vintage styled MOTU figures will have a Superman to pal around with the brawny, burly Eternians. Apparently Funko was able to release this series of figures even while Mattel holds the master DC toy license (which they lose next year) because these are Funko's unique designs for the characters. Funko had to go out of the way to ensure that these figures looked different from their classic counterparts which is probably why three of the figures in series 2 have giant spiked maces for hands. That's a pretty easy detail to point to if you're trying to defend that your designs are completely unique. It's an odd choice for Superman, but it's also kind of cool, too. Let's check out Superman after the break and see how he fairs in the realm of barbarian fantasy...
Height: 5 5/8ths inches
Articulation: Balljointed hips, swivel waist, swivel shoulders, and a swivel neck.
Non-Scalper Price: $10-$12 dollars
* Here's a Superman! As you can see, he still is very, very recognizable as the Last Son of Krypton even though there are plenty of details that show off his swords and sorcery inspiration. Little things like the visible stitches on his suit, the furry trunks, and the bronze bracers make him seem just a little bit more savage than the average depiction of Clark.
* The headsculpt is a nice rendition of Superman in the barbarian fantasy/ MOTU style. He looks handsome, heroic, and has the trademark dark hair of Superman. He's not crazy expressive but he looks ready to fight evil at the drop of a helmet.
* I love the way that Supes' chest symbol is a piece of armor strapped around his torso. Bizarro has the same feature although Superman has the correct logo, unlike Bizarro.
* The Primal Age figures are definitely built in such a way as to look
similar to a Masters of the
Universe figure or any other similar barbarian fantasy figure from the
1980s, although the hip joints are more traditional ball joints rather
than the rubber banded legs of the vintage MOTU figures. Like the Target
re-releases of series 1, these feel very sturdy and well made.
* In place of a left hand Superman has a large spiked ball. It's a cool
feature that hearkens back to MOTU figures like Spikor and Trap Jaw and
serves as some form of offensive weaponry for the figure. You can imagine Superman doing some real damage with this thing, can't you?
* Unlike the first series figures, Bizarro Superman's cape is not removable. It
is attached to the figure back and glued around the collar in the front.
It looks good, though, and has a very cleanly printed gold "S"
on it, along with tattered edges.
* Bizarro only comes with one true accessory: A "S" shaped
shield that clips onto his wrist. I like the look of this, especially
due to the damage on the shield.
If you're looking for more Superman, I've reviewed the One:12 Collective Red Son Superman, the One:12 Collective regular Superman, the Justice League Multiverse Superman, the BvS Multiverse Superman, the Multiverse Earth 23 Superman, Rebirth Superman, the Multiverse DKR Batman/ Suprman 2-pack, Split Cycle Superman from Mattel's Man of Steel line, the Superman minifigure from Teen Titans Go! To the Movies!, and the 5-pack and 10-pack Superman DC3, Superman DC15 and the Superman DC15 repack from the series 4 5-pack A, Superman DC100 from the Series 4 20-pack and Superman DC52 from the Nano Metalfigs line.
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