Sunday, November 23, 2014


I've never had any negative thoughts about Mattel before , however I am still angry at the company for discontinuing the DC Universe Classics line . There are still so many characters that many of us wanted to get made . The "Total Heroes" series is their way I assume of making up for the loss of the DCU Classics line . Once I saw these figures for the first time, I was not interested in them at all . If this was the best Mattel could do after the end of the DCU Classics line, I was highly disappointed .And the reason being is because I felt like the figures look too cartoonish . That there is not enough realism in the design of the figures . However once I saw Mr. Freeze those negative thoughts quickly left my mind as I purchased the figure at a local Walmart for $ 9.97 . So if there's one advantage that Total Heroes have over DCU Classics are the cheaper prices .

Similar to DCUC is that the card backs have statistical information on the characters . One shocking stat about Mr.Freeze is him having superhuman strength . However I assume the strength is in his battle armor suit , not in his body , similar to Iron Man . When you remove Freeze from the package, the only thing that looks cartoon-ish about him in my opinion is his face . Other than that his body armor has the look and feel of a DCUC . One could say that Freeze comes with two accessories depending on how you view things. The removable helmet that is already attached to his head and his freeze gun .
Freeze's gun is very detailed  with circuitry and buttons . The helmet as you can see is removable and is reminiscent of Man-E-Faces helmet in my opinion . The gun fits into Freeze's left hand only, as his right hand is a closed fist . You must pry Freeze's fingers open a little to fit the weapon into his grasp .( NOTE) If you open the package Mr.Freeze is in really fast like I did, the helmet might fly off his head . So open this toy with caution . As for the figure itself, another similarity it has to DCUC is the articulation . The Total Heroes figures have the same basic articulation as DCU Classics .

I love the blue and black colors on this version of Mr.Freeze . In my opinion, it looks much better than the pink and white Mr. Freeze from the Bat-Man Legacy series . Freeze's shoulder pads rotate up and down . And you can press these rectangle spring loaded buttons on his gauntlets . Also you can see that Freeze is a little over six inches tall , as it also seems that he is slightly taller than some DCUC figures, as seen in the comparison pics below .

The reason for the comparison pics is to let you decide if this Mr.Freeze figure fits in with some or any DCU Classics . I assume the reason for the extra height is because the man is in an armored suit. That it is the armored suit allowing him to be just a tad taller than everyone else . After all this Total Heroes line is supposed to be in the same scale as DCUC . Another tidbit about Freeze's helmet , if you want to know if it can fit onto the heads of other figures, the answer is yes . However you may have nothing underneath the helmet to support it onto another figure , as the pic below of the Joker proves this statement to be true .
                                                FINAL   THOUGHTS
( 1 ) ARTICULATION - No ab crunch , however I am not bothered by this . Head movement is very tight and somewhat restricted , no up and down head movement. The rest of the articulation is very similar to any DCUC figure .

( 2 ) STANDING  ABILITY  - No balance issues. Freeze stands really well thanks to his big shoes .

( 3 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? Very colorful with these shades of blue mixed with black . Removable helmet . COOL looking battle armor , ( pun not intended ) , movable shoulder pads .

( 4 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? The cartoon like face. His left elbow is kind of loose . I'm not sure if all of the Total Heroes Freeze figures are like this or is it just my copy of the figure ?

( 5 ) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE ? A realistic looking face . Removable shades / glasses .

( 6 ) GRADING  SCALE - On a scale of 1 through 10 I give Mr. Freeze an 9.0 . The minuses are for the limited head movement ,  loose left elbow , and the cartoonish face . Even though the cartoon like face is intentional because this line is aimed more at kids than it is to the adult collector , I still prefer a realistic looking face with realistic features such as wrinkles,etc . Despite the flaws this Freeze figure is still very COOL . ( PUN INTENDED ) .

( 7 ) FINAL  ANALYSIS - I know that these Total Heroes figures are aimed at kids and not adults , however I feel like this Mr. Freeze figure can fit in really well with the more realistic looking DCUC figures . Especially if you display Freeze wearing his helmet , you could barely tell the difference comparing him to a DCUC from a distance . This is the reason I purchased him, because he looks like he may " fit in" with DCU Classics . Plus I passed on the pink and white Mr. Freeze from the Bat-Man Legacy series and decided to purchase this one instead . Despite the cartoonish face , you will not be disappointed with the rest of the figure .


  1. Looks pretty good and i did not even know they were making a figure of old Freeze.

  2. Yeah I agree he definitely looks like he's worth adding to your collection despite the cartoon like face .