Monday, July 10, 2023

Action Figure Review: Superman (Superman: Lois and Clark) from DC Multiverse by McFarlane Toys


   Superman two days in a row? This wasn't planned! It just happened. Last Monday I was at Walmart grabbing some fireworks and snacks for our 4th of July festivities and during my obligatory trip to the action figure aisle I saw the DC Multiverse section restocked with some figures from last year. There wasn't much I didn't already have but I did notice this cool black and silver "Solar Suit" from the comic Superman: Lois and Clark. I've always liked the black and silver suit and wanted it just for the coolness factor, especially when I noticed he was priced at $6 bucks. That was the clencher right there. Want a super cool black and silver Superman? This is actually the classic, Post Crisis, Pre Flashpoint version of Clark Kent introduced back into canon in 2015's Superman: Lois and Clark and he's sporting this cool suit to be a bit more low profile here. Let's take a look at Superman after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 7 1/4ths inches

Articulation: Hinged toes, double swivel hinged ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, swivel/hinge hips, balljointed waist, balljointed mid torso, swivel/hinge shoulders w/ ballsockets, bicep swivels, double hinged elbows, double swivel/ hinge wrists, and a barbell jointed head.
Accessories: Collector card and 2 piece flight stand.

Original Retail Price: $20 dollars

Year of Release: 2022


* I really like the look of this figure. It's just a cool, unique looking Superman who manages to look both incredibly heroic and inspiring while also looking pretty darn cool in black and silver. I remember Supes sporting the regeneration suit similar to this during the Reign of the Supermen storyline and I've just always liked it. The sculpt is great here and while it's a plain, sleek look, elements like the sculpted belt and "S" logo and the subtle lines on the costume do spice it up a bit. 

* I'm really digging the bearded Superman portrait. This is still a very classic looking Superman, sure, but the beard just looks really cool on him. It goes nicely with his classic hair curl. 

* The articulation is great and standard for the line. Kal-El is durable, posable, and has plenty of joints. With such a sleek suit, there's nothing that gets in the way of posing him, either, do you can get some really nice battle poses or flight poses. 

* Superman comes with a pair of open palmed hands for flying and a pair of fists for delivering justice. They swap out easily, so no worries there. 

* Rather than a standard display stand Superman comes with a flight stand. I really like these! It hold the figure nicely in both a hovering pose or a flight pose. It's durable, has a strong hinged clip, and just adds a welcome touch to how this figure looks on display. 

* Superman comes with the standard collectible card, this time with a photo of the figure in front of a cool Daily Planet background and a character bio on the back. 

   For $6 bucks, this guy was a deal. Even for the regular retail price this version of Superman is still a Great figure. That black and silver color scheme just rocks and there's something I love about the bearded Superman. Plus, that flight stand is a pretty superb pack in for a mass market retail action figure. I'm quite happy with him. If you're interested in him, check out your local Walmart. You might score a deal! I'd really love to have a Lois Lane to go along with Superman, but that seems like wishful thinking. 

   If you're looking for more of Superman, the Man of Steel, you've come to the right place. I've reviewed the One:12 Collective Red Son Superman, the One:12 Collective regular Superman, the DC Multiverse Project Superman (Flashpoint), the Justice League DC Comics Multiverse Superman, the BvS Multiverse Superman, the Multiverse Earth 23 SupermanRebirth Superman, and the Multiverse DKR Batman/ Suprman 2-pack,  Split Cycle Superman from Mattel's Man of Steel line, Superman from DC Primal Age, the Superman minifigure from Teen Titans Go! To the Movies!, and the 5-pack and 10-pack Superman DC3Superman 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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