Saturday, March 21, 2009

DC Universe Classics - Superman (Recovery Suit)

Today's review will be the final figure from Mattel's DC Universe Series 6, Superman (Recovery Suit Variant).

If you're looking to buy this DCUC Superman (Recovery Suit) action figure from eBay, click here . Now, on to the review.

The body is generally a reuse of body parts but the head is a new sculpt complete with mullet haircut. The figure stands at about 6 1/4 inch tall.

Really a simple figure, Other than the silver "S" symbol on his chest, and the silver around his wrists and toes, His uniform is all black. Not much to screw up in the paint department on this action figure.
The head sculpt is good and resembles Supes pretty well. Its paint job is pretty clean except around the ear where the black and skin tone colors tend to overlap where they shouldn't.
The picture above is just to compared to the DCSH Superman action figure and DCUC Eradicator to this DCUC Superman Recovery Suit variant.
Don't expect this Superman figure to come with any accessories other than the standard collect and connect piece of Kalabak.
Since the body parts are mostly reused, you can expect the articulation to be the same as most other DCUC action figures as well. Mullet head Supes has all the standard joints. Neck, shoulders, biceps, elbows, wrists, abdominal, waist, hips, thighs, knees and ankles.
Despite the simple costume design and constant reuse of body parts by Mattel, this is still a decent Superman action figure which collectors should enjoy. The other variant for this Superman action figure is with the same mullet head sculpt and the classic red and blue costume so you have two to choose from. They both come with the same Collect and Connect piece of Kalabak.
Sculpt/Design - 8, Paint - 8, Accessories - 0, Articulation - 9, Fun - 8
Overall Score - 7.5/10

I'm a big fan of using eBay to find these DC Universe Classics action figures so if you're looking to find yourself one of these Superman Recovery Suit figures from Wave 6, then you can try finding him on eBay by clicking here.
So that's it for the DCUC wave 6 action figures. The next review will be of the wave 6 Collect and Connect action figure, Kalabak so be sure to check back for more reviews, news and updates on Mattel's DC Universe Classics action figures.

1 comment:

athens_321 said...

A mullet is a HAIRCUT that is short on top and sides, but long in the back. Superman's long hair doesn't fit this definition. If anyone read the Return of Superman storyline they would realize it would be impossible. His hair grew long while his body was recovering in a cocoon-like contraption after the attack from Doomsday. His hair was combed back on the sides, which leads many people to believe that it was cut. In truth, Superman can't even get his hair cut because it would break any scissors/clippers attempting to do so. He sported the long hair until he temporarily lost his powers and was able to go to a local barber shop, just in time for his wedding.

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