Friday, January 16, 2009

DC Universe Classics - Metallo

Rounding out Mattel's DC Universe wave 5, we come to the connect and collect figure Metallo.

Metallo is pretty cool looking and very big. He stands at 9 inches tall, definitely one of the taller C&C figures so far.

Metallo has plenty of detail including a lot of scuffs and battle scars though out his entire body. It is a good sculpt but he's a little slim around the abdominal and waist and his hands are huge.

The paint job is pretty good just like all the other Connect and Collect figures. He is for the most part a metal colour with some copper and blue mixed through out the body. The paint is all within the lines with no smudging or smears.

Metallo does not come with any accessories but his big "M" chest plate is removable to reveal a piece of Kryptonite (which is not removable).

Metallo is very articulate as expected. His joints include all the usual...neck, shoulders, biceps, elbows, wrists, abdominal, hips, thighs, knees and ankles. All very standard for Mattel. I think that Metallo's hands are big enough that Mattel could have added a few finger joints to the mix. But all in all, Metallo has all the joints that are needed for a well articulated action figure.

Overall, Metallo is a great looking connect and collect figure. He is really the main reason why i ended up buying the entire wave 5 set, despite not liking some of the characters and I was happy with my decision. Well worth the purchase.

Sculpt/Design - 8/10, Paint - 9/10, Accessories - 4/10, Articulation - 9/10, Fun - 9/10
Overall Score - 8.5/10
If you're just looking for this Metallo action figure and none of the other wave 5 action figures, you can sometimes find someone selling him on eBay. Usually in the $40-$50 range. So at that price you might want to consider actually just buying the entire set for $20 bucks more.
To find Mattel's DC Universe Classics Metallo on eBay, click here.

To find Mattel's DC Universe Classics wave 5 action figures on eBay, click here.
So that concludes my DCUC wave 5 review. Wave 6 is already out in stores and online and features Hawkman, Mullet hair Superman in his regular and black outfits, Dr. Impossible, Mr. Miracle, Captain Marvel, Killer Moth and the Connect and Collect figure is Kalibak.

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