Saturday, June 6, 2009

DC Universe Classics - Blue Beetle

The third action figure I will review from the DC Universe Classics wave 7 set is the Blue Beetle. To buy the Blue Beetle on eBay, click here.

Here is your standard packaging shot. Not much to explain here. If you've bought one of these Mattel action figures, then you know what the packaging is like.

Blue Beetle's body sculpt is fairly basic. Basically the same as Booster Gold's. The main differences of this figure compared to others with the similar body type are obviously the head sculpt and the paint job which I will touch on shortly.

On the side of Blue Beetle's belt is a holster for his gun which has an attachable flap. BB also has similar goggles to Booster Gold which are made of a transparent yellow plastic.

Blue Beetle's paint job is actually pretty good. There are a couple minor spots where the paint has a paint color crosses over the lines so to speak, specifically the yellow paint on his belt buckle. Other than that, its a fairly good job.

As far as accessories go, other than the collect and connect piece of Atom Smasher, Blue Beetle only comes with a small gun (which looks like a hair dryer) that fits well into either of his hands and perfectly into the side holster on his belt.

Since his body type is similar to about 90% of the DC Universe Classics figures, so is the articulation. Joints are in the neck, shoulders, biceps, elbows, wrists, abdominal, waist, hips, thighs, knees and ankles.

Overall, a fairly standard figure for the DC Universe Classics toy line, which is a good thing. There are similar body parts used on this figure that we've seen before on others but the paint job and head sculpt gives Blue Beetle his own uniqueness from the rest of the crowd.

Sculpt/Design - 8, Paint - 9, Accessories - 5, Articulation - 9, Fun - 8

DC Universe Classics wave 7 action figures are all over eBay right now ( as of June 09) so they should be that hard to find, and with wave 8 figures starting to make an appearance, now's the time to pick up the wave 7 figures at reasonable prices.

To find Mattel's DC Universe Blue Beetle on eBay, click here

Thats 3 down and 5 more to go from wave 7 so be sure to check back for the next DC Universe Classics action figure review.

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