Thursday, December 23, 2010

DC Universe Classics - Martian Manhunter

I have to admit that the last few DCUC waves have not knocked me over in terms of "wow-ness".   Not the quality, but more so the character selection.  Mattel has released some decent characters but just not as many that appeal to me like in the first 10 or 11 waves.  That being said, a must have DC Universe Classics action figures, from wave 15 is J'onn J'onzz aka Martian Manhunter.  Any collector who is a Justice League fan has got to want to get their hands on this action figure. 

Here is a breif look at the packaging.  Pretty much the same since wave 12. 

A very nice likeness of the comic book character.  A good sculpt job all around. 

Those who collect this toy series will notice a lot of reused parts to create J'onn J'onzz however the action figure is still unique enough on its own and you don't immediately notice that say, the torso peice is the same as Superman. 

Thankfully the four horseman did not make Martian Manhunter the same height as most of the normal DCUC action figures as his character is generally taller than say most of the other Justice League members.  So two main things are different to give him that taller look.  The first is that the lower piece of leg below the knees is longer on J'onn J'onzz than all the other standard figures, like say Superman and Batman (see below).

The other difference that gives J'onn J'onzz that much needed extra height (as he is taller than most human characters) is his head generally bigger than the other figures.  The effect is a slightly bigger action figure, even though most of the other parts are the same as Supes and Bats.

As you can see in the picture above, close up, J'onzz looks great.  You can see little veins in his shoulders and arms (since he is not wearing a shirt) which is a little cool added touch.The face looks great.  Couldn't be happier with the way this figure looks. 

Articulation has not changed.  All the important joints are included on this Martian Manhunter action figure.  If you follow this toy line, then you know what to expect. 

J'onzz comes with no accessories except for a collector's pin and the head and waist parts of Validas which is the collect and connect action figure for wave 15. 

Despite the lack of accessories, this Martian Manhunter is still a cool action figure and can be displayed in many ways thanks to the great articulation of the figure If you are a action figure collector and a Justice League of America fan, I strongly suggest you pick this action figure up. 

Sculpt - 10, Paint - 10, Articulation - 9, Accessories - 0, Fun - 8. 

Martian Manhunter is currently available now in a lot of online stores, eBay and probably in some of your local collector and toy stores as well.  I use eBay, religiously for my collection.  It is a good resource for collectors as there they usually have a great variety
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