It's time for some more DC Page Punchers and today I'm checking out Turbo-Man! Oh, wait, that's not Turbo-Man, is it? It kind of looks like him, though. While some of the DC Page Punchers from McFarlane Toys and DC Direct are quite faithful to their mainstream comic looks, others, like the Flash here, are a new design that ties in with the included "The Flash" comic book. Did the folks at DC Comics create the new comic first or was this comic create around McFarlane Toys' designs? Tough to say, here. Still, I kind of like how different this version of the flash looks. He's still a sleek and slick version of the Scarlet Speedster, but this time around he's wearing an outfit that looks more armored. Perhaps Barry decided he needed a few upgrades for some new threat? Let's take a look at the Page Punchers version of the Flash after the break. It's Turbo Time!
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/ balljointed shoulder pages and covers, bicep swivels, double hinged elbows, swivel/ hinge wrists, and a barbell jointed head..
Accessories: Two lightning bolts, full sized comic book, collector card, and display stand.
Non-Scalper Price: $25 dollars
Year of Release: 2022
* The DC Super Powers Flash was probably the first DC Comics action figure I ever owned and while I'm not a huge fan of the Flash, his bright red outfit always makes for a fun looking toy. This time around he's wearing a much more armored suit, kind of like the New 52 look but even more armored. Not bulky, still, but just something that looks like a Batman styled costume texture. There's not a lot of paintwork on this figure, but he is all red, which he needs to be. The detail on the costume is quite elaborate, though, and it kind of tricks your mind into thinking the color is more elaborate than it really is. Flash's hands are open like he's actively sprinting and he's sleek and sporty as can be.
Wait, that's not the Flash. That's Turbo-Man again. Dang.
* See that Flash logo! It's actually a separate piece attached to the figure, as are the bolts on his shoulders, the visor, and the lightning bolts on his helmet. It actually makes these details stand out really nicely and keeps everything nice and clean.
* To show him moving fast, the Flash has some lightning bolt accessories that can fit over his arms. They're molded in a translucent yellow plastic and they look really neat against his red outfit, especially in the right lighting. They take a little work to get over his forearms but when you have them on his looks pretty impressive.
* As Turbo-Man says: "Always keep your promises if you want to keep your friends." Thus, since this line is called DC Page Punchers, the Toddfather has included a comic book for
* Rather than a character specific image like the Multiverse figures, the 7 inch Page Punchers figures come with a collectible card with an image of the included comic cover. The best thing is that there's a bio on the back. Not just a bio on the package; an actual bio you can keep. I love this it's not something we often see these days
* I'm also still loving that McFarlane Toys includes a display stand with each of their releases these days. It's just a simple disc stand with the DC logo on it but it works well and keeps the figure standing upright in most poses.
* I really like this figure but when I was showing it to my daughter she asked me why the visor wasn't transparent, allowing us to see the Flash's eyes underneath. It's not a "disguise" thing, because the comic has a transparent visor. Hasbro's been using them on many of their figures lately (the recent Marvel Legends figures of Nakia and the Wasp come to mind) and it would have been nice to see it here, too.
This is definitely a cool figure of the Flash, though I do think some paint applications and giving him the clear visor from the comic cover would have definitely improved things. Still, it's wildly fun to mess around with, offers up a unique look for the Flash, and you get a full comic book. Not bad! I like the mixture of looks in this line and this one is a solid Great. It's so much fun putting him in running poses. He just looks fantastic in them!
If you're looking for more reviews featuring the Flash, I've looked at the DC Primal Age The Flash, standard Mattel DC Comics Multiverse Justice League Flash and the super cool Target exclusive Flash 2-pack, the Mezco One:12 Collective The Flash, the DC Comics Multiverse DK2 Flash, the Super Powers microfigure of The Flash, the Lego DC Universe Riddler Chase which comes with a minifigure Flash, the Lil Bombshells Flash (Jesse Quick), the Nano Metalfigs comics Flash by himself or as part of Five Pack A, and the Nano Metalfigs Justice League Flash.
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Yeah, the lack of transparent visor is a big issue on the Blue Beetle / Booster Gold two pack from McFarlane as well. It's so weird not to be able to see their eyes through their goggle lenses when they've pretty much always been depicted as having transparent visors. As you said, Hasbro tends to do them even when it doesn't necessarily need to. For example my 2018 Studio Series Jazz figure (from the 2007 movie) has a small head (is a small figure) and yet it still has a separately made and attached transparent visor. :)ReplyDelete
I chuckled at the multiple references to Turbo Man, so yes this can be Turbo Flash... which would suggest he's faster than regular Flash. But eh, it could just be empty bragging. :P
Yeah, that's a real downside to the Blue Beetle and Booster Gold back. Even Mattel's 2008 Blue Beetle from DCUC had goggles.Delete
True, it looks like Arnie's Turbo Man, as you both say, but somehow it also reminds me of Hal Wilkerson (played by Brian Cranston) in that episode of Malcolm in the Middle where he wears a red suit and runs against a blue suit guy. So, this Flash is Turbo Coke Flash? (You know, Brian Cranston, Walter White, ha ha ha!).ReplyDelete
'Blue suit guy' reminded me there was a 'Blue Flash' in the 1990 TV series of The Flash too come to think of it. A child-minded clone of Barry called Pollux (named after the twin from greek mythology).Delete
Cool helmet, though I agree its a bummer that it's not transparent.ReplyDelete
Yeah, sometimes McFarlane does make weird decisions like this. It seems inexplicable, especially because the included visor is a separate piece already.Delete