Wednesday, October 20, 2010

DC Universe Classics: John Stewart

With the soon to be released Green Lantern movie coming in the Summer of 2011, we have been seeing more and more Green Lantern related characters appearing in the DC Universe Classics toy line.  Since the movie is centered around Hal Jordan, it is doubtful we'll see much....if any of John Stewart but he is still one of the main Green Lantern characters and this review will be on his DCUC Wave 11 action figure.
Wave 11 was the last wave that had the old style packaging.  The action figure is nicely placed inside the plastic package and on the back, you are given a breif bio of the character aswell as
The sculpt is fairly consitant with your standard DCUC action figure.  Most of John Stewarts body parts are just reused parts.  The only new thing really difference is of course his head. 

The paint job is pretty crisp.  No noticable smears or screw ups.  The metallic green paint on the wrists is a nice touch. 

The picture below gives you a close up look at Stewart's face.  A good paint job and very nice sculpt.  John Stewarts articulation is exactly the same as 95% of the DCUC action figures.  No complaints in that department. 

The very cool thing about this action figure is the accessories that you get.  John Stewart includes a part of the Kilowog CnC action figure as well as two very cool ring attachements.  First we have the machine gun in the picture below. 

And the second attachment (seen below) a big fist that attaches on to Stewart's ring hand.

The other cool thing about these accessories, is that they can be used by your other DCUC action figures (who have the same fist mold as J.S).  These attachments fit perfectly on Hal Jordan's hand as well.  This adds to the fun factor of these action figures.  Can't wait to punch Sinestro in the face with that bad boy. 

Overall John Stewart is a must have action figure for any Green Lantern fan.  I would probably prefer this wave 11 figure over the John Stewart from the Green Lantern's Light 5 pack simply due to the extra accessories that comes with this.  It is a great addition to your DC Universe Classics collection.

Sculpt/Design - 8, Paint- 9, Accessories - 10, Articulation - 9, Fun - 9

Originally released in the first quarter of 2011, this John Stewart action figures is a bit difficult to find.  eBay is probably your best option, however prepare to drop at least 20 bucks plus shipping if you want him brand new in the packaging along with all accessories and the CNC Kilowog part.  

To search for Mattel's DC Universe Classics John Stewart on eBay, click here

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

DC Universe Classics - Cheetah

Its been a while since my last actual review of a specific DC Universe Classics action figures.  To be quite honest, DCUC Wave 12 and 13 havent exactly thrilled me but i do like some of the new wave announcement that Mattel will be bringing us soon.  One of the action figures I was waiting for eagerly, from wave 13 was Cheetah to help complete my "Legion of Doom" collection.  There are two variants, this will be a review on the classic Cheetah action figure. 

Here's a look at the packaging.  A nice change from the first 11 waves.  The back still gives you a breif character bio and pictures of other action figures in this wave.   

Very similar in size to the sculpts of the Catwoman figure from the Gotham City 5 pack and also to Harley Quinn from DCUC wave 2.  My biggest gripe about this sculpt is probably the really thin arms.  They can break if handled to roughly. 

All in all, a good job on this figures design.  Looks just like the Cheetah from the Superfriends cartoon IMO.

As mentioned, the picture belows shows similarities between the different sculpts of these charactors

Compared to Wonder Woman however, is a size difference of about half an inch. 

The paint job is very good.  There are some minor flaws on the eyes but not notifable unless you're closely

Cheetah's articulation is basically the same as the other figures Ive been comparing her to.  You have joints at the neck, shoulders, biceps, elbows, wrists, abdominal, waist, hips, thighs, knees and ankles.  Cheetah has an additional joint, at the tail. similar to the wrist joints and doesnt really add a whole lot of extra movement at all as the tail is still pretty stationary. 

Finally, we finish with accessories.  She does not come with any weapons or add ons. There is the Collect and Connect piece of Trigon's Leg and the collector's pin (see pic in package) but other than that, Cheetah lets her fists do the talking in a fight. 

Sculpt/Design: 7, Paint - 9.5, Articulation - 9, Accessories - 0, Fun - 7

 (Legion of Doom minus Toyman)

If you're looking to buy your very own Cheetah, i am a big fan of using eBay for these figures.  I have not seen one of these figures in my area since Wave 1 was released so, although its a bit pricier, i can find which ever Action Figure I want.

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

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