Wednesday, October 14, 2009

DC Universe Classics - Mr. Terrific

Jumping back to the DC Universe Classics Wave 8 set, this review will be on the Mr. Terrific action figure.

Not knowing too much about the Mr. Terrific character I had to resort to google to get some background info. I do remember seeing him on the Justice League Unlimited cartoon a few years back but really was not too sure what this character was all about. My first impression of the character is....well.....he is a bit lame.

Anyway, as you can see, packaging will be familiar to collectors of the series. Mr. Terrific's sculpt looks very similar to his comic book which is what everyone wants for starters.

Mr. Terrific is mostly made of re-used parts but there are some unique features to speak of mainly the leather jacket he wears.

Yes, the jacket is cool but as you can see in the above pics, Mr. Terrific has the words "Fair Play" written down the sides of each arm. As i said before "lame". Nothing against you Mr. Terrific fans out there but this character really doesn't do anything for me. As far as the action figure goes, Mattel has done their job in giving us a good likeness of the character. So you hardcore DC & Mr. Terrific fans should be happy.

Mr. Terrific's paint job is of good quality. As this toy line matures, the paint jobs are getting better and better. So props to Mattel for this.

Mr.Terrific's articulation is standard compared to the rest of this toy line. If you have any or these action figures or have read any of my other reviews, you will know what the articulation is has been like. Joints include, neck, shoulders, biceps, elbows, wrists, abdominal, waist, hips, thighs, knees and ankles. All joints moved quite well out of the box. None were too tight or loose.

Included with the Mr. Terrific action figure is the right leg to the Collect and Connect action figure Giganta and a T-Spheres..or T-Balls attachment which is suppose to mimic the spheres floating around Mr. Terrific. The attachment plugs right into the hole in his back similar to the Booster Gold "Skeets" attachment. Unfortunately, its not a tight fit and the T-Spheres fall out from his back quite easily. This attachment would be better off permanently glued in rather than being removable.

Overall, Mr. Terrific fans should be happy with this DCUC addition. It is a good action figure and very much resembles the comic book character. I have a feeling though that most people, like myself, will only be purchasing this action figure to finish the Giganta Collect and Connect figure.

Sculpt - 8.5, Paint - 9, Articulation - 9, Accessories - 5, Fun - 7

Looking for Mr. Terrific and can't find it at your local toy store? Could be due to the apparent shortage of DCUC action figures being shipped to your local walmart stores. eBay is your solution in my opinion because these action figures there in good numbers. Some figures from wave 8 in particular were tough to get, especially at a reasonable cost, namely Gentleman Ghost, but if you stick to the price you want to pay, you will eventually find what you're looking for. And ya, shipping costs suck but usually if you buy more than one item, sellers will give you a break.

To find Mattel's DC Universe Classics Mr. Terrific on eBay, click here.

Well, that's it for my Terrific, Mr. Terrific review. As i mentioned in my previous post, I'm currently reviewing figures from Wave 8, Wave 9 and from the Gotham City 5 Pack and if i can get my hands on some of the Walmart exclusive Wave 10 (at a reasonable cost), I will mix those in as well.

***By the way, if anyone out there can get there hands on any of the Wave 10 action figure for me, that would be super awesome. Email me at :)

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