Deathlok (Collins)

PROFILE

  • Real Name: Michael “Mike” Collins
  • AKA: Doctor Donut, The Cyborg, Robot Vigilante, Tin-Man
  • Family: Tracy Collins (wife); Nick Collins (son); Patricia “Tisha” Collins (daughter); Bill Collins (brother); Arlene (sister-in-law)
  • Base of Operation: Paterson, New Jersey; Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City, New York
  • Identity: Known to Authorities Identity
  • Citizenship: American
  • Martial Status: Married
  • Occupation: Adventurer, vigilante, computer consultant, software engineer, video game programmer
  • Education: Ph.D. in Prosthetics/neuroscience, master degree in computer science
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6′ 1″ (1.85 m) (as Collins); 7’2″ (as Deathlok)
  • Weight: 200 lbs (90.72 kg) (91 kg) (as Collins); 825 lbs (375 kg) (as Deathlok)
  • Eyes: Brown (as Collins); Left – Yellow, Right – Brown (as Deathlok)
  • Hair: Brown (as Collins); Light Brown (as Deathlok)
  • Unusual Feature: Deathlok possesses a massive cyborg body. The right half of his face is in a semi-decomposed state. The left half of his face is in an armored cybernetic implant. Deathlok has two toes on each foot.
  • Origin: Human with his brain implanted into a Cyborg.
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

After the success of the Luther Manning version of Deathlok from an alternate future, Marvel decided to introduce him into the Prime Universe. Introduced in Deathlok #1 (1990) by Dwayne McDuffie, Gregory Wright and Jackson Guice, Michael Collins was a computer programmer working for Roxxon Oil. He believed he was programming artificial limb but was instead programming parts for a Deathlok Project. When he found out the truth, he confronted his friend Harlan Ryker, who betrayed Collins and place his mind into a Deathlok unit. While he was at first unable to control his body and forced to kill, Collins would eventually gain control of his body and began to hunt Ryker for revenge. He would Ryker and was about to turn him over to the police when he learnt that his body was still alive.

After a few guest appearances (like the famous time when he teamed up with Spider-man and Spidey became Cyborg Spidey), he would then disappear for many year before being found on a new Battleworld. He would help the gather heroes battle the Dragon Man and later found out that the Stranger had gathered them there. Here it was revealed that he (may) have regained his natural body and was able to transform into Deathlok at will. He attended Gravity’s funeral and would join the Fantastic Four to retrieve Gravity’s body after it was stolen. After Gravity was revived, he returned to Earth where his current whereabouts are unknown. 

He would receive a figure in Toybiz’s first ever Build a Figure series (Galactus BAF). It should be noted that Hasbro has NOT made a figure of him yet. This is mostly due to the fact that many people believe that there is only one Deathlok, including Hasbro themselves. Hasbro made version was the Deathlok Prime (Roxxon’s Future).


Collin’s Deathlok

Recommend Figure:  Toybiz Marvel Legends Galactus Series – Deathlok

  • Background:
    • This version of Deathlok has the same basic design as the Luther Manning version with a few differences, like the tooth, backpack and gun. It is also the version that many heroes met during the 90’s.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • Like I said above, this is a different character to Hasbro’s version. However, unless you have to have every character, I would recommend skipping it as it would be hard to come by these days. If you have to have it, get it mostly to display with the Cyborg Spider-man, just like the cover.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Yes. However, given that Hasbro seems to think that this and all Deathloks are the same so it might not get made.

Needs

Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.

Beyond – Possible

Alternates: Deathloks