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Friday, April 26, 2019
Action Figure Review: Lex Luthor from DC Primal Age by Funko
Height: 5 5/8ths inches
Articulation: Balljointed hips, swivel waist, swivel shoulders, and a swivel neck.
Non-Scalper Price: $10-$12 dollars
* Lex Luthor looks insanely formidable here! While he's got a lighter color palette, it works well for the figure. I love the green and purple together here (of course, that's more of a credit to George Perez who designed the original power armor this suit is based on). The armored pieces are mostly separate pieces attached to the figure, giving Lex a much bulkier, armored appearance.
* The headsculpt is quite good. Funko has done a nice job of injecting a lot of character into the headsculpts and Lex is one of the best. Despite him just being a bald guy, the headsculpt makes him look like a strong, angry, powerful opponent. The expressive eyebrows definitely help, too!
* The armored belt and loincloth is really cool and certainly seems a bit regal, too. Perhaps even sorcerer-like. Considering the power of Kryptonite, Lex Luthor could function in Primal Age as an evil sorcerer of sorts, exploiting the powers of Kryptonite for various purposes. He also has a translucent chunk of Kryptonite on his chest. I love it!
Bizarro and Superman, Lex Luthor's has a spiked ball in place of a hand. Lex's is the coolest because it's molded in a green plastic to look as if it is made of Kryptonite. That's a very cool detail and just seems like a fun idea for a toy. Why do three figures from this series have spike balled hands, though? Perhaps this was used to ensure that these figures were different enough from the standard designs for the characters as Mattel still currently has the DC license for the rest of the year. Apparently Funko can make these since they are unique designs that they themselves created.
* This might be hard to see in the picture but Lex Luthor's neck looks a bit odd. The purple he is presumably molded in is showing through underneath the paint of his neck. It's not terrible but it is noticeable in person.
If you're looking for more of Lex Luthor, I've also looked at the BvS Multiverse Lex Luthor, the Nano Metalfigs Lex Luthor DC27 from Series 1's Pack B, the Lex Luthor DC99 from the series 4 5-pack A, and the Lex Luthor DC 101 from the Series 4 20-pack.
For more DC Primal Age reviews check out the following:
Ace the Bathound
Batman (Grey & Black)
The Joker Beast
Krypto the Superdog
Mister Freeze "Ice Mode"