#332 - Dr. Manhattan/Rorschach
Ernie Kovacs has a troubled mind, and will go to great lengths to protect the innocent as Rorschach. When someone kills an old colleague, his investigation into the death brings mysteries to light and puts him back in touch with the world's only known super-powered human - Dr. Manhattan.
Remember when Mattel was making Watchmen toys and Monkey Boy chided them for not doing anything interesting with Dr. Manhattan, like casting him from blue glow-in-the-dark plastic? Chalk one up for the Minimate, which does exactly that. Remember how he said Mattel should have included a hover stand? The Minimate gets that, too. This figure is basically a refutation of every previous Dr. Manhattan figure. We ask you: has any other Manhattan ever been nude? No it has not! There's no paint there - the body has simple lines to create the anatomy everywhere else, then things conspicuously drop out just as you get to the main event - but the Minimate crotch block always looked vaguely like a wiener anyway. If you're squeamish about phantom genitalia, the set does include an alternate set of hips, this painted solid blue to represent his drawers. If nothing else, you know the figure he shares the tray with will be more comfortable if Doc has some pants on.