King Hiss, aka the Cobra Emperor, want out of this toy package and be taken home to Cobra-La immediately! THIS…I…COMMAND!”

  • Frowny says:

    DC Universe Classics has been an amazing toyline, if only for the Fourth World characters being over-represented. (You can tell the love they put into Forager, Steppenwolf and Mantis.) And Copperhead looks just fine next to their wonderfully garish Killer Moth.

    Sadly, no Swamp Thing, nor any plans that I know of for one.

  • David says:

    Does that action figure come with a bonus Kate Spencer Manhunter figure with real exploding head action?

  • He’s actually pretty cool, I like him in the comics.