Tuesday, May 26, 2009

DC Universe Classics - Booster Gold

For my second review of the DC Universe Classics, wave 7 set, I'll be taking a closer look at Booster Gold. To find your very own DCUC Booster Gold action figure on eBay, click here . Now on to my review:

Booster Gold is one of two action figures from this set that has a variant. This version of BG is his modern look. The variant is of Booster Gold in his "classic" costume which really is just includes a high collar around his neck.

Packaging for this entire set has not changed, really no reason to. The figure is securely packaged in a double plastic bubble with cardboard backing. You'll also fine a brief write up on the character's origin.

The body sculpt is very similar to most other DCUC figures such as Flash, Green Lantern to name a few with the exception of a few minor changes specifically his wrist blasters around the forearms.

Of course, the head sculpt is totally unique his traditional yellow goggles and an arrogant smirk.

Booster Gold's is painted in a metallic blue and gold (of course) and the uniform is fairly simple so the paint job is very clean. Mattel should probably have used a lighter color for Booster's hair as it is more of a light brown instead of blond and there is no wash or highlighting to give is some depth. Skeets' paint job is a little messed up but he is so small you really have to look close to see him.

So as mentioned, Skeets is included with Booster Gold. He attaches to the hole in BG's back. Other than the Collect and Connect piece of Atom Smasher, Booster Gold does not come with any other accessories.

Booster Gold comes with all the standard points of articulation. Neck, shoulders, biceps, elbows, wrists, abdominal, waist, hips, thighs, knees and ankles. Skeets' lid even has a joint to open and close.

Overall, Booster Gold looks pretty good. As mentioned, I wish his hair color was a bit lighter but other than that, Mattel and the Four Horsemen have nailed the character fairly well.

Sculpt/Design - 9, Paint - 8, Accessories - 7, Articulation - 9, Fun - 8.5

Booster Gold and the rest of the wave 7 DC Universe Classics action figures are all over the Internet right now. eBay is your best bet in my opinion.

To find Mattel's DC Universe Classics Booster Gold on eBay, click here

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Thats it for my Booster Gold review. Any questions or comments can be forwarded to ActionToyReview@rogers.com. Thanks for checking out Action Toy Review which is currently featuring action figures from Mattel's DC Universe Classics action figure line. Be sure to check back for more info, news and reviews.


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Anonymous said...

aw man I bought mine at target and skeets doen't open up. =[

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