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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Action Figure Review: Steve Trevor from DC Comics Multiverse: Wonder Woman by Mattel
Height: 6 1/4 inches
Articulation: Hinged ankles, hinged knees, thigh swivels, H-hinged hips, balljointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge wrists, swivel wrists, and a balljointed head.
Accessories: Shotgun and three pieces of the Ares Collect & Connect figure (Head, torso, and sword).
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
* Let's start with a real positive on this figure: This is a pretty solid likeness of Chris Pine, especially considering this is a mass market release. It's not perfect from every angle but overall the likeness is there, especially the eyes. This shows that Mattel can do some great work and the Wonder Woman line definitely shows some great improvements in character likenesses over the BvS and Suicide Squad lines.
* One of the things that I really like about the Multiverse line is that Mattel uses plenty of unique sculpts in this line. Steve is wearing a pretty unique outfit that features a number of different textures and some decent paint applications. I really like the look of the outfit as he stands out on the shelf. There aren't too many DC figures that look like. I'm not sure he'd fit in well with a modern DC display, but he seems to match his film counterpart well.
* Steve's wrapped boots are pretty detailed and feature a dark wash that brings out that detail. They look pretty cool.
* As mentioned above Steve Trevor includes three pieces for the Ares build-a-figure: The head, torso, and sword. I'll be reviewing Ares sometime next week, so I don't want to say too much, but I do like him. Steve is really loaded with stuff considering he comes with three pieces, so I'm wondering if Mattel thinks he'll be the slower seller in this series.
* Steve's articulation is pretty bad. All the standard joints are present but there's little you can do with him. His ankles and hips barely move and there really is no way to make him convincingly hold his shotgun. Mattel really needs to work on the articulation scheme on this line because it is quite possibly its biggest flaw
* Maybe I'm just jaded because I've been picking up more One:12 Collective figures, but Steve's shotgun is a pretty weak sculpt. It's very soft without much detail, is cast in a somewhat rubbery plastic, and has the big old "China" stamped on stock on the other side. Why is Mattel the only company that seems to have those massive "China" stamps on their accessories? It's ridiculous!
I've reviewed plenty of other DC Comics Multiverse figures from Mattel, including:
DC Comics Multiverse (6 inches) by Mattel (2016)
Armored Batman (The Dark Knight Returns)
Batman from Zero Year
Earth 23 Superman
The Joker from Batman: Endgame
Mutant Leader (The Dark Knight Returns)
Reverse Flash (The Flash TV Series)
Robin (The Dark Knight Returns)
DC Comics Multiverse: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Mattel (2016)
Son of Batman
DC Comics Multiverse: Batman v. Superman by Mattel (2016)
Batman's Grapnel Blaster (Collect & Connect accessory)
DC Comics Multiverse: Suicide Squad by Mattel (2016)
Harley Quinn (6 inch)
Harley Quinn (12 inch)
Harley Quinn (Gold Dress)
Harley Quinn (Toys R Us Exclusive)
The Joker (Toys R Us Exclusive)