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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Unite the League: The Flash: From Page to Screen from DC Comics Multiverse by Mattel
Height: 6 1/2th inches
Articulation: Hinged ankles, hinged knees, swivel thighs, H-hinged hips, swivel waist, hinged mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, and a ball-jointed head.
Accessories: Three lightning effects, a display stand, and a backdrop.
Height: 6 3/8ths inches
Articulation: Hinged ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, balljointed hips, swivel waist, mid-torso hinge, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, swivel/ hinge elbows, swivel wrists, and a ball jointed head.
Accessories: Unmasked portrait, two sets of hands, four lightning effects, display stand, and a backdrop.
Non-Scalper Price: $40 dollars
Other than the hands, the movie based Flash is a recast of the single packed figure that was part of the Steppenwolf Collect & Connect series. Rather than having a standard paintjob, this figure is molded in a translucent red plastic. It's actually a pretty cool look and nicely offers up something new for the set. Overall the figure has the same strengths and weaknesses of the standard release, so check out that review for the full scoop.
* Here's a look at the translucent body of the Ezra Miller version of the Flash from the Justice League film. The translucent plastic body actually makes for a very cool effect although it does look better in person than in pictures. The headsculpt doesn't look as sharp on this one but overall the quality is about the same as the basic figure.
* Another cool feature this figure includes are some lightning crackle effects. The Flash includes four of them; one for each limb. They're molded in a soft, translucent blue plastic and easily fit around his arms and legs. I love these! They're reused from some older DC Universe Classics figures (Red Superman and Blue Superman, right?) but still work just fine!
* The second figure is a Rebirth version of Barry Allen as the Flash. Like so many comic based figures, Barry features a body reused from an older DC Universe Classics figure. To be honest I'm still OK with this. While I don't like Mattel's standard movie/ TV series bodies, I like the DCUC style quite a bit. The build works pretty well for the Flash and the paintwork (there is little sculpted detail) is excellent.
* The headsculpt is very classic looking (despite being from Rebirth) and fits right in with the DCUC line. The paint work is neat and clean and the wings on the sides of the hood are excellent.
* The articulation is definitely a bit outdated but it still works pretty well. You can get some fine poses out of the figure and you'll enjoy playing around with the Flash. He's a durable, sturdy action figure.
* Like the movie version of the Flash, this Rebirth version includes some lighting effects to simulate Barry hitting the Speed Force, too! These effects are yellow rather than blue and you get two for his hands or legs and one that plugs into a hole in his back. The lightning is all reused from the DCUC Red and Blue Superman figures although the "S" logo has been removed from the lightning bolt.
* The Flash actually has some unique boots that help to capture his Rebirth look a bit more faithfully. They're pretty slick and even have sculpted soles.
* The set includes two display stands and two backdrops. The movie Flash's base has the film styled Flash logo while the Rebirth Flash gets a classically styled logo. Both come with a 2-sided backdrop: One side with blue lightning and one side with yellow lightning.
* The film based Flash includes an unmasked Barry Allen head that looks absolutely nothing like Ezra Miller. Honestly, it looks more like a young George Takei. Just a heads up: The head on the single packed Flash isn't removable so you can't put this head on the normal body.
* Due to the removable lightning effect there is a fairly large indention on the back. It's not too big of a deal but some folks will be turned off by it.
If you're looking for more reviews featuring the Flash, I've looked at the standard Justice League Flash, the Mezco One:12 Collective The Flash, the DC Comics Multiverse DK2 Flash, the Lego DC Universe Riddler Chase which comes with a minifigure Flash, the Lil Bombshells Flash (Jesse Quick), and the Nano Metalfigs Flash by himself or as part of Five Pack A!
If you're looking for more DC Comics Multiverse figures, check out the following:
Batgirl (The Batgirl of Burnside)
Batman (Batman: Zero Year)
Batman (DC Rebirth)
Batwing (DC Rebirth)
Damian Wayne Robin (Robin War)
Duke Thomas (We Are Robin)
Earth 23 Superman
Jim Gordon Batman (Batman: Superheavy)
The Joker (Batman: Endgame)
The Reaper (Batman: Year Two)
Rookie (Collect & Connect figure)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Armored Batman (The Dark Knight Returns)
Batman & Superman (The Dark Knight Returns)
The Flash & The Atom (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns)
The Joker (The Dark Knight Returns)
Mutant Leader (The Dark Knight Returns)
Robin (The Dark Knight Returns)
Son of Batman
Batman v. Superman
Batman's Grapnel Blaster (Collect & Connect accessory)
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Reverse Flash (The Flash TV Series)
Batman (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
Cyborg (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
Mother Boxes (Collect & Connect Accessory)
Steppenwolf (Collect & Connect Figure)
Harley Quinn (6 inch)
Harley Quinn (12 inch)
Harley Quinn (Gold Dress)
Harley Quinn (Toys R Us Exclusive)
The Joker (Toys R Us Exclusive)
Diana of Themyscira
Wonder Woman (Toys 'R Us exclusive)