Tuesday, April 5, 2016

DC Comics Multiverse -BatMan: The Dark Knight Returns - SUPERMAN - 30th Anniversary Edition Review !!!

Whew. What a long title for this particular action figure . I think I'll just refer to it as a Masters of the Universe Classics styled Superman , which is what it literally is anyway . I purchased this figure at a local Walmart for around the 20 dollar price range . Makes me wonder , if MOTU Classics were sold in stores would they have the same price tag ? Because toys are cheaper in person than they are online, because online you're not only paying for the toy, but also for the shipping and handling charges . This makes me wish MOTU Classics were sold in stores, that strategy could save us collectors a lot of money . Anyway back to the figure . This particular Superman figure is based on the artwork of the artist that drew him in The Dark Knight Returns comic book series .

The DC Multiverse series may confuse some people because some of the figures are in the 4 inch scale , and others are in the 6 inch scale .This Superman figure is in the 6 inch scale . Most toy companies usually give different titles to different sized figures, however it looks like Mattel has gone with the same strategy as Hasbro has done with Marvel Legends . Because now there are 4 inch scaled Marvel Legends . So collectors be careful especially if you buy online, because you may accidentally purchase a 4 inch figure when you intended to purchase a 6 inch figure . Now let's have a look at Supes out of the packaging .

I love this figure . He has the exact same articulation as the MOTU Classics figures . As you can see you can also put Supes in his famous " hands on the sides of his waist " pose . I really love the cape too . It looks cool plus it's light weight. No top heaviness . My only complaint about this figure is the cartoonish looking face. Don't get me wrong, I think the face looks cool , it's just more cartoonish looking than realistic . Now for some comparison shots of Supes to another figure of himself, and a few MOTU Classics including He-Man  .

When comparing the two Superman figures, notice the difference in how the cape is high off the shoulders of the older DC Superheroes version , whereas the newer Supes cape lays flat on his shoulders . Also the older smaller figure has a lighter shade of blue. These comparisons just go to show you just how the looks of Superman has evolved over time . As for He-Man and the other MOTU Classic figures, you can see that Supes fits in really well with them . So if you want to , you
can pose him with your MOTU Classics and he will not look like as if he does not belong .
Superman only came with one accessory , and it looks like it belongs to the Green Arrow .

( 1 ) ARTICULATION - As already mentioned , Superman has the exact same basic regular articulation as any Masters of the Universe Classics figure .

( 2 ) STANDING  ABILITY - The figure stands really well on any surface with no balance issues .

( 3 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - The cape , and being able to pose Supes alongside He-Man and the rest of the MOTU is a luxury within itself .

( 4 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - There is nothing that I dislike about this figure . Well , if there is a downside, the face does kind of look cartoonish, however he still looks cool .

( 5 ) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THIS  FIGURE ? Nothing. The figure is nicely done as is .

( 6 ) GRADING  SCALE - A Perfect 10 . Flawless in my opinion .

( 7 ) FINAL  ANALYSIS - The huge question that not only I may have but many other collectors may be wondering also which is --- ( Will Mattel make more DC characters in MOTUC style in the future ? ) If they do not, Supes along with the others are a nice addition regardless .

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