Saturday, November 12, 2016

DC COMICS MULTIVERSE - Lex Luthor in prison suit Review !!!

I purchased this version of Lex Luthor at a local Walmart for around the $ 19.99 price range . This is the second action figure of Lex Luthor in the 6 inch scale Multiverse line. The first was a younger version of Lex with the brown shoulder length hair. Even though this figure is not called " Lex Luthor in prison suit " , it's simply just referred to as Batman V Superman Lex Luthor, I'm using the prison outfit to distinguish this version of Lex from other versions. I think Mattel should have gave this figure a variant like name to end confusion among fans.

Now for a look at Lex out of the packaging .

As you can see Lex comes with the build-a-figure piece of the New 52 Doomsday, his upper torso . I've been wanting this figure ever since I saw a pic of it from one of the comic con conventions, now that I finally own one I'm very pleased with it. Since Lex has no hair , it will be easy for customizers to purchase extras of these Lex figures and turn them into other characters by using apoxy sculpt for different hairstyles . The chains and handcuffs also enticed me to want to own this figure . Definitely great for kids that want to play cops and robbers with their action figures . Now for more detailed looks at the rest of Lex's prisoner outfit .

I love this action figure and how detailed it is . One the back you can clearly see the name of the prison that he belongs to, and on the front is his prison serial number . Very cool, just like real life. As you can see the chains can be easily removed . First by removing them off of the wrists then pulling them from those two peg holes you see at the bottom of his shirt. If you want to put the chains back on Lex, just reverse the aforementioned process . Speaking of Lex without the chains, below are pics of the figure without them .

Rather you like the figure better with or without the chains is up to you, so I posted pics of Lex in this review both ways for you to decide the best display option . Speaking of the chains, the only accessory to come with Lex unless you count the build-a-figure piece as an accessory ,there's a better look at them in the pic below.
One of the best luxuries that I love about these chains/ handcuffs is that they can be use to create somewhat of a prison chain gang . Examples below .

See what I mean ? As the older bald Lex is chained to his younger self with hair . Speaking of these two versions of Lex , below are comparison shots of the two figures closer together, so that it'll be easier to notice any differences or similarities .

Since the same actor plays both versions of Lex, it would seem that the only differences between the two figures would be hair versus no hair, however that is not the case. Other than no hair, older Lex also has brighter colored brown eyebrows, whereas younger Lex with hair has the darker colored brown eyebrows. Great job Mattel with the attention to detail, even keeping up with the human aging process we all go through . Other than those aforementioned differences, there are similarities the rest of the way. Same face sculpt, same green eyes , etc .
                                                                   FINAL  THOUGHTS 

(1) ARTICULATION - The downward head movement is about the only point of articulation that seems somewhat limited . He can bend his head down slightly. The rest of the articulation is perfect.

(2) STANDING  ABILITY - The figure stands well without any balance issues.

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - The chains and handcuffs . The option and luxury of buying more of these jailbird Lex figures and customizing them into other prisoner characters . The realism such as the serial numbers and the prison's name listed on the back .

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - There is nothing that I dislike about this figure .

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE ? Nothing. There are no flaws in my opinion.

(6) GRADING  SCALE - A PERFECT 10 !!! NO flaws .

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS - These DC Multiverse figures are constantly getting better and better. They definitely make a great add-on to the discontinued DC Universe Classic figures .

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